The first thing I should warn you about Hellsing is that, while a fantastic manga series I recommend to all fans of the supernatural, it is extremely violent and graphically intense. Please do not pick up volumes 1 through 10 by Kouta Hirano unless you are a mature reader (my recommendation is over the age of 15). Now that the warnings are out of the way, Hellsing is about a secret organization in the British military run by the Helsing family, which is currently under the leadership of a young woman named Integra. What's so secret about this organization? Only the fact that they hunt down vampires in the name of the Anglican Church using their own all-powerful two vampire army! Comprised of the monstrous, yet cool, Alucard (get it?) and Seras Victoria, a young police woman who is struggling with her newly obtained vampirism, the organization takes down dangerous monsters on a regular basis. Of course, with an army this powerful there has to be a great enemy for them to fight. Hirano decides to create this enemy using a force of several hundred Nazis, most of which are supernatural beings, and the Catholic Church. That's right, the Catholics have their own supernatural fighting organization known as Section XIII and their super soldier is Father Alexander Anderson. One thing is for sure: when you pick up the first volume of Hellsing you'll either set it down right away in disgust or be hooked right until the very end.
I first picked up the book Elphame's Choice because I saw it was by P.C. Cast. I love her House of Night series so I thought Elphame's Choice would interest me too. This book is quite a bit different from the House of Night books, but I still liked it. It takes place in Partholon. There, demons and centaurs exist. The book starts with Elphame being born. Her mom is human, but their goddess, Epona's, Chosen. This means her people look up to her. Elphame's father is a centaur and the Head Shaman. Elphame was expected to be human, yet touched by the Goddess as the first-born daughter of Epona's Chosen. She was born as half human and half centaur. She had the body of a human and two legs of a horse. The book continues with Elphame grown up and leaving her parents. She is traveling across Partholon to the MacCallan Castle. This castle had been destroyed in a war over a hundred years ago, and Elphame wants to fix it up. Her brother, Cuchulainn, gets "Feelings" from the spirit realm and tells Elphame that her destiny along with her lifemate awaits her at MacCallan Castle. The story continues with both brother and sister falling in love while fixing up the castle and handling disaster. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys mythology and magic.
sophie works at her deseases fathers hat shop in a different world, and she is very anti-social. in her world, everyones obsessed with wizards and the war with the neighboring kingdom. none of that matters to sophie, of course, untill the witch of the waste casts a spell on her to make her old, and the worst part; she can't tell anyone! soon sophie finds herself living with the great wizard howl, traveling in his moving castle. can sophie find a way to make a very stubborn wizard change his evil ways and get rid of his demon? read the book to find out!
Marked is a very intriguing book. Right from the beginning it hooks you into it. When I read it I felt like I was right there with Zoey. If you are interested in vampyres it is the right book for you. There is lots of action as well as a little mystery packed in too. I know I will reccomend this to all my friends. Hope you enjoy this book!
I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier is a pretty good book. The reason I gave it a four is because the ending left me confused. Adam Farmer is on two journeys in this book. He is biking to visit his father in a hospital with a gift. He meets many interesting people along the way. The other journey is one through his mind. A man who calls himself Brint is helping Adam remember what happened in his life because something tragic has put blanks in his memory. The end has a twist in the plot that is relly surprising. All in all this is a pretty good book as long as you don't mind being left hanging.
This book is one of the best books I have ever read! It's about a girl named Clarissa Fray who discovers she can see Shadowhunters (demon hunters), while her friend cannot. Her mom is kidnapped because an evil ex-Shadowhunter named Valentine wants what is called The Mortal Cup, which makes humans become Shadowhunters. Clarissa (Clary) befriends other Shadowhunters and tries to fight Valentine. I can't wait to read the next book of this series!
This book is very interesting. It's about a group of friends with parents working on an old military island. The kid find a dog that was experimented on. The take the dog a nurse it back to health. In the mean time they are working on solving a murder mystery of the past. During all of this time they start to change and understand dogs better and better until they learn what's going on. To solve the mystery they almost get killed. The book has none stop action!
In the book six bird kids are trying to get their sister back from the school or their old prison where they were made and grew up. They go across the country to the school while being chased by half wolf, half men. In the process half of them get caught. But they all make out and they head on to save the world.
This book is about a group of cousins who always sit at the kid table at family gatherings. The cousin were all close. Some problems arose when Ingrid's ,the main character, cousin's boyfriend kisses her. Later he proposes to her cousin but problem arise at their weddings.
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff is a very good book. It is about a fifteen year old girl, Daisy, from New York who is sent to England to stay with her cousins. Her stepmother is about to have a baby and Daisy is definitely not happy. What she finds in England surprises her. There is Piper, her serious 9 year old cousin, Edmond, her 14 year old cousin who she just might be in love with and Osbert and Isaac, along with Aunt Penn. She is having the best time when war suddenly breaks out with Aunt Penn gone. Soon, Daisy and Piper are split apart from the boys and sent to a distant family. They struggle both to get back together and to simply survive. I would definitely recommend this book.
In this book brother and sister Jace and Clary try to stop there father from bringing total destruction to their world as shadow hunters. Shadow hunters hunt demons from other demotions. As the work on stopping their father learn they have special powers to save the day. It's a great book full of magic and action.
In the book, Being Nikki, by Meg Cabot, Em (in the body of Nikki) has just discovered what it is like to be the biggest supermodel around. One thing for sure, it is not easy. In this book the story continues of Emerson trying to get use to the fact that she is definitely not herself anymore. On the side she also discovers that Nikki's mother has been missing and feels compelled to do something about it. This book is about the changes she faces and the new information she is discovering. She is uncovering huge secrets and also trying to get the attention of the one boy in the entire world that won't look at her. I did very much enjoy this book, maybe not as much at the first book Airhead, but pretty close. I have to say that at the beginning of the book , I felt that is was moving a little slow and it was at a boring spot, but as more secrets were uncovered, the excitement began and it kept me intrigued. It had such an interesting plot and I felt as if I could in a way relate to the characters. I am guessing this book is directed toward Jr. High, High School girls with its overall interesting plot. Meg Cabot writes with just the right amount of detail too. When I was finished with the book I felt that I needed the next one and went ahead and checked it out. I loved it!
In the book Burned, by Ellen Hopkins, the story faced is of a Mormon girl who is not too sure about her beliefs. Pattyn, the main character, begins to rebel from her complicated home and church. Her father draws the line when Pattyn gets into a fight with a girl and breaks her nose. He sends her to live out with his sister and Pattyn's aunt. Once there Pattyn discovers new expierences and adventures outside of her own home. This book involves excitement, romance, and tragedy. So I loved this book, it was super great. Ellen Hopkins never fails to pack in so much in a book. The book, just as all Hopkins, is written in poetry and is extremely fun to read (in my opinion). Some would believe that it would be very difficult to read an entire book in poetry, but as one gets the hang of it , you realize that it isn't that bad at all. I felt that this story was very captivating and kept you sucked in the entire time. The way that the reader is able to get into the main character's head is really a bonus for this book. There is also a great big twist at the end of the book leaving the reader stunned at everything that just happened. Overall, it was really an awesome book and I think that if you are a mature reader that is looking for an interesting, different type of book, this is the book for you. So next time you are browsing the library pick it up and see where it takes you.
In the book Num8ers, by Rachel Ward, Jem has a secret. Ever since she was a child Jem has looked into people's eyes and has seen numbers. But what do they mean? When Jem was young and her mother died , the answer was apparent. The numbers that Jem is able to see are the date that person will die. One day while Jem is at the London Eye with her friend Spider she notices a strange pattern in numbers, all of the numbers around her at the same. Something is going to happen here and she knows that she has to leave. They flee the scene and there is a terrorist attack. Because they were caught fleeing, Jem and Spider are the supposed terrorists. This puts them on the run"¦ I was not too sure about this book, Jems "power"? seemed like it would just be an awesome plot. I mean, Jem knows when everyone will die, how cool is that? As I read the book though it seemed that that was the only part I enjoyed. I did not really see why they were on the run, they didn't do the crime. I couldn't stop thinking the entire time that if they went to the police and explained themselves that everything would be alright. Instead though, they decided to go out on the run. Another thing in this book that bothered me was how long some scenes would appear to drag on even though not much was happening. I guess that I would have preferred the book if there was a little more action that made more sense. I basically just didn't like the way it was all put together. In the end though, I was able to look and decided that there were some good parts and some parts that really bugged me. Overall, I felt that it was a so-so book and that with changes it could have been a lot better. But that is just my opinion, go ahead and try it yourself.