Archive for October 2013

Molly Harper: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

Molly Harper: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs


"I made a sound not quite human and ended up clinging to the ceiling, my fingernails dug into the plaster like a frightened cartoon cat."

Jane Jameson is a former librarian, who gets shot by a drunk driver and then turned to a vampire. She struggles with her new immortality and place in her new worlds. And of cource she makes some enemies, even if she doesn't even know it herself (at first).

I loved it. It was hilarious. I loved it so much and it was so funny, that I couln't stop laughing while reading. I propably looked like a lunatic. There were so many so funny things, that there weren't many moments when I wasn't laughing.

First I thought that this was little bit like Sookie Stackhouse series, but I was wrong. This is so much better. SO MUCH. And it was that similar after all. That was just a first impressions.

And the ending was quite surprising. At least I thought so. There were moments when I had pretty strong suspect, but I wasn't really sure, so the things that happened in the end were surprising. So what more should I say.. This was really refreshing book to read, it's been a long time since I've read this funny book. It was great to really laught once a while.

This is the first book in Jane Jameson series, and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to read the rest of the books too. The writing is really funny and frest and just great. What more can one say?

Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Raised by Wolves

Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it.  That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. 

But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

The book is well written, characters are great and the story is good. But still.. I just didn't click for me. There wasn't really anything wrong and the story got better minute by minute, but still it didn't "compel" me, like usually happens with really great books. I think that I'm pretty obsessive reader and usually I read the whole book in one sitting. This took me few days and it wasn't really difficult to part with this book. Even when I needed to pause in a middle of a scene. Something was missing. Normally I would've read this book even if that woudl've ment no good night sleep. But not this time. Not with this book.

The story was interesting, even if there wasn't really anything new to the werewolves. But it wasn't the problem. I've read so many werewolf-books that it's usually wonder if there something new. That the downside being really compulsive reader, new points of view are pretty rare.

Bryn as a character was great. She was witty and strong and all that. She had answer to everything and she was funny. But isn't it always so.

I don't really know what to say about this book. It was well written, gharacters were smart and the story was good and well thought. There just was something that didn't compel to me. But still I would recommend it to others. There wasn't anything wrong, so maybe it was just me. Maybe it was missing romance, there were hardly any romance. Maybe that was the thing that I was missing. I don't know.

Mari Mancusi: Boys that Bite

Mari Mancusi: Boys that Bite (Blood Coven Vampire, #1)

Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...

When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real—and deadly.

Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus—the bloodsucker who bit her—forever. And forever is a really long time...


The book was fine and sometimes even entertaining. It was nice light reading, if you don't want to think too much.
I think that I was a little bit too old for this book. I'm 24 and I think that I would have enjoyd this book much more if I'd read it ten years ago. There was too much little things that bothered me and too much clichees that I didn't like too much. Like the whole Rayne's goth-thing, Bertha the Slayer, etc..
So I think that this is it for me. I think that I won't read the next book. There are too many great books out there, so I'm not going to waste my time with this series.
But as I said, it wasn't bad. Not at all. It just wasn't for me..

Tammy Blackwell: Time Mends

Tammy Blackwell: Time Mends (Timber Wolves, #2)

After a tragic accident leaves her battered, heartbroken, and alone, Scout Donovan would rather hide in dreams than face reality. But things are changing quickly in Scout's life. Soon she's pulled back into the world of Shifters and Seers, with her best friend's fate depending on Scout's ability to protect her. Can Scout pull it together in time to save Talley, or is the past too much to overcome?


Another great story from Tammy Blackwell.

This series keeps surprising me. This is one series for a long time, that I can't think anything bad. It's written wonderfully and the characters are amazing. Everything is nicely balanced.

The beginning of the book is almost debressing. Thing just don't look very good. But not in a bad way. At first (and very long after too) I was sure that Alex really can't be dead. I kept waiting for him to pop up somewhere. Because that just can't happen. One of the main characters can't just die. They always come back. Not this time thought. Alex really is dead. And it's good. I mean, I love Alex as a character, but this was really refreshing. The supposedly dead characters usually just come back somehow and everything is just one big happy moment. And even if Alex is dead, he was still part of the story. Still dead and not coming back, but beautiful part of the story.

The plot is clever combination of everything I want from great book. Characters are well written and everyone has their own role. The story just gets better and better. In a way it's sad that the next book will ne the last in this series, 'cos this is one of the best in a long time.

Suzanne Wright: Feral Sins

 Suzanne Wright: Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack, #1)


"If your inner wolf and your body react rather enthusiastically to a psychotic Alpha male who’s own wolf has a tendency to turn feral, it can’t be a good thing, can it? Entering into a bargain with him wouldn’t be good either. Unfortunately, Taryn Warner, a latent wolf shifter, doesn’t have many options open to her right now. Okay, she has no options. Basically it comes down to whether she’ll do what it takes to escape the arranged mating with the sick SOB that her father set up. As the answer in this case is yes, it looks as though she’ll have to agree to Trey Coleman’s deal…she’ll have to mate with him instead. "

Wow. Just wow. Unbelievable. Hot. Sexy. Sometimes even too sexy and hot. I'm not complaining, but I can say that there is this one scene that I think went a little overboard. Just a little.

But I loved, loved, loved the characters. And the story is amazing. I would compare this series to J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood. They're pretty similar series both. So my absolute favourites. In this series there are werewolves and BDB is about vampires, but you get what I mean. But the wibe was similar and they're both really hot. And sexy. Did I mention that already? HOT HOT HOT!

The next book is my absolute next-to-read book and I really hope that this series has bright long future ahead. And many many many more books. 

If there any downside, it's the cover. I think that it's absolutely horrible. Just awful. Ok, there are hot couple, moon, wolf and mountains. All fine elements.. But together? Mess. Awful mess. But don't judge this book just because the cover is horrible. If you want something steamy, something sexy and if you like BDB, this series is MUST read!

Tammy Blackwell: Destiny Binds

Tammy Blackwell: Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves, #1)


"Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew."

This book hooked me right from the start. Balanced combination of mystery, action and romance. Many times characters in these kinds of books are just plain stupid and naive, when they don't realise what happens right around them, when it's so obvious. Not in this book. I think that characters seemed real, and genuine. I didn't get this feeling, that I should just shout, "Idiot! Why can't you see what's happening?!"

I loved almost every character; Scout is amazingly strong female lead and Alex is just HOT etc. I don't like Jase, he's a completely moron. And I really felt sorry for Charlie.

There just enought information and cliffhanger that I really need to read the next book as soon as possible. I need to know what happens next and how Scout fits in the whole supernatural scenario.