Jul 282014
 
Review: Third Grave Dead Ahead

I love this series. Seriously love this series. Since I’ve been reading a book month, you know it’s serious. This is just a great, sink into and laugh your butt off series. The characters, Charley’s inner monologue, and all the dialogue are just so entertaining. I love the characters we already knew, Cookie, Ubie, etc, but the new ones are great additions to the series. I hope we see more of Donovan and his motorcycle gang, as well as Mistress Marigold. She’s very much a mystery that should be fun to solve. Getting back to old characters, Reyes behaviour wasn’t […]

Jul 232014
 
Review: The Line

This was a southern magic story that was both captivating and beautiful. Set in Savannah, Georgia, this story really used the expectations of southern behaviour and magic in a great way, while also avoiding the stereotypical New Orleans cliches. Mercy is the unfortunate younger twin of the very powerful Maisie. Poor Mercy has no magical ability, and seems to be hated by the family matriarch. She is surprisingly well adjusted though, and it was easy to like her. She’s not perfect by any means, but she is relatible, and makes generally sound and believable decisions. I really liked the secondary […]

Jun 042014
 
Review: Anna Dressed in Blood

When I started this book, I was surprised and delighted to learn it had a teenaged male narrator. Yet again, I forgot what the summary said since it clearly indicates the main character is male. The cover is misleading. It pictures Anna, not the narrator, like most book covers. I found Cas to be likable and believable. He’s a very sweet boy who grows from a loner ghosthunter to a very friendly ghosthunter with a close circle of friends. His growth was natural and felt very rewarding. The story is part horror and part humour. I found the humour to […]

Aug 022013
 
Review: Poltergeist

I hate when book 2 in a series doesn’t live up to the first one. In this case, I really liked the first book, and ended up DNF-ing this second one. I felt that there wasn’t enough story to this book. I got bored waiting for things to happen. While the first book had supernatural creatures and action, this one had only one ghost (maybe), and was more lecture about faking the phenomena than anything else. I didn’t feel like there was any danger to the story at all and ended up not caring if the ghost was real or […]

Nov 052012
 
Review: Ghost Planet

This was a great science fiction story with a strong romance element. It had an interesting premise, and was uniquely told from an alien viewpoint, the alien taking the form of a ghost of a human. I was sucked into Elizabeth’s desire for knowledge. She had so many questions about the ghosts, and wasn’t willing to let anything get in her way, even her surprise discovery that she was actually one of the ghosts. Her drive and determination drove the story. She had a very out-of-the-box way of thinking that was refreshingly strong. Elizabeth really helped set a new standard […]