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Riva's Reads

I read just about anything with words - especially cozy mysteries and urban fantasy.

Currently reading

Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville, #11)
Carrie Vaughn
Loki’s Wolves
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr
Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
Connie Bennett
Ghosts of 42nd Street
Anthony Bianco
Kevin Hearne

The Land of Painted Caves: A Novel (Earth's Children)

The Land of Painted Caves - Jean M. Auel Auel seems to have listened to some of the complaints about her earlier books and taken them to heart. There are none of the long, plodding pages of travel - in fact, at one point, 4 years pass between the turn of a single page! All of our favorite characters are here, and we get to see Ayla continue to work at fitting in with her adoptive people. All in all, a quite enjoyable read except for the multiple repetitions of Mother's Song - in its entirety. I have to admit skimming after the second repetition. The story ended so that this could be the last book in the series - but there's also room for another sequel. Since I read an ARC, there's no information about possible upcoming books. Strongly recommended for anyone who has been following this series, it is also possible to read this as a stand alone - although you'll appreciated the characters more if you've followed their story from the beginning.