**spoiler alert** Since I finished the first installment in the 5th wave series (review) I had to read the second one ASAP. This book felt more like f**spoiler alert** Since I finished the first installment in the 5th wave series (review) I had to read the second one ASAP. This book felt more like filler than an actual story. The book picks up a few days later of where The 5th Wave left off. This book concentrated mainly around the transformation of Ringer and fill out a lot of holes while there are still many left to be answered. We get the vague idea about the alien infestation however many questions are still unanswered.
The POV changes was within three characters, Ringer, Cassie and Evan. Cassie and Evan deals with world outside of camp haven however not in long term length. While Ringer counts her days in another 'camp haven'. Cassie and Evans storyline takes a backseat while we see the process of Ringer taking on a new environment all together. Through this change in Ringer we get some explanation which also leaves a whole lot of unanswered questions.
The third book supposedly clears everything out, which will be released next year. Between the two released books this was not that appealing to me but I shall wait for the third book to have a final opinion about the series. ...more
**spoiler alert** I feel immobile using good reads app from my mobile, so I guess a review later when I have a keyboard that's larger than a grain. EDI**spoiler alert** I feel immobile using good reads app from my mobile, so I guess a review later when I have a keyboard that's larger than a grain. EDIT My keyboard is large so here goes.
My thoughts are are rather all over the place, let me gather them while I rant about how I missed reading books and blogging about them! I missed it so much! I feel like I am out of the loop on books, new releases, and mostly my blogger buddies.
As for the book, I started reading it after I saw the movie trailer (I will link the trailer below). The trailer was great, so when I saw it was based on a book I had to read it. The story changes point of view between the lead characters Cassie and Ben. I had a bit of trouble at the beginning keeping up with the changes of POV and flashback.
Lets talk about the characters, Cassie is a normal sixteen year old trying to survive the alien infested world while still crushing on boy(s). I have come to terms with the fact that attraction is fatal, you can not help whom you like. Specially when you are a sixteen year old girl. She still was level headed and and very brave. And to tell the truth she is one from the many female characters that I love and adore that did not piss me off. She made great life choices.
Ben AKA Zombie, I liked him. He too was a very 'teen' boy caught in the middle of his own angst and alien infested war yet still trying to make it in the world. He acts like a protector due to the circumstances he faced. He is the hero every young adult book is made of.
And of course I can not stress enough how much Evan Walker made an impact with his Edward Cullen characteristics. SPOILER ALERT he is one of the different species and an good egg. In spite the stalkerish behavior he still makes you melt with his cuteness. Evan made me had mixed feelings. So I will love a to read some of his POV in the future books.
Overall I loved the story, I feel a kinship to the characters, I can not wait till I read more. So I already got the second book and I am looking forward to start reading it tonight. ...more
This is the second cell phone novel I have read from Bekka Black. And like iDrakula this too was impossible to put down till the very end. iFrankensteThis is the second cell phone novel I have read from Bekka Black. And like iDrakula this too was impossible to put down till the very end. iFrankenstein is the modern techie take of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.
Over the years there have been allot of movies, series, plays based on the original book, I ought to know cause I am a big no HUGE Frankenstein fan. However from all the Frankenstein takes I have witnessed thus far, iFranktenstein is one of the most memorable one. I suppose if Frankenstein was a teenager in this time of era I imagine he too would be quite the genius and create a monster such as VV that lived in the internet.
iFrankenstein is definitely something worth checking out if you haven't already. And if you are looking for more cell phone novels like iFrankenstein I would also suggest you check out iDrakula, another awseome text/email tale of Dracula. ...more
I am a sucker for good YA, I usually find myself reading YA with fluff and paranormal theme. A Healing Heart was a great change to that stereotypicalI am a sucker for good YA, I usually find myself reading YA with fluff and paranormal theme. A Healing Heart was a great change to that stereotypical reading.
What attracted me most to the book was the word building, and Melissa did a great job bringing her characters to life. Making them so believable. I simply adored reading about Collin and Bailey, my only complain is the story ended to soon.
What I struggled with was, sometimes character would go on a bit longer than necessary with their own monologue, making it hard to stay focused. Other than that it was a pretty solid.
If you are looking for a quick, well put together YA romance, A Healing Heart is worth a shot. ...more
Before I go ahead and start ranting about what I thought about the book lemme just say, I haven't read anything quite like this before.
I am fascinatedBefore I go ahead and start ranting about what I thought about the book lemme just say, I haven't read anything quite like this before.
I am fascinated by the idea of angels and demons and after looking at that beautiful cover, I just had to read the book. The illustration itself represents a lot about the story. Even though Dominion is my first book with angels, (well not quite angels but Grandinians and Grantinians) I really enjoyed reading about the characters.
Abigail isn't quite what I expected when I started reading Dominion, she was a surprise. Kindda sneaked up on me. Abigail is not a normal teenage girl, and like I said she kindda sneaked up on me. Gideon, here is one very twisted and sexy creature, that I liked reading about. No. Really. I did! He scares the life outta Abigail, and practically everyone, but I still likes him. It felt a bit like he was suffering from split personality disorder but heck, I liked him evil.
The author did an wonderful job bringing her characters to life and really awesome job with the twisty turns of the story that kept me guessing what's to come next. Recommended to readers who likes reading paranormal young-adult....more
Can I have the next book already! I simply can NOT wait to read the third book of the series. I honestly can not believe I have to wait another year bCan I have the next book already! I simply can NOT wait to read the third book of the series. I honestly can not believe I have to wait another year before I have the third book in my hands.
Protecting Truth picks up a few months after the ending of Wander Dust, answering many of my unanswered questions and yet creating many ones at it's leave.
Seraphina has grown since Wander Dust, she is a little wiser, a bit more kick-ass and turning out to be strong Wanderer. I still swoon over Bishop, I do but Turner is GAHHH! Twins, yet so different from the other and it's so hard to choose.
I won't go into the lengthy details of the book but I sure as hail will rave about just how much I loved it specially Turner and Bishop. End verdict? If you have read Wander Dust you must check out Protecting Truth and in case you still have not read the The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy yet, pick up Wander Dust and read it!!...more
The book starts off with a heavy kick and leads down to an interesting end. I really loved some bits, but some I had hard time connecting to. Other thThe book starts off with a heavy kick and leads down to an interesting end. I really loved some bits, but some I had hard time connecting to. Other than that the story was good.
Luke and Sera are twins with supernatural power, along the way we meet many other creatures from the supernatural world from Fey's to mind-reader and vampires. With a bit of romance on the story it was a great read. Luke is a seer while Sera has the power of healing others from just a touch. They make a kick ass team of siblings. The story is based on the siblings, family bonding so we there is a very little room to develop your typical YA romance. But I loved the bits development between Sera and Marc.
Kudos to J. Meyers for creating such a fascinating world filled with mythical creatures with supernatural powers....more
First, I can NOT believe I waited this long to read this book!
There are demons, secret society of demon hunters and hexly knights in shining4.5 stars
First, I can NOT believe I waited this long to read this book!
There are demons, secret society of demon hunters and hexly knights in shining armor riding on their trustie steed driving awesome cars to save the girl. So in a nutshell, absolutely awesome!
The hex boys are anything but your average teenage boys. They fight demons, control elements, own cool cars provided by their parent by their parents, goes to school, has their own guardian fairy?! Yup, not your average teenage boy. All the six boys are just so amazing each in their own way that I couldn't help but fall in love with them. I am still trying to decide which one I liked the most. But really I can not decide!
Aurora is not you kick ass heroine that's been practicing to fight demons all her life. She is somewhat normal compared to the hex boys other that the fact she sees DEMONS! Aurora might not have all the kick ass martial arts training like the boys but she has a cunning ability to throw you off the rocker. She uses her feminine charms like sobbing, hugs, and flattery to get her way. Now let me tell you what I loved about Aurora Lahey. The Lahey family, hands down. I have a huge family, we are all very tight and A&E Kirk's detailed description about the Lahey family reminded me allot about my own.
Aurora's power is still somewhat mystery for me and why they moved also who was THAT in her last vision. And hopefully we will be getting all the answers in the next Divinicus Nex book or at least few of them anyways.
So recommended to anyone who loves reading paranormal YA. ...more
Assassin Study takes place right after Poison Study while Yelena is in the road to reach her home to Sitia. To save her life Valek takes off to SitiaAssassin Study takes place right after Poison Study while Yelena is in the road to reach her home to Sitia. To save her life Valek takes off to Sitia to stop an assassin from succeeding.
This story was about Valek. We get to see the spy in him more profoundly than we did in poison study as it's written from third person prospective. Short but feels in some void about Valek. Even though it felt like he became a secondary character in the next two books.
If you are a Valek fan most definitely read Assassin Study....more
Every time I up and go trying to give a little bit of summery about the book that I read, I get side tracked and forget the most important part. WhatEvery time I up and go trying to give a little bit of summery about the book that I read, I get side tracked and forget the most important part. What I actually thought of the book. So before I start getting side tracked again let me just say, I really liked it.
I love reading paranormal YA and Wander Dust was an wonderful read with the right amount of para stuffed with some gorgeous science elements.
Now a little bit about the characters, I LOVED the name Seraphina so much that I decided to name my gold fish baby Seraphina. And it response to the name too! It's really very cute. I was talking about my goldfish, if anyone's wondering. Sera was well put together character, acting like the sixteen year old that she is. Trying to get her father's attention by doing the most rebellious things she can come up with. The relationship between the father and her was next to non-existence which lead me to question, if that was her real father. Who knows maybe there is a bigger mystery in there!!
Bishop, I swooned every time I tried picturing him talking in his British accent. le sigh. Bishop's interference in Sera's life at first was questionable. I was confused if this boy was good or evil or in between. His mysterious nature puts an edge at first which he manages to maintain further by talking about his past with Sera. However he proves he is a friend to her, eventually. In other words, he is the perfect romantic boyfriend a sixteen year old girl can only hope for. I would have to say, Bishop is an intriguing character about whom I happen to have basket full of questions.
Wander Dust is the first in The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy. If you are looking for something unique to read, I would definitely recommend you to check this book out. ...more
I love zombie books and movie. I was sure that I knew everything there is to know about Zombies, mainly how to kill them! Most importantly ONE thing II love zombie books and movie. I was sure that I knew everything there is to know about Zombies, mainly how to kill them! Most importantly ONE thing I was sure about that zombies don't talk or think (rationally) or do anything other than look for human Mac and mumble uhnnnnnn. After reading Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion changed my mind through the voice of R.
Warm Bodies, is told from R's point of view. And he is the hero. Who is R? R is a zombie. I know right? I was skeptical too when I first started the book. But as you can see even is the book is from a zombie's point of view I stuck with it. R isn't an ordinary zombie, he feels but like all the other zombies he gets high on human brain and their memories. After eating a specific human he starts to fee some more than he already did. The book synopsis gives the idea that R only regained memories of the human after eating his brain. But the thing is he was already different, the brain just gave him some memories to live. R struggles with his zombie life, zombie family and friends when he starts to change.
I picked up the book specially after seeing it was going to be turned into a movie, and I just wanted to read what the fuss was all about. I am looking forward to see how they adapt the thing in Hollywood version.R is being played by Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer will be playing Julie.
Overall, Warm Bodies was really a good book, I would recommend it to readers like me who still think zombies don't have feelings. Maybe this will change your mind! ...more