Saturday, 8 January 2011

Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris

Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2)Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly #2) by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

**********Contains SPOILER"S***********

I would of given this 3& 1/2 stars if GoodReads star counter it would let me.

Well, i found the "who dun it" very predictable. I pegged Felicia as the murderer from the first meeting she had with Harper and Tolliver. It pissed me off that Harper and Tolliver were so dumb to not figure it out even though they kept pointing the humungous clues. I was practically screaming at the book saying "Oh come on you two!"


I found Harper's reaction her epiphany over her feelings for Tolliver, totally over the top. It was predictable too, I suspected it from the first book when they both kept having pops at each other over thier sexual partners throughout the book. Real brothers and sister's even step ones wuldn't have conversations like that unless they have feelings for each other. I'm guessing throughout the next books we are going to get Harper falling more for him, but pulling away thinking its wrong and Tolliver is going to be thinking she's fed up of traveling with him and he'll let her keep on pulling. Which in return will leave us yelling at her again saying "damn it woman open your eyes, he feels it too.." and "Just make a move Tolliver, come on!" Lol.. I can't see what is wrong with the whole situation either; yes they have been brought up together as teenagers but they are only Step-siblings, it's only like different sex best friends who have realised after being BFF's for thier whole lives they we're looking thier love/soul mate in the face all this time. She even refers to him at one point as "not my brother, my best friend."

We got alot of Harpers back story repeated from the first book and also repeated again throughout the book, which caused me to do some skimming but if you have read Charlaine Harris' Sookie series, You'll find she does that thrughout them too. Which I guess could be for new readers starting the series without reading the earlier books. Our just to refresh our minds if we are say on book 6 and may have forgot those little bits from the first book.

Don't get me wrong I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the book, because I did; at one point I stopped reading updated my GR status and planned on going to sleep (it was past midnight) to find myself over an hour later with Kindle back in hand still reading... Oops

I am definately going to give the next one ago, I just hope Charlaine throws us some Red-Herrings to put us off the track abit.

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1 comment:

Vamchoir said...

I love Charlaine Harris and all her work! Nice of you to review her -- increase publicity (not like True Blood hasn't done that for her already). Even still, good news is meant to be shared!