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
Up Next: Stake That!

Taken by Storm by: Jenifer Lynn Barnes

Publication Date: April 2012

Overview: In the eye of a storm stands Bryn, the alpha of the Cedar Ridge werewolf pack. She is young. Female. Human. Physically weaker than any werewolf, she could never survive a battle with another alpha, the strongest, fiercest, and canniest of his pack.  
 Yet she cannot refuse a summons from the werewolf Senate. A rogue werewolf is attacking humans. The risk of exposure threatens to destroy pack life, and the center of the crisis is Cedar Ridge territory—her own lands.
 Bryn has no choice but to attend the meeting, a gathering of the most powerful werewolves on the continent.  The subject is the rogue wolf, but Bryn knows the other packs want what she has. Her territory. Her females. Her pack.
 They want her death.
 Werewolf law prevents the other alphas from making a direct attack. It also prevents her former alpha, the mysterious and powerful Callum, from coming to her aid. But it doesn’t prevent Bryn from knowing what she wants. To keep her lands. To protect her pack. 

My thoughts: Bryn is dealing with the loss of Maddie, although she's not dead, who left to deal with the loss of Lucas. The whole thing could have been avoided I think but overall I guess something was bound to happen this way. 
Bryn then goes to a meeting of the Senate and finds out that there is a rogue wolf terrorizing it's way around. She believe it to be Maddie and fears for her friend.
She and some of her pack set out to find Maddie and Save her...Along they way Bryn realizes that Maddie is pregnant and she's scared. They also find out Maddie isn't killing, it's a ghost. And that is trippy...LOL! 
In the end Shay gets the baby and so Maddie chooses to go with him. Bryn figures out a plan, one that causes Shay to die and her to lose her best friend. 

My rating: 5 stars