Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Life sucks when everyone's out to get you. Just ask Zoey Redbird—she's become an expert on the subject. She's gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, of the two Zoey has left, one is undead and one is unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two 'teaser' sentences from somewhere on that page
- Be careful NOT to include spoilers
- Share the title and author too
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future-between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
The phenomenon that's been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they're calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation. Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie -- her Homecoming date Tommy Williams -- her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for "her," Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without. . .
Events take an unexpected turn in this ninth awesome foray into the worlds of the Demonata..."I know it's ridiculous. Lights can't whisper. But I swear I heard a voice calling to me. It sounded like static to begin with, but then it came into focus, a single word repeated over and over. Softly, slyly, seductively, insistently. Come!" The Disciples are being manipulated by beings older than time. Only Kernel Fleck knows that something is wrong. But he is in the grip of a creature who cares nothing for the fate of humanity. Voices are calling to him from the darkness and he's powerless to resist. Kernel has already been to hell and back. Now he's about to go further!.
Published: New York, N.Y. : Katherine Tegen Books, c2003
Series: Book 1, Vampire Kisses
The intriguing and rumoured-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people—especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.
Vampire Kisses is a really great book. I found it to be very original and absolutely hilarious. There were parts where I just couldn't stop laughing because Vampire Kisses is a very very funny book.
Vampire Kisses was really interesting too. I found myself reading more and more and more of it and ended up finishing it because it's just a book that you want to keep reading.
Vampire Kisses was thoroughly enjoyable and I will forever remember parts of it.
I loved all of the characters, they were all really well-written and had their typical attributes. I really liked Raven, I had quite a soft-spot for her as she was caring and different and didn't care what anyone else thought of her.
Alexander was a great character too, he was such a cool vampire. He wasn't cocky or arrogant or anything like that. He was really shy which was quite cute.
This book had me laughing all the way through. I found the ending to be a sad one though.
Overall, I thought this book was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who's a fan of vampires and anyone who just wants a good laugh, or even a light read that won't take long to devour.
My Rating: φφφφφ
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Well, this week in the way of books it was very quiet.
I did not get any books from anywhere. In a way however, this is good because it means that my tbr pile can get slightly smaller. As it is my tbr pile is massive but I also have a books i'd like to read list which is about 20 pages long and forever expanding.
Well, that was my week in books. I hope everyone had a good week in books.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Cover to Cover (1)
What better time to start a new feature than now.
What's this all about?
This feature is all about book covers. You could kind of tell that by the title but you never know. So this week, I have thought long and hard about what I should feature as this weeks feature. And my final decision is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about The Forest Of Hands And Teeth. The talk is about how great it is and such. I haven't read it yet but I have had it on hold at the library for a very very long time.
All of the covers of it I had seen had been really awesome. I absolutely love the cover with the girl on the front it looks very mysterious and such. It definitely is eye-catching and makes me want to pick it up and read it.
Published: New York : Hyperion, c2008
Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: Is the young woman in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by the Silver Bloods, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side.
Revelations is definitely a very fitting title. So much was revealed in this book. Yet so many mysteries were created. Like Masquerade, Revelations had so many twists in the plot that the mystery of the Blue Bloods and the Silver Bloods becamwe an even bigger one.
I found myself totally engrossed in this book wanting to know more about what was going on. It was fantastic. Revelations had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know just what was going on.
Characterwise Revelations was fantastic. I loved all of the characters. I have to say that I had become quite a fan of Jordan, oddly enough. I also began to develop a feeling of dislike towards Mimi and Bliss.
The story was absolutely great however. I love that there are lots of little clues leading towards different possibilites. I was surprised at some parts which turned out to be really, really good. Much better than I had expected.
Overall, I thought Revelations was superb. I loved it. I very definitely cannot wait unitl I get my hands on the next book, called The Van Alen Legacy. I just cannot wait to find out what happens.
I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of vampires, the Blue Bloods series, and anyone who loves a great suspensful book.
My Rating: φφφφφ
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Published: Simon & Schuster, 2008
Jules has a rebellious streak, a massive crush on Connor, and the abilities of a Revealer witch. By day, she and her coven friends seem like typical high school seniors. By night, they have the power to make werewolves, vampires, and ghosts reveal themselves, so they can destroy them. It's not exactly cheerleading, but at least the girls know they're doing the world some good.
One by one Jules's friends turn eighteen and are initiated into the coven's inner circle. And one by one, they are getting completely freaked out. Jules is the youngest, and though her friends are too scared to tell her what's going on, something's clearly not right. As her birthday approaches, Jules realizes she's got to find out what's behind the shadows of her coven before it's too late to save her friends ... and herself. But what she discovers may be too powerful for even the toughest witches to defeat.
Revealers is a neat little story that incorporates demons, witches, werewolves, vampires and ghosts all into the one book. I quite liked reading it.
The storyline was a pretty good one. I thought the suspense of finding out what the big secret was pulled me into the story and had me reading a lot to find out just what it was.
Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with the big secret and the ending. I felt there was too much hype for something that wasn't such a big thing.
However, character-wise, this book had some pretty decent characters. I liked the characters Dani, Jules and Michael. A few of the others I felt to be quite weak.
I thought Revealers would be full of surprises and twists and turns at every step. Unfortunately, I found the novel to be quite predictable in several places.
My overall opinion is that Revealers is a good read. It's interesting enough but not one of the best books I've read.
My rating: φφφ