Book Review: Dead Until Dark

Title: Dead Until Dark Author: Charlaine Harris Genre: Contemporary Fantasy All right, all right, I enjoyed a vampire book. I couldn’t help it. I wanted to dislike this book. I kept looking for reasons to put it down, but it wouldn’t let me. So now I have to admit, not that I read a vampire […]

Book Review: City of Bones

Title: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: YA fantasy/contemporary City of Bones tells the story of Clary Fray, a fifteen-year-old girl who is about to awaken to a hidden magical world. One night, while dancing at a club with a friend, she sees something she shouldn’t have seen — couldn’t have seen. Before she […]

“Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer

I’ll admit it — I wasn’t in a big hurry to pick up this novel despite all the hype. I’m not a huge fan of vampires, although I recently enjoyed Jim Butcher’s novels and his depiction of vampires. So when my book club decided to make this its October pick, I thought, “What the heck?” […]

The Dresden Files

A while back I reported on “Storm Front” and “Fool Moon” by Jim Butcher. I have since read all but the most recent installment of The Dresden Files, “Small Favors,” which is currently on my nightstand. The first two books are good, but somewhere around book four, the series takes off. I started picking up […]

Robert Jordon

I can’t believe I have to write another farewell to a favorite author. This one has me so choked up. Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series, died yesterday after struggling with cardiac amyloidosis, which he first announced to the public a year and a half ago. He was 58. The Wheel of […]

Storm Front and Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

I thought I’d take a break from Harry Potter posts to let you know I have been reading other things. :=) One of the things I’ve been reading this summer is a series called The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It’s kind of a cross between CSI and Harry Potter. :=) All right, all right, […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows — SPOILERS!

If you have not read the seventh and final volume in the Harry Potter series, please do not read any further. I will reveal crucial plot points and the ending of this novel. You have been warned! Well, I promised it over a week ago but here it is today: my thoughts on the last […]

Rhapsody Trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon

I just finished reading the Rhapsody Trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon. (Rhapsody: Child of Blood, Prophecy: Child of Earth, Destiny: Child of the Sky) Overall, this series was engaging and kept me reading. This was a high fantasy tale, full of magic and romance. I enjoyed the adventure, I enjoyed the world, but most of all […]