Tag: vampires

Jul 25
Covens Rising: Episode 1 by Adina West

Covens Rising: Episode 1 by Adina West

Reviews 2 ★★★½

Momentum Books is publishing Adina West's Dark Child series as serialised novels. In 2013 they published the first book, The Awakening, as a 5 part serial, and are doing the same with the sequel: Covens Rising. I wish I'd read up on the series more carefully, because the titles on Netgalley and Goodreads are confusing. It doesn't help that the books are called Dark Child (The Awakening): Episode 1, or Dark Child (The Awakening): Omnibus Edition, or Dark Child (Covens Rising): Episode 1. Even the covers imply that Dark Child is the name of a book and not the series....

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May 06
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

I have loved every moment of my time with Allison, and although I am sad to let her go, I think The Forever Song concludes the Blood of Eden series very well. I think Kagawa, who set out to tell a completely different kind of story by combining the best of vampire fiction and dystopian settings, has achieved it masterfully.

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Jan 29
Shadow Kiss: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Shadow Kiss is the third graphic novel adaptation of Vampire Academy, and follows the gang as they get back to school after winter break. The books are getting darker and the stakes (ha!) are higher. As usual, I absolutely love Vieceli’s illustrations, they have a depth to them that never…

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Jan 22
Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The second instalment of the graphic novel adaptations of Vampire Academy is just as gorgeous and action packed as the first. Frostbite follows Rose, Lissa and the rest of the gang at a ski resort, where they go for their safety over winter break. Vieceli again masterfully recreates scenes from the…

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Jan 20
Consume by Melissa Darnell

Consume by Melissa Darnell

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Consume marks the end of one of my favourite series, The Clann, and although I’m sad to see it go, I think it’s a good note to finish on and am looking forward to whatever Melissa cooks up next. The strength of this novel, as with is predecessors, is the…

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Jan 15
Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I love graphic novels: I think they’re beautiful and give us a lovely visual adaptation of a novel that’s different from a movie. The first Vampire Academy graphic novel tells introduces Rose and Lissa perfectly, and accurately tells the story of the first book. Rose is a damphir – half…

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Nov 28
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Reviews 1

Knowing how much heartache the third book of the Vampire Academy books caused – especially, how painful the ending was – I hope I can be forgiven for putting off The Indigo Spell for as long as I did. I wanted to have The Fiery Heart in my hands in…

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Oct 04
King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

Reviews 0

I strongly believe the first scene of a novel, the first paragraph, hey, even the first words, absolutely set the tone for the rest of the book. So you can imagine what I was thinking when the first words of King Hall were “Sex Education” and the first scene was…

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Apr 30
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

I thought it couldn’t get any better than The Immortal Rules. I was wrong. The Eternity Cure blew me away, I read it quickly, feverishly, my heart pumping and my mind racing as I tried to anticipate every twist and turn. Allison is out to save her sire, Kanin, who…

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Mar 01
The Prey by Andrew Fukuda

The Prey by Andrew Fukuda

Reviews 2

Date published: 1st February 2013 Publisher: Simon & Schuster AU Format: Paperback, Australian Edition, 336 pages Series: The Hunt, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780732292621 Categories: Dystopian, Vampires Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Gene and the remaining humans – or hepers – are on the run. hunted by society, they must find…

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Feb 08
The Farm by Emily McKay

The Farm by Emily McKay

Reviews 0

I was pleasantly surprised by The Farm: I wasn’t expecting to be quite as thrilling and enjoyable as it is. Well constructed and delivered, The Farm was let down by the narrow-mindedness of its main character. During their six month imprisonment in The Farm, Lily has been taking care of…

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