I haven't been able to summon the energy to workout for most of the week, either. At least I've kept up with my walking.
Bring on number 4!
Yesterday, my daughter and I popped into the library and I decided to borrow the second and third Spiderwick Chronicles books. Why didn't I grab the first one? Well, my daughter owns a copy. So I thought I could read that and see if I enjoyed it.
Last night, after I finished getting through my revision page goal, I decided to grab it. I started reading, and kept reading... and before I realized it, I'd finished it. Of course, it's a much shorter book than what I usually read, so I wasn't surprised that I got through it so quickly. What I was surprised about was how much I enjoyed it!
I've seen the movie and noticed that they stuck pretty closely to the first book. Still, as much as I enjoyed that, there's an extra spark to the book. And the illustrations are gorgeous! I also warmed to Jared a lot more in the book than in the movie. The poor kid's had a rough time and gets himself into trouble, though he doesn't mean to.
Something I've noticed about Holly Black is that no matter what fantastical part of faerie she's focusing on, she still manages to draw the reader into the very real life of her human characters. Like so many children who have to endure divorced parents, Jared suffers through that and it seems to dominate a lot of his actions and reactions. Loved it!
Anyway, as you've probably already guessed... I'll be starting the second book later on. ;)
I love the Kitty books, so I'm not surprised that it took me just 24 hours to get this book finished. Like all the other installments, I got sucked in from the start and just had to keep reading and reading... You get the picture. Lol.
Anyway, I LOVED it! Awesome! And the next one comes out later this month, so I can't wait to see what else Kitty gets up to. What about you, do you read Kitty too? ;)
I just finished reading this fantastic book! Yikes. What an awesome read. I love where it's going too, and can't wait to see what happens to Mira as the series moves along.
Mira is a strong, stubborn, and very powerful nightwalker. But that's not all, she's also a Fire Starter who gets caught up in one dangerous situation after another. It's amazing how many events are squeezed into this action-packed, well thought-out, and well written book. It's like a rollercoaster ride. She might start out in the streets of Savannah, facing off against a vampire hunter, but it turns into so much more.
This is an explosive book with an intriguing story that takes vampires into a level I've never read before. Loved it! If you're a fan of dark and edgy urban fantasy - like me - you'll definitely enjoy this one. Check it out. :)