Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quenche Your Thirst

I just re-read Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike. These were my favorite books when I was in high school, and it was nice to read them again. Christopher Pike is one of my favorite authors, his books take you away to whole new worlds.

The Last Vampire is the first of the three books in Thirst. I enjoyed this book a lot. In this book you are introduced to Sita, one of the last vampires left in the world. She is being hunted by someone, and has to fight for her life.

Black Blood follows Sita's struggle to find the source of the mysterious vampire attacks on the city of L.A. To stop the attacks Sita will have to become more powerful than ever.

In Red Dice Sita is confronted by her past, and is given the opportunity she has been waiting a long lifetime for.

I enjoyed reading about Sita's adventures, and getting to know her long life story as the stories progress. I am always surprised by her,  and the stories are suspenseful enough to keep me reading.

Update: So I have been looking over this post since I wrote it wondering why I made it so short, and trying to think of what else I can add too it, since it covers three books and all. I have concluded that although I loved reading these books years ago, I am no longer as into them. I just read the next book, Thrist No. 2, and I don't even feel like reviewing it. It took me forever to read, because I had to make myself read it. It is rare for me to not want to read a book.

I am torn though, becaue these used to be some of my favorite books, and I want to like reading them and  give them a great review. Unfortuanly, I am just not that into them.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bikinis are more dangerous than I ever imagined!

So, I just finised reading The Death by Bikini Mysteries by Linda Gerber, which includes: Death by Bikini, Death by Latte, and Death by Denim. These were great summer reads!

I have to be honest, I bought this book because of the amazing cover design, as well as the graphics on some of the pages within. I know, don't judge a book by its cover, but its so pretty!

These books follow the ever daring Aphra Connolly on her adventures around the world. At the amazingly gorgeous island resort she lives/works at with her father, she meets a boy. I don't know if they fall in love, but they are definitely crushing on each other. I don't think they actually spent enough time together to fall in love, but they have lots of shared traumatic experiences.  I don't want to give too much away, but there are bad guys, super secret CIA type adventures, and mystery. 

I liked these books, they are fun and suspenseful. The love story is not very developed, but its okay. There is a lot  of action, so the books remain interesting from start to finish.

They may make you think twice about bikinis, lattes and denim though. ( :

(FYI these books are sold as one called The Death by Bikini Mysteries, I couldn't find a link though)
The Death by Bikini Mysteries. Linda Gerber. Sleuth Speak. 978-0-14-241117-9.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sometimes love comes first

Yesterday I finished reading Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. I love this book so much, it had incredible highs and lows, I was heartbroken in the end, but am hoping for a happy ending to the series. I am incredibly impressed with Richelle's writing. So far the books in this series keep getting better and better, I can't wait to read the rest. 

Rose goes through a lot in this book, and as usual tries to do it all by herself and put everyone else first. The whole Moroi world is going through changes and political turmoil, which I assume will only continue. I love reading Rose's story, and seeing her character develop more. I also love getting to learn more about the political world of the Moroi.

This book had lots of romantic tension, lots of suspense, great characters, perfect dialog. I honestly can't think of anything I don't like about it, or anything I would change. I would talk more about the plot, but I'm afraid I would give something away. This book, and the whole series, is a definite must read!

Shadow Kiss. Richelle Mead. 978-1-59514-197-2. Razorbill.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Winter can be oh so cold

I recently finished reading Richelle Mead's Frostbite, the second in the Vampire Academy Series. Surprise, surprise, I love this book.

To be honest, when I picked this book up I wasn't expecting much at all. In fact, it sat on my shelf for forever, because I knew it wasn't the first book in the series, but didn't want to go to the trouble of finding the first book. But, I think fate choose for me to read these books. I was in a T.J.Maxx of all places (did you know they sell amazing books there? Me either) and what do I find on the shelf but Frostbite. So while waiting in line with my mom, I comment how I have this book and still haven't bothered to find the first. ( I didn't even know the title of the 1st book, although I don't know why I didn't figure out it was simple Vampire Academy) So, what book is sitting all alone mixed up with some other books? Yes, Vampire Academy. That is the story of how I began reading these books, and omg. I think OMG surmises my feelings for the series thus far.

Well, I loved this book.

I am a huge fan of Rose, her character is completly amazing. I love watching her grow as the story continues. Love Lissa, love the romance and can relate to her ( yet I am still more on Rose's side)

I love Richelle's writing. Her story telling is great, and this book is so readable. The dialog is amazing as well. I enjoy reading the dialog in these books more than in any other book I can think of. Sometimes, dialog feels, I dunno, flat. Or sometimes I am like, noo no one would ever say that ever. But this dialog is perfect.

This book breaks my heart. I just want to make everything better for Rose. But, I cannot, and without it there really wouldn't be any story.

Frostbite. Richelle Mead. 978-1-59514-175-0. Razorbill.

Learning to be a vampire is tough..

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is an amazing book. It is the first book in the series, and I am so anxious to continue reading the series, I cannot get enough!

Rose Hathaway's story is so compelling. She is the narrator of the series. I love how fearless and headstrong she is. One of my favorite qualities about her is how loyal she is to her friends. She seems so real.

Lissa Dragomir is her best friend, and a Moroi princess. Rose is her guardian in training, and is always watching out for her. They share a mental bond, so Rose knows how she feels and what she is thinking, which happened after an accident.

I like how Richelle uses this bond to show Lissa's perspective and feelings in ways she otherwise wouldn't have been able to, since Rose is telling the story. It makes me feel for Lissa more, especially later ( must read book 3!!!)

There was a great deal of suspense, and lots of romantic tension. I could not put this book down, and **spoiler alert** the books only get better as the series goes on. (That is probably not a surprise though)

In summary, loved the book, love the latter books in the series more. This is a definite must read!

Vampire Academy. Richelle Mead. 978-1-59514-174-3. Razorbil

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The dark side of love

I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte for the first time and it was absolutely amazing. I don't even know where to begin.

When I started reading it I was intimidated because it was written in 1847 and the style of writing is obviously different from most of the books I read. Once I got further into the book it didn't bother me anymore.

The characters in this book were so amazing. They were completely awful at times, but they seem so real.

This review is going to be short because I am so enthralled with this book and I don't even know what to write that would do justice to how wonderful I thought it was. I will try to write more later.

Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eclipse: A through disappointment

So, I just saw the third movie. It was my favorite book, and I was really looking forward to it. I was disappointed from the beginning. It started out bad, got worse, and I had to walk out before it ended. I have only walked out during one other movie.

I felt the movie had no suspense, it was choppy and rushed. It was completely different from the book, and I know its a movie and they can't make it like the book, blah, blah. Anyway, I didn't like it. Maybe I was just expecting to much.

Anyway I wonder what you all think. Did you like it? I hope, if you watched it, that you did like it, just because it sucks not to like a moive you were looking forward to. ;[