Now, I try to avoid reviewing as I don’t think I’m a particularly ‘balanced’ reviewer of books – especially since I’ve started writing, I think I’m hypercritical. And my track record for not liking books that have garnered major awards (Pulitzer Prize winning Shipping News, or Carol Shield’s Governor-General award winning Stone Diaries, for instance) proves that.

But I just finished Christine d’Abo’s The Bond That Ties Us.

And I had to post that I LOVE it!

And it’s a Sci Fi – that’s a genre that I don’t usually read. Well, not until Robin Rotham’s Alien Overnight which also blew me away with her originality.

Christine’s created instant sexual tension between her human heroine, Haylie, and Briel hero, Kamran. There is such heat between them in an exotic out-of-this-world setting, that it sucked me in and kept me reading far past my bedtime. And she’s also managed to write a mystery where you’re not easily able to guess just who the bad guy is – I had a couple suspicions but it wasn’t until the end that it was confirmed, and even then it wasn’t the person I’d suspected. Way to go, Christine!

So Ms. d’Abo, you’d better get cracking on your next book – because I’m waiting anxiously for the sequel.

One you have to read …
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2 thoughts on “One you have to read …

  • August 8, 2007 at 3:08 am

    Leah!! Thank you so much for your review. I’m grinning like a fool here. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the story and that you found the mystery part of it engaging. I was worried that aspect wouldn’t come across well.

    I’m almost done Sara’s story so hopefully you’ll have another one to read in the near future.

    Thank you so much – you’ve made my day!!

  • August 8, 2007 at 7:57 am

    Oh I know her book absolutely rocked my house.

    And what’s this I hear about obsessive plotting? Hmmm.

    I’m actually going through my NaNo tweaking it for my editor thinking that it’s crap. Actually I keep thinking that about anything I churn out lately. SO that’s obsessive compulsive stupidity, but that might be cause I’ve been denying myself carbs for the last several days. I think I’m going to crack tonight.

    Ok, I’m going to get Mickey Dees.

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