Monday, August 31, 2009

Living Dead Girl

The cover quote about this book is "Stark. Gripping. Totally unforgettable." There is no better way to describe this book by Elizabeth Scott. I couldn't put the book down and read it completely in a few hours.

"Alice" was kidnapped by Ray when she was 10 years old. She is now 15. The abuses she has suffered at Ray's hands are too horrible to imagine. Yet....she has survived. Ray now has a plan to find a new little girl. Will Alice help kidnap her? When will Alice's nightmare be over? Read the book and find out.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lily Dale: Awakening

Believe it or not, this isn't a vampire book! (It seems like my summer reading was themed!) This book by Wendy Corsi Staub is about physic ability.

Calla's mom has just accidentally died. Calla and dad are devastated. To make matters worse Calla has to fly from her home in Florida to her grandmother's home -- a tiny town named Lily Dale in upstate New York. Her father had committed to a semester teaching in California.

Calla hasn't had a relationship with Odelia. Mom never encouraged visits. Now that she is sleeping in her mom's childhood bed, Calla knows why.

The community of Lily Dale is a spiritualist community. Look down the streets and you will see signs advertising all kinds of "services". Mediums are more than willing to look into your future, read your palm, or try to connect you with dead relatives. To make matters worse, Odelia is a medium. Calla doesn't know what she got herself into......but is curious enough to keep the information from her dad.

Things grow stranger and stranger until Calla wonders if she has inherited the family "gifts". You will have to read the book to see what circumstances lead Calla to this revelation. This is the first in a series...I have to get the next one!

Blue Bloods

Do you like vampire books as much as I do? If so, you'll probably love Blue Bloods the first in a series by Melissa De la Cruz.

Schuyler Van Alen is one of the main characters. She attends a very private, very exclusive school in New York City. She is an outcast at the "academy" in part because she doesn't worry about fashion or how she looks, like Bliss and Mimi --- the "popular" girls.

As Schuyler turns fifteen things start to change. Her skin starts to turn translucent. The blue of her veins shows through in a paisley pattern. Schuyler is invited or rather summoned, to join the Committee. She learns that she is part of the long and noble tradition of the Four Hundred. The changes she is experiencing are all completely normal and part of the Cycle Of Expression.

Have I peaked your curiosity yet? If that isn't enough, Aggie, a classmate is mysteriously murdered. You will have to read the book and the sequels that follow. I couldn't put it down!