Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Demon Lover, by Victoria Holt

The Demon LoverThe Demon Lover by Victoria Holt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was very different from Holt's other titles. Set in Paris around the time of the Battle for Paris, a young female artist tries to make her way in the world. She finds a patron in a dangerous Baron, who is her making as well as her downfall. Although I always figure out the twist in Holt's books, this one took me longer than usual to figure out. The break from the usual formula was enjoyable and I loved reading about the French countryside and culture. A great little recreational read with a little bit of history thrown in.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Dance With Dragons, by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With DragonsA Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say about this book that I haven't already said about the others in this series? These stories are just so addictive, and they gave me many sleepless nights. If I wasn't reading them, I was thinking about them. Author, George R. R. Martin keeps you guessing the entire way through. I hate him and love him for it at the same time. I have had to learn to make no assumptions. Definitely one of the best fantasy fiction series I have read to date, and I can't wait for the next installment to be published!

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