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review 2017-10-23 13:12
Vampire: A Sensual Romance Novella - Gwendolyn R Morris

WTF KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT?!!!!

See, this is what happens every time I go against my instincts. When they tell me not to finish a book, I usually listen. But on those rare occasions when I decide to go against that, this happens. I waste my precious time on a story. Yup. I'm mad. I'm mad because there were things here that caught my attention and kept me reading, but then the outcome made it not worth it. Basically it should not have felt like a chore, and taken me this long to get through a book that is only 120 pages long.

I had plenty of problems with the execution of this story. From the way these two MC's related and spoke to one another, to the events that occurred in their journey till the end. There was some hotness here though. The beginning of their interludes were very awkward. But as the story progressed, the passion, heat and naughty bits you would expect to see; finally made themselves known.

What I did like was that the Vampires here, they aren't fluffed up like we've become so entralled with concerning these characters in others stories. They kill. To survive and sometimes for the fun of it. They are who they are and they don't apologize for it. It was refreshing for me to see this type of take on a Vampire that's fallen in love.

I can't say that I would recommend this read though. It's just not all that great.

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review 2017-10-22 14:55
Review: Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead, Leigh Dragoon, and Emma Vieceli
Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy Graphic Novels (Quality Paper)) by Mead, Richelle (2013) Paperback - Richelle Mead

 

I really liked the artwork in this graphic novel. The storyline was engaging and interesting, giving a few twists to the vampire lore. I don't think I could handle some of the teen angst in a book form, but the graphic novel construction keeps the emotion to a reasonable level and gets the focus back on the action. I do like the fact that the school is designed for job training and not just a place where rich kids hang out at - it gives purpose to the characters.

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review 2017-10-22 00:02
Necroscope IV: Deadspeak - Brian Lumley
Necroscope IV: Deadspeak - Brian Lumley

Harry Keogh has returned from Starside/Sunside and he's been stripped of his power to converse with the dead, or deadspeak. He also isn't able to travel via the Möbius Continuum. His wamphryii son disabled his ability while on Starside. For four years, Harry has been unable to use his former ability to speak with the dead, except while he is sleeping. Unfortunately, he can not remember his conversations with them once he has awakened. He is still employed with E-Branch, just in case his abilities are restored and for his knowledge of wamphryii. Fortunately, there are no more...or is there? High up in the Balkan mountains, where Faethor Ferenczy's castle ruins remain, there is another wamphryii plotting his return. This vampire is Faethor's son, Janos. Janos is a vampire and an expert at black magic, but not a full wamphryii. What powers he doesn't possess, he looks to steal, including those that are locked in the head of the former necroscope. Will Harry ever gain his abilities back and defeat the vampire scourge or will Janos steal everything that is precious in Harry's life?

 

 

Necroscope IV: Deadspeak jumps right back in where III left off, giving us more enlightenment into Lumley's vampiric mythos while also delivering more of the same ingredients you'd expect from a Necroscope book. Harry's character is still a tormented soul trying to cope with the huge responsibilities he feels resting on his shoulders, now made infinitely more difficult with the loss of his abilities. Janos is a worthy villain that you want to see get his. Lumley even throws some Cthulhu Mythos Yog-Sothoth in there. He has always been influenced by Lovecraft and I love seeing those influences make their way into a series that it helped create. Necroscope is kind of like a James Bond story or an AC/DC album. Each one is slightly different, expands slightly from the original, but still delivers the goods as you'd expect. Looking forward to Part 5.

 

 

 

4 1/2 Dead Body Salts out of 5

 


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text 2017-10-20 16:39
#Dewey Readathon, Fall 2017: The Prep
Saga, Volume 2 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Saga, Volume 3 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Saga Volume 4 - Fiona Staples,Brian K. Vaughan
March: Book Three - Andrew Aydin,Nate Powell,John Lewis Gaddis
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances - Courtney Milan,Alyssa Cole,Rose Lerner
Frostbite: The Graphic Novel - Richelle Mead,Leigh Dragoon,Emma Vieceli
Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy) - Richelle Mead
Final Crisis - Grant Morrison,J.G. Jones,Carlos Pacheco,Jesús Merino,Marco Rudy,Doug Mahnke,Christian Alamy
DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 1 - Marguerite Bennett
DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 2: Allies - Marguerite Bennett,Marguerite Sauvage

So Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon is tomorrow! My start time is 1pm, so I have time to run errands and do some household chores prior to reading.

 

Goals:

1. Participate in the social aspect here and on my IG account.

2. Read for 12-15 hours (tracked via the stop watch app on my phone).

 

TBR:

1. Sleight of Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery #2) (Amateur Sleuth square)

2. Saga Volumes 2-4

3. March, Volume 3

4. Hamilton's Battalion

5. Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Chilling children square)

6. Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Vampires square)

7. Final Crisis (Supernatural square)

8. DC Bombshells, Volume 1 and 2

 

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text 2017-10-18 15:26
Second Bingo!
Vampire - In the Beginning - Charmain Marie Mitchell
The Werewolf Whisperer: ¡Feliz Navidad! (A Werewolf Whisperer Novella Book 1) - Bonita Gutierrez,Camilla Ochlan
Cabal - Clive Barker
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

Yay! Second row down, at last.

 

 

Most of these weren't among the best books I've read for Bingo, but Cabal is good and Day of the Triffids was fairly good. The rest, meh.

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