Review of Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)  by Richelle Mead

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Review: It has been years since I have read the first book in this series, and have had the second and third laying around waiting for me. But I visited a friend recently who just about demanded that I finish reading the series and get back to her then. So I decided to start with reading everything in my room, which has been sitting there for months? And finally read Frostbite. I am so happy I did, I really missed  Rose’s humor and her amazing great character. I also remembered that I really do enjoy this series, but something keeps popping up and getting in the way of my reading it. Also I am not really into reading a whole series at once kind of girl. But it seems I might have o change that…

Anyway this was a great jump back into the Vampire Academy series and it totally caught me up to date on every one and thing happening in the books. Now I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the series pans out.

3 out of 5 stars.

327 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Romance. Vampires. Fantasy. Paranormal.

Published by Razorbill.

Summary:

WHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY…

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir’s on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose – and her heart – are in more danger than she ever could have imagined…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

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Review of Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5) by J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)  by J.R. Ward

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Review: I wasn’t too sure of this book at first because Vishous kind of freaked me out in the previous books. I know that’s a weird thing to say because there have been other things that could have freaked me out in this series. Anyway, I really loved the beginning and end of this book, the middle not so much. At first I was pulled in right away and the more into the book the more I could put the book down. Which sucks because I do really enjoy this series.
I think the thing about this book that had me putting it down was all the extra detail I really didn’t care/ need to know. Like Vishous’s flashbacks to when he was in the war camp with his father. Yes, I know I’m awful because I didn’t really wan to read these parts. I also get how they help in understanding who Vishous is as a person and also why he is the way he is. I just felt like it did not need to be in the book that much to describe V.
What I really liked about this book was that I finally had some answers about how V feels toward Butch. And what was going on there for a while in the last book. It really bugged me not to know what was clearly happening and I was just to blind to see. I also really loved V’s attitude and humor in this book, very dry but still funny.
3 out of 5 stars.
502 pages. Paperback.
Adult Romance. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Erotica. Fantasy. Paranormal. Vampire.
Published by Signet.

Summary:

In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will…

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time—until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Lover Revealed ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #4) by J. R Ward

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)  by J.R. Ward

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Review: I was glad I finally got see what was going on with Butch. It’s been a bit awkward reading about him when didn’t do much of anything in the past couple of books. So I was happy for him to finally get his own story, which I never would have thought would be as complex as it turned out.

I think that’s what got me really hooked on this book and its plot, because Butch kind of just pops up and surprises you. Then its all BAM! He got a really cool story plot in the series, that I really never saw coming.

What also surprised me was Marissa. She was this kind of annoying person, who turned out to be really nice in the first book. And in this book with Butch, she was able to gain so much more depth to her character. By the end of the book I really liked her, because she was finally standing up for herself and figuring out what she wanted to do to help people. She’s like an angle almost.

Anyway book four of the Black Dagger Brotherhood ended up being really great, and also helped set up some of the other books to come in the series.

4 out of 5 stars.

455 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Vampire. Paranormal. Fantasy.

Published by Onyx.

Summary: Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world—to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He’s got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. If he can’t have Marissa, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers…

Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he’s found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back. But even her love may not be enough to save him…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Velvet (Velvet Trilogy) by Temple West

Velvet (Velvet Trilogy)  by Temple West

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Review: I was going through a major book slump when I got this book at a book signing with a couple of others. I am now very happy because it sparked a book binge I am currently on. Go books!

Anyway, I normally don’t really like to read young adult vampire stuff anymore. Mostly I feel like I have read just about everything with vampires so far. But Velvet, was very different from the start. I thought it was great before I even went to the book signing and got the book.

I really liked how Temple West wrote the plot and characters, while at the same time keeping the story going. Because some times authors get a little off track when describing the detail or background information. But West was able to keep it light while giving her characters depth. I had such a fun time reading this book, that I finished it in one day. I really could not put it down, it was so good. And now I cant wait till the next book comes out!

4 out of 5 stars.

416 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Romance. Paranormal. Fantasy. Vampire.

Published by Swoon Reads.

Summary: First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don’t fall in love.

After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire.

Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?

-Summary from GoodReads.com 

Review of Lover Eternal ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #2) by J.R Ward

Lover Eternal ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #2) by J.R Ward

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Review: I could not get this book fast enough! Like right after I finished the first book, I got up and went to the book store and got book two through five. I would have gotten more but that was all they had at the time.

I have been trying to figure out what was going on or happening to Rhage, because in the first book and a little in to this book. I did not get what he was doing, at all. Now thanks to the book I get everything now! Well just his story or curse…

Rhage turned out to be a really sweetie while I was reading him. sigh, he was so cool and really super caring with Mary. The best part of the book was Vishous hinting at the kind of women Rhage would end up with. Haha, you wont get this till you read the book and be laughing too!

Mary was so nice and caring throughout the book that she had me crying my eyes out in the last couple of chapters. I mean she is just so much kindness.

John Matthew is also a new character that you cant help but love him and want to keep him. He is also full of many secrets that even he does not know yet.

Great boom overall and is just so good.

4 out of 5 stars.

441 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Paranormal. Fantasy. Vampires. Romance.

Published by Signet.

Summary:

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Owned by this dark side, Rhage fears the time when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. She lost her faith in miracles years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Dark Lover ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) By J.R Ward

Dark Lover ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) By J.R Ward

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Review: Ok, so it seems that J.R Ward is like the leader for all authors. All of the authors I read and follow on social media freak out whenever a new book/ book signing for J.R Ward happens.

I have been meaning to look into this series for a while now and thought to myself, hey go to that used book store you love and take a look. Well I did, and it turned out I already had the first book in the series. Since 2008. WOW, I know I have books laying around my house for maybe two years tops, but almost eight years! I felt bad for the little book, so I read it right away. I really did not know what I was missing. The book was really good.

The only things I had problems with were the first chapter of the book was a little hard to get into and understand. But after that I was running full speed to the end. The other thing I had a problem with was that Ward slips away the first smexy scene. Leaving me and most likely others saying “Hey! I wanted to read that! No really I wanted to! Wrath is so hot! Give him  back to me”!

Other than those few things, I am now hooked on the series.

The best parts of the book?

Well, there to many to name all at once, but…

The characters have depth right off the bat and will quickly get deeper. The plot is also able to keep expanding to make the series longer and give readers what they want to know.

Ward is also able to do this great thing with the book too. She makes the one book about two main characters and leaving the other to have their own book later on. I know this is not new to most of you but here is when it gets cool. Knowing that characters all get there own book, they still pop in the books that are not theirs are have a couple of pages to a chapter from their perspective. I find this cool and entertaining because it helps the plot move along and helps set up for the books along the road.

 

4 out of 5 stars.

393 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fantasy. Paranormal. Romance. Vampires.

Published by Penguin Group (USA).

Summary: In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5) by Melissa de la Cruz

Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5)  by Melissa de la Cruz

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Review: Don’t get me wrong I really enjoy this series, I mean if I didn’t I would not still be reading it after seven years. It is just taking me more time to put into reading the series because I forget who is who, and what happened last. That is mostly the reason for the low star rating, if I could have read this whole series in one go all at once, I would have. But I can’t go back and make all the books come out sooner.

The characters and plot felt filler in this installment of the Blue Bloods series, I think its only because Cruz is leading up to something big, and by big I mean BIG. I have high hopes for the next few installments of the series.

1 out of 5 stars.

265 pages.

Young Adult. Paranormal. Romance. Vampires. Fantasy.

Published by Hyperion.

Summary: After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the five remaining gates that guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods.

Back in New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a crumbling coven. Struggling with her heartache over the loss of Kingsley and with her overwhelming desire to destroy Jack, she must focus all of her energy on a perilous new threat. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are planning to burn them alive online…for all the world to see. Help arrives in the form of Deming Chen, a Venator from Shanghai, who must untangle the web of deceptions before the killers strike again.

As the young vampires struggle for the survival of the coven, they uncover a deadly secret, a truth first discovered by Schuyler’s mother during the Renaissance but kept buried for centuries. And as the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler to a terrible choice that will ultimately map the destiny of her heart.