May 28, 2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plains--except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.


I don't think I liked this one. There were some things that Collins made happed that I don't think I agree with. It was resonable and realistic but maybe that's why I didn't like it. You know how on TV you'll see movies about the war that they made fiction and it's just fine? Well, this is fiction that's made to seem like it could actually happen and I don't think I like it. It's SO convincing that this could be real that it's scary to me. I don't know if switching it up makes the book better for you are what, but to me it made it scarier than any horror book I've ever read.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.


To be honest, I really don't know what my opinion of this book is. I have mixed feelings of this book. I like/hate it. I don't even know why I like/hate it. All I know is that it was good in a terrible way....if you know what I'm talking about.....I hope you do because I'm confused myself. I like the constant love triangle between Peeta, Gale, and Katniss (Although I really think she should just reallize that she likes Peeta more). I don't really care for all the war talk. I don't like war, and Collins describes it perfectly. I dont like when I read about the Capitol killing people randomly because I can see that actually happening in the future. I don't know....I just don't like that part.

May 26, 2012

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.


I originally read this book because we were reading this book in English class last year. I never got around to reading the whole series, hence why I'm reading it again. I like this book because I think Collins did a good job with her story plot and story set up. She's really good at describing things enough to where we get it but it's not over descriptive. Like with books that take three pages to describe a brick wall, she doesn't do that. I like how Katniss pretty much flips off the capitol at the end. Gives them the whole "screw you" without even saying anything at all. I suspect she's going to get in trouble for that later though. Anyways, really good book I'd recommend it to anyone.

May 21, 2012

Better of Undead by DD Barant


Dark magic, unknown enemies, monsters of every stripe—FBI profiler Jace Valchek has seen it all. In this bizarre parallel universe, shape-shifting werewolves and blood-thirsty vampires don’t even warrant a raised eyebrow. That is, until Jace has to face what life might look like as one of them …

It starts off as just another run-of-the-mill assignment: to track down the rogue don of a mafia werewolf family before he upsets the delicate balance of the underworld. But Jace wasn’t counting on being bitten…and soon she’s fighting the growing wolf inside her with a startling antidote—vampirism. Stopping a bloody gangland war won’t be easy when Jace is feeling some new, and very inhuman, desires …


I really like this book, too. I don't agree with Jace though. I think I wouldn't like to be a minority of humans in a thropirelem world (lycanthrope, vampire, and golem). I have always been apart of the "Team Vampire" so I think her trying to become a human by fighting the vampire cells with the lycanthropic cells is stupid. I would just have them fight the lycanthropic cells with the vampire cells to become a vampire. It would be so much better than having to worry about your humanity every moment of every day. That's just what I would do though. I can understand why she chose not to do that though. She wants to go home SOMETIME. I'd want to be able to see my family, too and if she becomes a vampire that wouldn't happen.

Killing Rocks by DD Barant


FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she’s been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker—and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher. The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered. The solution: There is none, without Asher’s help…

Jace’s goal seems simple enough—to get her man, like always. But just hours after she arrives in Vegas, she’s abducted…and she isn’t even sure who the real enemy is. Now Jace has to wonder if she’s the predator or the prey in a very dangerous game that could change not only her fate, but the world’s…Meanwhile, a serial killer is still on the loose. And time has already run out…


I thought this was an amazing book. I liked how they added a war between the lems (golems or walking talking bags of sand) and the thropires (lycanthropes and vampires united front. The way they describe the war and how her partner is on the side of the lems is cool. Even though the lems are terrorizing the town and the minority of humans...which includes Jace. It's all described really well and is so good I had to keep reading. Infact I finished this book in three hours.

May 18, 2012

Death Blows by DD Barant


FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. Now she works for the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America—and her boss is a vampire.

At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero the Flash—a character who isn’t supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon, she’s following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld of black-market comics—where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term “super-villain”…

My opinion

I like how they cleverly mix not normal with normal in this book. Jace Velchek is dealing with comic book that form the Kamic cult. It's so creative. I really like Jace as a charector. I like how she's insicure, sarcatic, and cocky about what she does. I still don't agree with her going after the human race but I'm getting more ok with it. I like the charector Cassius also. I think Cassius and Jace should just get over their insicurities and just hook up already. Plus the way Barant describes Cassius as a Surfer boy that actually has brains, is hot. I can almost picture him in my mind and I want to date him, too.

May 14, 2012

Funny quote from Dying Bites by DD Barrant

When I see Cassius, I'm going to give that ancient, scheming, always-one-step-ahead bastard a great big hug.
(next chapter)

"You ancient, scheming, always-one-step-ahead bastard." I say, and punch him in the nose.
Okay, so I changed my mind.


I hate these days. The days that you are so busy in school that you're to busy to read your book. It's so stressful. I'm reading a book in American English right now that's keeping me away from reading the books that I want to read. "read 100 pages over the weekend". When you have to work on weekends you have no time to read the 100 pages AND the book that you wanna read. Well, like I was saying, if you're wondering why I'm not posting anything new right now that's why. (and I really don't want to bother writing about The Grapes of Wrath).

May 7, 2012

Dying Bites by D D Barant


Her job description is the “tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers.” What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman’s work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day…

Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she’s the best there in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David’s world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again…

My Opinion

So I really like this book. Although I'm kinda upset. I don't think that a human being should help vampires kill human beings when the human beings are just trying to survive in this ulternate universe. If she lived in this alternate universe for her whole life she would be trying to kill these vamps and lycanthropes, too.

May 1, 2012

The Darkest Seduction by: Gena Showalter

This book series is amazing!!!! I read the first 11 books before I made this blog and was upset becuase I had to wait to read this book. I'm not done with this book yet but I LOVE IT!!! I cant put this book down it's just such a good book that I wanna just keep reading even though I'm really supposed to be paying attention in class.