Classics have always had a certain affect on me. It is not how many pages there are, nor is it the subject matter. It always comes down to the fact that I find them intimidating because of the language. They always remind me of high school, and the idea that classics are to be studied and read slowly to fully understand.
I was wrong. Frankenstein proved to me that not all classics are difficult reads, or hard to understand.
I flew through this one and found it entertaining, smart and completely understood without having to look up a single word in the dictionary.
So thank you to Frankenstein to making me more confident, as I feel I am no longer tentative about picking up other books I have also felt intimidating as well.
I was worried about picking up another book on Fallen angels. After I had gone through a huge book by Lauren Kate (Fallen) I was worried that maybe there is just not a good story behind angels that would entice me to read another. But as this one (hush hush) was about half the size (of Fallen), I decided to give another angel book a shot before I had made up my mind that I am not team Angel.
I do not regret reading this book (hush hush). It had a great dialogue, I was laughing out loud in some parts, and that is rare for me. This book had a lot of different stories going at the same time, weird things happening that the main character is trying to figure out. Lots of secrecy and death, stalking and people getting beat up. It added an extra element to the story that I think Fallen was missing. I know I should not compare these books to each other as different authors wrote them, but I cannot help myself since they have so many similarities and I have not published a post yet on…
The Last Shadow Gate: The Shadow Gate Chronicles Book I (Volume 1) by Michael W. Garza It was bad enough Naomi had to be shipped off to her dad's home for the
summer and deal with her half-brother Gavin, but when the siblings are
forced to spend their break with their great-grandmother in upstate New
York, everything changes. An investigation into the strange
disappearance of their great-grandfather forces them to retrace his
footsteps. They discover a gateway between worlds and encounter
extraordinary creatures in a land where the people are desperate to
escape the coming of a shade lord. To survive their adventure, Naomi and
Gavin must settle their differences and find the elusive shadow gate
that will take them home again.
Beginning right with the first few pages the reader is thrown into a new world full of a mixture of creatures. The brother/sister detective team soon gather a small team of companions who all join in the mystery of what happened to their great grandfa…