Neck craned, I squinted between the shadowed apartments. [opening of The Witch With No Name]
No, it didn't matter. I was not going to help Landon save the world. He'd made his choice, and it wasn't my responsibility.
But as I felt Bis's aura slip around us, I had a bad feeling I was going to have to anyway. [excerpt from 42% of The Witch With No Name]
Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now.To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything. [Goodreads Summary]
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Have you ever loved a book that everyone else hated or a hated a book everyone else loved? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
Hate is such a strong word. It is easier for me to think of books I didn't care for that have received a lot of praise or accolades than to think of books I loved that everyone else hated. My go to book for this topic is usually One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which I did not care for as much as I wanted to feel otherwise. The Vampire Diaries television series is a favorite guilty pleasure of mine, but I couldn't stand the first book, The Awakening, in L.J. Smith's book series it's based on. I wanted to love the much lauded Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I did not like it. Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray? Not for me. Even though I may not have liked any of these books, they are among the favorites for many people, and I think that's great. I was just not the right audience for them.
What about you? What books have you read and not liked that everyone else seems to like? Is there a book you loved that no one else liked?
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