I have been greatly enjoying this series. I love a good mystery and usually Ms. Dunn does not disappoint. Daisy and her new husband Alec are roped into going to America in order for Alec to consult about proper police procedure. They book a cruise across the Atlantic and of course they are soon involved in a murder mystery that gets bigger and more personal with each passing day. I was fairly sure early on I knew who the killer was and it turned out I was right. But I have to say the why and wherefores of the final situation was so novel that I totally didn't mind. I will definitely be continuing this delightful series.
My Tenth book for ljbookbingo is Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson for #33 Satire, card found here:
Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born...and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar "happily ever after" that ever once-upon-a-timed. ~Amazon Description
I had high hopes for this book. I thought it had an amazing premise, satirizing the fantasy genre sounded awesome. Unfortunately, this book wasn't all that great. It was honestly more silly then humorous if that makes sense. There were parts that worked but even those got old because the book keep repeating the same joke over and over. I think the book really suffered because it was so long, almost 400 pages, it would have been better suited as a novella. I will probably not be continuing on in this series.
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