From 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 Read from January 02 to 17, 2012 ** spoiler alert ** Read for Fun Challenges: Read for Fun Events: Tempting Tuesdays Overall Rating: 3.25 Story Rating: […]
Category: 3.25 Wine Glasses
From Goodreads: LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep—witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools. Gregory’s mother, Wendy, refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen—evidence that propels him to launch a full investigation with his trusted team, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver. But the case becomes darkly complicated by the suicide of another Bell and Wakefield student—a death that leads them to uncover an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Decker thought he understood kids, yet the closer he and his team get to the truth, the clearer it becomes that he knows very little about them, including his own charge, Gabe. The son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled […]
Read for Fun What I LOVED/LIKED: This book was a really cute read. Believe it or not it included Adam (yes that Adam), Luc (Lucifer), Gabriel (yep that one), and Amy (what you thought I would save Eve?). It was a clever, quick read with a pretty good little message to boot: You are responsible for your own choices: good and evil. What I thought was So-So: The evil sister thing just isn’t my cup of tea but it really didn’t distract from the story. Why I gave it a 3: It was a quick read and like I do with most small books, I really wanted a little more. Misty made the most of the 105 pages though and you won’t be disappointed if you read it! I recommend this to any PNR fan that might be looking for a lighter read!