Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cover Art for Dead in the Family

Charlaine Harris has posted the cover art for Dead in the Family the next book in her Sookie Stackhouse series!! I really like the whimsical style of these covers and did you notice that the male Vampire is!! I am very happy about that and I hope it means good things for my favorite sexy Vamp!! The bad thing is that we have to wait until May 2010 for it to come out :(

Monday, December 14, 2009

Contest Shout Out

Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm is having a fantastic Box of Books Giveaway. There are 12 books in this giveaway and they all go to one winner. I will definitely be entering because it has alot of my wishlist books in it. Cyber surf over their and check it out!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2) by Chloe Neill
October 6th 2009 by NAL Trade
Paperback, 368 pages

Summary (Goodreads):
The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves-mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle-the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them-someone with an ancient grudge...

Plot: 5
Setting: 5
Writing: 5
Originality: 5
Characters: 5
Passion: 4.5
Overall: 29.5/30 A+++

Cover/Title Bonus: 4.5

Chloe Neill's writing just keeps getting better and better!! I laughed even more through out this book and even almost cried a few times!! I was so sad when it come to the end because I don't want to wait until the next installment!! I know good (and bad) things are coming for the Chicagoland Vampires and I can't wait!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

YA Reading Challenge

I am going to participate in the 2010 YA reading challenge hosted by J.Kaye.

There are four levels:

--The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
--Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.
--Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.
--Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels.

I think I am going to start with the Just My Size Challenge because I have alot of YA books that has come out that I haven't got a chance to read yet. Here is a partial list that is subject to change.

1. Hush, Hush
2. Beautiful Creatures
3. Fallen
4. Strange Angels
5. Betrayal
6. Cresendo
7. Evernight
8. Firespell
9. Swoon
10. Forest of Hands & Teeth
11. The Splendor Falls
12. Spirit Bound
13. Shift
14. Skinned
15. Pretties
16. Specials
17. Extras
18. Glass Houses
19. My Soul to Take
20. Marked
21. The Dark Divine
22. Shade

Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010

Review: Some Girls Bite

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
April 7th 2009 by NAL Trade
Paperback, 341 pages

Summary (Goodreads):
First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.

Plot: 5
Setting: 5
Writing: 5
Originality: 5
Characters: 5
Passion: 4 (it is more Urban Fiction than PNR)
Overall: 29/30

Cover Bonus: 3.5
Title Bonus: 4.5 (love the title)

I LOVED this book. The writing was amazing and the characters were hilarious!! It had everything you want in a GREAT vampire tale. I was very surprised how easy it was to read being she is a new author and this is the first in the series. I loved the world she created because it has just enough classic Vampire myth mixed with her own unique twists. The cover was cool compared to some I have seen lately but the title I LOVED!! I have already started the next

Check out Chloe's Site and read an excerpt of Chapter One here!
Hello everyone I am sorry it has been so long since I posted but it have been a whirl wind around here the last few I also had to get a job at Amazon for a while so I could get some Christmas presents for my family!! But now that everything has calmed down and I have some free time again I have got some plans in the works for my lonley ol I am going to start doing more reviews, weekly posts about interesting books I find, some contest and some other things also!! I know I don't have many followers but I hope that will change very soon. I hope you stick around to see what is to come.