ice_of_dreams: (nabiki)
It's Harlequins 60th anniversary and they're giving away free ebooks. I haven't been a fan of the Harlequin books since... well a long time, but they're still nice fun romance reads if you're looking for a no brainer and wanting to waste a bit of time. And of course, there are the gems.

I tried a couple of the books,here :: Harlequin Celebrates.

If you're not tempted to read anything, I honestly think Price of Passion by Susan Napier is worth a try. It's a good short contemporary piece (labelled "traditional romance" waay back in the 1990's), worthy of a RITA award compared to some of the others I've actually read. It's a pregnancy story. I really liked the characters, the way they came together at the start was slow and not someting that would endear you to them, but it's still a good read. I loved the beach setting, the author-writing-a-book and the lovable supporting characters. I loved it enough to see if Susan Napier wrote any other books that I might enjoy.

Just stay away from Harlequin Nocturne Kiss me Deadly, (it's more like... uhm... Hmm... an extremely sucky version of Kim Harrison's The Hollows. Just don't. The characters are not really all that bright and they act like teenagers than centuries old species.

They also try their hand at something akin to Romantica, and though the sex is all right, the plot is nothing new and the characterization needs a bit of fleshing out, because they're utterly unreal... but hey if it's romantica that you're after... (and let me remind you it's a give-away) Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson is all right. Not a keeper, and not the best out there. And if you liked that book for a) the plot then you'd enjoy looking at SEP's Nobody's Baby But Mine later, or B) the hot steamy scenes then I still think that Jasmine Haynes' Fortune Hunter or a tamer Robin Schone book is worth a look-see after.

I haven't tried the others, but will probably look at Homespun Bride and the other baby stories.

Happy reading.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
*sigh* well, more appropriately urban fantasy is killing every other genre.

Well, I have noticed that once a person is starting to write in the Urban Fantasy genre, every other book goes on the backburner. I'm not saying it's the author's fault, becuase, hey the author is writing where the money is, or where the publisher wants her/him to write. But I am following several authors who have stopped writing traditional fantasy or even chick-lit, put it in the back burner and write urban fantasy every six months.

I am not complaining about the urban fantasy, I love the genre (when the writing is good... and it is quite easy to fuck up writing urban fantasy for someone who isn't experienced in writing fantasy in the first place), but sometimes I wish the publishers would allow a fantasy or a traditional chick lit book to be written in between all of that ass kicking chick. For example, Jim Butcher releases the Dresden files every year, but manages to sneak in a coupe of Codex Alera in between. (okay, so that's not ass kicking chick.. haha) or Moning still writes her traditional romance between writing the Fever series (although, I really am not a fan of her traditional romances, go figure).

I guess having less than 10,000 copies sold for the non-urban fantasy series weighed with a whopping more than 500,000 copies for a good urban fantasy would have an obvious winner. That said, publishers really have no choice but to buy the manscript that crunches the numbers. But still, it's sad for the other genres, especially since urban fantasy is starting to get so saturated, that most of the ideas are already flung in the open and enjoying a book depends on finding the best author to write down the good idea or the first author who wrote in the genre.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
... Well, what can I say about this book? I was looking for a good chick lit read, something similar to Sophie Kinsella and better than Jane Greene and I ended up picking this book out of curiosity, because of the amnesia. (And I love amnesia stories), but then it wasn't so much an amnesia story as much as a finding yourself. It's a non-linear story about what Anna and her guy go through the entire year or so together and what she must go through after her accident.

There are three parts to the book, and lest I spoil anything (because the twist in the first part was obvious, but the twist in the second part had me slack jawed), it was a really good read. But I must say I put this book down several times becuase though the feelings were intense, and the love palpable (or maybe it WAS becuase of those things) that I had to put it down. It's a sad book, more about picking yourself up, and a strong love that endures.

There were lots of happy times in the book too, but it was an emotional roller coaster, that I'd really recommend to anybody, but am havinga difficult time re-reading again simply because of all of the sadness. It does end up on a lighter note and makes me want to search for more books byt Keyes.

One of the best chick-lit/romance I've read in a long while, if you don't mind being bruised through the reading
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
I just finished my fourth re-reading of the book yes, I know, I'm addicted to re-reading urban fantasy... I think I'm on my tenth re-read of Anne Bishop's Dark Jewels trilogy... which is not urban fantasy but anyway..., breaking my book fast to review for my USMLE and not knowing what to do with myself waiting for the FINAL book. I thought the fourth book was going to be the LAST drat it

I am quite happy with the way things turn out in the book, even if I got annoyed majorly most of the time with Dani (with an i) because she is quite an annoying kid, (yes, because everyone was like that at 13) and everyone is so permissive with her (because what do you do with a kid you can't follow?).

I liked the way Mac handled things in this book. Heroines that can't seem to trust the hand that feeds them (yes, I'm not into feminism) has angered me in the past, but for some odd reason, you understand it coming from Mac. She has reasons she doesn't trust the people, and it's not because she has some convoluted issues with her self-esteem. And Mac doesn't WHINE, she does something about what's bothering her. It may be the wrong choice, but she does something about it. She also shows that she can learn from her mistakes, and she doesn't blame anybody for them. There was a point in the book where Barrons makes it clear that if Mac had reached out to him, he could have done something about what was happening to her, and the next time she fights when again faced with a similar situation, she doesn't hesitate, she asks for help.

And yes, there is plot progression in the book, more intrigue if that is possible and yes, this book makes up for the sad lack of Barrons in the third book. (Or maybe, there was a lack of Barrons in the third book, because the author knew there was going to be an abundance of him in the fourth....), and though Barrons is still mysterious, brooding, and drily witty, you see his past in this book (in sad chopped up segments, but his past nonetheless), there is something OF him than just a mentor character for this Barbie turned GI Joe. You also see that though he NEVER explains himself in ANY way, that yes, Mac has been his priority, and it doesn't turn cliche and it doesn't make you feel like you're reading an urban fantasy turned into romance. There was some romancing in it, but the dynamics of the characters don't change because of it, status quo remained, where all the romance, once done was placed in a small lead box, tied to chains and kept close with a reinforced lock. Barrons doesn't suddenly turn all soft and caring, he exhibits that in one moment and one moment only and then when the need for it stops he resumes his walls. He doesn't act tender towards Mac, and he still doesn't explain. (And unlike other characters who pretends not to explain but explains anyway in the end, Barrons sticks to it, her really doesn't BOTHER to show that his actions may mean something else in the larger spectrum of things, Mac figures it out by herself)

And Ryodan, who appears in this book, is not quite what you expect. (And if I suspect right, after the entire fever series, if Moning is still going to continue with spin-offs, Ryodan is going to be his own spin-off... with DANI... PLEASE, NOOOOO.) He doesn't care more for Mac, and just because Barrons has tasked him with caring for Mac when Barrons himself can't, he isn't permissive with her.

Maybe the most hated part about the book (besides its non-ending) is the part where everything shifts to the surreal. (Yes, i remember that I am reading an urban fantasy book). This is largely a small post-apocalyptic event. You know that the walls of Faery have gone down in the previous book, and you know everything is shot to hell, and you've survived it, and you're living it. And you either, to coin a phrase from the book, crawl or walk away from it. And yes, everything is turning from the more mundane (pre-apocalyptic) to obviously the more surreal. Because you have to see the surreal around you now, it's part of the real. But honestly the last part of the book (without giving too much away) might have been to much... surreal-ness.

Spoils for the Dreaming )



All in all... need I say it? I am waiting in anticipation and pulling my hair out(please have pity on my hair roots) until the FINAL installment of the book.
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I've always wanted to write an amnesia story... unfortunately, I haven't actually encountered an amnesia case yet. Ever. That being beside the point, when I read about Remember Me, I was curious enough to pick it up. Even if I haven't read chick lit in a while, I absolutely adore Sophie Kinsella's books anyway and give them to all of my friends (sometimes I wish she would write a doctor story next, so I could give one to my doctor friends, the law one was a hit... no one writes doctor stories...)

But anyway... I adored Lexi a lot, she was a character who was in the pits one day, sort of like what I would feel after I lost my job (something which in internship wants you to QUIT your job), has been dumped by her boyfriend, and has to attend her father's funeral the next day. She falls down and suddenly wakes up in a hospital three years later. She learns that the got amnesia and lost memory of three years of her life to find out she has the perfect car, the perfect job and everything seems to be going well.

It sort of makes you realize that "perfect" isn't all what it's cut out to be and that settling for what you think you want instead of settling what your heart's wish is, won't make you happy. That you can't pretend to be someone you're not.

There's nothing much to say about the book that won't give it away (just as most chick lit reads). It's a fast and fun read, and you need to get it if you're a fan of Kinsella's.

The Little Lady Agency was also one of those fast read books. As with most chick lits, it was about a lady losing her job and picking up the pieces. She then works freelance as someone who does 'makeovers' and pretend girlfriends for people who want to stay single but couldn't. I like Sophie Kinsella's writing better but it's also one of those feel good reads. Now if I can get my hands on the next two sequels, I'd be perfectly happy.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
I played Zelda the entire day. That's why I could only read one book. That snow mountain? It's annoyingly easy to get lost in.

But enough of Zelda since I don't really write about what I play. (I should actually start writing that Epilogue 2 of rend soon, or actually end it, but inspiration hasn't been pouring lately. I do know how it ends, how it begins, it's all the connecting parts that are driving me woozy.)

But enough of that...

Read Sazi 03, was surprised that it was not in the first person POV (1&2 were) so it kind of threw me off balance. Again, firmly not in the urban fantasy genre and more on paranormal romance.

Antione Moniere representative of the cats stumbled upon Tahira sister to his equivalent in a ghost tribe of shapeshifters. He finds her in the middle of German police and was about to be sent to the zoo. He saves her (duh) discover a hidden power in her while he tries to figure out how he could get out of accusations of him not being a good leader to the weres and have a strong family enemy and rival underneath his roof. All in wintry Germany in the middle of christmas shopping.

The beginning of the book was extremely slow. I mean... really slow. But I did get to laugh at Councilman Ahmed again even if he's really .. you know the type to want to be misunderstood instead of explain (I really want that attitude, you know to hell with what everyone thinks? Unfortunately I have more pride than I have finesse).

I also loved the entire performing show thing. I learned a lot about training cats. ( I read about training cats once before in SEP's Angel... something but that's neither here or there). And we did get to see brief glimpses of Tony while Antoine calls him long distance and e-mails him.

I loved the way that the ceremonies in this book goes. It keeps surprising me. There was a cheesy part about choosing, but I guess it can't be helped. Sometimes, some things can only be accomplished with a whole lot of cheese. Some authors pull it off, some don't. SOmetimes I just don't buy the entire love solves everything bandwagon. They could have put it in less explicit terms and it would have gotten the point accross, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, would have been less cheezy but who am I to judge?

I am happy to say though that I am entirely extremely curious now about Antoine's sister Josette especially since a) she's the one who froze the snake people in the ceiling without effort and b) after the background given of the Moniere family in this book and c) the blurb at the back of the book of book 6. Let me just say that my EQ is apparently still working and 6 is soooo far off from 3.
ice_of_dreams: (merry gentry)
I started reading this because of the Sazi and I couldn't get hold of the latest Sazi book. I was pleasantly happy with the results. I must admit the idea of the vampire as a "virus" a genetic defect etc has all been run by me a time or two. I think I've read a few which had vampire as a parasite, but I'm not entirely sure.

Courier Job, reminds me of ... what was that shape shifter dragon thing again? With the green dragons? With the annoying stupid female?

Fortunatelythat was it for annoying things. The heroine, albiet female (haha) was actively trying to ignore a vampire even though she had a vampire bite (sort of like.... Rachel in the Hollows... I should just stop reading if I keep comparing them to each other haha). She's strong without being overly emotional and mule-headed without being annoying. Don't you just like that in female leads?

What I think I like best about a Touch of Darkness is that it was strongly about family too. I cried a lot during the book. Relationships between the siblings Kate, Joe and Bryan were close knit and palpable. You know Joe and Kate were annoyed with each other and the way they lived their lives but you can sense that they loved each other too. It wasn't a perfect relationship, it was a "real" relationship. Meddling, overprotective brothers with their own agendas but still loved you. The entire time when they were watching the VCR with Bryan's birthday party had me in tears. Tom (the authors have a knack of giving out common names, I'm just missing Harry) was also very family oriented. He talks about his sister and his family. I guess that's what's extremely strong and a must read in this book, the family ties.

The werewolves heirarchy was also good world building. The alpha is called Acca and it's matriarchal. Completely different from what most paranormal books write with regard to weres.

I also like a lot of the males in the book. I was envious that I don't have a Joe for an older brother, Mike for a priest and Tom for a potential boyfriend were equally good characters. Mary as an alpha and a minor supporting character in this book was also good. I can't wait to read more from the series. I have now to choose between the Sazi and the Thrall.

report no. 24905
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It's my first time readinga book in the first person POV with a male perspective. A refreshing change in all those urban fantasy things. Although I think mostly this would qualify as a paranormal romance more than an urban fantasy. The myth of choice: were-wolves.

Tony is an assassin, and on full moons, a wolf. His recent client to his door asks to take out a hit and the mark is none-other than the client herself. I think I tolerated the book a lot because I wasn't inside Suzi's head. Sue is suicidally depressed and has no courage to end her life but hires a hit man to do it. See? Anything that wacky and convoluted and disturbed, I don't want to be first person to. She begins as a clingy, dependent girl who can't move a step without her assassin turned bodyguard and sometimes boyfriend. I guess some character men like to be depended upon.

A good thing about this book is, even though Sue is dependent, and clingy and all of those Tony shows that he can be annoyed at her. Annoyed! I actually mirror a lot of the sentiments coming from him.

I also like the background of coming from the mafia and being an assassin. Most of those who were reading it for romance didn't like that, but I enjoyed it simply because he was a refreshingly new type of character. Not the alpha were-wolf, and not your typical run of the mill job. I think the reason the authors stopped after book two (although I haven't read book two yet, so I'd have to look for it and see if there was a definite ending to the Tony/Sue story on it or it trailed off for me to want another) on the entire Sue/Tony thing was because of a lot of the readership couldn't get past the idea that the lead guy killed for a living, and it was just business. Honestly I think all of the sqeamishness is largely because the POV was from the guy rather than the girl. I could name some books that although weren't really assassins, the lead guys killed. A lot. In a lot of gorier details. But you saw the female's POV and that the guy was willing to change for her forever. Please.

Another good thing about this book, is it was a taste. All of the hierarchy and world building aren't laid out in the first book. The characters themselves don't really know the heirarchy yet. And both of the characters are feeling their way in blind. (Unlike most of the paranormals/fantasy where in one of the characters, usually the male, knows a lot about the world they live in and start teaching the female so the female could kick ass... case in point Moning's Fever series and my newly discovered Frost's Dark Huntress series)

As I said this was mostly paranormal romance more than urban fantasy. (I classify weirdly, if I'd labelled it as urban fantasy I would have looked for a mystery somwhere... that seems to be the goal of most urban fantasy author's... or a treasure to hunt... or a death to stalk). This is pretty much a straightforward book. Kill this guy, hunt this guy, type of thing.

I want to see what happens next, unfortunately, I have exams on Electrocardiogram reading and multiple trauma tomorrow, both of which I can't skip studying *grins*. I have to hunt down more of the books especially since I suddenly trust TOR paranormal romances again (I read Jenna Black's vampire story published under Tor and was happy with it, but not exactly keeping material for me, and now I'm off to revisit it and see if I should change my mind and get hold of more of her books). Sometimes I trust the publishing houses, sometimes I don't.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
I've been a fan of Angela since she started writing The Forgotten Game. It was also a bonus that she adored Rendezvous with Fate so much ;p and that her site is fantastic. Her site is also updated a lot. (Unlike mine which gets updated when I'm free)

This is actually a little note to myself to read and review too. I haven't read this in a while (I haven't been haunting the FFML in ages. I haven't even posted Rend for RAAC archiving yet.), mainly because as I said, I've stopped reading Ranma fanfiction when my computer crashed.

Title: The Forgotten Game
Genre: Supernatural / Romance
FF.N: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/47880/
Status: 30% complete at 11 Chapters, last post November 2007
Site: http://ranma-romance.com/game.html

Summary:
Based off The Forbidden Game Trilogy by L.J. Smith
Ranma and co are transported into a twisted game where everyone must face their worst nightmare-- as ordained by Gabriel, the Shadow King, who seeks Akane as his prize.


Initially I confused her with June KaraOhki Geraci who wrote cinders... but anwyay...
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Dragon shifters, another one of those things that I really hunt down until I find them (I've been gifted with some as of late). The book starts out with a meeting of dragons about prophesies and and foretelling (what's a dragon shifter story without foretelling?). There are two sides fighting and the Pyr (dragonshapeshifters) have their dark counterpart, the Slayers.

I like the concepts in this book, that a firestorm (definitely not what it sounds like... clever that) would be what leads a mate to a dragon (what else but fire would dragons use), that a coin could mark a dragon's territory (what else but treasure to signal property in a dragon's way... a western dragon myth anyway). And I like their genesis story... in the beginning there was Fire...

Although, I guess, something as simple as paranormal romance in shifters, is not so good as an urban fantasy for me nowadays. I was tempted to skip a good deal of this book even if it was fairly well written. (Due to my changing tastes again, I gather...) ... I must get new urban fantasy... I can't settle for less. Or maybe it was because the series had no secrets, it was entirely straightforward, I know what's going to happen before I read it plot that had me bothered.

Initially world building wasn't forced. It became a bit forced when leader of the Pyr, Erik, came into play trying to get Sara to read more about dragon culture. And then they all dropped the story of their lives in one conversation at the third meeting.

Plus, I could deal with heroines being idiotic (okay, I complain about them) but I deal wiht idiotic girls better than idiotic males. Probably because all the stereotype has dulled me, but honestly, a mule headed male is definitely something that I want to read and re-read. Males need to be passably intelligent else they're not worth reading.

As prophesies go... hmmm... the Seer and the Smith. OK, the Seer and the Smith as titles are extremely obvious, and the rhyme for the prophesy was bad. Then again, there are only a handful of people who can do a passably good prophesy written out. Most of them males. Females have a tendency to overindulge rhyming and their prophesies are too easy to interpret by half.

It has potential, but it's thoroughly in the corner of romance that I'm not really willing to read it again.
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OK... hmmm... juxtaposing this to the fever series, You Slay Me is less dark. And less well-written. It also shows a female lead (set in the first character perspective) transported to a different country, this time France instead of Ireland, where she has to investigate a murder. (It's mostly murders + romance + paranormals these days. They're reminding me of Philippine cinema) anyway... where she finds out she's actually a Guardian and a wyvern's mate. Unfortunately, You Slay Me's only plus factor for me are the shifters, (which barely come into play anyway) and the comedy. It was just too idiotically funny for words.

There was too much info dumping on the heroine as she wandered around lost in Paris. Like the Fever series, Aisling (I can't get over this, isn't this a guy's name? An Irish mother would name her son Aisling, not her daughter), is also new to the paranormal. But unlike Mac, she has a backround on demonology becuase it's her past time, and she reads it. Other than that, she's largely clue-less.

Thus the info dumping. I can't imagine a girl, a supposed guardian, wandering around Paris, looking for information and stumbling upon people who have extremely lose tongues about it. Magic practicioners seem to be a closed mouthed group to me, even with people who are of their 'kind' hence the entire mystifying process of finding Aisling walking around and finding two people openly telling her abour things they think she should already know.

(You could guage how irritated I am with a book the faster I write a blog about it. I started opening my laptop a few pages into the first chapter, unlike the Fever series, which I had finished in its entirety before writing.)

I also don't like the heroine Aisling, she's petty, childish, she lacks brains and has the vocabulary of a thirteen year old. And she vacillates between statements that make her sound like a believer of the paranormal and a non-believer. EARLY on in the book where she's supposedly firmly on the non-believer side. She also changed her views in all of four chapters. Without me understanding how she went through the thought process of: that's impossible, that may not be impossible, oh my god my reality wasn't really whole. argh

I have to admit though that her annoyance with Jim the demon dog sidekick is actually entertaining. (I am happy that an annoyhance is fully annoyed with someone. Ha.) And his "woof" and "bow wow" had me laughing.

Once you get around to finally thinking instead of being annoyed, the murderer in this tale seems pretty predictable (I say seem since I haven't reached the part that confirms my suspicions yet). OK, it's been confirmed. The murderer was easy to spot and the way the person misguided Aisling is just so obvious. There is a slight twist in that that I didn't actually forsee, but that was because of Aisling's lack of information about the world she infiltrated. I find h

I think I'm reading the second book, just to prove how annoying Aisling is. She gets into situations which are hilarious, extremely unlucky and ten shades of idiotic. Aisling is so dumb that there was a point in the story which I REALLY didn't want to see Drake's, green wyvern, reaction to her actions. I don't even understand how of all people in the world, Drake would end up with HER as a mate. It's absolutely disgusting. I want to strangle her in his behalf sometimes... make that most of the time.

Even though it's a series, you can pretty much finish with one book. I might be happier if I finish with one book, but I have to admit, the character situations are funny, and if I ignore the girl, I can settle for Jim and Drake watching. Pity Drake appears rarely and far between. Sort of like Japh in the Devil's right hand of the Dante Valentine series. But that's a completely different thing.

In book 2 I had hopes that she seemed to be less childish and less idiotic (although ... gah... she had the most annoying ability to prove me wrong when I think she's changed and another annoying ability to be hurt when there's no issue). She kind of reminds me of a less irritating Dante in Lilith Saintcrowe's Dante Valentine series. She's also less idiotic in the second book, although where she suddenly picked up wits, I don't know.
ice_of_dreams: (manga)
It's an old book, a time-travel actually. I just finished reading it after taking a break from Jasmine Hayne's the Fortune Hunter (which is a different category all together... really yummy but less filling).

Theme wise, other than time-travel, it's a marrying a stranger type of story. Character wise, the lead lady Shaelyn was all right. She cursed too much and she's not really helpless, but a forgettable character all together.

Alec was the guy who was involved in piracy and stealing slaves to set them free. (There's a political agenda, but it's not really all that fleshed out here, just that he's freeing the slaves in the underground railway) He married his brother's fiancee to get his brother to marry his true love and he has two women waiting on him, his old love Faith and his current wife Shaelyn.

Doses of good irony could be found when Alec worries about his wife while he is with his fiancee. There are good ship scenes, and then there are sickbed scenes (It's some minor character who gets sick to be nursed back to health, but still instrumental to the total flow... and how everyone goes happy) Predictable ending though. Predictable marriages. And predictable characters.

But I love it because it's a time travel. Now I'm going to go back to Fortune Hunter because it's a hot book, it's an arranged marriage and it's kinky enough to lull me to sleep. Honest. That was an honest sentence.
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Come to me is the second book in a paranormal romance. The first book isn't really necessary to understand the second, and the second book is much better than the first.

It deals with incubi and succubi (ah, the favorite characters of fantasy romance authors anywhere). And though the story isn't much for world building in demon-sense (the hierarchies are not unique, the Night World almost one dimensional and the creatures in it, barely touched), the second book was more emotional than the first book ever was.

Probably because Theron (the incubi in the first book) was a megalomaniac who wanted to take over the world but ended up in love with the fiancee of the human whose body he was going to take over, and Samira, the succubi in the second book had more hardships.

Be warned though, Samira ends up complaining about being human half of the time (she was sentenced to humanity by Nyx). Nicolae seems too perfect, except he has scars from 3rd degree burns on 50% of his body and has a broken arm and a leg, which you don't get reminded of too many times in the story and the politics in the story is plotted out and panned out with conversations from the main characters. You see one battle scene and that's it. If you're looking for the kind of fantasy that dwells into world-building and details, this is definitely not the book to read.

It is a fair enough hand at romance though, exceedingly better than the first book, Dream of Me, that I wonder if her later books, Have Glass Slippers, Will travel would be better.

ice_of_dreams: (poison)
After finishing reading three chapters of a bad paranormal book (Dragon Heat by Allyson James) I had to read something ELSE. And since paranormal and fantasy when I was looking at a new author was hit and miss for me, I settled to go for romance. Never mind the fact that I was reading romance novels instead of a solid fantasy, urban fantasy or the like. Brain junk food. Yum. (I really must look for a new good urban fantasy that speaks to my soul)...

Witches and Dragons )
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ice_of_dreams: (poison)
I take it back. I am equally enamored in the Mercy Thompson series as I am with her Hurog and Raven and Sianim stuff.

I almost cried four times when I read this book. Maybe it helps that, unlike Princess Meredith, Mercy isn't turning out to be a six to one girl.

It's a mystery, (I can't remember if the first two books were a mystery or not, but I know the first book were warewolves and the next were vampires so maybe they were), and I like the pack dynamics, and the fact that Mercy isn't well loved by everybody. Maybe what I love about this book is that though Mercy has qualities to be irritating, she's equally determined not to be ruled and she stands up for everything. OH... and this book deals with the fae. And unlike Hamilton's take of sex and violent torture, these feel more like the original faery tales. (You know, burn your eyes out, eat little children type of fae).

I don't have enough things to say about this book. (or the series... I really want to... but arg.) I'm off to read Sunny first then off to retire and read more medicine
Spoilers )

Some rants against Mona Lisa Craving.

Arg. I hate the fact that Sunny is using the words "demon dead". I hate the fact that Sunny is saying that Mona Lisa won't have an afterlife in Hell as Demon Dead (yes, Jenelle doesn't have that choice either becuase she is Witch and she burns more fully and goes into the darkness.)

And therefore I am putting off READING her poor excuse of creativity and dumping it until tomorrow when I can laugh about it.

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