The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
The Awakening and The Struggle
angst, alternate views, high school, love story, mystery, paranormal, teeny bopper, tv, young adult
Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.
Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
Elana is a pushy, selfish, concieted person. I didn't think I'd be able to read about her, but I quickly found myself 145 pages deep.
Call me old fashioned, but I don't think a vampire would drink from the woman he loves..
I don't understand how anyone was able to make a whole tv series from this book. The story was short and boring, there was no chemistry between the characters, and there was no communication at all.
I don't really understand why Elana would go with Stefan (and fallin love with him) after watching him nearly kill that guy in the cemetery.
I don't understand why she would want to share blood with him either.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
4/5 -just wonderful
adventure, dystopia, family, love story, paranormal, young adult, kindle
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again
It wasn't the best dystopia novel out there. There was pretty much no explanation as to what was happening or why. I still really enjoyed it though. The characters were different than anything I read before and I like angels as the "new thing". Although I wasn't a fan of making them the bad guys.
The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst
2/5 -nothing special
adult fiction, alternate views, beach read, family, mature, romance, kindle
Italian billionaire seeks faux fiancée. Willing to agree to anything in return...
In order for his sister to marry, Italian billionaire Michael Conte has to find himself a bride – and fast! When he learns that photographer Maggie Ryan is going to be in Milan, Michael hatches a plan to introduce her to his family as his “fiancée.” Never mind that Maggie is confident, independent, and a control freak. Never mind that she’s everything he doesn’t want in a wife… and everything he wants in his bed!
Convinced that Michael is in love with her married gal pal, Maggie agrees to keep up the ruse if he’ll keep away from her friend. Besides, she’s not attracted to charming, ridiculously hot billionaires who drive her nuts. Once they’re in Italy, however, everything changes – and the sexual tension between Maggie and Michael goes from simmer to naked nuclear meltdown!
But have they found the perfect arrangement… or are they trapped in a make-believe marriage
This was a lot more 'bulge in his pants' than i thought it would be. I was expecting a cute, light romcom. This book didn't do anything for me, I didn't feel any chemistry between the two main characters.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
contemporary, death, family, love story, mature, realistic fiction, young adult, kindle
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
It was good, but I didn't think it was amazing. I don't think it lived up to all the hype. I did like how sharp and witty the characters were. I wish my brain worked that fast. I didn't like the end.