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Aleen m’s last login was Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
Hey - Umm... I didn't find "All the pretty horses" boring, but there isn't much of a love interest... Its very well written, and gives a lot of detail, makes you feel like you are there riding along beside the characters... Two almost grown boys leave their lifelong home (Main character's grandpa died and family is selling the ranch) in TX and take off into Mexico... Run into a wild young boy with a smart mouth and a horse that looks too good to be his own... They all run into some trouble, and lots of adventure while south of the Border.
Its a classic... :) Have a great week!
Oh man, that is a horribly tough question because they are both incredibly good series. Seriously, I'm not sure I can choose between them. LOL Both weave wonderful storylines with incredibly complex characters. Both of them are on the dark side as the hero may survive but not necessarily whole. Personally, I probably give the edge to Patricia Briggs but that's because it's more werewolves and she has a complex pack structure going on as well as a different take on some supernaturals so we get introduced to more different species but it's only a very slight edge. My advice, toss a coin. You really can't lose no matter which way it turns out.
Hey Aleen, I loved "All the Pretty Horses" - Do you like westerns? I do, but try to steer clear of the "trashy romance" variety... lol
I also really enjoyed "at first sight", as with most every Nicholas Sparks book I've read. I am a sequel girl anyway... If its a good book, I don't want it to end :)
It's a lot different than the Sookie books. Basic synopsis is that Rachel is a witch who ends up dealing with those on the wrong side of the line in order to try and do the right thing. Not a lot of sex in them but the characters and their interaction with each other is very well done and the plot is excellent. I find it a bit more in-depth than Sookie.
If you like the Sookie books, I would recommend these as well as Carrie Vaughn, Keri Arthur, Patricia Briggs, and Kelly Armstrong. I also like Yasmine Galenorn but not everyone else does and I've heard good things about Rachel Caine. I've got a lot more in that same genre to read but unfortunately haven't been able to get to them yet.
I read it, and parts of it were good, but I didn't like all of it. I think Anne Rice does better when she sets her writing in the past. She has a gift for bringing other periods alive. That book takes place over about 400 years, if I remember correctly, and the parts that happen in the past are really good, but I didn't care for the parts set in the present.