Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mirage by: Kristi Cook

Publication Date: June 2012

Overview: Danger looms large in the sequel to Haven, which Booklist called “a blend of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Twilight saga, and Lois Duncan’s thrillers.”
Violet McKenna is back for her senior year at Winterhaven and thrilled to be with Aidan after a long summer apart. But while their love for each other is as strong as ever, their troubles are far from over.
News of a rogue vampire on a killing spree sets everyone on edge. While Aidan is determined to stop the killer, Violet is chilled by a horrifying vision she simply must prevent...for if she can’t, two people she loves will meet a violent end.
In the midst of Violet’s fear, a mysterious newcomer enters her life—and he has some vital information not just about her past, but about her future as well. Now everything Violet held as truth is upended, and she is left not knowing whom to trust, if she is in danger, and—worst of all—whether she and Aidan are really meant to be together.

My thoughts: I would be lying if I said this was an easy read. There is  much to remember. All the kids have special talents, some more then others. 
Then you must remember whom is with who. It's quite confusing at times. 
I think with that many characters you must keep the story line simple and this is anything but simple. 
I do love several of the characters, especially the new ones: Matthew and Tyler. 

My rating: 4 stars

Nevermore by: Kelly Creagh

Publication Date: August 2011

Overview: And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
— from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
At once an homage to one of America's greatest writers and a page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, NEVERMORE is the story of Varen — a Poe-fan and goth — and Isobel — a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When a Lit. project pairs the two together, Isobel finds herself steadily swept into Varen's world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams can be much more powerful than she'd ever expected, and that pain and despair come in all sorts of shades. As labels of "goth" and "cheerleader" fade away, she sees more in Varen than a tall, pale outcast, and a consuming romance is braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most terrifying realities are those within our own minds.
When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his own nightmares, will she be able to save him — and herself?

My thoughts: I'm not really a fan of Poe, so parts of this that referred to him just got under my skin. It's a good thing this story revolved more around the characters then him:)
I love Isobel and Varen together, I enjoyed their story of discovery in each other... amazing. They are in love and although she never gets to tell him and vice versa, I  am sure they both feel that string connection they have to one another. 
The ending left me cold, yet wanting more. I hate the way things turn out, but I know the author thought it best to leave us hanging and keeping us begging for more.

My rating: 4 stars
Up Next for author: Enshadowed 

Starcrossed By: Josephine Angelini

Publication Date: May 2011

Overview: Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—now it's getting harder. She's having nightmares of a desperate desert journey, visions of three women weeping tears of blood. And why is she possessed by the sudden, unstoppable urge to kill the handsome new boy in school, Lucas Delos?
A love written in the stars . . .
A feud started in ancient Greece . . .
A curse not even the gods can break.

My thoughts: This one was wonderful. IF you get pass the never ending, but well written history lesson, you will fully enjoy this.
For some, you may totally enjoy it, but for others like myself; I found myself frustrated by the Greek  mythology that we were forced into. We all know the stories of love, hatred and war,  and yet we had to read it all over again. And not just once, the author referred back to it at every chance. 
It's sad to see this family torn apart by killings. Even if it was by mistake, your heart breaks for Hector. I know that Helen and Lucas will find a way to help Hector and hopefully find a way to be together again. I'm positive that Daphne is up to no good and she'll be found out.

My rating: 4 stars
Up Next by author: Dreamless

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Selection by: Kiera Cass

Publication Date: April 2012

Overview: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My thoughts: It's not very often you find a book that cal real you in rather quickly, and when you find said book you want to read it all the way through as fast as you can to know all you can. This is one of those books. So well written it broke my hear when it was over. I read it twice thinking I must have missed something, but no I got all the details.
America is beautiful but doesn't realize the beauty, out and in. She's in love with a boy whose to  low for her and finds herself thrust into a game of chance to win the prince's heart. -Now just reading that doesn't it make you want to know more. 
This girl must face all the same things as the other contestants, but she doesn't want to be there. Striking a deal with the Prince could have been deadly for her, but in the end she finds a friend in him, could it be more......Let's just say I hope so....Loving this book:)

My rating: 5 stars

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by: Rae Carson

Publication Date: September 20, 2011

Overview: Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa has always felt powerless, useless. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could save his people. And he looks at her in a way no man has ever looked at her before. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young.
Most of the chosen do.

My thoughts: How in God's name could a father allow his daughter to marry at 16? OMG!!!!
I know she's a princess and it's normal to wed them off, but even I know 16 year-olds aren't mature enough to handle marriage and other things that go with it. 
Elisa grows up a lot. she gains friends, enemies, and a son to go along with that husband. She's a fighter though and hangs in there destroying the enemy, losing her new husband, but gaining knowledge and power.

My Rating: 5 stars

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cured

          So over a month later and my reading habits are picking up again...Life seems to have settled and I'm getting use to life again. I have read a book and plan to post about it. I have also had several authors write to me in regards of wanting me to read their books. I have great hopes to post on these books very soon. I hope you all will pass the word along to everyone that I am back in the groove of things.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Reader's Block

      So I have to tell you, my readers, that I have readers block. I have been trying to read these past few weeks and just can't get into it. I am taking a quick break and hope to find a book that inspires me enough to read. Plus it's all about finding the time to read as well.  I do have a few post to add and I will hopefully update the blog as soon as possible. I just don't want to leave you all hanging. Please don't leave me check every week or so to find out if I have post anything new. Maybe a break is what I need. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Dark Divine by: Bree Despain

Publication Date: December 2009

Overview: Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry, glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boys' dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

My thoughts: This one was frustrating. One because they paint Pete as evil, and OK, I know he gets handsy or whatever. But really what teenage boy isn't handsy at some point.
Then they place Don, a well meaning mentally challenged guy in the picture. And he he only gets to give us hints of things before he dies.
The Divine family is quite the group! But you have to love the dynamic they have. Daniel and Grace, I love the story of 2 childhood friends who fall in love with one another. Even if they have challenges to face I still want them to be together in the end.
I believe that there is more to Grace being bitten they they think. 

My rating: 3 stars
Up Next: The Lost Saint

Succubus Shadows by: RIchelle Mead

Publication Date: April 2010

Overview: Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals—all child's play to a succubus like her.
Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend's wedding is a different story. Georgina isn't sure which is worse—that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina's roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there's Simone, the new succubus in town, who's intent on corrupting Seth.
But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that's visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she'll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she'll discover who she can trust, who she can't—and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity. . .

My thoughts: Dealing with the wedding plans of your ex has to be hard, especially hen your still in love with him. For one thing, I would have told Maddie "NO". 
On top of all this is is the target for yet another evil creature. But this time it's Nyx's children who have started haunting G in her dreams. The haunt her until they finally get her alone and take her. They show her things, some of which are true and others that aren't. The ones that are true give her hope and the others she fights to keep her sanity.. In the end her gang has to get help from Seth to get her back to reality. Maddie and Seth's wedding is off and Simone the new evil Succubus is sent packing.

My rating: 4 stars
Up Next: Succubus Revealed

Illuminate by: Aimee Agresti

Publication Date: March 2012

Overview: Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she is awarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous strangers: the powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.
As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

My thoughts: Haven and 2 friends are chosen for and internship at a local hotel. It is opening it's doors after being closed for many years, because of tragedy. 
What Haven doesn't realize is she was chosen because she's angel. Oh boy!!!! And so are her friends. This is weird for me to thing that she is just suddenly realizing that her friends have the same scars she has. 
After one of her friends are poisoned, the other two must work together to figure out what to do next.
This is only the beginning for the trio. I am sure there is more danger to come.

My rating: 3 stars

Black Dawn by: Rachel Caine

Publication Date: October 2012

Overview: With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…
Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.
Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite. Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…

My thoughts: Draug. They are the evil that is now taking over the town. They are like water and they lure their victims to pools. They've had Micheal and Shane, but Magnus the leader wants Claire and will take all that she loves to get her!
Claire has no fear though and fights, even almost sacrificing herself to get what she wants a peaceful town, love of Shane and friends Michael and Eve!

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Bitter Blood

A Beautiful Dark by: Jocelyn Davies

Publication Date: August 2012

Overview: On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers whose sudden appearance sends her life into a tailspin. Complete opposites, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.
Then, in the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye discovers an impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

My thoughts:Skye is a normal girl, living a regular life until 2 boys come to town. 
Devin and Asher are angels. 1 is of light and 1 is dark.  They tell Skye she is suppose to choose a side.
Skye just wants to be regular, but knows there is a change in her. And because of that there is no chance of a normal life. 
Raven is in love with Devin and think Skye is taking him away.
Skye's powers are strong and she can fight this I know.

My rating:5 stars

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hang in there

To all the readers and fans of Pages of Adventure. 

I would like to thank you for following and reading my posts. It means a lot to me that you hang in there with me even when I don't post for weeks. I have a full time job and very hectic family life, so as hard as I try I don't get on very much. I do keep a notebook with notes and when I have time I will post. I love reading and life and hope to have more for you soon. I actually have read several books, just have yet to post about it.
In next few days or so I hope to catch up on all of it. Thank you for all your understanding. If you have a blog that you would like for me to follow just leave a comment and I will find you. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Jessica Rules the Dark Side by: Beth Fantaskey

Publication Date: January 2012

Overview: It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?

My thoughts: Jessica is married and her husband is wrongly accused, or so we think and thrown in jail with no blood to be given to him, which is fatal to a vampire. He is accused of murdering his uncle. Which if he did was just I think but if he didn't then who did?
his stake was found with blood on it and now there is trial to trying a figure out who did it. While doing this Jessica is ruling the vampires, but someone keeps her poisoned and she is having trouble ruling. She finally gets courage and with her friend's help find that her family is the one against her and her husband.

My rating: 5 stars

Jekel Loves Hyde by:Beth Fantaskey

Publication Date: April 2011

Overview: Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules—especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she’s tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.
To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything—even Tristen’s love—just for the thrill of being . . . bad.

My thoughts: Jill's father is gruesomely murdered and she's trying to carry on. her mother is devastated. Her mom really for all my thoughts has given up. she's depressed and crying all the time, but working overtime to bring in money to pay bills. 
Tristen has feelings for Jill and being near her has consequences. Together they find a cure for something his dad is denying he has.
One night they are confronted by a teacher and their parents. The truth of Jill's father's death comes out into the open and it is painful. Someone will die but who will it be? 

My rating: 4 stars
Also by author: Jessica Rules the Dark Side

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Succubus Heat by: Richelle Mead

Publication Date: June 2009


Overview: Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus. . .
. . .which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she's been so wicked that Seattle's ├╝ber-demon Jerome, decides to "outsource " Georgina to a rival—and have her spy for him in the process.
Being exiled to the frozen north—okay, Vancouver—and leaving Seth in the cozy clutches of his new girlfriend is unpleasant enough. Then Jerome is kidnapped, and all immortals under his control mysteriously lose their powers. One bright spot: with her life-sucking ability gone, there's nothing to keep Georgina from getting down and dirty with Seth—nothing apart from his girlfriend that is. Now, as the supernatural population starts turning on itself, a newly mortal Georgina must rescue her boss and figure out who's been playing them—or all hell will break loose. . .

My thoughts: Dealing with Seth's relationship with Seth is awful for Georgina, and luckily for her she gets loaned out to another group to figure out how to ease the fighting. But Georgina's boss get kidnapped and they must figure out how to get through life without their powers, or at least get through the next few days. 
Georgina also gets the crap beat out of her, she must be healed but most have lost there powers. When they find someone to heal her and they figure out who hurt her they realize who could be the one to have kidnapped Jerome. They then rescue Jerome. And things return to normal, but not before Georgina finally hooks up with Seth.

My rating: 3 stars
Up Next: Succubus Shadows

Soul Bound by: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: March 2012


Overview: Sunny McDonald and her vampire boyfriend, Magnus, are on the run-accused of treason and wanted alive...or undead. And her twin is the slayer sent to track them down.
Rayne would do anything to save her twin sister, Sunny, from the Vampire Consortium dictator who wants her dead. Instead, she's been commissioned by Slayer Inc. to find Sunny and Magnus and deliver them to the Consortium...which Rayne knows means certain death. She also knows that if she and her boyfriend, Jareth, disobey orders, they are signing not only their own death warrants, but also those of every vampire in the Blood Coven.
As a rival slayer with a personal vendetta moves in, Rayne and Jareth must do something to stop her. So they embark on their most dangerous journey yet, deep beneath the streets of New York City and through the Gates of the Underworld. But when a greedy god demands the ultimate sacrifice, will Rayne be forced to choose between her sister...and the vampire she loves?

My thoughts: This one is sad, really sad. Rayne and Jareth set out to find Sunny and Magnus, but things go south quickly. upon finding the duo hidden in the sewers of new York, they find they led the evil peeps to them. They were chipped by Jareth's secretary. Magnus turns himself in to keep the others from getting hurt, but while escaping Sunny gets killed by Bertha. 
Rayne, Jareth and the rock star travel to the underworld to get her out and in the process Jareth gets his past settled. Hopefully they will find peace, but I really don't think so.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Blood Forever

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blood Ties by: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: August 2011


Overview: Officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can't forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. When darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny must make a choice: stay true to her love, or defy him in a desperate attempt to save Jayden's soul.
Meanwhile, the Blood Coven is gearing up for a showdown with a splinter group of Slayer Inc. It's Vampires vs. Slayers in a showdown that could cost Sunny not only her heart...but also her life.

My thoughts: Sunny is learning the hard way that she is selfish. And that has hurt a lot of people and even caused most of the trouble around her.
Rayne is captures and almost bleed to death, by Riverdale Academy's students and professors. They had stolen the Holy Grail and used for the benefit of turning them into monsters. 
Jayden is a vampire and only craves Sunny's blood.
Magnus loses his job, but Jareth gets the job.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Soul Bound

Night School By: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: January 2011


Overview: After their parents' shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they're going to have to play nice with the locals.
But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there's more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body-leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.

My thoughts: Fairies, well it looks like another mythical creature to add to our list!
Rayne and Sunny are sent to Riverdale school. They were sent there to be trained and hidden from the world of fairies.
But the fairies find them and take Sunny, who was meant to be queen. Rayne has to get her back, but she accidentally almost kills a boy from school. Jareth changes him into a vampire.
Sunny is about to marry an evil boy so they have to run back to fairy land to save her. 
Someone dies in the process.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Blood Ties

Bad Blood by: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: January 2010


Overview: Sunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven. And when the Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny's humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven's chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric supermodel.
Sunny is suspicious of a Rhodes Scholar who can't answer the most basic poli-sci questions, but Magnus brushes it off as petty jealousy. Still, when the Blood Coven goes to Las Vegas for a vampire convention, Sunny and her twin sister Rayne secretly tag along. And Sunny's not going home before she learns the truth about Jane. Because not everything stays in Vegas-especially bad blood.

My thoughts: Sunny was much in love and thought life would never be bad again....boy was she wrong. 
Sasha, playing the role of her twin Jane, comes in as Magnus' assigned blood mate. 
Sunny knows something isn't right with Jane. But truthfully no one would believe her, so she set out on her own to find out what is really going on.
With the help of stormy, her long undiscovered sister, and Jayden they uncover the real facts and reveal it to Magnus. 

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Night School

Monday, July 2, 2012

Girls that Growl by: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: October 2007


OverviewThird in Mancusi's hip, sassy vampire series, featuring the heroine of Stake That!
She's a vampire. She's also a vampire slayer. (It's a long story.) And now Rayne McDonald, Goth girl, has to carry out her most deviant mission yet: trying out for the cheerleading squad.
Rayne already has enough on her plate: her twin keeps whining about whether or not to go all the way; her mom's boyfriend is moving in; and her man, Jareth, who's now allowed out in the sun, has turned from a dark, brooding hottie vamp into a surfer dude.
But this vampire slayer is still on the clock, and she has a new assignment. A member of the football team has disappeared-and her bosses at Slayer Inc. think the cheerleaders had something to do with it. Now they want her to infiltrate the squad and get the dirt. But first, she'll need an extreme prep makeover. If only they'd let her wear fishnets under that revolting uniform.

My thoughts:
I am addicted to this series. I got them from the library and I can't stop.....pick them up......really!!!
Rayne is having a rough time being a vampire. Being a blood mate should be easy, but it's not. But when you are dealing with your mom dating a new guy and your sister dating the king vampire, and her possible sex life, plus school. Things can kind build up. I don't blame Rayne for having problems, but this girl needs to get a handle on it. 
Cheerleaders are turning into werewolves and Ryane needs to figure out how to stop it and find the missing boys, but did they girls eat them? Ewe!
No wonder everything is so rough for Rayne and she crashes her car and get kidnapped by an evil werewolf. 
So glad she has Jareth to come to the rescue.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Bad Blood

Stake That by: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: December 2006


Overview: A fresh voice and fresh blood - it adds up to one very sassy vampire series...
Sisters. They'll swipe your clothes, your boyfriends, your destiny. But it wasn't exactly Rayne's twin Sunny's fault. Magnus, a vamp hottie and coven leader, mistook Sunny for Rayne last month and bit her instead. Now they're doing the inter-species dating thing.
Turns out that for every generation, there's a Vampire Slayer - and this time around, it just happens to be Rayne MacDonald. Her first mission: infiltrate a seedy vamp bar downtown and expose its vampire owner for purposely spreading a blood disease he created himself - a task almost harder than passing trig.
After going it alone once, Rayne realizes she needs help. So Magnus sends his sexy Goth buddy Jareth to go undercover with her. And, frankly, Rayne wouldn't mind going under the covers with him. Maybe fate doesn't bite after all...

My thoughts: Rayne....the other half of Sunny. She wants to be a vampire so bad, but turns out she's a slayer.
Working with a vampire to uncover the wrong doings of Maverick.
Turns out vamps are getting sick and donors are dying. 
Jareth and Rayne can't stand each other at first and set out together to figure out what is going on. They fall for each other along with finding out that Maverick is poisoning the donors.
They find a sample of the poison and try to get it back to the coven but Rayne gets infected and will die. Jareth can't live without her, surprise......I love these too. 

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Girls that growl

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Last Echo by: Kimberly Derting

Publication Date: April 2012


Overview: In the end, all that's left is an Echo.
Before, Violet's morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long-buried secrets in her small town. Now that she's working with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people—whether by saving a life or catching a killer.
Although she's relieved to finally be honest about what she can do, her instant connection with her mysterious partner, Rafe, is both confusing and unsettling, and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend, Jay. When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by "the collector," Violet refuses to give up on the case. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn't realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Will the life Violet has to save be her own?

My thoughts: Violet is now working with Sara and the gang. And now they are after "The Collector". 
He kidnaps girls of a certain look and keeps them kept in his home, he sleeps and I do mean sleeps with them. He then realizes they are the girls for them and he kills them, hides them, then calls it in.
He has found Violet, but Violet and the gang are looking for him.
Violet also gets involve in a case where a man kills his whole family. He gets out of jail and comes after her to kill her, but Sarah kills him instead.
In the end, Vi has to face her future with or without, The Center.

My rating: 5 stars

Lost in Time by: Melissa de la Cruz

Publication Date: September 2011


Overview: The stakes have never been higher for the young Blue Bloods of Manhattan. After their brief yet beautiful bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force depart for Egypt, desperate to find the elusive Gate of Promise before Jack must face his twin, Mimi, for a blood trial. A blood trial that only one of them can survive. But everything Schuyler thought she knew about the gate turns out to be a lie, and they soon find themselves ensnared in a deadly battle against the demon-born. Schuyler and Jack take up arms, only to realize that there is a much graver threat simmering in the Kingdom of the Dead.
Meanwhile, determined to save the only vampire she still loves, Mimi has followed Kingsley Martin into Hell. With the help of her new human Conduit, Oliver Hazard-Perry, Mimi makes a bargain with the Queen of the Dead that she may soon regret. When the time comes to choose between love and revenge, both Mimi and Oliver will learn the true meaning of sacrifice.
Confronted by danger, betrayal, and loss at every turn, the Blue Bloods must find the will to fight—and love—another day.

My thoughts: I was really excited for this one beaucse I am really into Sky and Jack. I don't have any cares about the otheres. I mean it is nice to know where Mimi is with Oliver, so to know what she is capable of. 
I love that she is only concerned for herself for most of the book. Finding Kingsley and saving him. I think that is dumb but for one I am glad that she isn't chasing Jack. 
I am so glad that Sky is not pregnant, as cool as that would be I just don't think right now is the time to have a baby.
I know Jack thinks she has the same thing her mother had, which is causing her to be sick, but I really hope it's not. I don't think anything good will come of it. 
When Jack has to face Mimi, I love it he doesn't fight back....really and truly. 

My rating: 3 stars

Boys That Bite by: Mari Mancusi

Publication Date: April 2006


Overview: Okay, so technically she can’t because I’m immortal. Well, not yet. See, due to the worst case of mistaken identity with my dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for my innocent neck instead of hers. Now if I don’t reverse it in time, Magnus will be my blood mate forever and I’m doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. Believe me, it seriously bites.
After the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, it’s up to me, my sister, and Magnus to find the one thing that can solve my problem—the Holy Grail. No joke. I seriously hope I can get out of this in time, because somehow, I scored the hottest prom date in my school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. And I do not want to be a vampire for the prom—let alone the rest of eternity...

My thoughts: Sunny gets bitten because they think she's her twin. She doesn't want to be a vampire, so she set out with her blood mate to find the Holy Grail and the cure. In the adventure she is in love with Magnus and is fighting her choice to stay human or let the change occur. Sometimes a girls has to go with her heart and that is what i thought she would do.
In the end they get the cure and Magnus chooses for her and she becomes human, against her wishes. 
But she keeps the guy.

My rating:5 stars
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