I like this book, it's funny. What can you expect of the book that starts with "The goat was in the tree again." :D This book remains me of two series...moreI like this book, it's funny. What can you expect of the book that starts with "The goat was in the tree again." :D This book remains me of two series Bones and Ghost Whisper, i like both series so i also like this book.(less)
After I've heard that Julie Kagawa was writing a dystopian series I was so in. I really liked The Iron Fey series...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
After I've heard that Julie Kagawa was writing a dystopian series I was so in. I really liked The Iron Fey series and so I got The Immortal Rules for the review. I was thrilled. I had some issues with it though. Starting with pacing. I wanted to press forward few times in the book cause it was too slow. But at the end I liked the idea of the book so I couldn't wait to get this one too.
Herlequin being as awesome as always gave me the arc of this book. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Everything that I didn't like in the first book was great here. Starting with pacing. I had problem with it in The Immortal Rules but here it was just right. This book has around 400 pages and I think I've read it in one sitting. It was so captivating. Then with Allie. I liked her in the first book too but she became a really dear to me here. Also I've got to see Kanin more. His character in the first book was so mysterious and bad-ass and here I could meet him better. Honestly I'm one of rare persons who is not a big fan of Zeke but who asks me. Anyhow this book was much better than the first for me.
Allie is a girl living in the new world After the Red Lung human population almost disappeared. It was a time for vampires to rise and rule. They needed food so they had to keep humans safe or what's left of them whatsoever. Allie has been turned into a vampire by Kanin but she still had a feelings for human life and in the first book she decided to help Zeke and his little tribe. After that she vowed to do another thing - help Kanin. She could feel he was in danger and it was time to complete the task in this sequel. In the process she meets some other members of her family and realized that the connections between vampires is not so week.
Like I said this series is becoming better and better for me therefore I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
***NOTE: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley from Herlequin. Thank you. I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. (less)
I can't tell how much i enjoyed reading this book. Kendare is such a great writer.
I was surprised that the story teller was male. I often read books...moreI can't tell how much i enjoyed reading this book. Kendare is such a great writer.
I was surprised that the story teller was male. I often read books with females as story tellers. Not that i don't like males, just I'm used to females as story tellers. But anyway, i found this as a good thing, to change things a little bit.
Story is different form others. Although, I haven't read a lot of ghost stories. I always appreciate different stories. One thing that i can't stop to think about is love between Cas and Anna, it's creepy, but hey I've seen worse. All in all, can't wait to read second book. (less)
I must admit that I've read only few books about time traveling and that's why I wanted to read this book in a first place. Then later after reading some amazing reviews I knew that I had to read it.
Time Between Us is a story about Anna and Bennett. At the beginning of the book we meet Anna - the girl who lives in 1995. One regular morning she was like any other day running in park but this morning she sees a guy. After she turns around he is gone. Strange thing is that he was watching her and then suddenly gone. Even though she tries to forget about it but then she sees him a school. She asks him why he was watching her and he swears that he hasn't seen her before. At that point I was wondering where is the time traveling in all this cause the seemed like a regular contemporary story. Well soon enough I discovered more.
I've read this book maybe a month a good. At that time it was an sweet and enjoyable read. You can read it in one sitting. I've heard some things about the sequel and no I'm not for it. Some things aren't supposed to be continues like this story. I'd love to read another book by Tamara Ireland Stone even if it was about time traveling, but please some another story.
I really have hard time rating this book. In some parts of the book I really enjoyed while I just wanted to skip some of them. I expected more origina...moreI really have hard time rating this book. In some parts of the book I really enjoyed while I just wanted to skip some of them. I expected more originality here. Yes, I haven't read dystopian book with vampires but I don't see some really huge difference in general between this and some other dystopian story. But let me tell you more about the story.
Allie is young girl and main character of the story. She is living in the world after plague. Now the vampires are the rulers of the city where Allie lives. She and couple of her friends who are Unregistrated are trying to survive on the other side of the wall. Life there is hard, they need to fight for their lives and in the meantime they also need to stay away form vampires on the other side of the wall. Good thing in this book is that vampires are described like a bad-ass monsters. Not some creatures craving for love. They are blood-suckers and they live according to that. OK, except Allie later but she is young.
After going on the other side of the wall Allie and her friends get attacked. She is saved and only way to survive is to become who she hates the most - a vampire. She doesn't want to die in a way to disappear forever, so she dies and becomes creature of the dark. Her savior is Kanin who will try to learn her how to survive. After series of events (I don't want to put spoilers in this review) she is alone on her own. In her attempt to survive she discovers a group of humans who are trying to find paradise on destroyed earth. One member of that group is young boy Zeke. They are chased by group of dangerous people. Will they survive and find what they're looking for? What will happen between Zeke and Allie? Get the book and find out.
Point is that this book is not bad. Only it was painfully long, if it was 100 pages shorter I'm sure I would enjoy more. Other things that could have been better are: Allie, she is not bad character in general, but some of her decisions I couldn't understand; Zeke, he definitively isn't the character that I'll fall for. True, he is very young and naive, but still some of his decisions were disaster for me. If somebody asks me I'd prefer to see Kanin instead of him with Allie. But that doesn't mean that good old love-triangle won't be in the second book.
All in all, I can say that I expected more, because of all those 5 star reviews. Still, I expect book two to be better.
It's actually 3.5 stars.
I want to thank Harlequin Teen for providing me this arc. (less)
Like I said the last time, when I reviewed A Castle of Sand, one of my favorite thing here is that the author kne...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Like I said the last time, when I reviewed A Castle of Sand, one of my favorite thing here is that the author knew exactly when to stop the story in one book and when to continue with the next one. All books in this series have some minor (so to say) problems they deal with, while the whole series has bigger issues that are presented in all books.
In last book we caught a glimpse of all sides in this complicated world. It's way bigger than only vampires vs people thing. There are big differences between different vampire clans but they all aim for one thing safety and power. The we also have hunters, who try to protect our world from these beasts. War is about to start.
For many here it's hard to recognize good and bad and to decide which side they belong to because things change so often and it's hard to trust anyone. With all that Sofia must struggle and fight hard not to break, which is hard when a person she should trust unconditionally offers her a way out, a solution to all her troubles. Only that means the end of everything Derek fights for.
Luckily it's not Ben I have problems here any longer. While at one hand I do understand Sofia and her determination to find a solution I couldn't but be angry at her when she was so stubborn. I felt sorry for Derek here.
But all in all, I cannot wait to see how things develop in A Blaze of Sun.(less)
Here we have a story about young girl Kathleen. She has a bad relationship with her mother. Her mother tries to peruade her to lose some weight and Ka...moreHere we have a story about young girl Kathleen. She has a bad relationship with her mother. Her mother tries to peruade her to lose some weight and Kathleen believes that she is ashamed of her. Her best friend Aka as well as other friends are called “freaks“. But things change when one “popular“ guy from the school asks her to do him a favour. In the meantime strange things happen, suddenly Rigel pops up in her life. Kathleen must deal with a lot of crazines at the time.
This story is different. First thing I noticed and liked was main character Kathleen. Not because I like her as a character but because author did great job with her personality. She is that dark/gothic girl who pretends that doesn’t care about others and their opinion but deep inside she is really woundable. I had clear picture of her and I should say it again, really good job is done there. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for the rest of the story. I just couldn’t feel it. It was bunch of words in front of my eyes that made the story but no feelings.
This story is also strange maybe even weird. All that story about Rigel is really surprising for me, but well I don’t read blurbs so I guess it won’t be surprising for others. One more thing is that this book is not predictable. I was really astonished with some moments, some were good but unfrtunately some were bad.
All in all really short and interesting book, but not more than that. (less)