Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Dream

Once a dream did weave a shade
O'er my angel-guarded bed,
That an emmet lost its way
Where on grass methought I lay.

Troubled, wildered, and forlorn,
Dark, benighted, travel-worn,
Over many a tangle spray,
All heart-broke, I heard her say:

'Oh my children! do they cry,
Do they hear their father sigh?
Now they look abroad to see,
Now return and weep for me.'

Pitying, I dropped a tear:
But I saw a glow-worm near,
Who replied, 'What wailing wight
Calls the watchman of the night?'

I am set to light the ground,
While the beetle goes his round:
Follow now the beetle's hum;
Little wanderer, hie thee home!'

- William Blake

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Read and Review

Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2)Crave by J.R. Ward

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Title – Crave

Author – J.R. Ward

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Publisher - SIGNET

Publication – October 2010

Pages – 454

Rating – ++ Good

Summary (from the book jacket)

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-hold-barred battle between Jim Heron, a fallen angel with a hardened heart, and a demon with everything to lose.

Isaac Roth is a black-ops soldier with a dark past and grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of a his gorgeous public defender, Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her is a totally wrong place – wrong time kind of thing – and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil…

Leading Character:

Isaac Roth:

“What had been brought out of holding by Shawn C. was about six feet, four inches of solid muscle. Her client was ‘dressed in’, which meant he had prison garb on, and his hands and feet were shackled together and linked with a steel chain that ran up the front of his legs and went around his waist. His hard face had the kind of hollow cheeks that came with zero body fat, and his dark hair was cut short like a military man’s. Fading bruises were clustered around his eyes, a bright white bandage sat close to his hairline…and there was a red flush around his neck, as if he’d very, very recently been manhandled.”

“His voice was so deep and arresting, she stopped breathing. Those two words were uttered with a softness that was at total odds with the size of his body and the harshness of his face. And his accent…vaguely Southern, she decided.”


I felt it could have been better. Yes sorry, but I am just going to break the door down, but I honestly thought it could have been better. It was very much like the first book, one ‘messed-up-person’ meet a ‘slightly-more-sane’ person and they fall in love, they both know they shouldn’t and can’t help but fall anyways. Jim comes along and he works with them to safe them and they will live happily ever after. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, I really liked the book. I was really engaged in the story and I’m glad I read it, but…it could have been better. And this was just the second book, in a series of seven. They all have pretty much the same format so I really, really hope that J.R. Ward does make it interesting enough, that she doesn’t fall into a pattern in which she just changes the characters. So I’m curious to see the 3th book.

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