After the Russian citizens votes to bring back the monarchy, it is up to Miles Lord, a lawyer froChecked out from the library.
5 out of 5
After the Russian citizens votes to bring back the monarchy, it is up to Miles Lord, a lawyer from Atlanta, to make sure there is nothing in his client’s, Stefan Baklanov, background that will take the throne away from him. It was just an ordinary assignment until gunmen try to kill him on the city plaza, and now, he has to figure out why they are after him. He does some research and through reading Rasputin’s writings, he discovers that there might be a direct descendant from the last tsar, Nicholas II, which will threaten the plans set by the people, who were sent to kill him. Miles only companion is Akilina Petrovna, and it’s only with these two can the mystery of Nicholas II’s direct descendant be solved, according to Rasputin’s prophecy, but, first, will they be able to survive from the attempts on their lives?
In the beginning of The Romanov Prophecy, it starts with violence and some gory details of the scene — yeah, it was a lovely, vivid picture in my mind, and I didn’t like that much detail of gory scenes filled with blood that much. Anyways, it starts with the killing attempts on Miles Lord’s life, but if you’re wondering why he’s in Russia getting killed, you have to either read the summary or wait until later on in the novel — which will explain in great detail as to why he’s there and all those tid-bits that can be boring at times. ;)
The idea of the prophecy and combining it with Rasputin, who is usual is viewed as a conman, was very well thought out mixed with some history of Russia — it was pretty interesting reading that Rasputin was a viewed as a good guy in the end of a novel. This is one of the main reasons I wanted to read this book. :)
The ending was well thought of and came to an end that was really good, and to get to the great ending, it had great detail of history and description of what happened — which got a little boring at times. Throughout the book there are a lot of politics, violence, racial prejudice, culture and history of Russia, a little bit of mystery, and a lot more politics — bleh! :( Things I liked about the book are the culture and history of Russian that he added in there, the clever idea of Rasputin actually being a good guy and coming up with the prophecy, the mystery whether or not there was a direct descendant of Nicholas II, and also, how it showed that the United States isn’t the only one that has racial problems and how to deal with it. The things I didn’t like about it are the politics and details of the murder/gory scenes. All in all, it was actually a pretty good book, if you can stand the violence, politics, details, and the boring parts....more
The avains and serpiente have been at war for longer than anyone can remember. However, is peaceChecked out from the library.
5 out of 5
The avains and serpiente have been at war for longer than anyone can remember. However, is peace at hand when Danica Shardae holds her people’s enemy in her arms and sings to him about peace as he dies? When Zane Cobriana hears about this, he moves forward with plans on how they can earn peace. But, when a neutral group mentions merging the two royal families, will they be able to set aside their differences for the peace they both desperately want? Not only that, but when they decide to merge it, will their people believe it is the best thing?
Another supernatural book, however, this time it is about shapeshifters. Yay. \o/
For a first book of a series, Hawksong was very well written. Though, what really counts is if the author keeps up and makes each in this series better than the previous one, which is almost impossible for most of the authors who write series. The plot of the first book is a little common, but that doesn’t make it any less special. This book has suspense, romance, betrayals, and shapeshifters. Finding shapeshifter books, just on their own, are rare, so that makes this book even more wonderful.
I just love the main character Zane and Danica, and how the author makes their personalities actually work together, even though they clash at certain points. Also, the way all the characters develop in this book is great, but they could have grown a little bit more than what they did.The descriptions and events are also very well done, but a little bit more about how the other characters look like would have made it a little bit better.
Even though the plot is typical — two separate group at war, two people characters marry to stop the war, peace comes, and then everyone lives happily ever after — you should go ahead and read this book/series. Though, like I said before, I haven’t read all of the books in this series, but that looks like what it going to happen. Though, I hope there will be some interesting twists in order to get to the peace.
Danica and Zane have achieved a lot in their aim of peace between the avains and serpiente. HowevChecked out from the library.
4 out of 5
Danica and Zane have achieved a lot in their aim of peace between the avains and serpiente. However, when Danica becomes pregnant, will the peace last long? Also, a falcon named Syfka comes and that causes more problems, so is the falcon just there to find their missing falcon? Or, is she there just to stir up trouble amongst their people?
Another supernatural book, however, this time it is about shapeshifters, again. Yay. \o/
As a second book of series, Snakecharm was very well written, but I like the first book a lot more than this one. It’s not as good as the first book, but it is still a good book to read. The plot of the second book is a little common, but that doesn’t make it any less special. This book has suspense, romance, betrayals, and shapeshifters. Finding shapeshifter books, just on their own, are rare, so that makes this book even more wonderful.
I just love the main character Zane and Danica, but unlike the first book there is hardly any clashing between them. Also, the way all the characters develop in this book is great, but they could have grown a little bit more than what they did. The descriptions and events are also very well done, but a little bit more about how the other characters look like would have made it a little bit better. Also, unlike the first book, the narrator for this one is Zane, not Danica.
Even though the plot is typical — two separate group at war, two people characters marry to stop the war, peace comes, the ruler gets pregnant, but then the heir issue comes up — you should go ahead and read this book/series. Though, like I said before, I didn’t really like this book. I like how the main characters are still Zane and Danica, but not how the focus is not completely on them. To me, it would have been better just to end it with the first book, and not this one. I just hope the other books in this series doesn’t ruin how I view the series right now.
Anyways, go ahead and read the book, even though it doesn’t have the same spark as the first one....more
Nicias, a son of two outlawed falcons, has never felt at home in the Wyern’s Court, but he somehoChecked out from the library.
3 out of 5
Nicias, a son of two outlawed falcons, has never felt at home in the Wyern’s Court, but he somehow feels drawn to Ahnmik, where falcons live. His powers are awakening, so he has no choice but to go to the falcons’ homeland. With warnings from his parents, he goes there, so that he can get back to guarding Oliza Shardae Cobriana, heir to both thrones. However, should he trust Araceli, or a stranger not of his blood? He has to choose wisely because everything he holds dear is at risk.
Another book review for The Kiesha’Ra series. I’m only two books away from finishing this series. I can’t wait until I get rid of it since I’m not really starting to like the direction the series is going. :( Oh, there might be some spoilers, so watch out for them. :X
Like most series, the third book is usually where it gets less interesting or turns toward something you won’t really like. For Falcondance, it’s a little of both less interesting and turning something that I didn’t like. Don’t get me wrong, I like plot twists, but only when it goes more toward the characters I like the most.
Anyways, unlike Snakecharm, which takes place after a couple of months from the previous book, Falcondance takes place about twenty or so years after Snakecharm. That’s my first problem with books like these, you miss the childhood moments for Oliza, Nicias, Salem, Sive, etc, so you kind of miss out on how their personalities got like that. There are some childhood flashbacks, but not that many. I think there is only one in this book.
Now for my second problem in the book, my favorite main characters, Zane and Danica, only have small parts in this book. I like the other characters, but Zane and Danica are my favorites. They have a spark that the other characters don’t really seem to have. Nicias is a good character, and so far, he is my fourth favorite character. My third favorite is Andreious/Sebastian. I might list my favorite characters in this series on the last book review. :X
Like in the second book, Snakecharm, you learn more about how the avians, serpiente, and falcons came to be, like why the avians were created in the first place, and other parts like that. There is this one part where it mentions that the avians and serpiente will never be able to combine without one giving up their culture. They might be able to live in peace, but they wouldn’t never truly get along since the two powers wouldn’t be balanced. That part gave me a headache since it made thought about several things like: how are Danica and Zane are able to live in peace then? To me, it added some plot holes when the author did that. Also, you find out what happened to Zane’s older brother while he was on the falcon lands, which I really don’t like.
Despite the short-comings, Falcondance was very well written, but I like the first book a lot more than this one and the second one. The descriptions are a little bit less, but the events are suspenseful. Finding shapeshifter books, just on their own, are rare, so that makes this book even more wonderful. I miss Danica and Zane as the main characters, but I hope the original spark will come back. I still think it would have been better just to end it with the first book, and not this one. I just hope the last two books stay on the tract it’s on right now, since at this rate, I really don’t like where it is going.
Anyways, go ahead and read the book, even though it doesn’t have the same spark as the first one....more
Oliza Shardae Cobriana is the heir to two courts, the avians and serpiente. Although her parentsChecked out from the library.
4 out of 5
Oliza Shardae Cobriana is the heir to two courts, the avians and serpiente. Although her parents merged the two courts together as Wyvern’s Court and the war ended, the hatred is still noticeable in Wyvern’s Court. However, when Urban, a serpiente dancer, expresses love to Oliza, the hatred and tension rises. Though when she finds Urban beaten up on the avian side of Wyvern’s Court, she begins to wonder how she can lead her people, when no one really wants to stop their hatred? Before she can find the answer to that question, she is kidnapped by lion mercenaries, who take her into the wolves’ territory. She meets Betia, a female wolf, and the Obsidian Guild, a group of white viper dancers, there. However, will she be able to find out the answer to her question with them? And will Hai’s and her predictions show her the choice she must choose in order to give peace to her people without leading to another war? Oliza must make a decision before it’s too late, no matter how much pain it causes.
Another book review for The Kiesha’Ra series. I’m only one book away from finishing this series. I can’t wait until I get rid of it since I’m not really starting to like the direction the series is going. :( Oh, there might be some spoilers, so watch out for them. :X
Like most series, the third book is usually where it gets less interesting or turns toward something you won’t really like. For Wolfcry, it’s gets a little more interesting than Falcondance, but it still turns into something that I didn’t like. Don’t get me wrong, I like plot twists, but only when it goes more toward the characters I like the most. Anyways, like Snakecharm, Wolfcry takes place after a couple of months from the previous book, Falcondance.
Like in the second book, Snakecharm and Falcondance, you learn more about how the avians, serpiente, and falcons came to be, and little bit more about the powers Oliza holds. Also, I like the information about the white vipers and the wolves. Though, I really, really don’t like Hai. She seems more snobbish than the other falcons, and it looks like she will cause more trouble than she is really worth. Also, it seems that she wants the respect from Oliza, but doesn’t really know how. Though, I can’t blame Oliza for not trusting or liking Hai that much. When you throw in a new relative that you haven’t even heard about, you are bound to have troubles, so I don’t blame Oliza at all. Hai also annoys and confuses me like she does to Oliza. Anyways, I really think the author shouldn’t have included her in the story line at all, but that’s the author’s call, not mine. :( Something else I like even more now, I like how the author addresses same-sex relationships into the book. It made it a little bit more interesting, and took away, kind of, the annoyance that Hai caused me. :) I like it when authors add in something that society hardly ever talks about. ;)
Despite the few short-comings, like Hai, Wolfcry was very well written, but I like the first book a lot more than the following books. The descriptions are a little bit less, but the events are suspenseful. Finding shapeshifter books, just on their own, are rare, so that makes this book even more wonderful. I miss Danica and Zane as the main characters, but I hope the original spark will come back. I still think it would have been better just to end it with the first book, and not this one. Though, with this books, at least a little bit of spark came back, but not much. I read the summary for the next book, and let’s say, I don’t really like how Hai and followers will mess things up.
Anyways, go ahead and read the book. Though, like I said before, there are same-sex relationships in this book and in maybe in the next one, too.
P.S. I know I said this, but I REALLY hate Hai. ^^...more
Hai has always been an outsider, and even in the Wynern's court, she is considered a mongrel. FewChecked out from the library.
1 out of 5
Hai has always been an outsider, and even in the Wynern's court, she is considered a mongrel. Few consider her as a friend, even the royal family refuses to acknowledge her bloodline. However when she starts having visions, they begin to overwhelm her. Though, are they the future or something that her presence awakens? When Oliza, Hai's cousin, abdicates the throne to Wyvern's Court because she wants to save it from the vision she saw, Hai sees its destruction. When Salem, heir to the serpiente throne, is poisoned, in order to prevent Oliza from coming back, Hai's followers plan to usurp the throne. However, as long as Oliza lives, the visions of her child destroying everything can come true. Unable to kill Oliza, due to Nicias' loyalty towards her, Hai must find a way to awaken Salem --- even if that means her giving up something that is precious to her.
Another book review for The Kiesha’Ra series. Oh, yay, I’m finally finished with this series. \o/ Let’s say, I don’t really like the ending. :( Also, there are spoilers, so beware
Like most series, the third book is usually where it gets less interesting or turns toward something you won’t really like. The same thing is kind of true for this series. With the ending of Wyvermhail, it gets a lot less interesting, and not to mention, you wonder why Hai is still in the book. True, the visions helped Oliza’s decision, but without Hai there to interfere, then her followers wouldn’t have tried killed Salem. Then, with Salem alive, she wouldn’t have gotten the vision of Oliza’s child still. *shakes head* *SIGHS*
Anyways, Wyvernhail, takes place only moments from the previous book, Falcondance. Now, instead of a likable character narrating, Hai is the one that narrates this story. Although she doesn’t seem as cold as she did in the other books with her in them, it is still hard to actually like her or even accept that she had a real part in the series. The only part I think she was really need for is to help Oliza abdicate and waking up Salem, other than that, I view her as unnecessary to the series.
Another problem with the book is that her visions and the real life is muddled together, so you have to think about what is real and what is not. Also, the author depended on visions to tell the ending of the series, which I didn’t really like. Why depend on visions, when they can change? I like the idea of visions of the future, but with Hai, I don’t like it so much. She annoys me whenever she thinks to interfere, I know other books with visions, they interfere, but they, most of the time, interfere at a lower level. Hai, however, interferes at a much higher level in this book than she did in the others.
With that said, I didn’t think that Wyvernhail as well written as the other books, and I really don’t want to say, “Go read it.” Though, if you want to know the ending, as crappy as it is, you have to read it. My advice is just read the last two chapters to avoid the annoying parts with Hai in them. The descriptions are a lot less, but the events are suspenseful and annoying. With this book, I miss Danica and Zane as the main characters, but the spark that it once had, died with this book. The first two books are worth reading, the last three books, err, they really aren’t worth reading, especially this one.
Getting/buying all the books separately isn’t really worth it, but if you really want all the books, get The Shapeshifters. That book has all of the Kiesha’Ra books, Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry, and Wyvernhail, and it’s cheaper than getting all the books separately. This way, you don’t feel guilty if you wasted your money. ...more
Sending anonymous yahoo group mass e-mails, a Saudi Arabain woman tells a story of her four frienChecked out from the library.
2 out of 5
Sending anonymous yahoo group mass e-mails, a Saudi Arabain woman tells a story of her four friends about how they are trying to survive their country’s ways on how women should behave and do things.
This book wasn’t my cup of tea, but I read it so I can find out if I would like it, though, I didn’t like it in the end. :P Anyways, you would like this kind of book, if you’re into “girl power”, love sucks, but I’ll hang in there, type of books.
What I liked: The cultural information, some parts of the romance — which is not much, and the way it was written — yahoo group e-mails — which is kind of original.
What I didn’t like: It had information about love that should be obvious, but no woman wants to really know. It had the boringly common themes about love lives and how women go at lenghts for love, the cultural point of view was nice.However, the falling in love theme and problems in the book are common pretty much everywhere. Also, there were too many point of view changes — it played any-miney-money-moe with who told the part of story.
Well, if you like those types of books — where they talk and give pity parties about love lives (bleh!) :(
This book didn’t have that many of my interests, but the culture parts were pretty the only things that were interesting to me. Also, I added the smut tag because it talks about sex — a lot. ^^...more
When Sam Neely graduates from State Police academy, he is assigned to the small village of Eden wChecked out from the library.
2 out of 5
When Sam Neely graduates from State Police academy, he is assigned to the small village of Eden with the population of 47. He has been thinking that it is just a dull little town with nothing going on, but things suddenly get interesting when Ed Harris finds his wife in bed with his best friend, Hayden Elkins. Afterwords, Ed gives Hayden his wife and tells him that he now has two wives, but it then more things spin out of control. Can the community come together and bring peace back to their little town?
What can I say about this book? Hmmm… it was… ummm… odd — in the good way, I guess. Though, I really don’t know what genre to put on this book. It’s mostly about life in the village of Eden, which has a population of 47, and how the community can come together through mostly gossip and trouble. So, I guess, it’s mostly a slice of life genre. >.>”
The writing was almost like a diary telling the life of people in the village of Eden — missing on some details, skipping some parts that would make it more interesting, and a lot of gossip things. ^^; It is told through the point of view of several characters — Sam Neely, Ed Harris, Anne Harris, Hayden Elkins, Junior Grimes, Diamond Ice, and many more. :| For me, the book would have been better if it was told through the point of view of a couple of them. Though, through telling it through several characters, they were almost like real life people and very believable, and at times, sort of funny. So it has a good point and a bad point — you got to know the personalities and descriptions through different eyes, but there were so many that it skipped some things that could have made the book better. :(
Also, I like the descriptions and details that the author used, and it seemed liked there was enough, but it could have been more enjoyable. It felt like the author skipped some major scenes that would have made the ending have more sense. It feels like he was trying to write it as a way to understand women since they were pretty much the focus of the books — but it didn’t succeed much. :| Even though some people won’t believe that a spouse wouldn’t take their other half back after they cheat, I believe it because it happened with my parents. :D Though, I don’t think they pretend it never happened — like the characters do in the book. Though, since I’m their kid (no matter how old I am), they won’t discuss things like that with me ;)
So I like how he put the forgiveness in there, despite on how unbelievable it is. The author makes the characters seem human and not hold a grudge, but we all know that isn’t likely in real life. Everyone holds a grudge against something — whether it’s another human, country, animal, etc — sad, but mostly true. So, the no holding grudges and forgiving everything is not like real life, but kind of like utopia. Amazing thought, but with humans being unpredictable, it won’t happen anytime soon. :)
Things I didn’t like were the fast paced events, which didn’t really satisfy you, the off topic things, and kept on adding new problems instead of focusing on just one and build on that (and then add more problems), the amount of God in there — it’s mentioned, then it goes poof, then it appears again (like the author couldn’t decide really to add God in the solution of the problems), and how the author made the women’s personalities — gossips, cheaters, nagging, etc.
I will only rate it a two star because it was an enjoyable read, but no higher because of the problems above, which irritate me the most. :| It is pretty much a good summer read since it won’t take that much time to finish it.
Oh, just a warning, there are some sex (smut) scenes, but they aren’t describe in that much details. ;) ...more
Raven finally gets to meet Stormy, AlBought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.
APART OF THE GOODREADS 2012 READING CHALLENGE.
3 out of 5
Raven finally gets to meet Stormy, Alexander’s sister. And now Raven finally gets to see what it is like to be a vampire in Alexander’s family. While Stormy creates the perfect storm around Dullsville, Raven begins to wonder how much Alexander actually loves her. Will she finally be able to become what she has always dreamed of?
Okay, when I finished the eighth book in the series, I didn’t think would read this book — mostly because the previous one was so horrible. This one was kind of average, but only a couple of things saved it from being a two star. So think of this as a high two instead of a three. Oh, this review will contain spoilers. >.<
This book takes place about a week after the last one, so you don’t miss that much in between. Everything that was annoying in the previous book is still there (and still annoying). Raven is still very selfish and bratty, and several times I almost gritted my teeth and threw the book. And Alexander isn’t that much better — I was very irritated at the “easy” way he decided to go. Also, they get in a fight because Alexander thought Raven only wanted to be a vampire, not love him. Oh, granted, she likes Alexander, but she also loves the little side bonus to it too. It just annoyed me again and reminded me of Twilight. >.>” Also, Rave and Alexander often contradicted themeselves and what they believe in, especially when it came to Billy and Stormy. Another thing I found annoying was that Raven didn’t care enough to learn more about Romeo or Jameson until this book. For real, it takes nine books before a main character wants to know about major minor characters?
Anyways, the ending is not good. I didn’t like how predictable it was — since it is exact same thing as many books in this genre. Forgive me for hoping for something different. *SPOILER*(view spoiler)[ For real, why change her while she’s still in high school and 17, with parents who are still alive and don’t know about vampires? At least Twilight waited until she was graduated and married. >.> (hide spoiler)] *END SPOILER*
For this book, the only thing that kept me reading it was Stormy (Athena). Her personality really out-shined all of the other characters, even all the main characters. Also, her personality reminded me of how Raven was in the beginning of the series — cheerful, knows how to stand up for herself, and only a LITTLE bratty. And she even brought out a side of Alexander that we never got to see while Raven was with him. I also like how Stormy has more determination and fire about the RIGHT things. Some of my favorites scenes include Stormy: The fall dance and the Star Wars costumes.
Overall, only Stormy saved this book. If it weren’t for that character, this book would have been a one or two star. However, she didn’t save me from hating the ending or the personalities of the main characters....more
Ease of Reading Text: 5 out of 5 IllBought from Wal-Mart, and I still own a copy.
APART OF THE GOODREADS 2012 READING CHALLENGE.
4 out of 5
Ease of Reading Text: 5 out of 5 Illustrations: 5 out of 5 Plot: 4 out of 5
Gives information, such as fun facts; recorded attacks; unprovoked fatalities; what their prey are; and other things, to promote knowledge of sharks.
Okay, I’ll start with how they presented the information. I read some interesting information about 10 sharks they thought was the Top 10 Deadliest sharks. At first I didn’t get how they made their Top 10 list, but now, I think they made it based on how aggressive the sharks are in their attacks. :S
Anyways some of more interesting information was how sharks played a role in World War 2 — with how the pilots landed in the sea, wounded, with sharks. Another interesting piece of information was about the ship wreck and how many people died from the sharks. However, on one of the sharks, it didn’t give any kind of example of any attacks — only ways to avoid sharks. Most likely, the tips would have been better at the end of the book, as a way to summarize the book. >.<
Next, the artwork and coloring was really pretty. I liked how they drew the sharks and made it look like it was really under water. Also, the artwork and panels perfectly matched what was being said in the text. The text was also very easy to read since they were in boxes or circles, instead of the background. :)
Overall, it is a pretty good graphic novel, but I would have preferred the tips be at the end of the book, with the shark having an actual example of culture or attack....more
Sebastian has ended up with someone very dangerous, Luna, and now Raven has som**spoiler alert** Checked out from the library.
2 out of 5
Sebastian has ended up with someone very dangerous, Luna, and now Raven has something new to worry about. Now that Sebastian is under Jagger's and Luna's control, they are going to make a new club. Great, but it will be in Dullsville. Is it going for mortals only, or, will it be like the Coffin Club? How will they be able to keep the secret that vampires exist now? And if that's not enough, Raven is starting to wonder if Alexander will ever turn her.
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware.
Like all the other books in this series, not that much time has past in between this book and the previous one, only about a week or so. However, in terms of time, it has been one year since Alexander and Raven met. And let's just say that it doesn't feel like a year has past for them since there is still very little we know about Alexander. :|
In all honesty, I don't really know where to start, but I'll try my best. When this book first begins, it is kind of romantic with the kissing and Alexander finally tasting Raven's blood --- not biting though. I thought it was going to be great, but the book went downhill after the romantic scene. :(
After the yummy scene, we start getting into the club for Dullsville and their plans for it. One, Raven kept changing her mind so much that it wasn't even that enjoyable. Two, hasn't the author did the same thing where Jagger tries to invite more vampires into a town that didn't need anymore vampires? Three, while everyone (Alexander, Raven, Jagger, etc) think that they need a club for every teenager in the town, Raven mostly does the thinking that the club is another "place where she can truly belong". I understand wanting have a place to go, but when you mostly do it for yourself than for others, I consider that selfish. =___=
Anyways, speaking of Raven's personality in this book, I found it more childish than developed. Instead of the powerful message of being different is okay, I see more judging coming from her than anyone in the town. Yeah, everyone in the town judges her for being goth and wearing black all the time, but she does the same thing, especially towards Trevor.
You see the judgement personality throughout the book. One example is when her mom tries to get her to explore more life, rather than to declare Alexander her one and only. Raven continues by saying that Trevor would cheat on her, but it seems more judgement from her than anything else. How does she know if he would cheat or not? To me, it looks like Trevor goes through the girls because he can't have what he wants --- Raven --- than cheating. And even after knowing how he feels about her, she uses him just to open "her" club. ~___~
Then when Jagger makes a deal with Trevor, Raven gets all huffy and asks for vampire protection for just one single dance. With all the hostility Raven acts towards Trevor, it's no wonder Trevor acts the same way. She ignores him, he ignores her.
Raven's "developed" personality in this book made me want to throw the book away. With how she's acting now, I am starting to think that she just wants to be a vampire than Alexander's lover. Then she continues to try to hide the secret, even when she knows Becky found out. =___=
Grrrrr! Everything about the book pissed me off, especially Raven's personality, the reusing of things that happened in other books, and the childishness. The book also leaves off with the cliffhanger of Raven finding out another thing about Alexander. Why does he always how to use the "you didn't ask excuse"?
Anyways, I'm only going to read the next book because it is the last one in the series. ...more
After Alexander’s parents finally leave, Raven and Alexander have to now deal with his best friend. Sebastian, Alexander’s best friend, arrives at the mansion and will be staying there for a long time, and Raven isn’t exactly thrilled at this new intrusion on their romance. However, she still grabs at the chance to learn new things about Alexander, but Sebastian falls for a mortal. Now Raven is wondering if that mortal will be the first to get bitten.
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)
I have to say when I first read this series, I loved it. However, now, I’m starting to get impatient with this series and thinking why did I pick this series back up. Also, when I first read this book, I liked it. Now though, I think it uses too many themes that have been repeated too many times.
This time you get to see only like one new character — Sebastian. The rest are characters that the author already mentioned. Yet again you learn about Alexander, not through himself, but the new character. That would be okay, if the author didn’t use that method so many times. First you learn about Alexander through Jagger, then Luna, his parents, and now Sebastian. Couldn’t the author let Alexander say it himself for once instead of letting other characters tell Raven? Seven books and so little information about Alexander — which is kind of pissing me off.
Characters, descriptions, and even the plot are all okay, but it’s starting to get boring and a little cliche. And instead of making their personalities shine, I’m starting to see them decline. Okay, we know she’s goth by now, we know she wants to be vampire, so why keep on repeating it? I’ve read the series since the beginning, so I don’t need those details. And like pretty much all the other books, it takes place only a couple of days after the previous one.
Anyways, we are also seeing the same old basic enemies with almost the same mission as the other books. That’s right, Luna and Jagger are back and they are scheming something. :| Yeah, okay, so what’s new?
The only thing I didn’t except was that Alexander starts saying (to Sebastien) about how he feels about changing Raven and why he hasn’t done it it. A couple more things that made this book a three star instead of a two star are… You get to see another side of Matt — seems more brazen and stands out there more. Also, more scenes with Onyx and Scarlet, so you get to see their personalities develop a little more.
Overall, I found the book a little bit too cliche and boring. :| However, I’m still hoping that the author will do something unexpected and pair her up with Trevor, or, leaving Raven mortal for a vampire Alexander, or even, finding a way to make Alexander mortal. :) ...more
When Raven and Alexander discover that his parents are coming back, their romantic nights must come to a stop. However, Raven is not that disappointed, she’s actually excited at finally getting to meet Alexander’s parents. As she waits and waits, she discovers that the whole town has already seen them before her. Why hasn’t Alexander introduced Raven to them? When Raven finally does meet Alexander’s parents, she finds out something that might stop their relationship? Will their love be able to grow after this event or…?
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)
The plot of this book becomes even more exciting because we finally get to meet Alexander’s parents, and we actually find more out about Alexander’s past. Yay~
One thing I like with these recent books is that the author introduces new characters in order to make Raven’s and Alexander’s personality change or shine even more. I was actually able to read this book without getting too mad at Alexander for being meek. In order to stand up to his parents, his personality changes for the better as he becomes more brazen. :D Yay, hopefully, it will stay like that. :|
Anyways, even though Alexander’s personality has kind of changed, I am still kind of hoping the series won’t end with Raven becoming a vampire. I’m hoping that the author will do something unexpected and pair her up with Trevor, or, leaving Raven mortal for a vampire Alexander, or even, finding a way to make Alexander mortal. :) I want to see a plot twist. I really do not want to see the girl becomes a vampire for the guy since there are too many of those kinds of books.
Overall, this book is the best in the series. You get to see a side of someone you never really get to see, which I found refreshing. Also, it went back to a fun, simple, quick, and exciting read. :) ...more
Now that summer vacation is here, Raven has only one thing to do — find her vampire boyfriend, Alexander. It has been awhile since Alexander left in order to return Valentine to Jagger, and she is worrying over what’s taking him so long. Now, with school out of the way, she can go to her Aunt Libby’s town and search for Alexander. However, she can’t resist going to the Coffin Club, but she finds the true Coffin Club instead. She makes friends with some of the members, but is drawn to Phoenix. This time the danger of being changed into a vampire is even greater, and what’s worse, the fate of humans starts to look bleak, when Jagger starts planning to use the Coffin Club to run the mortals out of town.
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)
This time, there is actually a long time after the previous book, at least a week. I found it refreshing that the author actually let time go by more than just one day. The thing I didn’t find refreshing was the “Alexander runs away to Raven’s aunt’s town, and Raven goes there to find him.” That theme is getting a little overused in this series. Hopefully, it’s the last time she uses it, but who knows.
All the new characters, which turn into Raven’s new friends, are all very interesting and upbeat like her. It was interesting seeing more good vampires around Raven, instead of the Maxwell family. :) And the plot thickens, yet again, when Raven actually finds the Coffin Club where the vampires hang out. But, Jagger wants to use it to get rid of humanity, which is kind of a normal plot there. Evil vampire wants to expand the coven and kill humans.
Anyways, this book is a little bit more exciting also because of Phoenix. Phoenix’s personality is well, more yummy and manly than Alexander’s. I wish Alexander would show this type of personality more. But speaking of Alexander, there is more romantic scenes between Alexander and Raven than the last book, which was really good. :D
Overall, this book is the best in the series. You get to see a side of someone you never really get to see, which I found refreshing. Also, it went back to a fun, simple, quick, and exciting read. ;) ...more
Valentine Maxwell, Jagger’s and Luna’s little brother, suddenly shows up in Dullsville. Now Raven and Alexander have to find out why Valentine has befriended her brother. Even though she has to save her brother, Raven has another problem — how to ask Alexander to go to the prom with her. However, when Valentine reads Raven’s real and innermost feelings about becoming a vampire, she finds out how much of a threat he really is. Now, what is she going to do if Alexander finds out?
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)
This book takes place only a couple of days after the previous book. I didn’t really like this book for a couple of reasons, but I still enjoyed it. I’ll tell you why in a little bit.
Anyways, the plot thickens when Valentine comes into town and reads Raven’s thoughts. It’s kind of suspenseful, but it kind of goes downhill after you get the gist of the plot. :( The characters, even the new ones, are still great. However, I still have a problem with Alexander, he too gloomy as the male lead. I know they are goth, but he could be a little bit more happy to be around Raven. :|
Also, the descriptions are still wonderful, but I’m having this one little problem. Must the author keep on using the words “goth” and “black” and other things like that. By the fourth book, I think we all get that Raven and Alexander are goth and like wearing black. I don’t think you need to describe the clothes, if they are always black. Just tell us when it’s not black. >.>”
I have one more compliant about this book. Why couldn’t the author pick a new thing for Alexander to do? Now, this is a spoiler. Why did Alexander have to disappear (again) to find Jagger (again) in the same town (again). Maybe pick a new town instead of doing the same thing over again.
Overall, the book is simple and quick read, but not really fun anymore, since Alexander keeps on running off. :| ...more
Even though Raven finally has a boyfriend, it is very complicated because Alexander is a vampire, and they can only see each other only at night. However, when Alexander’s rival, Jagger, comes to Dullsville, it gets even more complicated. And if Jagger isn’t enough, he brings his sisters, Luna, and she seems to have her sights on Raven’s childhood enemy, Trevor. Will Raven and Alexander be able to drive them away before Dullsville turns into Vampireville?
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other two books, so beware. :)
This book is a little bit better than the other two books because it has much more suspense as Raven and Alexander try to keep Jagger and Luna from whatever their plans are. Anyways, you won’t miss much because this book only takes place only about a day or so after the previous book.
There is much more plot and suspense, and the author kept me wanting more. :) Even though the basic idea behind it is very simple to some people, I still enjoyed it. There are wonderful descriptions for both characters and events. And though Jagger and Luna are suppose to be the “villains” in this book, I just can’t hate them. So, the author does a wonderful job at making the characters appealing. I just had one problem with the description “goth”. The author uses it in all the books, and I’m starting to get annoyed that she keeps on reminding us of that fact.
Anyways, there are less romantic scenes than the other books, but it still has the witty/comic relief comments. Also, I’m starting to think that Trevor and Raven might like each other, at least a little bit. I am almost hoping Raven ends up with bad boy Trevor, instead of quiet Alexander. :|
The book still has a serious mood to it, and it doesn’t really lessen. The author ends the book with a sort of cliffhanger since they find out that Jagger’s and Luna’s brother, Valentine, was with Billy and Henry. Overall, I found the book a fun, simple, quick read with some exciting things happening....more
Working on his stepfather’s think tank, Luke Dantry posts on forums and other onliCHECKED OUT THE BOOK FROM MY PUBLIC LIBRARY.
3 out of 5
Working on his stepfather’s think tank, Luke Dantry posts on forums and other online communities known for their users being extremists and reports back to his stepfather the users who he thinks are capable of doing terrorists acts. Mostly, Luke thinks the majority of them are just frustrated and aren’t capable of doing the things they say they will. However, he is proven wrong when he is kidnapped and taken to a cabin hidden in the woods. What will he do when he finds out this betrayal runs deeper than he thinks?
This time the book review is over a mystery, suspense, action, thriller adult novel. I’m trying to take a break from the young adult books for a little bit. ;)
For an action and thriller novel, the plot and characters are all pretty average. Why average? Because in most action and thriller books I read it usually goes like this: The main character gets in trouble, main character escapes multiple attempts on his/her life, main character meets up with old faces and gets betrayed by someone they know, and then, the main character saves the day. That is pretty much how this book went.
Although there were a lot of details, going through and finishing the book was very tedious and sort of boring. In this case, I found it boring because of how typical it was, not because of too many details and descriptions. I liked how the author described the appearance of most of the characters in the book since not that many authors give those kind of descriptions anymore. Another thing I liked about the book is that it showed that the Internet isn’t as safe as you think because people can still find out where you are — it is something to think over when you do things online.
Those are pretty much the only things I liked about the book. The main things I didn’t like about the book are the typical plot for this kind of genre, even though it is enjoyable on some levels in other books, it isn’t in this book. Also, the politics in the book are very boring. Anyways, it is an okay read, if you want the typical parts and like descriptions. As for me, it was an average book with a lot of boredom in-between the action parts....more
After Raven meets Alexander Sterling, a teenage vampire, life in “Dullsville” is a little bit less dull, but he mysteriously disappears. Knowing that her relationship with Alexander will have its complications, she goes on a dangerous chase in order to find him. However, when she encounters something terrifying than anything she can imagine, she might have to make a life-transforming decision that she actually may not be ready accept.
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the first book, so beware.
The second book in the series is a lot like the first one, but Raven is a little depressed when Alexander disappears without a word, which reminds me of a certain other young adult vampire book. However, she is revived by her best friend, Becky, when she says that she would go to find her boyfriend if he ever disappeared. So, Raven then goes to find him, but finds danger as well. This outline is kind of similar to most young adult romance books and way overused, but at least she doesn’t try dangerous stunts like that other vampire book.
Anyways, this book of the series takes place about two or so days after the first book, starting off with Raven and how she feels about Alexander leaving. There are more interesting new characters, like her Aunt Libby, which add some new spice and spin to the series. Even though this is the second book, the descriptions, plot, and characters are still very good. :D
The book is kind of serious as you learn more about Alexander’s past, but it still has some witty comments. Also, the love scenes (kissing and romantic scenes) still make me a little giddy. :) Overall, I found the book a fun, simple, quick read with a upbeat main character. It may be too simple for most people, but it is a good read for a lazy weekend afternoon....more
In Dullsville, Raven is considered weird and strange by pretty much everyone, including her parents. However, this young goth will no longer be the only “weird” on, when a family moves into the old mansion on top of Benson Hill. Everyone in the town thinks they are actually vampires because they only come out after the sun goes down. Ecstatic over that thought, Raven breaks into that mansion, only to find a teenage boy. However, will he be everything she has dreamed of, a vampire? She will do anything, including putting herself at risk, to find out the truth.
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review so beware. :)
First off, I like how the author made Raven remember her childhood. It made it so funny with all the child-like descriptions and views on the world, and gives a comparison on how she was like when she was little. ;)
Anyways, it had wonderful character growth and personalities. Why? Because most of the vampire books I read, the girl is sappy, whiny, and depressing. It was uplifting to see a spunky, cheerful goth girl instead the depressing chick for a vampire story. :D
Also, there are a lot of funny, sassy, and witty scenes and comments. I was almost laughing all through the book. :P One of them is when Trevor deep kisses Raven and attempts to have sex with her. I found it hilarious at how Raven got back at him.
Alexander is also a wonderful guy, but a little, err, too quiet for me. Though, he is wonderful with Raven at providing giddy, gushy kissing scenes. Nothing too heavy, but such cute puppy love between these two characters.
*COUGHS* Anyways, this book mostly has the lesson of getting to know people’s true “insides”, instead of judging from their appearance and things like that. Overall, I found the book a fun, simple, quick read with a upbeat main character. It may be too simple for most people, but it is a good read for a lazy weekend afternoon. :D ...more
When thirteen-year-old Koly is arranged to be marry by her parents, she discovers that her husbanChecked out from the library.
4 out of 5
When thirteen-year-old Koly is arranged to be marry by her parents, she discovers that her husband is very sick. However, things turn out for the worst when her husband dies, and she is abandoned in a city with other widows. What will become of her?
The plot kind of reminds me of The Dowry Bride, but on a less gruesome scale since the mother-in-law isn’t trying to kill her. Also, it is a little bit more romantic, in my opinion. So, it already has my attention because of these two things. However, there are some similarities between the two books, especially with the characters’ personalities. Evil mother-in-law, weak father-in-law, mommy’s boy, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end.
Anyways, even though the characters are kind similar to The Dowry Bride, I think this book captures a different light and is much better at describing and having a good ending. Also, it is a lot less gruesome because no one is trying to kill Koly. ^^ The characters in the book are still pretty enjoyable, despite the similarities with the personalities.
The descriptions, metaphors, similes, etc all paint a pretty good idea of what Koly is going through in your head. They were all pretty much done beautifully and some of them made me laugh, and this was a very good aspect of this book. ;) I think I mostly enjoyed this book because of these things. :D
Anyways, with everything Koly goes through, including the ending, kind of reminds me of a cultural Cinderella. However, even though the ending was pretty good, I wish there was more to this book. Though, the author left the story at a good enough spot so that you can imagine a happily ever after ending yourself.
Overall, I am pretty much satisfied with how this book turned out, especially with the romance (for a young adult book)....more
When Jane, the local midwife, finds a girl sleeping in a dung heap, she her in as her apprentice.Checked out from the library.
4 out of 5
When Jane, the local midwife, finds a girl sleeping in a dung heap, she her in as her apprentice. What will happen to this homeless girl now?
The plot is very simple, but for me, it was still kind of touching. Though, I wish the author could have figured out a way to make this book a little bit longer than 122 pages. :(
Anyways, this book takes place during the medieval times, so the book tries to make you feel like you are during that time period. There is also some insight on how a midwife’s life might have been like during the medieval times, which I found very interesting to read. ;) However, most of the information I found out was towards the end of the book (the Author’s Note). :|
There are not as many details as I would have liked, but the “feeling” of the book kind of helped me overlooked the almost non-existent details. And the characters’ personalities, helped the author make the emotion in this book so much better. They had a normal and real-life air to them, but it their personalities were all kind of refreshing. ;)
Besides the shortness, I also kind of disappointed that nothing really happened between Will and the girl. xD I kind of was hoping that they had a spark between them, but I guess it was just me seeing that. :P Another thing I was kind of was disappointed with was the ending and how it was kind of normal, but I think the author’s message came across okay.
I finished this book in a little bit more than an hour, but I still loved it. ;)
Oh, before I end this review, there are mentions of affairs (kissing) and some other acts, but no in-depth details to them. ;) ...more
Six children are the first to start changing into something not human, and no one knows why. However, all of them are drawn to Coldharbour, and they can hear a roar. What is making the roar? And how will they be able to fight it?
First, what was I thinking when I thought I should re-read this?!
Okay, my feelings haven’t really changed from the first time I read it.
I’ll summarize since I don’t want to think that much about this book. Things I didn’t like:
- This book is very short. You can tell you can finish it quickly, if you even finish it.
- This book is not that well thought out. Too many plot holes and not that many details.
- Descriptions, wording, events, etc are all very choppy and strange.
- Too much like a junior fiction than a young adult one.
- Personalities of the characters are not that well developed. Also, they are very boring. ~_~
And there isn’t anything I liked about the book. :(
They definitely aren’t worth reading unless you are really, really bored....more
Megha is a dowry bride in India. One day, she overhears her husband and mother-in-low talk about how to murder her. For fear of her life, she runs away to the only place where they won’t think to find her. Kiran helps hide her from his wicked relatives. However, when they begin to have feelings for each other, will bring doom to them?
My feelings are pretty much the same as when I first read it. However, the redundancy got on my nerves more this time than the first time. And the fact that I that I had endure all of that without detailed smut just made my mood worse. >.>”
Anyways, like mentioned before, there is a lot of redundancy. For the first part of the book, it was really boring and makes you wonder why she put it there. Then, it turns out the author just repeats that part later on in the story, with only a little bit more detail. Also, this book is very slow paced with a little too much description. I was struggling to read the whole book again. :( It takes almost 200 pages for them to do gushy romantic things. :(
Even there isn’t any detailed smut, there is several gushy, giddy puppy-love romance. I don’t like reading that much romance without any kind of smut, if I do, I will read young adult books for it. There is sex mentioned and one not very detailed smut scene between Kiran and Megha, but other than that, you will get filled with romance and love. :X So those of you expecting more smut than romance, you will be disappointed, though, the romantic parts are (kind of) nice. ;)
It is sort of exciting with the characters, descriptions, and climaxes, but this book is not something I would read more than twice. The ending is very disappointing. I wish there was more of a complete ending as to whether or not Megha and Kiran get married or not. The point of this book, to me, was to mostly show women’s independence and how women, like men, can grow whenever something terrible happens and still lead a successful life. It is a good book to encourage women to take a stand in things they know isn’t right for them or others, but as far as romance goes, it isn’t. :( ...more
Sibyl Danforth is a midwife in rural Vermont, but on one winter night, she made a fatal mistake that might put an end to her career. Now she faces the law, doctors, and her own conscience, while trying to prove that her patient really was dead before she did the emergency c-section. What will the jury deciding her fate pick? Guilty? Or, not guilty?
Okay, this is the second time I have read this book, and it is just as good as when I first read it. :D
Anyways, Sibyl’s story is told through the eyes of her daughter, when she is an adult. And even though this story is told when she is adult, you still get the feeling that she was channeling that time because it had a childlike air to it.
It also has a mixture of law, medical, family problems, and other interesting things. The description in this book is very well done, and you can tell that the author did a lot of research before jumping into writing this book.
The book was very engaging because of all the action and real life problems in it. Some parts you want to break down and cry, and other parts, where you actually want to read ahead and find out the outcome — since the court parts were kind of boring, exciting, and interesting all at the same time. ;)
It was a very touching story, and it felt very completed. I was very satisfied that I read this, even though it was my second time reading this book.
Anyways, I definitely recommend this book for pretty much anyone. It has a little bit of everything for everyone. However, there are some things that children definitely shouldn’t read about in it. It is also perfect for any class that is studying ethics or anyone who is planning on going into the medical field....more
Ann, the queen bee/drama queen, overhears the men talking about witchcraft. So she, Mercy, Margaret, and the other girls get an idea… They start accusing people as witches, but how long will this attention-grabber last?
I love reading historical fiction, especially if it has romance in it, this book was no exception. I gave it a higher rating than last time because of the fact I wasn’t in a rush to read it like last time. ^^;
I really do not like the format of the book (evocative verse) since it made it seem like a very short read. It kind of reminded me of the Dear America books, but shorter and a lot of POVs (points of view). Which brings me to who narrates, Ann, Margaret, and Mercy are the main narrators. It was pretty interesting to have each different girl have a POV, and surprising, it still had a pretty good flow to the storyline.
Anyways, despite the feeling of the book being too short, the author still managed to give the girls a good enough personality. And somehow with these personalities, the author was able to make people pity them because the author tries to give the girls a good enough personality and enough background life to notice them. Another thing I like about this book is that you also get to see a new side on how the girls are treated after they put an end to the accusing. In other books I’ve read about this even, I don’t think any of the authors end the accusing and how society treats them afterwards.
I like the idea behind the book, however, it feels like something was missing from the book — it could have used more substance, action, and plot. I definitely would have liked it even more if it expanded it with more description and substance to it. >.>” Also, it felt more like a junior fiction book than a young adult book, despite having a little sex scene in it. >.< However, that scene didn’t go that into detail, so you don’t have to worry about it too much. ^^
The idea is worth reading, but the lack of descriptions, details, and action makes it feel too incomplete and short. >.>” I like this book a little bit more than when I first read it, but not by much....more
Anthology of five different stories from different authors.
Mead, Richelle – Vampire Academy 0.5:Checked out from the library.
2 out of 5
Anthology of five different stories from different authors.
Mead, Richelle – Vampire Academy 0.5: Sunshine Noel, Alyson – Bring Me to Life Cast, Kristin – Above Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Kat 2: Hunting Kat Block, Francesca Lia – Lilith
Mead, Richelle – Vampire Academy 0.5: Sunshine
2 out of 5
Eric Dragomir kind of has a reputation of being a player, and he has no intentions of settling down. That is, until he meets Rhea Daniels, will she be able to tame the player within Eric? This is a prequel of Vampire Academy. Story about Lissa’s (Vasilisa) parents and how they met.
First of all, I have never read the Vampire Academy series, but I have heard that the series is good. Now if I were to base whether or not I would read the series from this short story, I would say no and run away from it.
The plot of this short story was so dull that it shouldn’t be put into a book. Maybe a free read, but not a book you have to pay money for. That was my very first issue with this story.
The second thing I didn’t like in this short was the characters’ personalities. They were all so very annoying and irritating. Rhea was very weak and docile, and that irritated me so much I nearly threw the book. And Eric’s personality wasn’t much better. His “never had love anyone” and player personality was teeth gritting and annoyed me further. Sure, I have read other books with these type of personalities, but the author was able to make the characters appear appealing to me — this story didn’t.
There are several other things I didn’t like about this short story like it lacked events and details, and I definitely wouldn’t recommend buying this book just to have a Vampire Academy series story to read. Borrow it from your library or friend first before you buy it.
So far, I am recommending to stay far, far away from this book, and this is based only on this one story.
Oh, well. Onto the next story. I’m kind of not looking forward to reading it. >.>”
Noel, Alyson – Bring Me to Life
4 out of 5
Danika wins a contest to go to Sunderland Manor Art Academy, which is located in the UK. Forgetting the life she leaves behind, she finds the manor creepy, yet familiar. Not only that, she meets Braum there. Is there more to this manor, servants, and guy than what meets the eye?
I kind of got a feeling, while reading it, that this story’s plot was a spin-off of Dracula, but I don’t know for sure since I tend to not to read that many classics. ^^;
While reading it, this story was sometimes a little hard to follow, or it was for me (maybe I was sleepy), but it is pretty much explained towards the end of the short story. However, you might still have some questions about the story, characters, etc.
The characters’ personalities were all right, but you couldn’t really categorize the personalities they had since they were pretty much had many personalities that were well blended.
Also, this story had good enough details and descriptions, but I wish this story was a little bit longer (about as a long a novel). :P So far, I think that this story is the best one in this book. Definitely very good read, but I want to know and read more about it.
It would be worth the money to buy this book, if all the stories were like this one. ;) Oh, well. Onto the next story. Definitely not looking forward to reading it since it is by Kristin Cast. :(
Cast, Kristin – Above
1 out of 5
Sol is an Other (vampire) from Above, and Rheena is from Below. However, Rheena has never fit in Below, so her parents allow her to go live Above. Shen then meets Sol Above. They find that they have similar feelings for each other, but how long will it last?
One thing, what the hell is with this story?! The author tries (and fails) in writing it like a poem, and it shows ever so well that it was badly written. Not only that, but the plot is definitely confusing at first, but it turns into something… awful? Strange? All together horrible? Take your pick.
The author also tries to take a new approach at describing events, characters, etc, but I hardly noticed them because I was too busy figuring out what the point of the story. It finally dawned to me who wrote the House of Night series, during the beginning books, her mother. This story was too horrible to even see how she even manage to write anything good and worthwhile.
Also, it is sheer luck I was able to make a summary about this short story. I really wanted to rip and burn the pages. Yes, I was that irritated with it. It may seem gruesome, if you can actually figure out what the author was trying to say, but I hardly noticed because of my headache. I would have give it a 0 star rating, but I don’t have one. :(
This was by far the worst story in this book. Run far away from this story, and stay away from it.
*BREATHES* On to the next story. If this one irritates me, I’m turning it back into the library today.
Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Kat 2: Hunting Kat
4 out of 5
Kat, now a full vampire, is trying to get used to her instincts as a huntress. However, when she goes somewhere without Marguerite, she gets kidnapped by bounty hunters. During that time, she meets two boys, but are they there to help her?
After reading the free short story, I was hoping to see a little bit more information on everything, but it didn’t turn out that way.
Also, there is very little romance, but there isn’t so much to be happy or excited about. I wish I could have seen more romance develop between Kat and one of the boys. (I’m not saying his name because it might spoil the short story a little. :P )
Anyways, the short story was still pretty good, but I think it would be better if the author did some full novels along with the short stories. The characters are still pretty interesting, like in the free short story, but I wish their personalities were a little bit more developed from the free short story I read.
I really do wish there was more to Kat’s part of the Edison Group Experiments, like the author does for Chloe and Maya (which I yet to read). This felt like a very short read, but this one is the other story I like in this book.
Well, onto the last story in this anthology. Wish me luck~
Block, Francesca Lia – Lilith
1 out of 5
Paul wishes to escape his reality full of people bullying and teasing him. And Lilith might have a way for him, but will he like that choice?
Disappointed, very disappointed. Meh, I guess I have to add more things to make it more reviewy. :(
Things I didn’t like is well, everything and anything. One, the plot reminded me of another supernatural book that I didn’t like that much. Two, this short story was too creepy and strange for me to really enjoy.
It really reminded me about how depressed teenager commits suicide, but this story kind of adds a twist to it by adding supernatural characters to it. Also, the personality of Paul is so stereotypical for characters in his position. And it is kind of hard to write characters like him and make them appealing to readers.
Anyways, overall, I was very disappointed in the story and the character’s personalities. I had trouble reading it because it was so bad. Now, it isn’t the worst story in this book, but it is still pretty back.
Feelings about the Book Overall
Overall, this book is definitely not worth buying, much less reading. If you really want to read it, here is what I suggest (in order from what I like the most to what I liked the least):
Noel, Alyson – Bring Me to Life Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Kat 2: Hunting Kat Mead, Richelle – Vampire Academy 0.5: Sunshine Block, Francesca Lia – Lilith Cast, Kristin – Above
Only one or two stories are worth reading and paying for. The rest, I think they should be free reads or burned....more
Claire has never had a passionate lover. However, when her life is in danger from something she has no idea about, Hotwire comes in to rescue her from it. Will the both be able to face their true feelings for each other before her attacker make another move?
This book is a little less amusing than the other two books in this series, but it still had great descriptions and events. However, the indecisiveness of both Hotwire and Claire made their personalities so different from how they are in the other books. Though, the other characters’ personalities were still all right. I found both of the main characters a little whiny and very annoying. :|
Yeah, I really didn’t like the main characters, but the descriptions, events, and smut were the only things I really liked about the book. The smut scenes where very yummy. *DROOLS* It didn’t have any condom scenes like the last book, but it had a lot of arguing about him forgetting it. >.>”
Anyways, it still had a good blend of suspense and romance, but I could have done without the whining and the feelings conflict between Hotwire and Claire. It also had a pretty good ending for the book and the series — was pretty satisfied with the series ending.
This is the last book in this series, however, there are some connected stories. The connected stories are not apart of this series time-line, but they do mention the characters in this series a little bit. The connected stories are here....more
Josie feels attraction towards Daniel (Nitro), but she thinks he hates her. However, she will soon learn that is not the case, when her dad’s mercenary camp blows up and he goes missing. Will they be able to figure out who is trying to kill her dad? And will they both be willing to face their passionate feelings for each other?
For this series and book, the plot is kind of normal for a romantic suspense novel. But like in the previous book, it had everything it needed to make it unique from being too normal. I still love the descriptions, events, and the personalities of the characters. :D
There are also a few scenes with Josie and Nitro interacting with Lise, Hotwire, Josh (Wolf), and it is still amusing and a little funny when they interact with each other. I find it interesting how Hotwire and Wolf try to ruffle Nitro’s feathers and his temper by using Josie, especially when Hotwire does it. ;)
Another thing I like is how the suspense in the novel makes Nitro realize his feelings for Josie. Also, this book seems to have more “feelings” issues than the first book, mostly because of Nitro’s past.
One more interesting thing is that, like the last book, it has condom scenes, which not many romance books (that I have read) mentions putting on a condom. Also, the smut scenes are very yummy, and the ending is pretty good.
This is the second book in this series, however, there are some connected stories. The connected stories are not apart of this series time-line, but they do mention the characters in this series a little bit. The connected stories are here....more