Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at  Book Journey. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week. 
It's been a slow reading week, with other stuff getting in the way.
Also I seem to be stuck on suspense stories mainly because I have a backlog of them on my reader and want to finish them before buying new books.

Finished this week:
The Emperor's Tomb (Cotton Malone, #6)
Synopsis here.
I like most of Berry's books, easy to read, interesting back story, intriguing characters, and he does a lot of research on his topics.  I especially liked this story as it involved the Terra Cotta Warriors in China which we had visited a couple of years ago.
However, I didn't enjoy this book as much as the previous Cotton Malone's sagas. I have never been fond of the character  Cassiopeia Witt who returns in Berry’s sixth book as she intertwines her tale  to rescue a boy (weak  storyline) and get involved in a political intrigue in China. 
Still a good read but not very memorable.

Started this week:
The Stonehenge Legacy
From the book jacket:
Eight days before the summer solstice, a man is butchered in a blood-freezing sacrifice on the ancient site of Stonehenge before a congregation of robed worshippers. Within hours, one of the world's foremost treasure hunters has shot himself in his country mansion. And to his estranged son, young archaeologist Gideon Chase, he leaves a cryptic letter. Teaming up with an intrepid policewoman, Gideon soon exposes a secret society-an ancient international legion devoted for thousands of years to Stonehenge.With a charismatic and ruthless new leader at the helm, the cult is now performing ritual human sacrifices in a terrifying bid to unlock the secret of the stones. Packed with codes, symbology, relentless suspense, and fascinating detail about the history of one of the world's most mysterious places, The Stonehenge Legacy is a blockbuster to rival the very best of Dan Brown.

I didn't like this book at the start but then it started to grow on me. We had visited Stonehenge a couple of years ago.

Started a couple of weeks ago and still in my reading pile (it's not in my regular reading pile):
Dead Like You (Roy Grace, #6) 
Synopsis here.

2012 books read:
The Coast Road - John Brady
Still Midnight - Denise Mina
The Bulgari Connection - Fay Weldon
Good Bait - John Harvey
The Heretic's Treasure - Scott Mariani 
Dead I Well May Be - Adrian McKinty
The Devil's Elixir - Raymond Khoury 
A Darker Domain - Val McDermid
The Impossible Dead - Ian Rankin 
GB84 - David Peace
The Emperor's Tomb - Steve Berry

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