Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shiver

I have a super awesome friend who always lets me borrow books because we have the same taste in genres.  So when she said she had a book about werewolves I said yes please!  This books was a really quick read; I would have read it even faster if it wasn't for getting sick and not being able to focus on words. 

At a young age, Grace is pulled from her swing and dragged into the forest by a pack of wolves.  She catches the yellow eyes of one wolf in particular.  Surprise, surprise, he saves her from the other big bad wolves and she lives.  Fast forward from being about seven years old to now being a seventeen year old bookworm obsessed with the wolves she sees at the edge of the forest in her backyard.  The wolf with the yellow eyes still watches her.  It's summer and Sam, a boy with black hair and yellow eyes, sits at his job in a bookstore day-dreaming about her.  Yep you figured it out, Sam is the wolf with the yellow eyes.

After Jack, a local high school boy, is attacked and killed by wolves, Grace learns that a hunting party is going after the wolves in her forest.  She rushes home to sounds of gun blasts.  On her back porch she finds a naked Sam with a bullet wound in his neck.  Even though it is winter and the cold changes him into a wolf, he somehow turns back into a human.  It's up to Grace to save him from the bullet wound and keep his secret safe.  How much time does he have left before he turns back into a wolf?  Possibly for good this time?

Even though I am a heck of a lot older than her, I could definitely relate to Grace.  She loves books and has never felt like she belongs.  And Sam is such a lovable character.  Definitely a very interesting read and I can't wait to read the second book in the series.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Getting Sick Blows!

Last week I woke up with a really bad sore throat and ended up going home with a fever.  I was home for a day and a half and my thought was if I'm at home at least I can get some reading time in...WRONG!  My body had other plans.  It decided to be so exhausted that I couldn't even focus on words in the book.  So for almost a week I haven't been able to read.  Last night was the first night I was able to sit down and read more than one chapter.  I'm super close to finishing the book I am reading so review coming soon :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Clash of Kings

Well it took me a while to finish this second book in the series but completely understandable considering how long a book it is!  But oh so good!  This series has totally turned into a guilty pleasure!  As with the first book in the series (Game of Thrones), each chapter is from a character's point of view.  While reading the first book I really loved following Daenerys and Jon's chapters.  It was so easy for me to get lost in the words and before I knew it the chapter was over and I was on to a new character.  Don't get me wrong, I loved reading about the other characters but theirs was my favorite.  The same held true for A Clash of Kings.  However, this time my focus was on Arya and Tyrion.  The chapters with their endeavors were my favorite.

Robert's death and his "son" Joffrey taking the throne has stirred a lot of defiance in the realm.  Robert's youngest brother, Renly, believes he should be king, his other brother, Stannis, believes he should have the crown, and Robb Stark has been made king of the North.  So many people calling themselves king and no wonder a war breaks out!  I don't want to give too much away but all I can say is I really hate Theon Greyjoy!  I was hoping someone would kill him off but the ending left me confused on if this did happen or not.  So much happens in this book that I really don't feel I can sit here and summarize it all, if I tried I would be sitting her until late at night and this would be one super long blog entry!  I will say one thing that continues to frustrate me is that the Stark children are all so far away from each other and it seems like no matter what they do they can't get closer to being with their family.  Sansa is still stuck at King's Landing under the watchful eye of Queen Cersei, Arya is disguised as a boy and heading to the Wall, Jon travels beyond the Wall to discover what dangers await, Bran and Rickon remain at Winterfell, and Robb is fighting against Lannisters.  I hope future books bring them back together.  I know there are a lot in this series so I have some serious reading to do!