"Five Dances with Death: Dance One" evokes the Aztec world in a manner that the story almost reads itself. The main characters have realistic development that dovetails with the interesting plot. Austin Briggs balances a natural writing style with enough new words to maintain a sense of discovery. I am fascinated by Angry Wasp's struggle to discern what and whom he can trust as he interacts with his physical and magical worlds. My empathy for Angry Wasp and those he loves was heightened by the conflicts that were exacerbated by his confusion. With bated breath, I anticipate the next book in this series.
Irreparable Harm (A Legal Thriller)
on Dec. 08, 2011
Wow! Melissa Miller has a no-holds-barred writing style that is perfect for the legal thriller genre. I felt like my pulse was elevated from the second chapter through to the amazing climax. The characters were well-developed and the plot was engrossing. The relational degrees of separation were a little too pat, but in retrospect I realized that this quirk allowed me to enjoy the novel more.