Valerius has been an outsider all of his life. As a human he was scorned as weak by his father. As a Dark-Hunter he's hated by his own kind for the perceived sins of his mortal past. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up in the life of vampire hunter Tabitha Devereaux, who, in addition to being human, is the sister-in-law of his sworn enemy. But something in her warm smile, her openhearted love of life, makes him wonder if it truly is never too late for second chances.
In my latest Dark Hunter book I got to meet Tabitha and Valerius (or Val as Tabby calls him). Tabitha, we’ve seen in prior DH books. Her twin sister is Amanda and also married to Kyrian…and if you don’t remember that story there Kyr basically got tortured by Val’s grandfather so needless to say Val and Kyr (and all Amanda’s fam) hates him. Also btw Val is Zareks brother…the one that always felt sorry for him but ended up getting him in more trouble. :o(
We find out quite a bit about Val and his story was VERY sad! His father treated him hardly any better than he treated his slave of a brother Zarek! As Val took pity on his poor beaten brother he got lick for lick from his brothers and father. In fact his brothers are who killed him. There was only one part of his life he cherished and that was a slave girl he fell in love with from afar. When his brother found out they raped and killed her in front of him then took his life! It was so tragic! Ever since Val was changed he has been a very cold person!
Things start to change when he gets mistaken by Tabitha, the great vampire hunter, for a Daemon. Tabby stakes Val then realizes he’s s Dark Hunter. Too soon to daylight she’s forced to take him back to her house/sex shop and wait till he wakes up from his injuries! When he wakes and they are face to face tempers flare b/c Tabby is so laid back and Val…well…is NOT! Lol He’s totally stuck up in Tabbys eyes yet she cant help but be attracted to him. As time passes the issue of him being the family enemy gets in the way even though she starts falling. And let me tell you when the fam finds out…you know the term ‘shit hits the fan’ well its perfect for this situation! Lol
I love how strong Tabby is in this book! I don’t really look to connect to all my characters in my books, but I think we all know it helps a bit. With Tabby I felt it easy to like her and relate. She is such a ballsy character and not extremely girly BUT she’s kinda like a little Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Lol It was great! Tabby is a funny and passionate girl that kicks ass! ;o)
I love how when Tabby and Val met they butted heads so much yet had the hardest time staying away. Tabby had a hard time trying to loosen Val up but it made for cute reading that was light hearted and touching. Tabby finds out about Vals past oddly enough from Zarek! Z tried to keep Tabby from Val by showing all the bad parts of their childhood but Tabby wasn’t fazed one bit! I must say it was nice that every aspect of the story was completed! I would’ve hated knowing Zarek still had hatred towards Val. When Z showed up for the wedding my heart leapt with joy!
OH and one thing to touch on…Nick…omg! He had sex with Simi and that was a shock! Ash FREAKS and tells Nick to always stay away from him! Later on we find out that the Daemons kills Nicks mom and Nick kills himself to become a Dark Hunter!!! I flipped and totally didn’t see that one coming! Nick and Ash are ok by the end of the book. Im anxious to continue Nicks story!!!
One odd thing was after Tabby and Val married (btw she has his soul but hasn’t finished giving it back to him) Tabby finds herself unable to kill Val…so who does?!?! Kyrian! WTH?!?! By this point they are all on…ok trems once Kyrian finds out he was crucified just about the same way he was and by the same bloodline! Well anyways Kyr runs into his house and like gets him with a sword and it forces tabby to finish the job! Idk it kinda felt rushed hpw it was like oh the 3rd or so page till the end. Idk…just awkward!
Valerius was across the alley in microseconds as he saw a woman fall.
But then woman was back on her feet. She killed two more Daimons.
“Die Daimon snot!” The woman snarled at him an instant before she, too, stabbed him straight in the chest.
She pulled the dagger out instantly.
Valerius hissed and staggered back as pain ripped through his heart. He clutched at his chest, unable to think past the agony of it.
Tabitha bit her lip in terror as she saw the man recoil and not explode into dust.
“Oh, shit” she breathed, rushing to his side. Please tell me you’re some screwed up Dark-Hunter and that I didn’t just kill an accountant or lawyer.”
The man hit the street hard.
Tabitha rolled him over onto his back and checked his breathing. His eyes were partially opened, but he wasn’t speaking. He held his jaw clamped firmly shut as he groaned deep in his throat.
Terrified, she still wasn’t sure who she had mistakenly stabbed. Her heart hammering, she pulled up his turtleneck to see the nasty looking stab wound in the center of his chest.
And then she saw what she had hoped for...
He had a bow and arrow brand above his right hipbone.
“Oh thank God” she breathed as relief poured through her. He was in fact a Dark-Hunter and not some unfortunate human she’d stabbed.
She grabbed her phone and called Acheron to let him know one of his men had been hurt, but he didn’t answer.
So she started dialing her sister, Amanda until her common sense returned. There were only four Dark-Hunters in this city. Ash who led them. Janice whom she had met earlier. The former pirate captain, Jean-Luc and...
He was the only Dark-Hunter she didn’t know personally in New Orleans. And he was the mortal enemy of her brother-in-law.
She felt it deep inside.
“Something wicked this way comes...” she breathed the title of her favorite Ray Bradbury book.
And something inside told her it was far more evil than anything she had faced before.
Overall this was a great addition to the DH books and like I said I cant wait to read more about Nicky-poo! ;o)
I give this books a total of...
Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous-aching need...exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.
Changeling Vaughn D'Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar's instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith's sight for their own purposes.
They must keep her silenced-and keep her from Vaughn...
These books so far are just the greatest. Once again we are back in the world of the Changelings and the Psy. Psy are cold hearted and have no emotions. Changelings are very much the opposite. They feel every emotion like the true animals they are. Both are sworn enemies so when Vaughn the Changeling gets very curious about Faith the Psy things get difficult.
Faith is an F-Psy which means she predicts the future. You can only imagine how precious she is to her keepers. Faith grew up with even little touch than normal Psy. She has always lived alone out of the way of civilization. Vaughn ends up finding her sneaking out of her house and is immediately on HIGH ALERT thinking the worst. Vaughn follows Faith and when they are finally face to face he finds out Faith is seeking Sascha, the ex-Psy that escaped the clutches of her heritage that very same year. Turns out Faith is having visions of death and thinks she is loosing her mind. Vaughn is instantly protective of his Psy for some reason even he isn’t sure of. Noone will hurt her…but what happens when he finds out that even his touch is the one thing that her body can’t seem to handle?
Man I really enjoyed this story. One aspect that I really liked was the fact that its not that Faith didn’t WANT Vaughn to touch her (even though at first she didn’t) but it was the fact that he couldn’t b/c it was like sensory overload! She would black out! CRAZY! Vaughn was going crazy wanting to be with her but even more so when he figures out that his jaguar has mated with her. It was so sweet how he knew he had to ease into everything b/c he didn’t want to scare her off. If she didn’t accept his mating bond then he could never mate again. But things were so hard for Faith to understand the poor girl had barely even been touched as a baby let alone truly cared about. She lived on her own even as a child and the Psy just about let her visions rule her life. VERY sad.
I loved how Faith REALLY wanted to stay true to her people. She didn’t seek Sascha out to run away, no she sought her out to get her to fix herself. Faith knew that many F-Psy went crazy and she figured that with Saschas help she would be able to fix herself and remain with her people. THEN she met the dangerous Vaughn that awoke every emotion inside and outside of her body! Soon a few things were obvious…1- Why was Faith having the visions of a killer and how could they get them to stop and 2- Would the Psy let their number 1 source of income go as easily as they did Sascha? How could Faith stay with the Changelings?
I love how Vaughn was one of the most dangerous Changelings around yet Faith was able to tame him. They had such a great chemistry and no matter how hard Faith tried she couldn’t help but fall for the jaguar. Its always interesting to be in the Psy POV. Everything is through the eyes of a new born b/c its so different than the world they are used to. And when things start to get dirrrrty Faiths reactions are priceless! ;o)
'So I could be mated to someone who could choose not to be my mate?' A nightmare idea. Mating was a one-shot deal. The link usually involved a conscious decision at some point by the female, which made Vaughn and Faith's link very unusual. But no matter how it had come into being, once made, even death couldn't break it. No one mated twice. They might find a lover but the hole in them would never be fixed. Never. "I need to run."
But though he ran himself to exhaustion, his beast could find no comfort in an act that had always before meant freedom. Because he was chained, tied on the deepest level to a woman who just might destroy him.
This book was seriously the bee-knees and if you haven’t started this series yet you really should b/c I don’t see how I have lived without it! ;o)
I give this book a total of...
Well hello lovely ladies! Its been a few days...I know...BUT Ive had good reason to be away. My VERY wonderful friend Ames came to visit me ! We shopped till we dropped! AND we also had a chance to stop by and watch NEW MOON! EPP! I REALLY liked it and felt there was a ton going on to totally keep my attention! Here are a few pix of our fun week together!
I live in Georgia and of course there are peaches EVERYWHERE!!! lol and to prove it here is our peach thats just chillin on the side of the road! lol Too cute right?!?!
What girl doesnt just love this store?!?! Yes COACH!! It was the outlet store so we were like kids in a candy store!
Heres Amy and I...pretty much getting lost while going to the mall. Even with a GPS I can get lost in a paper sack! lol But we did find this really cool neighborhood that everyone has planes! You even had to yield to the planes while on the streets! lol
Heres another pic of Amy and I in line waiting to see New Moon! We had a blast!
A group of us girls all went to eat Mexican and have margaritas then went to see a little Rob and Taylor! WOOWEE! ;o)
And lastly I just HAD to show off my New Moon shirt that I sported at the movies!
So ya you can tell we had a blast! I totally cried when I had to take her back to the airport! Im a wimp. But honestly it sucked to have to see my friend leave and hopefully she will be able to come back when Eclipse comes out! Loves ya Ames...see you soon! :o)
Next week business is back as usual so come soon for more book reviews! :o)
For today's post I wanted to chat about K Stewart and her fashion. I personally don't always agree with her clothes and makeup BUT I normally am fully supportive of her interesting outfits! I think she is very balls to the wall and doesn't give a shit...its great! She totally shows her versatile style from the red carpet to the streets of L.A.
Lets take a look shall we...
Lets start off simple...
Heres our girl K Stewart at the LA International Airport...no one can deny that KS has an adorable figure and this outfit totally shows it off! I agree with her laid back outfit and Ive always been a fan of the leather jacket with jeans...is the look for me...eh, not really but on our little rocker I think it agrees with her.
My only dont would have to be the shoes...as Ive looked through KS's pix Id have to say her shoe choices are always her one downfall. For me Id either out a black flip flop...maybe strappy or black flat ballet shoes with it. Or white flats...idk these shoes are so old school...and NOT in a good way.
Alright...lets jump on over to the New Moon benefit in Knoxville, TN for a look at a more dressy KS. I SERIOUSLY enjoy tea length dresses and this particular one ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF! KS has such great legs that this type of dress really flatters her. Normally I would shy away from white on such a pale complected person BUT the fact that her hair is so dark...well lets just say it totally pops on her!
My one thing im unsure about is her hair. Im kinda on the fence about it. I think that it almost works b/c she is looking quite innocent with the sorta outfit and so the "half up w/ bang" seems to work BUT I almost wanna see it all up with bang. I feel it wouldve modernized the look more...made it more now and hip. Just a bit too safe in my eyes with the hair but overall a great look! :o)
OH THESE EYES!!!
Yes I know that obviously you cant see her outfit but I must comment on the makeup and hair!!! I am after all a girl...and quite a girly girl at that so when it comes to makeup and hair it is JUST as important.
Ok if I could choose ONE and only one stitch of makeup that I couldnt live without...it would have to be mascara...preferably all eye makeup but mascara is so important when applying makeup! Let me tell you the one thing KS has going for her (and let me tell you she has many) is her eyes. They are the best "smoky" eyes Ive seen in a while. The way her eyes pop against her sequined top...omg girl give that makeup artist a raise!
Secondly I have to comment on her hair. I love her dark long locks and in this pic they are flowing freely across her lovely face! Dont you love how that one lock is touching right under her lips...*sigh I really love this pic!
Ok these next two pix are when you should and shouldnt use the "shirt-tie". In our first pic this shirt tie is totally rockin'. I too like to tie my shirts to the side and I must admit its due to seeing KS and thinking it looked totally cute! I think it looks perky and hip. I love the jeans and white t-shirt duo....YET the shoes (once again) just dont do it for me! UGH someone tell this girl to get different shoes!
Ok in this next pic...oh there are TOO MANY problems...I understand that shes playing Joan Jett...who doesnt love that woman and I KNOW it would be an honor to play that role BUT if they can put a short haired wig over Ashley Greenes hair they could do hers...she DIDNT have to cut it into a mullet! OMG...I WOULD DIE!
Secondly I have to talk about the shirt-tie. I personally think that this shirt is too big for it to work with. She has such a small frame an XL is just ridiculous! I actually agree with the shoes in this outfit but dont with the color of the pants...this pic just makes me want to shake me head...oh dear youve got better scene than this! This pic = trash! ...Sorry! :o/
This last outfit I really think is...workable. It just barely missed the mark.
Hair- Needs to be in a pony...FO SHO!
Suspenders- Need loosened b/c girl is getting a camel toe! lmao! But dont get me wrong b/c I actually love the suspenders esp with the gun shirt.
SHOES- Would someone put a damn pair of black pumps on this girl!?!?! UGH! The shoes shes wearing are like old people correcting shoes or something. Black pumps would ROCK!
Ok so what do yall think about K Stewarts style?!?!? Daring...or disastrous?!?!
Ok guys obviously we've all wondered whats REALLY going on on the set of New Moon...and while we can all just listen to the celebrity gossip columns and look at all their yummy pictures...*sigh its never enough and we shall never know the real truth. So lets speculate shall we?!?!
How great is it to see a couple together that actually PLAYS a couple...so as I think about the whole Rob and Kristen jig I just get all excited.
Here is the infamous "hold hands" photo. I have to say it doesnt really look affectionate. It looks more like to me that hes more of leading the way...idk...I REALLY hope they are truly together just b/c I mean hey they are on film so why not in real life ya know?!? Do yall like them as a couple?!?
Id say if they really are together that they would make the perfect odd little couple. You must admit that both are totally...well different. They arnte all shiny and spoofed up for the sake of Hollywood! :o) During the filming of Twilight it was rumored that they were dating but they denied everything...later on its been told that Rob and Kristen kept it a secret b/c the age difference...what do yall think??? (Btw...love K Stewarts outfit in this shoot)
Now THIS is REALLY a couple that I truly hope is a real one. Two of my fav little people in the world! Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner. Now THEY would be Americas Sweethearts!!! I truly love them both to the ends of this earth. Both are just to wholesome and real for you not to love.
I read interviews and both are basically saying "no comment" to the situation but I cant do anything but hope this is true!
Have yall seen the kissing pic for the new movie...yowza...
So what romance is getting you going within the Twilight community?!? Who hot and whos not???
Alrighty guys just wanted to start this week off with a chit-chat about a few actors of our fav little movies...THE TWILIGHT SAGA!
First off lets talk K Stewart...
Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bella Swan in Twilight, and will reprise her role in New Moon and Eclipse. She has also starred in films such as Panic Room, Zathura, In the Land of Women, Adventureland, and The Messengers.
Ok...personally I have to say I love this girl...I KNOW most don't and frankly my dear I dont give a damn! I think K Stewart plays the PERFECT Bella! She young, awkward and has the looks to pull the package together! She has her own personal style that I love...its very versitile. She can look hawt and sexy with her little smoky eyes or laid back and ready to hit the streets!
Does she look strung out at times...ok yes...does she need some practice on her interviews...well HELL YES...BUT I will say that she has the total confidence to tell you "go screw yourself" and THAT I find compelling. This girl is a true punk all the way to her bad girl little soul...ROCK ON K STEWART...ROCK ON!
Robert Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model and musician. He is best known for playing Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of Twilight, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, and for the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Ok...on the fence with this guy here. Do I think he plays a great Edward Cullen, oh you bet I do and as an actor I think hes great (after-all didnt we all go back and re-watch Goblet of Fire after we seen him in Twilight), but as a PERSON Im not sure. He kinda gives the look of a grungy guy. Not ALL the time...just sometimes. Iver seen him look TOTALLY handsome, I mean thats really what I try to remember.
I always get the question...what do you think of Rob...I like to say "Eh...ya, hes ok...but I prefer 'Edward' instead". ;o)
How could we forget Taylor....mmm...Taylor...
Taylor Daniel Lautner (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor and martial artist who has acted in the family films The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and also appeared as Jacob Black in the successful Twilight series of films.
Mmmm....OH YA!!! Girls get ready to swoon over Taylor in the latest film. I mean how can you not L-O-V-E this kid! Hes hawt, adorable, and TOTALLY BUILT! YUM! lol YES YES I know hes a youngin' but its ok to swoon ladies. Ok on to his acting etc. I have to say I really havent seen him do any...and how can you rely on a movie such as Sharkboy and Lavagirl?!?! lol
I am however looking forward to his character. In the movie Bella always talks how Jake is her sun and she just cant help but smile looking at him and I think Taylor is perfect to portray that! I myself cant help but smile...hows about you???
So guys who do yall love/hate...etc. If you dont think these guys has what it takes to play in these roles who would you prefer and why?
Alrighty gals...like I said the other week Ive been trying to keep up with my BTW posts and I have a few things to talk about!!!
First off...b/c I LOVE Stephanie Meyer...next week its gonna be Twi-Time on my blog...ya that sounds really nerdy but I just came up with it ok! ;o) I will be doing reviews of the books to get ready for the release of New Moon!!! I have a special friend visiting all the way from Canada (you know I love my Canadian babes out there) JUST FOR that special occasion! Btw...have yall also read The Host from Mrs. Meyer??? Its ALSO a great book and they have the movie in the works! HOW EXCITING! OH and Steph will also be on the Oprah show this Friday (Nov 13th) so check your local listings! :o)
Another thing...ok so Ive been searching ALL AROUND for how I want to grow out my hair and so heres me now...progress...
and heres what I WANT...drum roll please......
Isnt it just the cutest?!?! What do yall think??? I dont have the same face shape but I still think it would work! :o)
Ok lastly I must say that a VERY special friend of mine is having a b-day on Friday (Nov 13)...if it wasnt for her I wouldnt have even started blogging...shes a VERY dear friend of mine and I totally hope to one day meet her face to face...so...
Dive into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind—and none of the heart…
In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”— the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was….
Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy co-existence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion—and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities—or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation…...where are this author been all my life?!?! lol!!!! My Sugar Mamas over at Breezing Through told me I just had to try out this series and I am happy to say that THIS is why I love them dearly! lol This book was SO AMAZING! It was hawt & sexy yet at the same time very heart felt!
Psy are very cold and unfeeling people where as Changelings are aggressive and feel to their hearts content! So when the world is made up of these two species (and a few humans to add into the mix) things can get VERY interesting.
In this story you get thrown into a "Big Brother" type society that the Psy rule. Sascha is a Psy who is "special", her specialty...nothing! Or at least in the eyes of her people she is worth very little. Sascha isnt a very strong Psy and seems to not have any special abilities. The only ability she seems to have is one she keeps secret...Sacha is starting to FEEL! You can imagine when she gets thrown into the mix with Changeling pack leader Lucas things start to heat up. Lucas cant seem to understand why hes being able to see past her harsh exterior and see the passionate woman thats hiding within. But the problem is is that both the Changelings and the Psy have put these two together to spy on one another...
There have been murders among the Changeling community and Lucas suspects a Psy. Will Sacha help he only man whos been able to help her truly feel? And even so...will the Psy let one of their own people go???
Man Lucas is such a hottie in this book! At first he starts to go after Sascha just to ruffle her feathers but then he starts to see reactions from her that arent normal among her people. Better yet he starts to become intrigued by her! I love how he ends up making his mind and and decides she will be his! lol Sascha seems to have her own feelings for him under wraps and decides if she visits him in her dreams that she can get over the "crush". HERES where the fun begins...OMG I have read some hawt sex b4 but omg omg I was panting just as hard...if not HARDER than them! lol It was very animalistic at points and tender at others! The PERFECT balance!
I loved how Lucas and his pack are leopards. Ive never read about cats before and it was pretty interesting to see the differences. I love how he would always call Sascha kitten (I about purred everytime he did) and all his moves were oh-so catlike! lol Ive also never read about Psy before. Their society reminded me a lot of the book 1984 (One of my favs). It was very much Big Brother and they tried to get rid of any and all emotion AND privacy! I think what made it so interesting was because the two sides are POLAR OPPOSITES! So you have one side thats totally unfeeling and another thats just about OVER feeling! lol
The murdering part of the book was great! I found myself on the edge of my seat everytime Sascha went into the Psy-Net (like the"brain wave chat room" of the Psy). Its very easy to get caught there and the fact that they could melt her brain within seconds was nail biting! Sascha enevatably helps the Leopards find the missing girl and therefore she earns the trust of everyone! AND she gets to keep her guy! ;o)
Sascha just realized she’d attacked the alpha of DarkRiver. Too bad. He’d been acting like a complete Neanderthal. Meeting those eyes, which had gone more panther than human, she put her hands on her hips and tried to pretend the telekinetic effort [to push him] hadn’t worn her out.
“Still want to play?” It was a taunt she’d never have made before she’d started to spend so much time with changelings.
“Oh, yeah, kitten, I want to play.” Lucas moved towards her in that lighting-fast way of his, his emotions a mix of exhilaration and challenge.
She was ready. Using her remaining strength, she jumped backwards onto the table, the action almost catlike. Her Psy mind had watched the way the leopards moved and now it mimicked the beautifully smooth action. Lucas’s eyes widened as he found her halfway across the table. “You’ve been keeping secrets.”
“Poor baby,” she taunted.
He started to smile. “Come here.” – “Are you going to behave?” – “No.”
Her lips twitched. Feeling silly crouching on the table now that he was no longer chasing her, she jumped off to stand in front of him. His hand went to her neck again, holding her in a possessive grasp. Except this time, there was sensuality instead of anger in his touch. His kiss burned her though to her toes.
Youll be SO SORRY if you dont read this!!! So...GO READ IT!
I give this book a total of...
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you.
Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an undisputed expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a tight-knit group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. And the worst part is, she knows it’s her own fault. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead, unMarked, and unable to stop bickering with each other. So who can blame her for befriending the House of Night’s newest transfer student, the majorly hot Olympic archer, James Stark?Meanwhile, Neferet has declared a war on humans after it appears that the People of the Faith have murdered two vampyres. But Aphrodite’s latest visions show a world completely different from the High Priestess’s promises, a world full of violence, hatred, and darkness, all because of Zoey’s death—and the only way it seems she can prevent it from happening is to make things right with her friends. Zoey knows in her heart that fighting with humans is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened.
What can I say...I love these books. You know I was going to say this series is a guilty pleasure but really when you say that its almost about something that isnt 100% wonderful and it just kinda hits the sport at that certain time. But THESE books, I must say, always seem to hit my spot every time!
Ok, last we heard Zoeys friend were pissed at her for keeping so much back and she cheated on her uber hot, and now vamp, boyfriend Erik. Shes pretty much alone in every aspect so your a bit heartbroken as the story opens up. But boy do things change. We get a new student that ends up totally falling for Zoey...his name is James Stark! He is an archer vamp in training! He ends up rejecting the change and is super sad to see him leave...BUT of course he cant leave without a kiss from ZOEY! HELLO?!?!?! Ya...we end up seeing him later and I do know he stays in the storyline for quite some time (which Im totally excited about).
The cool thing about this story is that so much shit hits the fan! Zoey starts getting attacked by these crows and later talks to her grandmother about it. Turns out the crows are like half human half crow and Nefert is on their side. Shes trying to take over and in an odd premonition from our human?/vamp? Aphrodite, we see a FEW ways that Zoey is going to...DIE?!?! GASP!!!!
O...M...G...so you thought that was the only drama going on? Well Erik comes back to help teach one of Zoeys classes and boy do things get confusing and a bit odd when he ends up kissing her in front of the entire class! Its clear things are still hot and heavy between the two but Erik seem to cant find a way to forgive Zoey for her infidelities!
The end...SPOILER ALERT...is that Nefert and these bird people take over and Zoey and the gang have to end up running for their lives and leaving the school! So now its a race against time to try to fix all thats wrong. Will Zoeys love life ever get fixed? Will the gang and Zoey defeat Neferet once and for all...? And will Stark coming back play with Zoeys head?!?! OH IM SURE IT WILL! Epp! These books are yummy to the taste and dont get fooled by them being YA...they seem to fill every need! ;o)
I give this book a total of...
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die.
The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.
After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.
Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...
Quite often I find that some of the best books are YA books. They are always action packed and yet light enough to where it doesn’t TOTALLY stress you out! I LOVE Richelle Mead’s Georgina Kincaid series so I thought Id give her YA book a whirl. And let me tell you what a good little start to a series!
Rose is a guardian to her best friend Lissa whom is a vamp. Well Lissa happens to be a very special vamp b/c she is the last in her blood line AND is a princess! 2 years ago Rose and Lissa were going to the Vampire Academy where Rose was learning to protect and Lissa to be a vamp when Rose felt things were getting dangerous so the girls left! You open up the story when the girls are getting caught by the schools guardians and taken back to the academy! Lissa has a very special power to heal and bring back to life…this is the problem b/c someone wants to use it to their advantage!
Like I said, YA books seem to always have this great feel to them and in this book Rose’s love for her best friend Lissa is what totally shins through. I LOVED the protectiveness of Rose! And you know its not just b/c she is Lissa’s guardian its b/c they have been through so much and are the best of friends! They have a bond and let me tell you its not JUST b/c Rose has fed Lissa…there’s much more to it that I wont give away!
OH and HELLO Demitri…lol he is also a guardian that Rose is TOTALLY hot for! And I have to admit I am too! lol He volunteered to help Rose in her fighting b/c she is so far behind due to her "absence". They soon form a bond that leaves them both confused and hot to the core! Dimitri's status makes it impossible for them to be together but will they proceed anyways?!?!
Lastly I must say that like MANY YA books I read this book is filled with action! People getting kidnapped, people leaving dead animals as threats and of course a ton of bad ass fighting! lol This book was super enjoyable and i cant wait to get my paws on the second book! :o)
I give this book a total of...
Vane Kattalakis is a lone wolf in every sense. His brother, Fang, is in a coma; his werewolf father wants to kill him; and his mostly human mother, who was taken by force by Vane's father, would happily see them all dead. But after Vane shares a sizzling sexual encounter with Bride McTierney, he realizes his life is about to change. Bride is Vane's "predestined mate," which means that he has three weeks to convince her to be his partner or he'll spend the next several decades impotent and alone. Vane's gentle, protective manner and "ripped" body appeal to Bride, but she can't help wondering: if they were to get together, would they have puppies or babies?
Ok...I LOVED this book...LOVED IT! I love Weres...idk Ive said it before: they are protective and aggressive! That mixed in with a very insecure woman makes for a very interesting storyline!
Vane and Bride met a few books back...their meeting was extremely brief but left Vane shaken to the soul. Since then Vane has had a hard life dealing with his old pack coming after his head and his (basically) comatose brother withering away. Vane comes along to find Bride again working in her jewelry shop crying due to a jackass boyfriend whom broke up with her. Vane has to go to her knowing shes hurt and the sparks start to fly from there. We get a SUPER HAWT sex scene in a dressing room and the two part their ways. Little did they know fate would bring them back together b/c they BOTH got marked with Vanes mating symbol!!! Can Vane convince Bride that his life is real? Will Bride accept Vane for who he really is? Or will Vane be forced to live a life full of loneliness and pain b/c he cant be with his destined mate?
You know I seriously liked this book. I felt like it had a lot of really great qualities that I look forward to in a book!
First off is that the story was believable...OK...NO their aren't any Weres out there (or if their are PLEASE FIND ME ;op) but the love story part was. Bride is a "chubby" (her words not mine) who doesnt know why this gorgeous man is after her. She is very insecure about her body and is even afraid to show the man she loves her true self. BUT Vane sees nothing but her! Its truly beautiful how Vane looks at Bride. He knows a healthy and hot woman when he sees one and hes not afraid to show her how much he appreciates and worships her body! ;o) Ive read on the internet where people didnt like Bride size 18 side...well I REALLY dont see a problem with it. If anything I think it makes the story more real. Not everyone is a size 2! Big, little, tall or short we all gotta have some lovin...right?!?!
Another thing I loved about the story is the family connection between the bears and the Weres. Vane and his brother are basically on the run from his old pack and are taken in by the bears and given a safe place to stay! Vanes brother was hurt by the Damions so he is a vegetable and is being looked after Aimee, one of the youngest bears. By the end I got really excited to see him come out of his stupor and DONT YOU KNOW that him and Aimee are gonna be mates! :o) That totally warmed my little heart!
I also loved the action. I mean COME ON what Dark Hunter book DOESNT have any action in it?!?! There is fighting against Damons, other Weres and even demons! OH AND Vanes parents are involved! That part was great! the back story has you totally interested in how his parents came to hating eachother and even Vane. You learn that another Were amongst them is his brother (and I really wish he got his own book and not short story *eye roll) and learn about all of Vanes powers while he fight everyone!!!
Speaking of parents, I loved that Brides father knew of the Weres...he is a vet and totally called Vane and his bro on being Weres! Not in front of Bride but still I really didnt see that one coming!
Ok so overall this book had everything and it would be a real shame if you missed out on it! SO...GO GET IT! :o)
“So let me see if I got everything straight from your mother. This,” she turned her hand over to show the mark, “means that we are somehow meant to be husband and wife. But if I refuse you, you spend the rest of your life impotent and alone? But I, on the other hand, am free to live my life however I see fit?”
“It really sucks to be you, doesn’t it?”
LOL I know its short but when I read it I giggled! lol There are PLENTY of steamy parts in this book I just chose to show this one! lol
I give this book a total of...