...I'm not sure if I'm emotionally ready for this...
Gimme a good Howl-o-Ween to read.
Gimme a good Howl-o-Ween to read.
I have a serious dilemma. So! The third book comes out Tuesday and I listened to Nevernight on audible which made my commute super enjoyable. I downloaded and started Godsgrave and it's just as fun. But...now...I'm going to be on a long weekend and not really have the chance to listen to much before Tuesday. Do I switch over to the book and power through for Tuesday or do I keep listening because I love the narrator's over the top performance?
Alright so I'm loving this one...and the author seems like an absolute dear...and it's getting me in the mood for more historical murder mysteries. The spookier the better. I haven't explored this genre a whole lot, so I'd love some recommendations.
This book is straight up addicting and blowing my mind...
Ella says, 'stop reading! It's time for rainy walkies'
Wow. That ending. I feel like the first half dragged a wee but the last chapters had me dying for more. Ok, and let's all admit Hakaimono is sassy and kinda loveable and new demon Tatsumi is kinda hot. I'm just saying!
I am a 29-year-old woman and I love Katherine Arden's middle grade scary stories. I'm soooo excited for this book! 'Small Spaces' delighted my little Halloween lovin' soul...
I must say, I greatly enjoyed this one and wouldn't mind another book or two in this world, with these characters. It does get a bit slow in the middle, but I just loved the atmosphere and Elisabeth, Silas, and Nathaniel. A lot of heart and a great take on the 'girl loves books a lot and this makes her special' theme.
Anyone else out there watching the show????
I need a funny audiobook recommendation for a 7 hour drive with my hubby tomorrow! He's picky and gets bored easily...so something that'll get his attention!
Welp, I'll be honest: this was not my favorite of dear TP's. I love Granny and I love the concept and it had some funny, insightful moments, but dare I say...it felt boring? Do we ever see Esk and Simon again? Do we learn more about her training? Why don't we ever see other women at the academy in any of the other books? I always love TP so I'll give it a pick...but it fell pretty flat for me compared to some of his other work.
I want to have a kid just so I can buy this book and read it with them.
...And then the one vampire woman who is like “I'm going wear pants and eat children because fuck society“ immediately gets brought low because a) there must've been something funny in those children b) she's too ditzy to remember she's allergic to sunlight. Penny and Genevieve should just runaway together. I know there's a whole series after this...but come on. More badass hookers, less dudes fighting all their battles for them.
Women in this never got a chance to stand up and get their own closure or revenge. Mary Jean (or Lucy) got 'fridged' to show the final descent of Jack's mind. You're telling me, that as the real Lucy's get Mary thought herself a weak little girl who can't fight back? Lucy was wild & fierce. Mary would be to0. Kim can rewrite an entire chapter of history but having a prostitute get off a few parting shots is too far fetched????
4/4 Totally written by a dude. None of the female characters were given any sort of chance to be full rounded. Genevieve is over 400 years old, with seniority over Dracula, and the author frequently called her 'the girl'. She also apparently can't win her own battles or take her own kill blows BECAUSE BEAUREGARD LITERALLY FINISHED ALL HER BATTLES FOR HER. He got the Chinese dude called off of her and he killed Jack for her.K, I'm not done yet...
(3/4) This felt so long. I feel like he sacrificed actual story to explore the impacts of vampirism as part of a society. While that was fascinating, I couldn't help but think CAN SOMETHING HAPPEN NOW!? Yes, there were some riots but they felt very sudden and we got kind of a bird's eye view and you didn't really care. You know the murder from literally chapter 1. The ending is sudden. No twists other than Dracula is actually really gross.
(2/4) The Good: Well, the premise is just brilliant. I love seeing some familiar characters in an entirely different situation. I always kinda rooted for Dracula in the original. What would happen to culture, economics, social niceties, fashion, etc. if vampires became not only the norm, but began to create an entire new class for society. The world building is fascinating.
Also, Genevieve is a BAMF.
Alright...what am I listening to on Audible next???? British accents preferred, baby. They lull me into a comfortable doze.
Sigggggghhh....I just got super annoyed with this. I just couldn't.
I looved this although the ending was a bit ambiguous and I'm not sure I loved it overall (the end). The mind games between Elizabeth and Viktor left me breathless. Super creepy, atmospheric, and thought provoking. The audible version was PERFECT.
And the flowers are down
My view reading this evening. The air smells like flowers. The dog won't stop eating soil out of my pots...
Well...I enjoyed this quite a bit. The ending felt a little rushed. I wanted to see the damn finished house! And Jane and Ann the ghosts kinda had a guest appearance and never came back. So. I wanted a bit mpre, but overall a creepy, fun read.
I'm so excited about this...
The Dark Descent of Ella Fuzz...she's a monster. At this moment she's plotting the demise of this innocent bone...anyways...
I am LOVING this book. The narrator's voice on audible is perfect. Unrelated...but related?...werewolf books? Suggestions?
Ok! I need opinions. The above mentioned title just didn't quite do it for me but I find myself being drawn to the 2nd and 3rd book....possibly just cause the covers are so pretty. Is it worth it? Do they get better???
The Fuzz, as always, is for attention.