Monthly Archives: December 2010

Peeps

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Author: Scott Westerfeld

Publisher: Razorbill (2005)

I know, talk about a Scott Westerfeld obsession. What can I say? When I like an author, I support his/her work.

Cal Thompson is a peep (parasite-positive which is a nice way of saying vampire). He works for the Night Watch and is trying to track down his progenitor (and first!). Then he meets Lacey, who resides in the apartment building his maker used to inhabit. Cal, who became a peep through unprotected sex and is infected for life, of course falls in love with Lacey as he investigates the underground burrows of this building. When he finally comes face to face with his sire, he learns why he was infected and the parasite’s purpose. Continue reading

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The Pretties

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Author: Scott Westerfeld

Publisher: Simon Pulse (2005)

Tally Youngblood is now a Pretty. She meets Zane who makes her feel bubbly. She’s having a blast at a party in which she finds out if she’s a Crim or not and is faced with vague memories when she was an ugly when Croy, an ugly from The Smoke, delivers a package to her. She opens the package and her world turns bogus from bubbly. She and Zane connect and make each other bubbly as they plan to indefinitely leave New Pretty Town and reach The New Smoke. When the Specials track down Tally, her bubbly making days may be over.

As fast and as good a read as the first book in the series, the vernacular was much more in my face: bubbly making, pretty making, sad making, bogus. The first half of the story was annoying because Tally was this pretty head totally lost in herself and a total airhead. Then she becomes bubbly with Zane’s help and she is so much more tolerable. The things that happen to this girl are unbelievable – which only made this story more entertaining the whole way through. The ending was a complete cliffhanger so I can’t wait to start the next in the series, The Specials. Scott Westerfeld is Awesome!!

Bad Dreams by R.L. Stine

I haven’t read a R.L. Stine since the mid-nineties.  I tried to read something from him in the early 2000s but I couldn’t finish the work. The title was Dangerous Girls which was a vampire novel, prior to the Twilight series. Continue reading

Hiatus

December is halfway done (and the year is almost gone!) and I have not had many new posts. For any loyal followers, I apologize. Life gets in the way. And working six-day weeks doesn’t help either. I don’t even have the energy to hang out with my friends and I’m going to have the energy to write? If I had a desk job, that’d be easy. But this homegirl stands on her feet about ninety percent of the day with two breaks in between. Yeah, if you had my job, you wouldn’t want to do anything but sleep either.

The remaining posts of this year will most likely be book reviews (I didn’t reach my quota of forty books this year – not even thirty!) and then next year is about writing bootcamp! I don’t know what that even means yet but I’m creating something for myself to gear up for MFA applications and to make writing routine (even when I’m crazy busy).

As for right now, reading the books I’m reading (Scott Westerfeld’s series – Uglies, Pretties, Specials) and other random books on the side.

Cheers, folks!