Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hex Hall

Even though this book was written for teens, I really liked it. Maybe because it wasn't as descriptive as most adult books are. Just got straight to the point.

It's about Sophie who is a witch and gets sent to school for other witches, vampires, faeries, etc. Once she gets there she finds out that she's not who she thought she was.

I kind of felt like a Harry Potter for girls only not as complicated. It was a quick read and I liked the main character. Heck, I even liked the bad boy, I'm sure he would be very hot in real life.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Veiled Deception

This is the first book in this series. I had already read the 3rd one, and this one wasn't as exciting. Not really a lot of action in these books, just kind of an easy read. I still like the characters and will still read more from the series.

In this one, Maddie's sister is suspected of murder so she tries to find out who the real killer is. The ending was a little weird, but when she had her flashbacks, they were described better so it wasn't as confusing.

Death By Diamonds

It's a quick simple read about a lady who can touch a piece of clothing and see the story behind it, using that info to help her solve mysteries. It was easy to follow, except when she was touch the clothes, then things got a little confusing. It kind of seemed like she was in the past and the present at the same time, and I never really understood what was going on.

But other than that, I liked it enough that I'd read other books in the series.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Breaking Dawn

Oh boy, where do I even start? I've been bitching about this book for weeks and finally finished it. And I still have no idea why people love this series.

This is the final book in the series (thank god) and here's what happens....

So Bella and Edward get married. Because they are in love and do the whole Romeo and Juliet b.s. (you know, "if you die, then I will kill myself so that we can be together"). Who actually does that? Oh that's right... NO ONE!!!!

So they get married and Jacob shows up at the wedding and I was hoping that he'd go crazy and start a fight because for some strange reason he is in love with Bella and hates Edward because he got her and because he's a vampire and vampires and werewolves aren't suppose to like each other. I get that. Werewolves are cooler. But his stupid friends stop him from fighting.

Bella and Edward go on a honeymoon and of course get busy. They had so much fun that he knocks her up. Good job dude. Now, keep in mind that Bella is still human, and now she has a vampire baby inside of her. They go home to the Cullen's clan and everyone keeps an eye on her while she's prego because its a new thing for a human to be having a vampire baby and no one knows what to expect.

Well, the evil vampire baby (who is just creepy as hell no matter how cute the author tried to make her) grows super fast, so there is not enough room in Bella and the baby starts breaking Bella's bones and everyone is worried that its going to kill her. No such luck. The baby is born and in order to save Bella, Edward as to turn her into a vampire. So now she's a vampire and apparently vampires are super strong and super hot and in her case super annoying.

Jacob used to be my favorite character until he started to like the evil vampire baby (named Renesme or something weird like that) and imprints on her. In werewolf world, imprinting is kind of like love at first sight. When you imprint it means that this is the person for you. So it was really creepy (and f-ed up) that he did it with Bella's baby.

So a bunch of boring pointless everyday crap happens, then one day when Bella, Jacob, and Nessie (they nicknamed the baby Nessie) are out hunting some other vampire sees them and goes and tells the higher ups that vampires and werewolves are friends and that they have a child with them. The Cullen's get word that the Voltri (?) are coming and want a war. And since there is more of them than there are of the Cullen's get worried so they call all their friends to help with this war. Finally some action! Not so fast, once the head vampire clan show up and they see Nessie and get the full story and realize that she has no threat to humans or anyone else, they decide not to fight. Damn.

So everyone has a happy ending. Bella and Edward have their creepy child, Jacob has his future wife, and no one died. How sad. :o(

Friday, July 16, 2010

Closet Confidential

This book was incredibly boring. It took me forever to read it. It was a reminder why I stopped reading this series. I had originally started reading the series because the main character is a professional organizer and I like to organize things, but she is just annoying. Stop getting yourself into trouble. Yes, you solve the case, but people get hurt in process. Plus she's to nice. One of her clients kept blowing off appointments, and does Charlotte get mad? Nope. Come on lady.

Skip it and read something else.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thursdays At Eight

It's your typical fluffy Debbie Macomber book. Every so often I enjoy her books, because even though the characters always seem like goody goodies, real life stuff happens, possibly something that the reads might relate to.

This book was about four friends who had met at a journal writing class and decided to keep meeting up every Thursday at 8am for breakfast. I personally, could never get up that early. Karen is in her twenties and dreams of being an actress, but soon realizes that maybe that's not what she really wanted. Her struggle is dealing with her older sister who Karen finds out is getting abused by her husband.

Liz, my favorite, is in her late 50's and realizes that maybe its time to move on from the death of her husband and find love again.

Claire, I thought, was a bitch. She is divorced from her husband because he left her for someone younger, and she is just so bitter about the whole thing and even gets mad when her children want to spend time with their father. Her anger towards him changes (slightly) once she finds out that he has cancer and is dieing.

Julia wasn't much better than Claire. She's in her 40s I think, and finds out that she's pregnant. This poor unborn child. She hates him from day one and her children are just as bad. Thankfully everyone changes once the baby is born.

It was a decent book. Nothing I'd read again, but I usually don't feel that way with her books.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Night of The Living Deed

After I got this book home and was about to read it, I thought that maybe it wasn't since a good idea to read a book about a haunted house, since I often think that my apartment is haunted. But the book wasn't scary at all. It was actually kind of funny, and I liked it. Its about a woman and her daughter who buy a giant house in New Jersey and she is trying to fix it up and make it a guesthouse. But soon she finds out that its haunted by two people who were murdered there and they ask for her to help them find out who killed them. I was a little disappointed by the ending because I was expecting the ghost to be able to move onto the afterlife or whatever once their case was solved, but it sounds like they are stuck in the house. That would suck being stuck in one place forever. I was a little sad for them.