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Calculated in Death Book Review

Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Source: Library

Synopsis:(Goodreads) On Manhattan’s Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta’s murder was the work of a killer who’s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

But when someone steals the files out of Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait.

Personal Thoughts: This one was an action filled book as a lot of the J.D. Robb books usually are and I was happy to see that trend continue. The writing was concise and fast paced.  It continues to surprise me how many ways there are to kill a person. It seems that some people don’t go for the easy kills.

The team work to get the case solved was written very well and the characters were developed. It is always interesting to see, how with each book, the characters get a bit more developed and back story to them. It makes them refreshing and they don’t get boring 🙂

It was nice to see Eve squirm in Tina’s presence for her preparation for the screening. I love that no matter what situation Eve is in, she is still Eve and she doesn’t get spoiled with it. Her character remains hers: unique 🙂

There wasn’t too much in terms of what was happening with Eve and Roarke and that was a bit disappointing. However, there was enough to keep me satisfied until the next book comes out. If it is one thing I have learned, it is that with some books, there is just enough until the next book. While in others, once I read it once, it is so good that I have to re-read it again 🙂

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Top 10 Series I Need To Start But Haven’t Yet

toptentuesdayIt’s Top 10 Tuesday  which is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish and the topic is:

Top 10 Series I Need to Start But Haven’t Yet 

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

I wanted to read this series for the longest time. It had a lot of hype around it when it first came out and I decided to wait until the hype died down a bit. I saw the movie when it came out and it made me want to read the books even more.      

The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano

I read Wither and I loved it. I waited for Fever to come out and when I picked it up, I wasn’t impressed. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the last one and I will be getting to it soon, but I my TBR list is ridiculously long so it might take a while.

   The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

I’ve read Iron King and Iron Queen and thoroughly enjoyed them. It is just taking a bit of time in between to actually get to the next one. I think my problem might be that I read too many series books and I don’t want to read one series and ignore the other. 🙂          The Matched Series by Ally Condie 

I haven’t been able to pick up any books in this series but really want to get my hands on it. It sounds so good. 🙂 

   Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Another great series that I am missing out on. I think there are too many awesome series coming out within a short span of each other, therefore, there is not enough time to read one before diving into another. Haha. The plot lines sound awesome, the characters kick ass and some of the covers blow you away.

    The Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

I know, I know, this one has been out for a while. I’ll be getting to it one day.

  The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

This is another series that has been getting a lot of attention and reviews. There’s wolves and other things involved as well. 🙂

  Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver.
This one I have heard a lot about and it sounds so interesting. Another one that has been sitting on my TBR pile.

  Castor Chronicles Series by Kami Garcia.

    The movie already came out, yet I don’t want to go see it before I read the series. The trailer looked awesome and there have been rave reviews for this series.

  Eve Series by Anna Carey

This series sounds like it will be packed full of adventure, action and romance. The covers look fantastic as well. This makes me wonder why I haven’t picked it up yet.

When I stop adding books to my TBR thanks to Goodreads great features, that is when I will be able to finally catch up on all my favorite and anticipated reads. Unfortunately, there are so many good books out there that are coming out each month or even several within one month, that I think I’ll always have a massive list. :-p