December 7, 2011

Review : Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

Title : Ceremony in Death
Author : J.D. Robb
Reading Dates : 28 Oct - 29 Oct 2011
In Death
  • Naked in Death
  • Glory in Death
  • Immortal in Death
  • Rapture in Death
  • Ceremony in Death
  • Vengeance in Death
  • Holiday in Death
  • Conspiracy in Death
  • Loyalty in Death
  • Witness in Death
  • Judgment in Death
  • Betrayal in Death
  • Seduction in Death
  • Reunion in Death
  • Purity in Death
  • Portrait in Death
  • Imitation in Death
  • Divided in Death
  • Visions in Death
  • Survivor in Death
  • Origin in Death
  • Memory in Death
  • Born in Death
  • Innocent in Death
  • Creation in Death
  • Strangers in Death
  • Salvation in Death
  • Promises in Death
  • Kindred in Death
  • Fantasy in Death
  • Indulgence in Death
  • Treachery in Death
From Amazon :
Eve Dallas is conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow officer-but every clue brings her closer to the most seductive form of evil.

Book Review of Ceremony In Death.

The reason why I re-read Ceremony in Death is because I thought it would make a nice contrast to Treachery in Death. This particular In Death book has always fascinated me because here Eve makes what I’d always believed to be a line she would never cross for anyone, with Roarke as an exception, and yet she does. I think most readers would sympathize and understand the choice here but how Eve can make this choice without any qualms at all is a source of constant speculation for me.

The other is actually the introduction of Jamie. While he’s nowhere near as important as any of the other supporting or recurring characters of the series, I like how he and Eve deal with each other in this one. In the course of her cases and also within her expanding circle of friends Eve has had to deal with other children and teenagers. But I’ve always thought that the dynamics of Eve and Jamie’s relationship a special one because here’s a young boy she can actually relate to without any of her usual hang-ups and whom she even respects.

As for the case itself, apart from its venturing into the realms of the occult, the rest is actually pretty clear-cut right from the start. Even without Eve’s investigation results, most readers would probably be able to guess where things are heading. It would still be pretty interesting reading for a first time reader.

Other than that though, it’s the humour and the relationships Eve and Roarke forms with other people as the story progresses that keeps me coming back to the In Death series.

My conclusions :

  • Would I re-read the book ? Probably, but not soon.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yes. although maybe not in order.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
  • Who would I recommend this too? Romantic suspense readers.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it.

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1 comment:

  1. You are really tearing through these quite speedily :) Not every book in a series can be a winner but I love that they mesh together!


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