Natascha Oliveira Oliveira itibaren Camden, NY 13316, Birleşik Devletler
As a student of literature and history in my first academic life, there were aspects of this I really enjoyed. In particular, it was great to read some more of Marcus Rediker's work; he was one of my favorite professors at Georgetown. At the same time, I was surprised at how often a scholar's research felt like guesswork along the lines of: "So-and-so wrote this, by which he/she meant that." A few of the essays felt like the author was making the facts fit the theory, rather than the other way around. I guess science has had more of an impact on me than I realized. I am happy, however, to have learned about the quilt pattern "Storm at sea;" I want to make it someday!
A beautifully written and illustrated book that portrays the life of the Savior for young children.
Confessions of a Demon introduced us to Allay and S.L. Wright's demon world set in New York. Demon Underground takes us to the day after Confessions of a Demon. If it's been awhile since you read book one, you may want to pull it out and refresh your memory before reading Demon Underground.It's a nice addition to the series. On a side note: I think the description on the back of the book is slightly misleading as only about a quarter of the book actually takes place underground. There are plenty of other ways demons are underground, but as in actually living underground--Allay never lives underground. This book will make you take a new look at Allay's allies and will have you reconsidering the idea of demons coming out to the human world. It's not a feel good book, although the final page had me quite pleased with the direction of the series. It's a world where demons consume and betray each other as the norm. Good thing Allay is not a normal demon. Ram, Mystify, Bliss, Shock and Crave all have large roles in this book. But when Allay takes a drastic step toward the future their roles in her life becomes shadowy. Will they stick by her side? Will they follow her lead? Are they really on her side? Were you left wanting to know more about Ram in the first book? Well this book demolishes the walls that barred his secrets from Allay. Want to know what his life is and was like before Allay? This book will tell you. My final thoughts: When I turned the last page of the book I wasn't left with a warm or fuzzy feeling. I felt like there were tons of anvils waiting to fall on Allay in the future. I was satisfied but still felt tense. Demon Underground is a dark urban fantasy with a satisfying romantic thread, the demise of several possible plot directions, and tons of a hint at the consequences which will need to be explored in the next book. Scooper Speaks
I think The Magician King is one of those books that is better read once the entire trilogy series is complete. I read the Magicians and the Magician King (the second in the series) back-to-back and it just feels incomplete. The second book again centers on Quentin but also on his friend Julia, who was a minor character in the first book. We'll see what happens in the third of the series.
** spoiler alert ** What a great ride this was! After feeling that New Moon was a tad sluggish and moved a bit slow, Eclipse was a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. I found myself continually frustrated with Jacob (I am firmly on Team Edward *wink*) and his refusal to step aside gracefully even after Bella made her feelings known. She'd made her choice and yet he continued his pursuit... and not always playing fair. The last 50 pages or so (from the tent scenes to the final showdown on the field with the Volturi) had me breathless. The suspsense was wonderfully torturous. Loved the ending, love the series, and am both hesitant and excited to start the final installment. I'll be sad to see this series end.