Wonderful! Loved the characters, loved the writing, love L.A. Witt! When it comes to m/m romance, Ms. Witt just GETS it. Although the sex was hot (and...moreWonderful! Loved the characters, loved the writing, love L.A. Witt! When it comes to m/m romance, Ms. Witt just GETS it. Although the sex was hot (and fairly frequent), it wasn't the main part of the story. As someone who counts romantic suspense as her favorite genre, this one really fit the bill. I can't wait to read more from one of my new favorite m/m authors!!(less)
Evie was found abandoned as a toddler. After many foster homes and centers, the International Paranormal Contai...moreReviewed by Andrea for TeensReadToo.com
Evie was found abandoned as a toddler. After many foster homes and centers, the International Paranormal Containment Agency brought her to their home. And while her best friend was a mermaid, and her ex-boyfriend was a faerie, she always thought of herself as normal. But she could see through the paranormals' glamours to what they really were. And this was her job when she was sent out around the world to tag paranormals.
But now, suddenly, paranormals are dying and no one knows why. She meets a shapeshifter who she falls for and who helps her see what she really is and what her abilities are. And she soon realizes that her abilities might have a link to the deaths of the paranormals. Evie tries to find out how to stop these deaths and in the process discovers secrets that she never imagined.
PARANORMALCY was awesome! The first chapter title had me hooked (I read an ARC, so the chapter could always change, but I hope not). It was titled "Oh, Bite Me." Perfect!
I love characters who are sarcastic. And I love kick-butt girl characters who are also girly (If I ever need a weapon for something, I definitely want my own pink taser with rhinestones). And Evie is both. I just love, love, loved her! In fact, I kind of want to be her! She is just a strong character who also seems so real. I think she is one of my most favorite characters ever.
And Lend is awesome, too. What a paranormal power to have - to be able to change the way you look (Although if you can't really show your real self, I guess it could get old). And he was such a nice guy and so loving and supporting of Evie. I loved their relationship. It seemed to progress just right and nothing was too fast.
I even really liked the secondary characters. Lish, Evie's mermaid best friend, was so sweet (And the whole bleeping out curse words was bleeping great!). I even liked Vivian, who everyone was scared of. I felt sorry for her and wanted her to not feel alone and to have a family.
The plot had me guessing, too. I was never sure who the good guys were and who the bad guys were. Even up until the very end, I was going back and forth. And the cover is stunning - so beautiful (Can I look like her?).
I absolutely CANNOT wait for the sequel, SUPERNATURALLY, to be released next September! This is my favorite book of the year so far! (less)
I loved THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy Those books have stayed with me, and I think about their meaning in my...moreReviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com
I loved THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy Those books have stayed with me, and I think about their meaning in my life and in society. I like it when a book not only entertains me but is so well-written that I have to keep looking to find hidden meaning.
When I saw this book with essays written by different YA authors on various aspects of THE HUNGER GAMES, I had to read it.
There are essays on how the fashion influenced the rebellion, the reason why Katniss chose Peeta, and how reality shows affect the society of today and led up to the Hunger Games of Panem. There are funny pieces and serious works that really make you think.
I really enjoyed the essay by Blythe Woolston about the mental health of the tributes and how that explains many of the problems of their society. I also liked the one on the politics of MOCKINGJAY and the revolution.
If you want to take THE HUNGER GAMES to the next level, then you may find these essays enlightening. (less)
I enjoyed this book, but I have to wonder why some authors are so petrified by contractions?? This is the 3rd book I've recently read where the author...moreI enjoyed this book, but I have to wonder why some authors are so petrified by contractions?? This is the 3rd book I've recently read where the author is incapable of using can't, won't, it's, we'd, etc. It's so annoying to read books where the dialogue doesn't actually sound like real people speak!(less)
Mackie's hometown of Gentry isn't like other towns, but he's not like other kids, either. He's not even...moreReviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com
Mackie's hometown of Gentry isn't like other towns, but he's not like other kids, either. He's not even supposed to be alive. Mackie is a Replacement, left in place of a human baby. He was supposed to die, like all of the replacements do, but he didn't, though he may not live much longer.
When the baby sister of a friend is taken, Mackie finds himself drawn into the world beneath the city, a place known as Mayhem . . . his place of origin.
Mackie will have to decide where he really belongs and which side of the fight for Gentry he wants to join. His choice will determine his future - if he has one at all.
Yovanoff weaves a deliciously dark tale of love, betrayal, and acceptance no matter who (or what) you are. I couldn't get enough of this book. Mackie, Emma, Tate, and all the other characters, both dark and human, made this book a thrill ride from start to finish. Eerily creepy and intensely enjoyable. (less)