How much I have missed the gang no one will ever know. Okay, so I missed them loads and loads, and with so many other obstacles in the way I am so gla...moreHow much I have missed the gang no one will ever know. Okay, so I missed them loads and loads, and with so many other obstacles in the way I am so glad to get back on it. And like so many other books I am so glad that once I started up again it was like I never left.
In "Fade Out" life in Morganville is getting back to normal. Or, at least as normal gets for that town. With the vampires, the crazy computer vamp, and of course Monica. But, there is something wrong with the town, especially with Amelie, who is not all herself.
Seems like vamps want to break free from Morganville but danger comes in a form that is almost least expected, in a human. When Eve's good friend Kim begins a film project to document the lives of the Morganville vamps. With her sudden disappearance truths begin to come out.
I actually had no idea what book number I was on since I'm reading these in volumes, two at a time. So, I was a little surprised to find myself already on book 7, and I was even more surprised with Rachel Caine. By this time I didn't think anything worse than Bishop could happen to the gang. Well, that's where people need to think again.
What I absolutely loved is that there is never a dull moment. Myrinn is still as crazy as ever, though, less so, but now his crazy computer girlfriend Ada adds to the mix. And when a danger that is unexpected appears, the gang just cannot take a break.
Like I said where one danger is gone, another appears. I am such a fan of the story continuing and the way things tie together the reader never forgets something. Somehow Caine is making this entire series tie together tightly, which makes me giddy with excitement.
And as I fall more in love with the series, I was not at all disappointed with "Kiss of Death." The gang is back and this time they are on the road. Yes, that's right, they get to leave Morganville! With Oliver and of course they have to come back, but details, details, details.
But with Michael going to meet a music agent in Dallas the gang hits the road for what they hope would be a restful but fun weekend. You'd think they know better by now. Danger has followed them out of Morganville, after the events that took place in "Fade Out" and this danger is not ready to leave the gang alone until Shane, Eve, and Claire are sucked dry and Michael goes puff.
I don't want to give too much away but like always, Caine is in it to impress. She takes her characters from their comfy homes into the outskirts of Texas where danger both human and vamp is waiting for them.
Sadly, I'll have to wait until the next volume is released, which will be who knows when, but the way things are going and what I've been hearing I know this book series is going to be a memorable one.
Am I the only one that's thinking why this hasn't become a TV series already? Just a thought. It can happily join the ranks with TVD, but that's my opinion.
Once again, Caine has written gold and I cannot wait to read more of what's to become of our gang. (less)
I am surprised by how much I liked this book. For me I feel like with the vampire craze it would be difficult to do something...original. But somehow...moreI am surprised by how much I liked this book. For me I feel like with the vampire craze it would be difficult to do something...original. But somehow Adams pulled it off. I really liked how this was something of a cross between True Blood and any other YA vampire book. And I really did like Dawn.
So, the world knows vampire exist! And they are even celebrities! I have to tell you, I laughed so hard when I heard about half the things some of these vamps do! The way society has changed to revolve around the vampire world was the most unexpected part.
Though I had a hard time keeping my mind straight between a Born and Made vampire, everything else was pretty clear.
I didn't like though was how the author just threw information at the reader and in the first chapter. I wanted to stop reading and tell the author to please let the story develop. If there's one advice I have received about writing is that the reader has the entire book to learn about the characters and the world they live in. Mostly, though, I just felt overwhelmed about everything that was happening.
What I will admit is that Adams had an amazing Prologue to really take the reader's in. If it weren't for that I may never have finished the book. Is that terrible or does that give credit to the author? Not really sure, but the story was interesting.
I found a lot of humor in Dawn's attempt to get the rag tag group of vampires to protect a town. For the most part I always wondered why the bother, but eh, details.
The entire town of Angel Creek I just found interesting and especially the group.
I didn't get, though, this weird scene between Brook and Dawn at the beginning. I wished that, once again, it would drag out. The cheerleader might have a little bit resentment towards Dawn, and it would be interesting to see the way that played out. I was expecting their moment near the end or at least at a big climax seen, but it was just a small thing.
Also, the way the relationships between Dawn and the boy's, Ethan and Sebastian, I found interesting.
I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. This turned out better than I expected!(less)
This had been my very first Sarah Dessen book that I read and I finished it on one bus ride from St. Louis to Green Bay. This was also the first book...more This had been my very first Sarah Dessen book that I read and I finished it on one bus ride from St. Louis to Green Bay. This was also the first book I read about a young girl who was getting abused by her boyfriend, and this book made an impression me since I just saw an old Lifetime movie about a young girl who is killed by her abusive boyfriend. So, it all ended up connecting somehow.
I honestly loved this book or I wouldn't have devoured it. In fact, I loved it so much that when I saw this version pop up on Barnes and Noble, along with other cover redesigns I had to get it with five other books by Dessen.
This book was true and raw in places I never new it was possible. This book is different from what I expected because I never realized just how the mind of an abused woman works and the way she tries to justify. I mean, sure I've heard about it during Heath class when they were telling us about abusive relationships, but being in Caitlin's mind was different.
She was a girl who needed someone and Rogerson saw his opportunity to sweep in and take her away.
And his methods of getting her to use drugs and making her as dependent as possible to him was very realistic, if not down right scary how close it was to hitting the truth.
I kept waiting for Caitlin to wake up, but I saw her struggles as she refused to surface. And sadly her family life wasn't better; while her dad wasn't abusive, I could see why Caitlin would want to hold on to Rogerson and never let him go. That was something she had control over, until she lost it.
Very emotional and a roller coaster ride I didn't want to get off from. My first taste of Dessen was of one that I would remember for a long time, and while I'm not an addicted fan just yet, I see where fans fall hard for her. She is a creative author who takes a real life situation and forces her readers into the shoes of the character to feel what they feel, and does not let them go until the last page is reached. (less)