--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...more--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!)
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...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 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 (less)
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-the...moreExpected 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!
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 alwa...moreBwahahahaha 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.(less)
---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...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 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??!!
If I could write pretty things... With pretty words... With pretty grammar... With pretty spelling... With pretty thoughts... With pretty smiles... Wi...moreIf 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.(less)