20 October 2013

Readathon Reviews!

I finished 3 books during the readathon last week and i really should write them up! 


The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. I heard at some point, that this book was "like Harry Potter".  It is, if Harry was significantly more arrogant, there was no Hermione, and the plot of all 7 books took up 200 pages.  It actually reminded me more of The Magicians by Lev Grossman, though I liked Wizard MUCH better.  I loved that the characters were not Caucasian and hated that women didn't learn magic.  overall, a 5.  


Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.  I have mixed feelings about this one.  I liked that the female lead, Vivian, was strong and self-willed and wanted to make her own decisions.  I disliked that, even with the above, the man had to save her. I have to read some things that don't tick me off due to the portrayal of women.  It definitely isn't a bad book, I just didn't like the turn at the end.  Since this one is about werewolves and murder it counts for RIP!  a 5 I think.  


The Unwritten, Volume 7: The Wound by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. So what happens to Tommy and Savoy after saving the world in Volume 6?  What about Lizzie?  What happens to the real world?  and that unified fictional 'verse? This volume continues some things from the series and introduces a few new characters.  Tommy kicks some metaphorical ass and Savoy is still awesome and very much enjoying his vampire powers.  a 6!

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