26 April 2011

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror by: M.J. Putney

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 1, 2011)

I wish there had been a little more Story to this book but all in all it was very well written.The book's synopsis says practically nothing about the plot, which made it an interesting reading experience for me because that practically never happens for me anymore. My copy is an ARC so I had a few typos to deal with but not to much and nothing that messed with the reading. The book had a VERY good pace and wants stagnate at all which in some of my books happens far to much.

It gives a very good example how things can change over a very limited amount of time. Where something like magic can one day be the thing and the next a few years down the line be considered dirty and evil. Where like in the 50's unwed mothers were sent away to
                                                         convents and such.

I read this book in one day, I started at around 9am and just finished up at around 8pm so around 11 hours or so mixed in with eating and playing with the almost 6 month old.

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08 April 2011


Awakened (House of Night, #8)Awakened by P.C. Cast

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title: Awakened (House of Night) [Hardcover]
Author: P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast
First Copyright: Jan 2011
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Suggested Age: YA (14+)
Special features: N/A
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 9780312650247

Awakened continues the story of Vampyre High Priestess Zoey Redbird and her friends' fight against Neferet, Kalona and Darkness. This a wonderful addition to the other House of Night books and not so much happends that you feel like somewhere in the middle you missed something.

The action picks up a bit more in this than the last couple, but still does not showcase enough of the humor and friendships that made the first couple of books so great. Tragedy keeps striking, and victories are few, but it's obvious we're building towards an ultimate showdown.

Recommended for fans of the series. If you haven't read these yet, start at the beginning. This is definitely not a stand-alone.

This book I was going to wait to read until the next one came out in Nov but decided to go ahead and read it anyway. Which I must say after finishing it last night I am very VERY glad I decided to read it now instead of waiting until Nov. So I would have to say that I was very happy about the ending I think it will excite both new comers and current readers of the House of Night books.

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