Everneath started off for me as a book that kept me turning the pages mostly because of theYou can see my full review at blog: P A R A F A N T A S Y
Everneath started off for me as a book that kept me turning the pages mostly because of the amount of things I didn't know. What exactly is the Everneath? Why did Nikki have to stay huddled with Cole for a century & where? Why did that person betray her? What happened in the past that I don't know about that the rest of the characters in the story do? Among many other questions I had running rampant in my head that day.
I sighed and began to think that this was one of those stories where you're kept completely in the dark until the very last few chapters, and until then you're left wandering aimlessly...confused. BUT this was not one of those books. The more I read the more the pieces began to fit together. And I found as the small details began to materialize in front of me that the story got quite addictive. Now, with most of my questions answered I was able to really think in depth about what was going on between Nik, Cole, and Jack and the mystery that was the Everneath. I still feel like the characters haven't really explored the Everneath, but I'm almost 80% sure we'll find out more about the place in the 2nd book. I have a feeling the protag will want to go take a visit there for awhile (just a guess though!)
At first I had a hard time connecting with the protagonist—Nikki—because of how distant she was. But then later I find that there's a reason for that: Living in the Everneath has drained her of her emotions. As the affects of the Everneath fade Nikki's true character begins to show, and I loved seeing the real her with all her emotions intact. I felt like she was a great heroine. Her actions in this book tell me she's not the type to stand in the background and watch things happen. She caring, and adamant in making her vision become a reality (even if she knows the odds are really against her). I loved Jack! He's not an Everliving with super powers. Just an regular human guy with a great personality. And although Cole was the antagonist of this story, I found myself feeling pity for him throughout the whole book. I pictured him constantly as a hurt puppy. (Don't ask me why). You can tell that he's not entirely evil just by reading the dialogue, and he really cares for Nikki....but he's a bit selfish. He will get what he wants at the expense of other people's lives. But then, he's an Everliving so what do you expect? Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am really incredibly excited to read the next one. Hopefully the wait won't be that long. ...more
I was completely spellbounded by Spellbound. It was one of those really rare books that clicked with me right from the beginning. After having a tasteI was completely spellbounded by Spellbound. It was one of those really rare books that clicked with me right from the beginning. After having a taste of what the author's voice was like I had a feeling that I was going to love this book. The male lead Brendan is on top of my list for swoon-worthy YA chracters. He has this mix of being perfect and completely normal at the same time. And I really liked Emma who was brave, quirky, and smart throughout the story. Out of all the other books I’ve read in the past about reincarnated star-crossed lovers this one is my favorite. The characters were all intriguing, the plot was fast paced, and the authors voice was truly mesmerizing.
I didn't feel like the end of the book was really the end. It didn't feel climatic enough to me. Although most people seem to think this is a stand-alone book I'm more than sure that it isn't. With that said, I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Should you read Spellbound when it comes out in July 2011? I read this book in one sitting, and I have plans to read it a second or third time.This book is a must read!
Release Date: April 19th, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Author: Aimee Carter
Debut novelist Aimee Carter wrote an enticing novel that revolves around the Greek myth of Persephone. For those of you who don’t know about Persephone the story goes that Hades, the God of the Underworld, abducts Persephone and makes her Queen of the Underworld. But then she eats some seeds so that half the year (during the spring and summer) she stays with her mother, and the other half the year (during the fall and winter) she goes back to the underworld with Hades.
I loved how Kate was always so concerned about her mother, making sure that her last days alive were spent in the best way possible. I loved the tortured soul of Henry, and his grief over Persephone. I also really enjoyed reading about the way Kate and Henry’s romance grew throughout the book. The twists are hard to see coming, so I was surprised at every turn. My only complaint about The Goddess Test was in the character development. I felt like there was something missing in the characters, particularly Henry. Maybe the ‘something’ that was missing will be revealed in the next book in the series.
I really loved the ending of this book. It was shocking and leaves you wanting more. The Goddess Test was the most un-put-downable book I’ve read in awhile so I would definitely recommend that you head to the bookstore when this comes out this April. ...more
I would have given these book 4 stars if the ending didn’t leave me so utterly confused. There’s usually at least one small thread of hope left after you read a dystopian novel but for this book I saw none at all. It may be just me but I think that defeats the purpose of a dystopian novel.
But overall the book was amazing! This is the type of dystopian novel where the person living in the dystopian world begins to see the corruption of their seemingly perfect society when an outsider points it out to them. The romance between Lenah and Alex was believable and well developed. I also really liked her best friend, Hana, even though she wasn’t really what I thought she was like in the beginning of the book.
The world-building was great! I found it really hard to try to imagine a world without love, and if that did ever happen Delirium is a life-like portrayal of it. Hopefully the abrupt ending actually means that there will be a sequel because I’m definitely looking forward to finding out more. I have some theories about there being a rebellion. I’ll just have to wait and see. Would I recommend Delirium? Yes—to all the dystopian fans out there you should definitely give this a shot.
Unearthly follows Clara, a girl who’s part angel and part human. She keeps having a vision of saving a boy, Christian, from a forest fire. Th3.5 stars
Unearthly follows Clara, a girl who’s part angel and part human. She keeps having a vision of saving a boy, Christian, from a forest fire. That vision is her “purpose”. Clara moves from sunny California to wintery Wyoming to fulfill her vision. But then things start to go awry when she realizes that she’s falling in love with Tucker.
Unearthly was a lot different from the other angel books I’ve read. And by different, I mean different in a good way.
Clara is a great protagonist! She interesting, funny and quirky. In the beginning of the book I didn’t really like the male lead. He was…too perfect, but when another male lead came along I fell head over heels for him instead. My only real complaint was that the ending left me really confused. I didn’t really get any closure from it. For the most part the plot was fast paced and each page made it impossible for me not to turn the next—not to mention the really good writing, and awesome dialogue. I highly recommend that you check out Unearthly.
I finished this book in a day, and I'm not entirely sure how I felt about. I think I need another day to take it all in. Darkest Mercy was en3.5 stars
I finished this book in a day, and I'm not entirely sure how I felt about. I think I need another day to take it all in. Darkest Mercy was entertaining but it wasn't my favorite book of the series. ...more