Firstly, I just want to say that I love this cover. All of the covers in this series are awesome, but this one is totally kick-ass. Love it!
Secret is...moreFirstly, I just want to say that I love this cover. All of the covers in this series are awesome, but this one is totally kick-ass. Love it!
Secret is about to marry a werewolf king. Even if her heart really isn't as convinced as her sense of duty to the pack, and she's not enjoying the planning process. Especially since someone is trying to kill her, and haunting dreams keep hounding her.
When her uncle demands Lucas and her visit the south to get his blessing, things go from bad to worse... because her uncle has an ulterior motive. One that reveals a few shocking family secrets and puts Secret's life in danger. But what's new about that, right? ;)
This is another awesome book in an excellent series. One that changes Secret's life in many weird, wonderful, and heartbreaking ways. Wow. I felt so bad for her, and disliked Lucas even more than before!
I was really looking forward to getting stuck into this book, and although real life got in the way more than I wanted it to while reading it, I still...moreI was really looking forward to getting stuck into this book, and although real life got in the way more than I wanted it to while reading it, I still managed to enjoy it very much. Oh, and it didn't disappoint!
Celaena Sardothien is an assassin. Actually, she's the best and most feared assassin. But after she was betrayed and caught, she ended up serving time in the hellish salt mines of Endovier. For a whole year she's been slaving away, malnourished and beaten in a place where the prisoners are pretty much forgotten and left to die.
So when the Captain of the Royal Guard--Chaol Westfall--and the Crown Prince of Adarlan--Dorian Havilliard--offer her a deal, she accepts the opportunity to become the King's Champion under an alias. Even if she despises the awful and cruel King of Adarlan. Still, competing in this tournament offers her a chance to temporary live outside of prison, as well as the offer of real freedom after she serves her time with the ruthless king.
However, what she didn't expect was to discover some buried, ancient secrets beneath the castle. Or to make such good friends, and even lose her heart. Celaena is forced to accept a lot of new things. She has to learn to trust other people again, after being let down by everyone. And although she's not afraid to get her hands dirty and is strong enough to defeat the other competitors, there's plenty of scheming going on behind the scenes. Her journey is an amazing one!
And proves that even the toughest of people have vulnerabilities. It's what makes us human.
Throne of Glass was an outstanding, well written book! I loved how it was primarily told from Celaena's POV, but we also got glimpses of what other characters were doing. This intriguing book hooks you in from the very beginning... Awesome! (less)
Last night, while sorting through the books I have on my Kindle, I stumbled on this short story. I started to read it and was instantly hooked by Sall...moreLast night, while sorting through the books I have on my Kindle, I stumbled on this short story. I started to read it and was instantly hooked by Sally's story, but I had stuff to do so I couldn't read the whole thing.
This afternoon, I decided to sit on the couch and get to the end.
Sally just turned fifty, and after a disastrous dinner with her kids and ex-husband, she's on a train heading to see her elderly aunt. However, being plagued by the memories of how her ex ruined her birthday dinner and having to put up with a disgusting passenger on the train who has no sense of boundaries (or decency, really) she totally loses it!
I especially liked how she was trying to read a book but couldn't get into it, and it happened to be one of the author's other books. LOL. And I also enjoyed how the story unfolded and how it concluded with an obvious result but spared the gory details.
This is actually a book that I'd been looking forward to reading for a while. As soon as I picked it up, I was hooked.
Briony is wicked. She's also a w...moreThis is actually a book that I'd been looking forward to reading for a while. As soon as I picked it up, I was hooked.
Briony is wicked. She's also a witch. She feels more comfortable using her left hand, enjoys spending time in the swamp, knows she's responsible for a lot of the bad things that have happened to her family, and isn't like other girls. To top it all off, she also hurt her beloved stepmother--who passed away--and is responsible for her twin sister's 'condition'.
She tries as hard as she can to keep her secret from everyone in Swampsea because not only did she promise Stepmother that she would, but also agreed to stay away from the swamp.
However, when the interesting Eldric comes to Swampsea, Briony's life is turned upside down. Not only do they become good friends, and even form a bad-boy club, but for a girl who (apparently) doesn't know how to love, she sure develops some strong feelings towards him. But there is someone standing in the way, as well as the secrets Briony is keeping.
When her sister, Rose, gets the dreaded swamp cough, she knows she has to save her and at the same time appease the Boggy Mun. However, in order to do so she'll have to reveal her secret to the village. In a place where they hang witches...
Chime is a wonderful, wickedly fun book that takes the reader on quite an adventure through an atmospheric and swampy place. Briony has a strange, yet totally addictive voice and an even more interesting story to tell. What made it even better was finding out a lot of important, secretive information at the same time as she does. I also loved Eldric, who was an amazing character. And the dark world that exists alongside her seemingly normal one. A world that has Old Ones, a Chime Child, Dark Muses, and witches.
Firstly, I need to mention that the Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter series is fast becoming one of my favourite UF series.
Deacon fights monsters,...moreFirstly, I need to mention that the Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter series is fast becoming one of my favourite UF series.
Deacon fights monsters, and never gets a day off. So the day he gets to hang out at the carnival with Tiffany, he's not surprised to get caught up in some shit. When they spot some guy beating a dog, Deacon rescues her... and gets himself caught up in some serious shifter business.
But he doesn't care. He wants to help the were-dog, especially when they find out she's pregnant with some cross-species babies.
This book was like an action-packed movie--heart pounding and relentless. As soon as I started it, I was hooked and couldn't stop. Deacon's one tough dude but what happens to him in this book pushes him to the point of breaking physically and mentally.
A lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people, but it is balanced out with some tender moments and suprises.
This week I received Kitty's 12th book, so I wanted to catch up with her. And of course, this is one of my fave UF series. :)
Kitty, Ben, and Cormac he...moreThis week I received Kitty's 12th book, so I wanted to catch up with her. And of course, this is one of my fave UF series. :)
Kitty, Ben, and Cormac head to London so that Kitty can speak at the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies. But wherever she goes, so does trouble. It starts with something simple and harmless--Luis, the attractive Brazilian were-jaguar flirting with her--but ends with plenty of struggles, and more of a glimpse into just how dark and serious the Long Game is.
She also meets a few more allies: Ned, the Master vampire of London, and Caleb, the werewolf alpha of the British Isles. It was so cool to meet these two and I found them fascinating. I hope they pop back into the series. Cormac's ghostly passenger, Amelia, also gets a chance to go back home and meets some of her ancestors. I really want to read more about how Cormac was possessed by this ghost. Oh, and what about those creepy faeries? Yikes.
I really enjoyed this book! It's another interesting instalment that puts Kitty into the middle of the stirring war and even puts her credibility on the line. I can't wait to see where it leads... (less)
OMG. This book was SO MUCH FUN! I loved it. I just couldn't put it down. And isn't the cover totally cute? :)
Zoey and her best friend Sara are busy we...moreOMG. This book was SO MUCH FUN! I loved it. I just couldn't put it down. And isn't the cover totally cute? :)
Zoey and her best friend Sara are busy wedding planners. Zoey has always been prone to helping others and can even read their feelings, which gives her migraines. She always assumed everyone could do it as well, until the closet monster from her childhood enters her life and changes everything.
Now, she has to come to terms with monsters being real and offers shelter to Maurice (closet monster) as well as others who need help. It wouldn't be so bad, since she likes to help people anyway, but she's caught the eye of a relentless incubus who won't stop until he consumes every female she's connected to in an attempt to get to her. At least there's a sexy reaper watching her back, and a very helpful new friend.
I had a blast reading this book. It was funny, interesting, even creepy, and the worldbuilding is fantastic! The characters are really cool too, especially Zoey. She's so nice to everybody! It was great to see her taking charge of her own power, and that she's willing to accept help when needed. I love strong characters with vulnerabilities, but determination.
I'm just glad I've already got the second book on my Kindle...(less)