Katie's Book Review

Greetings. I have a rather dark interest when it comes to fiction and nonfiction, therefore, most of the books I read(and consequently review for this page) are of a darker nature. Occasionally you will find a romance novel or two here, but for the most part I am and will always be a vampire lover.

Ok, it is August and I have not put a new book on here in a while. Well, that is life. What are you gonna do? Anyway, in the interests of my greatest love, I am going to recommend a rather heavy book this month. Gray's Anatomy by none other than Henry Gray F.R.S. I have muddled my way through this book, finding the anatomy of the human body to be as much a form of art as it is a cosmic puzzle. Besides, when you have insomnia as much as I do, you always read the one book you are certain is going to lay you out. Luckily for me, I was entranced by the intracacies of the body human and read the book in a little under 2 weeks. Amazing what 14 nights of no sleep can produce... hehehe. Read it, love it, and for God and Goddess Sake, don't try to disect your little brother when you are done ;)

Also, this is the season for the wonderful, scare your pants off thunder storms, so for atmosphere, I HIGHLY recommend the Haunted America series. The first book, Haunted Heartland contains fascinating stories of the Mid West and it's ghostly past. My personal favorite was the story entitled "The Girl of the Lilacs". I was in tears by the time I finished it. To think you could love someone that even death could not part you is something I find unfathomnable. The next book, Haunted America is selected stories from all over the US and Canada. This book scared the living bejesus out of me. For about 2 weeks after reading it cover to cover, I would NOT stay at home by myself for ANY reason. The final book, Historic Haunted America deals with historical places (duh) that, for the most part, are no longer standing or are in the care of the government. The history is wonderful and the Authors outdid themselves in tracking down all the little details. Beth Scott and Michael Norman have a bard quality and their story telling is sure to enfold and entrance you through all three books. Save them for a dark and stormy night!

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: Blood Roses

I've only begun reading this book, so bear with me and take comfort knowing that a full and complete review will be added as soon as I finish. Anyway, from what I have read thus far, I am quite impressed with both the charachters, which Ms. Yarbro always seems to develope so deeply, and the plot. Blood Roses has the same dark sensuality to it that all of Ms. Yarbro's Saint Germain books have. It awakens the most forbidden parts of the reader's spirit and allows the reader to glimpse a part of his/her own being that might otherwise go unrecognized. Personnally, I have found it to be a page turner with a lot of pleasantly surprising historical tid bits to give the reader a lingering doubt as to whether or not this book is truly fiction. On a scale of 1-10, I give this book a definate 10. Pick it up today!

Linda Lael Miller: Tonight and Always

This book was a great read as far as style and characters but I found the plot to be a little less spectacular and the dialogue a little too whiny at times. If you want a deeply sexual story that will tug at your heart strings and make you want to leave this world behind, then this is definately a must read. Otherwise, wait for the movie...

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