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review 2017-09-30 16:58
Reuben is going to be a father
The Wolves of Midwinter - Anne Rice

That's kind of it. 

 

The first half of the book is about Reuben being a lover and then finding out that he is also going to be a father when he got his ex-gf pregnant. 

 

Gee... 

 

This sounds like soap tv. 

 

The overuse of "I love you" in the first half kind of make it not so good as a story as there isn't much reason why.

 

Oh. Reuben is being haunted. And the fairies come out of the woodwork and offer help.

 

Weird. 

 

Not much action for the Wolf Man except for having sex. Disappointing. 

 

Reading this for Werewolf square for Halloween bingo. 

 

Reuben current girlfriend went and turned herself into a werewolf so that they could be together forever.

 

In the middle of the books. Party is thrown.

 

Also, these werewolf like to hunt and eat bad people. That's not exactly bad except that with all the money Reuben has, shouldn't he do more than having a bit killer fun with the bad guys? 

 

As it turned out his brother Jim has a dark history, that going to give a twist to the story.

 

Plus some ritual that was interrupted by someone dear to Reuben. A minor details.

 

Conclusion:

 

Reuben is loved and he thrown party and have sex with who he loves and get ex-gf pregnant. 

 

And Reuben has a new pack that he go out and hunt, kill and eat with. 

 

Like a guys night out with teeth and claws. 

 

Not much of a story. Therefore, not good enough for anyone to care what happen to Reuben. There is no tension, no fight, not struggle. Reuben is taking a ride of a good life, or even better life as a werewolf.

 

 

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review 2017-06-25 19:44
The Wolf Gift - Anne Rice

I was really excited about this because I love Anne Rice (having read her books all throughout middle school and high school) and I also love werewolves. It took me awhile to get through because some parts really dragged with not a lot happening or it was just more of the same. But it's an interesting enough take on werewolves and I will check out the sequel(s) eventually. 

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review 2017-04-19 05:00
No. Just No.
The Wolf Gift - Anne Rice

Nope. Just nope. What the heck was I thinking. Oh my did life mock me. As I progressed further into the book at first, I thought hey! This is not bad. Reuben of course, could be worked on...maybe with a couple of bats to the face, groin...maybe hear a bone crack or two for his incessant stupidity but hey! We don’t really have to like our main characters do we? I mean come on! It’s werewolves! They’re the rivals to vampires! They’re almost the second best thing when it comes to reading about supernatural beings!

 

Life continues to mock me as I turn the pages. My darling girl, you never learn do you? But please keep reading because your blind faith and love for one of your favorite authors is keeping you going. Perhaps you think there’s going to be a sudden twist and everything is alright with the world right?

 

Haha. Nope.

 

Despite the fact that I didn’t mind Reuben became this werewolf vigilante and there were others who were just as interesting. The plot itself wasn’t so bad. The pages kept turning. Progress was made. Descriptions of scenery and the setting was excellent enough that a clear picture could be done and makes the reading experience better. So what bothers me the most about this?

 

Werewolves and humans interbreeding….with the werewolf still in wolf form.

 

No. JUST. NO. WHY.

 

As I continued reading and when these parts start popping up in the book I started to cringe. I started to develop this horrible taste in my mouth and suddenly the descriptions cannot be unseen in the mind and I had to put the book down and immerse my brain into something Disney related so I can erase those awful pictures in my head. Not my kind of thing. I should have stopped then and there but my loyalty to Miss Rice got the best of me and I continued.

 

And it ends with a possible sequel.

 

I’m sorry I just can’t. I tried. I’m going to stick with the vampires. Reuben isn’t likable, the incessant poetry of having this “wolf gift” just doesn’t quite cut it and isn’t quite the same as what I thought it would be in past novels. I’m skipping the next book and getting the next Lestat book instead. The scenes between human and werewolf just ruined it for me.


I don’t recommend this one. It’s not my thing. I really tried. At least I can say I read it. Albeit, a painful read.

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review 2016-12-06 00:00
Interview With The Vampire
Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice 4.5 stars

I've been wanting to read this forever it seems, and it did not disappoint. I love really getting inside Louis's head. I also like how the act of being a vampire isn't romanticized. If anything the emotional crisis for vampires is way higher than humans. I'm definitely planning to continue the series.
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review 2016-12-02 00:00
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Anne Rice,A.N. Roquelaure It's like, uh, nasty. Extremely kinky BDSM without much else. It's 99% porn, basically.

It involves lots of tedious spanking-spanking-raping-spanking-raping, pointless dialogues (like people in the book have no other concerns than each other's behinds, grrr!), unconcensual stuff.

I'm no prude and am open to quite a bit of stuff but basically I have no idea what I read it for. The only good use of this book would be to carry it around in public transport and open on provocative pages for the people who like reading from over your shoulder to be appalled and hopefully stop undulging in this irritating habit. I guess, now I know which book is my LEAST favourite this year.

Don't recommend this for anyone except for the lovers of hard & kinky porn. And even they should beware.
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