There’s an amazing difference between reading a book and hearing it read to you as an audio book. Sometimes you start to hate the characters just because you don’t like the way the voice actors make them sound. That’s too bad because it can really ruin what would otherwise be an an enjoyable read. And sometimes… the voice actors get it so right that it’s amazing. That’s the case with Hold Me Closer Necromancer, read by Jonathan Todd Ross and Chris Sorensen. It’s the story of Sam LaCroix, a young fast food worker and college drop out whose life is turned inside out when he discovers he’s a necromancer–he can raise the dead, control zombies–cool stuff but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be since his life is also threatened by another necromancer. There’s plenty of goulish laughs, romance, and a lot of creepy and grizzly events in this one. Listen to it on a dark and stormy night.
Yes, it’s another young adult book that will be turned into a movie. And this time it’s the fantasy/dystopian/romance mash-up, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, part one in a planned trilogy. Universal pictures announced that it has aquired the film rights to the whole series, (and the whole series hasn’t even been released yet in book form. How’s that for fast work?) If you haven’t read the first one yet, give it a try. It’s the story of a 17 year old art student named Karou who lives in Prague. She’s an orphan who’s stepfather is a “wish monger,” someone who buys teeth and pays the sometimes questionable teeth sellers in “wish money” currency. The world that author Laini Taylor creates is original and fascinating. The next one in the trilogy, Days of Blood and Starlight has already made it on the New York Times best seller list. If you enjoyed the romance aspect of Hunger Games, you will not be disappointed!
Alex is a teenager that lives with his uncle, Ian and “babby sitter”, Jack (They are like best friends). Then his uncle dies. When he goes to find out how, he gets sucked into a world of secrets. The Special opperations wanted to recrute him as a spi! It is more than just fun and games, as Alex soon finds out. One of these days he may not be lucky enough to stay alive…
The twelfth (twelfth!) Pretty Little Liars book is ordered and on its way to Riverside Public Library. “Burned” promises to be an extra hot continuation of the series. And no, it is not the last one, just in case you didn’t know. The thirteenth (thirteenth!) book in the series, “Crushed” is expected to release June 4, 2013.