Saturday, November 27, 2010

Be swept away by Sweep

Like magic? Mystery? Startling revelations? Then I recommend you come get swept away with the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. I just finished reading Sweep Volume 1, which includes the first three books, Book of Shadows, The Coven, and Blood Witch.

In this volume you meet Morgan Rowlands as she is just basically meeting herself.  She meets a new guy at school, discovers Wicca, loses a best friend, finds out the truth about her hereditary, and turns 17. And falls in love for the first time. Meanwhile Morgan is being watched by some witches that are giving her the creeps and sneaking around her house in the middle of the night.

Sweep is a fun little mystery series with a paranormal twist. Enter the world of Sweep, and be swept away. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcome to the House of Night: The Fledgling Handbook 101

If you haven't guessed already I'm a vamp girl. I always have been, always will be. I started reading the House of Night series by PC Cast and Kristen Cast a while back. I fell in love after the first book Marked. (But that will be another blog post.) But The Fledgling Handbook 101 recently came out, and I gobbled it up in one sitting, still waiting for the money to buy it, but Barnes & Noble knows I'll be there to buy it and other books.

The Fledgling Handbook 101 is what is given to each student upon entering a House of Night school after being marked. Now to give you a bit of a background, in the House of Night universe Vampires are real. They are marked when they are teenagers by the outline of a crescent moon in the middle of their forehead. Once marked they need to be brought to a House of Night to be around adult vampires, otherwise they get sick and can die from their body rejecting the change. The vampires also worship a goddess named Nyx, the personification of night.

Now all of this information and much more, plus some "history" of Vampires can be found in The Fledgling Handbook. The handbook is suppose to be a introduction to a marked teenager to their new life as a fledgling, and as long as they survive the change their life as an adult vampire.

Now if you love vampires and the House of Night series then I definitely recommend picking up The Fledgling Handbook 101 it is definitely a great addition to the series. Makes me want them to start publishing all the textbooks, would be interested in reading the Vamp Sociology textbook.