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I loved how you were immediately thrown into the story, starting line one. I also loved how the references to Jamie were believable (I.e. off course he was on John's mind, but not so much as to distract from the story). It was cool how Diana went the detective route with this one, even though John is no Sherlock. I thought the ending was rather abrupt, though. She got the bad guys monologueing and that was pretty much it. Oh well. Onwards, love me some John!
2.5 stars http://threedollarbillreviews.com/201... A young woman arrives at castle on the night of Queen Gloriana's Winter Feast. The queen is celebrating her victory over her rival, Queen Catherine of Echosea, and the traveler is invited to feast with them. She offers to lead Gloriana to the location of Queen Catherine and what's left of the army, in exchange for Gloriana allowing Catherine to surrender. What Gloriana doesn't know is that the young woman is Queen Catherine in disguise, attempting to lure the rival queen into a trap. The one that actually gets trapped is Catherine, and the women who were destined to be at odds with one another find a shared passion. Glory and the Clever Cat is a well written story about two women from opposite sides of a long-standing rivalry. It requires an element of suspension of disbelief to accept all the events that happen within the story, especially that Catherine passes so easily for a boy and that Gloriana accepts Catherine so quickly into her bed. At the core this story focuses on two women who are meant to be against one another finding out they share something in common. I liked that through the story there are times when Catherine learns that her preconceived notions about Gloriana are not necessarily true. There is quite a bit of comparison between how the two women rule, and each is effective in their own way, but it is their differences that are most intriguing. The ending comes to a resolution very quickly, with a happy ending tacked on that felt rushed and sudden. I think the story would have better with more detail added in, which could have made the ending more solid. As the story is told from Catherine's point of view, her characterization is stronger than Gloriana, who is portrayed as a larger than life figure. Overall this is a decent and quick historical tale that is enjoyable but could have benefited from a bit more development.
I loved this book! It is my favorite so far in the Immortals After Dark Series! Conrad Wroth spent his life killing rogue vampires. When he and his family were left for dead his brother Nikolai turned him into a vampire, in order to save him. He hates his brother for turning him into the one thing he despises and he lives his vampire days in blood lust killing anyone who gets in his way. Centuries later Nikolai, along with his 2 other brothers, capture Conrad and imprison him in a mansion name Elancourt. They are determined to save Conrad from his blood lust, though it has been know that once “turned” you can never come back. While imprisoned he meets Neomi, a ballerina ghost who lives at Elencourt. She was murdered there in the early 1900’s and has been imprisoned in her home ever since. They spend their time getting to know each other and Conrad wonders if Neomi is his “Bride”. When Neomi makes a deal with a witch to bring her back to life (temporarily) Conrad notices her from afar and in that instance he goes through the change that all male vampires go through once they meet their Bride… in that instant he is “blooded” to her. Neomi doesn’t tell Conrad about her deal with the witch but when she is killed on accident Conrad will stop at nothing to bring her back to life again! This was such an amazing story! I couldn’t put it down! I loved the way they spent their days at Elencourt getting to know one another and the love of Conrad's brothers! The scene when Conrad first see's Neomi and "bloods" her was amazing! I like how Cole brings back all her previous characters and how the Lykae, Lore, Hyde, Valkyrie all intermingle! I can't wait to read about the Demons, Rydstrom and Cade, next!
If you have ever had a hard time trying to explain to your parents or friends what it can be like to be gay, or just want to understand more of the history of the gay world, this is the book. Feinberg is amazing. It was a book that I couldn't stop thinking about. It helped me recognize more of my community, and understand some of the struggles of the past.
This book was much better than I expected. I teach ESL to a young Chinese woman, which was why I picked it up but it WAS a good read, short and sweet, like a Chinese delicacy. The story was also illuminating, I understand things a lot better. We all go to Chinese restaurants, I hope anyone who reads this has much greater appreciation for the chefs. I do. And it was a nice story of redemption for this young couple and the Chinese culture of food. Picked up for fun but now will recommend it highly!
I really though this novel was one of the most touching and sad things I think I have ever read. I will definitely read it again in the future. I also watched the movie, and cried through over half of it. I'm not terribly much of a crier to begin with, so that's a lot. I cried through at least a quarter of the book. It's that kind of story. At this point I'm just going to excerpt a piece of the CCLaP review: So why read this wrist-slasher of a novel to begin with, you might be asking at this point? Well, that's a very good question, in fact, a challenge that McCarthy throws right in your face from the very start, and for the first 50 pages doesn't seem to have much more of an answer than, "Because it won the freaking Pulitzer and made Oprah's freaking panties wet, so how freaking bad could it be?" And indeed, it can get pretty freaking bad, at least before getting used to the deliberately slow pace and deliberately grim outlook -- an utterly unreadable downer, it might seem to many at first, with there being no point in even finishing except maybe to get that final motivation needed to stick your head in a gas oven. Ultimately, though, it's brilliant of McCarthy to do this, simply brilliant I'm telling you, because it's the same central question faced by our protagonist and his son in The Road, with they as unequipped to provide the answer as we are; that in a world most likely destined to snuff itself out and soon, why bother putting in the work to even survive, much less in a way that even hints at what we traditionally call "human ethics?" In a world where even plants can no longer grow, where even the sun no longer shines, when most people laugh at the mere suggestion of God existing, what's the point of even struggling to stay alive? It's a question that has haunted humans in lesser situations throughout history, from Auschwitz in the '30s to New Orleans just a few years ago; as mentioned, here McCarthy is simply pushing the question to its logical extreme, asking it in a situation where there is literally almost nothing left to dream towards or hope for, not even the dream of a heaven or other faith-based afterlife, because of most people having no sense of faith left. And the answer, McCarthy seems to be saying in The Road, seems to be the extremely simple one of, "Well, that's what humanity does. It hopes for a better future. That's what human beings do."
Quite an interesting story of a girl named Snow, kidnapped as a baby from a grocery store. On her mother's (kidnappers) deathbed, she reveals to Snow that she had stolen her from another woman. Snow and her friend Katie set out to find her real identity, her biological mother and the real name of the woman who raised her. From back cover: "A woman's entire life is turned upside down by her monther's deathbed confession: Snow Devane was stolen as an infant and is someone else's child. At thirty-one, Snow believes she has everything she wants-a successful career as a photographer, an uncomplicated life in Manhattan, good friends and some necessary distance from the mother who stifled her with caring concern. Now, suddenly, everything has changed. Snow must find answers. Who was this woman she thought she knew? What drove her to steal another woman's child? What happened to the woman who, thirty years before, turned around in a supermarket to find her baby gone? And, most importantly, who is Snow Devane?"
Grandes ensayos sobre relaciones de todo tipo. Escritura maravillosa y sentí que tenía un grupo de amigos que simplemente compartían su opinión sobre la vida y el amor; no todos felices y maravillosos, sino todos reales.
Người dùng coi những cuốn sách này là thú vị nhất trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Thư viện Sách hướng dẫn" khuyến cáo rằng tất cả các độc giả sẽ làm quen với văn học này.