Though I did find a few plot points a bit tiresome (we get it, Alexia, your father is Italian, your nose is Roman, your best friends are a flamboyant vampire and a woman with horrendous taste, and your Victorian era suitor is a smoking hot Scottish werewolf Alpha who is the picture of a perfect gentleman despite spending an awful lot of time buck naked in your presence—accept this and move on, jeesh!), this novel is clever, steamy, fast-paced, and puts a welcome new spin on some relatively old worlds.
Take it for what it is and enjoy it to the fullest.
No. 6 on my challenge. And now I’m going to have to read all of the Parasol Protectorate series.
At work, to celebrate the release of our spring titles, we’re giving away five copies of each. The first wave will be going out soon, so click on the photos below to enter to win by March 30.16.
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Behold: TouchWood Editions and Brindle & Glass books for spring 2016.
I love books and I love lists, so what better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a bunch of Best Books of 2015 lists (a two column bulleted list that I coded myself, I might add):
And from Brooklyn Magazine, a list much like my own: The Best of the Bests: Ranking the 2015 Best Books Lists.
Finally, to commemorate the near end of my book challenge (I’m working on the last three books as you read), here’s an exhaustive gallery of the books I read in 2015 (including those not read for the challenge), in no particular order (my apologies, the covers aren’t linked to their reviews—I couldn’t figure out how to code around that particular impossibility in gallery view):
Associated Press said: “Full of surprises and terrific characters, Mean Streak is one of Brown’s best novels.” I’d say the main twist was a bit far-fetched, and the ending a bit too neat, but she can definitely spin a yarn, I’ll give her that.
Every day I’m thankful to be working in the publishing industry, especially with these great companies and the amazing people that helped bring these books into the world. Here we have it: our spring line up from Brindle & Glass Publishing and TouchWood Editions.
I do believe the young miss Flavia de Luce is a girl after my very own heart. Call me dearie. I dare you.
I needed a mental break. This did the trick.
Incredibly addictive and deliciously twisted. I recommend the book and both versions of the movie, though the original Swedish version was better than the Daniel Craig remake.
Grandma Mazur is my favourite.
Edit: I’ve read every Stephanie Plum book because they’re hilarious and a great way to pass two hours. I’ve also read her Wicked series and Barnaby & Hooker series. I recommend them all.