Books by Paranormal Fantasy
Rivers of London (2011)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 4
The best way to describe this book is Sherlock Holmes meets Harry Potter. This is the first on a series which follows Peter Grant, police officer with the London Met and apprentice wizard. While I enjoyed this book from the start I found it slightly slow in the beginning. The reason of course is ...
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 1 (2011)
4.34 of 5 Votes: 3
Blue Exorcist is a decent shonen. Rin Okumura is a half-human half-demon offspring of the man himself, Satan. After the death of his adoptive father, he vows to become an exorcist and kill Satan. The story sounds more promising than it actually is, which is to say it doesn't build up to the great...
Virals (2010)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 1
This is one of my favorite books by Kathy reichs. Why? Not only is it kid friendly it allows the reader to connect with Tory Brennan, teen hybrid sluth. What Kathy does is capture the average teenage girls mind but doesn't over exaggerate or fantasize it. When Tory Brennan and her friends discove...
Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy DN Bundle (2010)
4.45 of 5 Votes: 5
The Millenium Trilogy is one of the most renowned crime fiction books. I can honestly say that Larsson has produced a well-written series. In every chapter is an elaborate scheme that surprises readers as they read on. Each character is given a significant role to play and none are left out even ...
A Lança do Deserto (2010)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 2
I should have read this series long ago. Second book and this doesn't disappointed me a bit, by the contrary it makes me want to read about this story more and more. The only thing that annoyed me was that the author chose to start with Jardir, when I was so eager to know to happen to the main ch...
Das Flüstern der Nacht (2010)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 4
I liked this book better than the first. Perhaps because now that the author has established the world, he has been free to explore the backstory of one of the characters, the relationships between various people, and just write some cool scenes.Once again I will warn that there is a focus on rep...
Her Fearful Symmetry (2009)
3.22 of 5 Votes: 4
4.5 starsI was given this book, and to be honest, wasn't sure if I'd like it. I typically only read novels with a score of 3.50+ but I decided to keep an open mind even though the Time Traveler's Wife wasn't my fav. After the 50 some boring pages it got interesting to the point that I just couldn...
The Alchemyst (2010)
2.88 of 5 Votes: 3
Meh. Just another generic, "people who don't know magic exists are thrown into a magical world and must become the heros". It's sad how many of these books I've read that aren't really unique at all. There wasn't much to the plot, everything I could predict from a mile ahead, and it wasn't very i...
Graceling (2009)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 4
I thought Graceling was OK but nothing special. The idea of the Graces is inventive and interesting. I really enjoyed the depiction of the different Graces and how they affected people's lives. The narrative became especially interesting once it turned into a chase movie as Po, Bitterblue and Kat...
Ciudad de los ángeles caídos (2011)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 3
I continue to read Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments Series for a few reasons: 1) They're a nice escape, 2) They're a quick read regardless of length, 3) Once I've started a series, I have to finish it, and 4) I have a student who loves this series, and I've been able to form a better teac...
The Lovely Bones (2002)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 3
This book is a pinprick in the eye of readers everywhere. Speaking of eyes, did you know that Alice Sebold can't go two pages without describing people's eyes? Ocean eyes, ferocious olives for eyes… it's like the only defining feature anyone has in this book is their eyes. (However, I do recall o...