Archive for March 2011

03.31.2011

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

Mermaid is a retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson tale of The Little Mermaid. I love retellings but was a little hesitant since the real little mermaid story always made me cry. I enjoyed this book. The story is told from the perspective of a mermaid who finds the prince and the princess that discovers [...]

03.25.2011

Batman: The Widening Gyre by Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith’s Batman: The Widening Gyre, is one of the best Batman graphic novels, if not the best, that I have read.  I really enjoyed the art, which had a kind of fifties look to it.  It even featured some of the villains you never see and some of the older costumes that have changed [...]

03.24.2011

Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverio

Swift Justice has a great premise. Charlie Swift is a private investigator specializing in missing persons. She’s a one-woman office–she thought. Her silent partner leaves for Costa Rica with a younger woman, and his wife is the new proud–and loud–partner. Charlie tries several times to shake Gigi, by assigning her undercover work at a local [...]

03.21.2011

The Whole Truth by David Baldacci

David Baldacci lives up to his name with The Whole Truth, creating suspense throughout the entire novel. The world’s largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation, is having a slow year so the head of the company, Nicolas Creel, sets a plan in motion to gain more riches. He, along with his accomplices, begin to manipulate [...]

03.11.2011

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

As soon as you start reading A Discover of Witches, you understand why it was an Amazon book of the month and has been so highly reviewed. Deborah Harkness, a history professor at USC, is a talented writer. The premise of the book twists the witch/vampire genre lending both history and science to the story. [...]

03.7.2011

Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover

In Unclean Spirits Jayné Heller has recently become aware of the death of her uncle Eric.  After not knowing much about her uncle her whole life, she has now inherited from him his entire estate, including houses all over the world, money, and her uncle’s problems concerning what seem to be monsters in Denver.  At first Jayné [...]

03.3.2011

Jane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford

Jane Goes Batty is a strong sequel to Jane Bites Back. These novels by Michael Thomas Ford star a vampire Jane Austen, now Jane Fairfax. In the first book, Jane’s novel Constance is published. Now the movie is going to be made in Jane’s hometown of Brakestown. Jane is hunted by fans, deals with a [...]

03.1.2011

Living Dead in Dallas

“Living Dead in Dallas” is the second book of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series.  I found this novel to be just as good as the first one.  Most of the story takes place in Dallas, TX where a vampire is missing from a larger nest of vampires.  It is Sookie’s job to go to Dallas [...]

03.1.2011

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

This is the first Sookie Stackhouse novel (True Blood).  In this book Sookie meets Bill the Vampire and a few of his evil vampire “friends,” and throughout the book the whole town is trying to figure out who keeps murdering women who have “relations” with vampires.  I wasn’t too thrilled with this book – I [...]

03.1.2011

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer

This is a novella (off of “Eclipse” from The Twilight Saga).  This was an okay book.  It was kind of interesting how it is a separate story, then merges into the very end of “Eclipse,” and you see the Cullens through a complete outsider’s viewpoint.  I like Bree – she’s an interesting character.  If this [...]

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