I am forever greatfull to every and each of you who told me to read The Iron Fey series, I luckily got to re~But your journey is not yet over, Knight~
I am forever greatfull to every and each of you who told me to read The Iron Fey series, I luckily got to read the first three books without the wait between them and was instantly addicted and couldn't wait for the ending of the story wich takes place in this awesomeness of a book...but as we all know it is THE IRON KNIGHT! and people! WHAT A KNIGHT!
First thanks to Netgalley for giving us the opportunity to access an eARC this early...now I'm anciously awating the final result wich I know will be even better and oh so welcome among either Team Ash, Team Puck, or Team Meghan community^-^
SHORTY- If you thought you knew ice, summer, and iron fey and their netherworld YOU'RE WRONG then you'll be in for huge surprises. The journey this book takes us is one not for the weak(heart or mind), taking us to the darkest, scariest, and loneliest parts of the Nevernever; where things REALLY, REALLY aren't what they seem to be and one wrong step can have you dead in a second. Julie's writing and portraying of the same characters but from the point of view of a complete different character shows us how amazing she is at her writing and how believable her characters were, are, and will always be. I love that we don't only see and get to meet our lovely Ice Prince, Ash but we get to know ~sigh~ Puck as well. We see sides of both of them that, were Meghan there with them on their deadliest journey of all times, really wouldn't have shown. Grimalkin is a really spicy adding to the book. Really, who cannot want him in this last book? plus the ending is lovely! WARNING! we get a couple of new awesome aditions to our original characters...and they won't disappoint either! Ash and Puck as we know them seize to exist...not only you get to know the very core of the nevernever but also of this 2 amazing faeries...is now or never guys! you THOUGHT YOU KNEW THEM, BUT OH! YOU WERE SO VERY,VERY,VERY WRONG!
FEELINGS- I wanted to take as long as possible reading this book. What with being the last of the series...but on my dragging day 5 or 6 of reading I just completely lost track of space, time, and ultimately PEOPLE! all I knew, recognized, and reacted to were Iron, Summer, and Ice. The book is full of surprises every single time you turn to the next page so you've been warned!
When the past crashes with the future as well as Iron and Ice...what could be the ultimate price or sacrifice there is for all of them to come together and finally be at peace? Long lost loves, new friends, promises that really weren't meant to keep, and a single promise that will change the life of EVERYONE forever?...Tell me how can this book not had me at the edge of my seat every time I read? Maybe just maybe this time LOVE will not be enough for our lovely queen and prince...maybe the journey will be too much for all of them...maybe somehow someday a promise made by a certain faery will be able to be broken, maybe death wants to claim more than what you thought. Is it really worth your life, heart, and very existance the completition of promise made not long ago? even if it's just a simple cat the one who's guiding you? Maybe with 3 deadly tests, 4 more tagging along to help, and the love of your life oh so far away...THE END OF THE WORLD might be easier to face.
IN THE END... This book surpassed all my expectations. It's more than perfect, a beautiful, real and dark close-ending-finito-final for a series that stole my heart since the very first word I got to read. I'm sure I'll miss Meghan, Ash, Puck, Grimalkin, certain wolf, more than one horse and sooo many more characters.
Thank you Julie for rocking this last book, you nailed it!
--All my life I'd believed that my unusual senses gave me insights into other people, that I could tell something meaningfull about them by the taste--All my life I'd believed that my unusual senses gave me insights into other people, that I could tell something meaningfull about them by the taste of their names or the shape their voices made in my mind. But after everything that had happened in the past few weeks, I didn't know who or what to trust in anymore.--
~arc review~ Allison has always been a normal and quiet girl who loves to play her keyboard and not bother anyone; or so she thought.
Mixing reality and fiction so well that makes you want to believe all of that could happen.
If you could hear the stars, if you could taste the lies, if you could feel numbers & letters, if you thought you had such a great yet unknown power, if you thought that with such said power you were able to erase a person form earth... Who would you go to? Where would you run to? Would you even want to tell anyone, no matter how crazy it seemed? Because such a power... doesnt'... I mean that kind of... thing... just...doesn't exist...Right? yeah! that's it! you're completely crazy and it's obviously impossible...Or???
She wakes up to her worst nightmare. She never in a 100 lifetimes would have thought what had happened possible...Now locked up away from the world she has to convince people that she's normal, that she isn't ill even when she's beeing betrayed by the people she trusts and loves the most.
With chapters with names such as;One(is gray) Three(is yellow) Seven(is alive) Fifteen(is ambivalent) Ultraviolet is nothing and lots alike the things I've read before!!but there in the Ultraviolet is the originality of it!! Also going over topics such as bad Mom/daughter relationships, hardships of people in a mental institution the color of music or simply the heartbreaks of love and trust. This book is a relly good read and one you really won't regret!
Although I'd like to have read a bit more on the story like make it a bit longer on the 'love' part it was amazing!
4/5 (Why you ask? simply because it didn't blow my mind but it is incredibly good!)
Expected publication: October 11th 2011(Arc review)
...I found myself yawning and sleepy only a few hours later. There was no point in fighting it-theExpected publication: October 11th 2011(Arc review)
...I found myself yawning and sleepy only a few hours later. There was no point in fighting it-the nightmares that haunted my dreams would beat the waking nightmare my life had become-so I let myself drift back to sleep.
Mike Mullin= Genious! Really! It's one of the most amazing reads of this year and one you simply cannot miss!
There's no cake before the hit, no preamble as to what you'll witness-not see- but seriously witness in the next sentence. So obviously by the time I was on chapter 3...let's just say that hyperventilation is an understatement. The World as we know it ceased to exist that friday. Alex thought it'll be one of his greatest weekends since he finally won an argument with his mom, he'll stay in the house when his parents along with his sister Rebecca went on a trip. Making a promise to himself after the events on that friday, Alex goes on a journey that any other day would've taken 2 hours but now it didn't even seem likely he'd made it there alive. Making friends and a few enemies on his way he learns to appreciate every breath he's able to take, ever blink of his eyes, every bite of food in his mouth, and even a face-unfamiliar or not-to look at. In the worst situation possible for an alone 15 year old, without your family and friends you get a real scoop of the true nature of the people you thought you knew.
When I thought I could have peace and my heart rate slowed down BOOM! another catastrophy! At some point I thought, "wow this is a really big-large-book!" and that I'd be reading more and more of the same but God!! was I wrong!
Mullin's writting kept my heart rate so high I seriously was scared for my health! As for what I felt while reading this book? -I cried for whole new reasons while reading the book. - 2 times I jumped out of my skin and seat while reading due to little earthquakes here in my country!¬¬ -One of the most realistic, heartbreaking, cruel, and beautiful books I've ever read. The rawness of it all didn't let me relax for one bit. -The first book ever that left me wondering WHAT IF??? -The enormity of the story crushed all the pages from the book!
I never thought I could get to dislike pork more than I do but I think Mullin got the job done pretty well.
All in all the characters all where perfectly described and written beautifully!!
And well what I kept from the book? That life can change in the blink of an eye. That we all have craziness inside us it's just that nothing bad enough has happened for us to notice. That money is just paper; one day you have it, the next you simply don't. But above everything else to not EVER NEVER take anything for granted!
What will you be willing to do, give, and sacrifice when your survival is at stake? Will it include your humanity?
A book that's realistic in one of the most terrifying ways... Do yourself a favor and don't miss this book for anything!
"Coming back for more, eh?"..."I like a little fight in my girls" --She grinned..."Then you're going to love me"...
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kad "Coming back for more, eh?"..."I like a little fight in my girls" --She grinned..."Then you're going to love me"...
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
I took a really long leap by reading this book, it's the second book that I choose o read just because of the cover and tittle, little did I know that it was one of the genres I most likely would en up not reading. I had no idea what the book was about even when I got the arc! But wow! if this book proved me wrong. Since the first chapter I was entirely a goner first for the leading girl Finley what a strong, sensible yet lovable character. I loved her from the beginning. I do admit that I had my doubts given the writing and kind of english since it's set back in the day but in the end I simply let it take through. Griffin! was a great surprise-leading boy- besides being hot, he was smart, polite, a complete gentleman and had an extreme cool powe. YES! power you read right! Add to that Emily & Sam I couldn't help myself to feel drawn toward Sam all lonely ans sad and painfully strong. And cute little Em who was always trying to find the good side of both things and people. Jasper along with Jack Dandy give a pleasant twist to the story.
Who doesn't love a mistery waiting to be solved or a vengeance waiting to be taken care of. Even though some things were easy for me to figure out there were others that completely took me by surprise. A book filled with automatons-don't ask-, queen Victoria, wax figures,high&low class from old England but most of all LOTS AND LOTS OF STEEL! The story takes you on a really different journey in this country when technology is only first being discovered and used and mostly only for the rich AND where everyone has hidden powers you can't even begin to imagine!
-An ending to be both loved and hated and seriously leaves you asking for more, I truthfully cannot wait to read what Kady Cross comes up with next
Don't miss this GREAT BOOK!
4.5/5 (I felt as though it was a little slow at the beginning but that's it)...more
---There, scrawled in my messy early-morning scribble, were the key things Ethan had warned me about. 'Is he strong enough? "Please, please be strong en---There, scrawled in my messy early-morning scribble, were the key things Ethan had warned me about. 'Is he strong enough? "Please, please be strong enough," I whispered into the darkened room. And suddenly, I was afraid.---
ok...so here goes nothing...
I really can't make a large, long review without giving much away. And well you know how I hate spoiling things BUT! First of all our girl Emma is fun to read!! and on top of that she's really true to herself so I liked that about her. Witch! yeap!! our lovely Emma has a with for a bff!! not that either mind it...when you are destined to die since the minute you set your eyes on the one you love, it's really hard to turn down any help, wether it's from a witch or a ghost, what's the difference right? Anyways, at first I thought -and I'm being completely honest with you guys over here- "Oh, no...another story of cursed love, destined to kill both involved." But as always...you know by the rating I'm giving this books that I was wrong...so what if they're not supposed to live after falling for each other---or HOT-AWESOME-CUTE-RICH-AMAZING-FUNNY-YUM-YUM leading guy(I won't say the name even though you may know it by now) it's TO DIE FOR! one of the most enjoyable Teen Boy on a fantasy book that I've ever read!!believe me!! he's soooo worth everything you read in this book!! So I think that might be all for the part where I say what's to come on the book BUT! REMEMBER? just how I love looking into tiny details and then sharing them with you? so there were 2 that Shultz nail for me!! 1- the cover of the book has a meaning! and resembles the book in lots of ways! 2-The tittle is mentioned not just once but lots of times--I lost count-- but I've always looked for those details on books and yeap!! these 2 where in there!! so look for them and please! DON'T MISS THE BOOK!PLEASE?? for you!! I promise you'll have a blast, reasing about hating girls in highschool, about moving to the city, about making new friends, about being open minded, about the power that love has over everything, and well so they're all rich! who wouldn' like to have tons of money just to buy all the books on your tbr pile uh?!! see what I mean??!!
Once again. Julie Kagawa. Thank you. --First of all! COVER FREAKING LOVE!!!!-- My insides cannot be called a normal name now. I think I've read enough a Once again. Julie Kagawa. Thank you. --First of all! COVER FREAKING LOVE!!!!-- My insides cannot be called a normal name now. I think I've read enough about blood to last me a lifetime, and still I want more.
Julie's new book is full of vampires, bloods, rabids, and less humans than I could have expected. In a world that is no longer ruled my mortals. -The leading female character, Allison is so full of hatred for the vampires, she loathes them with all her soul and heart and being. She's a survivor full of hatred...and was and am scared of her since I first met her. -Kanin is one dark, strong sire. He's the first male character I fell in love with. He seemed ruthless and cold but beneath it all if you squint hard enough...I think you'd see traces of life deep within him...just try to squint in the right direction. -Then comes Zeke or Zee or...his full name...he is...just...too good to be true, and as Allison says, too good to last alive long enough to lay eyes on the thing he believes in the most, but still...he sees the good in everyone and everything, he fights with all his might for what he believes is worth fighting for and hates with all his might what he believes is worth hating. He's been taught to hate vampires, to kill vampires and to never look back...but that might change, sooner than he expects. -I'm in love with 2 little characters...~sighs~ They're too cute and felt too real, while reading, that I got attached...I gasped and suffered all the while for them and along with them. -Oh and the bad guys, people! The BAD guys are BAD really really BAD and thirsty for vengeance and power,blood and cries of pain. -And also...there's a cure involved...for what? I shall not tell you...find it out by buying and reading this book as soon as you can!
I don't think I can even describe the whole set and plot of the story because they're not the same while the story progresses. The plot changes, feelings change, souls are lost, people get killed, rabids attack, katanas are used, blood is spilled, food is gathered, fires are started, rain pours, bloody tears are shed, and still...the plot changes and changes...you don't know where Allison will head next, you don't know if she's running away from something or running into something. And I loved it, I loved crying when she cried, loved smiling when she smiled, loved cheering on her-embarrassingly in public, in real life when I didn't even notice people around me-really loud. She's tough and she's really not your typical teen hero either, she's a monster that doesn't want to be one... Argh now I'm dying for the next book because apparently, Julie wants us hanging on that last page... believe me when I tell you; You'll WANT and NEED the next one as soon as you finish this one.
The book and story flows smoothly from beginning to end, I just found it a bit slow at one point but then realized that those tiny bits of story also had to be told in order to get the whole picture of what's really going on. I just wished my ARC was a printed one instead of an eGalley hehehe to skip the headaches...
-MY WEAKNESSES- What have I said about the COVER having a MEANING to the story? This one does and I cried when the exact scene that you see on the cover was described in the book. It was amazing. Also...what have I said about the TITTLE either being mentioned exactly in the book or really represent what the whole book is about? Argh, Julie Kagawa delivers people...the Immortal DO RULE...and you'll wish with all your might that they didn't.
An amazing new -trilogy, I think it's a trilogy- that delivers. Will have you hanging on it's every word... wanting to know how to dance and kill at the same time. And...You'll root while wanting to find peace or even a break to take a deep breath...but you won't...it's action packed, fang packed, blood packed, and a bit more...
This girl will defy and fight against her own nature...to fight the worst demons that have ever existed... Her own.
I know you're wondering...where are all the little teasers Alba always puts in between her reviews? Well...it's hard for me when I'm reading an eGalley to take notes if I can't highlight them or make the notes on the eBook itself...besides...all my favorite teasers and excerpts and passages were spoilery...but FINALLY I found one. While I still had to take out a little bit it still makes sense...oh and I melted...I melted and melted... I still feel deliciously warm
-"What are you doing to me?" he whispered...."You make me question everything I've learned, everything I know. Truths I've believed since I was a kid, gone." He sighed..."What's wrong with me?" he groaned, low and anguished. "I shouldn't be feeling any of this. Not for a..."-
This egalley was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange of my honest review. ...more
I was on top of the world when I got approved for a galley of this book, I first read Spellcaster on NG and even though I haven't been able to get a I was on top of the world when I got approved for a galley of this book, I first read Spellcaster on NG and even though I haven't been able to get a finished copy I needed not to worry because Shultz made it impossible not to remember ^_^ Now I'll just stop rambling and leave you with my thoughts on the book;
I really don't know what happened. It started out soo good and awesome and full of Brendan and halfway through...I just couldn't continue... I hate when this happens and I really think it had less to do with the book and more with me getting sick right in the middle of my reading... I really can't wait to get a finished copy and give it a second shot! There IS something dark and dangerous lurking and waiting for Emma and Brendan to let their guards down. Right when everything was supposed to be perfect it strikes leaving Emma to make decisions she rather not make & Brendan trying his hardest to let Em be independent. Angelique, I didn't quite enjoy THOUGH I thought she was soooo funny at the most weird and awkward times.
All in all I think this book will be a feast to all who enjoyed Spellbound and more so if you're in love with Brendan as I am. Author Cara's writing was almost the same as it was on Spellcaster... I am still battling with my mixed feelings related to her characters but Brendan was awesome as always...and I just love my love stories...
I got this early copy(galley) from the publisher in exchange of my honest review ...more
-"I want you to play with her. Be nice. Show her things. Let her have a good time. Keep her out past dinner."-
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown is-"I want you to play with her. Be nice. Show her things. Let her have a good time. Keep her out past dinner."-
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown is one of those books that you pick up being all wary about them but...when read... You take a minute and wonder how in the clouds you ever doubted of reading it in the first place.
When I started reading the book I had only vaguely read the description, as I'm not such a fan of that. But there HAD to be a reason for me to request it on NG right? Anyway.
Calder White was all kinds of creepy, scary but managing to be vulnerable and cocky. I loved his character! Every interaction he had with his sisters gave me the creeps. And talking about his sisters... Why is it that every single time you let your guard down, is the one time that the enemy decides to strike? I've always wondered that. Maris was the one and only sister who managed to scare the pants out of me while also making me agree with her, even if she was sick and obsessed. Pavati was a really quiet yet fundamental character and Tallulah? ~shivers~ I'll just say... she was... WOW... just simply WOW!
-She slept more peacefully than anyone I'd ever seen-a stark contrast to my sisters' restless slumber. I wondered if this was the peace that forgiveness brought.-
Have I ever told you about my love for male POV?? Well if you didn't know I'm more than happy to let you know. The story is told from Calder's pov, we see how he struggles with his own semi/nature to decide between what he knows he has to do and what he knows is the right thing to do... They're almost never the same :'(
And Lily and Sophie and their family made me stay warm throughout the whole cold weather that the book was. Her love of the water, her slight suspicions of things lurking under it, everything, worked wonders to make her meeting Calder, after that... She will never again be the same. Never. Because when reality mixes with fantasy there is not knowing what will happen next, there exists no safety, no trust... no air?
-"... Forgiveness is freedom... Now that I think about it-in some ways, it's kind of a selfish act."-
The story is thrilling, creepy, somewhat scary yet romantic, sweet, real, raw and so very very GOOD. You'll want to know, you'll want to guess, you'll want to try and breathe water... but you'll never EVER want to stop.
What's the price you're willing to pay to do the right thing? Would you sacrifice your life? Your love? Your freedom? Your nature? Your family? But... what exactly is freedom... or family for that matter.
-"... Once he's in the water, we can all take part in dragging him down. We can all get our justice that way. Short and sweet. Done. ..."
I love water, I love cold, and I love male povs'... love that ending...leaving so many possibilities open for your imagination only! And everything put together is what Lies Beneath has in store for you!
-review based on an ARC received via Netgalley-
Side Note-> The author said on an interview that the next book will be told form Lily's pov. How exciting!!!
sadly I read this book WAY ahead of time, I mean it's an October release!...I couldn't help myself... So...while my review will be up nearing release dsadly I read this book WAY ahead of time, I mean it's an October release!...I couldn't help myself... So...while my review will be up nearing release day...let me just say... PLEASE add this to your TO-BUY-ASAP list!
I don't know why I couldn't get into this book...maybe because I've read too many dystopian books lately? Felt it was too much like the others...meaniI don't know why I couldn't get into this book...maybe because I've read too many dystopian books lately? Felt it was too much like the others...meaning the 'controlling us' thing... I had hoped for a more original take, but who knows, it might just be my mood.
Maybe I'll just try to get the final copy after the release......more
Bwahahahaha If you don't read this book when it comes out... *______________* I might be forced to hunt you down... -_O
Goodreads shortie: Brianna has alwaBwahahahaha If you don't read this book when it comes out... *______________* I might be forced to hunt you down... -_O
Goodreads shortie: Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.
The characters-scenery: I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved each and every single character in this book. I've rummaged through all my mind and vocabulary and I've come up empty-handed. Whether I was reading a scene with Brianna or with Blake, with Austin or with Chelsea, with Joe or with Haley.
I am truly at a loss. ALL the characters made me feel, ALL characters inspired emotions.
Whether I was laughing or crying or cursing-yes, this book made me curse people T_T and I don't curse at all! I'm even surprised I knew how!-or smiling or melting or getting all hot and bothered or hating or... See?
Every single emotion known to man kind, I felt.
-I didn't need to see my soul to know the darkness inside.-
The Plot: I have this bad habit of almost never reading book descriptions. Seriously... I HAVE to get rid of it. But once I read the first word of the book? Didn't matter at all.
Author Talia Vance develops a plot that many have tried to write but very few manage to deliver.
It all revolves around, where do you come from, whom do you come from, or from WHAT do you come from?
When the things you rely on to keep your feet on the ground are pure school subjects, like math or science. When even after the impossible has happened you simply, DO.NOT.WANT.TO.BELIEVE. When being invisible is the only thing you have ever known. When being in the shadows of others is your safe place. When you've been kept secrets that even if they were told to you, you'd never listen or trust them. When you're bonded to the one person that holds the power to kill you????
-It's weird how danger feels so much like safety.-
There's magic beyond the science, even in the simplest of things. Once you open your eyes to the truth there is no going back. Becoming visible is the most dangerous thing that could happen to you. Silver light flashes through the shadows that once enveloped you... Now there's light, there's knowledge. There's truth. And... there's love.
Trust me when I tell you, this book is like nothing you have ever read before.
And the author's writing? Exquisite! I wanted to eat all her words and be able to deliver them, with the same cadence with which she wrote them, on a daily basis.
-"God, warlock, angel, demon. Would not a rose by any other name smell as sweet?"-
Oh My Cloud! My Poor Feelings: I felt like dying when I read the last words. I didn't want to let go, I don't think I have let the story go from my mind to this day.
The beginning of the book was the THING for me, the part that got me and didn't let go. I cried, I related, I cried again. My emotions were raw and splayed all over my tear-streaked face when people came in the room at home. I didn't care. I just wanted to go back to reading this... this... I don't even know what to call this book. I want to wrap it tight, swallow it whole and let it fill every part of my body and mind. I'm traumatized, I'm marked for life. And I'm definitely ruined for all men out here in the real world.
How did she manage to make the one guy I distrusted and hated and whose intentions were the most awful ones, be the one I ended up in love with and who I rooted to live for till the very end of the book, is simply BEYOND ME!
I wanted to hate Austin, wanted to love Blake... Wanted to love Austin and wanted to hate Blake. I completely despised the poor excuses of friends that Brianna had. I wanted to kiss Joe. I wanted to have magic and sneak up on all the people that wanted to harm Brianna.
Not that I would have been of much help, seeing as Brianna was a strong character throughout the whole story.
I don't think I have ever wanted to be just a regular invisible girl as much as I did when I discovered what a Bandia was.
I don't think I'll ever look at silver color the same way EVER again in my life, and while we're at it, let's say I more than want a horse, a bracelet and... that loose drape garments have never held any appeal to me... until...
And, please let's just NOT start talking accents... Okay?
-We are a match made in hell.-
Let's finish with, My Weaknesses:
Both were on this book. First, the tittle! Guys, if the word tittle Silver, isn't any indication of what this book is about, I seriously don't know what is. The tittle is the center stage of the book, is the book reduced to one word, though I might use some other more... explicit one. I mean it. The tittle is SIMPLY PERFECT. Second, the cover! The cliffs, her gown, her hair, her pose, the colors. Dark blue, shadows, and silver light right at the edge... FAR, FAR ahead... but there... I have a serious case of cover love, tittle love, author love, character~Blake cough Austin cough Joe cough Matt cough~love.
-My weakness is not the killer inside me at all. It's the girl.-
Talia Vance. I love you. I love your writing. I love everything about this book. I'm sorry I stalk you so much, but I'm not sorry I will continue the stalking. Wherever you are, know that in me, you have a complete and devoted reader.
After reading this, there is NO book by Talia Vance that will go unread by my eyes.
-Darkness and light together. Souls fused and melded. Forever bound.-
A thrilling story about a girl that was invisible, about silver light that holds power, about mysterious and dark intentions, and about beauty and appeal being the most awful curse of all.
I Give This Book 10/5 special rating.
Review based on a galley, early copy, ARC. Provided by the publisher via Netgalley....more
I think this book is the only book published this year that has completely blown my mind.
I can't even form into words what this book made me feel, do,I think this book is the only book published this year that has completely blown my mind.
I can't even form into words what this book made me feel, do, tear up about, scream for... Seriously.
I've tried for a month or so, to sit down and simply go ahead and write my review.
And even now, there still aren't enough words. I said so to the author on twitter, I was left an awful mess on the floor. And I really am hoping for a third book because, after how things ended in this one... There is absolutely NO possibility of me living a normal life if I don't know what happens next.
I can't even come up with all the passages of the book I loved because that'll entail writing the whole thing down over here and as you may know, that's illegal.
I'm Team Allie!!! I fell in love all over again, that's for sure. I'm 100% sure I fell in love while at the same time feeling completely creeped out. I loved Zeke even more than I did in the first book. I came to like a character I NEVER in a million lifetimes would have imagined I'd like... But if I tell you the name of said character... I'd kind of be spoiling you the surprise so... Suffice it to say... I was shocked.
And of COURSE... Kanin, the love of my life. I missed him dearly dearly... And now... I don't! Because this book is full of all-things-Kanin and I have none other than the amazing Julie Kagawa to thank for that.
I can't write this without acknowledging that, Sarren, for all intents and purposes... Raised the hairs on the back of my neck EVERY single time he showed up.
But whatever you think this book has, contains, will make you feel. It is THAT but so much more. So very much more.
A book that'll keep you on the edge of your sit since the very beginning, that'll raise goosebumps, and make you cry with all your might. I already miss all the characters.
Thank you Julie Kagawa for writing in such an exquisite way that depicted excellently the terrible and horrible of this world you have created.
I give this book, BookPics special rating.
-review based on galley provided by the publisher via Netgalley-
I'm sorry I wasn't very creative in writing my review. But I mean it when I say, speechless is an understatement of how I felt after I read this masterpiece of a book....more
If I could write pretty things... With pretty words... With pretty grammar... With pretty spelling... With pretty thoughts... With pretty smiles... WiIf I could write pretty things... With pretty words... With pretty grammar... With pretty spelling... With pretty thoughts... With pretty smiles... With pretty tears... With pretty sads... With pretty happys... With pretty everything... I would. For this book... For the autor of this book. For the characters in this book and for all the people who made it possible.
When I started this book I never thought I would like it as much as I did. I focused solely on the fact that a favorite author of mine recommended it and that wasit.
But now. My life has been, once again, been turned, moved, affected, changed, rocked, shaked by the power of words.
I cannot begin to thank author Tammara Webber enough for recommending thid book to me nor can I express to author Colleen Hoover for putting into words and paper -in my case, digitally- the complete piece of art that this book is, was and forever will be.
If I could write exactly and precisely the effect Lake, Julia, Will, Kel, Caulder, Eddie, Gaving and even Javi had in me... You wouldn't believe it.
There are so many aspects to the whole story that I could relate to, aspects to the characters... I wanted to be them but I didn't. I wanted to cheer for them but then I wanted to shake them. I wanted to cry with them and then I just wanted to cry for them. Do NOT WORRY I so did cry, I am still crying while I write this... I cannot put into words anything and that is the why of my review...
I have been rendered speechless and I couldn't be more happy.
Life is life, death is death, a day is just that, another day... But what happens in between those things is what makes every little thing count. Every single thing.
And when I grow old I hope to apply each and every littlr thing that a mother of a fictional character taught me by writing a letter to her fictional children.
And tomorrow, when I read this review and see that I have yet to mention the plot, the love story, thr sad part, the happy part and the slammed part of the book, I won't regret it.
Nope, I won't.
Because this review is the ballance of head and heart and whoever reads it needs to have an open mind, I mean as a certain Julia said once, if she or he doexn't, then how could them expect to let ANYTHING in?
I can only assure you that the Alba that started reading Slammed is definitelly NOT the sameAlba that finished it.
I give it BookPics special rating, 10/5
-didn't proofread or edit anything in this review so excuse any errors- Review based on galley sent from publisher/author via Netgalley
Ps. When I post this on my blog I willadd the little teasers I always write in between my reviews.
My reviews are never te best ones, nor are they the ones that are the most noticed, not even the ones that most people read or look forward to. BUT. They are mine. And my thoughts, and my feelings and what I experience throughout my reading the book I am reviewing....more