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Author: Charlaine Harris

This is the very last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. This whole series, this book especially, is basically about Sookie and all the trouble she manages to get herself into. In the the beginning of the book we have to remind ourselves that she has broughten Sam back from the dead, all the faeries have been sent back to faery-land, and that Eric and Sookie are on the rocks with their relationship. (That's basically everything that happened in the previous book, Deadlocked.) Anyway, in this book Sookie is getting accused of a murder that she, for once, didn't commit. She ends up arrested and she has to be bailed out by former boyfriend, Eric. It's a very exciting book, with some of my most favorite characters. Almost every important character, friend and foe, from past books gets to make an appearance. I give this book 5/5 stars. It has witches, vampires, were's, faeries, and even a demon or two. I think you'll enjoy it.

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Title: Wake
Author: Amanda Hocking

2.5 Stars

The Mad Scientist thought she should give Amanda Hocking a gander since I've heard so much about her other series, which I have not read yet. Added to the good chatter is the promise of Mermaids. Sounds wonderful to me.

I fancy the idea of Siren's. In the beginning my curiosity was allowing the story to grab me, making me want to know more. Albeit, it didn't take long for my head to start shaking. The narration was just... What to say to explain it? Bizarre.

Gemma was enthralled by the water, aiming for the Olympics (which impressed me greatly) before the Sirens drew her away with their own enthralling magic. There is something wrong with these beautiful Sirens and the whole town feels it. Gemma fought as hard as she could but who could say no to the mythological creatures of the sea. Her practical overprotective older sister, Harper, also did in her own way... without knowing it. Oh, that just makes you wonder now doesn't it?

If you know anything about myths, I bet you are waiting to hear about the bad stuff that goes along with every immortals story. Sure enough, these Sirens bring darkness over the small city in Maryland. It is grim. (But I can't tell. *wink wink* )

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Author: Julie Kagawa

"In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity." Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.


Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of "them." The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked--and given the ultimate choice. Die...or become one of the monsters.

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Author: Washington Irving

This book is graphic novel, which is why I think it's good. I think the ending was pretty anticlimactic, being that I'd never read the book before, I just expected more. It about this school teacher that hears the story of the headless horseman, and then disappears. It was a good story, just not as exciting as I like. 3/5 Stars.

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Author: Celia Thomson

Now this book is pretty far from the television show. They're both great for different reasons, I just think they tried to stuff more into the television show. It's about Chloe, who finds out she's part cat, but nobody tells her about it, she has to find out on her own. She ends up having fights with her friends, and getting almost murdered by some people that don't particularly like her kind. The end is very cliff hangeresque, and I can't wait to get my paws on the next novel. 5/5 Stars.

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Author: Cassandra Clare

This book is extremely popular and amazing! When Clary heads to one of her favorite clubs the last thing she expects to witness is a murder. And when her mom disappears and suddenly her life is filled with a whole lot of crazy; Clary and her new Shadowhunter friends have some figuring out to do. I gave this book 5/5 stars, and I didn't really tell you a lot about it, because I didn't want to give anything away, but this is a really fantastic book. And if you read it you definitely won't regret it.

Bruiser

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Title: Bruiser
Author: Neal Shusterman

This is a read I would highly recommend to both boys & girls. Tennyson & Bronte are teenage twins whose parents happen to be literature professors. Tennyson is not pleased that his sister has recently started dating Brewster (aka Bruiser), the boy voted "most likely to get the death penalty." Bruiser lives with his mean, alcoholic uncle and his 8 year old brother, Cody. The family is perceived as "no good" and pretty much keeps to themselves.

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Once Dead, Twice Shy
Author: Kim Harrison

This book is about a girl named Madison. Madison was killed in a "car accident" on prom night and her birthday. When farther in the book you will see that it wasn't an accident. This book is great so if you like reading about death and mystery here is a great book.

Fire!

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Author: Stephen King

This novel concerns a father and his daughter who run from a government agency... I rather enjoy this novel because I felt as if I was on the edge of my seat. Waiting for something to make sense. It was fear-fight ride that I never thought I would enjoy as much as I did. A excellent read after dark when everyone you know is asleep.

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Title: Unearthly
Author: Cynthia Hand

Clara, part angel, is having visions of a fire... and a boy. Somehow she feels that she must save this boy to fulfill her angelic duty. So Clara moves to a small town where she knows she can find the boy of her dreams- literally. Along the way she meets another angel, finds an enemy, and of course, finds true love. But what if her assignment is too much? And what if completing the prophecy means giving up love? Unearthly is an engrossing story that will leave you begging for more.