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Sep. 14th, 2009

Too Many Books

35. Evernight by Claudia Gray

Title: Evernight
Author: Claudia Gray
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
ISBN: 0061284440
Pages: 327
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 1st in the Evernight series. (There's no particular name for the series)
Dates: 9/10 - 9/12

About this book:
At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful - even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart...and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.


My thoughts:
I loved this book. In the beginning, I almost stopped reading cause I was like, this book is weird and they're not explaining anything. So I was kinda put off by it and whatever. After like halfway through the book, it started picking up and I couldn't put it down. I love Lucas and how protective he is over Bianca and jealous over the other guy that pays her attention.

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Awesome! I loved it.

Amy

Pages read YTD: 9,948

Next book to read: Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Sep. 5th, 2009

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34. Retribution by Jeanne C. Stein

Title: Retribution
Author: Jeanne C. Stein
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0-441-01773-8
Pages: 296
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 5th in the Anna Strong Vampire series
Dates:

About this book:
A newly turned vampire, Anna is forging an uneasy balance between her old human life and her new supernatural one. STill, with her partner out of town, her family abroad and her mentor estranged, she doesn't have anyone to turn to - which is why she's keeping a low profile.

But now young vampires are turning up ead, completely drained of their life force. Although Anna worrieds she might be next, things start getting personal when her shape-shifter friend is found clinging to his life. So when williams, her former teacher and now the leader of a supernatural enforcement squad, asks for her help, Anna can't say no.

But soon she'll wish she had...


My thoughts:
I loved this book. I've been waiting and waiting for this book to come out since I've read the other ones. Anybody that likes vampires, you'll love this series!

Don't feel like doing a recap. Sorry all.

Amy

Pages read YTD: 9,621

Next book to read: Tried starting The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith. I'm not really into it.

Sep. 1st, 2009

bookworm

33. Witchlight by L.J. Smith (Story in Night World: Volume 3)

Title: Witchlight (Story in Night World: Volume 3)
Author: L.J. Smith
Genre: Young adult - Fantasy
ISBN: 1416974520
Pages: 244
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 9th in the Night World Series.
Dates:

About the book:
Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters - they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in lov breaks all the laws of the Night World.

The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the world from the impending dom.Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.

Circle Daybreak hires Keller, a shapeshifting panther, to guard a new Wild Power. But when Keller falls in love with the Wild Power's soulmate, her love could destroy everything...


My thoughts:
This was a great story! I really enjoyed this one. There was so much action.

No Recap on this one. I don't feel like it right now. LoL.

Amy

Pages read YTD: 9,325
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32. Black Dawn by L.J. Smith (Story in Night World: Volume 3)

Title: Black Dawn (Story in Night World: Volume 3)
Author: L.J. Smith
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
ISBN: 1416974520
Pages: 251
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 8th in the Night World series. (In Volume 3)
Dates:

About the book:
Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters - they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the world from the impending doom. Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.

Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom where the ruling vampire prince is both an enemy and an ally.


My thoughts:
Very good story. I loved the characters and the fantasy concept behind the story. ***Bare with me for anybody that is going to read the Recap. This entry is a little late. I read it a few weeks ago. So the recap is going to basically be just a summery, as I can't remember everything that happened to give good details.***

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Amy

Pages read YTD: 9,081

Aug. 8th, 2009

love is only a chapter

31. Huntress (Story from Night World: Volume 3) by L.J. Smith

Title: Huntress (Story in Night World: Volume 3)
Author: L.J. Smith
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
ISBN: 1-416-97452-0
Pages:237
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: Book 7 in the Night World series.
Dates: 8/5 - 8/8

About this book:
The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the wrold from the impending doom. Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.

A vampire hunter - who is half vampire - stalks her own kind to protect humans.


My thoughts:
I loved this story. I was kinda disappointed in Volume 2 of the Night World series. It wasn't as thrilling but this story itself made up for that. There was love and adventure. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat wanting to find out what was going to happen next. Fantastic!

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Amy

Pages read YTD: 8,830

Next book to read: Black Dawn (Story in Night World: Volume 3) by L.J. Smith

Jun. 30th, 2009

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30. Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

Title: Carpe Corpus
Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
ISBN: 0-451-22719-0
Pages: 241
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 6th book in the Morganville Vampire series.
Dates: Been too busy to keep track. Ugh!

About this book:
In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humas live in (relative)peace - until all the rules got rewritten when evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since.

Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the twon and all it's inhabitants - the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires be content to go back to the old rules after having had such a taste of power?


My thoughts:
Very good book. Better than the last couple of them at least. I'm glad things evolved with Shane and Claire though. That's what I've been hoping for and it finally happened. Yeay! There were a lot of shocking parts of this book so that was good. A lot of action and stuff.

Recap later. I've been too busy and don't feel like writing it right now.

Amy

Pages read YTD: 8,593

Next book to read: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Jun. 21st, 2009

Twilight

29. Bloodline by Maggie Shayne

Title: Bloodline
Author: Maggie Shayne
Genre: Romance - Paranormal
ISBN: 0-7783-2618-7
Pages:330
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 4th in the "new" Wings in the Night series.
Dates: 6/15 - 6/20

About this book:
Lilith awakens cold, naked and alone, knowing nothing - not even who she is - except that she has to run, run for her life...because someone is after her.

When Eathan discovers the terrifiedwoman hiding on his ranch, he knows immediately not only who she is, but what. He's never forgotten her, not in all the time since he escaped their joint prison, a clandestine CIA facility where humans are bred into vampires willing to kill on command. He refused to accept that fate, and since he won his freedom he's become a legend to those he left behind. With her own escape, Lilith has become a legend, too, and now - together - they have no choice but to fight those who would become a legend by killing one.


My thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. It was a step up from Shayne's last books. I think only because the characters were put together a little better. Shayne's last books were always missing something and I have to say that her characters personalities were just a bit dull and pretty much the same. Some of them though. I was really surprised that this book is still part of the series because her lastest characters from the last 3 books weren't in it at all. So I have no idea where Shayne is going with the rest of this series. Seems strange to me but I'm anxious for the next one to see how she's going to weave them together.

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Amy

Pages read YTD: 8,352

Next book to read: I have so many books to choose from. Not sure what to read next. I have a lot of YA books to read. I guess you'll have to wait and find out what I decide is next on the list.

Jun. 13th, 2009

magic in books

28. Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber

Title: Royal Blood
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
ISBN: 0-061-28887-X
Pages: 195
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: Book 6 in the Vampire Kisses series.
Dates: 06/11 - 06/13

About this book:
Summer break is over, and Raven is hardly eager to be returning to Dullsville High. Not only does school mean daily interaction with preppy pest Trevor Mitchell, but her sleep filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must come to an end. Plus the shock of morning classes isn't the only change in store.

An unexpected letter turns up to Alexander's mansion - announcing his parents will be coming to town. And once they arrive, just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. What could be delaying Alexander from introducing Raven to them? Could Alexander be hiding something about his parents' homecoming?

When Raven is finally invited to the most thrilling dinner party of her life, the nesxt turn of events could transform her entire future with Alexander.


My thoughts:
Great book! I love the gothic nature of Raven and how she's so in love with Alexander as he is in love with her. I love the relationship that Raven has her with enemy Trevor Mitchell though. Raven says she can't stand him but I think otherwise. Trevor acts like he just wants to pester her but he doesn't. I know that he is secretly in love with her. :) I love this series!

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I loved this book so much! :)

Amy

Pages read YTD: 8,022

Next book to read: Bloodline by Maggie Shayne

Jun. 11th, 2009

Twilight

27. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead and Gone
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0-441-01715-0
Pages: 312
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 9th in the Southern Vampire Mystery series.
Dates: 6/8 - 6/10

About this book:
For Sookie Stackhouse, the day-to-day activities of the vampire and Were communities in and around Bon Temps, Louisiana, are of vital interest. She's blood bound to the leader of the vamps, is a friend to the local Were pack, works for a man who is a shifter, and has a brother who is a werepanther.

But for most of the humans in Bon Temps, the vamps are mysterious, seductive creatures - and they don't even know about the Weres.

Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world.

At first it seems to go well. Then the mutilated body of a werepanther is found in the parking lot of the bar where Sookie works. The victim is someone she knows, so she feels compelled to discover who - human or otherwise - did the deed.

But what she doesn't realize is that there is a much greater danger than the killer threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings - older, more powerful and far more secretive than vampires or werevolves - is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself al all-too-human pawn in their battle.


My thoughts:
All I have to say is WOW! This book was fantastic and I was really expecting it to just be 'okay' but Harris really did an awesome job! I couldn't have asked for a better story. Sookie just ends up in the middle of all the different battles though and gets hurt. I feel so sorry for her. Here's the recap!

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Alright so you can't say this book was terrible!! It was great!

Amy

Pages read YTD: 7,827

Next book to read: Royal Blood by Ellen Screiber

Jun. 8th, 2009

magic in books

26. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Avenged
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Romance - Paranormal
ISBN: 0-451-22585-6
Pages: 527
Rating: Must Have
Series/Anthology: 6th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Dates: 5/25 - 6/7

About this book:
Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night-club tht caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood, even though is sister is married to a member. Because he's a symphath, his identity is a deadly secret - the revelation of which could result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. As plots within and outside the Brotherhood take their told on Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world - Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him - and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.


My thoughts:
Fantastic book! OMG, probably the best yet. Well, maybe not quite as good as book 2 & 3 but still right up there. Loved the storyline and all the different things that happened in this book. It really brought a lot together and we really found out a whole bunch of symphaths. Amazing. There was a lot of stuff with Wrath and Bella's family. A LOT with John Matthew which the next book is going to be about. I can't wait. Ward really left the ending to be open when it comes to that. There's going to be a lot going on in the next book so I hope she comes out with it pretty soon. I hope not a whole year has to go by to read about John Matthew and Xhex.

I'm going to do a quick summery of the important things that happened just because so much happened in this book that I just can't do a thorough summery.

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Amy

Pages read YTD: 7,515

Next book to read: Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

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