A Million Little Pieces - James Frey

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 A Million Little Pieces is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery.

My mom read this book a year or so ago and when we were in the book store she recommended it to me. Since we are pretty similar in book taste, I decided to take her up on it. The book is a memoir and the author's accounts of his six weeks in rehab. He woke up on a plane with his two front teeth knocked out and a broken nose. Now I know that the author has admitted he embellished some parts of the story but I still really enjoyed it.

As long as I am entertained, I could care less where it comes from. It was heartbreaking at some parts and I truly felt for James. I was mad when he was mad, I was sad when he was, I celebrated his victories and was pissed at him when he went backwards. I have to admit that it was hard to get into the book in the beginning because there are no quotes and sometimes it's hard to follow who's speaking. Overall it's a great book and I highly recommend it!


Night World no. 1 - LJ Smith

Monday, September 14, 2009
 In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

I wasn't too keen of Secret Vampire and was a little weary after that story. After that, Daughters of Darkness was really good and I loved Spellbinder. I recommend this book and the group of stories in it. I'm glad this one was the first book, since I don't think I'd continue on if the second had been the first.

Night World no. 2 - LJ Smith

Sunday, September 13, 2009
In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he truly is and where he came from.

Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rashel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy.

Hannah receives notes warning her of incredible danger in Soulmate. But if death is her destiny, is the Lord of the Night World's love strong enough to save her?
I liked the first book better, the stories weren't as compelling as I'd hoped. The Chosen started off promising, but ended really cheesy. I should stop comparing everything to Twilight! ;) I liked Dark Angel, but I thought the end was really silly. I wish it could've ended a little more dark than it had.