The Gathering Trailer

I’ve recently started getting into book trailers. Thanks to one of my librarians that I work with. She did a program at the library and found a bunch of cool and interesting book trailers and all the kids that came in watched a bunch.

I just saw this trailer and thought it was pretty awesome. It did remind me a little of Twilight…but makes me what to see how the story goes and ends!!!


Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Looking for a good werewolf story? Well, this is definitely one of the best I’ve read in a long time! Just don’t let the characters hear you call them werewolves…you might not live to finish the book!

Calla is the heroine and narrator of Nightshade. She is an alpha wolf trying to cope with her new pack and the idea of having to get married on Samhain. All her life she has known that this day would come. She was set to marry Ren, the alpha male of the rival pack and they would form a new pack. What she wasn’t ready for was Shay. He is human, but not afraid of any of the pack members, unlike the rest of the humans. He actually seems to want to challenge Ren for Calla’s attention. He also makes her rethink her role in the pack and her role in life in general.

This sounds like another “Twilight-ish” book, but it’s not. Yes, there is the triangle of “lovers”, but that it the only thing that comes close to being like it.

I really enjoyed this book, because I haven’t read anything like it. Which is saying a lot. I read all the time. I liked the world that Ms. Cremer has set up and I can’t wait to find out everything that will happen in the sequel.

The only bad thing about this book is that the sequel isn’t out yet and I have to wait for it. I want to know!! Gah! Rudeness! Hehe

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

I have been waiting for this book to come out for more than a year! And believe me, it did not disappoint! It took me a little longer than I wanted, but I went on vacation to Germany (yay!) and didn’t want to take my library book with me in case I lost it.

I could get lost in Maggie Stiefvater’s worlds. In this sequel, we get the perspective of not only Grace and Sam, but also Isabel and the newest character Cole.

Let me just say that Cole sounds freaking hot.  Cole comes into the story as a troubled, druggie  musician that wants to forget his human nature. Unfortunately for him, by becoming a wolf he becomes more and more human after every shift.

Grace and Sam are once again trying to figure out how to manage their relationship. At first, things are going great, Sam and Grace are spending all their time together. Almost enough to make up for all the time Sam spent as a wolf. Unfortunately for them, this precious time is interrupted when Grace’s parents decided to be actual parents and find Sam sleeping in Grace’s bed.

Grace is going through some changes. She becomes deathly ill and no one knows how to cure her. She has high fevers, terrible shakes and smells like dead wolf.

Sam has now taken over Beck’s duties as leader of the wolves when they are human. Reluctantly, Sam tries to accept Cole into the pack. Sam has no regrets being human and tries desperately to save Grace.

One of the things that I love and hate about Maggie Stiefvater’s books is that you never know if the ending will turn out happy or real. I love the fact that I can count on something real happening, but hate it when it does. Some times you just want to have that happily ever after, but like life that doesn’t always work out.

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