Marjorie M. Liu: Tiger Eye

It is always good to be right. Tiger Eye is much better than Marjorie's Crimson City book.

Though the plotline is a bit like Sherrilyn Kenyon's Fantasy Lover.
In other words, it involves a guy cursed to eternity in a magical object and cannot die, awakened by the heroine.
But Marjorie is a better writer, Hari less cliched and Dela more interesting. I've never been to Beijing (it's really cold there you see LOL) but it feels like I've been there through Dela's eyes. 

I'd have liked to hear more about Dela's talent and Hari's past. I do think that this book didn't delve deeply enough into either of the two lead characters. 

This book moved pretty quickly, and the suspense element was pretty well done. The secondary characters are interesting (check them out here), but it's not so heavy-handed that you think that they are just there so she can introduce them for the next books in the series. 

There were one or two details that she didn't tie up in this book, but I hope she did in the next book, Shadow Touch. I'll get this one when I see it–seems that she sells pretty well, because my bookstore owner said she's recently reordered all the books. 

On the whole, I think para romance (and romantic suspense ones who like their paras) readers should pick this one up and give it a try.  

3 Responses to “Marjorie M. Liu: Tiger Eye”

  1. May 16, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    I liked this book. I hate Marjorie Liu. She’s young, talented and beautiful 😉 lolol. I haven’t read the Crimson City book, but I gave up on that series immediately after the first installment sucked so badly.

  2. May 16, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    You’re about that.

    I hate her too. LOL.

    Yeah. I’m never going to read another Liz Maverick book (I’m really curious as to who she really is though). Pity. The Crimson City concept was really good.

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