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As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob —- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
I almost died when I saw this interview! I am a very big Anne Rice fan and ever since I read the Twilight series and the Southern Vampire Mysteries, I have wondered what Anne Rice, the queen of vampire novels, would think of their cuddly vampire leads. Read on to find out how she feels! *wink wink*
Shoot, I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.It all happened very quickly then.Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table…I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow. Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm-into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.
The “star-crossed” lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy’s reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi.
About three things I was absolutely positive:
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him–and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be–that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife — between desire and danger.
I dont normally offer my opinion up when it comes to stories like this but I just couldn’t resist. First off, I’d like to start by saying that I understand that the following article (courtesy of International Business Times) is a hodge-podge of a few different press pieces. I understand that they are strung together to appear as though they were one interview and they most certainly were not. Secondly, I have nothing against the Twilight books. If you know me, you are fully aware that I am a Twihard that picks the movies apart because they are just *sad* by comparison to the books. When reading the books, you don’t have to deal with a handful of HORRIBLE actors ruining good characters. The characters are deep and have intelligent brains and there is SOOOOOOOO much more to the story lines on the page. Read the article (it’s a quickie) and then my comments are down below.
Yesterday, I went on my second used book shopping trip. This used to be a weekly ritual of mine because I lived within a five minute drive of two great used books stores (Annie’s Book Stop & The Book Emporium) and two thrift shops (Goodwill & The Salvation Army). Once I moved, that really messed up my used book shopping habits for the simple fact that I now live a 30 minute drive away from the stores that are remaining open (The Book Emporium, my favorite of the four, closed down unfortunately).
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“Never judge a book by its cover” has been a life lesson we are all taught from a very young age. The importance being that something that may not have the flashiest outsides but could very well be amazing on the inside. When put in a literal sense, this little adage could not be truer. I have read a good number of books that had horrible covers. They were not artistically appealing at all and seemed to have nothing to do with the content of the book. Nonetheless, they were incredible stories. This morning I was surfing on the Huffington Post and saw this great article on pet peeves regarding books. One of the points in the post was regarding book covers redone to incorporate movies when they are adapted to film. This got me thinking about all of the times that I have gone out to buy a book and how I would get mildly frustrated when all I could find was the book with the movie-based cover. Being a book collector, I like to have the original. I have always felt that the author chose the artist rendition that they did for a reason.
One example that I particularly can’t stand is the entire Twilight series. Stephenie Meyer has a great story behind the symbolism regarding the covers that she originally released. Each book cover was simple, elegant, sexy and classy all in one. They had a deeper meaning than just the picture.
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The Son of Neptune Exclusive Edition
(Heroes of Olympus Series #2)
By Rick Riordan
Release Date: 10/4/2011
In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit toCampHalf-Blood, where they inherited a quest:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . . .
I know I included this last month as a sneak preview. I’m listing it again because it’s current.