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It has been a long wait. I love the series. I didn't love this book, though, which is why it got a 4-star "like." The story line is cute, and I've loved the other Demon Hunter books. However, this e-book was short (much of the "end" was advertising -- at 89% read, you're actually done) and the ending was really rushed. It was like, "What? That's the END?" Another chapter was warranted. I look forward to more Demon Hunter books from Julie Kenner and hope the next one is a solid 300+ pages-- a true read, not just a taste.
4 stars for the story, 3 for the ending. As much as I love this series, I was rather disappointed with the rushed ending and all the unanswered questions. At 90% the book abruptly ends and the rest is filler promoting her other books. I hope she continues with this series as it's become a favorite of mine, but puts more effort into the next one.
She writes amazing books, amazing characters, has amazing imagination in more genres than I can count. I honestly can't think of a person I know I can't recommend a J Kenner book for. Having a poor day, pick up J K and she'll have me in Cali kicking demon butt and laughing all the method in no time! What can I say, you hold writing them, and I'll hold reading them!
I want I could give this book five stars but it wasn't as amazing as it should have been. Julie Kenner waited too long between books, I think. The five books before this one are very good. They're humorous, the war scenes are interesting and the mother is not a excellent e issue with Pax Demonica is that it felt awkward, like people getting to know each other again. The huge war stage wasn't huge at all and it should have been epic as in the other books.
It has been years since I read the other books in this series. I found this book by accident and was excited to see that there was another book in the series. When I first read this series I was a mom with a toddler so I could really relate. This book just did not have the same impact as the rest of the series. It felt rushed and was method too short. There were so a lot of loose ends. The family travel back to Italy to see where Kate grew up and learn more about her demon hunting roots. Along the method they have demons who are helping them but also trying to slay them. They have something that others wish but they have no idea what it is. I was disappointed with this book but I still enjoyed the series.
I love this series and hope there are more books. This was another excellent, if too short adventure. Thank you very much to all the reviews who posted that the book was more of a short story with a bibliography of Julie Kenner's books at the end. I'd really like another installment, but I doubt Ms. Kenner will write one.Why did Kate take Stuart back? He abandoned her when she most required him. She should be done with him. I'm not a fan of Stuart, Eric has his issues, but he's a better fit for her than Stuart. And the situation with Allie? Seriously?
That's the issue with reading a series- eventually you come to the end of the published books. Then you learn patience waiting for the next book. This series could end with this book and I would feel like the author had done a amazing job of letting the characters grow and expand, pulling us into their world, yet ending it all on a hopeful note. This book seemed faster paced, but there was a lot of ground to cover. I'd rather a book be a small hectic than long and drawn out. I'm going to miss these characters though. I've been living in their globe for the past several days (since I discovered book #1). Julie Kenner has written several other series. She did such a amazing job with the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom books that I can't wait to see what her other works are like! You definitely need to read this series!!!
Well that was wait five years for the next installment of a series and what you are given is a one hundred’ish page eBook, followed by ten or so pages of the authors book catalog, that felt more like a rush job to finish an obligation than a long awaited addition to a fun series.I understand that Julie Kenner has other commitments. That her other series have more notoriety and publisher backing, but the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom books started out amazing and seem to have been forgotten. They were fun summer reads that had the readers both laughing and grossed out at the same is book, which I am assuming is the final since so small effort was place into it, did not go anywhere or enhance the storyline in anyway. Backstories about Kate’s life, which had just become known, could have been expanded. Since her demon hunting past has finally come out to her second husband, this could have been rounded out. But no, you have Kate and family heading to Rome, to visit her childhood haunts only to be attacked by demons searching for a key that was hidden in such an obvious method that the reader knew of its zone on the same page that it had been introduced. All leading up to the gates of Hell opening and only the blood of one person could close them again. Once again, kind of obvious and lame.Overall, this was a weak book or ending to this series.
Well, I guess I'm a small disappointed. I really loved the other books in the series. This one was really short -- probably novella length rather than novel length (but they charged full price for it), and the first half was incredibly boring. Once they stopped the tour of Rome it picked up quickly. I have to say, though, her protagonist was beautiful stupid not to figure out where the thing the demons wanted was hidden, since it was obvious from the beginning. I did like the ending, but I'm going to be leary of buying other books in the series unless I know they're actually novel-length.
Book number six in a series of six books. I have no idea if there will be more books in the series but I doubt it.OK, the well is dry, time for Ms. Kenner to move on to a fresh well. The book read easily but a couple of stuff really bothered me. So I down rated the book by a star. Others might not do so.
There is real beauty in Americana Forgotten. As I read through the book and viewed the photographs, I felt such varied emotions. At times, my heart literally damage to see what humans have left to rot. Other times, a sense of nostalgia filled my heart because I was able in someway to connect his attractive work to my own private history. This is a book that I will treasure for years to come.
From the very first time I saw Johnny Joo's work on Fb I immediately ordered Empty Spaces. So when I found out Americana Forgotten was being published I knew I had to own a copy of this as well. Looking forward to a lot of more things from him in the future 😁❤️
I first became acquainted with the photography of Johnny Joo from some photographs he had taken inside an abandoned mall that were circulating on the internet. I started following his blog (Architectural Afterlife) and I enjoyed his first book (Empty Spaces) quite a bit, so I was eager for this one to come rst off, you are on a page for the Kindle ver of this book. I am going to strongly recommend that you look at this book in color (there are a handful of black and white images, but most are color). You can do that on a smartphone or in the Kindle application on your computer. In general, I search that color is an necessary part of the images in this book. It just doesn't have the same impact to see plants invading an abandoned building if you can't see the green! Stuff with just a small color in an otherwise drab background pop that much more. And the method that older vehicles -- like the one on the cover -- have been allowed to pick up rust, their paint faded, is much more apparent in color.I've included all this discussion of color because I think the author has done a amazing job with photo composition here, of which color is most definitely a part. He has used color quite effectively. (Some photos are a small faded or dark but when you are going into a building with no electricity, using only natural daylight, and maybe there is a roof overhead, you work with what you have to work with. That means lighting conditions are not always ideal. The result works, though. This is a book about forgotten places, abandoned things, and the faded aspect of some photos really makes that point.)There are quite a few pictures of vehicles here -- classics rotting in fields, in barns, in the woods. You wonder how they ended up where they did. Surely they were loved once. (My brother used to have a '57 Bel Air and he spent so much time taking care of that thing...) And surely if they'd been maintained, they'd be worth something now, as a hobby or a museum exhibit or even just a means of getting from one zone to ere are also pictures from inside homes. Perhaps my favorite section of the book is best described as a time capsule from 1979. The author went through a house that was abandoned around this year (based on doents he found inside), but it almost looks as if someone just stepped away for a moment, fully intending to come back. Clothes, dishes, books, family heirlooms -- all these things were just left in place. It makes you think about the people who might've lived there, what kind of life they had, is book has a fair amount of writing in it. Mr. Joo's style is beautiful chatty, but I have grown used to it after following his blog (I recognize some of the sentiments expressed in the book from his blog, but there is plenty of fresh content as well). It's just an expression of his personality and I think it's quite genuine. When he talks about having conversations with the residents of a mostly-abandoned little town, I can picture the interactions. I can see why people would begin up to him.Other notes on the writing: Unlike with Empty Spaces, this has black writing on a white background and it is so much easier to read. (A few extra paragraph breaks would be a amazing thing, though.) And, from a less technical standpoint, what I appreciate is the research that has gone into the book. The info is presented in a very approachable way. I like that the author has, when possible, learned more about the different websites he photographs, including their construction, history, and changes in their use over the years. He's forging a deeper connection to these places, giving them character. I think that sets this book apart from other collections of photography by urban explorers.Anyway, this was a lovely book and I'm glad I got the possibility to read it. I am hoping to see more from Mr. Joo soon!Disclosure: I downloaded a PDF ver of this book from the author's blog (the link was public and it was freely available to everyone).
Americana Forgotten inspired me to dust off my camera and hone my skills. Johnny Joo has a unique talent of capturing raw emotion into his photography. Something as easy as a old vehicle or abandon house has the reader wondering what the story was. Americana Forgotten is fabulously written with awesome images that will have you traveling down memory lane with each turn of the page. You won't be disappointed..
I have been following the awesome work of Johnny Joo for sometime. As a fellow photojournalist I am so impressed by not only by the beauty he captures but also the thoughtfulness and insite he offers. You can feel the passion he has for this project and it is truly inspiring.
While exploring the Port Townsend boatyard, I casually commented to the woman working on a very curvy small boat that her maintenance efforts were true work. Her response - “it’s a labor of love. That delightful small statement was just the hint of this unbelievable story of love, discovery and dogged it and smile!
Finding PAX combines three of my favorite things: history, boats, and joining people together. As author Kaci Cronkhite weaves together the history of a wooden boat that steals her heart, she also manages to solve a few family mysteries along the way. I recommend this book for all sailors, even those who stick to fiberglass.
Did what I required it to do! Only issue I had with it was that it kept resetting the notifications tick box back on, maybe after an modernize or something. I wouldn't message until I got a notification and had to go in and turn it back off again. Which was annoying for the two days I wasn't at the con.
This application could be amazing if it's updated for the current year and fresh events. Based on reviews, seems like latest year was a success. However it's poor when the link for the mobile application from the PAX website directs you to an out of date product.
I know Kaci Cronkhite from the Wooden Boat Festival in Pt. Townsend, and I have been on her lovely boat, ‘Pax.’ This book sees the reader through the different stages of buying an "old wooden boat." Knowing nothing about it’s former owners, and having a curiosity about where they are and what they were up to, she began to research it's history. Her investigation is quite unbelievable - the description is clear and well written.I have been involved with the same kind of an ownership history project with our boat. Though my book is not as fascinating, the former owners are all amazing people who took care of her and had fascinating stores about cruising in Puget Sound. Kaci's investigation took her to Denmark three times where she found very interesting information. This book is the doentation of it’s history. This book is thoughtful and well-written. It was so nice to read and feel the same sorts of questions/dilemmas that I have felt during my investigation. It was simple reading and so memorable - it was a amazing read!Now a visit to the Pax will have a whole fresh meaning for me!!
All fellow PAX nerd's must ThIs is a PAX must can plan your panel's and set them on a schedule that contains a choice to have a reminder in 15 min increments of your so there is a checklist that you can tag off as you go of various exhbits and such that you wish to see.Easy to obtain around the is is so much easier to look through this then that huge ere is beautiful much everything you need The map is great.
Studied with this application for 2 weeks and passed my exam yesterday!! :) The math section helped a lot. Science and verbal ability not so much. The questions on the try were completely various subjects than what's on this app. I would recommend a various study source for those but the math section on here is perfect :)