How can a few words evoke such emotion. It doesn't seem possibly, yet Schroeder proves it to me time and time again.
I love Lisa's novels. She stuns me...moreHow can a few words evoke such emotion. It doesn't seem possibly, yet Schroeder proves it to me time and time again.
I love Lisa's novels. She stuns me with her simplistic yet powerful prose. I always start her stories and don't put them down until the last page is turned. I liked the mystery that surrounded these characters, you meet them, but you don't know why they are both at the beach that day... you have a few clues for Amber in the form of letters but you still don't know exactly what is going on. I loved that too!
The relationship between Amber and Cade... while it happens in the span of a day, seems genuine... realistic, it feel like it's just the thing that they need at that very moment. It's powerful.
Such a great story. Lisa, I need more!! (please!)(less)
I will admit that I enjoyed reading Crossed more so than I did Matched. Perhaps it was because I wasn’t e...moreI feel alone in my feelings for this series.
I will admit that I enjoyed reading Crossed more so than I did Matched. Perhaps it was because I wasn’t expecting much.
I liked getting into Ky’s head this time around. Crossed is told in two point of views, between Ky and Cassia. Although at times I found it hard to differentiate between their two character voices, despite the chapters being titled “Ky” or “Cassia”. And I liked getting to learn a little bit more about Ky and his history.
Condie is an extremely talented author, I won’t deny that she has a way with words. I love her writing, but this story just doesn’t work for me.
Crossed was slow paced, but again I was expecting that because of Matched. I never felt like anything was happening. Sure there are obstacles that the characters must overcome, but I never felt that gripping moment of heightened anxiety. That hook that draws you into the story and doesn’t let go.
As Crossed came to a close I felt rather disappointed. It was as though we were, exactly where we left off in Matched, we know that the Society is keeping things from us, but we are no closer to solving it. If anything, I’m only filled with more questions. (less)
This is such a great series. It is one of my favorites and I’m so glad that Hallowed followed in Unearthly’s path of greatness! If you have yet to rea...moreThis is such a great series. It is one of my favorites and I’m so glad that Hallowed followed in Unearthly’s path of greatness! If you have yet to read Unearthly… PLEASE DO!
These books aren’t your typical angel story. One of the reasons why I like them is because Clara knows she’s an angel. She’s almost always known growing up, and I loved that aspect of the story. Many times in YA the characters are discovering something about themselves that the don’t know about. I like those types of stories too, but because Unearthly is different it really stood out to me. If you’re looking for a great story, that’s well written. Put that check mark by Unearthly and Hallowed because they are those types of books!
I LOVED the story in Hallowed. You know how sometimes those “second” novels can be, right? A lot of filler and not much story. I am happy to report that Hallowed is not a filler novel. In fact, I think this story might have sucked me in a bit deeper than Unearthly. I never knew what was going to happen next. I might have had an idea about one of the plot lines and I was right, but oh it was still so good. Sometimes knowing isn’t necessarily a bad thing. THIS BOOKS IS HOW I WANT ALL MY YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE TO BE!
This story broke my heart! BUT IT WAS SO GOOD!
And I absolutely LOVE the characters in this novel. Their entire dynamic, it just works so well. We get to see another side of Christian in this story, as well as a few other characters…. but that may be a bit spoilery so I won’t say anything about that! We also meet a slew of new characters that I know you will enjoy just as much as I did!
I have absolute faith in Cynthia Hand! I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.(less)
I bought this book from the Book Depo, since it's been released in the UK for several months now, but I didn't actually read the story until I had a c...moreI bought this book from the Book Depo, since it's been released in the UK for several months now, but I didn't actually read the story until I had a copy of the US galley in hand. I'm not sure why I waited so long, my fellow UK bloggers had all but demanded that I read this book! I am a fan of the US cover over the UK one though! Though they both are beautiful.
Angel Burn is unlike any angel themed story I've read. When I think of angels I think of goodness and white lights... healing touches, yada yada. That's isn't the case for Weatherly's angels.
The angels in Angel Burn, are for lack of a better word... straight up EVIL! They (well almost all of them) feed on humans. Drinking their very essence of life. Yet the humans they feed from are left with thoughts of elation. These angels have touched their lives in the most positive way. Yeah, that's messed up!
Cue Alex, who is an AK. Yes, an angel KILLER! He is one of the few people that can see the angels doing their dirty work, and it's his personal mission to kill every last one of them. Too bad he ends up falling for one of them.... well a half one of them anyway, cue Willow.
Alex and Willow, loved them. They were both great characters individually and separately. They balanced each other out very nicely. Although their romance had me gagging at it's sweetness in certain aspects, the sugar fiend in me ate it up.
The story is told in multiple POVs which is something that I love! But I found myself getting a little confused with the change in narration... first person, third person... I got the hang of it after a while though.
The ending was a little abrupt, I felt like we were leading up to this big showdown... and for me it was a little bang and sizzle... instead of bang and EXPLOSION! Really looking forward to seeing where the rest of the story goes. I will be diving into Angel Fire come this December!(less)