A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Friday, June 17, 2011

Tori's Review: Serpent's Storm by Amber Benson

320 pages
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0441020096
Released: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Penguin
Author's Website: Amber Benson 
Buy it: Amazon
Obtained: Publisher
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Calliope Reaper Jones 
Book Order:
1. Death's Daughter
2. Cat's Claw
3. Serpent's Storm

Calliope just wants to make it big in the Big Apple like any other working girl. But Callie is also Death's Daughter, no matter how much she tries to stay out of the family business. And now her older sister has made a deal with the Devil himself to engage in a hostile takeover of both Death Inc. and Heaven-once they get Callie out of the way.

My Rating: DNF

My Opinion:
I try to avoid reading Urban Fantasies later in the series when I can help it because it's usually a huge leap of faith by beginning so late. The book either drags me into its universe and I enjoy it, or I am left feeling severely disappointed and guilty.

But sometimes, the writing simply does not work for me. After reading the first third of SERPENT'S STORM, I'd finally had enough with Calliope. Her personality grated on my nerves, and she came off as a whiny child I had no interest in learning more about. Instead of feeling invested, or even sympathetic, I grew agitated and restless. (Though to be fair, I suppose it doesn't help that I judged her too much based on her issue with Daniel at the beginning of the book.)

Another issue I had was the storyline. It just didn't draw me in after a while. So, because of a heroine I did not like, and a plot that did not work for me, I'm afraid I will be DNFing this book.


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