Helens-of-Troy

Helens of Troy The Gil Girls meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fifteen year old Goth chic Ellie has a lot of explaining to do She s just moved to the small town of Troy fought with her uptight mother Helen met the boy

  • Title: Helens-of-Troy
  • Author: Janine McCaw
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 453
  • Format: ebook
  • The Gil Girls meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fifteen year old Goth chic Ellie has a lot of explaining to do She s just moved to the small town of Troy, fought with her uptight mother Helen, met the boy of her dreams and found a dead body on her sexy new age grandmother Helena s porch All on the first night But Ellie s not alone Helen is hiding something Helen kno The Gil Girls meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fifteen year old Goth chic Ellie has a lot of explaining to do She s just moved to the small town of Troy, fought with her uptight mother Helen, met the boy of her dreams and found a dead body on her sexy new age grandmother Helena s porch All on the first night But Ellie s not alone Helen is hiding something Helen knows all about the kind of eerie dreams her daughter is having the dreams that show the whereabouts of the missing children of Troy because she s had them herself But she ll never admit it Not while Ellie s sex crazed friend Ryan is safely behind bars for the murders Helen knows what it s like to be attracted to dangerous men.Then there s the little matter between Helena and Gaspar Bonvillaine, the teenaged vampire who is learning to feed on young prey Now that he s caught Ellie, he doesn t know whether he wants to kill her or turn her to the dark side and keep her forever Helena should have finished him off when she had the chance.To survive the vampire feeding frenzy surrounding them, mom Helen needs to come to terms with her own insecurities and deal with the gifts she has Helena must learn to ground herself for the good of mankind and importantly her own family And Ellie has the toughest choice of all Ellie must decide whether its time to let her own childhood go and become the woman she is destined to be, one of the ageless and timeless Helens of Troy.Author Janine McCaw Olivia s Mine, Feb 2006, has written this 100,000 word novel, the first in a fantasy series about the Helens The three generations of gatekeepers will take the reader on a trip to a realm mere mortals fear to visit alone, and they ll make her want to stay a while.

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    1. Who should read Helens of Troy?Anyone who loves - Snarky, complex characters who can be sensitive, vulnerable, secretive and layered. A great murder mystery. Mysterious events, creatures and murders in a small town full of strange inhabitants.Anyone who is tired of paranormal love triangles and the frustration, angst and heartbreak associated with it. Personally I feel a little sad for the person who was not chosen and irritated when the wrong choice is made. I'm glad this book skipped it.When s [...]

    2. What I liked:the book was fun- the ladies (all three of them) were crazy and stubborn but they delivered when the occasion called for itat there were more secrets to unveil- a sequel would be awesomee rest of the characters were as fun to read about- Tom, Ryan, poor Stan and Jacey.What I didn't like:Would have liked a bit more about Jacey's baby- whether the vampire was bluffing and how did he found out about the kid, anywayere wasn't any information about how the wraith brothers teamed up with [...]

    3. Not really the best vampire novel I've read. The story was nice, but it read like I was reading a draft. It needed work. Perspective would shift within chapters - sometimes within the same paragraph. But the story was ok, and I felt compelled to finish it.

    4. You know, I really wanted to love this book. It was billed as "The Gilmore Girls meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer", so I had high hopes.I started noticing minor editing issues, missing quotation marks, apostrophes used to pluralise words, that sort of thing. This was still early, though (maybe 10% in), and they weren't too bad. The story was compelling enough for me to ignore them. "Maybe it's worth three stars, at least," I thought. Plus, I was really feeling The Gilmore Girls vibe at that point, [...]

    5. How do I explain to you The Helens of Troy by Janine McCaw? I could say its Twilight without all the crap bits but then there’d be no Twilight so that’s not exactly a very good comparison. One website I found did describe it as Gilmore Girls meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I have to say this is much more on the money, although unlike the Gilmore Girls it doesn’t make you want to scream in frustration through various points of high shrieking, poorly written plot lines.Like the programme [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this 32 chapter book. Since the author lives in Vancouver, if she ever sees Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki, please let each actor know I love them! I loved that there was a part in the story where Helena comments to her daughter that she should upgrade to Dean’s car. I loved that the two adults watched Supernatural. You can’t go wrong with that LOL.My favorite scenes were 1) Ellie and Helen’s trip to Troy in the van. Their conversation was hilarious. 2) Ryan and Ellie’ [...]

    7. Reviewing for FreeBookDude for Oct. 6 2012-will post review on Oct. 6Review of Helens of Troy by Janine McCaw5 starsReviewed for Freebookdude Oct. 6 20125 stars is just not enough for this novel! I want to multiply that many times. To me this story is so cozy, but readers, please don’t mistake me: this is not a novel where the characters simply sit around and take tea while solving a murder. No, by cozy I mean the story simply fits, like reaching into your hall closet and pulling out a warm, c [...]

    8. I'm not normally a fan of YA but when I won a copy of Helens of Troy via Free Book Dude I figured I'd give it a read. I was hooked! The snark, the sarcasm and the realistic conversations of the teenagers reeled me in. As the parent of teenagers it's always great to see that someone else understands that they aren't perfectly well behaved and innocent people, they talk about highly inappropriate things, and McCaw's characters fit the true image of teenagers!The adults in this book were a little l [...]

    9. This story is a clever premise, that the Helens have longer lives and are in tune with the spirit world. The story is a coming of age for the grand-daughter; a coming to terms with her powers and family business for the mother; and a resolving past issues for the grandma.It was a book that immediately grabbed you, demanded your attention, and kept you glued to the pages wanting more. I give this 4 out of 5 clouds.This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects m [...]

    10. Helens was an enthralling story that had me sucked in from the very beginning. The angst of the teenage daughter mixed with the angst of the adult mother and toss in more angst from the grandmother. What would ordinarily be a recipe for disaster actually equals up to a fun read that kept me in it from beginning to end. I can't wait to see what else the Helens will be up to next!

    11. I really enjoyed this book, these characters, they were original and awesome, and just so good! Such a great book!

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