What were you reading this time last year?
I couldn’t find anything to the date but I remember reading these books for #FraterfestRAT AND Blogoween!
Oct. 11th Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron
A witch is a “woman practicing sorcery.” The Oxford English Dictionary explains that sorcery is the “supposed art of influencing [the] course of events by occult control of nature or of spirits, witchcraft.” By definition a witch, differs from a sorcerer, in that they do not use physical tools or actions to curse; their maleficium, is perceived as extending from some intangible inner quality, and the person may be unaware that they are a witch or may have been convinced of their own evil nature by the suggestion of others. So a witch’s magic comes from within him or herself, and she may not even know she is a witch!
With that said, the first Tale from the Cauldron, Stray Magic, is about a dog who lost his master in a terrible car accident. The dogs’ name is Goneril. He was separated at the scene of the accident and was taken to the dog pound. He will die unless he is reunited with his master, who is a wizard and is able to cure him alone. He’s a very old dog and his master is very good to him. But little does anyone know, Goneril’s master likewise is suffering in ICU in the hospital and the only one who can make it better is his dog. Aww, people and their pets 🙂 It’s a cute story and I recommend it to animal lovers.
October 13th. In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater. The Complete First Season
It was Halloween 2007 that broke the last straw for Vanora Socoli. Alisha and Roman were bitten with the vampire curse but would never hurt their sister, still, Vanora felt she had to leave her vampire family after what she saw.
Vanora was young but very naïve and had unrealistic expectations regarding the true nature of vampirism, but so did Roman although they fed off of animal blood and were doing a pretty good job of it until…well.
There was some other terrible evil brewing in the background to which a very handsome and mysterious Armando was involved. dun duh dun dun
Halloween Frost by Jennifer Estep on Oct. 22
I didn’t know anything about the world of Mythos Academy because I have never read the first installment but it sounds like the protagonist Gwen Frost, is training to be a kickass warrior. I like it a lot. I picked it up because it is near Halloween.
Gwen’s friend wants to dress up and go trick or treating but their fun was lost on a monster and that is just how it is at Mythos Academy. Fight and kill as many of those things as possible. However, the one she has a crush on saves her, yet again. O be still my heart. Her sword, Vic, can talk and has a mouth on him. It was a gift from some god. I need to work out the details guys so don’t @ me. It looks like their bags of treats was lost on someone playing a mean trick on them.
I also listened to an audiobook about The Vampire Stories of Nancy Kilpatrick. I remember I didn’t like the sex. It was dirty.