VAMPIRE DIARIES (books I and II) by L.J. Smith

September 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Vampire Diaries (the Awakening and the Struggle)My cousin Saida (who’s also into vampire books) told me I should seriously read this series. I decided to order the first two books (the Awakening and the Struggle which can now be found in a single volume).

The story- Elena Gilbert lives in a small town. She’s the perfect girly girl, blonde, blue eyed and popular. One day though a handsome dark wavy haired italian (YAY!) looking guy in a leather jacket comes to school. He’s Stefan Salvatore, a sexy transfer student. What Elena doesn’t know is that Stefan is already madly in love with her since she reminds him so much of Katherine, his ex love back from Renaissance Florence (oh…and she doesn’t know he’s a vampire either…) Well practically Elena is being followed around by a black crow (if you don’t know this crow’s are meant to be scary) which actually turns out to be Damon, Stefan’s older and slightly sexier and definitely crueler older vampire brother who was also in love with Katherine and now wants Elena as well…

The TV show- I’ve heard this buzz about the CW producing a show based on the Vampire Diaries (and personally I think that Marked would have made a better drama series but oh well!) I’ve seen the sneak peak (free this week on iTunes) and actually…am quite exited to see how it turns out. Of course though I have a few things to say about the show. Isn’t Elena meant to be the complete opposite of the Elena they have in the show who is dark haired and dark eyed? But oh well…the CW does have a tendency of changing characters but still making incredible shows (both me and my mother are absolutley OBSESSED with Gossip Girl). The Vampire Diaries will premiere in the USA on the CW Thursday September 10th at 8/7 central.

I enjoyed this book. I didn’t find it mind-blowing but still it was enjoyable. I know that many people are against Twilight since they say that there is a resemblance to the Vampire Diaries and yes there is a resemblance but it is TINY: vampire-human  relationships and love triangles. Let’s see…Vampire Diaries involves a love triangle between beautiful human-good vampire and bad vampire. Twilight involves a love triangle between clumsy human-sweet and selfless vampire and kind of selfish and immature shapeshifter (I AM NOT A TEAM JACOB HATER…Jake is H-A-W-T!!!) I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the Vampire Diaries series and also watching the show tomorrow night!

Xoxoxo,

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MARKED by P.C. and Kristin Cast

September 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MarkedIf you guys haven’t already noticed I LOVE VAMPIRE BOOKS! I was always unsure though to read Marked or not though since it isn’t your conventional vampire novel. BUT IT IS AMAZING!

The story- Zoey is your typical teenage girl. Beautiful, popular and smart. But when one day at school a weird tattoo like mark starts spreading across her forehead she realizes she’s a vampyre. So of course she’s sent off to the House of Night; a high school founded just to instruct vampyre teens. So she’s off to her new fancy dancy school (fancy shmancy right?) Her first night is kind of…uh…weird. She sees a sexy blonde giving…uh…head? to a super hot vampyre dude. YAY!!! But something weird is going on at the House of Night…something that isn’t ordinary (extraordinary if you will…) For some reason the Dark Daughters and Sons have weirder rituals than normal and stuff. Well…it’s hard to tell about the book without ruining it for you guys…

I really loved this book. I love fantasy and I love vampires (vampyres…or whatever you want to call them!) It’s a great coming of age novel and I didn’t expect it!!!! I really can’t wait to read the next installments!!!

Xoxoxo,

Volterra Reader ♥

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THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong

September 9, 2009 at 11:04 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

the SummoningMy friend Veronica recommended this book for me and so…since I am so coolio…I read it!

The Story- Chloe is pretty normal. She’s a freshman at an Arts High School and all she wants to do in her life is become a famous Hollywood director. But there’s just one problem: Chloe Saunders can see dead people (Oooooooh!) Even though seeing ghosts and dead people is quite a popular topic in films if you have this unfortunate “gift” in real life you find that you have a one way ticket to a mental hospital. So Chloe finds herself in Lyle House, a sort of rehabilitation house for “misguided teens” and there she meets a group of kids who have also been lead to believe that they have psychological problems and illnesses. Chloe though is convinced that she isn’t actually “Schizophrenic” like they’ve told her. Of course thought if anyone came up to you and said “Hi! I can see dead people!” anyone will instantly think that they’re a bit nuts. But when the freaky, greasy haired buff guy starts opening webpages on necromancing for Chloe and hinting that Liz wasn’t actually taken to a hospital but killed Chloe starts believing that she might not be the only one in Lyle House with “gifts”. So, taking a huge leap, Chloe discovers that Lyle House was an experimental home for people with “gifts” captained by a freaky scientist. So Chloe then decides that her, Simon, Derek and Rae must all run away from Lyle House. Well does that turn out well?? Read on…

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! While I was in L.A. I picked up a copy of The Awakening and was awestruck. These books flow so easily and are so amazingly written. You feel as if you’re living with the characters. I wish I was locked into Lyle House. I was first interested in reading it when Veronica brought it to me since I was researching the topic of necromancing for a book I’m writing. BUT I LOVED ITTTTT!!!

Xoxoxo,

Volterra Reader ♥

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