Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bite Club by: Rachel Caine

Publication Date: May 2011

Synopsis: After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble.

There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other-or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire- accompanied by her friends and frenemies-to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville...

My thoughts: This book is great! I'm so glad to see my girls: Claire and Eve stepping up and taking some of reins...even if they had to to save their boys.
Claire meets someone new in one of her classes...which doesn't end well of course for him anyway. Stinky Doug gets killed over some vampire blood he stole. But come to find out he is in the new fight club in town (one that Shane joins). Claire goes to get the blood back before he ends up getting hurt only to find that he has already been murdered.
Upon investigating his death they find that Bishop is still alive and Glory is in charge of all the boys in town going crazy ( due to her glamouring them).
After Shane joins the fight club everything changes. He is angry all the time and takes it out on his friends and Claire. They all end up broken up and sad and trying to fins a way to get things back together again. Michael goes missing. But of course he is with Shane.
That leaves the girls to save the day. Claire turns to Amelie and the crazy girl, Kim. Kim, turns out to be setting them up to fail and escapes. Claire goes to Myrnin and together, plus with Eve they try to rescue the boys...In the end they kill Bishop and Glory and get the boys back and I hope everything goes back to normal.......
Oh and guess whose engaged.

My rating: 5 stars

Evercrossed by: Elizabeth Chandler

Publication Date: March 2011

Synopsis: It’s been a year since Ivy’s boyfriend, Tristan, died. They’ve both moved on—Tristan to the other side of the afterlife, and Ivy to sweet, dependable Will. Now Ivy’s heading to Cape Cod, hoping to leave the horror of last summer behind. She wants nothing more than to lie on the beach, sip lemonade, and hang out with her friends.

But then a car crash ends Ivy’s life.
As she floats to the beyond, looking down on the life she’s left behind, Tristan breathes life back into her with a passionate kiss. She wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by Will and her family, but all she can think about is the love that she lost.
But memories aren’t all that’s come back from the past. And this time, Ivy’s not sure love will be enough to save her.

My Thoughts: OMG!!!! So long since I had first read Kissed By An Angel. I can't believe the way that this book begins...I feel like it's left out a little information.
I love Will truly! And I know if Ivy could let go of Tristian.....she could be really happy with Will. He has been there for her in many different ways. I know she can love's not a question of can it's really the question of when.
Finding Luke.....I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing...really. Beth and wIll seem to realize there is something wrong with him and you know your best friends are honest...sometimes to honest. He seems dangerous to me and I know that everyone around her sees the in Luke. And some of them could be jealous that they are spending to much time together...I myself am a little worried about what may happen.
I want them to find peace about Tristian. I don't know if you can ever really heal from losing someone you love at such a young age but really they need counseling. And tristian being inside Luke is crazy...I'd more believe he was inside Beth than anything else.
I think that Luke is a murderer and that Gregory is inside of him playing games with everyone...which is really scary if you think about all he did before.
I am waiting for more to come I hope it's soon.

My rating: 4 stars

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eighth Grades Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod) by: Heather Brewer

Publication Date: March 2008


Junior high really stinks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers and no one to teach him, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a strange substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he realizes he has a much bigger problem: He’s being hunted by a vampire killer who is closing in . . . fast!

My Thoughts: Vlad is an interesting vampire. He was born as a vampire, but one of his parents are a human the other is a vampire.
His parents met when his dad was looking to feed. Vlad's mother was walking home and she just happened to be the target. But when he saw her, he feel in love instantly. 2 years later they were expecting Vlad, so they got married.
Later his parents were killed and he was left to be raised but his mothers human friend Nellie. She's a nurse who keeps his secret and brings him blood from the hospital in which she works.
After his teacher goes missing a sub comes i. Mr Otis is actually a vampire and Vlad's uncle. After killing a evil vampire to escape certain death, Otis promises to always be there for Vlad. Who is not only desperate to learn more but needs to learn more about vampires.

My rating 3 stars

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blue Bloods by: Melissa de la Cruz

Publication Date: March 2007

Synopsis: Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she’s starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz’s vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.

My Thoughts: I love Schuyler's character. She's popular without trying or meaning to be. And truth be told she doesn't even realize she is.
I enjoy the fact that the kids don't right away know they are vampire. They aren't made or really born that way they sort of grown into it. WhichI think is kinds neat. At 15 after dealing in part with puberty you also get to turn into a vampire. LOL!!!
And by the way they aren't called vampires, they call themselves Blue Bloods. And most Blue Bloods feed from Red Bloods, humans.
Something dark and dangerous has been hanging around the Blue Bloods, it's killed off 2 and is trying to kill Sky! It's attempted it twice, only to be interrupted by someone! Thank God!
So with the help of her friends Oliver and Bliss they set out to figure out what is killing the Blue Bloods.
They soon find out it's Silver Blood who are evil Vampires who drain other vampires of their blood. They can also disguise themselves to be anyone they want!
I want Sky to be with Jack Force I know that her mother is meant to be with him but truly they would make a better couple and I sorry that Cordelia, Sky's guardian had to die, but at least she will live in another cycle.

My rating: 5 stars

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ink Exchange By: Melissa Marr

Publication Date: March 2009

Synopsis: Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.

Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils...

My Thoughts: I'm so sad for Leslie. This poor girl has come through everything....Things most people could never imagine would happen to them. She's so young and yet has been raped by her brother's friend, neglected by her family, and has taken a job to pay the family bills. My heart goes out to anyone who has these kinds of problems...mostly because I've dealt with them too.
So leslie goes to get a tattoo for herself and ends up trapped as a slave girl for Irial, the King of the Dark Court for fey.
Rabbit a friend and tattooist should have known better than to get her mixed up in these things and her other friends should have been more involved and steeped in a stopped all of these things from happening! This girl needs better friends not that she would know or understand.
That tattoo by the way is Irail's blood and is used to bond them! EEEEWWWWWW!!!!!
While all of this is going on Niall a fey who loves her is trying to find a way out of this mess for her. and finds the only thing he can think of. Is to use her friend the Summer Queen's sunlight to burn her back bad enough that it breaks the bond between her and Irial.......But Niall ends up the new King of the Dark court.

My rating: 4 stars

Sunday, May 1, 2011

CIty of Fallen Angels by: Cassandra Clare

Publication Date: April 2011


The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.
When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

My thoughts: 
I'm so happy to have finally gotten a chance to read this long awaited book.
I'm thrilled that Jace and Clary are together although I wonder what it will take for Jace to learn that Clary will love him no matter what and he needs to trust her with his secrets....That what causes all the chaos.
I have to say that I'm disappointed in Simon. He always seems to be in a lot of trouble and this book isn't any different. Most vampires could figure a way out of trouble, he digs himself deeper.
Poor Jace, has had enough drama circled around him to last three lifetimes. I want so much for all of his family drama to be over, his parents are dead and  the only thing he really needs is Clary so lets let the drama be on someone else for a change.....I wish Sebastian was truly dead and they need to get his body and take it to an incinerator, to be sure he is truly dead and watch the thing burn.
Alex and Magnus....what a lovely pair, Alex needs to realize that love isn't always easy and peaceful but it is beautiful. 
We do have a new Werewolf, but I'll let you figure out who....LOL!

My rating: 5 stars