The fourth book in the Strange Angels Series provides lots of great action. We are never short of Dru's witty after thoughts and it adds to the experi...moreThe fourth book in the Strange Angels Series provides lots of great action. We are never short of Dru's witty after thoughts and it adds to the experience. You are left entertained throughout the book. There is also romance that makes it only better. A paranormal thriller with a punch of character! Worth your time.(less)
This book is awesome. All matters of suspense and Science Fiction twists. And there is Avian. One extraordinary guy. --Review to Come atBook & Mov...moreThis book is awesome. All matters of suspense and Science Fiction twists. And there is Avian. One extraordinary guy. --Review to Come atBook & Movie Dimension a Blog--(less)
The best yet and there's new relationships on the horizon in Cryptic Cravings. Alexander and Raven ponder more of their future together. A new goth cl...moreThe best yet and there's new relationships on the horizon in Cryptic Cravings. Alexander and Raven ponder more of their future together. A new goth club --The Crypt is going to open for Dullsvillians so things get messy. Trevor Mitchell is in love with Raven so it's a book to enjoy with humor and touches of romance here and again. Raven is as outspoken, as ever. Really love the books, keeps getting better and better.(less)
Felt like things ended sadly for Janie. We see that she has more issues to work out in her life. This last book closes up and resolves what Janie will...moreFelt like things ended sadly for Janie. We see that she has more issues to work out in her life. This last book closes up and resolves what Janie will do with her life. She makes a monumental decision. Gone is more emotional and not action-packed like Wake or Fade but manages to satisfy. It's ok, and a good end to The Dream Catcher's books.(less)
The Infernal Devices prequel series is in its own way such a reminder of The Mortal Instruments and its characters. Even so, the world of The Infernal Devices is much more emotional. More in-depth in detail which could be because you actually have read already The Mortal Instruments (if you have then) then you get to see how the past would affect and later connect to the future present world of The Mortal Instruments. From where we left off in Clockwork Angel, The Infernal Devices Book 1, Will Herondale has willingly pushed Tessa Gray away by saying hurtful words to her. His heart could be seen to not be in it but Will feels he had to it so Tessa wouldn't fall in love with him. Tessa can't believe that he would be so cruel to tell her she and him could never be because there is no future for a Shadowhunter that dallies with a warlock. The reason being Tessa can supposedly never have children if she's a warlock. Will is later mentioned to studiously avoid Tessa altogether.
He turned to look at her, but before he could reply, a sepulchral voice spoke out of the shadows, “‘Mortality, behold and fear! What a change of flesh is here Think how many royal bones Sleep within these heaps of stones.’” A dark shape stepped out from between two monuments. As Tessa blinked in surprise, Jem said, in a tone of resigned amusement, “Wil . Decided to grace us with your presence after all?” “I never said I wasn’t coming.” Wil moved forward, and the light from the rose windows fel on him, illuminating his face. Even now, Tessa never could look at him without a tightening in her chest, a painful stutter of her heart. Black hair, blue eyes, graceful cheekbones, thick dark lashes, full mouth—he would have been pretty if he had not been so tall and so muscular.
Yet, Jem seems to be happy to spend time with her. Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs end up spending more and more time together. At first friends they start to grow closer and closer. Just as everything is growing to be steady for Tessa. Everyone involved with the plot of the Magister (everyone who had to stop and intervene against Mortmain at The London Institute) is questioned by the Shadowhunters of the Clave. Charlotte is found responsible in finding Mortmain or suffer the consequences of losing the London Institute if she doesn't find him. She's given time to find him, so he'll be captured. It will spell disaster for Tessa if she's to stay at The London Institute without Charlotte wielding the authority. To which Benedict Lightwood wants to acquire. Will is distracted too. The lies created to distance himself from everyone one including Tessa have started to become hard for him to keep up. He desperately wants to be free to be with Tessa. Magnus Bane, a warlock (present in the majority of The Mortal Instruments series), has agrred to help Will with his problems, so he can be free to do whatever he wishes. Although, Tessa and Jem meanwhile have been growing closer for a long time now and it seems Tessa has started to fall in love with Jem. They definitely start to grow closer together. Almost since Clockwork Angel you could tell in small traces the relationship of Jem and Tessa.
“Tessa,” he said. She looked up at him. There was nothing steady or reliable about his expression. His eyes were dark, his cheeks flushed. As she raised her face, he brought his down, his mouth slanting across hers, and even as she froze in surprise, they were kissing. Jem. She was kissing Jem. Where Will’s kisses were al fire, Jem’s were like pure air after a long time of being closed up in the airless dark. His mouth was soft and firm; one of his hands circled the back of her neck gently, guiding her mouth to his. With his other hand he cupped her face, running his thumb gently across her cheekbone. His lips tasted of burned sugar; the sweetness of the drug, she guessed. His touch, his lips, were tentative, and she knew why. Unlike Will, he would mind that this was the height of impropriety, that he should not be touching her, kissing her, that she should be pul ing away. But she did not want to pul away. Even as she wondered at the fact that it was Jem she was kissing, Jem making her head swim and her ears ring, she felt her arms rise as if of their own accord, curving around his neck, drawing him closer.
Though Tessa will always love Will she realizes that Jem to her has started to make her feel fluttery with love. When she doesn't have Jem around her she can now feel she is missing something. Clockwork Prince shows us readers how while Tessa very much may always have a thing to that of attraction --naturally-- to Will, she has now started to develop feelings for Jem which really is much stronger than she'd ever believe possible. While before loved Jem for being beautiful and sensitive with Clockwork Prince you get to see why Will is the way he is. Though found his arrogant attitude infuriating there's now an open channel to understanding him better. So when Tessa and Jem comes along to be more obvious then you do feel terrible for him.
“Will,” she said in surprise, but he was pinning her to the wal with his body, his hands sliding up her shoulders, into her damp hair, his mouth sudden and hot on hers. She fel and spun and drowned in the kiss; his lips were soft and his body was hard against her, and he tasted like rain. Heat spread through the pit of her stomach as his mouth moved urgently on hers, wiling her response. Jem’s face flashed against the back of her closed eyelids. She put her hands flat against Wil ’s chest and shoved him away from her, as hard as she could. Her breath came out on a violent exhalation: “No.”
Towards the end of Clockwork Prince we see that Jem felt that way toward her too for a while now that he announced in the final pages. Everyone in the London Institute finds very surprising including Will. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Demology/Demons(less)
As always, Last Breath, of all the other Morganville Vampire books begin with how things in Morganville are ruled by vampires and how things go if your to be a resident. If you are to be a resident then you'll definitely be at the mercy of all the vampires.
I'm a deep lover of The Morganville Vampires and of course of Rachel Caine, so I was looking forward to this one so much. Once I started it there was the added information that Michael and Eve are going to soon get married and while to them its something to look forward to, they aren't prepared to be met by resistance coming from the town because a vampire and human should just not be.
Overall: Good read Genre: Young Adult, Vampires, Romance, Mythical Creatures, Urban Fantasy Recommend Ages: 16 and Up(less)
Come along into Ash's mind as he tries to search for a way back to Meghan. His love that seems impossible. A love that could possibly destroy him. Brimming with dangerous adventures and twists that so mark Julie Kagawa's series. The Iron Knight is for those looking to see deeper into previous characters of The Iron Fey. Even moral lessons added in. The Iron Knight is an unbelievably amazing and so is the romance spilling out of it!
There was something thoroughly unique about the use of mythology in Everneath. The idea that Forfeits in the Underworld get fed of by Everlivings which are basically Immortals. They are in many ways interesting to see in the paranormal.
The story is told by Nikki. A pretty regular girl that happens to be allowed to return to Earth. So when she returns to Earth to the life she left behind and the boy she once loved so much named Jack she finds it hard to let go. Its making us be in for some serious heartache to see them fall in love all over again knowing that their love is tragic. Nikki is't going to be able to stay on Earth forever. The tunnels that helped one of the Immortals named Cole to feed of her are coming back to reclaim her. So not good at all.
As far as the story of Everneath it was pretty satisfying. The desperation of counting down the weeks/months by Nikki toward her reclaim of The Tunnels is a nice touch. Something that bothered me and didn't allow me to enjoy the novel completely at times was knowing that Jack might have cheated on her in the past and Nikki never brought it up. It was as if she'd already had lost him before The Tunnels took her. For a moment believed that maybe he had cheated on her and she'd just loved him so much she's forgive him which would not sit well with me. Thankfully this misunderstanding got cleared up and made me love Everneath all the more. Jack was now more likeable but strangely enough Cole is one character that loved more and find myself wanting to see more of. He had this way that showed he adored Nikki even though Nikki didn't give him a chance. At least some Nikki and Cole moments happened.
For the first in the trilogy of Everneath, Cole and Nikki was what held true passion for me. When we are talking about the relationship with Nikki and Jack sad to say it made the story come away a bit boring so would have been better to see more Cole or some of the supernatural.Sure Jack was an admirable character but Cole to me seemed really wonderful. That may be why looking forward to the next novel in Everneath by Brodi. Not too bad a novel. Overall: Good read Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult, Mythology(Greek)(less)
Last in Entice (Need #4), Zara had to turn Pixie and Astley who find awesome and sweet (besides also being good-looking) gladly turned Zara into his Pixie Queen. Zara also finally saved Nick (her werewolf boyfriend) who now in Endure seems to feel rather uncomfortable with Zara's new pixie change. Nick found extremely annoying in this book. He was so concerned about Zara being "different". Zara obviously can tell that Nick isn't ok with her new species change although Zara does tries to make things like the old days before he was taken to Valhalla but it never seems to be enough. So, Astley tries throughout to comfort Zara over her misery caused by Nick's distance. Zara's love life isn't only at stake but also the lives of many humans. To keep people safe Zara, Astley, Nick, and Izzie have to stop the evil pixies from ending the world by releasing Loki. Though ending the world doesn't really matter to the evil pixies as long as they destroy all humans. Those evil pixies really suck. To stop them Zara has to really think and step up to become a leader to obtain help for the fight against the evil pixies led by evil rogue pixie king Frank and Isla (Astley's mom as well as a former Pixie Queen). Some of the help is by can you believe it, humans! Zara believes humans should have the right to defend themselves against the supernatural. So, she believes spreading the reality of Evil pixies through the internet is a good idea from blogs to Twitter that way people are aware of danger heading their way. So many things happened and one in particular turn made me almost have a heart attack(well of shock) concerning Astley. Kept thinking no, Astley! Why? Though wont reveal it for you. In Endure, as a fan of the Need series was looking forward to the romance between Astley and Zara. With Endure rest assure you get what have been looking for if your a fan of King Astley. For this blogger, had a truly fantastic end.
Now hoping someday, if possible , Carrie Jones will do something like a spin-off series much like Julie Kagawa is doing with the Iron Fey: Call of The Forgotten which is a spin-off from the Iron Fey series since the Need series has always been one of the particularly fantastic Paranormal Romance series out there. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Paranormal, Romance , Young Adult(less)
A nice enough prequel short story exclusive that elaborates on the past of Finley Jayne before arriving at Griffin King's home (The Duke of Greythorne) and later meeting the group of superhuman band of youths. Has a similar tone and feel to that of The Girl in the Steel Corset (See: Review of The Girl in the Steel Corset: The Steampunk Chronicles #1 by Kady Cross) but was a different adventure for Miss Jayne. One where Finley alone is aware of a dark secret this time. You do get a mention of Griffin but in passing. Enough to make you think how close Griffin and Finley came to meeting even before The Girl in the Steel Corset. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is before Finley met Griffin King so lends a taste of mystery to see who the girl (Finley Jayne) really is. You'll get that in this exclusive e-book look. Concluding nicely and to lead into , The Girl in the Steel Corset , a full-length novel rather than a short story. Look forward to: How much trouble can Finley get into a lady's maid? Find out in The Girl in the Steel Corset the first story in Kady Cross's exciting new mini-series The STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES. Available wherever books are sold from Harlequin Teen. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, Robots, Androids, Superhumans(less)
For a science fiction read Verita was quite an impressive novel. Brett Bradbury has the regular American life of not going without until the day her parents die. As only child she doesn't have any immediate family and when she finds that her family for most of her life have been living well above their means she doesn't have any real way to keep up payments to her old way of living considering she's a minor. So she has to go to foster care. A few days into foster care she starts to realize that life is changing. Brett still very much still wants to keep in contact with her old friend Jenna until she finds that Jenna would rather not now that Brett is in another school zone and also in foster care. To Jenna it will be easier not to have Brett around. After one last ditch effort to see Jenna and e-kindle their friendship just causes the foster care services to see her as a delinquent to be watched and not be given ahny trust. Brett really feels her life has gone in an unforseeable place with nothing good to look forward to. Just as Brett see her world as terrible and there is no real hope she gets approached hy John Roberts with a govrnment sponsored scientific-orientated project where a new planet named Verita has been found! Verita needs people from Earth who are young to populate it. So Brett has her suspicions that the scientists created compatible genetic partners for everyone who's in Verita. Brett senses this conspiracy theory may be what's going on especially since she has instant crazy atrraction to Brady who hardly has any connection emotionally to. Although she doesn't want to jump into any conclusions until she's sure so we should see that in the next book set to be called Concisus. Brett will no doubt want to fight to hold on to a certain relationship with a fellow scientist named Ryan Traven considering her relationship isn't fabricated like with Brady. Tracy Rozzlyn got good ideas with how Verita can possibly have agendas. She also knows how to handle characters and introducing new ones. As soon as you meet Ryan you'll know when he proceeds to scold Brett but they do become good friends later which you can see [below]: “Stop!” I jump and pull my hand back. The eyes quickly vanish back into the greenery. I turn in the direction of the deep, booming voice that startled me. “What do you think you’re doing? You don’t know if any of those plants out there are poisonous or even carnivorous.” The sharp edge in his voice instantaneously angers me. Is he seriously lecturing me? Momentarily, I worry he’s security, and that I’ve broken some unknown rule – but as he marches closer I notice he’s wearing black with purple, like me. He’s a scientist, just like I am, and I’m pissed. Who the hell is he to lecture me? I wasn’t actually touching anything, yet. I would have stopped before reaching the fence – at least that’s what I’m telling myself. “What do you think you’re doing?” I snap back at him defensively. “I’m trying to keep you from hurting yourself. You could be a little nicer and say thank you,” he snarls, but I can see by his expression that he’s startled by my tone. With my voice dripping in sarcasm, I say, “Sure, thank you. Thank you for butting in where you don’t belong, and thank you so much for startling my creature away. Did you ever stop to think that I was looking at something beside the plants? And, just maybe, that I was reaching out to see if I’d get a similar response from the animal that was looking at me? And that, just maybe, you’re not the only one with a shred of common sense who knows not to touch something when you don’t know what it is?” I cross my arms and simply glare at him. A part of me realizes that he only meant well, but I’m not in the mood to be understanding. The shock of waking up, the disappointment of the dorms, all my doubts and my losses are being taken out on this poor sap who happened along at the wrong moment. I know it’s not fair of me, but it’s not enough to quell my fury. “I’m sorry,” he retorts condescendingly. “The next time I think you’re about to do something foolish, I’ll wait until after you’re hurt to tell you that it’s a bad idea.” I notice he’s smirking at me now, apparently amused by my reaction. “And you can save the lecturing until after the fact next time, too.” I huff, turn around, and sit back down to read my handbook. “It’s a deal then.” He holds out his hand to shake. I look up and see a Cheshire cat smile plastered on his face. I can’t stop myself from smiling too. “Deal.” I shake his hand as I feel my anger subsiding. “I’m Ryan; Ryan Traven. And you are…” he asks, raising his eyebrow. “Brett Bradbury,” I answer. Realizing we’re still shaking, I quickly tug my hand away. He chuckles warmly at me. “So you’re a biologist?” I notice his voice has a soft, gentle quality to it when he isn’t scolding me. “Yes, and let me guess: you’re a botanist,” I say, coyly. “Guilty. Sorry if I sounded like I was lecturing you. I’ve been walking the perimeter, looking at all these strange plants, and wondering what qualities they possess. I really was just worried for you.” He shrugs his shoulders apologetically.
What found genius with Tracy Rozzlyn's writing was you get to read into a book that had this professional gathering of scientists vibe that felt so believable. Interesting to become immersed into. Here [below] her writing style comes out: The weekend and Monday morning goes by very slowly. We all try to busy ourselves with other work, but the waiting makes it hard to concentrate. We’re all excited and nervous to see what she thinks, and to see if she’ll allow us to plant it on the base. I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning, just watching the clock until it’s late enough to wake my parents and run downstairs to see what’s been left under the tree. I’m only half paying attention to the video I’m screening, when I catch a black shape blur across the screen. I quickly sit up in my chair and rewind the footage. Ryan had seen it from over my shoulder. “What the hell was that?” Everyone gathers around me as I replay the footage at normal speed. We see an Enux run past first – a large, flightless bird that resembles an oversized turkey with long muscular, legs and the speed of a roadrunner. Then we see the black blur. Whatever it was, it’s enormous, fast, and after the Enux. Anxiously, I rewind it again and play it in slow motion to see if I can get a better view, but it doesn’t help. “Shit!” I look to confirm the time and location and of the camera. “Anything large enough to take down an Enux is large enough to hunt us.” Alarmed, I start barking orders. “Jake, pull up the video from camera six, 2238 hours, June thirty-fifth. There might be a better shot of the animal on that camera. I’m going to see if I can slow this down more and clean up the image better. Ryan, grab camera five – Molly, grab cameras eight’s video. They’re both long shots, but they could have caught something.” We spend the rest of the morning carefully screening through the videos. Molly finds a black tail swishing across her screen, but nothing else. Jake just finds black: the animal had rubbed against his camera and knocked it out of position, so it’s now pointed to the ground. Ryan finds absolutely nothing on his camera. I finally manage to slow down and clean up my video. Everyone gathers back around me as I play it back. It’s still blurry, but we can make out an elongated snout like that of a dog or wolf, and there are plenty of sharp, jagged teeth lining the creature’s mouth. Its body resembles a panther, but it appeared to be moving even faster than a panther can, and from what we can tell it’s quite a bit larger. “Shit,” is all I manage to say.
So far for a science fiction fan this series has a enjoyable world that's a brilliant jewel among many. Coming Soon.
A romance between a british and american has never been this adorable. Sort of a romance that takes its time to develop. Very gossipy here and there o...moreA romance between a british and american has never been this adorable. Sort of a romance that takes its time to develop. Very gossipy here and there over society girls makes it amusing, Wort a reading.(less)
Ophelia is the geeky girl and less stylish than her twin sister Bianca. She may be pretty but has never been noticed by her biggest crush, Martin, the most popular boy in school. He wants her finally after years of not wanting her. Stranger still is the fact two other new boys show an interest in her. Ophelia feels overwhelmed and she's getting some crazy headaches more and more. On top of all this the boys are acting weird and birds tend to stare at Ophelia out of the blue. The guys all have different personalities that make it much more interesting. Your not sure which to pick. A sweet romantic paranormal fantasy that is just, rather sweet. (less)
Ophelia a diabetic girl learns her blood holds the irresistible pull to all vampires. There are two species of vampires that are incredibly powerful. In the middle of it she must fight to remain unclaimed. While at the same time falling in love with Adrian a sweet and fierce human boy. Ophelia is a smart and funny girl who the likes most ,young adult readers, haven't seen. She's no Bella Swan(Twilight)or Rose Hathaway(Vampire Academy but rather a real-life type girl.
Into reading ,The Demon Lover, we are introduced to Cailleach McFay who has always been fascinated with mythology especially on the myth of demon lovers or better-known as incubus. A type of incorporeal stranger for a long time has visited her in her dreams giving her lately some of the most pleasureful, exciting sex ever. Having recently moved into a new home in Fairwick, New York and sees it is the best place to uncover the myth of The Demon Lover. Dahlia La-Motte a deceased novelist was in the past the occupanct, who had written pieces of writing suggesting a demon lover much like her own. While there she also notices something bewitching about the populace of her new home. They are most definitely not entirely human if at all. Picking up pace, Callie comes face to face with her Demon Lover realizing he has known her not in recent times but centuries. Known her when faeries existed and were very prevalent. Leaving her to come to terms with a deep betrayal from so very long ago.
The characters are very motive-driven which keeps things interesting throughout the novel. While there are those favorite characters there is also characters that just keep you guessing on what they really are bringing to the story keeping you right in suspense. The Demon Lover also has a delicious sensual tone to it that keeps you glued to your reading. The paranormal is given immense life that is perfect.
The Demon Lover is happily enough the first in a series. So expect more intrigue with mystery thrown in. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Supernatural, Reincarnation, Faeries, Demons, Witches (less)