Wow! Not your typical vampire book. I thought this book was going to be an awesome read just from the books description; it lived up to my expectation...moreWow! Not your typical vampire book. I thought this book was going to be an awesome read just from the books description; it lived up to my expectations and more. I new I would love this book from the first page. It made me laugh and cry. It is a must read and I'm already looking forward to reading book #2.(less)
WOAH! That one word pretty much sums up my reactions to the wonderful book. I just want to keep on crying!
I was skeptical at first about Delirium. I l...moreWOAH! That one word pretty much sums up my reactions to the wonderful book. I just want to keep on crying!
I was skeptical at first about Delirium. I loved the concept and idea of the book, but I read Lauren Oliver’s debut novel, Before I Fall, and only made it half way through without finishing it. I figured I would give Lauren another shot at having me love her books…BULLS-EYE! The ARC is 441 pages long, but it doesn’t feel long. I finished easily in one day because I was sucked right in.
When a book touches you exponentially, your mind almost can’t form the right words. Even just the thought alone of having no love in our world and a world that believed love was a disease that can be cured…it scares me. Lauren Oliver has many, many superb quotes throughout the entire book, too many to write down. Plus she has passages from government notes, religious scripture, and such before each chapter to show us how far the government and religion has gone to eradicate love. The nursery rhymes really brought the point home. Delirium had the right amount of dystopia and romance for me because sometimes I think dystopian books have too much of one and not enough of the other.
Lena changes GREATLY through Delirium. By the end she’s a completely different person. She’s had one of the best character transformations I’ve read in a book. And she keeps getting new information, and secrets are shown to her usually by Alex, the boy she falls in love with before having the procedure done. I loved reading the growth of their relationship during the book.
If you love dystopia, romance, and you aren’t opposed to crying…READ THIS! (less)
While I was reading Die For Me I kept thinking in list form for everything I LOVED about this book! This is why my following review for Die For Me wil...moreWhile I was reading Die For Me I kept thinking in list form for everything I LOVED about this book! This is why my following review for Die For Me will be in list form.
10 Reason Why Die For Me is exceptional:
1. History-As a reader, I got to see bits of World and France history. I adore history, so I loved this aspect of Die For Me.
2. Vintage Vespa-Vincent, the love interest who I'll mention more on later, owns and operates this scooter. I cannot remember the color of the Vespa or even if it was mentioned in the book. If anyone remembers the color of the Vespa please let me know!
3. Cafes, croissants, "real" hot chocolate, and other French food-While reading Die For Me I became hungry on many occasions. A recipe for Chocolat Chaud can be found here.
4. Double cheek kisses-So much of this is going on during Die For Me...LOVED IT!
5. Paris, France-Obvious reason to fall in love with this book!
6. Gorgeous guy in a young adult book who isn't named Will-I've actual considered no longer reading books with any characters named Will...I'm dead serious. This has to me the most overused name in my opinion. I understand it's classic and timeless, but still.
7. Museums-Kate is a museum lover so we get to visit Paris museums right along with her!
8. French accents/French Speak-I loved picturing many of the characters having French accents. I loved the use of French and English words together! I guess in a way this number could be combined with number five, but I thought it was enough to stand on it's own.
9. Refreshing and unique supernatural elements-Die For Me wasn't the same 'ole, same 'ole. I had no clue as to what mysterious beings were going to be in Die For Me. This was great for me since I haven't been in much of a mood for paranormal reads lately.
10. NO CLIFFHANGER!
10 reasons why I would LOVE for Vincent to by MY boyfriend if I wasn't already married:
1. Manners-Vincent is the perfect example of a gentleman. He opens doors for you and does all that awesome mumbo jumbo.
2. Vincent makes Kate feel like the sexiest thing alive-Vincent complimented Kate ALL the time on everything and made her feel special and sexy...*swoon*
3. Bilingual possibly multilingual-Vincent can at the very least speak French and English. If memory serves me correctly, he can also speak other languages as well.
4. Humor-Vincent knew just the right time to say or do something funny!
5. Mon ange-His nickname for Kate is mon ange (my angel). He calls her this all the time!
6. Swords-He fights with swords, 'nough said...
7. Karate pants-One scene we get a shot of Vincent only wearing a pair of karate pants...this means no shirt or shoes or socks plus he was sweaty from working out...HOTT!
8. Doesn't hide information on purpose-This happens many times during books. Vincent doesn't do this so him and Kate never fight about stuff they hid from each other. Vincent didn't lay things on the table from the start, but he did let her know he'd tell her in his own time and when he was ready.
9. Stylish-He seems to be a great dresser. In one scene in particular, he wears a fantastic black vintage tuxedo...WOW!
10. Good guy-All in all, Vincent is the good guy! He isn't the brooding guy who is always wearing black, nice change of pace.(less)
I don’t do weird…usually. Weird makes me have nightmares and call people to stay the night with me when my husband is working nights. So as you can te...moreI don’t do weird…usually. Weird makes me have nightmares and call people to stay the night with me when my husband is working nights. So as you can tell, it’s surprising that I enjoyed the weirdness, a lot, in Slice of Cherry and I doubt I will be having nightmares from it.
I don’t think I’m going to write much in this review. I JUST LOVED IT! Plus, I don’t want to give anything away so I’m just telling you to read it! I just love the way Dia describes everything in this book, it’s really unique and different to me. Also, it’s good to see changes taking place in characters even in “out there” stories.
I read Bleeding Violet, Dia Reeves debut, and I loved it! Slice of Cherry is listed as the #2 novel to Bleeding Violet and I can tell you it wouldn’t hurt to read it first, I‘m not sure what the standard to do is. They are completely separate stories, but they both take place in the same town, Portero, which is know to be “strange” which is putting it lightly. I think maybe Bleeding Violet explains the strangeness in Slice of Cherry more, but if you decided to read Slice of Cherry without reading the other, you would be alright and would be able to follow along.
This was worth every penny I paid for it. Plus it has a pretty cover and the back of the book is just as pretty!
This is probably going to be a short review because I just loved the book without much of a reason as to why!
Immortal Beloved is about Nastasya, an over 400 year old Immortal , which is just a regular human who is immortal, but can also perform magick. After 100 years of living the same crazy life she’s been living, she decides she needs change after her best friend creates dark magic that bothers her. She leaves England and ends up in Massachusetts were she meets Reyn(or Rain for those of us not skilled in pronunciation, haha) who she remembers from her past.
I think I might actually be in love with Reyn, well not really, but I do love him as a book character! He’s described a billion different ways as being sexy and the strong and silent type, which is fine by me, haha.
I’m also in love with Nastasya. She just witty and makes me laugh throughout the book, which I love. Nastasya strengthens emotionally(any physically) during the course of the novel and she ends up being such a strong person, the complete opposite of herself in the beginning. It would have to be rough living over 400 lifetimes and still learning things about yourself, who you are, and where you came from, but she pulls through it.
I will be reading the second book in the trilogy, Everlasting Dark, when it comes out. I want more! I wish I didn’t have to wait! I’ve never read any other books by Cate Tiernan, such as the Sweep series, but I’m going to look into reading them sometimes soon since I enjoyed Immortal beloved.
This was a book I didn’t put down until my eyes wouldn’t stay open any longer and the words on the page were blurry, it’s just one of those books that has you hooked in from the prologue. Cynthia Hand did a incredible job of telling this story on angels in a different way and keeping many things a mystery.
Clara has a “purpose” since she’s an angel-blood, part human and part angel along with her mother and brother, Jeffrey. Her purpose, as she’s told, is to be somewhat of a guardian angel to someone and she would learn of that purpose through visions. These visions lead Clara to Jackson Hole Wyoming where the other main characters show up, Christian, Tucker, and Clara’s new best friends.
Clara is an incredible character and I fell in love with her from the start. She was just funny enough and all her other personality traits made you like her and not be annoyed in anyway with her. Unearthly doesn’t have your typical love triangle in it, which many people will love, even though it may seem that way at first. And from the pretty purple cover you would never expect to meet a hot cowboy/outdoorsman named Tucker!
This is just one of those books that you love just because you DO! And I haven yet to see a bad review about this book, usually I come across one…but NOPE, nothing, that has to mea something, right! This book leaves many, many things unanswered and to be solved in the second book. I can’t wait to see what happens with this bunch because as I write up this review I can’t stop but think “And what about that?”(less)