Review: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 443 pgs
Read: 8/15/2011 – 8/16/2011
Release Date: November 13th 2008

Links Richelle Mead – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
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Why I Started This Book:

When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.

Summary:

Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret …. She’s in love with Dimitri. And this time, it’s way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever…

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My Thoughts:

Is the third book in Vampire Academy series. I loved the action scenes, romantic ones but the end keep me hanging for the next one.
We discover on this book that Rose/Lisa bond is not a easy thing on them. Rose start having problems with humor, not that she had a great one from the beginning.
Rose start to keep secrets from Lisa and this part I didn’t like, but understad why she does it(she has a fierce protection for her friend). She has battles of her on, by seeying dead people and felling when strigoi are near by. Deal with the lost off a friend is difficult, but seeying him, makes it harder.
I still think Lisa is imature, and the end of this book shows exactually what I think, she doesn’t know Rose’s relationship with Dimitri, especially because she only cares about herself. Lisa’s attitude shows that she is selfish and out of control with her emotions. Christian is still with her, and helps a lot Lisa.
Rose and Christian fight in the big battle that happens on the school, making their friendship a bit better.
Dimitri shows more fellings towards Rose, making it difficult to live without each other.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You liked the first one and the second one, is series so is recommended read #2 before the #3.

Favorite Quotes:

“You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can.”   

“What’s up?” I asked.
You tell me,” he (Christian) said. “You were the one about ready to start making out with Adrian.”
It was an experiment,” I said. “It was part of my therapy.”
What the hell kind of therapy are you in?”    

“He stepped back and threw his arms out.
“I’m always crazy around you Rose. Here, I’m going to write an impromptu poem for you.”
He tipped his head back and shouted to the sky:
“Rose is in red
But never in blue
Sharp as a thron
Fights like one too.”    

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Series:

  1. Vampire Academy
  2. Frostbite
  3. Shadow Kiss
  4. Blood Promise
  5. Spirit Bound
  6. Last Sacrifice

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Waiting on Wednesday #1

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Lawe’s Justice
by Lora Leigh
Publication Date: September 27
Breeds #25

From Goodreads:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the world of the Breeds where animal instincts can bring a feral pleasure to every man and his willing female mate.

Mating heat gives him the Heebie Jeebies. It makes his stomach clench. It makes his teeth grind. Not because he wants to avoid it.

Sure as hell not because he’s searching for it and  can’t find it. No, it’s the woman he’s sensed is his mate, the woman that makes him insane every time they cross paths. The one woman he knows he can never, ever tame. The mercenary sister of Jonas’ mate, Diane Broen. And he doesn’t mean mercenary in the monetary sense. Oh hell no, he couldn’t be that damned lucky.  Diane is the commander of a small group of rough and ready male soldiers. A woman living on the edge, and threatening to pull him over with her.  

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Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 327 pgs
Read: 8/10/2011 – 8/15/2011
Release Date: 
April 10th 2008

Links
Richelle Mead –  website – TwitterFacebook
Amazon –  KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.
Summary:
Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…
It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.
But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…
 

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My Thoughts:

Frostbite is the second book in Richelle Meads’ Vampire Academy series and it is just as good as the first. 
We can she how Rose grows on this book, especially when she loses a close friend and consider herself guilty for his death. Dimitri shows a different side of him, more friendly towards Rose and their ‘friendship’. 
We also see Rose’s mother Janine and understand more why she chose to raise Rose that way. And why Rose fells like she’d been abandoned by her mother. It’s a choice: career or family. One that Rose has already made by being Lisa’s guardian.

On the side there is Lisa and Christian relationship evolution, especially with some steamy scenes. They grow up alone and I can understand that they see each other like a soul mate.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You liked the first one, is series so is recommended read #1 before the #2.

Favorite Quotes:
“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”
“what’s your name?”
what?” i asked, squinting at the light.
your name.” I reconized Dr. Olendzki peering over me.
you know my name.”
I want you to tell me.”
Rose. Rose Hathaway.”
Do you know your birthday?”
Of course I do. Why are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?”
Dr. Olendzki gave an exasperated sigh and walked off, taking the annoying light with her. “I think she’s fine,”
“You know what would help?” I asked, not meeting his eyes.
“Hmm?”
“If you turned off this crap music and put on something that came out after the Berlin Wall went down.”
Dimitri laughted. “Your worst class is history, yet somehow, you know everything about Eastern Europe.”
“Hey, gotta have material for my jokes, Comrade.” Still smiling, he turned the radio dail. To a country station.
“Hey! This isn’t what I had in mind,” I exclaimed. I could tell he was on the verge of laughing again.
“Pick. It’s one or the other.”
I sighed. “Go back to the 1980s stuff.”
He flipped the dail, and I crossed my arms over my chest as some vaguely European-sounding band sang about how video had killed the radio star. I wished someone would kill this radio.”
“Not into older guys, huh?” asked Adrian once we were alone.
“You’re imagining things,” I said. “Clearly, my stunning beauty has clouded your mind.”
“Belikov is a sick, evil man who should be thrown into a pit of rabid vipers for the great offense he commited against you this morning.”
“Thank you.” I said primly. Then, I considered. “Can vipers be rabid?”
“I don’t see why not. Everything can be. I think. Canadian geese might be worse than vipers, though.”
“Canadian geese are deadlier than vipers?”
“You ever try to feed those little bastards? They’re vicious. You get thrown to vipers, you die quickly. But the geese? That’ll go on for days. More suffering.”
“Wow. I don’t know whether I should be impressed or frightened that you’ve thought about all of this.”

Other Reviews:

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Rating:

    
Series:

  1. Vampire Academy
  2. Frostbite
  3. Shadow Kiss
  4. Blood Promise
  5. Spirit Bound
  6. Last Sacrifice

Top Off Tuesday #1

What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!
Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see the covers that made you swoon!  Feel free to play along and show us your favorite covers. Button made by Missie.
I picked Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston
 When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz insists on helping out. And his crazy-like-a-fox smarts and charming persistence are making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe…

Ric can’t believe his luck. He’s wanted this fiercely independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected teamwork as explosive as this. And now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn’t some in-your-face Alpha male – but a wily, resourceful wolf who’ll always have her back in a fight…and between the sheets.

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Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 332 pgs
Read: 8/07/2011 – 8/09/2011
Release Date: August 16th 2007

Links
Richelle Mead –  website – TwitterFacebook
Amazon –  Kindle Paperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.

Summary:

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

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My Thoughts:

Vampire Academy is the first novel in a new series named Vampire Academy. The serie shows the types of vampires. The Moroi feed on blood and can work elemental magic. The Strigoi are undead vampires who are either Moroi who killed and become undead by choice – or there are humans, Dhampirs or Moroi who have been bitten and turned against their will.  Either way the Strigoi are the strong murderously blood-thirsty immortal vampires of traditional vampire lore. The Dhampirs are childrens of Moroi and a humam(or Dhampir). Dhampirs are strong and spend theirs lives being guardians of Moroi. They can walk on the sun like humans and are faster them Morois. They study to kill Strigoi.
St. Vladimir boarding school for vampires is located in Montana.
In the begging of the book whe read how Dimitri brings Rose and Lisa back to school after two years running away from the dangers around the vampire society.
I just loved the story, and specially Rose, she’s strong, has a bit of a temper, problems with following rules, but she loves her best friend and have a big heart to help everyone in need. I didn’t like very much of Lisa, she’s lost most of the book, despite Rose best efforts, she lost her family, and the discover of a new poder can be a little difficult. Dimitri is a special part. He becames a teacher of Rose when she returns to school after losing two years of practice. He’s older, russian, sexy and deadly and the most important, he believes in Rose when no one does. Victor Dashkov sounds like a interesting mind, and he’ll return on the next books.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You like vampires, they sound a little diferent on this book, showing the good and the bad side on a society. There’s romance also, kidnaping and a gorgeus russian warrior.

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Vampire academy week!

Welcome to Vampire Academy Week Review!
Last week I’ve finished books 4 and 5, and currently I’m on 6, so for the next 6 days I’ll be posting the books reviews.
The names are links to the post review. I’ll update daily.

Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead
Blood Promise – Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound – Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice – Richelle Mead
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  D  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! 

Meme hosted by Book Journey 

This week I started by reading Shades of Midnight, book #7 on Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian.

In a frozen wilderness steeped in darkness, the lines between good and evil, lover and enemy, are never black or white but drawn in Shades of Midnight.
Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt within herself but never fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.
Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces–a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear.

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