**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
4.5 stars I am trying retain myself from flailing around about the book right now but I will say that if you have even an inkling love for zombie anyth4.5 stars I am trying retain myself from flailing around about the book right now but I will say that if you have even an inkling love for zombie anything really, this is the thing to try. complete review...more
I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to writ4.5 stars
I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to write this down now before I forget all these feels. I have so much love for this book right now it's simply indescribable!
A Fall Of Water, is final installment of the Elemental Mysteries series. I have been sticking with this series from the very beginning and I am really glad that I stuck to it till the end. I still remember reading about Beatrice and Giovanni meeting for the first time in A Hidden Fire. Tenjin, Carwyn, Dez every one throughout these books have grown on me. And in A Fall Of Water, Ben has been one of my favorite character to read about. He is just a big sweetheart and I want more about this Vecchio.
The last book goes into a bit deeper in the vampire myth than the previous books. Revealing more about the elements of the vampires and the power to manipulate it. One of the main thing that was fascinating to me was Giovanni's vampire bloodline, at the end I felt like learning more of the ancient vampires history. But hats off to Miss Hunter for bringing this awesome characters to life and thank you so much for introducing me to them.
It breaks my heart to say goodbye to the characters and this story but this was really one of the perfect ending for a series. If you are a fan of paranormal vampire novels, Elemental Mysteries is a MUST read.
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
I had this from the end of February since Net. My lack of reading time kept me away from the awesomeness that is Grave Mercy. For me I felt the book wI had this from the end of February since Net. My lack of reading time kept me away from the awesomeness that is Grave Mercy. For me I felt the book was a combination between adult and young-adult genre.
The book is set around the time of late 1400's when Anne of Brittany was straggling to get her duchy. My European history is not that good but I do remember a little bit about Anne of Brittany. The author put in a lot of historical information of that period. Sticking with the story line of Anne's struggle to get to her duchy. Some of the names of the Dukes were familiar.
The story in told in Ismae's point of view, with a very little about her past and the three years she spent in the convent learning the secrets of assassination she sets of with Lord Duval to find the traitor in Anne's court. Ismae had me hooked from the very beginning, and the most important part about her that I fell in love with was that she can take care of herself and others. Yes, no kidnapping or holding her for ransom if you want to have your throat slit or be poisoned by this lithe assassin.
Ismae and Duval's banter and the slow built up romance was just cherry on top with my chocolate sundae.
I can sit here and tell you how awesome this book is but it's better if you just go ahead and read the book. And be awesomified (is that a word!)...more
If you are a Disillusionist series fan, like me Simon is not a stranger to you. For me Simon Fitzgerald's flamboyant attitude has always been attractiIf you are a Disillusionist series fan, like me Simon is not a stranger to you. For me Simon Fitzgerald's flamboyant attitude has always been attractive. I was dying to read more about him ever since Miss Crane first introduced him in her books.
In this novella, Devil's Luck we find out more about Simon and Fawna. Simon, who has no care in the world attitude has a depth that I never imagined. He pretty much doesn't give a shit about whatever is in his future. He is more determined to change his fate more than anything. Fawna in other hand has hard time giving up seeing everyone's fate. Even though she doesn't want them to happen, there is no going around it. So when Simon's denial to accept his future infuriates her, it also makes her curious. Maybe there is a loop hole and there is hope.
Even though it's like 30k or something, I loved reading this short bits of Simon and Fawna's life. Before reading this book you must read The Disillusionists series first....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
Power Study is all about Ari and Janco. And trust me when I say this, THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH OF THOSE TWO! Okay I am calm. It's that just I loved tPower Study is all about Ari and Janco. And trust me when I say this, THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH OF THOSE TWO! Okay I am calm. It's that just I loved the duo on the first book and not catching enough of them in the sequels was really sad but fortunately there is a short story where Ari and Janco deals with an hot headed soldier. Short, but sweet nicely done.
If you liked Ari and Janco you gotta read Power Study...more
Ice Study is basically based after Valek and Yelena. This is a short story but gives a little closer to what has happened to this two after they haveIce Study is basically based after Valek and Yelena. This is a short story but gives a little closer to what has happened to this two after they have conquered the evil, mostly anyway. Valek and Yelena finally are able to establish a relationship without too much sneaking around. Yes there are still some sneaking around but in these sort story it's mostly from the bad guys. Nicely done.
I would personally suggest Ice Study only to those readers who have read both Magic Study and Fire Study. After finishing Magic Study and Fire Study, trust me you will need it....more
I don't regret reading this book. But I still wish I hadn't though. This book follows some times after Magic Study. Revealing more about the magical aI don't regret reading this book. But I still wish I hadn't though. This book follows some times after Magic Study. Revealing more about the magical ability of Yelena and her quest to find more about her powers of a Soulfinder.
This book didn't introduce as many characters as it did in Magic Study but still I missed my two favorite soldiers Janco and Ari, there can never be too much of these awesome duo. Yelena travels back to north so we get to see a lot of old characters return from Poison Study. Yelena is wanted by the council of Sitia and her magic is not safe to even safe herself. Valek plays an important part in Yelena's quest but still I missed the Valek I had seen in Poison Study.
Overall better than Magic Study, doesn't live up to the expectation of Poison Study though. ...more
After reading something as good as Poison Study my expectation for this series was YAY high, but unfortunately my expectation for the sequel2.5 stars
After reading something as good as Poison Study my expectation for this series was YAY high, but unfortunately my expectation for the sequel was actually too high. Magic Study mainly focused on Yelena's magical ability and training her while figuring out who is out to kill the young magicians in Sitia.
Magic Study introduced allot of new character and I felt like they kept appearing to fill the void of the other character from Poison Study. Yelena seem to find her entire family and they all live in the trees and jump from one branch to the other like Tarzan. Yelena's brother has some deep problems with her returning. He even seem to believe his sister is the spy from Ixia. Yelena's parents were very interesting, specially her mother. I was reminded of Disney's Tarzan far too many times while reading about Yelena's family.
If you have read Poison Study you already know Valek, the master spy, lethal killer, chief of security for commandeer Ambrose, he can assassin with his pinkie and also happens to be in love with Yelena. I missed this amazing character in this book. The only time he appears is when he is sneaking in Yelena's guarded room to have sex! I mean yeah sure they are together it fine and dandy but where the heck did that lethal killer go? Valek was purely a mental support for Yelena without being there physically in this book. I missed their sparing very much.
Overall I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. I say if you read Poison Study stick to that no need to read this one and have the image ruined. I am going to continue this series anyway, I am still interested to know how this will play out in the end and I have no expectation from the third book so I know I won't be disappointed even if it is total failure.
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
I have had Chicagoland Vampires recommended to me too many times, I just didn't feel the love to pick it up till now. When I saw Missie was hosting aI have had Chicagoland Vampires recommended to me too many times, I just didn't feel the love to pick it up till now. When I saw Missie was hosting a Some Girls Bite read-along with Tina, Rummanah and Jenny I though I have the book, I haven't had a chance to do a read-along before so lets do this!
It was awesome. Reading four chapters a week and making turtle friends along the way, but I think most of the bloggers had already finished it. I am going off track with my thoughts about the read-along here.
So about the book, I liked the entire situation with Merit's vampiredom and how she grows to accept her situation. Under a month time Merit went from grad student to super sentinel, I don't think I would have come out of my hidie hole before a month past.
Ethan, Merit's master and the head of Cadogan house is a bit of a jerk in the entire book. And I am told to be patient, apparently he isn't always so much of a jerk as the series continues. I would like him a little less jerky too. Mallory, Merit's best friend got it on with a fellow sorcerer. I am sort of those readers that love slow built up love. Mallory and Catcher was more like lust-in-first-sight than love. They are both GREAT characters individually and had a lot of potential to bloom in to a great relation that I would have liked but I just didn't feel the love there. Now let me finish my character evaluation with one last character, Jeff. He is the ONLY were we meet in this book, he is twenty one and a lanky computer geek. I am thinking about grabbing him and then running towards the mountains. I even have a pair of handcuffs somewhere in the house to have him cuffed to the headboards. Too much! I think not.
At the end, I honestly don't think I would have liked this book if I was reading this on my own. Because of the read-along mainly, I loved reading this. I plan to continue the series soon.
Recommended to ... umhh ... readers like me who had second thoughts about picking up the book. Just wait for a read-along or something when you start! Review originally posted on The Nerd In Heels...more