Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in
rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a
vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with
every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot
destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should
hate and fear the most . . .
A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE
member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by
demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her
family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when
he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy
becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his
only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . .
. or bury him forever."
Review: Welcome to Larissa Ione's latest vampire series! An interesting story of slavery, loyalty, revenge and a hot 'n sexy romance.
is a human woman and New-found CEO of Daedalus Corp. She inherited the
company from her parents who were massacred in a vampire rebellion
attack when she was a young girl. Her illegitimate half-brother, Chuck,
has been ruining it in her place until she was ready to take the reins.
But what she thinks she is getting may be more than she expected.
Summary: "Waterfire Saga is an epic new series set in the depths of the ocean where six mermaids seek to save their world.
Written by Carnegie Medal winning author of A Gathering Light, Jennifer Donnelly.
Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of
her betrothal, her biggest worry should be about reuniting with
handsome Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Instead she finds herself
haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an ancient evil, and
dealing with the deaths of her parents as assassins storm the betrothal
ceremony, plunging the city into chaos.
Led only by her shadowy
dreams and pursued by the invading army, Serafina and her best friend
Neela embark on a quest to avenge her parents' death and prevent a war
between the mer nations. In the process they discover a plot that
threatens their - and our - world's very existence."
Review: This was a decent underwater
fantasy-adventure that has potential. And yet for all the good it is,
there is also some head-spinning vocabulary.
Seraphina is the
heir the kingdom and her whole life seems set before her before and
attack destroys her apparent path. But just before the attack she has a
'dream' of a prophecy she must help with. For she is one of 6 that
must save the sea.
This books word choice and creation had me
utterly overwhelmed at first. We are given a lot of made up words,
terms, names and places. Seriously, every paragraph seemed to have at
least 3 new words. This continues throughout the books but is a little
less overwhelming thank goodness. But the beginning was so bad I almost
DNFed this. Some were just a play on words (like Merlfriend instead of
Girlfriend) . And then others are real words in all sorts of languages!
We are given Italian, Qin, Arabic, Brazilian slang, Portuguese,
It gets worse... we also have several made up
languages including Mermish, Dracdemara, Rurus, and more!! You know
Scuttle from "Disney's The Little Mermaid" and how he calls a fork an
dinglehopper? Well there is A LOT of that type of wording happening and
it leaves us guessing what they are talking about. Sometimes i just
gave up and went with it like I would a Dr Seuss book where it just
isn't meant to make sense.
Leaving all that aside, the
adventure is quite good. Although I must say the attack on Seraphina's
home had me sad. I always put mermaids in a happy place so reading
about them dying left a pout on my face. Some of the imagery is pretty
like when we hear about Seraphina's room or when they change her look to
Seraphina is a nice mermaid but very insecure to
her role. Neela, her best friend and companion, is a stronger
character that I really liked. We get other characters including Blu,
Ling and many others.
There is betrayal, death and action...a
small dash of romance...loyalty and friends...all mixed together is a
"Save the World" adventure.
I will read the next one. I am
curious how it ends but I do warn new readers, be sure to have patience
and focus when you start reading this!
*I received a copy of
this book from Disney in exchange for a fair and honest review.
All opinions expressed are strictly my own.*
Summary: "Though Raku and
Chitoge's false love is off to a rocky start, they have everyone fooled!
However, Raku's still hung up on his childhood sweetheart and wears a
pendant around his neck as a memento. But one big problem prevents him
from finding the girl whom he promised to marry—he can't remember her
name or face! To further complicate matters, Onodera, Raku's current
crush who also harbors secret feelings for him, accidentally overhears
the two arguing over their false relationship!"
Review:Which one is it?! This book adds more complexity as we begin to really
question who Raku's promise was with. Filled with humor, hints of
romance and a couple beatings we are offered this next installment to
Onodera is so sweet and adorable. I love her. But
her shy nature can also be a point of frustration. I wanted to shout
"Just show him already!" a few times. She certainly is most likely
candidate for the promise, but I don't know...