Guest Review: Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb

Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome Insane Hussein today to review Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb


Celebrity In Death - J.D. RobbThanks to Fiction Vixen for sending me this latest installment of J.D. Robb’s appallingly amazing In Death series so I could lust for Roarke. Really. Thank you.

Celebrity in Death is the 34th book in the In Death series. Holy crap, that’s a lot of books. A. Lot.

I enjoyed this book much more than I enjoyed New York to Dallas. This one was endearing, while being more in depth and stronger characterization. The dead person was the missy miss playing Peabody in the new Icove movie, who was a totally hobagalicious skank bitch. Forrealz. No one liked her but she got deader than dead within the first few chapters and the world blew up and became Raptured. Or that was just the media.

We also saw some poignant moments in the book, particularly between She-body and Bony-assed McNab. Rawr. Since I don’t want to give spoilers, I will just tell you to read the book. Know the sweetness.

This story followed Robb’s standard formula of something or other being done, person gets killed, Dallas and Peabody on the case with their trusty EDD lovahs, Roarke hotness, we indirectly know who the killer is and resolution. However, it also characterizes the victim, who was no victim in life.

This bitch took life by the balls and made it her bitch. While I did not like how she went about living her life, I do have to admire that she owned her life. Dallas and Peabody learn a lot about the victim and her beginnings.

There was also an awkward moment between Dallas and Feeney. It was funny.

We also saw some hot McLovin’ a la Roarke, the hot hotness that is Irish hotness. Really, I’m so in lust with a fictional character that I can’t even articulate well. DO YOU UNDERSTAND MY LOVE?!

Seriously, I don’t know how to write this without giving spoilers. I WANT TO SO BADLY!

So I will end with, read this book. Read. It. And know the good times that came from it. It’s opening us to an anti-climax but I hope that Eve doesn’t get pregnant any time soon. That would mean the end of my literary love with Roarke. And that would be a sad day, indeed.

Now I want a taco. Not a spicy one, cuz I’m all het-up from fantasizing about Roarke. Maybe no sour cream, cuz yea, um, yea, um uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. Heh.


Rating: 4/5 (B)
Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
February 21st 2012 by Putnam Adult
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  1. says

    Ha! This was hilarious. Thirty-four books are a lot of books. I’m only on the second book, so I have a ways to go. And I’m just now getting into the goodness that is Roarke.

  2. Jen says

    We also saw some hot McLovin’ a la Roarke, the hot hotness that is Irish hotness. Really, I’m so in lust with a fictional character that I can’t even articulate well. DO YOU UNDERSTAND MY LOVE?!

    Oh, yes I understand. Anyone who reads this series can understand this.

    I think I am on book 23. I want to be where you are yet I will be so sad to know there aren’t any left.

  3. Sara says

    I used to love all the J D Robb books–they were fast moving, had humor and lots of in-depth characters that interacted well with each other. Eve was edgy and passionate, and it was wonderful seeing her and Roarke develop their relationship over the years. She also had wonderful and complex stories that kept you turning the pages well into the wee hours of the morning.

    This story, like too many of the recent JD Robb books (except for Treachery in Death), slow down with too many conversations between Eve and Roarke that I’ve heard many times before in so many of her other books, and with what I consider “filler” as these conversations about her child abuse just go on and on with the same conversations, and nothing fresh. It seems that more and more of these same conversations are added, and it really takes away from the books. It almost seems like she is turning these books into a rehash of her other books, which I don’t read anymore, instead of continuing with the fresh and exciting plots from the JD Robb books. If this continues, I will have to give up on this author, as so few of the recent JD Robb books have held my attention and are what I consider “keepers”, to be added to my bookshelf and read over and over again.

    Not fast-paced, not a constant thrill ride, yet nevertheless a satisfying addition to the Eve and Roarke story that showcases a softer side of both characters.

    Have a nice day,