Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1)
by Penny Reid (Goodreads Author), Jennifer Grace (Narrator)
There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris:
1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved,
2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and
3) She doesn’t know how to knit.
Unsecure woman who thinks that she is not much to look at, but is perceived as gorgeous by others. Check.
Blames herself for boyfriend cheating on her. Check.
Is generally TSTL. Check.
And Sir Sexy McHotpants is generally too touchy/grabby and unreasonably jealous. Oh well.
It took till chapter 12 until the story developed into something slightly more interesting. Although, the fact that she does not get who he is until well past the middle of the book—it is such a lame gimmick, because it‘s so glaringly obvious. The rest of the story never gets off the beaten track. Some of the unresolved plot bunnies will presumably feature in the next book(s). It‘s hard to tell, as they just sort of dropped off the radar.
“… the Knitting in the City series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the misadventures and exploits of seven friends in Chicago, all members of the same knitting group.“
It sounded like a fun series, but it wasn’t. I am going to delete the next one, Neanderthal Marries Human, off my eReader and I will not pick up any of the others either. There was no chemistry—between the main characters or between the book and myself.
Thistlefoot — currently reading
by GennaRose Nethercott
In the tradition of modern fairytales like American Gods and Spinning Silvercomes a sweeping epic rich in Eastern European folklore–a debut novel about the ancestral hauntings that stalk us, and the uncanny power of story.
Anybody interested in Eastern European folklore has probably come across Baba Yaga and her chicken-legged hut before. My last encounter was when watching The Witcher. So colour me intrigued, when I read about the Yaga siblings, their inheritance of a house with chicken legs and a road trip. I had to go along.
The siblings come across as amicable characters, when they are introduced—a wood-working sister and her trickster-like brother. The Longshadow Man though is creepy right off the bat. I am about 20% into the book and still have a few hundred pages to go…