Saturday, 3 October 2009

Books...Autumn Reading and Reviews

I have once again been collecting books from the library, some I ordered in advance the others I picked up of the shelves...

No Clue at The Inn - Kate Kingsbury I look forward to trying this new author, a lucky Library find

The Osiris Ritual - George Mann A library find.

The Solstice Of Stonewylde - Kitt Berry I have read the first in this series 'Magus Of Stonewylde', nearly finished the second, this is the third.


A Catered Halloween - Isis Crawford

I have been waiting to get my hands on A catered Halloween for about a year! I ordered it from the library as soon as it came in....... Then my mum surprised me with a gift! Mum had also bought me the book as she knew I had it on my Wish List on Amazon! ha,ha So now both mum and I have a copy to enjoy! I am keeping my gift and mums reading the library copy....

Here is the Synopsis from Fantastic Fiction

'With the promise of a hefty commission and some valuable word-of-mouth for their catering business, A Little Taste of Heaven, sisters Bernadette and Libby Simmons agree to cater the charity haunted house being staged at the old Peabody School. But when wealthy socialite Amethyst Applegate is found dead in the haunted house, Bernie and Libby wonder if a murderer might also be lurking about Peabody's gloomy halls...While almost everyone Amethyst ever met might have a motive for killing her, not everyone had access to the Peabody School. All Bernie and Libby know is if they don't solve this mystery soon, they might become the next stars in a real-life horror flick'...

Reading Update - reviews

I finished reading Frill Kill I mentioned in my last post. -

I enjoyed the book set in New Orleans around the Halloween season. Great descriptions, and interesting characters. Although I would of liked a bit more to the story, at times the pacing was slow...and the conclusion to the murder and 'who done it' was over very quickly! A nice light read, if like me you enjoy reading books set at Halloween.... but rather weak in other areas.

I also began reading Ghouls Just want to have fun...Unfortunately I read half of the book and gave up, this book moved far far to slow for my liking and the characters were becoming extremely annoying, they were fun and cute for a while, the main character reminding me of 'Buffy' the vampire slayer, sassy, witty.... but no storyline was developing and I became tired of the nonsense dribble of conversation between the two main characters... I wanted to like this more than I did, but I don't feel bad I gave up reading as there are more books to read and enjoy!

I am off now to finish reading 'Moondance of Stonewylde' the second book in the Stonewylde series. I have enjoyed the first two and will be reading the third soon...

See you again soon

Priscilla x


Florence and Mary said...

I've just received Frill Kill and Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun so I'll see what I think of them and let you know.

I liked the sound of A Catered Halloween too so I've ordered that as well!

Victoria xx

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Since I'm originally from New Orleans I will have to get a copy of Frill Kill!

Hope your 3 new books are very enjoyable!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Thanks for the recommendations & reviews. I am on with reading Hubble Bubble at the mo & enjoying it.
Thank you so much for the vote too.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by today. Looks like you're in for some fun reading!! The Catered Halloween looks like it will be great!
I scrolled down to see your Witchie crosstitch...ADORABLE! : )

Books I have read and enjoyed

I am counting down..