So my review will be coming next week as part of the release events the publisher is asking for. The author, Bridget Zinn has passed away, which sucksSo my review will be coming next week as part of the release events the publisher is asking for. The author, Bridget Zinn has passed away, which sucks. This was such a fun and awesome read.
Following closely to the same format of Deadly Cool, Social Suicide once again finds Hartley investigating the death of a classmate. This time she isFollowing closely to the same format of Deadly Cool, Social Suicide once again finds Hartley investigating the death of a classmate. This time she is trying to prove she was murdered and not Twittercided. (Yes you read that read that right. As Sam says she was killed while Tweeting. It was twittercide. Totally makes sense!
So now, in addition to proving murder, oh excuse me, Twittercide, Hart also has to expose the cheating scandal ring that is taken over HHH. Will this Nancy Drew be able to expose it all before ending up as the next victim?
And lastly, Chase. Where is their friendship going exactly? After numerous meetings that sound a lot like a date Hart is confused and mad. But being a guy, Chase doesn't see that she is totally crushing on him. Or does he? O.o hmmmm....
And the awesome dialogue and inner dialogue keeps up the awesomeness. "The first thing I did was run. Okay, actually the FIRST thing I did was scream, lose my balance, flail my arms in the air like some kind of uncoordinated bird, then slide down the side of the tree and land on my butt. Then I ran."
Holy cow this book rocked! Sprinkled in and amongst the story are witty and hilarious lines that made me laugh and share them with my husband. "SavingHoly cow this book rocked! Sprinkled in and amongst the story are witty and hilarious lines that made me laugh and share them with my husband. "Saving the environment is so gross."
Hartley was just going about her normal school life when she A)found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her with the school's chastity queen and B) discovered the chastity queen's dead body in her boyfriend's closet. And now he wants her to clear his name and find the real murderer. Seriously?
Now Hartley is on the case, with her best friend Sam, and the school newspaper guy, Chase. But every time Hartley gets a lead, the lead goes nowhere or the person ends up dead. Poor Hartley-she keeps finding dead bodies. But, will she be in time to prevent more deaths, possibly including her own?
"You! Stay away from me! You're the angel of death!" "Relax, X. I'm not armed." "That's not funny. Because of you, two of my best friends are dead." "I didn't kill them!" "Everytime you go near someone, they die. You're cursed." "Seriously?" "I'm not dead," Sam pointed out. "And I hang out with Hartley all the time." X bit her lip, digesting the logic of this statement. "You must be immune or something."
"Killer beware, because Herbert Hoover High has its very own Nancy Drew on the case." Great. Just what I wanted to be known as.
Okay, to keep from going on like this, all I'll say is you've gotta read the book. You will not be disappointed. ...more
I started this book one night, read a little bit here and there, and then I'm finished with it. I liked it, but I didn't love it.
Em and Chase have anI started this book one night, read a little bit here and there, and then I'm finished with it. I liked it, but I didn't love it.
Em and Chase have an exciting winter break. In fact, they both do things they shouldn't. As a result, they are recipients of red orchids. Now before you think this is good, IT IS NOT! Enter the Furies.
While I like the premise, I think it could have been executed a bit better. I did not like any main or supporting character. My biggest complaint is Em. Seriously? She is a target? I just don't buy it, at all.
With that all in mind, I will read the 2nd one....more
I really liked this book. It was a nice change from vampires, werewolves, love triangles, etc. While some of it was a little campy at times, I still tI really liked this book. It was a nice change from vampires, werewolves, love triangles, etc. While some of it was a little campy at times, I still thought it was quite enjoyable. I was pretty much hooked from the beginning, and more when I found out what Revenants were-or at least Vincent and his kin. I'm eager for more!...more
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Daphne is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith.Well. First after reaction: I love Raymie!
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Daphne is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Half-demon, half-fallen angel.She has two teeth made of steel. She lives in Pandemonium where everything is made of steel-including the flowers. Below their city streets is the Pit-hot melting fire.
When her brother Obie goes missing on Earth, Daphne goes in search of him. And to do that, she must find Truman-a human who can help her. But Truman is not going to be easy. He is broken, and his soul is being fought over. In the hunt for her brother, Daphne and Truman are being hunted. He by someone in his dreams. She by Dark Dreadful.
Navigating Earth, human emotions, jealousies, etc is a new experience for Daphne. In order to survive, she must be strong and do what needs to be done. On her journey, her mother appears to her through glass and mirrors to help Daphne.
The ending, and all of the revelations in this book are absolutely amazing. I was hooked from the first descriptions of Pandemonium and Lilith. Come on, it's Lilith! This was also an ending that sat in my mind and marinated for a few days. There is so much more that I want to know..what happens later? But, as an awesome turn of events: Brenna Yovanoff gives us a stand alone! (YAY!) Therefore you have to make up your own conclusions. Granted, there may be one coming later......more
Interesting...very very interesting. And, it seems as if this is a stand alone book. Woot. I am so tired of series, trilogies, sequels, etc.
I bought tInteresting...very very interesting. And, it seems as if this is a stand alone book. Woot. I am so tired of series, trilogies, sequels, etc.
I bought this as a belated birthday gift to myself and started it on the airplane ride home. I was not expecting it to pick up as fast as it did! Also, this book wasn't what I was expecting. To be honest, it had two things going for it: 1) Carrie Jones (whom I adore) and 2) The cover is beautiful. Based on the title and the INNER blurb I was thinking boy meets girl + girl and boy fall too serious + obsession. I WAS WRONG!
Awesome story. The only thing that kept it from a 5 was the ending was too swift. It wrapped up too nicely and I felt the tension dropped off too soon. ...more
So, in this book we have a fractured version of the Persephone myth. Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld as his consort. PerSo, in this book we have a fractured version of the Persephone myth. Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld as his consort. Persephone's mother, Demeter, was not happy and went to get her,thereby creating the seasons. I've always thought this myth was interesting.
First there is an "accident" then an "incident." Then Pierce and her mother move from Connecticut to Florida where Pierce is still being followed by a mysterious man she met when she died. Against her better judgment she is drawn to him. If she accepts him and all he offers, she will be back in the Underworld.
I really enjoyed this book. Granted, by page 10 or so, I was flipping back to the beginning to make sure I didn't miss something, or that there was no volume 1. We get the story in a jumpy back and forth type motion; once I got used to it, I liked it.
This was a pretty quick read too, well I guess insomnia had something to do with it as well...(hello 3-5:45 am). And I am ready for the next installment!...more
Even though two years had passed since the initial reading of Infinite Days, I was able to fall right back into the storFull review can be found here
Even though two years had passed since the initial reading of Infinite Days, I was able to fall right back into the story and not lose too much of the story. Lenah, newly human is still adjusting to her life as a human when she is summoned by a group (gonna leave out the spoiler name) who gives her a choice-either remain human or go back to the 15th century and never become a vampire. If Lenah goes back, she will never again be able to see her lover Rhode. Is this a choice she is able to make?
Well, needless to say, she chooses present day life and all hell breaks loose. She has a vicious vampire after her. One who is hell bent on destroying Lenah's life and acquiring all of Lenah's power and thus becoming the new Vampire Queen. But is she strong enough to defeat Lenah who still has a few tricks up her sleeve? Through it all, twists and turns abound. But the end will leave you breathless and wanting more.
-- Okay. So while not quite as good as the first, I was still hooked. I actually forgot to eat lunch today because I just had to finish the book! And wow. Let's just say this was one of those rare times where the ending blew me away. I did not see it coming. And I was so happy and relieved because of it! I like surprises :) And to see that the strange pieces in the novel all matched up in the end was even better. Everything was connected and nothing was left hanging. Which okay, maybe not always good...it does not appear that there will be a follow up. Unless....xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx That is totally a spoiler :P Just didn't want to give anything away, but I want to sooooo bad.
Okay, other than squeeing more over my love of this book, I think I will end this for now. But I do want to add that Stolen Nights is still up there in my favorite vamp series ever!
What's your favorite vampire series? And if you've read this book, Vicken? Rhode? Justin?...more
I loved this book! Ellie was an awesome heroine. If I were told that I was an ancient reincarnation of a supreme warrior in the battle of good and eviI loved this book! Ellie was an awesome heroine. If I were told that I was an ancient reincarnation of a supreme warrior in the battle of good and evil, I would want to be like Ellie. She is not whiny or annoying. And then there is the mysterious Will...who has been with Ellie for centuries.
Yeah, I like this one. I can't wait for the second!...more
Rhine is taken away to live with her new husband. Why? Well men don't live past age 25 and women die at age 20. After tampering with genes, this socieRhine is taken away to live with her new husband. Why? Well men don't live past age 25 and women die at age 20. After tampering with genes, this society is dying out at an early age. No one knows exactly why, or how to stop it.
Unfortunately, Rhine does not like being a caged bird. But how do you escape when your days are numbered and you are being watched like a hawk? And what about her sister wives?
I was hooked from page one. I found it to be a fast read, engaging, gripping, and suspenseful. There were a few parts of the book that felt a bit tied down, but truthfully, I think that is what appealed to me. It put you in Rhine's place.
I highly recommend this to anyone that loves dystopia, and books with less than whiny female leads!...more
The final act in the Wondrous Strange series. I thought this was a good ending to the series. Honestly, I waited too long after reading Darklight to rThe final act in the Wondrous Strange series. I thought this was a good ending to the series. Honestly, I waited too long after reading Darklight to remember everything that had happened. It slowly came back though.
I have to admit though, I am sick and tired of the protagonists lying to their love interest in order to protect them. Most of the events could have been avoided if there were no lies. But then again, it would have made for a dull book I guess.
My favorite part of the book was seeing how Kelley grew into her role as a princess. Very enjoyable. I'm still not much a Sonny fan-but the two do fit together. ...more
Three years later, we hear from Adam, Mia's boyfriend in If I Stay. I liked this book. But I did not find it as poignant as the first. I was content wThree years later, we hear from Adam, Mia's boyfriend in If I Stay. I liked this book. But I did not find it as poignant as the first. I was content with having one book. My heart bled for Adam though, from beginning to end.
Truthfully, until the mid-way point, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this one any more than I did, but there was a change and it grew on me. By the end, I was fighting back a few tears....more