Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Blood ConfessionThe Blood Confession by Alisa M. Libby

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book. It wasn't the kind of book that I couldn't wait to pick up and read but when I did, I was glad to be reading it. It is a historical fiction about Elizabeth Bathory, whom some people think that Bram Stoker developed his Dracula character from. I can say it is a def. possibility. The story starts out with Elizabeth held captive for crimes. It flips back and forth from current day to how she became captive. I am not sure how much is fiction and how much at it is facts, but it is a really interesting story. I plan to research a little bit more to find out what they really did know about her.

One thing that I thought is that the author would have made me feel for the character, but I never really did? Maybe it was how it was written and the author never intended that, or maybe I am heartless? LOl

In my opinion, this book is not for a younger crowd. It is bloody and gory at times and lots of death scenes. I don't think it is a necessary read, but if you like historical fiction, mixed in with a little scariness, you will enjoy this.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ally Carter's "Only the Good , Spy Young"

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3)Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I am so totally addicted to the Gallagher Girl books. They make me feel like a young girl when I read them, the characters feel like your friends. It just reminds me of being young, innocent and trying to figure out the male species! LOL Even though these girls are secretly attending a girls school for spies, I could still really relate to these girls. It also feeds that certain something inside of probably every girl, to have a little danger and excitement in their life and to have two identities, kinda like a super-hero. Young school girl by day, top secret agent at night!

This series is drew me in, I actually listened to the audios and will probably continue to do so, becuz the lady who does them is great. She does all the different character voices. I listen on my way to work (hour drive to and from), and I feel like I have friends in my car with me!

I can't wait for book 5 in 2012, the series really has a mystery to it and I feel like their is going to be a lot of adventure and hopefully romance! YAY!

Ally Carter's writing is so fun and imaginative. I don't like the typical guy - spy - action - movie but Ally makes spies seem fun with a little danger added in. She almost has you wanted to try some of the spy exercises to see if you could be undetected!

I would recommend these books to anyone. They actually remind me too of a Disney Movie, like Lizzie McQuire and Even Stevens. If you have ever watched them and loved them, you will love this series. I picture Cammie as Lizzie! LOL

Don't miss this great series, it is also very clean for tweenies and older! I am 42 and LOVE them!

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