Review: Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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Book Information:

Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780312360306
307 Pages

Series Information:

House of Night Book 03

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Zoey’s life takes a turn for the worse, when her friends turn their backs on her because she lied to them. But not only that, her best friend, Stevie Rae, is struggling to keep her humanity, and adult vampryes are turning up dead on the House of Night campus. How will she overcome these new problems, especially with her friends not at her side?

Been a couple of months since I have read it, so I’ll try to remember what I was going to say about it. :( Oh, yeah, vampires again, so watch out for spoilers. :D

In the third book of the House of Night, Zoey is faced with more challenges (as usual): Having 3 boyfriends, Stevie Rae losing her humanity, friends are becoming enemies, enemies becoming friends, and adult vampyres turning up dead on campus. Okay, a little bit more high school drama in this book, and there are about the same amount of things that are supernatural. Yay! The high school drama is the only real thing that annoys me in this, but at least they act kind of like real teenagers, unlike another book I know.

After you skip over the high school drama, this book is pretty good, but the book should be a little longer. The author kind of squishes everything in a less than 400 page book, which doesn’t do that much, when it comes to descriptions of events and people. If there were some more description in it (like the first book) AND a little bit less high school drama, I would most likely like this series better. Also, Zoey is kind of annoying in this book. *SIGHS*

Though, this series is good, if you don’t want that much description put into your books — it had about the average amount put into it, not as much as the first book in the series. Other than the high school drama, this book is great for a quick read. Though, it is kind of turning a little boring with all of the high school drama. ^^ Just a warning, there is a gay character in the book, and they talk about sex, kissing, and things like that a couple of times. Oh, there is also a sex scene, but the act isn’t mentioned — it just leads up to it with heavy kissing and then cuddling after. ^^

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: Asylum by Patrick McGrath

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Book Information:

Asylum by Patrick McGrath
Vintage Books
Published in 1997
ISBN 0679781382
254 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

When Stella Raphael’s husband, Max, takes a job at a maximum-security mental hospital in the English countryside, she meets Edgar Stark, a patient who murdered his wife, and starts an affair with him. This love affair hurts many around her, however, how will her sanity react to this mismatched affair? How many lives will her selfishness destroy in the process of finding what she truly wants?

Not a supernatural book, but a medical fiction — another kind of book I like.

Except for the fact that it kind of jumps around too much, it is a pretty good book. Either it was the jumping around or the change from general medicine to psychotherapy gave me too much of a headache. :(

Stella reminds me of too many girls (women) who I have ever met, and if she is considered “insane”, does that mean they are also insane? Hmmm… Guess so…  Of course, I already knew that half the girls I have met are insane. :P

Anyways, this book has mature themes in it; so don’t read if you have a problem with affairs, violence, murder, etc. This book has a lot of issues. >.> Also, the ending is also kind of bad, but if you enjoy sad endings, go ahead and read it — you’ll like it if you love sad endings.

Personally, I hated the ending and the book because, well, it matches real life almost exactly. I like my books with a little bit more fantasy and excitement put into it. :( However, the writing of the author is really good. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read, but leaning towards maybe.

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Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

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Book Information:

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Harper Collins Publishers
Published in 2009
ISBN 9780061662768
360 Pages

Series Information:

Edison Group Experiments Book 2
Darkest Powers Trilogy Book 2

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

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After seeing ghosts at school, Chloe Saunders was sent to the Lyle House, run by an evil organization called the Edison Group, as a living science experiment. However she soon escapes the Edison Group, but how long will Chloe, Derek, Tori, and Simon be able to escape the clutches of this evil organization?

Supernatural book. Again. :P Okay, it’s been over a month since I’ve read this, so short to no review. :S

Like the first book in this series, the second book was pretty interesting, but Chloe still kind of pisses me off with her personality.

Also, the book goes into more detail than the first book did about the past of the Lyle House, but not much. I guess the author is still waiting until the next book to give more information of what happened in the past.

It’s a good book to pass time, but as a series it’s kind of like other supernatural books I have read in the young adult section. It’s better than the first book, but not by much. :S

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

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Book Information:

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Harper Teen Collins Publishers
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780061662690
390 Pages

Series Information:

Edison Group Experiments Book 1
Darkest Powers Trilogy Book 1

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

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Chloe Saunders was a normal teenager until she starts seeing and communicating with the dead. Now the dead are everywhere and won’t leave her alone. After freaking out at school about seeing a ghost, she is sent to the Lyle House, a home where troubled teens are sent. However, is there more to the Lyle House than what meets the eye?

Supernatural book. Again. :P Okay, it’s been over a month since I’ve read this, so short to no review. :S

The book was pretty interesting, but Chloe kind of pisses me off with her personality. The book could have more details put into it, but I guess the author is waiting until the later books to extend what happened in the pass.

It’s a good book to pass time, but as a series it’s kind of like other supernatural books I have read in the young adult section — the ones that I kind of didn’t like.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2007
ISBN 9780061132230
179 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 04

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

When Jagger’s and Luna’s little brother, Valentine Maxwell, comes to Raven’s town, she has to find out why this latest intruder has befriended her brother, Billy. With all of these stakes, she has another problem — attending the prom with her boyfriend. However, when Valentine reads Raven’s real and innermost feelings about becoming a vampire, his appearance proves to have even more threats. What will she do if Alexander finds out about her true feelings…?

Supernatural book~~~ :) Again~~~ ;)

This book, for young adults, is actually quite good. Even though it doesn’t have the creativeness of changing vampires into something else besides the stereotype vampires, it has enough description, lovey-dovey moments, and plot that will not leave you disappointed. :)

Since this is the fourth book in this series, I’ll try to say what is different between the first two books and this book. All I have to say is that as you read this series, you will notice the amount of adventure and plot deepens — and becomes a lot more interesting. :) It also gives Raven some new things to conquer over — like Valentine trying to turn her brother and prom with Alexander. Though, at the end of the book, Alexander leaves (again), which is the only thing I don’t like about this book. :(

Basically, my feelings have change only a little bit from when I read the first book in this series, but it is still pretty good. So, I’ll stop wasting your time and just say, “Go read the series.”

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber

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Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780060776251
176 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 03

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Raven finally has a boyfriend, but going out with him is really complicated, especially because of Alexander’s secret of being a vampire means that they can only see each other only at night. Though, their relationship gets even more complicated, when Alexander’s rival, Jagger, comes to town. If Jagger coming wasn’t enough, his sister, Luna, has also come to Dullsville and seems to have her sights on Raven’s nemesis, Trevor. Now Raven and Alexander must begin to search for Jagger and Luna’s hideout and take their coffins, so they can drive them away. Will they be able to do that? Or is it already too late to save Dullsville from turning into Vampireville?

Another supernatural book~ :) I love supernatural books, don’t you? ;)

This book, for young adults, is actually quite good. Even though it doesn’t have the creativeness of changing vampires into something else besides the stereotype vampires, it has enough description, lovey-dovey moments, and plot that will not leave you disappointed. :)

Since this is the third book in this series, I’ll try to say what is different between the first two books and this book. All I have to say is that as you read this series, you will notice the amount of adventure and plot deepens — and even becomes a lot more interesting throughout the book and series. :) There was really nothing that I didn’t like about this book from what I remembered.

Basically, my feelings haven’t change from when I read the first book in this series. So, I’ll stop wasting your time and just say, “Go read the series.”

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2005
ISBN 0060776226
165 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 02

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

After meeting Alexander Sterling, a teenage vampire, life in “Dullsville” has become a little less dull for Raven. However, Raven already knows that love, especially her relationship with Alexander, has its complications. What makes her relationship with Alexander complicated is that Alexander has a secret that must be quietly protected. Though, when he mysteriously disappears, it is Raven who goes on a dangerous chase to find him. However, she encounters something that is more terrifying than she could have ever thought of, and that doesn’t even include a life-transforming decision that she may not be ready make.

Yay! Another supernatural book! :)  It’s been a couple of weeks since I have finished this book, but I’ll try to remember what I like and didn’t like about the book. :(

This book, for young adults, is actually quite good. Even though it doesn’t have the creativeness of changing vampires into something else besides the stereotype vampires, it has enough description, lovey-dovey moments, and plot that will not leave you disappointed. :)

Since this is the second book in this series, I’ll try to say what is different between the first book and this book. All I have to say is that as you read this series, you will notice the amount of adventure and plot deepens — and also becomes a lot more interesting. Though, so far, it has become a hide-and-seek game — since Alexander almost always disappears in the series, and then, Raven always goes after him whenever he does that. ;)

There is really nothing that I didn’t like about this book, so just go ahead and read the book and series.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2003
ISBN 9780060093358
197 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 01

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

In a small town, nicknamed Dullsville, Raven is considered weird and strange by pretty much everyone, since she is a Goth and loves vampires. However, she isn’t the only outcast in Dullsville, when a family moves into the old mansion on top of Benson Hill. Throughout the town, it is rumored that they are actually vampires because they only come out after the sun goes down. After breaking into the mansion, she finds out that the family has a boy about the same age as her, but will he be everything she has dreamed and heard of — is he really a vampire? She will do anything, including putting herself at risk, to find out the truth.

I told you that another supernatural book was going to be coming soon. It’s been a couple of weeks since I have finished this book, but I’ll try to remember what I like and didn’t like about the book.

This book, for young adults, is actually quite good. Even though it doesn’t have the creativeness of changing vampires into something else besides the stereotype vampires, it has enough description, lovey-dovey moments, and plot that will not leave you disappointed. :)

There is really nothing that I didn’t like about this book, so just go ahead and read the book and series.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: and Able by Lucy Monroe

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Book Information:

and Able by Lucy Monroe
Kensington Books
Published in 2006
ISBN 0758211767
352 Pages

Series Information:

Mercenary Book 03
Last Book in the Mercenary Series

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

Claire Sharpe has trouble trusting and relying on others, but after her life is threatened, she must learn how to rely on Brett Adams, an ex-mercenary, to protect her. Though, with this protection, something more might come from it…

Not a supernatural book, but that will change pretty soon. :)

This book is really good, and I can’t really review it without giving away some things in the book. So, I’ll just tell you to read it and be done with it.

There is nothing I really didn’t like about, but I like the book because 1) smut, 2) action without being to gory, 3) it’s interesting, and 4) I just like it because it appeals to me. ;)

Warning though, there are sexual themes and maybe themes that are not for sensitive people.

This is the last book in this series; however, there are some connected stories. The connected stories are not apart of this series time-line, but they do mention the characters in this series a little bit. The connected stories are here.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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Review: Willing by Lucy Monroe

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Book Information:

Willing by Lucy Monroe
Kensington Books
Published in 2006
ISBN 0758208758
320 Pages

Series Information:

Mercenary Book 02

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

Josie McCall has never really wanted to be a solider, or mercenary for that matter, but she was raised as one by her father. After she leaves the mercenary world and her father’s mercenary school, she goes to school for a job in computers. However, now that someone blew up her dad’s mercenary school and her dad is missing, she goes back to her mercenary roots to find out who blew up the school and took her dad. And her dad’s new partner, Daniel Black Eagle, stays to protect her. However, there is just one little thing that might keep his mind off of his new mission — Josie. Will they be able to figure out everything before or after their passion ignites?

Not a supernatural book, but that will change pretty soon. :)

This book is really good, and I can’t really review it without giving away some things in the book. So, I’ll just tell you to read it and be done with it.

There is nothing I really didn’t like about, but I like the book because 1) smut, 2) action without being to gory, 3) it’s interesting, and 4) I just like it because it appeals to me. ;)

Warning though, there are sexual themes and maybe themes that are not for sensitive people.

This is the second book in this series; however, there are some connected stories. The connected stories are not apart of this series time-line, but they do mention the characters in this series a little bit. The connected stories are here.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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