Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin

In the fourth installment of the Jaz Parks series, this is one of the good ones. I remember in the last couple of books thinking it was getting a little tedious with all the background. Well, now we have most of the background for everyone and guess what? We get into all the action now!!!

I loved this book. It took me a day and a half to read and I didn’t end up reading straight through each day. That says alot about the book believe me! It’s fast paced and action packed. I can’t wait to see if Jaz and Vayl finally FINALLY get some real action going (between themselves) in the 5th book!!

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Embrace the Night by Karen Chance

I’ve really been slacking lately. I’ve barely been reading at all and then when I finish a book I don’t write anything about it until a week or two afterwards. Someone should slap me. LOL.

I finished this one about two weeks ago. And it’s not that the book was bad or anything. That’s the furthest thing from the truth. I really liked this one, I just have other stuff that I’ve been doing. Mostly involving going over to a friends house and never being at home. But enough about that.

I REALLY enjoyed this third book in the series. I don’t want to give any of the plot away, because well, that’s rude sometimes. LOL

I will say that this one is packed full of yumminess. Is that a word? I don’t know. I just made it one. We get to go throughout time and we get to see inside one the series’ most infamous characters. It’s wonderful. Gives more depth to most of the characters and leaves you wanting more at the end. Room for another in the series, which is a good thing.

Hopefully I can pick up the pace on my reading, but I’m not so sure about that. I’m going to six flags in a week and other than that, I just have been busy trying to get some stuff going and hanging out with my friends. I’m actually at that point in my life where I HAVE a life and my reading has been suffering. But that’s a good thing. I don’t need to read 12 books a month anyway. It’s not that healthy to live through my reading. It should be the other way around!!!

I have tons of books that are on my list. I’ll be updating my currently reading list. I have a lot of books from the library that I need to read a few from the paper that I’m supposed to be reviewing, so hopefully I can get those out of the way faster than what I’ve been doing recently.

Marked by PC and Kristin Cast

I have to say that I’ve been reading the books that have been sitting around my house lately and all I can wonder is what took me so long to actually pick up these books? This is the second book I’ve picked up that I have completely fell in love with and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. Luckily, I don’t have to wait long, because the next two in the series is already written and out there waiting for me to pick them up! And believe me, I’m getting them as fast as I can. I want to know what happens!

Ok, so on with the actual book and not my reaction to it!

I loved the fact that the setting takes place in Oklahoma. Yes, that’s where I am. I would rather it be set in the OKC area instead of the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area, but heck there aren’t that many books out there that even recognize that Oklahoma is in the 21st century. And here’s a book that not only takes place in Oklahoma, but is centered around vampires and a society where vampires are “marked” by a goddess and then taken to a school to learn all about vampyrism.

Zoey has the best life. She’s on/off dating the high school quarterback and has a great best friend. Everything is going pretty good, but she feels like there is something missing. She doesn’t really want to be with her boyfriend anymore and her best friend is getting on her nerves. And then BAM! She walks to her locker after school and there waiting for her is a vampyr tracker. He locks on her and “marks” her with the cresent tattoo that symbolizes the goddess Nyx. This immediately upsets her best friend and she runs away.

Zoey realizes that her life will never be the same again. She goes home to ask her mom what they can do, but is received with shock and humilation from her mom. Her stepdad decides to pray for her and thinks that she is an abomination. She escapes her house and flees to find her Grandmother who is the only one that has ever understood her.

She arrives at her Grandmother’s house and finds a note telling her that she is in the fields surrounding the house. Her grandmother owns land that grows lavender flowers/plants. On her way up the trail to her grandmother she looses her balance and hits her head. Zoey then has an out of body experience that has her meet the goddess Nyx in spiritual form. The goddess places a kiss on her forhead where the “mark” is located and tells her that she is special.

Zoey ends up at The House of Night, the vampyr school. Her grandmother had found her and knew right off what she was becoming and where to take her. Here, Zoey has to face the challenges of becoming vampyr, her new enemy Ambrosia, and her new powers that could make her the most powerful High Priestess of Nyx ever in vampyr history.

Read this book! It is awesome!!!

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