Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book Reports

A book I read which is completely and totally unrelated to The Den of Shadows, or vampires in general is Catching Fire.

Catching Fire: If you want a good book to read, this would be one of them. I absolutely loved this book! Ah! but the way it ended has me dying for the next book to hurry up and come out! The book picks up where The Hunger Games ended. Katniss, the main character, has to face a problem of a rising rebellion within the districts(which she may have only added fire to), an evil president that hates her, and a decision between two guys whom she likes (personally I'm a Peeta person). The plot is amazing and so are the characters, this book is such a good read. Can't believe I'm going to say this but, I think this series is even better that the Twilight Saga. Shocked, yes I know, but that should indicate just how amazing The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are. So take a hint go grab these books and read them!

Ok guys so as you should know I'm a huge vampire novel fan. Ever since I read the Twilight Saga I have enjoyed this genre of books, so it should come as no surprise that I read this (these) book/s.

(Counts as 4 books)

In the Den of Shadows: this book has four books within it: In the Forests of the Night, Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, and Midnight Predator.

In the Forests of the Night: This book really interested me just from the blurb on the back of the book describing it, and it didn't disappoint. I was really interested in the main character of this story, Risika. She had more layers than I expected a three hundred year old vampire to have. The book switches from modern times back to when Risika was still human and then newly turned. It was very interesting how the story unfolded a centuries old mystery. The book is written in a modern style so it's easy to follow along. The vampires within this book are very different from the other vampires in books that I have read. The vampire's power or skill depends upon which vampire turns them. I have to admit though that I am not too pleased with how this one ended, it leaves things a bit open-ended with Risika's brother.

Demon In My View: I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book because this book doesn't have the same main character as the first. But, surprisingly I did enjoy this one almost as much as the first one. In this book, the main character Jessica is a human, or so you think until later on in the book, which technically she still is, just not completely. Something I found interesting is that the antagonist from In the Forests of the Night is also in this book, but as one of the main protagonists. Something else I liked about this book is learning how Jessica knows all about vampires, not just the basics about them, but every single detail of their history, it was very interesting. I also liked that this one ended with romance, while the first book ended with the conclusion of a confrontation. This one like all the others in the series are written in a modern style.

Shattered Mirror: This book also brought back a character from the previous book, Demon In My View, unfortunately it was a character that didn't interest me much, and one that I didn't like a whole lot. This story plot was also very good. It is about a girl (who happens to be a very powerful, vampire-hunting witch) who goes after her family's most hated vampire. Along the way she runs into two not-so-powerful vampires (not powerful only because of how they choose to live) and begins to fall in love with one of them. The problem? Well her mother being the the leader of all the clans of the vampire-hunting witches makes things difficult for her to have a vampire boyfriend, not to mention that that certain vampire also knows the vampire that she is hunting very well. So, yes I enjoyed this book. And I have to admit, I love scenes when the clueless vampires realize just who exactly the main character is and what she is capable of.

Midnight Predator: I think this would have to be my second favorite book in this series, just because of the plot line. This book is about Turquoise, who is a mercenary hired to take out one of the cruelest vampires in history, within a fabled vampire land known as Midnight. Luckily she has been within Midnight before, not so lucky, she was a human slave and will have to enter as one once again. There are a few good twists within this book that I really enjoyed. I especially like the character called Jaguar, he is the main vampire running Midnight, only he is surprising nice and caring, really much so toward Turquoise. One of my favorite parts would have to be the confrontation between Turquoise's old master and Jaguar over who truly has possession over her. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, I would have really enjoyed a better relationship between Turquoise and Jaguar, but over all this was a good read.