Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dead Until Dark Review

Sorry for the lack of posts this week guys, there are a few reasons...first of all work is CRAZY! I do a lot of my posting on my lunch breaks at work so I don't have to ignore Tim when I get home and lately I have not had the time. Hopefully things will calm down soon. As far as my social life has gone this week, I haven't been doing anything but relaxing at home or going to see movies. Not very interesting to post about. I haven't even cooked much this week so I don't have any recipes for you either (I do for next week though so check back). Finally, there have been a few things going on in my life that I'm not ready to post about just yet (nothing bad, don't worry guys). I need to see how certain things pan out and I don't want to jinx anything so you will just have to be in the dark and wait patiently! I promise I'll share soon.

Anywho, back to the subject at hand. I finished the 1st Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Until Dark, yesterday. I like that each book coincides with the seasons on True Blood. It's not bits and pieces of each book scattered throughout the series. I did notice that a line in this first book was actually used in a recent episode of season 3, but that's all I've noticed so far. There are some differences (like Tara is not in the book), but for the most part it follows right along. I'm worried that once I get to the 3rd book I won't want to to read it because I'm afraid it'll spoil the rest of the season. My girlfriends said it wouldn't, but I'm just not sure. Has anyone already read the books? The series is waaaayyy more dramatic than the books so I know the show will still hold my interest. I know I'll end up reading the books anyway, I'm not waiting around to read them after the seasons are over. That's just ridiculous. I just want to hear everyone's opinions.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it was really entertaining and it was an easy read for me. Even though I already knew what to expect because I watch True Blood, there were some differences that surprised me. Plus most books will delve deeper into the characters and give more description which was really nice for some of the characters. I also thought in comparison to the actors on the show, there wasn't one person I didn't believe fit their character. Everyone was well chosen. Even though one of my favorite characters dies at the end of the first book, I'm glad that I can still see them on the show currently (I won't spoil it for people).

I got my daily Borders recommendation email this morning. A few caught my eye so I thought I'd share them with you.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger - I love The Time Traveler's Wife, so I'll definitely give this a shot. It just came out at the end of June and I haven't seen such great reviews yet. I probably won't even get to any of these books until the fall anyway.

Juliet by Anne Fortier - As soon as I read the description for this book, I knew I would like it. "Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Juliers"s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key-one carried by her mother on the day she herself died-to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever-a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespearers"s famous tragedy. But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her-superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse-"A plague on both your houses!"-is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it? From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied-for better or worse-to literaturers"s greatest star-crossed lovers." Sold, the book comes out August 24th.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - I read Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments Trilogy and loved it! It was a recommendation from my neighbor Jenny. We had just finished all the Twilight books and we were looking for something to substitute our withdrawal. If this is anything like those books I'll definitely enjoy it. To read my short review on The Mortal Instruments books click here to go to my older post.

♥ Erin


Brittany said...

OHHHHh I want to read Her Fearful Symmetry I should look for it this weekend!

Caroline said...

Fred just finished reading that same book. He loved it! We love True Blood.