Reviews by Kate Cuthbert

A+
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

The last book of this series, Sisterhood Everlasting, is on sale for 1.99. We've given very few A+ reviews at AAR--we thought it would be fun to republish this one. It's for the first four books in the five book series. A DIKlassic review originally published on March 28, 2007 Sitting down to ...

B-
Thigh High

Christina Dodd’s latest contemporary suspense, Thigh High, takes place in post-Katrina New Orleans during Mardi Gras, so as a reader, I felt immediately drawn into the story. How would the city be portrayed? Its citizens? The Mardi Gras celebrations? Would Dodd address any of the political issues ...

B
Theft of Shadows

Theft of Shadows is an enjoyable novel from a promising new voice in historical fiction. This is Naomi Bellis' third book, and I'm the third reviewer at AAR to give the author a grade of "B". This author is one to watch. Gabriel, a French chevalier and former spy for the English, returns to Londo ...

C
Personal Demon

It’s tricky to review a book in a series you've followed as a reader since the beginning. I first read Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten in 2002, and it’s become one of my favorite novels. Sadly, Personal Demon, the 8th in Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, has only cemented something that ...

B-
Unleashing the Storm

I could sum this book up in one sentence: Unleashing the Storm was a compelling novel, but there was too much sex. Unfortunately, however, I don't think my editors will find that acceptable. So here's more. Kira Donovan leads a solitary life of fear, but it’s the only way she knows how to sur ...

B
Trick My Truck, But Don’t Mess With My Heart

I admit, I picked up Trick My Truck, But Don’t Mess With My Heart simply because I couldn’t get over the title. But I’ve already admitted I judge books by their covers, so I figured a title wasn’t too far removed. LuAnn McLane's latest takes place in a small, quiet, southern ...

B+
Queen of Dragons

Favorite books are funny things. Much like relationships, they are never perfect - they just have to be perfect for you. Shana Abé works for me. I recognize the problems in her books, but, for the most part, I just don’t mind. Take Queen of Dragons, for instance, the third and lates ...

C+
Heart of Fire

It’s always hard to write a review like this one: there were definitely aspects that I enjoyed in Heart of Fire, but, sadly, in the end, they weren’t enough to lift this book into "enjoyable." Instead, it fell short – certainly in no way bad, but never reaching the height of good either. Co ...

D
Slow Burn

Slow Burn marks Brenda Jackson’s 50th novel, which is an incredible achievement, and a tribute to how many people love her novels. Unfortunately, it appears that I’m not one of them. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateTime = (new Date()).getT ...

C-
A Week from Sunday

I requested this Dorothy Garlock because, though I knew she’d been around for ages, I’d never read a book by her before. When I told my mom during a phone call that I was reading Dorothy Garlock, she said "Oh, I used to really like her." Those two facts should have alerted me to the fact that Ga ...