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And be sure to grab the widget for Beautiful Darkness, the sequel that is coming out on October 26, 2010! *XOXO*
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Synopsis:There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series!
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam's life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she might not have many more to live...
I am also completely stoked about a movie coming out this week. I missed seeing it in the theaters and it's one of my absolute must see movies:
The hangman did his job, Dr. Watson declared the condemned man dead...yet Lord Blackwood has emerged from the tomb to assert his deadly will over 1890 London. Is he in league with the forces of hell itself? Is the whole Empire in peril? It's a mystery macabre--and only Sherlock Holmes can master it.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law put memorable imprints on Holmes and Watson in this bold new reimagining that makes the legendary sleuth a daring man of action as well as a peerless man of intellect. Baffling clues, astonishing Holmesian deductions, nimble repartee, catch-your-breath scenes of one slam thing after another--director Guy Ritchie helms the excitement reintroducing the great detective to the world. Meet the new Sherlock Holmes!
That's what I'm most looking forward to for this week... hope you're surviving your Monday! *XOXO*
This book picks up right where the first omnibus left off and I have to say, this book was much better than the first for several reasons. Firstly, we see huge growth in the character of Elena. Gone is the selfish, self-centered girl that made it close to impossible at times to relate to. We watch as she struggles to adapt to her transformation and we see when she begins to truly care about not only her friends, but the entire town of Fell's Church.
This book is full of mystery and the twists and turns will keep you hooked. It's an easy read and the writing is much better than it was in the first omnibus. We get to know the characters on an even deeper level and see bravery, redemption, and heartwrenching sacrifice. The parts of the book narrated by Bonnie are wonderful, as Bonnie is an easy character to relate to and seeing the story through her eyes, and watching her grow as a character at the same time, is very enjoyable.
For readers who fell in love with Stefan and/or Damon, you will not be disappointed! We see the very best from both of these characters in this book. I highly would recommend this series to readers who enjoy supernatural romance. It has plenty of action, mystery, love, and friendship that will have you finishing it in one sitting. Trust me, you want to sink your teeth into this book!