Sunday, February 4, 2007

Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Turquoise Draka is a vampire hunter who is extremely good at her job. Her next mission is to infiltrate the ancient vampire sanctuary, Midnight, and kill the vampire in charge, Jeshikah. In order to fulfill her mission, she's going to have to pretend to be a human slave.

Determined to be the one who kills Jeshikah, Turquoise accepts the assignment, only to find Jaguar is the vampire in charge. And there's something a little strange about him. He figures out who she is, but lets her continue her mission.

Now the only thing standing in Turquoise's way are the memories of being an actual human slave, and the possibility her former master is in house and able to recognize her.

Like the other Den of Shadows books, this one is fast, action-packed, and exciting.

Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Sarah Vida comes from a long line of vampire hunters. Hunting a vampire by the name of Nikolas, who killed one of her relatives, she approaches a house party on her own--and survives. Barely.

In school the next week, she gets the shock of her life--Christopher and Nissa are both vampires and want to be her friends. Guilty at deceiving them, she confesses the truth, but has to face the consequences and her feelings. What she feels for Christopher forces her family to reject her and she's left wondering what will become of her.

Vampire hunting is popular--and Atwater-Rhodes pulls it off. Again the story is fast-paced and quick to read. Very enjoyable.

Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Jessica Allodola has an interesting hobby--she writes novels about vampires. Her favorite vampire--Aubrey--is often on her mind while she's at school, until she thinks she sees him.

Forced to confront a past she doesn't remember, she soon realizes what she writes about is real--and part of her repressed memories. The vampires she writes about, though, aren't happy with having their world revealed and are trying to silence her for good.

Aubrey is the only one standing in their way. Can and should she trust him? Will she have to become a full vampire to survive?

Again, short, action-packed, and enjoyable.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Risika is a vampire who was changed by another named Ather, in front of her twin brother and Aubrey, whom she believes killed her brother. She stalks Aubrey in a deliberate game of cat and mouse while determining whether she has the strength to defeat him.

During one of their battles, however, Risika discovers her brother wasn't killed that night--he was already a vampire. What should she do now, when the reason for her revenge has disappeared?

Short and action-packed, I enjoyed reading about Risika and her fight for justice.

Getting to Third Date by Kelly McClymer

Katelyn has a secret everyone on campus is dying to find out. She is the mysterious Mother Hubbard--the advice columnist for the school newspaper. Her advice is no-nonsense, but angers many students for being too unforgiving.

So now Katelyn, a.k.a. Mother Hubbard, must break her own two-date rule, and give the men in her life another chance. Could she be wrong about their potential? Can she possibly find Mr. Right in a sea of Mr. Wrongs?

A cute romance about not giving up on people too soon. The characters are touching and amusing.

The Other Side of the Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon

Stacy wakes up after being in a coma for four years--since the night her mother was murdered and Stacy was shot. Coping with the time difference is one thing--her body matured, songs, fashions, and everyone in her life have changed.

What's worse--the man who shot Stacy killed her mother and Stacy saw him. She just can't remember his face. She wants to make him pay, but will remembering once again put her life in danger?

A mystery and a thriller. Stacy tries to adapt to the world that changed without her, but it's hard. This book was published a while ago, so it's dated, but still one of my favorites.