Adding Reviews from 2011

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I am currently adding some old reviews. ;)

Added these:

  1. Anderson, EvangelineBlind Date with a Vampire
  2. Keaton, Anna LeighWoodland Magic 1: Fated
  3. Keaton, Anna LeighWoodland Magic 1: Mated
  4. Monroe, LucyMercenary 1: Ready (2nd)
  5. Monroe, LucyMercenary 2: Willing (2nd)
  6. Monroe, LucyMercenary 3: and Able (2nd)
  7. Cast, Kristin, Armstrong, Kelley, Noel, Alyson, Block, Francesca LiaKisses from Hell
  8. Hemphill, StephanieWicked Girls (2nd)
  9. Bohjalian, ChrisMidwives (2nd)
  10. Bantwal, ShobhanThe Dowry Bride (2nd)
  11. McNish, CliffThe Silver Sequence 1: The Silver Child (2nd)
  12. McNish, CliffThe Silver Sequence 2: Silver City (2nd)
  13. McNish, CliffThe Silver Sequence 3: Silver World (2nd)
  14. Cushman, KarenThe Midwife’s Apprentice
  15. Whelan, GloriaHomeless Bird
  16. Schreiber, Ellen  – Vampire Kisses 1: Vampire Kisses (2nd)
  17. Schreiber, Ellen  – Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins (2nd)

2nd Review: Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2009
ISBN 9780061288890
195 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 06

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

When Raven and Alexander discover that his parents are coming back, their romantic nights must come to a stop. However, Raven is not disappointed, she’s actually excited at finally getting to meet Alexander’s parents. As she continues to wait, she discovers that the whole town has already seen them before her. Why hasn’t Alexander introduced Raven to them? When Raven finally does meet Alexander’s parents, she finds out something that might stop their relationship? Will their love be able to grow after this event or…?

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :D

The plot of this book becomes even more exciting because we finally get to meet Alexander’s parents, and we actually find more out about Alexander’s past. Yay~

One thing I like with these recent books is that the author introduces new characters in order to make Raven and Alexander’s personality change or shine even more. I was actually able to read this book without getting too mad at Alexander for being meek. In order to stand up to his parents, his personality changes for the better as he becomes more brazen. :D Yay, hopefully, it will stay like that. :|

Anyways, even though Alexander’s personality has kind of changed, I am still kind of hoping the series won’t end with Raven becoming a vampire. I’m hoping that the author will do something unexpected and pair her up with Trevor, or, leaving Raven mortal for a vampire Alexander, or even, finding a way to make Alexander mortal. :) I want to see a plot twist. I really do not want to see the girl becomes a vampire for the guy since there are too many of those kinds of books.

Overall, this book is the best in the series. You get to see a side of someone you never really get to see, which I found refreshing. Also, it went back to a fun, simple, quick, and exciting read. :)

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Ellen Schreiber
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Karin’s Book Nook
$New_Bullet Bookish

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780061288869
177 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 05

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Now that summer vacation is here, Raven has only one thing to do – find her vampire boyfriend, Alexander. It has been awhile since Alexander left in order to return Valentine to Jagger, and she is starting to worry. Now, with school out of the way, she can go to her Aunt Libby’s town and search for Alexander. However, she can’t resist going to the Coffin Club, but she goes, she finds the true Coffin Club instead. She becomes friends with some of the members, but is drawn to Phoenix. This time the danger of being changed into a vampire is even greater, and what’s worse, the fate of humans starts to look bleak, when Jagger starts planning to use the Coffin Club to run the mortals out of town.

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)

This time, there is actually a long time after the previous book, at least a week. I found it refreshing that the author actually let time go by more than just one day. The thing I didn’t find refreshing was the “Alexander runs away to Raven’s aunt’s town, and Raven goes there to find him.” That theme is getting a little overused in this series. Hopefully, it’s the last time she uses it, but who knows.

All the new characters, which turn into Raven’s new friends, are all very interesting and upbeat like her. It was interesting seeing more “good” vampires around Raven, instead of the Maxwell family. :) And the plot thickens, yet again, when Raven actually finds the Coffin Club where the vampires hang out. But, Jagger wants to use it to get rid of humanity, which is kind of a normal plot there. Evil vampire wants to expand the coven and kill humans.

Anyways, this book is a little bit more exciting also because of Phoenix. Phoenix’s personality is well, more yummy and manly than Alexander’s. I wish Alexander would show this type of personality more. But speaking of Alexander, there are more romantic scenes between Alexander and Raven than the previous book, which was really good. :D

Overall, this book is the best in the series. You get to see a side of someone you never really get to see, which I found refreshing. Also, it went back to a fun, simple, quick, and exciting read. ;)

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Ellen Schreiber
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Karin’s Book Nook
$New_Bullet Bookish

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd 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 9780061778988
179 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 04

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Valentine Maxwell, Jagger and Luna’s little brother, suddenly shows up in Dullsville. Now Raven and Alexander have to find out why Valentine has befriended her brother. Even though she has to save her brother, Raven has another problem — how to ask Alexander to the prom. However, when Valentine reads Raven’s real and innermost feelings about becoming a vampire, she finds out how much of a threat he really is. Now, what is she going to do if Alexander finds out?

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :D

This book takes place only a couple of days after the previous book. I didn’t really like this book for a couple of reasons, but I still enjoyed it. I’ll tell you why in a little bit.

Anyways, the plot thickens when Valentine comes into town and reads Raven’s thoughts. It’s kind of suspenseful, but it kind of goes downhill after you get the gist of the plot. :( The characters, even the new ones, are still great. However, I still have a problem with Alexander, he is too gloomy as the male lead. I know they are both Goth, but he could be a little bit happier to be around Raven. :|

Also, the descriptions are still wonderful, but I’m having this one little problem. Must the author keep on using the words “Goth” and “black” and other things like that? By the fourth book, I think we all get that Raven and Alexander are Goth and like wearing black. I don’t think you need to describe the clothes, if they are always black. Just tell us when it’s not black. >.>”

I have one more compliant about this book. Why couldn’t the author pick a new thing for Alexander to do? Now, this is a spoiler. *SPOILER* Why did Alexander have to disappear (again) to find Jagger (again) in the same town (again). *END SPOILER* Maybe pick a new town instead of doing the same thing over again.

Overall, the book is simple and quick read, but not really fun anymore, since Alexander keeps on running off. :|

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Ellen Schreiber
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Bookish

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780060776275
232 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 03

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Even though Raven finally has a boyfriend, it is very complicated because Alexander is a vampire, and they can only see each other only at night. However, when Alexander’s rival, Jagger, comes to Dullsville, it gets even more complicated. And if Jagger isn’t enough, he brings his sister, Luna, and she seems to have her sights on Raven’s childhood enemy, Trevor. Will Raven and Alexander be able to drive them away before Dullsville turns into Vampireville?

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other two books, so beware. :)

This book is a little bit better than the other two books because it has much more suspense as Raven and Alexander tries to keep Jagger and Luna from completing whatever their plans are. Anyways, you won’t miss much because this book only takes place only about a day or so after the previous book.

There is much more plot and suspense, and the author kept me wanting more throughout the whole book. :) Even though the basic idea behind it is very simple to some people, I still enjoyed it. There are wonderful descriptions for both characters and events. And though Jagger and Luna are supposed to be the “villains” in this book, I just can’t hate them. So, the author does a wonderful job at making the characters appealing. I just had one problem with the description “Goth”. The author uses it in all the books, and I’m starting to get annoyed that she keeps on reminding us of that fact.

Anyways, there are less romantic scenes than the other books, but it still has the witty/comic relief comments. Also, I’m starting to think that Trevor and Raven might like each other, at least a little bit. I am almost hoping Raven ends up with bad boy Trevor, instead of quiet Alexander. :|

The book still has a serious mood to it, and it doesn’t really lessen. *SPOILER* The author ends the book with a sort of cliffhanger since they find out that Jagger and Luna’s brother, Valentine, was with Billy and Henry. *END SPOILER* Overall, I found the book a fun, simple, quick read with some exciting things happening.

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Ellen Schreiber
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Bookish

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble