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The Book of Spirits (Herculine #2)
by James Reese (Goodreads Author)
In his first novel, the national bestselling The Book of Shadows,James Reese beguiled readers with a boldly imaginative, darkly erotic tale of awakening that introduced the captivating and deeply unusual Herculine. Now this extraordinary writer continues Herculine's incredible journey of self-discovery -- a search that will lead her into a world of shadows and perils, wher ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published August 9th 2005 by William Morrow
(first published 2005)
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I liked how the book started out, I was curious to see where Herculine was off to after she left France. Though the book was fun to read it started to get a little slow for me, I had to really push myself to finish it. I can't say I particularly like how it ended - seemed like James Reese could have done without stretching it out so much. I may or may not read his next, The Witchery, depends on how desperate I am for reading.
I couldnt finish this book. I have had maybe...five books in my life that I couldnt bring myself to finish and this was one. It was redundant and the entire storyline was just...unrealistic even for this author. In the first book, Book of Shadows, I thought of the main Char as a girl. I couldnt make the switch in this book, nor could I quite grasp the obsessions in this volume. This book made my head hurt and was all over the place. Skip it. The story should have ended with Shadows.
Long, full of details that really don't add to the book. I had to make myself finish the book. I really wanted the book to be good. I wanted to know how the characters ended up.. but I was disappointed. At this point, I am not sure if I am even going to read the third book. And I hate that feeling.. but it takes so much to read these books... the writing is hard to get through.. honestly it is not worth the time or the effort
James Reese was born on eastern Long Island. He attended the University of Notre Dame and the State University of NY at Stony Brook, where he received an MA in Theatre. As an undergraduate, he had a play staged off-Broadway at the Actors Repertory Theatre. While living in New York, New Orleans and Key West, Reese held various jobs in the non-profit sector, working on behalf of the arts and the ...moreMore about James Reese...
Other Books in the Series
Herculine (3 books)