Book Review: Dance With a Vampire (Vampire Kisses #4) by Ellen Schreiber

Title: Dance With A Vampire
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Page count: 179 pages
Rating: 5 stars

Book synopsis:

There's a new vampire in town. His name is Valentine Maxwell. Goth-girl Raven knows this latest intruder can only mean trouble--he's the younger sibling of two vampires she fought to drive out of Dullsville. But when her brother, Billy, befriends this dangerous tween night prowler, the stakes are suddenly higher. Though torn by the excitement of every teen girl's fantasy--attending the prom with her boyfriend--Raven must do everything she can to protect Billy.

Valentine's appearance may pose even further threats. Could he somehow know Raven's innermost feelings about becoming immortal for her true love, Alexander? The far-from-ordinary romance of these two teen outsiders takes another surprise-filled spin in the fourth book of Ellen Schreiber's applauded Vampire Kisses series.

Book Review:
Wooo! I so love what's happening so far.. It's thrilling and exciting. I can picture out Valentine's image the way he's described in the book. So far I'm not disappointed with the series since Raven and Alexander looks so cute together.. And I can say Alexander really loves Raven since he doesn't want her to join his dark underworld. Raven shows how much she loves her brother Billy Boy by doing her best to protect her from Valentine.. I just don't want the way Raven's prom ended.. It made me sad for a while but definitely this kept me excited to reading the next book!


"Waiting On" Wednesday [1]: Full Moon Kisses

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Full Moon Kisses
by Ellen Schreiber
Expected publication: December 26, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books

Book synopsis (from Amazon):

Beware of the full moon.

A werewolf wants to take you into his world. Forever.

Celeste and Brandon know that Nash in werewolf form is bad news. But a new prediction from psychic Dr. Meadows has Celeste wondering: Which of them wants to turn her into a werewolf?

Still on Celeste's and Brandon's minds is the "cure" from Brandon's father. Brandon must face one dilemma he hadn't anticipated—if his dad's serum really does work, is he willing to give up being a werewolf for good? Is Celeste willing to give up her heroic werewolf boyfriend? And when Nash finds out there's a cure, will he try to take it from Brandon as they continue to deal with their rivalry, their competing affections for Celeste, and their struggles with their werewolf identities?

Then things grow still more complicated when a gang of sketchy guys from a neigh-boring town comes to Legend's Run just before the big Werewolf Festival. What, or whom, are they looking for?

The third installment in the sumptuous series about werewolves and the popular girl who loves one is full of danger, mystery, and undeniably romantic full moon kisses.

So, what's on your can't-wait-to-read list this week? :)


Teaser Tuesdays #1: Dance With A Vampire

It's time for my first Teaser Tuesdays! Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by  MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Dance With a Vampire
(A Vampire Kisses novel)
by Ellen Schreiber
"He grabbed my hand. "Mrs. Madison, I'll never be able to get out of my mind how beautiful Raven is today. A picture could never compare her real beauty or be able to capture her heart and soul." (Page 138) 

I just can't get enough of this series!  :)


Book review: Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber

Title: Vampire Kisses: The Beginning
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Page count: 562 pages
Rating: 5 stars

Book synopsis:

The mansion on top of Benson Hill has been empty and boarded up for years. But a new family has moved in. A family that never ventures out during the day. Who are these creepy people -- especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town gossip actually be true? Are they vampires?  Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.

Book review:
I'm obsessed with vampires and werewolf thingy. But I have to admit, this is the first vampire book I read. I became obsessed with vampires because of the TV series True Blood and The Vampire Diaries and from that I decided to try reading books on them. So thus, I chose Vampire Kisses series to be the firsts on my list.

I was so inloved with this book that I finished it in one day, and happened to read it for the second time! I could see myself in Raven, the main character, who's very much hooked into vampires. Except that I don't do goth fashion. The book isn't boring at any part, and makes you excited for every chapter that you'll read. Then there's the vampire boyfriends, Alexander. Who wouldn't fall inlove with him? I really wanna feel how to be loved and protected by a vampire and Alexander made me feel it even if I'm just reading.. the only thing I don't like in him is that he has long hair.. I remember Eric form True Blood, he has long hair the first time I saw him in the series then he got a haircut and looked hotter! I think Alexander will look more handsome and hotter too.. Eh?

This is a must-read for all YA readers out there, this is complete of humor, family, friendship and romance with a mix of supernatural beings.


It's Monday! What are you reading? #1

"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey in which we plan our reading week and it's my first time to join this weekly meme! I'm starting to enjoy participating in weekly memes. It keeps me busy and keeps my blog updated while I'm still reading books and don't have anything to post yet.

So, this week, I'm planning to read:

Dance With A Vampire (Vampire Kisses #4) by Ellen Schreiber

The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses # 5) by Ellen Schreiber

Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses #6) Ellen Schreiber

I just can't get enough of Schreiber's vampire books. She did a great mix of humor, romance, and supernatural creatures in her books. I can say right now that she's one of my favorite vampire/werewolf authors. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.. and eventually start on Once in a Full Moon (Full Moon novel) once I finished Vampire Kisses. :)


Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and here you can find all the books I've recently received that I'm stacking my shelves with!

This week, I got eight new awesome books.

"Wither" (The Chronicle Garden Trilogy) by Lauren DeStefano

"Once in a Full Moon" (A Full Moon novel) by Ellen Schreiber

"Hourglass" (An Evernight novel) by Claudia Gray

"Love Bites" (A Vampire Kisses novel) by Ellen Schreiber

"A Swift Pure Cry" by Siobhan Dowd

"Greed" (Seven Deadly Sins #7) by Robin Wasserman

"First Blood" by Susan Sizemore (together with Erin McCarthy, Chris Marie Green and Meljean Brook)

"Fangs" (The Vampire Archives Volume 2) by Clive Barker, Anne Rice, Arthur Conan Doyle and many more)

I'm a very happy kiddo this week, I don't mind spending money with books. And I'm craving for more! Seems like I'll be quite busy in my nook for a long time... :)


New books, new bookmarks!

Today I received my allowance for the week and the first thing that came to my mind is to buy new books. I dropped by Booksale and was surprised to see new YA books on sale there! So I thought of buying at least one and I came up with “Wither” of The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.
I was thinking of buying more but then I remembered I’m also going to the NBS Warehouse sale this weekend so I stopped myself. Then I dropped by the National Bookstore and ended up buying “Once in a Full Moon” by Ellen Schreiber.
I was about to pay at the counter when the section of bookmarks caught my eye. And these are what I found – awesome bookmark designs!

I’m feel so great when I reached home. I’m looking forward to buying more awesome book finds this weekend. I need my eyes to get busy not with my laptop but with books. :)


Book review: The Lost Saint (A Dark Divine Novel book # 2)


Title: The Lost Saint (Book #2,  A Dark Divine Novel)
Author: Bree Despain
Series: A Dark Divine
Page count: 404 pages
Rating: 5 stars

Book sysnopsis:

A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace's relationship with Daniel is put in danger - in more ways than one.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her - not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.
Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to the The Dark Divine.

Book review:
Honestly, the main reason I bought this book is because of the cover, especially I love blue. I have no idea what the story is about. But then when I read the first pages, it immediately caught one of my interests: werewolves. It also includes vampires but the protagonist is a werewolf and I love the way she tried to control and use her abilities for good.

"I know what evil existed in the world, and I couldn't just sit anymore. I guess that's why in all those comic books, the superheroes have to create an alter ego -- the person who pretends to be ordinary so they can still be with the ones they love." -Grace Divine

There are so many twists in the story especially when it comes to Grace's lost brother, Jude. Grace and Daniel seems to have so much chemistry together but of course, like in any other relationships, they also experience problems and turmoil in life. In this book, Grace met a new man, gorgeous and a hottie, named Talbot who adds excitement to the story. I also love the witty personality of April! She's an ideal friend because she is very supportive and I just love how she loved to make costumes for Grace as a 'superhero' thingy.
"I felt like a different person, and part of me longed for Daniel's arms, strong and true, to wrap me in his warm embrace. I wanted to hear him tell me that it was okay for me to be different now. That he still loved me no matter what." -Grace Divine

This book talks about romance, friendship, and family which makes it a must-read for YA readers out there. I wish I could find The Dark Divine book in any bookstore here and I can't wait to read the next book entitled The Savage Grace.

"But if you can hold on to that love, and if you can hold on to that faith, then you are stronger than any monster out there. No outside power, no force, no evil can make you turn into the wolf as long as you hold on to that love." -Daniel


Bookmark these Book-sites!*

*I’m a book lover who happens to be mashed up with the Information Technology society. While reading a magazine on the latest about technologies, I encountered this article for book lovers.

Are you the type who would want to share your passion in literature with others who share the same interests in books? There are many convenient ways to go book window-shopping online and meeting fellow bookworms to discuss with. Below are the top five book-sites:
    • Shelfari. Build virtual bookshelves of books you’ve read or want to read and share books and opinions with friends. Users can also create groups that other members may join, create discussions and talk about books and various topics.
    • Goodreads. A social cataloging site similar to Shelfari except that it possesses the “if you like this, read this” feature which auto recommends books based on ranking books you’ve rated. It also contains reading and writing challenges, quotes and trivia.
    • Library Thing. One of the oldest, if not the oldest social networking site for bookworms. It is not only used for storing and sharing book catalogs and various types of book metadata. What makes it special is that it is used by authors, libraries and publishers as well.
    • ConnectViaBooks. Similar to the first three sites mentioned, ConnectViaBooks allows the user to create multiple book lists and publish those lists on their own blog. Plus, it includes an interactive world map on the landing page that shows activities of members.
    • weRead. This was formerly called iRead, caters to bookworms in the younger audience. It started as an application in Facebook and it has now expanded to many other social-networking sites that allows you to recommend books to friends.
There are numerous sites out there that offer you articles that are literary related and sites that help young writers out on their literary endeavors. Believe it or not, for literary singles out there, there happens to be a literary speed dating site wherein you can interact with individuals who you might want to engage in the best literary conversation you’ve had set. So, to get your literary passion and skills fueled, try these sites on for size.

Source: Tech Inovations, Volume 5 Issue 8, page 8