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Subject: LA Banks -- Minion --Vampire Huntress Series
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 6:28 PM ET
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Ok --so I am halfway through the first book in this series --Minion-- and I am not that excited about it.  I know there are quite a few books in this series, and I love series books, but does it get better?  Should I keep going? 


Date Posted: 5/1/2008 11:21 PM ET
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I have the first one in my tbr pile but haven't read it yet. I have a friend that has read a few and I do recall that they did get better?  Is it slow starting? boring? too out there? too wordy? doesn't make sense?

Just curious why you weren't that into it. :)

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 3:21 AM ET
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Rachel, i've been wondering the same thing.  i've read the first one, and have books 2, 4, and 5 that i picked up locally used at various places.  so far i just haven't convinced myself to read book 2.

i can't really remember why i wasn't that into it, just that i wasn't.

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 8:02 AM ET
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well, I personally just can't get past the ebonics.  But I have always hated books that write the way the characters talk in such an exaggerated manner.  I tried to read one once where the main character was from Eastern Kentucky and the author wrote everything she said in this horribly mangled phonetic way.  I couldn't finish it either.  I'm okay with an occasional character speaking a few lines in it but not a whole friggen book.  Oh and one of my friends is black and she can't stand to read the LA Banks books either, she says that for being written by a black color they are very stereotypical.

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 1:44 PM ET
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I couldn't get past the language either. It was too hard to focus on the story when I need to struggle to understand what the damn characters are saying.

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 10:46 PM ET
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I think the ebonics may be part of it.  The beginning of the story seems all over the place, and the characters don't seem to have a lot of development yet.  I see some of her later books that have huge waitlists, and I always think I should start at the first book and read it in order, but this one... well...  

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 1:40 PM ET
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I had the same problem with the books - but I did start reading her new one Bad Blood (part of her Crimson Moon series) and I'm liking it a lot more!  So give that a whirl instead.