Monday, March 21, 2011

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle Book Review

Hi Guys,
This week, I'm getting the second book in the Chronicles of Nick series, Invincible, I also plan on finishing The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight this week. Speaking of The Vampire Diaries, that is going to be the book review this week. The first omnibus of the Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle, is the first two books of the Vampire Diaries combined into one. These books were actually written in 1991 (so NO it's not a Twilight knock-off lol) and L.J. Smith has also written several other great books for Young Adults that I will be reviewing in the near future. Here is the summary from the back of the book:

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.

My first impression of this book was that it looked interesting. The cover was great, and I loved the little bit of blood on Stefan's bottom lip, it was a nice touch. I'm not going to lie, I wanted to read the Vampire Diaries only after I saw that they were going to make a show about it on the CW. I'm glad I read the books first because they are so much more different than the tv show. This book is a nice paranormal love story that is compared to twilight, but seeing as how the vampire diaries was written first, twilight should be compared to it. But that's besides the point, I really liked this book series, and it had me up several nights flipping pages violently. I give this first book 4/5 stars, just because it took a little too long to get into the paranormal aspect of it, but besides that I loved it. Check this book series out, and also check out the tv show, it comes on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on the CW. But only check out the show after you read the books. Haha.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Infinity Book Review

Hi Guys,
I'm a little saddened by today, my copy of The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight, was supposed to come in the mail today... (but it didn't) also it is raining where I'm at. :( So instead of moping around reading a book that has me depressed right now, I decided to go ahead and do the book review for this week. This weeks book review is on Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon. You may know Sherrilyn Kenyon from her Adult books, but this is a book for the Young Adults. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:

At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?

My first impression of this book was that it looked okay. I was astounded by the cover, but it looked interesting enough for me to pick up and read the front flap of it. By reading the front flap, I saw that I was going to fall in love with this book. I was correct, it was a definately good book. It had everything I liked for example: vampires, werewolves, zombies, and demon slayers. I can't really say that much more without spoiling it, but I will tell you the grade I give it. I give it 4/5 stars. It was definately a good book, but just that... a good book. I hope you guys check it out. Also the second book in this series comes out next Tuesday. I hope you guys like it. :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beastly Book Review

Hi Guys, This week I'm doing a book review on a book I just finished this past week. the book is Beastly. You may have heard of the movie coming out this Friday March 4th 2011. The book is a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast that's based in the modern day, and here is the summary from the back of the book:

I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.

My first impression of this book was good, because it has a very Gothic look to it. I'm not going to lie, I saw the movie trailer before I wanted to read the book, but in my defense, guys don't really look for books with flowers on them. I loved the idea for the book, it was a very great read. I read it in 3 days (would have been sooner but I had schoolwork)I liked everything except, the fairy-tale happy ending. I didn't like that at all. Everything besides the ending was good though. I give this book 4/5 stars, because of it's too-happy ending. I hope you guys like it as much as I did, and go see the movie this Friday (after reading the book of course)

Mockingjay Book Review

Hi Guys, I'm just going to jump right into the Review on this one. This is going to be the third and final Review for the Hunger Games trilogy Reviews. the Third and Final book is Mockingjay, and here is the summary from the front flap:

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12.

My first impression of this book, was that it was going to be the best one in the series, that it would be the one that made the first two look like picture books. Sadly... I was wrong. I didn't like this book. No happy-ending, just an eh... it's an understandable ending. I hated reading it. So many things happened good and bad, I couldn't wrap my head around some of it. I give this book a 2/5 stars, because it was very dreary, and normally I like Sad books, but I wasn't sad because the book was sad, but because I was disappointed. Some people like it a lot more than I do, but I really didn't like it. I hope you do, I would never hope this horrible ending of a book series on anyone.

Catching Fire Book Review

Hi guys, sorry I haven't been doing the book reviews lately, I've been really busy. I am going to do 3 book reviews this week, to catch up, and make up for lost time in the future. I just got payed today, and I just got finished pre-ordering books from books-a-million. (Vampire Diaries the Return: Midnight, Plague, Invincible, City of Fallen Angels, Defiance, and Night World: Strange Fate) I also plan on going to my local Books-a-million to buy the Firelight book. I've heard good things about it, and so I hope to read it and love it as well. This review will be a follow-up of the Hunger Games trilogy of book reviews. Today it will be Catching Fire, the second book in the trilogy. Here's the summary from the front flap of the book:

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.

My first impression of this book was that it looked better than the first one, and also it was red (my favorite color at the time) Reading the summary, after reading the first book, I was so exited to start it. I was wondering how it was going to be as good as the first without having another Hunger Games. While reading though, I knew this was going to be better than the first. I was correct, it was a great book. Everything about it had me hooked. i can't tell anymore without spoiling. I give this book 5/5 stars, because it was great and met my expectations and raised them.