Thursday, September 20, 2007

RIP II Review of the week

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.

11 comments:

Christy said...

So, enough about books - when are you going to start trying for a baby? No pressure, I am just curious...

Carrie said...

Soon, soon. I'm going off the BC at the end of October. We'll see how long it takes.....

Rhinoa said...

I really want to read the Kitty series and the Dresden files. Sounds like you enjyoed them both which is cool.

1peanut said...

Oh me too! I didn't even finish blood and chocolate. it's sitting on my counter witing for me to take it back to the library. I should probably give it one last chance and finish it before I return it. What do you think, will I miss all that much if I don't?

What?!! 1 more month for you!!! :)
Trying half the fun. heh

Carl V. said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying most of your reading. I don't think I would have enjoyed Blood and Chocolate very much had I not seen the film. The film wasn't perfect but I do enjoy it and I was able to take that enjoyment into the reading of the book. I highly recommend her newest book, Freaks. It was wonderful.

Nicola said...

I have some Tamora Pierce here but I haven't read any yet. Must get started!

Eva said...

Oh, now I have to go hunt down that Circle of Magic series. Sounds like fun!

Court said...

The only one of Tamora Pierce's books I've read is Beka Cooper: Terrier. It's really good, you should give it a try. :)

I had been wanting to read Blood and Chocolate but I've seen a few negative-ish reviews about it lately. Now I'm not sure whether I'm going to pick it up or not.

Carrie said...

I loved Beka Cooper: Terrier, I'm hoping there will be more stories about her.

Debi said...

I've never heard of the Kitty series, but they sure sound worth searching out. My daughter has the Circle of Magic books, but hasn't started them yet...sounds like she's in for a treat. And then I can borrow them...

Bookfool said...

I've read two very negative reviews of Blood and Chocolate and one positive, so I'm calling it a skipster.

The idea of a werewolf named Kitty appeals to my sense of humor, too. I'll have to look for that one, thanks!