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Monday, May 31, 2010

Warm & Fuzzy v. Cold & Dead: Win a Kindle!

I’m on Team Werewolf. Find out more.

After reading all 22 of the blogs up so far, I've realized that, for some reason, people actually like dead bodies. I'm finding this kind of hard to grasp, considering that is necrophilia. Not hot at all. Seriously, he doesn't have his own blood, so he'd have to drink yours just to get it up! Eww. You'd be too drained to have any fun afterward. Yes, that was a pun. Get over it.

In all fairness, the vamp would be muscular. And cold, dead, probably rotting from the inside out, etc. Not that I'm biased or anything. Just telling it how it is, guys! You know you want to come to the werewolves' side. We do, after all, have cookies. And puppies will love you forever.

After reading my great, informative chart, can you really say that vampires are better? Or do werewolves heat your blood like no block of cold, dead flesh ever could? Write about it in the comments for a chance to win a Kindle, then go check out the other blogs involved to get other opinions on the question of the year!

Good luck, to bloggers and commenters, both!

This post is a part of Moira Rogers’ Creature Feature Kindle Throwdown Contest. By leaving a (meaningful) comment, you will be entered to win a Kindle from Amazon.com, or an alternate grand prize of $275 to spend at an online book retailer.  For a full list of rules and more ways to win, visit the contest page.

REVIEW: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Book: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
Release Date: November 15, 2010
Format: Ebook
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: The Goblin Wars, #1
Free or Purchased: Free (Loads of thanks to the publisher!)

Rating: PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket (5 Zombies)
While YA is most definitely not my genre, I like to read one every now and then just because. I normally don't love them but don't hate them. Tyger Tyger, being free, was irresistible to me, even though I didn't think I would like it much. I was very wrong; Tyger Tyger is one of the best YA books I've ever read, with a compelling plot, fabulous writing style, and very like-able characters. Not only is it one of the best YAs I've read, it's one of the best books, period. I'll buy the book the day it comes out just to support the amazing author!


Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.

Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.

The Book

Teagan is a 16-year-old girl who just wants to help animals and go to a good college, and she's right on track. If all goes as planned, she'll make it into the best veterinary college in the States, and everything is going great. She has a family she loves, a loyal best friend, and doesn't know any guys that interest her.

But when her orphaned cousin, Finn Mac Cumhaill, moves in after living on the streets, things start to go wrong. The goblins have arrived. Now the question is, instead of where she'll set up her veterinary practice, if Teagan will live long enough to save the people she loves.

Teagan, her brother Aiden, and Finn go on an adventure through multiple worlds and discover many things about themselves and their surroundings along the way, but will it be enough to overcome Fear Doirich, the goblins ruler?

My Thoughts
Although there were some unanswered questions that I had, this is a series, so I'll reserve judgment on that facet until I've read them all. Other than that, the only problem I had was that it ended! I want more of Tea and Finn!

Tyger Tyger has some of the best, most realistic characters that I've had the joy of reading about in a long time, and they're so well fleshed out that they seem like real people. I can't wait to read more about them in Book 2, but seeing as Book 1 doesn't come out until mid-November, it looks like I have quite a while to wait.

This book is a real page-turner, keeping the reader engaged from page one, and I couldn't put it down! I recommend Tyger Tyger to lovers of action and mild romance, people of all ages. It is a definite must-read for anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy or YA, and I hope that you can all get a hold of a copy as soon as it's released!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

Weekly meme from The Story Siren.

Okay, so here's what I received this week:

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (ebook)
  • Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (ebook)
  • Dead Is Just a Rumor by Marlene Perez (ebook)
  • Hidden Pleasures by Brenda Jackson (ebook)
  • Kill Me Again by Maggie Shayne (ebook)
  • Living Hell by Catherine Jinks (ebook)
  • Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer (ebook)
  • Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (ebook)
  • Apocalypse Happens by Lori Handeland
  • Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine
  • Psycop: Partners by Jordan Castillo Price
  • Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (still don't have the second book, though)
  • Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn


Hey! I'm Cade, and I'm 16 years old. I live in the single-seasoned Southern California and go to Mt. SAC, which is one of the local junior colleges.

I read and review mainly Urban Fantasy and YA books, but I also like a good Paranormal Romance every once or twice in a while, especially if it involves a supernatural murder mystery :)

I'm starting this blog because, after reading so many of them sporadically for the last few years, it just seems like the thing to do. I really love reading and writing, so it sounds like the only logical thing to do. Since I've never done this before, though, I may make mistakes. In fact, I will make mistakes. I don't mind corrections! Any help is always appreciated!

Before I start, I'd like to say that all of my reviews are my opinion, and not hard facts. I might rate a book 1 star, or not even be able to finish it, and someone else could thing that same book is the best thing since sliced bread. It's nothing personal, just differing taste. I am not bashing the authors; anyone who can write a book at all is awesome. Remember that!

Well, I think that's about all you need to know. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my blog!