Saturday, May 22, 2010

0 The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn


This is the first novel I have read by Deanna Raybourn. I was impressed. The story is about a woman named Theodora Lestrange who lives in Edinburgh in 1858. Her grandfather dies leaving her a small inheritance. Society dictates that she should find a husband and settle down. Theodora has other plans. She intends to be a writer. An opportunity for travel comes in the form of a wedding invitation from a childhood friend who lives in Transylvania. Theodora embarks on the journey with lots of enthusiasm. This is with the mystery begins. This story is full of twists and turns, superstitions and old traditions. Theodora is left wondering what is real and what is not. Who are her real friends? Who can she trust? I started to read this book and did not want to put it down. I found myself staying up to the wee hours of the morning just to finish it. It reminds me of Anne Radcliffe and some of the classic Gothic tales except this was a little sexier. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of classic Gothic fiction.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

0 Truly, Madly, Deadly by Becca Wilcott


I was thrilled to read this book. I love the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. I started them about a year ago on vacation. I liked them so much my husband accused me of neglect. I recently discovered the True Blood series on HBO. I was eager to see the book series brought to life. While similar to the books, True Blood stands on its own two feet. I was anxious to see how this book was going to bring the two together. This book was chocked full of information. It covered the history of vampires, moderen day vampires, the facination we have with vampires and a vampire crib sheet. The book includes biographies on the actors, Charlaine Harris and Alan Ball. You get inside information on every episode, such as: Did you know that every show is named after a song? I liked this book for what it is The Unofficial True Blood Companion. If you like the True Blood series you will want to read this book. Check out my blog: 2readornot2read - lovestoread.blogspot.com
 

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