Home Series Ratings - Quick View Excerpts Anxiously Awaiting Review Policy Disclosure Policy

Reviews of books in a series, with a focus on urban fantasy.
Other genres include mystery, paranormal romance, and crime thrillers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Origin in Death (In Death, Book 21) by JD Robb


I'm not exactly sure how I feel about Origin In Death. It was a good story, and the futuristic stuff was certainly entertaining and thought provoking. But the pacing was horrible this time around, and there were a few places that felt a bit same-book different-bad guy. That's to be expected in such a long running series, but so far the author has done an excellent job of keeping it at bay.

We see Mira having a few human moments, and we see Eve have some wonderful kick-ass moments that were entertaining. I'm not sure exactly what didn't work  so well for me this time, but it didn't. Here's the blurb:

As scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Lieutenant Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was good.
  • Pacing had issues.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development was played around with a bit as Eve has to once again look at the shades of grey between right and wrong.
  • World-building was added to a bit, but not in a big way.
  • Book Rating: Origin in Death: 8 of 10
  • Series Rating: 9 of 10

1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony in Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
7.5  Midnight in Death
8. Conspiracy in Death
9. Loyalty in Death
10.Witness in Death
11. Judgment in Death
12. Betrayal in Death
12.5 Interlude In Death
13. Seduction in Death
14. Reunion in Death
15. Purity in Death
16. Portrait in Death
17. Imitation In Death
17.5 Remember When
18. Divided in Death
19. Visions in Death
20. Survivor In Death
21. Origin In Death
22. Memory in Death
23. Born in Death
24. Innocent in Death
25. Creation in Death
26. Strangers in Death
27. Salvation in Death
28. Promises in Death
29. Kindred in Death
30. Fantasy in Death
31. Indulgence in Death
32. Treachery in Death
33. New York to Dallas


No comments:

Post a Comment