Friday, September 30, 2011

Taking a break...

So for those of you who follow this...not sure anyone does...I am taking a break from the reviewing bit for awhile. I have a lot going on right now, and even though I am reading like crazy (that won't stop), my reviews will be few and far between. I apologize! Between my kids, my husband and the stress of my job right now I just can't keep up! I will try to review my very favorites that I read. I promise to be back soon...and KEEP READING!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011


His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. THere's a darkness within him, something taking over...changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.

Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker-just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.

Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

HAve I mentioned that I really love this series? It is so unique anad different and it gets better with each book! When we left Aden and Victoria, Aden had just been stabbed and Victoria made the split second decision to save him. AS we open up in Twisted, Aden and Victoria are holed up in a cave and it is literally a fight to see who will live. I honestly wondered if Gena was going to kill one of them off! After the finally fight off the blood lust and get out of the cave...things start changing. I have to admit I really didn't like Aden for awhile. As his body changed from human to vamp...he became a total jerk! I know why...after I kept reading...but still, it irritated me! And my heart broke for Victoria! She wanted to save him because she loved him and now he doesn't want anything to do with her...ouch! Of course you have to throw in a challenge for the crown from Vic's long lost brother Sorin, and the fact that Vlad is getting stronger and now able to hurt them where it counts.

Then there is Riley and Mary Ann. Oh how I love Riley! Not unlike Victoria with Aden, Riley loves Mary Ann...something he never thought possible. And yet, she keeps running from him, to protect him. Mary Ann is desperatly afraid that she will drain Riley, and so she backs off.

Mary Ann finds Aden's dad...JERK, Tucker causes all sorts of mayham, Riley and Mary Ann almost die, Julien leaves Aden, and to wrap it all up...Aden makes a decision that will change all of their lives...and maybe not in a good way!

Like I said this book was AMAZING! I love the characters! My heart ached for Victoria and Mary Ann...I wanted to reach out and slap Aden at times...and my wolf boy Riley...he needs to be happy! The ending left me near tears...and I can't believe I have to wait a year to find out what happens next. There are only a few possible things that I can live with :)!

I gave this book 5 apples!

Friday, September 9, 2011


From the front cover:
Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by Sirens-femme fatales of the watery depths-and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

Her boyfriend Simon's been the only person Vanessa feels she can really trust. But now there are some secrets she can't tell even him. And when Vanessa finds herself in the sights of Parker. Hawthorne Prep's resident charmer, she needs someone to confide in now more than ever. Doubting her relationship with Simon, unsure of Parker's intentions-and of her own-and terrified by what she's learned about herself, Vanessa has never felt so alone.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies-every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.

I have to admit that I liked Siren a whole lot more than Undercurrent...but I still liked it. This book was more melancholy than Siren...Vanessa is still dealing with the loss of her sister, and coming to terms with the fact that she is a siren. And due to that new little tidbit of information, she starts doubting Simon's love for her. Here is where I get a little irritated! How hard is it to write characters who are firm in who they are? Simon is...and it urked me that Vanessa couldn't see that! If he knew she was a siren...he would have dealt with that and still loved her! Instead, Vanessa breaks up with him, and then has a series of "unfortunate" events with Parker. With the Winter Harbor sirens out for'd think she would be more never know who Simon might turn to. One of the most amazing and poingent parts in the book is this:

"I feel differently." His hands, still holding mine, trembled. "That's how I know it was real. Because if it wasn't, your powers would have fixed everything already. I would've forgotten what you did even before I had forgiven you." He paused, took a shallow, shaky breath. "I'd love you now as much as I did before."

Talk about heart wrenching! Part of me wants to feel bad for Vanessa, and the other part thinks she got what she deserved. I am insterested to see what will happen in the next book. With no Simon and other things, it may be boring! Don't get me wrong this was a good book! I am glad that Vanessa finally got the answers she deserved about her life, and everything....I just hate that Simon got hurt in the process...and then...what about Parker? Only time will tell I guess!

I gave this book 4 apples!


From the front cover:
Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist-one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets-and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.

When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated allegiance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir-the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir-is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. TO avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector posing as her roommate in the most unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe that Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside-and within-the school grounds. Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only beginning.

Okay, I am warning you now that I am going to be such a girl and gush about this book! I loved Vampire, so much and couldn't wait for this next series to come out...and then I read the reviews! There weren't that many positive reviews on Bloodlines (sadly)...I am here to dispute that!

I LOVED this book! I have to admit that when Sydney first made an appearance in the VA books, she was a little know-it-all, and annoying, but by the end she really grew on me. So I was excited to see that this book was from her point of view (not as excited as I was when it was going to be from Adrian's POV...sigh...but excited). I wasn't disappointed! I LOVE Sydney! She is snarky, smart, cute, independant, I could go on and on, and on! I felt for her as we got to know more about her home life and her dad (jerk), and how truly isolated she had been...even if she has been all over the world traveling. Jill reminds me of Lissa...just a little bit. But where Lissa was so dependant on Rose, Jill is determined to be self sufficient. And can you NOT love him?!? My heart was broken in pieces for him at the end of the VA series, and I was glad to see that he kept his word...he and Rose are not least not at the moment. Adrian has gone through a lot and it was nice to see the changes (both good and bad) that he has gone through. Sometimes it's hard to think that he is only 21...he seems so much older sometimes! I love Dmitri...but I have to say Adrian really stole my heart in this book!

There was some really nice seeing Rose at the first of the book. I missed her throughout the book, but Sydney can really hold her own as a least in my opinion anyway. I wish I had half the smarts, that she does, and I wished I followed my instincts like she did! Who would have thought that she would have cracked several things wide open, and save the day in more ways than one? The can I share the ending with out spoiling it?


I CAN'T!!! is the ending line of the book and tell me you could keep it secret:

"Dmitri Belikov had arrived."

To say I am excited and stunned is an understatement! Oh, I soooo can't wait for the next book! There are going to be definate fireworks with Adrian and Dmitri together...and we only have to wait until June 19, 2012...YIKES!!! This is a MUST READ!!

I gave this book 5 apples!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

All You Desire

From the jacket cover:
Haven Moore fled to Rome a year ago, leaving the Ouroboros Society and it's diabolical leader, Adam Rosier. Now she's back in New York City with her beloved Iain. But, Iain's supposed to be dead. And if they blow his cover, Adam won't give them any second chances.

Meanwhile, Beau Decker is missing. His life rests in Haven's hands. The Horae, a group of mystical sisters, hold the key to Beau's fate. They want to lock Adam away forever, and Haven is his only weakness. To save Beau, Haven must seduce Adam and lure him into the Horae's lair.

But Adam Rosier has always had a funny way of seducing her. And the closer Haven gets to her enemy, the more she succumbs to his spell. Beau's life hangs in the balance-but this time Haven can't even trust herself. Every decision she makes will shape her destiny.

The Eternal One's series is such an interesting look at reincarnation. The story is so different from other's in the same genre, it's refreshing. In All You Desire we learn more about Haven, and see a completly different side to Adam I would have never thought existed! It was refreshing to see Haven rush to Beau's aid, even if it meant that Iain might be caught alive. She meets several interesting new friends along this adventure, and we get to see several old friends as well. Leah is back, and she is just as refreshing as always! I love how she seems to be able to comfort Haven and help her follow her heart. However, her prophecy is a lot terrifying! Iain is Iain...and he does what he does Haven her space and then comforts her when she falls. One new friend who I hope (and think we will) see a lot more of in future installments is Owen. Can't say to have to read the book :)!

I really enjoy these books alot. I can't wait to see where the story ends up next...because boy did she leave us with a cliffhanger! And seriously if your going to leave us with a cliffhanger like that, the least you can do is have the book come out sooner!

I gave this book 4 apples!