This was a quick and enjoyable read. It's one of those books that has supernatural beings in it, but it's not meant to be taken serious. It was funny and really sets the pace to be intriguing, yet not something that will make your heart race.
The characters were pretty funny. I hope they develop a lot better in the sequel. Kate was a pretty strong, smart character. She definitely seems to work well under stress and does what it takes to save the day. She bugged me a little bit at times, but overall she was a pretty cool character. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us in the sequel! All the other characters felt a teensy bit flat to me, but were pretty funny at times. I like Jonah and Aaron.
A lot of times it seemed a bit unbelievable, but that was in the way I said before on it not something you would take seriously.
Overall, it was a fun read and I'll definitely be reading the sequel. I may even go back later this year or next year and re-read it. Give me something light and non-serious to read. If you like zombies and want something short and fun to read, I would recommend it. ...more
Okay, I've read SO many great reviews on this book. It has been on my list since before it came out. But wow! I didn't expect it to be so good! And there's mystery! I suspected so many people, the people that Kim WANTS you to think is the killer, but NEVER suspected the actual killer. Crazy! I haven't read an awesome mystery like that in a while. The mystery added to this novel so much along with Clarity's cool family!
And I'm kind of standing in the middle of Justin and Gabriel doing the shifty eyes back in forth with them going "Aaaaah". I don't know who I want Clarity with. I honestly don't. I like both Justin and Gabriel. Maybe my opinions will change and I'll figure it out in the next book.
I. Need. Perception. Now!
This was such an awesome light read. It only took me a day. I was hooked from the very first chapter and I'm still hooked and the first book is over with! It's one of those awesome books you fly through without realizing it! You think you're only about 20 pages in, but when you look you find you're nearly through with 100 pages!
I really like Clare's character. Her ability is awesome as well! When I learned about her ability among her mother and brother's, I was ecstatic. PLUS, that they run a little business outside of their home to do Psychic Readings to tourists. Which I thought was awesome! And they don't lie to their clients and tell them they can tell the future, it's strictly for entertainment. They just tell them different things about them, give them messages from their dead loved ones if they are stuck around them and tell them different places they've been and where they got a certain object.
All the characters were really fun to read about. Even the bullies in the town who pick on Clarity.
Overall, it was an enjoyable read. I really wish I could read Perception right now and continue the story. I really wish Clarity could have been longer, but it did have a really good ending, though made me want book 2! Darn it!...more
Darkness Becomes Her was very unique. I can't believe I waited so long to read this. I got it a while aAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
Darkness Becomes Her was very unique. I can't believe I waited so long to read this. I got it a while ago, but never had the chance to read it. The summary has always sounded completely amazing to me, but I've just never picked it up until now. As soon as I open the book and started reading, it sucked me in. I was hooked from the very first page.
Ari is a captivating character, and I'm not just talking about her unique white-blond hair and teal eyes, I mean her personality. She was a great character and she really kicks butt! I mean, she kicked a Goddess' butt! C'mon, how more kick-butt can you get? I will definitely add her towards the top of my list of strong, kick butt female characters.
Not only was Ari an awesome character, but this novel had other intriguing characters as well. I really loved her new friends in New 2. Especially Sebastian and Violet. I really look forward to learning more about them in the next book. Sebastians awesome powers and I really want to know what happens to Violet! I literally screamed when she disappeared.
One thing I really didn't like about this book--though it was addicting to read it...guilty.--was how fast Ari and Sebastian's relationship came upon. It was sweet and I was happy for them, but it happened WAY too fast. They meet one morning, they are annoying each other, and then bam later they have chemistry, and sparks and they are freaking making out! I mean, sure, I'd probably make out with Sebastian too if I met him, but c'mon!
Other than that, though, I didn't really have any complaints. I love the mythology added into this book along with the other creatures that go bump in the night! There were SO many different types of beings in this book; vampires, witches, harpys, Goddesses (Freaking Athena. THE Athena!), shapeshifters! That's just to name a few!
Overall, this was a great book. I recommend it! I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel. I was so tempted to go ahead and buy it before even finishing Darkness Becomes Her, but I have so many new books as it is right now from my birthday, so I'm going to wait. Boo! ...more
Here is another really good dystopian debut novel. It is told in three point-of-views; Nora, Micah, and Winter. All have their own hopes to change something through a comic strip they decide to distribute. It's mostly Nora and Micah's idea because Micah draws the comic strip and Nora adds the story to it, based off their own stories with the TFC (To Forget Cares.) and the little white pill that they take when they go to the TFC to erase the memories of the traumatic events they may have happened to them. And some go to the TFC to take the pill just to simply forget.
They name their comic strip Memento, which is a strong word to them in this new futuristic world. To them, memento doesn't mean a small object kept as a reminder of a person or an event, it's to remember the past. To remember EVERYTHING that the government would want you to forget.
Don't let the compact size of the actual book, or the amount of pages fool you. This may be a short read, but a lot happens throughout its pages. A lot that you won't soon forget.
The writing was really good and the characters were believable. I really liked Micah. Micah and Nora worked well together. I liked each of Nora, Micah and Winter's stories.
Overall, this was simply a good read. It was a fun and fast read. I can't wait to see what happens next! The ending DEFINITELY has be anxiously awaiting the next installment. ...more
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com) This book completely--Seriously. COMPLETELY!--blew me away. This isAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com) This book completely--Seriously. COMPLETELY!--blew me away. This is yet another book that I have read this year that I want to immediately go and re-read. How is that possible?! Another 2011 Debut book that was absolutely amazing. I seriously don't even think there was anything that bothered me about this book.
I was hooked from the first page. It doesn't sit there and start out giving you some back story or let you be introduced by the character telling you who she was. Nope. It threw you right in and made you wonder about her ability. I seriously thought one thing about her ability, but then it took a twist and it was something completely different. Though the story was amazing, I was a little worried because I thought it was a certain ability that has shown up a bit. But time travel?! Whoa!
The book starts out as her knowing about her ability--which I am VERY happy about. Most books now days make them figure it out--but she doesn't know much about it, or why she does it. Her brother has tried so many different people who he finds and thinks may know what to tell them about Emerson's ability, but he has failed. But then he finds Michael. And wow. Just wow. *swoon*
All the characters in this book is so full of personality and it truly amazed me. I liked every character. Even the bad guys! Okay, except for Ava. I wanted to slap her so bad. I wish Emerson would have. I would have laughed SO hard at that. By the way, have I mentioned that Emerson knows karate?! She's totally kick-ass!
Overall, read this book. It's amazing. I want to go back right now and re-read it just thinking about it. I don't know what else to say other than I NEED--Yes. NEED.-- the sequel, Timepiece, RIGHT NOW....more
First off, I'd like to say that I didn't like this as much as I loved the first. I can't exactly tell you why, I guess it's just because I liked the plot better in the first book? I did like this one, though. I really liked it. It seemed like not a lot happened. I really liked Black's add in of the Erkling, it really added a lot in. I was wondering what would happen without her aunt Grace around, though she did appear in this one, just not a lot.
I was hoping to get more Ethan, and I got it. I really like Ethan, but at times I really want her to be with Keane. I like Keane. I also liked Dana a bit more in the sequel than I did in the first book. She's grown up a bit in a short period of time and she was a little less whiny in this one than I thought she was in the first book.
Overall, I can't wait to read the third book. I'll most likely be picking it up as soon as I can from the library. Jenna is a great writer and I want to pick up another one of her series soon. This is definitely a book you want to pick up if you like fae. It's very unique. ...more
This has been on my reading list for a while. I kind of forgot about it for a bit, until I was searchinAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm.
This has been on my reading list for a while. I kind of forgot about it for a bit, until I was searching the e-book catalog online for my public library and saw it. I checked it out and started to read it and completely fell in love. I'm really glad that this was my first official e-book on my Kindle. =)
There are a lot of Angel books out there, I know. A lot of them are starting to blend together and not really have any new concepts. There are a few out there that are my favorite and that are different, but this one is DEFINITELY different. When you think about Angels, you think about the glowing, beautiful, serene, gentle, beings from Heaven, right? Well, when you read this book you'll see completely different to these angels. The normal humans who are infected with "Angel Burn" do see the Angels in that way, but they really aren't. They are far from it in this unique series. They're killers!
Yes, I did say killers. They've come to Earth to feed off humans in order to stay alive. Sometimes they just infect the humans with Angel Burn, which makes them slowly lose it more and more each day and develop diseases like schizophrenia and cancer, and other times they kill.
BUT don't be afraid, because there are awesome Angel Killers to help somewhat get rid of these killer angels and protect the Earth! Like sexy Alex. Oh my! If I haven't intrigued you yet with this amazing book, just picture a hot guy who is smart, badass, and kills angels for a living! You'll just have to read his description yourself and see his personality by reading this book. It's the only way to get the full awesomeness that is Alex!
This book switches points-of-view between Alex and Willow; the main characters. It also sometimes shows the views of Raziel, one of the head Angels, and Jonah, one of the people from The Church of Angels. Though Raziel was just plain evil and Jonah was helping him out, I still liked their characters. All the characters in this book are real and have so much personality to them.
Other than the killer angels, and sexy AK's, there was romance brewing throughout the whole book. I'm not going to mention much about that though. It was amazing. Had be going crazy the whole time, screaming at the two to just tell each other how they feel, and then they're finally together and its awesome and then its sad and, well, you get the point. It was amazing.
Overall, don't let the fact that it's "another angel book" get to you. It's very unique. VERY. So do yourself a favor and READ IT. So much awesomeness going on throughout it. Most of the time it actually had me forgetting the fact that I was reading it on my Kindle, which I am NOT used to doing. Which added another brownie point to its awesomeness. I'm itching to read Angel Fire now. I'm glad it's already out, I'll definitely be using birthday money on that. =D ...more