Saturday, July 16, 2011

Untamed ~ P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

In this installment in the saga that features Zoey Redbird and The House of Night there is the required teen drama, adults out to stab people in the back, the understanding stranger and visions of doom and destruction.  In other words, a typical young adult novel.

I will admit I had to put the book down for long periods of time because Zoey was acting like a skank ho and that is something that bothers my reading sensibilities.  She does admit later that she was wrong for the way she acted and hated lying to her friends about most everything she did and said.   Zoey's ending behavior is much better than her beginning.

The finale is not really a finale, more of a go out and buy the next book to see what happens next.  Just a bit to commercial for my taste.

This is a take it or leave it series for myself.  I might read more of them but will not go out of my way to do so.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dragontime by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey returns to the world of Pern to write with her son Todd.  Her influence is felt in the middle of the book but the beginning and the end are all Todd's, that is not a compliment by the way.

The story line moves to much depending on timing and timing causes paradox so can only be done on a very limited basis.    At one point things are flowing well and then another disaster strikes for no apparent reason as far as plot goes.  The major flaw in my honest opinion is that the "rules" of Pern are broken on a regular basis. 

If you could just read the middle half of the book and leave off the first three and last two chapters you will be pleased, otherwise it might be worth passing on.