Category: 2012 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Book Review: Song of Achilles

Book Review: Song of Achilles

Last night I finished a wonderful book by Madeline Miller, Song of Achilles. I guess I didn’t read the synopsis correctly because I thought the novel was primarily about the Trojan War told through Patroclus’ eyes. It was, in part, but not completely. At the heart of the story is the love story between Patroclus and […]

Book Review: Memnoch the Devil – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

Book Review: Memnoch the Devil – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

As my Anne Rice re-reading of The Vampire Chronicles continues, I just finished book 5 Memnoch the Devil. This book was one of my favorites in the series the first time around, and though I find it interesting, I don’t hold it as highly as I once did. Book Review: Tale of the Body Thief – A Vampire […]

Book Review: Tale of the Body Thief – A Vampire Chronicle Novel

Book Review: Tale of the Body Thief – A Vampire Chronicle Novel

As you all know, I’ve been re-reading Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles novels. The latest one I’ve read was Tale of the Body Thief. This book is also narrated by the Vampire Lestat, and tells the tale of how his body is stolen by a master thief. Poor Lestat has to live as a human […]

Book Review: The Queen of the Damned – The Vampire Chronicles Series

Book Review: The Queen of the Damned – The Vampire Chronicles Series

Queen of the Damned is the third book in Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. It is the continuation of book 2, The Vampire Lestat, and should be read immediately after since TVL ends on a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting to find out what happens next. Book Review: The Vampire Lestat The Queen of the Damned is […]

Book Review: The Vampire Lestat

Book Review: The Vampire Lestat

My reexamination of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles has led me to re-read the second book in the series, The Vampire Lestat.  “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.” I honestly can’t remember reading this book the first time, but I do know that I first read it when […]

Book Review: Interview with the Vampire – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

Book Review: Interview with the Vampire – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

About two weeks ago I was laying down watching television, when I saw that Queen of the Damned was on the SyFy channel. I only watched a little of it, but it got me thinking. It’s been awhile since I’ve read any Anne Rice. I used to love her books when I was in high school, […]

Book Review: Clockwork Prince – An Infernal Devices Novel

Book Review: Clockwork Prince – An Infernal Devices Novel

Last night I finished Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Prince, and loved it! I don’t know what happened with the first book, but this one was great. Just think that if I hadn’t already bought it I would’ve never read it, because of how much I disliked Clockwork Angel. This book picks up right where the previous book left […]

Book Review: Clockwork Angel – The Infernal Devices

Book Review: Clockwork Angel – The Infernal Devices

Clockwork Angel is the first book in The Infernal Devices, the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments. Set in Victorian London, the book is filled with history as well as a compelling story. Because it is set in the same world as The Mortal Instruments the book seemed familiar, and even has the immortal Magnus Bane, a warlock who also […]

Book Review: Stefan’s Diaries – The Compelled

Book Review: Stefan’s Diaries – The Compelled

SInce the majority of the books I have reviewed this year thus far have been somewhat positive, you probably think I never dislike any books I read (or have bad taste). Alas, the time has arrived for me to give a (somewhat) negative review of a book. This isn’t something I take likely. Whoever took […]