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Jeanne C. Stein
« on: February 19, 2008, 10:30:29 am »
Has anyone read any of the books by this author. I picked up books two and three of the series but I am having trouble finding the first one "the becoming". I would like to know if the author is any good.

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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 01:31:24 pm »
I read the first 2 books of the series, The Becoming and Blood Drive and the 3rd one should get here with my last book order. :) The series is good and I like the fact that the story is told from "the other side", what with Anna being a vampire. ;) It's interesting to see how her character develops, trying to reconcile what she's become with what she was and trying to figure out what to do about all of her previous relationships.
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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 03:11:23 pm »
Overall, I like her books.  They are written in first person and present tense and for some reason that absolutely drove me nuts at the beginning of Blood Drive.  Don’t ask why it bothered me in the second book and not the first. ::)  I think it had to do with an overall book burnout rather than her book though.  I have The Watcher in my TBR pile and I’m excited to get to it. 

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 03:49:45 pm »
I like them - The Becoming didn't necessarily blow me away, but the second and third are really good. She's definitely an author to watch. Gets better with each book.
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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 07:54:31 am »
I actually am skipping the becoming because I can't find it in any stores near where I live. Anyone want to give me a short overview? I take it Anna was turned into a vampire by some attack and she killed a guy named Avery(her mentor?)? So far thats what I have gotten from the second book Blood Drive.

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 09:38:51 am »
*******HUGE SPOILERS ABOUT THE BECOMING**********










Long story short: while doing an apprehension job, she gets turned into a vampire. The doctor who visits her is this Avery guy, that a day or so later appears at her house and explain to her that she's been turned into a vampire. She can stand daylight, but she has to drink blood and she doesn't have a reflection anymore. I don't remember the exact details, but I seem to recall that Avery tells her she has to find the vampire that turned her, 'cos he's an outlaw among his own kind. So she sets off to find him, discovers a strange place in Mexico where all kinds of praeternaturals rogues stay in hiding, and in the end it comes out that all the misadventures that came her way were Avery's doing, so she kills him before getting killed herself.
Now, it's likely that I made some mistakes, and I skipped a lot of vampire politics, but the story should be more or less this. :)
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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 10:18:42 am »
Thanks Mazoku. I appreciate it. The first book didn't sound as enticing so I skipped it, I also couldn't find it in the stores nearby...

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 11:08:20 am »
More spoilers for The Becoming ********












Anna is a fugitive apprehension ... bounty hunter. She has a partner who is a former football player, but is a big softie (who has a meanie for a girlfriend). He disappears after she's turned into a vampire. Part of the plot is finding her rogue sire and killing him, but also trying to find Michael (?) her partner before it's too late. BIG SPOILER Avery (the doctor who's been mentoring her) did it, she finds out, she kills him.
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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 11:54:25 am »
Woohoo thanks for the info Cerulean.

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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 12:02:33 pm »
I knew that I was missing something, I just couldn't recall what... ::) And it wasn't just anything that I was forgetting!!! :-[
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008, 12:26:58 pm »
by the way what is it with Anna hanging out with x-football players. I tend to be very into these books because I actually live in the area where the story takes place. It's kind of funny actually. I lived right next to Anna's office.  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008, 12:55:05 pm »
That must be cool. :) I live in a little town, so there's never been anything set here, but a lot of movies were set in Venice: it's too funny, living here, unvealing every impossible thing directors think can be done in Venice. ::) Just to make an example: one of the last action scenes in Casino Royale. It's IMPOSSIBLE for a building to crumple like that in the lagoon, it isn't deep enough!!! And the water will never be that clear: lagoon water is a distubing greenish/brownish color that would make even James Bond think twice before jumping in it. :D And there's no bank in Piazza San Marco ::) But I'm ranting now... :-[
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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 10:54:48 pm »
I started the first one and really like it so far....  book two and three are on my tbr pile, which is threatening to shadow the sun, I swear ;)


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Re: Jeanne C. Stein
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2008, 03:48:41 pm »
I just bought the fourth book!
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2008, 09:57:18 pm »
Is it out already?! :o Dang, I'm sure I read the 3rd not too long ago...
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