Challenge blog for series lovers

I decided to start this blog to share my passion for reading with others especially my love of series. There are very few guidelines for this challenge:

1 - No books lists or sign ups; cross over books and challenges are welcome, actually encouraged
2 - If not based on the main character central characters must play a prominent part throughout the series
3 - All genres welcome ~ YA, historical, western, paranormal, mystery, police procedural, adventure, etc.
4 - Re-reading a series is fine too
5 - No trilogies please; only ongoing series

Feel free to stop by any time and let us know what series you're reading, find a new series, or the next book in the series.

If you blog leave a comment with a link to your review. If you don't blog, don't worry. Just leave a comment with the book title, # in the series and your thoughts.

This blog is an evolving work. I have ideas I'd like to incorporate I just have to figure out how.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Just finished...

Southern Fried, Southern Fried/Avery Andrews #1
Cathy Pickens

He nodded. "Since early this morning, when they served that search warrant you seemed so anxious for them to get. Seems they showed up with chips on their shoulders and suspicious minds. I've always found you gotta be very careful about suspicious minds, Avery. People have a way of seeing what they think they'll see." ~ Southern Fried, page 160

Attorney Avery Andrews left her BMW behind in Columbia, South Carolina, along with her job at a high-powered law firm. She's come back home to Dacus where the vehicle of choice is a pickup truck with a dog chained in the back. Avery wants time to rethink her career and her life. What she gets is a bossy great aunt drumming up clients and dragging her to social teas. That's how Avery ends up hired by a local factory to help with a messy environmental problem. But she's at Luna Lake because an old high-school classmate is trying to get her attention with a half-baked stunt, when divers find a car containing a corpse. Now, the discovery of the dead body sweeps Avery into a red-hot case ... and into the sizzling secrets of small-town life, where some people get away with murder.

I was looking forward to reading Southern Fried after reading an excerpt from Hush My Mouth, the 4th book in the series, provided by Read It First. Unfortunately this 1st book was a disappointing start to a popular series. If you pay even the smallest bit of attention to the story line you'll easily unravel the clues to a murder and an arson fire. Also, I found Avery's character flat and one dimensional. She didn't show the personality and sense of humor that came through in the excerpt. If this had been my only exposure to this series I'd stop but I know it gets better so on to Done Gone Wrong.

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