Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mini Reviews 2

The rest of my overdue mini reviews as promised.

The Queen's Curse - Emma Harrison (Charmed)

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Paige has met her Prince Charming. Literally. Problem is he's from a magical community and has to marry a magical being by his birthday or all the non magical beings in his world will die. He has fallen in love with a non magical girl but is willing to put that aside to save his world. Can Paige live with their deaths, marry the Prince or find another alternative. ***

Living with the Dead - Kelley Armstrong

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Robyn is a normal woman until she is wrongly wanted for the murder of her boss. Luckily her friend Hope and her boyfriend Karl are on hand to help out. They are more than they seem, Hope is a half demon who feeds on chaos and Karl is a werewolf thief. The person responsible for the murder is a clairvoyant and part of a magical commune trying to hide from the Cabals. Dark and compelling. *****

Buffy 8 v7 - Joss Whedon

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. The penultimate graphic novel in the latest series of Buffy which carries on from where the television show finished. The identity of Twilight is revealed finally. This was pretty rubbish to be honest. The cover gives away a major plot point and I was really unimpressed. *

Cosmic - Frank Cottrell Boyce

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. A tale of Liam, an 11 year old from Liverpool who looks much older than he is. He manages to get on a spaceship as the responsible adult with a group of children which gets into trouble. Hillarious! *****

Lamb - Christopher Moore

Read for Mariel's Challenge. The gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal. What to say, it's excellent and follows Biff and Christ from infancy to the time of Christ's death. I gave it to my husband to read after I was done and I think he enjoyed it even more that I did. *****

Picture Perfect - Cameron Dokey (Charmed)

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. The Charmed Ones attend the opening of Mural House which was a landmark building inhabited by artists with a troubled history. A love affair went wrong and William disappeared with Isobella dying not long afterwards. On discovery of a hidden mural by Isobella a new evil is released and it is up to the sisters to stop the killings. ****

The Other Hand - Chris Cleave

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. The back of the book says not to tell anyone about the story suffice to say it involves a refugee and a couple she met in Africa. It was ok, nothing great though. **

Frostbitten - Kelley Armstrong

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Elena and Clay are werewolves and are sent to Alaska to track down a fleeing young rogue werewolf and investigate some potential wolf killings. Things become very complicated very quickly with wolves from Russia and something else lurking in the woods. *****

The Eternal Kiss - Various

Read for Short Story Challenge. A selection of short stories all about vampires. My favourite was The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black. It;s about a girl who has been infected with the vampire virus. She is trying not to drink human blood for the required number of days to stop from becoming a vampire. A guy comes to her for help as his sister and her boyfriend have disappeared. ****

Derik's Bane - MaryJanice Davidson

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Novel about the werewolves from the Queen Betsy books. Derik is becoming an alpha and fighting with his pack leader. He is sent on a mission to save the world by meeting up with the reincarnation of Morgan Le Fey. Problem is they have instant chemistry so he may not be able to complete his mission. ****

Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things - Ted Naifeh

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Recommended by Darla D, this is a gothic graphic novel where Courtney Crumrin moves in with her parents to her spooky grandfathers house. Very similar to the Nightmare and Fairy Tales series. ****


soleil said...

I am behind in my Buffy reading. That's a shame that the Twilight reveal is lackluster. But reading that actually makes me want to catch up on the series.