Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Long overdue update

I've been slacking in the blog department.

Recently, I've finished a couple of books. One was great. One was just OK. My favorite recent read was the latest installment in the Bloody Jack series: My bonny light horseman : being an account of the further adventures of Jacky Faber, in love and war by L.A. Meyer.

Our dear Jacky is enjoying life on the seas, transporting goods between the Caribbean and Boston. But, when she is captured - again - by the British, she is unable to escape. As usual, she befriends the captain and crew of the ship transporting her to her final destination - Newgate prison in London. But when the ship is attacked by the French, Jacky is off on another adventure - this time as a British spy in France.

Full of adventure, and lots of fun, this series is one of my absolute favorites. My mom and sister can't wait to read it. My good friend Tammy said she thinks it's her favorite of the series. It is definitely a well written tale. I would love to see the series made into movies.

The other book I finished recently was Valiant : a modern tale of faerie by Holly Black. I liked it well enough, but not nearly as much as Tithe. The characters and setting weren't as well developed as in Tithe, and the story left me wanting more - more information about the characters, etc. Also, I felt the ending was a bit weak. However, this is not keeping me from reading another book by this author, as next on my list is Ironside : a modern faery's tale, which I think is a sequel to Tithe.


Ink Mage said...

I just found your blog when my Google Alert for "Bloody Jack" by L.A. Meyer sent me a new update. :-)
Blog looks cool, I'm adding you to my link list!

Ama said...

Awesome! Thanks for visiting. "Bloody Jack" is one of my all time favorite book characters.