Sunday, December 5, 2010

Book Review Time - Richelle Mead and Gini Koch

It's been awhile since I did a book review post, maybe because it's been awhile since something really knocked my socks off. But I've read a couple of books in the past few weeks that I enjoyed from beginning to end. That's not easy to find for me. Often, it takes me awhile to get into something, but STORM BORN by Richelle Mead, and ALIEN TANGO by Gini Koch had me from their opening lines.

STORM BORN was a book purchased out of desperation for something to read. None of my fave authors had anything new out, and the cover attracted me, so I gave it a chance. I'm not usually into fantasy, but I loved this. Modern day meets faerie realm. Great, strong female main character, two intriguing male leads. Snappy dialogue. Steamy romance. (Not for the middle school set, and I know some of you reading this are in middle school, so, no, not for you). This book gave me a whole new perspective on foxes, though I already thought they were cute. And if you adults out there read it, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

ALIEN TANGO is a sequel to TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN, and again, not for middle school readers. I'll confess, I almost didn't read TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN because it sounded too tongue-in-cheek for me, but I'm very glad I did. And ALIEN TANGO might be even better. Gini Koch is the master of snarky dialogue, and her heroine is as kick-butt as they come. Jeff Martini, our hero, is utterly desirable. The action is non-stop, and the plot twists and suspense-builders are cleverly woven throughout. I haven't finished this one yet, but I'm halfway through and need to stop writing this post so I can go and read more.