Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Literary Getaway: Beautiful Creatures Box Set giveaway!

Literary Getaway: Beautiful Creatures Box Set giveaway!: In celebration of the Beautiful Creatures film being rel ease next month, I'd l ike to give away a complete box set that includes hardcove...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013

Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary War, Book One)Vaempires: Revolution by Thomas Winship
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vaempires: Zombie Rising  (The Evolutionary War, Book Two)Vaempires: Zombie Rising by Thomas Winship
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sorry this review was so long in coming. I wanted to finish reading the second book before commenting because I wanted to get a handle on how this series is playing out. What I mean by that is, the way the series is written, it seems to me more like a single novel in serial parts. I don't have a problem with that. I just wanted to be sure that was what was happening. So, I have combined my review and will copy it to both books.

With that said, I am patient and will wait for the next installments. I think the evolution of Vampires is a great theme and I am really liking this story so far.

A group of friends must face a revolutionary force of mutated Vampires, now known as Vaempires. The revolution is violent and they lose their families and become separated. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will stop with saying that the first book is the story of two of them and the second is the story of the other two, all happening simultaneously.

I really like these books, so please, no one take my minor gripes as any sort of indication that I don't. I think the characters are described and portrayed as much older than they are said to be. They are much more mature than fifteen years. I don't know the purpose of this, as I think these books are a little bit too violent for the YA crowd, so I think the characters would have played okay if they were older.

The gore descriptions are a little too abundant for me. I think gore is great for shock value and graphic realism, but too many pages of gory descriptions in a row lose the shock value and become boring and tedious. I found myself skimming quickly ahead to get to more story and less gore. But, just know that the story is there and is very enjoyable.

I will be buying the rest of the series. I give The Evolutionary War series four stars.

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Release Day Revew: The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher

Release Day Revew: The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Beyond Wizards and Vampires, to Sex!   NY Times gets with the times regarding sex in fiction!  Here is the link.  Read the full article.
“New adult” is emerging as a popular fiction genre as young-adult authors spice up their stories with some sex.