Thursday, January 20, 2011

Review - Awakened

Awakened (House of Night)

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey.  Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z.  But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there.  Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it?  Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim?  The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship?  Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?
P. C. Cast, thank you.

You are the only thing that got me through a four hour plane ride to Vegas.  My BFF Straylights, certainly wasn't very supportive of my fear.  She's lucky I love her and let her borrow this on the way back.  I'm a quick reader, and it was done halfway home. 

I've got to say...I'm starting to not like Zoey very much, and she's kind of free with the love!  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I didn't like the book, but I feel the characters are changing and I'm becoming a bigger Stevie-Rae fan then I ever thought possible!

Some MAJOR changes occurred in this book and I've got to say, good job to the author for not being afraid to cut out some characters dramatically.  It makes me think you're a little crazy, and I like crazy .  :-)

All in all, I approve.  Bring on the next one!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Review - Last Sacrifice

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)

Okay, so I feel like it's been FOREVER since I'm blogged and upon doing this review...I realized it HAS been forever!  Sorry I've been MIA, the holidays just stole me away from you!

So, Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead is the last lucky puppy I've gotten my hands on.  I loveeeeeee Ms. Mead's Succubus series so I started reading these also. 

I felt the book did a fantastic job of tying up loose ends and thoroughly explaining the way the story progressed.  I loved that Lissa became a bit more independent and was separate from Rose this book.  It showed what kind of person she can be. 

The ending was somewhat what I expected, but I would have liked to see it end just a LITTLE differently, I definitely don't want to give anything away...but for those of you who read it...I think you follow my meaning.

I heard there is going to be a spin-off.  I hope they don't ruin anything by trying to reintroduce a certain character as a love interest to someone else if you get me.