A Devil’s Mind

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Sixteen years after the body of a college student was dismembered and scattered around the area. Now, the murder was copied and the police are after the killer. Out of desperation, the police call in Han Yin, a criminal profiler who has already made a name for himself. He, along with the task force, work together to track down the killer for the two murders.

Another translated Chinese work. This is another police protocol book. The descriptions in this book is quite vivid so  I should warn anyone who is a little on the squeamish side not to read this. I enjoyed seeing the break down of a police investigation. Also, as we are following along with Han Yin, we get to see the inner workings of a criminal profiler which is interesting. The descriptions in the book paint a vivid image in your mind so you can really get a feel of the story. The interactions between the characters is really refreshing and realistic.

This is the second book that I have read that has the over arching story of the murder and multiple smaller crimes that they investigate. I don’t know if this is a common style in Chinese literature or just a coincidence with the books that I’ve been reading. I must read more books to find out.

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Blood, Body and Mind (Aaron’s Kiss Series #1)

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I don’t tend to read these books much, but as you can see by the cover it is a racy women’s book. Now the reason I picked it up is because the concept was interesting, but I was sadly disappointed in the flow of the book.

Sara Temple is one of the Queen of Magic’s royal guards. After an explosion that claimed the life of the Queen’s unborn child, Sara takes the Queen to the human world to protect her. While working one day, a batch of rogue vampires come in with orders to kill Sara’s boss. While protecting them, she meets Aaron MacManus the vampire lord. He takes her in after the altercation to heal her wounds. Meanwhile, Aaron figures out that Sara is his mate and now he has to break that news to her.

I loved the concept of this book. I enjoyed the characters and all their flaws. I even like the plot structure and the direction that the story was going. I, however, couldn’t get over was the gaps, the odd pacing and the swings in the characters’ personality. The lack of consistency ground on my nerves a tad. These are all things that should have been caught in editing but I checked out that this book was published before the publishing house was opened, I doubt that a certified editor read this book. I do like the characters enough to try and read the next book in the series that was released after the publishing house. My hopes are high that the consistency will be there. This is such a good concept that I want this series to be good so bad.