Monday, July 18, 2011


Becca Fitzpatrick
*Silence(4 oct 2011)
       Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.      Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

    I can't say that I enjoyed this book. It was OK, but, as in the same book, Nora is a strange person and she seems to take the worse decisions no matter the situation. Patch has a behaviour that scares Nora and also makes the reader hate him. I didn't quite get the fact that he was hiding from Nora when the answer was so simple.
   A thing I liked is the twist in the plot. You never know who is the good one and who is the bad one, as always in Becca's books. When an old friend comes in town he seems to be exactly what Nora didn't need. She is trying to find out what caused the death of her father and ends up finding out the tragic truth with some help from him.  
   Caught between the relationship problems that she has with Patch, hating Marcie, finding out what happened to her dad and trying to buy a car, she never has enaugh time to solve any of her problems. Also, her mother never gets angry because she gets into trouble, but she gets angry at the beggining of the book because she is 4 minutes late. I find this a very strong contrast between her two sides wich I can't understand.
    As usual, Vee can't stop eating junk food and dates the wrong guy. As usual, she has no idea about Patch being a fallen angel and all that.
    Another thing that i didn't really understand is why, at first, one of the characters in the book tries to protect Nora and than is as cold as ice and really formal.
   Conclusion: What I expected was a way better book. In the end, all the answers could have been guessed. Almost everything is predictable. I really hope that the 3rd book will be better.


Sorry :(

                                  I'm so sorry guys !
  I haven't been reviewing for a long time and I want to apologise. I've had a lot to learn for my exams. But I am going to review a lot this summer. so get ready for more reviews.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Glass Houses

Rachel Caine
Morganville vampires:
*Glass Houses
             *The Dead girls' dance
 *Midnight Alley
*Feast of fools
*Lord of misrule
*Carpe Corpus
*Fade out
*Kiss of death
*Ghost town
*Bite club

Welcome to Morganville, Texas!
Do not be outside and after dark ...
Morganville is a small university town in the heart of Texas, full of strange characters ... some even evil.
When Claire moves from campus  in one of the oldest houses in town, she discovers that  the people who she shares the house with do not give too many signs of life. However, they will protect Claire when some of the  most guarded secrets will come to light, greedy for fresh blood.

My review: I bought this book after I read a small extract and I was attracted by the fact that Claire was hated by some girls in the university, a thing that isn't always revealed in books, because the characters are adored by everyone but their enemies. The books have become such as the movies this days. They offer the reader the perfect ending so he would forget his oun problems and start living a fake reality that will never happen.
Also, I loved that Rachel Caine chose not to romanticise vampires such as 99% of the book writers.Another thing that I liked about Claire was that she is a lot like me(or I am a lot like her) and that she wished to have the guts to say something that will close the bad girl's mouth. I sometimes wish that I could say something that will just be the end of the conversation, but somehow, the mean girls have a special talent of saying something  that will make you cry in the next 10 seconds.
She wasn't accepted at first in the Glass Houses because she was to small, fact that I've always hated. Being surrouded by older people who have the impresion that they are smarter and superior just because they have been alive for a longer amount of time. She was underestimated because of her age.
The name of the house wich is Michael's last name and also is a glass house wich protects you, exacly what the house did for the people who lived there,I thought it was a pretty cool idea.
I was reading this book in my religion class at school(ironicly, huh? )  And I somehow couldn't stop reading, so one of my  classmates tryed talking to me the whole hour, but I couldn't (And still can't )remember a word of what she said, but she still has the impression that I know the whole story. :)
The author made me like the characters and she made me like Amelie, (I have a problem because I tend to like people a bit to much and start talking and talking about things that the person doesn't want to hear) who is definetly one of the persons that will just stop you if she doesn't want to hear anymore. She had the superior thing that all the leaders have, the thing that makes you be respectful, but also start dreading that you aren't the one to tell the person what to do.
The characters were really well modeled and really well made after reality, so that everything would be very credible.(Talling about credible vampires) But it just seemed real.
Shane had a great and very rare talent, he could get in trouble easily. No efort. Really unlucky the people that get in trouble without thinking, because they want the best for others. He permanently has a problem.
Also Claire and Eve are always chased bz vampires, but they never have a problem when they run  to get home.
At the middle of the book we find out something about Michael that I really didn't expect.
Conclusion: I liked the idea of a small town that is runed by evil vampires that somehow manage to make the humans belive that they are nice. A whole society created in a very creative and realistic way. From time to time I wanted to skip some parts to get to the action.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
House of night series:

After she is Marked, 16 year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

My review: I saw this book when it first came out but I wasn't really into this kind of books at the time. So I got it after a year. And I was fascinated.
        The plot is so twisted, but at the same time easy to understand.Usually, when a writer complicates the plot to much, it gets hard to read and to follow.In this book, it's exactly the opposite. And I am not a native english speaker. And still, I was able to understand everything. 
       Erik seemed to be a nice guy, and Aphrodia the bad girl. Things start changing. And the character that I really hated, but, I tink, is the best way modeled is Zoey's step father. At each book there are more and more characters and a lot more stories. Anyway, you seem to be there and live all of Zoey's emotions.
       It's a log time since I found a book about a group of special people and the best person to be the leader. I kind of feel sad for the others.
       The thing is, all the stories of P.C. Cast take place somewhere near Tulsa and her main characters started being the same person with very small differences.
Conclusion : Very interesting and a great idea that people know about vampyres. and that they are accepted.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blue Bloods

                                    Melissa De La Cruz
                                 The Blue Bloods Series
                                     *Blue Bloods
                                     * Revelations
                                     *The Van Alen Legacy
                                     * Keys to the Repository
                                     *Bloody Valentine
                                         Author's page
"Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.
Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way.
But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
Steeped in vampire lore and set against the glittery backdrop of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by fans of Melissa de la Cruz. "

My review : At first I wasn't so excited to read this book. It was just when I bought several books when I actually wanted to read the book. Actually I read the first chapter of the book in a book store and I wasn't so impressed. Firstly because the book goes on in to paralel stories and they start mixing, so it becomes easily disturbing. Secondly, because the action was plane. Just some kids sneacking in a night club.
        The story is placed in New York. Schuyler is a loner. She has only one friend called Oliver.
         Throw in a guy who seems to be interested in her and a secret vampire society.
         Then add some deaths in the world of those who never die.
         A very strange discovery is made by Schuyler and her friends.
         The fact that the blue bloods continue to live among the red bloods reincarnating and that their memories are kept in their blood was a great idea that I really enjoyed. I also liked the idea of the vampires actually being fallen angels and the archangels that decided to come on earth by their own decision. The person that Schuyler thought was her father who visited Allegra, her mother turned out to be someone else.
         At the third part of the book, Oliver drops a small bomb that I didn't expect.
         I also liked the fact thet the whole story is based on some real events. The whole book spins round the word "croatan" wich was actually foud on a tree when the Roanoke dissapeared.
         At the end I realised that it was one of the books that I really liked because of the plot and the multitude of twists.I hardly find a book that has these characteristics.
         Conclusion: A good book indeed. A book that can be hard to read at first but which becomes interesting just after a few chapters.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Lauren kate
The fallen series:
* Fallen
                                            *Passion( June 14 )
                                        Author's page
     There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
     Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

My review: I was waiting to read this book for a long time. Why was I disappointed ? Because 3/4 of the book had almost nothing to do with what was mentioned. The first parts are just a long (and a bit boring) description of Luce's feelings and the life at Sword&Cross school.
     The characters are interesting and there are some twists wich I loved. Good characters going bad. A crazy old lady. A best friend who dies.
     Roland, Moly, Arriane, Gabe and especially Cam where never who I expected them to be. Oh and Miss Sophia.
     The death scene was way to short and I couldn't understand a lot of it. Luce was just saved by the angels and that's all. No details. Exactly like in a film where everything is ok in the end. 100% happy. And the neutral fight. No one never wins. That's not a good thing because, this way, the book will never end.
    But all this somehow bad parts are constructive. That's what makes the book good.
    It became hard to read from time to time. Well, not hard, but somehow boring. I wished I could skip all the description parts and read the plot.I love description, but sometimes it's just too much.
     I liked that when I had been reading the book, I never discovered what really happened to Trevor. This is a mistery.
     The last thing that I want to mention is that I enjoyed the ending. Not a stereotypical happy ending (for now), But a mysterious ending that made me want to read more.
Conclusion: Nicely written. The plot is interesting, but, I think, a bit to mysterious.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Summoning

Kelley Armstrong
Darkest powers:
*The summoning
                                          *The awakening
                                          *The reckoning
                                              Official page
                                              Author's page
        "Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for disturbed teens.
       At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems…? Chloe realizes that if she doesn’t uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse…? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secrets? "

My review : I read this book about a year ago. I went into a library with my best friend and we were looking at the newest books as usual. I read the first part and it seemed cool.
          I liked the way it is written. There are a lot of details and Chloe's way of thinking is really easy to understand.
          There are 3 things that I liked about this book :
          1) Chloe really belives that she has mental problems at first.
          2) The fact that the Lyle house was not what it seemed.
          3) The idea of the repeated scenes(rezidual as they call them ) after a death.- A death that is so horrible that it is repeated over and over again in the same place like a movie-
          Chloe was able to see ghosts(real ones)when she was a small girl. But after one of them scares her at school(she was 15) she is sent to the Lyle house-a place that isn't quite what it should be- where a series of weird things happen because of her oversized powers.
          She finds out that she can bring the dead to life and that she can talk to ghosts.
    I was annoyed because we never find out very much about her necklace wich seems to be very important.  
Conclusion : I loved this series. Kelley Armstrong is a great writer and here characters are great. I loved the situation twists.