Monday, June 4, 2012
Howdy folks! Just a note to let you know that, for reasons too vague and convoluted for me to explain, I will no longer be blogging here. But I will be making a fresh start in a new place, BookBorne. I hope some of you will choose to join me there. I've missed you.
Posted by Vanessa at 12:55 PM
Friday, September 16, 2011
My thoughts: Vampire Academy is one of my all-time favorite YA series, and Rose Hathaway one of my favorite characters. So I feel a little disloyal when I say... I think I might like Bloodlines and Sydney better. That was a whisper, so Rose won't hear me and get her feelings hurt. She's sitting right there on the bookshelf, and I do have a heart, after all.
Sydney is just such a normal, snarky girl. She doesn't have any spectacular skills or powers, other than her brains and her chemistry set. And yet she manages to explode off the page and through the story, conquering obstacles and laying waste to every overpuffed ego in her path. I'm only sad that she doesn't get a romance yet, but I can see hints of one to come.
It was so great to revisit my buddies from VA! Jill, Eddie and Adrian obviously get a lot of page time, but there are plenty of cameos by familiar faces. I finally get Adrian this time around. He was just so wrong for Rose that he only annoyed me in VA, but I started to like him here. In my defense, I think he's also just BEING less annoying now, it's not entirely my bad.
Richelle Mead has done her usually fabulous job in providing a fast-paced, richly peopled story that hooks the reader in completely. Joe actually read this book before I did and loved it. I'm right again! He should just do what I tell him in the first place, save himself all this tiresome "I told you so."
Final word: If you haven't read this book yet, why the heck not? I loved it from cover to cover and I think you will, too. 5/5 STARS
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
So, you've probably picked up on this by now, but I thought I'd make it official. I'm on a blogging break. Life is busy busy busy for me right now, and blogging seems to be the thing that's falling by the wayside to make room in my schedule. It was either blogging or reading that was going to go and, well, that's a no-brainer. My final post will be the BLOODLINES blog tour on Friday, and then it's "Sayonara!" I'll miss you all!
Posted by Vanessa at 7:57 PM