Morganville, Texas not really a fun place to live, sure they have a college but that’s about it, unless, you like vampires. In this chapter of the Morganville saga, a group called the Daylighters Foundation have gathered up the vampires to either cure them or kill them. The normal people like this idea of freedom from the vamps but Claire, Shane and Eve feel different about the vampires and feel humans and vamps can live in peace.
Grant Morrison, known more for Batman graphic books, has written a series entitled, Happy! It’s about a corrupt cop/hit-man, Nick Sax, who’s drunken life has led him down a path of destruction. After a hit goes wrong and Nick is shot in the side, he has to evade both the cops and mob and at the same time track down an insane Santa. Nick is encouraged along his journey by a tiny blue horse called, Happy!
I am a weather freak and I love to read Erik Larson, it’s almost like a perfect storm. The book talks about oddities in weather but more importantly Isaac Cline and is ill fated hurricane prediction that destroyed Galveston, Texas. This was one of the worst natural disasters in America’s history. Nature beats arrogance every time.
Magical Housekeeping is book to help a person clear clutter from their lives. The thinking is, too much stuff fogs up the mind and makes it harder to make decisions. The book talks about by getting rid of old stuff you open yourself up to newer better things is so desire. There is also advice and how to set up the furniture in your home for the appropriate amount of energy.
If you decide to read the Grumpy Cat book, you are stupid and no one cares. This book is filled with unwanted and provoked sarcasm and I love it. Finally an opponent worthy of my wit. If you’re not miserable then you are not living your life right. I hate morning people…I hate mornings and I hate people. Frankly, I hate this cat.
I enjoy reading the FABLES graphic novels. These stories have a great balance of humor, action and horror. Fairest explores the secret past of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzul, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Snow White, Thumbelina and others. Forget Disneys’ Once Upon a Time and read Bill Willingham’s FABLES.
Divergent, is Veronica Roth’s first book in a trilogy. Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian world of Chicago, where society is divided up into five fractions: Candor is the honest people, Abnegation is the selfless, Dauntless is the brave, Amity is the peaceful and Erudite are the intelligent .Every year on a special day, the sixteen year old children must decide which fraction to belong to. Many stay with the one they grew up in but others leave to a stranger environment. Beatrice leaves her family to try to become a Dauntless. After going through a very tough initiation, Beatrice renames herself and begins the very hard journey into this new world.
City of Owls in a continuation of the Night of Owls in volume one this Batman series. The Court of Owls have been in Gotham City from the very beginning of Gotham’s existence. Their power is something Batman has not really seen before and by crippling Batman they have their chance to take over Gotham City by using an elite group of fighter called the Talons. This book is fasted paced and comes very close to hitting a home run.
I’ve got the Joy Joy Joy Joy down in Joyland. Where? Down in Joyland. Stephen King has once again delivered another masterpiece of a short story. Joyland isn’t scary or sexy but more of a mystery. Sure there is a ghost a bad guy and a pretty lady but this story has a sweetness to it and heartache as well. Character development is King’s greatest strength and I thank him for it. The carnival has always been a fascination with me. It is mysterious and creepy and even though I’m a rube, I just love the atmosphere of it.
Wolves Unleashed, is a nonfiction book that takes the reader on an incredible journey into the lives of wolves. Andrew Simpson is our guide on this journey. Andrew is an animal trainer for Hollywood and his animals have been seen in numerous films. Besides the story, there are fascinating pictures of the wolves. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys animals.
Who is Clint Barton? Hawkeye, of course, the sharpshooter from the Avengers fold. Clint doesn’t have special powers, money to build super cool toys, he just has skillz. In this novel, Clint, with the help of ex-Young Avenger, Kate Bishop is recruited by the S.H.I.E.L.D. to intercept a package before it damages his reputation forever. The reader is allowed into Clint’s past to see what makes him click.
Under the Dome takes place in Chester’s Mill, Maine, a town King uses in his novels from time to time. The lives of the people of this small quaint town are abruptly torn apart when a giant dome falls over their town. No way in and no way out and it’s worse if the dome came down upon you. Like caged animals, you learn the true nature of your fellow neighbor when there is no place to hide. How did the dome come to life? Is it a government study or maybe aliens…man made or mass hysteria…read and find out.
I finished this book around the midnight hour and after I read the last page, I yelled, “More! More! More!”. Gaiman has the most vivid imagination of any writer today. His books always makes the reader yearning for his next novel. This book takes place Sussex, England, where the narrator, a middle aged man, tells the magical story of his youth. We are told about a nasty nanny, dangerous bird like creatures and an unusual family who has an ocean on their farm.