Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I must admit that I was very skeptical when this book was recommended to me….Aliens? Really?

My favorite genre is fantasy, closely followed by sci-fi, so there is no reason why this book would not appeal to me.  But I think I am just too used to reading about vampires and werewolves that for some reason aliens sounded far-fetched to me.  Go figure!

Contrary to my initial reaction, this book was awesome!  I sat and finished the second half of the book in one sitting because I could not put it down.  There are also 4 books in this series currently, so I cannot wait to pick up #2!  I loved the characters witty banter and complex relationship.  It was so refreshing to see a teen book where the main character did not immediately fall in love with a boy that she barely knew!  Below is a little teaser of the storyline to get you hooked: Continue reading “Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!”

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver is the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Fall Series.  I was excited when I started reading this series because 1.) Maggie Stiefvater is a local author, I got to meet her, get her autograph and a picture with her and she is awesome2.) It is a novel about werewolves and fantasy novels are right up my alley; I love to get out of the realm of everyday life and read about something fantastical! Continue reading “Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater”

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

I wanted to watch the movie, The Outsiders starring a few of my favorite actors from back in the day. Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane and Tom Cruise just to name a few!


This book published in 1967 is still as relevant today as it was then.  I like to listen to books on audio and did so in this case.  Listening to the story was fantastic. I got chills during several scenes.


After you read the book look for the movie,  directed by Francis Ford Coppola with a great soundtrack.  Be sure to look for S.E. Hinton who plays a nurse in the hospital scene. You won’t regret it!



Rule Breaker: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost


Halfway to the Grave, A Night Huntress Novel – Book 1

I am in love with this series!  It has a strong female lead, Cat Crawfield, half-vampire who is used to taking care of herself.  She is on a mission to kill every vampire she meets.  Her goal is to avenge her mother whose life was ruined by Cat’s vampire father.  Cat is hoping that one day, the vampire she kills will be her father and she will be able to dish some pay-back.  Her plans go south after she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, who she thought was going to be her next victim…What does the future hold for Cat?

Snag this great book to find out!  Be ready for action, romance, fantasy and great characters.

There are 11 books in this series so far and many spin-off series that follow the adventures of some of the other characters in the series 🙂