Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Reads

I almost didn’t have something to post. The book I was reading wasn’t doing it for me, so I found something else that did. Here’s what I finished reading this week:

Book #14

Dates read: March 10-12
Title: Prisoner of Night
Year of publication: 2019
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series:  Black Dagger Brotherhood #16.5
# of Pages: 201
Paper or plastic: Nook
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from Goodreads: When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
    Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
    Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.
My thoughts: This is not a Black Dagger Brotherhood story. It is set in the world, which most of her novellas (although this was more like a novel) in this series are. The characters are unknown to her dedicated readers. Did that bother me? Not in the least. It was a fix I really needed after some difficult readings, and I breezed through it. It was good writing, good story-telling, and I’m content.

I’m hoping this break will help me get back into the other book I was reading. I do want to finish it, if just to see how it ends.

So… Have you had to take a break during a read? Did you go back to it? How’d that turn out?

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

I was given Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men as a gift many years ago. Started it, found it terribly dull and put it down. Picked it up some years later to try again, and it's become one of my "Desert Island" books!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Guess it all depends your frame of mind, huh? Maybe the distance will help me. **fingers crossed**

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Usually if I take a break, I never get back to the book. The one I'm reading now is really good though.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Yeah, it can be too easy not to go back. And under other circumstances, I wouldn't. Hopefully the break helps me.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

If I have to take a break in reading something, chances are 9x out of 10, I won't go back to it. Guessing you're still reading Rita entries?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I wish it were that simple.