Favourite Quote:I could feel his heart beating, feel his mind and thoughts blending with my own as the two of us stood there, bathed...moreRating: 4.5 stars
Favourite Quote:I could feel his heart beating, feel his mind and thoughts blending with my own as the two of us stood there, bathed in the moonlight and feeling its effects like a drug. Whoever Chase was, he was mine.
There is a lot of good werewolves books out there but the Raised by Wolves series would have to be my absolute favourite. So I was a little nervous about book two but it didn't disappoint with it pulse pounding plot and awesome characters.
Barnes writing is fast paced and engaging. I love how even though werewolves tales are a popular genre Barnes still manages to make it seem fresh and unique making for such an exceptional read. Trial by Fire has a solid plot that is filled with action, suspense and plenty of unexpected delicious twists.
My favourite part of this series is Bryn. I like that even though her life is full of danger she is drama free. Just likeable and down to earth character who is strong, brave and a great leader. There is a distinctive bunch of secondary characters who are just as fantastic. All the characters are fighters and the underdogs. They never back down and always try to do what is right. You can't help admire this constantly entertaining pack and love the strength of their friendship and loyalty to each other.
Another thing I love is that this series always ends perfectly. It wraps things up nicely but at the same time leaves you wanting more. If only all series could end like these.
Overall, Trial by Fire is enthralling and exciting tale. If you haven't read this series yet and are a fan of all things paranormal and supernatural, I recommend you pick it up immediately.(less)
Hallowed was a bit of a struggle for me at first. If I could rate the first half it would be 2.5 stars. It felt a little slow. Sure Hand's prose is be...moreHallowed was a bit of a struggle for me at first. If I could rate the first half it would be 2.5 stars. It felt a little slow. Sure Hand's prose is beautiful and the characters I adore but it felt like it was missing a bit of excitment and tension something Unearthly had. (I don't know if that is because I have just finished a very fast paced drama filled book).
However the second half I loved. 5 stars for sure. It was captivating and also a little bit heartbreaking. More started happening on the angel side of things with some interesting suprises (view spoiler)[Jeffery starting the fire, I didn't see that coming, very curious about his story. Also Clara's dad being an angel (hide spoiler)] and the love triangle intensified.
The love triangle was beautifully done. I felt confused. I am still confused. I am not sure who the right choice is for Clara. I still love Tucker but is that best for his future.
Overall, a gorgeous story despite it's rough start. I am very curious to see what happens in Boundless. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Even before I had finished my review I have already done a book boyfriend post on Alex! Please click on link if you want a visual of Alex :) http://ir...moreEven before I had finished my review I have already done a book boyfriend post on Alex! Please click on link if you want a visual of Alex :) http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com...
Favourite Quote:He bent his head and in a voice that Jack couldn't hear, said, "When you came down the stairs and fell into me, that was the moment.'" Then his lips pressed against mine.
Wow! Hunting Lila is such an awesome read. It is a fast paced, entertaining, intensely readable story that is completely addictive.
Alderson has some dazzling story telling skills. I was completely absorbed in this tale and was unable to put it down until the last page. It has a fantastic mix of supernatural powers, suspense, mystery, action and romance. While the supernatural theme in Hunting Lila has an familiar yet enjoyable feel I thought the military element added an interesting element. Hunting Lila also has an upper YA feel too which makes it great read for those of us who are no longer a young adult but still love our YA.
Lila has a genuine and strong narrative makes her instantly likeable. Easy to relate too especially when it comes to her love life (who hasn't crushed on someone older or someone they have know for years?) and she is also a lot of fun. Then we have Alex. Protective, smart and caring (and it doesn't hurt that he is gorgeous too). There is also a well rounded bunch of secondary characters that I am looking forward to getting to know better in the next installment.
The romance is Hunting Lila was perfect. I was swooning at that dreamy and slightly sexy romance within the first couple of chapters. Lila and Alex had believable and sizzling chemistry together with a relationship that moved at the right pace.
Oh and what an ending! Alderson throws us an unexpected twist that leaves me craving book #2 now despite it not being a cliffhanger ending.
Overall, Hunting Lilia is an engaging and passionate read. I suggest you run out and grab a copy of this impressive debut immediately. (less)
Just a really good book. Full of excitement and suspense. A whole lot of fun too. And how could you not love the Merrick Brothers. Don't ask...more4.5 stars
Just a really good book. Full of excitement and suspense. A whole lot of fun too. And how could you not love the Merrick Brothers. Don't ask me to choose who is my favourite brother :) Can't wait to read the next one.(less)
Favourite Quote:We stood there for a moment, people swirling around us, laughing, greeting one another, kissing on both cheeks in Italian fashion. An...moreFavourite Quote:We stood there for a moment, people swirling around us, laughing, greeting one another, kissing on both cheeks in Italian fashion. And our deep stare into each other's eyes was as intense as a kiss of our own. It was like he was speaking to me, singing to me, all through that long, silent, sexy-as-all-get-out look.
Cascade is awesome. It is another brilliant and addictive addition to what is quickly becoming one of my favourite series. It has the perfect mix of adventure and romance making for a fully satisfying read.
I am still surprised at how captivated I am by this series especially since it is definitely kind of historical which is just not my thing at all. But that just goes to show how much of a incredible writer Lisa Tawn Bergren is. Her writing just keeps you completely captivated in this stunning tale.
The plot is fast paced that has a level of tension that constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat. Even more than the first instalment. It was like I could not read this fast enough.
I love spending time with these character as they bring humour and heart to this tale. Gabi is still the same strong heroine who's strenght and loyalty is inspiring. Marcello would have to be one of the kindest characters out there. And just when you think you couldn't possible swoon any harder for him you do. Then you have Lia and Luca and their banter provides lots of entertainment.
"Lia aimed shifted and waited watching one man peek out time and time again. She let her arrow fly anticipating his next peek at us and it pierced his eye.
“Okay that’s just going to make ’em mad ” I said.
“Three hundred and ninety-two ” she said to Luca tossing her braid over her shoulder and taking aim again.
“Saints in heaven ” he said to me rolling his eyes “how much deeper in love can I yet fall?"
The romance was beautiful. It made the romantic fool in me very very happy. Gabi and Marcello's relationship is sweet and tender. They definitely have that out of ordinary dreamy type of love.
Overall, Cascade was a perfect reading escape. It is passionate, meaningful and magical. The only problems is I need Torrent like right NOW!(less)
I stayed up way too late last night finishing it. Found it impossible to put down. It was just so damn good!
Half-Blood had a fast paced and interesti...moreI stayed up way too late last night finishing it. Found it impossible to put down. It was just so damn good!
Half-Blood had a fast paced and interesting plot although it did remind me of Vampire Academy a lot but surprisingly I was okay with that.
Loved Alex. I feel like I got to know her really well. I like that she is a strong character yet isn't perfect. She makes mistakes.
But I felt I didn't get to know Aiden and Seth as much as I would have liked to. So I am looking forward to more of their story in the next installments. (view spoiler)[ Oh and Aiden playing the guitar, when is that going to happen? I can't swoon until that happens. And this is going to be a love triangle right? I kind of like Seth. (hide spoiler)].
Overall, loved it. Now I must go read Pure immediately.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Night School was recommended to me by my good friend Tina. She told me not read any spoilers, to go in knowing as little as possible and I am so glad...moreNight School was recommended to me by my good friend Tina. She told me not read any spoilers, to go in knowing as little as possible and I am so glad I listened to her. Becaused it was so different from what I was expecting but I mean that in a good way. Now I don't want to say anything about what this book was actually about because it is nice to have a book that takes you by surprise. Let just say it was intriguing plot. I loved the mystery too it and how it leaves me with questions that I desperately want to know the answers too.
What let this book down for me were the characters. Some of them seemed a bit sterotypical (you know the mean girl, the dark brooding guy, the guy every girl loves etc) and some of them made stupid decisions. I have such mixed feelings about them. I just haven't quite figured them out. Allie the main character was okay. I am hoping she becomes stronger and a little bit more mature in the next book. I like Carter but I think we need more of his story. But Sylvain he confused me so much. I am not sure if I like him or not. The same goes for Jo and Jules.
Overall, even though the character could at times be annoying I couldn't stop turning the pages. I want more, I want answers to my questions, so I am off to read book two right away! (less)
Boundless is a great end to my favorite angel series.
Again like with book #2 it took me a while to get into this story. I agree with other reviewers t...moreBoundless is a great end to my favorite angel series.
Again like with book #2 it took me a while to get into this story. I agree with other reviewers that the first half was a little disappointing. It seem to lack that something special when it come to the characters' and their relationships (friendships and romantic). Will the last half was AMAZING (5+ stars)!!! I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know how it was going to all go down. And there was some awesome interactions between the characters. And a few surprises. (view spoiler)[I loved Clara seeing her mother, the trip to hell, Tucker and Clara in heaven and of course the epilogue. (hide spoiler)]
The angel side of things in this book was definitely the strongest out of all three.(view spoiler)[I wished they had gone to hell early. It was interesting to see the other side. (hide spoiler)]
Overall, I was mostly happy with the way the book ended (view spoiler)[I am so happy she ended up with Tucker but my heart aches for Christian. He is such a fantastic guy going to hell and back for Clara (hide spoiler)]. And of course I am sad to see it end. I would love to see a spin off of this series.
Thanks Nomes for the read-along!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
That was awesome! Even better than the first book. So much happened. Giving me so much to think about and now I have so many theories running around m...moreThat was awesome! Even better than the first book. So much happened. Giving me so much to think about and now I have so many theories running around my head about what possibly could happen next.
I am also very scared for Deity. So much so that I can't read it yet knowing that it has an giant cliffhanger.
So good!!! Even better than the first installment. These characters still drive me crazy though. Review to come when I can I think of way to write a r...moreSo good!!! Even better than the first installment. These characters still drive me crazy though. Review to come when I can I think of way to write a review without spoilers.(less)