Monday, September 24, 2012

Immortally Yours, Angie Fox

Our Book of the Month for September is Immortally Yours by Angie Fox. 

No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx, vegetarian werewolf, and other paranormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally.) But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table—half dead and totally to-die-for—Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart…

Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in—unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophesy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows—all’s fair in love and war…

So on to the review.  First I apologize for taking the easy road of including Ms. Fox’s book blurb and not writing up my take on the book’s story-bio.  I’m hoping that if you read her take on it then you will want to read the book.  My take on it is unfortunately just so-so.  Sorry to all the Angie Fox fans out there – I’m sure you are all cringing just from that one statement alone.  So let me elaborate.  The book has a really great premise and likeable characters.  I just had a really hard time getting into the story.  I’m not sure if it was that it is the first in the series, or that I have not read one of her books before or if it was due to the fact that I had to start it and then come back to it due to other books that I had to squeeze in for our feature last week – although I don’t think that was it since I did start over again at the beginning.  I thought her twist on the world was interesting and the characters were strong and well developed.   The plot was also well thought out.  My problem was that there were several scenes where I felt like I was standing off stage at a play – hearing the dialogue but missing all of the visual cues of seeing the background, props, facial expressions, body language, etc.  This lack of depth just left me feeling like I couldn’t really get “into” the story.  Having said that I do think that fans of her writing will probably enjoy this newest story.  Like I mentioned, overall it is a good story and the beginning of a series that shows great promise.  Please be sure to come back throughout the week to read other takes on this series.   Overall, I would say this story is worth giving it a shot if the blurb sounded interesting to you.

Rating:  Three Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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