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
Talk about your love triangles, The Crescent even had me struggling with my feelings over who I wanted Lacey to end up with. Normally when I read a boTalk about your love triangles, The Crescent even had me struggling with my feelings over who I wanted Lacey to end up with. Normally when I read a book with strong male leads fighting over the attentions of a female character I find myself easily choosing a side. I then proceed to get frustrated with the female character if she doesn't instantly heed my internal advice. That wasn't the case this time around. I was right there with Lacey, sympathizing the whole time with her situation and the difficult descisions she's being forced to make, not to mention the fact that she doesn't even have all the information and background that would be helpful in her case to make an informed choice. I am still torn, even after having finished the last page. Who do I really think is right for Lacey?
Lacey was an interesting character for me. She had the qualities you can expect from a female protagonist, but at the same time I must admit that the men in the story, in my opinion, overpowered her. She was quickly finding that what she knew and had come to believe in, was in fact far from the truth. Or at least it wasn't all there laid out in black and white as she had once thought. Information had been withheld from her and she quickly found herself not sure who she could trust and believe. People she had always counted on now appear to have nefarious plots involving her, and we all know how hard it is to trust someone you've just met let alone be expected to trust them as if you've known them your entire life.
We meet Alex, who is that stereotypical boy in high school that girls swoon over, and never think they have a chance at catching the attention of. But Lacey is all Alex is interested in, he makes her his whole world. What girl wouldn't swoon a little as a result of that kind of attention right? He's good looking and kind and has eyes only for her, would you pass that up? I'm not sure that anyone could, at least until we meet Brandon. Just as qualified in the looks department, not to mention the boy is completely devoted, but what's a girl to do when she's already started to become involved with someone else? I'd go crazy, that's for sure!
I will admit that while this was a story I enjoyed, there were gaps for me. Some details didn't add up and sometimes I found myself confused as to what was what. But with lives on the line and hearts at risk of breaking, pressure becomes a very familiar feeling to these characters. Lacey ultimately must make a choice and it's definitely not going to be an easy one, not for anyone. She's at the center of a very serious tug of war and must make a decision that brings finality to a whole new level. I was sad that the story ended with a cliffhanger. Normally I love a series, but this time I wanted closure. I ended up finishing feeling extremely bereft. I want to know what happens next, what craziness awaits our characters and what surprises are in store for me and my fellow readers next. I am completely hoping the sequel, Half Moon comes out very very soon....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