Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (2007)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal
4.5 starsBlurb:

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . .

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.  Continue reading

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The Uglies Series

 The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
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*This post contains 4 separate reviews (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) for the series so scroll with caution*

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopian


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This series is seriously one of my top favorites! I still cannot believe that they haven’t turned them into movies yet. They really should get on that. (P.S. If you’re looking for someone to cast as either Shay or Tally I 1200% volunteer!)  Continue reading

Dream Factory

Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler (2007)

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Teen Fiction | Contemporary | Romance4.5 starsBlurb:

“When the Disney World character actors go on strike, teens are hired as replacements. Ella is assigned the role of Cinderella simply because the shoes fit. And every afternoon at three o’clock she gets married to Prince Charming. A perfect dream come true, except Ella doesn’t believe in dreams anymore. Meanwhile, Luke is one of the fur characters (Dale, the chipmunk), and his girlfriend, Cassie, plays his counterpart, Chip. Cassie is perfect in every way, so why does Luke want to be with Cinderella? Then Luke and Ella are brought together during a scavenger hunt, and as they uncover the Magic Kingdom’s hidden treasures, they discover an undeniable magic between them. Perhaps dreams really can come true after all?”
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Beastly

Beastly by Alex Flinn (2007)

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Teen Fiction | Paranormal Romance4 StarsBlurb:

“I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Continue reading

City of Bones

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare (2007)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal | Urban Fantasy4 StarsBlurb:

“When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?  Continue reading

Eclipse

Eclipse (Twilight #3) by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance2.5 StarsBlurb:

“As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?”
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Life

Life (TV Show, 2007-2009)

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Dramedy | Crime & Police
Rated TV-14
4.5 stars

Lead Cast: Damian Lewis (Crews), Sarah Shahi (Reese)

The NBC television show Life is pretty good! I’ve only just finished the first season but I look forward to finishing the whole show (after which I’ll hopefully remember to come back and add to this post).

Synopsis:

IMDB gives a very brief description: “A former police officer [Charlie Crews] returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.” Albeit brief ’tis accurate.

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