50BC #23 – Changeless by Gail Carriger

Title: Changeless
Author: Gail Carriger
Series: The Parasol Protectorate
Published: 2010
Summary: Parasols, Vampires, and Werewolves, Oh My! (Part 2). Ms. Carriger brings fun and elegant adventure to the pages of Changeless, book two of the Parasol Protectorate.

I simply adore this series and not just because I adore steampunk, but because these books are just plain fabulous. I adored this novel specifically because of the end. I cannot wait until September; it’s practically killing me inside.


50BC #22 – Touch by Francine Prose

Title: Touch
Author: Francine Prose
Published: 2009
Summary: When an incident gets blown out of proportion, how do you tell lies from the truth?

This book was a short read and I read it in one sitting. I don’t know how I feel about it. Everything felt disjointed and even as the reader, I don’t know what actually was the truth. I don’t like that about books that have to do with accusations of molestation and harassment. The ending left me wanting a different conclusion; many people would say that’s the sign of a great book, but in this case I would disagree.

50BC #21 – Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead in the Family
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Southern Vampire Mysteries
Published: 2010
Summary: The Fae War was just the beginning of the end.

I didn’t want this to be the end of the Sookieverse, but honestly… I’m okay with how things turned out. I’m absolutely in adore with how cute Hunter is and I want him to get a couple of short stories; one at the age he is in this book and then one when he’s a teenager. I’m also really glad that Eric and Sookie continue to be canon. I’ve always liked them together.

As much as I don’t like Vampire Bill, I’m very glad that he got his moment with his descendants. I’m also really glad that he was (mostly) well received. I’m also glad that he reconnected with his “sister” now that they are able to without their “mother” interferring.

50BC #20 – I See Rude People by Amy Alkon

Title: I See Rude People
Author: Amy Alkon
Published: 2010
Summary: Amy Alkon takes no prisoners and brings the snark in her attempt to beat manners into the impolite general society.

I had so much fun reading this book because I agreed with a lot of Alkon’s opinions and comments. I also love her cahones. She is fierce and a ginger, so of course I had a small crush on her after reading this book. I want to read more from her and I definitely recommend this title! (In fact, I even recommended it to my coworkers at a recent training session. I hope they get to read it and let me know what they think.)

50BC #19 – The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs

Title: The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective
Author: Ransom Riggs
Published: 2009
Summary: Using information from the well-loved series and knowledge about the time period in which the books were written, Ransom Riggs gives the reader a quick and easy lowdown on practically everything Sherlock Holmes.

This book was really easy to read and could be great for both fans and novices to the Sherlock Holmes universe. I definitely recommend picking this up if you ever get the chance.