The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan

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When I read the first book, A Living Nightmare, I thought The Vampire's Assistant movie was an adaptation of the first two books in the series. ... I was wrong.  The movie's actually an adaptation of the first three books so I didn't expect what happened in this book at all. A Living Nightmare was almost exactly like the first half of the movie … [Read more...]

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

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I had the chance to borrow an ARC of The Dark Divine from my friend Debbie. The Dark Divine is Bree Despain's debut novel and I really enjoyed it. From the minute I started reading The Dark Divine, I wanted to know more about Daniel.  I wanted to know what happened between Jude and him.  I wanted to keep reading so I knew everything.  Not a … [Read more...]

Fire by Kristin Cashore

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Even though, Fire is a prequel, sort of, to Graceling, you don't have to read Graceling before you read Fire because there's only one cross-over character.  But, once you read Fire, you'll want to read Graceling. I really enjoyed Fire and it has earned a spot on my Favorites shelf.  I thought the story was very intriguing and captivating.  There … [Read more...]

Signed Linger ARC Contest

Linger is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater.  It's scheduled to be published July 20, 2010.  If you don't want to wait until July to read Linger, you can enter a contest, hosted by Karin's Book Nook, for a chance to win an autographed copy of the Linger ARC (advanced reading copy). On Maggie's website, she … [Read more...]

New Moon

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I have now seen New Moon twice and it's better than Twilight for all the reasons Twilight bugged a lot of the fans and non-fans.  The special effects are better, the acting is better, the adaptation is better, and all the little nuances are better.  For example, I loved that Victoria's hair is actually red instead of strawberry blond.  The … [Read more...]

Tweeting

I finally joined the Dark Side.  I'm now an official tweeter on Twitter.  I'm not sure how much I'm going to tweet, other than blog posts, because my life's really not that interesting.  But, I thought I'd give it a try because it integrates with Facebook and will automatically tweet when I make a blog post.  Also, Corey tells me that celebrity … [Read more...]