Friday, June 19, 2009

Series Catch Up

The third Melissa De La Cruz Blue Bloods book, Revelations, was not a disappointment-- there's still danger, intrigue, and surprises with the upper crust vampire world of New York City. I did get slightly weary of Schuyler's infatuation with Jack, despite the fact that if he left his "vampire twin" for her, he would suffer the same fate as Schuyler's mother, but other than that, it was a good read. I am looking forward to The Van Alen Legacy, which should be coming out very soon.

The fifth Joseph Delaney Last Apprentice book, however, was awesome! I don't know why I like these so much, but I really do. While I am not usually big on the quasi-medieval setting, there is something about the Spook, Tom Ward, and Alice that keeps me reading. In The Wrath of the Bloodeye, the Spook is so concerned that the Fiend is going to attack Tom that he sends him off to Bill Awkwright to be trained. Bill has some problems, notably with drink and rage, but teaches Tom about evil water creatures and gets him in shape with more rigorous physical training. When Bill is attacked by the Bloodeye, aka Morwena, the daughter of the Fiend, Tom must save him and do away with the evil creature. Alice comes to his aid, but uses black magic to do it, and Grimalkin the Assassin is instrumental in helping Tom and saving everyone. The instances of evil creatures being good and good creatures being tempted by evil is something that I really enjoy in these, and there is more yet to come in the next book. Tom's mother should reappear, and we learn things about Alice that will make things even more interesting in the next installment (which also should be out soon).

1 comment:

  1. The Blue Bloods books are excellent. I love them and read them over and over.