WARNING THERE ARE NO VAMPIRE KITTENS IN THIS BOOK 40 stars Let me begin by saying that I seem to be impressed with this series than some of my friends who find the series to be too formulaic Personally I am really enjoying this series and think that this second volume did a reat job of moving the story along I didn "t like this installment uite as much as The Strain which I thought was just superb I think part "like this installment uite as much as The Strain which I thought was just superb I think part the reason for the lesser rating on this book is that in The Strain I really loved both the back story of the Master vampire which del Toro and Hogan spent a lot of time on and also the detailed description of the turning through the eyes of the soon to be vampire which I had never seen before and that I thought made The Strain uniue in the crowded world of vampire fiction As the title implies this second installment begins soon after the end of The Strain with the Vampire plague having pretty much destroyed New York and the world is poised to follow One thing is clear humans are no longer at the top of the food chain and are now fighting simply to survive Also true is that the vampires in this novel are vicious vile and disgusting creatures and are a far cry from the kind of sparkly vamps that inspire scenes like this Returning from the first book are Ephraim Eph Goodweather the only person to recognize the vampire plague for what it is and his soon Zack The two of them are on the run from Zack s mother who has turned and feels a compulsion to find and turn Zack A minor point but I thought this dark reflection of the maternal instinct was an interesting nuance to the story Apart from Eph also returning to the story is the van helsing like Abraham Setrakian who has been hunting the Master and his kind since the end of World War II Setrakian is my favorite character in the series and I found his narrative thread to be compelling Setrakian is joined by Vasily Fet a former rat exterminator who adapts his killing methods to be effective against the vampires Together they are on the hunt for a rare manuscript that holds the key to the origin of the vampires and a possible means of stopping themThis leads to another highlight for me which was learning the ancient history of the vampires as well as the nature of the rift between the renegade Master and the original master vampires While the back story is not particularly new or original I thought its execution was very ood and it #kept my interest throughout I also thought the scenes with the Master and the other original vampires were very well done # my interest throughout I also thought the scenes with the Master and the other original vampires were very well done all made for compelling bad uys Ultimately if you liked the Strain then I think you will enjoy the evolution of the series that takes place in this installment and will be satisfied enough to pick up the concluding volume in the trilogy If you did not like The Strain or were lukewarm about it I am not sure that this book will do anything to change your mind It is in many ways of the same but for those like me that enjoyed the first book that is definitely a Nine Ghosts good thing Recommended 35 starsThe Fall by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan Audio I liked this second entry in The Strain series This is the first book I ve listened to narrated by Daniel Oreskes and he was fantastic I was worried that it would affect my en This series was very problematic in my opinion Please read the full review for the series here on my blog Part two startsoing downhill It Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia gives way too much power to the baddies too Nova Iorue Uma estirpe misteriosa transforma os habitantes da cidade um a um em vampiros O vírus tomou conta da cidade está a espalhar se pelo país e ameaça o resto do mundo Apenas um peuenorupo tenta lutar contra os monstros.
Guillermo del Toro ´ 2 Read & downloadAnd still be very meh So you ve شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى got a brand of vampires that are part viruspart parasitic blood worms with a master vamp who has a plan to bring out about a bloodsucking apocalypse The Master has been working with this evil old rich bastard who is kind of a hybrid of Dick Cheney and Mr Burns from The Simpsons Together they veot 35 starsI liked this second entry in The Strain series This is the first book I ve listened to narrated by Daniel Oreskes and he was fantastic I was worried that it would affect my enjoyment listening to the second book after reading the first but it was for naught First off I probably couldn t have read this one right now due to this stupid slump that won t let me The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) get into anything Second I ve been very busy at work with a lot of mundane paperwork that doesn t reuire too much brain power Overall everything worked out perfectly The story itself was just okay I thought the narration made it sound better than it actually was if that makes any sense However the end really came together in an explosive way and now I can t wait to see how the third novel wraps this all up I mean everything seems beyond saving at this point including the International Space Station When everything even stuff in space is messed up how can the world come back from that Iuess I ll have to read the last book and see At first this seemed like one colossal boner reading a book upon which the series I just finished watching
Is Based BUT Therebased BUT there enough differences some major to keep things interestingThere is much I love here big ugly NASTY vampires the way vampires are meant to be And no fangs are necessary they have disgusting eel like appendages that shoot out dispensing vile infectious worms into the victims they are feeding from YuckI also love the urban setting for this series The cramped tenements streets bordered on two sides by tall buildings and dark scary subways only add to the creepinessAND most of all and pretty unusual in a book of this type the characters are interesting AND intelligent Now my dilemma is whether or not to Riding Hard go ahead and read the last book in the series or share the surprises with the rest of the family when the series returns next year Actual rating 25 starsIn my review of The Strain the first book in this series I said that it started off well but uickly degenerated into an illogical mess The Fall is the second book in what is planned to be a trilogy and it starts in the illogical mess phase Where does ito from there Into an extended setup for volume number three Reading The Fall I felt like the only reason for this book s existence is to keep interest alive for the eventual release of the third book The background situation is horrific and intrinsically interesting one of the world s seven vampire masters has come to America and "unleashed a plague of vampirism and society is rapidly crumbling vampires feed and convert humans into "a plague of vampirism and society is rapidly crumbling vampires feed and convert humans into But del Toro and Hogan keep most of Wow Just wow I wanted to Arabian Challenge give this 5 stars as the ending is powerful But I onlyave The Strain 4 stars and this isn t better overall The ending of this book is much better but The Strain is better from cover to cover despite its own weak ending Definitely looking forward to The Night Eternal I could see the series etting a 5 star out of me though the individual books are etting 4 More than the sum of its parts and all that But that will depend on how the authors wrap up the trilogyStay tune. Ele vítima pessoal da batalha entre vampiros tem de inspirar a sua euipa a combater as forças do Mal porue o destino ue os vampiros reservam para os humanos é ainda pior do ue a aniuilação total Terá chegado o momento do ocas. Ickly to keep your interest in the "Series You Re Reading About The Resistance "You re reading about the resistance you already know they re definitely not Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students going to win Where s the fun in that Book two uses the underground passages of the speakeasies which I thought was cool and it also uses cultural and historical element like the hobo symbols underground and whatnot Itrows Setrakian s character somewhat with the backstory and that was well done too I also liked how they used the biohazard symbol and all the lore behind that to make it work But that s about it With these little details making it fun there s really nothing else driving it Now you know what I would have liked to see view spoilerHumans working with the traditionalist vampires to fight off the outcast vampire ILLERAMMA Kathalu group That would have been cool But instead the traditionalistset wiped out after like several tens of pages and all the resistence with all the cool vampire warriors just American Literature Student Text gets cancelled Colossal waste of potential in my opinion hide spoiler I m not even sure why I read this since the first book The Strain was mediocre at best Iuess I m just a sucker heh for anything that combines vampires with apocalytpic plagues my two favorite things In a nutshell an ancient parasite resurfaces and takes the world by storm turning people into vampires of a sort while a ragtag Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance group ofood The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems guys forms a resistance and tries to save the world In this book the planet s infrastructure begins to collapse as the parasite takes hold What bugs me is the half assed writing Del Toro via Chuck Hogan obviously undertook this project with the film adaptations in mind and there s nothing annoying than a book that is not written for reading It s like this is the first draft and initial marketing push for the movie sensation to come I hate that What I do like is the vampire as parasite thing It s been done before Scott Westerfeld pulls this off brilliantly in Peeps but it s still a breath of fresh air to encounter vamps who are repulsive destructive and animalistic as opposed to sparkly seductive boyfriend material The creatures here have 6 foot long suction cup stinger thingies that come flying out their mouths and their bodies are filled with white pus These movies are so notoing to be for the tween set I ll probably read the third and last book because that s what I do but overall I am disappointed in this series I wasn t a del Toro fan to begin with Pan s Labyrinth in my opinion is all style and no but I did have high hopes for this project Sigh #This second is chilling the virus is here now and the threat looms The fate of mankind lies in hand # second book is chilling the virus is here now and the threat looms The fate of mankind lies in hand those who have a certain book and the Hunters you have mortals hunters and ancients in the fierce battle against the Masters own plan set out The story is action packed and really this book leaves you with loads to look forward to the third installment of The Strain trilogy I have a feeling the third book has been set up to have all the ingredients of a humdinger of battle for mankind For Interviews and trailers visit When I read and reviewed The Strain I took some easy potshots at Twilight and credited Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan with trying to rescue vampires from the clutches of teenage irls and turn them into monsters again However the book didn t wow me and I was hoping that the next one would be an improvement After reading The Fall I m even less wowed and realize that a book can be much better than Twilight. Sedentos de sangue ue vagueiam pelas ruas da cidade Entre eles está Eph Goodweather o médico ue consegue finalmente identificar o parasita ue causa a infecção Mas pode ser demasiado tardeCom o futuro do mundo em jogo Eph também. ,