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Urbanfae

Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine

Too Much Like the Second Book in the Series

Imago - Octavia E. Butler

The last book in the Lilith's Brood trilogy was not as exciting as I'd hoped.  The first two books were very gripping, and I could not put them down.  This one, however, was so much the same as the previous book in the series that I was almost bored.  It was like I'd seen it all before, so it didn't have the intensity or novelty to keep me interested.  Butler is a fantastic writer, and her prose is a joy, but without a compelling story, pretty writing just isn't enough.  What I wanted was something new instead of the same world she'd been writing about for the past two books.  If she'd finished the series with a book on the humans' colony on Mars instead of yet another book about the alien colonies on Earth, I would have been far more interested.  Again, this wasn't a bad book; it was just redundant.