‘The Dragon Conspiracy’ is a sequel to Lisa Shearin’s ‘The Grendel Affair’ which features the adventures of the SPI – the Supernatural Protection and Investigations , specifically Makenna Fraser who is their newest Seer and is rather out of her depth.
‘The Grendel Affair’ was odd but intriguing – basically whatever goes bump in the night is thrown into a modern urban setting and manages to be believable. It was a good book but on my initial read I felt it was a little light, however upon rereading it I was pleasantly surprised.
‘The Dragon Conspiracy’ had an interesting premise but felt a little speedy in terms of plot resolution. I think I need to reread it with a quieter mind.
One of the more amusing things to come out of the Sony hack is how many Sony employees apparently don’t like Adam Sandler films.
I don’t think I’ve seen many Adam Sandler films, it just sometimes feels like the trailers last for 90 minutes or longer…
‘Hotel Transylvania’ is however surprisingly good, Count Dracula owns a monster-only hotel where no humans are permitted – at all.
His hotel is packed with monsters to celebrate his daughter Mavis’ 118th birthday when a random human backpacker arrives. Dracula ends up disguising the pesky human as Frankenstein’s cousin.
The pesky human helps make Mavis’ party more hip, allowing the obvious plot device of him and Mavis falling in love.
Whilst the basic plot is predictable and the musical numbers are iffy, there is a decent sense of humour present and some of the jokes are amusing. It was far better than I expected – although the ending was a little iffy!
These are basically Mini Animal biscuits in arguably Halloween shapes, for example cats, toads and spiders. The appeal is the same as the mini animal biscuits, you pull out a biscuit, look at the shape then bite the head off.
I hadn’t previously noticed how much more biscuit there is than chocolate on mini animals and these really didn’t hit the spot – even if I could bit their heads off.