Monday, August 31, 2009

The Dark Hunters Vol. 1

Author: story- Sherrilyn Kenyon
art- Claudia Campos

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Fav Character: I liked Kyrian because he isn't shy and that type of character it the opposite of mine.

Summary: Vampires getting you down? Call the baddest warriors in town: the Dark-Hunters. What are the Dark-Hunters? Man, have you been living under a rock not to know this one....

They're mad, bad, and immortal. Ancient warriors with attitudes who fight rough, and play hard. They are the scary things that go bump in the night. And they love every minute of it.

It's just another night on the prowl for vampires for Kyrian of Thrace when he meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant. But Amanda Devereaux is much more than she seems. Hunted by one of the deadliest of vampires, Amanda is the key to our survival. If she goes down, so does he, and-- no offense-- he doesn't want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn't want humanity dead either, which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion.

Let's hope they win.

Review: It is a vampire story and it has the same basis as most vampire stories, but I still liked it. Maybe there's something wrong with my brain.... Anyways, the drawings were pretty good and the story was well told since it was originally a book they condensed it. It has romance and action.

I think it's a lot harder to review manga since I can't really feel any of the characters. In such a short book, they have little time to develop and that was one of the problems of this book. The main characters aren't too difficult to understand, but there wasn't enough explaining of their background or what they are.

Many references are made to Amanda being human when she has powers and her family hunts vampires. Then I don't understand whether Kyrian is a vamp or not. He seems to be some sort of god or something. I didn't get any of that. I think I'm gonna have to re-read it.

The story's plot was fast-paced, although not a lot happened since it was like barely an introduction to the series. I meant fast-paced in the sense that the characters readily accept each other. They learn their different stories and the action was mostly in the past. Like there was half a page on how the main character was going to fight and then it was over. No details or anything really. It just went on.

In the end, I was really sorry to have finished it because I was really beginning to like it. I would still recommend it because among the Manga I've read, it was good and slightly different since it is the more western style than Asian.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

William's Castle

Listen to it and you might end up liking it! :)

Artist: Jay Chou

Language: Chinese

About: Jay Chou is an amazing singer and actor as well as great dancer. He starred in the movie Secret. I enjoy his voice because of how well it can rap or sing Chinese-style opera. His songs range from really fast to inspiring slows, so he's definately a StAr!

This song is really interesting. I don't know what it says, but I still like it!

Rating: 4/5

Watch MV! :)

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Friday, August 14, 2009

To Wdebo

Why dont we all celebrate her birthday! Yup, go over to her blog and wish her the happiest one ever! Yey!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wo De Kuai Le

Artist: Chen Qiao En

From: Fated To Love You

Info: It is one of the songs in the Fated To Love You Taiwanese drama. It is really sad, but the girl's voice is amazing.

Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Title: Donut Days

Author: Lara Zielin

Publisher: Penguin Group

Release Day: August 6

Summary: (Amazon) Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend’s not speaking to her, a boy she’s known all her life is suddenly smokin’ hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.

But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.

Response: This sounds quirky. I like that word! Quirky, quirky...quirk! Anyways, it has romance in it and looks like it'll be sarcastic. We'll just have to see.