The perfect conclusion to one of the best series I have read in the past couple of years!The fact that I read it in almost a week while I'm completelyThe perfect conclusion to one of the best series I have read in the past couple of years!The fact that I read it in almost a week while I'm completely sleep deprived - given the fact I can now only read during the night - speaks volumes about how much I loved it. A series I can only highly recommend!...more
What can I possibly say about Dare you To that could do this book justice? I mean honestly, once more, Katie McGarry delivers a heart wrenching story,What can I possibly say about Dare you To that could do this book justice? I mean honestly, once more, Katie McGarry delivers a heart wrenching story, a story so full of meaning and deep, that words can't possibly describe it. You just have to read this book to fully understand what I'm saying.
Dare you To is one of those books that will just stay with you long after you've finished reading it. Much like with Pushing the Limits, the first book in this series, the second story is not just a romantic YA story between two deeply troubled teens. Oh no, it's so much more... One might think that with how popular the New Adult genre has become lately and how most of the books in that genre feature a deeply troubled hero and/or heroine, that Dare you To would almost feel like a repetition. One couldn't be more wrong about it. On the contrary, Dare you To, is a shining example of how one should write about troubled and emotionally scarred characters without becoming repetitive and shallow while handling such delicate issues. Katie McGarry is just the kind of author one should study in order to understand how to talk about difficult things not simply because that is the trend but because they actually have something important to say with their story. She's the author whose stories reminded me why I like so much to read about far from perfect heroes. I have to admit that lately, because more and more stories feature heroes with a troubled background but too shallowly portrayed, I had forgotten why I did. I'm glad that there are still authors out there that can remind me of how much can a complex character add to a story. A complex character that has a background that is.
Anyway, I don't know what more can I say to describe what a brilliant author Katie McGarry is. You simply have to read her books and you'll understand what I mean. I won't even say anything about the plot. I think it's better for Ryan and Beth to tell you their story for themselves. I will only say that Dare you To is a great story, an incredibly well written one, with characters that are flawed but real, like every real person is. Both main and secondary characters have a voice of their own and a place in the story. All characters have a great and solid background. In the end of day, Dare you To is just the kind of story that will speak directly to your heart. I almost cried for Beth, I cried at how she had to change herself in order to survive and how in the end all that she actually needed was for someone to care about her.
All in all, Dare you To is a story that no one should miss the opportunity reading. It's the best YA book that I read in quite sometime. Surely I loved other books too, but Katie McGarry managed once more with her story to remind me what it feels to read something that goes way further than just enjoying myself with a book. Dare you To is the kind of book that will make you cry, think and love. One of the best books of 2013!...more
Oh well, there are absolutely no words to describe how brilliant an author Jennifer Armentrout reReview first published at Books to Brighten your Mood
Oh well, there are absolutely no words to describe how brilliant an author Jennifer Armentrout really is! And I'm afraid, that no matter what I say or what words I'll use to do it won't do her justice. Yeah, you guessed right, I absolutely loved Tempting the Player! No big surprise here, right?
Jennifer Armentrout is one of those authors whose work hasn't failed me even once to this day. Either she writes YA or adult, her stories are incredible and manage to stir such emotions that has made this author one of my absolute favourites!
Tempting the Player is her second adult contemporary romance in her Gamble Brothers series and its the story of Chad Gable and Bridget and if I just loved the story of the first Gable brother, Chase, let me tell you that I loved this one even more because somehow, it's even better! I don't how that is even possible but it's true! Chad and Bridget's story just blew me away with its humor and sexual tension and with how deliciously hot those sex scenes were!
Honestly, if there's one thing that Jennifer Armentrout can do perfect (and there are many more believe me!) that is building a painfully delicious sexual tension between her main couples. In every single title I read by this author, that is one department she never fails to deliver. Never! And not only that, but it seems that book by book, she gets even better if that is possible. I mean how many levels of sexual tension are there to get better and better by each book?
So be warned, Chad and Bridget share some really HOT scenes in Tempting the Player!
The story of Tempting the Player is rather typical, not big surprises here, but the way Jennifer Armentrout delivers her stories is what makes them so unique. It's not the actual stories that are so great (which they are now that I'm thinking about it) but it's also the way she writes them. Her sense of humor is just priceless!
All in all, Tempting the Player was a pure delight to read, a story all fans of the genre and all fans of the author shouldn't miss. It's simply wickedly entertaining!...more
I don't think that in my review of His Very Own Girl I'll say about Carrie Lofty something that I haven't Review posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
I don't think that in my review of His Very Own Girl I'll say about Carrie Lofty something that I haven't already said. The woman is brilliant! Simple as that. It's not that her stories are always amazing (which they are) or perfect or I don't know, it's the fact that as an author, Carrie Lofty has that certain quality that defines her, that separates her and her writing style so that you could probably recognise her work, without knowing that it belongs to her.
His Very Own Girl is to this day, my favorite book by the author. As far as historical romances are concerned, this story is my first set in World War II and let me tell you it was incredible!
Personally speaking, World War II fascinates me and interests me like nothing else does. As a kid I would search and find anything that had to do with that period, from novels to documents but whatever I have read to this day is mostly from Greek history. I haven't read much about other countries along that time, and nothing about English history. So His Very Own Girl first and foremost satisfied my inner geek. It's so well researched and Lofty does a splendid job touching and communicating to her readers the feeling of that time that apart from enjoying myself with an excellent story I could actually learn a thing or two.
Carrie Lofty manages to capture the essence of that time period, the feelings, the way people lived, hoping for everything and nothing at the same time, enjoying what they could, while they could, including human relationships. Lofty managed to make her readers see and feel exactly how her heroes feel and what motivates their actions. It's not that this ability of hers as an author wasn't evident in her other stories, but in His Very Own Girl, I think she surpasses herself!
I won't tell much about the story. The premise is very informative and believe me, you don't need to know anything else to fall in love with this book. The amazing writing style, the character development and the setting will do the rest!
Lulu is one of my favorite characters, strong, independent the way Carrie Lofty always writes her heroines. She's not the damsel in distress waiting for her perfect hero to save the day. She's a woman of her own, ready to save the day and do whatever she can for what she believes just.
Joe on the other hand is the tortured hero you can't help but love and hope the best for him. Together they make an explosive couple the reader can identify with and care for.
The plot is evenly paced, full of action scenes and romantic ones along with some others that help you get the feeling of the time and compliment the whole story beyond imagination.
The secondary characters are well developed, as are the main ones, and in overall, there's nothing bad I could say about this book, even if I tried.
All in all, His Very Own Girl is a historical romance, no fan of the genre should miss and Carrie Lofty, one of the best authors you can find out there. She just has that remarkable ability that transforms normal stories to something extraordinary....more
Oh well, what can I say about Deity and Jennifer L. Armentrout herself that I haven't already saiReview first published at Books to Brighten your Mood
Oh well, what can I say about Deity and Jennifer L. Armentrout herself that I haven't already said numerous times... To put it simply and efficiently, I absolutely LOVE this author. If I need to read something good, then all I have to do is pick one of her books and I'm absolutely certain that I will have an amazing time while reading it. Honestly, I just believe that there's no way this author will ever write a book that will disappoint me. Nope, no way!
Deity is phenomenal!!! I know that most people's favorite book is Pure, but somehow Pure didn't work for me the way Half-Blood and now Deity do. Not that Pure wasn't a good book, or I didn't like it, but Deity is so much better! The things that happen here, the romance, the action, everything is just perfect. I loved the way the plot progressed, the things that happened and even if I see the fans of a certain team being a bit disappointed by the turn of events, I personally thought that everything was just mind-blowingly good. Even the bad things.
Needless to say that I read Deity is a matter of hours... Well, I tend to do that with all of Armentrout's books :) As soon as I start reading one of her stories there's no way I'll be able to put them down unless I reach the end. And Deity has so many things going on that putting this book down is next to impossible :P I mean it's action packed, more than Pure was, it's heart-breaking and the romance just delicious! And the ending??? Why would you do that to us Jennifer? Why?
Alex is the same Alex we all love from the previous books, but in Deity I got to understand her motives and characters a little bit better. While her connection with Seth in Pure was presented as something she just couldn't resist, in Deity the reader gets to understand exactly how difficult is for Alex to choose on her own where Seth is concerned. Aiden is swoon worthy. Well, I guess you didn't expect anything less, right? You're absolutely right! Aiden is once more amazing and the romance between them, so sweet and so perfect! (If you're counting how many times I said the word perfect in this review, don't be surprised, I just have no other words to describe things :) )
Anyway, if you're a fan of The Covenant series, then you don't need me to urge you any further to pick this book up. If for some reason you haven't read this series yet, then you should. Believe me, you're in for a treat!...more
Jennifer Estep is one of my favorite authors currently and for a good reason believe me! And CrReview originally posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
Jennifer Estep is one of my favorite authors currently and for a good reason believe me! And Crimson Frost is just another sample of how great an author she really is. The newest instalment in Mythos Academy series is just brilliant!
It's not really common for me to become really obsessed with a series, surely I do like and love many books but for me to lose my sleep just to read a few more chapters is a rare occurrence, especially lately. But Mythos Academy, is one of those few book series for me, that I would forget to sleep or eat just to know what happens next in the story. I remember saying it before, but Mythos Academy makes me feel like I'm reading Harry Potter again. It's not that the story is similar, it's just the way I feel towards those two series. And it's the first time that I ever compare a series with Harry Potter. So, you can guess from that how much I love Gwen's story.
Each book in Mythos Academy is amazing on it's own, but somehow each one of them is better than the previous, if that is even possible. Or maybe I feel that way because with each book the story progresses and I have new things to focus on, I don't really know. All I know is that Jennifer Estep has done an extremely good job with her YA series.
In Crimson Frost, the main feeling I had was that of frustration. Frustration of all the unjust things that kept happening to Gwen, at the fact that almost no one was able to see the truth. I was angry towards everyone in this book (well, apart from the good guys obviously) and all I wanted was for Gwen to be able to find a way to get out of that mess others put her in.
The romance between Logan and Gwen progresses to a whole other level and the ending just left me heartbroken for her. Needless to say that waiting for the next book to be published will be a real torture.
I think I have said it before, but I will mention it once more nevertheless. The best thing about this series is how things escalate from book to book. How the darkness grows and how Gwen has to face more difficult situations.
I won't say anything about the world building or the character development. They are incredible as always. The plot is also fast paced and action filled. And here, I'll also have to note that along with everything else, the action scenes are also getting more book by book and they are darker and more violent. Summing it up, every single aspect of this series is escalating until the final battle that is yet to come.
All in all, Mythos Academy is one of the best YA series out there. One I absolutely love and can't help but recommend to everyone....more
I haven't even noticed that Jennifer Armentrout was preparing a short story under her pen name J. Lynn, so Review posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
I haven't even noticed that Jennifer Armentrout was preparing a short story under her pen name J. Lynn, so when I was given the opportunity to read and review it I jumped right at it! And naturally I wasn't disappointed in the least!
Tempting the Best Man is the first sample of Armentrout's work in adult territory and I'll just say it: I was impressed! Surely, from her YA work we already knew that she has the ability to pull off sexy scenes and hot couples but well, with her adult story she proves she can do it for both a younger and a more mature audience.
Tempting the Best Man is a short story, one I devoured in a day since I just couldn't put it down as soon as I started reading it. Well, that is common for every book I read by the same author but it never fails to surprise me every single time :)
This story has enough character development for a short story, enough bickering and sexiness to satisfy everyone and make them want more... I knew I wanted more... I may have gotten my closure for Madison and Chase's story but still I just wanted more. Because Armentrout knows how to make her readers crave for more!
I won't say much about the actual story of the book, it's so small and cute that any details would spoil the fun of it, so, all I'm going to say is that it's a fun and sexy story that won't disappoint any romance reader out there. You're guaranteed to spend a good time while reading it and trust me, you'll want more! And I sure hope that there are some plans for the rest Gamble brothers to get their own stories. They intrigued me to no end!...more
OMG!!! Grave Mercy is the best book I have read this year, and probably one of the best I will read. And I'm no Reviewed at Books to Brighten your Mood
OMG!!! Grave Mercy is the best book I have read this year, and probably one of the best I will read. And I'm not saying that lightly. It's one of those books that just amaze you and you know that will remember for long after finishing reading it. It's simply incredible. The kind of book noone should miss the chance reading.
There's not a single thing I didn't like about Grave Mercy. Not a single one. And for once I feel so right to be drooling over a title from its premise alone. Cause what the premise promises, is exactly what you get from this book and then some. The plot is fascinating, intriguing and so beautifully woven that you get sucked into Ismae's world and you don't want to resurface anytime soon. From Ismae's education in the convent to become a skilled assassin, delivering Mortain's will, to her introduction in the Brittany's court, Grave Mercy is an amazing journey of a girl learning how to stand by her own choices and distinguishing the right from wrong in a world where you can trust noone and a wrong decision might result in innocents dying.
Grave Mercy combines fantasy and historical romance with a dash of magic and all that in its finest form. It's a YA novel, but not quite. It's not the typical YA title one would expect. It's so much more. It's dark and death is ever present in this story, but despite all that it shows how even surrounded in death one can shine. The writing style is amazing and the pace of the book even. While not heavy in romance it is one of the most romantic YA titles I have ever read.
All the characters in this book, main and secondary alike, are well developed and even better delivered, each and everyone of them with his/her own place in the story. Ismae is slowly developing before the readers' eyes and I couldn't help but love her. She's yet one of my favorite female characters. She's not the damsel in distress, she's strong, she acts first and never asks for forgiveness if she believes that her actions are justified according to her inner sense of justice. Duval on the other hand is one of the most honourable heroes I have ever read in a book. He's the kind of character who without speaking great words of love or doing impressive and heroic things all the time, managed only by his actions to grab my interest and make me fall in love with him. He slowly works his way into Ismae's and the readers' heart.
All in all, words can't possibly describe how much I loved Grave Mercy and how truly fascinating a novel it is! One thing is for sure. I will "stalk" LaFevers from now on. Her writing style is so good that I don't want to miss any of her work....more
I just love, love, love Jennifer Estep! Honestly, her work is plainly brilliant! I mean, I couldn't possib Review posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
I just love, love, love Jennifer Estep! Honestly, her work is plainly brilliant! I mean, I couldn't possibly believe that her Mythos Academy series could get any better, but Dark Frost proves me wrong! And I so enjoy to be proved wrong in this case!
Dark Frost, as the title indicates, gets a much darker tone compared to the previous two books of the series. And that is apparent from the very first chapters of this book. Honestly, I didn't expect for things to escalate so quickly in the story, but they did. And I so admire Estep for the way she progressed with her story that I don't have words to describe it.
In many cases, Dark Frost felt a lot for me like the Harry Potter series. There weren't any similarities, don't get me wrong. I just felt that this series takes slowly a much darker turn much like the Harry Potter series did after a point. The story becomes darker book by book, until the point of the final battle. I just have the feeling that the Mythos Academy will be one of those series, that book by book will get even better, even darker and even juicer until the final battle that will change the world.
Really, I won't say anything whatsoever about what happens in this book. Absolutely nothing. But believe me when I say, that as soon as you start reading Dark Frost there is no way you can put it down. So many things happen, in every aspect that will leave your mind reeling for days!
Dark Frost, is maybe my favorite book in the series so far, with everything that happens and the way the characters develop. Even when Gwen behaves in an unlikely way, I love the way she feels more real. All in all, Dark Frost, is just amazing! You will enjoy it as much as the previous two books in the series and then some more!...more
I think I have been waiting for Iced to get published for what it seems like forever and althouReview originally posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
I think I have been waiting for Iced to get published for what it seems like forever and although I was dying to get my hands on this book, I only realised how much I had truly missed Karen Marie Moning's world when I actually started reading this book. To be honest, there are no words that I can use to describe how much I love "living" in Moning's Dublin. Iced is plainly AWESOME!
This review won't follow my usual pattern where I get to discuss the writing style, or the character development or anything technical. No book written by Moning needs that from me. The writing style is perfect as usual and so are all the rest. Well, at least perfect for me. I can never find anything to bitch about while reading her books. To put it simple, Karen Marie Moning is one of the most brilliant authors currently and her stories are my obsession. Simple as that. So what I'll focus on in this review, will be just the story and my impression of it. Regarding everything else, consider them perfect :)
So, I have to admit that I was scarred like hell to start reading Iced. Fever series is like sacred to me, and this spin off series with Dani as the narrator, scarred me. I was afraid that Dani couldn't pull off being the center of the story for more than one reasons, first of them all, her age. Fever series is seriously hot, full of sexual tension and, well, sex, so reading a story being told from a 14 year old, no matter how different she is from other people her age, was a challenge on itself. Would there be any sex in it? Difficult considering how young Dani is. Would there be any form of romance? Difficult again. So, what would happen with one of the best attributes of this series, which is none other than the sexual tension? How on earth would Moning manage to pull it off? Well, somehow, she managed! Don't know how exactly that happened, but being so fecking brilliant an author like Moning is, she actually managed to write a story around a 14 year old, with hints of sexual tension, without offending the reader. She managed to maintain the whole atmosphere of the Fever series in a story with a really young heroine.
Before anything else, let me tell you that this story, isn't primarily targeted towards a YA audience. Even if the age of the heroine could permit that and even if there's not much sex in there, still it's not YA, not by a long shot. And if you haven't read the rest of the Fever books before, don't start with this one. You'll feel lost. There may be enough details to let the reader catch up with the story, but still, Moning's universe is so intricate and complicated that you'd feel lost. And either way, why miss the opportunity to read this series from the beginning? It's worth your time, believe me!
One other fear I had before starting Iced, was Dani herself. Granted, I was in the minority of people who didn't really dislike her and despite the fact that she killed Alina, I had a soft spot for her. I liked her sassy mouth and her bravado from the beginning, but still, I thought that it would be a challenge to accept her as a main player in the story. But yet again, Moning managed to write her in such a way, that at times, I even forgot all those things that irritated me on her on the previous books. Well, at times, I managed to forget her age and that speaks volumes...
And one of my last fears was how on earth I would read a Fever book where Barrons wouldn't be the main character and wouldn't dominate every single page of the story... Silly, I know, but Barrons IS the Fever series for me. Yeah, I know there are other amazing things about this series and I don't get to disregard them completely, but Barrons was the center of it all. For me at least. So how could I ever read a book where he wouldn't appear often? Impossible.
But, even if Barrons is absent in Iced, apart from a couple of scenes, Ryodan sure makes up for his "loss"! He may not be as hot and sexy as Barrons, but the potential is all there! And I'm pretty certain that by the time Dani is older and we will have the chance to fully appreciate him, Barrons will have some serious competition!
But Ryodan isn't the only possible romantic interest for Dani, although I both hope and believe that he will be the main one. There's also Dancer and Christian. And although I really loved Dancer, I'm afraid I can't say the same about Christian. And not because I didn't like him as a character both in his good and bad times, but because I found it too hard to believe how quickly he fell for Dani. I mean he just loves her and I can't see why! Or to phrase it better, I can see why he is interested in her but not how or when he felt that she's the one for him. It's just too convenient. You have a 14 year old who's really messed up and three seriously sexy guys are ready to die for her. It's just too much. And although I can see why Dancer cares for her and why Ryodan has his eyes set on her, Christian's interest is just too much.
Anyway, I can probably discuss about Iced forever, but the bottom line is that this is one hell of a book, an incredible story written in a way only Moning can do it. Fans of this series will absolutely love it and I'm no exception. I just can't wait for the next one! ...more
Julie Kagawa, works her miracles again!!! Yeah, The Immortal Rules is that good and then some more! I enjoyed e Reviewed at Books to Brighten your Mood
Julie Kagawa, works her miracles again!!! Yeah, The Immortal Rules is that good and then some more! I enjoyed every single bit of this story and the world Kagawa created.
I remember saying it again in my previous reviews of The Iron Fey series but I just have to say it once more: Kagawa's best asset in my personal opinion is her ability to create unique, intricate and astoundingly well built worlds. There, I said it. She's one of the few authors I have encountered in the last couple of years, who has a unique way of envisioning incredible worlds and actually has the ability to make her readers "live" into that world. She has proven herself in the past and she proves it once more. The world in Immortal Rules is just amazing. Dark, violent and simply the kind of world that could travel me. One could rationally assume that The Immortal Rules would be a book about vampires we have more or less already read. Let's be honest, the vampire myth is one of the most used of the last years, so I personally was afraid that this story wouldn't be that unique... But no, Kagawa proves me wrong and I couldn't be more happy about it!
The world in Immortal Rules is engrossing, dark and something that I haven't read before. I really liked the idea of some kind of zombie-vampires, I loved how at last vampires experience bloodlust, that despite their best intentions, not consuming blood turns them into mindless beasts, and to not tire you with my endless gushing, there wasn't a simple thing I didn't like about this book :)
Allison is one of my favorite characters and not because I agreed with all her decisions or the way she acted the whole time. She is one of my favorite characters because she was a fighter. She fought for her life constantly. She fought for what she believed was right, even if that was wrong. Was she stubborn? Did her actions result in disaster occasionally? Sure. But all that made her believable. A character that made mistakes and had to live with them. And let's face it. There's no perfect hero as there is no perfect person. And for all that, Allison is one of my favorite characters.
The story was rather long and it wasn't always easy-flowing. I admit there were parts I was a bit tired, but who cares? I'm a sucker for detailed worlds, even when they tire me a bit. I just want to know every single detail about how the story ticks and The Immortal Rules had all that.
All in all, Julie Kagawa delivers yet again a wonderful story that all lovers of YA literature just have to read. Believe me you won't regret it. I sure didn't :) ...more
Touch of Power wasn't just good or amazing...It was plainly brilliant!I love Maria V. Snyder's work and think she is one of the best fantasy writers o Touch of Power wasn't just good or amazing...It was plainly brilliant!I love Maria V. Snyder's work and think she is one of the best fantasy writers out there and with her new series,she just confirms it!
As soon as I started reading Touch of Power I just couldn't put the book down for no reason.I was glued to the story,and my e-reader was like second skin for the day it took me to finish it! Maria V. Snyder's writing style is amazing!She creates such intricate worlds,so imaginative and so well structured,that even though she throws her readers immediatelly into the world she creates,you have no trouble whatsoever to follow the story. Once more,Snyder created an intricate world,with its own politics and structure and set her story amidst a very turning point for that world.Her heroes struggle to survive and to set things right in a world that everything changes rapidly.
One thing I always admire in Snyder's books are the descriptions of the heroes' journeys.She manages to take me along with her characters on every dangerous journey and that's something I love and unfortnatelly not every writer can do. The characters,both main and secondary are well developed,each one of them with a full background and a consistency, making it impossible to not connect with them. Avry is smart,kind hearted,independent and strong and among my favorite female leading characters,much like Yelena was.Kerrick is stubborn,mysterious,smart and a man you can't possibly resist to!Although,I have a slight complain here...Smacking Avry in the beggining of the story wasn't his best moment and either way it's a personal thing and I have zero tolerance towards even minor abuse,so I really didn't like reading that.And no matter how much I really liked and enjoyed reading about Kerrick,that incident sort of stuck in my head...
All in all,Maria V. Snyder is back with a fantasy series that will make her older readers want to re-read her previous series (at least I seriously consider doing so!) and her new readers want to grab immediatelly whatever she has writt...more
Before I started reading Beautiful Disaster,I read a number of reviews describing this book as a kind of drug... Believe me,now that I actually read this book,I can't agree more with those reviewers or find a more accurate and simple description for it myself!
Beautiful Disaster is an amazing,incredible book,that stirs such emotions inside you,that you can't help but feel that you are in a constant emotional roller coaster while reading it. Jamie McGuire created a pair of main characters whose story will manage to stick to your mind for long after you'll finish reading this book.Abby "Pigeon" is an intricate and well built character,smart,independent and stong minded but with so many flaws on the same time that she feels real,and even if I didn't agree with her decisions or the way she thought the whole time,I understood her and could totally see her as the girl next door. Travis,God Travis,what can I say about him...?So deeply troubled,so full of himself Travis but so irresistible and down to earth that I couldn't help myself but fall in love with his inner, or not so inner, child!
Apart from the main characters,Jamie McGuire did a splendid job with her secondary ones as well.From Abby's best friend and Travis's cousin,to their families,this book has a set of characters that stay with you,that you can understand them and relate to them,that you can love,cry and hate with them. As I said,Beautiful Disaster is a constant emotional roller coaster of a book!Abby's and Travis's relationship is built right in front of the reader's eyes,you witness them struggle to get what they want from their life,to built the relationship of their dreams and making the one mistake after the other and the whole time you are with them,eager to see how the story unfolds,how they are going to straighten up every new mess they create!I just loved this book.I loved the way it made me feel and the fact that while I'm writing this review almost two weeks after I finished it,I still remember everything about it clearly!
Beautiful Disaster is an incredible contemporary novel you will either hate or love,there's no compromise about it.This story will either drag you down its path or make you want to bang your head with the protagonists' decisions.Either way,everyone should totally read it!And while I'm at it,thanks to Giota once more for insisting to read this book ASAP!...more
WOW!!!I mean WOW...! I just finished reading Angelfall and I truly can't find the right words to describe my feReviewed at Books to Brighten your Mood
WOW!!!I mean WOW...! I just finished reading Angelfall and I truly can't find the right words to describe my feelings right now. I didn't just enjoy reading this book, I'm not merely ecstatic about it. No, I loved it so much, that I just can't remember when exactly was the last time I fell so in love with a book.Surely, I have really liked other books, but Angelfall is just better. It's among those books that I will re-read again and again and never stop feeling amazed with it!
Susan Ee is an incredible author. The pacing of her story is exploding! As soon as I started reading this book, from the very first page, I just couldn't put it down. I caught myself reading in the middle of the night, thinking that that would be the last chapter I would read for the day, only to immediately start the next one and think again that I would just stop after that... Yeah right!As if that would be possible. The story just screams for your attention from the beginning and even when you reach the end, believe me, you'll just want more. Cause honestly, that ending just kills me.
Angelfall is a post apocalyptic story of a girl who allies with the very enemy to save her sister. And her very enemy is an angel. Cause you see in the world Susan Ee envisioned for her story, angels are the bad guys, who for reasons unclear have attacked all human kind, living behind them a world were people fight each other for supplies, starve to death and even go as far as reach cannibalism. The world of Angelfall is dark, gory but utterly fascinating in its cruelty. The characters are so well developed that the reader can't help but feel close to them and I found myself more than once anxious about what will happen to them.
Believe me, trying to put my thoughts into this review right now is really difficult. I just feel so overwhelmed. And how could I not feel that way, when there's not a single thing that I didn't like about Angelfall. Honestly, nothing! Susan Ee, knows exactly how she wants her story to progress, she isn't just going along with the story. She knows how to make her reader understand the way her heroes feel through their actions. The book may not be heavy on the romantic plot but believe me when I say that it's the most emotional read I had in a long time. Some of the scenes in the end of the book just broke my heart.
All in all, all the words in the world won't do justice to the brilliance of Angelfall! Just grab a copy and read it for yourself. You can't possibly regret it!
Jeaniene Frost is back! And with a novel I highly anticipated from the moment I read that Vlad would final Review posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
Jeaniene Frost is back! And with a novel I highly anticipated from the moment I read that Vlad would finally get not only one book but his own series of books! Once Burned, is here folks, and it's mind-blowingly amazing!
Vlad is HOT! Shock news here, I know, but I can't stress that enough. From the first moment his character was introduced in the Night Huntress books, it was love at first sight, kind of like my feelings towards Bones :) Well, I might be sentimental and Bones will always be first in my heart but Vlad is equally hot and sensual in ways Bones never "explored". His possessiveness, his arrogance, his natural sexiness, all that makes Vlad an alpha male of his own league! Do I need to gush a little more over how much I love Vlad or do you get the picture?
Leila was a nice character, strong and her power, well, I wasn't really expecting that. But coming to think about it Leila was the perfect match for Vlad with her ability to electrocute everyone except for him. Their chemistry was sizzling hot! The scene where Leila gets a flash of the future with Vlad "working" on the lower half of her body and their reaction to the vision afterwards was delightful! After all, it's no news that Jeaniene Frost knows how to pull off sexy scenes.
The plot is standard Jeaniene Frost book plot. Nothing extraordinary but at the same time I just found myself unable to put the book down. Which is common for me for all the books of this author. And a thing I really appreciated is that when things went south, Cat and Bones didn't make their appearance to save the day like in First Drop of Crimson for instance. Not that I would have minded, but I appreciated how Vlad took care things himself, not relying on anyone else. After all, I wasn't expecting anything less of him :)
Granted, Cat, Bones, Mencheres and Kira made their appearance but it was a short one, just to add a couple of funny notes in the narration. The scene where Bones teaches Leila how to bloke her mind was precious!
The thing I really loved, well, apart from all that sexiness, was how Frost worked on Vlad's history and background, presenting something fresh with a villain that has nothing to do with the previous books set in the same universe and I seriously hope that more than two books will eventually be written about Vlad. What can I say, I just can't get enough of him.
All in all, Once Burned was everything that I had hoped it will be, introducing a heroine I enjoyed reading about and preparing the ground for at least one more great book. Highly recommend it!...more
If it's even possible,I enjoyed reading Kiss of Frost even more so than Touch of Frost!And believe me when I'm saying that Touch of Frost was among the few new YA paranormal titles I loved this year!
Kiss of Frost picks up a few weeks after the ending of the first book and continues the story of Gwen,her adjusting as Nike's champion, her copying with her unrequited love towards Logan and her life in general at Mythos. This book has everything a good paranormal title, whether it is adult or YA, should have.Lot's and lot's of action and well delivered action scenes,enough mystery to not let you put the book down and the right amount of romance to just serve as the topping of a cake!Kiss of Frost has everything above plus well developed and believable characters,enough twists to keep you going (as it was even possible to stop reading this book,even without the twists...) and the revelation of some major things that makes the waiting for the next book to get published plainly unbearable!
Once more,I found myself struggling to not read this book in one sitting,sadly failing all my attempts...My mind was constantly on Gwen and her adventures!In this book,new characters are introduced,some of them good,some of them bad and the revelations towards the end are just excruciating...!That only makes me believe,that in the book (or hopefully books) to come we have to see many great things from Gwen! On the other hand,the romantic subplot of the story just made me all fuzzy inside...!I know it may sound a bit goofy,but it did!I love the even pace of the romantic relationship between Gwen and Logan and in case I haven't said it enough times already,I can't wait for the next book to get published!
All in all,Jennifer Estep,once more manages to deliver a uniquely built story,in an intricate and well built universe,that holds the interest of the reader until the very last word of the book!To anyone who has yet to read the first book of the series,I strongly recommend to do so!Believe me you won't regret it!...more
I hadn't realised how much I had missed Julia Quinn's writing style until I picked up one of her novels! I mean she's among those authors that just caI hadn't realised how much I had missed Julia Quinn's writing style until I picked up one of her novels! I mean she's among those authors that just can't fail me with their work and her stories are always a delight to read. So, it isn't really a big surprise that I absolutely loved To Catch an Heiress!
Most good authors have a distinctive quality, that certain something in their "voice" that makes the reader tell apart their writing style from that of any other. And in Julia Quinn's case, that certain quality is her humor. I mean her stories are so lighthearted and funny that are a pure delight to read! Her stories are not overly sensual, there's definitely some sex there, but it's not the main focus of the story. Her writing style is more playful and the romance is focused more on the constant bickering between the couple rather than their scorching hot encounters. And I had so missed that!
To Catch an Heiress is as good as one might expect from Quinn and then some! I loved Caroline and Blake's story, I loved their constant fights, Caroline's carefree personality and her ability to see good in every bad thing that happened to her in her life and Blake's wounded heart. To put it simply, I just loved everything about this book!
I really can't say anything about the character development or the quality of the writing style. They are impeccable, as one might expect from an author like Julia Quinn. She has a way around words and add to that her incredible humorous tone and you've got in your hands one hell of a story!
Honestly, I can't make that review long, even if I wanted. All I have to say about To Catch an Heiress is that every lover of Historical Romance should definitely give this title a chance. It's so fast-paced and funny and sweet that you won't even realise when you'll reach the final page! ...more
Devil In Winter is by far my favorite book in The Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas and believe me when I say,after reading It Happened One Autumn I felt that it was rather impossible for me to like another book in this series so much...But,the best were waiting for me still!
I have to admit,that after the way the previous book in the series ended and after the way St. Vincent behaved,I was a bit apprehensive in reading a story were he would be the leading man.You see,I was afraid that he couldn't redeem himself for his past actions,thus making it difficult for him to like him...But,not long after I started reading this book,it became apparent that there was absolutely no need for me to be afraid of such a thing!Cause St. Vincent not only managed to redeem himself but he also became one of my favorite male characters in a historical romance novel!The way he treated and cared for Evie was plainly sweet,thoughtfull and incredible,making it just that easy for me to forget and forgive any of his misgivings!
Evie on the other hand gets the full attention in this book,considering it's the one telling her story,and even though in the previous books we didn't get to know much about her,in this book she just didn't stop to amaze me the whole time.Stattering and shy Evie is so much more than that.She's smart and funny and witty and strong minded,qualities that went unnoticed in the previous books.
Anyway,the story is perfect and sweet,and in overall,this book is among the best of the genre I've read up until now!Lisa Kleypas's huge fanbase is well justified believe me.Her books are really good and the romance hot but not cheap as I've encountered elsewhere.Needless to say,I can't wait to pick up not only the next book in this series but anything else written by the writer as well!...more
Oh well,what can I say about Lisa Kleypas and her books???In the worst case scenario her books are far better than other's and in the best,mindblowing!In this case,Suddenly You falls into the latter category!I just loved it!!!
From the leading couple,the actual story and the writing style,there isn't one tiny little thing I can find to complain about (and anyone who's read a couple of my reviews knows exactly how much I like to complain about things...). Amanda is among my favorite characters of this genre.Smart,strong and independent,no matter what!Devlin,well,I can't complain about him either.Kleypas surely knows how to make her male protagonists sexy beyond imagination, and who I may to disagree with that!
The pace of the novel is even,despite the somewhat rushed beggining.One might think that after Amanda and Jack were "introduced" in such a way,things might get the downhill,but no,their relationship is slow moving and perfect,exactly how I like it!
Honestly,I really can't say more about Kleypas's books!I notice that everytime I review one of her books,my reviews come out a bit short,but I really don't have to say anything more!Her books are amazing and that sums up wonderfully whatever I'm thinking!...more
Oh well! What can I possibly say about Something Wonderful that will do this book justice? Honestly, this book is so much better than words can possibOh well! What can I possibly say about Something Wonderful that will do this book justice? Honestly, this book is so much better than words can possibly describe, so good that I'm staring dreamy eyed even while I'm writing this review and think about it all over again!
Something Wonderful is maybe the best Historical Romance I have read to this day! Yeah, that good! It's so sweet, so well written, so incredible, that I urge everyone to read it, if you haven't already! You gather by now, that I really loved this book and then some more! And before saying anything else, a HUGE thanks to Giota from A Story Untold for insisting that I read this book immediately! It was totally worth it!
I won't say anything about the plot of this book. Believe me not knowing anything, just made me love it even more, so I don't want to spoil things for anyone. All I'm going to say is, that Judith McNaught is one incredible writer and this book just has the same beautiful writing style as her other books. The plot is engaging and you can't possibly put down this book, even for a single minute. As soon as you start reading it, there is no stop! Believe me! I skipped sleep to finish this one, I even skipped meals!
Alexandra is the most honourable and true heroine I have ever read, so kind, so good, that I just loved her to pieces! Jordan, is incredible, swoon worthy and all! A couple whose story will just stick to my mind for long since I finished this book.
All in all, Something Wonderful is indeed a wonderful story as the title proclaims, a very touching and sensitive story that will melt you! Just pick this book. You won't regret it, especially if you are a fan of the genre! ...more
What can I possibly say about The Duke and I,other than I was totally and honestly obsessed with this book,not only while I was reading it,but after I finished it also and for the rest couple of days as well (not that my obsession is over now,it just subsided!).
First of all,I have to say that The Duke and I is my very first historical romance book (I don't take into consideration anything I've already read by Bronte or Austen,cause those books are classic and well,I just don't put these books under any genre,they stand on their own) and after finishing it I must admit that a new "love" has began for me...,that of historical romances! There's not a single thing I didn't like about this book!Brilliantly written,with consistent and unique characters,with an evenly paced plot and a romance so sweet,I think about it and melt even now!
Julia Quinn's writing is exceptional,humorous and straight to the point.It doesn't bore or tire the reader and in more than one occasion while reading this book,I found myself stupidly smirking or laughing aloud with the dialogues and the descriptions.A smart read,portraying one of my favorite eras,that of Victorian England.That specific era always fascinated me and it's only natural I would immensely enjoy a book set in that time! But there's more to love in this book apart from that!The romance is sweet and the set of characters is amazing!And I'm not talking about only the main characters but the secondary,in this novel, also! From Violet,the mother of eight children,eager to start marrying her older ones to Hyacinth,one of the youngest kids of the family with the witty answers and iressistible personality even in the tender age of 10,this book has characters that stick in your mind!Should someone made me choose for my favorite one though,I would pick Violet without second thought!Even if she appeared in small portions of the book,you just can't help but remember and love the character who grabs her three eldest sons by the ear and command them to march!
Anyway,I can probably rumble on and on forever about this book and then some,but the bottom line is,that it's an amazing book that made me want to explore even more the -unknown for me- historical genre!And be certain I will!I already ordered the next two books in the series and they don't seem to arrive soon enough!...more
Touch of Frost is the first book in an exciting new YA series by Jennifer Estep that,believe me,you'll get overly excited about it!
Jennifer Estep is well known with her urban fantasy Elemental Assassins series and to whomever has read her books it's known that she's a brilliant writer!Her writing style is focused,straight to the point with a quick pace that makes sure that the reader isn't bored even for a single moment while reading her book. The universe she created for her story is unique and well structured and unlike anything I've read until now.We all have noticed a recent increase in books based on (mainly Greek) mythology but Touch of Frost manages to stand out.She blends many myths,from around the world to create her universe,not just a single mythological structure and the outcome is mindblowing!Why restrict ourselves in a single myth when we can get all of those and in a perfect package?Estep blends mostly Greek and Norse myths plus some more and in her world Amazons,Spartans,Vikings,Romans,Gypsies,Valkyries, everyone coexists and blends perfectly!Talking about unique world building!
Her characters are well developed,both the main and the secondary ones and with the promise that we'll learn more about everyone in the books to come.The motives that drive the actions of her characters are believable,making it all that easier to relate to them. Gwen is a sweet girl,full of insecurities,that don't hold her back no matter what.Her sense of rightness is what drives her actions,and she won't go back no matter what.I loved her innate curiosity and wittiness and her sense of humor!
Everything in this story flows perfectly.The certain Harry Potter feeling in this book made me love it even more,what with being in a school full of magic (though definitely of a different kind than in Harry Potter) and strange creatures,and the hero tries to find the solution to strange events.I loved it!As soon as I started reading I couldn't put it down,although after a certain point I tried to refrain myself from reading it in one sitting,cause I was certain that as soon as I finished it I would only be eager for the next one.And that's exactly what happened!But thankfully the next book won't be too long until it gets published,so that counts for something right?
Before I finish this review,I want to express my gratitude to Jennifer Estep for her immediate reply and for letting me read and review her book prior to it's publication date!I was drooling over this book for quite sometime now and one can only imagine my happiness when I could read it sooner!Thank you so much Jennifer....more
had to enjoy so much a dystopian novel since last year's release of Mockingjay!That's how much I enjoyed Enclave by Ann Aguirre and that's how good a book it is for me to put it beside Hunger Games!Everything about this book just screams awesome!
As soon as I started reading Enclave,I had that certain feeling you get when you know that you have something amazing in your hands!And I'm more than glad that this feeling remained up until the end of this book! The writing style is amazing!Ann Aguirre created a unique and well structured post apocalyptic world that grabs the reader's interest and keeps him glued to this book up until its ending!And even then,you are just left wanting some more! Ann Aguirre thought really well of her world and managed to pass all that to her readers.Everything just clicks in this story and unlike some dystopian novels,what she describes has a feeling of plausibility,her post apocalyptic world could easily be our world in the future.Plus,every tiny detail is well thought and researched.For example,while reading that the characters were eating canned food that could easily be over 100 years old,I couldn't help but think "No way!",only to read in the author's note in the end of the book that there's proof that canned food can safely be consumed even 180 years after being canned!
The characters are well developed and not only the main ones but the secondary as well.Even characters that didn't play a crucial role in the story,somehow manage to stick to your mind.Deuce is among my favorite characters in YA novels,strong and determined and in all,a character that sticks to your mind,long after you finished reading the book. The romantic element of this book,although subtle,made the story even more appealing and gave it a lighter tone.
All in all,I loved Enclave and I just can't wait for the sequel!Totally recommending it to everyone!...more
I don't know how many times i've said this word in the past days,but God,i loved Faefever.Once i picked this book up,i just couldn't put it down,and i'm guessing that i will have the same feeling no matter how many times i'll read those books!Karen Marie Moning once again delivers a book full of suspence,mystery and sexual tension!Just perfect!
In Faefever everything changes!This book stands as a bridge between a normal world and a world consumed by darkness,standing on the edges of a dystopian novel.It's a bridge between the Mac we got to know in Darkfever and a Mac that will completely change.I don't think that Faefever is the 3rd book in this series by accident.It's right in the middle of the story with a first half closer to what we knew from the previous books and the second,slowly introducing the reader to a different and darker world.
Once again,Mac's personality develops,a development i'm not sure will stop until the story is finished.Along with her world that darkens,she herself starts acting and thinking in a completely different way than in the first book.Still,she struggles to keep what she can from her old self,but the story needs a different approach from her towards things and she adjusts perfectly. One thing i loved in Faefever is that we are introduced to a couple new characters.We meet more closely with Christian,the enigmatic Scott that seems to be holding a special part in the story and Dani,the young sidhe seer with the really bad mouth but adorable all the same!I don't know how Dani will evolve and what her place in the story will be by the end,but i really thing that it's a character that really needs a book about herself in some point!It's a really interesting character despite how young she is and i really enjoy reading about her. We also get to know more about inspector Jayne,another character i really enjoy reading about.I like that he too,doesn't care how a job will be done,as long as it gets done!
All in all,Faefever,is yet another astonishing book in the Fever series and yet again,the ending is a major cliffhanger.Seriously,the endings in those books become worse (in terms of suspenfull endings) as the time passes.But i still love them,and love the way i am totally sucked into this dark world!...more
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout comes to fill the void I felt inside since Vampire Academy series ended...Yes,yes,that's how much I loved it!I didn't just love it exactly,I'm ecstatic about it and all I can think now that I finished it is how long will I have to wait for the sequel to get published (and it's rather long still,that's my problem!).
Jennifer Armentrout delivers a wonderful new YA series that noone should miss reading.The world she created is complicated and unique.Among all those books that have recently flooded the YA genre about or based on Greek mythology,Half-Blood manages to stand out with its intricate world building and with the fact that takes Greek mythology one step further.I loved everything about this world but most of all the Apollyon twist.I've never came across anything like that concept and I was plainly fascinated by it.
The characters are wonderfully developed and with a voice of their own.Alex is witty, strong, independent, stubborn and brave but she's also a caring and sweet character and one can't help but love her.I could totally relate to her,feel her dilemmas and understand the motives that drove her actions. Aiden,her love interest,is... well,totally swoon worthy to put it mildly!I loved the way their romance developed,it was just the way I like it in the books I read.Not too fast,nor too slow,just the right pace to keep the reader interested and not feel that they declare their love to one another in the blink of an eye.The reader is able to feel their growing feelings and attraction for each other. And on the other hand,one must also consider Seth,who from all the indications will be the third in the love triangle of the story.And believe me,he's really worth it.I may not loved him nearly as much as I loved Aiden but he has all the potential to become an equally loved character.I'm guessing we'll see more of him in the sequel,and that's another reason I can't wait to read it!
Apart from the main heroes,Jennifer Armentrout managed to create a whole cast of interesting characters,from Lucian, Alex's stepfather with the shady motives, to Caleb, Alex's best friend, each character in this book has a voice of their own and don't just stand in the middle of the story ready to serve whatever the plot needs. The plot on the other hand is full of twists and action, making it impossible for the reader to put the book down.The action scenes are well written and keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time and the writing style is plainly brilliant!
If one would ask me to choose my favorite scene in this book,that,hands down,would be Aiden calling Alex "agapi mou"!The whole scene was sweet on itself but being Greek and reading a greek word of affection being used so naturally in a book just astonished me!
All in all,Half-Blood is an exciting first book in a series that promises to get even better (if that is possible!) and it has all the potential to become the next favorite series for many readers.I know for sure that it became mine!...more
Needless to say,i became a huge fan of Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane.If you have read my previous reviews of the other 2 books in the series i'm guessing you understood how much i liked them! City of Ghosts,is as good as the previous books and if i may say even better!
Downside Ghosts series is among those series that just gets better by each book and each one of them manages to grab the reader's attention and suck him even deeper into an amazing world!I find it hard to write this review cause i think that i have already said everything in my previous reviews...The plot is amazing and the world where the story unfolds is getting even crueller, book by book, but still beautiful in it's own ways!I think that for a world where no religion exists,this book's characters are really religious,but believing in themselves and their own power rather than somewhere else.
I just loved the way the relationship between Chess and Terrible builds up.It's among the most believable couples i've encountered in books,with a relationhip not full of roses or any other sweetness,something that surely fits with the whole setting of this story.Nothing here is easy or beautiful,but still,you get to love every aspect of this world!Every character here isn't sketched perfectly but his darker emotions are vividly displayed!And i just loved that!That's how real people are,not just perfect,conscious and righteous the whole time!And maybe that's why i enjoyed every single page of this book,scratch that,of every book in this series!
The plot again follows the same steps,as in the previous books,but here we get to learn more on everything!More on the characters' life,more on the world,on the politics and the way everything works,plus more on the Lamaru,the really bad guys!All in all,a more than decent book and definitely the best series i started this year!I'm guessing my Christmas came earlier,when i decided to pich this series!...more
What can I say about Stacia Kane, that hasn't already been said or that will do justice to her work! This author is plainly brilliant and with Sacrificial Magic she just proves that once more! Sacrificial Magic was among my most anticipated titles for this year, and now that I read it, I can positively say that I wasn't disappointed in the least.
And how I could ever be disappointed with something Kane writes? Her dark world is a place I would dread to live in while at the same time it fascinates me beyond words. Chess, is the kind of character I can't relate to, that I blame for many of the bad things that happen to her and at the same time my heart breaks for every bad thing that breaks her heart. I don't remember the last time that I invested so much in a fictional character. I mean, Kane has created her characters in such a way that you live through them, that you care about them, even if you don't agree with their decisions or their life choices.
Sacrificial Magic sucks you right into Kane's world and even when you reach its last page, you just don't want it to end. Chess, once again finds herself in the middle of a weird case that connects directly to the two drug lords of Downside. We get to see how her relationship with Terrible evolves after the things that happened in the end of City of Ghosts, and let me say that I loved every single minute of it! I loved how they struggled through things, how Chess's insecurities played a huge role in how things progressed between them. There were times that I felt so sad about Chess, I can't even describe it and times where I just wished that everything would magically get better, just so she could be content.
Terrible...., well Terrible is amazing once more! Really, I can say over and over again how in love with him I am, but I'm afraid I would tire you. Let's just say that he's so incredible and so worthy of all the female readers' love! The character that really surprised me in Sacrificial Magic though is Lex's sister. I don't know why I was so surprised with it, but from the moment she made her appearance I really loved her. I won't elaborate the reasons I liked her so much (it will be a bit spoilerish) but she really intrigued me.
All in all, Stacia Kane, delivers once more a book full of angst, passion and darkness that promises to satisfy every fan of this series. Trust me!...more
I'm becoming seriously addicted with this series...I started reading slowly,but after a couple chapters i just couldn't put this book down...It was fast paced,sexy and even heartbreaking at points!
More or less,Unholy Magic follows the same pattern and plotline of Unholy Ghosts.We follow Chess's adventures,while she's yet again on the chase of some seriously bad magic and ghosts and along with that thrill ride you get to know more and more about her,the people surrounding her and the world where the story unfolds. This time i didn't encounter the same language problem i had with the first book of the series.I don't think that happened because of any change in the writing style,i just got used to it and didn't have a problem getting into the story immediately.And what a story it was...!I don't know if it's just me and the fact i got into the story immediately this time,but the story of Unholy MAgic seemed to me somehow more tight than the one of the first book.It still has the same even pace but the difference was that now i understood exactly the world building and how the bad guys worked.Again,i'll note that it maybe just be me and nothing actually different in the writing style.Believe me,knowing from the beggining what's going on and not trying to translate the dialogues is a huge advantage!
Anyway,again in this book i was a bit troubled by Chess's drug addiction,which is shown in more extent in this installment,but again i found myself caring deeply for her and what happened to her.I mean,on the one hand i couldn't connect with her and the actions she was more or less forced to take because of her addiction but on the other i could really feel her and sympathise with her.I could actually feel her frustration and how imprisoned she felt at times and for that exact reasons i really wanted for every bad thing that happened to her to get fixed right that second,only for her to feel better.I knew she just met the coincequences of her very actions but that didn't make me feel bad for her nonetheless. Terrible on the other hand is... just an amazing guy.I have to admit,my all time fictional crush is Bones,but i'm afraid to say so,he's starting to have some serious competition...!Who could have imagined that a seemingly impenetrable and tough guy could actually be so sensitive and thoughtfull!I just loved him and his fightings with Chess were amazing.Through those fightings you could get glimpses of his character and the way he thought about things and i really enjoyed those parts,well mostly!My other part was just occupied feeling Chess's desperation during those fights...
There's really not much i can say about this book,if you have read the first one don't expect many differences here.Same easy writing style,strong plot and amazing set of characters.So,if you liked the first book in the series,this will get you addicted further to this amazing,dark,cruel but wonderful world!Honest;y,Downside Ghosts is the best Urban Fantasy series i read in 2010.Don't miss it!...more