Eclipse: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion explores the making of the film Eclipse in this visual companion, with full-colour photos of the cas...moreEclipse: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion explores the making of the film Eclipse in this visual companion, with full-colour photos of the cast, locations, and sets. The book provides insight into how the producers created the movie, interviews with the cast, never-before-seen images, exclusive and personal stories, and behind-the-scenes creation techniques.
I loved this Illustrated Companion. A great book to read to get you ready to see the next instalment of the movie. I loved the interviews with the cast and crew, which provided unique details about how the actors performed stunts, how the wolves were created etc. Not to mention to numerous mouth-watering shots of Jacob, the wolf pack and the Cullen clan!! (less)
The Sunlight Slayings is the second book in the Oliver Nocturne series, and begins where the last book ended. Emalie, believing Oliver killed her cous...moreThe Sunlight Slayings is the second book in the Oliver Nocturne series, and begins where the last book ended. Emalie, believing Oliver killed her cousin Dean, had distanced herself from Oliver. However, Dean rises as a zombie, shocking Oliver as a vampire can only raise a zombie if they have done the killing. Everyone assumes that Oliver is the one that killed Dean, but since he knows he didn’t, the two have to discover who Dean's master is. While trying to determine Dean’s master, a sinister force is slaying young vampires using powerful magic. Oliver and Dean must locate Emalie (who was seen after a slaying). As an Orani, Oliver believes that Emalie is the only one who has the means and the motive to be slaying vampires. Oliver must deal with wraiths, magic, sunlight spells, and a human group of fanatics intent on stopping the elusive prophesy.
This a great second book, the adventure is just as exciting as the first, and allows the reader more insight into Oliver’s world of the supernatural. A quick read and definitely for younger readers but I think it’s unusually well written and find Oliver an interesting character. (less)
The Vampire's Photograph is the first book in a series about Oliver Nocturne, a 13-year-old vampire. Oliver lives a fairly typical life; as a child va...moreThe Vampire's Photograph is the first book in a series about Oliver Nocturne, a 13-year-old vampire. Oliver lives a fairly typical life; as a child vampire. He lives in a world where vampires exist with families and have their own rules, businesses and lives. Oliver feels he is different from those around him; he doesn’t have the same attitude towards humans (humans are walking blood banks and beneath them) as his family and schoolmates. When Emalie, a human girl with a troubled past, unwittingly takes a picture of him, it ignites a friendship between them that is unexpected. This sets them both off on a mission to uncover his true origins and uncover more about a prophesy that involves Oliver.
Although the book is directed towards a younger audience, the author writes a novel perfect for younger readers unable to read the older vampire genre. This is a perfect book for young teens as Oliver is a great role model as a young boy who doesn’t fit in and goes beyond convention and has friendships with 2 humans. Emerson creates a fantastical world, well thought out, and allows the reader to become emersed in the vampire world and left wanting answers to questions in the next book. (less)
This book is about Raven, a 16 year old vampire-crazed outcast Goth-girl, living in a small town dubbed ‘Dullsville’. The rumoured haunted mansion ato...moreThis book is about Raven, a 16 year old vampire-crazed outcast Goth-girl, living in a small town dubbed ‘Dullsville’. The rumoured haunted mansion atop Benson Hill has stood vacant for years until a strange new family moves in. Raven is drawn to Alexander Sterling, the mysterious yet handsome stranger. Raven begins to suspect that her fellow neighbours are not entirely human. Raven, secretly sets out to discover their secret at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's trust.
Unlike other YA books which appeal to adults as well as young adults in the writing, I felt like this book was just for children. This is possibly the worst book I have read about vampires. The main character Raven is a wanna-be Goth who seems to fall in lover after one brief interlude, convinced the guy is a vampire. Her writing style is juvenile, the narrative is often rushed, and the story is so clichéd that it can’t even be in the same league as other books of this genre. There is no kind of relationship building between the characters, they meet, fall in love, the end. Vampire Kisses has a cliff-hanger ending in an attempt to get the reader to purchase the 2nd book. I think I'll pass.(less)
Angel is a vampire, cursed by gypsies decades ago to walk the earth with a soul, doomed to relive his days as the tortuous and malevolent Angelus. Det...moreAngel is a vampire, cursed by gypsies decades ago to walk the earth with a soul, doomed to relive his days as the tortuous and malevolent Angelus. Determined to redeem himself he teams up with Doyle a half demon with visions and Cordelia, a previously conceited and rich princess who ruled her high school and is now set on redeeming her own ways. Doyle has a vision involving a seismic shift, and further investigation leads Angel to a group of Serpentine demons living locally in a prosperous private community. These demons are not evil, having seemingly no apparent enemies, but they have nonetheless become the target of a clan of underground quake demons. Doyle and Cordelia and are not convinced that the clients (high paying demons aside) can be trusted. But Angel finds that he has more in common with these clients, and tries his best to uncover the reason behind this sudden animosity.
I read this book during my High School Angel obsessed days. I needed to get my hands on everything Angel, and miraculously found this book for $2 at a sale. I liked this book because it expanded on Angel’s perspective and you got an inside view about how he went about investigating and how he saw himself and his commitment to his “mission”. This book wasn’t based on an episode which I also liked because often it’s tedious reading about what you have already seen. Overall, a great book to add to the previous hype surrounding the show of Angel.(less)
This book is an unauthorised companion to the Twilight movie. The author explores vampire and werewolf legends, lore, and myths. The book contains qui...moreThis book is an unauthorised companion to the Twilight movie. The author explores vampire and werewolf legends, lore, and myths. The book contains quizzes, facts, and comparisons to other related films. The author is a fan of the series and has set out to capitalise on Stephanie’s Meyer’s success. The author sets out to provide her opinion about the series, along with relating the Twilight world to other books/movies, as well as exploring the myths surrounding vampires, immortality and werewolves throughout the ages.
I purchased this book under some very misleading publishing. I decided to get my money back after the first few pages. The book provided no more insight into the Twilight characters, was mainly the neurotic view of the author’s thought’s about Jacob and Edward and served no purpose whatsoever. Unfortunately for fans Twilight fans, this unauthorized companion will not satiate any thirst you may have. This book was riddled with inaccuracies about the plot and characters in the Twilight series and extremely poorly written. (less)