I do believe that this book is my second favorite of the Bride Quartet series. First will always be Vision in White because I love Carter and Bob. OhI do believe that this book is my second favorite of the Bride Quartet series. First will always be Vision in White because I love Carter and Bob. Oh god, BOB. Anyway, it got so bad that I started having DREAMS about this book... it was just a continuation of the story. And I'm not going to lie, you have to give props to Nora Roberts for making it this good. Mostly one of the reason why I liked it so much was because of Mal and Parker's relationship. From the very beginning ever since Mal was introduced, there was this spark between them that Parker refuses to acknowledge. Throughout the entire book, she eventually struggles with it and later falls in love with him.
To be honest, I'm rather sad that I won't be able to read about these four wonderful ladies and their men anymore but hey, it's life and we move on. Just like how they all eventually will move on later in life with the one that they love. In the last installment of the series, readers actually get a glimpse of Mac and Carter's wedding and it was rather sweet. I just wish that we would be able to read about Emma and Jack's wedding, Laurel and Del's wedding, and lastly Parker and Mal's wedding. Maybe Nora will make a book that features their wedding later on! Who knows, but I can always wish it.
I admit that this book made my heart hurt a little because of Mal's past and his refusal to let Parker in at first. But it all worked out in the end and boy, were the love scenes hot! To me, it's hot but possibly to others, it's actually mellow. Anyway, I'd like to say that Nora Roberts has done it again and she has officially made me a fan. Loved the last book and I can't wait for more of her releases. A big 5++ stars for this amazing book!...more
I fell completely and utterly in love with this book. There are no words to describe how I feel about it besides postive words like wonderful, marveloI fell completely and utterly in love with this book. There are no words to describe how I feel about it besides postive words like wonderful, marvelous, and just beautiful overall. Even the ending made me smile! I love Anna and Etienne's relationship so much because it was so freaken sweet! Etienne literally redefines the word sexy and adorable. I recommend this book to any YA and contemporary romance fans because it's definitely a book that you don't want to miss out on! The cover and title may be quite misleading because of it's simpleness... but there is NOTHING simple about this book. It's story about finding true love, independence, and friendship. What's not to love?
After reading so many positive reviews about this book, I decided to give this one a go and I've been hooked ever since. Anna is a very likable heroine who is often flawed in many ways. Yes, there were many moments when I had to face palm because of some of the "dumb" things that she did. She's not perfect but no one truly is. She's just a girl who's falling in love with a guy who she isn't supposed to fall in love with. I love how she tries her best to not fall in love with him because she knows it's wrong. But unfortunately, when you've fallen too deep in love with someone... it's hard to keep it all in. As for her friends, Mer, Josh, and Rashmi were pretty much awesome and what anyone would want in a group of friends. If it wasn't for them, I don't think Anna would have felt at home in Paris and found where she belonged. But her other friend back home Bridgette... let's just say I don't have a lot of nice things to say about her. To sum it up, she did the most hurtful thing that a best friend could do. Read this book to find out!
And now, let's finally talk about the cute English boy with a French name who claims that he is an American, Etienne St. Clair! Ugh, this guy is such a sweet, adorable, funny, and sexy mess. Not really, he's actually a neat/germ freak like Anna. I think his relationship with Anna made has made this the most enjoyable book I have read in awhile. It's quite obvious that he is gorgeous, the most popular boy in school, ect... but alas, he is also another flawed character and I think this aspect is what makes him so real. I believe he fell in love with Anna the first time he met/saw her, but with a few complications such as his girlfriend-- Ellie, it things a lot more complicated. And of course, he feels guilty which is why both he and Anna try desperately to be just friends but it doesn't exactly work. They end up falling deeper in love for each other the more time they spend with one another. But seriously, you'll know why these two make the perfect couple when you read it!
So YES, this book was so good that I had to go out and buy my own copy and read it over and over again. Not to mention that while I was reading this, Colbie Caillat's Falling For You was on! LOL. Overall, I give this book a HUGE 5 stars because of how great it was. For Stephanie Perkins first debut, she did an AMAZING job and I can't wait to read her next work!!...more
I can honestly say that this book out of all the rest was my favorite. Sure, it didn't leave me complete because I now desperately want to read the neI can honestly say that this book out of all the rest was my favorite. Sure, it didn't leave me complete because I now desperately want to read the next book, Awakened, but I felt satisfied that it ended with a sort of happy and questionable closing. The entire book emphasized the developement of Stevie Rae and Rephaim's relationship and I really liked that. Zoey didn't get to be in the picture as much and to be honest, I kind of missed her while I was reading it. I liked how the book was told in many points of view and it was refreshing to see the story through a third-person POV and hear the thoughts of some of my favorite characters....more
While I do admit that the character development and the potential of the story that Cynthia Hand had woven in Unearthly was top-notch, the ending leftWhile I do admit that the character development and the potential of the story that Cynthia Hand had woven in Unearthly was top-notch, the ending left me feeling reluctant, unsatisfied, and wanting more? Apparently that's supposed to be a good thing. I was left wanting to know more and what will eventually become of Clara and Tucker. When it came to Christian, I knew from the very beginning that there was something wrong with him. He was just too... perfect. Tucker Avery on the other hand, had felt more real and perfect for Clara. Their relationship was just very sweet and adorable. One character that I still have my suspicions on is Angela; it seems like she has a motive, but it could be me talking here. Overall, Unearthly was a story about love, finding ones' own identity, and defying destiny in order to be truly happy. I loved every single moment of it.
When I first started out reading this book, I was rooting for Christian and Clara due to the misleading summary on the side. I did not know of Tucker's existence until later on in the book. Contrast to Christian's perfectness, Tucker is far from perfect. I find it amusing that he happens to be the type of guy who teases and makes fun of the girl that he likes. How adorable yet so childish! While Clara was mooning over Christian... Tucker was always there on the sidelines watching her. But enough of that, this book actually has a story in it as well.
Clara Gardner happens to be one quarter Angel and this is her story of fulfilling her 'destiny' or purpose. Her visions consists of a forest fire in Wyoming and a boy that happens to be Christian. Mysterious isn't it? Throughout the entire book, she often has these visions and each time, it's slightly different because her every move in the present affects her future. I totally dig the idea. But her destiny dramatically changes when she meets Tucker Avery and gets to know and love him. This puts things is another whole level where she is eventually forced to choose between love or her destiny.
To sum it up, Unearthly is a great book that will have you on the edge of your seat when it comes to finding out which of the choices that Clara ends up choosing. I'm actually devastated to know that the next book, Hallowed will be released next year. Oh well! The world will still go on but yeah, this was such a great read that I wouldn't mind reading it again. 5/5 stars!...more
There are absolutely no words after finishing this beautiful, beautiful book called The Iron Queen. I loved every single moment of it and I am happy tThere are absolutely no words after finishing this beautiful, beautiful book called The Iron Queen. I loved every single moment of it and I am happy to say that Julie Kagawa has done it again! It was full of action, romance, slight humor, and a questionable ending that will lead us straight to the next sequel, The Iron Knight-- which by the way, I simply can't wait to read!
I can honestly say that this was my favorite book out of the entire series so far. There was far more action than in any of the previous books because of the war that is taking place in the NeverNever. The main villain is twice as tougher than ever, and the false king is someone who you would never even possibly imagine to be! And, as in any other previous reviews of this series, I will say once more that all of my favorite characters are back in this book, along with new ones from the Iron Kingdom as well: Glitch and Razor. But obviously, the one who I looked forward to seeing and hearing about the most, was no other but Ash. My heart cried out for him in the end and I'm just so delighted that he finally got his chance to shine and be with the girl that he loves once more.
Speaking of love, the romance in this book was off the charts! It was beautiful in every single way-- even if Ash and Meaghan had a couple of fights here and there that made me squirm. I admit, Ash did have some jealousy issues but Meaghan was the one who caused most of them... and the words that came out of her mouth sometimes made me want to grab and shake her. BUT, everything worked out in the end and I'm sure that these two will finally get their happily ever after soon. Puck did get a little angsty in this book, which I don't blame him for because Meaghan did use him in The Iron Daughter and broke his heart in the process, and he did get over it though.
Last but not least, the ending and the battle that came with it... Holy cow! It was so intense and just, heart-breakingly sad that I cried my eyes out for Meaghan and Ash. I mean heck, I did have a suspicion that something was going to go wrong, but not like this. Which is why I'm dying to read The Iron Knight and I'm also praying for the two of them to be together again. Overall, another great book by this amazing author, and another five-stars by her once again!! I'm definitely buying my own copy to support her when this releases. ;)...more
So what can I saw about The Iron Daughter that won't make it sound like I ripped it off of my own review for The Iron King? Well, first thing's first!So what can I saw about The Iron Daughter that won't make it sound like I ripped it off of my own review for The Iron King? Well, first thing's first! Before reading this book, you should probably read Winter's Passage because it sets the stage for the second book of the series. We return to find that Meaghan is now in the NeverNever, being imprisoned in the Winter kingdom after the promise that she made to Ash: If he helps her rescue her brother, she would have to go back with him. (Promises are spell-binding to fairies and it can never be broken). Along the way, Meaghan eventually develops strong feelings for Ash... but as we all know, they could never be together because she is the Summer Princess and he, the Winter Prince. I absolutely love how on the front cover of The Iron King there's a little quote that says: Iron. Ice. A Love Doomed From The Start. While The Iron Daughter says: Love and Betrayal. A Faery World Gone Mad.
In this second installment of the Iron Fey series, we're introduced to many new characters that reside in the ever foreboding, and even dangerous kingdom of Winter. This book was full of even more action than its predecessor, along with heartbreak, love and friendships are put to the test, and even the death of a character. I loved every single moment of it and as much as others have thought that Meaghan was whiny and naive, by the end of the book, you could see her growth in development as a character. Most of the story was set in the Winter Kingdom and how Meaghan had to fend for herself. We also meet the two Winter Princes, which one of them will play a significant role in the next book, The Iron Queen.
Now let me talk about the romance, who could ever forget that! It's kind of obvious that Meaghan has no eyes other than for Ash, no matter how heartbreaking his "betrayal" was to her. Puck, well let's just say he never had a chance from the start and I felt bad for him. Anyway, I absolutely loved the ending shared between Ash and Meaghan because it was just beautiful and very endearing. Hats off to you Julie Kagawa! It was such a twist that to this day, I still re-read it over and over again. I would never have thought Ash would ever do such a thing! But I guess love does conquer everything afterall. ;)
Which is why I give this book a full five stars for the heart-achingly beautiful characters, the thrilling adventure, and even the romance that will knock your socks off! I'm definitely looking forward to getting my copy of The Iron Queen coming this late January and early February....more