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Wednesday, September 8
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Infinity

Infinity (The Chronicles of Nick #1)-Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dark Hunters, zombies, werewolves, demons, and Nick Gautier.  This book has pretty much everything when it comes to the paranormal.  I found the New Orleans setting delightful but the accents overdone.  The mother is also far too controlling and that was hugely annoying.  The plot was complex with hints of future doom and complicated consequences.  The zombie hunting was a plus too.

Overall: A-

Tags:   #i read, #young adult literature, #ya lit, #infinity #sherrilyn kenyon #chronicles of nick



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Thursday, August 12
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SO TRUE!
blamemother:

“The most memorable “bad guy” had become, in many cases, the mother, matching in pathos what the wicked stepmother once conjured in malevolence.”
from The Parent Problem In Young Adult Lit  (NYT 04/04)
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/books/review/Just-t.html?nl=books&emc=booksupdateema3

SO TRUE!

blamemother:

“The most memorable “bad guy” had become, in many cases, the mother, matching in pathos what the wicked stepmother once conjured in malevolence.”

from The Parent Problem In Young Adult Lit  (NYT 04/04)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/books/review/Just-t.html?nl=books&emc=booksupdateema3

Tags:   #young adult literature, #i read, #new york times,


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Monday, June 7
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Vladimir Tod

So I’m in love with a teenage vampire.  It’s kind of pathetic.

Vladimir Tod is the Harry Potter of vampires.  He’s the boy of legend, theres a prophecy about him, everyone’s trying to kill him, and it’s friendship and love that help him through it all.  With adventure, danger, clever plots, and lots of twists and turns, I loved every second of the first four books, not to mention the ridiculously cute vamp smiley mascot.  The Fifth and final book in the series is out September 10th.  Pre-ordering right now.

Tags:   #young adult literature, #i read, #vampires, #harry potter, #vladimir tod #paranormal


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Saturday, February 20
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You MUST read Beautiful Creatures

I just finished Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. 

There is nothing I dislike about this book.  Not a single thing.  The characters Lena and Ethan are enchanting; I was mesmerized and engrossed by their story.  The ferocity of their love and the rawness of their emotions is articulated with such spectacular clarity and depth.  The plot is scintillating, with classic themes like good vs. evil, love vs. hate, and sacrifice.  The portrayal of small town life is disturbingly accurate (having been raised in a small town myself).  While I am not a expert on the South, I believe their portrayal goes beyond the cliche and superficial.  The writing is precise and brilliant.  The true test of a book for me is whether or not I can figure out the ending in advance.  I was so caught up in every word, every page of this book that I didn’t even think about the ending, making it all the more magnificent when it occurred. I cannot wait to read the sequel.  Heck, I can’t wait till tomorrow to re-read this one! 

Soundtrack Song: Sixteen Moons (from the book itself) or "10,000 Nights of Thunder" by Alphabeat.

Overall: A+

Tags:   #fiction, #i read, #young adult literature, #Beautiful Creatures #Kami Garcia #Margaret Stohl #fantasy #romance #alphabeat #10000 nights of thunder


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