I picked up Twilight one day just to see what the big hype was about. I'm not into vampire novel's nor have I ever read one.
But this book sucked me in...moreI picked up Twilight one day just to see what the big hype was about. I'm not into vampire novel's nor have I ever read one.
But this book sucked me in. It sucked me in good too. Twilight is an addicting book, as soon as you put it down, you want to pick it up and read more of it. Who is Edward and what's up with Bella? Who's Jacob and why would Edward just be honest with Bella?
For some people, this book will open a whole new world to them. It'll remind you of the feeling of falling in love for the first time, at least that's the best way I can describe it and I don't mean with Edward Cullen, I mean in general. Face it, Edward doesn't have much of a personality to fall in love with. As much as I disliked Jacob, I was secretly rooting for him. He had far more personality than Edward! But there's just something so addicting about this book and about this story about two creatures who aren't suppose to be together. Maybe it's the fact that it's forbidden, maybe it's the thrill of the thought of dating a vampire, maybe its because Bella keeps making things difficult or maybe you just want to see if Edward will give in an kill the girl. No matter what it is, this book will grab you and won't let go!(less)
Weird things are happening and no one can really figure out why. Cal and Selene are dead. Ciaran is on the run and he couldn't possibly be making them...moreWeird things are happening and no one can really figure out why. Cal and Selene are dead. Ciaran is on the run and he couldn't possibly be making them happen from how far away he is... so naturally, everyone starts blaming Morgan. She's powerful, she uninitiated... maybe she's causing these things to happen without knowing it.
Hunter brings someone to help Morgan learn more about her powers and how to control them. She starts tutoring Morgan as soon as she gets there.
The story shifts, suddenly we're aware of what Alisa is thinking, of her plans to write an article to "warn" people of this "strange magick" being practiced. Honestly, this whole part annoyed me. Alisa hasn't been in the coven long enough and she was the youngest of all the members. I was convinced that Alisa had something to do with all of the "accidents" since every time they happened, Alisa was around.
As much as I love Sweep, I felt this book was a hassle to get through. Now that Cal and Selene are gone, I just feel that the story has lost its edge. Doesn't mean I hated the book or that I'll stop reading the series, that's just how this particular book made me feel.(less)
I'll be honest, within the first 80 pages, I hated it. I couldn't get into it. There was too many names to remember, too much detail to focus on what'...moreI'll be honest, within the first 80 pages, I hated it. I couldn't get into it. There was too many names to remember, too much detail to focus on what's actually going on. It just felt too busy and all over the place for me. I was hooked on the romance between Aislinn and Seth and I wanted to know more about Donia, about how she ended up where she was and just about her in general. So I kept reading and after a few more chapters I was hooked.
What can I say about this book?
Aislinn (or Ash) can see faeries. Her mother could see faeries and her grandmother. At least, she thinks her mother could, as her mother is dead when the book starts and she lives with her grandmother who is very strict about the rules of the faeries. She sees them, but they don't know it and she pretends like she doesn't. But when a few of them start stalking her... she knows something is changing, something is wrong. Something that has to do with her. Then she see's him, Keenan in human form, and he's talking to her! Trying to catch her attention and that's when she knows something is definitely wrong. She tries to avoid Keenan and go about her life like she always has. Until Keenan shows up at her school and expects Ash to show him around and after that, he follows her around like a puppy dog. Her friends approve of her going out with him because he's gorgeous! And they don't seem to be fan's of Seth... and so, everything starts to unravel. Secret's come out, surprises, and the biggest decision that Ash will ever have to make. For herself and for her loved ones.
In the end, this book was a fantastic read. After getting through the first few chapters, I enjoyed every second I spent reading this book. The characters were amazing, their stories were addicting, the plot was definitely a page turner. The Winter Queen was the perfect villain; ruthless, heartless and control hungry at it's finest! Seth was adorable, seriously every time something cute happened between Seth and Ash I wanted to give my husband a big hug and tell him to not let the faeries get me lol.
It's so hard to review this book without giving spoilers! I'm not a really big fan of faeries, but this book changed that. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in this series and learning more about their world. (less)
At first it seems like it's going to be a bit like Twilight and I hate saying that because I hate when peopl...moreIn one word Evermore was simply addicting.
At first it seems like it's going to be a bit like Twilight and I hate saying that because I hate when people say that. But I can't deny that's what went through my mind at first. But it is completely utterly different. Ever can read minds, she doesn't know how to turn it off and since the death of her family, she's had a hard time with allowing people to get close to her.
Ever kind of annoyed me, she was too dependent on other people but convinced herself she wasn't. She was constantly hot and cold over Damen and refused to hear him out, instead she would jump to conclusions about him and his actions. I liked her friend Miles, though I can't really tell you why at the current moment. I wasn't a fan of Haven and how easily she trusted Drina over Ever. Speaking of Drina? I hated her! Amazing villain! I cringed every scene she was in and she just... irritated me! I absolutely love Riley! I didn't think I'd like her so much, after reading a few reviews of Radiance I was under the impression that Riley was immature and annoying. But she was totally the opposite. I love her relationship with Ever and how she worried about her older sister. Now, Damen. I don't really know what to say about him. I like how he used flowers to express his feelings and how patient he was with Ever. Just wished Ever would give the guy a chance to explain things!
Even if I did find Ever annoying, I did enjoy the book and it's an excellent start to a series. I loved the characters and Alyson's take on immortals. I'm curious to know more and more about Summerland. I've always been interested in past lifetimes, and that might be a big reason why this book intrigued me. Even though it's about immortals and not... past lifetimes. Either way, I'm excited to read the rest of the series!(less)
Wake was a quick and easy read. I didn't love this book but I didn't dislike it either. It's a great read if you're looking for a quick read that is g...moreWake was a quick and easy read. I didn't love this book but I didn't dislike it either. It's a great read if you're looking for a quick read that is gripping but not too intense.
Janie can see other peoples dreams. She doesn't know why it happens, just that if someone is asleep in the room that she's in, even if she's awake, she'll get sucked into their dreams. There are times when she's able to pull herself out of dreams, but if someone is having an intense nightmare, it's harder for her to pull herself out and once she's sucked in, it looks like she's having a seizure. No one know's Janie's secret and if they've seen her in their dreams, they don't mention anything when they wake up.
At least, not until Cabel. Cabel isn't a new guy, he doesn't suddenly appear into her life or anything, they've known of each other since they were kids but never spoke to each other. Cabel catches Janie in his dreams and witnesses her dream seizures and from then on, nothing is the same. There's an unexpected twist in there that'll make you say aww too.
Like I said, this was a quick and easy read. I enjoyed it and I was curious to know what would happen between Janie and Cabel, if Janie would do anything to find out what she has and how the book will end. The book is gripping but I think it's more curiosity than anything. While I did enjoy the read, it didn't really hook me. It felt like something big was missing. And one problem I had with this book was that it's written in journal format. It was a bit frustrating at first, but you kinda get use to it. (less)
I don't know how to start this review.... I had heard of the hype around Perfect Chemistry but I had no intention to read it, until my husband picked...moreI don't know how to start this review.... I had heard of the hype around Perfect Chemistry but I had no intention to read it, until my husband picked it as my next book...
Now I see what all the hype is about! The book instantly grips you, I was intrigued by Alex's world and Brittany's world and how different yet how similar they were. I felt bad for Brittany for having to go through the things she went through at home, with her sister, with her parents and I felt bad for Alex feeling stuck in what he was. I appreciate the research that was put into the gang life for this book and I love how Alex mixed Spanish into his sentences, it made the dialog spicy. The unexpected twists and turns left you wanting to know more. And the slow process of a building friendship was refreshing. In too many YA books these days, it seems like that's always rushed.
Definitely one of my favorites for the year! And if you haven't read this yet, you should!(less)
This was a cute, light, fluffy read. It's the second mermaid book I've read and it differed from the first one I read. What I like about it is that th...moreThis was a cute, light, fluffy read. It's the second mermaid book I've read and it differed from the first one I read. What I like about it is that there's no set assumptions of mermaids (at least, not that I'm aware of) so you can go anywhere with it.
Lily is half human and half mermaid. After finding out her mother lived on land, she wanted to attempt to as well. Kinda gave her a sense of feeling closer to her mom, who she's never met. She's in love with one of the hottest guys in school and she spends her time trying not to kill her next door neighbor who constantly pushes her buttons. She's also not exactly the most prettiest or most popular girl in school (which explains why she hasn't ended up with the guy she's in love with). And she also has that half mermaid secret thing she's keep from everyone... oh and that's she's a princess.
So when her annoying next door neighbor Quince promises to get her a private moment she's been aching for with Brody, that's when things start getting interesting. Who knew a simple kiss could change everything?
I honestly, was never a fan of Body. It's just something about him... even though he was really nice to Lily and showed some sort of interest through out the book, I just... didn't really like him. Quince, however! I liked him from the beginning. Even though he pushed her buttons, you could sense that he cared about her... even when he was making her mad. The mer world that was painted for us was a really cute and fluffy one. One thing I didn't really get though was that she loved sushi. Wouldn't that be like... eating her kind? Okay, maybe not. But it was just weird. But added on to the cute and fluffyness! The ending was a huge twist for me and left me excited to read the sequel!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it makes a perfect summer read!(less)
Ink Exchange brings us back to the faerie world but through the eyes of Irial and Naill. It focused more on the Dark Court and the hounds, as well as...moreInk Exchange brings us back to the faerie world but through the eyes of Irial and Naill. It focused more on the Dark Court and the hounds, as well as Ash's friend Leslie. I think this was suppose to be more about Irial, Leslie and the Dark Court, but I found that the voice of Naill was much stronger than Irial's.
I liked that we were introduced into the Dark Court (though they scared me, to be honest)! How they work, what they're after and how they go about things. It's always interesting to see the differences between all these Court's. I liked how we finally got to know what goes on in Naill's head and man is it some interesting stuff! You find out why he left the Dark Court to join the Summer Court and a lot of things about Naill are answered in this book. There are a few parts where Ash and Seth make an appearance, and it was strange seeing Seth not really be Seth. I liked knowing more about Leslie and her life. I don't really know how I feel about Irial, he made a great King, though his intentions were... well... dark, you clearly understood them and why he was making these decisions.
It was a great addition to the series, but other than knowing Naill's side of the story, nothing else really stood out for me.(less)