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My hobbies include just about anything, really...except reading, I hate reading! Kidding of course, reading is my favorite hobby! I love not only reading, but creative writing as well. I'm currently working on a novel about a group of paranormal social workers who try to help creatures like themselves cope with being different while also protecting humanity from the more malevolent beings. Other hobbies include music, yoga, comedy clubs, movies, and video games. I read from just about any genre, but my favorites are fantasy/urban fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and graphic novels (that's what us comic-book geeks call them to try to sound more sophisticated). In my secret identity, I work as an accountant for a nonprofit organization . I know...accounting and creative writing don't exactly go together...what can I say, I'm full of contradictions! My rating system: 5 STARS - I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't wait to finish it, yet I also never wanted it to end! 4 STARS - I liked this book an awful lot! It would have been perfect, except for some minor issue or issues that detracted from my overall enjoyment. 3 STARS - I liked this book, but found it somewhat flawed. Probably would not read again, but might still give the author and/or series a second chance. 2 STARS - Overall, a disappointing read for me. It had its moments, but sadly the bad outweighed the good. 1 STAR - I hate the part of my brain that convinced me to read this book!

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American Vampire, Vol. 2

American Vampire, Vol. 2 - Scott Snyder,  Rafael Albuquerque,  Mateus Santolouco I'll write a full review when I have the time, but for now, here's...

DAVE'S FINAL JUDGMENT -

THE DEFENSE
- Charismatic heroes (especially Pearl) and truly chilling villains (especially Hattie)
- The mystery of the murders at the Hoover Dam has many surprising twists and a brilliant conclusion
- The character depth and backstories add an emotional weight to an already captivating story
- Horrific artwork is a perfect complement to Vaughan's terrifying writing

THE PROSECUTION
- With so much violence and gore, this book is definitely NOT for the faint of heart!

THE VERDICT
Manages to live up to the impossibly high standards of the first volume. Volume Two of "American Vampire" continues to breathe new life into the vampire genre!