Book Review Policy!

(BOOK REVIEW POLICY!) I will review any format of books including e-books (even though I don't read them often.). I do not review adult novels & non-fiction. I do review YA novels in the genres such as Fantasy, Horror, Romance, etc.. I review self-published books as well. I also review *original* online stories (no fan-fiction please!), Thank You- Richard! (Contact me @ to send me your books! & Links to your work!)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

DEVVOUR BOOK REVIEW: "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa!

Ok so I had heard all the hype surrounding this book & decided to check it out (from my library!) I liked it until I got to page 92 then It got a little dumb and unrealistic for me and I put the book down & didn't pick it up again. I personally though the storyline had been done before *the spiderwick chronicles*(which is one of my favorite series!) and it just didn't appeal to me any longer. The teenage formula used is overdone and quite insulting because not all teens act the way a couple of the mean kids act and its used every single time over and over in teen literature like it's all we know, and that sucks. I would have loved to enjoy this book but I just couldn't. sorry. I give this book 2 V's (VV) ** A book better than this: "The Spiderwick Chronicles" by Tony Deterlizzi & Holly Black!

SYNOPSIS:  Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Friday, November 26, 2010

DEVVOUR: Black Friday Haul!

Today was BLACK FRIDAY so I went out with my mother for a day of shopping & togetherness & found some great deals, as well as a really interesting book! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ABOVE TO FIND OUT WHAT I GOT! - Richard

Monday, November 22, 2010

DEVVOUR: Winter Reads! Contests! & John Bellairs!

I'd just like to take time out from my busy & holiday schedule to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving!

This upcoming month of DECEMBER for Devvour is a chance to read winter-ish books! so december will be devoted to book reviews that have to do with winter-ish books & excerpt wednesdays that deal with the same! I'm really excited to also announce that DEVVOUR will have it's first CONTEST! in december as well! (more about the contest coming up soon!). I also dedicate this season of winter to the author of my favorite books JOHN BELLAIRS!
I will be doing book reviews on his books as well as an excerpt wednesday dedicated to him this december!  
I urge everyone who watches my reviews & reads my blog to pick up one of his books from your local library or simply purchase one online for cheap! they are wonderful spooky novels that will stay with you long after your done reading them as well as wanting desperately to find out what happens at the end of the books! One that I recommend for this winter is "The Lamp From The Warlock's Tomb"!

SYNOPSIS: Anthony Monday couldn't see why Miss Eells was so excited about a curious-looking oil lamp with pictures painted on the base. Little did the two of them know that the lamp they bought was stolen from the underground tomb of Willis Nightwood--a dabbler in the occult and black arts. When Anthony lights the lamp, monstrous forces are unleashed. Can Anthony and Miss Eells stop this satanic power before it destroys the world?

Monday, November 15, 2010

DEVVOUR BOOK REVIEW: "The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries" Volume 1 by L.J. Smith!

Once I heard that the CW was releasing a trio of NEW vampire diaries books I can say that I was a little wary, but after picking the first volume "Origins" up @ my local Barnes & Noble I was interested to see if it worked since I'm a huge vampire diaries fan I've been since I was 13 and I'm 22 now :D turns out! that I loved the entire book, there wasn't a dull moment & the storyline just flowed so beautifully! It is from STEFAN SALVATORE'S point of view & I'm team stefan & I freaked when I heard it was from his POV. I really hope they include the stuff used the first volume in the show such as Rosalyn Cartwright (Stefan's Fiance). I recommend it to everyone even if your not a full fan of the TV show, this is a lovely tale & I can't wait to read the second volume coming in January 2011! I gave this book 5 V's (VVVVV).

SYNOPOSIS: Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity.
Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together-forever.
Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

Friday, November 5, 2010

DEVVOUR: Barnes & Noble HAUL!

So after hearing that they were releasing a new trilogy in the "The Vampire Diaries" series based more off of the crazy popular TV show I was ecstatic on reading it! "The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries" Volume One- Origins was released November 2nd 2010 in paperback only for $9.99 everywhere! & I knew I it was a MUST to own! While @ Barnes & Noble I picked up a cute owl bookmark for $2.95 as well. I can't wait to do my review on this new & awesome book! - Richard <3