Friday, November 06, 2009

2009 book 229

Think I can hit 250 books this year? 21 books in 7ish weeks sounds do-able, statistically speaking . . .

P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast's Tempted
I scored the first five books in the House of Night series (about a teen vampire boarding school, only with lots of Cherokee and pagan mythology thrown in for good measure) and enjoyed them enough to read them all in one sitting, and so was looking forward to the 6th one with guilty pleasure. It picks up right where the 5th leaves off (with few reminders of who everyone is, and I didn't remember all the minor characters well, but on the other hand, if you're gonna read a series in a clump, those little background bits do get annoying). Anyway, it picks up after a climactic battle as special snowflake chosen one Zoey and her motley crew of friends and boyfriends have to pick up the pieces and figure out how to continue to fight evil. There's a lot of moral ambiguity in these books which is sometimes even interesting. Though mostly this is just a guilty pleasure series, and this is one of those in-between volumes where the plot move slowly (though, as always, the end was intense enough to make me want more!). Eh . . . B?

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