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What are you reading - April

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1sally906
Abr 4, 2009, 5:17 pm

G'day

I have just finished reading spells and sleeping bags It is the 3rd in the series and I found I didn't suffer from not reading the fist two. Is a fun book along the lines of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'

2Kat32
Abr 4, 2009, 5:55 pm

Right now i'm reading City of Glass by Cassandra Clare( book 3 in her Mortal Instruments series), Stargazer by Claudia Gray (book 2 in her Evernight series) and Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey.

So far all off them are really good reads!

3viciouslittlething
Abr 7, 2009, 6:36 am

cassandra clare's series is on my TBR shelf, may start that next, looks really good!

4Kat32
Abr 7, 2009, 1:43 pm

Clare's series is fantastic, you definately need to read these books, they are like my Second favorite series after Twilight of course!

5sally906
Abr 7, 2009, 9:31 pm

I've never heard of Cassandra Clare - will have to add her to my TBR list

6ravenblue
Abr 8, 2009, 8:33 am

Just bought the first book in the series. Only up to page 53 and has already sucked me in. Really looking forward to the adventure! Recommend it so far...

7Jenson_AKA_DL
Abr 25, 2009, 11:54 am

I'm re-reading the Legal Drug manga by Clamp and Death Masks a Harry Dresden book by Jim Butcher.

8FicusFan
Abr 27, 2009, 2:09 am

I have decided to read The Devil You Know by Mike Carey, it is a dark fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal. The main character is a freelance exorcist in modern day London. He has had a bad experience and wants out of the 'game' but he stirs up a nasty demon, and runs afoul of a East End gang boss, and things don't go as planned.

9Kat32
Abr 27, 2009, 7:18 am

I just finished Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne which was really excellent and now I'm moving on to the Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby.

10viciouslittlething
Abr 29, 2009, 11:42 am

I am reading the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance and then next I am going for the Paranormal Romance one.

11Kat32
Abr 29, 2009, 6:16 pm

Well since there is only 1 day left in April these books will really be finished in May, but anyway I just started The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong and Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison which is an ARC that I managed to grab off ebay...woohoo! The actuall release date for Kim's book is May 15 th I think!

12theretiredlibrarian
Abr 30, 2009, 2:56 pm

just finished White Witch, Black Curse. It was very good.

13FicusFan
Editado: Abr 30, 2009, 9:16 pm

I finished The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

It was very good, if a little long and wordy. He starts out having the POV do the same thing over and over (traveling around). He uses it as a way to pass information about the world set up on to the reader, and to paint in the background. Its not bad, but its a newbie thing, and could have been tighter. The author also not only assumes that you are from the UK, but that you are a native of London. I was fine with most of it, but could put others off.

The main character an exorcist, Felix Castor, is down and out. He mistakenly welded a demon into the body/soul of his best friend while trying to exorcise the demon. Because of that he has given up exorcism, and is using his magic to entertain - at kids' parties.

For various reasons he gets sucked into a job of exorcising a ghost from the Bonnington Archive. It houses old documents, not important enough to be on display in museums. The case is more than it seems. He ends up trying to track down who the ghost is, and how she came to be dead, rather than just exorcising her. The trail leads him into the sites of a porn-monger/pimp and East End crime boss. Someone calls up a Succubus to drain him to death and when she is prevented in their first encounter she stalks him, and pops up at interesting moments.

The writing was good, if a bit wordy and occasionally too colloquial. The main character was likable and believable. The minor characters were interesting and not too flat. There were several that should be recurring and they were quirky. The story was interesting.

All in all a very good first book. I will read the next one in the Felix Castor series.

14ravenblue
Maio 5, 2009, 9:31 am

Just finished the Cassandra Clare series....what can I say but awesome!!! If you are into the Twilight Series and books similar fantasy/romance then you'll love these. For those who are fans of Suzanne Collins "Hunger Games", just found out the second book in the series will be out in September 09...can't wait! If there is anyone who likes my type of books, as mentioned above, can you recommend what I should read now. would love to get into another series....

15Jenson_AKA_DL
Maio 5, 2009, 9:36 am

>14 ravenblue: I have City of Glass waiting to be picked up at the library. I'm looking forward to it!

16ravenblue
Maio 6, 2009, 6:39 am

You are going to love City of Glass! I've read on her website that she is going to make a series about Magnus Bane and Simon but will also have the other characters come into it throughout the series. Enjoy!