Review: Under His Kilt by Melissa Blue

Under His Kilt by Melissa Blue

Under His Kilt by Melissa Blue (2013)
Genre: Romance (duh), Multiracial
My Rating:★★☆☆☆
Steam Level:



Jocelyn Pearson is determined to spend her last month as a twenty-something doing everything she’s too busy or scared to try. Her imagination runs wild and then fixates on Ian Baird. He’ll be working at the Langston Museum for a short stint as a consulting curator. He’s Scottish. He believes sex is fun to be had. He’s the perfect choice for a fling. She only has to get him break his rule about sleeping with co-workers. Seducing a man was on her bucket list… Continue reading

Book Review | City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Bookenstein's Book Review of City of Bones by Cassandra ClareCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Published By: Margaret K. McElderry
Date Published: March 27, 2007
Genre: YA Fantasy
496 pages

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

 Once upon a time…

“When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…” (from Amazon)

The Nitty Gritty

Let me add in my little disclaimer. A vast majority of the criticisms I’ve read about City of Bones have been about Clare’s “Draco Trilogy.” To be honest, I don’t really know much about it. The basics? Clare wrote an extremely popular fanfiction of Harry Potter which focuses primarily on Draco Malfoy (as one could probably deduce from the name). As you could imagine, many in the Harry Potter fandom read this as children and are now enraged by the “plagiarism” they believe has been translated into this separate work. My thoughts? There are plenty of other things to pick on in this book. I promise. And as someone apart from that fandom altogether, I didn’t really see any overbearing similarities between this work and Harry Potter… unlike a certain Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (*cough cough*), but that’s a story for another time. Continue reading