Category Archives: Action

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 784 pages, 2010 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: The Passage seems to be the it book for summer 2010. Synopsis: Somewhere in the very near future, a virus is discovered that changes people – it ramps up their immune system and makes them stronger, and the United States Army sees an […]

The Children of Men by P.D. James

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 351 pages, 1992 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I picked this up for ten cents at a library sale, and forgot about it until I saw the movie version of The Children of Men earlier this year. Synopsis: The human race faces extinction as infertility has inexplicably washed over humanity, […]

Close by Martina Cole

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 500 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I read comparisons to the HBO show The Sopranos and I was ridiculously thrilled to have something to read in a similar vein. Synopsis: Close is the story of a family – a mob family as well as the ‘mom, dad, and kids’ […]

Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 388 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve read a few of Patterson’s books a number of years back but took a break when they seemed to be getting a little too fluffy for my tastes…but enough time has passed to try again. Synopsis: Katherine Dunne is disappointed to leave […]

Treasure Hunting by JB McDonald

Reviewed by L.D.Y. E-book, 81 pages, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Sometimes a girl just needs a romance story. And let’s face it, that cover and any site named Book Brothel just belong together. Synopsis: Meg is hunting through the jungles of South America looking for ancient runes and treasures when one of her […]

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 439 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Always happy to try out a new thriller author – especially one who had a big-name director (Ridley Scott, American Gangster) attached to the movie adaptation a year before his debut novel was even in stores. Synopsis: It’s hard for atrocities to stand […]

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 631 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve never considered myself a ‘sci-fi reader,’ but before Harry Potter, I never considered myself a reader who would be into children’s books about wizarding school, so I knew I had to take a chance when Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling were compared […]

The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market May 2007), 510 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I own The Zero Game but haven’t read it yet, so on to my usual bad habit of reading newer books first. Synopsis: Wes Holloway was a presidential aide ready to take over the world until a […]

47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy Cook

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 282 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I read the first chapter online here after hearing the Carl Hiaasen comparisons, and I knew I had to keep reading. Synopsis: Tara realizes it’s not normal to start robbing banks with your dad at the age of nine, but that’s everyone else’s […]