Archive for noiembrie 2010

Ghost Town - Rachel Caine


Pages: 335

Other Titles in Morganville: Glass Houses, The Dead Girls’ Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus, Fade Out, Kiss of Death

The fragile peace between humans and vampires in Morganville is in trouble, and when Claire takes drastic action, she's put under serious pressure to re-establish the barriers that keep the town residents inside, and wipe the memories of those who leave. But working with her half-crazy vampire boss Myrnin means that things don't always turn out as planned ... and as the people of Morganville begin acting strangely, Claire and her friends must solve the mystery and try to put things right. But one by one, her allies are turning on her ... even the ones she trusts most. (Source- Goodreads)

I am such a dork over these books; I made no secret of it. So as it was natural I had preordered, received in record time and read in record time. How not to do it when for the last month I was practically biting my nails to get it and suffering withdrawal for not having Shane to read about. T_T

Naturally I loved it, what not to love? Morganville seems to be in more trouble than before, memory losses, people and vampires forgetting who they are and Clare, Shane, Michael and Eve struggle to solve it. But how long will it be till they start to forget.

I liked how Claire changed so much over the books. She’s been though a continuous development. When we met her in the first book she was just a skittish little thing and fragile, now she is brave, determined and does not take crap from anybody, especially Monica & co. I guess we have to thank Morganville for that and of course her friends that had her back all this time, and especially Shane. C’mon, clearly he is one of them who made her bloom like she did.

There were definitely some heartbreaking moments, as you can imagine. Shane’s dad stepped back into the picture and of course created a lot of commotion and yet…*sigh* Anyway. We also get to see some facets of Myrnin: kind, crazy (ok, more crazy than usual), heartbroken.

And of course the end was? A CLIFFHANGER


EVE - "Really? Is he running for Worst Boyfriend Ever?"
SHANE - "In the subcategory of Completely Awesome."

"Bathroom, maybe? Which is where I need to go."
"Ooh, me, too," Eve said. The boys rolled their eyes, like they'd planned it. "What? It's what girls do. Get over it."

TYGER TYGER - Kersten Hamilton


So it goes like this. We have Teagan who has a great job at the zoo, is worried about her future and has no boy in that equation. Now add the amazing BFF Abby, who has dreams. Dreams that make her scared for Teagan’s fate: shape shifting creatures, goblins, all hunting for her best friend.
Enter Finn Mac Cumhaill, Irish hunk with killer accent and knee weakening smile, which also seems to know about these creatures that Abby has been dreaming, and is ready to fight them. What is his connection with Abby’s dreams, the painting of Teagan’s mother, and the legend of Fionn mac Cumhaill the mythical hunter-warrior?

Synopsis, definitely not make this book justice for some reason. I left it to luck when I ordered the book, or maybe instinct. I saw promises of Celtic myths in there and I just went on and pre-ordered it. And my instincts were right this time, because it exceeded my expectations.

I’m a sucker for Irish myths, Irish accents, Irish characters and of course Irish boys. So Tyger Tyger was right up my alley. Read it in one sitting and grrrd when I reached the last page because I wanted more. The mythology was great, the Creatures of the books ( I assume Fay some kind of Fay of the Otherworld) are not that cute and sparkly as you may think faeries and all that are. Goblins are bad, and that is that.

What I really liked for starters was the family relationship. They were just heartwarming to read about them together. The librarian dad, the artist mom, oh cute singing Aiden and Teagan who was such a great sister to him, protecting and always loving. Yes, they were hallmark family…till one point which broke my heart, but I won’t spill the beans.

Secondly, Abby! Man, I loved this girl so much. I sometimes don’t really like the BFF’s in the books, since they seem to exist there so they won’t make the lead girl be socially awkward. But Abby went straight to my heart, with her crazy Italian family not to mention the Ninja Turtles cousins ( I love the Ninja Turtles! If I ever get a car I will name it after them, but not my kids…or who knows). She had me laughing like crazy with her amazing antiques ( Mercutio was a vampire, Holly Water anyone…and the awesome Shakesrear! Thank you, Thank you very much!)

Aiden, 6 year old little sing bird afraid of Elvis Impersonators. WIN!!!! He was innocent, cute, brave and just loving.

And well, Finn. The Irish McSteamy that makes Abby overprotective about her friend. Holly Water won’t harm him, just so you know. (No vampires here so go back to your coffins or jewelry stores.) What can be best other than a boy, who is handsome, who is a fighter, protective, has an Irish accent and ready to change your plans? Tehe! I can even let it pass the fact that he is not “much for books”.
His interactions with Teagan were great, even after his ... ahh, not saying that. Just saying, he is a guy who know what he wants, from the start. And knows how to protect it, even if it might hurt him. What not to like?

Tyger Tyger is the first book from The Goblin Wars. I am pretty sure I will be pre-ordering the next one as soon as it is available.

QUOTES \^o^/

Teagan - How long has it been since you read a book that didn't have vampires in it?
Abby - They write books with no vampires? Wait...the penguins made us read that Shakesrear guy, right?
Teagan - Shakespeare
Abby - Whatever. I'm pretty sure Mercutio was a vampire. He had the attitude, you know? He just never got a chance to show his fangs.

Mr. Wylltson - When I meet someone who says they're not "much for books," I can guarantee that they haven't met the right book yet.

Finn - You're just the right size for hugging. That's nice to know.

Lazyness Lazy


Yes I have been so lazy I am ashamed of myself. Buuut, I feel better to get back on track. Of course I will not be able to review all the books that I have read since my last post. There are a looooooooooot!
1. Carpe Corpus - Rachel Caine
2. Fade Out - Rachel Caine

While Working at the bookshop

3.Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
4. Kiss of Death - Rachel Caine
5. Blue Bloods Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
6. Titha
7. Valiant
8. Ironside by Holly Black
9. Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger
10. Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead
11. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead

And the list goes on to the last I've read

Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5) by Melissa de la Cruz - Which I have to admit is the favorite of all the books in the series.


Smell the book. It smells like England ^_^
A.M Bells