Monday, August 13, 2007

An Eclipse in YA Chickie-Lit

I would like to say: gag.

What Would Nini Mo Do? No gagging for her--she'd kick Edward in the head (the guy has been in high school since 1918--sheesh), send Jacob to the Pound, and give Bella a copy of Delta of Venus.

Ayah, I know you aren't supposed to down books you haven't read. But I have the feeling that this review pretty much says it all, and it really crushes me that in 2007 this kind of pernicious crud can capture so many girlish imaginations.

Sigh.

6 comments:

Paul Witcover said...

The author seems to have shamelessly ripped off Laurell K. Hamilton. Though I suppose that's the only way to rip her off...

Ysabeau Wilce said...

Ah, but she says in interviews that she never reads vampire lit. Tho', clearly she's sucked down a few Harlequin romances. I can't see Anita Blake waiting for marriage...

Paul Witcover said...

Yeah, but that whole vampire/werewolf thing is lifted straight out of Hamilton.

Ysabeau Wilce said...

very very true. but it obviously works...necrophilia and beastiality. yum.

Chazriel said...

Just for the sake of objectivity, I'd like to add that this a really appalling review. Which I read, and despite that, I gave the books a go, and they are really not that bad.
A little innocent maybe (then again, the author is a Mormon), and nothing special, but not bad.

Weekly said...

I read most of the first book. Stopped about 5/8 of the way through, read the end and that was enough. But then I'm not into vamps or werewolves. And yeah, I'm thoroughly sick of urban fantasy (LKH wannabes). Seen one werewolf/vamp, ya seen them all. The only exception would be A. Lee Martinez's Gil's All Fright Diner, which is a hoot. And Patricia Briggs who can write a book in any genre and kick butt.

(And I do not like LKH books either).