Well, I finally got my copies of The Devouring and Hunger Games that I ordered back in June. I'm thinking Barnes and Noble had a brain fart because the last time I ordered a book already out and pre-ordered one at the same time, they shipped the already released book immediately and I had to wait for the other one. This time around they held them all until Thirst was released on the 4th of this month. Awesome.
But I did get my copy of Thirst, the first three books in The Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike. Yay! Thing is, that yay was short-lived. It's just not the same under the new cover. So what did I do? I bought the originals from half.com. :) Those should be coming soon. I'll be saving this one for something special in October.
Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.
Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life . . . (book back blurb)
And because I was on a nostalgia kick, I went to my local used bookstore yesterday and scoured their racks looking for old school YA horror. And found some! I also thought of Shalonda because there was a bunch of Sweet Valley High in the shelves too.
Yeah, this is the original Huntress book from LJ Smith. While the cover looks like the love children of the Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie and Ken, the words are still the same.
Jez Redfern is unique. She's a vampire hunter . . . who's half vampire. Raised in the Redfern family, the girl with fiery hair and silver-blue eyes was the undisputed leader of a gang of vampire raiders. Then came the discovery that shattered her life--her mother was a human. Now, Jez hunts her former friends, protecting humans from the Night World.
But when Circle Daybreak sends her on a search for one of the legendary Wild Powers, Jez has to rejoin her old gang. They want her back--especially Morgead, the gorgeous green-eyed vampire who used to be her second-in-command. Jez wants to stay faithful to Hugh Davis, the human she loves. But Morgead swears he's her soulmate and he'll do anything to lure her back to the old ways. With danger and temptation all around, Jez finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. And she's afraid that if she tastes blood again, she'll become the evil huntress she once was . . . (book back blurb)
Can I tell you how much I love those shoes on the cover? Heehee.
Caught in a violent storm, Lisa and her three friends take refuge in a deserted old house. Inside are strewn odd tricks and gadgets--the props of a practiced magician. Doors slam. The phones go dead. A ghostly hand creeps across the mantel. But the group's fascination with these effects quickly turn to horror.
Lisa has always dreamed of being a magician. Now her life--and the lives of her friends--depends on her skill. Because one by one the tricks are becoming more sinister, luring the group closer and closer to the terrible secret at the end of the corridor . . . (book back blurb)
You really can't go wrong with RL Stine.
From the minute Jenny accepts the Hagen baby-sitting job, she knows she's made a deadly mistake.
The house is too dark.
The neighbors are too suspicious.
And a killer is getting close.
Very close. (back book blurb)
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