Sunday, May 22, 2011

HP Mallory, Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author: Become a Character in my next Jolie book Contest!!...

HP Mallory, Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author: Become a Character in my next Jolie book Contest!!...: "Become A Character Contest!!! I'm at it again! Become a character in my next Jolie Wilkins book, Be Witched! The super fun part of this co..."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I really enjoyed book three of the Mortal Instrument series. There were some sad bits, and some surprising bits that were very agreeable. Many secrets were revealed, but I can not help feeling like there are more to come. I must say I like the modern love interest between Alec and Magnus. Their relationship is tastefully developing in an area that many are still not entirely comfortable with. Kudos to Cassandra Clare for adding the modern love interest into such a well written series! Off to book four, City of Fallen Angels! 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

I am an ardent fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I anxiously countdown from the time I read the last page until the next book in the series is released. With that being said, I must say that I thought this was a slow starter in the series. Rather than flying through the pages, I was speed reading through the pages waiting for the story to get going. For me, the story really began about half way through the book. At that point I began enjoying myself, thankfully. I think that part of my bane is that so many creatures and sub-plots have been woven in that are still active topics in the series. I feel as though the first several chapters are designed to re-cap who these characters are and to place them in the current novel. All I can say I want more vamps and less vamp politics, less orphaned fairies and less re-hasing of past events. I will continue reading the series, I am loyal, just slightly disappointed in this particular book in the series.

Monday, May 9, 2011

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

I was taken by book one and completely enraptured by book two of the Mortal Instruments Series, City of Ashes. There is a definite chemistry that Cassandra Clare has created that makes it acceptable with the reader that Jace and Clary have this forbidden yearning. Each character whether Shadowhunter, Downworlder or mundane could stand alone as a protagonist in their own series. I also like how the book changes prospective from one character to the next as a narrative without having the story line stray from the plot. Happily onto book three! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I was easily sucked up into this entertaining world of Shadowhunters, downworlders, mundanes and demons. I love New York City, so I was pleasantly surprised to find NYC as the backdrop for this compelling read. The characters easily become endeared and developed well early on, the plot thickened and twisted like the roots of an old withered tree. The epilogue left the reader wanting more, but was well written and could have smoothly ended as a stand alone novel. Lucky for me it is a series and I am happily off to book two! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Tale of Two Goblins by H.P. Mallory

A Tale of Two Goblins, part two of the Dulcie O'Neil series, was an enjoyable read. I think I may actually have a crush on the Loki, Knightley Vander. H.P. Mallory has a technique of creating male characters which are absolutely irresistible! The vampire, Bram Stoker, is a little hokey, but grows on the reader just the same. I was skeptical of the protagonist, Dulcie O'Neil, at the end of book one, but any skepticism I had has dissipated. A great read...I am anxiously awaiting book 3!!