Monthly Archives: December 2013

Review: Cursed, by Lynn Ricci

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Book description:

When Sarah Carter moves to Boston to escape her past she realizes there’s more than meets the eye with the landlord and her mysterious new best friend. What happened to the owner of this brownstone and what secrets lie within its walls and continue to torment? Witchcraft, curses and timeless love are not what Sarah expected to find, but as she learns more, she wonders is she actually running back to her past instead of from it?

 

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Cursed kept me hooked from beginning to end! For me, a good story is all about the characters. All the characters, especially the villains. And Cursed has a great villain (and no, I’m not going to tell you who that is).
The relationship between Sarah and the deformed Mr. Brown seemed kind of creepy to me, at first. What the heck was going on? But I wanted to know more about Mr. Brown, Sarah, and Sarah’s new friend Zoe. I found the dialogue between the characters believable and natural, keeping the story moving along as it becomes clear what had happened to Mr. Brown. As the suspense (and danger) builds, it becomes clear that Sarah plays a part in Brown’s story.

Sarah is a strong heroine, a trusting young woman who moves to Boston after getting her heart broken over a workplace romance. Faced with a new and confusing situation, Sarah faces danger bravely and learns to trust her instincts. Sarah’s relationship with Mr. Brown is intriguing, and surprised the heck out of me!

Good story, well crafted, with some interesting twists and turns. And Mr. Brown’s brownstone sounds like a (creepy) blast!

I will definitely read more Lynn Ricci books!

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The Walking Dead midseason 4 finale (no spoilers)

Well, this damn series continues to blow my mind.

Here are my thoughts:

  • Holy shit, man.
  • I cheered.
  • I cried.
  • Daryl Dixon is my GOD; he is the ultimate hero in my book. Daryl doesn’t screw around, he just jumps in and does what needs to be done. I’m wondering where his breaking point is…
  • Like all episodes of The Walking Dead, this one explodes with violence, blood, and death. But hey, what do you expect when zombies are trying to eat you for dinner?
  • It all just fits together–characters that either make you love them or hate them, well written dialogue, music that pulls everything together, and a solid end to this part of the season.
  • There were parts of this season that gave me the hives–the way Rick treated Carol pissed me off! 
  • The heroes in this series are human beings, with character flaws and sometimes acting downright stupid (like all of us do sometimes).
  • The villains are bastards (which every good villain should aspire to be).
  • And the zombies are dumber than a box of nails. All they care about is feeding 🙂

So yeah.

Holy shit.

The Walking Dead is an excellent series, in my book. 

Now I have to wait for February to get more Walking Dead.

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‘The Walking Dead’: Chad Coleman talks ‘jaw-dropping’ midseason finale | Inside TV | EW.com

‘The Walking Dead’: Chad Coleman talks ‘jaw-dropping’ midseason finale | Inside TV | EW.com.

I have so many reactions to any episode of The Walking Dead  that I watch.

Shock.

Horror. 

Disgust.

And amazement for a well crafted story filled with some great characters.

I’m going to be glued to the television tonight to see what happens, as many people will, I’m sure. I do not want to read any predictions about where the story is going tonight, because I want to experience the reality of what will be happening.

Each episode always makes me sit up a bit straighter as I utter a swear word and smile as I shake my head. 

And I will give you my opinion of the midseason finale in a day or so!

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