VAMPIRE KISSES by Ellen Schreiber

Library Summary: ” In her small town dubbed ‘Dullsville’, 16-year old Raven, a vampire-crazed goth girl, is an outcast. But not for long…

The intriguing and rumoured-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson hill has stood vacant and boarded up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people, especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander’s loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.”

I actually enjoyed this book more than I thought I would have! It had great and relatable characters and a great plot! The only thing that bothered me was Trevor’s character. He is such a jerk! I wanted to reach into the book and punch him in the face!

Overall, I really liked this book and recommend it to anyone who loves vampire stories!

Violence/Inappropriate Scale Number: 5

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Maximum Ride the manga Volume 1

Library Summary:  ” Fourteen year old Maximum Ride knows what it’s lile to soar above the world. She and her ‘ flock’–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel– are just lile ordinary kids except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some but  for the flock it’s more like a living nightmare when the mysterious lab known as the ‘School’ turns up and kidnaps their youngest member. Now it’s up to Max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time?”Image

A website called Librarything  recommended this book to me, thinking i’d like it. And boy was it right! I LOVED this book! I loved the story and the graphics! It drew me in and i couldn’t stop reading it! I recommend this book to everyone!

Violence/Innapropriate Scale Number: 5

Wereling by Steve Feasey

I got this book as a christmas present and i put off reading it because i didn’t think i’d lile it that much. But i was bored recently so i decided to give it a try. I’m glad i did!

It was really good! I was surprised that i couldn’t put it down! The plot was unique, it had great characters, etc. My favourite character was Tom. He was really funny!
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Overall, i really liled this book amd would recommend it to everyone.

Violence/Inappropriate Scale:7.5

Existence By Abbi Glines

existence-abbi-glinesLibrary Summary-“What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course. Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him. Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead. Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with, is not a soul at all. He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.–Publisher’s description.”

I absolutely loved this book! Although it took it’s time getting to the point.

I LOVE Dank! He is incredibly sexy! I would love to have a boyfriend like him! He loves Pagan, he sings to her in her sleep, he keeps her safe from harm, etc. He is the PERFECT boyfriend, even though he’s death.

Just to prove my point, here are some quotes from Dank:

“You tempt me.I can’t be tempted.I’m not made to be tempted,but you,Pagan Moore,you tempt me.From the moment i came for you i was drawn in.Everything about you..”One of his hands left my waist and moved up to gently caress my arm.”You make me crazy with need.With want.I didn’t understand it at first.But now i know.It’s your soul calling to me.Souls mean nothing to me.They aren’t supposed to.But yours has become my obsession.”

“You’re the only thing I want most in the world yet the one thing I cannot have. Because to have you completely would be impossible. You cannot go where I walk.”

“I love you,” I said, causing his face to contort in pain.
“I’m not a man so I do not have a heart that loves as a human does. I’m an immortal god that dwells with supreme power because I hold the keys to Death. But you are my existence. I am yours.” Hot tears streamed down my face as I stared into the face of someone who comprehended an emotion much stronger than my weak, feeble words of love.”

Okay, how could you NOT fall in love with Dank after hearing those words? Oh how i wish he was real!

Anyway, i really liked this book although, like i said above, it took too long to get to the point. I mean, I like descriptive writing but not so descriptive that it’s slow. I know you need to introduce everything and everyone in the beginning of your story, but you need to do it at the right pace. Not too fast, not too slow.

Other than that, I really liked this book and recommend it to fans of the Hush Hush series.

Violence/Innappropriate Scale Number-6.5

Warm Bodies By Isaac Marion

warm-bodies-book-coverLibrary Summary: “R is a young man with an existential crisis–he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.”

After I saw the movie with Nicholas Hoult (which I absolutely LOVED), I decided to give the book a chance. It’s not as good as the movie but I definitely give it a thumbs up!

Isaac Marion created an apocalyptic world where humans are the prey and zombies are the predators. The humans are fighting for their lives while the zombies are fighting for, well whatever they’re experiencing. To me, Warm Bodies reminds me of the Hunger Games. You have zombies and humans pitted against each other in an arena-like world, fighting for their survival.

In conclusion, I really liked this book and recommend it to all of you who liked the Hunger Games.

Violence/Innappropriate Scale Number: 9.5

 

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites Graphic Novel by Heather Brewer

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Library Summary: “For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents’ deaths, than he could have guessed.”

I got this book out from the library because I had heard that it was a good read, and it was! The plot was original, the graphics were amazing, the writing was really good, etc.

I really liked the story. How often do you see a book about a boy who’s half-vampire? Oh that’s right! NEVER! So this was something new for me. Which is good because I was getting kind of tired of the whole Vampire/Werewolf falling in love with a human plot. We need something like this book once in a while.

So all in all, this was a really good book and I recommend it to all of you out there who like vampires.

Violence/Innappropiate Scale Number: 4.5

Can’t Get Enough Of Werewolf Stories? Well This Should Satisfy You!

Library Summary: “High school senior Mackenzie attempts to solve the mystery of her best friend’s murder in a town affected by the werewolf virus.”

 

I absolutely LOVE this book! The plot was unexpected. Which is what I want in a book.  Normally when you have werewolves in a story, the plot is mostly romantic, but with this book, it’s a conflict between werewolves and trackers (humans who hunt werewolves). I mean, there is romance between the main character Mackenzie and her best friend Kyle, who’s a werewolf, but that is a side-story.  Kathleen focuses mostly on the problem and less on the romance.

I like Mackenzie or, as they call her in the book, Mac. I mean, even though her best friend was murdered five months earlier and she is plagued with nightmares of her, she doesn’t let that affect her. She may feel like curling up into a ball and crying her eyes out (as most female characters in her place would have done) she knows that she needs to get on with her life, even though she knows nothing will ever be the same.

There is one thing that I don’t really like about this book. You have Mac, who falls in love with her friend Kyle, and then you have Jason, who SPOILER ALERT: reveals that he has feelings for Mac END OF SPOILER ALERT. That bothers me. It seems like every paranormal romance book has to have a love triangle in it. Why? I mean, is it really that hard to write a book where there is romance between only two people!?

Other than that, this is a really good book and I reccommend it to everyone.

 

Violence/Innappropriate Scale Number: 8