Thursday, January 9, 2020

Haiku Reviews...

All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen



Reed asks Ellery
for help with a cold case--his
own mother's murder.



Mystery/Suspense .... 322 pages .... 4.5/5 stars.
(This third book is as good as the first two in this series: The Vanishing Season and No Mercy.)




Fallen (Alex Verus #10) by Benedict Jacka


To save Anne, defeat
Drakh, and escape the Council's wrath,
Alex must risk his own soul.


Urban Fantasy .... 296 pages .... 4/5 stars.
(This is still one of my favorite urban fantasy series.)





The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller


Alva's haunted by
her past; her house by a ghost -- Sam's
interested in both.


Historical Romance  .... 339 pages .... 5/5 stars.
(This one has a lot of humor in it and a little mystery, too.)



Happy Reading!


33 comments:

  1. :) Another Ellery and Reed! I'm way behind on the Benedict Jacka series. :( I'm really interested in The Widow of Rose House--a ghost, humor, and a mystery--oh, yes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Jacka series is the one series I'm actually caught up on. :D And The Widow of Rose House surprised me by how humorous and fun it was. I really loved it; in fact, Sam's my new favorite leading man.

      Delete
  2. Love this! I'm interested in The Widow of Rose House for sure. And I've read The Vanishing Season, own No Mercy and will look for All the Best Lies because I really liked the first book. Perfect reviews, Lark!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! No Mercy and All the Best Lies are even better than The Vanishing Season...so enjoy. :)

      Delete
  3. Your haiku reviews are always so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love your haiku reviews! I really need to try the Alex Verus series. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. After the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, it's my favorite urban fantasy series. :)

      Delete
  5. That was fun. I haven't read any of those.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Huh- these all sound intriguing! I do need to try some more urban fantasy series in 2020.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Start with Jacka's Alex Verus series! It's so good. I think the first book is Fated. :)

      Delete
  7. Based on the haikus, Widow of Rose House is the one for me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. All the books sound good to me! And I need to read Joanna Schaffhausen's second and her latest release.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you'll really like both those books. :D

      Delete
  9. I'm glad to see you enjoyed The Widow of Rose House! I have been wanting to read it. I am curious about Schaffhausen's novels and want to give those a try as well.

    ReplyDelete
  10. So much fun to read your reviews. I like the description for The Widow of Rose House!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That one was my favorite, although I really liked all three.

      Delete
  11. As always, these haiku reviews are delightful! The Widow of Rose Street sounds quite interesting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you'd really like that one! :D

      Delete
    2. From your description, I was thinking the same thing. ;-)

      Delete
  12. I am on pins and needles for All the Best Lies and getting to know Reed better!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! That's what I loved about it, too. :)

      Delete
  13. The Widow of Rose House sounds good and that's a perfect haiku!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Some are easier to write (and count out!) than others. :D

      Delete
  14. Can't wait to get to All the Best Lies, and yay for loving The Widow of Rose House! I thought it was fantastic, too! The romance was such fun, and it was all kinds of creepy! Plus, that cover!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was definitely a 5-star read for me. :D

      Delete
  15. Historical Romance isn't my cup of tea, but I do love the cover of The Widow of Rose House! I would pick it up and read the back cover for sure if I saw it in a bookstore, so kudos to the designer!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a great cover. (It's a great story inside, too.) :D

      Delete