- Milwaukee, Wi, USA
- member since November 24, 2009
Hi Polly! I liked the book. It is a really fast read. I'm still debating on whether or not I want to read the next 2. After reading it, I keep wondering what all the fuss is about. I mean, I understand that the women are going bonkers for the sexy scenes, but I feel like I've read other books before with scenes like that ('Clan of the Cave Bear' and books by authors like Sidney Sheldon, etc come to mind) and they haven't had this much attention/sales. Maybe it's the S&M thing? I guess they didn't have that in 'Clan of the Cave Bear'! Or maybe it's because everyone knows it's a sassy sexy book and they are reading it out in public and everything (I saw a women reading it at the pool yesterday!) that is fun for them?..
I'm not sure. I liked the book, but it's not as 'awesome' as everyone says. Unless of course the main reason everyone loves it is because of the sex scenes. Then I guess it is awesome. ;)
Thanks for the offer for the next 2 books, but I'm going to say 'no thanks' for now. I have a huge list of other things I want to read first, but we'll see if Christian and Anastasia stay in my mind. I would like to know 1.) why he is so messed up and 2). do they stay together in the end. But for the first time ever, I feel like I may just google it to find those things out and then skip the books? I don't know - we'll see.
Enough writing for now! The kids are still in bed and Mike is out for a bike ride (at 6am - gotta go before it gets too hot outside!) and it's so quiet in my house! I'm going to read the paper!
Have a good day!
#17 is coming out in 5 days!!!!! I had a chance to read the first few chapters online. It just wouldn't be summer without Stephanie and an occasional exploding car . . . okay maybe it is more Ranger and Morrelli that makes the summer sizzle . . . sigh . . .
I just posted on Jennie's facebook page that she is able to download the Vampire Academy from audible.com. We were perplexed that no one in our system had the audiobooks in CD, so I asked the author if audiobooks was available and she told me about audible.com. I am sure if you don't want to buy them, you could borrow from Jennie. Personally, I think Vampire Academy is the best YA vamp series. I like Twilight too, but there is way more action in the Academy books. Not to mention Mead is a better writer than Meyer. Guys will love this series especially when it comes out in film (which was just confirmed June 26th) - lots fighting and good looking gals... of course plenty of romance for the young ladies to enjoy. The author touches on sex but does it responsibly and not that often...probably can count on one hand for all the five books so far. The author is doing one more book on Rose (Last Sacrifice) and then moving on to other characters from the series.
Sookie series is up to ten books so far. they are easy reads. you could read one of them in one or two nights.
No I am not familiar with Alanna series. I will look into them. just checked. sounds interesting I will add them to my to read. :-)
what did you think of Sookie? I liked them because they are just fun and Sookie is such a strong character who tries to do the right thing. I love Eric, but I love Dimitri too. I am curious what you think once you finish both series. Club Dead (#3) is one of my favorite in the Sookie books. Vampire Academy books...that is hard to pick a favorite, but ironically it would also be the third book in the series - Shadow Kiss. I can't say enough about the VA books. Mead stories just get better and better. Other series have a hard time staying consistent and having strong plot lines (oh, and making them believable). Even Sookie is questionable towards the end ...well, not end end. by #10 - I feel the author is having a hard time staying focused. She writes like she is tired. Overall, it is still a fun series to read.
Did you read Fallen yet? that is my next book.
Okay, I am rambling. I could talk vamp all day. must be the gypsy in me (seriously. I have part gypsy from my mom's dad).
Hi Polly - how are you liking the Undead Series? I thought it was a hoot. I see you still have #4 and #5 to read in the Vampire Academy books. They are SO GOOD!! I love the direction the author is taking Rose. Lissa gets on my nerves. You are gonna enjoy the next two. Have you read the Sookie Stackhouse series? I love those books too. fun read. the writing is okay...but I love her characters.