lady_green_bat (lady_green_bat) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

January Reading

I made it to 170 books last year, so here is the beginning of my new 200 books in a year challenge! There's 15 for January, 5 off my goal of 20 per month, but eh, what can you do?

American Vampire #22 by Scott Snyder
A Flight of Angels by Rebecca Guay
Aphrodite the Beauty, Artemis the Brave, and Aphrodite the Diva by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Loki by Mike Vasich
Nicholas, Raine, and Lyon by Elizabeth Amber
Dance in the Vampire Bund 1 by Nozomu Tamaki
The Children of Odin by Padraic Colum
The Listeners & Other Poems by Walter de la Mare
Two Sighted by Annmarie McKenna
Wise Child by Monica Furlong
The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley

Definitely a mythology kick this month. Loki was fan-freaking-tastic, probably the first novel I've read that deals with Norse mythology in a way that isn't just a retelling of the myths (like The Children of Odin which took forever to get through).

I enjoyed the story of the Bund but won't be purchasing/reading anymore of it simply due to being uncomfortable with the artwork. I know Mina isn't a child people but she's depicted with a child's body and that smacks of exploitation to me. It's just my opinion and I'm entitled to it; the story, like I said, was enjoyable, even interesting, but the close ups and erotic displays of nipples and childlike vaginas completely took away any fun I was having with this different re-telling of vampires.

The last two books I borrowed from the local high school. I hadn't read them before but they'd been there since I'd gone to school. Great fantasy stories, the last being my favourite as the female lead Torina goes through a rather large character arc without being a bitch at either the beginning or end, simply a person of circunstance. It reminded me how much I used to enjoy fantasy before erotica got in the way. The story was great (without pages and pages of stratgey/battle plans either) and the characters were whole.
Tags: addiction, angels/demons, book review, erotica, fiction, graphic novel, historical romance, manga, myth and legend, poetry, pre-teen, romance, supernatural, vampires

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