Charlotte, NC, United States
That's the phrase that comes to mind when I think of this series. It has a little bit of everything to please everyone. Some romance, action, danger, a little witchcraft, crazy family. This would be a hilarious sit-com (minus the impending doom in each book).
This was just sex. No plot. At least not an original one. The sex scenes were pretty well written, but were plentiful.
I loved the beginning of the book, but it lost a little bit of steam towards the end. The struggling comedienne stuff was pretty funny and she is a terrific narrator. The starting family stuff was less funny, but sweet and enjoyable.
I liked Mallory's Jolie Wilkins series, and the first half of the Dulcie O'Neil books.
I thought this was much better than the others. Its contemporary with some ghosts instead of a completely different paranormal world, which was nice. It wasn't quite so over the top and the romance didn't feel forced.
I really liked the mystery in this one. I was very interested the stages murder scenes.
The Ethan/Merit stuff was pretty normal, but it was nice to see them stand on solid footing.
From his bio "Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American writer of absurdist fiction".
If you aren't familiar with Moore's work, get familiar. Just remember that its all absolutely absurd. Though my favorite with always be Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, this book was a winner. An ordinary man becomes a soul merchant in the blink of an eye and has NO IDEA what's going on. Saving you a synopsis, I can tell you that this was funny and absurd and I didn't want to turn it off. Very enjoyable.
There were time that I actually laughed out loud. And there were times that I was confused, and times that I had to rewind to make sure I didn't miss anything. When James gets some of his writing ironed out, this series is going to be amazing.
While some of these problems were true and hilarious, I did feel like they could have all been fleshed out more.
This is the (for now) LAST installment of the Morganville vamps. And while I hate to say good bye to the gang (read: Shane) I am actually really glad that they can be happy and just settle down for a change. The four of them deserve a normal life. And while I probably wouldn't have made some of the same choices they did (I don't want roommates forever) I'm pretty happy with the way the series turned out.
Over all, I really enjoyed this. There were some heart fluttering moments, really funny moments, quirky characters and just a general good time.
However, some of the humor fell flat, Julie had some really bitchy and annoying moments, and the plot was (at least for me) fairly predictable. But it was still enjoyable and will read the others.
This is definitely YA. Love triangle, ansgty stupid girl who, if she'd just stopped to ask or actually talk about what she saw, there would have been a lot less drama, YA.
I like the story- which is odd, because I hate 'The Bachelor' love dating shows (which this basically is), am not the hugest fan of dystopian (which this is) and love triangles make me want to put my nails down a chalkboard. But for some reason, it works.
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