Book 32: Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton - 367 pages
My little synopsis: As her quest to get pregnant continues, Princess Meredith, coheir to the Unseelie Court, begins to discover that those who lay with her, since the destruction of the Nameless, are coming into bizarre powers. Some gain powers they had before the creation of the Nameless' creation, but others present with gifts they previously didn't have, and as Meredith and her men discover just how far-reaching Meredith's abilities are, it becomes apparent that this new gift is both a blessing and a curse.
I enjoyed this one, probably partly because I had time to sit and read it in the space of a few days rather than over a long period of time between work and study. I think the thing that keeps me coming back, that holds my attention, is the many men that make up Merry's life. I like the men, each of them in their own way, and I can understand why she doesn't want to give up any of them. I was glad she finally got up Frost about his constant pouting - ah, that was annoying me. And sometimes I wish Doyle would ping off and remember that he isn't King just yet. And Rhys really needs to get over the goblin thing - though I do have a particular soft spot for him, because he shares a name with my little brother and they are very alike in personalities (though my brother has both eyes, and isn't a death god - though he often thinks he's a god!). And I like sweet innocent Galen, even if I sometimes wonder how he manages to be so naive. I could take or leave Nicca, Kitto or any of the others, but I'm very attached to the original four. I must say that I am so sick of anything to do with the word 'moon'. If she describes her body as 'swallowing the moon' one more time, I'll deck her. Seriously, Hamilton needs to buy a thesaurus! But, despite my greviances with her writing, and the fact that every problem can be fixed by a kiss from, or sex with, Merry, something about this series keeps me coming back. Oh well, everyone needs their reading indulgence don't they?
32 / 50 books. 64% done!
11768 / 15000 pages. 78% done!
- From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology edited by Lawrence Cahoone - 600 pages
- The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Volume 2: The One Tree by Stephen Donaldson - 472 pges
- Next by Michael Crichton - 540 pages
- The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory - 486 pages
And coming up:
- Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - 620 pages
- Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon - 154 pages
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - 341 pages
I really don't think I'm going to get anything else done before the end of the year, seeing as its now 9:30pm on the 29th (local time). But I'm quite pleased with my progress this year. I will post up a final listing on the 1st. I have a few challenges for myself in the New Year (one of which is to actually finish writing my own book - eeee!!!) which I look forward to - not so much looking forward to how crazy my work life is going to get though! Oh well.
Oh, and if anyone is interested, I am now almost 450 pages through that stupid modernism anthology - another goal for 2010!