Loved it! This was a fantastic sequel to a great series. CC Hunter has done it again when it comes to writing a compelling and addictive read.
Kylie Ga...moreLoved it! This was a fantastic sequel to a great series. CC Hunter has done it again when it comes to writing a compelling and addictive read.
Kylie Galen is still trying to come to terms with being a supernatural. Although she finds some benefits to her new abilities she is still frustrated as she doesn't know exactly what she is. No one seems to know and with each passing week and questions going unanswered she becomes more and more disheartened. I really felt for Kylie. Hunter did a great job at portraying how Kylie felt and the reader is able to connect with her. You feel what she feels and you are kept guessing along with her as to what she is. Along with this stress Kylie also feels like she is being watched. There is an evil force out there and she must figure out what it wants with her before it is too late. Add to that a ghost who keeps telling her that someone she loves is going to die unless she does something and you wonder how the girl hasn't broken down yet.
Now you can't have a good YA book without some romance. And boy is there no shortage of it here! Kylie is torn between the sweet half Fae Derek and the sexy werewolf Lucas. When Lucas returns to the camp and says he wants to pick things up with Kylie, she becomes more confused than ever. Although I really like Derek, I am Team Lucas all the way! I'm a sucker for werewolves. There is also trouble in paradise when it comes to Miranda and Perry. These two both really like each other, they both know it, but they are both two stubborn to do anything about it. Holiday has problems of her own in the form of the handsome vampire Burnett. Talk about drama!
Things start to get really interesting near the end of the book and I was clued to the page. When I finished I wanted to jump right into book 3. Can't believe I have to wait until April! I need to know what happens next!
Overall this was an enjoyable and addictive read. It had everything a YA lover could want and more. Suspense, romance, paranormal beings, humour. It's got everything. If you haven't read this series yet then you should! You will not be disappointed.
“A verbal ménage à trois,” Della said. “Gross,” Miranda said. “You wanna hear gross?” Della asked. “I just peed on my hand trying to piss on this damned drug stick while talking on the phone to you.” Kylie laughed. “I miss you guys.” The sound of a toilet flushing filled the line. “Oh, double gross,” Miranda snapped. “I told you not to flush while I was on the phone.”
“She leaned into him to soak up his warmth. "You are so hot," she said. "It's about time you noticed," he teased.” (less)
It is no secret that I am a massive fan of JLA. I will literally read anything she writes. I have loved everything I have read by her and Cursed was s...moreIt is no secret that I am a massive fan of JLA. I will literally read anything she writes. I have loved everything I have read by her and Cursed was so exception.
Cursed was a heart-pounding read with plenty of mystery to keep you hooked all throughout. There is a great host of characters to keep you entertained and JLA does a great job of making them tug at your heart strings. I think I nearly cried about 5 times while reading. The things that Ember has had to endure for the past two years is so sad and things just seem to keep going from bad to worse, especially when she is brought to Cromwell's house. There she finds people who are also gifted but they all see Ember's gift as a curse. Except Hayden. Hayden was the only friend Ember had in this new house surrounded by people who hated her. He wants to help her control her gift, if it's even possible. The relationship between these two was intense because they couldn't touch without one of them getting hurt. I loved watching there feelings for each other grow. Their relationship isn't without its hardships and Ember has a hard time trusting people. It made their relationship more real as they both went through times of doubting the other. I loved both Ember and Hayden. They were very likable and Hayden was totally swoon worthy
The mystery behind who was trying to kill Ember was a bit predictable. I knew straight away who it was when they were introduced. There were other things going on though that weren't as predictable. You were kept second guessing what was actually going on. The reason I reduced a star was because I felt the ending was very rushed. I felt like the author realized she only had a small space left to write and tried to cram everything in to the last two chapters. When the book ended I was left with so many unanswered questions and felt that there was still so much not full explained. I feel that a second book is greatly needed to clear up everything with Cromwell, the Facility, and everything else. I am surprised this is a stand-alone as is wasn't wrapped up all nice and neat as I would have liked.
Although I didn't love this book as much as I love all her other books it is still a very enjoyable and gripping read that I know fellow JLA fans will love. (less)
Finally!! A YA style book with characters my own age! :D
I loved this book. It had everything I could ask for. Vampires, werewolves, witches, water ele...moreFinally!! A YA style book with characters my own age! :D
I loved this book. It had everything I could ask for. Vampires, werewolves, witches, water elements, fire elements...basically every magical being you could thing of. I loved all the characters. Dani, Charlie, Thomas, and TS were just the funniest and most adorable people ever. I didin't really connenct with Mariana as she was quit shy and didn't talk that much. Jen was a great character also. She was a bit naive of magic at first as she didn't know any of this existed, and it came as quit a shock to her when she finds out.
The story was very interesting. Kirke's writing was easy to follow and it just flowed really well. I loved learning about all the different magical beings and seeing all the different places they got to visit while on the cruise. I loved how the entire story was set on a cruise ship they are taking classes on. I thought it added a fun element to the story. Things really started to get interesting when a vampire starts feeding on humans on the ship and the gang have to find a way to stop him.
There wasn't a lot of romance in the book which kind of disappointed me as I am a huge romantic but I predict something happening in book two. Fingers crossed anyway!
Overall this was a fun and interesting read. There were a few grammatical errors but nothing major. I would recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal or fantasy books and is looking for a fun and exciting read. :)
"Are you just making stuff up?" Dani demanded. He flipped through a couple of pages. "This entire page is wrong too!" "What?" Thomas yelped. He frowned at the page in confusion. "How is this wrong?" Dani started to smirk and Thomas narrowed his eyes at him. "You're such a dick! Is any of this wrong?" "Nope." Thomas glared. "I might kill you." "Come on, Tommy. You know I only tease you because I have a secret crush on you." "God help me," Thomas muttered. "And don't call me that." "He gets to." Dani jabbed his thumb in TS' direction. Thomas glared. "That's because he isn't referring to the rock opera." "Can't prove that I am," Dani said. Thomas sighed and rolled his eyes. "Except I know that you are." "For a deaf, dumb, and blind kid, you really are observant," Dani said. Thomas groaned. "Charlie, do something, please." Charlie held up his hands helplessly. "Don't drag me into this, I'm innocent."(less)
I think this is without a doubt the best one yet! I have loved this series from book 1 and it just keeps getting better and better with every book. Ra...moreI think this is without a doubt the best one yet! I have loved this series from book 1 and it just keeps getting better and better with every book. Rachel Caine has really outdone herself in this installment. The story picks up right where book 11 left off. All seems lost as the draug's terror becomes more widespread throughout Morganville, and with Amelie slowing turning after being bitten by Magnus, the master draug, the hope of the town and it's residents seems very grim. I love the characters that Caine has created. The gang, Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael, have all been through so much and yet they are still standing, not ready to give up without a fight. Tensions are high between Eve and Michael after the events at the end of book 11. Claire and Shane also have their troubles and we get to see a side of Shane not seen before. Myrnin is back in all his craziness and even though he makes some very questionable decisions, I still have a soft spot for him. He is one of my favourite characters out of the entire series, I just love him :) There is no shortage of action and tension in this book. It is very fast-paced and will have you glued to the page, waiting to see what will happen next. The only complaint I have is that I think there were too many different POVs. Normally I don't mind multiple POVs as I think you get a better understanding of what is going on but in this instance I think there were too many. We have Claire, Shane, Michael, Eve, Oliver and Naomi. Although we do get a better understanding of how Oliver and Naomi think, I still feel like we could have done without them. Shane on the other hand I was very happy about getting more of a focus. I love him so much and my heart broke for him in this. He goes through so much and it just made me love him even more. His and Claire's relationship grows a lot in this as they become closer and grow as people. Shane as always brings some humor to the book but he also brings a seriousness as well. Some of my favourite quotes come from him.
Romance, action, tension, humor, there is everything you could want in this series. Getting better and better with every book, I can't wait to see what is in store for the gang in book 13! :) And to think, after 12 books, my love for this series only increases with every book. Now THAT is something any author should be proud of. :)(less)
I first came across Sarah Alderson when I read Hunting Lila. I loved that book and so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Fated.
I really liked this boo...moreI first came across Sarah Alderson when I read Hunting Lila. I loved that book and so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Fated.
I really liked this book. The story was well written and the plot line was very interesting. The one thing I really liked was the changing POV between Evie and Lucas. Even though it was in 3rd person, I felt that I got a better understanding of both the characters, especially Lucas. I felt for both of them, they have been through so much and are just trying to live through each day as it passes. Evie is sassy, determined and a kick-ass heroine. She never gives up without a fight. Lucas, on the other hand, is fierce, gorgeous and completely self-sacrificing. He will do anything to protect Evie, even if it means giving up his life. (Why aren't there guys like him in real life? Why I ask you?) Alderson has created a world of very imaginative paranormal creatures. We have Mixens (who's skin is acid), Scorpio Demons (you can kind of guess from the name), Thirsters (vampires) and Shadow Warriors. The idea that these creatures come from different "realms" was a very cool and unique concept. After reading Hunting Lila, I knew that Alderson could write a great romance and Fated proved no different. The chemistry between Evie and Lucas was great and I loved watching them interact with one another. However, I did feel that it was a bit rushed. I would have liked to see them get to know one another a little more before the whole declaration of love. Insta-love stories are beginning to annoy me lately and so this one did bug me but I got over it. In the end, this was a fun, action-packed thrill ride, with plenty of twist and turns. If you read and liked Hunting Lila, then I highly recommend this one. Although I did enjoy Hunting Lila a tad bit more, I can't wait to see what's next in store for Evie and Lucas.
Teaser: "Oh great." Evie threw her hands up in the air. "I'm an untrained demon hunter with only crap half-powers, suddenly expected to go all Buffy and save the world."
"Er, I thought you were here to maybe teach me how to kick some demon butt or something. Because forgive me if I got this wrong but I don't think Chanel garments are going to do it - unless I'm missing something. Are demons allergic to fashion? Am I supposed to blind them with sequins? Give them a cardiac arrest by showing them the price tags?"(less)