Archive for November, 2010
If you haven’t read ‘Lonely Werewolf Girl’, do yourself a favour and go out and get it! Especially if you like dry humour (think of something akin to “My Family” on BBC) and you enjoy the supernatural (Werewolves, Fairies, Fire Elementals…).
Martin Millar is an amazing writer, who not only knows how to create an entire world filled with all kinds of characters that you would never have imagined, but he has the wittiest dialog I have ever come across in a story. The world he has created in “Lonely Were Wolf Girl” and “Curse of the Wolf Girl” is satire at its finest!
It had me in complete hysterics from beginning to end. I’d often find myself thinking, “This is utterly ridiculous!” but that is what the story is, it is RIDICULOUS, in the absolute best way imaginable!
The tale follows the depressed young werewolf girl, Kalix, as she tries to get her life in order. She has been banned from the MacRinnalch Castle, her home in Scotland, and is now living with her two human friends, Moonglow and Daniel, and one young Fire Elemental, Agrivex. These four characters alone are an interesting mix. But when you bring in the Fire Queen, Thrix the Enchantress, Dominil, the white-haired werewolf, Beautix and Delix, the twin werewolf musicians, and Markus, the cross-dressing Thane, you can really only imagine what kind of craziness will ensue!
It is absolutely BRILLIANT!
If you want, you can find out more about the books and Martin Millar here.
The new book – “Torment”- in the “Fallen series by Lauren Kate, took me by surprise. I read “Fallen” (the first in the series) quite a while back and as much as I enjoyed the story, it felt as though it ended just as it began.
To say that the wait for the next in the series was a long one, would be an understatement. But now that I have read it, however, I can say that it was worth every minute.
The series follows the story of Luce, a young girl who has found herself in the midst of the battle between Good and Evil – Angels and Demons – and Daniel, the Fallen Angel who has been through a lot to keep her safe.
In “Fallen”, Luce discovers that she is a big part of an ongoing fight and that Daniel, the mysterious boy that she feels somehow connected to, is more than just an Fallen Angel, but that he is the love of her life. Although Luce cannot remember it, Daniel and Luce go far back and have been through the phenomenon of ‘Love at First Sight’ over and over again. But this time it is very different.
In “Torment”, we learn more about the world of the Fallen Angels and Demons, about the ‘shadows’ that follow Luce and of the lives that Luce and Daniel have had to endure.
The story is heart-wrenching, with moments where you want to pull your hair out in frustration and ones where you are filled with the warmth that only a well written supernatural love story can bring.
If you haven’t read the series yet, now is a good time to start. This is one of those stories that you can share with your friends and you can all wait in anticipation for the next book in the series together.
To find out more about Lauren Kate and the ‘Fallen’ series, you can go to the official website here.
“Linger” is the long awaited second book in the ‘Wolves of Mercy Falls’ Trilogy.
As with “Shiver”(the first n the trilogy), the love story between Sam and Grace is beautifully written – It is one of those love stories that have you swooning from the power of it.
Maggie Stiefvater has a way with her words that seem to penetrate right into your soul, leaving you feeling as though you are living the story right along with them. With this series, she puts a completely new spin on the term ‘werewolf’ and creates a world so real that you find yourself wondering about all the things out there that you may not know about.
In “Shiver”, Grace and Sam overcome the odds by fighting to be together. In “Linger” however, they discover that not everything is as it seems and they find themselves trying to find a way to secure their future.
Sam will have to delve into his past, into his memories of being a wolf, in order to help Grace, who is slowly but surely battling her own inner wolf. But they are not alone; Cole, a new wolf, has entered into this life willingly; the question is, why would anyone make that choice?
Maggie Stiefvater brings a whole new dynamic to the story with this book, leaving you dying for the last in the series – “Forever”.
If you thought “Shiver” was heart-wrenching, intriguing and filled with equal amounts of despair and hope, you will absolutely ADORE “Linger”.
If you want more information about the Author or the ‘Wolves of Mercy Falls’ Trilogy, you can find it on her website here.