Vamplayers by Rusty Fischer

Book Description

Publication Date: December 13, 2011

At the Afterlife Academy of Exceptionally Dark Arts, Lily Fielding is a measly trainee who dreams of one day becoming a Savior—those who visit vampire-infested high schools and put down the undead with their deadly crossbows. When Lily and her classmates Alice and Cara begin their latest assignment, it seems like just another run-of-the-mill gig: they’re to simply spot the Vamplayer—part vampire, part player—identify the popular girl he’s set his sights on, and befriend her before the Vamplayer can turn her to do his bidding. Before long, however, the Vamplayer sets his sights on Lily’s friends, and she is left to face the threat alone while protecting her friends from the dark forces she has sworn to resist.

 

Review –

This is a fast, fun read  with a easy-going, good natured,  and strong female character named Lily Fielding in the lead. She wants so much to be a Savior but is stuck being a Third Sister and then an assignment that should have been routine turns into the assignment from Hell and she barely escapes in one piece and her two others Sisters, well, let’s just say  what’s left of them isn’t much more than a pile of blood and guts.Want to know what happens?  Read this fun, quirky story and find out.  If you like YA vampire fiction, you’ll be glad you did.

 

 

Home Free by Fern Michaels

Book Description

Series: The Sisterhood | Publication Date: April 1, 2011
New Beginnings For The Sisterhood – United by a desire to overcome their personal misfortunes, seven very different women formed an indelible bond and vowed to right wrongs wherever they found them. They’ve succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. After years known as the Vigilantes, Myra, Annie, Kathryn, Alexis, Yoko, Nikki, and Isabelle are enjoying their hard-won freedom and the chance at a normal life. As it turns out, once you’re a part of the Sisterhood, normal is a relative term. President Martine Connor, their long-time ally, has announced the formation of a top-secret organization. Officially, the CIC won’t exist. Unofficially, they’ll report directly to the president and tackle the jobs no one else can handle. For the Sisterhood, it’s the end of an era – and the beginning of a whole new adventure…
 
 
Review –
 
I was sad at the way this book ended but I can understand why the author had to end it the way she did because the characters growth was becoming stunted.  Now I’m looking forward to the next installment see how the “new” group of “sisters”  form an even more formidable unit and the bad guys better look out.
 
 
 
 
 

Deja Vu by Fern Michaels

Book Description

Series: The Sisterhood | Publication Date: January 1, 2011
Thanks to a presidential pardon, the Sisterhood can put their fugitive days behind them and resume their lives in peace. Still, all the women admit that lately things are a little too calm and peaceful. Meeting up for the first time in months to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday – in the City of Sin, no less – seems like the perfect antidote. But before they can kick up their heels something too big to pass up is dropped into their laps. The time has come to deal with Enemy Number 1, aka, Hank Jellicoe. Wanted by the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security for starters, President Connor, herself, has run out of patience with their lack of results. Only the Sisterhood, with their special blend of guts, imagination, and friends in all places are capable of pulling off the impossible – of hunting down this monster and taking him out once and for all.
 
Review –
Another great installment in the Sisterhood series. I love these books.
 

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

From School Library Journal

Starred Review. Grade 9 Up—Mary knows little about the past and why the world now contains two types of people: those in her village and the undead outside the fence, who prey upon the flesh of the living. The Sisters protect their village and provide for the continuance of the human race. After her mother is bitten and joins the Unconsecrated, Mary is sent to the Sisters to be prepared for marriage to her friend Harry. But then the fences are breached and the life she has known is gone forever. Mary; Harry; Travis, whom Mary loves but who is betrothed to her best friend; her brother and his wife; and an orphaned boy set out into the unknown to search for safety, answers to their questions, and a reason to go on living. In this sci-fi/horror novel, the suspense that Ryan has created from the very first page on entices and tempts readers so that putting the book down is not an option. The author skillfully conceals and reveals just enough information to pique curiosity while also maintaining an atmosphere of creepiness that is expected in a zombie story. Some of the descriptions of death and mutilation of both the Unconsecrated and the living are graphic. The story is riveting, even though it leaves a lot of questions to be explained in the sequel.—Debra Banna, Sharon Public Library, MA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Review –
 
I have wanted to read this book for a long time but just never got around to it (too many books and not enough time) until our local library called and said a book I had requested was available. The next day I went and picked up the book and began reading when I got home and finished it a bit before midnight.  I COULD NOT put it down.  I HAD to keep turning the pages to see what would happen and when I came to the end my breath caught  and I went online to the library’s web site and requested the next book in the series, The Dead Toss Waves and hope that it won’t be long before I receive another phone call telling me it’s ready to be picked up.
 
One can only hope.
 
If you like or love zombies-you HAVE to read this book.