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Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Published 22/11/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Teardrop 
Author:              Lauren Kate
Pages:                 320
category:           Young Adult, Fantasy

The story:

Never, ever cry…

Seventeen-year-old Eureka won’t let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean.

And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother’s death and Ander’s appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don’t make sense.

Can everything you love be washed away?

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I found the story of this book very interesting, it wasn’t something I’ve read before so that made this book great for me. I fell in love with the world Lauren created and the characters she described.

Just like the main character Eureka I wanted to know every little secret and I really wanted to know who Ander was. This book is also a lot bloodier than the Fallen series if you ask me. It was one of the things I like about this book, I’m a horror fan so I’m not scared of a little blood.

The story itself was very interesting because it’s not a story you read every day. It builds up slowly but this gives you the time to get to know the characters and the world they live in. And the ending was not what I expected!

The verdict of a book addict:

What a wonderful new story written by Lauren Kate, I can’t wait to read the next book!

 

Total of Ratties:

ratting system 5 rats

 

Review: Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls by Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis

Published 11/11/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls 
Author:              Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis
Pages:                246 for the paperback edition
category:           Supernatural, Non Fiction

The story:

Once upon a time not long ago, two responsible college professors, Lynn the psychologist and Kathy the literary scholar, fell in love with the television show Supernatural and turned their oh-so-practical lives upside down. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the Internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction. And then they hit the road—crisscrossing the country, racking up frequent flyer miles with alarming ease, standing in convention lines at 4 A.M.

They had white-knuckled encounters with overly zealous security guards one year and smiling invitations to the Supernatural set the next. Actors stripping in their trailers, fangirls sneaking onto film sets; drunken confessions, squeals of joy, tears of despair; wallets emptied and responsibilities left behind; intrigue and ecstasy and crushing disappointment—it’s all here.

And yet even as they reveled in their fandom, the authors were asking themselves whether it’s okay to be a fan, especially for grown women with careers and kids. “Crazystalkerchicks”—that’s what they heard fromSupernatural crew members, security guards, airport immigration officials, even sometimes their fellow fans. But what Kathy and Lynn found was that most fans were very much like themselves: smart, capable women looking for something of their own that engages their brains andtheir libidos.
Fangasm pulls back the curtain on the secret worlds of fans and famous alike, revealing Supernatural behind the scenes and discovering just how much the cast and crew know about what the fans are up to. Anyone who’s been tempted to throw off the constraints of respectability and indulge a secret passion—or hit the road with a best friend—will want to come along ( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

So as I stated in my last review of Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting I’m a huge supernatural fan. So when I saw this book about the fandom and read that it was written by two women in love with the show but also mothers and professors I just knew I had to read it.

As a mother, working woman and a huge fan of Supernatural just like the writers I do get some strange looks and comments from people around me. They just don’t understand how I can be such a big fan of a series and a mother at the same time. basically most people think that the moment you become a mother you can’t be a fan of something.

That’s also what I read in this book, people don’t take you seriously when you are a fan. They think you’re weird and that you don’t have a life. Well this book proves them wrong! Because we do have a life! It just also includes watching Supernatural and talking about the show and it’s stars.

I loved the way this book let’s you see the life of a fan, but I also loved to read the interviews with the actors and creators of the show. If this book did anything to me being a fan, it made me an even bigger fan of the show and the actors and creators.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great view into the mind of a Supernatural fan with a lot of great interviews and fan stories. It inspired me to start my own little blog about being a fan of this amazing show.

Total of Ratties:

 ratting system 5 rats

Review: Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting by David Reed

Published 11/11/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting         
Author:              David Reed
Pages:                 272
category:           Supernatural

The story:

My name is Bobby Singer. In twenty-four hours I’m gonna lose my memory. So here’s everything you need to know.

Monsters, demons, angels, vampires, the boogeyman under your bed: I’ve seen it, I’ve hunted it, I’ve killed it. I’m not the only hunter out here, but there aren’t as many as there used to be. Not near as many as there need to be. I’ve learned everything I can about every damned critter that walks, crawls, or flies, and I’m not gonna let that all be for nothing. I’m not going down without a fight. I’m not letting everything I’ve learned disappear. So that’s what you’re holding in your hands—everything I know. Anything that’d be useful for Sam, Dean, and the hunters that come after me.

It’s a guide to hunting…it’s a guide to me. My last will and testament. Ya idjits

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

Let me first start this review by confessing something: I’m a Supernatural Addict and proud of it! So that’s of my chest haha. So I knew that someday I had to read this book. I’m always a little scared for reading this kind of books because I love the show so much I always fear the book will be horrible.

But I wasn’t dissapointed at all! From te first page until the last I was hooked on the story and all the information Bobby gave in the book. Bobby has always been one of my favourite characters of the show and I read this book in his voice. I could see his face, hear his voice and I just knew this was a good book.

The verdict of a book addict:

This is a great book, I love it just as much as I love the Supernatural series!

Total of Ratties:

ratting system 5 rats

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