Saturday 17 November 2012

Book Review: Fantasy In Death

Book Title: Fantasy In Death #30
Author: JD Robb
Publisher: Putnam Books
Format: Hardcover
Cost: $10.78 or purchase on Marketplace for cheaper
Pages: 356
How I got it: Library
My Rating:★★★1/2
Erotica Rating: N/A
Bart Minnock, founder of the computer- gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical. The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. . . . NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a prob­lem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks-as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U- Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one. Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death. . . .

My Review:
Nerd alert, this book is for all the gamers out there.  To actually be able to finish this book, I had to re see the book the way a fellow reviewer pointed out, she noted that books come two ways: case focused or character driven, this one is clearly case focused.  With that point of view I stopped hating on Eve and just focuses on case, it made it so much easier to read.  I won't say this book is one of my personal favorites from the series but definitely entertaining never the less. Good mystery, still well written even if I despise Eve sometimes.

Even though Eve does learn a lesson in the end of the book, this whole book was about the case. And boy what a case; I mean jeez can you believe.... Wait nope your haven't read it yet, no spoilers then, but again until the end I didn't know who the killer was.   It's brilliantly written, even the reason why the kill did it was well written.  I guess as Eve says, civlization has always found a way to kills each other, the methods change by the reason seem to stay the same.

I get that Eve has a job to do, but sometimes it seems like she exalts in being a bitch, she acts like her job is more important than even corporate secrecy, considering who she is married to you would think she would be a little more considerate, yes I get it your investigating a murder.

Although ti took a little while for me to get into this book, it's actually a pretty good book.  The concept, & the story are all geared towards the gamer community (I'm not a die hard like some of my friends but I still liked having a book about us).

I have realized that Eve is much like Dr. Brennan from Bones, they both were emotionally stunted yet brilliant in their chosen fields.  I love Brennan so I'm going to try to remember her each time I read a Eve book, and give her a chance.  It was good to read, even though Eve tap danced on my last nerve for much of the book.  I still gotta love her  though because she reps and protects my hometown NYC.

Check it out and let me know what you thought. Happy Reading my loves
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***FTC Rules require I state that I received this as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review**** 

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