Miss J. Eyre

 
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 630,572 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 57
Real Steel [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Jackman
Real Steel [DVD] DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
To be fair this does exactly what it says on the tin: entertaining family film with fighting robots, what's not to like? Only, too much cheese starts to make me slightly nauseous... I can handle the cliched plot and characters and dancing child/robot, it's all part of the charm and to be expected. What really made me cringe was a scene where the boy grabs the microphone and spouts off an arrogant speech, which made me realize he reminded me too much of the young Anakin Skywalker. If I ever watch this again I'll have to mute that bit or go make a cup of tea. So, most will enjoy this but if you're particularly adverse to the Spielberg brand of sentimental cheese then it might be best to… Read more
Queen of Shadows (Novel of the Shadow World) by Dianne Sylvan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a keeper, 29 Aug 2011
I'm afraid I didn't enjoy this as much as everyone else seemed to! It was OK, and as already mentioned, a little similar in set-up and vampire politics to Chloe Neill's series. This didn't bother me though, there are so many books in this genre that there are always going to be a few similarities.

I think it was the characters that didn't quite gel for me, despite my sympathy for the heroine Miranda when something very nasty happens to her at the beginning, I just felt she became more and more powerful and perfect as the book progressed that I could barely identify with her. The same goes for the love interest David, although he was already powerful and perfect from the start… Read more
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy&hellip by N. K. Jemisin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really loved this - I read it a week ago on holiday and none of the other books I read after it managed to make as much of an impression. I kept thinking about it so ended up re-reading on the way home and I'll be purchasing the sequel ASAP.

It reminded me of the fantasy novels I read in my teens about 15 years ago; books by Tanith Lee, Anne Rice, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Patricia McKillip. There was a similar sort of gothic, sumptuous feel to it, which I found a welcome change from the current trend of gritty and 'realistic' fantasy novels.

This was definitely my type of fantasy novel: gods mingling with mortals, characters I cared about and one of the best… Read more

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