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Summer Reading Program for Adults 2012
Browsing 'Fantasy' reviews [3 reviews]...
Friday, June 22, 2012
By: Stephenie Meyer
Bella sacrifices her personal comfort and moves to the Pacific Northwest to live with her father so her mother can be with her new boyfriend. And there, at Bella's new high school, she meets the Cullens.
This is my second time reading the Twilight saga. I first read most of it a few years ago when the books were hot but the movies hadn't yet come out. Back then I felt the writing wasn't as wonderful as that of P. C. and Kristin Cast's House of Night series and I couldn't quite figure out how Bella was a sympathetic character. And yet, I kept reading. I was enthralled by the author's ability to capture irrational, all-consuming, sweet love.
I would definitely recommend Twilight to adults and precocious teens over 13.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
By: P. C. Cast
In the ninth book in the House of Night series, Zoey and her group of fledgelings, vampyres, humans, and other unclassifiables, continue their quest to expose and destroy Neferet.
I love the story and writing style of this mother-daughter team. As we get further and further into the overall story, we're treated to the point of view of more and more characters, an interesting technique for keeping our attention and deepening our understanding of the characters.
I can definitely recommend this book, and the entire series, to adults and precocious teens 13 and older. I find the writing better than that of the Twilight series. The depth of the overall struggle isn't as compelling as in the Harry Potter series, but then again, I haven't found anything else that is either.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Dead Until Dark
By: Charlene Harris
Dead Until Dark, the first in the series of the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy novels, gives the ever-popular vampire story a series of amusing and contemporary twists. The heroine is Sookie, a waitress with a "disability" -- she can hear the thoughts of those around her. At least she can until she meets her first vampire; his silence is so intriguing she throws caution to the winds and allows herself to get sucked into his world. It's a fast-paced story, full of suspense, sex, and sly humor. An excellent light summer page turner! The audiobook version (I checked it out from OneClickdigital) is amusingly and convincingly voiced by Johanna Parker.
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