Showing posts from September, 2012

Bloodline by Richelle Mead

Hello again everyone! Just finished reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. It was certainly better than the vampire academy series in my opinion, but let me make this very clear, I did not finish that series so this one is a bit confusing. But still, I really like the storyline and characters in the book. You meet Sydney Sage, who apparently played a minor role in the Vampire Academy series, who is sent on a mission to redeem herself after assisting vampires despite the fact that she is an Alchemist. Needless to say, they are supposed to hate vampires. There she meets Jill, Lissa's sister from the original book series. She has gone into hiding after an attempt at her life at a council meeting. Her job is to make sure that Jill isn't discovered as a vampire. She runs into some trouble though with Adrian, another character from the original series, someone who she instantly does not get along with. The story follows her journey along with Jill and Adrian.  Now, in my opini

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Hello again everyone! Today I finally finished Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. To be completely honest about this book, my expectations might have been a bit too high going into this. It was good, with a good story line, but the characters.... I just couldn't get into them. Not even the love interest Demitri. You start off the story by meeting Rose, the main character, and Lissa. They are running from these people, not saying who, who want to bring them back to the Vampire Academy. Of course, they get caught and are brought back. There we learn that Rose is Lissa's guardian and that Lissa is a princess and a very powerful vampire.  After that things basically go back to, what they say, things were before they ran away. Rose is portrayed as quite the slutty character by the author. She states many times that Rose makes out with boys she barely knows over and over again. You are introduced to the bad guys, the strigio, and some potential bitch characters like Mia, who

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hello again everyone! The book you see above is Divergent by Veronica Roth. It was recommended to me by a good friend who after shoving it in my face for days finally convinced me to move it to the top of my list.  Overall, it was a good book that was well written. The characters are well developed with good back stories and secrets. Come the end of the book I honestly didn't expect what happened to happen. You start off with Beatrice, part of the faction of Abnegation which is all about selflessness. Her whole life she has been told it is her duty to give to others until the choosing ceremony her and her brother must go to. They have six factor choices at this ceremony. They can choose to be Erudite, all about seeking knowledge. They can be Candor, all about telling the truth. They can choose Amity, the hippies of the group. They can choose Dauntless the brave daredevils that protect the cities. Or they can choose to stay Abnegation with their parents. Beatrice's brothe