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Review: Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

Published 31/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Drink Deep     
Author:           Chloe Neill
Pages:             321
Catagory:        Vampires

The story:


Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can’t tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven’t been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down. 

That’s when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly. 

Chicago’s mayor insists it’s nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She’ll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who’s behind this, and stop them before it’s too late for vampires and humans alike
( Taken from Goodreads )
The view of a book addict:


I just love this series, so I really wanted to know how the story would continue. Merit is one of my favourite vampires and I just love how Chloe Neill portrays her. This story was really good if you ask me, the things that happened in this book are really surprising.
I didn’t know who was behind all the magic in the book right until the end. When the other characters in the book found out who did it. So that’s a great thing about this book, you don’t know right away what’s going on and who did what.

The verdict of a book addict:


A great book in the series, I loved it from the first page to the last. I can’t wait to read the next book!

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Review: One grave at a time by Jeaniene Frost

Published 24/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               One grave at a time
Author:           Jeaniene Frost
Pages:             358
Catagory:        Vampires, Urban Fantasy

The story:


The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. 

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead?

( taken from goodreads )
The view of a book addict:


I could describe this book in one sentence but I’m not going to do that. I’ve been a fan of this series from the first book and I can’t wait to read the next book everytime it comes out. So this book wasn’t an exception. Being a history geek the whole storyline spoke to me. I really loved it, the whole ghost thing.
I just love the way the characters of these series are portrayed in this series. You can’t help but love them. And you can’t help but hate the enemies of the main characters, they are just evil!

The verdict of a book addict:


Another amazing book in this series, I can’t wait what’s going to happen next!

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Review: Darkness falls by Mia James

Published 05/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:             
Darkness Falls
Author:          
Mia James
Pages:            
352
Catagory:      
Vampires, young adult

The story:

April Dunne is having a rough time. There are vampires in her school. Not Goths, or Emos in fancy dress. Dangerous, blood-sucking semi-immortals. They run the school. They pretend to be students at it. And they’re using their influence to recruit smart, rich students – aka ‘bleeders’ – to their own cause. What is that cause? April isn’t sure. But she knows they killed a rock star for it, and innocents who got too close to the truth. One of them almost killed her. But that’s nothing to what’s coming next. Gabriel, her kinda-boyfriend, is dying and unless April can find a cure then not only is she going to be boyfriendless, she’s also going to lose one of her major allies in the school. And she really needs allies. Because it turns out April has an ability of her own, one that could prove lethal to the ‘Suckers’ who’ve taken over the school. If any of them figure out what she is, then losing her boyfriend will be the least of her problems 

(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:


I loved the first book in this series, the whole vampire story and the fact that it was set in England. So I was really looking forward to the second book and I have to say it did not dissapoint me.
I really liked this story as well, I just couldn’t put the book down and I wanted to know how it would end. The ending makes me want to read more about what’s going to happen next.

The verdict of a book addict:


Great second book in a series, I hope there will be more books in this series.

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Wonderful Series Wednesday #1

Published 26/01/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

So this is my first time for the wonderful series wednesday, so here we go!
The first series is:

Series title: Vampire kisses
Author: Ellen schreiber
How many books are there: 7 at the moment
Catagory: Vampires
What is the series about:
The series is about Raven, Raven is a goth girl and obsessed with vampires. She lives in a town she calls dullsville, and one day there moves a mysterious family into the mansion. Raven decides she must investigate this and hopes that the new residents are vampires…… If that’s true or not I will not tell because you have to read for yourself!
Wich books have I read already?
I have read all seven books out there! And I loved every book!
Are there more books coming?
Yes there are more books comming, book eight will be out in May

Vampires

Published 12/01/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

I know a lot of people are through with vampires, but I’ve been obsessed with them since I was a little girl. For me it started with the book “vampier in de school” ( about a vampire in a school ). I’ve read this book more than I can remember.

And after that I was just hooked to this creature. At the age of 13 I saw Interview with a vampire for the first time and after that Dracula. The last is one is one of my favourite vampire books too. But it wasn’t until Vampire kisses that my vampire addiction really took it’s form as it is known today. So now I’m reading a lot of vampire books, some are good some are bad but I don’t care. I love the fact that everyone has a diffrent view on the vampire, that they are making up their own rules. Because I have the feeling that a lot of people are forgetting that vampires aren’t real and that the rules of the vampire aren’t set in stone. I hope there will be a lot more good vampire books I can read!

Even if most people don’t like them anymore they are still my favourite creatures of the night. My heart beats faster every time I start to read a vampire novel and I don’t think there will come a time that I won’t like them anymore. So that’s why I saved these creatures for last in my series of creatures I love to read about.

So now I’m going to think of some new topics to talk about on my blog!

Books I really want: Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4 ) by Chloe Neill

Published 10/01/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

It’s monday again so here a blog about a book I really want. This week it’s chicagoland vampires by Chloe Neill.

I’ve discovered this series last year, ordered the first book first and became addicted to the series. I love the way Chloe Neill describes how Merrit sturggles with her being a vampire and all the rules she has to follow. 
I had a little trouble getting into the first book because of the writing style but after the first chapter I couldn’t put the book down and ordered the second book right away. The third book was a christmas present, one of the best christmas presents ever!
So now I’m wating for the next book, what will happen with Merrit, will she and Ethan get together or not? Well I’ll have to wait a little longer but I already know what the cover will look like and what the story will be about so here’s the goodreads summary:
Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals–and they’re camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are … tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else. 

Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn’t help that she can’t tell who’s on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who’s tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago’s supernatural society–a world full of vampires who seem too ready to fulfill the protesting human’s worst fears, and a place where she’ll learn that you can’t be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands..

So now the waiting begins for the next book, reading the goodreads summary I have to say the waiting will be hard!

Review: Vampire academy: Last Sacrifice by Richelle mead

Published 30/12/2010 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Goodreads Summary:

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.  

She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come. 

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir. 

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?

Review: Contains spoilers

So the story picks up where the last book ended, Rose is in prison because they think she killed the queen. Of course her friends won’t believe that she did it and they want to prove she’s is innocent. But time is ticking and they decide the only way to prove Rose is innocent is to get more time to find out who did. And to get more time they decide to get Rose out of jail and of course their plan works. Rose is out of jail and on the run with Dimitri and Sydney.

But at home things aren’t easy either not only is everyone looking for Rose, they also need to elect a new king or queen. Back to Rose she has another task at hand, she wants to find the unknown brother or sisther of Lissa just as the queen asked her to do in a letter. And she gets unexpected and unwanted help from Victor.

Victor has another strange proposal to delay things at court he comes up with a strange plan to let Lissa run for queen. Because she doesn’t have any living relatives she could never make it as queen but it will provide a welcome distraction. Rose tells Adrian about this plan in a spirit dream, and he makes sure Lissa gets to take part in the ritual of becoming queen. To become a king or queen you have to past a couple of tests and you get to experience all her tests through the bond Rose and Lissa share.

The biggest link Rose has is to find a former teacher turned strigoi named Sonya, this women probably knows who this secret brother or sister is. Of course Victor and is spirit using brother decide they should join Rose and show up at Sonya’s house. They do help them because Robert is a spirit user, he gets Sonya back, she is no longer strigoi. And she does know who this brother or sister is but swore never to tell anyone.

After a lot talking Sonya helps them find the brother or sister and Rose is very suprised when she meets him/her. ( I’m not going to spoil everything. ) But that’s not the ending of course because the guardians are called and Rose and Dimitri have to run away again. In the meantime Lissa has found out some clues about the real murderer of the queen. With the evidence Lissa provides through their bond and the things Rose finds out for herself she now has a clue as to who did it. But the ending is suprising, because they never suspected the real murderer. I won’t tell anything about the ending you just have to read it for yourselve.

Verdict

I just let out a big sigh when I finished the book, what a beautiful ending to an amazing series. After reading Twilight I wanted to read more vampire books and so I found the Vampire Academy series, I inmediatly fell in love with the chracters and couldn’t wait to read the next book and the next. But this book was diffrent I really wanted to read it but on the other hand I really didn’t. I didn’t want this story to end I just wanted to keep reading about them and that’s why it took me longer to finish this book than it would normaly. But enough about me now let’s go on about the book

If you ask me there couldn’t have been a better ending to this series, it ended so beautiful! I was affraid that I wouldn’t like this book because it would be about Rose a lot and you wouldn’t know what happened in the lives of the other characters. But the bond Lissa and Rose shared made sure we did, I loved all the parts about the tests Lissa had to go through to become a queen. And she is going to make the best queen ever I just know it!

And of course Dimitri and Rose getting back together was inescapable they just belong together! But I did feel sad for Adrian because he really loved Rose and I just know he would have done anything to make her happy. So I understood why he was so mad at her in the end not only for the betrayal but for breaking his hart.

I feel priveleged that I was a part of their lives through reading about them and I will really miss all of them!

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books I really want: Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Published 27/12/2010 by supernaturalreadingaddict

From book one I’ve been in love with the evernight series by Cladia gray. I’ve always been a sucker for a good vampire story and after reading the summary of this book I just wanted to read it and so I did.
But the problem with most series is that they leave you wanting more by the end of the book. And that’s what happened after reading the first book. But I patiently waited for the next book to come out.

And the next book was even better than the first, so the waiting began again of course for the thrid book and after the third book I really hated myself for finishing it so soon! It meant I had to wait longer to know what would happen next in the story. The waiting ends in march but that;s still a long time to go before I know what will happen with Bianca and lucas, I cried for them at the end of Hourglass and I’m dying to know if it will work out for them in Afterlife!

Review: Twice bitten by Chloe Neill

Published 23/12/2010 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Goodreads summary:

Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission. 

Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she’ll probably regret it. And she’s not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.

Review: Spoiler alert

The story picks up where the last book stopped, Merit goes to the appointment that was mentioned in the note she got. Here she meets with the leader of the rogue vampires and he has a proposition for her. He wants her to join the Red Guard, wich means that if there is a war she will be asked to stop being loyal to her liege ( Ethan Sullivan ) and join the Guard to keep all the vampires save. But this also means she ahs to spy on her Liege and that is something Merit isn’t willing to do yet. After reading this chapter I really thought it would be more about the Red Guard but it acutally goes in a whole other direction.

The end of the last book also tells us that the werewolves are visiting the city to decide if they would stay where they are or if they would all go back to Aurora. The packleader of the werwolves asks Merit to be his bodyguard, but of course she doesn’t have to do this alone. Ethan sullivan will be at her side and he will be training her. Of course the tension between them is still there and to be honest I really thought to myself please do it already so that tension will be gone.

Ethan decides to break Merit’s heart and at the same time his old student and flame comes to the house. The meeting of the packs isn’t going according to plan of course and someone is trying to kill the Alpha, so Merit has to face Ethan en work with him even after he breaks her heart. I’m not going to tell the end of this book because you really should read it for yourselve.

Verdict

As I said before I really wanted Ethan en Merit to just get it on, so the tencion between them would dissapear. I loved the tension in the first two books but in the third book it kind of annoyed me.
But I really liked the whole werewolf story, it brought a lot of action to the book and I love some action.
The alpha did suprise me in het end! But what I really missed was the Red Guard, you’re told about it in the first chapter and it appears again later in the book but it’s not in the main story line. And because they build the tension for this in the first book I really expected it to be more prominent in this book.
But the book didn’t dissapoint me I really loved it just as the first two books, Merit is her old self and just says what’s on  her mind. I really liked the new characters and would love to read more about them in the next book!

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Review: Origins ( The vampire diaries: Stefan’s diaries #1 ) by L.J. Smith

Published 09/12/2010 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Goodreads summary:

Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity.

Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine’s affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together-forever.
Review:
I really liked reading the story of the two brothers or at least a part of the story. Although most of the things in the book I already knew from watching the series on tv and reading the other vampire diaries books, it was still a fun read. I can’t wait for the next book to find out if that book is just as good and what will happen with Damon and Stefan.

It’s so strange to read that Damon didn’t want to become a vampire and Stefan was really happy with the fact that he was a vampire. Because we all know that changes, that Damon is going to be the one loving his undead life. A must read for all the vampire diaries fans out there!

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