Review: Charlaine Harris – Last Scene Alive

This book starts off a few months after the end of the last one, with Aurora still grieving the massive loss at the end of the last book. She decides that she has had enough of living her life under a cloud of misery and that she needs to start getting back to normality. How convenient, then, that her old flame Robin gets in contact with her and wants to meet up. At first, she thinks it’s because his new movie (which incidentally is based...

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Review: Charlaine Harris – A Fool and His Honey

I had two very conflicting reactions to this book. The story was fast paced and thrilling and wouldn’t let me stop reading until I had finished. It’s the quickest I’ve read a book in a long time. But then there was the writing, and you could definitely tell that this is one of Harris’ earlier books. There is a lot of repetition, and detail in places where it is not needed (like too much focus on her hair or her glasses)...

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Review: Charlaine Harris – Dead Over Heels

Well this is the first book I’ve ever read in digital instead of as an actual physical book, and it’s totally put me off buying a kindle. The actual book was going to cost £30, but the kindle version was only £9.99, so I bought it on kindle and read it on my phone/iPad. Yes, it was quite convenient because I always had my book with me, and yes, my bag was a lot lighter without carrying a book around all the time, and yes, it gave...

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Review: Charlaine Harris – The Julius House (Aurora Teagarden #4)

Usually in a series the books get better and better, but unfortunately with this one the opposite seems to be true. Up until more than half way through this book, I was actually finding it very boring. For a start (and this may sound rather harsh), no-one died. For a murder mystery, you usually expect a bit of excitement at the start. Instead, we listen to half a book of plans for the wedding and having the new house renovated, most of which was...

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Review: Charlaine Harris – Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden #3)

This book was the my least favourite of the series so far, I was a little disappointed by it to be honest. There was still an essence of Charlaine Harris, but you could really tell that it was one of her earlier books, the plot was just not very strong compared to other books of hers that I have read. In this book, Aurora has started to shadow her mother at her real estate business, and it is while she is showing a house to the new man in town...

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Review: Charlaine Harris – A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden #2)

It’s been a very miserable day here today, so instead of going out for a walk with my camera this morning like I was planning on doing, I tucked myself up with my book and some good music. The books within this omnibus series are not actually that long (less than 200 pages), so I finished this one in a few hours this morning. I think Charlaine Harris’ style of writing helps too, the story is so fast paced that it keeps you turning...

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Review: Charlaine Harris – Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden #1)

Apart from the fact that this book was so heavy (which made it very awkward to read), it was actually very good. Even if I’d not known it was written by Charlaine Harris, I think I would have been able to tell; she has a very specific style of writing. You could really tell that this was one of her earlier books though (written in 1990), as the writing was less descriptive and the story slightly less developed than her other books that...

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Now Reading: Charlaine Harris – Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden #1)

It’s no secret that I love Charlaine Harris, but for some reason I’ve had this book on my shelf for a long time and never read it. I think it’s probably something to do with the fact that it’s an omnibus, so it’s actually four books in one and it weighs a ton! It’s a good job I’m using a big handbag at the moment! I wouldn’t be able to decide which Charlaine Harris series is my favourite so far...

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Now Reading: Charlaine Harris – Shakespeare’s Landlord

Book number 2 on my 100 book reading challenge is Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris. I’ve read two sets of books by Charlaine Harris – the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series, and the Harper Connelly series. I absolutely loved both sets of books and couldn’t put the books down once I’d started. I’ve now got two other sets of books from Charlaine Harris, The Aurora Teagarden series and the Lily Bard...

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