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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday: Books I'm Buying But I'm Not Sure Why

Desperately Wanting Wednesday is hosted by Parajunkee. If you want to participate, hop on over to her site, grab the button and sign up!

What I'm (not so) Desperately Wanting:

Okay... so there are a few series out there that I'm still buying books for, even though I haven't enjoyed the last book or the last few. It took me forever to finally give up on other series, such as Anita Blake (makes me want to puke just thinking about how that series turned out!) among many others.  

The first is Sookie Stackhouse. It has been a few books since the story has really blown me away or where I can get through a book without the fear that when I roll my eyes, my face will be stuck that way. The last book I truly enjoyed was All Together Dead. But I have kept reading. I'm at the point that I'm wishing that Ms. Harris will just wrap up the series already, since the plots have gotten recycled and there doesn't seem to be anything terribly new added to the series. And, might I add, of all the covers in the series, this is absolutely the worse. Hopefully it will make a little more sense after reading it.

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse (aka Southern Vampire Mysteries), Book 12
With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.

I'm on the fence about this next book. I didn't care too much for the last book before this one. There are some major changes I don't know if I will enjoy in this series. I'm not so sure that something in the end that happens in this is even believable (although predictable).  I take that back. I actually enjoyed the first half of the book, the grief, sadness and watching as Merit learns to go on. The rest, I'm not so sure about. I said I would read this one and see how I feel after it. So, I'm going to make myself stick to that.

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires, Book 6
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.

Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.


Beatriz Lins said...

Great choices! ;D

Aaah, I gave up on Anita Blake as well. It's so boring, and Anita's like a porn actress o.O She meets a guy, sleeps with him, fights with some old lover, kills the villains, repeat.

Never read Sookie Stackhouse, but I can't wait to read Biting Cold. I loved the ending of Drink Deep XD

Aimee said...

Really? I didn't feel right about the ending. Something seemed too easy. But it might make more sense in the next book.

The last book I read would have been amazing, utterly amazing! If only LKH left out 99.9% of the sex, sex talk, sex fights, etc. I think the bad guys, if developed more, would have been freaky and would have made for a good storyline. Harlequin, I think.

Pepca said...

I haven's started Anita Blake yet, but I do have to finish Sookie Stackhouse series. I'm currently at #9.

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I will likely read Charlaine's book as well, although the past few have been lacking for me. I want to stick the series out at least! I actually liked Drink Deep. Yes it was surprising and a little too neat, yet I can't wait to read Biting Cold!

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ParaJunkee said...

Sadly I agree with you, I want to get back into the series though because, well I don't even know. I gave up on Anita and there is no getting me in -- it's kinda of like smoking. I hated smoking gave it up and good riddance, but every now and again, someone lights up and I'm like -- "oh miss that." And then of course reason sets in. XOX for participating Parajunkee

Candace said...

I don't know- I think I could read about Sookie doing absolutely nothing and I'd be happy. I don't know what it is but that series is like a nice trip home.
I only read the first of the Chicagoland Vamps and it was okay but I didn't love it. I do remember people talking about how upset they were about something that happened later in the series though, someone important must die and I hate that.

SacredmOOn said...

I love SVM's and I can't wait for DeadLocked. I've re-read the series so many times I've lost count. ;)
I sooo agree with you on Anita Blake series. Bloody hell it's one big hot mess! I gave up after book 8. Even though I own up to book 16. I just can't do it.
I'm with Candace that I've only read the first Chicagoland Vampires book. I liked it but didn't love it. And unforgettably I heard about what happens later in the books now so I'm stuck (do I chance it and go on or not)with them. *sigh* DeAnna S.

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