Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Things I've Read...

*Fear the Darkness by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I got this online short story from Nath. Worthwhile for completeness, for those of us who enjoy that sort of thing. Pretty much more Nick angsting/bitching. Bleh. I'm sure he'll be redeemed and all, but at this point I could give a rat's ass. The excerpt for her next release, The Dream Hunter, didn't particularly excite, either. But I popped on over to her website, and I did do a little dance when I discovered that Ash's book will be out at the end of the year. I'm still excited for it, but there's so much build-up, I can't see how it won't disappoint.

*New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Another winner. One might think that one would not like this book, given that Bella and Edward are apart for 3/4 of the book, Bella was in a lot of emotional pain, and she grows close to another guy, Jacob. But the angst was good angst. I felt awful for Bella, but I felt for her. It wasn't just whining (I'm looking at you, Nick) And I really liked Jacob. There. I said it. I actually kind of wished it was more of a triangle. All I am saying is oy, the break up scene, and the scenes after Bella and Edward see each other again. Must be read several times.

*Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. A decent read, not stunning but I'll be looking for the next one at the library (August 2007). I think that half the books I read as a teenager had a young woman travelling to a foreign country to investigate a mystery regarding her family and meet an enigmatic stranger. I have an affinity for that type of thing. Plus I'm a sucker for Ireland and the Fae. There were two issues that I hope go away. First off, this a recounting of events that happened to the narrator, MacKayla Lane. So "Mac" seems to feel the need to say something like "Little did I know..." or "If I had only known then..." or some other hokey foreshadowing phrase, at the beginning and end of each chapter. Y'know, the kind of thing that screams "DUN, DUN, DUN! Ruh-roh, some bad shit's about to happen." Heavy handed and lame. Next problem is the main male character. His name is Jericho Barrons, and for some reason, I have taken a violent dislike to that name. And I don't like him much either. It's too early to tell if he's the hero of the series, and I kinda hope he turns out to be a bad guy. He crosses the line from enigmatic to dickhead. Actually, I have a theory about who he'll turn out to be, so hopefully I'll stick with the series long enough to find out if I'm right.


Anonymous said...

My reaction was pretty much the same as your about Darkfever. I'm glad I didn't pay a fortune for it in hardcover.

Anonymous said...

I really want to read New Moon, but I'm holding off for now because I don't want to buy it in HB (I'm cheap like

I haven't read Darkfever, either. I don't really want to start a new series at this point, so I'm leaving it for now. I'm sure I'll read it eventually, but for the time being I'm not that interested.

And I got the short story from Nath, too. But I still have to read it. Soon, I promise. LOL

Devon said...

Hi Marg & Holly--Darkfever was definitely ok, but not stellar. It's a good one to save for when you're having a lull. Like, I'll be reading the next one, but I won't be rushing to the store.

Holly, the SK story had me rolling the eyes a bit. I fear you may have the same reaction.

Anonymous said...

I got the Fear of Darkness thing too from Nath (she's so cool) and I haven't read it yet, mainly because I'm scared that I'll roll my eyes clear out of my head. *sigh* But I'll get around to it soon enough.

I liked Darkfever well enough and I'll keep with the series to see how it develops and to learn more about the hero..very weird guy. haha.

Holly said...

I'm kind of afraid of the same thing, Dev, which is why I haven't read it yet. lol