Christel C. - Reviews

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Coyote Moon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bk 3)
Coyote Moon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bk 3)
Author: John Vornholt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/17/2006


Intriguing take-off on the werewolf legend that hearks back to medieval folklore.


Descendants of Darkness, Volume 1 (Yami no Matsuei)
Descendants of Darkness, Volume 1 (Yami no Matsuei)
Author: Yoko Matsushita
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 11/2/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Well drawn, but the dialogue was hard to track from panel to panel.


Ghost Hunt 1 (Ghost Hunt)
Ghost Hunt 1 (Ghost Hunt)
Author: Shiho Inada, Fuyumi Ono
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 7/9/2006


Interesting setup (multiple ghost hunters with different methods, including the technological) but a slow story pace.


Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc., Bk 1)
Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc., Bk 1)
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 76
Review Date: 9/10/2017


Good story; a few facepalm moments of plot-induced lack of wits.


Lady Sparrow (Signet Regency Romance)
Lady Sparrow (Signet Regency Romance)
Author: Barbara Metzger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 2/10/2016


I particularly liked that the boys she's looking for aren't little angels. Some of them might be more properly described as hellions. Nice, sweet story despite the serious issues addressed.


The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1)
The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1)
Author: Patricia Rosemoor, Marc Paoletti
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/5/2012
Helpful Score: 1


A good vampire story requires some suspension of disbelief. Unfortunately, the authors shatter that with their myriad of conflicting explanations for what's actually happening in the story. First it's biological. Then it's magic. Then it's Alchemy. Then faith and losing your soul gets thrown in. You need a scorecard just to keep track of where which character got which power. Add in the graphic sex scenes and gore, plus the fact that magic seems to have gratuitous and shifting costs (one character loses memories, another humanity - with no real explantion why magic should do that) and this one kills your appetite completely.


Lessons from the Edge: Extreme Athletes Show You How to Take on High Risk and Succeed
Review Date: 8/24/2012


Very interesting; I got this not so much for the details on extreme sports (although those are interesting) as for a look at the mindset of people performing under pressure.

One of the most interesting bits of the book so far was an interviewee realizing that the best climber does not always make the best teammate on highly technical climbs. The skilled climber found it was more useful to have other skilled climbers working alongside him in the initial climb, but it was more than worth their while to set up ropes and pitons so a much less skilled climber - who could handle details like arranging supplies and dealing with locals - could climb up after them. In short, if you need to accomplish something under pressure, you need a varied skillset in your team, not just "the best of the best" at one skill.


Night and Day (Harlequin Intrigue, No 637)
Night and Day (Harlequin Intrigue, No 637)
Author: Anne Stuart, Gayle Wilson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/15/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Good plots separately, but tying the two together was a weak point.


Outcasts: A Player's Guide to Pariahs (World of Darkness)
Outcasts: A Player's Guide to Pariahs (World of Darkness)
Author: James Moore
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/17/2006


Well-written, but depressing outlook on the outcast characters.


The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy
Review Date: 5/3/2012


Amazing tracing of the international web of commerce and ideas. Fun read, too.


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