Saturday, February 27, 2010

In My Mailbox 19

This meme is by TheStorySiren

Well... I tried not to buy any books this for a while and ended up buying 6. I guess that would mean that I've failed my goal.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In My Mailbox 18

This meme is by TheStorySiren
Ok. Last week I said that I was going to try to stop getting books, and look what happens... more books. smh. I'm just going to TRY to not buy anymore books for a while.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reading Updates

I've been M.I.A for the past 2 (or 3) weeks, so I thought I'd give an update. I wanted to finish writing my Looking for Alaska review so I could put it up tonight but I have an exam in World Religions on Friday and I'm spending ALL my time (except for right now) on studying... unless I have a class. I have a whole bunch of Black Dagger Brotherhood book reviews and I'm putting up my Looking for Alaska review tomorrow.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

In My Mailbox 17

I probably won't be doing IMM for a while. I buy books on my own almost every week but I have no job and I just used my personal money to buy almost $300 in textbooks... Plus I've basically run out of "book room" in my dorm, and I always seem to read the newest bought book which means when I buy books every week I never actually decrease the number of books on my TBR list... Plus my roommate has started looking at me funny... so yeah.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

In My Mailbox 16

This meme is from TheStorySiren.

Yay! The author sent me both books, he even signed them and put special messages in them for me (double yay!!). I LOVED the first book so I can't wait to start on the series again. Plus I think my "reviewing skills" have gotten better since August and I hope to do this series justice once I finish reading the books.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vampire Academy Review

Synopsis: St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school -- it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's -- the veryplace where they're most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi -- the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires -- make Lissa one of them forever.

My Thoughts: I really liked this book. It was more "adultish" (i made a new word) than some other vampire books, which is something I usually like (unless the characters are cussing every other word and having sex at least two times in every chapter). Actually, I think I was just pleased with the fact that it was more realistic than some other YA vampire books where all the vampires need blood and there are bad vampires but the authors FORCE the books to be PG and suffer for it (for the most part). I loved Rose because she seems like a real person. She's headstrong and smart but she isn't portrayed as perfect. I also love the world the author created with the humans, dhampirs, Moroi, & Strigoi. There was sad parts, funny parts, romantic parts, and "scary parts", (not like you'll throw down the book and run out of the room) all mixed together and topped with a mysterious tone. This was also a great beginnning to the Vampire Academy series and I'm sorry that I waited so long to start this series... Also there is a hot Russian guy, which is always a huge plus.
Rating: A
Update: Kind of upset right now because I was looking for something regarding Vampire academy and what came up was a huge spolier from the 3rd book about the hot Russian guy... now I'm sad.
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