Friday, May 28, 2010
I truly believe that Book 3 is the best one so far. In this book, Claire has signed herself over to Amelie…the queen, empress, whatever of all of the vampires in Morganville. Claire does not realize the effect of what she has done until she is required to take extra classes with a demented insane yet sometimes appealing vampire named Myrnin…who has worked his way through about 6 assistants so far with not a one living to tell the tale. I sort of still yearned for an Edward kind of vampire but the author supplies a similar character by providing us with Michael. He is awesomely beautiful and so far kind and gentle. Oliver the meanie vampire remains the meanie vampire in this book. I can just imagine various villainous actors who might play this role…just in case there is a movie.
I digress…the book is action packed and fun and exciting and I love staying with each of these characters for the duration of these books. The characters are undergoing changes and growing and I am very happy reading about every frightening scary and life threatening ordeal that they go through. Oh...and the above enticing Goth accoutrement...party wear for a very important scene in the story...
Posted by Patty Magyar at 6:56 PM
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Total total excitement overcame me yesterday while perusing this article online in the New York Post. Summer really begins for me when certain authors release their new summer books. I can't imagine a summer without reading something totally dysfunctional by Jane Green and Nancy Thayer and Claire Cook. The dysfunction in these books is usually absorbing and maddening and fascinating and carries you through summer days on a deck or a porch or in a hammock...there is nothing like it for me. The New York Post list is a really good one and includes previews of books by Ann Brashares, Lauren Weisberger ( Devil Wears Prada ), Bret Easton Ellis, and many many more...you should really check it out!!!
Posted by Patty Magyar at 5:15 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I don't get it...I am not normally a creature of habit. I hate schedules and routines and doing things the same way. There are months when we never have the same thing for dinner twice. And yet...I am entrenched in Morganville. I swore to myself that I was only going to read the first two books and then stop and switch to something else. But the second book...I just finished it...was really good...spunky Claire is getting to me. I love the bad guy vamps in this series...bye bye Edward and hello Oliver. Whew...these books are quite a ride and I am tearing through them. I no sooner finished The Dead Girl's Dance when I found myself on auto pilot whispernetting Books 3 and 4 and 5. I thought that there were only 6 books in this series but I just hopped over to Amazon and there are no less than 9 books in this series...OMG!!! Unless I can drastically and quickly change my habit of reading every book in a series until the series ends...I will be in Morganville for the next two weeks. Fixated, speedreading, and moving on to the next book the minute I finish the last one. I blame Rachel Caine for this...she has this unique habit of ending each book in such a way that you cannot live your life as you formerly knew it until you find out what happens next.
Posted by Patty Magyar at 1:42 PM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Hmmm…I do have a soft spot for anything vampirey. But I am a bit particular about the vampires I love. They have to have some admirable qualities. I am thinking mostly of Bella’s Edward…there is not one thing wrong with that vampire at all. I also sort of liked the vampires in the Blue Blood series. They too seemed to have some redeemable qualities. Even some of the half vampires in Lily St. Crow’s Strange Angels book…I am thinking of Christophe in particular…a sort of half vampire…were likeable and maybe even had a little bit of good in them. But I had no clue what I was getting into when I began reading Glass Houses which is the first book in the Morganville Vampire Series. I know that everyone most likely has already read these but they are totally new to me and my first experience with really bad nasty horrible sneaky vampires who are not afraid to show their fangs at the first sign of a tussle with a human. Glass Houses is about a town where people live sort of side by side with vampires. Some people are protected and some are not. Humans donate blood to a blood bank in order to keep the vampires full and happy. Rules are established and everyone lives in peace…sort of…and then Claire comes to town. She is bullied in her dorm and needs an escape and thus encounters the Glass House. Her roommates are protective yet very strange…and have many secrets. It is up to Claire to find a very special book that the vampires want in order to save herself and her friends. The book is rather exciting…I was speeding through it…and the ending sent me scurrying off to Book 2…
I really liked this book…spunky Claire was a hoot and the other characters were all quirky and flawed enough to keep me reading at a really fast pace. In spite of not wanting to read Book 2 right away…I am…
Posted by Patty Magyar at 1:14 PM