Friday, July 3, 2015

Review - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

4 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes

This book is just one of those that will definitely make you smile while you read it. I was first drawn in by the title and cheese-tastic cover. I knew I was either going to love it or hate it (spoiler alert: I loved it.)

It is a really fun book. There is the great concept of having the town of Nocturne Falls celebrate Halloween all year long (to hide some supernatural secrets.) It sounds like it would be one heck of an interesting place to live. I hope to find out even more about the town and its residents in the next book.

It’s great how Delaney resourcefully finds a way into town. Her and Hugh are a very interesting match. If you read the title you know he’s a vampire, his family is also full of some unique characters.

What I liked best about this book was that the secrets weren’t dragged out, they were discovered early. I think that really made the book shine because then you get to see all the effects those secrets had.

The ending was a little bit expected but still awesome in how it was pulled off. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

“Because she wasn’t married, which was fine with her. And if she ever did find a superhero worthy of making her a Mrs., he’d have to be something special.”

“You’ve got me confused with one of those women who needs a ring on her finger to feel complete. I don’t put those kinds of expectations on men. And I’d say I’m sorry things didn’t work out between you and Hugh, but based on your current amount of crazy, I’d say he dodged a bullet.”

“You’ve got ambition and guts, child.”

“Funny what you find when you least expect it.”

“This is weird,” she muttered.
“You started it.”
“That I did.”

“Good thing I have a soft spot for foolish men.”

“The crazy cat lady in love with the vampire.”

“But I’m not going to let that fear make decisions for me.”

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

The first sentence from each chapter of The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so: :)

“Strawberry was a possibility.”

“How are you, Grandmamma?”

“Delaney woke with a start, the rumble from an eighteen-wheeler fading as the enormous vehicle passed her car on its way out of the rest stop.”

“Being able to walk in daylight didn’t mean it was Hugh’s preference, nor did it change the fact that it was in a vampire’s nature to favor the evening hours over those awash in sunlight.”

“There were no true weekends in a resort town like Nocturne Falls.”

“Annabelle was saying all the right things.”

“Hugh shook his head.”

“Hugh shut the door behind him harder than necessary as he entered the house.”

“Hugh got out of the car and went around to open Annabelle’s door.”

“Delaney gave Captain a kiss on the head and inhaled his sweet kitty smell.”

“Delaney woke up fully clothed on the four-poster bed.”

“It didn’t take much for Delaney to get ready.”

“Hugh watched Delaney disappear into the crowd, bereft she’d left him so easily.”

“Delaney enjoyed Hugh’s stunned, open-mouthed response to her suggestion.”

“Delaney was still asleep when Hugh planted a kiss on her temple and crawled out of her bed.”


“Howler’s was Hugh’s idea of hell.”

“An hour and a half later, they were finally home.”

“You can’t force him, miss.”

“Morning for Delaney came around eleven a.m.”

“Delaney woke with her head hanging down and her body strapped to a hard wooden chair.”

Fat Eddie jerked Delaney’s chin up, his thick fingers bruising her skin.”

“With Captain trailing her, Delaney stumbled into the kitchen earlier than she’d ex-pected to be awake considering the day she’d had yesterday.”

“Delaney had to knock only once before Alice Bishop came to answer the door.”

“Delaney made a simple flourless chocolate cake, a tribute more to the ingredients on hand than anything else.”

“I don’t feel any different.”

“Delaney woke with a start.”

“Hugh had vowed never to attempt the turning again, and yet here he was, about to do just that.”

“Two days—actually, two nights—later, Delaney stood beside Hugh’s car, about to take her first nervous steps towards Main Street as a vampire.”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

P.R.R.(Pre Review Ravings) - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

These are my P.R.R.(Pre Review Ravings) aka what I think before I write my review.

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

* Awesome concept, I love the whole Halloween all year that Nocturne Falls does.

* Hope to find out more about the town in the next one.

* I like how Delaney finds her way to town.

* Love how the secrets aren’t kept too long.

* That ending was awesome.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Birthday

Beatrice the Book Bat   My Photo
Happy Birthday to Tiny Reverse Vampire aka Brandy :)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Weekend Read - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

This book drew me in with it’s awesome cartoony/cheesy cover. Plus with a title like this I knew I wanted to read it ASAP. It’s a really interesting/funny read so far.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mini Review - From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

3.5 out of 5 gnomes

I love The Princess Diaries so knew I wanted to read this one. Read this one if you’re a fan of the other characters that show up. The book kind of skews pretty young too, I’m not sure sixth graders would talk like this. It’s not very long at all, I really wanted to know more about Olivia. Everything feels very rushed, I just wish everything had been more fleshed out. Olivia herself though should be interesting if the series continues on.