Where The Wolves Read

A blog where I review mostly books. I also review, if my appetite allows, movies, music, and video games. Enjoy the feast!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lover Aveneged by J.R. Ward

Summary: Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

Review: I think Ehlena might be my favorite female right now. I don't really know why, but I like her attitude and how she wasn't instantly in love with Rehv when she first met him. He actually had to work to be with her. I loved that we got a better look at iAm and Tez. I wonder if they will ever get mates of their own and how that will affect the flow of the rest of the books. I thought the story was done very well, and I like that you get a bit more info on sympaths. Learning more about Rehv and Xhex is always fun, but I kinda started to get annoyed at Xhex after a while. I loved Rehv though. He's still not my favorite. I don't think anyone can beat out Tohr, but they can try. This is another great installment in this series.

4 howls

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Summary: Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys were so mean and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor and a spirit who haunts the girls' bathroom. But then the real trouble begins--someone is turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects...Harry Potter himself!

Review: I freaking love Dobby! He isn't a favorite character, but he's such a cute one. It's hard to stay mad at him for almost killing Harry through most of this book. I like the new elements that come with CoS. You really get to learn more about the history of Hogwarts and of the four Houses. You also learn more about Voldemort which is always very exciting. I've been brushing up on my snake-language, but if there was anyway I could really learn how to speak it I think that would be really cool. Even though I'm not Slytherin I still think it would be a really neat thing to learn. I loved the Polyjuice Potion bit and I enjoyed Moaning Myrtle more now than I did when I was a kid. This is yet another wonderful book in this amazing series. I have really been enjoying these re-reads a lot.

5 howls