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…
Dr. Erin Harris may be a scientist, but she has an unscientific
obsession: to find a living Varanus priscus. Cryptozoologists call it
the Devil dragon. This giant Australian reptile went extinct some 12,000
years ago but like Bigfoot or Nessie, there are occasional sightings.
Spurred by a credible witness, Erin cobbles together an expedition party
consisting of herself, the witness, and his deer-hunting neighbours.
They travel into the unexplored heart of a remote national park. Erin,
believing the Devil dragon to be a larger version of the Komodo, is
confident she can outwit a specimen. However, the terrifying monster
that lumbers out of the bush is a savage and unpredictable predator the
size of a campervan. To escape, Erin must transform herself from genteel
university lecturer to hard-core survivalist.
Have you ever read a story where one of the characters got on your nerves so bad you wanted to see something ....awful..happen to them? Maybe a little Karma rolling arou…