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YA Book Review: Crusade

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  • Title: Crusade ( #1 )
  • Author: Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
  • Published: 2010 By Simon Pulse
  • Type: Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy
  • Source: Paperbackswap Trade
  • Hardcover, 470 pages

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Summery: trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated—and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself—and her heart.

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My Review: Looking at the cover my first thought was this is gonna be epic scary. The story does have it moments of scary, but i was a little disappointed in the whole scary department. The book just seemed like a normal YA vampire book. The book was pretty true to what we all grown to know what a vampire was, there is not a sparking vamp that goes to High school.

The world is taking of by Vampires. the US is the worst when it comes to Vampires running things, But a group of hunters that go to academy in Spain fight vampires at night. When Jenn’s grandfather dies she is sent back to America when her sister is taking to New Orleans by vampires.

Jenn loves Antonio but he is a vampire and she wants all vampires to die. The romance in this book confused me at times, i just couldn’t connect to the love story. Jenn does not trust Antonio that he is hiding something from them, but in the book you as a reader you don’t know what that is really. The group of hunters has a Vampire ( Antonio ) a Werewolf and a witch. They call Vampires “The Cursed ones”

I get what they where trying todo in this book, and the concept would have been good, But the writing made the book so dull and boring half the time, that made me want to skip pages. Tho just because i didn’t like does not me others wont. I know a lot of people who did like the book. Don’t judge the book by my review give it a chance then let me know what you thought. It all depends on the reader.

The story is more complex then most YA books but it’s still pretty normal also to YA books. The story wasn’t bad and there was parts i did enjoy but it just wasn’t a book for me.

The story isn’t in a one person point of view. you get to read pretty much on whats going on and others Point of view.

If you like Complex but normal YA vampire books where the vampires take over, then this is the book for you. I wish i could of had a longer review for this book, but to be honest i didn’t really pay attention to the story to write more about it.

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YA Book Review: A Shade of Vampire

17255435Title: A Shade of Vampire
Author: Bella Forrest
Published: 2012 By Createspace Indepentent Publishing
Type: Paranormal, Fantasy, Vampires
Ebook PDF, 89 – 149 Pages
Source: From the Author for review

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Summery: On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? …or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

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My Review: I love vampire story’s it is a guilty Pleasure for me. I don’t know why i like them so much, it just that vampires are cool.

The book starts off with Sofia walking on the beach on her 17th Birthday, she is thinking to herself about stuff and her best friend Ben, who she likes but he is with some girl, when a mysterious men walks up to her and then she is taken.

the book is a short read, this may be the shortest book i have read  i usually read books that are 300+ pages. The book is in two POV, Sofia’s and Derek’s( Derek is a vampire who has been a sleep for a very look time ). It kind of reminds me of medieval mixed in modern Time, vampires living in tree houses. It is a normal Vampire book, you know usual, vampire’s drink blood and can’t be in the sunlight, can get killed by a stake, the usual, But the story is still unique and different in some ways.

There was this part where Derek’s sister mention Shadow Hunters ( Which by the way are Vampire Hunters ) but i had a fangirl moment cause i kept thinking about The Mortal Instruments( Don’t worry this book is not like TMI).

The Story is dark, just the way i like my vampire story’s. A vampire story without darkness would be like Twilight..Tho i do like Twilight, you just have to have some darkness for me to enjoy. I think people who like Vampire story’s would really like this one.

The Connection between Sofia and Derek is refreshing that i thought it was cute how they are together. Derek is supposed to be this evil monster in a way but around Sofia he becomes caring and sweet and very Protective of her.

I thought the cover was an ok Cover, just don’t judge the book by the cover and the number of pages. It is a good book and i like it.

And the ending made me go crazy like i just wanted to know what would happen next! like i have to get the next book just to find out more about what will happen between Derek and Sofia and even BEN!

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Book Review : Marked By P.C and Kristen Cast

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  • Title: Marked ( A House of Night #1)
  • Authors: P.C Cast, Kristen Cast
  • Year Pub: 2007
  • Type: Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, Fiction
  • I was given this book Via BookMooch

About the Book: The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire — that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny–with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

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My Review : On the back of the book it looks like a good read but the book itself…well not so much and i usually just love Vampire books. The book Marked is different then the average Vampire books. There was very little parts that i did enjoy of the book but like i said Very little. it had a LOT of awkward parts that had me putting down the book for a while. Zoey goes on about oral sex more then what i would want to read in “YA” Book actually i rather not read about oral sex at all and i am 22 years old and that stuff just bugs me. the book would’ve been good if they just left those parts out all together.

The writing was such a bore that i kept glancing at the words instead of actually reading it. Now this is just what i thought about the book, I know someone who just loves the series..but everyone is different so i am not gonna judge. so i guess it doesn’t completely suck, if you can get passed the awkward parts. It kinda reminds me of Twilight if Bella went to a all “vampyre school” Zoey is really boring and plan like bella.

It took me a while to actually getting myself to get this book because of mix reviews and now i completely understand why a lot of people didn’t enjoy the series.

Here are some quotes from the book

“Actually, since I’m gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don’t have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.”

“You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.”

“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character”

“The problem, of course, was that turning into a monster was the brighter of my two choices. Choice Number 1: I turn into a vampyre, which equals a monster in just about any human’s mind. Choice Number 2: My body rejects the Change and I die. Forever.

So the good news is that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.”

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All in all this book is worse then Twilight. Read at your own risk.

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