Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Books for the Month of April/Blood Price by Tanya Huff

Here is my totals for the month of April:
Total books read:22
New Authors:17
Fiction: 21
Chunksters: 1
Fresh new books I bought:6
Fresh new books sent to me:2
Total pages read: 5006

List of books:

Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day 4-01-07 through 4-02-07 A+
The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill 4-03-07 through 4-04-07 A+
A Blessing in Disguise by Shereen Verdam 4-04-07 A
One Wild Weekend by T. Sue Versteeg 4-05-07 A
The Witches by Ronald Dahl (Banned Book) 4-05-07 A
The Hard Core Diaries by Mick Foley 4-06-07 through 4-09-07 A+
A Knight in Halycon by Diana Bold 4-09-07 A
Marion’s Train by Lisa Dawn McDonald (73) 4-09-07 A
Prime Cut by Diane Mott Davidson 4-10-07 through 4-11-07 A+
In My Dreams by Elyssa Kyle 4-11-07 A
In a Heartbeat by Donna Richards 4-12-07 A
Earthly Joys by Phillipa Gregory (Chunkster) 4-13-07 through 4-18-07 A
Hide by Lisa Gardner 4-18-07 through 4-19-07 A+
The Tsarina’s Daughter by Helene Spence 4-19-07 through 4-20-07 A
Affinity by Viola Grace 4-20-07 A
Skin Deep by Selah March 4-21-07 A
Compromising Situations by Carolynn Carey 4-21-07 through 4-22-07 A
The Bone Thief by Thomas O’Callaghan 4-22-07 through 4-23-07 B
Sweet Surrender by Pam Marshall 4-24-07 A
Lisa’s Gift by Makenzie McKade 4-25-07 A
Unseen by Mari Jungstedt 4-25-07 through 4-28-07 A
Blood Price by Tanya Huff 4-28-07 through 4-29-07 A+

Review for Blood Price:
Vicki Nelson is trying to start a new life after leaving the Police Force in Toronto. Her first few cases as a private investigator are boring. But when she sees a man being killed, Vicki begins to see wonder what is going on. With the help of a vampire Henry Fitzroy, she hopes to get to the bottom of the case before anymore get killed. Yet with her old partner Mike Celluci getting in the way, she is not sure how much she will be able to do.

Tanya Huff has an amazing writing style. I truly believed everything that was happening. The research she had to do for this book must have been a lot. I really appreciate that the characters don’t just go in headlong. Ms. Huff really knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. You are not sure if they are going to be able to figure things out in time or not. I loved how she weaved history into the book by making Henry the bastard son of Henry the 8th.

The characters were amazing! They were not all perfect and they had their faults. Yet when it was needed, they all worked together. I really enjoyed Vicki’s spunk. She was a woman who would not let her eyesight get her down and still worked her butt off. Henry was just hot!! It was not that he is a vampire, but that he could really be a help to Vicki and wanted to as well. Occasionally it took some persuading but he finally came along. I found Mike to be the biggest pain. He didn’t want anything to happen to Vicki but was completely blind to what was going on around them until the end of the book. Though knowing him, he still might deny anything can be out there.

I was impressed with how well this story was kept in the first episode of the series Blood Ties. This book is the first in the series and I look forward to reading the rest. I give this book a 5/5 because it kept my attention to the very end.
272 pages/Mystery

Now off to continue reading Deep Storm by Lincoln Child and then three romances. LOL