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The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

So far I've finished reading 2 of 3 of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray, and I have to say that I love them!! I've no clue what makes them so addicting, but I'll be quite upset when I finish the third one...

The story is centered around the main character, Gemma, and her three friends, Ann, Felicity, and Pippa. As well as their dealings with the mysterious Rakshana and the realms.

For those who haven't read it, I would highly recommend it, especially if you like the Harry Potter series. There aren't wands or wizards in this book, but personally, I prefer these books--probably because they're more girl-oriented.

The movie is said to come out sometime next year--around spring or summer time.

The Angel of the Opera

I'm am currently in the process of reading The Angel of the Opera, by Sam Siciliano. It's basically a Sherlock Holmes meets Phantom of the Opera with the narrator being Dr. Varnier, Holmes' cousin.

It takes a very sympathetic view on Erik, and a very opposite view on everyone else--what really pleased me was that Holmes simply wants to become friends with Erik, and has no wish to hurt him, or turn him over to the police.

I really can't wait to finish it, the only problem is that I know it's going to end the same--Christine gets Rauol, and Erik gets no one. I just hope that there is somehow another story beneath that--that Holmes comes up with an idea to help Erik--that there is atleast some happy ending for him.

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

I finished reading The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher recently, and thought it was ok...it wasn't fantastic.

The author, who's name escapes me yet again, just re-told the story, and I guess I got the book expecting it to be a fictional story based on a real event, but it wasn't.

There was something intriguing about it though, it takes place during the beginning to middle of the detective era in England (around the time Sherlock Holmes was written) and is about a real Sherlock Holmes, Detective Jack Whicher. While investigating a disturbing murder involving a 4 year old, Whicher comes to a conclusion that shocks everyone.

This is a real story which I found kind of disturbing...I was kinda scared of my brother for awhile..

Another problem I had with the story, was that I had never heard of the Road Hill Murder before, so therefore did not know who committed the murder, unfortunately the cover of the book made it painfully obvious (to all those people who enjoy investigating the covers of books they read) and that took all the fun out of trying to figure it out myself.

Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife

I recently finished reading Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, and found it very good. The only problem I really had with it was that I guessed some of the plot, and that's never fun. Some things however I never could have guessed, and some things were not really child appropriate, but parts were sweet, and in good old Jane Austen fashion, all the problems were solved at the end of the book, and they lived happily ever after.

It takes place just after the wedding, when Darcy and Elizabeth are traveling back to Pemberley, some interesting things insue, including: learning more about Darcy's childhood, several failed births, a mysterious could be son, a kidnapping, a killing (you'll never guess who does it),  Bingley's other son, and a wedding.

I think there's a sequel out called Elizabeth and Darcy, Days and Nights at Pemberley or something, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

I for the life of me cannot remember the author's name, and it will bother me exceedingly. : )