Adrian Ivashkov. He was the reason I have loved vampire academy. I was part of the minority who was team Adrian all the way. How can you just not love...moreAdrian Ivashkov. He was the reason I have loved vampire academy. I was part of the minority who was team Adrian all the way. How can you just not love him? He always had something witty to say. He camouflages himself by being arrogant and an ass, but we know he's all sweet deep inside. This lost chapter is a tiny peak back into Adrian's life again. I am reminded how much I used to go gaga over him when I was reading the Vampire Academy series.
Note: I have not read the Bloodlines series, and will only begin reading when all six books are out. I have experienced first hand that Richelle Mead's cliffhangers can be pretty brutal, and waiting til 2015 might just give me a heart attack.(less)
When I saw that this book was on sale on the kindle store for 3.99, I just had to get it. This was one of those books that you heard so many good thin...moreWhen I saw that this book was on sale on the kindle store for 3.99, I just had to get it. This was one of those books that you heard so many good things about, that you were tempted to buy it even though it wasn't on sale. I'm so glad I didn't.
This book was so hyped up for me, I already had high expectations. So when I actually read it, it did not live up to it.. Probably because the stories were so short? The writing itself I cannot blame.. The writing was exceptional, however this book just isn't for me.(less)
When I decided to read this book, I knew I was taking a big risk. Most reviews on amazon were about how Fury of Fire resembled the Black Dagger Brothe...moreWhen I decided to read this book, I knew I was taking a big risk. Most reviews on amazon were about how Fury of Fire resembled the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I had a love/hate relationship with BDB but still, I took the risk and tried this book.
I understand the hate. I do see the similarities with BDB.
1. The dragon clan needs "energy" and they get this from sucking it out from a female's neck? As with the BDB, they get blood from opposite sex of their race. 2. Dragons are very sensitive to light. 3. Dragons are very very possessive. 4. etc. etc.
However, I was able to look past the similarities and I have to admit, I enjoyed this book very much. Why? There was no lesser talk. In BDB, there were chunky parts about the bad guys talking and this book had it too, but it wasn't as irritating. Also, there weren't any of those funky spellings JR Ward does a lot like Vishous and Phury and so on and so on, because that book seriously messed up my spelling skills.
If you are willing to overlook the similarities with BDB, I suggest you to try this book. Because I admit that I enjoyed this one and will continue on with the series. (less)
Vampires and zombies. One might think it's sloppy to put zombies and vampires together. Who would win in the battle?
Julie Kagawa is an engaging writer...moreVampires and zombies. One might think it's sloppy to put zombies and vampires together. Who would win in the battle?
Julie Kagawa is an engaging writer. The book wasn't too much of a pageturner, however, it still left me anxious to finish the book, though not in a hurry.
The world built is set in the future, where vampires are living amongst humans. Vampires are the stronger species, so it makes sense that they rule. humans are registered. They have tattoos saying they are property of whoever vampire. And they have to show up for a blood draw on a schedule. If you don't, they raid your house and force you to give the blood, even if it will kill you. There are some brave ones who are unregistered though. The downside of this is, you will not get rations of food or clothes, which the registered gets. You basically fend for yourself. which is hard, because there are no plants to harvest from or cattle to slaughter. Only rats if you're lucky or maggoty bread.
So where do the zombies kick in? The city of New Covington is a vampire city. Outside the walls, there are "rabids" who will be eager to eat anyone with a pulse. If you get bitten by one, you might turn into one when you die.
Allie is an Asian unregistered (though this is in no way depicted in the cover). Being so hungry and desperate, she ventures outside the walls and discovers a basement with layers and layers of cans of food and water. She eats up and brings her friends there to bring whatever they can back into the city before the lockdown. But on their way out, her friends are picked out one by one by rabids. And before she knows it, she's also attacked and in pieces. But there is a vampire nearby, who comes to her aid and gives her a choice: "to truly die, or die a vampire". Allie being a survivor choses life in any form she could get.
Her master is "Kanin". He teaches her the ropes of being vampire. But he is wanted. They were almost caught, but Kanin makes a sacrifice, and tells Allie to go without him. She does, and stumbles into a group of humans and pretends to be one of them. Member of the humans is Zeke, and she feels an attraction to him.
The Immortal Rules seems like a mash of a lot of things. It felt a little like Twilight when Zeke came along. It also felt like a vampire movie I watched where vampires walked the earth and humans were just harvested for blood. It also felt like "I am Legend" where Will Smith was looking for more humans and a cure or city or something. But most of all, it reminded me of Walking Dead. There were so many similarities like how Allie was like Michonne, the katana wielding girl. Or how the Governor was making fights of humans versus the zombies. How you turn once you get bitten and die?
But regardless, The Immortal Rules was still an enjoyable read. I still wouldn't mind a little Allie and Kanin romance. He genuinely cares for her and he won't be as breakable as the human Zeke.(less)
What is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Aca...moreWhat is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Academy. Rose ended up with Dmitri. Then it was Kiyo (but that was before the murder issue). Eugenie ended up with Dorian? And now here in the Georgina Kincaid series. Oh Roman. (Please take note this doesn't always happen in Richelle Mead's books. This happens almost everytime I watch a movie or TV series or read a book. Like how Hermione ended up with Ron, though I wanted her for Harry Potter.
Anyway, Succubus Revealed is a pretty way to end up a pretty solid series. I remember as I was reading the first few books in the series, I was pretty sure that there was no way Richelle Mead could have saved up Georgina Kincaid's soul, but she did.
The rest of the gang, Hugh, Cody, Peter and Carter were still amazing. Their bantering is so cute. And one would think that hell was all about world domination. It was hilarious to see them fight over supremacy over bowling.
Seth Mortensen is still adorable, but Roman was just it for me. The lengths of his sacrifices for Georgina. It doesn't matter if he used to plot Georgina's death, he made up for it. (less)
Thorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, t...moreThorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, that you should read book 1 of the Dark Swan series, before reading this one. Though Richelle Mead provides adequate flashbacks for one to relate, the first book would help us understand Eugenie Markham better.
The book starts with Eugenie being queen of Thorn land. From book 1 she defeated Aeson, and managed to get his kingdom by infusing her spirit into the unclaimed land. (If a monarch dies, the land becomes unclaimed, and anyone with enough magic to sustain the land becomes the new leader, and the land bends to whatever the claimer's ideal is). Unfortunately for the subjects of Thorn land, Eugenie's ideal land is a desert in Arizona. It's absolutely hot and there a scarce amount of water sources and there's not enough food supply. Good thing is, like Arizona, Thorn Land is also rich in copper, which is major metal in the Otherworld.
The prophecy is still running amuck... The daughter of Storm King will bear a son, who will rule both the Otherworld and the human world. Eugenie is being plagued with suitors that made her want to bang her head on the wall. But there was a bigger problem. Some of her female subjects are gone missing. It happened to be that her subjects were being sold to human men. (Gentry, "aka fairies", want humans for their fertility. Humans would want gentry because they age slower and their chances of getting pregnant are very slim.) Eugenie wants to put a stop to this. She was so close, but was caught instead.
Oh Dorian. The things you do that make my heart melt.
I would love to tell you what happened but that would be spoiling the fun for you. But I can say, this is my favorite book in the series.
And as I said, Oh Dorian.
Wait, remember how I said this book was a pageturner? I just had to read the next book right after. I had to stick to just a couple of chapters since I do have to do something else than read. Oh the tragedy.
My loyalty to Gena Showalter is keeping me from giving this a three, so I'll go with 3.5. That's probably not very encouraging but, I stil...more3.5 /5 stars
My loyalty to Gena Showalter is keeping me from giving this a three, so I'll go with 3.5. That's probably not very encouraging but, I still dare you to try this book.
Wicked Nights is the beginning of a new series, The Angels of the Dark.
I adored Zacharel. He's an angel, and he's on the verge of falling from grace. I liked the entire idea of Zacharel leading a band of angels that are all on the verge of losing their wings. All of them are tortured souls. Zacharel is almost perceived as heartless. So when he goes soft on a human, his warriors are surprised.
Annabelle Miller has been locked up in a psychiatric ward. She was blamed on the slaying of her parents. And the fact that she sees demons, which in truth she does, only adds fuel to her being cuckoo.
Everything is not as it seems. There was a greater plan on things. The ending was a surprise.
At first, the book was pageturner. But, when I was nearing the end, the book became an eyeroller. There were plenty of eye rolling moments for me. The book just became too cheesy. And I don't like my popcorn too cheesy, because then it gets too salty and the cheese sticks to my hand.
The series holds much promise so I will sure be reading the next book.(less)