Saturday, February 27, 2010
Already 4 books into the series, Richelle Mead has captured tons of readers across the world. If you like vampire books, you will love Vampire Academy.
Here is a quick synopsis of the series from Richelle Mead's website:
"Two races of vampires walk our world. The Moroi are alive and wield elemental magical, while the Strigoi are undead and evil--feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway--a half-vampire with poor impulse control--is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose's real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors... "
Sounds interesting right?
You will have fun with these characters as you read through Rose's eyes. You will want to have her best friend, Lissa, a Moroi princess. You will long to have a love like Rose does with Dimitri, also a Dhampir and a god-like, kick ass one at that.
As the series grows, you are of course introduced to others. For example, in Frostbite, you meet Adrian Ivashkov.
I wont give too much away for those who have yet to read the books, but he is a spirit user Moroi royal, like Lissa. But he treats his power by smoking and drinking.
Adrian is also a major flirt and his flirt victim now? You guessed it, Rose.
I was kinda annoyed by Adrian. Always right there.
Now that I have read Blood Promise and am anxiously awaiting Spirit Bound, I really, really, really hope him and Rose get together. I don't know. I guess that since Dimitri is sorta out of the romantic picture, I hope Adrian gets a shot.
What do you think?
I read the first chapter that Richelle thankfully put up on her page for Spirit Bound and so far so good.
This series is amazing and you should go pick up your own set today.
I don't really care for cats that much, but but this just seemed appropriate. And, yes, cute.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I got to read the first chapter online and it left me craving more!
Kimberly Derting knows what she was doing when she wrote this book.
I can't wait to get my hands on it!!
"Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself. "
As of today, there are 19 days until it releases in stores. You can pre-order at your favorite bookstore if you want to beat the lines (because there probably will be one. I mean, did you read the synopsis and watch the trailer?!?!)
I also found a contest to win the book and TBF swag. I entered you should too! Hurry, ends 2.25.10.
Visit Kimberly Derting: http://kimberlyderting.com
Follow her on twitter: http://twitter.com/kimberlyderting
Friday, February 12, 2010
"Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don't like you best friend's boyfriend.
Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.
Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she's thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It's wonderful...and awful.
Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more..."
- http://elizabethwrites.com/ -
I recommend you jump on the Elizabeth Scott train and fall in love with her books!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I go to this site for lots of my book needs.
They do great contests for books such as "Some Girls Are" by Courtney Summers and "The Secret Year" by Jennifer Hubbard.
This time around it is for "Incarceron" by Catherine Fisher.
I have read a review for this book and it looks pretty good, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 by the reviewer.
Go and enter. May the contest force be with you!
I'm baaaack! Missed me? Probably not, but I'll tell myself you did.
Sorry I have been M.I.A. Lots of stuff has been going down these past few weeks. I haven't even been able to switch from livejournal to here. Better late than never, right?
Just because I have been busy, doesn't mean I've been too busy for books. I always have time for them!
Newly stacked onto my bookshelves between the last time on here and now are:
- "The Dark Divine" by Bree Despain (5/5 stars)
- "Heartbreak River" by Tricia Mills (4/5 stars)
- "Ballad" by Maggie Stiefvater (5/5 stars)
"The Dark Divine" was everything I hoped for and more. I loved Grace and Daniel. Old friends turned lovers. I always fall for a good supernatural story and this werewolf tale didn't fail. Bree Despain did a fantastic writing job. I heard from a little birdie she is working on the sequel now? Hmm... Excited? Most definetly.
"Heartbreak River" was a suggestion from a friend and I was reluctant to start it. I didn't catch onto the synopsis, but I read it. Surprisingly, it was good. Kinda slow at times, but overall quite good. I recommend this if you want a light read. I will warn it has a sad back story.
"Ballad" was written by Maggie Stiefvater. I think that says alot. I personally think Maggie is a phenonemal writer. I enjoyed this one better than "Lament" (they are companion books). I chose Team James over Team Deirdre because in this one Deirdre kinda bugged me. You will enjoy if you like faerie books (or not).
Hopefully soon, I will be getting "Some Girls Are" by Courtney Summers, "Gone" by Lisa Mcmann, and "As You Wish" by Jackson Pearce.
In other news, Laurie Stolarz recently did a contest for her Touch Series book "Deadly Little Lies" (the 2nd installment). You needed to create a song playlist to go along with "Deadly Little Lies". Grand prize would get a minor character in "Deadly Little Games" named after them. First, second, and third runner up would receive a signed copy of "Deadly Little Games" when it comes out.
I won third runner up (better than nothing)! Shocking, yes. I never win anything. Well, besides last halloween I won a jar of m&m's that looked like a vampire and on twitter I won a book by Erin Downing by chance. Other than that I am filled with bad luck.
So, needless to say I am very happy about this. Can't wait for this summertime so I can get it.