Twilight has not been my favorite read in history, but it is still very good. My favorite book out of the saga is the first one Twilight, because it l...moreTwilight has not been my favorite read in history, but it is still very good. My favorite book out of the saga is the first one Twilight, because it lets you into the world, it creates it before your eyes. I am pretty sure everyone has read this and if not I do recommend that you read at least one of the books, though I doubt anyone could read just one book out of a four-part saga.
In this book a normal, clumsy teenage girl by the name of Bella Swan moves from her beloved home and warm sunlight to give her mother and her boyfriend some time alone. So she packs up and goes to a dreary town of Forks, Washington, such a change from her lovely sunlit life. But don't worry she soon discovers going to Forks was the best decision she ever made.
When Bella meets the handsome Edward Cullen her world turns upside down, she can't seem to understand how she knows things no normal person could know. As Bella dives deeper into her whirl wind of love with this dangerous Edward she realizes not everything is as it seems.
Dangerous forces are out in the world and Bella gets the unlucky chance to meet them in this saga full of mushy romance that could put Romeo and Juliet to a small test. It gives us persective on just how strong love can be. Too bad it is just a make-believe fairy-tale.(less)
I admit, I skipped book three in the series because...well they only had book four and five when I went to my library, but do rest assured I will be r...moreI admit, I skipped book three in the series because...well they only had book four and five when I went to my library, but do rest assured I will be reading the third one. Anyway The House of Night series is actually one of my favorite, it's funny how I look back on my readings and see how when I first began to pick up on reading again I only seemed to read Gossip Girl, ha. Everything changed once the hype on Twilight broke out, yes I admit I was never really a fan, because I had never looked into supernatural books, though I thought since I watch Charmed and Buffy and Angel why not check out why everyone is so crazy about Twilight for. I also admit to not reading Twilight and actually stated that I liked like it because...well to be frank everyone, and I do mean everyone at my school was reading it. It kind of turned my off to the book, but then one day when I was browsing the BlockBuster store I thought, why not see what Twilight was about and picked it up. Yes you heard I didn't read Twilight until after I watched the movie. Anyway I am not reviewing on Twilight am I, no so back to The House of Night. They may not be my favorite of all time but they were really great, I defiantly recommend you read everyone of them.
Zoey Redbird is a vampyre feldling and in a hell of a problem, all her friends absolutley hate her. She went from having three boyfriends to none, having four friends to being a social pariah. If that weren't bad enough the only two people who are left in Zoey's life are a snobby and uptight blond beauty who is unmarked and feeling as if her goddess has given up on her. However after having two visions of Zoey dying and hell raising onto earth she decides to put pasts behind her and they actually become friends. Seeing as how Zoey doesn't have much of a choice in the matter she is happy for anything she can get. The other is an undead new vampire with red markings instead of blue. The first of her kind and as she sets up the underground tunnels along with the other red feldings Zoey realizing that hell on earth really wasn't an understatment.
Is there something wrong with the red vampyres? Will Zoey be strong enough to fight off whoever is coming, and boy is it strong. And more importantly will her friends ever forgive her, for hinding secrets that Zoey had to keep to herself to protect them.
In the fourth novel of The House of Night series Zoey is pushed to limits she never dreamed possible and along with that is forced to take on the a powerful full grown vampyre. Will she be able to handle it and try to patch things up the that hunk of an ex-boyfriend of hers who is a newly turned vampyre now.(less)
I humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire -...moreI humbly admit that when I had first picked up this book, it was after all the Twilight/Vampire buzz - though personally Harry Potter trumps vampire - I had it in my mind that it was going to be just like Twilight a sappy romance that I adore. Seeing as how in my life romance is moot reading about other people, fictional or not, is the only substitute I seem to have. Much like everything else in my life, I turn to the books, to get my excitement and I mean the excitement where your body literally trembles with it and her heart races until you have to physically move around your bedroom or patio or backyard, wherever it is that you fellow good-readers go to enjoy an oh so lovely book. Anyway I had a mental picture in my head about how this book was going to play out, I even thought I would make it to page fifty and then close the book uninterested. That however, is not what happened.
Stephen Salvatoreis the new transfer student at Mystic Falls and with his good looks, reserved attitude, and secretive nature everyone there seems to fall under his spell, that is of course until the sexy steadfast Damon Salvatore comes to steal Stephen's fame. However, though they appear to be the normal fighting brothers underneath the service lies something no one in Mystic Falls is prepared for, will only destruction and chaos from these to dangerously handsome brothers or will it be them who saves the day.
And then filed away in her little bubble you haveElena Gilbert, who writes in a journal because she has no one to talk to. A horrible accident last year took Elena's parents away from her and left her in the hands of her aunt, but somehow Elena miraculously survived the crash leaving her with grief and guilt. The town looks down at her with pity and for the new year Elena is determined to make a change but little does she know that the change Elena is searching for so desperately just might be the death of her. Will she uncover Stephen's secret before it's too late for her to come back from it or will she dive head first into uncharted and dangerous waters to follow her heart?
This book just might have been one of the best books I have read in a long time. I have been debating about the differences and similarities between this and Twilight, if I am being frank I would say there really isn't many similarities. Yes they both are books about vampires and they do have a romance in each of them but other than that they are completely different in many, many ways. I can't quite put my finger on why but I would have to say that I personally liked The Vampire Diaries better than I did Twilight. Though for some reason I have yet to add it to my personal collection. In other news I fully recommend that you read this book, if you have yet to pick it up that is.(less)