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Harbinger of Books

We all have different hobbies in life but my absolute favorite thing to do is pick up a book. This blog is dedicated to all of my ramblings. 

Dawn's 2013-books book montage

Deadly Desire
Mark of the Demon
The Hour of Dust and Ashes
Fate's Edge
Changeling Moon
A Kingdom of Dreams
Kiss of Pride
Thief of Shadows
Grave Memory
Archangel's Storm
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
Frost Burned
Touch of the Demon
Summoning the Night
The End of the Affair
A Blood Seduction
A Werewolf in Manhattan
Last Kiss Goodnight
The Chief


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Review for Half-Off Rangarok

Half-Off Ragnarok - Seanan McGuire

Half-Off Rangarok is the third book in the InCryptid series and has a change in narrators and locations no longer are we in New York with Verity but with her brother Alex, in Ohio.

The story line picks up maybe a month or two after book two. Alex Price is living with his grandparents and Sarah trying to have some semblance of a life while overseeing a secret basilisk breeding program. For Alex somethings are going well Sarah is getting better other things are challenging like keeping secrets from his girlfriend Shelby about who he really is. Then it all kind of goes downhill when Alex is faced with dead bodies that are turning to stone and the realization someone is trying to kill him too.

 

This book is interesting with a band of characters Shelby and the grandparents are total hits. We learn about new cryptids which were kind of fascinating.  Things that I missed were the mice I liked all of their crazy holidays while they are in the book it is more like a passing thing. I also preferred the New York setting this was supposed to be in Ohio but I think the setting could have been anywhere for me I had trouble relating.

 

I listened to the book on audio and the narrator made it feel like to book was evenly paced. His voice was interesting enough to keep me interested without losing me.  I am not sure if it was because I listened to the book on audio verses reading but this book has a different kind of feel. Perhaps this is due to the change in narrator ...I cannot really say.

 

My biggest overall challenge of the book was despite how good the writing is for me there is something missing between characters for some reason I was just not as vested in the outcome.

 

Still a good read 3 ½ stars