I just watched Vampire Academy. I'd tried to read the series, but just couldn't get into it. I have to admit, the movie was fast paced and full of plot twists and action. But it was at times confusing. I never could tell exactly who were the bad guys and who were the good guys. I'd get to liking a character...and they'd turn evil...or get killed...or both. The quality of the movie wasn't all that great...nothing even similar to Twilight or the Harry Potter Sagas. In fact, the story seemed like the author blended both Twilight and Harry Potter together, which equaled a vampire school. There were also references to the elements such as, earth, wind, fire, and water that are also mentioned in Divergent.
BUT...Is Vampire Academy a Twilight FanF…Read more >
Okay you guys. While you guys are waiting for Meyers to write more Twilight, I have to tell you about a fabulous new young adult book series. It's called "In The After," by Demitria Lunetta. It was so DANGED good that I literally couldn't stop reading it...I stayed up the entire night reading the blasted thing it was so good. The heroine of the story is a girl named Amy. She tells the entire story in first person. Amy is a survivor of an alien holocaust. But the truth is entirely different from what Amy believes. You'll be shocked at the ending. This book is the first of a series. Here's what Amazon says:
In debut author Demitria Lunetta's heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly cr…Read more >
I just finished watching a really great vampire movie. It's called "The Thompson's" and it's about a vampire family. The parents are dead...the story doesn't go into detail about how they were killed...but that leaves the children to live on their own. The ages range of the kids (4 boys, 1 girl) are early twenties to early teens. There are five siblings and the eldest is David, then there's the fraternal twins, Wendell & Darlene, then Frances, and Lennie. Frances, who is a boy in his late teens tells the story. They all got into trouble when they were at a gas station that was held up...the vampire siblings had to kill the bad guys as well as the good guys to get away unknown. Unfortunately, they were filmed and had to skip the country. Th…Read more >
So...Whatever became of Bella's cactus? While it wasn't in the book, it was at the beginning of Twilight. She held it until she got to her room in Forks, then she puts it down. But I wonder whatever became of it? It wasn't in her and Edward's little cottage....at least I didn't see it. Maybe Kristen stole it?Read more >
“Grasshopper Jungle” is two for one. On one level, it is a darkly comic story about the end of the world. The book’s narrator and protagonist — 16-year-old Austin Szerba, of the fictional town of Ealing, Iowa — accidentally unleashes an infestation of six-foot-tall praying mantises, products of a scientific experiment gone kookily awry. These HUGE insects are practically indestructible and only desire two things: ONE: Procreate; TWO: Eat anything in sight.
On another level, “Grasshopper Jungle” is a novel about adolescence. Like most teenage boys, Austin fairly vibrates with pubescent energy and blunderbuss desires; still a virgin, he fantasizes endlessly about sex.
I've NEVER read a book even remotely like this one. But it's extremely good …Read more >