"iDrakula" by Bekka Black is a modern take on a classic-Dracula. It's told through texts, emails, images, and web browser screenshots. It's obvious almost immediately what's going on. iDrakula is a very fast read, even for a 150 page book, and is very fast paced. Because of this, I never really got into the story and didn't feel any connection to the characters. It was a good story, but I think it could hae been told better if it included an actual story, not just texts and emails. Overall, iDrakula was an okay book.
Devil's Kiss is set in modern London, where the remains of the once-great Knights Templar dwell, continuing the eternal fight against evil. Billi is the only girl ever to be inducted in, and she hates every minute. When her friend, Kay, returns from his year-long study vacation in Jerusalem training as an Oracle, and almost unleashes the 69 evil Grigori held captive in the Cursed Mirror, it does nothing to sway her opinion. Now the Angel of Death is after her with a vengence, and invoking the 10th Plague, on top of everything else. Will she save the world? Find out in Devil's Kiss
Variant was an excellent book with many surprising twists. Benson is a foster child who is constantly being shipped around. He applies for a boarding school for children like him who have no home to go to. The school is not what is seems and there is no turning back once you get there, you are trapped. As he adjusts to the strange ways in the school he discovers a grueling secret that could just be the end of him! This was once again an excellent book! If you read this don't get to attached to anyone because you never now what might happen!
There is much conflict over this simple book. From where I stand it is viewed as a joke to serious authors. Silly romance in a ridiculous setting. Silly romances are fine to kill a few hours, but then to throw in a sparkling vampire is just too much. After I finished reading it I thought to myself, 'what did I just read?'. The very little idea of a plot was dragged out for almost 500 pages. It was a complete waste of time.
Still Waters is a story about Hannah and her boyfriend Colin. It is the end of the summer before her senior year of high school and his first year of college. They only have a few days left before Colin has to leave, so Hannah plans a trip to Pine House, Colin's family's lake house. As soon as Colin is told about the trip, he gets mad, but he doesn't know why. When Hannah and Colin get to the lake house, it's obvious that something is wrong. Everything goes really wrong when a storm makes a branch crash through one of the windows. Colin isn't acting like himself anymore, and he soon becomes violent. Will Hannah escape Colin? Will she discover what's wrong? Read Emma Carlson Berne's great book, Still Waters to find out.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. The reason for the apocalypse? Zombies. In the beginning, Benny Imura hates two things: his half brother, Tom, and zombies, or "zoms."? Benny was just 18 months old on "First Night,"? the night that people began turning into zombies, but he remembers the night well. His father was a zombie, and his mother handed Benny off to Tom and told Tom to run. Ever since, Benny has thought of Tom as a coward for running instead of saving his mom. Now Benny is 15, and he must find a job, or his rations will be cut off. Will he be able to get along with Tom enough to follow in his footsteps and become a bounty hunter, or will he have to find a different job? This is a great story that isn't just about zombies attacking and hunting the zombies. It's about human nature, and how some people will step up and become heroes, while others will always be evil, even after a zombie apocalypse.