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Explicit Content

For the first time I will be reviewing a novel that is classified as Erotica. I have read these novels without reviewing them before – and some of the urban fantasy novels I’ve read / reviewed have bordered on erotica. I was just a little thrown off by how I would go about this review, considering I also review young adult novels – and I just didn’t want a younger person coming upon this and being exposed to some adult content. Soooo… for novels with intensely graphic sexual encounters I will be posting a explicit content label.  I was also thinking about starting a separate blog – this one dedicated to the adult content.  But I figured this might be overkill. I’m just trying to be morally responsible here – and not corrupt any youth.   Even though I was a corrupted youth myself – not that long ago either *cough...

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Blame Twilight…

Inspired by a post by Alyssa @ Teens Read & Write I’ve been scouring the web for anti-Twilight philosophies. It seems when someone doesn’t like something – they blame that something for different problems. So anti-Twipeeps have labeled Twilight to blame for many different things throughout the world. Let’s take a look at what people are blaming Twilight for causing. TWILIGHT TO BLAME FOR VAMPIRE INSPIRED CRIMES? It seems in Ohio a teen was charged for murder; beating and stabbing an older boy that he lured to his home. Supposedly, two adult male lovers who claim they are vampires (the sparkling variety is undisclosed) claimed they used the boy to lure the victim. In Des Moines, Iowa in March, 2009, a 13 year old boy bit 11 classmates. The Des Moines Register reported that the boy bit the classmates over several days. When a classmate reported the attacks, the boy’s father claimed the boy didn’t mean to hurt anybody and was inspired by the movie Twilight. – OMG! (examininer.com- http://www.examiner.com/x-22218-Conspiracy-Examiner~y2009m9d2-Is-Twilight-to-blame-for-vampire-inspired-crimes) Twilight is also being blamed for young girls running off and getting married right out of high school. One blogger even stated that teenagers should not be reading this book because it promotes girls to change themselves for a boy and run off with them at a moments notice and get married. There has even been some hinting that...

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Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa De la Cruz introduces us to the world of the Blue Bloods, over-privileged, Manhattan, teens, who attend a very private school and basically do whatever they want without any repercussions. Schuyler (pronounced like Skyler) Van Alen attends Duchesne, yet she believes she is nothing like her peers. She and her best friend Oliver have isolated themselves from the rest of the students and are treated like outsiders. The ruling clique of the school is lorded over by the Force twins, Mimi and Jack, and Schuyler soon finds out that she has a little more in common with the in-crowd than she thought – vampirism. Yet, just as she begins exploring her new life, something begins killing young Blue Bloods and Schuyler, Oliver, and their new friends are forced to delve into the secrets of their new way of life and uncover long buried cover-ups and an enemy that goes back to the beginning… My first thoughts were that this book was pretty unique. But as the story progressed, while the idea behind vampirism was different, it had similarities between Mead’s Vampire Academy and the House of Night series. Like those two series, it also has some sexually references – and is not as squeaky clean as I would like. So I would keep it away from your tweens.The character of Schuyler Van Alen was a bit of an...

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