I've been a busy reader this week, well, I should say the last 10 days. I've read 7 books in the since 9/10, three of which were part of my RIP II challenge.
1) Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. I didn't care for this book. I know I've been saying that a lot lately, but, to me, this book was meh. It didn't draw me in and force me to read it. It was a well written book, it had all the elements of a story that I would like, except for one thing. I didn't like Vivian, the lead character. She was never lovable to me, so it was hard to care about her plight. I also thought the story was to be a Romeo & Juliet -type, from the blurb on the cover, but it really wasn't. So I was disappointed in the book. I'd like to see the movie, to see if it leaned more toward the Romeo & Juliet-ness.
2) Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn. I loved me some Kitty. This book had a heroine I could like. I read it in a couple of hours over the weekend, It drew me in and kept me hooked. I mean, really, tee-hee, a werewolf named Kitty. Snicker, snicker. The appeal to my sense of humor was the hook that caught me. The writing style of the story reeled me in. I am looking forward to finding out what happens next in the life of Kitty.
3) Storm front #01 by Jim Butcher. Another enjoyable book. A little dark and creepy, with bits of humor creeping in. I can see why it was made into a TV show. I wish I had caught an episode of the show. I am definitely going to read more books in this series.
The other books I've been reading have been by Tamora Pierce. I discovered her during the Last Challenge that Carl hosted. A big Thank YOU! To whoever recommended her. I am absolutely in love with her books. I just finished The Circle of Magic quartet which is 4 books of course. Yum. Yum. Her books are devouring books. They are children's stories, so they are fairly short, but oh, what great stories they are! I've been getting each quartet out of the library at the same time, so I don't have to wait to get the next book in the series. I'm impatient that way. Right now, I'm counting down the minutes until I can leave work and go to the library to pick up my next fix of her books The Protector of the Small quartet.