Monday, 29 November 2010

Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel - Review

Book: Infinite Days
Author: Rebecca Maizel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230749009
Rating: A+

For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers - and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things - the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven - the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction - want their queen back...

Infinite Days was definitely different to any other vampire book I have ever read. It certainly had a nice twist where it involved the magic but not so much that it became a magic book. I loved the way it evolved over a long period of time as I think so many authors try the keep the time slow but Maizel has just let go and let it flow. The story runs smoothly and everything slots together.

The book is written very well and I loved Maizel’s style of writing so I cannot wait for the sequel: Stolen Nights.
The story is basically about a girl who has been a vampire for five hundred years and wants to be human. She gets that wish but to become human another must sacrifice themselves for you. Anyway she goes to school meets the hot boy, falls in love and all the rest. Then her coven come looking for her, find her and make her into a vampire. Long story short. The book was unique though. The twist at the very end where Lenah sacrifices herself. Big surprise. If I had finished the book it would have gone something like this.

         All I felt were dazzling gold diamonds of light. I knew this was the end. Everything would be gone. But then someone pulled me. The grip was strong, firm and love coursed through it. Vicken. I flew back and landed on the table my head hitting it hard. That’s when the pain started. It rushed through my body as the side effects of the sun kicked in. I screamed a piercing scream and I saw Vicken wince as I did.
       “Come on Lenah, It’s alright...”
I screamed again, this time louder. I was about to scream yet again but Vicken kissed me. I kissed back and only then did I realise I could feel his lips against mine. Taste the softness on his lips. I was human and the pain was gone.
       “How?” I whispered.
       “When you sacrificed yourself I figured that if I said the ritual I would kill my vampire form, which was already dying, and not my human form and I guess it worked.” He said.
                “Vicken, thanks and all but you shouldn’t have.”
                “Why not, we can be together now!”
                “That’s why. I lost Rhode, and I have a boyfriend. Justin Enos.”
He looked at me and his head dropped.
                “I’ll be going.” He said.
                “Wait!” I said and pulled him around.
I kissed him firmly on the lips and  stood back.
                “Just a present.” I said. “Remember me.”
                “Lenah Beaudonte, I will always love you.”
And then he left.

Now my favourite character is Justin. He’s the perfect boy but with normal issues. I mean he grieves losing Lenah so much and basically mourns over her. He has a cool personality and has witty answers for everything so yeah.

I am so glad I bought this book. One of the best ever and I just love it, so five stars from me!

P.S. Don't forget to look out for the sequel STOLEN NIGHTS

Friday, 26 November 2010

Shout Out: Vampire Queen

I'd like to give a big shout out to VAMPIREQUEENNOVELS.COM 
It is an awesome site with regular posts and all the latest news on the vampire queen novels: INFINITE DAYS - STOLEN NIGHTS by REBECCA MAIZEL. So go to the sit because it is amazing and thanks to the site for posting a link to my fanmade cover which you can find by going to the FanArt tab above. So go to VAMPIREQUEENNOVELS.COM and I guess that is it. :)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

New Christmas Theme

As you can see the normal theme and banner for ER:

Has in fact been replaced with a fandabidosi new christmas one!!! I thought it was be festive and so I took a twist on the normal logo with the twilight hands. It will be changed back after Christmas and I will be doing different themes more often now. The new header is above you and below you. Hope you like it! :)

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Fanmade Infinite Days Cover

I loved the covers to this book so here is mine.

Click on them for full size view.

Fanmade Tantalize Cover

Just about to read Tantalize so I made a fanmade cover. Hope you like!
Fanmade Cover
Original Cover

Click on either one for a larger view.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Angel - L.A. Weatherly - Review

Book: Angel
Author: L.A. Weatherly 
Publisher: Usborne
ISBN: 9781409521969
Rating: A+

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from - But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous - and irresistible. In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

“A Quirky, Fast Paced Thriller, With a Twist!”

I have to admit I understand the commotion over this book. It was different to what I expected but still amazing. I loved how it’s part of the fallen angel but not at the same time because they not fallen, just very very evil. From the moment I engaged in the book I loved it. It was a quirky, fast paced thriller with a twist, and I have never read anything quite like it. This book was so good it took me ages to write the review. It even got to the point where I was considering doing a Vide Review, but luckily my creativeness returned.

My favourite character was probably Jonah. I absolutely loved him. He was torn between the two worlds of good and bad but not in a cheesy way (I’m cheesy I <3 HARRY POTTER) He has a nice personality and I found myself instantly liking him and feeling sorry for him being at the command of the enemy. I mean he is literally caught up in the middle of everything but as people would say it’s for the greater good – Yet again CHEEEESY J

Anyway after a lot of scary psychic stuff she meets the boy. (Of course there’s a boy – DUH!) Alex, as always he is Edward Cullen perfect. Quirky, full of loss, sarcastic and finds it very hard to show emotion within in the first few chapters. Nevertheless the two eventually fall in loved and I find their love and bit overwhelming, because instead of spacing it out in-between the love Weatherly has packed it into the last five chapters.

That fact the angels were evil were my favourite twist because they are all white, glow and flutterby wings. But Willow – Half Angel – No offence but we all saw it coming. Again with her dad, I got halfway through the book and I already knew who he was. Intuition? No – Inference (we’ve been studying it in English so I just had to use the word somewhere – make me look clever – which I am by the way!)

The plot is a good one. The writing is little but descriptive. I just doesn’t go on, for once. It just tells you what you need and moves on. I think that it is a factor of a light novel (even it is 600 pages LOL).

The book is full of fiery passion, action, flare, love, darkness, light, killing, half angels, angel killers and angels and too be honest I absolutely loved this book. Yes I will read this again – SO BUY IT! GRRR – I SAID BUY IT!!!! GRRR

Desperate Measures - Laura Summers - Review

Book: Desperate Measures
Author: Laura Summers
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
ISBN: 9781848120501
Rating: B+

Vicky and Rhianna are twins but they couldn’t be more different. For their fourteenth birthday, Vicky wants a card from the hottest boy in school. Rhianna, brain-damaged at birth, wants a Furby. Instead they get a nasty shock – their foster parents can’t cope and it looks as if Vicky and Rhianna and their younger brother Jamie will have to be split up. How can they stay together? Desperate times call for desperate measures… Exciting, fast-moving and deeply affecting, this innovative story is Laura Summers’ first novel.

This book was very different from my usual reading list, and i was actually drawn in by the cover. Not by the blurb or whatnot. Anyway, i am so glad that i read this. It will stay with me forever because it is amazing. It goes over the main aspect of life situation that quite often children are put in.

I found it very touching, especially the fact that Re is brain damaged. But i also loved the adventure which was fantastic. The story was well written and the plot is good to read, but not original.

"A touching story, of brotherly love, and desperate measures!"

I read this a couple of weeks ago, as the review was hard to write. I suppose recently i have had a lack words in my head. I'm even having trouble with my novel, but Summers clearly doesn't have any problems because the book was a touching story of brotherly love and desperate measures! I like the perspective of the two sisters and would have loved maybe some chapters from jamies view but hey. I think Summers has done a fantastic job on Re as it must be hard to write as a brain damaged girl.

I think this book is also made to bring awareness to disability and i hope many will read this.