Friday, September 26, 2008

THE Books

Um, so, remember the books about the people, who may or may not be undead? Yeah, I finished 12 days. These 4 books ranging in size from 500 to 750 pages.

Because, Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious.

I almost have no words. Almost, because well, I am a blogger and I always have a few words.

I am not a big fan of fantasy. Actually I am not at all a fan of fantasy. Usually I can’t stand it. I am also not at all a fan of horror. I will not watch any kind of scary movie. I can't take it.

I am also not a fan of undead things like vampires and werewolves and whatnot. Yes, I now they don’t actually exist, so you know the whole fantasy thing applies here as well.

And yet, somehow, the books (written for teens no less) swallowed me whole and simply would not let me go until I had read them in their entirety.

And Oh. My. Stars. What a ride.

I don’t even think I could do a review of them right now except to say they were riveting but I can’t figure out why. If someone told me a synopsis of these books I would politely say no thank you and then maybe think you were a bit weird for suggesting books about the eternally undead. Because Eww!

And yet I read them all in less than 2 weeks.

I will say that I don’t think they are for teens. I would not like my teens to read them. They are clean, but unrealistic in the area of the physical. Perhaps only a vegetarian vampire can muster up the self control required to be alone with his true love so very often and not give into temptation. (and the fact that I just typed that sentence in all seriousness has me giggling) It is more pressure than any real teen should have to face. NO ONE has that kind of self control and it should not be tested like that. So for that reason I am a little bit nervous for all the teen girls out there reading this book.

Also, I think I will probably be the only 30ish mom in the theater when the movie comes out. Because you know I am going to have to go see it.


Fran said...

You won't be the only 30ish mom in the theatre! I was also sucked in and devoured these books. I just hope the movie does the first book justice.

Fran (from FIAR boards)

P.S. I love your blog! You are a fabulous writer!

Happy Mommy said...

I read them in 7 days flat! And I will be a 30 year old mom in the theater too! Love the changes you've make to the place!