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review 2014-01-06 13:59
Out for Blood (Transylvanica High #2) by R. Barri Flowers
Out For Blood - R. Barri Flowers
Book two of the Transylvanica High series was much better than the first.  While there was still not a lot of character development, you could see that they were trying much harder.  Kula and Eriq especially saw at least a little bit of personal growth.  Her friends and guardians from the Dracula clan weren't too far behind.  In this book we see a new threat - a vampire on instead of a hunter.  Along the way Kula and her friends learn a few very large secrets, but it doesn't phase them - at all - it should have a little.
 
Again the storyline potential held the story together.  It continues to be a very interesting concept and world that Flowers has written.  With the introduction of a few more key players (and the elimination of others - shhhh), I see some real potential in the future of the series.  I know that my daughter would really enjoy it.

 

Source: hotofftheshelves.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-review-and-giveaway.html
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review 2014-01-06 13:54
Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter (Transylvanica High #1) by R. Barri Flowers
Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter (Transylvanica High Series #1) - R. Barri Flowers

This was a difficult one to review.  The story itself had a great foundation and a fairly unique perspective.  Vampires and humans are trying to live in peace - and one of the efforts to help this along is a school where vampires and human teenagers can all attend together.  Now, many of the vampires attending are actually far older than their peers, yet they still behave the age they appear.  When Kula shows up to start schoo, she has no idea of her past and lineage.  She is one of the few half human/half vampires in the world - which puts her in an awkward position of choosing sides.  She is also the offspring of the strongest vampire leader, Count Dracula.  There is a lot of background here to explore and have fun with - and the story attempts to do that.

 

The downside is that the characters really don't go anywhere.  They don't grow or learn from their lessons - just continue to be the same people.  It's always bothered me when leading characters just don't develop or mature.  There was so much potential for growth that just didn't go anywhere - See more at: http://hotofftheshelves.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-review-and-giveaway.html#sthash.gbpAmsuk.dpuf

Source: hotofftheshelves.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-review-and-giveaway.html
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review 2013-10-31 05:39
Review: The Prostitution of Women and Girls by R. Barri Flowers
The Prostitution of Women and Girls - R. Barri Flowers

This book is a tedious read. I had to read it in chunks with large breaks between each. I am not all that impressed. In fact, I think the author was more impressed than I, the reader, as he tries time and time again to give a shock effect with the data. Mind you, the data is shocking, but the style of writing and the tone of Flowers is flat that I was just blasé sometimes. Or perhaps it is because of the far superior book I had read previous to this one: Sex for Sale (a collection of well researched academic essays), which is more comprehensive and up to date, although not as well focused on the prostitution of minors.

 

The book is divided into five main parts, each with it's own subsections.

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review 2011-10-11 00:00
Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay - R. Barri Flow... Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay - R. Barri Flowers I ended up reading this book from a YA perspective and found it to be very enjoyable. If I were in the age range of 12-16, I would have found it creepy. As a parent, I liked it because it was clean from language and sex scenes, which have been overrunning YA books I have come across lately. Def. a book I would recommend to someone in that age range.
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review 2010-02-22 00:00
Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution: America's Lost, Abandoned, and Sexually Exploited Children
Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution: America's Lost, Abandoned, and Sexually Exploited Children - R. Barri Flowers i didn't need this book to be written like a narrative or voyeuristic fiction, but i would have appreciated something more than what was given. this is a book that is just filled with statistics, and i would have preferred the entire thing just be given in bullet points, since there was no analysis of anything. it's hard for me to rate this because it has some important information in it, but it's presented in such an unapproachable way, and, quite frankly, much of it is written in an offensive way.
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