This advert made me laugh and also worry ceaselessly about my main character in Grimm.
Clever marketing but at the risk of alienating the intended audience, maybe a bit too bolshy?
Having the past few days off to recharge is amazing. I’ve read so many books including an amazing new book by Jana Oliver called Demon Trappers: Forsaken. I loved it with all my tiny soul – reminiscent of Lili St Crow mixed with some world mythology akin to Supernatural, Demon Trappers is a YA novel with an cool new heroine (Riley) set in the near future where things have gone more than just a bit pear-shaped. For more, have a look at Ms. Oliver’s here. I’ll be reviewing it later this month on MFB.
Movies we watched are:
How to Train Your Dragon – absolutely amazing, especially in blu-ray. Visually stunning but a super cute story too. I read and reviewed the book which I wasn’t a fan of but the movie was just great.
Karate Kid – loved the original but completely prefer the new one. Young master Jaden Smith really has more acting chops than a lot of adult actors. Also, Jackie Chan is amazing as his Kung Fu teacher, Mr. Han – a lot of pathos there.
Centurion – only reason to watch this is Michael Fassbender who is really a pretty piece of work. Also, the scenery is amazing. Centurion deals with the disappearance of the Ninth Roman Legion in the lands of the Picts. I think it works well as a precursor for the upcoming The Eagle which I’m very excited about seeing. This is the link to the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi54565145/ – it stars Jamie Bell, Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland and a big favourite of mine: Mark Strong, among others.
Other books I’ve read is Kaz Mahoney’s The Iron Witch. Now Kaz and I have been friends for a few years now and I was worried about not liking The Iron Witch but honestly, hand on heart, I am so proud of her because this book completely rocked my socks. It is so great – packed full of mythology and lore with several mysteries at its heart, as well as a quest, it is also very well written. Importantly it has a strong voice and Donna, the main character, is someone the readers can identify with. I read it in one sitting and although I know authors hate it when they see this, but I am genuinely looking forward to the upcoming companion novel The Wood Queen. Sarah and I will be doing a joint-review of The Iron Witch on MFB later this month. I’ve already pre-ordered a completed copy from Amazon.
I’m currently reading Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar which is a steampunk affair written by Clay and Susan Griffith. I was lucky enough to receive a copy from PYR. Within the first few pages things are set up and we are tossed into the action and fray. A great beginning and I’m around 60 pages into it and find myself reaching over to just read a few more words.