Cover: Requested it right after I saw it on netgalley. Looked it up on Goodreads and saw a Uk cover I think. First loved that version but the Us start...moreCover: Requested it right after I saw it on netgalley. Looked it up on Goodreads and saw a Uk cover I think. First loved that version but the Us started to grow on me and its now the better of the two [us cover]
Book: This is about Will, above 700 year old vampire but he looks like a 16 year old teenager. He hates the word vampire prefers the term Living Dead. He sleeps decades at a at a time reminds. He finds it to be a disease. And hate the being who did this to him.
I could have finished it, had 100 pages left but forgot about it while reading a other book and it expired. I often read two books at a time. Downloaded it again, started but could not get past page 50. Don’t know why.
It’s not that will is not likeable, gentle men like at times and not shimmering [I know a hint to twilight again] But did not feel attached to him or the girl he meets when he awakes in the 21 century after having 30 ish or more years of rest.
I did like the atmosphere and anecdotes of him in the past centuries. The front used made it very journal like. In a couple of centuries he liked a girl but a happy ending in all of them. Don’t know if the 21th century girl falls in love with him, did not finished it. There were signs of maybe a romance.
The enemy was a ENEMY. Those scenes were intense and you felt the atmosphere in the book. This is book 1 of the Trilogy and don't really know if i'll read book 2.A couple of people liked it on goodreads.
Egmont USA has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read a copy of this novel, via Netgalley, prior to its release on September 27, 2011.(less)
Cover:A fun cover. One of my favorite.Good thing it's a Gem hides underneath.A coca-cola type bottle filed with blood and slurped up with a...moreMy thoughts
Cover:A fun cover. One of my favorite.Good thing it's a Gem hides underneath.A coca-cola type bottle filed with blood and slurped up with a straw. The pun with the title is genius.Bravo to the designers.
Book:DSL[drink,slay,love] was in my first ever Simon & Schuster Galley grab and the first time i saw it. So glad i downloaded and read it. A true gem[for me at least]
Late at night! Some vamps in hip modern clothes[what? teens are hip nowadays] are on the prowl. Pearl Sage Rose,a teen vamp among them. The others call it a nigh when dawn draws nearer.Pearl says she will be home soon and lingers further,She scenes something.Something strange appears ; A < majestic radiant beast. Is she hallucinating? No she's not it's real and charging towards her. Stabs her in the heart. Nothing is noticeable at first but she is changing inside slowly but surely she develops a conscious and her skin does not turn into ash in sunlight
Something perilous is in preparation to happen and it breaks her heart! What to do? How will she save her newly found friends and classmates
DSL begins at the start of a new school year
I <3 Pearl whole heartily. She's mean, cruel and sarcastic but she changes and she 's now between mean and kind, cruel and nice, not evil but not entirely good either , still sarcastic and witty and definitely still but-kicking. I would totally date her./ What i like those kind of galls!!i'ma dude btw!! She's Gothic how cool is that. But be careful when meeting the FAMILY[ Bwha ha ha ... choking ...need air .air lol/failed evil laugh] Totally got hooked and emotionally attached to her right from the start ^_^. She aint no disney damsel in distress or waiting for her prince charming. But finds the beginning of Love/Amor at the end. Don't let her go DUDE.lol
A other outstanding character that has a prominent role is Evan. He writes poetry [if i remember correctly he don't judge me i read in September 0'11] caring, kind and model son every parent who'd wish for but scarred i think?!
Matt and Zach , two wannabe vamp hunters are hilarious and really uplifting the mood of somewhat dreary parts of this book
Other outstanding characters the classmates well most of them Bethany her ooh soo perky BFF Evan's parents[ awesome parental figures] Pearl's clan and neighboring clans
The writing was fast and quick. In no way felt detached to Pearl. My favorite scenes where; Pearl meets Evan after he nearly run her over and she thinks ; Why do humans talk so much and why is he so kind to me
The other one is when Pearl the library and sees the sunlight shining trough the beautiful colored windows on that same morning she meets Evan
DSl is told in 1st person narrative and in Pearls pov. I ENJOYED the reading experience and can't wait to read Miss Durst other stand-alone novels. I highly recommend this
Cover Honestly I don't know wich one I like better.the us orange cover to important caracters are shown in the...more4.5
the hunt by andrew fukada
Cover Honestly I don't know wich one I like better.the us orange cover to important caracters are shown in the backgrond and the hole in tin i think.[a Key point in the novel!?] or the UK in no way resemblence to but love the emotion of the cover model,the creatures in the backgrond, the color template and the bloody lettering of the title
Book: I was so happy to finnaly get approved by Sint martin's press
Imagine a world were humans are nearly extinc and hunted down to extinction .so a delicassy, so a ravishing delicious rare meat.imagine living in that soceity, being human and masking your humanity.Everything that is human, your emotion, your characteristics, your odor, your name. all would make you un camouflaged fish in a sharktank.thats what gene life feels like.
"People are numbered in society, on the streets, in class.Gene has an different designation in different classes.All the activity is in the night hours till the break of dawn to dusk again.Why is that? You asked,cause the people'',these creatures are VAMPIRES.And not your lobby dubby vampires, no not your sparkly ones[lol how could i not let talk about pass me by,lol i'm laughing lol] They are somewhat like and still different from ages past.From the grey zones of the publishing world.[not really that long ago lol] these ones are gruesome[still looking hott ] bloodthirsty and deadly.
The ruler has an announcement ;the last hunt that there ever be will be held.A last batch is left,the previous hunt was 10 years ago and it was made clear they were extinct.But gossip spoke of a few hepers[humans] that were left.Now imagine the craze,the lust,the hunger when the hunt was announced .A lottery is held for whom will enter the hunt.Saliva dripping from fangs and forming puddles on tables in anticipation for of the numbers that will be picked.
Ashley June ; one of the lucky ones to be picked and a fellow schoolmate. She is mysterious, seductive, innocent and sweet,trusthworthy or not.and not really her name!?[capable of kicking any whiny YA 'heroine's butt] looking forward to reading more of her in book two.that is all i can say about her with out spoiling[intrigued?]
Gene is one of the best male protagonist I've read and on my list of favorite male protagonists.He's a dude and you get to know it, you can feel it see it his his toughs , feel his emotions and see it though his actions.L loved how he gets more human and starts to be more human trough out the book which is deadly even more in the hunt and waiting and preparations of it.
The other main characters who will play a huge part in further books are not even known by name or in fact really seen untill the second part of the book.I loved reading about the building of the relationships between them and gene. I have to mention the ending was an freaking i hate you but i love you and have to read more but why the year long wait cliffhanging.
There were some iffy parts about the world, like how did the world become like that.But don't let that deter you. the action was spot on. I kept reading, must read further even if it was 1 am in the morning. And no drag what so ever. The hunger games vibe was nice but has not a coppy cat feel to it.it is written in first person perspective, gene's perspective[ i love his narration]
Now that rest to ask is this:
Are you bored love triangles? the human falling for the paranormal creature?[ i have to say there are some books that are awesome with that i just listed]vampires that are ikickly sweet?Ding ding ding, the hunt is for you[ found in bookstores near you on release date/ in annoying commercial voice lol]
thanks to St. Martin's Griffin for approving my request of The HUNT