The changes that begun in the seventh season of Bones smoothly morph into a new dynamic and new relationships throughout the eighth season of Bones. Although there are many ups and downs, and honestly, who doesn’t like a roller coaster ride of emotions in a series? Booth and Brennan finally seem to settle into their relationship and parenthood.
This is the season of chasing. Brennan chases Booth as Booth pursues his relationship with Hannah. It is also about Booth chasing the anti-Booth, the main villain within this story. And, as with all good stories, the chase is the journey, but there are some great and fascinating conclusions to these races of the heart. I spent most of season six on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would come next, and obstinately holding my breath.
After the chilling season finale of season three, it was hard to see how the Bones cast would return for season four. But, the expansion of the ‘family’ was brilliantly done and actually made me love the series even more. Zack was gorgeous and easy to love, but having the flexibility of multiple interns gave the stories in each episode entirely different and unique flavours. The variety drew me in beautifully.
As seems to be a recurring theme for me lately, I decided to read The Surgeon because I love the TV show Rizzoli & Isles. And, I really wasn’t disappointed. Like all good remakes of books, the storylines were recognisable, but still different enough that I had absolutely no idea what was about to happen. Needless to say, it was a great read and a total page turner.
I loved this follow-up to The Surgeon. For starters, the storyline followed flawlessly, and there were the first glimpses of the cracks in Rizzoli’s armour. Dr. Isles was also introduced in this book as an aloof and vague character, since the series is called Rizzoli and Isles, I assume that she will play a far larger role in books to come.
I found James incredibly hard to love in The Killing. From the first CHERUB book, you understand that he is a rebel and not exactly completely moral, but by the fourth book, he is incredibly; well, douche. But, after moving on from James’ stupidity, this is, like all the other CHERUB books (thus far) a great read, and highly recommended.
I loved this book. Not only did it talk about the prison system – something that actually slightly terrifies me, but it also showed Lauren in her own power and position. From her extra brutal experience of basic training (and the resultant shovel-incident) to her first assignment, Lauren shows her ability to hold her own and do right by others. The fact that James’ very masculine energy is contrasted against his sister’s highlights the ability for both genders to pursue the same tasks, albeit sometimes a little differently, but still effectively.
The second book in the Cherub series is a great follow up to The Recruit. From terrorism, we are thrown into the world of drugs and drug dealing. Once again, Muchamore’s understanding of the criminal underworld was brilliantly rendered and masterfully executed. Understanding how such industries are run, and the ways in which they can be bought down was something that I didn’t know much about, and discovering more of the information was very appreciated.
The fact that this is a spy story set in Britain just makes me ridiculously happy. There are so many stories that are based in America, so every time I read something that is so obviously not American. Combine this with the fact that it’s a story about kid spies – the series is a winning story. At least in my opinion.
Every time I think that I have a handle on the legal system outlined in the Temperance Brennan books, Reichs seems to throw a spanner in the works. I finally get my head around the system de Montreal, then we move to America, then we investigate a plane crash, and finally we move onto the jurisdictional system of Guatemala. It’s always great when you learn while reading!