I’m so sad that this series had to end but it was one helluva ride. With unforgettable characters striving to survive in a world lik4.5 out of 5 stars
I’m so sad that this series had to end but it was one helluva ride. With unforgettable characters striving to survive in a world like no other, this book was filled with heart-pounding non-stop action. The characters in this series have earned a special place in my heart.
Penryn – oh how I love this fiery heroine who will jump through the gates of hell to save her family. I also can’t get enough of Raffe – such a fierce warrior and honorable protector right down to the end. With this being the last book in the series, we were given everything then some. There were so many obstacles that Penryn and Raffe had to overcome that I couldn’t possibly imagine how they would fare in the end with the impossible choices they faced.
There are so many amazing characters in this series especially Penryn’s mom. That woman kept me entertained! I’m content with how Penryn’s story played out but I will say that I was expecting a little more with the ending. After I turned the last page, I was like - “That’s it.” So, I guess I have to let my imagination fill in the blanks but it’s all good. I’m going to miss this series but I can’t wait to see what Susan Ee writes next.
If you thought Daughter Smoke and Bones was a treat, well you are in a surprise for the sequel. Days of Blood and Starlight takes readers into the minIf you thought Daughter Smoke and Bones was a treat, well you are in a surprise for the sequel. Days of Blood and Starlight takes readers into the minds of multiple characters. This approach was totally unexpected but it hit the nail on the coffin. I was completely taken. In this highly anticipated sequel, no one is safe.
This series has some great characters and my heart went out to Karou and Akiva. They are still facing tough decisions when it comes to the war and their forbidden love. The stakes are high and deadly as ever. I was on pins and needles as I read this book. The writing is superb and the author has a gift for storytelling. She lures you into her world and keeps you turning the pages.
I would recommend this series to anyone who will listen. This series has become one of my favorites and I am looking forward to getting back into the world that Laini has created. It’s one that you'll have a hard time forgetting. Period. ...more
Fans of CLOCKWORK ANGEL will be thrown back into the wondrous world that is the Infernal Devices. In this installment, Clare pulls the reader deeper iFans of CLOCKWORK ANGEL will be thrown back into the wondrous world that is the Infernal Devices. In this installment, Clare pulls the reader deeper into the inner workings of Shadowhunter politics as Tessa, Will, Jem, and friends try to hunt down the illusive Magister. This series is so addictive – you don’t want to put it down!
This book broke my heart. All of these characters are fighting or yearning for something. I got to know each and every one of these characters on a deeper level. Clare continues to keep up in suspense as far as Tessa’s origins. But, we do get some shockers as the twists continue to throw you for a loop. Let me state again how much I adore love triangles. CLOCKWORK PRINCE had me twisted up all inside as Tessa tried to understand her feelings for Will and Jem. It’s a good one – that’s all I’m going to say on that!
It’s amazing that Clare can continue to craft these amazing books filled with lovable characters and great story telling. It always comes down to that last chapter/page. I always dread turning to the last page of these books. I never know what to expect because surely the wait is mind-boggling. I’ve fallen in love with these characters and I can’t wait to continue their journey in the next installment....more
Mesmerizing right down to the very last page, HALLOWED will leave you begging for more. UNEARTHLY was one of my favorite reads in 2011 and I was eagerMesmerizing right down to the very last page, HALLOWED will leave you begging for more. UNEARTHLY was one of my favorite reads in 2011 and I was eagerly awaiting the next installment to uncover all the mysteries surrounding Clara and her purpose. This book did not disappoint!
In this installment we get bits and pieces of the significance of Clara's purpose while also discovering more about her kind. This book just so happened to be a tear jerker for me which was so unexpected. I had no idea how wrapped up I was with these characters and their lives. Cynthia Hand out did herself in this installment. I can't get enough of these characters!
Some things unfolded as I expected and some not so much. Let's just say I was particularly surprised with some of the revealed secrets throughout this book. The ending of this book wrapped things up nicely but leaves readers excited about what's to come in the next chapter in this series. I can't wait to delve back into their world!...more
In this mesmerizing second installment, readers will be drawn in page by page as Teagan struggles with the changes impacting the lives surrounding herIn this mesmerizing second installment, readers will be drawn in page by page as Teagan struggles with the changes impacting the lives surrounding her. I enjoyed ANGEL STAR and could only hope that LEMNISCATE would continue to delve deeper into the dark and light themes. Everything Teagan thought she knew about the angels in her life is questioned in this heart gripping installment.
I had a feeling we would see more of Hadrian and I'm not surprised that I enjoyed him even more in this installment ( I would have loved to read more about him). He totally redeemed himself for me. I also liked the fact that Jennifer made Garreth seem more human and prone to the influences around him whether they were good or bad. These factors drew me more into the book to see how Garreth being earthbound would affect his character. The tension simmering in Teagan's relationship with Gareth and Hadrian was enough to keep me turning the pages. LEMNISCATE centered more around Teagan and Brynn (her nemesis). Much was uncovered about their past and how their roles impacted good and evil.
LEMNISCATE is a great continuation in this thrilling series where everything's not so black and white. Murgia knows how to draw readers into her world. ...more
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is mesmerizing beyond words. Young captivated me page by page during Charlotte’s beautiful journey of love and sacrifice. The wholA NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is mesmerizing beyond words. Young captivated me page by page during Charlotte’s beautiful journey of love and sacrifice. The whole concept behind the Need that consumes Charlotte’s life is quite literally breathtaking. I loved the premise – it’s different and not what I’m used to in regards to books dealing with angelic beings. In short, it’s refreshing!
One of the things that I loved about this book was Charlotte’s and Harlin’s relationship. Finally, I have a couple who already has an established relationship. I didn’t have to worry about if the relationship was rushed or unbelievable. Charlotte and her beau are perfect for each other. I loved their interactions with each other and I sympathized for these characters. They felt so authentic, which is why I couldn’t get enough of their story. The Need that encompasses Charlotte’s life is quite fascinating. I never knew what to expect when she was compelled by the Need. Every person’s life that Charlotte touched was one mystery right behind another. I was drawn to find out what would happen next when the Need arose.
With a story like Charlotte’s – one where the character is faced with hard decisions that will ultimately change your life forever, I always find myself wondering how the characters will fare in the end. After turning the last page, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am at how things unfolded. A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is another refreshing page turner. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment!...more
Angels and Reapers - sounds intriguing right? Well in the case of this exciting debut, ANGELFIRE delivers…
Ellie’s strange nightmares take on3.5 Stars
Angels and Reapers - sounds intriguing right? Well in the case of this exciting debut, ANGELFIRE delivers…
Ellie’s strange nightmares take on a life of their own when her seventeenth birthday hits. The reapers in this book are scary as hell and downright gruesome. When I read a supernatural book, I love it when the enemies are nothing like what I’ve read in the past. It’s always great to read something new, and ANGELFIRE definitely introduced me to some frightening creatures.
I enjoyed the premise of this book. Reading along as Ellie tried to navigate through a strange world where reapers prey on human souls. The fact that she’s been protecting humans for centuries but doesn’t remember this only intrigued me more. One of the caveats of this book was Will. He’s not only gorgeous but he’s also Ellie’s fierce protector too. I adored him and how he always had Ellie’s back. This book has plenty o f kick-ass action as we see Ellie and Will slice and dice their way through the reapers that are trying to devour Ellie.
Courtney’s writing and her world of reapers has set the stage for a captivating read. ANGELFIRE is a good debut and a great start to a series that I’m looking forward to reading more about. If you’re looking for a book with plenty of action, kick-ass characters and the creatures that make their lives a living hell, then this is the read for you. ...more
Alexandra Adornetto pulled me into the pages of HALO with a great romance, great writing, and a beautiful setting. I'm normally not crazy about overlyAlexandra Adornetto pulled me into the pages of HALO with a great romance, great writing, and a beautiful setting. I'm normally not crazy about overly descriptive writing as I tend to want my imagination to come up with my own picture of the settings/characters. Adornetto manages to do it effortlessly without bogging the reader down with too much sensory overload. I was able to get a feel for the bigger picture of what Bethany's experience entailed with going from a celestial being without having to deal with sensations to being able to handle the foreign experience of feelings and what not. So, Adornetto's writing style definitely fit with the whole arc of the story.
As for the characters in this mesmerizing tale of agents of light vs. agents of dark or angels just bringing about good in the world around them, the charters themselves were almost life like. With Bethany being the most human out of the three, she is easily relatable in that whole new girl in school vibe. Gabriel is fierce and protective, but all the more enjoyable for the role he plays as one of the oldest archangels. Then there's Ivy with her ethereal beauty and quiet presence that’s the glue that ties these three angels together. I can't forget to mention Xavier with his intense love and protectiveness for Bethany. Their attraction for one another was all consuming but quite enjoyable nonetheless. It was nice to see how Bethany's differences from the other angels played a role in how well she fit in with humans thus bringing her and Xavier together.
This book packs a lot of pages, mostly just scenes of the angels fitting in and trying to adjust to life around humans. The dark forces that encompassed this story wasn't really at the forefront of the story but I'm sure in the next installment, HADES, we'll get to see more of the Good vs. Evil story arc. Overall, I think HALO was a great start to a new and exciting series! ...more