Saturday, August 28, 2010

Two very short reviews

Mostly because I'm too lazy to make thinky thoughts right now, and I want to get these out there.

Scandalous by Tilly Bagshawe

Fun, bubble-light novel about revenge, sex and ... physics.

Sasha Miller is a bright young Cambridge student who gets taken advantage of by her womanising professor, who then steals her physics theory and passes it off as her own.

Revenge, sex and shenanigans ensue...

6/10 Leaving work 30 minutes early

The Enchantment of Flesh and Spirit: The First Book of Wraeththu by Storm Constantine

I've actually had this on my radar for a few years, and picked it up a while ago to co-read with a group of friends. We're working our way through the second book now, but we're the laziest book group ever.

Anyways ... Enchantment is ... interesting. It's set way in the future, when humans (young males, specifically) have started to mutate into Wraeththu - who are, of course, impossibly beautiful.

It feels first-bookish (which it is), and like Constantine is working out ideas and theories that will solidify later on. I'm partway through book two now, and she's hitting her stride a bit better, although overall, I prefer her Grigori trilogy.

Pellaz - a young man working on his family's farm - is drawn away by Cal, a compelling, mysterious Wraeththu. Pell becomes Wraeththu, and ... erm. A whole new world opens up ...

7/10 Someone else cooks dinner – yay!


Jodie said...

Oooo the Storm Constantine book sounds just like my sort of thing for superfiial reasons.

Maree said...

Lol!!! Same here, actually. The groupl I'm reading them with were all ... "they're very slashy ..." (we like that :D)