Archive for August 2011

08.9.2011

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf is best explained as a good story that at times is somewhat hard to read.  Story wise Jake is a werewolf that is two hundred years old and the last of his kind.  He is constantly chased by an agency that is ridding the world of werewolves or anything else considered paranormal.  [...]

08.5.2011

Percy Jackson & And The Olympians: The Lighting Thief By: Rick Riordan

I loved the movie, well until I read the book. Then I wonder at how the movie could be said to be based off the book. As I told a family member, if you love the movie, and do not want to hate it, then do not read the book, if you do not care [...]

08.5.2011

Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red is the first in a trilogy about time-traveling teenager, Gwen Shepherd. She comes from along line of time-traveling females, but was never supposed to be the one in her generation to inherit the gene. She is tossed back and forth in time and must deal with snobbish relatives, family mysteries, and a handsome [...]

08.4.2011

The Medusa Amulet: A Novel

Robert Masello’s novel takes place everywhere from present day Chicago, to Dante’s Italy, to Marie Antoinette’s France all without losing the reader somewhere along the way. The back and forth between times, places, and voices is not easily done, but Masello does it with such skill that I barely noticed the shift as I was [...]

08.4.2011

Altar of Bones

After being pleasantly surprised by the Medusa Amulet, I decided to pick up another thriller with similar twists: Philip Carter’s Altar of Bones. I was less engaged by Altar of Bones. It had a promising start with an escape from a Soviet prison camp that leads to a mystical cave and hints at a very [...]

08.4.2011

The Beginners

It is going to be difficult, but I’m going to try to be objective, even though I REALLY did not like this book. This was certainly a case of choosing a book by the cover. I wasn’t in the mood for anything in particular and it has a pretty, yet spooky cover. Reading the inside [...]

08.2.2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I cannot believe I waited so long to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was riveting! Larsson was so adept in managing all of the story lines without dropping any of the pieces. When the book ends, you have no questions about the plot, and everything is tied up perfectly. So, that’s enough [...]

08.2.2011

Overbite by Meg Cabot

I was interest in reading Overbite since I read the first book in the series Insatiable. Two days after finishing the book, I had already forgotten the majority of the plot. So, as books go, I would definitely categorize this a light reading. So, Meena is now a member of the Palatine Guard, using her [...]

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