I truly enjoyed this book! It's the first of a series, and I simply loved it.Here we meet Nicholas and Pernell Flamel. It's the 20th century and they've been on the run from the Dark Elders of hundreds of years. They meet a set of twins. The twins turn out to be the main characters, and their acceptance of them becoming who their meant to be is at the heart of the story.Scott takes Alchemysts, Necromancers, Magicians, Sorcerers, and Witches, and combines them with the 20th century full of cell phones, i-pods, laptops, and google! Full of love, laughs, mystery, and suspence, it truly is a joy to read for when you just need a book to make you smile.
Feehan has written quite a lovely introduction to her series. In this first book, we learn about the Carpathian race. The difference between a Carpathian and a Vampire. That extremely psychic human women can prove to be Life Mates for Carpathian males, and that the Carpathians are facing an uncertain future. It seems that their women cannot produce female offspring, and Raven seems to be their only hope. In the Dark Prince, we meet Makhail and Raven. Though Raven's transformation is harsh, Makhail loves her deeply. He is the Prince to his race, and is charged not only with keeping peace, but also issuing justice, and saving them. Raven is his Life Mate. A human female, whom he turns. Which, one is forbidden, and two extremely dangerous. However, Raven is very gifted, psychic and a quick learner. She comes through just fine, and may just be the answer they were all looking for.
This is a diffcult review to write. While I have a number of LT friends who have read and enjoyed this book, I couldn't fully "get into it."This story follows a young woman who happens to be a medium, a young man who is training for a paino competition, and Mozart's Ghost, who is rude, cranky, and has no concept of personal space.The story it's self is enjoyable, but the writting style kept me from fully enjoying it. To me it felt like listening to a story my grandfather was telling. He'd start with one story, that reminded him of something else, that would remind him of something else, and eventually he would get around to finishing all of them.This is how I felt Cameron's writting to be. She seemed to jump from one point of view to another, and the chapters where so short, it made the jump seem abrupt. I will probably try one more book by her, just to see if her writting improves, or her style grows on me. Any suggestions of what else to read by her would be welcomed.
Rylant uses this small little book to deal with one of the hardest things in life: when a loved one passes away.Summer has come to live with Ob and May. After Summer's mother passed away, she was just passed around family members in Ohio. Never really looked after and treated like a burden. That is until Ob and May come for a vist, pack her up, and take her home with them that same day.Now, Summer and Ob are trying to find a reason to go on after May passes. They try just about everything a person could try to re-connect with May. But, once they realize the best way to do that is to live, everything just falls into place. I'd reccomend this book for children or adults that have lost someone and still haven't quite found a place for all those feelings. Another book about a sad topic, but with a feel good ending.
Noel combines interesting ideas in a way that captures my imagination. Immortals, life after death, innocence, and evil are all intertwined in a lovely story about Ever, a 17 year old that has lost everything. Her father, mother, little sister and dog were all killed in a car-wreck that should have taken Evers' life as well. Only, she hung back to "check out the scenery" a little to long and couldn't catch up to her family when they crossed over. So, instead Ever was shoved back into her body. Only now, she can see auras, hear thoughts, and "see" a person life story from a touch. Oh and her dead sister makes visits almost every day. Into this mix, Noel adds two 600 year old immortals (one that loves her and one that wants to kill her), a best friend that's gay, and another one that "changes" her-self to match the newest outragious fad, and you've got a lovely story about discovering just who you were, and who you've become. I will be looking for the next book in the series and can't wait to see where this story goes.
Here we follow Agnes Browne and her friend Marion. Agnes has just lost her husband Redser, and is now left to raise 7 children alone. Though it doesn't bother Agnes, she's just fine without Redser, maybe even better!We watch as she raises her children, works, talks to her friend Marion, and watches Marion pass away too. Marion bothers Agnes much more than Redser did. Marion was her friend, she was just married to Redser!At the end of everything, Agnes realizes she still has to dream. Because you just never know when one of those dreams might walk through your front door!Though this story seems to be a sad one, there's plenty of humor throughout. You'll be laughing at the crazy conversations and antics of Agnes and Marion, and feel much better about the world once the book is done. I'll be reading the next two books that go with this one!
Feehan again proved that each book will be different. Our Life Mates in this book are Adian and Alexdria. Adian is blond haired and golden-eyed. This makes him very unusual in his race. Adian is forced to convert Alex because she is attacked by a Vampire. The whole of the book is mostly Alex coming to terms with her new life, and how it both seperates her, and brings her closer, to her brother. At times I just wanted to tel Alex to "get over it" and accept what she had become, and at times I understood her feelings, and misgivings.On the whole, this is another very well written novel. I will continue to read the series. They seem to be getting better with each book!
This book is much different than I expected. To begin with our Life Mates, Jaques and Shea, aren't even on the same continent! Jaques is walled up in a coffin, and Shea is a doctor in the United States. Plus, she's only Half human, but she doesn't know that. Jaques is intent to just torment her. His mind has been shattered since the end of [The Dark Prince] and he has no idea who he is or who this woman is that he can talk to in his head. Shea has no idea that Jaques is real, or why she keeps seeing him and HEARING him in her head.A very interesting story that surprised me. I loved this book and have a feeling it will be my favorite of the series. Though I'm sure Feehan will continue to surprise me.
I love the story of the Drake sisters, but I find it hard to review this book. It was simply just to short. Though the story played out, I still felt like there should have been "more." It just ended too soon for me.
Not my typical pick. Point of Origin was handed to me when I was complaining about not having anything to read and couldn't get to the library. It just happened to be the 8th book of a series and I wasn't won over by it. So, I thought it might be because I jumped in the middle. Postmortem was a nice surprise! Written along the lines of CSI, I must say I enjoyed this book! Dr. Kay Scarpetta is a Medical Examiner, and this book follows her through a case. The case in this books is of a serial strangler/killer in Richmond, Virginia. I have to say that the first half of the book was a bit slow, but that is to be expected with the first book of a series. Providing background that I'm sure she will be building upon. After about half way things really started to pick up, and I finished the book rather quickly. I love Cornwell's writting style, and the feel that she really has studied forensics. Everything in the book seems plausable and realistic. It didn't take to much effort on my part to really "see" the things in the book happen. I'll be reading more of the series, and saving my review of Point of Origin until after the re-read. I believe that reading it out of order may have been why I wasn't impressed by it.