Thursday, September 30, 2010

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Book summary:

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

My thoughts:
This has been getting so much praise on blogs, I decided to give it a try. Plus I really liked the cover art.

I was under the impression this would have more of a zombie angle to it than demons. I'm not normally interested in books about demons. I enjoyed it overall, though it was little predictable. It caught my attention enough that I'm interested in the next book in this series.

3 stars

What else I have read lately?

The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks – 2.5 stars - had a little more emotional dilemma than I care for
Apollyon – Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins – 4 stars
Ghost Walk by Heather Graham – 3 stars
Murder For Revenge – edited by Otto Penzler – 2 stars

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Num8ers by Rachel Ward

I won this book from GoodReads First Reads. Thank you very much GoodReads!

Synopsis from GoodReads:

Whenever Jem meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die.

Burdened with such an awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. But while they’re waiting to ride the Eye Ferris
wheel, Jem notices that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today’s number. Today’s date. Terrorists are going to attack London. Jem’s world is about to explode!

My thoughts:

I actually read this a couple of months ago, but I wanted to post this since it was released this year.

I found this book to be tedious at times. I finished because I was curious enough to want to see how it ended. Then I was disappointed in the ending because it was predictable. I couldn’t help but thinking during one part – Hey!! Nothing like promoting a little unprotected teenage sex.
I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

Funny thing is I ended up with 2 copies of this book from the publisher. I’ve already Book Crossed one and I’ve registered the second one at BC so it will be looking for a home soon. At least Abby (my Bagle Hound) didn’t get hold of the second copy to chew on the cover.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Being Human Season One

Season One of Being Human, a BBC series, will be released on DVD and Blue Ray on Tuesday, July 20th.

A vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost share an apartment in Bristol, England!

A paranormal lovers must see.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Book Eulogy

I am very sad to announce the untimely demise of this book.

This was a BookCrossing book sent to me by Bkind2books.

It would seem that a very irritated Beagle decided to take her frustrations out at our leaving to go out to dinner on this poor unsuspecting piece of literature. It did nothing to deserve this cruel fate other than it happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I thought it was safe within the depths of my tote bag sitting atop the back of an overstuffed chair. Little did I realize the sinister plot brewing in this sly canine mind as to how to acquire this item and exact her revenge. I was lulled into a false sense of security by the big brown eyes and the ever wagging tail. Not to mention the halo posed above her head whenever in our presence. But it was all a act. Who would have thought such malevolence lurked behind such an innocent facade.

It was not a pretty sight. Certainly not something for the fainthearted. Though I rushed to its side where it lay on the floor among its tattered pages, I knew before even checking for any signs of salvage, it had passed on to the great library heaven. No amount of glue or tape would ever resurrect it to any semblance of its previous self, much less a readable form.

I have failed in my duty to protect this book, to keep it safe from the shredding jaws of death. I hang my head in shame...not to mention disgust that I didn’t even get to read it first.

Alas, the tote bag didn’t fair any better than the book. They were laid to rest together in a Hefty bag last evening. Rest in peace!

The Culprit
She has yet to show any signs of remorse.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Patricia Briggs' Series Giveaway

To celebrate 300 followers, All Things Urban Fantasy is have a big Patricia Briggs giveaway. For 300 followers, she will be giving away the first 4 books of the Mercy Thompson series - Moon Called, Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Called.

If she hits 400 followers, another winner will be drawn to win the Alpha and Omega series - Cry Wolf, Hunting Ground, and On The Prowl.

This is an international contest and ends on February 28.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kitty giveaway at Drey's Library

Drey's Library is giving away one complete set (seven books total) of the Kitty Norvell series by Carrie Vaughn. In addition to this, three more people will have a chance to win a copy of Kitty's House of Horrors. Fill out the form by January 18, 6 CST for your chance to win one of these prizes.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gena Showalter Contest

Gena Showalter is having a random drawing to give away a signed ARC of Into the Dark.
Good luck!

Also check out Heart of Darkness