Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - The Vampire Games by Stephanie Archer


Title: The Vampire Games
Series: The Vampire Games #1
Author: Stephanie Archer

Goodreads Summary: My name is Bianka, and I live in a world a lot like yours. Or at least, I used to.

Then I got harvested.

Taken into eerie darkness underneath the surface of my world, I’ve learned that cities like mine – Hidden Oaks – are just places that the vampires keep humans until it’s time to drink their blood. Now it’s my turn. They’re harvesting me.

But I’m fighting hard, and the vampires have noticed. A sponsor is buying me. A handsome, mysterious vampire with piercing eyes, who wants me to fight other humans in The Vampire Games. If I lose, I’ll be harvested. If I win, I’ll join my sponsor, Phillip, as one of them.

I’ll be turned into a vampire.

All I must do to spend an eternity with Phillip is sell my soul.

The scary part? I’d do a lot worse for him than that.

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

A quick, enjoyable read. I ended up reading this in one sitting. It didn't end on a cliffhanger, but I wish book 2 was already out because I want to see where the story will go. There were a few predictable parts, and the dreaded instalove, but otherwise it was a great story.

My Manicure: I kind of cheated on this manicure and went with the simple vampires=bloodsplatters, even though this wasn't a bloody book. I started out with two coats of Sinful Colors Black on Black. Then I took a coffee stirrer that I had cut in half and used Cupcake Polish Bloodhound to do the splattering. Next time I am definitely going to try making decals - this was such a mess (and I have pictures to prove it).

This is the nice, cleaned up version. Holographic "blood" looks totally realistic, doesn't it?

And here is my awesome pre-cleanup version. The splatters all over my fingers add to the overall effect, don't you agree? I'm really not sure which version is my favorite. Had I been able to apply the black without making a mess of my fingers, I think the pre-cleanup one would definitely be my favorite of the two.


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