To Be Continued: Night of the Animals

You ever start a book and think to yourself, “I’m never gonna make it to the end of this?” 

Usually it comes from a lack of interest in the story, or eagerness to start something newer. Occasionally I find myself wondering why I even started the book in the first place. 

This time around I’ll chalk it up to a wandering eye. I picked up, Bill Broun’s “Night of the Animals” shortly after finishing “A Madness So Discreet” by Mindy McGinnis. I was craving another stand alone since I’ve picked up several series these past 2 months that I’m not sure I want to start in 2017. 

I have yet to make it past chapter One, of this book.

Perhaps it’s the concept. Set in futuristic London; our main character Cuthbert Handley,  (I roll eyes at his name each time) must use his possibly made up special gifts of speaking to the animals, to release/rescue them before a suicide cult determined to kill all animal life gets to them.

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It could also be that I’ve been buying soooo many fantasy books including, “Hart’s Hope” by Orson Scott Card, lately that I’m distracted from the story because I really wanna crack the spines of the new books.

Either way, I’ll be postponing my exploration into “Night of the Animals” for another time. In the interim I have to decide between, “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” by Gregory Maguire or the aforementioned “Hart’s Hope”

What Book or Series Could You Just Not Finish? Let me Know in the Comments Below!



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Hey all,

I’ve been prepping for grad school, so my writing time has been limited to getting my portfolio together. Almost done though! 😇
I thought I’d attempt an update. I finished A Madness So Discreet a few days ago and was in the mood for another stand alone novel. Then I remembered that my sissy, bought me such a book for my bday!!! 

Night of the Animals by Bill Brown, is looking like a humorous story, our main character believes he can speak to the animals and uses this gift to interrogate them while also trying to set them free.

In oil painting across a blackened sky freckled with dimly lit stars, a young man wearing what appears to be an old school white nightgown is sitting on top of a bear. Thus covering all facets of the title, with the bear being the animal and the sky clearly night.

I’m not familiar with Bill Brown as an author but if I like this one perhaps he’ll have a new fan. 

 

I’m also still working my way through How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card. Treating this as a textbook for writing, I’ve been able to learn a bit more about crafting a story. 

Birthday Book Buy: Harry Potter Special Edition (20th Anniversary Philosopher’s Stone)

20171106_153404I got my first copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 5th grade.  It was a required reading book that thanks to a nasty cold I finished months before my classmates. My mother took an interest in the books that had me hooked and decided to read it for herself.  She destroyed it and the books that followed. Sometime around Book 4 I quit reading the series since my mother is heavy into spoilers and the movies were easier to get through.

An ex-boyfriend got me started with rebuilding my collection and until last month I had all but 2 books missing. My friend Breanna told me about the 20th anniversary special edition copy of the first book and I just had to have it. 20171106_153317

I decided to grab the Prisoner of Azkaban since it was the only other book missing and ordered my copy of the special edition book to complete my collection.  Though I ordered it back in October the book hails from the UK and was said to be here a week or 2 after my b-day.

The Book Gods have decided to send it to me early. The Book Got Here Saturday!!! As promised the Book features lots of extras including a Hogwarts Quiz and an Alumnae listing. I just may have to re-read the series now that I have the full set again.

Which was your favorite Harry Potter Book? Leave a comment below! 

 

October Book Haul Pt. 1

I needed to complete some collections if I plan to meet my 2017 reading goal, but also I just really like having a full collection. Mostly rounding out series collections I’d already started, starting with the Divergent Trilogy and The Immortals. The Mortal Instruments, a series I started but was never able to finish were all ordered via Thrift Books and it saved me tons!

When the delivery came I assumed the complete order had arrived but some of my books may be coming from farther away. I now own the full Divergent Trilogy plus the Four Novella, and was also able to fill in the gaps of The Immortals and start working on The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices.  I can’t decide which series to start next!

 

 

 

 

What We’re Reading: Artemis Fowl  (The Lost Colony)

Book Number #5. ​As always I absolutely loved this book. I’ve been binge reading for my 2017 Book Review Challenge a running theme I’ve noticed in this series is Action. 

This book is like if James Bond had a fairy god family or if Timmy Turner was a spy… A refreshing twist for the series is that we were dropped immediately into a situation. Artemis and Butler are tracking down  a demon when they notice they aren’t the only ones on the trail.

Holly fresh from quitting the LEP is a P.I./Bounty Hunter with Mulch Diggums. Ironically enough bounty hunters are ridiculed in this world too. 

A new layer of the story is added with the introduction of Section 8. A secret sector of the LEP which handles assignments “confidential” and otherwise too “challenging” for standard LEP officers. Holly is immediately recruited. 

This particular book does something many tv shows fail miserably at attempting. It provided a leap in time that moved the story along as well as refreshed the series. Jumping a few years into the future made Minerva an appropriate age. (She was 12 and he was 14 which seems inappropriate if a budding romance were to take place) While also giving everyone a brand new start. 

I’ve been recommending this series for weeks and I’ll do it again. I’ve been dragged across Europe, To the Arctic and Back and out of space and time continuously. I personally feel a little exhausted but it’s just another day for Artemis Fowl. 

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What We’re Reading: Artemis Fowl (The Opal Deception)

As a budding fan of the Artemis Fowl series, I’m pleased to say Eoin Colfer has not disappointed. The Opal Deception, starts of with the return of a formidable opponent and the final exit of one of our favorite heroes.

Artemis Fowl the Opal Deception seems to be all about evolution and growth. The evolution of Holly from a headstrong, impulsive cop to a tactical professional investigator who’s efforts have saved the people time and time again.

Artemis has evolved from a budding megalomaniac to a somewhat respectable if not dangerously intelligent young prodigy with a penchant for missing art.

Butler’s transition actually occurred in book three, dying and being brought back fifteen years older has that effect on some people. 

Mulch also began his rebirth in book three, the criminal dwarf has been performing selfless acts in attempts to save Artemis forfeiting his traditional views as well as sometimes his freedom for our gang.

I suppose the biggest take away from Book Four: The Opal Deception is that this was a crossroads for the series. The first four books saw our characters as a motley crew thrown together by circumstance. Unlikely friendships were forming despite the differences in species and sides of the law.

The end of The Opal Deception showed a shift. For the first time it seems all of our group is on the same side. With the exception of Foaly of course who’s still head tech guy for the LEP.

There was a message scrolled across the bottom of Book Four a feature we haven’t seen since Book One, surprisingly it’s a recruitment message from Foaly.

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What We’re Reading: Artemis Fowl (The Eternity Code) 

Book Three in my #2017BookReviewChallenge is the third Artemis Fowl book. My first thought was…. wow.

Someone actually got the jump on Artemis Fowl. A life interacting with faeries has made Artemis soft, complacent and good- natured .

Still dabbling in the underworld, a business deal goes south, and Artemis is forced to beg for Butler’s life while also bargaining his memories to help protect both the fairy world snd the real world from the villainous John Spiro.

The unscrupulous Spiro, has stolen the  C cube a tech holy grail designed by Artemis from stolen fairy technology. Butler was mortally wounded and the fairies were severely comprimised.

Artemis and the gang come together to take down Spiro and retrieve the cube but when it’s all over Artemis won’t remember a thing.

The third installment of the Artemis Fowl series had me on the edge of my seat. We see glimpses of Artemis changing into a better person as a result of his friends while forcing him to outthink a formidable opponent.

I truly hated the villains and cheered for our heroes. The final moments of the book lay on the emotion as our group disbands for the safety of the fairy kingdom.

As always the book was well written, if you loved the  first two you’re in for a real treat with this one!

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