Friday, October 12, 2007
R.I.P. Reading Challenge Completed
Back here on September 3rd, I decided to enter the R.I.P. reading challenge in honor of Halloween and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night. I chose Peril the first, which was just to read 4 scary books between then and Halloween. How easy was that? Well, it was pretty darn easy. I've actually read 5 books and have started on my 6th, but I am only going to post about my original 4. Why? Well, because I am a terrible book reviewer. A really horrible, bad, terrible, no-good book reviewer. The whole controversy of amateur book reviewers impacting real life book critics, does not apply here! All you professional book critics have nothing to worry about when it comes to me, believe me. As a matter of fact, I am so bad that I am going to review all 4 books in one post, you can thank me later.
The first book I read was Kim Harrison's The Good, The Bad and the Undead. The back states: "It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night. She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning deomon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits." This book reminds me a lot of Laurell K. Hamilton, vampire hunter series. Tough female bounty hunter, hunting the supernatural bad guys. I didn't really think it was anything special, but on Amazon, it has 107 reviews and 4.5 stars, so don't take my word for it.
The next three books, I'm going to review all together..again..you can thank me later for not subjecting you to several paragraphs about each book. I read Dead as Doornail, Dead Until Dark, and Living Dead in Dallas, all by Charlaine Harris. Now, these I enjoyed! They kind of reminded me of Janet Evanovich's style, only with a vampire spin. They are humorous and charming.
There that wasn't too painful, now was it? I don't think I'll be getting any advanced copies of any books to review anytime soon! Be sure and check out the other R.I.P. challenge reveiws from people way more talented than I.