[VS Battle Saturday] Werewolf Books VS Vampire Books

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I think now that I am completely done with vacation (I came home yesterday) I can focus on my poor neglected blog. Since it’s Saturday already and I didn’t manage to come up with a proper specific battle, I’ll go with a more loose subject.

Genre!

Personally I am more into werewolves. The whole mating thing, the pack, the loyalty and the strength they have to show off in order to be leaders intrigues me. Usually most of the werewolf books are written that way and they emphasize all these subjects. Well, most of the times where there’s a werewolf, there’s also a vampire.

Werewolves

    

   

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Vampires

  

  

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What about you though? Would you prefer to read a vampire book or a werewolf book and why? Let me know!

[Review] Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

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Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

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3stars

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Bitten was a good book. The plot was not as interesting as I was expecting but I was impressed by many things so I finished it.

Kelley Armstrong is quite talented and she satisfied my need to relate with the characters. For me it’s important to be able to experience the same feelings as the characters in order to understand them. She was blowing my mind everytime Elena was a wolf. The description of her feelings and senses and what was happening in her mind was fantastic. It was like I was Elena and I enjoyed it better than I should have. Of course the same was happening when she was in her human body. I loved that I could follow her thoughts and completely apprehend the reasons behind her actions and her behavior.

The only thing that bothered me was the transition from the actual story to Elena’s flashbacks and back again. One moment something was happening, and out of nowhere, we were years back and something else was going on. I was lost many times but I was able to connect the dots. After reading half of the book and after I got to know Armstrong’s writting style, I was able to follow without trouble.

As I mentioned at the beggining the plot was not as interesting as I was expecting. Maybe it’s because I am in a weird lovey dovey mood and I just needed something more fluffy and cheesy. Even though Elena’s love life was a huge topic of the book, the most thrilling parts were the action scenes; detailed enough and well built, they kept me on the ball. There was also a dose of creepy and sometimes I wished I hadn’t read certain parts of the action scenes.

Elena was an awesome badass and a great example of how female leads should be. Maybe I liked her so much because of her age and experiences and because of the fact that her way of thinking was closer to mine. I usually read YA books and most of the heroines are quite annoying and well… quite teenagers.
She was determined, focused and proffesional and even though she was trying to hide it, I could she her caring and loving side.

Clay on the other hand, besides the wildness and the temper he couldn’t really help, was a really adorable creature. He was all about love and affection and sometimes I just wanted to hold him and love him forever and ever. Yes, he seemed to be cool and untouchable but I could see behind his facade and I am telling you that the vibes he was sending me were different than what was expected.

I am not really into action and thriller books but I read it because a friend recommended it and gladly I was not disappointed. I’ll read some more because Kelley Armstrong is great in that kind of genre and I appreciate a good book from an author who knows how to do the job.

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[Kelley Armstrong]

[Review] The Cresent by Jordan Deen

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Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.

Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused.

Lacey’s fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she’s ever known.

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2stars

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Two stars just because if it was well written it would be decent.

So, this is a ‘do not read’ book. I will start with the unnecessary love triangle, which was confusing and annoying. I mean there’s a bond ok? Brandon is supposed to be her mate and she is supposed to love him. Yet not only she doesn’t love him but she out of nowhere falls in love with Alex. And here is my question, how can you naturally love someone who you only know for like a week?? It’s impossible and it’s not love and it’s fake. If we talk about the bond it’s acceptable because it’s a freaking supernatural bond and it makes sense to love your mate. But NO! Lace is different and BOOM she is so madly in love with Alex even though she is Brandon’s mate. PLEASE stop saying ‘I love you’ to each other cause it makes me wanna throw up! It takes even years for some people to even dare to say ‘I love you’ out loud and in this book I counted at least 20 ‘I love you’ at the first half of the book.
The plot was also weird. The book starts a bit dramatic. Mom and dad are fighting all the time, dad gets drunk, mom takes pills and dad even beats mom. Yet suddenly everything is perfect and suddenly Lace believes that her family is perrfect! How is that normal? And how come she doesn’t even care about her real family? I don’t know it’s so confusing.
Last but not least, Lace is one of the most annoying lead characters I’ve ever read about. Trying not to see the truth and choosing to believe that everything is perfect pissed me off. Denial and seeing what she wants to see makes me believe that she is selfish and egoist.
Anyway that was all. Please if you comment be nice and do not hate. It’s just an opinion! Thank you~

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[Jordan Deen]

I’m really outgoing and get teased (a lot) for my knack to make friends anywhere including, but not limited to: the bank, the store, the bathroom, the movies… you get the idea.

A few of my fave things are my son, my yorkie, cupcakes, wine, coffee and (of course) tattoo’d boys.

I’m available on Twitter, Facebook and of course, here on Good Reads.

Go Team #WolfPack!