Thursday, September 30, 2010


I've come to a conclusion. ..

The conclusion is this: I pretty much despise reading Neil Gaiman books. (Unless it's his Sandman comic books) I've read Neverwhere, Stardust, Coraline, Good Omens (which I'm not sure if I should count because it was written with Terry Pratchet), and I quit reading American Gods.  All of these books, minus Coraline were so boring.  Gaimans' characters are all cardboard cut outs of each other.  I just finished reading Stardust and I can't even remember any of the characters names.  My left finger has more personality than these poor excuses for characters!  OH and I hate how all his characters just take everything in stride.

 " What? My wife just died and you want me to work for you Mr. Wednesday?  Okay!"
" Gee for some reason I know all the paths through Faerie even though I've never been here before"
How about this one?
"Yeah this old lady is trying to take my heart out while I'm still alive so that she can become young again. I think I'll give her a kiss on the cheek."
Come on Gaiman!  Give your characters some emotions! People don't react like this!

So, let's talk about Stardust:

Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria- even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky.  But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name.  Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie- where nothing, not even a fallen star , is what he imagined.

Stardust was a short enough book. (Thankfully!)  But like I said, all Gaimens' characters are just sort of there, having stuff happen to them.  I liked some of the story lines of the book, and think they could have been better than what they were.  Actually, now that I think about it, Stardust could totally have been a short story fairy tale like..... Hansel and Gretle!

Bleh!  Sorry Gaimen but I think you should stick to the comic books!

Here's something I never thought I would say.  I liked Stardust the movie a million times more than I liked the book.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we share what books we are most looking forward to.

Where She Went
By: Gayle Forman
Publication Date: April 19, 2011

From Goodreads:

It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it . . . and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever. 

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future—and each other. 

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, powerful prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Ooh pretty cover!  I usually think that covers with actual real people are kind of cheesy but I totally love this one and the one from If I Stay.  I can't wait for this one to come out and am very interested to hear the story from Adams point of view.

What are you waiting for??

Monday, September 27, 2010

Updates & Coraline

Oh it's Monday again... Hurrah!  Unfortunately I was busy so I was unable to watch much football  :(  I did however keep track of scores on my phone.  Ok so Steelers go to 3-0 after defeating Tampa Bay woot!

"Here's lookin' at you kid"
I do have some bad news to report.  Vikings beat the Lions ( damn!)  I suppose I would be more disappointed except that the Lions are, by all accounts the worst team in the league.  I mean, I'm pretty sure they haven't won a game since last November.  So good job Vikings!  You finally won a game!  But don't that win go to your head because you still suck  :D

The Packers play tonight on Monday Night Football so I'm excited for that eeeeee!

Moving on.....I gave up on American Gods.   That's right GAVE UP!   Maybe I'll go back to it if I ever study up on Norse Gods and Odin.  This of course means that I will never study up and I will never go back to the book.
So, I read Coraline.  And yes, I actually did finish it. haha.
Has anyone seen the movie?  It's actually quite close to the book except the movie added the character Wybie --> Bleh!

Coraline is an adventurer! Well, she sort of has to be.  Even though her parents both work from home, they don't have a lot of time for  her.  So Coraline is usually left up to her own devices.  Counting doors, windows and visiting the odd neighbors.  Then, Coraline finds a small door that use to open up to a brick wall but now leads down a dark tunnel.  As she makes her way through, she discovers she's back in her own house...only not.  Coraline's mother, or should we say, other mother (she's got strange button eyes, is taller, thinner, and her fingers are too long) is there telling her she's been waiting for Coraline and that she never wants to let Coraline go.  And so begins an adventure for Coraline thats going to take all her wits and courage if she wants to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

I must say that this book is kinda freaky.  I mean the other mother, in the other house and everybody on the other side, have button eyes.  BUTTON EYES.  Do you know how scary that would be to see someone with button eyes?  How do you get buttons to stay where they are?  That's right, they are sewn on.  Which means the other mother has sewn on button eyes.  Uh...gross?

Coraline is suppose to be a children's book, but it kept my interest throughout the story.  It's an adventure/horror story I guess.  Gaimen does a great job of describing things just enough for you to get a good picture in your head of what he's describing without being too overbearing.  After you read this story you might think that button eyes are a bad thing...but my cat Onyx doesn't seem to mind them!
See how happy he is?

Coraline was an enjoyable enough book.  I mean, I liked it...or maybe it's because it was so short?  Anyways if you've got time to spare you should definitely check it out...or if you're lazy, watch the movie!

If you want a picture of yourself with your very own button eyes check out the movie's website HERE.  Lots of fun!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

American Snooze

I've been trying to read Neil Gaimen's American Gods book.  I started it last week Thursday, and today I'm only on page 173. (588 pages in total)  I suppose this book would be a lot more interesting if I knew the history and stories of all the different gods that they have in this book but....I don't.  So far this book is just one bumbling mess of confusion and me not caring about the extremely boring main character, Shadow.  It's also really bugging me that Shadow just takes everything in stride.  He doesn't question anything, doesn't get freaked out about anything, I suppose he is just like his name....a shadow, like he doesn't matter at all.

 I'm debating if I should finish this book.  There are so many good reviews about it that I almost feel like I'd be wrong to not finish it.  Except that every time I open this book and I get real sleepy and end up like this: passed out with a granola bar in my lap hahah!

Maybe I'll skip to the other Gaiman books I have ( Coraline and Stardust)  then come back to this one.  At the pace I'm going reading it I might not finish it till next month!

Anyone else read this book?  Is it worth it to keep going??

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to share what books we are most looking forward to.

Ghost Story
By: Jim Butcher
Publication Date: April 5, 2011   :(  Ugh so long to wait!

 From Goodreads:

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. 

To save his friends—and his own soul—Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...

This is the 13th book in the series.

Yes Yes YES!!!!  Oh man, Jim Butcher never fails to bring on a good story.  NEVER.  Don't you just love the cover?  I know I do.  You probably can't see it, but if you click the picture you'll notice that the tombstone has Harry Dresden's name on it. Creepy? Hell yes!
Harry Dresden is definitely one of my most favorite book characters.  He's witty, sarcastic, smart, loyal, and well, as far as I'm concerned, Hot as Hell!

Just a few things I'd like to mention...My first to the artist of the cover art.  What's with the hat?  Seriously, Dresden does not wear a hat!  Stop it with the hat thing on every cover!!
Also, this newest cover is a slight improvement, but can't Dresden do something else besides carrying his stick and wearing that dumb hat?
My second gripe goes out to ROC Fantasy publishing.

Who's stupid ass idea was it to make the newest paperbacks half and inch taller?  WTF  Do you know how stupid this looks next to all my normal sized books?  Not to mention they feel flimsy as hell.

My cat does not approve...

Alas, I shall be a fangirl till the end  <3

What are you waiting for??  :D

Monday, September 20, 2010


It's been a good weekend!  Husband and I found a couch for the basement, my football teams won, movies were watched, and free books were read.  Myes myes, quite good indeed!

Let's start with Football!!
Packers played the Buffalo Bills and kicked major butt!!
Clay Matthews is my new hero.  Graaawwwrrrrr!!!!!

Pittsburgh played the Tennessee Titans.  
Run Ward RUNNNN!!!

and what tops off a great day of football?  Knowing that Farve and the Vikings are now 0-2 and the all "amazing" Farve threw three interceptions. BAHAHHA!!!  Sorry...I hold grudges.
I mean, take a look at this picture.  The ball doesn't even want to be thrown by him.  It's even got a distress call on it!

Oohh a little grainy. sorry about that....but you get the picture

Put the poor old man out of his misery and and do what his pant leg says and retire him already!

Moving on...Let's talk about the free book I read. It's called The Mating by Nicky Charles.  
From Goodreads:

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn. 

EXCERPT: She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn't matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings, or so she had been told. That fact was cold comfort right now as her heart broke within her. 

                                                         A novel of romantic suspense. Adult content.

You can download this book and its sequel free on Smashwords.  So how was it?  It was pretty good for a free book.  But the heroine was dumb as a box of rocks.  I really wanted to stomp on her foot and then punch her in the stomach and maybe pull some of her hair out (you know, just to make sure she got the picture that she was an idiot.  I think hair pulling really helps).  Her stupidness aside and yeah, also her mate's stupidness aside, I enjoyed watching the two's relationship develop and them growing to trust each other and all that stuff.  However I can't say that this is really a novel of "suspense."  Romance yes, but the "bad guy" is practically thrown in your face.  It's so obvious who it is that's causing all the trouble which is why it's soooo annoying to read about Elises' slow mind plodding along, struggling to understand what is going on.  

That's all I got for now!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Spider's Bride

I'm not sure how to start this review.  The Spider's Bride by Debbie Gallagher is one crazy, confusing ride. Here's the premise from the back of the book:


Not realizing she is being courted by a faery suitor, The Bride enters the cold and sparkling world of the Prince of Spiders.  She takes his gift of a severed finger, unaware that such gifts carry consequences - and finds herself trapped.
   Until now, the Prince has delayed his preordained death by offering the blood of artists and poets to the ancient spirits of the land.  But with the coming of The Bride, he as a more daring plan in his heart...


When I started reading this book I was so confused.  You literally get thrown into this crazy world without so much as a warning.  This is not your ordinary faery story.  The faeries are not nice, they are scary and a tad insane. And don't let the word faerie fool you into thinking they are these beautiful creatures with wings and pointy ears and beautiful hair because they're not! Ok well, some of them are, but the majority aren't!!   The Prince of Spiders? Yeah he's an actual spider, who talks...which is creepy as hell if you think about it. There's also talking grasshoppers, living dolls, moths, human servants who run and bark like dogs and lots of other disturbing characters.  If you haven't read any stores about faeries and their rules you should brush up on them because they are in this story in a big way and the book gives little to no background information about them.

The book is told from several points of view and one of the most confusing narratives comes from the character named Richard Dadd. Here is some information I wish I would have had before reading this book.  It kind of helped clear things up for me to get a grip on the story better.  The character Richard is actually based on real life artist Richard Dadd who lived from 1817-1886.  In real life Richard excelled at "fairy paintings."

The painting on the right is called Puck and was one of his three major fairy paintings done in 1841. (click on the picture to see it bigger)

In 1842 Dadd painted "Come Unto These Yellow Sands"
This site explains the painting in more detail.  "Come Unto These Yellow Sands" is mentioned a lot in the book a long with another painting called Crazy Jane.

Anyways, what Dadd best known for is going crazy and killing his father and then getting sent to the loony bin where he continued painting.
So in the book we get a look at crazy Richard's point of view.  This Richard though, has pretty much been crazy his whole life and we get a glimpse into his chaotic point of view.  Although the book is pretty chaotic in itself.  *shrugs*

Here is one thing that really bothered me for some reason.  I could not figure out the size of characters.  Were they the size of insects?  Human size? Rodent size?  Doll size?  ( the word size looks really weird to me now haha)

Did I like this book?  At first, no. At first all I thought was WTF IS GOING ON?!?!?!?  Then I got into the story a little more and read up on Dadd and understood it a teensy bit more and liked all the odd characters especially the Hunter. Then suddenly I had finished the book.  Now I'm rereading it.  It's most definitely a reread "to catch what you missed and understand it better" type of book so.... I think I liked it? lol

This book is most certainly not for everyone, but it couldn't hurt to try it out!

oh and if you're scared of spiders.....don't look any further down!!  Don't say I didn't warn you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stupid Witch

After reading Crank I was ready to get back on my quest of going alphabetically through my bookshelf.  My next author was Yasmine Galenorn and I was pretty excited to start reading Witchling.  I mean, the cover was pretty awesome, how bad could it be?  Uhhh...HORRIBLE?  This book was awful! So awful, I only made it to page 33.  Now some of you might be thinking, "oh you should have given it a chance and at least read to page 50 or 100."  No. Hell. No.  How about an example of how much of a train wreck this book is?

The narrator Camille, who is half witch half human is talking about how unreliable her magic/spells are;

   "Like last month when I tried to turn invisible to avoid being seen by an annoying customer. Things went haywire, and I ended up nekkid.  Not just naked, but leave-nothing-to-the-imagination nekkid."

Why is a grown woman spelling naked that way?  It's cute maybe... once in passing conversation, but not twice within two sentences!  It's especially not cute when you spell naked the correct way and then the stupid way all in the same sentence. WTF.

Oh maybe I should tell you what this book was about hey? 

From Goodreads:
We're the D'Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we're savvy - and sexy - operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille - a wicked-good witch. Except my magic is as unpredictable as the weather, which my enemies are about to find out the hard way... 

At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, our fellow operative Jocko's been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, bad-ass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He's made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground. Our assignment: keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they're in like Flynn. After all, with only my 'bumbling' sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we've got a secret for them: faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D'Artigo girls

See what I did there?  See how I was all like, "ughh this book is horrible!" and then was like, "So what's this book all about?"  That's exactly what the author did in this book!  Except she did it way less smoothly then I did.  I'm an expert at clunky paragraph changes   :D

:::Sigh::: The writing in the book was boring and horrible and blaaahhhhhh.  I regret buying the second book in the series which is why it has a big red X on its cover of my awesomely photoshopped picture of the two covers.

My recommendation?  Don't read these books.  Read Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series, then STOP at the ninth book Obsidian Butterfly, cause they suck after that, trust me.

Hmm this is a really negative post.  I think I need to go to bed.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to share what books we are most looking forward to.

Pale Demon
By: Kim Harrison
Publication Date:  February 22 2011

From Goodreads:

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after. 

Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for her own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail. 

A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.

I LOVE this series.  I discovered Kim Harrison's books while I was commuting to college.  Instead of doing homework, I read about Rachel Morgan.  I hate hate hate that they went to hardcover but I am such an extreme fangirl of this series that I buy them anyways.  It is the only series I buy in hardcover. Even my beloved Dresden files must wait a whole friggin' year for the paperbacks to come out before I purchase them ( and don't even get me started on the new covers, or the fact that the new books coming out in paperback are half and inch taller then the previous paperbacks  GRR!!!!!!!!)   

A lot of people gripe about how Rachel hasn't grown in any of the books and that she still makes all the same mistakes but I don't care.  As long as I get my yearly dose of Jenks and Algaliarept I'm happy  :)

This is the tenth book in the series and these are definitely not stand alones.  I highly recommend starting at the beginning, plus, then you have something to keep you busy until February!  

The book order is as follows:  Dead Witch Walking, The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, Every Which Way but Dead, A Fistful of Charms, For a Few Demons More, The Outlaw Demon Wails, White Witch, Black Curse, and Black Magic Sanction.  Phew!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Yesterday I sat down and read Crank by Ellen Hopkins.  I thought the way the book was written into shapes and oddly structured paragraphs (poems)  would bother me but it only made the book that much better.  Like the got the words across more clearly.  There weren’t many words but the ones that were there had so much impact, so much weight and meaning.

I loved Crank.  I loved it more than I thought I would.  I hated it at the same time. Hated it because I saw my loved ones in Kristina’s story.  I saw people in my life that I cared about taken away from me by the exact same monster.  Felt the pain of knowing something was wrong, but not being able to help because the loved ones didn’t want to be helped. 

I'm still trying to sort through my feelings a day after reading this book.  And for now, I can't quite put all my feelings into coherent sentences so I'll just leave it at that.  I do want to read Glass, the next book in the series, but not right away, I need some time to recover.  

If you want to know more about Ellen Hopkins, Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties just did an interview with her and it's a really quite good.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The one where I don't post for 2 days

Whoops!  I have an excuse!  Last post I talked about my book slump.  Well I think I solved it!  I went meandering around a book store (which was completely unnecessary because I have SO many books to read already. It's like looking in your fridge for something to eat after you've just gone shopping and not wanting to eat ANYTHING so you go out to eat. how lame)  and saw Crank by Ellen Hopkins.  I've seen these books around at the bookstore before but the weird size of the book kind of turned me off to them.  Stupid I know.  Recently I've been seeing a lot of posts about Ellen Hopkins books being on the ban list and also because September, 14th is the release of the final book in the Crank trilogy so I thought "eh why not."

Now, I haven't started reading it yet but I did take a look at the text inside.  I really hope that the format doesn't distract me enough to bother/discourage me from reading it.

My second excuse is that the Football season has officially started! YAY!!

I am a huge Steelers fan

But I think Troy's hair could be just a tad bit shorter  :D

However even though the Steelers are my team, the are not my "original"team.  I'm just having an affair with them but I think it will last.

The team that is deep in my heart is the Green Bay Packers.  But don't talk to me about Farve, I mostly just want to punch him in the face.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Book Slump

Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost

   Read to about page 50ish on this book and had to put it down.  For me, it was blah blah blah boring, I tossed it across the room.  :-/  I had a hard time liking Tammy Jo.  She just wasn't that interesting.  I'll take her cat though!
And what's with it being called a southern witch novel?  Sounds familar... like...the southern vampire novels?  hmm.

I think I might be in a book slump.  My next book to read is Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn (finally in the G's!  woo!) and I am really dreading reading it.  Crap.

I don't know what else to say so here is a picture of a turtle that was in our yard.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, to share what books we are most looking forward to.  This is my first participating in this!

by: Patricia Briggs
Publication Date: January 25, 2011

From Goodreads:

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She’s never known any others of her kind. Until now. 

An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River—one that her father’s people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help

Gorgeous cover!  January can't come soon enough!

Unshapely Things

 Description from Goodreads:
Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco

In the alleys of the decrepit Boston neighborhood known as the Weird, fairy prostitutes are turning up dead. The crime scenes show signs of residual magic, but the Guild, which polices the fey, has more "important" crimes to investigate and dumps the case on human law enforcement. 

Boston police call in Connor Grey, a druid and former hotshot Guild investigator—whose magical abilities were crippled after a run-in with a radical environmentalist elf. As Connor battles red tape and his own shortcomings, he realizes that the murders are not random, but part of an ancient magical ritual. And if Connor can't figure out the killer's M.O., the culmination of the spell might just bring about a worldwide cataclysm.


Hmm how do I put this book down nicely?  This book is slow.  So slow in fact, that nothing of interest happens until a good 100 pages into the book.  Connor goes about his daily life still struggling to come to terms with his loss of magic abilities.  He collects tidbits of information here and there and when the book starts to get interesting Connor goes right back to describing how he takes his coffee at any  I felt no sense of urgency in this book and had to wait until page 253 ( the book is 305 pages) for things to get somewhat engrossing.  In the final fight scene, I didn't really care what happened I just wanted the book to end.   
In my opinion this book should have been made into a short story.  All of the endless details about the city, alleys, buildings, and the politics about the fey queen were all pretty much useless in this story.  I get that Del Franco was world building and all but Connor's voice was just plain boring.  He had no spark, no personality, and he was exceptionally dull.  Now if this was a short story, and pretty much the first 8 chapters taken out of the book THEN it would be much more riveting.  Maybe even take out the first 10 chapters!

Oh and I cannot tell you how much it bugs me that the title and author's name on the book cover is in all lower case letters.  Incredibly irritating!!   I've taken the liberty of fixing it to make myself feel better.
Also I would just like to point out how clever they are with their word play on the cover "Down in the Weird, crime isn't black-and-white.  That's where Grey comes in..."  Get it?  Cause his name is Connor Grey?  HA HA! That is good!

 Needless to say I will not be reading the rest of this series.  I'll stick to my beloved Dresden Files thank you very much!   (I love you Jim Butcher)

Next up to read is Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost.  This is the last author for the F's and then its on to the G's!! woohoo!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Very Superstitious

Today I feel the need to talk about wine.  Now, generally I am not a huge fan of wine.  I hate the dry ones that seem like they take forever to go down your throat, I hate the ones that smell/taste like feet ( you know what I'm talking about!), and I most especially hate the ones that are pumpkin flavor yuck!  But enough about what I don't like, there is plenty that I do like about wine.  For example, the fact that I can have a nice buzz after 2 glasses, the awesome labels some have ( I'd seriously buy a wine bottle just for the sweetness of the label, much like books ::sigh:: ), and the sparkly wines are all pretty delightful in my opinion.

My parents recently took a trip to New York, and they love going to the wineries, especially my mom.  She always comes back with at least one box full of new wines to try out.  She even brought back a bottle of wine for me.  What made her decide to get this particular bottle?  The awesome label of course!  It had a black cat on it haha.  I wasn't sure if I would like it since it was red wine and in my experience I've always found that the red wines are always too dry for my liking. But then I took a sip of this wine and thought I'd died and gone to heaven.  It was just the right amount of sweet grape-y goodness.  'Twas magical! Bet you're wondering what wine it was aren't you?

Holy Huge Picture! HAHA sorry!

 Wonder no more!  Fozzie is proud to introduce you to Superstition from Knapp Winery!  Told you that was a sweet label!  Knapp has a whole line of these Kat wines and a lot of other award winning wines to choose from on their website and are all pretty reasonable prices.  The only downside is the states they ship to are very limited. Still, you should definitely take a look.

Enough talk!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


When I first heard about Soulless by Gail Carriger I wasn't sure if I would like it or not.  I've never read any steampunk type books, although I didn't really think it was steampunk at all.  ANYWAYS I read Soulless, loved it and rushed out to buy Changeless. I liked it as well right up until that damn cliffhanger ending.
  Lucky for me I read these books in July and didn't have to wait all that long for Blameless to come out.  I am currently on about page 300 with only 50ish more pages to go and I'm SO bored.  I find myself skipping over most of the boring descriptions and pretty much anything having to do with Alexia.
I'm bored with the writing.  I know that they have all been written in the same tone but for some reason it's really grating on my nerves this time around.  Maybe it's because so far Conell and Alexia have had zero interaction, or the that the story is told from two different viewpoints?  

I'll let you know if the book redeems itself in the last 50 pages

/Edit/  UGh! It did get better in the last 50 pages and Alexia and Conell FINALLY meet up.  But really, it seems to me the author is trying to be too clever in her descriptions and for me, at least, the fight scenes are boring and have no feeling of danger.  I might read the next book in the series, but I definitely will not be buying it.     

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Slight Outburst

My best friend has insisted that I write a new post to keep her occupied whilst she "cleans."  She's so demanding and I hate to disappoint  <3  Yesterday I went to Half Price Books.  God I love that store.  This is me declaring my undying love for the store with a plane sent to tell the whole world by writing it in the sky.

I ended up leaving with 3 books, which, I think is a pretty reasonable number.  I got Lament by Maggie Stiefvater, (WOW I just noticed that she also wrote Linger. And here all this time I thought she was a new author. I really need to pay better attention to things!) Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan, and Vampire academy by Richelle Mead.  Since I'm only on F authors it's going to take me a while to get to the new books  :::sigh:::

  Speaking of F authors, this will be the last post I do about the Jeanine Frost books.  That is until the new Bones and Cat novel comes out next year  ;)   I finished up Eternal Kiss of Darkness and duh, I loved it.  Kira is by far my favorite heroine of all the books.  In reading this book, I realized how much I really hate Cat.  Every time she talks, it seems like she's talking down to everyone else. Bitch you just turned into a vampire! Get off your high horse! Don't call Kira a "newbie" when you're one yourself.  You and Bones really need to stop acting like you two are the only couple who can break a couple of rules and think no one can say anything about it.  In fact, was it REALLY necessary for you to even be in this book at all? NO.  Take your uncles stupid plane and shove it up your ass you uppity bitch.

Uhh, anyways I still love you Jeaniene Frost, but could you please make Cat less belligerent?

  I hope this post was to your liking BFF  :D

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brain Fog

   Last night I stayed up till 3am finishing First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost. I enjoyed the story all though Denise was kind of boring and whiny.


Here's what I didn't like about the book.  The ending felt so rushed I felt cheated.  There are questions I feel still needed to be answered.
For example, Denise killed the demon before she had a chance to get the brands taken off, meaning that  Raum's "essence" was still inside of her.  She states that she knows she will still have shape shifting abilities as well. Does this mean that her blood is still a potent drug for vampires?  And if so, I kind of wish it would have been addressed that she was still in danger of being discovered to have that sort of blood.

*** End Spoiler***

Even with my qualms about the ending and Denise's boring character, I still really enjoyed the book and am now most definetly a fan girl of Jeaniene Frost.

 Today I'm starting Eternal Kiss of Darkness.  But before I do let's talk about this incredibly cheesy cover.

Yes, I know it's a tad small of a picture, but if you happen to have the book, you should take a peek at it. Please take note of my lovely circle and arrow in the above picture because that is what I would like to talk about.   Whose idea was it to add that incredibly fake, clearly done in Microsoft Paint, blood?  WHY  WHY WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?  That fake blood is incredilby unnecessary and completly ruins the cover for me. Bad form!    They should have hired me for this cover.  Take a look at my awesome cover making skills!  

Lovely eyes darling! <3

Ahem....sorry for that outburst!  Despite my hatred for the cover I am dyyyinnnnggg to read this book.

Now, as much as I enjoy the Night Huntress Novels and the spin offs, I have to say that I am looking forward to being done with them.  Why you ask?  Because last night after I finished the book and went to bed, I couldn't stop thinking about what the next book would be about.  My mind made up senarios for the characters, and even made new characters.  Thoughts of what the characters dialouge would be went careening through my head all night, swirling about making sure that I would get little peace until I finished the last book.

So thank you Jeaniene Frost for making me so engrossed in your novels that I couldn't sleep. I love you.  Oh and please don't put anymore fake blood on your book covers.