Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I have read two of more of The Morganville Vampire series. I am going to post both of them right now. (Did I mention that it is summer and I am going to burn through a book a day!!!)
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Myth of Persephone, Darkly Reimagined
— Book One: Abandon —
She didn't fall into his world. She was taken.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.
That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible.
Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.
And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her:
"Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Anything at all.
A girl is laughing with her friends.
Suddenly, a crater splits apart the earth. Through it bursts a
man in an ink black chariot forged in the deepest pits of hell,
drawn by stallions with hooves of steel and eyes of flame.
Before anyone can shout a warning, before the girl can turn
and run, those thundering hooves are upon her.
The girl isn’t laughing anymore. Instead, she’s screaming.
It’s too late. The man has leaned out of his ink black chariot to
seize her by the waist and pull her back down into that crater
Life as she once knew it will never be the same.
You don’t have to worry about that girl, though. She’s just a
character from a book. Her name was Persephone, and her being
kidnapped by Hades, the god of the dead, and taken to live with
him in the Underworld was how the Greeks explained the chang-
ing of the seasons. It’s what’s known as an origin myth.
What happened to me? That’s no myth.
A few days ago, if you’d told me some story about a girl who
had to go live with a guy in his underground palace for six months
out of the year, I’d just have laughed. You think that girl has
problems? I’ll tell you who has problems: me. Way bigger ones
Especially now, after what happened the other night in the
cemetery. What really happened, I mean.
The police think they know, of course. So does everyone at
school. Everyone on the whole island, it seems, has a theory.
That’s the difference between them and me. They all have
So who cares what happened to Persephone? Compared to
what happened to me, that’s nothing.
Persephone was lucky, actually. Because her mom showed up
to bail her out.
No one’s coming to rescue me.
So take my advice: whatever you do?
Some quick thoughts:
What was with "Check yourself before you wreck yourself"
How about the transitions for the flashbacks - anyone else get confused?
I feel bad for John. I am hoping that we find out more about his story in the next one.
I am hoping for Cabot to tell us more about the Underworld and the legend of Persephone
I liked it. I will read the next two.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the tri
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart
Sunday, June 19, 2011
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood
Friday, June 17, 2011
Q. Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?
-Will" Clockwork Angel
Jem: "Indeed. Perhaps, if we're fortunate, we can still catch syphilis."
"Or demon pox," Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs." Clockwork Angel
'Well,' he says, 'I would only go if there was cake." - Four
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Another "wow" in the books folks.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?
“WHO IS THE ONE AUTHOR THAT YOU ARE DYING TO MEET?
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?
I have a lot of mixed emotions about this book- all good though. Calla is an alpha Guardian and soon to be joining with Ren in a pack union. They are going to start their own pack under the guidance of one of the young Keepers.
In the very first few pages, Calla saves a boy named Shay giving away her secret and on YA cue he shows up in her classroom totally knowing who she is. The packs can never know he knows about them so Calla starts living a double life one that gets more twisted and tangled with each moment she spends with Ren and Shay - leading up to her epic decision.
This is like the Amanda Hocking love triangle for me ***SPOILER*** Calla does not end up with the guy I want her to. From the beginning I knew she would be with Shay and I think it is just WRONG! Ren is now on my boyfriend list. He's hott, an alpha, loves her, and genuinely cares for the well-being of the pack. And she picks Shay - the one who ultimately gets her separated from her pack and locked in some dungeon alone - Shay-less. Pissed...openly *gives an exasperated sigh* End SPOILER
I think my biggest issue with Calla is from a young age she was brought up in the Pack life-style knowing her duty. And from my knowledge based on wolves (not a ton - I'll be honest) they are fiercely loyal. Right? So how is it, after meeting this boy for a month, she manages to break every rule for this guy she has ever been given? I get it...love makes you act crazy. But I feel the animal part of her should have rebelled against it. However, she needed to find out the fact that the keeprs may not be who they say they are or the searchers for that matter?
Overall - it was exciting - I cannot wait for Wolfsbane to come out. I need to stop reading series that aren't completely published.
Some quick thoughts:
What is Shay's uncle?
Really Shay? Why not Ren? I'm thinking he will end up Sabine - sadly.
Someone is going to have to die in the next one - Baby brother An?
WHAT THE HELL IS A SCION?
I'm really angry at Calla's betrayal
What happened to Ren's mother and Shay's parents?
I love Ren's nickname for her though.
OK I posted this a day or two ago. My birthday is today! *Cheers for herself* But I am wondering if any of you have some killer series you think I should buy with my bday money. Let me know.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
My name is Chloe Saunders. I'm fifteen, and I would love to be normal.
But normal is one thing I'm not.
For one thing, I'm having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother—who just happens to be a sorcerer—but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf.
My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us—permanently.
Definitely not normal.
And finally, I'm a genetically altered necro-mancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.
As far away from normal as it gets.