Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I like Book Blogs

But this is not a book blog at least that is not all of what we try to do here. I love reading and book blogs obviously because they promote reading I am also interested in sharing my love of reading with others, it dismays me how many times when I am talking to people who say they don't read. Meaning of course they don't read for pleasure and dismiss it almost entirely out of hand. Which is strange because in a lot of cases these are the same people who watch shows like Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and Dexter as regularly as clockwork probably with the past seasons on DVD.

I would challenge these same people to read Dexter and find it boring (the primary reason given when I question people as to why they don't read) it is an interesting and novel take on the serial killer genre with a character that you end up actually liking even as he hacks his way through his victims.

So in case you didn't know below are a few top series inspired by books, maybe something that you might like reading or already have, you should share this with non-reading friends so we can convert them.





Thursday, April 12, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent

This REVIEW is part of the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge hosted by Fiktshun


My Soul To Keep is the third book in the Soul Screamers series written by best selling author Rachel Vincent. It was published on the 1st of June 2010 by Harlequin.


PLOT



Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them. Until something does. Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked. And so is someone else…

WHAT I THOUGHT

This for me is where things take a significant turn in the world of Kaylee and friends. This book is also an incredibly difficult one to review due to the plot developments later on that really affect how you feel about certain people.

This story deals with drugs and betrayal and is one of the scariest of the series in my opinion. The drug is called Demon’s Breath and it is exactly what it sounds like direct from the creatures of the Netherworld. It leaves the users high but is highly toxic to humans while less so on supernatural beings.

All this for Kaylee right after she manages to get out of her epic grounding after playing hero the last time. This says a lot about Kaylee’s character about wanting to do what’s right, well according to the morals of a teen as she repeatedly lies by omission to her father or any other adult in sight.

Nash has changed a lot, I have never been sure about Naylee but that was mostly because of Kaylee’s adoration of him as some sort of High School God which for me means that they could never really be in an equal relationship. Now I see the potential bad sides of Nash of course there can be an argument over whether it is just the drugs but for me it is just a magnification of what is always there especially when you are dealing with someone who can make you do whatever he wants with just a word.

Three books in reviews like this aren’t for new readers (start with the first book makes more sense that way) but we know what we come to expect from Soul Screamers and this instalment does not in any way let us down. Definitely worth a read.
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