Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vampire Diaries--The Return: Nightfall by L. J. Smith

Elena is back from the dead, but not completely. Her time on the Other Side has given her Powers that make her more than human. She and Stefan slowly adapt to her new abilities and their life together.

But a new evil quietly slides into Fells Church and begins infecting several young women. Damen, in the wrong place at the wrong time, also gets infected. Then Stefan disappears and Elena and her friends don't know where to start looking for him. Meanwhile, the Old Woods turn against everyone who enters.

Can Elena, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt find the courage and strength to fight this new evil? Can they trust Damen? And for Elena's sake--can they find Stefan?

A great book, continuing the Vampire Diaries series.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bliss by Lauren Myracle

It's 1969 and Bliss is moving to Georgia to live with her grandmother. Up until this point, she's lived with her parents no matter where they are, but as her dad dodges the draft, they send Bliss off in order to attend school.

Bliss has never really been around people her own age before, and feels a little out of sorts. She starts high school, and soon realizes not everything is what it seems. Still, she makes friends, even if she doesn't like them all the time.

But something evil is waiting for her in Hamilton Hall--one of the oldest building on campus. A young woman killed herself there many years ago, and is waiting for someone to bring her back to life.

A great and thrilling story. Each chapter begins with a quote from the times, including the Charles Manson trials, tv, and well-known people from the 60s and 70s.