Book review - Deerskin by Robin McKinley

I am in the process of updating my Goodreads (see, I have over 1,000 books read and I need to associate what date I've read them so that my stats update - fun times) and just had to write a quick review of this book.

DeerskinDeerskin by Robin McKinley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was intense. In that, it was so incredibly powerful and painful and amazing. I didn't think I was going to love this book the way I do. Perhaps this book is not quite for everyone because it is so gutwrenching and has dark tones to it. However, I would recommend it to any and all of my friends because it is so profound.

It is an emotional read, one that you find at the end that you realize how incredible this book is.

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What I'm Reading Now

Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1) by Karen Chance

I've read other books by Karen Chance, like Midnight's Daughter and Fury's Kiss, so I know I like the author and her style of writing. I also know that the Cassandra Palmer series has at least 5 books in it and another on the way, so I am hoping that I like it. That way I can alternate between Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series and this one for a while without getting bored (and of course intermixed with other authors/books as well!)

Just started reading this last night so I'm only like 30 pages in.


What I'm Reading Right Now - Review of Beyond the Highland Mist

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

This is the 1st book in her Highland Mist Series. And here is an excerpt from her site HERE.

From Amazon:

He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . .

An alluring laird...

He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length—but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.

A prisoner in time...

She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side. . . .
This is a straight forward romance, with only a hint of Fae or Magick. The plot(s) were not too complicated, but the characters were well written, if not thoroughly deep, and I think I liked the supporting characters a little bit better than the 2 main ones. Adam Black, for instance, who wears many masks, was interesting and intriguing and you just know that he's something more. Lydia, Hawk's mother, feels like she's got some history and more to her character. And of course the main characters, Hawk and Adrienne, were lovely and compelling and witty. I loved the banter between all the characters.

Overall, it was well written, an easy but lovely romance.