Friday Finds @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet |June 17

{{Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading }}

 
 
  • Oscar Wilde – Vampire Murders – By Gyles Brandeth. I spotted this in a review on  My Reader’s Block. “If anything I would call these stories brain candy. Not because they are so light-weight and fluffy, but because they are addictive and fun to consume–like popping M&Ms. The characters and settings feel authentic and the action is fast-paced and enjoyable. Wilde fans will enjoy the way that Brandreth sprinkles all those famous aphorisms throughout the dialogue…and he does it without it seeming forced. Delightful! Four stars out of five.”
  • Monster Hunter International  – By Larry Correia.  I spotted this nugget of literary snackfood in the Baen Library – the non-free section. Here’s the summary: “Welcome to Monster Hunter International. Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real”.

  • Undead and Unemployed – By Mary Janice Davidson. Brainfluff’s review made me laugh. “do I celebrate the fact that this book – and a slew of others like it is out there? You bet. If only I’d had this sub-genre to fall back on years ago when I wanted to chill out from the grittier stuff – instead of tired old Mills and Boon! Young women brought up on a diet of quality fantasy want something ‘other’ than the clichéd staples of secretaries dating bosses… nurses dating doctors… in their light romances. And now they have it with vamp chicks strutting around, biting/agonising over human lovers and/or solving murders. The love interest might be just as trite – but at least the heroine is less annoyingly vapid and the hero is less worryingly chauvinistic. And if your taste runs to this sub-genre, you could do a lot worse than Undead and Unemployed.”
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Browse my past Friday Finds on the Book Buffet.
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How to play:  What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! {{from MizB of Should Be Reading}}

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  1. #1 by Andrea M. on June 18, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    The Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson was the first paranormal books that I ever read..and I was hooked! I love them and I hope you do too!

    Here are my Finds

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