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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Soul to take


                                        Rachel Vincent
                                   The soul screamers:
                      * My soul to take
                      * My soul to save
                      * My soul to keep
                      * My soul to steal
                         Author's page

       She doesn't see dead people, but...
   She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
   Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about the need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next...

My review :  I loved this book. I rarely like everything about a book, and this is one of those special books.         
 Kaylee can sense when someone is going to die. And when she does she has the urge to scream at the top of her lungs. She meets Nash who is the only one who can calm her down.
          At the middle of the book Nash drops a bomb that I really wasn't expecting. Also, at the end of the book something really unexpected happens and a lot of things start making sense.          
      I really admire Uncle Brendon. He is a great character and he has a great personality.
         I also admire Kaylee because she could ignore her cousin who was really bad to her. I would  probably(for sure) start screaming and bang her head on a wall.
         The plot is great and Rachel Vincent knew exactly how to transform an old mith in a contemporary reality.
      Nash seemed very surprised when he found out that Kaylee was right about the girl's death(the one in the club), which made me belive he really didn't know anything about her special ability.
     Conclusion: A great book and a great plot. I definitley want to read the next books and see what happens next with Kaylee, Nash and her families.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wicked Lovely

                                      Melissa Marr 
                                      Wicked lovely novels:
                                          *Wicked lovely
                                          *Ink exchange
                                          *Fragile eternity
                                          *Radiant shadows
                                          *Darkest mercy
                                          Author's page

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale

My review: This book wasn't how I expected it to be. I thought it would be a lot more interesting. The description was amazing and also the first half of the book. But the end was disappointing.
        Aislinn is used to be able to see faeries.And belives that they are evil. She meets Keenan, she seems to fall in love with him, and belives that she will be the queen of summer.
        Keenan is helped by Donia, the winter's girl, the one that Keenan thought would be the queen before. He makes Aislinn come with him somewhere and makes her half faerie, until she will choose either try becoming the queen and killing Beira, the evil winter's queen and Keenan's mother and risk everything, either becoming a summer's girl and risk the whole faerie world. I thought the plot was great, but in the end, Aislinn becomes the summer queen and falls in the arms of Seth, her best friend, and Keenan and Donia become lovers after Donia becomes the new winter's queen.
        I was expecting something more risky. Maybe a problem in the faerie world, but everything ended happily.
 Conclusion:  I was expecting more, especially with such a promissing start. However, the books have no connection between them.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Never cry werewolf

                                                     Heather Davis 
                                                    Author's page

   "Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had “borrowed” that Porsche?).  But her step-mother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior.  Suddenly Shelby’s summer plans are on the shelf, and she’s being packed off to brat camp. It’s good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.
Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges, III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn’t be getting tangled up with another bad boy…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good looking one? One thing’s for sure, that pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again."

My review : I found this book very interesting. Simply written and with a very good plot.
        Shelby had very bad stepmother ( I hate that kind of people) that manipulates her father to send her in a brat camp. She avoided being sent in the red canion camp in the desert, and went to a more convenient one.
        She meets Austin who is the son of a rockstar and a werewolf. He asks Shelby to help him steal a special medicine that helped him  not becoming a werewolf at full moon wich had been taken by the camp director because he thought it was a drug.
       However,in the end she gets sent to the red canion camp for missbehaving(succeded to steal the medicine from the office).
She has a surprise. After miles of running in the desert and hundreds of push ups, she sees a guy wearing a leather jacket. And the only guy she knows to be so crazy to wear a leather jacket in the desert is Austin. And then they fall in love.
     I liked the idea of her being really suspicious about him. In most of the books the girl falls in the arms of the guy and than there comes the happy ending. Here, we know that there were going to be problems in the futurewith the step mother and the brat camps.
      If there was a series I would surely buy the next book and read it.
Conclusion:  If you like werewolf stories , you can definetley try this one. A good book to read near the fire when it's raining.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Alyson Noel
The immortals
 *Blue Moon
                            *Dark flame
                            *Night star
                            Author's page
   Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
   Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

My Review : I liked this book. I got it as a gift from my grandparents.
           I liked the fact that Ever wasn't quite happy with her paranormal powers.She calms down her powers by listening to music, method that I know is useful even if I just listen to music to concentrate.
           When she had a NDE-Near to death experience- She lost her family and her sister who she is now able to see as a ghost. Than she meets Damen Auguste, who seems to be able to stop the thoughts of the other people to come in her mind. She is atracted to him in a very strange way. He always gives her a red tulip. When Haven, her best friend starts going out with Drina, the Evil Ex wife of Damen, She start's having problems.
           Drina was the one who killed Ever in her past lifes one after another in a sadistic way.
          I liked the idea of magic and the fact that everything you can imagine can be real. The idea of taking power from the nicest memories in your life.
           The fact that all the things happening were leading more to some kind of vampire and after that it turns out that Damen was Immortal was a very interesting twist in the book.
          However, I think Drina was to easy to kill in this life, but considering the fact that there were a lot of other times when Ever was the one who was killed,it is not such a bad thing. In fact, the bad character has to die in the end.Also I thought It was a good thing she didn't choose Damen at the first time but she understod that she had made the wrong decision and let her sister go. 
Conclusion : I liked the book.However,it didn't really make me want to read the next books. But it made me a little curious.

Monday, April 11, 2011


                                                     Alex Flinn
                                                   More by Alex Flinn:
                                                        *A kiss in time
                                                        Author's page
                                                        Film trailer

        I am a Beast.A beast.Not quite wolf or gorilla or dog,but a horrible new creature with fangs , claws,and hair springingfrom every pore.I am a walking monster.
     You think I'm talking fairy tales ?No way. The place is New York City. The time is now.And I'll stay this way forever - unless I can break the spell.
     Yes, the spell,the one in my English class cast.Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night ? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury,the guy who wished you were,with money,perfect looks,the perfect girl,and perfect life.And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.
My review:  I was expecting that Beastly would be the Twillight kind of book. He finds the girl and they fight against the wicked witch. But no. It was a sensible kind of book about how,Adrian ( Kyle ),not only finds out what true love means, but he learns how to appreciate the beautiful things in life. 
        He lives in a world  full of superficiality and money and where a dress and a pair of heels mean the most to some people.  Kyle was the perfect example of a filthy rich and full of himself guy, surrounded by a lot of fake friends and girls that want him just for his popularity.
        His father was a pretty strange guy who didn't want people to know that his son was a beast.
         I loved the idea that Kendra (the witch) was friendly with him and the idea of the chat at the beggining of each part and the magic mirror. Also the wish that he made so Magda would be with her family and that Will would be able to see again.
         A really beautiful book and a great idea of putting a classic story in these days.
        Conclusion: If you want to read a good book, give it a try. I can't wait to read "A kiss in time", the new version of the sleeping beauty by the same author.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hush, Hush

                                                 Becca Fitzpatrick
                        The Hush,Hush Saga

                                                 *Silence (Oct. 2011)
                                                     Author's page
  " For Nora Grey,romance was not part of the plan.She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school,no matter how much her best friend,Vee,pushes them at her.
    But after a series or terrifying encounters,Nora's not sure who to trust.Patch seems to be everywhere she is,and to know more about her than her closest friends.She can't decide wether she should fall into his arms or run and hide.And when she tries to seek some answers,she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsetteling than anything Patch makes her feel at that moment.
     For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal ant those that have fallen-and,when it comes to choosing sides,the wrong choice will cost her life."-

My Review:                I borrowed this book from a friend who was desperate about it. She loved it from the first page. I wasn't quite sure about it so I asked her for the book. 
   It didn't catch me from the first page, it was about the middle when it made me actually want to read more. I was surprised to see that the reader doesn't find out about what Patch is at the first time. Not the kind of "ooooooh,Pach is a fallen angel ! "
   It all starts in biology, where Nora and Patch are parteners, and since then, she starts experiencing weird things. She starts seing things that actually aren't real.
   Nora begins acting strange when she suspects Patch for the things that are happening. She even wears a wig and spies him, which I think is a bit over the top. 
   The thing I liked the most was the fact that I could never have guessed who the bad guy was.
   Simply written, easy to read for those who like this kind of book.
 Conclusion: A nice book to read if you are full of vampires and werewolfs,but you are still searching for the paranormal part.