December Reads

I know it's a little late, but I never got around to posting these reviews for December. So here they are today... All the books I read in December.

The Necromancer book 4 The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott – Link

The title feels misleading. There's less necromancy in this book then the earlier books. This book is also missing the horrors the other books had. And yet it was far more interesting, Pernelle a character with great depth and yet we know nothing about her. I want to know more.

Sophie and Josh are at it again. Aoife was an interesting add. It would be great to have that as a side story. I know there are .5 is the series might have to look them up next.

The Warlock The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott – Link

Freaking Cliffhanger! I found it interesting how his definition of warlock is a traitor... I will have to look it up and see if that's it's true meaning.

I barely waited an hour before opening the next book!

The Enchantress The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott – Link

An ending for a series, all the questions answered. Characters are explained and creatures are destroyed. This series came to a satisfactory ending and I am happy to have read the interesting tale of Sophie and Josh.

 

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - link

I had this great post written about this book in my head and then I got a phone call and the thoughts drifted away. This story is unique, it shows racism and sexism at levels I have not read before in a fiction read.

I loved all the characters from our main Phina to the engaged prince. These characters felt emotions and you understood where they were coming from.

One thing is their age. They are young 16-17. Now thinking of these books taking place back in the 1900s the ages make more sense but they do feel too young for today's day and age.

The dragons are interesting. I love the logic and then the illogical of the change and then confusion that comes with it. I like who the traitor turned out to be, that was a twist I didn't see coming. Though the traitor it had led up to, I didn't think was right either. The spies will be interesting to see their interaction in the next book.

Fingers crossed I can get the next book soon.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman - link

I have wanted to read a Neil Gaiman good forever and I've finally gotten around to it. Something I wasn't expecting was descriptive sex. It only happens... twice, but it was unexpected. Otherwise, this tale is just a more detailed version of the movie. And a fabulous read. I think I will pick up another Gaiman book soon!

Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman The Comic Version Adaptation - link

I LOVE manga. This is not manga, this is colored art and a little story. And while there is actually a lot of the story included I really wanted to book. I find the pages too big and the words too small. I always read without my glasses and found it very difficult to do so with this book. That said, I enjoyed the story, wished it could have been a little more in-depth. I expected the twists and loved the dragons. And now I am off to read book two of the Dragonlance Chronicles, but the real book not the comic and hopefully I won't have missed too much.

Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman - link

I couldn't get into it. I was bored. The comic ruined the story. I felt like I was missing things. So I have sent the series back to the library and maybe another day I'll pick it up.