This was such an amazing trilogy. It put a whole new spin on the vampire race. In this last installment, Dawn learns she has vampire blood in her fromThis was such an amazing trilogy. It put a whole new spin on the vampire race. In this last installment, Dawn learns she has vampire blood in her from the Old Family vampires. There were not 14 Old Families, there were 15, and Dawn is the product of a vampire and human who made a baby ages ago. She may have only a few drops of vampire blood in her, but it's enough to get her a seat on the Vampire Council. And in this story, they are all about bringing Sin down and reclaiming Denver in hopes of bringing vampires and humans together to live in one society as friends who help each other in life, not against each other.
Read this trilogy if you like vampire books! It's so worth it and a story that will make you turn the pages as fast as you can read them!...more
Another good read and excellent second installment in this trilogy. Although I have to admit I did miss Victor in this story, (he wasn't around too muAnother good read and excellent second installment in this trilogy. Although I have to admit I did miss Victor in this story, (he wasn't around too much) the story moved with flow and purpose.
As Dawn wakes up in the hospital and figures out that Victor didn't turn her when he took her blood, she is both grateful and a little disappointed. When visted by Tegan, Tegan tells her how she can't sleep at night due to nightmares of Sin, who is still out there somewhere. Then Michael visits and she ends their relationship. He knows she has feelings for Victor and he can't fathom how she would fall for a vampire. Rachel visits and once she is out of the hospital, she is informed that she has been relieved of her duties as a delegate.
Even though they have a new delegate in place, one of Sin's minions comes to announce that the city of Denver is to hand Dawn over or Sin's wrath will destroy the city. Clive tells Dawn that he'll never give her up, and he wants to put her on the night train when it comes in so she can go out west towards L.A. to research "the thirst." It's at it's worst out there, and that's where Victor's friend Richard's father rules. With the Day Walkers in Denver, they're afraid that with the non-existence of donations since "hell night," the vamps will start draining each other and there will be a bunch of infected vamps running around Denver with the thirst. He wants Dawn to meet with the head people in L.A. to see if they have any insight as to how to stop it.
So Dawn does meet w/ Victor who tells her even though he loves her, they cannot be together. Things never work out between vamps and humans. She is crushed, but at night, when she dreams of him, it seems so real and in these dreams, they are together and Dawn is happy.
But getting on the train is another ordeal. She has a night watchman w/ her, who turns out to be someone she knows very well. As well as an unexpected visitor on the train who wasn't supposed to be there. This trip on the night train has a lot of action on it, as well as her destination to L.A. It's not all that it seems and the end of the book is a real eye opener. Not only about L.A., but about Dawn's heritage, the thirst and Sin himself. Can't wait to get my hands on book three, the last in this story. This is definitely worth reading. A totally different take on vampires, no Twilight storyline in sight!...more
This was a cringe worthy book in my opinion. One of the first horror books that I've read in a while that really got to me. They shouldn't of called tThis was a cringe worthy book in my opinion. One of the first horror books that I've read in a while that really got to me. They shouldn't of called the book "Creed," they should've titled it "Creepy" because that's what it was.
Dee is so excited. She is taking her boyfriend Luke to a surprise concert and hotel weekend stayover for their anniversary. His brother Mike is with them, as he helped arrange it. They are seniors in high school and Dee needed a little help from Mike making up a story his parents would buy. Dee lives with foster parents. A very nice older couple took her in after a couple of other fosters didn't work out. Her father abused her at a young age. She had been beaten a lot and almost sexually abused. It has taken her years to trust anyone, and the couple that now have her she really likes and Luke is the best boyfriend she could ask for.
Unfortunately, they got off of the backed up freeway and had taken some backroads to get to their destination. Now they are out of gas and lost. It is freezing outside and they decide to walk to the nearest town to find a gas station. What they find is a deserted town with a warning siren going off. The gas station is also deserted and the pumps are electronic so they cannot access any gas. So they keep walking until they find some houses. And the weird thing is that all of the houses are exactly the same on the outside, down to the potted plant sitting on the steps. The houses are all deserted, so they build a fire in one and decide to wait for someone to come home while they thaw out.
When Dee wakes up, she finds that Luke went exploring in other houses. They all have the same things in them, along with a book in the kitchen drawer on how to discipline your child, starting at the age of 12 months and how many times they are to be beaten, and their welts and scars recorded. This flips Dee out and she wants to immediately get the hell outta there.
Once outside, they encounter Joseph, whose death certificate she had found upstairs in the house without the death date on it. He tries to hide them from his father, who is running the entire town. He killed Joseph's mother when he found out she was trying to leave with Joseph and his 12 yr. old sister Eden. He literally took her into an irrigation shed and "bled" her to death. He wants Luke, Dee and MIke to help him get his sister and escape. When Luke says no, the next thing Dee knows is she is waking up and being bled herself and Luke and MIke are nowhere to be seen.
This is the creepiest book I've read in a long time. I won't give away anymore of the story because it gets even more bizarre from here. If you like horror, this is a good one for you, and it's only a little over 200 pages, a fast read....more
I LOVE Abbi Glines! If she put books out on a daily basis I'd probably read a book a day. I find them so appealing that it's hard to put them down.
ThiI LOVE Abbi Glines! If she put books out on a daily basis I'd probably read a book a day. I find them so appealing that it's hard to put them down.
This book was no exception. What was funny is that I absolutely detested the character of Krit in the previous book he was featured in. There wasn't one thing about that character I liked, so I was skeptical about this book. And my library didn't have it so I bought it. THen I was quickly turned after being introduced to Blythe.
A character that's easy to love because of the physical and emotional abuse inflicted on her her entire life by the family that took her in when she was orphaned, Blythe has no self esteem and thinks she's ugly and evil and not worth anybody's friendship let alone a relationship.This is what a pastor's wife would tell her, as well as beatings. The pastor never hurt her, but let these things happen to her. Until the day this woman dies and Blythe gets to move out to Sea Breeze and go to college. Then she begins to come out of her shell a little bit.
Staying in an apartment on by the water, she doesn't realize that Krit and his bandmate Green also stay in, right above her. She hears their parties and gets sick of the nightly noise. And once Krit lays eyes on her and she sees his incredible blue eyes, they are both instantly attracted to one another.
And that's all you get. I love the way this is written with Krit's manwhore ways; will he change when he meets sweet innocent Blythe? And Blythe who thinks she's worthy of no one and that Krit or anyone else won't want anything to do with her once they see the evil in her.
Can't wait for the next book by Ms. Glines. They're all worth reading!!...more
Another wonderful installment of this story. I see there is a book 4 and my library doesn't carry it. But with that said, it seems like this book coulAnother wonderful installment of this story. I see there is a book 4 and my library doesn't carry it. But with that said, it seems like this book could totally be the end of this story so I'm not going to go too crazy over missing the last in the series.
In this installment, Katie learns the biggest secret of all, the one Brandon has been keeping from her for the last 7 years. In return, we as the reader also learn that Katie was keeping a very big secret from him as well. These two have so much chemistry, but their relationship seems to be one that has them either having sex or fighting. There doesn't seem to be an in between. Will it ever change? Will these two ever get together and stay together? Read the books! You can literally sit down with all three and be done in a couple of hours so it's definitely worth it!...more
Another very fast read. I liked this installment of this story as well. Once again, more sex, more games too. The title is very fitting because that'sAnother very fast read. I liked this installment of this story as well. Once again, more sex, more games too. The title is very fitting because that's all these two characters do is try and one up each other with their game playing, and the books always end with more questions than resolutions. On to book III!...more
This was a very fast and easy read. Only 62 pages long, Katie is just starting her freshman year of college. And at 18, she and her friends dressed upThis was a very fast and easy read. Only 62 pages long, Katie is just starting her freshman year of college. And at 18, she and her friends dressed up and got into a bar. At the end of the night, Katie is standing outside extremely intoxicated when she meets 35 yr. old Brandon. She ends up going home with him but not having sex. she wasn't feeling well and took him up on his offer for a place to crash. He thinks she's 22 and she doesn't tell him any different.
So this book goes back and forth to Katie reliving her five months with Brandon up until the day he finds out just how old she really is, and in present time, Katie now 25 yrs. old and has a new job as an executive at Marathon Corp, which Brandon Hastings has just bought and taken over. Now she has to go to some big meeting and hopes and prays that she doesn't run into Brandon, and if she does, that he doesn't remember her. After all, they only dated for 5 months seven years ago.
This is a good start to a good story. LOTS of sex in those 62 pages and it left off on a cliffhanger. This is a 3 book story, all of the books are very thin so I'm sure the entire thing can be read in just a day. I'm off to book II !
**I stand corrected. I just learned there are 4 books in this series and I'll be damned of my library doesn't have book 4! Now what??!!!...more
This book was just okay for me. I thought when I started it last week that it would be a good scary book to read for Halloween week. It didn't do tooThis book was just okay for me. I thought when I started it last week that it would be a good scary book to read for Halloween week. It didn't do too much for me though.
The book revolves around two different families who lived in the Amity house 10 years apart. In this book, the house is literally named Amity, even with a little plaque by the mailbox with it's name on it.
10 yrs. ago, Connor, his twin sister Jules and their family of a battered wife and husband and younger son Abel all move in to Amity. I guess Connor has some issues already with being a bit unstable, (kind of like the mind of a serial killer the way his chapters go). Then in the present, Gwen and her brother Luke, and parents move into Amity. Gwen has had some psychiatric issues that made them all move. But it sounds more like the girl is telekinetic, as her Aunt Ro is a bit psychic. Doesn't matter though as her parents don't buy that kind of thing.
So as the chapters go from 10 yrs. prior to the present, we learn that Amity "speaks" go Connor, shows Gwen things that happened in the house, as well as her brother Luke who seems fascinated with not only the boathouse, but with the basement.
Both families live in the house for 28 days, ending in a crescendo of pure evil unleashed within the walls of Amity. Decent story with yet another take on this house. I've never really decided if the original story had any truth to it, but it sure has had enough publicity between various movies and books written on it....more
I feel bad giving this book only 2 stars, because I just think it wasn't for me. It was a good story, but for me, it wasn't a page turner. I think thiI feel bad giving this book only 2 stars, because I just think it wasn't for me. It was a good story, but for me, it wasn't a page turner. I think this book is a little too teen for me. I think a younger person would enjoy it more than I did. I like to be really scared by horror books, where it keeps me thinking about it and wanting to read it until I'm finally done. This one just didn't do it for me. I doubt I'll read the follow up.
Shauna and her best friend Jess, along with her other two friends Anna and Kitty are trying to summon Bloody Mary. It's Jess's idea and they're in Anna's basement in the bathroom giving it a try. Jess is the leader of the pack and so excited to see if it works. And it does! But they only see parts of Bloody Mary, not her face. So at Jess's suggestion, they agree to try it again the next day, even though the other girls aren't too thrilled to do this, as they were freaked out the first time. But this time, Jess doesn't salt the mirror right underneath it, but a few inches away. And when Bloody Mary comes through, she grabs Shauna and attempts to take her back into the mirror with her, leaving claw marks down her back. Thankfully the girls are able to pull her back, but now Shauna is marked, and Bloody Mary will stop at nothing to get her and take her back with her.
Any shiny surface or mirror is a gateway for Mary to come through. And this story is crazy with Shauna, Anna, Kitty and Jess trying to save Shauna from Mary, trying to find a way to end this curse.
Like I said, decent story, but probably a little too young for my reading list. ...more
I'm always a sucker for an Abbi Glines book. I look forward to them because I can read them within a day or two and be completely entertained with theI'm always a sucker for an Abbi Glines book. I look forward to them because I can read them within a day or two and be completely entertained with the characters, the storyline and a little bit of sex thrown in for good measure.
In this latest, Harlow is hiding out w/ her brother Mase and Grant is going crazy trying to find her an apologize for his reaction to her news of her heart condition. What he doesn't know, is Harlow is now pregnant with his baby and with her condition, she is high risk as the pregnancy can kill her. Mase is trying to get her to talk to him, as he leaves her a voicemail daily. In this book, Blaire and Rush as well as Woods, Della, Nan and others make appearances.
As the book progresses, Harlow finally clues in Grant on her pregnancy and it is a book of if she will live through it.
Loved it, was surprised by Nan, (I'm hoping she will get a book redeeming her. She needs it and it would be a nice turn around for the character). Looking forward to the next book in this series....more
Another great one day read from Abbi Glines. I totally love her books because they're easy to read and always end the way I want them too! Add a littlAnother great one day read from Abbi Glines. I totally love her books because they're easy to read and always end the way I want them too! Add a little bit of conflict and some sex scenes and you got me.
This installment involves Bethy, who lost her boyfriend Jace a couple of years back when he saved her from drowning. She will never forgive herself for his death, as she has blamed herself ever since and basically went on to exist, not live.
And Tripp, he decided he was going to watch and protect her, even though she wants nothing to do with him. Then the story goes between the present and 8 yrs. ago when Tripp knew 16 yr. old Bethy. He was 18 and rebelling against his parents wishes for him to go to Yale and marry London, the richy rich snob they picked out for him. So he decided to leave everything behind and go on the road. In two years when Bethy was 18 he'd come back for her. But when he did, she was with his cousin Jace.
This story was about Bethy healing over the death of Jace and getting over a lot of things from her past with Tripp, things he didn't know that she had to confess to him, and things she didn't know about him as well. Great writing, great story and lots of steamy scenes for the reader who likes some sex thrown into the story. I love Abbi Glines books!...more
I know a lot of people liked this book, but honestly, I couldn't finish it. I spent the week reading it, but I had no desire to keep reading it or picI know a lot of people liked this book, but honestly, I couldn't finish it. I spent the week reading it, but I had no desire to keep reading it or picking it up when I had time. This character Addie, she just wasn't interesting to me. Sure, she had abilities that when faced with a choice, she could "search" her choices to see the outcome of choosing this or that. My problem was, she was so boring I really didn't care if she chose to live with her mother in their paranormal community where everyone had one ability or another. Or her father, who was leaving the compound to live with normal society. Personally, it seems to me she would fit better with the norms, but like I said, she was so boring and uninteresting, I just chose to not care and to not finish this book....more