Saturday, March 31, 2012

They Still Call Me SisterThey Still Call Me Sister by Deborah Plummer Bussey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kathleen Carpenter is a former nun turned psychologist. When one of her patients is found dead and suicide is deemed the cause, she sets out to prove that her patient was murdered. The closer Kathy gets to discovering the truth, the closer she comes to putting her own life in danger. Can she find the killer before she becomes the next victim?

As the novel unfolds, two stories parallel each other. We see the path the led eighteen year old Kathleen to take her vows and become a nun in the first place, what lead her to leave that life and reenter the world and become a psychologist.

Although the story started out slow, once it got going it was hard to put down. The characters were well written and believable. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Soul Seeker (Lasniniar, #3)Soul Seeker by Jacquelyn Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In a world where the destiny of every elf is laid out for them, what would you do if your fate was the only one that remained a mystery? How far you go to, how long would you search for answers?

Iarion has spent millennia searching for his life’s purpose. Now, after all this time, he may be the only one who can stop the dark powers from rising. Treachery looms around every corner as he is joined by his unlikely companions on a quest to save their world.

When I first began reading, I was struck by the similarities to “The Lord of the Ring” trilogy by J.R.R. Toilken. That being a band of unlikely companions on a seemingly impossible quest, on which they encounter opposition at every turn.

The author did an incredible job creating the world in which this story took place. I found it easy to envision what was happening. The literary environment along with strong character development made it easy for me to really become immersed in the story and invested in the outcome.

Overall, this was a well written story that I would without a doubt recommend to fans of the fantasy genre.

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