Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

Read this for book club. While it's not usually my type of book, it was interesting to see the struggles of basically housewives living through the years dealing with major issues such as infidelity and cancer, all the while writing to become published authors.

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (#2)

Patch and Nora are back! This installment had quite a different feel. While the first was all about Patch trying to gain a human body, this book was all about Nora making tough decisions and trying to figure out the Nephil world a little better. Patch and Nora are together. Nora's in love and tell Patch but he just takes off. She gets suspicious when she finds out he was with her worst enemy. So what's a girl to do? Break if off with the one you love. Nora ends things with Patch, even though she regrets it and then "fires" him as her guardian angel.

In this book a lot of questions are answered as well as some new ones. Nora finds out that she shares a dad with her enemy. She's suffering over a broken heart and comes to find out that Patch really and truly loves her. Plus she finds out that Rixon (Patch's best bud) killed her dad and is now trying to sacrifice her for a human body.

Love this series! Looking forward to book three but will be sad when the trilogy ends.

Love is Hell by Melissa Marr (and other authors)

I was really looking forward to reading this book but was really disappointed when I did. A book of short stories from five different authors, each had a love story to tell from a different view. There were five different stories and only one that I can say that I liked. Luckily the stories were very short and the worse ones were shorter than the decent ones so they went by quick.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hex Hall (# 1) by Rachel Hawkins

This was such an easy read! Plus it has a great storyline. I truly fell in love with this book!

Hecate (or Hex Hall as it's know) is a reform school for witches, fairies, and shifters.  Sophie gets sent to Hex Hall for attempting a love spell for a school mate, but it goes very wrong. This story is another twist on angel folklore. In this version, angels were cast out. Some of the angels hid away and became fairies. The angels that lived among animals became shape shifters and the rest became witches because they interacted with humans. Sophie joins Hex Hall and is suddenly thrust into a sticky situation. Her roommate, a vampire, has been blamed for killing a student. Three dark witches want her to join their coven, but Sophie has a bad feeling about them so she turns them down. Add to the mix that her father, who she has never met, is head of the Council and reponsible for sending her to Hex. All of the students think she's spying for her dad but really she's trying to make it through. Then she develops a crush on Archer, who is hiding a big secret. Sophie learns more about her family history and what she does leads her to make a huge decision that could kill her.

This was a well written story. Fast paced, full of action and lots of magic! Definitely loving the series and looking forward to book two!

Generation Dead (book 1) by Daniel Waters

Kids all over America are dying and coming zombies or living impaired.  Phoebe and Adam are best friends. He loves her but she doesn't know it. She starts hanging out with Tommy, a dead kid. This causes uproar in their town of Oakvale, where the dead kids are not wanted and are treated badly. No one knows why they come back and how come each dead kid is so different.

It was an interesting concept, but for me it just fell flat. I'll read the next one because I want to see what happens with Phoebe and Adam.

Angel After the Fall (Vol. 1) by Joss Whedon and Bryan Lynch

Read this for a book challenge that I"m doing. It was a little gross and definitely not the Angel I remember from the tv show. Maybe it's been so long that I didn't remember how it ended. But in this graphic novel, Angel was human but had a vampire glamour. All of LA was sucked into Hell by Wolfram and Hart and Wesley was working for them. It was a nice quick read, but a little too gross for me.