From the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. There was something about it that just kept me from being able to put it down. I eventually had t...moreFrom the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. There was something about it that just kept me from being able to put it down. I eventually had to tell myself that I needed to get some sleep and that Skye and Xander would be where I left them in the morning! Of course, the second I woke up, I went right back to reading it.
The only thing Skye can remember of life before her parents death, is what she sees in her nightmares, and even with that, she's not certain it's what happened. Xander's been watching Skye for years, keeping her out of the harm that is unknown to her. Yet when Skye leaves herself unprotected and unable to take care of herself one night after Xander notices a monster is after her, he realizes he has to do something, to protect her not only from the monsters, but from herself.
After that, everything seems so quick. Skye receives answers to questions she's had her entire life, but they just lead to even more confusion and even more questions. Not only does Skye have to come to terms with what happened in her past, but what she has to do, to not only save herself, but to save a everybody.
The relationship between Skye and Xander is the kind of relationship I love to read about, the kind that as I read I get the butterflies in my stomach, which I feel like gives such a connection to the two. Even though I know how their relationship is supposed to work out, from the beginning, I wanted more for them. There were even times that when Skye was upset, I shed a few tears myself, that is how amazing this read was.(less)
If you love books with tons of supernatural creatures, this is the book for you. I was instantly pulled in within the first few pages of this book wit...moreIf you love books with tons of supernatural creatures, this is the book for you. I was instantly pulled in within the first few pages of this book with action. Robyn has ties to all kinds of supernatural beings, so I can see how they decided on the title Supernatural Freak. Werewolves, Ghosts, Genies, Faries, and that's just within the first few chapters!
Supernatural Freak is so well written that it keeps you hanging on every second. I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next because there was so much suspense in the plot that I needed to keep reading. Robyn gets herself into to all kinds of sticky situations and seeing how she gets herself out of them is quite entertaining. Thanks to the help of her friends, I'm sure Robyn would be able to work through anything.
Supernatural Freak definitely gets my recommendation to any reader looking for a good supernatural book to read. A supernatural packed book that keeps you hooked from page one, if you haven't already checked this book out, it is available on amazon and I say give it a read.(less)
So I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. There were so many magnificent things about it I'm not sure where to start. Ash decides to go away...moreSo I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. There were so many magnificent things about it I'm not sure where to start. Ash decides to go away to boarding school after a violent incident with her sister Eve. Then after an event with one of the students off campus, she becomes friends with an unusual bunch of students. These students turn out to be a group of gods and goddesses. They all have their own powers and a similar life/background with their past life. The amount of authenticity between the gods and goddesses is wonderful. Karsten did a wonderful job recreating them and really helped fill in the story for the ones I was not familiar with. I grew so attached to each one of the gods and goddesses and felt like each one of them had an equally vital role with Ashline.
I can't really say much more about the story without giving things away. The story was so enthralling and had me hooked from the very beginning. There were so many surprises throughout the whole book. Some things that I were expecting to happen either didn't happen or happened when I wasn't expecting them. Of course there were many other things that I was not expecting. The last third of the book, I was unable to put it down. I wanted to know everything that was going to happen right then and there.
One thing I do know for certain is that I cannot wait for Embers & Echoes because I have so many questions left over from the end of Wildefire. What really happened with Eve, what about the girl from the visions, COLT! I think there's enough said right there, if you have read it then you understand completely. If you haven't read this book yet what is wrong with you. I suggest getting this and moving it right to the top of your to read pile, it's so worth it. This has got to be up there with my new favorite books and I am so happy that it is going to be a series and there will be more to come. (less)
What an amazing book! That's all I can seem to think of right now. I was hooked from the instant I started reading it. Lacey did such a great job crea...moreWhat an amazing book! That's all I can seem to think of right now. I was hooked from the instant I started reading it. Lacey did such a great job creating these characters, and even though there were days and events that were skipped, it felt right and kept the story at a pace that kept me interested the whole way through. There were times when I had to physically stop myself from reading and walk away because I needed to go to work or school.
Now hear me out on this next part. It slightly reminds me of Twilight. I know I know, there are a lot of people who don't find that series very interesting, and if you are one of them then you need to pick up this series instead. Portia is a very strong character and she is the polar opposite of Bella, although Portia and Vance's relationship is what really drew the comparison to me.
Portia and Vance's relationship rockets off because of the strong connection they have. They have a bond that no one else has hear of and are able to do things that no other witch or warlock has ever heard of someone else doing. They are completely inseparable and their love for one another pulls at your heart. I absolutely love them together, and when they were apart and Portia felt pain, I felt it too.
Again, this book was such an amazing read. If you like anything dealing with magic, love, or action, then you need to check out this book. I know I'm already planning on when I'm going to get the next one. I cannot wait to see what happens with this series and I'm so happy I joined the Bookish Snobs Promotions and was able to be part of the blog tour for such an amazing book. I hope you all check it out, because it really is a good read.(less)
One of the things things that I was worried about going into this book was, it wouldn't live up to all of the hype that I've been hearing. I've heard...more One of the things things that I was worried about going into this book was, it wouldn't live up to all of the hype that I've been hearing. I've heard so many good things about this book, I just hoped that it would be as good as everyone was saying, and to be honest it really was. There's very few books that are set during this time, so even just that makes it a good book, but Jillian uses the language from that time perfectly, and it really helped to convince me that it was 1920's and the flapper lifestyle was banned by prohibition.
I do like the way the book is set up. One chapter your reading about Gloria, the next about Lorraine, then the next about Clara. But there were times while I was reading that I felt I didn't want to know what was going on with Lorraine. I felt more of a connection and more of a concern of what was happening with Gloria and Clara. For awhile I just saw Lorraine as a girl who dressed as a slut who wanted Marcus Eastman. I found myself reading her parts faster because I just had to know what was happening with Gloria and Clara, but didn't want to miss if anything happened while she was around.
The ending is one that I did not see coming. I usually have this sense about how things are going to end, but with this one it kind of threw me for a loop. It does clear up a few questions that were brought up during the rest of the novel, but then it throws in a few more. I think that was a really good plan, because now I know I want to read the second one to see what happens, and I'm sure most people that liked the book will feel the same way. Now I am kind of dying to know if she's going to add the new character she did the epilogue with. Because that would make four people for the next novel, but it would also help to fill in some holes that I've found by running through the story in my mind and questions that I have about them.
Overall this was a really good book. I just couldn't get over the fact that Lorraine, even though her story was not meant to be, was boring and annoying to me. It was still an amazing read and should be read by anyone and everyone. I would recommend this book to someone that wants to read either a good book set in the 1920's or a really romantic mystery, or anyone just looking for a good read to be honest. So add this to your TBR list if you haven't already!(less)
Hot Boys, Zombies, and a strong female lead. What more could you want from a book? I was in love with this book from the very beginning, I can't lie....moreHot Boys, Zombies, and a strong female lead. What more could you want from a book? I was in love with this book from the very beginning, I can't lie. A stunning cover with an amazing story line, Bad Taste in Boys is way more than a zombie filled horror read. Of course like I've mentioned a million times before, the cover really is what first drew me to this book. I mean come on, look at it, doesn't it make you want to pick it up and read it? But what really hooked me was the story.
I remember being in high school and what it was like to have a crush on the high school jock, who doesn't? So the fact that Kate is just a normal teenage girl in the same kind of position that I have found myself in, made her extremely likable. The book hooks you in by getting to the point right away and I really liked how easy it was to be able to understand what was going on.
Bad Taste in boys is a fast paced quirky read about a zombie plague infecting a school, and one girl's fight to save her friends, family, and love. The witty remarks alone are something that should make you want to read this book. I found myself laughing while reading it and getting weird looks from my parents, but those I'm used to. So I would highly recommend picking up this book, and I know I'm adding Bad Hair Day to my list to read, I mean come on more Kate and werewolves, sounds perfect to me.(less)
The only words that seem to come to mind right now are Oh My Goodness. Unfortunately it's been awhile since I have felt this ecstatic about a book, bu...moreThe only words that seem to come to mind right now are Oh My Goodness. Unfortunately it's been awhile since I have felt this ecstatic about a book, but now that I found Evermore I have no words. The last half of this book I was unable to set it down for longer than to get a drink. Now that I've finished it I know I cannot wait to go and get Blue Moon so I can see what happens next with Ever. I even found out that Ever's little sister Riley has her own book series that I am so excited for as well!
Ever's character is such an easy one to connect with but the things that haunt her add so much more to her. Being the only one to survive an accident claiming the lives of her family has put a burden on ever that she is barely able to cope with. That is until she met Damen and honestly through most of the first half of the book I was trying to figure out his story, thinking him to be the bad guy. I won't say much more because I don't want to give it away to anyone that has yet to start this series, and if this applies to you then you need to go get this book as soon as possible. The ending had me hanging on the edge of my seat trying to read faster to see what was going to happen and flipping a little ahead to make sure it wasn't ending without resolving mine and Ever's questions.
Again I have to say, if you have yet to read this novel and start this series than you need to do it as soon as possible. The beginning is a little slow, but without it I don't think Alyson could have built such an amazing story that is Evermore. I rented this from the library but I know that I am going to have to go and buy this to add to my own personal library, as well as Blue Moon as soon as I am able to. I can already tell that this series is going to my new obsession soon, and that's something that I know I don't mind.(less)
This book is a bind up of Love, Ghosts, and Facial Hair, and A Place Like This. These two books focus on the life of Jack and his family. Something I...moreThis book is a bind up of Love, Ghosts, and Facial Hair, and A Place Like This. These two books focus on the life of Jack and his family. Something I thoroughly enjoyed is how the perspective of the book jumps from one character to another, focusing on Jack, his sister Desiree, his father, and Annabel throughout the first novel. I also liked getting to meet more people in the second novel, and seeing their perspective. I feel like I know more about each character than the characters know about each other. It is told entirely through poems, that I have to admit change rhyming schemes frequently, but it doesn't change the pace of the book.
This book is just so adorable, I feel like squealing. Meeting Jack and seeing him grow up and how he develops is enthralling. His relationship with Annabel is just so strong and happens so quickly, just like most young loves do. The entire novel focuses on how love is the core to all and it can help you overcome anything. This message is so strong throughout the entire story and it's moving.
This is definitely a book that I would recommend to someone, anyone really. It's a face paced story and has quiet a bit of detail for being written in poem form. You can really gain the sense of these characters and their relationships and they develop over the years, yes I said years, Jack starts the novel at 16 and end the novel being 18. I know that's not a lot but for being only 240 pages and being in poems, it goes by quickly. If you are looking for a book with a cute storyline that deals with young love, how it evolves, and how to overcome tragedy, then I would recommend this book to you. It's an easy read with a lot of heart and meaning to it.(less)