I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
The minute I read the last line of this book I shut it and said to DH, "Yeah, I have to read the second book right now."
When I came here to mark the book as read, I commented again to DH, "I just don't even know what I'm going to write..." and he suggested that I write (and he was laughing when he said this, understand), "sorry everyone, but f*ck off, I'm sitting down to read the second book, and I'll update this review when I have time."
Tempting only because I absolutely have to go crack open the second book. I wasn't ready for this one to end and I need more. But if I actually say that, I'll end up mixing up what happened in which book, and possibly lose a couple of BL friends in the process. ;) So I'm going to write this as quickly as I can, probably not proofread it right away as I always do and get back to the Others.
I'm only going to say what most everyone else is saying about this book. It's excellent. There wasn't a thing I didn't thoroughly enjoy about it. The writing is crisp, clear, descriptively vivid - the only thing I had a hard time seeing clearly was the Liaison office. Everything else was perfectly laid out.
I liked Meg, and that the author gave us enough information without dumping, and at a pace that mimicked getting to know a new friend. I liked all the Others too although my favorites were the Elementals, Tess and Henry. I know someone who reminds me of Henry. I was very unhappy about Hurricane.
There isn't just one plot running through the book. The one meant to wrap up in this book did so spectacularly and heaven help me I really liked the Others sense of justice (in a fictional world where all the bad guys are clearly bad guys). I really enjoyed the bursts of humour sprinkled throughout the book too - I found myself laughing out loud more than a couple of times.
Now my need to go read "Murder of Crows" is overcoming my desire to write a coherent review. I'll come back and edit this later; but as Meg must cut, I must read.