Monday, August 3, 2009

books i've been reading

I've been into reading lately. Sometimes I get that way towards the end of the summer. I'll be working or will have plans with friends but need something to do to fill my time. I could go on the computer or watch Gilmore Girls (I have all 7 seasons), but if I have a good book, then I'd much rather sit and read.

I was reading and rereading the Twilight Saga A LOT at the beginning of the year. I decided it was time I change things up. So I did =)
Well, I changed books.
I'm still reading about Vampires ;)

I've been watching True Blood on HBO. I found out it was based on a series of books, The Sookie Stackhouse series. I decided to change things up and read that (plus I finished the 7th Season of Gilmore Girls a couple months ago). The first book is called Dead Until Dark. I thought it was pretty good. The tv show stays to the books for the most part. There are a few characters that the show expands on more and there's a lot more nudity in the show than in the book, but I liked it. I'm going to try and read the other books at some point, whenever I can buy the other 8 in the series.

Another series I've started reading, all thanks to my friend Ashley, is the House of Night novels. I'm into series of books for some reason. I think it's the anticipation of there being another part to the story that is fun to read about.
The first is called Marked, but I'm on the second which is entitled Betrayed. It's a different type of vampire story much like Twilight. The vampires (spelled vampyres) in the House of Night don't explode in sunlight, don't have fangs, and don't have to be bitten to be turned into a vampyre. They are chosen and literally marked as a vampyre. It's set in a modern society where vampyres have just always existed. The young fledgling vampyres are suppose to have crescent shaped tattoos on their forehead. They either make the change into an adult vampyre or they die. If they turn into adults, their mark will turn into a more intricate tattoo framing their face. This series is in the point of view of a fledging vampyre named Zoey Redbird. She has a special power and is unlike the other fledglings.
I liked the first book and I'm enjoying reading the second book. There are 5 books to this series as of right now and I've been told there's a possibility of more.

So that is what I'm reading right now. I have another book in the line-up. It's called Blue Bloods. We'll see if I'm able to read it before I head back to school in 26 days =O

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Dead Until Dark
By: Charlaine Harris

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Marked & Betrayed
By: P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast

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Blue Bloods
By: Melissa De La Cruz

1 two cents' worth:

Erica said...

I -hate- the Sookie Stackhouse books. Hate them. I watch the show and enjoy that but I barely made it through the first book. I think it's horribly written and very sad that this woman has made so much money off of such a poorly written couple of books. I actually sent the book to Iraq- something I never do because I generally keep ALL of the books I get, even the ones I dislike. I refuse to read any of the other books. It made my eyes want to bleed.

I've heard a lot of negativity about the Marked series, dunno if I'd try that.

I am interested in the vampire diaries. It's very Twilight-esque but it was written years before Stephenie Meyer ever began to write her series. So I'm interested in reading that series, just to see how good/bad it is. Plus they're having a show on the CW come out this fall based on it.