May 6th, 2010

Yuuko

Moving along

9. Bang Band SiXXX by Jon Crosby and Melissa Myer BBS

Summary: In Austin, TX in 2047, the world is a drastically different place. The internet is the place to be. Sex and violence are the only way to live for the entire country. One band, Bang Band SiXXX, has a different dream, a different viewpoint. Their singer, Davey Jones, is all about the music, not the sex and violence. He wants to make it big and help out his sick girlfriend. But an old acquaintance rears her ugly, snuff filled head and poisons the band. Davey hopes to get out of the scene and away from Gigi Spinner, snuff queen, but the world comes crashing down on him and it's no longer about the music, it's about surviving.

Review: I really enjoyed this book. There are a lot of X rated things going on in the book, but none of that makes me uncomfortable anymore. It felt like this could be what our future could become and that in itself was a scary thing. A world only on the internet, filled with violence, 100+ degree weather everyday and a whole lot of sex just seems wrong. The book did make me step back and go "Hm, that's possible and frightening." These were just ordinary people and decency went out the window. Also, the story left me feeling sad and kind of hollow once it was over. I had enjoyed the book and had wished for at least one happy ending but it definitely takes you on this crazy rollarcoaster of a ride. Oh, and it also helped that the author was from a band called V.A.S.T and he made a CD of 6 songs that this fictional band could have written if they were real.
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Book 1: The Willing Wife

Title: The Willing Wife
Author: Claudia Dain
Rating: 4/5
Book
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1 / 50 Books. 2% done!
Pages: 362 pgs
Total Pages:
 
362 / 15000 words. 2% done!
Next up: Hunter's Prayer By Lilith Saintcrow

First Line:
England, 1155
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"I want neither lands nor wife," Rowland grumbled.

Summary: Husband #5
She was a wife most willing - Four previous arranged marriages had taught Nicolaa the necessity of allowing a strange man access to her bed, her body. Now King Henry had gifted her with yet another new husband. Would he be overeager, undersized or just plain underfoot, as she had found the males before him?

She was a bride most eager - Anxious even to get the bedding over and done with. Rowland had expected a timid girl in need of gentle wooing. What he found was an experienced lover whose obvious indifference to his romantic legend challenged him to wring a response - any response - out of her disturbingly tempting body.

She was a woman most unready - Nothing had prepared Nicolaa for a mate who actually meant to stay, a companion who really wanted to know her thoughts, a bed partner who shockingly sought to bring her pleasure. Could it be that she had finally found a man capable of love?

Source: Back Of book

My thoughts:
I have finished my first book for the challenge(s)(Yay!). The Willing Wife is a 12th centruy romance novel, not recomended for youths (graphic content).
Though the writing style is good, I found parts a little slow. I was not dragged in and made to read every free second just to find out what was going to happen next, but it was a good book. I think it's an excellent example of the hurt that people can inflict on another that will last long after they've gone and how it effects every aspect. While there are some darker aspects of the story it shows that there can be something to come out of the dark and help your dreams live again.

The next book:
The book I am about to start is the second in its series. Having read 6 books by Lilith Saintcrow before (the Dante Valentine series and the first book of the Jill Kismet series) I have high hopes that this will be just as good as the others.

Blessed be.
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    BoA - Eat You Up
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Book 4: The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls [link]

I've been meaning to read this book for a while, ever since it became popular a couple years back. Before checking it out from the library I actually had no idea what the plot was, just that everyone was raving about it, and now having read it, I can see why. This book was hard to put down, really sucked me into the story, and made me reflect upon my own life and how different my childhood was from the author's.

From Amazon: "In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents."

Up Next: Have a couple books checked out from the library, not sure which I'll begin next!


4 / 50 books ~ 8% done!


1054 / 15000 pages ~ 7% done!