Monday, December 20, 2010

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Hello all! It's been way too long! I think I should start this up again though, although weekly may be a bit much, but be sure to check back once a month for sure!

Succubus Blues is a very interesting book by Richelle Mead. I absolutely loved it and it is one of my new "favorite books of all time".
It's about a succubus who is tired of being a succubus, she wants to live as a human and so she only steals the life force from sleazy guys rather than the real good guys. She works at a bookstore and she's super excited that her favorite author is coming to do a book signing. Her best friends are two vampires and a demon, (if you don't count her cat). When someone starts killing other immortals, she is suspected of being the murderer! She goes out investigating and meanwhile tries to juggle a love-life. The problem is, the guys who like her at the moment are really good guys and she doesn't want to hurt them by doing anything that would steal their lives from them. That means no kissing for Georgia Kincaid!
This book is soo well written, I really loved it. Some twists may have been hinted at ahead of time, but nothing that you'd be able to actually guess before it happens. This book is fresh and exciting! It's the first in the series of Georgia Kincaid books, so get started reading it now!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sorta Like A Rock Star

Okay so this book is special because it's not a series, but I haven't had a chance to read any fun normal books yet while I've been in college and so this is the only one that I've read in a while.

I actually cried when I read this book. It was unreal, I never cry during books. The book can be really sad and I'll just keep trudging through it.

That does not mean that this is a sad book at all though, on the contrary, this book is soo happy and uplifting that it made me feel special just reading it because it's about a girl in high school who is living in a school bus because her mom and her cannot afford a house or apartment unless her mom is dating a new boyfriend who will let them stay there. Amber Appleton is the sweetest girl and she goes out of her way to make others feel at home. She started a club for the "misfits" in her school called the Franks Freak Force Federation and she has a puppy that she rescued from the streets called Billy Big Boy or B-Thrice.

Amber is a girl who goes through a lot of horrible things and through her faith manages to stay happy still and while the climax of this book is an uber downer, you will not be disappointed with this book if you like happy care-free teenagers dealing with life problems in high school type books lol :P... or if you're just looking for something new in-between your vampire reads haha

Friday, September 3, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010


I would like to formally appologize to everyone that I haven't posted anything in the past week or so. My laptop is currently broken and while I'm waiting for it to be fixed, I only have internet access at work. While that normally wouldn't stop me, we're starting a new project and so I have little extra time. so, SORRY!!!!! I will resume immediatly with The HUNGER GAMES when I get the chance!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Strange Angels

After just finishing the third Strange Angels book by Lili St. Crow, I've decided I'm in love. The way she writes it keeps you drawn in and excited and it's the first in a month or so that I couldn't put down (besides Ghostgirl).

Dru is the main character and she's a kick-ass heroine. She doesn't really care about clothes or money, just about staying alive. She's kind of a tomboy and she can definetly kick some butt! She was raised mostly by her grandmother because her mother was killed while she was still a really little kid. Her grandmother and her share something called "the touch" where they can tell when danger is near and a few other things as well. Her grandmother taught her a lot about what you might call witchcraft. When her grandma dies, she goes to live with her father, who is always gone for periods of time to hunt creatures of the night such as vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, what-have-you. That is just the background information.

The next parts involve zombies, dhampirs, werewolves, loup-garous (like a werewolf without all the bad side-effects, like the hair), evil vampires, dreamstealers, and more. I really wish I could tell you what happens in the first book because you would be hooked, but I want you to find out for yourselves how awesome this series is!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Looking for a new contest?

If you're looking for an easy new contest to enter because you want some free books, I have the one for you! All you have to do is read books that you already own. Either that, or you can buy cheap old ones at garage sales and trade with your friends. The object is to save your book money for the fall when there are so many really good books being released. Act fast though! This contest lasts only for the month of August!

This link will also be in the side bar to the right with the other contest links :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ghostgirl, Ghostgirl: Homecoming, & Ghostgirl: Lovesick

Ghostgirl is such a cool book. Its about a girl who spends all summer trying to figure out how to finally be cool and popular and then the first day of school, she chokes on a gummybear and dies right when she finally is about to get to talk to Damen, the local hottie. And that's just the first couple chapters. Ghostgirl, Charlotte, has to go to DeadEd and figure out how to help the rest of her class advance on to whatever happens after they graduate from class.

Scarlet is my favorite girl ever. If I could be anyone from a book, I would be her. She's her own person. She has a huge love of music and can tell when the person recording it is actually having fun and loving the song versus just doing it to do it. She dresses kind of odd at first, but she makes it work for her. She starts out liking slightly baggy clothes and bright red lipstick and this becomes a signature for her, but she makes it work for her. She's just a really cool person that I don't even fully know how to explain how much I love her.

Petula is Scarlet's older sister. She is the most popular girl in school, she's trendy, she's tan, she's fake in many many ways, and she's "perfect". One of those girls. Her sidekicks are two blonds called The Wendys and while they're not very smart all of the time, Petula likes it that way. She knows that she can control them and to be popular, you need a loyal posse.

Damen is the main boy in the entire series. He's gorgeous, into music, and just looking for the right girl to love. He's the boy that Charlotte dies trying to talk to while she chokes on her gummybear and there is so much more I could say about him but it would give away what happens in the other books.


The website is really fun because it has several games to mess around with, a guitar contest, and an audio reading of part of the story. I really recommend this as a twist for people who don't necessarily like Sci-Fi but want something different than your average high school story.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Recommendations! - Staked & Revamped by J.F. Lewis

Okay so these books are different than the normal vampire books that I recommend. These have a more adult rating and you can most definitely tell that they are written by a man. These books are nonstop action, violence, & sex. They are actually quite fun to read and feature Eric - a vampire who seems regular but is actually extremely powerful (even more than he knows) and his sarcastic, fight first question later ways make it endearing. He owns a strip club and the girls who work there, he pays their college tuition for them and whatever else they need. He is hardly ever without a human girlfriend because he likes having someone warm to remind him of his former human life. He also keeps around his fiance from his human life, although she is about 80 years old now, and he still loves her and she is about the only person who can talk any sense into him. He's a vampire that forgets when the sun is rising and its constantly needing his demon friend Talbot to come rescue him from the sun before he becomes a pile of ashes. He lives in an old movie theater across from the strip club and has a mustang which becomes very important in the second book. ..honestly, this is a great book but I dont necessarily know how to talk it up to sound as magnificent as it truely is.

Blurb for Staked: "A pedal-to-the-metal demolition derby of sex and violence. Werewolves and vampires were never so much fun." - Mario Acevedo, author of X-Rated Bloodsuckers

This is the back cover of STAKED:
Eric's got issues. He has short-term and long-term memory problems; he can't remember who he ate for dinner yesterday, much less how he became a vampire in the first place. His best friend, Roger, is souring on the strip club he and Eric own together. And his girlfriend, Tabitha, keeps pressuring him to turn her so she can join him in undeath. It's almost enough to put a Vlad off his appetite. Almost.
Eric tries to solve one problem, only to create another: he turns Tabitha into a vampire, but finds that once he does, his desire for her fades--and her younger sister, Rachel, sure is cute. And when he kills a werewolf in self-defense, things really get out of hand. Now a pack of born-again lycanthropes is out for holy retribution, while Tabitha and Rachel have their own agendas--which may or may not include helping Eric stay in one piece.
All Eric wants to do is run his strip club, drink a little blood, and be left alone. Instead, he must survive car crashes, enchanted bullets, sunlight, sex magic, and werewolves on ice--not to mention his own nasty temper and forgetfulness.
Because being undead isn't easy, but it sure beats the alternative.

Lewis, J.F., Staked, Pocket Books, New York, 2008

SAVE THE SCOTTISH WILDCAT!!!! + Book Series Recommendation - Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

there are less then 400 pure bloods left! soo sad because they're amazingly cute & adorable! for a discription of them

Okay, now for the book recommendation (where this cause actually came from)

The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series is fun for light reading and once you understand the lingo (for you Americans out there, its in British English and she just makes up a lot of words anyways so its actually fun to start using them in everyday life)

She's a girl just starting high school and having to deal with boys and maturosity and sophisticosity :P

1. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

2. On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God

3. Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas

4. Dancing in my Nuddy Pants

5. Away Laughing on a Fast Camel

6. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers

7. Startled by His Furry Shorts

8. Love is a Many Trousered Thing

9. Stop in the Name of Pants

10. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?

(note: if you live outside of the U.S., the names will be slightly different)

Rating: Jr. High to teen level. While the titles say sex god and such, she doesn't actually engage in the act of it as the book is meant more to be light-hearted and funny so its more misadventures snogging boys and getting boyfriends and crazy things like the Viking Disco Inferno Dance and such... (a GREAT laugh btw, I urge you to try it)

seriously, I actually laugh out loud as I read these and have urges to share parts with people around me (usually my poor mother)

Book Recommendation - Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

Okay so I've only read the first one and am about 3 pages into the second one, but I think that this book series is AMAZING! It's also a good book series for teen boys. Most book series for teens are directed at teen girls, this series is all action-adventure and pure awesomeness plus the added bonus of getting to learn about Greek mythology which can be totally fun.

Enjoy! go read! now! stop reading this and go read The Lightening Thief! :P

Book Recommendations! - Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series

Okay, so the vampire academy is an awesome series. There are 2 kinds of vampires in it. Strigoi - the viscious, living dead ones and Moroi - the ones who are "normal" and live by a governed set of rules, have schools set up, and generally try to stay out of the public eye and only feed off people with permission. They can also harness the power of an element.

Lissa is a Moroi princess and is the last of her blood line.

Rose is her best friend and is a dhampir (yes, i realize this was not introduced when I said there were TWO kinds of vampires... this is because a dhampir is a HALF vampire, HALF human.)

They go to school together and while Lissa is trying to harness an elemantal power, Rose is learning to be a gaurdian to protect Moroi from Strigoi.

rather than me telling you all about it... checkitout!

1 Vampire Academy

2 Frostbite

3 Shadow Kissed

4 Blood Promise

5 Spirit Bound

6 will be Last Sacrifice

Book Recommendation - Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire Series

1 Glass Houses
2 The Dead Girls Dance
3 Midnight Alley
4 Feast of Fools
5 Lord of Misrule
6 Carpe Corpus
7 Fade Out
8 Kiss of Death
9 Ghost Town - not out yet.

Click on a book for the first chapter or so, and if you read all of them and just can't wait till the next (Kiss of Death JUST came out recently) than click the tab Free Fiction to see more stories (the ones marked MV are about this series....duh lol)

Fellow nerds, this is my favorite book series. Hands down. They're great for a quick, light read and the vampires are actually the scary ones that today's teen fiction has seems to have forgotten about. While in some cases they cooperate with the vampires, they don't forget to be wary of them and carry an extra stake at all times, just to be safe.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Reccommendations! this week - Melissa Marr's fey series

Hey, I'm a librarian at a public library in my hometown and a student worker at my college library. I think I'm going to start sharing with you different types of books that I think you may enjoy if you like certain other popular genres. At the moment, I specialize in Young Adult Fiction so I'm sorry if you like something completely different. Even if you do, keep checking back to see if there is something that you like. Or try something new, at least this won't kill you like cliff-diving could!
So for today I'm going to recommend the series of 4(+) books by Melissa Marr.
Wicked Lovely
Ink Exchange
Fragile Eternity
(soon to be released) Radiant Shadows

These books are about faeries set in the present mortal world, they are very beautifully written, and they feature tattoos, love, passion, danger, really dark-weird stuff, jealousy, greed, and a million other things that you should really check out!

If you really really super love them, I'll give you the link to Marr's secret social network for her fans. Its pretty freakin awesome if you can navigate it correctly and follow the rules. Also, Marr herself is on the site and answers questions the readers may have (beware, read through the old questions before just asking because chances are, it has already been posted and no one likes repeating themselves one million times.)