Monday, May 19, 2008

Review: Hallowmere:Between Golden Jaws-Tiffany Trent

Review of Hallowmere:Between Golden Jaws by Tiffany Trent

Corrine finds herself the object of the Fey Prince's love. She will have to make a life altering decision, one that could kill her friends and herself.

I'm not going to go into the whole"oh I love the storyline" "oh Ms Trent uses very vivid detail" I've reviewed the 2 books before this and you guys(there goes my inner Jersey Girl) already know all that.

I have to say that I am really into this series, which is rare for me. I usually read about 3/4 book a week and it's hard to really like something because you have to quickly move on. But.....these series have such vivid characters that I"m like woah, I love this story. Some favorite characters of mine:
Corrine- a very cool, strong female lead
Father Joe- I can't mention why he's awesome because that's a spoiler but he just is. Think Carlisle Cullen awesome
and of course, the sick individual in me.............

The Prince- I am a sick person, as stated before. I want him and Corrine to get together. I won't give spoilers but after finishing Between Golden Jaws you are going to be like Ewwww, NO, what's wrong with you?!?!? But that's just me. For somereason I am getting a stange vibe from The Fey Prince, I think there might be more to his story than "oh he decided to go along with big bad witchy and go all "lets eat people and not use Hallowmere" I don't know you guys but I am feeling some redemption from him. Of course, I'll probably completly wrong as usual but that's just me.

In conclusion: A wonderful addition to an already enthralling series. It brings supense, romance, drama, excitement and adventure all into one heck of a story. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, of and pickign up The Magic in the Mirrorstone-there's a story with Father Joe in that-so get that too!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Review:Hallowmere:By Venom's Sweet Sting by Tiffany Trent

In the 2nd Hallowmere installment, we find Corrine and the girls in Scottland, trying to figure out a way to fight The Fey on their own terms.

This is a wonderful series and I am so glad to have found it. I hate spoiling things for people, so I won't do that to you.

But, there are many things we learn about Corrine, Father Joe and other characters that will completely shock you. Others you will be like, oh thats cool. Oh, that makes sense. WHAT?!?!?!

Yes there are many WHAT?!?!?! in this book. I think I like this series so much because it is so unpredictable. You can never guess what's going to happen. I also like the feel of not knowing everything. Too often in books the readers are pretty much given all that's happening. This war of The Hallowed Vs. Unhallowed Vs. Humans is, I don't want to say confusing, but it's written a way where you are not supposed to understand all that is going on and why it's happened. That is why there are 8 more books after this folks!

I am currently reading Between Golden Jaws and will be reviewing it soon. I feel like a bad reviewer. I rarely put so much time into one series at one time and I have other ARCs to review but...... I want to read these. I am really excited about this series and am very interested in where it goes.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Review:Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer

REview of Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer:

Vladimir Tod recently realized being a teenage vampire isn't easy. In the 2nd book of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, we follow Vlad through many hardship including girls, morals and of course evil vampires.

I really liked this book. This series is shaping up to be great. There is a lot of relationships and caring going around, which many vampire stories lack. Vlad's uncle Otis cares deeply for Vlad. My favorite scene in the whole book is when Otis admits to Vlad that he did not support Tomas(Vlad's father)'s decision of falling in love, and having a child with a human. The characters feel real and act real. They make mistakes but that have a motive. They say things the way real people do, not with fancy wording and big words no one uses in conversation.

Once again. Ms. Brewer's writing was as wonderful as ever.She is very talented and as I said, is able to capture the essence of being a teenaged out-cast. I very much enjoy her writing.

Also Once again, Vlad is a character you are meant to sympathize with. In the end you will start to empathize with him and honestly feel how hard it is to be him.

In conclusion, I once said this series had the possibilty of becoming one of the best vampire series out there. Ninth Grade Slay's does not disappoint nor disprove in anyway this statement

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Review:Hallowmere: In the Serpent's Coils by Tiffany Trent

Review of In the Serpent's Coils by Tiffany Trent

Corrine's parents both died in the Civil War. Now during the Reconstruction, Corrine somehow finds herself sent to Falston Manor-a girl's school. She also begins dreaming disturbing things. Before Corrine even realizes it she is caught up in a supernatural mystery-one that could take her friends.....and her

I REALLY liked this book. I hadn't heard about them until a publicist at Mirrorstone pointed them out to me.As all of my faithful readers know, I am a real big fan of historical fiction. I am also a big fan of fantasy's and mysteries. So this book was like a marriage of all 3 subjects.

Ms. Trent is a wonderful writer-very vivid-but not to the point where you forget what a character was doing. Being a history Buff-I found the book to be very accurate but without loosing the feel of a mystic.

In Conclusion: A wonderful read for anyone-there's a little bit of everything in it and it has a wonderful cliff-hanger. I don't know if I will be reviewing the next 3 books of the series(and the ones succeeding those 3) but......I would LOVE to. This is a wonderful book and I encourage everyone to go and pick a copy up.

Now....................many of you are probably like "why is this review on a vampire blog? isn't this book about fairies?"

Spoilers ahead-don't go on if you don't want to be in on a major plot point

The Fey (or fairies) learned that by drinking human blood they could be immortal................sounds pretty vampirish to me. When the book says Fairies-it doesn't mean Tinkerbell- these are not nice fairies. and I figured, if you like vamps you must like other supernatural things-so thats why this is uphere

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Review:Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Review of Sucks to be me by Kimberly Pauley

Mina( yes, she IS named after the Dracula character) is a normal teenage girl- albite her vampire parents and the fact that she now must choose whether or not she wants to join them in undead-ville. In this book you follow Mina as she has some ups and downs-some vamp related-some not.

I liked this book. It was a nice, quick easy read. The characters where funny. The storyline was interesting. The pop-culture references where awesome( I am a sucker for pop-culture references) The book's main theme is Mina is unsure whether or not to become a vampire. She deals with not being able to tell her best friend, ect.

The most interesting parts of the book-are actually the human parts. Like Mina likes this guy Nathan, but Nathan likes her best friend, Serena and Serena likes Nathan. Mina also tries to set up a fellow potential vampire,George, with Serena-but he likes Mina-not Serena.

All in all, a good read. Think Vampire Kisses meets House of Night and you get Sucks to be Me. I believe Ms. Pauley will be writing a sequel-which I think will get interesting-I won't give much away but the ending does leave room for other stories w/ Mina in them.

Monday, May 5, 2008