Another day of being human. What shame. Maryse told me my vampire powers should be kicking in soon, osmosis at it’s best ya know. If anything reading the House of Night series has set me back. I know tons of people out there love it, but let me tell you, it’s no Vampire Academy. Such a shame, because I had high hopes. In better news I have found some new books to read.
Title: Hex Hall Book One by Rachel Hawkins (YA)
What’s going on: Girl finds out she is a witch, does a love spell wrong, gets sent to “Freak High” for the paranormal. Why I want to read it: Witches! I mean I am a Harry Potter nerd squared….so a school full of freaks that include faeries, witches, weres and an outcast vampire? Count me in!
Title: Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)by Gail Carriger
What’s going on: It’s London Steampunk with a vampire and werewolves (and a plot, but I’ll read the book to get that part of it – I already want to read it)
Why I want to read it: Two quotes. Seriously. I have never read Steampunk but these two quotes made me want to give it a whirl
“I may be a werewolf and Scottish, but despite what you may have read about both, we are not cads!”
“A vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age.” <—— now THAT is a good vampire line!
Title: Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead) by Jesse Peterson
What’s going on: Couple goes to marriage counselling because they are on the brink of divorce but find out the world is going all zombie on them and they have to work together to live.
Why I want to read it: This book does play off the whole zombie cliche thing but it looks so funny! Another one that got me using the quote
“I shook off my surprise and started booking it across the parking lot again. One of the zombies broke toward us and caught up to us pretty easily since we were slowed down by Dave’s injury. I pushed my husband behind me and did the thing you always see at some point in zombie movies.
I went all kung fu on his zombie ass.”
Come on, calling out that it is all cliched? That’s cool and it hooked me.
Title: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
What’s going on: Mississippi girl moves to Alaska to get away from annoying family and finds a naked man with his foot caught in a bear trap (I am betting at least five bucks he was screaming – or he is one hardcore were on his way to chewing his foot off)
Why I want to read it: I am also a girl in the South who has dreamed of heading to Alaska to escape a loony family. Plus it has a cute cover – not the right reason to read a book, but often the cover reflects the books tone and this looks fun.
(Maryse’s sidenote —> Hey! I’m going to be reading this one this weekend!! I have it! I have it!! Cuddly werewolves!! I think ;))
Title: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
What it’s about: P.I. Charley Davidson (that name just cracks me up) sees dead people, because she is a grim reaper, and the portal for the soul to get to heaven. Also she helps the police catch the killers.
Why I want to read it: Despite what could be a very harrowing dark tale, this book is getting reviews that call it “brain candy for the soul. It will wash away your worries, lift your spirits, and leave you smiling.” If it is ANYTHING like the old Showtime show called Dead Like Me (about Grim Reapers) I know I will love this.
I hope to get to these reads soon. Like I might buy them all on Friday. Off to Maryse’s for another vamp lesson.
Note to self: Buy more blood, running low on B positive.
Lily from “Lilium’s Realm“
I love the covers of The Parasol Protectorate. I wonder if the inside is as fabulous as the out. 🙂 Hopefully, you’ll get to those next and let us know.
I heard the Parasol books were GREAT! Outstanding, even. I’m tempted…soooo many good books to get to.