For being such a larger than life figure, Oprah Winfrey has gravitated as an actress toward playing more modest women of an ordinary stature. Winfrey is so celebrated as a media personality, she doesn't often get the credit for her versatility, strength and naturalism on screen.
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That might be in part because, outside of some TV movies for Oxygen and animated voice work, she's limited her projects and only acted in a handful of notable films. Here's how they stack up from worst to best. In this forgettable adaptation of an otherwise powerful novel by Richard Wright, Winfrey plays the mother to Bigger Thomas. She goes from stern and strong-willed as she urges her son to find work to warm and desperate once she's pleading for her son's life. This is an early performance for Winfrey, and she'd find more presence in better projects later.
Winfrey never plays herself in the movies. And yet in Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time," she's literally larger than life, appearing as a giant in the sky dressed in chain mail and a massive blonde pillow of hair spewing Oprah-isms.
But Ava DuVernay doesn't cast her to play a charismatic goddess. Instead, she's there to do what Oprah does best. She brings hope, spirit and positivity to the film, and when she's talking to the film's main character, she has a gift of sounding as though she's talking directly to you. The framing device is just interesting enough to keep your attention, but in reality, this story did not need to be set in the Valiant Universe.
He does a great job capturing the medieval setting and bringing the well-known Valiant characters into this new universe. Nord maintains a modern comic style cartoonish faces, dramatic poses, significant foreshortening that really hammers in the point that this is a Valiant Universe story taking place in medieval times. I would have liked to see him go a little spookier with the Green Knight though. He is a great artist, and it seemed like a great chance for him to go a little gruesome with the character design.
While not every aspect of the issue is perfect, it is a great standalone Knights of the Round Table adaptation with just enough Valiant-spice thrown in. Becky Kumar is about t…. But how will McGinnis defeat False Face? February 28, I did finish the story, and is still interested in picking up the first book of this series, but I'm pretty blah with this story.
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Plenty of hot sex, not enough action, and the romance development was pretty much shove down my throat. View all 4 comments. It's about Murdoch, the remaining unattached Wroth brother, and Daniella, the Ice Queen, and even though it's a short story, its development spans several months and it's interwoven with all the previous books in the series. It was very interesting to revisit previous events from a different point of view while enjoying the complicated development of Murdoch and Daniella's romance.
I found the mythology in Untouchable to be interesting. The story combined lore from the worlds of the fae, vampires, Valkyrie, demons, and more. I learned things about mythical creatures that I hadn't known before, and I thought the story was extremely well-research Deep Kiss of Winter was the first time I've read authors Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter though Showalter's Intertwined is sitting in my TBR pile. I learned things about mythical creatures that I hadn't known before, and I thought the story was extremely well-researched.
However, I had problems with the characters. They weren't completely flat, but they weren't as developed as I would have liked to see either. Overall, Untouchable was an interesting read, but nothing phenomenal. I thought the second book, Tempt Me Eternally, was better than the first. The characterization was better though still not as good as I would have liked it to be , and the plot held more of my interest. I liked the main character, Aleaha, and I thought her struggle to find herself throughout the story definitely added to her likeability as a character.
I think the most significant issue I had this book was the sex. Yes, I expected there to be some mature themes it is an adult paranormal romance novel after all , but I felt that the plot and characterization took a backseat to the sex. Personally, I don't mind if there are a few of those scenes in a book, but I like them to supplement the plot, not overpower it.
I guess I was expecting the book to be more of a fantasy novel than a romance novel, which really isn't my thing. May 21, Stacie rated it really liked it Shelves: No new thoughts except that I loved how this story started from the beginning of the series and brought us up to the current times at the time this book was written- I think there are 16, or maybe more books by now. This one has a lot of spoilers for the previous books so be aware of that if you read the series out of order.
It's a new story along with being kind of a review of all the previous stories in the series. Loved Danii and Murdock! They had more than the cold to overcome. But it worked out splendidly. Still loving my series reread. I'm now quite interested in Jadion. Maybe he'll get his story told eventually. I only read Untouchable so my review is only for that story. Anyway, I love how Ms. Cole continues to work out theses seemingly impossible situations so creatively. Although I did see this one coming, the story was still very enjoyable.
Love, love, love Kresley Cole. Murdock and Danii are good together. I was surprised by how willing she was to give him a chance though, but I guess being untouchable can do that to a girl. I'm on the the next installment. Kresley Cole's Untouchable featured two of the whiniest, least self-aware characters I've ever come across.
Love stories that rely on miscommunication--well, in this case, a refusal to communicate might be more apt--leave me cold. After two thousand years, Daniela hasn't thought to try toys? And being blooded sure doesn't turn Murdoch into a peach. Also, the concurrent timeline with other IAD books meant endless numbers of boring recaps of previous books.
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This novella is a Blech. This novella is a great example of why writing a series of books with overlapping timelines is never a good idea.
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Gena Showalter's Tempt Me Eternally wasn't much better, unless you like your insta-love with a side of rapey mind control. I wasn't familiar with the Alien Huntress series prior to picking up this anthology. After reading this short, I wish I could still claim such blissful ignorance. There's a bit too much worldbuilding elided in this short to make it a good taste of the series for newbies, either, though perhaps that was never the author's intention.
Oct 31, willaful rated it liked it Shelves: Trust Cole to use an impossible relationship set-up, in which the couple can't even touch each other without injury, as the gateway to some very creative sex. Murdoch and Danii have a lot going against them: But though a good therapist might solve those problems, nothing can fix the fact that Danii is also half Icere, and so cold t Trust Cole to use an impossible relationship set-up, in which the couple can't even touch each other without injury, as the gateway to some very creative sex.
But though a good therapist might solve those problems, nothing can fix the fact that Danii is also half Icere, and so cold that the merest touch from anyone not also an Icere burns her like fire. Can Murdoch work through his Bachelor Panic for a woman he can never really kiss? Some great characters here, awesome no-touching sex, and a terrific resolution. The downside is awkward overlap with other books in the series, slowing the story down. I didn't read the Showalter portion of this book, since I haven't read that series.
View all 3 comments. Apr 22, Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm a fan of Kresley Cole, but Gena Showalter, not so much, so I was pleasantly surprised that I liked both short stories in this book. I had never read an Alien Huntress book or story before, but the one included here was very,very good. THe alpha male put me off a bit in the beginning, but he won me over completely by the end.
It was quite some time ago that I read this, but I remember there being a scene in Cole's story involving an icicle that was ,um, really memorable. Funny the parts of th I'm a fan of Kresley Cole, but Gena Showalter, not so much, so I was pleasantly surprised that I liked both short stories in this book.
Funny the parts of the books that stick with you! I only own a few anthologies, but this is one of the better ones.
If you like paranormal romance, you'll enjoy this book. This is by far my least favourite story in the IAD series. Maybe because it was a novella or maybe because there was nothing that particularly stood out about Daniela apart from her ice cold skin. Off to the next! Cold is not sexy. It was okay, but probably my least favorite of the bunch so far.
However, it started off beautifully, and ended nicely with all four Wroth brothers and their brides spending Christmas at the newly refurbished castle. As for writing style, Cole is good, but I just gotta say, the stinger about the phone number view spoiler [ hide spoiler ] is getting soooo old. How many books gonna have it? I really hope that's just a joke. You gotta write this series faster! These series are getting way longer than I expected!
And the next publishing is?! Let These series are getting way longer than I expected!
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So for me this the end! Goodbye immortals after dark! Aug 08, Namera [The Literary Invertebrate] marked it as to-read. Mar 21, York Lara rated it really liked it. Todo lo de esta mujer es increible y emocionante. Yo ya espero saber de que se tratara!!!! Jun 08, Christies Book Blog!!! At first, I thought the hero in this book was going to be Brandr the berserker and I still Think it could be but… The more I think about it the more I think this book is going to have a werewolf hero.