Book 37: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by LJ Smith

Book 37: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by LJ Smith

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About: Elena Gilbert is a pretty, popular teen who was orphaned when her parents were killed in an accident. Despite the tragedy, her life has always been normal and wholesome. Until the beginning of the school year, when two new vampire brothers show up to shake the peaceful universe at Robert E. Lee High. Originally published by HarperPaperbacks in 1991. Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he’d kill to possess her. Review:  This might be one of those times it hurt me to see the show before reading the books. What I loved:  I didn’t really love anything about this book.  I did think it was a quick read and really well written though. What I liked:  I liked the amount of detail put into the scenery, something I think is missing from a lot of book.  I liked Stefan, Matt, […]

Posted May 16, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 36: Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen

Book 36: Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen

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About: The exciting debut of a new paranormal romance seriesAs a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly never expected to be strapped to a stone altar, the human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax up a demon from the underworld. Or that she’d be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king who claims to recognize her from his visions… Jaguar Strike wishes he hadn’t made the mistake of reuniting his fellow warrior priests, or broken the law by saving their chosen human sacrifice. Now, he has no choice but to join forces with Leah and invoke dangerous magic in a death-defying race against the end of time. My review of this book is going to be 2-fold. What I loved: The story was unique. The characters were well thought out and executed. The action was intense. The amount of research and thought put into creating a history for this book and tying it to real history was amazing. The fact that at the end I couldn’t wait for the second book, tells you just how much I enjoyed it. The author is a very good writer and storyteller. […]

Posted May 16, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 35: Bite Me by Christopher Moore

Book 35: Bite Me by Christopher Moore

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About the Book:The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. ‘Cept there’s no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they’re vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she’s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there’s that vampire cat Chet, who’s getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non . . . Before you can say “OMG! WTF?” Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, […]

Posted May 14, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 34: Experience Your Good Now! by Louise Hay

Book 34: Experience Your Good Now! by Louise Hay

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About the Book: In this delightful book, Louise L. Hay discusses the power and importance of affirmations and shows you how to apply them right now!Louise explains that when you state an affirmation, you’re really saying to your subconscious mind: “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.” Within these pages, Louise discusses specific topics and concerns (health, fearful emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, love and intimacy, and more) and presents exercises that show you how to make beneficial changes to virtually every area of your life. On the enclosed CD, Louise offers you helpful information about affirmations that you can also use to your benefit. She recommends that you listen to the CD at any time of the day or night—whenever you’d like positive thoughts and ideas to permeate your consciousness and fill you with hope and joy. Review:I love Louise Hay so I was excited that she was going to have a book coming out teaching you how to use (and create) affirmations. This book is a step by step guide on how to tackle almost every area of your life with a easy to follow method on how to create […]

Posted May 11, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 33: Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

Book 33: Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

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About the Book: From America’s # 1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel. The “book of the dead” is the morgue log, a ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to take on a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it’s time for a change of pace, not only personally and professionally but geographically. Moving to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues-including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy-offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to modern, competent death investigation technology. It seems like an ideal situation, until the new battles start-with local politicians, with entrenched interests, with someone whose covert attempts at sabotage are clearly meant to run Scarpetta out of town. And that’s before the murders and other violent deaths even begin. A young man from a well-known family jumps off a water tower. A woman is found ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. The body of an abused young boy is discovered dumped in […]

Posted May 10, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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