4.5 Stars!!! I was lucky enough to ready a very, VERY early copy and holy crap! This one is smoking hot! Loved these two characters - Phillip and Reec4.5 Stars!!! I was lucky enough to ready a very, VERY early copy and holy crap! This one is smoking hot! Loved these two characters - Phillip and Reece and I can't wait for you all to have a chance to spend some time with them too. Full review to follow closer to the release date....more
Okay, I hate to say that I finished this, but I did and it was more than I thought it'd be and then some. I smirked, smiled, laughed, giggled and I swOkay, I hate to say that I finished this, but I did and it was more than I thought it'd be and then some. I smirked, smiled, laughed, giggled and I swooned. I also gasped, cringed, melted and cried. Yep, there were emotions all over this one and that hot, hot boy Dante Walker.
Victoria, you have out done yourself! I loved it! Full review to follow. ...more
4.5 stars! I love. LOVE this trilogy! These broken characters! This story! Their lives! I need the last book. Bad bad bad! Full review to follow on my4.5 stars! I love. LOVE this trilogy! These broken characters! This story! Their lives! I need the last book. Bad bad bad! Full review to follow on my blog A Life Bound By Books. ...more
4.5 Stars - Across the Universe by author Beth Revis was unlikFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
4.5 Stars - Across the Universe by author Beth Revis was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It’s a story set in the future, aboard a spaceship with intriguing characters looking for the truth in a world of lies and a mystery that could change the course of their future. Revis writing, setting, characters and plot ebbed and flowed to make this one of those books that sticks with you, leaving you looking for more.
Right from the beginning we are thrust into an extremely vivid world and its characters. Amy, our main female lead is given a choice and it’s a doozy! Stay with her aunt and uncle on earth, or be frozen in a cryo chamber along with her parents in order to take the long journey to what’ll become their new home. Revis has a knack for writing a scene where you feel like you’re right there with the character, so when Amy makes up her mind, to be frozen along side her parents, after watching them go through the traumatic experience you feel the true emotion of the decision.
Being awakened early was more than a jarring experience for Amy. She’s now part of the living community on Godspeed. A community that doesn’t like change or anything that’s different. They are strict and have many rules that are so far removed from all that Amy knows, it’s a wonder she was able to cope as well as she did.
Elder is one of a very small group of people who go out of their way to befriend Amy. He’s in training to become the next ruler of the people on the ship. Amy gets under his skin. She teaches him about the real world and how things should be, compared to how they are. When he starts to question more and more about what he’s been taught, they start to uncover a mystery that’s much bigger than they expected. There’s feelings flowing between the two that are only lightly touched on, but I can see this blossoming into more in the future books yet to come.
With someone out to kill the people who are frozen, it’s a race against time to try to save her parents and everyone else and find and stop the person before it’s too late.
All in all, I was shocked on more than one occasion; however it perfectly fit in this dystopian story set in space. There’s a lot going on throughout the book, its mystery on top of mystery, built on a bed of lies. With all the twists and turns, it’s a thrilling, fast paced read that had me flipping the pages well into the wee hours of the night. I loved the characters and the setting. Revis knows her way around words, using them as brush strokes and the page as her canvas. I can’t wait for more from her in the future, I’m a HUGE fan! What’s up next for the author? How about the sequel – A Million Suns out 2012! I will be waiting and excited to read the continuing Sci-Fi story....more
3.5 Stars - Halo has much to offer to readers who love a good book about Angels. At only 17 years old, author Adornetto has much to be proud of, with3.5 Stars - Halo has much to offer to readers who love a good book about Angels. At only 17 years old, author Adornetto has much to be proud of, with characters and a story that many will enjoy and will be ready for more in this trilogy.
When three angles are sent do to earth in human forms, with their wings hidden away… they are on a mission to help heal the people and places that are affected by darkness and an evil of sorts. Bethany is the youngest and this is her first time on earth. Her brother and sister if you will have been here before and know the rules and look at things more as the mission at hand and tend to stay away from any unneeded interaction with the humans they are sent to help “fix”. Bethany is fascinated with life on earth and finds friends and even love when it’s against the rules.
Throughout the book the writing is very VERY descriptive and while I do like that part of books, allowing me to get a better idea for the characters and places, this often took away from the story for me. I think this was the main part of why I had to give it the rating that I did.
As for the characters, Bethany sometimes bothered me with just how naive she was. From time to time I had to remind myself just who she was to understand why she did or said or even acted the ways that she did. Also, from about the middle to the end of the book Xavier kind of started to rub me the wrong way too. I felt he changed just SO drastically that he was sometimes a bit unbelievable.
I did like the contrast in characters between Bethany and Xavier compared to her brother and sister – Gabriel and Ivy. While Beth and Xavier were both sappy in their relationship, Gabriel and Ivy were stand offish and extremely cautious. Both sides I understood and in ways they balanced each other out.
With angels comes religion. And I was thankful that there wasn’t enough to put me off. I have nothing against religion; there was just enough for the back story/lore that it didn’t feel over the top or “preachy”.
The story did run a tad on the slow side. It took me awhile to get into things and at one point I did want to put the book down. I try not to do that with books I receive for review, so I continued reading as I had heard mixed reviews. In the end I was glad that I finished the book and am very interested in reading the next book in the trilogy. This book is perfect for fans of Angels and anyone looking for something with a different twist in this genre.
Hourglass from author Myra McEntire is in one word – AMAZING!For more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Hourglass from author Myra McEntire is in one word – AMAZING! With exquisite writing and characters, McEntire is one of the newest rock stars to join the others within the ranks of the Young Adult genre. How can I sum up my love for this book… I’ll try but I highly doubt my words will even touch the surface of my love for this book or will even comes close to what McEntire has done with her words.
Life for seventeen year old Emerson hasn’t been easy. She sees things that no one else can see, people from the past, ghosts from another time, which all started right after her parent’s death. She lives with her loving, caring brother and his wife who are concerned about these visions – as any one would be - and as a result her overall health. I was quickly drawn to Emerson and wanted to know – just as she does – the reasons behind why she can’t stop seeing people and places from a different time. She’s extremely caring and has a strength about her that made me in turn care about her as a character. Her strength makes her one of those characters that shows just how much she can hold her own and won’t take being pushed around. She has her fair share of great lines throughout the book – many moments that I ended up with a huge smile plastered on my face and even a few moments where I laughed out loud. And really, it’s all part of what makes a great book even better.
Her brother Thomas and his wife Dru only want the best for her and while they don’t understand what she’s going through, they try hard to find a way to help Emerson. Through many different people who have said they could help, she’s ready to give up. Her relationship with her brother and sister in law was close in many ways, yet distant in others. They each wanted to protect the other, as families do, but this one had more to loose due to all that had happened to them in the past with the death of their parents.
When Emerson’s brother comes to her with something else to try that could just help her, she’s against it. She’s tired and burned out on all the false hope. I mean I would be too if I was in her shoes, that’s when Michael, from the Hourglass institute walks into her life. He’s mysterious and gives us little to go by as to really who he is, but I can say he turns out to be an amazing male character.
While reading the book we chipped away at both Emerson and Michael to get to the root of who they really are. It was through their relationship – professional that it was, as the rules were laid out by Thomas – we find out more than just who they are, but also the what and the why of all Emerson’s visions. Michael might be a little older by a couple of years but nonetheless, the attraction is there. It’s one of those attractions that smolders and lingers, that you just wait with bated breath to catch fire and set off into a massive blaze. Darn those rules set by her brother!
There are tons of twists and turns throughout, it’s more than a rollercoaster ride that’s for sure! I can honestly say that I had no idea what was about to happen numerous times. I was shocked and thrilled over and over again and was always looking for the next helping after each chapter.
It’s easy to fall head over heals in love with this book, not to mention the characters. I did and still find myself thinking about the world McEntire has shared with us and of time travel. Without a doubt, this is a new favorite of mine that I’ll be able to read over and over again and look forward to more in not only this series but truly anything that this author writes, I’ll read it. If you are looking for amazing wrapped in nice warm blanket of epic with a double shot of win, look no further than this book, right here with the pretty cover. I’m so eager for the next book, I have no idea how I’ll deal with the wait. ...more
I loved it. And I love Michelle! The story was unique, captivating and had me thoroughly absorbed from the first page through the last. Sad it was pulI loved it. And I love Michelle! The story was unique, captivating and had me thoroughly absorbed from the first page through the last. Sad it was pulled, but I am thankful I had a chance to read what ended up to be another favorite from the author. ...more
Omg... I loved this one so much more than the first. How is that possible?! Well, it happened & I'm so excited & I hope that things end up betOmg... I loved this one so much more than the first. How is that possible?! Well, it happened & I'm so excited & I hope that things end up better for the green eyed twin in the next book. Full review to follow. ...more
Ohhh what a great beginning to these two characters story. And such broken characters they are too. Can't wait for the next book. Full review to folloOhhh what a great beginning to these two characters story. And such broken characters they are too. Can't wait for the next book. Full review to follow on my blog - A Life Bound By Books. ...more