Friday, 30 September 2016

Book Review - Wild Man's Curse (repost)

Wild Man's Curse (Wilds of the Bayou #1)
by Susannah Sandlin

What is it about:
The bones said death was comin’, and the bones never lied.

While on an early morning patrol in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou, Louisiana wildlife agent Gentry Broussard spots a man leaving the home of voodoo priestess Eva Savoie—a man who bears a startling resemblance to his brother, whom Gentry thought he had killed during a drug raid three years earlier. Shaken, the agent enters Eva’s cabin and makes a bloody discovery: the old woman has been brutally murdered.

With no jurisdiction over the case, he’s forced to leave the investigation to the local sheriff, until Eva’s beautiful heir, Celestine, receives a series of gruesome threats. As Gentry’s involvement deepens and more victims turn up, can he untangle the secrets behind Eva’s murder and protect Celestine from the same fate? Or will an old family curse finally have its way?

What did I think of it:
I love the Penton books by Sandlin and all her other books as well, so I had to get my trotters on this book.

And it is so good!

Sandlin has a very engaging writing style that draws you in from the start. I love how she sets the mood for this story in her descriptions, and I could almost feel the swampy heat. Whiskey Bayou sounds like a beautiful, but harsh place to live.

Both Gentry and Ceelie are easy to like and root for. I also fell in love with Jena and Paul, two of the other characters. I'm really hoping both will get their own book in this series.

The story is very suspenseful and full of mystery. What's the curse resting on Ceelie's family? Why was Eva killed? It didn't take me long to be totally engrossed in the story and to root for Gentry and Ceelie to figure out what was going on and why.

All in all this is a gripping read both because of the story and the setting. I will most certainly get my trotters on any other books in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's a beautiful and atmospheric Romantic Suspense read.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

On McPig's Wishlist - Z

by Michael Thomas Ford

The First Rule of Torching: Cleanse with fire.

Josh is by far the best zombie Torcher around—at least, he is in his virtual-reality zombie-hunting game. Josh has quickly risen through the player ranks, relying on the skill, cunning, and agility of a real Torcher.

The Second Rule of Torching: Save all humans.

But luckily for Josh, zombies exist only in the virtual world. The real zombie war is now more than fifteen years in the past, and the battle to defeat the deadly epidemic that devastated his family—and millions of others—is the stuff of history lessons.

The Third Rule of Torching: You can't bring them back.

Charlie is the top-ranked player in the game. Since all the players are shrouded in anonymity, Josh never expects Charlie to be a girl—and he never expects the offer she makes him: to join the underground gaming league that takes the virtual-reality game off the screen and into the streets. Josh is thrilled. But the more involved he gets, the more he realizes that not everything is what it seems. Real blood is spilling, members of the team are disappearing, and the zombies in the game are acting strange. And then there's the matter of a mysterious drug called Z...

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Kill or Cure - Book Review

Kill or Cure (The Afterblight Chronicles #2)
by Rebecca Levene

What is it about:
We all go a little crazy sometimes...

Jasmine has spent five years underground, locked in a secret government bunker. Outside, the world has gone to hell, a mysterious virus killing all but 1 in 20 of the world's population. It's enough to drive anyone mad - but Jasmine's crazier than most. The cure she was working on had an unexpected side effect, psychotic symptoms which only powerful drugs can suppress.

Jasmine's rescuers, the pirate rulers of the New Caribbean, don't care. They need Jasmine's help to discover what it is that has turned the inhabitants of Cuba into rabid killers. Jasmine's quest to find a cure for this new plague, as well as for her own madness, draws her across the fractured continent of America and into the darkest recesses of her own past.

What did I think of it:
Recently I asked people what I should read next. That turned into a tie, so I picked up this book first, because the mention of rabid killers and plague just might mean zombies!

Even though it turned out there were no zombies (although the rabid killers certainly had things in common with them) this was a cool read.

Post-apocalyptic pirates, a mad lead character, rabid killers, and more: this book is filled with action and suspense. Because Jasmine is such an unhinged character it is pretty difficult to root for her, but there were some other characters I liked and who I rooted for instead.

Still if there's one thing I can say against this book, it's that I lacked a connection to the lead character. I had a hard time understanding why some of the others went along with her plans.

All in all this is a fast and entertaining read. I liked Levene's Anno Mortis better, but just looking at this book I would still pick up more books by Levene if they sound interesting.

Why should you read it:
It's a very entertaining post-apocalyptic read.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Teaser Tuesdays - Cell 7

There are two sounds in my head.
The bang of the gun through silence.
And my own voice shouting, 'Go!'

(page 1, Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Blair Witch - Movie Review

Blair Witch
Director: Adam Wingard, Writer: Simon Barrett

What is it about:
After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

What did I think of it:
I remember how people raved about The Blair Witch Project back in 1999. It was so scary and so intense, I was told. Just one person who saw the movie told me he thought it sucked. I should have listened to that one person, because when I saw the movie I was bored and slightly queasy from the shaky camera work.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) wasn't pretending to be anything more than a bad horror movie, and I actually enjoyed that one.

So when a friend invited me to go to Blair Witch (2016) I came along, expecting something bad, but thinking it couldn't possibly be worse than the original The Blair Witch Project.


Think again!

Blair Witch is trying hard to be like its predecessor The Blair Witch Project, including shaky camera work. Now I can understand a camera is shaking when you're running for your life, but it's practically shaking all the time! As my friend said: no one is that unsteady with a camera these days!

Then there's the sound. For a movie that's trying to pretend it's an actual documentary it's surprising how at "scary" moments the sound suddenly is louder to make sure to add to the scare effect.

As for scary: again I was pretty bored by what was supposed to be scary. There was one scene where someone is trapped in a dank tunnel and that's where my sympathetic claustrophobia kicked in, but otherwise this movie would have been a snooze-fest if it wasn't for the erratic noisy sound effects.

All in all it's practically a tie which is the worst movie: The Blair Witch Project or Blair Witch. As another friend said: at least The Blair Witch Project was trying something new back in the day, so it's with this in mind that I have to say that Blair Witch is even worse than The Blair Witch Project.

So if you're looking for a scary movie and just have to have the Blair Witch involved: track down Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, that movie at least won't make you queasy with its camera work.

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Fire Lord's Lover - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

The Fire Lord's Lover (The Elven Lords #1)
by Kathryne Kennedy

What is it about:
In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son, Dominic Raikes, plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father—until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever.

Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court, she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married.

But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
A really nice read.

I will confess I thought the obstacles in the romantic story line were overcome a bit too easily. Dominic started out as a very closed off individual, not talking with his wife, but just a few nights of physical passion were enough to make him open up apparently.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the romance, but wouldn't have minded to see both of them connect a bit more on an emotional level.

I loved the world building and the overall story. Next to Dominic and Cassandra there were some interesting characters, and I hoped that maybe one of the other books might feature some of them, but it seems I'm out of luck. That being said, the other books in this series do sound intriguing.

All in all this is an enjoyable Historical Fantasy Romance, and I'll most certainly give the next book in this series a try.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable romance set in an intriguing world.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

On Voodoo Bride's Wishlist - Implosion

Implosion (Colliding Worlds Trilogy #2)
by Berinn Rae

Humans and the Sephians have reached a tentative truce and combine forces to pursue the Draeken threat. The war is on…

Sephian warrior Nalea exists only to kill Draeken, and she’s good at her job. That is, until a particularly bloody battle, she finds herself captured by Roden Zyll, a Draeken commander known for his good looks and heartless brutality. Her tormentor ignites a passion she believed impossible, and she despises him for it. Worse, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

Desperate times call for desperate schemes…
Meanwhile, a tyrant has devised a plan that threatens to obliterate life on earth. Roden has spilled plenty of blood in his time, and he cares little for humans. But when he realizes his leader’s plan could lead to his people’s extinction, he plans a war of his own, a war that needs Nalea to succeed. But does earth stand a chance if its survival depends on Nalea opening her heart to the man who’d enslaved her people?

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lord Loss - Book Review

Lord Loss (The Demonata #1)
by Darren Shan

What is it about:
Grubbs Grady has stiff red hair and is a little big for his age, which means he can get into R-rated movies. He hates history and loves bacon, rats, and playing tricks on his squeamish older sister. When he opts out of a family weekend trip, he never guesses that he is about to take a terrifying journey into darkness. Hungry demons and howling werewolves haunt his waking nightmares... and threaten his life

What did I think of it:
I will confess I had a hard time getting into this story at first.

Maybe it's because the action and tension are all over the place. This book starts with some really gruesome events and then the action and suspense almost die down for a long time. There's some mention of magic and scary things, but nearly not as much as I had wanted to hear if I was Grubbs. If the things that happened to Grubbs had happened to me I'd be demanding answers (and a shotgun!).

Anyway: when the action started up again it was worth the wait and I will say I'm curious what the next book will bring.

Why should you read it:
It's a nice paranormal read for younger teens.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Teaser Tuesdays - The Fire Lord's Lover

"We shall argue in whispers?" she finally said in the taut silence.
This time she turned her own ear to his mouth and waited for him to speak. "So it seems."

(Page 163, The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Cursed - Book Review

Cursed: A Collection of Coveted Short Stories
by Shawntelle Madison

What is it about:
Return to the Coveted universe with several whimsical short stories featuring the delightfully neurotic werewolf Natalya Stravinsky and the rest of the zany supernatural inhabitants of South Toms River, New Jersey. Tales include a Coveted prequel, previously released tales, as well as never seen before stories.

What did I think of it:
I very much enjoyed the Coveted trilogy, so I was very happy to get my trotters on this book with short stories set in the same world.

There are several stories with Natalya, the lead character of the trilogy, but also some with other characters from the series. I enjoyed the stories with Natalya the most I will confess. I especially liked the story where she keeps an eye on her grandmother, who's going on a date, but the title story Cursed is really cool as well.

All in all a fun and enjoyable addition to the trilogy. I can advice this book to anyone who loved the trilogy and wants to read a little bit more about the characters and the world.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun collection of Coveted stories.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Cover reveal - The Tides of Bára

Today I get to show you the gorgeous cover of The Tides of Bára, the third book in Jeffe Kennedy's Sorcerous Moons series.

If you haven't started on this series yet: you should, it's amazing!

The Tides of Bára
Book three in the Sorcerous Moons series

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Previous books in the series:

An Unquiet Heart

Alone in her tower, Princess Oria has spent too long studying her people’s barbarian enemies, the Destrye—and neglected the search for calm that will control her magic and release her to society. Her restlessness makes meditation hopeless and her fragility renders human companionship unbearable. Oria is near giving up. Then the Destrye attack, and her people’s lives depend on her handling of their prince…

A Fight Without Hope

When the cornered Destrye decided to strike back, Lonen never thought he’d live through the battle, let alone demand justice as a conqueror. And yet he must keep up his guard against the sorceress who speaks for the city. Oria’s people are devious, her claims of ignorance absurd. The frank honesty her eyes promise could be just one more layer of deception.

A Savage Bargain

Fighting for time and trust, Oria and Lonen have one final sacrifice to choose… before an even greater threat consumes them all.

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A Play For Power

Princess Oria has one chance to keep her word and stop her brother’s reign of terror: She must become queen. All she has to do is marry first. And marry Lonen, the barbarian king who defeated her city bare weeks ago, who can never join her in a marriage of minds, who can never even touch her—no matter how badly she wants him to.

A Fragile Bond

To rule is to suffer, but Lonen never thought his marriage would become a torment. Still, he’s a resourceful man. He can play the brute conqueror for Oria’s faceless officials and bide his time with his wife. And as he coaxes secrets from Oria, he may yet change their fate…

An Impossible Demand

With deception layering on deception, Lonen and Oria must claim the throne and brazen out the doubters. Failure means death— for them and their people.

But success might mean an alliance powerful beyond imagining…

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

What Should Sullivan Read

Something a bit different today!

My owner helped me make a video in which she mentions three books I want to read. Watch the video and help me decide!*

Also: there's a sneaky giveaway on one of my blog posts of last week. Go hunt for it and enter!

*Any weird pronunciation can be blamed on my owner being Dutch. She knows!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Eve - Book Review (repost)

Eve (Eve #1)
by Anna Carey

What is it about:
The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

What did I think of it:
Sometimes I wonder if authors of Dystopian novels really think through their world building.

Seriously: with most Dystopian YA stories where teens are kept in the dark about their future I can think of at least three ways those teens could have been treated that would have easily avoided problems.

But let's be honest, if my methods were used the story wouldn't have been there, so in conclusion: I think the authors don't think their world building through, because if they did, they wouldn't be able to tell the particular story they want to tell.

Ok, now I've got that off my chest:

Eve is an enjoyable story.
I could really understand Eve's feelings and the way she acts throughout the story. Her actions may not always be smart and she may be annoying at times, but the way she is raised makes all of her actions believable.

The story itself is fun if you take the world building for granted and don't examine some things too closely. There were times that I really had trouble with this I'll confess. There's one scene where Eve and two other girls are captured and the bad guy agrees to let all three of them out of their cage at the same time because they say they have to pee. Seriously?! Big surprise: they escape!

All in all this is a nice read and I must say I enjoyed it enough to be curious about the next book, so I most probably will continue to read this trilogy.

Why should you read it:
It's a pleasant YA Dystopian read.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Teaser Tuesdays - Cursed

The time had come. I could feel it. My bones were beginning to collapse, bend, and contort until I became my true form. The whole process was painful each and every time, but tonight was different.

(page 43, Cursed by Shawntelle Madison)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Zom-B Circus - Book Review

Zom-B Circus (Zom-B #7.5)
by Darren Shan

What is it about:
Could you survive a plague of zombies?

What would you sacrifice to stay alive?

Who would you try to save?

For one human, judgement day is coming...

What did I think of it:
Having read all twelve books in the Zom-B series I just had to get hold of this extra story to make my Zom-B collection complete. It's about Cat Ward, a teacher from B's school, and her story of survival.

This is a nice read, but I didn't like it as much as the books about B.

This is mainly because there's not a lot to like about Cat. There might be zombies, mutants and more, but when there's nothing to like about the lead character, and not enough to hate her there's not a lot to keep my attention. There was no urge to root for Cat or even the urge to push her in front of a horde of zombies.

So while I enjoyed another glimpse of B's world, the story didn't really do anything for me.

All in all I'd advice to get this book as an ebook unless you can track it down cheap in print, like I manged to do. I will keep it with the series, but it won't be the book I'll grab for rereading, that's for sure.

Why should you read it:
It's a nice zombie read.

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Pirate's Alley - Book Review

Pirate's Alley (Sentinels of New Orleans #4)
by Suzanne Johnson

What is it about:
Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband, Quince Randolph, is growing more powerful, and her best friend, Eugenie, has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that's before the French pirate, Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest "death," returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ's assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.

War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won't be that easy.

What did I think of it:
I love this series, but the fact that this book was only available in hard cover made that I had to wait until I had the money to spare to get my trotters on it. (Yes: I could have bought the ebook, but then I would have had to buy it twice, because I just knew I'd want the book in print.)

And this book is well worth the 20+ Euro I spent on it.

DJ is in trouble. Several people want and expect things from her, and she has to choose if she sticks to her duty to the wizards or if she stands with her friends. Her choices might have an impact not only on the politics of the supernatural world, but also on her relationship with Alex.

With odds like these you can understand there's lots of suspense. I was rooting for DJ from the start and if it had been possible I'd have finished this book in one sitting. There was so much going on, and so much cool action that I was totally engrossed.

My favorite character besides DJ is still Rene, but after distrusting Jean for three books, I have to confess I started to warm up to him a bit. He's still someone who will steal your grandmother if you're not looking, but I'm starting to understand how he thinks.

The Fae are really intriguing as well I must say, and I expect them to play a major part in the next book. And after the way this book ended I'm more than eager to find out what's next for DJ.

Why should you read it:
It's an amazing Urban Fantasy Read.

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

On McPig's Radar - Nine of Stars

Nine of Stars (Dark Alchemy #3)
by Laura Bickle

Winter is the most deadly season in Temperance. And it’s not just because of the fierce cold. Evil is stalking the backcountry of Yellowstone, killing wolves and leaving only their skins behind.

As the snow deepens, Geologist Petra Dee is staring her own death in the face, while former Hanged Man Gabriel struggles with his abrupt transition back to mortality. The ravens and the rest of the Hanged Men are gone, and there are no magical solutions to Petra’s illness or Gabriel’s longing for what he’s lost…and what he stands to lose now.

Meanwhile, there’s a new sheriff in town. Sheriff Owen Rutherford has inherited the Rutherford ranch and the remnants of the Alchemical Tree of Life. He’s also a dangerously haunted man, and his investigation of Sal’s death is leading him right to Gabriel.

It’s up to Petra, her coyote sidekick Sig, and Gabriel to get ahead of both Owen and the unnatural being stalking them all – before the trail turns deathly cold.

Expected publication: December 27th 2016 by Harper Voyager Impulse

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- make sure I can contact you somehow if you win
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A winner will be randomly selected soon after the 17th.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Pirateship Down - Book Review (repost)

Pirateship Down: Stories from the World of the Sentinels of New Orleans
by Suzanne Johnson

What is it about:
From award-winning author Suzanne Johnson comes the first story collection set in the Sentinels of New Orleans world, including the all-new novella, Pirateship Down.

French pirate Jean Lafitte is tall, cobalt-eyed, broad-shouldered and immortal. What’s not to love? But New Orleans’ most esteemed member of the historical undead is headed for trouble: He’s determined to reclaim Le Diligent, his gold-laden schooner lost at sea in 1814 and recently found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

The U.S. Coast Guard might beg to differ.

New Orleans’ wizard sentinel DJ Jaco and her merman friend Rene Delachaise can either lock Lafitte up or save him from himself, joining him on a road trip to Cajun country. Terrebonne Parish—not to mention its jail—might never be the same after the events of the all-new novella Pirateship Down.

Wizards and Cajun mermen, sexy shifters and undead French pirates. Welcome to the world of the Sentinels of New Orleans in this first collection of new and revised stories, along with a little Louisiana lagniappe.

What did I think of it:
This is a wonderful collection of short stories and background info.

My favorite story has to be Alex, the Pig, which features a pig! This story was initially written for my blog, so probably no big surprise it is my favorite.

But all pigs aside: the other stories were all really cool as well. I loved getting to know all the characters a little bit better. Most stories contain a lot of humor, but there were some with a more serious tone. All were well worth reading. The novella Pirateship Down was really cool. My favorite character Rene had a big role in this novella. I know lots of people love Jean Lafitte, but Rene outshone both Jean and DJ in my opinion.

Next to the stories there were also articles with background information about Jean Lafitte, the Sentinels world and more. These articles were very interesting to read.

All in all this is a delightful read for fans of the Sentinels series, as well as being a fun introduction for people who aren't familiar with the series yet.

Why should you read it:
It's a really fun and cool UF read.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Teaser Tuesdays - Lord Loss

"Is Lord Loss a magician?"
Dervish's eyes are dark. "No. He's a demon master. He's as far advanced of magicians as magicians are of the rest of us."

(page 74, Lord Loss by Darren Shan)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Zom-B Goddess - Book Review

Zom-B Goddess (Zom-B #12)
by Darren Shan

What is it about:
Double-crossed again, B is confused, enraged and broken. But the battle isn’t over. The end is nigh, but there are plenty of horrors to come. And who will survive? The Zombies? The humans? Or worse...?

What did I think of it:
I will confess: I was a bit scared to pick this book up. After how the Cirque du Freak series ended, I was afraid Shan would end this series in a similar way.

Luckily it turned out I had nothing to fear!

This last book in the Zom-B series is everything I could have wished for. There's betrayal, zombie mayhem, mutant babies, B getting angry, and much more!

I read this book in one sitting, because I had to know how this story would end. The previous book made me think it might be epic, and Shan didn't disappoint. This book is the perfect ending to this series and has restored my trust in Shan as a storyteller.

I'll be picking up Shan's Demonata series next, and I even tracked down a paper copy of Zom-B Circus, a book that can be read as a standalone, but is set in the same world as B's story and features some of the same characters from what I understand. I'll be reading it as soon as it arrives.

Why should you read it:
It's a great ending to a really cool zombie series.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Zom-B Fugitive - Book Review

Zom-B Fugitive (Zom-B #11)
by Darren Shan

What is it about:
Where do you turn when all is lost? How can you build a fresh future on the sands of a twisted path? What if everything you knew was a lie? B Smith is on the run...

What did I think of it:
Finally I was able to pick this book up. It was the first book in this series that I owned, as I got a signed copy from my good friend Beanie. I decided to hold off reading it until I read all the earlier books in the series.

And it was worth the wait. I don't think I'd have enjoyed reading this book on its own without knowing everything that happened before. Even with the handy recap at the start of the book.

B is in serious trouble and on the run. She gets help from some unusual allies, and she's not sure who to trust anymore.

There's a revelation I've been waiting for for a few books and it confirmed what I already suspected. Not that I minded, because this revelation sure upped the ante and with another cliffhanger this series is set up for one big finale.

Luckily I have the last book all ready to read, because I'm eager to find out how all this will end. Will it be as cool as I'm hoping it to be, or will it be just as frustrating as the ending to Cirque du Freak?

Why should you read it:
It's a cool story with zombies, mutants and more!

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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Challenge Update - TBR Orphans

I managed to read two Orphans in August

Sons of Destiny by Darren Shan, which has been in my TBR pile since March.
Zom-B Fugitive by Darren Shan, which has been in my TBR pile since October 2015.

How did your challenges go?