Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Blood Approves...

There's still a little bit of me that's in the post-Twilight hangover. Every once in awhile I get sucked in and have to find a vampire YA book to get my fix. I downloaded My Blood Approves on the Kindle for 99 cents. It was a fast, fun little read if you're looking for Twilight Light. I would have liked to have seen a little more action and a little less endless angst, but it was short and there was a certain sweetness to it. Alice, the leading charactor, finds herself in a vampire love triangle. The only thing keeping her human is her little brother Milo who lives to take care of her. He's a complex guy, with a secret of his own.

http://youtu.be/ToRLpL9ycsM

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I just finished Meg Cabot's newest book ABANDON. Like most of Meg's books she taps into the voice of a teenage girl grappling with the technology, relationships and realities every young person deals with today. The twist here is that Pierce, our heroine, died and came back to life two years ago. Ever since then she's been haunted by a man who wanted her to stay in the underworld with him. I love the way the story moves, the unexpected twists and the tie in to the Hades/Persephone myth.

Friday, June 10, 2011

What's not to love about this name? Muggle Born

As a raging Harry Potter fanatic (have you read every book 20 times each?), I had to jump on this site when the name popped up in a web search. Two of my favorite witches are muggle born. Hermione Granger and Lily Potter, of course. As for me, I'm a half blood. I definitely have magic coming from at least one side of my family, along with a little fairy blood. I'll not disclose which side.

Beyond the name, it's a great little find with YA book reviews, contests and an editorial intern willing to critique the first 30 pages of an author's manuscript. I'm not taking her up on it, but I definitely thought about it.


http://muggle-born.net/

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