Friday, December 31, 2010

Black Dagger Brotherhood Pendants!

John Matthew



Aren't these totally awesome? I squealed when I saw them.

Available here:

They are also having a contest for a $40 gift certificate:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Delirium - a MUST read for 2011!

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love - the deliria - blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

I am totally pushing this book to everyone I know & 1.) I haven't even finished it yet! & 2.) it's not even out yet!  However.. I have some secrets to share if you have an e-reader (nook/kindle).  I recently discovered this little place called netGalley that offers tons & tons of books for FREE that have not been published yet - the catch? you just need to have a blog.  It's awesome & I'm totally loving it.

About Delirium - this is the perfect antidote for all you Hunger Games fans!  This dystopian book is A-MAZING.  I don't know another word that does it justice.  Seriously.  If you don't have an e-reader & can't download it from the above mentioned, then you just have to wait until February 1st when it will be published.  This story is so compelling & by far one of the best books I've read in a long time.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zombies are the new Vampires!

At least, that's the word on the street.

WARNING! This post may not be suitable for Kari to read.

I have had a bit of an obsession with Zombies as of late. It started when I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan. It was a good read. Imagine a village that seems normal on the inside, but all along the perimeter is a chain link fence, and behind that fence are ZOMBIES!

Then I started watching The Walking Dead on AMC. Ugh! Each episode is just so INTENSE. I recommend the show, it is most def not YA though. And, according to the zombie apocalypse survival quiz on the website, I would survive and NOT turn into a walker and would be the old, wise one of the group. So stick with me, I will protect you.

Last night I finished The Enemy, by Charlie Higson. Another great read! Everyone in London, and possibly the world over the age of 16 contracts some mysterious illness that kills them, but those that didn't die from it turn into kid eating machines! Suspense was great, twists and turns everywhere. After doing some Internet research today I found that this will be a series of six books. I will stick with them. The author introduces a lot of characters, and does such a great job developing them in such a short time that you care for all of them (well, almost all).

Of course, I don't really think zombies are the new vampires. They aren't nearly as good looking, and kissing a zombie? Gross! You know it would just try to eat your face off. But to me, zombies are fascinating and frightening at the same time. They are scary people! The thing about them is that they are relentless, they don't die (unless you shoot, bludgeon, or otherwise damage the brain). They will not give up the pursuit of a human flavored meal! That's why I love a good zombie story, you know the suspense will be over the top. And the story of the survivors is bound to be heartbreaking.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LAST City of Fallen Angels Teaser

"The alley and the music all fell away, and there was nothing but her and the rain and Jace, his hands on her. . . He made a noise of surprise, low in his throat, and dug his fingers into the thin fabric of her tights. Not unexpectedly, they ripped, and his wet fingers were suddenly on the bare skin of her legs. Not to be outdone, Clary slid her hands under the hem of his soaked shirt, and let her fingers explore what was underneath: the tight, hot skin over his ribs, the ridges of his abdomen, the scars on his back. This was uncharted territory for her, but it seemed to be driving him crazy: he was moaning softly against her mouth, kissing her harder and harder, as if it would never be enough, not quite enough —"
I'm pretty sure Cassandra Clare was saving the best teaser for last!  Holy crap.  That was HOT!! April can't get here soon enough.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

City of Fallen Angels Cover! and December Excerpt!

Clary and Simon!
go HERE to read it!

Meet Clary! ...and maybe Jace

This came out a few days ago, but I thought we should post it, cause I'm curious what people think about this choice. Clary has been cast for the City of Bones movie! Her name is Lily Collins, you may recognize her from the movie, The Blind Side. I like this pick, she looks like Clary to me, and I like that she isn't a "big name" What do you all think?

Also MTV is petitioning for Alex Pettyfer to play the role of Jace. Go HERE for an open letter they have written to back up their plea! But I think they have hit the nail on the head with this pic!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What are you reading?

This book series is so good! There are 3 out right now, Gone, Hunger (which I am curently reading), and Lies. Plague comes out 4/5/11.
What happens: everyone over the age of 14 disappears, out of the blue, no warning, just gone.

That's all I'm gonna write because I don't want to give anything away. Get these books!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hunger Games Fan-Made Trailer: WOW.

This makes me so, so excited for a Hunger Games movie.

SPOILER ALERT - my post below AND the video are spoilers if you haven't read the book (the first book).

Click here

It's the scene where Rue dies. And it made me want to cry all over again (like I felt when I read the book).

Evidently it was made as some sort of audition? Despite a technical flaw - Rue is dark-skinned in the book, not fair-haired and skinned - it's pretty impressive. (Also, I was a bit confused until I saw the end credits b/c I didn't realize it's Glimmer making the kill at the beginning.) I will say that it's harder watching the violence and seeing the age of the kids - it's easier to get over that somehow in the book for me, I think? Because I can't see their age? It was also weird seeing them in normal clothes running around, like a zip-up hoodie - for some reason the normalcy of it was shocking for me in the bloodbath.

But, YAY! Exciting to see this book move to the big screen!

Monday, December 6, 2010

What are you reading?

I'm reading Swoon, by Nina Malkin.
It's the story of Candice, or Dice as she is annoyingly called in the book. Her cousin Penelope, Pen is possessed by the hot Sinclair Youngblood Powers (you guessed it, call him Sin). When Dice decides to perform an exorcism, she succeeds, but ends up giving Sin his hot young body back. Then lots of mischief and sexy times ensue. PS, this book is for the older YA crowd, I was reading one scene and thought I stumbled into reading a Black Dagger Brotherhood book.
The writing is good, witty, funny, sometimes she tries a little too hard to come across as YA (it's written in the first person narrative). I think I like it? What I really want is for someone else to read it, then tell me if I like it or not.

What do you guys think of these "what are you readings?" I'm not that great at writing reviews, but I think it's fun to know what people are reading, so we can get some new book ideas.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's a Black Dagger Brotherhood Birthday!

(L to R: Corinne as Rhevenge, Jes as Vishous, Erin as Zhadist, Kari as Phury and Birthday Girl Ryah (seated) as Rhage.)

The night was fhun and full of drahma, as any good BDB Party should be. John Matthew (aka Jill) was scheduled to come but he was going through the change (aka stomach flu) and couldn't make it. There was also an epic battle against lessers (in the form of an ice storm) which left all of us exhausted and hung over. Ok, maybe the ice storm had less to do with my hangover than those Blue MFers I was drinking?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What are you reading??

Thanks for asking! Currently, I'm on the Evernight Series, by Claudia Gray. I like them, close comparisons to Twilight have come up, but I won't hold that against them :).

Breaking Dawn--First Official Picture

There you go

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

City of Fallen Angels Teasers!

Cassandra Clare has given us another teaser for her upcoming release of City of Angels.  She has informed her fans that December will be her last monthly teaser.  From there everything comes from the publisher until the release date of her book (April 5, 2011).

Teaser 1:
The Queen’s eyes glittered. “You told me that you did not wish to make a compact with me, for there was nothing I could give you. You said there was nothing in the world you wanted. When you imagine your life without him, do you still feel the same?”

*Why are you doing this to me?* Clary wanted to scream, but she said nothing, for the Faerie Queen glanced past her, and smiled, saying: “Wipe your tears, for he returns. It will do you no good for him to see you cry.”

Teaser 2:
“That wasn’t fair," Simon said.

“Maybe,” said Isabelle. “But I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, Don’t you know? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”

Happy 30th Birthday Ryah!!

It's our lovely Ryah's birthday today!
(posing here with one very shiny Edward)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Breaking Dawn Stills

Someone snuck into the Breaking Dawn filming and captured some stills! Check them out here:

Also: here's the video:

Hot Vamp of the Day!

The Vampire Diaries Catch-Up Chat!

I have finally caught up with all the latest episodes of The Vampire Diaries as of this morning!! This season has just blown me-- I was very worried that last season was going to be a fluke and that the show was going to have a 2nd season slump on creativity and storyline, BUT I WAS SO WRONG!! I think I just thought the show was too good to be true, I mean it's such a good show-- how can the writers be so awesome and creative? It just goes to show that I am not in any way a writer, cause I can't even imagine coming up with such great story lines, and plot twist like that which this show has delivered to us since it began.

I have just finished watching the episode titled, Katerina, and it has really brought us to an interesting point in this 2nd season-- here is my attempt at a recap of the last few episodes I have failed to blog about:

Bonnie & Jeremy- LOVE THE IDEA OF THESE TWO TOGETHER!! Jeremy has really come into his own-- physically and personality. First off he has gotten so HOT! The boy is really channeling the adorableness + physique. And Bonnie, I love Bonnie-- but I'm kinda upset that she seems to be getting played again with these new Warlocks, I don't want her to be the victim, I don't want Jeremy having to save her, I want Bonnie and Jeremy as an invincible duo.... maybe they are just playing with me and Bonnie will see thru these new Warlocks.

Caroline & Stefan - The friendship between these two is just so great, cause they both really need a FRIEND, and somebody that is totally 100% friend with no physical attraction getting in the way and I think that they have found that with each other and I hope the writers see that and acknowledge that. Cause really, the one thing that these two both struggle with is that need to be loved, but no in a romantic sort of way. They both are rejected by members of their family repeatedly so they each need to have someone in their life that is on their side purely out of LIKE, not love or hate.

Katerina/Katherine & Elena- The idea of why Elena is a doppelganger is now known, and it's interesting. I really had no idea nor do I still have any idea of what twist and turns this show is going to take us to the end of the season, and I love that, cause too often I find that shows and movies are too predictable. My hope is that Katherine and Elena will evolve into one person/vampire.

Damon: Love him, love him, love him. And now hopefully the writers have given Damon somebody to love that isn't Elena as well. I think this new Vamp could be a good match for Damon... she just needs a little more edge to her? I dunno, though my new theme song for Damon is Usher's "Somebody to Love"

Alaric: Where for art thou????? NOT ENOUGH OF MY VAMPIRE SLAYER!!!

What do you all think?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Breaking Dawn Update!

Filming is well under-way.  Right now Edward & Bella are tossing feathers around at Isle Esme!

To read more about filming click here. Sounds like security is pretty tight!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Better late then never!

Our friend and Vamp Diaries expert, Jes, had her birthday on Oct 28th! Happy Birthday Jes!


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Is anyone else excited for this movie!? Harry Potter is really the book series that got me hooked on reading YA, so I will always have a place in my heart for the boy wizard.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vamp Diaries Music

After watching last night's episode, I remembered another reason why I like this show so much -- the music that is played on it!  Love.  Click here to listen to any of the songs played during last night's episode.  You can also search back through previous episodes.  Pretty cool, huh?

"Brave" by Tawgs Salter really caught my attention :-)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

EW launched a Hunger Games website!

YAYAYAY! I am so excited (and slightly terrified) to see Hunger Games made into a movie! has launched a page dedicated to The Hunger Games with potential casting options and more! Check it out here.

I don't agree with really any of the suggestions, but who cares? It's awesome to think about! :D

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Maybe I Should Be Proud?

But probably it should make me nervous that she calls Alice Mommy. Two seconds prior she had called Edward Daddy. Shhh! That's our little secret, Pipes!

Monday, October 18, 2010

City of Fallen Angels Teaser

Cassandra Clare has given us TWO City of Fallen Angel teasers this month! First up, Magnus & Alec.. and then of course Clary & Jace :-)

“I don’t know what I want.” Alec, his head bent, was playing with an abandoned plastic fork. Though his eyes were defiantly cast down, their pale blue color was visible even through his lowered eyelids, which were pale and fine as parchment. Magnus had always found humans more beautiful than any other creatures alive on the earth, and had often wondered why. Only a few years before dissolution, Camille had said. But it was mortality that made them what they were: the flame that blazed brighter for its flickering. He wondered if the Angel had ever considered making his human servants, the Nephilim, immortal. But no, for all their strength, they fell as humans had always fallen in battle through all the ages of the world.

“You’ve got that look again,” Alec said peevishly, glancing up through his lashes. “Like you’re staring at something I can’t see. Are you thinking about Camille?”

“Not really,” Magnus said. “How much of the conversation I had with her did you overhear?”

“Most of it.” Alec prodded the tablecloth with his fork. “I was listening at the door. Enough.”

“Not at all enough, I think.” Magnus glared at the fork and it skidded out of Alec’s grasp and across the table toward him. He slammed his hand down on top of it and said, “Stop fidgeting. What was it I said to Camille that bothered you so much?”
Alec raised his blue eyes. “Who’s Will?”


Jace caught her hand in his. “Just say it again.”

“I’ll never leave you,” Clary said.

“No matter what happens, what I do?”

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So GREAT!! Like, seriously so good!!!!

I know I'm behind with last weeks Vampire Diaries post, and I will post it either tonite or tmrw morning-- BUT THIS IS TOO GOOD NOT TO POST YET!! This may be the best trailer the show has done to date, this one is for the up comming episode-- LOVE the Alraric part, he rocks! (btw, the episode airs Oct 21, this weeks is a rerun)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Question of the Week

I have found that I enjoy when TV Shows, Books, and other Movie's reference the Twilight world. Last night while watching the show The Middle there was one, and I just loved it! Last nights episode focused on the daughter, Sue, who has a crush on her older brother's friend. At one point she is so obsessed with him that she can't stop thinking about him and shouts at her mother

 "Ah! I'm just going to shut myself in my room and read Eclipse... not even that may work!!"

Just too funny!
So, my question is this: Where in everyday life, or pop culture have you come across a Twilight reference that made you laugh, smile, or shake your head??

Here is a clip from last nights show, unfortunately it doesn't have that line in it.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Almost Forgot!!

J.R. Ward's latest book came out yesterday!! Which is perfect 'cause I just finished the latest Vampire Academy book (great cliff-hanger ending btw) and the latest Wicked Lovely book too, so I've been itching for something new!! Crave, the 2nd book in her new Fallen Angels series should be a good read, plus it's always nice to come across a BDB cameo here and there in these books! You can learn more about the series and find an excerpt HERE!

This is the International Cover

Hot Vamp of the Day!

It's been awhile since we've had a nice dose of Rob/Edward! Enjoy!

Your Weekly Breaking Dawn Movie News!!

The Denali Coven has been cast! It's funny but for some reason I pictured Eleazar to look more in his 40/'s probably the name! What do you think of the picks for the Coven?


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Simone Elkeles!!!

This evening Erin and I had the opportunity to meet one of the SVC's favorite new authors!! Simone Elkeles, she is the author of these fantastic books:

 Even though these books don't contain any Shadowhunters, Vampires, or even Faeries inside the covers, we have come to adore the wonderful characters that Simone has imagined for us!! Alejandro and Caleb are definately two boys that that SVC would gladly except into our Coven any day ;)

We had a fantastic time asking questions and learning about this new author that we adore!! We got to chat with her for quite a long time, she was extremely open and it was really awesome to hear about her writing process and such. Very cool.

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Epi 4 "Memory Lane"

Was it just me, or did anyone else feel like they kept waiting for something major to happen the whole episode? And then it just didn't?  I know not every episode is going to be completely amazing... there will be a few in between as "fillers" and I felt like this was one of those.  There were a few moments that made me laugh, and a few moments that made me gasp, but nothing too dramatic.

Hottest Stefan Moment:
Unfortunately I did not see too much hottness from our Stefan this episode.  Don't get me wrong -- he is hot all on his own! But nothing major stood out to me.  I did however find him pretty yummy during the scene when he had Katherine in the basement & she threatened him to stay away from Elena or else she would hurt everyone around her.  His anger & rage outburst was pretty sexy!

Best Damon Line:
(at Jenna's bbq - between Damon & Mason)
Mason: "We haven't met. I'm Mason Lockwood."
Damon: "Oh sure. Damon Salvatore."
Mason: "I know, I've heard a lot of great things about you."
Damon: "Really? That's weird. Because I'm a dick."

hehehe ♥ oh Damon! yes, you can be a dick but we still LOVE you!

Later during the bbq, I had a good laugh as the banter continued between Damon & Mason:
Mason: "I'm sorry. I'm an animal." -- when grabbing the pie with his hands.
Damon: "I always pegged you as the lone wolf." -- talking about Mason back in high school.
Mason: "Well I'm sure you were the lady killer." -- refering to Damon in his younger years.

Did anyone else freak when Stefan almost kissed Katherine??!!  I ALMOST thought he was going to give in! I was screaming at the tv!!

After tonight's episodes some questions have surfaced:
- Why is Caroline helping Katherine? do you think she is scared & doing it only out of fear? or could there be an ulterior motive that we have yet to see?
- What is the deal with the moon stone that Tyler is keeping away from Mason? and why did Katherine have it to begin with?
- Does anyone else think 1800 Stefan & Damon are hideous??!!! lol

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vamp Diaries Prizepack Giveaway!

Want a copy of the Vampire Diaries soundtrack + Season 1 on DVD??!!!

Click here to enter the contest sponsored by  Paste Magazine (also known as my oldest sister's employer - thanks to her for giving me the heads up!)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is this Renesmee Cullen??

Well, she's cuter than the picture in my head when reading the book...

Sources say (ETWeekly) that talks have started to have this little lady, 9 year old Mackenzie Foy, play the part of Renesmee in Breaking Dawn. Though obviously, the character ages quite fast there are rumors that the movie will use similar visual effects as they used for Brad Pitt in the movie Benjamin Button.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quote of the Day & Question of the Week (and of course a hot pic must be thrown in here too)

Perez Hilton is reporting that Ian Somerhalder was caught talking about what his character Vampire Diaries character, Damon would be like in a musical version of the show:

"Damon would be more like the barber of Fleet Street [a la "Sweeney Todd"]. He would be the guy who sings as he cuts people's arms off…Full, Johnny Depp style."

My question is this-- What would a Vampire Diaries musical look like to you? Any ideas?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's about that time...

Time for what, you may be wondering-- Well, it is almost time for the cast and crew to assemble for the next Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn! They are to start filming in mid October, and I'm finding myself oddly excited at the idea of it, we've kinda gone through a lull since Eclipse and I'm ready to starting hearing about the next movie. Mostly I am excited, cause I can't wait to see how they actually make this book happen as a motion picture. To whet our appetites for what is sure to be an interesting "Breaking Dawn" year on our horizon, check out this vid featuring one of my favorite actors, James Franco, talking about his fascination with all things Twilight (he has read the books).

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Epi 3 "Bad Moon Rising" Discussion

Did anyone else have "Twilight-esque" moments while watching this episode??
1. Stefan(edward) and Elena's (bella) kiss before she went of with Damon (jacob)-- very treaty-line like
2. Stefan hunting with Caroline for rabbits, strongly resembled Edward to me

Hottest Stefan Moment: I'm enjoying Stefan taking Caroline under his wing, it is really fun to see him develop a new friendship with her. In this weeks episode I adored the scene of Stefan and Caroline hunting for rabbits-- he looked fantastic in that grey tee shirt he was wearing. I mean seriously, the make-up department has stepped up their game this year with Stefan, he is breathtaking.
How awesome was the dialogue between these two? I loved Caroline teasing Stefan about his "Serious Vamp look" and such.

Best Damon Line: "Like that amazing Vampire story?" (his retort to Isobel's research being a bunch of myths)

YAY YAY YAY!!! ALARIC HAS RETURNED!!! I was thrilled at the return of Alaric to the show, I just really love the character-- he brings an important presence of an older male (whose on the side of good) to the show that I think it important to the relationships of our characters.

So, the search for the ulterior motives of Kathryn continues, and that brings some of the gang  to Duke to look through Isobel's research. Damon finds a book that may lead to some insite to Kathryn's motives. Right away we learn with this book that she hails from Europe and that Petrova was her maiden name
(is that correct?? I'm writing this off of notes, a few days after I've written them!! It really is easier to write this as soon as the epi finishes!! my bad!)

Back to Caroline, Stefan and the Werewolf Mason-- What was Stefan thinking walking towards the back of that SUV??? He has superpower hearing, he knew that there was a very wound up dog was inside in the most tame situation!!! Curiosity, I suppose, and boy was his walk up to the truck suspenseful!!! "Oh, SHIT!" came flying out of my mouth at the moment the window broke, THANK GOD HE DIDN'T GET BITTEN!!!! I'm so afraid of that happening now!

I truly hope that Caroline doesn't become Kathryn's plaything or cohort-- I've got high hopes for Caroline and I hope she doesn't automatically do Kathryn's bidding.... she won't right!?!

Where do you all see this coming to a head? Anyone have a guess as to what Kathryn's up to?

I'm throwing this pic in cause I think it's funny-

Monday, September 20, 2010

New from J.R. Ward!!!

Next week the second book in The Fallen Angels series hits book shelves on Oct 5th!!! Yay!
Here is a summary of the book (from the Barnes and Noble site):

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that's before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.
(the first book in  this series, Covet,  is found HERE)

ALSO- We've got a date for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood Book!!!!! MARCH 11, 2011!
This book features Payne, I hope there is alot of Vishous in this book he my absolute fave brother :)
Summary from Amazon:

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

City of Fallen Angels Teaser (part 2)

For all you Simon fans...

“You think you’re a vampire,” Simon’s mother said, numbly. “You think you drink blood.”

“I do drink blood,” Simon said. “I drink animal blood.”

“But you’re a vegetarian.” His mother looked to be on the verge of tears.

“I was. I’m not now. I can’t be. Blood is what I live on.” Simon’s throat felt tight. “I’ve never hurt anyone. I’d never drink someone’s blood. I’m still the same person. I’m still me.”

His mother seemed to be fighting for control. “Your new friends — are they vampires, too?”

Simon thought of Isabelle, Maia, Jace. He couldn’t explain Shadowhunters and werewolves, too. It was too much. “No. But — they know I am one.”

“Did — did they give you drugs? Make you take something? Something that would make you hallucinate?”

“No. Mom, this is real.”

“It’s not real,” she whispered. “You think it’s real. Oh, God. Simon. I’m so sorry. I should have noticed. We’ll get you help. We’ll find someone. A doctor. Whatever it costs —”

“I can’t go to a doctor.”

“Yes, you can. You need to be somewhere. A hospital, maybe —”

He held out his wrist to her. “Feel my pulse,” he said.

She looked at him, bewildered. “What?”

“My pulse,” he said. “Take it. If I have one, okay. I’ll go to the hospital with you. If not, you have to believe me.”

She wiped the tears from her eyes and slowly reached to take his wrist.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

City of Fallen Angels Teaser

Cassandra Clare has given us another teaser from City of Fallen Angels (I believe she posts these monthly.. so as soon as I get them via twitter I will post them in SVC for everyone to see!)

Side note: this teaser is not a spoiler, but will make more sense to those who have read Clockwork Angel ;-)

"Camille,” Magnus said. “It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?”
She smiled. Her skin looked whiter than he recalled, and dark spidery veins were beginning to show beneath its surface. Her hair was still the color of spun silver and her eyes were still green as a cat’s. She was still beautiful. Looking at her, he was in London again. He saw the gaslight and smelled the smoke and dirt and horses, the metallic tang of fog, the flowers in Kew Gardens. He saw a boy with black hair and blue eyes like Alec’s, heard violin music like the sound of silver water. He saw a girl with long brown hair and a serious face. In a world where everything went away from him eventually, she was one of the few remaining constants.
And then there was Camille.
“I’ve missed you, Magnus,” she said.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Epi 2 "Brave New World" Discussion

This episode went buy in the blink of an eye, I swear it seemed ten minuets long! But that is a good thing, Vamp Diaries killed it again! So great!

Hottest Stefan Moment:
The whole episode! Damn he is just awesome this year! But of course his most epic moment was the last scene, waking up Elena and jumping up into the ferris wheel- Seriously, how awesome is he?
I also really loved his scene with Caroline in the bathroom- he is just blowing me away this year, thus far.

Best Damon Line:
In this episode it was Damon and Stefan together that created the best line of the show-
Stefan "Maybe he's a Ninja Turtle... or a  Zombie"
Damon "You've got no comedic timing..."
Our Damon is still a little lost boy, but I love the chemistry between him and  Jeremy-- they are going to be interesting together! And I must say, Jeremy looked fantastic in this episode, I dare even say he was HOT! Much better wardrobe and hair than the first episode, so glad not to see the leather jacket again.

My one disappointment-- WHERE IS ALARIC?????

The Werewolves-- So we know that they are indeed Werewolves, if we go by the clip for next weeks epi. But seriously-- where is the hair?? where are the wolfy like features? Mason looks more like and Incredible Hulk than a Werewolf.
I'm curious about what the Moonstone actually does.

Caroline--- SO awesome! I'm really going to like her as a Vampire. I loved her last scene with Matt, and her following the technique Stefan gave her in the bathroom. I think the show did an awesome job of her becoming aware of what she was and her struggle with the realization and the confusion all at the same time. How bad ass was she with Damon in the school? (when Elena, Stefan, and Damon conferenced in Alaric's classroom I was hoping he would make his appearance than--- am I wrong? I don't remember him in the first episode...? was he at the Mayor's wake? or the hospital?)

Bonnie-- I was so excited about Carter, I thought they were introducing her new love interested! Booooo!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Having a book drought?

I suggest picking up Kelly Creagh's debut novel, Nevermore.

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.


I just finished reading this book myself & thought it was a good read to keep me entertained after coming off of such a book high from Mockingjay and Clockwork Angel. If you need something to quench your thirst, then I suggest grabbing this one. Don't be afraid of the 500 some odd pages. The story keeps you engaged & the ending will leave you wanting more. I believe this is the first of a 3 book trilogy (or at least I hope so b/c if not the ending will piss me off! lol). The references to Edgar Ellen Poe are interesting & something different than your typical supernatural teenage romance. If you decide to read it, let me know -- would love to discuss once you're finished.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eclipse DVD

Make sure you add this to your Christmas List this year...

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE DVD/Blu-Ray hits shelves December 4, 2010! Not only will you be able to own the movie nationwide that day, but you can also get every available special feature (including audio commentaries w/ Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Stephenie Meyer) in one place when you buy the 2-Disc National DVD or the Blu-ray/DVD Combo!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Premier "The Return" Discussion!

WOW! WOAH! OH MY GAWD! I exclaimed that and more tonite as I watched the premier tonite-- SOSOSOSOSO Great!

First up- We were left with three big cliff hangers from season one:
1. Jeremy- Dead?
2. Tyler- Werewolf?
3. Katherine- Why?

Stefan's Hottest Moments:
1.Blue V-neck tee-shirt!! The wardrobe department did good here.
2. Stefan seeing right through Katherine, and literally hurling her across the room! YES! I did not want him to be tricked by her, I was screaming at the TV for him not to be tricked by her! I love Stefan, love him and this episode brought him to us after the hiatus raring to go! I love "tough guy" Stefan!

Damon's best line: "To risk another frown line, on a very crowded forehead" Oh, our poor Damon! He was trying and doing so well at being a god guy! I was actually pissed at Bonnie for giving him such a hard time- I yelled "Bitch!" at the TV when she used her power on him. But that ending was amazing, and our poor Damon has fallen off the "Nice Wagon" once again! My mouth hit the floor when he snapped Jeremy's neck!!

Episode Overview:
So our cliffhangers have somewhat been answered. Jeremy did not overdose, but then oh my gosh did I for a minute think he was going to be a Vamp at the end!!! Effin Damon!! Yay, to John for giving him the ring!
Tyler is definitely something, I'm still guessing Were-- but I'm excited to hear more about this Curse, Uncle Mason(was that his name?) is speaking about-- I'm sure Bonnie will play into that. And can we say BAD ASS BONNIE?? Though, I was expecting something between her and Elena about not taking the spell off that vamp shrieker thingy from the season finale...?
Katherine- Back to get Stefan? I'm not sure I buy that, cause she isn't doing anything that I would consider close to an attempt at reconciling with him.

So that brings us to Caroline!!! YES!! We now have our new Vamp, curious to see if she will last or be killed off pretty fast. I was bummed when they killed Vicki, Stefan's friend, and Anna off. I knew that too much vamp blood was being shared in this episode for there not be SOMEONE turned- I think Caroline will be alot of fun as a Vamp sidekick to Damon.

Odd things I though of:
- Jeremy's leather jacket was hideous and too big on him
-Elena's hair was not straightened very well at all
- Katherine's necklace = her walking in daylight?


Happy Vampire Diaries Night!!

Hey all! I've missed you, I've been horrendous with blogging this Summer-- but as Fall starts I have vowed to be more active. Im so excited for the premier of Vamp Diaries tonite!! I've been watching Season One all week to get ready for it, and I adore this show even more watching it a second time around! I can't believe how many Tyler forseshadowings there are leading up to the Season One cliff hanger!!! Like literally in one Matt asks Tyler what his deal is (why he's such an Ass), and Tyler responds with he doesn't know-- AND then the camera pans over to the FULL MOON in the sky and holds there!!! And that's in the middle of last season, so obvious now!

So enjoy the season premier, I hear it's going to Epic-- and come back here for discussion! I've got my notebook and pen ready to take notes :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Clockwork Angel Discussion Thread

Clockwork Angel has been released. Since this site has been dedicated to following the Mortal Instruments series and Cassandra Clare, it is only fitting we chat about the newest installment in her collection. Give us your thoughts about Clockwork Angel. Some discussion points:

How did you like the book? Is it in keeping with your feelings with the MI series?

Who are your favorite or least favorite new characters?

What were some surprises for you in this book?

What questions do you still have and where do you think this series is going?

What do you think Will is going to ask Magnus in the Epilogue?

Mocking Jay/Hunger Games Trilogy Discussion

Since the book has been out for a few weeks and most of us have read it by now, we want to open up the forum for your discussion, thoughts and feelings about the book. Some topics to get you started:

How did you like the ending of the series?

Who were your favorite characters?

Team Peeta vs Team Gale....did she get the guy you wanted?

Were there any surprises for you as this series ended?

What did you like or not like about this series?

..............And, Go!!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Clockwork Angel Day

Clockwork Angel is out today! I'm heading out to Target in a few minutes to pick up my copy. I'm so excited! Who's started reading already?

Thursday, August 26, 2010


No worries, I'm not going to spoil the book for those of you who have not finished, but should have by now, Erin!!! But I wanted to direct those of you to this awesome YA site, Forever Young Adult, that has some pretty awesome reflections on the book!
Go check them out, yet don't forget to leave your thoughts about Mockingjay here too in the comments for this post!!