Tuesday, May 12, 2009
crash that killed her parents, younger sister,
and their dog. Now she lives with an aunt in
Southern California, plagued not only by
survivor guilt but also by a new ability to
hear the thoughtsof all around her. She tries
to tune out all these distractionsby keeping
her hoodie up and her iPod cranked loud,
until Damen,the cute new boy at school,
convinces her to come out of her shell.
Another favorite author!! That's my first reaction to Alyson Noel's Evermore. My second reaction? HOW AM I GOING TO AFFORD ALL OF THESE BOOKS!!! LOL!
This is a book both teens & adults can enjoy. Alyson Noel has written a story that grips you from the beginning, and keeps your interest throughout the book. For me, it was a refreshing twist on heartbreak, love and immortality.
This is Alyson Noel's first book of the "Immortal" Series, with Blue Moon being released July 7th, 2009 in the US.
From the Alyson Noel website:
Dramatic rights have been sold to Spring Creek Productions and Warner Horizon for a TV series!
Woohoo! I've been waiting for a new show to come along!
In the Black Dagger novels the vampires are a separate species to humans, to be a vampire you have to have been born carrying vampire blood. At the start of their lives vampires seem like humans, they have no special strengths and can go out in daylight but they go through a dangerous transition to vampire hood in their mid twenties. Although vampires can drink the blood of humans it has little nutritional value for them and they need to drink the blood of other vampires (of the opposite sex) to survive. A human bitten or drained by a vampire doesn’t rise as a vampire - they are just dead.
The vampires are few in number due to the legions of slayers hunting them down over the centuries, high infant mortality and the rigors of the transition to vampire hood that not all vampires survive.
The story focuses on the romance between Wrath, the only pure blooded vampire left on the planet, and Beth a human/vampire half breed who is about to undergo the transition from human to vampire but isn’t aware of her vampire heritage.
There are a lot of obstacles in their path. Wrath hates humans and doesn’t want a mate. Beth finds it hard to believe in her vampire heritage and doesn’t want to need Wrath. That would make their relationship difficult enough without them being the prime target for the lessers who are hatching a new strategy for wiping the vampires off the face of the earth.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren.
Here I will post the books and anything else that I have gotten this week.It could be books, CD's, anything!!
In Susie's Mailbox This Week:
Blue Bloods (Melissa De La Cruz)
Schuyler Van Alen, 15, the last of the line in a distinguished
family, is being raised by her distant and forbidding grandmother.
Schuyler, her friend Oliver, and their new friend Dylan are treated
like outsiders by the clique of popular, athletic, and beautiful teens
made up of Mimi Force, her twin brother, and her best friend. What they have in
common is the fact that they are all Blue Bloods, or vampires.
They don't realize that they aren't normal until they reach age 15.
Then the symptoms manifest themselves and they begin to crave raw meat, have
nightmares about events in history, and get prominent blue veins in
their arms. Their immortality and way of life are threatened after Blue Blood
teens start getting murdered by a splinter group called the Silver Bloods.
Evermore (Alyson Noel)
her parents, younger sister, and their dog. Now she lives with
an aunt in Southern California, plagued not only by
survivor guilt but also by a new ability to hear the thoughts
of all around her. She tries to tune out all these distractions
by keeping her hoodie up and her iPod cranked loud, until Damen,
the cute new boy at school, convinces her to come out of her shell.
Masquerade (Melissa De La Cruz)
of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver,
Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding
the one man who can help--her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York,
preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball,
an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman
--a true Blue Blood affair.But it's at the after-party, a Masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force,
that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a
revelation that will forever change the course of a
young vampire's destiny. Rich with glamour, attitude,
and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods
saga will leave readers thirsting for more.
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a