I'm not usually much of a YA reader but a. The Better to Bite was FREE and b. Cynthia Eden NEVER disappoints so I figured why not give this one a try?...moreI'm not usually much of a YA reader but a. The Better to Bite was FREE and b. Cynthia Eden NEVER disappoints so I figured why not give this one a try? I'm glad that I did!
Anna Lambert and her father moved from the bustling streets of Chicago to the small town of Haven where her father takes the job of local sheriff. Anna might be different herself but there is definitely something off about Haven. When locals go missing, she must use her special talents to help find them in time. But will she be too late, or will the monster in the woods set it's sights on her instead?
Cynthia Eden pulls off a win with her YA debut in my book! Easily read in one sitting, the plot moved at a steady pace that kept me in suspense the entire time. I was questioning everybody and the twist was definitely a surprise. My only issue with the story is there was no clear cut love interest. There was a love triangle between Brent, Anna, and Rafe with Anna swaying towards one when in his presents and towards the other while in his. I wanted to see more of a connection between the characters then what I found. There are still plenty of secrets left to be revealed for Anna though and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book in this trilogy! (less)
I am so ensnared by the world that Kresley Cole has created in the Arcana Chronicles! I am not usually one to read young adult romances but K...more4.5 Stars
I am so ensnared by the world that Kresley Cole has created in the Arcana Chronicles! I am not usually one to read young adult romances but KC has placed these memorizing young characters into such a world that they must take on adult situations or they will never survive.
Poison Princess introduced readers to the main character of Evie, The Empress, her young life and the world post Flash. Life is now a game where only the strongest survive but it's a game that Evie is unwilling to play. Poison Princess also followed the budding relationship between Evie and Jackson, someone who Evie thought she loved. But in Endless Knight it is now Death's turn. Though the game endures, Death and Evie have a past, and though she might not remember it, he does. When secrets are revealed and the past is brought to life, Evie is torn. Yes, a love triangle ensues but it is such a one that you can't help but fall for both prospects. If you are scoffing at my words now after reading Poison Princess, just you wait my friend. Death has many layers, and being a strategic and immortal killer is just one of them.
Endless Knight and The Arcana Chronicles is story of survival and the chance at love, but neither is guaranteed. With Baggers, Teethers, and Slavers taking over what is left of the world, and the Arcana battling it out, you never know what is going to happen next! Action, excitement, love and lust, Endless Knight continues just as strongly as the first book and will keep you on your toes and have you turning the pages for more! When I reached the last page and tried to flip the page for more I couldn't believe it. I'd reached the end already?! I almost sobbed out loud. I needed more! Be sure to read Poison Princess before picking up Endless Knight though, as this series needs to be read in order. And don't worry, you will not regret the loss of sleep afterwards.(less)
Fans of Kresley Cole need to pick up this book! Even if you aren't a fan of YA, Poison Princess still encompasses everything that you love in KC's wri...moreFans of Kresley Cole need to pick up this book! Even if you aren't a fan of YA, Poison Princess still encompasses everything that you love in KC's writing. Unique and imaginative world building, heart twisting romantic tension, addictive plot lines, and a story that will keep you up into the wee hours of the morning. By the end of Poison Princess I was left on tender hooks for more!
Evangeline "Evie" Greene was just a normal teenage girl, blessed with a stable home, a dancer and cheerleader, and dating the school's star football player. Until, that is, she starts having visions and is sent away to a mental facility over the summer. At the return of school, she thinks she is cured and looks forward to reconnecting with her friends and boyfriend. But then the visions of a riddle-speaking boy, a dark and dangerous knight, an evil red witch, and animate plants return. To top it off, a new student from the wrong side of the bayou is determined to puzzle out her secrets. And then...the world as she knows it is turned upside down. Living in a post apocalyptic world it's every man for himself, and Evie must grow up quickly if she hopes to survive. With a vow of protection from her new classmate, Jack Deveaux, they journey to find Evie's grandmother and the answers she so desperately seeks. An ancient battle is revealed and the lines between good and bad blur, can Evie garner the assets and alliances that she needs to make it to the end?
Poison Princess was a rush and I cannot wait to find out what is in store for Evie and her little band next! (less)
2.5 Stars This book just wasn't for me. It was overly descriptive which really dragged down the story line to the point where I was skimming. Though if...more2.5 Stars This book just wasn't for me. It was overly descriptive which really dragged down the story line to the point where I was skimming. Though if you are interested in the technicalities of fault lines, volcanoes, tsunamis, ect. you may want to pick this one up. The romance between characters was tepid. A little bit of smoke but no flame. And I question a good portion of the suspense. It had a lot of potential but just didn't delivery. Full review to come...(less)