When I first started Crescendo, I was in a reading slump since I had been pouring all of my extra time into writing, and so I didn't read much in theWhen I first started Crescendo, I was in a reading slump since I had been pouring all of my extra time into writing, and so I didn't read much in the beginning. I read the first book, Hush, Hush, back in July 2010 (You can read my review of it on my old review blog here and it's also on my Goodreads.)and though I liked it a lot, it wasn't a favorite.
I've been meaning to read this sequel ever since, but haven't gotten around to it until now. I couldn't get into it right away, but after I picked it up again when I had some free time and wanted to read, I really got into it. I started it up again a few nights ago and haven't been able to put it down. Last night I stayed up until three in the morning reading it!
You don't see as much of Patch in this book as you do in the first book, which I was kind of sad about since I had grown to really like Patch. But the times he is in here you're kind of suspicious about him, at least I was. Though I was still sitting there like:
You get to meet a new character as well, Scott, who moves back to Coldwater with his mom and who has a lot of dark secrets. For the longest time I didn't trust him one bit, nor did I really like him much, but now because of the end of the book I hope he comes up in the next two books so we can learn more about that.
Nora, as always, kind of annoys me with how she acts with some things and always gets herself into more trouble, BUT she does stand up for herself and tries to do things alone without having to ask a guy for help which doesn't come up very often in YA. Normally YA girls are always damsels in distress who need saving every five minutes and who actually call for it. Though she does need saving quite a bit, but she doesn't call for it she tries to fix it herself.
And Vee, Nora's best friend, I didn't like her much in the first book; she annoyed me quite a bit. She still does annoy me a bit, that's just her nature, but I've grown to love her. :) I especially love her and Nora's relationship.
And Rixon, God, I thought he was awesome for a while, but wow. I'm not going to go into those details.
I'm really glad Nora reveals some answers of secrets she didn't even know about in this book. I love the mystery edge to it mixed in with the fallen angels. I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the next two books after that cliff hanger. Seriously left off mid scene and I thought I was going to throw the book across the room, though I really wouldn't do that. I promise.
Becca has a great way of creating lots of detail that pulls you in and makes you believe everything in the book is really happening. My husband had to repeat things a million times and then finally start banging on stuff to get my attention quite a few times while I was reading it. I was so intrigued by everything my eyes just couldn't catch up to how fast I really wanted to read.
Overall, I liked this a lot more than the first book and I need to get my hands on the next two books. Will definitely try my best to read them back to back so I can finish the series. Though I have a feeling I'm going to be upset when the series ends. I'm still upset right now that I finished Crescendo because I'm trying to start reading another book, but I'm still stuck in Nora's world.
When I read the first book, A Touch Mortal, last year; I fell in love. It was one of my top favorite books last year. It's taken me a while to finally grab a copy of this at the library, and I'm so mad for it! Though I didn't love A Touch Morbid as much as the first book, I still really liked it and I am still absolutely in love with this series.
The writing is amazing and flows extremely well and when I did have the time to read, I flew through the pages. I hate how long it took me to finish this because of not having time! If I could have, I would of sat there and finished the book in one sitting.
So much happens through this book and you learn more about how everything works in Eden's world and some of it is scary, but so intriguing! This series is so unique and I love it! I don't want to give anything away and spoil anything, so I won't go into too much detail.
Eden has grown a lot since the first book, but you can tell she's fighting something. She's having problems in this book and being really secretive about it. I was worried about it through the whole book, I was curious as to what it was, but still had a good idea of what it could be.
The point-of-views change between Eden, Gabe, Jarrod and Kristen, which I LOVED! I loved getting more in sync with Jarrod and also getting into Kristen's head. You get to learn a lot more about the character's and I was happy for that because though Kristen is really weird and a bit insane, I love her. Sometimes she aggravates the crap out of me where I just want to shake her and slap her, but she's one of my favorite characters. She's written extremely well!
There's a new character that pops up and she really bugged me at first, but I finally started being able to tolerate her and I'm REALLY curious as to how she's going to be in the third book because of what happens in the end!
And gah Luke. I hate him, but then I like him with Kristen. Is that bad?! He's so evil, but when he's around Kristen you get this kind of sweet and caring side of him. You can tell he really loves Kristen. But gah he's so EVIL!
And Gabe was one of my favorite characters in the first book, and I'm sad that you don't get to see TOO much of him in this book, but he is fighting something (Which you most likely know what if you've read the first book.). I really liked how he was fighting something, but still kind of was himself through parts of it. He fought it REALLY hard.
Which leads me to the ending of the book. WOW! I am just....wow. Leah really knows how to screw up your emotions. I cried through some of this because there was a part that was just heart-wrenching! I'm not going to say what, but just know that this will happen when you read this!
Overall, this was REALLY good. I'm sad that I didn't like it AS much as the first book, though very close, but I wasn't disappointed. I knew I wouldn't be! I can't wait to see all the amazing and epic things that will be happening in A Touch Menacing!...more
Spell Bound was freaking AMAZING. Even though I'm EXTREMELY upset that this is the last book in the seriAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
Spell Bound was freaking AMAZING. Even though I'm EXTREMELY upset that this is the last book in the series, it did have a great ending. Hawkins did an amazing job tying up all the lose ends. Though, then again, I am STILL extremely sad. I loved this trilogy so much. But I do hear that there most likely will be a spin-off. Not sure if that is 100% true, but I'm very intrigued!
I don't want to go into too much detail on what happened in this book--though my mind is going miles a minute right now with everything because it totally blew my mind--because I don't want to give anything away or spoil anything.
There is a point in this book, which I'm not going to say, that I really wanted to throw the book across the room and I even tweeted Rachel to tell her I was upset about it. Though I tweeted her again after I read the next chapter and understood what happened, ha! I was SO upset. (If anyone is curious, it's the last line in chapter 10.)
I do like the new characters that come up in here, though I'm not going to say who. They weren't my absolute favorite, but they were surprising and grew on me by the end of the book.
The writing was amazing as ever and had be so absorbed in the book I didn't really notice much around me. I just flew through the pages and devoured this book. This was another book that I really needed to read to get me back into reading and out of this rut.
Overall, AMAZING. Perfect ending. If you haven't read this series yet, please do us all a favor and do it.Including yourself. It's unique and the perfect trilogy to take your mind to another place. HIGHLY recommend!...more
So some of you may know that I read Wither pretty late. I didn't read it until May! I instantly fell inAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm.
So some of you may know that I read Wither pretty late. I didn't read it until May! I instantly fell in love though. I quickly ordered Fever after finishing, but sadly I didn't start it right away! Other books got in the way and I started it twice I think, but then had to read other books again and it drove me nuts!
Fever picks up where Wither left off, with Rhine and Gabriel on the run, but as soon as they think they are safe they fall into another place they will need to escape. Not going to go into too much detail as I don't want to give anything away. But that frustrated me to no end! It was seriously a *headdesk* kind of moment.
I had very high hopes for this sequel. And I was right, never had any doubts about it. Lauren's writing is just one that you know won't let you down. And this world is so awful, but so interesting and real. It's really scary to think this could be the future one day! What will happen if something like this is what is going to become our future? Our children's future? It's just so scary to think about.
And the writing is just so beautiful as always. You fly through the pages so fast and the descriptions are perfect and so detailed and you picture everything. EVERYTHING. It's amazing. And the characters....gosh.
Rhine is so unbelievably strong and brave. She doesn't give up! She keeps going no matter what obstacle falls in front of her. She keeps fighting. I admire that SO much about her. She's such a great character and even though she's a fictional character in a dystopian novel, she's REAL.
And Gabriel, oh Gosh, Gabriel. I'm so happy he's in this book every moment. I loved him so much in Wither and couldn't get enough of him. You learn more about him in here and he goes through a lot too and you just get to see Rhine and Gabriel's relationship blossom and see them take care of each other and I was always going, "Awwwww" at them because they are seriously cute and I just wanted to hug them!
Overall, I loved this book. I'm dying to read Sever, ESPECIALLY after that last sentence of the book. I mean WHAT?! I was late reading Wither, so I didn't have to really wait for Fever, but Sever is 4 months and some days away. I'm DYING for Sever so bad. If you haven't read this series, you need to. Hopefully you aren't reading this if you haven't read Wither, but READ. NOW. I HIGHLY recommend it....more
I know this is sad, but even though I'm on the third book in this series, I STILL have trouble trying toAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
I know this is sad, but even though I'm on the third book in this series, I STILL have trouble trying to separate the characters and happenings in the TV show and the characters and happenings in the books. I mean, they are mostly completely different. But I do love both.
Sara Shepard really knows how to write a good mystery. She keeps it creepy, but enjoyable and glamorous. If that makes sense. I love both Pretty Little Liars and this series. TV show and books. She's a fantastic story teller and definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Once again, as with ALL of Sara's books, they give you a suspect and make everything point to them. You start believing it's actually them, but then BAM you're left back at step one by the end of the book. I don't want to go too much into detail about that because I don't want to spoil the book. But gosh....
I'd love to sit here and discuss theories of who the murderer might be and who is blackmailing Emma into keeping quiet about Sutton and herself, but I don't want to give anything away. But if you've read the first three books and would like to discuss, feel free to email me!
I really like Emma. I've always liked Emma better. I mean, c'mon, she's the nice twin. But, you know, it is refreshing to hear Sutton's thought every now and again to spice things up. Which I LOVE the added memories in this book. It really sheds some light on things and makes you able to see her side of what happened.
You also get to know more about Thayer in this book which I liked, though I'm a bit creeped out by the book Thayer sometimes. But hey, that's good!
Overall, this was a great addition to the series and I'm very excited for the next! I definitely liked this one better than the second one. I hope I'll like the next one even better than this one. If you haven't checked out anything by Sara yet, please do. She may sound like a fluff writer, and parts of that may be true, but she sure knows how to keep you guessing and her books have great mystery....more
For some reason every time I pick up a book from this series and start it, it takes me a while to get inAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
For some reason every time I pick up a book from this series and start it, it takes me a while to get into it! Not sure why that is, but once I finally do get into it I can't stop! I get dragged in and all I want to do is sit there and read and figure out what kind of mess Kaylee, Nash, and Tod are going to get themselves into next.
And 99% of the time it's because Kaylee can't stand by and not HELP whoever is in trouble. She HAS to help them. She feels it's her duty, and I love that about her. Sometimes I really do want to smack Kaylee, but most of the time she's a great character to be reading about. She's smart and very loyal to her friends and family.
I also really like Nash and Tod. I remember in the beginning of the first book I didn't like Tod much, but with each book I love him just that much more. He's hilarious. And Nash, I've loved him since the start, if I remember correctly. Though in this book he disappointed me a bit. He always seems to perfect, but he definitely proves you wrong in this book. I'm not going to go into details, but he gets himself into a bit of trouble. He completely broke my heart in this book. =( Though I do still feel bad for him.
My other favorite characters are Harmony, Kaylee's dad and her Uncle Brendon. They are great to have around and they seem the type of people I'd love to have in my own family. Especially Harmony, as she's always nice and ALWAYS baking something nice. =) I do love me some food, and looove me some sweet stuff.
If you've read book two (You better have if you're reading this review!) you've learned about Demon's Breath. In the third installment you get to learn more about it and get a little more deep into it. It makes a great plot and very interesting, but also very scary! I was sighing so much in this book because I was worried about Kaylee, Nash and Tod.
Overall, as always Rachel Vincent has done it again. I'm DYING to pick up book four from the library, but I've made a new rule to finish the ones I have before picking up new ones...Boo! I definitely liked this one a lot better than the second book, they are just going to keep getting better and better I can just feel it. And this third installment had the most twists out of the series so far, at least in my opinion.
If you haven't started this series yet, you should definitely check it out. It's definitely unique and Rachel is an amazing writer. This is her second series that I've fallen in love with. She's definitely one of my top favorite authors. So watch out for her!...more
So here I am once again left staring at the screen wondering what the hell I'm going to say about a RichAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
So here I am once again left staring at the screen wondering what the hell I'm going to say about a Richelle Mead book. I've only read her Vampire Academy series, plus the two Bloodlines books, but I have to say that Richelle is an amazing writer. AMAZING!
She always has me dying to read the next book in a series, and then when I finally get a copy of it, I don't want to read it. I want to save it. And then when I finally do start it, I get sucked in. So completely sucked in. I love when a book grabs you and takes you to another world. Another world where you feel all these amazing feelings that the characters feel. They feel the same feelings we do, but for some reason ALL of their feelings are amazing. Whether they are truly happy, or completely and utterly heartbroken.
The Vampire Academy series, and it's spin-off Bloodlines series does that to me. The Golden Lily did that to me.
I've heard a lot of people say it was kind of slow, and it kind of was, I'll admit that. But I was so sucked in with the plot and characters, that I didn't mind. It could be a story of their every day life, from brushing their teeth, to getting ready in the morning, to going to sleep at night and I wouldn't care! Because not only does the plot make up the story, but the amazing, REAL characters.
I'll admit, too, that I sat there, reading, and waiting for something to happen with Adrian and Sydney. I want something to happen between them SO bad. I want--no, need--them to be together. NEED. I love Adrian and he deserves to be with someone like Sydney. They have amazing chemistry, even if they don't see it. They are so different, but they help each other perfectly.
Also, there are new things brought into this story. You hear about them in the first book, but you think its just a myth. But you're introduced to them in this one. The vampire hunters. Even though I knew that they would probably pop up with all the talk about them in the first Bloodlines book, my mind was completely blown when they did pop up. I literally had to stop and whoop before continuing reading because I was excited. I mean, yeah, they aren't exactly "exciting", they are scary and they pissed me off. But that's also what makes them exciting, if that even makes sense. Even though I hold my breath at the action parts, hoping my favorite characters will be fine, I still love them. Doesn't everyone?
Overall, I could go on and on and on with this book and it's series. But I need to draw a limit at times. I have no real problems with this book except for the fact that I always dive into a reading rut when I finish it's series books. Always. It never fails. it takes me a while to get my head out of the VA world. I'm writing this a full six days after I finished it and I've probably started and put down at least that many books in those last six days.
By the way, if you haven't read the Vampire Academy series, please go do that right now. Please. Do the world a favor. And me. Also, if you've read the Vampire Academy series, but haven't stared the Bloodlines series, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Go. Now. I'm not kidding. DO IT. ...more
Can I just say that I. FREAKING. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! and be done with my review? No? Okay, well it's trueAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
Can I just say that I. FREAKING. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! and be done with my review? No? Okay, well it's true. I love this series so much, it's definitely toward the top of my list of favorite YA series. This is one of those series that you just can't help but give EVERY book in the series 5 stars. And that is exactly what I did! I checked because I couldn't remember!
Forgiven completely pulled me into the story like no time had passed. Which, really, between Soul Thief and Forgiven, no time had really passed at all. Which I LOOOVE about this series! If my husband hadn't of stolen this book and started reading it after he finished the first two, I would have probably finished it within two days at least. Once I started reading it again, I couldn't stop. I kept having to MAKE myself to stop in order to savor it, but it was hard!
I can't think of a single thing that bothered me in this book, I mean yeah, sure there was a lot. But it was the things that are MEANT to annoy other you in a book. If that makes sense. That's the only things that bothered me. The writing is amazing and flows well and you just seriously can't stop.
And the characters, oh my! You get to learn a lot more about Beck in this book and I love it and you learn a lot more about the Demon Hunters, which now I've kind of grown to like. At least a few of them. =) You also see who Riley's REAL friends are and she's got a great bunch. =) I'd love to have them as friends!
You get to see her dad a bit as well, though I'm not going to say anything more about that as to not give off any spoilers. And if you haven't started this series yet, DO. IT. NOW! Seriously. I'm not joking. Buy it, borrow it, or even steal it if you have to. Okay, don't steal it....it's free at the library. To borrow....
Anyway, you can see I feel strongly about this series. Speaking of feelings. Oh, my God, what a roller coaster! Jana, I love you, but you drive my heart insane with these awesome books of yours. Really. My heart was thumping from suspense one minute, and then leaping for joy the next, and then completely being shattered the next minute! AAAH! Why?! Why must you torment me? I mean, it makes the book THAT much better, if that's even possible, but oh my!
Overall, this book is kick-ass. This series is kick-ass. Riley and Beck are kick-ass. EVERYTHING is kick-ass. Even the demons. They are scary! But that makes them kick-ass! I mean, I know they are bad and everything, but they are so fun to read about. This whole story arc is. I love this series, and I can't recommend it enough. READ IT! You'll love it. (Now I have the "Try it, you'll like it." Yo Gabba Gabba song stuck in my head, anyone else's children watch that weird show??") Trust me. You won't regret it.
Note: Yes, this was supposed to be the last book. But due to needing to tie up loose ends, because Jana is awesome, there will be a fourth book! It will sadly be the last, but at least there is another one coming! =D ...more
I'm so happy I was finally able to read this! I read Fallen in 2011, but never moved on to read TormentAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
I'm so happy I was finally able to read this! I read Fallen in 2011, but never moved on to read Torment. So this year I re-read Fallen and FINALLY dove into Torment. Though Torment wasn't as good as Fallen, it was still amazing and gave you a lot more history on things and Luce was able to find out a lot more about her past lives than she knew in the first book.
Daniel, unfortunately, wasn't in it as much as I was hoping. Boo! BUT after starting the book and learning about the truce, he was in it more than I expected after all that. Which I was happy for. I love Daniel! I'm starting to like Cam again after all the crap at the end of Fallen, but I'm still team Daniel!
I know a lot of people think that this series is a "Been there, done that." series. But I don't think so. Yes, some parts have been done before, but a lot of it is unique and extremely addicting. EXTREMELY. So much that I went ahead and ordered Passion and Rapture.
You meet a lot of new characters in this book as well. Miles and Shelby, whom I absolutely ADORE! At times I was getting mad at Miles, since I'm team Daniel, but at other times I was all "Awww..." and falling under his spell. He's a great guy. =) Shelby is a great friend, at first I was a little annoyed by her, but as soon as she started opening up and being nice to Luce, I started really liking her.
Overall, this is a great series. The writing and plot is addicting and the characters are well developed and you find yourself flipping through pages faster than you think you can even read. You go through so many emotions as well, at least I do. I'll be happy and then I'll be heart broken and it's just so emotional with Luce and Daniel and heart-wrenching at times and sometimes I really need a box of tissues sitting beside me when it involves them....more
After finishing Memento Nora last year, I was extremely excited for this sequel to come out. I really tAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm.
After finishing Memento Nora last year, I was extremely excited for this sequel to come out. I really thought the story line was intriguing and unique and I was going crazy waiting for it. Over the months while waiting for it, I completely forgot that the character's points-of-view were different than it's predecessor. In The Forgetting Curve, you follow Aiden, Winter, and Velvet. I really missed hearing about Norah and Micah, but following Aiden, Winter, and Velvet was still enjoyable.
A lot has changed since the first book in their world. There are new chips coming out that is mandatory and they work with the new mobiles that Aiden's father's company is coming out with, to help work a lot like the TFC pills do; help people forget something that may have happened to them.
But a lot of people are finding out they have the new chip without ever remembering getting it, and forgetting a lot of memories they wouldn't have wanted to forget. Things that would have made them very suspicious of the government.
The underground movements are growing and the government is really cracking down after finding out about the Memento comics Micah, Norah and Winter were creating. I really missed hearing about the new issues of Memento, but it was still mentioned once in a while throughout the story.
Also, there is a new underground radio station that lasts only a few minutes and the talker is someone who calls herself Meme girl, which you figure out who she is later in the story.
Overall, it wasn't as great as the first book, but still enjoyable. It was a fast read, not very long. Only a little over 200 pages, so I read it in one day on my Kindle. I'd recommend this series if you want to read a fast, enjoyable dystopian series....more
I've been dying to read this since I finished Linger. I won my copy from Ashley (from What's Your Story?) not long after it came out, and even though I wanted to read it as soon as it came in the mail, I was afraid to! I didn't want this trilogy to end. I didn't want to say goodbye to Grace and Sam. This is one of my top favorite young adult series.
Even though I'm happy with how Forever ended, I still wish there were another book in the series. I'd love to know what happens after this. After everything they've went to with their relationship and the wolves.
This series is so beautifully written, and so beautifully described and so real, that I just didn't want this to end. I cried so hard after I read the last line and realized there wasn't another chapter. I could of swore there was!
Maggie is a fantastic author, I will definitely be getting my hands on her other books as soon as possible. I really need to catch up and read The Scorpio Races. I'm so inspired by her writing. It both inspires me, AND makes me want to chuck all my writing and curl into a ball. Her descriptions are amazing and just so..poetic. Her writing truly is beautiful. At least what I've read of it. The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy is.
I'm not going to say much about anything with this book because it's the last in a trilogy and I don't want to give away any spoilers to those who decide to read this review before starting the series. So I'm just going to say that the characters are amazing. Even those who annoy you. Cole annoyed me so bad in Linger, but I loved him. I'm glad I got to learn more about him and read more from his point-of-view in this one. Also, Isabel. =) She really made me mad in the first book half the time, but she's become on of my favorite characters.
And you can't forget about Sam. Oh, Sam. He's definitely my number one favorite. He's so sweet and caring and he'd rather take care of others, even Cole, than do things for himself. Things to make himself happy. He's definitely one of my top YA dream guys. *le sigh*
Overall, I'm sad it's over, but it was a really good book. I'm going to miss this world. If you haven't read the series yet, or you have read the first two books, but not Forever. READ THEM/IT! Now! It's a great series and the writing is beautiful. Maggie is definitely an idol of mine....more
So. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to say about this book. I read the first book back in December 2010, and I loved it. And then when I found out there would be a show for The Lying Game (I had already been a HUGE fan of Pretty Little Liars as well.) I got very excited. I've finished Season One and I've finaly read book two. When I first started the book, I had forgotten how different some things are from the show.
I was still stuck in Lying-Game-show-land, so I had a little trouble jumping right back in. It gets kind of confusing if you watch the show AND read the books around the same time. But despite that, I was still pulled in from the beginning. Sara Shepard is an AMAZING mystery writer. I mean wow. It's girly sometimes, and so chic, but at the same time the mystery just blows you off your feet. Well, at least it does me. I can't get enough!
She definitely has me wanting to read more YA mystery thrillers! Anyone have any recommendations??
I love how the characters are growing more, especially Ethan. I looooooooove me some Ethan on the show, and I'm starting to really like book Ethan as well. Though they are a bit different!! But I really do like Ethan. I can't wait to read the next book to see how that develops more. And I'm really curious about Thayer!
Scratch that. I'm curious about EVERYTHING. Especially after that ending. Whew! *wipes forehead*
Overall, I don't want to say too too much because I don't want to give anything way with either the books or the show, so all I can say is READ/WATCH them! I can't wait for Season 2 to start (I really hope it gets renewed!) and I can't wait to get my hands on TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE.
**Side note: I think it's really funny how crazy my experiences is with Sara Shepard and her amazing series'. At first, I had seen the Pretty Little Liars books around for YEARS. But the covers completely turned me off with their barbie doll covers! And then I saw the trailer for the show before it aired. And then I watched the Pilot and fell in love! And then here comes The Lying Game book. I was curious and so I read it. So at this time, I'd seen the PLL show, but not read the books. And read the first Lying Game book, but the show hadn't started. And then I watched the first LG episode when it aired, and fell in love. But still hadn't read Pretty Little Liars. And then FINALLY in the middle of last year I started the PLL series. Am I the only one who thinks this is so twisted and amusing? I'm not even sure I remember the point of this side note anymore!**...more
I can't believe it took me eight days to read this book. I had so much going on last week that I hardly had time at all to read! I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first book, though it was still interesting to read. I really liked learning more about Kaylee's abilities as a bean sidhe, and more about the Netherworld. Though it is definitely creepy!
You learn more about Tod in this book, which I liked because you got to know him a little more and realize he does really care about others! I really liked this side of him.
Also, Nash. *sigh* I can't wait to read more about him in the next book. You can tell Kaylee and Nash's relationship has grown since the beginning of the first book, but for some reason I didn't see that much more growth in this book, but there was a lot going on, so that was most likely the cause of it. I hope there is more growth in the next book!
I really love Kaylee's character. She will risk her life at the drop of a hat to save someone else's, even if she barely knows that person! She risks getting killed, getting bad grades from skipping school, and getting grounded! I also can't wait to see what other bean sidhe abilities she has!
Overall, I don't want to go into too much detail and risk giving away the plotline. All I can say is though I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book, I did enjoy it and I'm looking forward to the third book in the series. Rachel Vincent is a fantastic author! She's definitely on my "authors to automatically read" list....more
Supernaturally was a great sequel! I've been dying to read this and when I snagged it from the library I couldn't wait to dive into it. It picks up closely to where Paranormalcy left off. The beginning was a little slow, but still overall enjoyable. Kiersten has a way of writing that even if it is slow, you still fly through the pages. Which is a great skill to have!
I loved reading about Evie and Lend. They are so cute and I could read page after page after page of them just doing nothing but spending time with each other. Lend wasn't in this book as much as I had hoped he would of been, but hopefully the next book we'll see lots and lots of Lend. *swoon*
Evie is a bit different in this book. She isn't as sarcastic or filled with fire or spark this time around, but she has a lot going on and she's learned a lot since beginning her journey. Totally understandable! It was kind of nice seeing this side of her and she was still an amazing character even without her fire. She was still sarcastic at times too, just not as much!
We meet a new character in this book too; Jack. He was a pretty likeable character at times, definitely hilarious, there was just something about him always off and suspicious. I'm not going to say anything more about him, though, so I won't give away any spoilers.
And Reth kind of redeemed himself a teensy bit with this book. We'll see how that goes! And as for Arianna, I love her. =) She's so funny. All the characters in this book have a pretty awesome personality, very real.
Overall, Supernaturally wasn't as amazing as the first book was, but still very enjoyable and I'm really excited to see how Kiersten will direct the next book. I'm really sad, though, that it's the final book. But also pretty excited about it to see how Evie's journey will end.
If you haven't read this series yet, get on it! The last book will be out soon! This series is filled with amazing characters, a unique storyline, and awesome writing!...more
Why did I wait so long to read this? I should of snagged this the day it came out and read it! I love this series, definitely my favorite series for mermaids. I love mermaids! I really need to start on some other mermaid books I've been looking forward to.
This sequel starts back a couple of weeks after the first one ended. Which I'm happy about, I hate when books have months or years in between their books. (Unless it's HP!) It made me remember what exactly happened at the end of the first book and I dove right in and fell in love all over again!
I'm happy with the amount of Quince in this book. I love him! Dosinia is also back in the sequel, at first I was very annoyed by her but I think she's starting to grow on me. I love Lily, Shannen and Aunt Rachel. Her Aunt Rachel reminds me of my great-aunt a bit, and it makes me smile. Shannen isn't seen much, but she's a great friend. Brody was in the sequel a lot too and it's very surprising who he begins a relationship with! I'm not going to go into much detail because I don't want to spoil it!
There is a new guy in the series now and I'm not sure if I like him or not. It all depends on how he's acting in the scene. Sometimes I think he's okay and other times I'm like, "Just go away!" I love when a book gets those reactions out of me.
Overall, this book was great. The ending is STILL driving me crazy though because I don't have book three. I can't wait for it to come out. I need it NOW! If you haven't read this series yet, do it. It's a great, fun, quick read. And it has mermaids!...more
Wow, I never get enough of this series. I've been flying through this series and now I only have one more book to read. Which makes me extremely sad. I tried to read this one slow so I could try and preserve some of it, but it didn't work out too well.
The usual craziness happens in this book, if you've read the series you'll understand what I'm talking about. Faythe and her Pride just never get a break. As soon as some sort of calmness sets in, something happens to blow that all up. But Faythe pulls through it. She still tries to keep a positive mind when all of this craziness is going on.
She has so many problems going on; with her Pride and her heart. There is a little bit of a love triangle going on, okay a big triangle and it's bad because not only is her head screwed up because of it, but mine was too! I love Marc, but I really like Jace as well. I wish Jace could find someone that is his true love.
Not going to go into anymore of that. There is a new species that is talked about throughout the beginning of the series, but never really show up until now and they are scary! Intriguing, but very scary.
Overall, I don't want to write much to giveaway any spoilers. It's very hard not to. So I'm just going to leave you saying that it was amazing, as always. I can't get enough of this series and I highly recommend it. Great characters, great plots, and great romance. =) And it's definitely not sugarcoated. =)
Note & Warning: This is an Adult series. There are some scenes in this book that may not be suitable for those under the age of 16. ...more
Wow. I don't know what to say about this one. It was so different. I loved it, though not as much as the first two. It continues a bit after the last book ended and Faythe is put on trial for her actions in the last book. I love Faythe, she's such a strong character even with knowing that anything could happen with the trial. She's strong and puts on a great front and is still brave enough to stand up for what she believes in, even though her mouth gets her into serious trouble more often than not.
All the characters are great. Even the bad guys. I swear, Malone got such a strong reaction from me throughout the whole book. I despised him with every part of my being and I voiced it pretty loudly to my husband who I got to start the series and he went past me while I was re-reading the first two books.
You have got to love a book that makes you feel strongly--though negatively--about a bad guy in the story.
There is a lot of action in this series, and I love it. This one was kind of creepy in parts and it left me with my eyes wide open in horror at what was happening. Which is a good thing, don't get me wrong! It keeps you on your toes and your fingers turning the pages at the speed of lightning.
Overall, this series is amazing. I think it is definitely my favorite Adult series. I don't think I've read anything of Rachel's I didn't like. I plan on reading all of her series. (I've only read these first three books of the Shifters series and then the first book in her Young Adult series Soul Screamers.) Also, I actually found myself holding my breath at many scenes in this book. Have you ever found yourself doing that? I was so worried for Faythe. If you've read the first two books in this series but haven't gotten around to reading this one yet, do so now. I waited too long and now I'm upset with myself for not reading it sooner.
Note & Warning: Again, this is an Adult series. There are some scenes in this book that may not be suitable for those under the age of 16. There is also some pretty gruesome scenes in this book relating to man-eaters. ...more
Despite the fact that this book was a bit different and very weird to read, I enjoyed it. I can't really explain how it was weird, but if you've read it or you pick it up soon you'll know why. It's just so different from the first book and it's just weird how everything is. Which is the point. It's SUPPOSED to be weird.
After finishing Evermore, I had high expectations for this sequel. It's a very good book, but not as great as the first one in my opinion. But in the end I was left needing to read the third book. I really hope I can get my hands on it soon. I need more of this world and I'm VERY curious as to what happens next.
Just like the first book, the sequel's writing pulls you in and gets you hooked on the storyline and you fly through pages before really realizing it.
The same characters are back from the first book, and they've grown a bit and have become more real since the beginning of the first book. I really like Ever and her friends and Aunt, and definitely Damen. I mean, who wouldn't like Damen? There is a few new characters which I'm still kind of deciding about. Other than Roman, I didn't like him from the start. He really bugged me. With good reasons, which I'm not going to get in about.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I can't wait to continue the series. I definitely recommend it. It has unique characters and a unique storyline and the writing is addicting!...more
Even though I absolutely loved the first book, this one took me a little bit to get into. I don’t really know why. But as soon as I kept reading and got a little ways in, it completely dragged me into the story and I was hooked all over again. I love Violet’s world, no matter how creepy and dark it may be sometimes.
I love the mystery in this series. This one had a pretty big twist in it, making you think it was one person, but another person held the imprint. Sometimes I was able to predict what would happen next, but not always. This series is a little creepy sometimes to read at night. I was always looking around to make sure I wasn’t being watched. I knew I wasn’t, but I felt like I was, which adds a bit to the story, ha! And just like the first book, their is some parts in the book from someone else's point-of-view which adds to the mystery of trying to figure out who it is.
Even though you don’t get a whole lot about Mike, the new character, you get to know a lot about his past and his family. And I absolutely adore Jay. So. Freaking. Much. *swoon* They are so adorable! It makes me smile every time they are together. Their relationship grows and despite some bumps in the road, they came out stronger in the end. I also think that there may be a love triangle in the third book, which I'm kind of curious about, though I am so Team Jay!
I also really liked Sara Priest and Rafe. I’m very, VERY curious to hear more about them and to see what sort of ability Rafe may have.
Overall, Desires of the Dead wasn’t as amazing as The Body Finder, but it definitely was a great book and I can’t wait to read the next book. I’m very excited for it! ...more
Wow. That's all I can say right now about this book. I loved it. The beginning made me really happy and then something got thrown out at me and I literally dropped the book. I couldn't believe it. It made me terribly sad. I'm not going to go into detail because I don't want to spoil anything, but oh my God. My heart really broke when I read that first line about it.
This book was a lot different than the first. Which took some time to getting used to. It was amazing though. Before picking this book up, I was saving it. I was saving it to read and then read the third and final book right after it. But after picking up several books and failing to read them during my Read-a-Thon, I knew I had to pick this up. Even though the books I had started and put down were books I was looking forward to reading. And it's not the books, it's just the complete rut I was in. I wanted to read, but just...couldn't. But wow, this really yanked me out of it!
Belly has done a lot of growing up. A LOT. And so had Conrad, Jeremiah, and even Steven. How can you not with what happened? My heart goes out to them. There were a couple of small chapters in this book that was in Jeremiah's point-of-view, which I loved. I was glad to get into his head and wonder what was going on inside there.
Overall, I can't say much more about this. I love this series. It's very well written and beautiful. If you haven't read it yet, do it soon. You won't be sorry. ...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