lady_green_bat (lady_green_bat) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

February Books: 16-26

His Wicked Ways by Jaide Fox
Besieged by Jaid Black
Mr Darcy's Secret by Jane Odiwe
Darcy's Temptation by Regina Jeffers
Mr Darcy's Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen
American Vampire #23 by Scott Snyder
Jane and the Umpleasantness at Scargrave Manor and Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron
The Walking Dead: We Find Ourselves by Robert Kirkman
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Was anyone ever plagued with such sorry excuses of P&P sequels? I do it to myself, I know. Mr Darcy's Bite was the first example I'd found where lycanthropy rather than vampirism is the bane of Fitzwilliam's exsistence and it definitely wasn't worth the $15 I paid for it. It may sound shallow but when I purchase a book in the Horror section I expect one of two things (preferably 2 of 2 things): 1) HORROR!, and 2) a sex scene. I got neither and was exceedingly disappointed.

I am sick and tired of reading these sequel books where 1/3 of the material is spent on Elizabeth and Darcy apologizing to one another or constantly declaring their love. Declare it in the sack, you teases! They've forgiven each other already, and we know this because they were married over a hundred years ago!!! Find something new to write about!...April! Find something new to read!

Besieged is a terrible, terrible example of erotica. It's bad porn with a bad plot and a bad idea made even with with the dub-con motivations that keep these women with these men and I only picked it up for the hint of "Viking" that invaded the plot summary. Stup, stupid me.

Stephanie Barron has a nice new-to-me series where the books try and say that these are really lost Jane Austen mysteries but her website says something different and I don't care enough about it to research in any great fashion. They're a little slow in the beginning and the editor's notes can be annoyning but the stories are fun.

The best pick this month by a country mile has to be Locke & Key by Joe Hill. Awesome, terriying story (not sit up and scream terrifying but you know what I mean) with perfect artwork that just makes the wrongness of the story more unsettling. If you check out youTube there's a Fox trailer for a tv series based on this graphic novel starring MIRANDA OTTO (my fave) but so far nothing has been done with it by the network.
Tags: awful!, erotica, fiction, ghosts, graphic novel, historical mysteries, historical romance, holocaust literature, horror, mystery, romance, vampires, werewolves

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