The Sci-fi Fantasy Reader's Review

My Comments on Science Fiction / Fantasy Books and other related media.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse Series

Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead in the Family will be coming out in paperback at the end of this month, March 29.  I used to buy the hardback novels as soon as they were at the store but with bookcase bulging out the shelves with books, I just don't have the room or the resources to buy them anymore.  So I wait for them to come out in paperback.  I erks me that my favorite authors have gotten so popular that now their stories go through the hardback route. 

I'll buy this book either online or at Barnes and Noble or wait a month and buy it at the used book store in town.

Anyway, Dead in the Family starts at the end of the Fae War where Sookie was held captive and tortured.  Sookie is also end up hurt when dealing with the supernatural, weres, vampires, fae, and shapeshifters. 

Remember March 29, paperback novel form for the next Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead in the Family.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rob Thurman "Blackout"

When I first read Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series, I really thought it was written by a man. I liked it so much, I have read the whole series of 6 books. The series centers around a young man, Cal Leandros, who is part human and part Auphe, they are a race of destruction and were the oldest race on earth.  His older brother, Niko Leandros, is full human.  Their mother bargained with the Auphe for monetary gain and gave birth to Cal. Niko has always been Cal's mother, father, brother and all around keeper.  Cal was abducted by the Auphe, what seemed to him, for two years but in our reality a few months.
The books cronical his life after their mother's death and they move to New York City where they find all kinds of monsters.  They eventually become partners in a monster extermination business with a fawn named Goodfellow who owns a used car lot.
In "Blackout", Cal looses his memory and that's when the plot twist and turns.  A good book that I recommend for newbies to Rob Thurman or for those who haven't read "Blackout"

Flirt by Laurell K Hamilton

Finished "Flirt" by Laurell K Hamilton in one night.  It is a very easy read book.  She mixes violence, sex, and slight humor to all her books but this one was like, "Micah" and "Skin Trade" short books that didn't take long to read.  It is refreshing to read a book in one night but I do miss her hefty books that have multiple plot line.  I also like that Anita Blake is growing up and maturing before our eyes.  Sometimes she can be very immature in her attitudes about sex and relationships with her lovers and friends. I am enjoying reading her books again.

The book centers around a client who wants to raise his deceased wife.  There is also her relationship with Nathaniel and Micah.  Would she sacrifice her ethics to save the ones she loves.  It is quite impelling story line. There is sex, violence, and humor that propels the reader to finish the book. 

I recommend it to any Laurell K Hamilton fan or for newbies to her Anita Blake series.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laurell K Hamilton

Laurell K Hamilton is interviewed in the Graphic Novel Reporter about the process she went through to make her Anita Blake series into a graphic novel.  She was very involved in the process from making sure how her main characters looked.  She needed the appearance to coorelate with the books description and her fans have ideas of what these characters should look like.  Interiors needn't be exact but the furnishing had to fit with the action in the story. Laurell K Hamilton also remarks how more intense the process is than to just writing a novel. The interview is interesting, a good read.