Ever felt that life couldn't get any more complicated, for Essallie Hanley being told she is a weapon and can be used that can put one big strain on lEver felt that life couldn't get any more complicated, for Essallie Hanley being told she is a weapon and can be used that can put one big strain on life. Just days after the attack her ex had orchestrated, getting back to normal can take some time. Esepcially when you lose someone you felt a deep connection with. Not wanting to do anything with being a Nephilim and pushing away those who helped along the way, Essallie just wants the school year to end and go back home. But when the queen wants something she usually gets it, this time she is after the one Essallie can't give her, thats her power. So when attacked Essallie ventures into the last place she wants to go, Charon. Since the place gave her insight before, maybe the same person can give more of an idea of how much time she actually has.
Meeting Ari was a plus because another Nephiim couldn't get worst right. Its until he starts to question why she can't fight for herself. Essallie can see that he cares for her, but at the end of the day her time is running out and starting something is just not possible. Unless Kayden of course shows up with nothing more than a what stare. The problem with Kayden is that he just used her for his benefit and he pushes her buttons. With the three of them, figuring out a plan to see why the queen wants Essallie isn't as easy as any plan would go. One thing for sure Essallie puts her feelings aside and does the one thing she knows to do, question everything there is to be questioned.
While reading this I saw that Essallie was really trying hard to push those close to her, and in doing so she prevented any feelings to get in the way of her actions. Of course realizing Kayden used her really help with being on Team Kayden and of course later on he than changed my mind. Kayden is like that always changing my mind at every turn. Meeting Ari at first I was cautious and as the pages were turned I realized wow he actually cares and she doesn't yet see that he can actually see her. Add in a clock and you have the making of an intense ride. The one thing though to put some tears in my eyes was finding out who her watcher was, it hit me like an arrow to the heart. Of course her journey continues later this year, its just the wait is going to be tough. I want to know more of the queen, and who Essallie picks. Anders draws you in and leaves you wanting more and thats when you wish Christmas came faster....more
Ever wonder what happens after you die, for Winnie just an ordinary teen one day and gone the next isn't something she ever thought of. But when she uEver wonder what happens after you die, for Winnie just an ordinary teen one day and gone the next isn't something she ever thought of. But when she unexpectedly falls and dies her life doesn't end like that, the Ever works differently. But what happens when death offers you so much more than what life offered, like being able to relive any memory and remember all as if your actually living it. But communicating with the living is a no no and even though the temptation is there Sam is there to help her understand why the living need to be in the dark in these things. Meeting someone while alive who isn't actually alive is one thing add in the fact that he is her guide after what happens is just crazy right? Winnie just wonders why now and of course her.
The answers of course are never so straight forward, and with some time in the Ever Winnie will gain some insight about what she has to look forward to in the afterlife. Of course everything isn't all what it seems, with many warnings from Sam, Winnie knows that just she is in the ever doesn't mean she can not get hurt and more. Just understanding that she is not apart of world she once knew has to tough, to bad it's short lived when other problems start happening. With her life as well Sam's in danger Winnie has to come to grips that life or unlife just got complicated and the rules have changed forever.
After Ever was a story about finding out that life shouldn't be taken for granted and sometimes life goes on. Of course losing someone like Winnie did has to be tough for anyone and even though her father always looked to her to take care of her brother didn't mean she had to stop living life. Of course now her the Ever is a different playing field, and rules must be followed. I liked that the ever offered a way to live your life until that end came but when your stuck on a memory, life goes on. After Ever offered an insight to what could happen next and when things get tough its easier to stick together. ...more
Ever feel like an outsider looking in, and everyone looked right past you. For Florence living behind the scenes was her scene and even she was includEver feel like an outsider looking in, and everyone looked right past you. For Florence living behind the scenes was her scene and even she was included she really didn't feel included in anything. Not since her dad past away and she was sent to live with her mom who really could care less about Florence, life was just a way to get by, until of course a trip to the ocean with her school that life turns for Florence. For someone used to just looking in was now the focal point in a world no human knew existed. Who knew that this world had so much more you just had to look through the surface to see it. Taken from the world of the outside and being thrown on the inside, mermaids was the one thing farthest from Florence mind, but the world works in mysterious ways, Florence is the first human to know of their existence and they want nothing to do with her.
Prince Kiren is curious about her, Florence of course is also intrigued about him as well, its not everyday a girl gets to meet a prince or a mermaid. Of course being an outsider stinks, because everyone seems to want her out except Kiren's sister Yolee who seems to see beyond her human self and for the person she really is. But when Kiren start to act differently and of course dreams that paint the prince differently Florence has to set aside her feelings and help those she cares about like Prince Rolan, who always seems to be their for Florence when she least expects it. Florence might be the only hope to save the world of Niemela. Is ready to step out of the shadows and embrace the light or hide away in the dark.
While reading Florence, I couldn't help but see that a world like Niemela could exist. Of course every mermaid story is different, Ciye Cho of course delivers in an extraordinary way, grabbing your attention in so many points of views. It felt right getting all the points across and i loved that even though Rolan seemed the type to not care came through. Florence had the strength no one thought she has and even though she never felt involved above the surface, she was able to find herself below the surface and was able to change all those who sought out to send her away. ...more
What happens when your put on assignment to take out the one you loved so long ago, for Nesy the choice she makes could put those she cares about in dWhat happens when your put on assignment to take out the one you loved so long ago, for Nesy the choice she makes could put those she cares about in danger. Who ever said sending those you love to the after life could be any walk in the park never really thought the task through, sending a Unholy has never been this tough. Aydan gave up what he was along time ago and turned his back on those he served for the love he thought would last forever, until that love was taken from him. He has been an Unholy, once tasked to take down serving Azra, he is now the monster all sentinals want to take out. The one he thought he lost forever, lives inside the one who is sworn to take him out, and he is willing to sacrifice himself and allow the one he loves end him. Of course Azra, his boss, has a few tricks up his sleeves.
Knowing what she must do, Nesy has only 3 days to end Aydan and protect the world from his evil, but what happens when your task is shadowed by the love you felt so long ago. Even with help along the way, Aydan is still the love of her life, and she must make the hardest decision. Aydan has had centuries to think of his consequences and his actions and even though he was once an warrior destined for greatness his time as an Unholy has pushed everyone he ever cared about, the moment Nesy came back he knew what he was and accepted his fate. The decision to end a life who has taken so many souls may seem easy because of what he or she had done, but what if they showed mercy, would you be able to end the life of the one you love.
The story of Lacrimosa is about sacrifice and how much of your self your willing to lay on the table. Being able to see through both eyes, you the reader was able to see that love was the biggest sacrifice and how much that love can impact all around you. Christine was able to lead us to the forbidden that was an angel in love with a human and turn it around to the angel falling right back in love the good that surrounded the evil. Aydan had me at times going wow he really is seeing the world differently and fighting his nature, while Nesy just fought for what she believed has changed that love really can change ones way of life. The future of course is unknown and with an ending like this I hope Aydan will be able to see the good in him and see that his future is what he shapes it....more
Ever feel responsible for something you love dearly, and have it taken away forever. For Emma losing her mother was just the start of it, she had to nEver feel responsible for something you love dearly, and have it taken away forever. For Emma losing her mother was just the start of it, she had to now deal with her step-father swinging punches every so often, life isn't all that great, for Emma its hell. Of course leaving isn't always so easy, his keys are there its just getting out of the house undetected. Once outside and on the rode everything seems on course unless of course your driving down a icy paved rode. The next Emma knows is she is hoisted outside of the car and put on the shoulders of a man that smells like last years socks. You life is just not getting any easier escaping one prick only to be captured by another, it must be thursday. What Emma doesn't know is that her captive has a wolf who seems to understand her, she even gives him a name Amarok, who turns out a young man trapped inside.
Amarok loves his new name and of course knows she will soon turn out like the others that his master takes. His thoughts are his own, he can think freely, he just wishes for an escape and soon. This girl is different though he feels he needs to protect her from his master, even if it means going up against the Shaman who trapped him so long ago. Emma can see that the wolf is mistreated and always seems to run when she shows even a little kindness. Its until Emma realizes that the wolf is a young man who she has grown to love and even though it can never be possible a man in a wolf's body, Emma puts everything aside and ventures to end his capture. But going against a Shaman with so much power isn't going to easy. When is anything in life easy, Emma of course has to find out if she can and sees if she has the power in herself to move forward in life.
This was a beautiful story, even had me in tears and yelling for Emma to continue. Being inside both Emma's and Amarok head was awesome because you needed to feel those feelings that had build for each of them. Angela took me Alaska and left me wanting more after the last word. Emma's courage really shined through and you saw her grow up in this. You also saw that she was willing to put herself and help the one she loves. Even when it seemed that like time was against them. This is such an amazing story, I feel in love with both POV and even felt an attachment to both the wolf and the young man. ...more