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October 19, 2012

"Betrayal" by Lee Nichols

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Title: Betrayal (Haunting Emma #2)
Author: Lee Nichols
Publication: 2011, Bloomsbury

Summary: Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper, Natalie. When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive-one a snarky teen
boy, the other a British scholar-Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good
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Review: This witty and juicy sequel to the headstrong first book of an epic trilogy wastes no time by continuing right where the first book concluded. We get the great treat of accompanying our protagonist Emma in yet another bout of extreme excitement and wonderfully devilish romance. 

Ms. Nichols keeps up fantastic momentum in this second book I was hooked from the very first page! There is a great deal of character development that effectively coloured the saga with richer tones, and although serious in matters of plot, "Betrayal" is packed with laughs and comical moments that I absolutely loved as well.

Ms. Nichols also pushes Emma and Bennett's (Oh Bennett -swoon-) relationship to swoon-worthy new heights, and along with a driven storyline and perfectly lovable new additions to the original cast of characters, "Betrayal": would blow you away just as "Deception" had, if not more. 

This was an incredibly fast read for me, and the energy levels here were ridiculously high. You could really feel the buzzing electricity of it all throughout the book, from beginning to end. I literally could not put this book down. It was just so addicting, even a bit more than the first, I felt.

I bought it at Indigo, walked out of the store reading, read through last period English class (relaaaax, we weren't doing anything anyway XD -hand flap- Sophomore year.), read on the subway after school, and finished it while waiting for the bus home. It was exhilarating and left me feeling breathless.

Rating: ✰✰✰✰ 4.5 Ghostbusting Hoots

Final Notes: Old review! (as you can see from the Sophomore year part) I actually bought this one myself because I just couldn't wait for the library to get a hold of a copy. It definitely was a fun ride so if you like ghostbusting epic-ness, sizzling romance and plenty of awesome action, check this series out!

Vivian Recommends: the Haunting Emma series for fans of the Anna series/ "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake

Thanks for reading!

October 6, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #7


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme that features your books haul for the week! It is created and hosted by Tynga @ Tynga's reviews

Hello everyone~! I've decided to make an extra post today because today is Vivi's birthday ^_^ School's been rather rough, but I'm doing my best and I'll take occasional moments each month to visit you guys in spirit! ❤ I hope you guys haven't forgotten me yet ;;__;;

This Birthday~Edition Stacking the Shelves will feature some of the books I've been reading for school (Lit class) as well as the book that I got for my birthday from my parents ^_^ (one that I've been wanting so badly!)

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Holy Bible (New International Version) by Anonymous

This was what we got handed on the very first day of Gr. 12 Studies in Literature class. Since the Holy Bible is at many times the basis of much of European literature, we were to study this text for Unit 1. We read Genesis, and the Gospels of Matthew and John. I actually really enjoyed Genesis ^_^

We also got to keep this bible, so yay! Even though I'm not religious/Christian, I think every literary devout person should have a copy of the Holy Bible. Trust me, it's not what you might've expected!

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I LOVE Nathaniel Hawthorne!!! For the independent study portion of Lit., we got to choose an 18th century novel so I chose this one since I've been wanting to read this for the longest time after I read "The House of the Seven Gables" (which I really liked too).

Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) by Shannon Hale

EEEEEE!! LOOK LOOK LOOK!!! I'd consider Shannon Hale's Princess Academy a modern YA literary classic with my whole heart and I almost fainted when I found out that she was going to release a sequel. It was beyond my furthest imagination point.

I absolutely CANNOT wait to read this. >_<

What did you guys pick up this week? Link up and Vivi the Spirit will do some hopping today! Happy Thanksgiving long weekend (CA) !