2nd Review: Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Book Information:

Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Published in 2009
ISBN 9780312379827
323 Pages

Series Information:

House of Night Book 05

Review/Rating:

2 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Kalona and Nefert start to take control of the House of Night while Zoey and the other escape underground. Not only must Zoey find a way to break the spell Kalona has placed on the House of Night, she must deal with three boyfriends again, saving Stark from Neferet, and several other things. Will anything ever be normal again?

This book starts off almost immediately where the previous book has left off — Zoey and the others are in the tunnels with the civilized version of the red fledglings, waiting to form a plan to stop Kalona and Neferet. However, when something happens to Zoey, they have to plan for a confrontation sooner than they all would like. There is a little bit more supernatural in the book than all of the others, but it still has a little bit of Zoey’s drama that I have. Oh, and there are still some sexual themes in this book, so beware of that. ;)

Let’s start with the things I didn’t like about this book. One, I’m starting to hate how the authors keep on describing the characters as “handsome” and “beautiful”. *rolls eyes* Also, they keep on saying the same exact things about the same character. :| I do not need to know that Damien is a fan of vocabulary or that the Twins aren’t really “twins” since I’ve already read that in the other books of the series. Anyways, another thing that is getting annoying is that Zoey has a lot of boyfriends or a boyfriend in almost all of the books. :| Even in Untamed, Zoey wasn’t without a boyfriend for long since she became attached to Stark and called him her “soul mate”. What is wrong with having the same boy as a boyfriend throughout the whole series? Or even having no boyfriend? Do the authors really think that teenagers always need a boyfriend or a love life? Three, this series is starting to get very predictable. :( And lastly, did none of the authors, publisher, editor, etc notice the mistakes in this book? It says something about them if they didn’t notice these mistakes — and no, I’m not talking about grammar or spelling. I’ll go over them later on.

Now for the things I liked about the book. The first thing I liked was the development of Aphrodite and how much her attitude and personality has changed and grown since the beginning of the series. Out of all of the characters, I think the authors did a much better job at developing Aphrodite than almost all of the other characters. Three, more supernatural than high school drama and whining of Zoey, which is one of the things that has been bugging me a lot. And lastly, continuing to merge mythology and Cherokee legends in a very creative way.

Anyways, let’s start with some of the errors that I found, there are about five of them. :|

#1: For the hardcover jacket summary, someone spelled Erik as Eric. :S
#2: Page 141. Why would Darius tell Jack, “I want you to come, too”? Especially when Darius left in the last chapter to go take Heath to his car?
#3: Page 146. When Aphrodite asks about the poems that Zoey, Erik, and Jack found in Kramisha room, Erin says that they found them “written on the wall’s of Aphrodite’s room”. One, last time I checked Aphrodite doesn’t have a room in the underground tunnels. Two, pages 65-67 states that it was Kramisha’s room where they found them.
#4: Page 247. Zoey uses an “advanced” vocabulary word and says that Darius would be pleased at her use of vocabulary. One, Damien is the vocabulary freak, not Darius. With as many times the authors repeat that fact, you would think they know it by now. ~__~
#5: Page 312. When Sister Mary Angela tells Kramisha to get Stevie Rae’s grandmother. First, we haven’t even seen Stevie Rae’s grandmother in any of the books, so how can Kramisha get Stevie Rae’s grandmother. I know some people will call non-relatives “grandma”, but that’s after a long time of knowing them — not a little less than a year or so.

Overall, I’m really starting to like having more supernatural in this series, but it was really hard to enjoy something with so many errors. :| With all of these errors, I’m rating this book a low to middle two stars. If it weren’t for all of the errors, I would have rated it at least a three star. :(

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012
Banned/Challenged No Limit

Other Reviews/Author Site:

P.C. and Kristin Cast
House of Night Series
Goodreads
Library Thing
She Loves Books
Quick & Dirty Book Reviews

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Book Information:

Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780312596309
338 Pages

Series Information:

House of Night Book 04

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5


2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Zoey’s friends are pissed at her at the wrong time, especially since Aphrodite has a vision of her dying alone. And if she dies, a war will break out between humans and vampyres. Will anyone listen to her when all hell is about to break loose?

Things are starting to heat up even more for Zoey in this book and it all blows up in her face. Okay, even though there is a little bit more supernatural than high school drama, there is still too much whining from Zoey for me to really get into this series. It is starting to make me go, “When will this freaking series end?! The main character is starting to piss me off!” :| The plot this time is a little bit more interesting since it goes over Kalona and a Cherokee legend, but I don’t know if it is a real legend. So I like how the authors are merging mythology (Nyx) with Cherokee legend. :) Also, they still have some sexual themes in the book.

However, there still is the little issue of Zoey’s personality and high school drama. I know books need action, but couldn’t the authors think of way to get that action than the, “Wah~ My friends hate me because I lied to them, but I need them to stay alive and save the world from a war”. Okay, I get the saving the world parts, I do, but I hate how Zoey has to whine in order to get her friends back from something she did. Also, she still is very bossy and hypocritical towards everything, especially towards her “friends”. Zoey’s attitude of calling one of her friends “holier than thou” when she is one who says, “I’m going to be their high priestess, so they have to listen to me”. -__- Another thing I find annoying is how she tries to lie again for the reason of “for their own good”. URGH! :| Oh, and the falling in love and calling a new guy her “soul mate” is also kind of annoying. When will Zoey just have one or no boyfriends? :(

Anyways, for the other characters, I love how Aphrodite’s personality is turning out — a little nicer, but they use her “mean” attitude as a comic relief. :D Another thing I like is Darius and how he loves Aphrodite the way she is. Oh, and I like Aphrodite’s cat and how she went up against Stark’s dog. xD Also, the name is creative and fits the attitude of the cat perfectly. ;) A couple of last things for the characters: One, there is a new character — Stark. Two, stop with the beauty obsessed descriptions for the characters. Three stop making Zoey so annoying!

Overall, the plot is much better than what it was in the other books, but Zoey is more annoying in this book than in the others. I wish that the book were more centered on Zoey’s friends than Zoey and her growing powers. Also, I would like this book more if Zoey’s personality was better and more likeable, and if there was a lot less drama. So, I love the plot, but hate the main character — that’s why I’m giving it a low to middle four stars.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012
Banned/Challenged No Limit

Other Reviews/Author Site:

P.C. and Kristin Cast
House of Night Series
Goodreads
Library Thing
Shide Vicious Reviews

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Stevie Rae is struggling to hold onto the last of her humanity, but Zoey has a plan to bring her humanity bring. However, the problem is how to get her friends, who are currently pissed at her for lying, to help her with this plan. And if that’s not enough, vampyres are starting to turn up dead — and the evidence is pointing towards the People of Faith.

Like I said in the last review, after I finish reading/re-reading all the books, I’m dropping this series. I just can’t take how the main character is developing. Anyways, there might be some slight spoilers, especially if you haven’t read the other books in this series.

As usual, Zoey is faced with more challenges: Stevie Rae about to lose the last of her humanity, friends becoming enemies, enemies becoming friends, having three boyfriends, and adult vampyres are turning up dead on the House of Night campus. There is a little bit more supernatural, but there still is the high school drama and a lot of teenage (Zoey) whining. Now things are starting to get a little interesting now that there is a little bit more supernatural action and personality changes in some of the characters. :) Also, Zoey is now more of intimate relationship with most of the “boyfriends”, and there is one sex scene. Don’t worry too much about it, though, it is not detailed — just a lot of kissing and cuddling afterwards. However, it still feels like the authors squished all of this into a less than 400-page book. :(

Anyways, some of the characters are starting to change for the better, but the main character is starting to change for the worse. I’m starting to like Aphrodite even more because she has courage and starting to have more feelings. ;) For Neferet, even though I already kind of figured she was evil, I like that she’s starting to show more of her true self. :P Also, I love how sweet Heath is becoming, and I think Zoey is stupid to let him go. As for Stevie Rae, I like that she’s back in this book. :D Oh, and I think I will love Darius as well. :P Now that the series is starting to move along, I don’t really like Erik because now he is much more jealous and possessive — and not in the good way either. :| As for Zoey, urgh, her disbelief or surprise over her friends being mad at her for lying is so annoying and irritating. Even though she is the one who lied, she whines and complains that her friends are pissed at her for everything. -___- I definitely find her personality to be less than stellar, and her constant way to avoid cussing is also very unbelievable. Her personality is not developing at all, if anything, it’s degrading to something even more irritating. Also, the authors still describe the characters with beauty and handsome, and centered on a world of people who’s beautiful and handsome. :|

Overall, I love how the series is going toward more a supernatural theme, but the main character is starting to get on my nerves. In each book so far, the authors have decided to waste space with re-stating things that we already from other books. Like about the cats, when Nala sneezes on Zoey, and general information about the characters. With all of these things, I consider this book an every low four star.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012
Banned/Challenged No Limit

Other Reviews/Author Site:

P.C. and Kristin Cast
House of Night Series
Goodreads
Library Thing
What to Read After Twilight

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Book Information:

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Published in 2007
ISBN 9780312360283
310 Pages

Series Information:

House of Night Book 02

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Zoey has a lot on her hands — being special to Nyx, having two or three boyfriends, being the new leader of the Dark Daughters, and dealing with a couple of murders and the evidence is pointing towards the House of Night. However, before she has a chance to solve that mystery, someone close to her dies. And if that’s not enough, Zoey will also have to deal with a betrayal that will hurt everyone close to her.

Like I said in the last review, after I finish reading/re-reading all the books that have been released, I’m most likely dropping this series. I just can’t take how the main character behaves and her personality.

Anyways, the plot begins to thicken with Zoey falling in love with at least three guys, humans from her old life dying, death of someone close to her, seeing “ghosts” of the dead fledglings, her powers growing, and a betrayal. So a lot more supernatural drama, however, the “high school” overruns the increase of supernatural. I know it takes place in a high school, but the teenage whining annoys me — a lot. Especially since the main character acts more like a baby than the other characters. However, I feel that the authors crammed all of this action into just a 400-page book. :(

After you skip over the high school drama and annoying main character, it is a pretty good read. The side characters in this book are so much more memorable and less annoying. However, the author describes the characters in the same way over and over again, like how the Twins aren’t really twins. *rolls eyes* Also, we get to see two more characters, Jack and Detective Marx, and they leave more of an impression than Zoey as well. And yes, this book is still using beauty and handsome as descriptions and very obsessed with that notion. In this book, I love how Heath acts — so sweet! I’m starting to like Aphrodite even more now, and I feel a little sorry for her. Oh, and there are now two gay characters, for those of you who don’t even want to see homosexual characters. Also, they still have a lot of talking about sex and other sexual themes.

Anyways, for the main character, Zoey, I think she’s even worse than Aphrodite, despite her saying that she is not like Aphrodite, mostly because she is messing/playing around with three guys — Heath, Loren, and Erik. :S Urgh! Zoey also doesn’t trust her instincts like she said she does, and I find her more judgmental and hypocritical than the other characters. Like how Zoey says she will trust others, but not Aphrodite — only her ability to see the future. I found her most bossy than even Aphrodite. Also, her friends are too starry eyed, even though she lies to them most of the time and snaps at them. Basically, I don’t like how her personality is turning out to be — judgmental, whiny, and hypocritical. :|

Overall, it was a pretty good read, but one of the parts is sad — almost made me cry. Anyways, this is rated a very low three star because I just can’t stand the main character. Also, it was only because the events are interesting and an original take on vampires that it made it to the very low three star.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012
Banned/Challenged No Limit

Other Reviews/Author Site:

P.C. and Kristin Cast
House of Night Series
Goodreads
Library Thing
What to Read After Twilight

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Book Information:

Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Published in 2007
ISBN 9780312360269
306 Pages

Series Information:

House of Night Book 01

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Zoey Redbird has always thought of herself as a normal teenage girl, that is, until she got Marked. Now she is a fledging vampyre, training to become an adult vampyre at the House of Night. She will soon discover that she has she has more special powers than the average fledging. So, when she sees the leader of the Dark Daughters is misusing her powers, Zoey starts planning ways on how to bring her down.

I started to re-read this series, but I’m starting to regret it. After I finish the two novellas and the new release, I’m most likely dropping this series. This book is still as boring and irritating, if not more, as I remember. :|

For this series, it starts out pretty good and interesting by letting us know about her life before she is Marked and then how people treat her after being Marked by the Tracker. However, she soon goes through all of the teenage problems and complaints about her family. Let’s just say that it definitely sounds like a teenager wrote it — whiny, irritating, and thinks the world revolves around them. *rolls eyes* It’s supposed to be a young adult supernatural, but it feels like high school meets supernatural — emphasis on the high school part. All of those parts were very boring and irritate the hell out of me, and I wish it was a little bit less high school.

Anyways, out of the characters, I love the side characters and hate the main one. Zoey’s personality is so irritating and a hypocrite that it was kind of hard to make it through the book. Especially how even though she’s new to being a vampyre, she uses the “I have more power than you” card. Urgh! :| Zoey’s personality is one reason why I will be dropping this series after I finish what has been released so far. Also, one of the characters is gay, for those who don’t like that kind of thing. And for the descriptions of the characters, the authors tend to use beauty, handsome, and good-looking. I don’t know where they got the idea that those words describe a character, but oh well. It does say that this book is beauty and handsome obsessed. The descriptions for events are all right, and the events in general (except the high school teenage whining) were kind of interesting. :) Oh, and there is also a lot of talking about sex, kissing, and things like that, so beware of that.

Overall, it was a pretty interesting read, if you can past the teenage whining and annoying main character. :| Also, it would have been rated a two star, if it weren’t for the new take on vampires and mythology. But I would recommend this to people looking for a new take on vampires, as long as you can get past the high school. ;) So for me, think of this as a very low three star. :S

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012
Banned/Challenged No Limit

Other Reviews/Author Site:

P.C. and Kristin Cast
House of Night Series
Goodreads
Library Thing
A Bookaholic’s Review
What to Read After Twilight

Places to Buy From:

Barnes & Noble | Amazon

2nd Review: Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2010
ISBN 9780061689420
181 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 07

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

After Alexander’s parents finally leave, Raven and Alexander have to now deal with his best friend. Sebastian, Alexander’s best friend, arrives at the mansion and will be staying there for a long time, and Raven isn’t exactly thrilled at this new intrusion. However, she still grabs at the chance to learn new things about Alexander, but Sebastian falls for a mortal. Now Raven is wondering if that mortal will be the first to get bitten.

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

I have to say when I first read this series I loved it. However, now, I’m starting to get impatient with this series and thinking why I picked this series back up. Also, when I first read this book, I liked it. Now though, I think it uses too many themes that have been repeated too many times.

This time you get to see only like one new character – Sebastian – the rest are old characters. Yet again you learn about Alexander, not through himself, but the new character. That would be okay, if the author didn’t use that method so many times. First you learn about Alexander through Jagger, then Luna, his parents, and now Sebastian. Couldn’t the author let Alexander say it himself for once instead of letting other characters tell Raven? Seven books in this series and still so little information about Alexander, which is kind of starting to piss me off.

Characters, descriptions, and even the plot are all okay, but it’s starting to get boring and a little cliché. And instead of making their personalities shine, I’m starting to see them decline. Okay, we know she’s Goth by now, we know she wants to be vampire, so why keep on repeating it? I’ve read the series since the beginning, so I don’t need those details. And like pretty much all the other books, it takes place only a couple of days after the previous one.

*SPOILER* Anyways, we are also seeing the same old basic enemies with almost the same mission as the other books. That’s right, Luna and Jagger are back and they are scheming something. :| *END SPOILER* Yeah, okay, so what’s new?

*SPOILER* The only thing I didn’t except was when Alexander starts telling Sebastian how he feels about changing Raven and why he hasn’t done it. *END SPOILER* A couple more things that made this book a three star instead of a two star are… You get to see another side of Matt – seems more brazen and stands out there more. Also, there are more scenes with Onyx and Scarlet, so you get to see their personalities develop a little more.

Overall, I found the book a little bit too cliché and boring. :| However, I’m still 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. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

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 Edifying and Edgy
$New_Bullet My Only Vice
$New_Bullet Bookish

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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
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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