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Book Review: Code

Book: Code

Author: Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Recommend: It was a fun read, if not a bit reminiscent of a Bones plot twist.

In the latest installation of the Virals series, we have our first signs of romance overshadowed by a deadly game that no one wants to play.

This book honestly reminded me of the Gravedigger arc on Bones combines with the arc where Brennan’s grad student, Zach helps a cannibalistic serial killer. Toss in a dash of the Saw series and you basically have the plot for this book. While I think the story is a great read, I am starting to see less and less originality from this author and her son, who joined her for the third book in this series.

While I really enjoyed the frantic pace and the way these character are written, I don’t see myself rereading these anytime soon.

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Book Review: The Thirteen Hallows

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Book: The Thirteen Hallows

Authors: Michael Scott and Colette Freedman

Recommend: It was well written but there were quite a few negatives. You need a strong stomach for this one.

I thought I was picking up some fairly traditional fantasy. However, this was more modern crime drama/thriller loosely along the lines of the Da Vinci Code combined with an episode of Castle. I wasn’t expecting suspected serial killers with a dash of fantasy. So this one wasn’t exactly my cup of tea.

The big positive for this book was the quality of the writing. One of the best written collaborations I have read in quite some time. The two authors meshed together seamlessly. It made the book very readable. These two author enhance each other instead of bringing each other down.

However, I have a list of reasons that this book might not be for you.

  • Extremely gory. Necessary for the storyline but very graphic.
  • Fantasy based on the life of Jesus that is not based in fact. (Jesus in Britain – where is that in the Bible?)
  • Disturbing sexual content.
  • Reads like a crime drama.
  • Rushed ending so the authors can string us along with a second book.

This is definitely something to seriously think about before picking up.

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