TBR Intervention Challenge (29)

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I finished The Immortal Rules and it was bloody fantastic (see my review here). There was some things that confused me, I don't know if anyone also noticed them. For one, the food from the abandoned houses outside the cities. I know they're canned food but I don't know if they would have lasted for as long as the time frame since the outbreak of the disease - if my time calculations are correct. Which brings me to another point - time. Is it 60 years or a hundred or so years since the outbreak? Kanin's dialogue feels that it's about a hundred while Jeb's ancestry - his grandfather's involvement in the experiments - suggested the 60 years bit. Ah, phooey. It makes me dizzy. All I know is that TIR is great book.   I really hope that they push through with the movie since I want to see Allie in action. But, please, please, cast an actress who's Asian. Last Tuesday's Twitter party's dream casting was fun with Devon Aoki as a popular Allie candidate while Ian Somerhalder was a favorite to be anyone. XD

I'm going to finish Sundays at Tiffany's this weekend. I know, I know. I've been excited to read this book since I watched the movie and was constantly harping that I'd read it NOW but the last week... well, I've been playing Dragon Age 2 and yeah, not as great as Dragon Age: Origins but good.

The Fire Opal
Regina McBride
in my pile since 2010

Blurb from Goodreads
There was a time when Maeve O'Tullagh led a simple life; a time when she and her mother, Nuala, collected kelp on the foreshore near their cottage in Ard Macha; a time when she played among the Celtic ruins with her older brothers and daydreamed about the legendary Holy Isles, an enchanted land ruled in a past age by a beautiful goddess. But after Maeve's sister, Ishleen, is born, her mother sinks into a deep, impenetrable trance. For years, Maeve tries to help her mother "awaken," and then the unthinkable happens: Ishleen succumbs to the same mysterious ailment as Nuala.Heartbroken to think that her sister and her mother might be lost to her forever, Maeve sets off on an unimaginable quest to a world filled with fantastical creatures, a web of secrets, a handsome, devious villain who will stop at nothing to have her hand in marriage—braving them all to retrieve a powerful glowing stone that will help her recover the souls of her loved ones and bring them home to Ard Macha. 
Yes, you've read right. 2010. Two years ago. It definitely fits the more than six months rule. XD This book reminds me of The Charmed Sphere by Catherine Asaro and some hints of the Study series by Maria Snyder. 


  1. I've had some on my shelf longer than that that I've never even opened. Great job on finishing one of them. I didn't even get a chance to read anything all week. I've decided to blame the husband and boys. If they hadn't started playing Skylanders and then sent me out hunting for those figures I might have had time to read lol. I didn't really notice the time in the Immortal Rules. Probably if I reread it I would but I was really caught up in the story. As far as Ian Somerholder in the movie there are only certain characters he could play that would make sense. Like there's no way he could pass for (okay my memory sucks with character names so I'm just going to describe the character.) he couldn't be the boy she falls for in the human group or any of the other teen characters. He's too old to logically pass for a teen anymore. But I think he'd make a good Kanin, he could logically also play Kanin's evil protege whose name I also can't remember at the moment, but I'd like to see him as a good guy if he actually is in the movie. I had to google the actress you mentioned, I mean I saw on Wikipedia that she does have a Japanese father but in the pictures she really didn't have a lot of stereotypical Asian features. Maybe it was the blond hair that didn't make her heritage all that noticeable. Or maybe it was just the particular photos that came up in a google search. Brenda Song has more of the features I'd picture for Allie. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Song

  2. I agree. I have some question in The Immortal Rules, too! But I really enjoyed it and after some chapters I forgot all the questions!
    So glad you enjoyed it!!
    And... Holly God! that's true! Ian is favorite to play every male in the world, lol!
    Have a nice week!!!

  3. I have never read a Julie Kagawa book. That is something that must change soon. I've heard nothing but fantastic things about all of her books. And good luck with avoiding Dragon Age 2 so that you can get some reading in... lol

    I've never heard of The Fire Opal before, but I'm definitely headed over to Goodreads to check it out. Handsome, devious villain. I'm ALL over that... lol


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