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Ghosts in Time and Space by Douglas Richardson
Ghosts in Time and Space

Emme, February 16, 2012

I enjoyed this poetry collection. Richardson uses many different formats and techniques, which could have easily caused the poems to feel fragmented and isolated, but instead each style fits the character the poem is about. The result is that the reader gets a wide array of poems, a sampler of places, people, thoughts and things.

Richardson manages to write emotional pieces without becoming melodramatic or overwrought, instead stating scenarios calmly and with a sense of certainty that results in an even stronger connection to the author than any elaborate, long-winded arrangements would.

Some of my favorite poems were "Endless Loop", a sad, short and resigned piece, and "Dual" and "Duello", a pair explaining the same accident through two sets of eyes.
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Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Vampire Kisses

Emme, April 28, 2010

Every since she was little Raven has loved the supernatural, in particular vampires! This (plus her gothic dressing habits) has made her an outsider in her town and even her family. But when a family finally moves into an old mansion nearby she is delighted by the new and eccentric household, she is charmed by exactly what horrifies the rest of town. In fact she thinks it might be possible that they are real-life vampires.

I picked this up in great shape for $0.20 at the Salvation Army, thinking that although it looked extremely stupid it might be good for a laugh. It's a good thing that was all I was expecting, because that is exactly what I got. Mary-Sues and cliches run rampant, in fact that is pretty much all there is! I alternately rolled my eyes, sneered and laughed at how ridiculous the whole book was. If you have some time to kill and need something mindless this is good.
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The Willow Files: Volume 2 by Yvonne Navarro
The Willow Files: Volume 2

Emme, August 1, 2009

I was disappointed with this book. I didn't realize it was just a novelization of a few BtVS episodes. They aren't even good novelizations! The author seems to feel that she must explain every little detail and uses WAY too many adjectives, which really slows the story down. It also messes up the timing and the writing, it is hard to have snappy one-liner arguments if you split every single sentence up with explanation of exactly what is going through everyone's head, what their faces look like and what they are doing. Every sentence has at least one adjective explaining how someone said it, it is extremely annoying!

Don't read this book, even if you are a die hard Buffy fan! You will be sorry you wasted your time.

*Note: I read this in printed format.*
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Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Book of a Thousand Days

Emme, August 1, 2009

After her refusal to marry Lord Khasar, who she knows is evil, Lady Saren and her maid Dashti are locked in a tower for seven years. This book is told as Dashti's journal. As they suffer from heat, cold and lack of food, Dashti tried to take care of her mistress, who's mind becomes damaged with fear and isolation. Saren becomes steadily more and more unhinged, and Dashti decides that that they must find a way to escape.

I really liked this book, Dashti was a strong and interesting person and I admired her ability to help keep Saren from giving up. The writing was very good and lyrical and I liked the drawings and doodles that Dashti had in her journal.
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Immortals #02: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Immortals #02: Blue Moon

Emme, August 1, 2009

Ever is learning how to control her abilities with the help of her boyfriend Damen. However then he seems to be losing his memory and even seems sick, which should be impossible for an Immortal. When Damen becomes sicker and completely forgets about her, Ever goes to Summerland, a magical place where she hopes to find him a cure.

I was not hugely fond of this book, despite liking the first. The characters were quite flat and the plot wasn't anymore interesting then the first.
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