Amy - Reviews

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Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1)
Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
Review Date: 11/10/2008

This book was just a little too perfect for my taste.

Bella is an annoying character who doesn't act remotely like her age (seventeen).

Edward is irritating, too.

And their relationship is sickeningly sweet.

I have to say that I looked up from this book about every 5 minutes and rolled my eyes.

I did enjoy the story, as Stephenie Meyer can write very well.

Overall, I liked this book for the entertainment value but I am not continuing the series. It's not worth my time or yours. Honestly.

Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of The Phantom of The Opera
Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of The Phantom of The Opera
Author: Colette Gale
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
Review Date: 4/10/2012
Helpful Score: 1

** spoiler alert **

This book was hot during the consensual sex scenes, okay.

But the part that I didn't like was how Christine was brutally raped at the end, but was completely willing to have sex with Erik (the Phantom) after.

Rape is not sexy, it's not sensual, it's not fun. And I can't imagine any woman who has been sexually violated would be compliant in having sex with someone else just hours after said violation.

The Wicked Day (Arthurian Saga, Book 4)
The Wicked Day (Arthurian Saga, Book 4)
Author: Mary Stewart
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
Review Date: 3/17/2009
Helpful Score: 3

The last of the four novels Mary Stewart has written about the Arthurian saga.

This book is told from the viewpoint of Mordred, Arthur's bastard son by his half-sister Morgause. Because of this, the book takes a different tone and is therefore a little disconcerting to read, since I was used to listening to Merlin's take of the story.

Still, there are hints of Merlin's voice that help guide the plot which, in the end, makes it very enjoyable.

This book was a great end to the series and very fulfilling read.

One thing I have to comment about is that although these novels are written by a woman, they take a very chauvinistic stance. Women are used as means to an end and thrown away with the trash when their usefulness runs out. Mordred, Arthur, Uther and even Merlin himself use and mistreat most of the women in their lives as if they mean nothing. This was very annoying at times to read.

Author: Juliet Marillier
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
Review Date: 1/6/2010
Helpful Score: 1

What a lovely book. Juliet Marillier tells stories beautifully.

Although I was often frustrated with the main character, Eyvind, I was able to appreciate his role in the story.

The Norse mythology, stark landscape, and generally male-dominated culture only added to the delight I felt when reading.

Overall, I would most definitely recommend.

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