Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 300
Series : #2 Alpha and Omega
Format : Urban Fantasy, eBook
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge, to continue with the series

Werewolves Charles and Anna are back. They are still discovering their love and getting used to being a couple after Charles was alone for so long and Anna was abused in the past. Charles' father is the Marok and he wants the werewolves to come out to the media and general public. Charles has a feeling that is his father attends the meeting to discuss this something terrible will happen, so Charles and Anna go in his place.

Charles was right to be cautious. There are certain European werewolves who do not wish to become public, one French werewolf in particular nicknamed The Beast, who also has set his sights on Anna (a coveted Omega werewolf). Helping at the meeting is one of the Fey who complicates matters by also being an old lover of Charles. Vampires are also rife in the city and are causing their own problems. Can Charles and Anna survive the conclave without things getting more complicated... Seems unlikely.

A gripping story, I really like the two central characters and enjoyed meeting some of the European werewolves plus another Omega. I am glad to see Anna becoming more comfortable in her own skin and Charles getting used to sharing his life with her. I look forward to many more of their adventures in the future. Maybe one day they will have their own pups too.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hello I am back and am excited to be signing up for the new Once Upon a Time Challenge IV hosted by Carl V at Stainless Steel Droppings. It began on Sunday, March 21st and ends June 20th so I have missed the first week sadly. There are as usual a number of options and I am going for Quest the Second which involves reading 5 books across the genres of fantasy, fairy tale, folklore and mythology.

I am hoping to read a number of different formats of books for the challenge and my prospective pool will be taken from :

Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr (fairy tale)
Twilight the Graphic Novel (fantasy)
Heart's Blood - Juliet Marillier (fantasy/fairy tale)
The Tarot Cafe - Sang Sun Park (manga, fantasy)
The Legend of Sigurd and GudrĂșn - jRR Tolkien (mythology)
I Am Mordred - Nancy Springer (mythology)
The Shadow Dragon - James A Owen (fantasy)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan (fairy tale)
Forest Born - Shannon Hale (fairy tale/fantasy)

Highly subject to change!