Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Book Mine Set: The Great Wednesday Compare #4- The Wizard of Oz VERSUS Frankenstein

Who's your favourite?

The Book Mine Set: The Great Wednesday Compare #4- The Wizard of Oz VERSUS Frankenstein

From Dead To Worse

What just happened?! That was maybe the best ending of the whole series. More than any of the other books, it makes me want to get the next one right now! This is a book of surprises and change. When something happened and I thought it ought to be the end of the book, there was so much more. story to tell. This book was filled with excitement and mystery; you really didn’t know what was going to happen next. I can’t really say much without giving the story away. If you’re a fan of Sookie Stackhouse, From Dead To Worse does not disappoint.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Undead And Uneasy

Undead and Uneasy is the fifth installment of MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series, starring Betsy Taylor. Betsy has been abandoned; she wanted to be left alone and now everyone is missing. This is definitely one of the better installments. Betsy is finally accepting the role as the Vampire Queen. She is becoming independent instead of relying on her companions to solve everything for her.

The Wyndam werewolves, another of Davidson’s creations, also make an entrance. Antonia was already on the scene, but the rest of the gang shows up knocking on Betsy’s door. I’m glad I took the time to read Derik’s Bane. It was a good introduction to the pack before this story.

There was a good fight, some good love, bad enemies and bad boys. Betsy Taylor isn’t Sookie Stackhouse or Bella Swan, but she’s someone I’ll keep reading about.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dead As A Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead

In Dead as a Doornail there’s the packmaster contest, a sniper and Tara’s new beau. It’s all twisted. Sookie gets sucked into these situations by being a caring person.

Definitely Dead has
Sookie dating a new man, trying to

figure out who is attacking her and cleaning out her dead cousin’s apartment. I actually wish there was a story that looked at Sookie and Hadley’s relationship, maybe with some sort of resolution. It’s still another great and frightening adventure for Sookie.

The vampire summit is the centre of All Together Dead. There are some hot scenes, bonding and Barry. Barry the Bellboy telepath from Living Dead In Dallas returns and it’s an interesting reunion. I hope he make appearances in future books.

Each book finds Sookie in peril. Most of it stems from her falling for Bill Compton. Though they aren’t a couple, his presence still ripples through her life. The sniper, however, is not Bill’s fault. With each book, Sookie learns not only more about the magical world around her, but more about herself. There are aspects of who she is that Sookie is proud of, parts she doesn’t understand and things she doesn’t like. I like that each book isn’t a flat story with a flat lead character. The supernatural world has depth and so does Sookie Stackhouse.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dead to the World

I am definitely on Team Eric after Dead to the World. Charlaine Harris delivers again. With each book, I’m loving Sookie Stackhouse more and more. She’s inventive, tough and self-educated. She’s not a damsel in distress. She can think her way out of dangerous situations. Her bravery, however, can land her in a lot of trouble. At least Sookie is able to handle everything thrown at her. Harris has created a great lead character, of whom we can be proud.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Fuchsia Is Now

I gave my husband The Fuchsia Is Now by J. Otto Seibold to read to our daughter today. I warned him that it was ridiculous. When he was done, he called it annoying. It was a shower gift and I was happy because I love books and the illustrations seemed really colourful. After the first time I read it, I nearly returned it and got something else. I do like the pictures, even though Fuchsia’s hat looks like a nipple.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Club Dead

I think that I am now officially on Team Eric. How can Bill think Sookie would stay with him after what he did? I was hoping that Eric and Pam were wrong about what Bill was doing in Mississippi. I suppose there wasn’t really a need for them to lie to her. The truth pushed her more towards Eric anyway.

With each novel, I get more and more involved. I want to know what happens to Sookie. How will her life become more tangled with supernatural beings? Will she ever be able to have a normal relationship? Could she date a regular human guy even if she found one she liked? Harris does a great job keeping Sookie and all the characters fresh and interesting. There seems to be more to discover with every story.

PS: I knew who killed Falcon the whole time.