Who was behind the murders is easy.
The why's and wherefore's not so much, but were thankfully less twisted than what I had running my head.
I don't understand why his mother kept Patrick drugged though.
Unless she just hated him that much.
Actually, there's not much I fully comprehend about Patricks childhood, mainly why no one noticed anything odd despite his mothers explanations.
There's no romance, but the interaction with the female (whats-her-name LOL) reporter did not come off as believable given what we know of Patricks childhood.
Not the smoothest flowing book I've ever read, but the story is good.
Fairies, changelings, witches, circus/carnival 'oddities'.
Just children with odd paranormal abilities abandoned by their parents and now in hiding.
I'm not sure if I like Miss. Peregrine or not.
Not letting the children change at all seems a bit odd.
Locking everyone locatable from the same year into a loop, which has apparently been going on since the dawn of time - maybe I'm missing something.
I am looking forward to book 2 though. AFTER the bingo game.
The last battle to prevent the first vampire? mage? from controlling the world is upon us.
And if she's defeated, Alexander the Great wants the job. (asshole)
If they take out him, Ghenghis Kahns granddaughter (?) is ready to step in and fullfil her perceived destiny. (little psycho whack job)
At least ass kissing smarmy Colin gets what's coming to him.
Some royal ass kicking (everyone gets to participate), some sadness, a nice interpretation of the origin of the vampire myth, and a nice creepy WTF! Ah shit! at the end.
Spent some time agonizing where to put this one. I decided on Spellbound because of the whole origin thing.
The group of misfits go up against shape shifting rock monsters that can transform your dead body into a new shape shifting rock monster.
Deep in the sewers of Las Vegas.
Then on to defending themselves against the egomaniac that is the leader of the vampires, namely Alexander the Great.
As the rock monsters swarm the proceedings in a bid for supremacy, Genghis Kahns granddaughter (great granddaughter?) shows up to fight beside her beloved Bill because she's insistent that he can't die until her marries her.
We still don't know where Dave took off to.
These are really throwing off my tentatively scheduled reads, so, as Bill would say, fuck it! LOL
Bill inadvertently resurrects a 2,000 year old barbarian cultish vampire warrior by dropping his dessicated head of with his friend Dave because he knows Dave will get a kick out of it and maybe stop trying to use Bill for experiments. Nice going.
No one knows exactly what happened to Ed, but he can no longer be 'turned'.
Bit of a cliffhanger with this one. Who's in the box! (I feel like Brad Pitt at the end of Seven)
I don't know why I read this one as I didn't have slotted for a square, except that it was on my Kindle, and it was fun, so I'm going to use it for Genre: Horror since I don't have anything specific chosen for that square.
I love this series by Mr. Gualtieri.
Bill may be nerdy and juvenile, but this series calls to the 12 year old in me. LOL
Still trying to save the world from monsters with no clue and currently only his Dungeons & Dragons master to help. Who lives for messing with Bills character and using him for experiments about vampires. Priorities, man! Bribery at it's finest.
His landlord accidentally and unknowingly toasted the vampire mice and freaked out, so we'll see what's up next.
It was all her! I think.
And we never find out WHY! Though we can guess.
A religious group buys an island and cuts themselves off from the rest of the world.
Then divides up the island because they think their leader has broken a rule and gone nutty after his wife dies.
Or maybe nuttier. Couple of opportunistic whack jobs from the get go.
It felt a bit choppy and disjointed, but a nice slow burn to the end.
Weirdly disjointed writing. Not bad, but, just, odd.
I can FEEL the whole creepy spooky buildup, but I keep losing it. *sob*
but so far a good story.
It might help if I understood Scottish slang better.
I'm not promoting domestic violence, but at this point in the story I think the wife needs to be slapped.
Christ she's a fucking whiner.
This has a nice love story at it's base. Not a romance, but two people figuring how they lost each other.
The rest is creepy house(s) suspended in time, a cursed village, and a monster monk.
And the toad king.
Remember what I said about more mature? We had a little backsliding. Not bad, but at one point he gleefully, and repeatedly, mentions a testicle slicer.
All in all, a good story of the supernatural with plenty of humor thrown in.
Father Cotton got up from the pews. "The first thing you need to do is listen carefully, but first I shall fetch us more tea."
"Make mine a strong one," said Patrick.
"I'm afraid I only have decaf."
"Jesus Christ," said Patrick. "This really is Hell."
I'm with ya there pal. LOL
I've read other stuff by Mr. Wright, most notably his A-Z Horror short stories.
One of which scared my socks off.
This one is a little more 'mature' than most of his other stuff I've read. LOL
He's always fun though.