Review for Lust for Life (WVMP Radio #4) by Jeri Smith-Ready

Lust For Life by Jeri Smith-Ready

TITLE: Lust For Life
SERIES: WVMP Radio #4
AUTHOR: Jeri Smith-Ready
PUBLICATION DATE: November 27, 2012
PUBLISHER: Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
PAGES: 352 pages
FORMAT: Paperback
SOURCE: From publisher
RATING: 4 stars

Lust For Life is the last book in the WVMP Radio series. Maybe that’s why I was so sad starting it. I don’t want this series to be over. I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of Ciara’s sarcasm and anti-holy powers. Plus, there is Shane. Damn he is fine…even if he’s Catholic. I really can’t say too much about the plot without giving anything away. Most of the things I want to say are uber spoiler-y and I’m just not in the mood to spoil things for anyone. I will say that I don’t think this one was quite as good as the first one. Things are mostly the same formula. Ciara and Shane are happy, something bad happens, someone tries to kill them, they struggle, then defeat the bad guy. Not a bad formula, but it felt a little boring in this one. It was a mite too predictable.

Well except for the very end which I didn’t see coming at all. Complete shock and what a way to end the series. All in all, it was great, but I am incredibly sad to see this series go. You will be missed.

****Thank you to Pocket Books for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review****

Review for Hunted (House of Night #5) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Hunted by P C Cast & Kristin Cast

TITLE: Hunted
SERIES: House Of Night #5
AUTHOR: P C Cast & Kristin Cast
PUBLICATION DATE: March 10, 2009
PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Griffin
PAGES: 323 pages
FORMAT: Hardback
SOURCE: Borrowed
RATING: 2 stars

Zoey becomes even more annoying in this one. Another beau is added to her pack. She makes out with Erik, then Heath, then Erik again, Kalona in her dreams, and the Stark…seriously pick just one!

Review for Betrayed (House of Night #2) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Betrayed by P C Cast & Kristin Cast

TITLE: Betrayed
SERIES: House Of Night #2
AUTHOR: P C Cast & Kristin Cast
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2, 2007
PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Griffin
PAGES: 310 pages
FORMAT: Hardback
SOURCE: Borrowed
RATING: 3 stars

Yep, Zoey gets worse in this one. If she irritated you in Marked, she’ll still irritate you in this one. However, you get to see more of Aphrodite, whom I love. Zoey gets caught in a love rectangle of her own making between Erik, Heath, and Loren Blake. Her indecision kills me and I just wanna scream “JUST PICK ONE”. Of course she has every intention of keeping Heath out of the picture, but that doesn’t mean it goes how she wants it too. I honestly think she should just give up on that notion, but she persists. Expect more suspense and plot twists that may shock you.

Review for Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Marked by P C Cast & Kristin Cast

TITLE: Marked
SERIES: House Of Night #1
AUTHOR: P C Cast & Kristin Cast
PUBLICATION DATE: May 1, 2007
PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Griffin
PAGES: 319 pages
FORMAT: Hardback
SOURCE: Borrowed
RATING: 3 stars

This book had good bits and bad bits. The biggest bad part is I abhor Zoey Redbird. Seriously the girl irks me beyond belief which is hard to deal with in a novel written in first person. She’s whiny and selfish (and trust me, it gets worse as the series progresses). BUT, I love the world around her. I loved her friends, her enemies, and the mythology of the House Of Night. This book also had enough mystery to keep me going when I really wanted to run screaming “Damn Zoey, shut up!”. Would I really reccomend this book to anyone? Probably not. There are too many plot wholes and I have to many issues with the main character to submit a friend to dealing with her, but I am going to finish the series myself. I have a morbid curiousity to see how it ends.

Oh, and for any Christians who are contemplating reading this, if you are offended by bad portrayals of the Christian faith, steer clear of this. They have a religion called the People Of Faith which will offend you to no end.

Review for Secret Vampire (Night World #1) by L.J. Smith

Secret Vampire by L J Smith

TITLE: Secret Vampire
SERIES: Night Worlde #1
AUTHOR: L J Smith
PUBLICATION DATE: June 1, 1996
PUBLISHER: Archway Paperbacks
PAGES: 242 pages
FORMAT: Ebook
SOURCE: Borrowed
RATING: 2 stars

Unfortunately this book only gets 2 stars. I was a little disappointed with this story. I adore L J Smith’s The Vampire Diaries series, so I had high expectations, but if fell short. The whole story seemed rushed to me. The beginning was interesting, but rather slow. There was an urgent need to turn Poppy before her disease killed her and that worked fine for me because it felt realistic. After she was turned, everything happened so fast and was wrapped up too almost too neatly. The main villian gave up without a real fight and there was no real celebrating the victory for the hero and heroine. I’m honestly not sure if I will read the next book in this series or not.