Sunday, June 16, 2013
Billy grinned. "Oh, New York," he whispered. "We're gonna have so much fun."
I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.
In an effort to prove murder didn't run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo's Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help, he can't say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple--and its police force--running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer's murderous game.
Both the stakes and the body count are higher in this suspenseful and unstoppable sequel from acclaimed author Barry Lyga.
Lyga makes each character so unique. The main character, Jasper Dent aka Jazz is white and his girlfriend, Connie is black. I don't know if the author had/has a black girlfriend, but he captured the whole black girl feel perfectly, especially the angst many of them have about their hair. I may be confusing this issue with what happened in the first book since the story meshes together so seamlessly.
This is not just the story of the exploits of a serial killer, but how those exploits affect his son and their relationship; how this killer thinks he is and tries to be a good father in his own perverse way. A very creative premise.
On one of my visits to Lyga's site, I recall seeing a picture of how thick the manuscript for this story was before it was published. In book two, he leaves us at a critical juncture. I'm licking my chops to learn how it all ends in book three.
Game released April 16, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
What you may want to imagine are all the wonderful ways you can serve lobster: the classic lobster roll, lobster salad, steamed, grilled, a lobster bake...I can see the steam wafting off the hot corn now...Have I wet your appetite?...I bet my friend Patty, who's a lobster aficionado, has plans today for a lovely meal. If nothing else, there's always Red Lobster...Lol...Enjoy!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.
Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.
The description doesn't even begin to touch what goes on in this novel. I thought the first book, The Immortal Rules was good, but the author upped the ante with this one! She deepened the story and took the reader through dark and bloody (there goes that word again!) twists and turns. The story was pretty violent, but it wasn't gratuitous or superficial. Every fight, wound and death was necessary to tell the tale. Kagawa even managed to intersperse a romance among the heavy, dangerous action.
Each character was so unique and well fleshed out. I loved them all---with the exception of Stick. He's well-written, just a guy you love to hate. You'll see...lol...Jackal, the savvy, but dangerous vampire, could be so drool and funny...I laughed out loud more than once at his words of "wisdom." The author excels at world-building. She blew my mind by the ending, but of course you'll have to read it yourself to find out.
I'm ready for book three. I can't wait to keep reading this story. I think the rights were bought to adapt it to a movie, but I'm not sure. It would be awesome as a film. Boys will love it for the action and girls will eat up the romance. Awesome, I say!
The Eternity Cure was released April 30. 2013 by Harlequin Teen.