"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Books of Summer

Hey y'all, I just read another book you need to add to your summer reading list. I just finished reading After The Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn and loved it. While this book is very different from Ms. Vaughn's well-known Kitty Norville series, After The Golden Age will appeal to readers who like strong heroines.

After The Golden Age tells the story of Celia West, the average human daughter of two major superheroes, and the chaos that ensues after the police of Commerce City arrest one of the city's big bad super villains. How can Celia the accountant live up to her family name? Whose really behind the current Commerce City crime wave? Does the girl get the guy of her dreams? And, who ultimately saves the day? You'll get all those questions and more answered when you read After The Golden Age. Ms. Vaughn manages to take all the major elements we expect in a super hero tale - a mysterious origin, a shadowy past, the larger than life villain, and the unexpected foe - mixes in a few truly unexpected twists and creates a thoroughly engrossing super hero tale that will have you reading late into the night. I sincerely hope this isn't the last we see of the superheroes of Commerce City.
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*I received nothing for this book review. The local library supplied the book (le sigh, now I have to buy my own copy) and I read it in one night s I reviewed it.


Dora said...

Sounds great! Just put in a request for it on my library's website.

Sheliza said...

I might need to look this one up on Amazon. I am looking for something to read now that I finally have the itch to do so. You are a beast reading a book in one night!

Barb said...

Sounds good!