Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dead and Gone

The newest Sookie Stackhouse novel "Dead and Gone" was a book I finished in a day and a half. The supernatural and ordinary worlds are becoming even more crowded. The "outing" of the were or two natured seems to be going well in the little town of Bon Temps for Sam the Bartender and a few others until Crystal Norris is found dead. Thus our new mystery begins.
Relatives are trouble; Not only does Sookie have to help solve the death of her sister in-law her Faerie great-grandfather Niall has added a new complication to her life. It seems his enemy Breandan has discovered her existence and will try to use her as a pawn in the civil war breaking out between the two princes. On the vampire front things aren't much less complicated because Sookie isn't sure how to deal with her strong blood bond and "marriage " to Eric the Vampire.
The conclusion of this book is a little sad but I remain hooked and can't wait to see what happens next. How about you?


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Turn Coat

Well I justed finished Jim Butcher's "Turn Coat" the latest in the Dresden Files fantasy series. This one seems a bit more grim than the last couple of books. The black council makes a major move and Harry and his friends and family are left to pick up the pieces. Thomas is captured and tortured so badly he may never be the same while Harry's love life also takes a turn for the worst. I wonder what will happen next?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Last Olympian

Well I just finished "The Last Olympian" by Rick Riordan on the bus ride home last night. The final battle between the army of the Titan Kronos and the kids of camp Half-Blood is concluded with a satisfying use of courage and magical mayhem. The Prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds with a twist he is not expecting and the choice he makes isn't quite what he thought it would be.
This is the fifth book in the series PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS A Teen/YA fantasy with a new take on Greek Mythology. I really enjoy these books and learn something new each time.
Any one else tried these books?