Many Books Reviewed 3

Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
It was the audio book that I listened to while driving at night on a quite quiet country road. I had to pull over. He is the master of horror. Read this book. The stories are clever and while they do use a certain technique and pattern they are an worthy read.

Maggie Stiefvater – Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception 
Oh er! I really liked this series of books. This is the first in the series. The love triangle has been done well in this book of angsty teens. I really admired her plot three structure and how every thing mentioned has a purpose. 

Maggie Stiefvater – Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie
This is the second book in the Faerie series and is even better the the opening book. The POV is switched and we get to see the other side of the new story. 

Maggie Stiefvater – Shiver Trilogy: Paperback Boxed Set
Oh yeah, now we’r talking. OK, it did take me a while to get into this book. When I finished it, I though it was just so-so. But now that I have read so many (oh so many) more books, I see that this series is brilliant. The character debt in these books cannot be beaten. The interactions of the characters are so believable that I still think of the characters out in their local dinner talking about their plight, and I even wonder how they are getting on. Go read it, or get outta here. 

Stephen King – Thinner
I read this as a naive teenager after someone told me it was about loosing weight. Phew, it made me shiver. Even now writing this, I still feel that tingle in my spine that only Stephen King can manifest.

Stephen King – Christine
This is about a car that is evil, sounds silly but not in Stephen King’s hands. I have to stop writing as my very own red car is parked outside and I’m starting to notice things…

Alexander Gordon Smith – Writing Best Selling Children’s Books.
This is a great book for those of you whom are very new to writing for children. It focuses on the market, voice, setting, publishing, agents and craft. 

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