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August 11, 2010

strange angels

Posted by dogpossum on August 11, 2010 1:06 AM in the category books | Comments (0)

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I've just finished the third book in this series, 'Jealousy'. The cover art for the third book is so bad I can barely look at it, so I won't waste bandwidth with it here. And it looks like I'm having trouble stringing a sentence together today, so bare with me, friends.

I really enjoyed all three of the books in the series ('Strange Angels', 'Betrayals' and 'Jealousy').

I read quite a bit of YA paranormal fiction, usually ones picked out by my mother and sent up in a postpack. That means they tend to be heavy on the romance, and quite often heavy the crapitude. But this series is quite good. The protagonist is female, and while the books fail the Bechdel test, I find Dru less objectionable than most supernatural romance YA heroines.

I've just read my way through the first two 'Vampire Acadamy' books, and they're awful. Even though they do pass the Bechdel test.

I can't really think of anything to say, but I like this series.

Otherwise, I'm also reading 'Obernewtyn' (Isobelle Carmody) which I missed as a kid as they came out after I'd moved on to adult books... or they came into our household after I'd moved on. I'm also reading 'White Mare's Daughter' (Judith Tarr) which I _think_ is a grownup book, but is mostly a sort of reworking of the whole matriarchy v patriarchy in 'ancient times' device. But with ponies. It's actually far better than the rest of this trash I'm reading, and I've a bunch more of them to burn through after this.

Posted by dogpossum on August 11, 2010 1:06 AM in the category books


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