Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review of Evil Genius by Patricia Rice

I am going to start by saying that the front cover of the book says it all. ‘Millions, Mayhem, and Murder’ these three M’s unfold throughout the book.  This fast paced mystery that will keep you intrigued by the twists and turns, wondering who did it, what was going to happen next totally encasing the genre of a mystery, as I truly could not tell what was going to happen.

The "Evil Genius” wrote in Ana's perspective, Ana a virtual assistant who is able to work out any cyber problem possible. However when it comes to her family landing on her doorstep unannounced her invisible and introvert ways have been jeopardised. No longer being able to live in her seldom-quiet life again, resulting in a move to Grandfathers house.

Ana helps her sister EG only 9; find her missing father, accused of murder.  With the help of Nick (the brother), all three siblings work together as one (most of the time), even though they have not seen each other for years. Ana takes on the caregiver role, protecting her family; all agreeing that they have a dysfunctional family and a drama queen of a mother. Nevertheless, they are thankful for the many different talents they have as a result, which come in handy along the journey. Nick has mathematical talents, EG is the Evil Genius and Ana specialised in fighting dirty, and kicking butt.

Together they need to find EG’s father, solve the murders, workout who sold there late grandfathers estate to the man who lives on the third floor (Graham) and work out what happened to the stolen inheritance.

Patricia writes strong characters that I found fascinating, I felt as though I was Ana, feeling things through her thoughts on the page and the viewpoints of EG were terrific, as it gave you input into the things unknown to Ana.  Patricia was flowing with her words and she described the scenes, characters, clothing so well I could envision what the characters were saying, doing and moving.  And wow how does Patricia know so much about Boxing and fighting, it was elaborated in great detail making me think she does is in her spare time.

What is Evil Genius? Patricia Rice is who, she has written a mystery that is also suitable for Young Adult Readers with a little hint of romantic tension. It is a fast-paced mystery, which has you guessing. Driving you to keep going, as you need to know what is going to happen next. It left me wanting more.  So check out Patricia Rice’s Book at its well worth the read. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book list to Review

Wow guys I have a busy time ahead of me, so many great books to read and review,  which I am very grateful... I have updated my book list to review and wow again. Check it out. Authors of the Books I need to review, are Lucinda Brant, Lori Devoti,Chris Dolley, Abby Green,  Felicity Heaton, Julie Ortolon, LJ Sellers, Jennifer Stevenson.  (not in this order)

I better get back to it. Keep smiling.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I can't stop thinking about characters in "Evil Genius"

Sorry I have been away from the blog for some time. I know it has only been a week, but it feels like a life time.  Throughout the week I have been reading, yay! Not as many as normal.  I don't know what has happened to my 5 to 7 books a week, as it has only been one or two a week lately.   My youngest is a toddler, which explains why.

Back to books, I purchased the 11th book in the True blood series, while in Melbourne but it is taking me a while to get through it,  like the whole week so far.  Something that never normally happens with Charlaine Harris books, as I normally devour them in a night.  I am 3/4 of the way through it but I still can't get into it,  as I keep thinking about the characters in Patricia Rice's book "Evil Genius

I find  if my mind wonders into a scene, characters, place or the time from a book while doing general household duties means the book has made an impact on you.  Which I think would be every Authors dream.  This is Patricia's first mystery book and I take my hat off to her.  I know it has been sitting in her file for a while,  not sure if she should take the plunge away from her romance books, but I am glad she did. 

I will be posting the review on 'Evil Genius' written by Patricia Rice this week, on Librarything, Amazon, Goodreads and of course this blog.

Hope all is well, keep reading.  I apologise for taking a while with my reviews this month, I am back into the swing of things now. So Yay! Fingers crossed.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yay I Finally Found The first book of the Harry Lytle Series

I have been searching for about 9 months or so for the first book in the Harry Lytle Series written by Paul Lawrence and I finally found it in a cute Bookstore in Melbourne.  I even had a little tear in my eye as Paul's book 'A Plague of Sinners' was my first librarything member review.  I was so happy, I just had to sit down and start.  So now I can go back to back and read both.  Yay!  Can't wait for the third book in the series which Paul is writing as we speak.

Check out 'A plague of sinners' review on the left had side.  Wow I am so Happy and thanks to my beautiful friends that let me lose myself in the bookstore for hours on end on saturday. 

Now to head off to the 17th Century.