I won this book through a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads and then realized that I already owned a hardcover copy from one of my thrift shop trips. Oops.
It took me forever (four and a half months) to read this because I just couldn’t get into it. This review probably has spoilers. Anita has six boyfriends of various supernatural types (vampire, werewolf, wereleopard) and they’re being threatened by mysterious, powerful vampires known as “The Harlequin.”
Since Anita needs to feed the ardeur every however many hours, there’s lots of sex. Jean-Claude and Richard get put in comas and they need more power, so she sleeps with the head were-rat and they take the whole rat clans power using the ardeur, followed by doing the same thing with the head were swan. I found myself wondering how she even gets people to sleep with her, but then I remembered that any guy who sees her wants her/falls in love with her. Silly me.
Finally some action scenes that aren’t in a bedroom happen and, though she’s injured, Anita’s able to miraculously heal. Unfortunately, someone dies and her friend’s son in injured. He’s in love with her too. Her work friend, Dolph, confronts her about sleeping with monsters and being the human servant of the master of the city, but she doesn’t want to hear it, so she makes him leave.
They get an execution warrant for the vamps, but the vamps call and threaten them first, so they head off for the big showdown. At this point, it just wasn’t exciting enough. She was more concerned about her shirt showing her cleavage at times than fighting vampires. I really don’t think she had her priorities straight. Someone else died during the climactic showdown, but Anita and co won.
Honestly, at that point, I kind of didn’t care. I hate feeling like that with books, but I didn’t. I felt like a deserved a cookie for finally finishing it. I’m done with this series. This book’s going in my donation pile. Both copies.
I won this book in a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads and also got approved for it on NetGalley (I forgot I had requested it. Oops.)
The book focuses on two best friends, J.D. and George. J.D. is the stereotypical smart-mouthed playboy who gets what he wants and George is a nerdy loser who gets nowhere. The book reveals most of the plot by chapter 7 and then adds a bit more to much later on (somewhere near chapter 25). A lot of telling happens and the technical parts bored me. The climax/big action scene was ok and well described with some entertaining bit, but it still wasn’t very exciting to me.
I had completely different expectations of the book based on the description. Maybe it’s just me. I gave it 2.5 stars. I wouldn’t recommend it anyone.
Hi everyone! I am really behind on posting. These are all of the books that I bought on or around my 30th birthday (11-12-16). They are from the thrift shop, Dollar Tree and a Harvest Bazaar that a local church was having. I found a ton of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books! Thanks to the great prices, all of these books only cost me $11.22 total. For 36 books! The books I got are:
Room 13 by Henry Garfield
The Scent of Shadows (The First Sign of the Zodiac) by Vicki Pettersson
The Taste of Night (The Second Sign of the Zodiac) by Vicki Pettersson
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Blood Memories (Vampire Memories #1) by Barb Hendee
Hunting Memories (Vampire Memories #2) by Barb Hendee
Memories of Envy (Vampire Memories #3) by Barb Hendee
The Graces by Laure Eve
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
Every Which Way But Dead (Rachel Morgan #3) by Kim Harrison
Cheerleaders: The First Evil by R.L. Stine
Cheerleaders: The Second Evil by R.L. Stine
Cheerleaders: The Third Evil by R.L. Stine
Cheerleaders: The New Evil (Cheerleaders #4) by R.L. Stine
The Thrill Club by R.L. Stine
Truth or Dare by R.L. Stine
The Dead Girlfriend by R.L. Stine
The Boyfriend by R.L. Stine
The Girlfriend by R.L. Stine
Party Summer by R.L. Stine
Silent Night by R.L. Stine
The Dead Lifeguard by R.L. Stine (Accidental repurchase. Oops!)
Betty Crocker’s Easy Meatless Dishes
Night Terrors edited by Lois Duncan
Strangest of All by Frank Edwards
Sabrina the Teenage Witch #15 Harvest Moon by Mel Odom
Twilight #21 Evil on the Bayou by Richie Tankersly Cusick
More Ghost Stories
Railway Ghosts and Highway Horrors by Daniel Cohen
Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Magazine low-fat Italian!
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Tantalize by Cynthia Smith
Spin Magazine’s Underground USA
Stories of Ghosts, Witches and Demons edited by Freya Littledale
The Shadow and Other Strange Tales by Howard Goldsmith
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Have you read any of these books? If you have, were they good? I’ve read Tantalize and most of the R.L. Stine ones before, but I wanted them for nostalgia’s sake. Now I just need to find time to read.
If anyone is interested, I also filmed a Youtube video of this haul.
I really enjoyed the Vladimir Tod series and I was pleasantly surprised to find this at Dollar Tree. I liked reading about these characters again and the illustrated version of Vlad is pretty much how I pictured him.
The art is nice and the story is the same as the paperback book, with some stuff thrown in like “That’s right. So and so did this.” Those moments seemed out of place and kind of cheesy, but I’ve seen comic books use that method of storytelling too.
Hi, everyone! I went to the thrift shop on Monday and got some new books. They are:
Down A Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
The Green Book by Rogers & Kostigen
Witch Child by Celia Rees
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw
The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by Melissa De La Cruz
I was excited to find such a nice copy of The Van Alen Legacy for only $0.90. Have you read any of these? If you have, what did you think?
In other news, my Kindle got updated with the new home page. It’s pretty neat!
The main part on the left side shows what book I’m currently reading, or the first book in my library if I’m not reading anything, and it shows how far I’ve read in the right hand corner of the cover. On the right side, it shows my Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf and my Amazon Wishlist. Along the bottom, it shows books that my Goodreads friends have recently added. Under that, it shows a book that Amazon’s advertising.
They also added new butons at the top. There’s a button so you can put the Kindle in “airplane mode” during travel and buttons for Goodreads and Amazon. One of the things that I’ve really been enjoying is the recommendations section under the drop down menu. You can get recommendations from Amazon and Goodreads now. Has your Kindle gotten the new homepage? If it did, do you like it?