Sunday, February 28, 2010
Best Book of February
Colin has been a favorite of mine throughout the series and one of the oldest characters too; he wasn't a main character in the intro short story "Falling for Anthony," printed in the anthology Hot Spell, but he was a main part of that plot since it was there that he was turned by a nosferatu in 19th century England and his sister is the one who does the "falling" for Anthony. Colin is shrewd, fantastically handsome, filthy stinking rich, friend to Lilith, and a useful tool for the Guardians. Savitri, on the other hand, is a young (20's) woman who is the honorary sister of Hugh Castleford, hero of Demon Angel (book one) and on again/off again Guardian. Savi's family, with the exception of her grandmother, was murdered while she was in her teens and then unofficially adopted by Hugh. Savi is Indian and a genius. It is totally true love for both her and Colin at first sight but it took a while for them to work out the kinks in their relationship.
Brook's books are always funny and romantic yet almost impossibly deep. Sometimes I get a little lost in the pathos but I always some out smiling (sometimes in tears) in the end. This month I read both Demon Moon and Demon Night. I gave them both the same grade but I liked this one a bit more. I expect to read Demon Bound and possibly Demon Forged in March. Demon Blood comes out in July. Here's the order in which to read this awesome series:
"Falling for Anthony" in Hot Spell
"Paradise" in Wild Thing (Jane, I had read this one the first time around! I'm so dumb, LOL)
"Thicker Than Blood" in First Blood
"Blind Spot" in Must Love Hellhounds