Earthbound – Aprilynne Pike

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Series:
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Earthbound, #1)
Author:
Aprilynne Pike
Category: Young Adult
Rating: 3

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Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told.

Tavia immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents’ death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them–and that she may have been the true intended victim–she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go.

Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson.

Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn’t know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson’s love. And that’s the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she’d never do.

MY REVIEW

When I first heard of Earthbound, my reaction was something like this: “A girl who can create matter?! SIGN ME UP!” In hopes that it had some of cool pseudo-science that the late show Fringe had left behind, I quickly added this to my TBR list.

The beginning sucked me in with the suspense. Tavia is the only survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents along with countless other passengers. She shouldn’t have survived. Tavia is sent to her aunt and uncle whom she barely knows in order to get away from the media and their obsession with the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash. Tavia’s trying to work through things, both physically and mentally after this tragic accident shifted her entire world. Until she starts seeing things. People that aren’t there. Soon after meeting the mysterious otherworldly Quinn, Tavia begins to develop strange abilities and make things appear and disappear out of thin air.

As Tavia delves into her past and trying to find out her connection to Quinn and her newfound abilities, Tavia learns the deadly truth about what really happened on the plane, and her “aunt and uncles” possible involvement with it.

With the help of her crush, Benson, the two run off to Camden, Maine, where Tavia thinks Quinn may be waiting for her.

What could’ve been a great novel felt short and lacking to me. A majority of this novel is spent with Tavia going back and forth, “Oh Benson, I love him. But ugh, Quinn, I love him too. I love both of them. Hey, Benson, come back here, I love you!” Tavia keeps going back and forth of her feelings for her crush Benson and Quinn who she has these complicated feelings for despite talking to him twice, and even that wasn’t real.

If Pike had spent more time on the plot and actually fleshing it out rather than flesh out a boring love triangle, this book could’ve been amazing and epic. The summary was so interesting, and the concept was fun and original. The execution, however, not so much. Three stars, because the last few pages picked up and interested me, especially after getting rid of some annoying characters for the time being.

 

Spirit Walk – Richie Tankersley Cusick

16000235Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick

Rating: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS

Something haunts Miranda Barnes.  It’s in the distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep, the lingering smell of roses, and the shadows that seem to follow her everywhere. Miranda begins to understand that she has a special gift for communicating with spirits of the dead.  But this “gift” feels more like a curse, and Miranda has no one to confide in.  When Etienne, the mysterious boy from her class, offers to help, Miranda is initially skeptical, but can’t help feeling drawn to him. As paranormal activity escalates, passion  grows, and soon Miranda is caught up in both romance…and tragedy.

MY REVIEW. BEWARE, POSSIBLE SPOILERS.

After a hurricane demolishes her home, Miranda Barnes and her mother pack up whats left of their life and move to St. Yvette, Louisiana to live with Miranda’s grandfather and aunt. Miranda has never met her grandfather, even after days of living in the same vicinity as him. So when Miranda’s new group of friends question how its like to live with the Town Crazy, Miranda is thrust into a world filled with ghosts and spirits. Like her supposed crazy grandpa, Miranda is able to communicate with ghosts and spirits that need her help to move on.

It doesn’t help that there’s many spirits in St. Yvette, home to a vicious battle during the Civil War, where hundreds of spirits are at unrest. While worming on a school project, Miranda and her group of misfits team up to help some of these lost souls, particularly a soldier, Nathan, a soldier that was tortured and murdered during the Civil War, and his love, the actress Ellena Rose, who was a spy spilling Confederate secrets.

I really loved Cusick’s The Unseen series, because those were so chilling and we’re just as in the dark as the characters. Spirit Walk, however, lacks the suspense and the luster of The Unseen. A lot of it is slow, and much of the first book was just working on the school project Spirit Walk where Miranda and her friends put together a history of death and mayhem that has happened in buildings around town, and have a sort of ghost walk. If you’ve ever been to towns like Savannah, Georgia, these are fun little experiences to learn about the history of an old city.

In the second book of this two-parter tome, we find a whole new adventure with Miranda and her friends, especially Etienne. I usually don’t care much for minor characters, usually just one or two at most, but I loved all of Miranda’s friends. The typical Southern Belle, Ashley, whose voice is described as melted honey. Roo, the snarky goth chick whose entirely different from Ashley, but the two step-sisters are thicker than maple syrup. Parker, Ashley’s boyfriend and sarcastic rich boy. Gage, cute and shy, and his cousin Etienne, the drool worthy boy every YA book seems to have.

While it didn’t have the same zest as other books by Cusick, it had spirit all on it’s own.

A Beautiful Dark – Jocelyn Davies

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Author: Jocelyn Davies

Rating: 2/5

Synopsis

On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites–like fire and ice–Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move–only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

Did I hate it? No. Hence two stars.

But that obviously means I didn’t love it. Honestly, I was less than 100 pages from being done before I gave up completely. I get that good plots take time to develop. Believe me, I’m a Game of Thrones fan, where you can go 400 pages without much happening but still has development for the overall story past that. But at least his characters are well written, unlike The Beautiful Dark. It took me soooo long to read it because it was TOO easy to put down. If you’re a reader like me who gets lost in what they’re reading, so utterly lost that you cannot possibily still be here, on this planet, while reading… and yet, infomercials catch your attention more than this book. The cover, in all its beauty, has nothing to do with the book it seems. Shame such lovely covers are wasted on things like this.

Bad Boy
Uses other girls to make protag jealous. Check.
People call him dangerous, despite the fact hes a complete bore. Check.
Watches Skye sleeping. Ugh. Check.

I don’t care how hot a guy is, if I found out he’s breaking into my bedroom window at night, watching me sleep, I am calling the police. Whose to say he’s just watching me sleep? Maybe he’s watching me shower and change clothes, too! Perv. I don’t know how this is romanticized in stories. Nothing’s romantic about a stalker, trust me. It’s terrifying, creepy, and ILLEGAL. And Skye, oh the author tries so hard to be original, because Skye was like “Ewww, you watch me sleep? don’t do it again. Kay?” I’d be like “Hold that thought,” while I key in nine-one-one.

Good Guy
Boring. Check.
Serious. Check.
Boring. Check.
Quiet. Check.
Boring. Check again.
Tries to be mysterious but epicly fails. CHECK!

No, really. I’d like the check please, the service is terrible.

This book is boring. So boring, in fact, that I don’t care about it. At least some books can make me soooo angry, at least I’ll FEEL something for it. Angers better than nothing, right?

And what is it with the parental supervision in books? When I was in HS, my mom worked late but she always came home. She’d never run off for 10 days and leave me home alone. Even if her job required such a thing, she’d have quit because she wouldn’t leave her kids that long. I get Aunt Jo is not Skye’s mom, or blood relation, but really, leaving her alone for 10 days? That girl will either have abandonment issues with how frequent its happened or get pregnant or something.

The writing was boring. The characters, boring. At least it cured my insomnia for one night. That’s a plus, right? Two stars.. yano, for effort and putting me to sleep.

Existence – Abbi Glines

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Author: Abbi Glines

Rating: 1/5

Synopsis

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.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

This book.

This… is a book?

It was published?

Really?

Before I tell you all the things I disliked about this, let me start with the name “Dank”

Not that Pagan, the protagonist, is much better. Everyone has normal names. Kendra, Wyatt, Leif (well, not that off the wall), Miranda.

Then you have this girl named Pagan who sees ghosts. These ghosts don’t harm her in any way. They can’t possess her or kill her, but she’s so freaking scared of them half the time, it’s unbelievable. It’s like being scared of a piece of paper.

This was soooo badly edited. So many run ons, ridiculous dialoges that fit 30 year olds better than 16-17 year old high school students, characterization problems, etc. And italics? Whatever happened to italics when it comes to a characters thoughts? But alas, we have <<thoughts here>> which is weird. Not that it happened on anything more than one page, but it was off. There’s spelling and grammatical errors here and there.

This must be self-published. It reeks of self publication. Not that anything is wrong with self-publishing, but clean up your story before you go off charging 10 bucks on amazon for a book that’s thinner than a pencil. I remember recieving this in the mail and I was thinking it must be some mistake. It’s less than 200 pages, and only took me like a couple hours to read.

And the plot?

What plot? It’s like Bella Swan was copy and pasted into this story, changing her name. Dank – ugh, repulsive name – can’t be with girl. Why? He just can’t. Because he’s Death. Like, the Grim Reaper. I’m sorry, I imagined a grimm reaper to look more like that one episode of Supernatural.

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A hot grimm reaper. Original. But anyway, back to Bella Pagan. Dank hangs out in her bedroom uninvited. Goes on and on about how he has to protect her and how she’s seared onto his heart because hes never met anyone like her. Really, dude, you’re Death. Been around since the beginning of time, and you’ve never met an annoying, shallow 40 year old woman in a 17 year olds body? Never?

The villian? A joke. A crazy chick who wants her dead because Dank saved her in a accident where she was meant to die. So she tries, but Dank tells Pagan it’s alright, because only he can kill her. Cause, y’kno, he IS Death.

Golly. How romantic.

But alas, Pagan has a breakdown and is shipped off to a mental institution for a few pages cause shes so utterly in love with Dank she lays around in bed and doesn’t go to school or come out of her room. What a healthy relationship.

A character with dyslexia? Let’s read how bitchy Pagan is, acting all surprised because – gasp! – someone with a learning disability who makes A’s? How utterly impossible?

Pagan randomly diagnosed with PTSD because she freaked out like a looney tune for all of five minutes and locked herself in her room thinking about Dank.

Sigh.

Oh no. Let’s throw in some random-as-hell-and-doesnt-make-any-sense cliffhanger in the VERY LAST SENTENCE. “idk how to tell you this, but… yo boyfraaan ain’t hooman, guh.”

The end.

The Diviners – Libba Bray

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Author: Libba Bray

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

Evie O’Neill is an essentric flapper living in Dullsville, Ohio, where she’s harboring a secret gift. Said gift gets her expelled to New York City, more treat than punishment for our heroine. But don’t tell her mum that. Her Uncle, obsessed with the supernatural, curates a museum of the occult, un-affectionally noted as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies,” by the rest of Manhattan.

First off, I love Evie. She’s crazy and silly and to me, a very likeable person. She’s that type that seems so full of life that their presence is infectious. Unlike most other protag’s I’ve read in stories, she is not a bookish, shy little girl and insists on wearing baggy clothes. Nope, it’s painted stockings and rouge for this gal. She is a “Diviner” who can sense and see things about a person if she holds an object of theirs in her hands. Not all Diviners have this nifty superpower, some have others, of course.

What’s next, I really loved Henry and Theta’s friendship. Theta is a Ziegfeld girl, and Henry’s a pianist for Ziegfeld. Henry, although gay, took a starving Theta (then called Betty) in, fed her, and gave her a place to stay. The two of them hit it off. Theta’s past is a dark, she had just escaped from her rapist husband, Roy, and ran away to New York when she came upon Henry who fed her the second half of his sandwich, rice pudding, and a cool glass of milk. She was initially suspicious – who wouldn’t be – of his kindness, but he never once made a move toward her. Later she finds out she’s pregnant with Roy’s baby, and Henry offers to marry her. Marry her! What a great lad. He even sells his priced piano to pay for her abortion. I really love these two, always leaning on each other.

The book is filled with cast who all hold their own secrets. Memphis, a boy in Harlem who used to heal people. His brother, Isiah, suffers from dreams of prophecy. Jericho, who is half man, half machine. The insufferable Sam Lloyd, who can will people to not see him, basically rendering himself invisible in plain sight.

Ah, and the villainous spirit of Naughty John. Gosh, what a creeper. There is nothing more terrifying than a man committing a series of gruesome murders because of his religion believing 12 corpses to raise the Beast, who will bring Armageddon. As quoted in the book, “There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he’s right.” He’s definitely the type of creeper that makes you want to look under your bed and sleep with your lights on!

Aside from the amazing characters, I also found I was completely in love with the setting of this book, 1926 New York. It is the prime of the modern era – flappers, jazz, speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls. Even the dialogue is fresh with quirky slang people used in the 20s.

Honesty, I can’t wait for the next one. This book was pos-it-tute-ly the cat’s meow! If you love supernatural fiction set in 1920s New York, definitely give it a read!

Opal (Lux #3) – Jennifer Armentrout

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Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Rating: 5/5

Synopsis

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

First off, let me address the ending.

wut. wut. WHAAAAT! NOOOO!!! THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!

ahem. I’m done.

Opal is Jennifer Armentrout’s third novel in the Lux series. Not to be confused with The Luxe by Anna Godbersen.

If you liked Roswell in it’s day, or love the idea of hot aliens, this series is definitely for you.

Actually, hot supernaturalish guys, which I’m sure nearly all of us YA readers love.

Let me just say, Jennifer L. Armentrout is one hell of a writer. I want to start her Covenant series soon. But really, she’s a great writer. I’m very picky with what I read, and I only read sequels if I really like the story. So, yeah. She’s right up there with my other favorite YA writers, Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead.

It doesn’t hurt that our bookish protagonist in the Lux series is a bit too close to myself. No, not the typical bookish protag you might expect in YA that reads Sense and Sensibility nonstop – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Our heroine is a book-loving YA blogger. I get so amused by how she treats her laptop and books as if they were an extension of her soul, because I’m nearly the same. Not to mention, the near violence that Daemon drives her to with his wit and sarcasm between the span of these three books.

Opal was very action-packed and fast paced. Sometimes it was so consumed in the troubles that I was just pouting hoping for another cute Katy/Daemon moment. C’mon, just give me a liiiittle romance here 😛

 “I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will.”

Cmon! Who wouldn’t swoon if a gorgeous guy said that to them? Crazy people, that’s who!

And of course, the humor….

 “Oh, dear God and baby Jesus in the manger, my eyes!” Dee shrieked. “My eyes!”

“Just behave and don’t do anything you’ll regret in the morning.” Her gaze drifted over my shoulder, and she mustered, “Wouldn’t be much.”
“Mom!”
Laughing, she gave me a light shove. “I’m old, not dead.”

….

Now, to the cliffhanger. Jennifer, are you a sadist? Do you like causing your fans pain? DO YOU? These endings are torture! In fact, I’m calling up the DOD and telling them about you and your cruel torture of the fandom. Not to mention, I have to wait until next summer to read the next? You’re right up there with Lord Voldemort. Shame on you.

Read this book. Actually, read the first two before, or you’ll be very lost. Five stars, baby. *slow clap*

Excuse me while I ugly sob.

 

Another Cover

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I was bored earlier tonight, and found this lovely picture of Sarah Bolger (Of Tudors and Once Upon A Time fame) and had to make a Innamorare cover with it. It’s hard trying to find a font I like that goes well with the title, and I’m unsure of this. None of the pictures used are mine in any way, it is PURELY for entertainment purposes. Just click on the picture to see the full view.

Team Human – Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan

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Author: Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
Rating: 2/5 Stars

Synopsis

Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn’t mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It’s up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity!

On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching.

Acclaimed authors Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan team up to create a witty and poignant story of cool vampires, warm friendships, and the changes that test the bonds of love.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

So this is the second book I’ve rated only two stars (out of three books!). I feel kind of bad. Honest, I’m not this judgy when it comes to books, not usually.

It’s just…

The characters.

Mel is violent and rude. She punched her best guy friend so hard he almost retaliated by punching her back. She knocked the wind out of some beach volleyball player she’d never met. She randomly starts screaming at people. And no one calls her out on it. She hates vampires with her obvious prejudice against them, but insists she has no problem with them – as long as they stay away from her human side of town.

Not to mention, Mel is outrageously clingy. Half the book she moans and gripes about her best friend Cathy (who I will get to later) becoming a vampire. I can understand being upset, but her level of “NO CATHY WILL NOT BECOME A VAMPIRE ILL MAKE SURE OF IT” was a bit too Buffy with no bite.

Mel’s BFFL Cathy insists in one passage that Mel is always doing what Cathy does, including signing up for all the same classes. Mel insists to herself a bit later that she “doesnt care about school” but still makes a lot of reference to her nearly perfect SAT scores and which college she wants to go to and what to do with her life.

Blah, moving on.

Cathy. Who I keep spelling Catchy and having to go back and redo it. Cathy falls in love with a regal sounding vampire who talks like he stepped out of an Austen novel (quote from the book, not from me). I can get being a romantic. My best friend believes in soulmates and all that jazz, and it’s cool. But Cathy has a death wish, so compassionate she’d let a zombie munch on her if it told her it was hungry. And deciding to become a vampire two weeks after meeting some guy, even though if the transition didn’t work (a possibility), she could either end up a flesh eating zombie or dead. Sorry, dude, I don’t care if you have the abs of Ryan Gosling, it’s not worth turning into the walking undead for.

I don’t know if it was just me missing very, very subtle clues, but Ty turning out to be gay/bi on the very last page? A bit off. I have nothing wrong with gay/lesbian/alien-vampire-hybrids, but that wasn’t much a needed passage. It was more of a random afterthought to fork in at the very end of the book.

All in all, it wasn’t my favorite, and I couldn’t really identify with any of the characters. In the slightest. You could’ve killed every last one in some gruesome vampire/zombie rage, and it wouldn’t have made any difference to me.

ReVamped by Ada Adams

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Author: Ada Adams
Rating: 2/5 Stars

Synopsis

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

I had heard amazing things on GoodReads, which put it on my to-read list for a while. I finally got around to reading it a couple days ago, and I was so thrilled because I was expecting this fabulous story.

To be honest, it wasn’t my cuppa tea. I tended to skim sometimes when descriptions got a bit wordy and became an info dump. The timing in the story flew through in a matter of a paragraph so I felt it was rushed in the sense that the relationships weren’t as developped as they could be. Everything felt rushed.

The world reminded me of True Blood, in the sense vampires “came out of the coffin” and all the references toward Blood Cola, Blood Vodka, yaddayadda. There’s a vampire president who lives in a giant mansion and decides the laws for vamps. Vampires are treated like celebrities and can campaign for equal rights.  I’ve only read one of the TB books by Charlene Harris, but even I felt there were too many similarities.

The characters aside from Dawn weren’t developed. The boys admitting their deep feelings for Dawn had me thinking I missed something, because I didn’t feel any development occuring there.

Dawn was supposed to be this badass vamp girl whose been training her entire life, but she took out a group of older vampires and was severely outnumbered. Even a vampire Jackie Chan would have some trouble taking down a group of vamped out Chuck Norris’s. It was a bit Mary Sue to me.

There’s one scene I wanted to mention, where Dawn and her group of Misfit vampire-human combo go to rescue a dog from a bunch of hipster Woodstock werepups. I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be funny or what, but I was left scratching my head wondering why in the hell would anyone go and put themselves and their friends into potential danger…. for a dog. Don’t get me wrong, I’d want to kick the evil dastardly do-ers but who stole my dog, but really? What vampires think sits down, and thinks seriously to themselves, “hey, to get this girls attention… kidnap this yapping human’s yappy dog. lets ask a werewolf to do it just so we can introduce werewolves into this story.”

I’m just disappointed. I had this book sitting on my shelf for the last two weeks itching to read it but couldn’t since I had to prepare for finals, and I feel like it was a let down. I wanted so badly to like it, I was forcing myself to find something good about it and it felt short. The plot, while original in some aspects with the vamp cloning Aurora/Dawn thing, could’ve been more developed as a whole.

Like I said, I really wanted to like this, but it just didn’t do it for me. Maybe it’s just the plot line is too out of my interest for me to have ever had a chance to like it, but I’d be willing to read more of Ada Adam’s other series if I catch them.

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