January 30, 2009

Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland

I've always loved reading a good sci-fi/thriller book and when I got this book from the Early Reviewers group at LibraryThing, I thought it would be great and was greatly anticipating reading Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland.

Let me start by saying that if you don't like sci-fi, vampire, end of the world stuff, you won't like this book.

Any Given Doomsday is about a woman named Elizabeth Phoenix whose job it is to save the world from doomsday at the hands of vampires and demons.

While this book was not as great as I was anticipating, it wasn't bad either. The major problem I had with this book is the importance it puts on sex. (Yes, there is sex with vampires and demons and shapeshifters, oh my!) I think the book could have done without so much sex.

I liked the fast pace of the book and of course all the sci-fi elements but I didn't really fall in love with any of the characters. The book doesn't go in the background of Elizabeth much so you never really know why she is doing the things she does. I would have liked to have read more background on the characters.

While this book wasn't one of my favorite, it did leave me wanting more and when the next book in the series comes out I'm sure I'll read it.


  1. I think your second paragraph sums up why I wouldn't like this book (along with the 4th paragraph). Just not the book for me.

  2. There seems to be a common misconception that vampires are science fiction. They are not sci-fi, they are fantasy. There is huge difference for science guys like me.


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