Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot-tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody’s business. But one rainy Monday morning, everything goes straight to Hell.
The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a renegade demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It’s an offer she can’t refuse.
There’s just one catch. How do you kill something that can’t die?
I had read Strange Angels by Lilith Saintcrow, and I wasn't impressed. But this book, the first in the Dante Valentine series was a much and needed improvement for my views on the author.
Plot: Danny is brought to hell by Jaf, the Devil's right hand man, to assassinate the demon Santino, and return Lucifer the 'Egg'. But Danny had her own score to settle on Santino, five years ago Santino had killed one of Danny's best friends Doreen. But Danny also nearly died trying to save Doreen.
The first part of the book consists of Danny trying to get contacts and her friends to assist with finding Santino. And dealing with a Demon Familiar. One that see neither wants or thinks she needs for that matter. Japhrimel a demon with bright green eyes and flat toned voice, was stuck with Danny, bond to her by the demon mark burning bright on her shoulder blade.
Characters: Are defined and different, each one with their own talents and moods. Danny is rather hard to like at first but her reason are fair. Most of her attitude is sarcastic and rude, which i like first fine in my female heroins. Her love is torn in a way between Jaf and Jace, her ex-lover that left without a word years ago. Gabe and Eddie, Gabe another Necromance, although not as powerful as Danny has her skills as a police detective, and her boyfriend Eddie, a Skinlin or Dirtwitch with an over protective-ness over Gabe. All assist, even after Danny's ranting and complaining saying that she 'works alone', they stick to their friends side as she tries so kill the demon that came so close to killing her in the past.
Setting: The setting throughout the book was confusing. Set in Saint City, although it never says what state it is in. It is set in the distant future, with hovercars and magical creatures out and about. At first this makes the story hard to follow and most of the time You wonder what they are talking about because of the futurist language and the language the unhumans use. Although some of the back story can come close to real life. Such as the Choyne Towers Disaster, something that could be compared to the Twin Towers terrorist attack.
Cover: Good, but the woman on the cover doesn't really look like the woman that is described in the book. The red, black, and white work well though. -A
Ages: 14 and up for language, sexual content and graphic fighting.
Rating: 4/5 Rocking skulls.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (May 23, 2006)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 9, 2007)
They are well written but i feel they were lacking. And these teens are always getting online hook-ups? That wasn't very believable to me. But in all okay on the character front.
Since Reggie first discovered the existence of the Vours in a tattered journal. Since her little brother Henry began to mutilate animals and turn against her. Since she learned to overcome her fear and destroyed a Vour to save Henry.
Months later, the Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams—until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.
Terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing, readers will devour this thrilling sequel.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
To see the review for the first book in this series go Here.
And I can add this to my 2009 First Book in a Series challenge
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The Controversial book on which the cult favorite ABC television series Life As We Know It was based, Doing it introduces us to Dino, Jon, and Ben, three teenage best friends who can't stop thinking about, and talking about, well, doing it!
I was very, not sure, when I bought this book. The name itself is very out there. But I bought it and was very surprised with it. Dino is such a prick and womanizer. (yes I just started singing that song :-)) Ben is stuck in a sucky relationship with a woman but old then him. and Jon is just weird, but really sweet. Jackie is a little too much in love with Dino. Miss is alittle to needy for Ben's liking. Deborah really likes Jon but will he be man enough to over look her weight?
And under all the sex and nastey-ness is an honest to goodness love story. Everyone in this book is in love in some way or another. And that's the ultimate goal I think of the book. Love is such a taboo for some of these characters. Some straight out saying it, others no believing it, and others just not feeling it.
But the set up of the book might be confusing. Some of the chapters are in third person and then some of the chapters are in first-person but the person talking changes. So although it seems confusing it wasn't for me. But if you like to have a solid point of view for the whole story this isn't for you.
Ages: 15 and up, this book has very adult situations and language throughout.
4/5 Rocking Out Skulls
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Yea, this was my best friends brother! And man I'm feeling her pain. I never thought she could go through any more heartache and then this shit happens. I can't imagine how the family is feeling. Actually I can hear what's going on at there house right now. Well I just had to put this up. Baby Girl if you see this you know that I love you and hope the best for the rest of your family!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Granted, I'm an emotional little queer apparently I'm really good at hiding that. The emotional part anyways. So like I never thought of myself as bubbly cause then that would mean Prep. Lets not go there. Cause that would irk the hell out of me. So do I really act bubbly? Cause if I do then that's so not me and that's not the image I want to give people of myself. Whatever, I'm off. I've blogged too much about none book things today. But seriously me not bubbly. Maybe if my step-father wasn't such a douche, I could have an outward image.
The guy that no one uderstands. And true friends think i'm crazy
um, oh toughy. i wouldn't say friends.
3. When and how did we meet?
quite a few months ago, i just dicided to link you on my blog cause you tough me who Nico Medina was!!
4. Did you like me at all?
I honestly dont know you
5. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
RealGirl. you just seem like your real with people
6. Describe me in one word.
7. What was your first impression?
REALLY LIKES NICO
8. Do you still think that way about me now?
9. What reminds you of me
hearing Lili St. Crows name. cause i know you lush her
10. If you could give me anything what would it be?
a really good book
11. How well do you know me?
barely not at all
12. When's the last time you saw me?
13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
14. Are you going to post this in your notes and see what I say about you?
15. What is my best attribute?
your funny. i think.
So I turn on my TV, (Kinda like I do your mum.) Okay, to the point of this post. America's Got Talent, why the hell are two of the judges NOT American? Not that I'm against this, but come on. On Britains got all of the judges are from Britain. I just don't know. I think that if you're going to be a judge on a show that has America in the title you should be American. Just like the people on Australia's Got Talent. One of the judges is from Canada and another is from England. And only one is from Australia. So yea, that's my little rant. Pointless but you know you enjoy it.
Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)
Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?
Okay, finished this lovely book many weeks ago. And I liked it, it was a good beginning of a series. There are a few flash back, I think, I honestly don't remember. Yea, I'm that good of a blogger. Anywho, if there are flash backs then they confused me. So Dru has the touch and after her father is turned into a zombie, things go down hill. And when he friend Graves turns into a 'kinda' werewolve. (Which isn't spelt like that in the book. Whatever.) So okay book.
The characters are okay and the humor is for sure worth the read if not for anything else. God, this is an attractive post. Damn, so buy the book if you have extra money to spend or are a fan of the author. Or you know library.
Age Group: Mid Teens. Swearing and although not sexual content...Suggested content. Yes isn't it lovely that I remember the dirty stuff. Yea so. This is so Crap. Bye.
Parker Rabinowitz isn’t your typical Jewish teen.
Well, he’s a smart rich kid from the Jersey ’burbs, on his way to med school, overscheduled, overloaded, and living in a pressure-cooker, like everyone else.
But Parker looks different, feels different, and, lately, his behavior has been very different.
Wow, just wow. I've never read a book like this. Parker (not gonna spell that out) has an eating disorder. He is bulimic and has very low self-esteem. The book is told by Parker and his little sister Danielle. Switching on and off. Each chapter is a new day in a count down. Ex: Chapter 1 is entitled "88 days before" and it goes down each chapter. Which is interesting cause you must wonder...Days before what? And by the end this is revealed...Yeaya.
Okay no 'Yeaya' it's quite a sad book. But this book is really good. It's an interesting look in Jewish families and the expectations that come with it. And you get the best of both words reading this book. You get the struggle of the person with the disorder and with Danielle being able to write, you get to see how someone on the outside is handling there brothers problem.
Also there is a quote I would like to point out. "Sometimes trees can look healthy on the outside, but actually be dying inside. These trees fall unexpectedly during a storm." I just love this metaphor for Parker.
Although Parker is kinda annoying. And I honestly don't see how someone as hot as he is would have such low self esteem. He also gets thinner and thinner and the only thing people say about it is "Did you lose weight?" No that believable. Also perhaps if Parker was over weight his story would be more believable.
Cover: Parker is known as a god when it comes to his looks. The boy on the cover although cute is not a god.Age Group: Teens 13 and up for sure. This book has very little swearing and other then some heavy make-outs, it pretty timid. But the fact that Parker has an eating disorder he does do things that in itself is very...Heavy material. So that's it. Remember don't copy what you read in books, cause if you do, you may actually be a jack-ass.
ALSO-EDIT- If you are looking for info on eating disorders. Please visit the following.
National Eating Disorders Association
Academy for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Anonymous
So, two reviews coming soon.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Night Rising-Hopefully soon.
Feast of Fools-Getting it on Friday.
Lord of Misrule-Also on Friday.
Strange Angels-Friday is a busy day.
Monday, May 25, 2009
A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault.
Your Personality: All-Rounder!
Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:
Involved Reader: You don't just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase - discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.
Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.
Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin.
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.
I would have to agree that I am all of the above. But I'm most proud to be an Eclectic Reader. :D Wait, don't some of them contradict each other? :P Whatever LMAO.
To take the quiz yourself go HERE.
The one place Jason feels comfortable is on the track where he can run fast and hard. He loves the feel of the wind at his back, of his legs propelling him foreward, the roar of the crowd in his ears. But now, even his sanctuary feels threatening. It isn't just the jerks who call him "faggot" in the locker room. A new guy has joined the team, and everything about him will challenge the way Jason sees life. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to reading Gandhi, he's running a new race on an uncertain course, and only one thing's for sure — his senior year is going to be unforgettable.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Margarita "Madge" Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else...except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson. These two girls have a history that's uglier than a drag queen after last call. During a heated argument, they decide there's only one way to end their rivalry: be named prom queen and the other backs off -- for good.
Of course, everything looks different in the sober light of morning, but pride is at stake and the race is on. Madge is committed to doing whatever it takes to secure the title, but so is Bridget. And everyone's got something to hide.
Welcome to Winter Park High School, where the dirt's not just gonna fly...it's gonna go into freakin' orbit.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.
When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood