May. 2nd, 2017

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May. 2nd, 2017 07:45 am
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Title: Unamused Muse (Mt. Olympus Employment Agency: Muse #2)
Author: R.L. Naquin
Format: Epub
Rating: 3/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: April 30, 2017 to May 2, 2017
Book Summary: Wynter Greene, newly minted Muse at the Mt. Olympus Employment Agency, is on loan for six weeks to Hades, CEO of Underworld, LLC. Not a bad gig, if she doesn’t mind running errands across the River Styx. She hardly ever has to clean up after the three-headed dogs that guard the front gates. But she could do without so many people eager to fix her up on what literally amount to blind dates from Hell.

All Wynter wants to do is get her six weeks over with so she and Phyllis, her talking plant, can go home, and she can go back to work inspiring people. If she can keep from screwing up on this job, she’ll get a clean slate at Mt. Olympus.

Stripped of her Muse title, Wynter discovers she still can’t stop herself from inspiring people, even when the people she’s encouraging are supposed to be trapped in eternal torment.

Not the best way to win points with her new boss.
Book Review: Wynter is banished to the Underworld for six weeks. Upon her arrival, she learns that she will be taking over for a woman who is on maternity leave and she will be a personal assistant to the head of the Underworld itself, Hades. Her many tasks include walking the three-headed guard dogs and helping find fresh reading material for the Hags of the Underworld book club.

I must say the Hags of the Underworld book club was quite entertaining. I loved how she went up against the most powerful witches and actually won against them. It was a first for them to have anyone say anything remotely against them but Wynter seemed to have won this round.

Wynter's character was more fleshed out in this book. She seemed more the person who was embracing her role rather than how we first met her - nonchalant about the direction she was going in life.

Another bonus to this book is we learned a bit more about Wynter and her mother, Persephone. I honestly was surprised to find this out especially when the first book kept throwing out there the "unknown father" every chance it got. And even more, we learned exactly what the cause was for Persephone's odd behavior.

I am going to be honest. I actually thought the father was Bacchus. I know he is not entirely like Demeter in the way of nature but he does have a way with the plants. I mean if you stop to think about it he is the God of Wine, which is from grape vines. Okay so that might be different but if you stop to think about it it sort of made sense. I just was not expecting Persephone being the Goddess-mother. That sort of threw me off.

I really hope Wynter's character continues to develops more when she returns to the agency.

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May. 2nd, 2017 09:31 pm
katara: (Sailormoon .:. 3)
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Title: Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (Captain Underpants, #5)
Author: Dav Pilkey
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: May 1, 2017 to May 2, 2017
Book Summary: George and Harold are having a normal kind of week. Yesterday they found out they were going to flunk fourth grade. Today they've created an evil, super-powerful monster. The Wicked Wedgie Woman is on a mission to take over the world ... and she'll give a whopping wedgie to anyone who stands in her way! Watch out!
Book Review: Real Rating: 4.5

George and Harold are back once again and this time so is the Hypno ring that got them here in the first place.

Their prank this time revolves around their teacher, whom they use the Hypno ring on. Unfortunately for Harold and George they were not paying attention to the news. The news told them that the rings worked differently upon women and caused them to do the opposite of things. So now their teacher is Wicked Wedgie Woman and she wants to get rid of Captain Underpants. So she sets out her two robots (that look exactly like Harold and George) to find him.

This series never seems to have a dull moment. There is always something going on and Harold and George never really seem to learn a lesson even at the end when they should. Yet if they did I doubt we would have these fun continuations. George and Harold are smart. Very smart for their young age and they are producing their own brand of comics to the masses at school.

But pranking seems to be their number one priority and keeping their teachers - as well as Mr. Krupps - on their toes.

I am sure some parents would see these books as a means to teach children that it is okay to misbehave and cause trouble but there is always a moral to these stories - there are always consequences to the trouble you make.


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