Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Breaking Dawn" by Stephanie Meyer

"Breaking Dawn" fits as the fourth book in the "Twilight" series. I was able to escape again into a world inhabited by humans, vampires, and werewolves. The characters seemed so close as I read about the changes many endured. Again I was captured by the pictures created in my mind of the strength and power in the vampires and werewolves. I felt their aches and pains as well as their love. The classic good vs. evil storyline never grows old for me. It is a series I will read again.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Ahhh, back to the "Twilight" saga. I had left the series a little while ago to read other things (like a "First Look" book at Barnes & Noble), but thought now would be a good time to finish last two books. "Eclipse" did not disappoint me at all! It was filled with action, suspense, love, and all the things that keep me glued to the page. It answered some of my questions (i.e. love triangle, Victoria) and left others alone. It was extremely difficult to put down. I will be sad to leave the series but for now, on to "Breaking Dawn!"

Nora Roberts' "Circle Trilogy"

I had a hard time putting these books down. "Morrigan's Cross," "Dance of the Gods," and "Valley of Silence" carried me into a world with vampires, a shape-shifter, a witch and wizard, and other interesting characters. From New York to Ireland, I found myself engrossed in the classic good vs. evil story with some love stories thrown in. Ms. Roberts writes trilogies very well!

"The Road"

I found this book by Cormac McCarthy to be dark and depressing. I read this book because it was a gift, but found the style something I did not enjoy. A book gets to me when I get to know the characters - their thoughts and dreams. This one did not do that. I kept hoping for something that never happened - a connection to the characters. I was pulling for the father and son, but don't feel the book ended with any real hope or conclusion.