Friday, April 27, 2012

Review: Doubletake by Rob Thurman

It's Friday again! Yay! This week has been kind of blur. There's a lot happening in Quebec province right now. I don't want to go into too much details, because it's a social and political debate and I've learned to avoid those on the blog. Needless to say though, it's very frustrating. Then, there weather has simply been crappy this week... Rainy and cold. We even had some snow flakes this morning!! 

The good news of the week is that I went to an ENT specialist yesterday about the vertigo. Turns out I don't have BPPV, but Meniere's disease. It's not much different than BPPV though, since there's no cure really. But at least, now, I'm reassured and so are my parents :)

On the blogging-front, I've been very busy as you can see :) I'm glad I was able to accomplish everything I wanted! Still can't accumulate a stash of posts to be scheduled, but at least, I had a plan and I got it done :)

So today, I bring you another review, actually a buddy review over at Breezing Through :) Hilcia and Leslie have joined me to discuss Doubletake by Rob Thurman. I really like this, because so far, all the books by Ms Thurman that I've read, either Hils or Leslie or both have reviewed them with me. It's like a tradition! You can click here to find out what we thought of Cal, Niko and Robin's latest adventure!

Doubletake by Rob Thurman
published by ROC (New American Library) in March 2012
Half-human/half-monster Cal Leandros knows that family is a pain. But now that pain belongs to his half-brother, Niko. Niko's shady father is in town, and he needs a big favor. Even worse is the reunion being held by the devious Puck race-including the Leandros' friend, Robin- featuring a lottery that no Puck wants to win.

As Cal tries to keep both Niko and Robin from paying the ultimate price for their kin, a horrific reminder from Cal's own past arrives to remind him that blood is thicker than water-and that's why it's so much more fun to spill.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Cal Leandros series, Book #7


  1. Oh, I think I've heard about this book before. I'll go your review now :D

  2. Nath, it has been a pleasure reading this series along with you and Leslie. And yes, it's a tradition!

    I'm SO glad that they've finally found a true diagnosis for your vertigo! Even if the symptoms are still going to be there and there is not much they can do, at least you KNOW what it is and how it can be helped. It HAS to be a relief for you and your family. Hugs, and I hope you feel better.

    Congrats on keeping up with all your reading and blogging goals! :D

  3. PS: You're getting snow up in Quebec, and we are f.r.e.e.z.i.n.g. here this spring! We had the super-mild winter and now we need to wear coats! It's crazy weather!

  4. Alex - LOL, most probably. However, I'm not sure if you would like it, Alex. It doesn't really fit the kind of books you read...

    Hilcia - Thanks Hils! :) And that's how I see it, a tradition indeed :)

    Yeah, I feel better as well about the vertigo. The good thing is that my parents are reassured too. My parents were starting to worry and didn't really understand. They weren't here last year it happened.

    And yes, I did it!

    And trust me, it's freezing here as well. At night, we're under 0C!! the thing is that it's crazy because we had days in March where it was 25C+!! I guess global warming is true ^_^;