Media Recap Precursor (Early January 2012)

Posted on Thu 05 January 2012 in media recap

I read quite some books over the days I was with my family during the holidays.

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Oliver Bowden)
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Oliver Bowden)
  • First Frost (Jennifer Estep)
  • Touch of Frost (Jennifer Estep)
  • Kiss of Frost (Jennifer Estep)
  • Jumper (Steven Gould)
  • Born at Midnight (C.C. Hunter)
  • Awake at Dawn (C.C. Hunter)
  • The UNIX-HATERS Handbook (see previous post)

Of those there's my usual assassins, daggers, cloaks and murder stuff as well as something more special (Jumper) and the geeky UHH. Still, the other two series are different. Way different, to be precise. I'm not their target audience. As far as I can tell that'd be girls from 15-19 (judging from the way the descriptions of male figures are written). But even considering this I found some parts to be genuinly funny, though I'm sure J. Estep could've made way more from the setting than she has. C.C. Hunter though is a genius. The characters in this book are so vivid. They don't feel real because they are mythical creatures, but they are very lifelike. You are able to relate to them, to see them in your mind very clearly.
Also they have wit and a tiny bit of that sarcastic and sometimes sassy attitude, that makes me smile while reading. I'm already considering preordering the next book.

I also finally got managed to watch Ben Kuchera's talk on how to market an indie game which was interesting.