Monday, July 25

Carved in Stone by Vickie Taylor

Normally, I'm not a huge fan of the paranormal sub-genre, but I'm finding there are some that I enjoy. I'm always pleasantly surprised when the buzz around a book is true. Carved in Stone by Vickie Taylor is one of the better books I've read this year, not just paranormal, but everything.

Kristie gives a great synopsis of this book in her review (better than I would). The concept and premise that drives the book is a good one. Before reading it I wasn't sure the "gargoyle" thing would work, but Ms. Taylor makes it work beautifully. I loved the baby dragon learning to fly scene. And at the end of the book, I found myself completely disappointed that the next book in this series wouldn't be out until next April.

I've come a long way this year I've added a vampire author (Lynn Viehl--I loved If Angels Burn) and a gargoyle author to my "to look for list" and to be honest, they're probably "autobuys" at least for a while--as long as the series don't get too long. For some reason anything more than 3 or 5 books is too many for me.

I find myself waiting patiently for Maili's list of vampire romances, maybe with my dislike of the "popular" vampire series, I've thrown the baby out with the bathwater.

Have a great day and happy reading.


Kristie (J) said...

Tara; doncha just LOVE find new authors with interesting books! I'm glad you like this one too!

Mary Stella said...

I just finished If Angels Burn last night. What an intriguing, engrossing book. I definitely want to read more in the Darkyn series!

Nicole said...

I finally bought Carved in Stone. Too many people had too many good things to say about it.

McVane said...

Oh, my God. I completely forgot to finish the vampire romances lists! *blushes* Why did anyone not remind me?! I'm really sorry, Tara. I'll get them online before this weekend. I swear on my fudder's head.