I was super curious about Dangerous Lies the moment it passed my radar. I have been a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick's books since I first started reading y I was super curious about Dangerous Lies the moment it passed my radar. I have been a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick's books since I first started reading young adult books. Her Hush Hush series is one of the first YA series I read way back when, and I'm always interested in reading something new by the authors initially made me fall in love with the genre.
After witnessing the murder of her mother's drug dealer, Stella Gordon is forced into the Witness Protection Program to ensure her safety, in exchange for her testimony. Being thrown into a small town, given a new name, and starting her life completely over is not how Stella had planned to spend her senior year of high school, and she has no plans to stay in Thunder Basin, Nebraska any longer than she absolutely has to. Then she meets Chet, a local boy who's hard to resist, and everything changes.
To be honest, Stella wasn't the easiest character to like in the beginning of the book. Given her situation and all that she had been through, it was understandable, but it drove me crazy that she was willing to risk her life and safety for what she left behind. Luckily, she did change throughout the story, and she definitely grew on me over time. There were some secondary characters in the book that I really enjoyed, two being Carmina, Stella's guardian, and Chet, the local boy who also had a troubling past, but was also pretty swoon-worthy. And with the good characters come the bad, and there were more than enough bad people in the book that you're really going to dislike.
The storyline for the book was very mysterious and thrilling. I read the bulk of the book in just a day, and I was pretty engrossed in the story as it went along; the pages just seemed to fly by. I was kind of worried that I wouldn't like the book when I first started reading it, as I had some issues with Fitzpatrick's previous book, Black Ice, but I did enjoy the story, and now I want to read more from her ASAP!
Overall; I really enjoyed Dangerous Lies more than I expected to. The mysterious storyline kept me guessing and had me on the edge of my seat at times, and I was really engrossed in the story! I can't wait to read more by Fitzpatrick in the future!
Hotel Ruby is the first book I've read by author Suzanne Young, although I've had a few of her other books on my to-be-read list for a while now. I waHotel Ruby is the first book I've read by author Suzanne Young, although I've had a few of her other books on my to-be-read list for a while now. I was super excited to finally read something by her! I'm not going to lie, the first thing that drew me to the book was the absolutely gorgeous cover, and then I read the summary and I was even more intrigued about Hotel Ruby.
After the death of her mother, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are being sent to live with their grandmother for the summer by their grief-stricken father. Along the way, they stop at the Hotel Ruby, a beautiful yet mysterious hotel that's full of beautiful guest and luxurious accommodations. But something about the place just isn't right, and the more Audrey starts to wonder, the more she realizes that things aren't exactly what they seem at Hotel Ruby.
The characters in the story were very interesting, and each for different reasons. You couldn't help but sympathize with Audrey for her loss, of not only her mother, but of the life as she knew it as well. It was her curiosity, as well as her rebelliousness, that really made her stand out in the story. There were a lot of secondary characters in the story as well who were interesting, one in particular being Elias, who was definitely a bit swoon-worthy.
The storyline for the book was very mysterious, and while I guessed some of what was happening pretty early on in the story, there were still a lot of twists and turns throughout that really surprised me. Especially at the end! Also this book was a very quick read. At only 288 pages, I read this in just a few hours time!
Overall, Hotel Ruby was a quick, mysterious read that kept me guessing as I turned the pages. I enjoyed reading the book, and now I'm even more excited to read more by Mrs. Young in the future!
Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the second book in the Firebird series by the amazing Claudia Gray. The moment I finished A Thousand Pieces of You, I Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the second book in the Firebird series by the amazing Claudia Gray. The moment I finished A Thousand Pieces of You, I knew Ten Thousand Skies Above You would be one of my most anticipated reads for 2015. I absolutely couldn't wait to get started on this book and get back into this awesome world that Gray created. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect once I started reading the book, and I worried that it wouldn't compare to the first book that I loved so very much. Thankfully, I worried for nothing. This book was great!!
In Ten Thousand Skies Above You, we follow Marguerite as she jumps through the multiverse trying to save Paul, whose soul has been 'splintered' and scattered throughout multiple dimensions. Marguerite is willing to do anything to save Paul, even when it means being forced to do things that she really doesn't want to do for the enemy that she hates. And with every jump into a new dimension, Marguerite starts to question everything she thought was right in her world.
I love so many characters in this series. Marguerite is such a very strong character, willing to take all the risks and do whatever she needs to do for the ones she loves. Paul, who I have loved since the first book, is almost perfection, and it was interesting to see him so differently, yet so much the same, in all the different dimensions that Marguerite visited. We also get to see different versions of Marguerite's parents, sister, and Theo, all of who I loved in the first book. It was interesting to see how completely different they were, yet still so much the same, in each dimension.
Can I just take a moment here to say how completely perfect Marguerite and Paul are together? Seriously, they are definitely one of my most favorite couples of all time, and I'm so totally in love with Paul. Just had to get that out there, in case you couldn't tell from my random gushing. Wink.
The storyline for the book follows along nicely with its predecessor, and kept me on the edge of my seat in anticipation throughout most of the story. I loved the setting for the story, with all of the different alternate dimensions and how completely different they were from each other. I also enjoyed reading the flashback parts that were included in the story as well, especially when one character I love the most was sadly absent throughout most of the story. This allowed him to still be included in the story, and I loved that. The book ends with a pretty big cliffhanger ending, one that has me in much anticipation for the third book in the series to see what in the world is going to happen next!!
Overall; Ten Thousand Skies Above you was definitely worth the wait, and now that I've read the book, it's definitely one of my favorites of 2015! I cannot wait to get my hands on the third book and final book in the series, which currently has no release date, but will hopefully be next year! I must know what will happen next for Marguerite. If you've not yet checked out this series, PLEASE DO SO!