Lisa Mcmann’s comeback into the YA world since last year’s goodbye to her greatly loved Wake Series is Cryer’s Cross. A story about an OCD girl &...more Lisa Mcmann’s comeback into the YA world since last year’s goodbye to her greatly loved Wake Series is Cryer’s Cross. A story about an OCD girl & the disappearance of two of her classmates.
If anyone thought Lisa couldn’t do any better after the Wake series, they are in for a shock. What really intrigued me about the story was Kendall’s uniqueness: she has OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder. From the start we can see Kendall’s struggle with her sickness which just makes her like her from the start. That & Mcmann’s unique writing give a simple, yet realistic feel to the story, striping down from unnecessary actions or words ad leaving the true core of the story.
Although not exactly fast-paced, Kendall keeps us at the edge. My only complaint is the shortness of the story and the want of more from her. Overall, Cryer’s Cross was a dark and haunting story that will leave you wanting more. (less)
I LOVED the Body Finder. I, and I'm shamed to admit it, reread the book several times. And all because of one person: Jay.
Jay, is the epitome of ever...more I LOVED the Body Finder. I, and I'm shamed to admit it, reread the book several times. And all because of one person: Jay.
Jay, is the epitome of everything a girl wants in a guy. I waited this sequel like crazy, maybe so much that the end product did not lived up to my humongous expectations.
Firstly, Jay is still as sweet and caring and overprotective. But I just felt his actions were the same as the ones in the last book and now they just bored me. Not all the time though and he's still hot. But regardless of his cuteness, between him and Violet they had me exasperated. When they fought I felt I was between them and I was awkwardly seeing them whine and cry about each other. It wasn't pretty.
Besides that the book was enjoyable, the crime wasn't exactly brain surgery, it was a bit predictable, but it was okay.
I LOVED the new characters that were introduced, especially because I was a bit let down when I heard about another guy, but then it wasn't only one, but TWO!
I can't wait for the THIRD book and hear more about the new characters, I loved the FBI non-agent, Sarah Priest and Rafe.
OVERALL, Desires of the Dead wasn't the best in the series, but am still hopeful for more of JAY and now RAFE. (less)
First impression: Oh no! No another angel book! I've read books about angels before but they're always awkward and I never really loved them.
What is different about this book is that Clara knows she is an angel and what it entails, there's no finding about being an angel or a hot fallen angel she falls in love with! She IS the angel and she knows it!
Unearthly made me swoon with th its amazing characters and I fell in love with them and can't believe I have to wait for its sequel!
Its a bit confusing, especially by the ending, but it's the characters same confusion by adapting to the situation, but its the first in he series so we can wait for it to be resolved in future books.
Clara, although she has known she is an angel for a while, is still adapting and her mother is not very forthcoming with answers about her new identity, so she still learning. But I did believe her as a character, Clara's actions are what a normal person would do in her situation.
Overall, Unearthly is amazing, it surprised me and everyone should read it! It has cute angels, swoony guys and you won't be disappointed. (less)
I became a a Kelley Armstrong fan with her last YA series, so I was really excited for this one knowing in was in the same world.
I loved the past ser...more I became a a Kelley Armstrong fan with her last YA series, so I was really excited for this one knowing in was in the same world.
I loved the past series, so I was really looking forward to see ties between this & the Darkest Powers, but they really weren't many which disappointed me a bit, but it's great for those who haven't read the other series. Although honestly, if you haven't you are missing on a lot.
I love all of Armstrong's characters, all her women are strong and are not afraid of battle. Maya, for example, she is a really headstrong character who hates to show weakness. She is not the damsel in distress.
Having read the Darkest Power series & this one I can't help comparing them. And I felt this one wasn't as great. I really hope we get to see more in the sequel I feel this was only an introduction to the characters & there are so many unanswered questions, but it's only the beginning, so I can't wait know more about it.