OK, I know I've been slow on the reviews but here's a very quick overview of what I've read in the past two months (which has not been much, unfortunately):
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
A worthy ending to a highly enjoyable and acclaimed fantasy series, albeit considerably darker and dilapidated as far as the plot goes. Nevertheless, I found it an enthralling experience. The death count will indeed shock all. A thorough review from yours truly will come soon. Wotcher!
- Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
OK, so I just wanted to know what all the hype was about, and this whole Edward/Bella and Jacob/Bella business. And quite frankly I've missed reading the vampire genre. There have not been many good series to my satisfaction of recent years, but I am pleased to say that this book was wonderful with refreshing prose. The story is fraught with a good dose of sexual tension and teenage angst. I've already bought New Moon and Eclipse so they're next on my agenda
- Northern Lights (His Dark Materials - Book 1) by Philip Pullman
Seeing the film trailer a bajillion times at the cinema had me yearning to read this old favourite again. Lyra and Pan are a pair of the most wonderful characters I've read in children's/young adult fantasy. It's a delightful adventurous fantasy that will enthrall children and adults alike. Although now I can't stop imagining Nicole Kidman as Mrs Coulter and Daniel Craig as Uncle Asriel, compared to my original images. It is neither a crime nor a blessing.