Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Stacking my imaginary shelf - and book challenge!
Okay, I'm trying something different. I don't want to copy what other bloggers are doing. I've never found it interesting what other bloggers get in the mail. It just makes me jealous. "Why can't I get swag in the mail like that?" I'd rather talk about your wish-list.
I want to know what books are you adding to your wish list?
My Wish List:
After the 100-followers giveaway, several people said they LOVED the Vampire Academy books and would recommend them to any one. Color me intrigued. Is this book really that good? I've been a little weary about vampire books since Twi-freak-out-light.
I used to love vampire books. I read Dracula and loved it, anything Anne Rice. I even took a Slavistics class in college (Humanities credit), that was all about the history of folkloric vampires. Very cool! Stupid Twilight ruined vampires for me. Everyone thought they could write a book after that, and they pumped out crappy vampire books in the image of Twilight. Gag.
So long story short, you've been yelling this book at me, I listened. The book on my Wish-List today...........................v.........................................
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
B&N | Amazon | Murder By The Book (H-Town Local)
By the way, I probably wouldn't have picked this book up because of it's cover. There's something about this that seems over worked. Like someone took an underexposed photo and placed it on their cover then added artistic filters to cover up the mistake. I see what she's doing when you get the collection in front of me... but maybe she should have started with a cover that looked more like the green or maroon one. Something that makes this look intentional.