Friday, June 18, 2010


I can fianllly breath a big sigh of relief! Most of you know that I have spent the last week researching and writing to complete my Capstone, which is the final step of my MLS. I can breath easily...I finished yesterday! I am awaiting my results.

Since I have been working so hard, I have not had much of a chance to read. I actually have lots to read and will be writing some reviews of books that were submitted to me by an author.

Please keep checking me out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

How much do the secrets of our anscestors affect life today?

Jill Jekel is a shy smart girl whose father was murdered. After his death, rumors of his thievery, experimentation and deception affect Jill and her mother.

Tristen Hyde is a good looking intelligent violent loner. Tristen feels his ancestoral beast legacy growing inside him. He has some deep dark secrets; and is chocked when he discovers his psychoanalyst father has some beastly secrets of his own.

Can Jill and Tristen work together to tame that beast that is both Jill and Tristen's legacy?

Using the story of Jeykell and Hyde, Fantaskey creates an intriguing love story. Just when you suspect the story is ending, surprising plot twists pull you further into the story. Watching the struggle the characters go through unfold really makes it hard to put this book down without finishing it in one sitting.

Somewhat disturbing dreams intertwined with slight graphic violence make this book appropriate for mature readers (14 and up).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine

This is the eigth book in the Morganville Vampire series. It helps to have read the others in the series before reading this one, however, this one can almost stand on its own.

After Amelie and her minions defeat Bishop, the town of Morganville is slowly getting back to normal. Of course normal in Morganville is not normal anywhere else. Morganville is a town of vampires and humans. Their is also a university, but they stay within the gates, and don't know the real Morganville.

Clare and her group of friends are under the protection of Amelie. Claire's friends consist of Eve, a beautiful Goth girl, Michael Glass, a vampire and Eve's boyfriend, and Shane, Claire's boyfriend.

Before being turned into a vampire, Michael had a promising future as a singer. Now, he has received the call he has been waiting for; a chance to cut a demo in Dallas. The only way they are allowed to leave town is if Oliver, the towns meanest Vamp, comes as their chaperone.

Of course this crew of people can't go anywhere without trouble following. Their first bit of trouble comes in the form of outsider vamp Morley, who is trying to get out from being under Amelie's rule. They end up in a town being chased by "sick" townspeople.

In the end, help comes from the most unlikely place.

It is amazing that after seven previous books, they series is still good. The characters of Claire and her friends are very entertaining. They have stayed consistent throughout all the books. This story line is a great way for Caine to spread out her story.