Saturday, June 27, 2009
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho is about a lover who tries to understand the life and decisions of his deceased companion. Sherine Khalil or Athena's story is told by those who knew her. An orphaned gypsy adopted by adoring Lebanese parents. Athena sees and struggles with her magical abilities at a young age. Following her passions through life and journeying around Europe and the Middle East. Trying to better understand herself, life, and its truer meanings. Dancing, learning calligraphy, meeting the women who abandoned her, and teaching others are just some of the things she encounters.
Paulo Coelho, most known for his novel the Alchemist writes this wonderful debut. One of a few novels that can make you take a look at something that has always had a misconstrued meaning. This book makes you take a look at yourself to see if you truly understand yourself and the meaning behind it. Anyone on the road to enlightenment would enjoy this astonishing story.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine is the 6th book in her YA series. Some would call Claire a teenage brainiac. Her parents decide it would better for her to spend her first college years at University of Texas, the community college instead of MIT. Living is the dorms Claire starts to see how strange people act in the town: never smiling at strangers, no ones out at night, and to top it off these werid bracelets that all of the natives wear. Deciding not to put up with the bullies in the dorms or face death Claire sets off to find an off campus dorm. She finds the Glass House. Were she is taken in and becomes friends with all her roomates who she shares all of her adventures with. She discovers that the town is owned by vampires. Oh and those bracelets show who has protection. The ones without let everyone know they're free range.
So in this book it takes over were Lord of Misrule the 4th book left off. Bishop owns the town and he controls everyone that isn't in hiding including Claire. Forcing them to do his bidding. Amelie is no were to be found and Michael has turned into Bishop's henchmen and to top it off Shane and his dad are in prison awaiting their execution. Claire thinks Myrnin is in Bishops clutches but turns out he has his own tricks up his sleeves. He shows her that he's working with Amelie to bring Bishop down and turn everything back the way it was. Claire also has to make the antidote soon or all the rescuers might die before they get the chance to help.
This was a very good book. Claire is finally devirginized what we have all been waiting for. You really get to think about what might happen next and when you do it wasn't even what you expected which makes this book wonderful as well as all her series. I was sad to see some charaters go and I wished I could have read a little more Claire and Myrnin strange attraction in the book but that may happen in her next book Fade Out coming out November 3rd.
So this is my first time blogging. In the future I want to got into the book field. Either writing, promoting, selling, or reviewing. Reading is one of my passions and everytime I read a book I think I wished I could tell someone about it. I also am a big fan of music and funny videos or other little tidbits. So this why I started this. Stick around and I hope you like what you see.