Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#65 Fitzwilliam Darcy: Rock Star by Heather Lynn Ricaud

I love me some contemporary remakes of the classics. This one, quite obviously, is a new version of Pride & Prejudice. Mr Darcy. *sigh*
As I was reading it (and enjoying it) I realized that although I did not find it in the Young Adults area it was fairly simple writing. Then it happened. About half way through the book the hookups began. I really enjoyed this version of the story (Where Darcy and his cousin and a long time friend are Rock Gods and Lizzie and Jane Bennett along with their close friend Charlotte are the newly signed opening act for the guys) but it was about midpoint when this store took a new turn. Not that I didn't still like the story but, honestly, every few pages the book turned into porn. This is NOT the Elizabeth Bennett that we know! I quickly understood why it wasn't in the Young Adult section.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

#64 The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Pretty book covers make me pause. I know the saying but it doesn't matter. I couldn't put this book down. It was pretty good. I have the newly released sequel next but I'm having trouble picking it up. Hmmm. We'll see how long it takes for me to get to it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

#63 Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Oh WOW!! I waited MONTHS to get this book from the library. I finally got it and FLEW through it. I absolutely LOVE these books (even if the writing is pretty simple and even pretty bad at some points) and am both thrilled and sad to know that the next book to be released in the Sookie Stackhouse novels will be the last! This one was better than the last. It's obvious that they're winding down but there are still so many possibilities. I can't wait to find out what is going to happen to Sookie. Will she use the cluviel dor? Will she turn? Oh.my.gosh. I don't want to wait!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

#62 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I read this book from suggestion of a friend it it really caught my interest and kept me wondering until the very end. With that said...I'm not sure I liked it. I think the author did a remarkable job of describing the Scottish Highlands the way I would expect them (including the actual Highlanders) but I think it was a bit more intense and even abusive than I was prepared for. I'm still trying to decide if I'll be reading the rest of the books in the series.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#61 Secrets of a Proper Countess by Lecia Cornwall

YAY CHEESY!! This was a decently creative story with a horribly predictable ending. Exactly what I expect (and want) from these books.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

#60 The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Interesting twist on the old fantasy. Jacob (It's a coincidence, I'm sure) is the last of his kind. He wants to die. To the point of planning his own suicide. The problem is the 2 groups that are preventing him from doing so. One is the group to save his species. The other is the group that has been slowly killing his kind off. THAT group wants to gift his death to a veteran hunter on the night of the full moon. The concept I loved. The style of writing bored me. I believe Mr Duncan's point was to sound educated, poetic and OLD but I just found it pompous, boring and ineffectual. I guess this means I need to go back to my cheesy preternatural romances. ;)