This is the second book in the Darke Academy series, and the book picks up after the antics that happened in book one, Secret Lives.
This term the Dark...moreThis is the second book in the Darke Academy series, and the book picks up after the antics that happened in book one, Secret Lives.
This term the Darke Academy has moved to New York, and Cassie Bell is no longer the new scholarship girl getting picked on by the elite school's students. She is slowly becoming part of the group, and becoming more accepted by the Few.
Cassie is in fact one of the strongest members of the Few, and with the new spirit inside her Cassie must learn to feed to keep her strength up.
This book was a bit more fast paced and more exciting than the first instalment was. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next book in the series!(less)
This is the third book in the Darke Academy series by Gabriella Poole.
Time for another term at the Darke Academy, and this time the school has moved t...moreThis is the third book in the Darke Academy series by Gabriella Poole.
Time for another term at the Darke Academy, and this time the school has moved to Istanbul!
Again we see Cassie trying to balance her school life, friends, try to get over a recent break up, struggle to balance her relationship with the spirit inside her and be accepted by the Few. Wow - all that in once school term as well!
I did enjoy this book, although not as much as the previous two instalments of the series. It was a bit too faced paced for me, and I felt like I didn't take much of the details in.
I am hoping there will be a fourth book in this series. Although the ending of this book could have wrapped up the whole series nicely, I would really like to know what happens next!
I'll admit, I picked this up purely for the cover! This was my first time reading a wolf centred book, in the past any wolves that appeared in my book...moreI'll admit, I picked this up purely for the cover! This was my first time reading a wolf centred book, in the past any wolves that appeared in my books also had something to do with vampires, so I was a bit hesitant at first and though I wouldn't really like it. Which is probably why it has been sat on my bookcase for months before now.
But oh how wrong I was!
This story throws all my previous knowledge of werewolves out the window (fictional knowledge - of course!), the book is written from both points of view, switching between Sam and Grace, which I think is a great way to tell the story!
I am not going to go into details and tell you the whole story, there are plenty of other reviews on good reads for that. I will say there was a slightly "Twilight-ish" feel to the book, although that certainly did not put me off. Maggie Steifvater has took the concept of teen romance between a teenage girl and a "creature of the night" to a new level, well done!(less)
This is the first book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz, I bought this book from Amazon for taking on holiday last year. I hadn't reall...moreThis is the first book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz, I bought this book from Amazon for taking on holiday last year. I hadn't really heard anything about it, but the blurb on Amazon sounded good! So I bought this and the second book. I am so glad I gave them a shot now!
The book centres around Schyuler, a bit of a social outcast at her elite New York private school where the majority of the girls there are rich, dress well and look like perfect little Barbie dolls. This is definitely not Schyuler!
But something strange starts happening, Schyuler starts to notice weird blue veins appearing on her arm and all of a sudden has a craving for raw meat, and is having flashbacks, flashbacks from a completely different time period! What on earth is going on?! This series has a completely different spin on the typical vampire YA books, it is sort of like Vampires meets Gossip Girl!
The characters in the book are well developed, and there is a very believable back story intertwined throughout the book. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on this series, but personally I really enjoyed it! If your not to sure about it, I would say just buy the first book and see if you like it.(less)