Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe, Renfield enters Castle Dracula to finalise the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Professor Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realising that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.
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There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.I picked up Fallen because of it's pretty cover. It looks really Gothic and I like Gothic fiction. When I took out the book from the library, I really had no idea of what it is that I was going to read. The blurb is home to probably the most vague summary that I have ever read. It barely says what the book is about so I was pretty blind going into reading the book hoping that I wouldn't be disappointed. Unfortunately, I was.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.
After killing two men in a train robbery, Cody Jarrett pleads guilty to a far less series crime that occurred at the same time, but in a distant location, thereby giving him a perfect alibi. The Treasury Department decides to plant one of their officers, Hank Fallon, in the prison to see if they can learn where Jarrett hid the Treasury Bonds he stole. Jarrett and Fallon become good friends and when Jarrett makes a break for it, Fallon goes with him. Jarrett's next robbery involved stealing the nearly half-million dollar payroll from a chemical factory, but using modern technology, the Feds are the able to track him down and bring his robbery and killing spree to an end.I have a huge love of gangster films and I found it quite shocking that I hadn't seen a single James Cagney film until now. Dude was pretty much the quintessential tough guy back in the day and is still considered to be Hollywood's Greatest Tough Guy.
Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friends, Alex, since forever.I first saw Hunting Lila a while back on one of my favourite blogs and the cover instantly drew me into wanting to read it. I love the use of colours and how the light contrasts with the dark, it just looks so mysterious and intriguing! Then there’s the summary: a girl with a secret psychic power? I’m instantly sold. I’d read a few reviews and from them I knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed. And I really wasn’t.
After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only person she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others with special powers out there - and her mother's killer is one of them...
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Epic saga of the legendary Queen's reign from the time Julius Caesar arrived in Egypt until her death some 18 years later. Cleopatra is portrayed as a schemer, firstly to gain control over the Egyptian kingdom from her brother with whom she ruled jointly. Having gained the confidence of Caesar, they become lovers and she bears him the son he never had. Her attempts at ensuring that they boy takes his rightful place in Rome are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she flees back to Egypt. Many years later Marc Antony, now responsible for the eastern half of the Roman Empire, seeks and alliance with Egypt. He and Cleopatra become lovers and form a military alliance but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval encounter at Actium. Both eventually take their own lives.I picked up Cleopatra from the supermarket without realising that it's on two discs. With DVDs, that is one of my biggest pet peeves. A single film that is so long it is on multiple discs. I'm quite lazy and I like my films to flow smoothly one disc, because I'm far too lazy to get up and change the disc. But that aside, I've been meaning to see the film for quite a long time now after hearing of its infamous status as “the most expensive film ever made” and I’m also quite a fan of Elizabeth Taylor.
Welcome to Morganville.I haven't been into vampires for quite some time now since I think they've been somewhat done to death. I'm not sure why but vampires became a little bit gimmicky for me and that is not a good thing. However, for months and months the Morganville series has been screaming out to me. It think it's probably because of the shiny bits on the covers and the fact that every branch of The Works that I go into has the entire series on their 3 for £5 deal. I'm cheap and love bargains, so naturally I went for it!
Just don't stay out after dark.
Morganville is a small town filled with unusual characters - when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. In Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out into the bright light of day.
For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school's mean girls, but now she's got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they are hungry for fresh blood.