Monday, March 30, 2009

Books I read in March

I have a long list of things to do today, since I'm having surgery tomorrow.
I wanted to go ahead and post my March reads today, but I don't have much time to give to them... So, no pretty pictures, and thoughts on the books are fairly minimal.
But it's up! And I don't have to worry about it later. ;)

The Sookie Stackhouse Novelsby Charlaine Harris
Already did a post about these.

The Purple Emperor, and Ruler of the Realm by Herbie Brennan A+
Second & Third in Brennan's Fairy Wars Chronicles. LOVE these. I thoroughly enjoy these contemporary fairy stories... More along the lines of Brothers Grimm or Spiderwicke Chronicles. Interesting premise and great characters.

Mercy Street by Mariah Stewart B
Good FBI mystery.

My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville A-
Silly & fun story of a young girl who discovers that her teacher is an alien. Good YA stuff.

Alien Visitors edited by Bruce Coville A+
Coville has pulled together a delightful grouping of alien stories. This YA collection is not just a bunch of stories for kids- there are some real meaty full-course stories. Some of them were fantastic! Only a couple were lame.

One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury A
Excellent inspirational fiction. A story of the aftermath of 9/11- One firefighter’s wife deals with the situation left to her, while a businessman’s widow mourns the loss of her husband.

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King B+
Old story retold: Evil aliens come to destroy earth, but we’re too strong, too emotional for them to defeat. I enjoyed the premise of this one, but man, the evil aliens were disgusting. A parasitic fungus that takes over your body and then grows into these naked weasely things that blow out your anus. Whew. Gimme some of that. NOT! Very, very gross.

Heroes in Training edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Jim C. Hines A
Some excellent stories and a couple not so good ones. Worth the read.

Your Heart Belongs To Me by Dean Koontz C
Yuck. I’ve read most everything Koontz has written and this one stank... Too slow. It moved like a bad dream... Too fast sometimes, but mostly like you’re trapped in mud and can’t get where you have to get. Very dark. And you don’t like the main character at all...

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz A
Classic Koontz. Excellent story, quick motion, a little romance... Two survivors who make it through a horrible event based on what they each bring to the relationship.

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs A
The second in the Mercy Thompson series. Very good urban fantasy. Too many vampires, but I like the werewolves and the fae characters.

Maggie’s Miracle and Hannah’s Hope by Karen Kingsbury A
Part of her Red Gloves series. Very good inspirational fiction. These are short, very quick reads. Not romances- stories of God’s intervention.

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