Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Clann #3.5: Dance with Darkness (2013)

Dance with Darkness

Lorena was a vampire, also a ballerina for a ballet company. she often went on tours and performing on stages to promote their company. during one of her performances, she suddenly felt a strong bloodlust while she was on stage. after struggling painfully from the distraction, she finally met Conor, the father of one of her new student, Chrissy. Conor was one of the Clann's descendant, whose blood drew Lorena in. afraid of vampires but equally intrigued, Conor's initial intention of threatening Lorena soon became falling head over heels for her.

the book was a short story completely unrelated to Savannah and Tristan's lives. for the first quarter of the book, i wasn't truly enjoying myself until i found the beautiful twists. the duo were undeniably attracted to each other, but what started out as a descendant-vampire blood attraction was actually something more. right after Conor made the spell that had the ability to block off their energies, it became crystal clear that their attraction was truly because of love. the remaining of the book gave me plenty of goosebumps and a thoroughly heartwarming experience.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Clann #3: Consume (2013)


during a near-death situation, Savannah was forced to turn Tristan into a half-vampire like herself. from being the Clann's future leader, Tristan was banished by her mother and escaped into the wilderness where Savannah and her vampire father struggled to contain his overwhelming bloodlust. in the meanwhile, Williams from the Clann was plotting a war against the vampire council by killing the Clann's current leader, Tristan mother. on the run, Savannah and Tristan had to do everything to protect their remaining family members from being killed by the power thirsty man.

third book into the series was another equally addictive read. despite not being a short story, i managed to finish it in only two sittings. the tension was high as the story went through Tristan's transition, to their unstable relationship, to Emily's pregnancy, to Savannah's mother's involvements in their survival. every single detail was so delicious that i flew through the pages. before i knew it, the climax hit and it was too soon that i reached the end of the book. fortunately, there were still other installments to look forward for the series, which i will definitely find myself jumping into right after this.

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Clann #2: Covet (2012)


Savannah was forced to break up with Tristan, but only to protect him. her being a half-vampire, she was able to absorb energy from Tristan from a kiss, enough to kill him. now that her vampire abilities were slowly surfacing and she started feeling the bloodlust, Savannah struggled to keep her distance, while Tristan continuously tried to get her back. in the meanwhile, the Clann descendants were killed one by one, drained and leaving behind vampires bite marks on their neck. they were eager to go into war with the vampires, destroying them once and for all.

years after i read the first installment, i was pleased to fall into pace the moment i started reading. it was so easy to get into Savannah and Tristan's point of view. understanding their actions, especially when it came to outsiders like Ron and Bethany, or even Anne, whose characters left behind an impression so beautiful that made them equally lovable. it was frustrating to see Tristan leading Bethany on at some point, giving excuses and sort. but when he finally admitted and stopped being such a person, he was proven to be a better person when he focused on Savannah instead. i was surprised with the turns of events when it came to Emily, though understandable.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

My Everything is Racing (2014)

My Everything is Racing

Harry was a insignificant nobody, at least that was how she tried to live her life. her father Ira, left her mother and brother behind for a new wife before Harry was born. Felicity was her half-sister. unlike beautiful Felicity who attracted all the guys, Harry was a mess. she was tall and awkward, trying hard to blend into the crowd, forcing her grades to be average with the purpose of not attracting attention to herself. at some point in her life, she had to make up for all the lost grades and achieving things that she never thought she would want.

i received a free e-book from the author in exchanged for a review. the book was an absolutely fast read. Harry was a character so lovable that i shed quite a few tears for her. it was highly relatable to see her stumbled through life, achieving things that she thought was important at first, like blending in, later in truly important things, such as her passion for running. the fun part of the book was its random plot, often throwing situations in Harry's path, having her handling it. from discovering Uriel, to Felicity's suicide attempt, Harry remained innocent yet handled each situation with such maturity that it was impossible to not root for her. then of course, also in the spotlight was Frannie, the gigantic overprotective hug-able dog of Harry. i just couldn't get enough of Harry's life!