Showing posts from February, 2014

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another fun book review. This one is the third book of the Vampire Academy series, Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. Like I said in my last post, I am trying to catch up posting reviews before I read any more books. With that said, I read this book about a week or two ago, but I went back to take a second look before posting the review. Now on with my review!

Shadow Kiss continues the story of Rose, Lissa, Dimitri and Christian, but now Adrian has joined everyone at St. Vladimir. The team has found out the Victor hasn't been convicted yet. Rose is started to see dead people. Christian is getting jealous over Lissa spending time with Adrian. More importantly, Rose is dealing with seeing dead people, in particular Mason. She's finding out that being shadow kissed isn't such a good thing, and this book deals with the repercussions of that.

Something that I really love about these novels is that there is such character development. Rose has exper…

Frostbite by Richelle Mead: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another fun book review! It's the second book of the Vampire Academy series, Frostbite by Richelle Mead. I would just like to preface this review with a little confession. I read this book a couple of weeks ago, and I loved it so much that I could not stop to review it before finishing the series. So, I may be a little rusty, but these books have been on my mind for two weeks now. I think I can do this review justice. With all of that said, let's get to the review!

This book continues the story of Rose and Lissa, with a few more complications. Strigoi attacks are becoming more common. Lissa is having problems choosing her magic over her sanity. Rose's absentee mother has come to the academy. Both Rose and Lissa are dealing with their love lives, and everyone decides to go to the Court for the holiday season. There Rose meets Adrian, nephew to the Queen and quite the ladies' man. But everything comes to the climax when some of the nov…

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another book review. It's time for a "fun" book, and today I'm reviewing Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Of course, I wanted to read this book before I went to see the movie (which I did manage to accomplish). Now that I've read it, let's get on with the review!

Vampire Academy is the first of the Vampire Academy Series. As with any beginning of a series, this book gives us a lot of information about the world we're about to encounter. Specifically, this world contains vampires, but they don't call them "vampires." The good vampires are the Moroi. They drink blood like any other vampire, but they don't kill people. Each individual Moroi can also do magic with a specific element. They can either control earth, water, fire, or air.

Now there are also bad vampires called Strigoi. Strigoi are vampires who have killed when drinking blood making them part of the undead category. They become obsessed with ge…

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells: Book Review (School Edition)!

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another book review. Today's book review is one of my school books from my Popular Genre (that genre being science fiction) class. The book is The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells. Now, on to the review!

This book is about a guy named Edward Prendick who after being shipwrecked, finds himself on a mysterious island which is inhabited by the scientist Dr. Moreau, his assistant Montgomery, and strange men. After investigating, Prendick finds out that Dr. Moreau has been experimenting on the people on the island, and then everything gets really messed up.

I have to say that I was pretty surprised by this novel. I actually enjoyed it! One of the things that I loved about this story is that it did not turned out the way I expected it to. See, before reading this novel, I didn't do any background research. So, when Prendick was worried about what he thought was happening on the island, I did as well. I did see everything through his eyes very w…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Official Movie Companion by Kate Egan: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another book review. As per my New Year's Resolution, I have been reading some fun books along with my school book load. Last week I read The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Official Movie Companion by Kate Egan. So, let's get on with the review!

Now, as a cosplayer (or at least, a cosplayer wannabe), an official movie companion is a gold mine. There are a ton of large high resolution photographs, which include some from behind the scenes. Sometimes when you're watching a movie, you cannot get the entire outfit or all of the details that pictures like these can provide. This companion does a good job of showing exactly what we're missing when we see the movie.

Let's look at this book as a connoisseur of books rather than a cosplayer. It has a lot of details about how the movie was made, actor involvement, what when on behind the scenes, and what  a movie like this really means to all of the fans. They had some really interesting stor…