I am pleased to welcome two new YA readers to the WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs today, Amanda, 9 and Hailee, 12. Both are avid readers who want to share their love of books with everyone. Thanks for joining us.
Bite Me – A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Listened to by joysann
In the last book, unbeknownst to them, the vampires Tommy and Jody had been safely encased in bronze by their sixteen year old goth-girl minion, Abby Normal, to preserve their romantic love eternally. Since then, an epidemic of feline vampirism is unleashed in San Francisco, and it has fallen to Abby, her brilliant boyfriend Foo-Dog, two jaded police detectives, Tommy’s friends called The Animals, and The Emperor of San Francisco to save the city. When Jody and Tommy are released from their imprisonment, there’s no predicting how their actions will tip the scale.
Largely and colorfully told through Abby’s diary, this conclusion to the Love Story trilogy (see Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck) is a comic roller-coaster ride of horror, incredulity and hilarity, and, of course, love. Listening to the audiobook read by Susan Bennett was a real pleasure as she delivers Christopher Moore’s hilarious goth-slang dialogue with a convincing flair. Wonderfully funny and entertaining, this was the best of the three books, and wholly satisfying.
Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Read by Michael
Unbeknownst to the common citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, their city is occupied by demons, ghosts, witches, and tribes of supernatural warriors. Evalle Kincaid is in a difficult position. She considers herself to be a loyal member of the Belador tribe, but she is different and many do not trust her.
Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, authors of the popular BAD series, have teamed in their first joint venture into the urban fantasy genre. Blood Trinity is the first book in their new Belador series, immersing readers first into the action, then gradually developing the characters and explaining their motivations. Like Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson, Evalle is a strong female protagonist, and I enjoy that. Plus there is a host of interesting sidekicks and supporting characters whose stories I’ll want to learn in the next book in the series.
The Summer of You by Kate Noble
Read by Stacey
Lady Jane Cummings must bring her brother and her ailing father to the small seaside town she spent summers in when she was a child. There, she must deal with things much more difficult than the fact she ran naked through the town square at age 5. Like her father’s advancing illness, the highwayman who’s robbing the town…and the mysterious neighbor who moved in across the lake.
Kate Noble has taken the popular small town theme and turned it into a beautiful historical romance. With a heroine I can relate to, a hero I can believe in and a great cast of secondary characters, she has cemented her place in the historical romance pantheon.
Garden of the Moon by Elizabeth Sinclair
Read by Michelle
Sara Wade, seer of the dead, inherits her grandmother’s plantation – Harrogate. Sara also inherits a curse. The ghosts of Johnathan Bradford, Maddy and Katherine Grayson come back in a haunting tryst that threatens to end life as Sara knows it. Taking the plunge in a world where uncertainty thrives. Falling in love with the past and finding your future in the past.
A very cleverly written novel that suspends disbelief for a chance at love. I found this to be a fun, riveting tale.
The Jaguar Stones – Book One: Middle World by J&P Voelkel
Read by Hailee, age 12
When Max Murphey’s archeologist parents go on a unexpected dig, he is suspiciously summoned to join them in Central America. After he discovers his parents are missing, it’s up to him, a local Maya girl, and a university professor to rescue them. Then, the threesome meets up with unexpected characters, Maya gods, unreal challenges, and dastardly villains.
In this book nothing is as it seems. With ancient secrets, hidden passages and horrible tamales Middleworld contains everything. The suspense, action, and perfectly written storyline makes this book a definite movie ready read. I am clamoring for the sequel.
Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop by Jennifer Allison
Read by Amanda, age 9
14 year old Gilda Joyce travels to Washington, DC for the summer and gets a job at the Spy Museum. Strange things start to happen while Gilda is at the Museum. Gilda starts to find secret ghost messages throughout the city and is determined to solve the mystery.
Jennifer Allison made me feel as though I was really in the book with all the characters. When I was reading the story, my blood was rushing through me because I wanted to read more and more.
Risk No Secrets by Cindy Gerard
Read by Michelle
The abduction of her daughter’s best friend Lola has Sophie Weber seeking the assistance of an old friend, Wyatt Savage. Wyatt and Sophie haven’t been in touch since her marriage to his best friend Hugh. Unbeknownst to him, Sophie and Hugh have been divorced for two years. As Wyatt is battling his physical desire for Sophie, he’s also enlisting the help of his Black Ops Team to find Lola. The search takes them to El Salvador and in the midst of some of the coldest and cruelest killers.
An electric, fast paced novel that kept me rapt from start to finish. There is nothing like having a buff, Black Ops military man in your back pocket to pull out in matters of life and death.
Bottom Line: Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown