To top it all off, she's a vampire and has to hide the secret from he...moreA.J.'s life quite frankly...sucks.
Her boyfriend's now her step-brother now.
To top it all off, she's a vampire and has to hide the secret from her new family.
So when she goes off into the forest with a this guy named Noah, you'd think everything would be okay.
Now dealing with a former classmate stalking her, cheating allegations, and trying to get over feelings for her stepbrother, A.J. has to learn some secrets about her own past that should've probably stayed secrets.
Well, this book is a nice, quick, cute, vampire read. There's a sequel, Love Sucks!, and I'll definitely check it out. Personally, I found that the vampire history was a bit confusing, but I'm sure that it'll be sorted out in the next book.
By the time you read the ending, you'll be attached. The beginning of the book is kinda just teenage problems with a side of vampire. The end is where it gets really good and sets up the mood for the next book.
As for the cover, you might think that it's a bit plain, but take a closer look. Something on there will be quite significant when you read further. (less)
The Hunger Pains was the first parody I've ever read.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed this. After reading the reviews on, er, another book , I had low expectations for this one.
But I was pleasantly surprised.
I actually chucked at the names and probably all of the situations. Every character was OVER exaggerated, and I loved it. Peeta (Pita) was overweight and had an obsession with bread, Effie (Effu) had a Jamaican accent, Rue (Run) was...certainly has a lot to live up to. And Katniss (Kantkiss), oh geez. She super shallow and cannot take hints.
The Harvard Lampoon somehow managed to fit a 374 page book into 157 and I applaud them for it.
This book is a hit or miss. Either you really enjoy it or you downright hate it. Your choice. If anything, this book is a great time waster and you might be able to get a few chuckles out of it, depending on your type of humor.(less)
Most sequels are like this. They're trying to recap what happened in the last book and also be...moreWow.
Oh man...the beginning. GEEZ. It was a bit...
Most sequels are like this. They're trying to recap what happened in the last book and also begin the new plots for the current book.
But the second half.
One after another. Plot twist, reveal, plot twist, reveal, and so on. There are so many parts in this book that make you literally stop reading and close the book for a few seconds, before promptly picking it back up.
And the cliffhanger this book left on...
It definitely leaves you craving for Diva, the final book in the series.(less)
Gwen is just your average London girl. She goes to school, has the greatest best friend you could ask for, and...well... can time travel. It comes as a...moreGwen is just your average London girl. She goes to school, has the greatest best friend you could ask for, and...well... can time travel. It comes as a complete shock to her entire family, especially her cousin Charlotte, who was groomed for the time traveling her entire life. Now thrust into a world of uncertainty, mysteries, and, more surprisingly, love, can Gwen live up to the family name, while figuring out what to do herself?
This book was fantastic! Far, far too short. It takes you a minute to get used to the UK slang, "mobile" and "Year Seven", but after that, it's a very nice read!(less)
John Smith is on the run again. And the stakes are higher.
On the run from the Mogadorians, and trying to find the other four members of the Garde, Joh...moreJohn Smith is on the run again. And the stakes are higher.
On the run from the Mogadorians, and trying to find the other four members of the Garde, John's thoughts constantly drift to Sarah Hart, the girl he left behind in Paradise, Ohio. However, he also finds himself falling for Six, who same also has a crush on. And to make matters worse, Henri isn't around to guide them. How will they survive?
This book focuses on Number Seven, Marina, and Number Four, John Smith. Their stories are told in alternating chapters. Mainly, it focuses on Marina, who's Cepan has given up hope. The two are hiding out in South America, trying to keep under the radar. Marina spends her days searching for information about John and drawing. Adelina has given up hope on the Lorien race and it's up to Marina to learn on her own.
I really liked this book. It did lag a little bit on Marina's part in the very beginning, but the moment we got to John, the action picked right up from I Am Number Four. The entire book kept me guessing and wondering what would happen next. And Sarah...oh Sarah...
The ending might not leave you on a cliffhanger, but, it will leave you wanting more.(less)
It's rare that I write a review for a book I didn't finish, but I think this book deserves one. Entwined is about a girl named Azalea who loves to dan...moreIt's rare that I write a review for a book I didn't finish, but I think this book deserves one. Entwined is about a girl named Azalea who loves to dance. Her and her twelve sisters live in a castle with their lovely Mother and their father, a stuffy King. Mother is with child, but is also sick. She entrusts Azalea with a beautiful handkerchief before she goes to a ball, where she is to dance with various gentleman.
What made me stop reading this book was the King. Honestly, he pissed me off. So mean and uncaring about the girls. It just made me mad.(less)
Zoey Redbird is not like the other girls. Friends with a little ditsy girl named Kayla and dealing with an ex named Heath, Zoey figured that her life w...moreZoey Redbird is not like the other girls. Friends with a little ditsy girl named Kayla and dealing with an ex named Heath, Zoey figured that her life was pretty normal. Well, until she got Marked. Soon after, she begins to go through the Change to become a vampyre. Her family is horribly dysfunctional. Dad died when she was young and her mom remarried to a church going guy. The only person Zoey can really trust is her grandmother. Eventually, she gets to the House of Night, a place where all Fledglings go. It's similar to a boarding school, just full of vampyres. She quickly makes friends and one enemy named Aphrodite. Will Zoey survive the Change? And what's this talk about Erik Night?
So. I'm not going to say I like it, but I don't exactly hate it. That's why I gave it three stars. This series has room for potential, but it didn't really grab me at the beginning, or compell me to continue reading the series after the last page. Now, I'm not too fond of Twilight, but I believe that Stephanie Meyer writes a better story about vampires (vampyres, whatever!). If I'm correct, this book was published at the beginning of the vampire craze in 2007. Compare this book to Twilight, I believe you'd have a better chance reading that instead of this book.
This story is more for people who want a taste of "real" vampires, in a sense. Don't like sparkles? Read this book. I mean, it's pretty straight forward. Marked is for people who a quick read, but not a lot of details or too much character development. However, this book wasn't horrible! There were particular parts of the book where the book truly shined.
I've heard from word of mouth that the series gets better.
The Flappers of the 1920s was something I had NEVER even heard of before reading this book. We all know about 1930s and...moreWow, I really liked this book.
The Flappers of the 1920s was something I had NEVER even heard of before reading this book. We all know about 1930s and the Great Depression, but the Flappers was something completely new to me.
Vixen follows the lives of three characters, Gloria Carmody, a privileged girl who's engaged to handsome Sebastian Grey, Clara Knowles, Gloria's cousin who seems to know the right things to say, and Lorraine Dyer, Gloria's best friend, who's tired of living in her shadow. Jillian Larkin does a fantastic job woving these girls' lives together and creating a story full of mystery and romance.