Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dangerous Angels- Francesca Lia Block

Title: Dangerous Angels

Auhor: Francesca Lia Block


Pages: 496

From the back of the book: Lanky lizards! The slinkster-cool novels in Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat series have finally been compiled into one delicious volume. All of the ethereal, mesmerizing titles are here--Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, and Baby Be-Bop--together like the big, beautiful family described on their pages. Block's unique, poetic style immediately draws readers into an intoxicating magical-realist world populated by empathetic, original characters (as well as a few ghosts, fairies, and genies..... http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Angels-Weetzie-Bat-Books/dp/0064406970

Review: I picked this book up many times, attracted to it by the cover and name, but would put it back down when I found another book I liked better (my mom limits me to two books per bookstore visit, or else I would come out with one of every book)so finally when I did buy it I was super excited to read it. I got home and started reading... and reading, waiting for to get to a good point where I would be sucked into the story and unable to put it down. I have this rule with books, it may not have a good opening so I'll give it a chance to impress me and read the first hundred pages, giving the author plenty of time to trap me inside the world they created. Well this book had a good introduction, really well written. I was thrilled, hoping the rest of the book would continue this way. That thrill didn't last long before things started going downhill. It started with a character called 'my-secret-agent-lover-man' was introduced and it kept getting worse from there.

This book was not something I would recommend to a friend, honestly I don't think I've finished it, I threw it in the good will pile, and I don't usually put any books in there.

Rate: Over all I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 1.

Ushers, INC by Rusty Fischer

Title: Ushers, INC
Author: Rusty Fischer
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

From The Back:
When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don’t know how to stop them, the Army’s pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.

Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do to keep your town being overrun by the undead!

Review: Right off the bat I loved this book. When Rusty contacted me, and I read the blurb (above) I loved this book. The first chapter made me love it even more, and all the chapters after that. The strong characters in this book are definitely something to be commended, there are some books out there where the MC's aren't too relate-able, or they can be irritating, but I love Abby,Zack, Tracy and the rest of the gang. The voice throughout the whole book is solid, humorous, and totally drew me in. I love all the movie references throughout the whole thing, and the usher uniforms are hilarious. But aside from all that this book does something that I haven't read before, (yes it has vampires and werewolves and the like, but it's different I promise!). Having the Ushers take care of all the beasties, using their collective knowledge from horror movies, now that is entertaining. There were so many times while reading this book that I laughed out loud. This book is full of all sorts of awesome. I have one last thing to say to conclude this review... "Werevombie!"

Read the book and you'll understand!

Rusty also has another book available, called Zombies Don't Cry from Medallion Press.


Review The Screaming Stone by J.P. Osterman

We got an email from J.P. sometime in April asking us if we wanted to review her book, now there had been a lot going on that month and I hadn't checked the email, I was ALMOST to late to get my hands on this wonderful ARC--For those of you who don't know what an ARC is, it is an Advanced Readers Copy. It has taken me a while to sit down and read it, mainly because my life has become pretty busy lately (as you can tell with my lack of reviews) but man I'm glad I sat down and read this book.

  1. Title: The Screaming Stone
  2. Author: J.P. Osterman
  3. Genre:
  4. Cover: I love this cover, it's simple, and bright, and right from the cover you know that the MC has a relationship with her grandfather.
  5. Synopsis of the book: Meet mischievous Marcie, part of a family with large secrets. Trying to make sense of her mother's crazed actions Marcie looks to her strange cousin Robbie and the adults around her fro direction. After dead Uncle Charlie's funeral, they embark on a quest to find answers to questions that have puzzled their family since the Civil War. Sifting through lies, secrets, and Irish folk tales, Marcie believes "The Screaming Stone" contains the magic to uncover the truth and lead them to the hidden treasure.
  6. Your Thoughts On The Book: The Screaming Stone starts right off with that sense of adventure that you get only when you're a kid, reliving your childhood, or reading a good book. I love Marcie and her cousin Robbie's characters, they are well written and enjoyable to read. This is a book filled with family secrets, and a family torn apart by secrets and lies. By the title you would think that this is a fantasy book, but it's not, even so, this is a really good read.
  7. Would you Recommend the book?: Yes 
    Over All Rating (1-10): 8

    The Screaming Stone will be available on Amazon, within the next couple of weeks.