Sunday, February 27, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren, and was inspired by Pop Culture Junkie.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

Sorry about the dark video...poor lighting/camera...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses and Dead Girls Dance

Morganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas-not a place that exactly screams "hotbed of creatures of the night". But college freshman Claire Danvers is about to discover why, in Morganville, you should never, ever stay out after dark...

Glass Houses
College freshman Claire Danvers moves off campus and into an old house in the small town of Morganville. Her new roommates have her back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...

The Dead Girls' Dance
Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she's invited to the Dead Girls' Dance all hell breaks loose-literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night...

This review is over the first bind up edition of the Morganville Vampires series. I wanted to give this series a try and there are so many of them already released that I decided to get the bind up editions to save a little cash. Plus, I think the bind up covers are much prettier to look at. I'll start out by saying if you're a vampire fan who likes an easy, entertaining read and a fast moving plot - this series is for you.

There's something very different about these books that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps it's the writing style. It's very simplistic yet realistic and entertaining. The characters are believable and almost feel as if they could be people you know. The male leads are adorable and sweet and they make you wish you had more guys like that in your life. Just so much CUTENESS. I also really like the fact that the vampires in this story aren't brooding sexy love interests: they're nasty creatures who make citizens run and hide in their homes at night.

One thing I found a little lacking in these first two novels was character growth...I felt the constant need to get to know the characters a little more. I wanted to know why they said the things they did, why they fell for the people they did...where their motivation and passion came from. There were some points in the story that seemed a little cheesy and unrealistic, and I think it was because I didn't understand the action.

Overall, I did enjoy my introduction into Morganville and it's scary goings on. I plan to continue the rest of the series because the plot is entertaining and the end of each book leaves you hanging, wanting more. I am definitely excited to see what happens next as far as the relationships and plot twists are concerned, but also to see what else goes bump in the night!

GRADE: 3.5/5