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In a universe divided by good and evil, one man has been able to sustain life for over 3000 years, driven solely by the power of undying love. Armed with the ability to bring back souls from the underworld, Kalan must now fight the most dangerous and potent forces the world has ever known, as he wanders the Earth--through the past and into the present--on his near-impossible search for Oxania.
A shocking and breathtaking journey through darkness, madness, and ultimately hope, Soul Stealer explores a vivid, remarkably unique world drawn from the deepest recesses of human imagination.
So.... I read Charm! and I'm still able to speak full sentences. I was able to find my way to and from work. I was even able to properly use the word "aspersions" in a sentence. Not sure if I spelled it right but I'm not gonna push my luck. It wasn't horrible. I've read worse. In fact I stopped reading worse so I could read Charm! (Note to Nora Roberts: If you're reading this please stop writing so many books. Your quality is really beginning to suffer.) I read it in less than 2 days. Sitting in an over warm doctor's office helped me plow thru it.
Basically, it was about a girl named Avery (aka Kendall) and her 2 men named Marcus (Ryan) and Brad (Zach). Marcus is a two timing louse (surprise surprise) and Brad is perfection in a suit even if he is
described as compact and not wholly good looking. Lo and behold Avery gets knocked up but doesn't know who the daddy is! Can you believe that? I've never seen/read anything like this before! And when you factor in Avery using birth control? Well, that is kick you in the crotch craziness! There was other stuff. There was a crack whore named Parker (aka Greenlee) who was hell bent on self destruction. There was the obligatory long lost fat sister, Lucy (aka Bianca. They just substituted fat for gay.) And the coup de grace! A long lost narcissistic mama, Patricia (aka Erica Kane).
I wasn't expecting anything taxing to my brain. That's why I have Danielle Steele, but, I was expecting something interesting. Would it have killed them to find a ghost writer to at least make this quirky
chick lit? I don't want to give it all away but I will say there is a harrowing escape, a soul searching moment with an unborn baby, and a happy (if pat and boring) ending. Not a quirk to be found in the whole story. There is a lot of perfection. Of course, every girl wants to be Avery and every man wants to bed Avery. Her biggest flaw is bed head and gulping her coffee. Just be forewarned. The end will make you roll your eyes so hard you'll end up with a migraine and possibly two lazy eyes.
If you happen to see a copy lying around because someone forgot it you can go ahead and read it. If you see it on the shelf at the library go ahead and check it out. Or if you have a BFF willing to mail you her copy just say thank you and enjoy the free cheese!
I went to the mall today on my lunch break and got my copy of Charm! And I have to admit I was a little embarrassed so I also bought a copy Madame Bovary and The Economist. (I didn't want the clerks judging me too harshly.) I can't wait to read it!!! Nothing makes me happier than reading a book written by a fictional character. I know Mallory over at Serial Drama is doing a chapter by chapter recap of Charm! I don't have the patience for all that. I will, however, read the book and tell you how utterly craptastic it was and how I think it lowered my i.q. by at least 25 points. Hell, just buying the book lowered my i.q. so far that I got lost trying to find my way out of the mall!!!
Guiding Light's new book "Jonathon's Story" has skyrocketed onto the New York Times Top 10 Best Sellers list, coming in at #7. It's done so well that additional reprints have been scheduled. Cross your fingers that this additional income source will help with the ratings challenged soap's bottom line and keep it on air.
My question would be this this though. How many of the not so lovingly referred to as "the lunatic fringe" (jammy fans) by a Guiding Light executive have purchased the book? I would be very curious to know since the story is Jammy afterall. Or did be called this keep anyone from buying the book?