Friday, June 19, 2009
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Friday, February 6, 2009
What Amazon says about it:
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the 1f8 evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.
What I say about it:
Two thumbs upThe Morganville Vampire Series is one that I am a devoted follower to. The story is one that is so addicting that you spend the months between books impatiently waiting and when it finally gets here you devour it in one evening. Rachel Caine has a way of drawing you in to the story so that it feels like you are really there. There were times in Lord of Misrule that I felt like I was right beside Claire running from a group of ravenous vampires. In typical Rachel Caine style she leaves you on a cliff hanger dying to know what happens next. The only complaint I have comes from the hopeless romantic part of me and wishing there would have been a little more Shane and Claire action. I'm not sure if I have said this in previous reviews but one thing that I truly love about the series is the vampires and the fact that they are not you typical vamps. One more thing. Even though you find the series in the YA section you do not have to be a YA to read them. My mom is currently fighting me over my copy of Lord of Misrule. I recommend this to all Morganville Vampires followers. Now I am off to pre-order my copy of Carpe Corpus.
Posted by A Page Turner Book Reviews at 5:29 PM
Thursday, February 5, 2009
My New Years Resolution:
I know most of you are probably thinking "the time for News Year Resolutions is over, where has this girl been" but I am going to post it anyway. My New Years Resolution is to actually post reviews on here. I have completely dropped the ball on posting. But I have a semi good excuse. I started a new school this year which just so happens to be an online high school. It has been extremely different from doing independent study like I was before. So I'm sure you can imagine that it took a lot of adjusting especially since this was the first year for this school in South Carolina and there were several technology glitches. So just when things started settling down the club list came out so of course I decided to sign up for as many things as possible but settled with two, Journalism/Yearbook and Student Council. I am also proud to say that I am secretary of my Junior Class and I have a big part with planning our Junior Prom. I promise I will try to do so much better this year on my reviews.
As I always do I spent my annual Amazon gift card from my Uncle on books and my order finally came in today. In my Amazon box there was:
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine ( I have been dying for this to come in the mail)
A Year in Europe: Three Novels by Rachel Hawthorne
S.A.S.S When Irish Guys are Smiling by Suzanne Supplee ( I have been meaning to read these and finally got around to ordering one.)
Look for Reviews on these three soon.
So I hope you guys have not lost faith in me and that I still have a few people that will read this. Now I am off to do HORRIBLE Algebra 2 Honors work.
Posted by A Page Turner Book Reviews at 8:30 AM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by A Page Turner Book Reviews at 2:47 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2008
"She's So Money" had me hooked immediately from reading the cover flap. You know who doesn't love a story about the classic good girl that learns to let loose. Maya's first priority has always been school so that she can attend her dream college, Stanford. Maya works long hours at her parents restaurant and spends the rest of her time studying. After one especially difficult night at the restaurant, Maya and her brother are to exhausted to do the clean up. Their parents are away so they think it will be fine if they wait till he net day to clean up the restaurant. But just as it always happens something bad occurs. The health inspector comes to the restaurant for an unannounced inspection and slams them with a massive fine. Maya is afraid of disappointing her parents and she does not think that they can handle paying the fine so she decides to take care of it her self. Maya along with Camden King, the most popular boy in school, devise a very elaborate homework ring. Where they charge to do other kids homework. Maya had never planned for it to become as large as it did but as the date to pay the fine got closer and closer Maya and her team took on more clients. Maya is able to pay the fine but the guilt of having kept all these secrets from her family and friends eventually wears on her and before long she spills everything to everyone.
For me "She's So Money" covers many different areas. Not only does it have humor and comedy but it also teaches a very valuable lesson to the readers about honesty and knowing when you have dug a hole to deep to get out of without asking for help.
Posted by A Page Turner Book Reviews at 3:12 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
After Kathleen's brother is killed in a tragic accident. She is racked with guilt feeling that it is her fault for the accident. With all of these emotions and feelings that Kathleen has she begins to shift between several different alternate universes. In each one Kathleen is a different person exploring different personalities in some doing things she had never thought about doing before. As Kathleen continues to shift the only constant thing that does not change and follows her to each alternate universe is Luke. She finds out that Luke is able to shift too and that he had intentionally been following her through each universe. Luke helps Kathleen understand what kind of power she had and how to control it better. Kathleen finds out something about Luke that makes her wonder if she can really trust him and everything that he has told her. With the conclusion of the book Kathleen comes to realize that what she wanted is not what she needed. Life is full of choices, the good and the bad, the question is which one will you make.
Posted by A Page Turner Book Reviews at 12:24 PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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