Puss in boots [videorecording DVD]

From Andrea  Kalinowski
Author:  Wheeler Tom
Puss in boots [videorecording DVD]
Puss in Boots (DVD) was a brand new take on an old tale. Antonio Banderas voiced Puss and Salma Hayek lent her sultry tone to his love interest, Kitty Softpaws. Kitty Softpaws was a double-edged moniker – Softpaws  because she is a deft thief and Softpaws because her owners declawed her for either playing too rough one day or clawing their furniture. This movie was mainly a blend of old nursery rhymes and it was woven together quite seamlessly. Humpty Dumpty was Puss’s friend in the orphanage but their paths diverged. Humpty Dumpty was eternally in pursuit of the magic beans which he thought would bring him wealth. In the end, Humpty Dumpty redeemed himself. Even though this movie is rated PG-13, I would definitely not let the under 13 set watch it by themselves since many of the themes were for mature audiences.

The Demon in Me

From Andrea Kalinowski
author: Rowen, Michelle
The Demon in Me
Michelle Rowen has started a new series featuring Eden Riley and Darrak, a demon. Darrak was cursed by a witch and now must possess human bodies to maintain a presence. The series begins with The Demon in me followed by Something wicked. Eden Riley is a low-level psychic and is trying to assist the police in a serial murderer apprehension. When the apprehension goes wrong, the demon’s host body is killed, and Darrak, manifesting as smoke, invades Eden. They must learn how to share the body while attempting to break the curse of possession. Darrak, after living all these years among humans, has acquired some nasty habits, nasty habits to a demon whose main aim is evil. He cares about Eden. The books are suspenseful and intriguing in their description of the creation of Heaven and Hell and who has dominion where and why. A fast-paced read for anyone whose mind can stretch to believe in things seen and unseen. The next book is advertised as That old black magic with no street date as yet.

Immanuel’s Veins

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Dekker, Ted
Immanuel’s Veins
It is a story about good vs. evil.  Redemption vs. sin.  Honor vs. self fulfillment.  It is all these but it is mainly about love.  The power of pure love vs. the corrupt power of seduction and possession.  Toma loves Lucine but he is honor bound to be her protector and follow his queen’s wishes to have her wed another.  Toma keeps his love a secret and Lucine falls under Vlad van Valerik’s seductive spell.  She is to become Vlad’s bride and only Toma can save her from damnation.

Gateway

From Cindy, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Shinn, Sharon
Gateway
The novel, Gateway, by Sharon Shinn is an amazing novel to read and I highly recommend it. For a science fiction/fantasy book, it was really good, even for someone who usually enjoys realistic fiction books as opposed to fantasies.

The novel is about a girl, named Daiyu who is transported to another world, called Jia, which is ruled by the evil prime minister, Chenglei. She was sent there on a mission to send Chenglei, a servant of the God who created his iteration(world) and became evil, back to his original world. The majority of the book talks about her training for the plan she intends to carry out, all the while adding in bits of suspense,romance, and action. It’s a book that had an equal amount of drama and action, and the ending just adds a nice touch. I would rate it a 10 out of 10. It was truly a great read.

Changes : a novel of the Dresden files

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Butcher, Jim
Changes : a novel of the Dresden files
Being the 12th book in the Dresden Files series, we have seen Harry fight demons, vampires, ogres, rogue wizards, werewolves and other nefarious creatures to help others and save the world but now he must face his past.  In his latest case he must save the daughter, he never knew he had, from an old enemy.  Harry, the wisecracking wizard investigator, becomes a darker character filled with somber desperation facing a no win situation.  The Dresden Files (from first to last):  Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Night, Small Favor, Turn Coat and Changes.