April 24, 2012
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
I have really mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but it gave me headaches. I think that might be a sign that some of it went over my head. The author really went out on a limb when she did this, because have you ever really thought about a death escort? (I assume no, but I could be wrong.) Calder is a fetch, and he escorts souls into the afterlife. The author did a really cool thing though, when she added the Romanovs and Rasputin to the story, because if you ever researched Rasputin (I was a weird child. So what?) it took a hundred different things to kill him. I mean, he was shot like six times, strangled, poisoned, and then they threw him in the river (he was still alive) and he died of hypothermia. Scary, right? Calder was a pretty good character, and so was Ana. My only problem with this book is the Tagline (or is it a description?). It says, and I quote, 'A Supernatural Romance'. I don't really have a problem with that, except it didn't seem like there was much going on in the love department. Sometimes it did, but sometimes it didn't. So, all in all, I liked it, but I probably won't read it again. Save for a rainy day, because trust me, you'll be entertained.
"You're not one of those people who skips to the last sentence of a book to see how it ends, are you?"
Calder folded his arms, as well. "When you wish to bake a chocolate cake, do you read every recipe in a cookbook about preparing meat before you get to the dessert chapter?"
She smiled for the first time since she'd climbed from the mineshaft, and it bruised his heart.