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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Published May 26, 2013 by bookspirit99

Warm Bodies CoverWarm Bodies
By Isaac Marion

A zombie changes the world by bringing a living girl into his hive.

R is a zombie that is different. He wants more from his boring lifestyle of standing around and groaning. He wants to be able to speak in full sentences and be able to read. He wants to know what his name was. He knows that he is different from his other zombie friends; he doesn’t understand why. One day, he inexplicably decides to bring a living girl back to his hive after a hunt. He smears her with zombie blood, disguising her life scent. As the days go on, R finds himself feeling more human. He doesn’t feed on the living as much. he starts to be able to read again. He learns how to speak longer sentences by the day. All because of Julie, the living girl he brought home from his hunt. Read the rest of this entry →

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Weekly Wishlist (3)

Published September 10, 2012 by bookspirit99

Hey, Faithful Followers!

Here’s the next Weekly Wishlist! I know, I’m behind by several weeks. Been really busy.

My Boyfriends’ Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall

My first book is My Boyfriends’ Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall. I first heard about this book in a convocation I attended (Which was encouraging reading). I found it interesting and added it to my to-read list. That was two years ago. I still plan on reading it, if I ever get to it. It is about a high school girl whose boyfriends (plural) leave her with their (the two of them) dogs. So she is ranting about how they left her with three dogs or something. She just wants a good boyfriend. The book starts out with her walking into a diner a soaking wet prom dress and her three dogs in tow. It is a romance novel, so be warned, guys. I just thought it was interesting. Read the rest of this entry →

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Published September 3, 2012 by bookspirit99

The simple, yet gorgeous, cover of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer… and becoming his prey herself. (Goodreads)
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Published July 31, 2012 by bookspirit99

The Forest of Hands and Teeth By Carrie Ryan
Isn’t that such a great cover?!

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? Summary by Goodreads.

Mary-A girl who dreams of the ocean and times before the Return (when the Unconsecrated came). She loses both parents to the infection and has only her brother left. She is of marrying age in her village, where marriage isn’t about love but about commitment and children. She looks for answers to her many questions.

Harry-Mary’s betrothed. He and his brother, Travis, have always loved Mary.

Travis-Mary’s true love. After he broke his leg, she “prayed” over him day and night. She really was whispering stories of times before the Return in his ear. Her “praying” caused her to fall in love with him. He is betrothed to Cass, Mary’s best friend. 

Cass-Mary’s best friend. She would listen to Mary’s stories all day long, even when she despised them and her parents would punish her for it. She smells like sunbeams and is usually very happy.

Jed-Mary’s brother. He has his own wife, Beth. He is a Guardian, part of a group that protects the fences around their village from the Unconsecrated.

Sister Tabitha-The head of the Sisterhood, the governing force of the village. When her parents Turned, Mary joins the Sisterhood. Mary finds that Sister Tabitha and the Sisterhood keep many secrets, from the general population.

This book takes place after the Apocalypse. The world is overrun with zombies, or Unconsecrated. The few people still living are caged with their own cities, for protection from the zombies. Everything that is done within those cities is about survival.

The book was excellent, well worth my time. The characters weren’t as detailed as in some other books, but they did the job. I think there could have been moments for more realistic actions to shine through. The whole world and the plot-line of this book was glorious! Carrie Ryan really creates a vivid world, so realistic. I love it, but I still don’t want to live in it… I am really looking forward to Dead-Tossed Waves, book two! I suggest this to hard-core girls who like a mix of action and romance.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Published July 24, 2012 by bookspirit99

Hush, Hush Book Cover! Pretty Amazing!

A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Published June 23, 2012 by bookspirit99

The beautiful cover! It totally sums up the book!

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story…

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead–keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. (goodreads)
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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Published May 21, 2012 by bookspirit99

The book cover! It’s pretty cool!

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: Read the rest of this entry →

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