Kiss Of Death, takes place outside of creepy Morganville. Our sexy Morganville vamp Michael Glass finally gets the chance of a lifetime when he’s offeKiss Of Death, takes place outside of creepy Morganville. Our sexy Morganville vamp Michael Glass finally gets the chance of a lifetime when he’s offered to record some of his music in Dallas. Obviously, he is taking his beautiful Goth girlfriend and two best friends with him. However, things in Dallas aren’t as they first seem.
This like all the other Morganville books is a great one, and you still get plenty of vamp action even though the book is set out of town. The characters are still at their superb best, and we even get more of the anti-hero Oliver. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Oh… we still get our series must… cliff-hanger!
From The Back Cover:
Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...
In Lord of Misrule, two vampire factions are fighting each other in order to gain control of Morganville, with Amelie heading up one group and BishopIn Lord of Misrule, two vampire factions are fighting each other in order to gain control of Morganville, with Amelie heading up one group and Bishop heading up the other. However, whilst all of this is going on a group of humans decide to use the vampire’s distraction as a chance to fight back to try to win back control of their own town.
Life spins out of control as Claire is forced to do things she never imagined she would do in her life – like living after stabbing a vampire.
There is a very dark feeling throughout Lord of Misrule brought about by a general feeling that ‘the end of the world is coming’. This adds certain desperation to the actions of Claire and her friends which really dragged me into the story.
This book definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. Every book of the Morganville series has been fast paced and this one doesn’t let up from page one.
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In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn't the only threat.
Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.
To protect her friends Claire has pledged herself to Amelie the founder of Morganville. Claire knows that they won’t be happy about this and she is deTo protect her friends Claire has pledged herself to Amelie the founder of Morganville. Claire knows that they won’t be happy about this and she is desperately trying to hide what she has done. A part of her pledge means taking advanced classes at school and private Alchemy lessons from a not-so stable vampire named Myrnin. Claire knows that Amelie has a hidden agenda and when Claire finally realises what it is, she finds out about a secret that could place her in great danger with the vampires of Morganville.
All of the books pick up straight where the last finished and it means your never having to wonder what has happened in between the books.
This book has just the right mix of twists and turns with never a dull moment.
The action in Midnight Alley is well-paced and the storyline is intriguing and had me from the beginning. As always, we get the staple Rachel Caine cliff-hanger that will ensure readers rush off to get Feast of Fools as soon as they have finished reading Midnight Alley.
From The Back Cover:
Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe for a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning.
The Dead Girls Dance picks up right where Glass Houses finished. The second book in the Morganville Vampires sequence is an amazing thrill ride from tThe Dead Girls Dance picks up right where Glass Houses finished. The second book in the Morganville Vampires sequence is an amazing thrill ride from the first word to the last.
Held captive in their home by Shane’s terrifying father Claire and Eve fight to protect themselves. Yet just when they gain their freedom, their relief is only temporary, as a vampire turns up dead and Shane is held responsible.
Claire has become a lot stronger in this book and like where her character is going. She isn’t so naïve, although she still makes silly mistakes like any teenager does.
The Dead Girls' Dance is a gripping novel laced with humour, action, romance and scary vampires. This was a great book and I truly hope that the series continues the same....more
Carpe Corpus begins a few months after Lord of Misrule, with the four friends’ separated. Claire is working under Bishops control and is now living wiCarpe Corpus begins a few months after Lord of Misrule, with the four friends’ separated. Claire is working under Bishops control and is now living with her parents. Shane and his father are currently in a vamp jail. Michael is under Bishops control, and Eve is alone. Bishop thinks that he has Myrnin and Michael under his thrall, but they are only pretending. When Amelie arrives back in Morganville Claire is relieved to find out that she has a plan, to take Bishop down for good.
This series is such a good one. At times it was hard to tell who was on which side it was an edge of your seat read for me. I for once was satisfied with the ending of one of the books from this series....more
The novel is comprised of correspondence; mostly between Juliet, her editor Sidney, her best friend/ Sister Sophie and the people who form The GuernseThe novel is comprised of correspondence; mostly between Juliet, her editor Sidney, her best friend/ Sister Sophie and the people who form The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. They give a fictionalised account of the island under German Occupation during WWII.
I love Juliet's wittiness and charm and the story is a moving journey of self-discovery, love, heartache, friendship and sacrifice.
If you don’t mind a book written as letters and want an original and entertaining read… then The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is for you.
“The wonderful thing about books--and the thing that made them such a refuge for the islanders during the Occupation--is that they take us out of our time and place and understanding, and transport us not just into the world of the story, but into the world of our fellow readers, who have stories of their own.”
Little Women was first published in 1868 as two volumes and was an instant success. The novel concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing upLittle Women was first published in 1868 as two volumes and was an instant success. The novel concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. Beautiful Meg, tomboy Jo, serene Beth, and selfish Amy are based on Alcott's own experiences with her three sisters.
Little Women has such a sweet feel to it. The characters are all so real, each with their own personalities that jump off the page. They make you care deeply about what happens to them. It’s lovely to see how they struggle with their own and each others flaws.
Little women is overall a wonderful classic. If you can look past the preachy-ness that the book has at times you will find that you enjoy a simple story about women, sisters, friendships and life....more
Vampire Academy is the first novel in the series of the same name by author Richelle Mead.
Mead has done a great job with the characters. In Mead’s worVampire Academy is the first novel in the series of the same name by author Richelle Mead.
Mead has done a great job with the characters. In Mead’s world there are good vampires and evil vampires and a race of half-human, half-vampire.
The character Rose is everything you could want in a heroine. She is strong, independent and fights for what she believes in. A characteristic that always lands her in the thick of things. She is loyal to Lissa to a fault and at times that bothered me.
Lissa is Rose’s best friend, and has a calming effect on Roses craziness. My one dislike of Lissa in this book is her dependence on Rose. She has a tendency to need a lot of caring for.
Dimitri is another example. He is strong, fearless and ultra-sexy. He is the force that makes Rose realise just how serious her training needs to be and is her ultimate weakness.
This book is a great start to a YA series and I can’t wait for the next book.
From The Back Cover:
Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable night-time rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever...
White Trash Zombie isn’t an over the top gore or horror fest and doesn’t have the non-stop action which normally comes with zombie books. Don’t worryWhite Trash Zombie isn’t an over the top gore or horror fest and doesn’t have the non-stop action which normally comes with zombie books. Don’t worry there is still plenty of mysterious things that go bump in the night.
Angel is such a likeable character. You can't help but want her to get it together and make something of herself. She is self-deprecating, full of sarcasm and ends up in the oddest of situations.
You're going to love this book, be laughing hysterically and cringing at the brain smoothie cravings!...more
NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THE DEAD. NEVER STRAY FROM HALLOWED GROUND. NEVER GET CLOSE TO THE HAUNTED. NEVER, EVER TEMPT FATE.
My father’s rules.
I’ve never broNEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THE DEAD. NEVER STRAY FROM HALLOWED GROUND. NEVER GET CLOSE TO THE HAUNTED. NEVER, EVER TEMPT FATE.
My father’s rules.
I’ve never broken them…until now.
From these first lines Amanda Stevens had me!
While working on her current restoration, Amelia is pulled into the middle of a gruesome series of murders. As she becomes more involved with the murder mystery so too does the killer with Amelia. Amelia has until now been steadfast in following her rules. That is until she meets John Devlin the detective on the case. Devlin is haunted; Amelia sees his ghosts when she meets him and even though she shouldn’t be around him she can't help but be drawn to him. Amelia's involvement in both the case and Devlin will come to a spine tingling and goose bump raising finish.
I wish Amelia as a character would have more of a backbone when it comes to certain matters. She spends her days in a cemetery and gets involved with solving a murder, yet can’t ask any hard questions from her father or mother for that fact. The author barely scratched the surface when it came to the main characters inner emotions and secrets.
The intense chemistry between Amelia and Devlin is undeniable. This book is like the entrée to their relationship and leaves many unsaid and unanswered questions by the end of the book.
I recommend reading this book! It's a great start to an Urban Fantasy series with some extra creepy and Gothic imagery thrown in. So if you don’t mind some spook in your books go grab The Restorer. ...more
From the moment, I started reading The Restorer, the first book in the Graveyard Queen series I knew I was onto something stupendous. These are the tyFrom the moment, I started reading The Restorer, the first book in the Graveyard Queen series I knew I was onto something stupendous. These are the type of book that you pick up, become immersed in and don’t put down until you read those last words!
This time Amelia travels out of Charleston to Asher Falls for her next cemetery restoration. A town, which is more than just creepy… It’s a town that holds secrets that will affect Amelia personally, secrets that will break her heart.
I love the fact that in this instalment the characters are all new. It isn’t every day you see an author provide the main character with a love interest in the first book only to, completely leave out that interest in the next book. Most times the love interest pops up at some time in the book as we expect. However, Stevens gives us something completely new and makes you pine and sulk for that missing connection. I really have to give her props for that!
If you thought, things were spooky in The Restorer then get ready because you are in for a scare-fest! The ghosts are creepier and the suspense is thicker. I truly cannot wait for The Prophet. The plot had my heart racing and skin goose bumping. Wow! Wow! Wow!
I highly recommend this to anyone who this genre. Just make sure you read The Restorer first, or you may get a little confused with the back story. Amanda Stevens is simply one of the best writers out there!...more
Right now, there is no other series out there that I love more than The Graveyard Queen series. This is one of those series that has you wanting more,Right now, there is no other series out there that I love more than The Graveyard Queen series. This is one of those series that has you wanting more, and feeling lost when you have read the last word. The Prophet has the same dark and intensely creepy feel that the previous books delivered and will leave you with plenty of unanswered questions.
This time around Amelia is back in Charleston and is once again in the middle of it in more ways than one. The ghost of a murdered detective whom we previously met in book one asks for Amelia's help to find out who murdered him, which gets Amelia mixed up in a suspenseful mystery full of deceit, magic, murder, betrayal and a whole lot of ghosts.
Amelia's relationship with Devlin is in a state of unknown due to him still being haunted by the ghosts of his daughter and wife. While I loved the “what might be” glimpses in book one, I found that this time around the relationship between the two somewhat annoying. I had hoped that with each new book Amelia would become stronger and more in touch with her ability yet it seems as though the opposite is happening, and I can't help but be a little peeved about it all. I can only hope that this will be rectified in the coming books as I truly don’t see this as the last book in the series.
Overall, The Prophet is a good story with plenty of twists and turns. As with the previous book Stevens delivers an imaginative and dark storyline that will give you goose bumps and have you looking over your shoulder....more
The heroine of the story is an Insoli (no pack) werewolf with an attitude as sharp as her bite. You are going to either hate or like her character. ShThe heroine of the story is an Insoli (no pack) werewolf with an attitude as sharp as her bite. You are going to either hate or like her character. She is unpleasant to be around 90% of the time. Hurts those she cares about most and could use anger management sessions. Yet under all the defence mechanisms, she cares deeply for those she loves and the victims of crime. Luna just doesn’t know how to show people.
Her so-called love interest is no prince charming either! Dimitri is basically a drug dealing pimp who doesn’t understand the word "Mourning". Yet Luna feels attracted to him. Good looks apparently mean more than personality. Not that her personality is any better.
At first the book is a little slow but picks up a few chapters in with some explosive and violent action. The mystery plot was also well done even though you do have a sense of who the bad guy is when you first meet him. Luna herself also becomes easier to connect with as the book progresses as she puts herself on the line for the greater "good."
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes or loves reading about werewolves and who doesn’t always want their heroines so nicey nice. Here’s hoping the series only gets better, along with the characters....more