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Book 50: The Enchantress

18 Jun

theenchantressThe Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6) by Michael Scott

And here we have the final battle, both in the modern world and the lovely “paradise” of Danu Talis. Of course the good guys win, but not without a but load of losses (Prometheus, Mars, Hel, Odin, elder death galore). I would love to read how Zephaniah got revenge for the death of her little brother(Prometheus) and her husband Mars. I loved how at the end the humani immortals realized that although they were different nationalities/sides they are still human and should protect the other humans. Dee giving up his life to save everyone, and his subsequent last lines to Virginia were great. The character of Virginia was unexpected, I really thought she would turn out to be bad, she certainly seemed kind of slimy but her speeches/actions were a nice reveal. But I guess Josh liking her should have been a clue, since JOSH BECOMES FREAKING MARETHYU (DEATH). I guess I was kind of hoping that Sophie would have been the one to save/destroy the world, but I think Josh was the right “twin.” My co-favorite character, along with Perenelle, has to be Tsagaglalal. She is so bad-ass, both in the Danu Talis battle and San Francisco battle. She slices and dices through enemies without breaking stride. Her battlecry send Bastet and Quetzalcoatl running from the fight.



Book 49: The Warlock

14 Jun

thewarlocikThe Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5) by Michael Scott

So many twists and turns! And also some revelations! Aunt Agnes is actually an immortal! And not just any immortal the wife of Abraham, Tsagaglalal. Not only that she basically is the HBIC (Head B**** in Charge) and all the Elders listen and defer to her. Even more she also has a little brother, the ole warrior Gilgamesh. But the biggest reveal has to be the last page which shows that Isis and Osiris (Big dark Elders) are Sophie and Josh’s parents!!!! Gah


Book 43 :The Necromancer

18 May

thenecromancerThe Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4) by Michael Scott


Of course everything is going to come back to the crystal skulls. Haha. Old Archon technology. I liked the Witch’s memories moments and we finally get to meet the Hooked-Handed man. He seemed evil before but now good, so we shall see what’s happening here. On to the twins, Josh, really you’re going to listen to Dee again? Silly Boys. You’re only supposed to trust Sophie, why would you turn away from her! Dumb! This novel was also filled with twins. Aoife and Scatty, obvi Josh and Sophie, Prometheus and Zephaniah, the dream twins. Does Nicholas/Perenelle have a hidden twin somewhere? Oh it also looks like Machiavelli might just turn on the Elders, yay!




Book 41: The Sorceress

11 May

thesorceressThe Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel # 3) by Michael Scott


This book has reaffirmed my wishes to be a Sorceress. Dang Perenelle is super awesome and super bad-ass. No wonder she is my favorite! She also has all the right allies. First the spider, Areop-Enap who valiantly fought the flies, and now the Crow Goddess. It was priceless when Machiavelli and Billy the Kid saw them embracing in friendship. Second she makes all the right moves. Using the Archon stake she stabbed Nereus. Scry-skyped with Scatty, and escaped Alcatraz. When Machiavelli revealed the some of the Dark Elders feared her, I gave a whoop at her power. On the twin side of the story, I like the Mars strategy brainfused Josh, very useful. The revelation that the Witch and Mars were married, not unexpected but loved the delivery of the news. Now that the Flamels are reunited what kind of trouble can they be in?




Book 26: Cybele’s Secret

28 Feb

cybelessecretCybele’s Secret (Wildwood Dancing #2) by Juliet Marillier

I loved loved loved it. As you can tell from above this is the second novel in the series, but I preferred this one to the first book. The inside jacket summarizes

An ancient artifact…

A perilous quest…

A trail of magical signs….

A startling love triangle….

and boy was it a love triangle. In the books that I am used to reading, there usually is a love triangle, or rivals of the main love interest, but it is usually very obvious whom the heroine favors/loves/ends up with, but in this story it was actually touch and go for me for a bit as to who was the true love of our dear Paula. We met the scarf-stealing, charming, pirate Duarte and on the other hand, the he’s tough, but also has a golden heart, bodyguard Stoyan. Both men equally dangerous, and dangerously handsome. *swoon And the three go on a hair-raising, riddle-filled quest, relying on each other because their lives depended on it. The ending was quite sweet and mushy, very waffy.


Book 25: The Alchemyst

24 Feb

thealchemystThe Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1 ) by Michael Scott


When my eyes glance across book shelves, I can’t help that my eyes are drawn to series, and this was how I found myself pulling this book off the shelf. I really liked this book. I’ve read books about magic before, but never about magic and alchemy. And I think that this genre is really interesting. Often I jokingly explain things that I can’t understand as “It’s magic!” Since I don’t know a lot of the lore connected with alchemy, I think that the book did a good job with explaining the details. Josh’s inner dialogue kind of annoyed me at times, but otherwise I think it was well told. And I know I would be feeling pretty negative if my twin was the one who was able to be ‘awakened’ or as I like to call it, “superhero-ed up” haah. I think I shall rush to the library and borrow the next few books.



Book 24: Goddess Boot Camp

21 Feb

goddessbootcampGoddess Boot Camp(Oh My Gods #2) by Tera Lynn Childs

This was a good follow up novel. We still have all of Phoebe’s main characters (family, enemies, friends and boyfriend) but I feel her more in this novel. The story had all of the right twists without being over dramatic. I also like how they didn’t make Mr. son of Narcissus, Xander a potential love interest to Phoebe. If they would have I think you would have heard my scream of frustration all the way in Serfopoula, although I do like my heroes mysterious and broody. And when he blushes at the mention of Stella ahhhh sooo cute. But yes, more on Phoebe, I’m glad she learned control finally, but the whole Griffin drama was still meh to me. There are some questions I still have about this world (what god is Nicole from, what will happen to Troy’s music career, will Stella and Xander make babies) and there are a few short stories to answer these questions but I haven’t heard anything about a third novel. 😦

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