Sunday, June 13, 2010
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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Friday, June 4, 2010
"When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames…. Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world. In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned."
Love, Love, Love this series! My only complaint is I can't get enough, oh, and that all The House Of Night books end with cliffhangers! Which really isn't a complaint considering the fact that it leads me to intrigue and suspense. But to be honest P.C. Cast has done it again! Her books are like a magical symphony you just can't help but sway to! Every note is perfectly balanced! And what really captures you is her characters they're soo real! Which I think a lot of that credit goes to Kristin Cast for keeping the teen drama realistic. I have been pulled into every one of these two ladies books so far and this was no exception. And I've seen a lot of mixed reviews about the House Of Night series but however much people despise the books they keep reading them. And that says something!
This volume particularly caught my attention because it was rooted in Scotland for the most part. And being of Scottish decent I loved the old Folklore, symbolism, and setting. This series is a combination of so much mythology but at the same time there is complete harmony throughout the books. I love the storyline, characters, settings and references and I don't think I really can say much more besides this is a must-read series (in fact most of the Cast books are)! So I will be on pins and needles waiting until the next installment (Awakened) comes to a store shelf near me!
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Every month I like to take a little time out of reviewing and meme's to post about a special author who impacts not only myself an this blog but also the book/entertainment community. This month I have chosen Charlaine Harris. So without further ado let me give you a little info about this amazing author:
Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside. Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, REAL MURDERS, garnered an Agatha nomination. Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences. When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, DEAD UNTIL DARK broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The southern vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia. In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability. Harper Connelly, lightning-struck and strange, can find corpses . . . and that’s how she makes her living. In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her “spare” time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.
Charlaine is the perfect choice this month for my spotlight author! Not only was "Dead In The Family" hitting the bookshelves of stores everywhere this past month along with Season 2 of True Blood, but also Season 3 of True Blood start on the 13th of this month!! I am a huge fan of her "Sookie Stackhouse Series" and a glued-to-the-TV fan of True Blood. I think personally I've read everyone of her novels at least twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything. She has such a way with her character development and settings that it pulls you into the story. And now thanks to HBO I have some amazing (hottt!) images to go by while reading. (If your a fanatic like myself, you know I'm talking about Eric, Bill, Sam, and Jason.) But what I love most about Charlaine' s books is that she takes a fresh perspective on the supernatural. You're never bored or feel jaded because her view on Supes is sooo new and off the beaten path! I personally cannot wait for more Charlaine and more Sookie! A note to the author: please keep the books coming, I cannot get enough!!
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"Griffin Penshine is always making wishes. But when a sinister old woman tricks her into accepting a box of eleven shiny Indian Head pennies from 1897, Griffin soon learns these are no ordinary pennies, but stolen wishes. This box of labeled pennies comes with a horrible curse: People in possession of the stolen coins are Wish Stealers, who will never have their wishes granted.... In fact, the opposite of what they've wished for will happen. Griffin must find a way to return these stolen wishes and undo the curse if her own wishes are to come true. But how can Griffin return wishes to strangers who might not even be alive? Her journey leads her to ancient alchemists, Macbeth's witches, and a chance to help people in ways she never imagined, but the temptation of the Wish Stealers' dark and compelling power is growing stronger. Can Griffin reverse the curse in time to save herself and the people she loves?"
I really enjoyed this novel it wasn't an in-depth, make you think kind of book. Yet it has an incredible, make- you -feel good message to put out there. This is the type of book for a younger set but can still be enjoyed by adults. The characters are relatable and the setting is your average town. The fantasy element is what elevates the book from not just being another teen high school story. I really would have liked some more character development and struggle in Griffin but you win some and lose some. All in all I'd say this book was a fun, feel-good quick read. I think that if your just looking for a book to enjoy and smile about this is for you!
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