Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book review: "A Fatal Waltz" by Tasha Alexander

So I finished "A Fatal Waltz" last night. I gave it 4 stars! This gives me a chance to vent, but not in my sisters ear. She never really listens.
Here's what it says on the back cover:

At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem. Kristiana von Lange, an Austrian countess once linked romantically with Emily's fiance, the debonair Colin Hargreaves, is a guest also. And a tedious evening turns deadly when their host is found murdered, and his protÉgÉ, Robert Brandon—Ivy's husband—is arrested for the crime.
Determined to right a terrible wrong, Emily embarks on a quest that will lead her from London's glittering ballrooms to Vienna's sordid backstreets—and into a game of wits with a notorious anarchist. But putting Colin in deadly peril may be the price for exonerating Robert—forcing the intrepid Emily to bargain with her nemesis, the Countess von Lange, for the life of her fiance."

Ok I have mixed feelings about this book. It was good suspense wise at some parts. Not all the time, but only sometimes. Sometimes I felt that it was a little too fast paced. There was three important events in one paragraph..... Just overall, it felt rushed.  Then there's the problem of Emily. At some parts, she annoys the heck out of me, but then sometimes I like her... She has quality's that I personally think are not great. But I was able to get past that. The end was very good and suspenseful. I like the romance aspect of it. Very cute. :')  The last few pages are very touching, and quite a good way to end the book. Overall, there was some things I didn't like and some things that I felt were really good. I think I'll read the rest of the series. This book gets a solid 4 stars from me.

P.S. I know it's a short review but that's really all I have to say about the book... haha
I'll be doing more reviews shortly! :D


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