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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

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Vampire Diaries: Season 3, Episode 3: The End of the Affair

This episode brought the return of Katherine. I was so hoping that narrowly escaping with her life last season, would be enough to end the characters purpose on the show. More than anything, Katherine shows just how much Nina Dobrev needs to take acting classes; however, I suppose that as long as Paul Wesley is playing Stefan, she will never hold the title for the worst actor on The Vampire Diaries.

Shall we get right into it? Damon tracks Stefan down to beantown and brings Elena along for the ride. This episode is filled with flashbacks from the roaring twenties, when Stefan was the ripper. Not only did he kill willfully, he wrote the names down of his victims -- so that he could remember and experience the kills again. Think of it sort of like a vampire trophy. Damon takes Elena to Stefan's old apartment (okay, gotta say, why is this building still standing, and why is it in such good condition?) and she sees the list for herself. Any normal person at that point would go screaming for the door. All Elena can see is a vampire in need of help to get over his little habit of draining people of their life blood. Awww poor baby waby just needs help. I don't for the life of me understand how she can still see him as good, when she now has evidence of exactly what kind of killer Stefan is.

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Lost Girl
We are now caught up with Lost Girl so we will be doing weekly episode reviews of Bo's latest adventures
Lost Girl Season 2, Episode 4: Mirror, Mirror 3 Fangs
Lost Girl Season 2, Episode 3: Scream a Little Dream
Lost Girl Season 2, Episode 2: I Fought The Fae (and the fae won) 3 fangs


The Secret Circle
We have also started watching the Secret Circle. As with Lost Girl there is a brief Catch up where we cover the past episodes and in future we will do weekly episode reviews
The Secret Circle: Season 1, Episode 3: Loner 3 Fangs
The Secret Circle: Season 1, Episode 2: Bound 3 Fangs
The Secret Circle: Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot 3 Fangs


Lover Eternal, by JR Ward, Book 2 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Rhage has fallen in love. And, even more complicated, he has fallen in love with a human woman, against all the laws and customs of vampire society, and most certainly against the rules of the Brotherhood. He's faced with a choice between the Brotherhood and the battle to protect his species, and Mary – and he had to protect her from the Lessers who will use her to get to him. Worse, through this he has to navigate his curse – there's a beast within him that doesn't know friend or foe, only rage and killing.

And this is before they work out how to get round the simple basics of vampires and humans living together – and the problem of Mary's illness

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Rift Walker Book Two of Vampire Empire by Susan and Clay Griffith

The Rift Walker is the sequel to The GreyFriar by Clay & Susan Griffith. When I realized that The Rift Walker had finally been released I was ecstatic, and more than ready to jump into this amazingly unique world once again. When we last left prince Gareth, he was in Edinburgh and princess Adele has returned to her home in Equatoria, an amalgamation of states that formed after the great killing - the event in which vampires made their presence known to the world, by slaughtering humans en masse and occupying the majority of the global north. Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Gareth and Adele long for each other. At this point I think it is important to tell you that if you are looking for a straight paranormal romance, this is not book for you. The romance plays a role in the story, but it is not the main theme of the story.

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Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews, Book 3 of the Kate Daniels Series
Derek the werewolf is in over his head, having annoyed Loki's grandson and seeking to free a woman from the grasp of inhuman arena fighters, Kate Daniels finds herself dragged in to help him, save him, avenge him – only to find how much larger things are.

Starting out to save Derek from his love life and aid Saiman with his business dealings, Kate finds herself trying to solve a murder, save her friends life and then having to keep it all from the Beast Lord, Curran himself. The plot only grows deeper and more dangerous as enters the world of shady, underground gladiatorial combat – to the death. She quickly falls from just investigating to having to participate – and win - as the only way to save her friends, the pack and possibly all of Atlanta

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist – she has a duty to protect humanity from the vampires (the Moroi and the Strigoi and their half vampire children, the dhampires) and hide the vampires from humanity. The Alchemists move around the world, covering up, hiding bodies, bribing witnesses and keeping everything silent – all the while fearing and loathing the vampires they hide. Dealing with them as little as possible, always recognising them as alien and unnatural and wrong and reviling any time they have to spend in their presence.

Except Sydney got to close to a dhampire – and now she's under suspicion. She now has a new job – to hide Jill, a Moroi princess, from assassins all the while being under the suspicious eyes of her fellow Alchemists who hold a grudge – and are looking for a reason to ship her to “re-education camps”. And if she fails – her sister will be drafted in in her place.

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