Monday, September 8, 2008

Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

In Chris's hometown, vampires are the norm. There's a ritual every year to keep the dark vampire lord in his prison, and the vampires in the area are usually hunted down and killed before they kill too many people. But the vampires are uneasy and beginning to form alliances in order to free their lord from his prison.

But Chris can't worry about that right now. Torn between daydreaming about Rebecca, wanting to be popular, and hanging out with his two friends, Chris has more important issues. Like a thirst he cannot seem to satisfy. And teeth that grow whenever he thinks about blood. Whatever is happening to him, it cannot be good.

A quick and fun novel, full of action, humor, and vampires.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Ice Cream Con by Jimmy Docherty

Jake and his friends live in the Projects--a poor, rundown area full of crime. When the local crime boss admits to Jake he stole Jake's money (and the only way to feed himself and his grandmother), Jake decides to get even.

Enter the Big Baresi. Soon, every major crime in the Projects is said to be the Big Baresi's work. And all Jake and his friends had to do was scatter some flyers around and scare a few big thugs who terrorize the neighborhood. Or so Jake thought. As long as everyone fears the Big Baresi, his enemies increase and his life expectancy decreases. And with it, Jake fears for his and his friends' lives as well.

So he comes up with a daring plot to save them all. And catch the big crime lords in the process...

An interesting story with action. Some things are a little unbelievable but the story as a whole is very entertaining.