Paranormal Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff

Isle of Night (The Watchers, #1)

Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.
When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she’s whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she’s determined to do so, because to fail doesn’t mean dishonor-it means death.

Title: Isle of Night
Author: Veronica Wolff
Series: The Watchers
Publisher:  NAL Trade
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0451234626
Genre: Paranormal
Release date: September 6th 2011
Number of pages: 302
 
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I had high expectations for this book and it was a nice and fast read for me, but for some reason just not that perfect. I liked Annelise and really cheered for her, but the lack of vampires showing was a huge factor for me.
 
Don’t get me wrong there are some vampires in this book and some very dangerous parts too, but it was strange the fact Annelise needed to train so hard and the vamps didn’t really showed disapprove or something, because she was really bad in some things.
 
I get that she’s smart and has a really strong brain, but I was hoping for more vampires scenes like her first day in the island. Because it felt like the vamp are either to lazy or they simply don’t exist in high number.
 
Right now I don’t think I want to read the next book, but it does sound like there’s more vampires showing, so that’s a plus.

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Series in Order

#1 – Isle of Night
#2 – Vampire’s Kiss
#3 – Blood Fever
#4 – The Keep
 

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Young Adult Review: Fall of Night by Rachel Caine

Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14)

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.
Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.
But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make…

Title: Fall of Night
Author:  Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires
Publisher:  New American Library
Format: ebook
ISBN: 045141425X
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: May 7th 2013
Number of pages: 352

 
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I love this series and already thinking about saying goodbye is really sad, but Claire must face reality some day and I believe the vampires need to learn how to live alongside the humans and not just bossing them around.
 
I got the feeling this book was a little different than what I expected, but after the draug everything is strange in Morganville and now we also have Claire finally going to MIT. I never really thought this would happen but it was a nice change of scene, plus I think she need a time for herself and put her feelings in perspective.
 
Of course trouble found her and vampires were involved, but the best part for me about this book was the friendship. We can see Myrnin missing her and going to save Claire is the best part of them all. Oliver is back and the rest of the gang are also going to show up.
 
I liked the different town and the change some characters showed, Claire is missing Morganville and her friends, but she discovered that in town she already knew the danger and facing enemies know is way better.
 
I liked this book, it wasn’t my favorite in this series, but a nice change and a very dramatic ending. Can’t wait for the finale.

Series in Order

#1 – Glass Houses
#2 – The Dead’s Girl Dance
#2.6 – Grudge

#3 – Midnight Alley

#4 – Feast of Fools
#4.5 – Dead Man Stalking

#5 – Lord of Misrule

#6 – Carpe Corpus

#7 – Fade Out

#8 – Kiss of Death

#9 – Ghost Town

#10 – Bite Club

#10.5 – Anger Management
#11 – Last Breath
#12 – Black Dawn
#13 – Bitter Blood
#14 – Fall of Night 
#15 – Daylighters (Expected publication: November 5th 2013)

Young Adult Review: Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine

Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13)

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…
Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.
To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.

Title: Bitter Blood
Author:  Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires
Publisher:  NAL
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0451238117
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: November 6th 2012
Number of pages: 404

 
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Lots of adventures in Morganville and now things are getting creepy for the humans, because the vampires got the control again and the hunting season has begun. I like the twists and the changes that happen in this tiny Texas town, but the best part was how Claire is always trying to find a reason for things to happen and a way to keep the peace.
 
One thing that I’m currently loving in this series is the changing on the POV, a few points in this book were a bit boring, mostly Amelie, but I loved seeing more of Shane and Michael, because things were really dangerous for the new married couple.
 
In this town there’s never a dull moment but I thought it was really strange the way Amelie just bowed in this time and let all the decisions in the wrong hands. We could see during the series how strong she is and how much dangerous she could become if her control was taken, but to see her doing some things was a bit on the extreme side for me.
 
I liked seeing the reaction of the town for the first human-vampire weeding and was kinda expecting problem, but not so much as a mob beating people, so wrong. But I liked how much Shane is starting to take responsibilities and he’s really cute with Claire, but things took a wrong turn during a few chapters, but I still have faith these two will end together.
 
I liked more the relationship parts of this book than the real problem, because it feel like things only happened on the last few chapters and I like seeing Claire trying to solve a puzzle and needing help more than this crazy diabolical twist.

Series in Order

#1 – Glass Houses
#2 – The Dead’s Girl Dance
#2.6 – Grudge

#3 – Midnight Alley

#4 – Feast of Fools
#4.5 – Dead Man Stalking

#5 – Lord of Misrule

#6 – Carpe Corpus

#7 – Fade Out

#8 – Kiss of Death

#9 – Ghost Town

#10 – Bite Club

#10.5 – Anger Management
#11 – Last Breath
#12 – Black Dawn
#13 – Bitter Blood
#14 – Fall of Night (Expected publication: May 7th 2013)
#15 – Daylighters (Expected publication: November 5th 2013)

Review: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Midnight Alley
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Morganville Vampires #3
Publisher: NAL Jam
Genre: Paranormal romance
Release date: October 2nd 2007
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 245
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

Morganville is such a nice place to live… And die. If you don’t mind that sort of thing.


When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.

Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelia, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.

My Thoughts:

The second book was really great and since it kinda left on a cliff, but a good one. After Claire discovering some vampire things and once again saved everyone by signing herself over to Amelie. The number one vampire in Morganville has Claire, so aside jealousy from some people, and taking in consideration what really means that bracelet, she’s pretty much save.
 
I loved the fact that Amelie decided to knowledge Claire high IQ, by sending her to study with a really strange vampire in this book. At first I didn’t like Myrnin, but after some more reading discovered that actually he’s not that bad.
 
Shane’s lie was actually one thing that I didn’t liked because was it really necessary to make him a bad guy, even if so for only a few chapters, because we could all see that brainwalsh is a powerfull thing and he was just a kid when everything happened.
 
I loved this book and definily a great moment for the series.

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