I didn't think it was possible for Lexi to be any nastier, but boy was I mistaken. her devious actions and awful manipulation in this second installmeI didn't think it was possible for Lexi to be any nastier, but boy was I mistaken. her devious actions and awful manipulation in this second installment make her look like a cupcake in The Ivy. It's crazy and out of control and had me wanting to throw my book across the room a couple of times. She's just that awful!
That being said, Kunze and Onur managed to capture me right from the start and had me feeling like I was on Harvard's campus all over again. The traditions, adventures, and craziness they describe is highly entertaining and I always want more.
Callie's problems grow and miscommunication is at the center of it all this time around. I couldn't believe the ups and downs she took with Vanessa, Lexi, Clint and Gregory. I could only read on and sympathize with her as her problems continued to mount. Ouch.
Like last time, Kunze and Onur left readers with a pretty juicy cliffhanger and book three, Rivals can't hit the shelves soon enough. I have to know what happens, and the suspense might actually kill me...slowly....more
I've always loved Angels - who doesn't right? So when I saw the cover for this book I thought perfect! As it turns out I was both right and at the samI've always loved Angels - who doesn't right? So when I saw the cover for this book I thought perfect! As it turns out I was both right and at the same time wrong. The wings apparently fooled me because I was wrong, this was not about Angels but something all together different and unique. Ednah Walters both surprised me and kept me glued to the pages all the way through. I was right in thinking that this was the perfect book for me right now. I had so much fun with this one.
Our heroine, Lil Falcon quickly finds out she's very different from other girls her age. No it's not her gypsy/hippie wardrobe, but instead she discovers her family has been keeping secrets from her. Big secrets, as it turns out she's quickly on her way to becoming a guardian. What...you asked is a guardian? I'm not telling you, where would the fun be in that? She's got major revelations to adjust to and that's only the beginning. She's started to at a new high school, must juggle her new high school, must juggle her new "normal" friends with her not so new "normal" friends and must figure out her feelings for Bran. He's mysterious, possibly dangerous and may not be around for long. The girl's plate is totally full at the moment.
Lil grew up moving from town to town at the drop of a hat and was forced to put up walls if she hoped to withstand the stress and hardship that kind of lifestyle involved. She's brave and smart and is a genuinely kind person. She was raised by her grandfather and I just adored their relationship. Lil is his whole world and it's obvious to anyone around. She's introduced to some people her age who happens to be going through similar revelations, but whom were slightly better prepared. We meet her fellow trainees (and no I'm not going to tell you what they're training for) and above all Sykes was a winner for me. I loved him. He's that guy that everyone wants to be around. He's funny, smooth, keeps the mood light but will stand by you through the heavy stuff too. He's just rocks! Now I would have been rooting for him and Lil if it's hadn't been for Bran being in the picture first. I want to give more details on him but at the same time Walters introduced him to her readers the way Lil was seeing him. I don't want to spoil that for any future readers.
You'd be crazy not to go out and get this book as soon as possible. It was so good and I'm already depressed that the rest of the series isn't available. Walters has my vote and I can't wait to see what happens next for all my favorite characters....more
anyone has ever heard of. Kingdoms, gracelings, power struggles and true love are only a glimpse at what she brings to the table. With this being heranyone has ever heard of. Kingdoms, gracelings, power struggles and true love are only a glimpse at what she brings to the table. With this being her first installment in the Seven Kingdoms series I'd say she started with a bang!
Katsa is what is knows as a graceling. Rare people born in Cashore's world with extreme talents. Be they simple like cooking expertise, sewing, or more of the radical like mind reading/control, or in Katsa's case, killing. Graceling's can be identified visually by their two different colored eyes. But Katsa's in no danger of being overlooked. She's the king's thug in most people's opinions. Her uncle uses her graceling and reputation to horrible ends. Katsa has few friends and not a very sunny outlook on life until she meets Po.
I of course fell in love with Po. He's the prince of one of the other kingdoms and has come to Katsa's home on a mission of the utmost importance. Katsa finds a friend in Po and decides she must help him on this adventure. These two are the embodiment of good and right. They want to stop the evil that is being spread among the kingdoms and at great risk to themselves.
Cashore sends Katsa and Po on a wonderful, thrilling adventure filled with surprises, revelations at every turn and there's even some romance to appease those out there like me. With a fearless and lovable heroine and a noble sweetheart of a guy by her side, a handful of great side characters, readers will fall in love with Graceling!...more