My second Book-On-The-Beach this summer was Matriculated Death by Maryanne Wells and Naomi O’Connors.
You’d expect to see vampires and zombies at a law school, right? Ghosts too? I mean, all that student ambition fueled by excessive caffeine and jumped into overdrive by sleep deprivation is bound to create a breeding ground for the paranormal. It’s true. Maryanne and her friends have more to contend with than impossible research assignments and finals. The second floor of the library his haunted at this Texas law school, and Dean is not what he seems. Luckily for the students, neither is Maryanne. Continue reading →
It seems a little weird to say a book about the end of the world as we know it is a “light read, perfect for your summer list”. Sundered, Bound, and Dauntless by Shannon Mayer are indeed that though. Each book in this series is rather short, around a hundred and twenty pages or so. I’ve noticed that serial fiction novellas seem to be more prevalent and I think it probably has to do with buying trends in e-books. Readers are more likely to spend .99 cents on a book, and two dollars on the following ones, then they are to spend $5.99 on a full length novel. That’s a shame because it means that some books are a little chopped in terms of plot to fit the serial fiction model. These particular books do a good job of creating three stand-alone novels, but I’d urge you to go ahead and buy all three. It’s the price of a couple coffees and you’ll definitely want to read on! Continue reading →