Daily Archives: January 7, 2010

Last of the Break Books

The last two books I read over break were both big reviewer favorites,
Nancy Werlin’s Impossible and Linda Howard’s Death Angel.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed both books, they were my least favorite of the break. Perhaps it was “reader overload.” But I’ve never actually suffered from reader overload to that extent, so I don’t know.
Impossible is a fantasy novel that is so immersed in real life I had a problem with suspension of disbelief. I must be the only person in the world with the problem though because the book is a National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award Winner.
Actually, I see why. Even though I kept saying NO WAY, I kept reading. You couldn’t have paid me to put the book down. I had to know how it ended. I guess that explains the whole title. 🙂
Death Angel had me from hello. And then this thing, can’t say what because it would totally destroy the book if you haven’t read it, happens mid-way through. And for about two pages I thought I was going to have a major Linda Howard fit. I really thought it was going to be a throw the book against the wall, possible language alert. Within two page Howard redeemed herself and I was okay. It’s not my favorite Howard, the end left me a little undecided, but over all I’d give it an A mark. I recommend both novels