The Lost Soul Review

The Lost Soul (666 Park Avenue, #3)
The Lost Soul by Gabriella Pierce

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wasn’t  going to read the third book, but hey, never say never.  Good thing I did, I suppose, because this one was actually pretty good.  I wasn’t nearly as distracted by trite “romance” or random brand-dropping, although the author was still sure to keep us aware that she knew hip designer names and exactly  what stylish rich people bought.  The verbal product placement continued, likewise, to be annoying, but I enjoyed the witch family that we spent most of our reading time with.
The group made it all a lot more like a caper story, which is what I prefer to soul-searching and angst-ridden romances.  The end was left wide, wide open, so perhaps there will be more, but I really do think that this time I won’t be there.
This book is lightweight, and so is this review.

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New Idea. I’m Excited!

My BFF (can adults type that? I’m typing that.) had a GREAT IDEA, and we’re running with it.  We’ve been wanting to work on some fiction or a podcast together for a while (I have, and when I say we then I feel less alone), and this one will be it.  Decided.  I need to get a site together for it!  It’s so exciting!

Ahem.

Got that out of my system.

We’ve been talking for a long time about getting serious and buckling down and really putting out something that can exhibit all our talents and give our random working together a goal other than just amusing ourselves (which is usually it). We hope to go into hard edits and production in January.  Means I’ll probably have to buy a better headset and mic setup.

So, we’re still playing with format and doing rough drafts. The plan is to go into production after New Year’s and start posting when we’ve got enough that we won’t immediately get behind if something comes up. Stay tuned for more info as it comes.

Through The Door Review

Through the DoorThrough the Door by Jodi McIsaac
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I bought this on a Kindle Deals day, and it was worth that much. The premise of someone going missing using her door creation power was interesting.The fact of the story was slightly less so, and the promise of the early chapters deteriorated as the end rolled up, and the effort to tie things up was nearly palpable. Wish fulfillment all over the place.

On the other hand I would have liked to have learned more about the war and the characters that were related so closely to the mythos of the world.

At least the female protagonist refused to stand by.

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Dark Glamour Review

The Dark Glamour (666 Park Avenue, #2)The Dark Glamour by Gabriella Pierce
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I picked up the prequel because of the TV Series and was kind of shocked that there was any kind of implied connection at all. in truth there is none. Honestly, by this one, I was aware of that, but read on anyway, hopping that the fairly supernaturally lame prequel and heroine would grow into their own here. Not so much. Jane is still struggling to be interesting and catch up with the world. She is petty and annoying and if her friends had their own power, I feel sure they’d get tired of her quickly. It’s the blandest of chick lit with a veneer of intrigue, pure and simple. I am squelching my disappointment, and yet I did finish it. That gets it a midscale rating right there. I’m glad I didn’t buy them. Borrowing is the way to go, because I doubt they’re worthy of a second read.

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