Friday, December 31, 2010
JANUARY: I had celebrated the New Year 2010 with my Family, we used harmless fireworks (LOL) and our Media Noche to complete. And when the sun shines, some visitors visits us and when the twilight comes, we took a lot of pictures and eat again and again: D In school events, we, the 2nd year Journalism students and the Camera Club went to Corregidor for the Exhibit. It's really a nice trip. I had a lot of fun. :)
New year Family picture
Corregidor group picture
FEBRUARY: Weeeew! The month I turned 18: D My family prepared for this very special day of mine. It's been a great day for me because my classmates and friends from elementary were there, including some teachers in elementary and high school. I was so surprised that night because I don't think that my sisters would invite them. There were also some text/online greetings that I had received from my classmates from elementary-college that makes me feel happy so much! :) We also had a tour in Quezon for our photography subject. We travel at almost 8 hours and we resided at the heap for 1 night and 2 days. It was a great experience and much challenging. WE ATE A LOT! :D and dance our favorite “chorva chorva, chenes chenes” composed by our professor Mr. Jimmy Oblena. : D
This is not me. Hahaha. :D
Kaeeeeeen. Hahaha. Jonah Mae took this photo.
MARCH: I can’t remember any events here, all I know is I’m very excited for the summer vacation. Haha. : D Excited to take the final examination and then go back to the province. That’s it: D
APRIL: It’s hot summer weather. Our whole family went to Malasiqui, Pangasinan to visit my brother’s wife’s family. We stay there for 2 days and we go to beach in Dagupan on the 2nd day, and to the famous church in Manaoag, Pangasinan in the nightfall. It was also an advance birthday celebration of my 3rd sister, Alma. Bonding much! Yieheeeee! : D
MAY: Another bonding with family and the FELLOWSHIP. : D some of our neighbors that were close to our family and us went to one of the beaches in San Fabian, Pangasinan and spend there the first night. On the second day, we go to Baguio and we spent the one whole day with another family bonding. This “GALA” is not much costly because we’ve planned to bring our own food.
JUNE: WHOA! Classes start. But before it officially begin, my sisters and I go first to Manila Zoo and Mall of Asia to amuse their children before they enter the school. We took a lot of pictures, and picture here picture there and everywhere. : P in the 30th or end day of this month, my friend, Karlin and me attend Noynoy’s inauguration in Luneta.
JULY: Some of the members of Lyceum Camera Club attended the Photowalk held around Sta. Cruz and Quiapo, Manila. It’s my first time to attend a photowalk and it’s a nice experience that you took photos while walking under the sun. HAHA. ;p I’m also a part of our school publication, The Lyceum Independent Sentinel as a Feature reporter. I found new friends when I enter the newspaper world. Haha.
Group picture :)
Kenneth, the assistant Feature Editor, Mamu Kit, the Editor and I'm their baby :D
AUGUST: Tour again. Hahaha. Our Biology class has a tour in Paradizoo, Batangas to make our project in the said subject. Even though the rain pours, we still enjoyed it for the sake of friendship. Hahaha.
SEPTEMBER: A surprise birthday celebration for Mother dear. : D My sisters, including their husband and children were planning for a swimming as the celebration of Nanay’s birthday. I was in Manila that time they were planning so they contact me through text message for me to know what’s going on. And when the birthday comes, Nanay was really surprised: D
OCTOBER: I remember before the sembreak, I go to the bookstore and bought some books to read. Heehee. ♥ On the 10th day, I was invited in Marie's 19th birthday in Baclaran, and after eating a lot of foods, haha, we continue the celebration at the SM Mall of Asia to watch Adam Lambert's concert. Heehee. The final examination for the last semester was surprised me for 2 hard articles to do in my major subjects. RAWR! But I guess my work is quite good because when I got my grade report, I saw that it was PERFECT! Haha :D I love you Mr. Guillermo Santos.
Happy birthday-an :D with blockmates ♥
@ Adam Lambert's concert. Nhadz, Me, Marie and her bf Hubert :)
NOVEMBER: All Saints Day. AWOOOOO! ;D All of the people were busy when the calendar strikes at November 1. Same here, but I am not able to go to cemetery because Nanay said I would be the caretaker of our house for that day. Maybe she was thinking that someone is going to steal our house. Haha. The Sentinel's Team Building. *woot* My first time to experience a tea, building and it was great. I enjoyed the 3 days with the sentipeeps and i'm hoping to know them more. My brother is now married to his girlfriend. I’m so happy for the both of them. The wedding held in Pangasinan were his wife is staying but we also have a celebration here in Bulacan. Btw, I was the Maid of Honor. Heehee :D
The Sentipeeps! ♥
My brother and his wife, with Alleney Gaile :D
Ako na cute! ;p
DECEMBER: The busy but happy month. There are many events that happened in just this month. Our 6th Filden Outreach held somewhere in Manila were our plan is to give relief goods to the paupers. We also have a Bingo, Children’s party, and Party for elders in just one day :D My eldest sister also celebrates her 37th birthday on the 21st. And of course, Christmas. YEHEY! Our whole family celebrates the Christmas altogether. We had games for children and for ourselves. We also had our family reunion on the 30th were almost all the Tenorio Family was there.
My 2010 life was filled of happiness. Even there’s a problem, when you’re family is there and you have a bunch of friends, the happiness will stay over. I just want to request to year 2011 to be awesome, continue for giving strength for my family as what 2010 had done, and another friends. Hello 2011. Be a good year. Hahaha.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Sorcerer's Stone
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley.
One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter—the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a giant man named Hagrid. Hagrid explains Harry's history to him: When he was a baby, the Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, attacked and killed his parents in an attempt to kill Harry; but the only mark on Harry was a mysterious lightning-bolt scar on his forehead.
Now he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the headmaster is the great wizard Albus Dumbledore. Harry visits Diagon Alley to get his school supplies, especially his very own wand. To get to school, he takes the Hogwarts Express from platform nine and three-quarters at King's Cross Station. On the train, he meets two fellow students who will become his closest friends: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
Harry is assigned to Gryffindor House at Hogwarts, and soon becomes the youngest-ever Seeker on the House Quidditch team. He also studies Potions with Professor Severus Snape, who displays a deep and abiding dislike for Harry, and Defense Against the Dark Arts with nervous Professor Quirrell; he and his friends defeat a mountain troll, help Hagrid raise a dragon, and explore the wonderful, fascinating world of Hogwarts.
But all events lead irrevocably toward a second encounter with Lord Voldemort, who seeks an object of legend known as the Sorcerer's Stone…
The Chamber of Secret's
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the summer after Harry’s first year at Hogwarts has been his worst summer ever… the Dursleys more distant and horrible than ever before. But just as he’s packing his bags to return to school, a creature named Dobby the house-elf announces that if Harry goes back to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And it turns out, Dobby is right. Harry and Ron miss the Hogwarts Express, so they fly to school in a blue Ford Anglia, crash landing in the notorious Whomping Willow. Soon other worries accumulate: the outrageously stuck-up new professor Gilderoy Lockhart; a ghost named Moaning Myrtle, who haunts the girls' bathroom; the strange behavior of Ron's little sister, Ginny Weasley; rumors about the "Chamber of Secrets," a cavern buried deep below Hogwarts; and a magical diary owned by Tom Riddle, a Hogwarts student of long ago.
Harry is also shocked to discover that he can speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes - a rare ability that Lord Voldemort also possessed - and that anti-Muggle prejudice exists in the Wizarding world, even affecting Harry's friend Hermione.
But all of these seem like minor concerns when someone starts turning Hogwarts students to stone: an evildoer said to be the fearsome Heir of Salazar Slytherin, on of the founders of the school. Could it be Draco Malfoy, Harry's most poisonous rival? Could it be Hagrid whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one person everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?
The Prisoner of Azkaban
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort, and might even have assisted in the deaths of James and Lily Potter—Harry Potter’s parents.
Now Black has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard him muttering in his sleep, "He’s at Hogwarts... he’s at Hogwarts."
Of course, Harry already had plenty to worry about. After inflating his nasty aunt and running away on the magical Knight Bus, he finds he’s being pursued by death omens at every turn. He receives two wonderful gifts: a top-of-the-line Firebolt broomstick, and the Marauder’s Map, a magical diagram of Hogwarts made by the mysterious “Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs.” Hermione disappears frequently, burdened down by a seemingly impossible course schedule. And the soulless Dementors have come to guard Hogwarts—supposedly to protect Harry from Sirius Black, but they terrify Harry more than the fugitive ever could.
To strengthen himself against them, Harry reaches out to Remus Lupin, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who was once a friend of his father’s. Lupin teaches Harry about the Patronus Charm, a defensive measure well above the level of magic generally mastered by wizards Harry’s age. But even with his broom, his map, his magic, and his loyal friends, Harry isn't safe.
Because on top of everything else, there’s a traitor hidden at Hogwarts…
The Goblet of Fire
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age. He wants to get away from the malicious Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about his crush, Cho Chang (and maybe do more than dream).
And now that he’s gotten the hang of things at Hogwarts—he hopes—he just wants to be a normal fourteen-year-old wizard.
But even by his standards, Harry's year is anything but normal. First Dumbledore announces the revival of a grand competition that hasn't taken place for one hundred years: the Triwizard Tournament, where a Hogwarts champion will compete against rivals from two other schools of magic in three highly dangerous tasks. Then someone frames Harry to participate in the tournament—which really means someone wants him dead.
Harry is guided through the competition by Professor Alastor Moody, this year's Defenst Against the Dark Arts teacher, but he must also contend with a nasty reporter named Rita Skeeter, who digs up some highly unflattering secrets about Hagrid; a terrible fight with Ron, who is deeply jealous of Harry's fame; Hermione's newfound activism on behalf of house-elves; and the terrifying prospect of asking a date to the Yule Ball.
Worst of all, Lord Voldemort may finally have gathered the materials necessary for his rejuvenation... and he has a faithful servant at Hogwarts waiting only for a sign. No, nothing is every normal for Harry Potter. And in his case, different can be deadly.
The Order of Phoenix
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Lord Voldemort has returned to the Wizarding world, presenting a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwarts can stop.
In response to his reappearance, Dumbledore reactivates the Order of the Phoenix, a secret society which works to defeat the Dark Lord's minions and protect his targets—especially Harry Potter. But Harry doesn’t want to be protected. Even as the Ministry of Magic denies his claims, The Daily Prophet discredits him, and even Dumbledore won’t look him in the eye, Harry grows more and more determined to fight his lifelong enemy Voldemort—if only he had the “weapon” the Order is guarding.
In the meantime, he visits his godfather at his ghoulish London home, Grimmauld Place, and learns more about Voldemort’s deep reach into Wizarding history and the Wizarding world.
Back at Hogwarts, Harry must deal with a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a surprising new member of the Gryffindor Quidditch team; the possibility of his first real romance; and the looming nightmare of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams.
He’s haunted by dreams of a heavy door at the end of a silent corridor, and a vision of his father and the young Severus Snape that changes everything he thought he knew about them. Even the joy of working with “Dumbledore’s Army”—a group of Hogwarts students dedicated to defeating Voldemort—can’t dispel the gathering darkness.
Soon Harry will discover the true depth and strength of his friends; their boundless loyalty and unbearable sacrifices. His fate depends on them all.
The Half Blood Prince
When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder.
Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s—and Hogwarts’s—future in shadow.
The Deathly Hallows
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter.
Voldemort takes control of the Ministry of Magic, installs Severus Snape as headmaster at Hogwarts, and sends his Death Eaters across the country to wreak havoc and find Harry. Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a desperate quest the length and breadth of Britain, trying to locate and destroy Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes, the magical objects in which he has hidden parts of his broken soul. They visit the Burrow, Grimmauld Place, the Ministry, Godric’s Hollow, Malfoy Manor, Diagon Alley…
But every time they solve one mystery, three more evolve—and not just about Voldemort, but about Dumbledore, and Harry’s own past, and three mysterious objects called the Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are literally things out of a children’s tale, which, if real, promise to make their possessor the “Master of Death;” and they ensnare Harry with their tantalizing claim of invulnerability.
It is only after a nigh-unbearable loss that he is brought back to his true purpose, and the trio returns to Hogwarts for the final breathtaking battle between the forces of good and evil. They fight the Death Eaters alongside members of the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army, the Weasley clan, and the full array of Hogwarts teachers and students.
Yet everything turns upon the moment the entire series has been building up to, the same meeting with which our story began: the moment when Harry and Voldemort face each other at last.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Crusading publisher Mikael Blomkvist has decided to run an explosive exposé of a wide-ranging sex trafficking operation. Just before the piece is published, two people are brutally murdered. The fingerprints on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled hacker genius Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plungers into an investigation. Meanwhile, Lisbeth herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, and is forced her to face her dark past.
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fai
ries are armed and dangerous.
Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them…but then they stop playing by the rules.
Artemis Fowl #2: The Arctic Incident, the Graphic Novel
Artemis Fowl receives an urgent video e-mail from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya, a man Artemis had thought he would never see again his beloved father. As Artemis
rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police, who accuses him of inciting a goblin revolution in the Lower Elements. Artemis will have to join forces with his old enemy if he is to clear his name and save one of the few people in the world he loves.
In this second graphic novel installment of the internationally best-selling series, fans will race alongside the world’s youngest criminal mastermind as he charges into a new adventure.
Artemis Fowl #3: The Eternity Code
Artemis Fowl is going straight. As soon as he pulls off the most brilliant criminal feat of his career.
At least, that's the plan when he attempts to sell his C Cube, a supercomputer built from stolen fairy technology. When his efforts to broker a deal for the Cube with a powerful businessman go terribly wrong, his loyal bodyguard and friend Butler is mortally injured. The only thing that will save him is fairy magic, so once again he must contact his old rival, Holly Short.
It's going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may have just run out.
Artemis Fowl #4: The Opal Deception
Miss Koboi. Time to get up. Wakey-wakey.
The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list.
After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have notforgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding—only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.
Artemis Fowl #5: The Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl has become ado-gooder. Almost.
Demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to capture one, all fairies would be exposed. In order to protect themselves, the fairies must decipher complicated equations to determine where the next demon will appear. Not even the brilliant Foaly can make heads or tails of the formulas—but he knows someone who can: Artemis Fowl.
When a very confused demon imp appears in a Sicilian theater, Artemis is there to meet him. But he is not alone. Someone else has unlocked the secrets of the fairy world…and she is only twelve years old. Now, in a race against time, a newly-reformed Artemis Fowl will have to dip into his bag of dirty tricks if he is to save his fairy friends from his latest nemesis, not to mention a power hungry demon warlord who is poised to invade our dimension with his savage army.
Artemis Fowl #6: The Time Paradox
Artemis Fowl, say hello to Artemis Fowl. When Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct, thanks to the money-hungry deeds of a younger Artemis.
Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher, who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short.
The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all…and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.
Sookie Stackhouse 10-Volume Boxed Set
Dead Until Dark is the first book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels. In this first installment, the author introduces Sookie Stackhouse, a 25-year-old telepathic waitress in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and her world, an alternate history where vampires, shapeshifters and other supernatural beings coexist with humans. In Dead Until Dark Sookie begins a romantic entanglement with her vampire neighbor and is faced with a series of murders in town.
Living Dead in Dallas is the second book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This second novel follows the adventures of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse of Bon Temps, Louisiana, as she is employed by Dallas vampires to use her telepathy to help find their lost companion. Sookie agrees to help investigate the whereabouts of the missing vampire on one condition: any humans found to be involved must be turned over to human law enforcement rather than subjected to vampire justice. In Dallas Sookie Stackhouse has her first encounter with the anti-vampire organization "The Fellowship of the Sun," as well as meeting and learning of the existence of werewolves.
ClubDead is the third book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. When telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse's vampire boyfriend Bill Compton is kidnapped while undertaking a secret mission for the vampire queen of Louisiana, Sookie sets out to investigate, with the help of handsome Shreveport werewolf Alcide Herveaux. Sookie soon discovers that Bill has left her for his vampire creator/lover Lorena, but that now, he is being tortured for information on his secret project. With the help of Alcide, Viking vampire Eric Northman, and the vampire Bubba, Sookie saves him, but breaks up with him due to his infidelity with Lorena.
Dead to the World is the fourth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. In this fourth installment (after 2003's Club Dead), Sookie Stackhouse finds new supernatural complications. Sookie's sometime love interest, Bill Compton, a vampire, runs off to Peru to do research. Shortly thereafter, on New Year's Eve, Sookie runs into Eric Northman, Bill's boss. He has appeared out of thin air running down a Bon Temps county road, almost naked, with no memory of who he is or what he does. Coincidentally, Sookie's brother Jason goes missing. Less coincidentally, but more ominously, a coven of witches(who also happen to be shape-shifters and vampire blood users) arrive in Shreveport.
Dead as a Doornail is the fifth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. In the fifth Sookie Stackhouse fantasy-mystery (after 2004's Dead to the World) Sookie encounters problems with vampires, weres, and shifters as a sniper starts attacking weres and shifters.
Definitely Dead is the sixth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. In the sixth Southern Vampire novel Sookie Stackhouse (after 2005's Dead as a Doornail), the telepathic waitress of Bon Temps, Louisiana, has a new romantic interest, weretiger Quinn, but on their first date, two were-people attack them. Sookie isn't sure whether she or Quinn was the target, but is soon distracted by a more pressing problem. Cousin Hadley, a vampire, has been murdered, and Sookie has inherited her apartment, meaning she has to go to New Orleans to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death and meet with Hadley's lover, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana herself. Sookie goes to (pre-hurricane) New Orleans to close out her dead cousin Hadley's apartment. Sookie befriends Amelia Broadway, Hadley's landlady and a witch, and then she becomes entangled in the politics surrounding Queen Sophie-Anne's political marriage to the King of Arkansas, which occurred the night before Hadley's murder.
All Together Dead is the seventh book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. After being betrayed by her vampire lover, Bill Compton, Sookie Stackhouse attends an all-important central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan as a "human geiger counter" for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, Vampire Queen of Louisiana, who will go on trial at the gathering for murdering her husband, Peter Threadgill, Vampire King of Arkansas. The summit is a tense situation. The queen is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she is hardly prepared for other shocking murders, not to mention protests by the Fellowship of the Sun, a right-wing religious anti-vampire movement. Sookie's bond with Eric Northman gets closer and she discovers Quinn's past.
From Dead to Worse is the eighth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire Summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend, the weretiger Quinn, is missing.
She then learns that she is descended from fairies, and is 1/8 fairy herself. Her beloved grandmother had an affair with a half-fairy, and had two children with him. While her grandfather is dead, her fairy great-grandfather, Niall Brigant, is alive and seeks to meet her.
Sookie is soon drawn into investigating several mysterious deaths among the local Were community. Her telepathy and status as a 'friend of the pack' forces her to mediate between two warring factions, whereupon she discovers that a pack displaced by Hurricaine Katrina has been killing the Shreveport Weres in order to take their place. There is a brief "war" between the two packs, with the Shreveport pack emerging victorious, Alcide now in charge.
Dead and Gone is the ninth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries Sookie Stackhouse has become thoroughly involved in the lives of "supes"—vampires, weres, shifters, and faries. She's in a romantic relationship with the vampire Eric, is a friend to the local Were pack, works for a man who is a Shifter, and has a brother and sister-in-law who are werepanthers. However, the outer world is only aware of the existence of vampires. But in this novel, the Weres and shifters make their presence known, following the example of the vampires. At the same time, the King of Nevada, who now leads Louisiana as well, begins consolidating his power, which has a number of repercussions.
Dead in the Family is the tenth book in Charlaine Harris's series. The Southern Vampire Mysteries. When the novel begins, Sookie Stackhouse is still recovering physically and emotionally from the torture she received at the hands of demented fairies Lochlan and Neave in the previous book (Dead and Gone). She has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too, with a solid new girlfriend, Michele. But all the other people in Sookie’s life—Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam—are having family problems. Eric’s maker, Appius Livius Ocella, shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow—he is Alexei Romanov, only son of the last Czar of Russia, who as an adolescent witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution, including the slaughter of his entire family. He developed emotional problems as a result. Appius has sought Eric out as a last resort, to see if Eric canhelp restore Alexei to sanity. Meanwhile, Bill is still suffering from the silver poisoning hegot via the teeth of Neave when he rescued Sookie from her torturers. He is not getting better, and may only be able to be cured by the blood of a vampire made by Bill's maker, the dead Lorena, but Bill refuses to ask his sibling for help.
The Lightning Thief
The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st Century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of twelve. Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill, a Long Island summer camp dedicated to training young demigods. Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods. With the help of Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction - Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, they face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop them. Most of all, Percy must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson has had an unnervingly quiet school year. But then he discovers that the magical borders protecting Half Blood Hill are failing. Unless something is done, the camp will be attacked by demons and monsters. The only way to restore power to the camp's borders is to find the mythical Golden Fleece. And the only person who can undertake this dangerous quest is Percy...
It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school, he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal... but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious...
Battle of the Labyrinth
The last thing Percy wants to do on his summer holiday is blow up another school. But after doing exactly that, he is forced to flee to Camp Half Blood, where he finds that all is not well. His arch-enemy Luke is looking for a way to invade the camp via an ancient labyrinth and if he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as Percy and his friends descend into the terrifying underground...
The Last Olympian
Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. Percy gets a prophecy that could save or destroy the world. That’s how it goes when you’re the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, bad things will happen when Percy turns sixteen – because he’s the one who gets to decide the fate of the entire world. But no pressure.
Beautiful Dead Book 1 - Jonas
Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.
Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Jonas, Arizona, Summer,
Phoenix. All dead within a year.
Jonas Jonson is the first to die, in a motorcycle accident. But there are many unanswered questions, and the three deaths that follow are equally mysterious.
Grief-stricken Darina can’t escape her heartache or visions of her dead boyfriend, Phoenix, and the others who died. And all the while, the sound of beating wings echoes inside her dead…
Are the visions real? Or do the Beautiful Dead only exist in Darina’s traumatized imagination?
Beautiful Dead, Book 2: Arizona
Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.
There’s been no sign of the Beautiful Dead for weeks. Darina achingly misses Phoenix all over again. Surely he will return to help solve the remaining mysteries.
It’s been almost a year since Arizona drowned in Hartmann Lake. Suicide, it would seem. But something doesn’t add up… Drowning herself in a lake does not sound like strong, confident Arizona: Ellerton High School’s high-maintenance drama queen.
Darina must help Arizona the way she helped Jonas. But invisible wings are beating, the Beautiful Dead are in danger and time is running out…
Beautiful Dead, Book 3: Summer
Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.
Six months have passed since the last mysterious teenage death, but Darina is still traumatized by the murders of Summer Madison and her own beloved Phoenix. She searches constantly for the Beautiful Dead, longing for their return.
Springtime sees Darina once more in Phoenix’s arms. But spring is also a reminder of the hail of bullets that killed Summer in a random shopping mall shooting almost a year ago.
Can Darina and the Beautiful Dead catch Summer’s crazed killer? Will Darina’s love for Phoenix survive the task? One thing is clear—it’s not finished yet, not by a long shot…
CLAIRE DE LUNE
Torn between two destinies…
Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and her crush keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: She's a werewolf.
As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she finds her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart. Burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, she will be forced to make a choice that will change her forever…
Chronicles of Nick: Infinity
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends…until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he's next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough…now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?