H. Linn Murphy


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Smashwords book reviews by H. Linn Murphy

  • BOUND (#1 in The Crystor Series) on Jan. 07, 2012

    I really loved this book. It was fresh and interesting and had me engaged from the first. I didn't want to put it down even to eat breakfast. The problem is that her sequel isn't out yet, and I'm already jonesing for a Kira fix. I would have loved to have Kira go back to school long enough to climb that rope. I would have enjoyed the looks on those girls' faces when she monkeyed right up there. I would have loved to see a little more interaction in Kira's home too. I wanted to smack Kira's mom when she left her daughter with next to nothing and no explanation. Who does that? It's amazing Kira turned out so well-adjusted coming from a mom like that. It isn't amazing that we didn't hear anything about Kira's dad with a flake like that for a wife. I was amazed that with all the violence inherent in Octavion, she took to him like a giant softy stuffed tiger. I suppose, though, that she had nothing else to cling to. If they don't end up together after he can control himself and treat her right, I'm going to barf. The action was fast paced and I could smell the blood (copious amounts of it). I've never seen so many injuries to one person! OW! It's a good thing she can heal herself so far. I loved that they had an interesting skill set and the limitations to match. It bugs the heck out of me when it doesn't appear that a 'superhero' has limitations. C K's world-building is stellar. I enjoyed the descriptions of Lydia and Octavion's world and look forward to seeing more of it. I enjoyed the ice cave setting and the meadow was lovely. I'd love to hear more of what Shandira was up to. I know that family politics in powerful families often left siblings doing horribly under-handed things to each other in search of the crown. Why are Lydia and Octavion so amazed at her sudden defection? She's got to have given some kind of indication. I can't wait to see how Kira blooms into her new powers. Will she miss her home world? Will she ever be queen? Will the people there accept her? Write fast, C K!!! I want ANSWERS!!!