I've been meaning to read Enclave by Ann Aguirre ever since it came out, being a big fan of dystopian and apocalyptic books, I couldn't hold out forevI've been meaning to read Enclave by Ann Aguirre ever since it came out, being a big fan of dystopian and apocalyptic books, I couldn't hold out forever and finally purchased it.
I really love the cover, it's so shiny! I love the design of the knives over the manhole and the creepy freak fingers!
You'll probably read the synopsis and think Deuce may be a guys name, then when you discover its a girl, you'll take a step back and think 'huh?' if not, maybe it was just me. But don't worry, because if you did that, you'll come to understand why and it will grow on you like it did on Deuce.
Ann Aguirre sure did her research well, and lets just say that if we have any problems with Apocalypse in the future, I would sure love to have her around.
Aguirre will have the hair standing up on the back of your neck with how chillingly realistic she creates her world and the state of it's inhabitants. She did extremely well with describing everyday things that are so natural to us and are so foreign to Deuce, and her reactions to simple things were very well done.
Also I will say that the opinions of the different societies and some of the language within Aguirre's world can seem somewhat vulgar and barbaric. I cringed every time someone said 'sire' or 'breeding' but that's the way that things work in Deuce's world, and would be the same as me saying 'father' or 'sex' in ours, so I think even though strangely disturbing it was very well done.
At one point in the book, you may think that it will be obvious what Deuce and the intriguing, mysterious, yummy Fade will do, but no, Aguirre surprised me with not only one twist but two! I obviously can't say what those were, because it will spoil it for you, so you'll have to go pick up this great book if you haven't yet!
I can't wait till book two comes out next year in September to find out what will happen to the character's that I've come to love, but will have to wait impatiently in the meantime, devouring other fantastic books until then.
You can tell from my last two reviews that I have been in a Historical mood, Dark Mirror was no exception from the previous two, I thoroughly enjoyedYou can tell from my last two reviews that I have been in a Historical mood, Dark Mirror was no exception from the previous two, I thoroughly enjoyed this one also!
Lady Victoria Mansfield has grown up believing that magic is bad and is shocked to discover that she is quite powerful, but she knows that if she is discovered she will be exiled from her friends and family and be shunned by society, but when push comes to shove she decides that her nephew's life is worth being outed and saves him, then is quickly sent to Lackland Abbey with other privileged children of England society with magical gifts like her, hoping by themselves and their family to be 'fixed'.
She eventually gets a choice, to hone her gifts and serve England in the upcoming war, or to work on suppressing and eventually getting rid of her magic so she can rejoin society, although, her social status will be lowered to that of the working class as she is now known to be tainted by magic. She chooses magic.
Although it's not the upcoming war that her friends and herself face, in this book, but the war in the future with the Nazi's, after they discover Merlin's mirror and travel to the future.
I really enjoyed M.J's concept of the 18th century mage's fighting in the future that is still the distant past for us, and thought, wow this is really good, I hope in book two we will get more history in the 1800's, but have now discovered they are going to the future again. Don't get my wrong, I loved Dark Mirror and can't wait to read book two, but I would love some more history of their own time! Although, I may be surprised and they wont spend that much time in the future in book two... or maybe we will get enough of both worlds, I'll just have to wait and see!
I was beyond excited when I saw Beyond the Grave on Netgalley, and very happy that I was lucky enough to be accepted to read it; since I've been eagerly waiting for this third installment in Mara Purnhagen's Past Midnight series.
"I never should have sent my boyfriend to the electric chair"
Is the very first line that had my mouth opening in shock thinking 'what the?' and then eagerly flipping the pages to find out what was going on.
After reading the final page, I'm still not quite sure how I feel about Beyond the Grave, it was good, but I found it somewhat lacking, I'm not quite sure what it was for me, maybe it was the amount of time that had passed since the second book, or possibly Charlotte's constant denial of the paranormal after everything she had been through (that irked me something horrid).
Or maybe it was just me being weird.
All up, it ended nicely, most of the questions were answered, Charlotte grew as a character and I think she most likely wont be in denial again... (if so I will chase her around with a sharp object!)
I'm pretty sure that this is the last book since the ends were all tied up nicely, but a fourth book could possibly be made.
I thouroughly enjoyed reading Mara's books, and if this series is completed I will be waiting for her next, secretly hoping that it will be another haunting tale!
I love mythology and when I heard about Sweet Venom I thought it might be the first time I've rMore reviews can be found at my blog:Nomalicious Reads
I love mythology and when I heard about Sweet Venom I thought it might be the first time I've read this kind of spin on the snakey Medusa... where she wasn't being depicted as the bad guy.
Tera Lynn Childs did a magical job, I really enjoyed reading it and will be waiting for book two, impatiently!
Grace, Gretchen and Greer are three girls with not only G and R at the start of their names in common, but also the fact they look exactly like each other. which leads to not being a tough discovery, that they are triplets separated at birth.
I loved them all, although I will admit that Grace annoyed me a little at the start, but by the end, she may have been promoted to my favourite sister, because she not only pushed aside her inner doormat and started to fill in her big girl shoes, but started to speak up and kick ass!
I also think that Grace is the glue that will stick the sisters together, not only now but in future books, because lets face it, Greer and Gretchen would probably kill each other... sorry Gretchen would kill Greer if Grace wasn't around to be the voice of reason. I'm very interested to see how the relationship between our three heroines will not only improve with friendship, but sisterhood as well.
So many things are going on in Sweet Venom for our heroines: finding out that you have not only one but two identical sisters, mysterious powers, mythological beasts on the loose that only you can see and defeat... all while juggling school and cute boys. The girl's certainly have things tough and my mind was reeling with all the different possibilities.
Then it ended.
I must say I was expecting certain things to be resolved, yes I know that not everything could be resolved in book one, because honestly what would be the fun in that? But I was kind of shocked with where it ended. Although I was a bit unsatisfied, the ending still managed to fulfill me somewhat with the knowledge that the sisters are together now, and will fight whatever is coming to them, fists and fangs out.
I recommend this to anyone who loves mythology and a good tale with kick-ass heroines! It will not disappoint... just make you want to read the next book even more than you may already want to read the first!
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs gets:
P.S For everyone who has read Sweet Venom I have a question click to see spoiler: (view spoiler)[I can't wait to see what some of those boys are up to, because they can't be as innocent as they seem! Not only talking about Nick here either, I'm certain that Thane is involved in some bigger picture. Okay shameful secret time: was I the only person that wanted Grace to kick Milo to the curb (for some reason I don't trust him) and move onto Thane? Haha - they aren't related, and he's so gorgeous and I think he has some unbrotherly feeling for her.. maybe. So was I the only one who had this line of thought? (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more