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Detailed Review: << review copy received from the author himself >>
I really LOVE this book!
It was an amazing read and Kev Heritage's writing is superb and unique. When I read this book, I was totally blown away from the first line till the end. The story is about a boy called John"Blue"Smith who is a gangly, big blue-eyed teen who has hippy-terrorist parents and a cute little sister called Annie, whom got pulled into a time rip where he ends up in the future. There he learns about militarism and the meaning of true friendship.
I really enjoyed this book. Heritage's writing is full of potential and notable and I really love the characters' sarcasm. The story was really funny and so were the characters, though there were times when the story became quite serious but there's always this sarcastic atmosphere oozing from the plot.
I guess, that's why it kept me reading and on the edge of seat whenever a new chapter arrives on the next page. There were these twists which kept me confused too! Since the story was written in different peoples' POVs (though most of the time it's Blue) I was pulled here and there through the story because sometimes the story went back to the past, then the future and then to the present so it kinda went here and there.
What can I say? Heritage's style of writing is inventive and quite original, I feel that if you ever this or give it a chance, you'll not regret it!
BLUE; personally, I think he's such a stuck up kid sometimes and other times he's a total nice guy. But other times? He worries too much but he has a hilarious personality and yet an attitude you may find annoying (you'll get over it soon, eventually).
I definitely recommend this book to sci-fi adventure readers!!! It's a book you don't want to miss :)
Don't forget to check out the second instalment, BLUE INTO THE PLANET!
Brief Review: Blue Into The Rip is a futuristic dystopian world set in the future with creatures from space, a militarised setting and a boy who just wants to go home, that will start an adventure of a lifetime. Kev Heritage's writing is detailed and competent as well as exciting. This will definitely catch the attention of sci-fi fanatic readers!
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I really thought about the book and bounced my thoughts here and there... I guess this book was actually pretty interesting to read and it's been hectic here and there. But I gotta say I enjoyed A Shade of Vampire!
Bella Forest (the author) has written a fascinating story where a five-hundred year old vampire wakes up and falls in love with a human (but she's his slave). You know what's the dramatic irony in this plot, Twilight is quite similar but I assure you to *Lovers and Non-Lovers of Twilight* this has an exciting and fool proof story where I really feel drawn to.
At beginning you'll be like "Hmm...this doesn't feel very captivating..." Well, read on! It was kinda boring at the beginning but slowly the plot fell into place and you'll go "Now, that's what I'm looking for!"
SOFIA; is a girl (duh, obviously!) who is in the middle of vampire war between vampires and vampire hunters where she is taken or kidnapped into a vampire coven where she will become a slave due to her looks... She has become the Vampire King, Derek's slave. In a way, it's either be sucked to death or escape!
LUCAS; I really hated this character... he is an annoying brat and a definite coward. Trying to make Sofia's his. I mean, you just met the girl and badaboom! You say... "Your mine" in a seductive tone. Do you think the girl will fall for you? YES! But in this story, *the* first guy character doesn't get the princess.
DEREK; The moment he woke up, I was just... bleh. But if you read on, it becomes more interesting because in a part of his history - Derek, Lucas, their sister and their father were all normal humans who worked on a farm until his mother was killed by a vampire... Derek is said to be the strongest vampire in all of history "Vampire King" might I add, hopefully he can protect his slave before she ends him so she can trust him!
All I can say is, when you continue reading this book, you may find it a little boring at the start but it's going to be exciting in the end because it's one cliffhanger she's got. Just ending like a happily ever after? is soooo not going to happen when vampire hunters are stronger these days.
With danger hanging by its thread and going to be snipped at, at any seconds I have to say Bella Forest has an interesting writing style where it starts off slow and captures at the very middle and the ending!
With heart pumping romance and a vampire suckers on the loose, will Sophia ever escape the coven?!?
Brief Review: A Shade of Vampire is a story of two very different people where they in fall love, fight evil (yet one of them is) and slay the dragon *bad* vampires. Love, passion and exciting paranormal romance gets twisted into a rose, you gotta say "This book is AMAZING!"
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At the start of the story, I was blown away. I mean, the start of the book was alDetailed Review: <Review copy received from the author herself>
At the start of the story, I was blown away. I mean, the start of the book was already sooo good! So... at the beginning, we learn about a boy who's killing Gwyneth and suddenly she wakes up to find out, it was all a dream. Actually we also learn that Gwyneth's been having these dreams lately, knowing fully that one day that would be her destiny; being killed by *that* guy in her dreams.
Sarah J. Pepper (the author) wrote such an excellent plot that practically the book was brimming with excitement that made you go... "Woah." I was really impressed with the author's writing as well as her expressive words!
At first, I was genuinely surprised by her bestfriend's boyfriend, Ryker. Gwyneth's bestfriend, Bree is a really good friend and at the same she had the really opposite boyfriend of herself. Ryker is totally mean, hateful towards Gwyneth and a total bleh to everyone.
The characters were written quite well with detailed descriptions that 'frame' each character wonderfully. You'll definitely enjoy this book once you get a taste of it!
GWYNETH; I love this character! She's strong but she's more than a typical normal teenage girl - actually - there's more to this dark tale and under that pure blond hair of hers. Once she meets Jace, can she get enough of him or is this the start of upside-down relationship?
JACE; Charismatic, in-between, who is Jace really? When he meets Gwyneth, everything he's ever known is just blown away. They're both drawn together like gravity as the relationship blossoms, who knows who will kill each other first?
A story of Goddesses and ageless Hunters like in summary, a world filled with the unknown is a dangerous place for Gwyneth. Hunted down and found, the question is; what can Gwyneth do to stop this madness? To end this battle that has been brewing before her time?
I guarantee you'll fall in love with this book! Sarah J. Pepper has developed and created a story surrounding the world where a girl is someone she never knew before, a life that has been shadowed, enemies at your every turn, this book has a delicious ending and twist that will make you want MORE!
Brief Review: Forgotten by Sarah J. Pepper is an author who has created a world where the unknown is sweetly dangerous with twists and a secret hush between the past and present, this book will NOT disappoint you.
The story starts off where Teague's father, Owen who is supposedly a not-so grYou can find more reviews at Girl In The Woods Reviews!
The story starts off where Teague's father, Owen who is supposedly a not-so great dad as he tries to pick the pieces of his son. Teague has become an alcoholic ever since his dad offered a bottle of vodka to him (I mean, serious?) One day, his dad decided to take in a pixi, Cailin in exchange of saving one of them.
BUT... Teague's father --->hasn't told<--- Teague that Cailin is a --->pixi<---. (see the problem here?)
C.E. Wilson (the author) has written such a captivating and challenging story that revolves around pixies, humans and other mysterious beings that are yet to be known. I was really impressed by Wilson's writing and the tone of language being used to capture the YA audience.
The book was really intriguing and had its own unique pace that will keep the readers on the edge of their seats. The start was about Teague who has just gone blind due to drinking due to the after damage of having an accident during a baseball game.
Here comes, Cailin! The pixi who is a pixi (well, duh) she's someone who doesn't give up too easily as she gets to know Teague in a whole different level of faith and sadness.
BUT... I'll have to stop you right there before you fall in love with this 'perfect' world and 'perfect' love. Why? When Teague finds what Cailin really is? Will the love last? Hell no, Teague pretty much freaked out and things went crazy after that...
Guess what? I really thought Teague was perfect for Cailin and the other way around too. Each other understands each other... what's the perfect match-up? YET... those evil pixies had to spoil the moment!
You know, when you have the hots for one those characters... you're all like "They're totally perfect for each other!" Instead it just had to blow up in your face, you know? Yeah, that's pretty much what I felt but I feel this book was really authentic and sweet.
Excluding the bitter-sweet moment at the end!
*It's a secret*
That's what I'll give you. An AHC.
A HUGE CLIFFHANGER
Well, I'll make up for those words by saying this...
Readers, once you'll read this you'll be putting this on your fantasy favourite shelf! I'm not trying to favour an author or anything or being bias or something... just thought this book really deserved it!
So, buy it. Love it. Read it to bits. (literally)
Brief Review: A fresh, new out-of-the-story fantasy where pixies and humans never coexisted. Since then, C.E. Wilson has created the unity of a love story between a pixie girl and a human boy where they both struggle to find their place in their own worlds.
'Betrayal, love, threats and secrets'- The epic conclusion of the Freewill trilogy comes, VINDICATION. This story was brilliant brilliant brilliant fr'Betrayal, love, threats and secrets'- The epic conclusion of the Freewill trilogy comes, VINDICATION. This story was brilliant brilliant brilliant from the start till the end where we follow the characters through their story of love -Ellie and Christopher- and their adventure through dark pasts and deep hearted secrets. Elyse Draper, you've written the final chapter of the Freewill Trilogy....more
In the start, it follows up on Arionna's mother who has died where they're at a graveyard going to bury her body. A wolf emerges, complete with a howlIn the start, it follows up on Arionna's mother who has died where they're at a graveyard going to bury her body. A wolf emerges, complete with a howl with burning yellow eyes. It's already interesting from the very beginning. I was very much fixated on the story and Arionna Jacobs who is yet a girl we're going to find out about.
'A lone wolf hunkered beneath the trees. A wolf? I blinked, certain I hadn't seen an animal at all, but I had. A wolf, or the domestic relation anyway, sat in the shadows of the trees, staring in our direction. Even from a distance, he looked as sad as I felt, and I wondered if he'd lost a loved one too. Do animals feel loss like us? Do they grieve, too? I hoped not.'
ARIONNA; A girl who is strong enough and not afraid, she's a girl who has tons of confidence (yet not so much) and takes risks. I love her for her well-being and her strong will for being who she can be and who she can't be.
DACE; mysterious, wild and totally out of control (well...sometimes). I love Dace (too). He was completely mysterious and wild as he controls his inner wolf, the feral wolf caged inside of him. He feels like he's completely torn to two as he meets Arionna at a college as a teaching assistant.
Soon the story starts to spin apart as the two meet yet both of them don't know why even though they don't understand what's happening. I felt completely so compelled to this story line and completely mystified as the plot starts to emerge from it's starting point.
'I didn't know, but I felt now, and feeling hurt. The guy tensed as though he felt my eyes on him, and turned in my direction. He stood no less than a hundred feet from me, too far away to see clearly, but every feature of his face swam into focus as if I'd called his appearance up from the depths of my memory. He was gorgeous, with messy golden hair, strong cheekbones, and a sharp, defined jawline. Even his vivid, emerald eyes and the small scar above his right eyebrow were crystal clear to me. I told myself to stop staring and look away. That grief had scrambled my brains, and I only imagined things that weren't there. I didn't listen to that little voice of reason. The boy lifted his head. Time seemed to slow, stretching before me in ways I couldn't comprehend. Our eyes met across the distance. I stopped breathing, heat weaving through me in coils, burning away the hole I'd just discovered, and leaving me wrapped in a soft blanket of warmth. A thousand different sensations whispered through me like a summer's breeze, freezing me in place. Joy, fear, loss, hope, sorrow . . . I couldn't separate one emotion from the other. Before I even had the chance to try, a current of energy washed through me, pulling a gasp from my lips. Strength and familiarity rippled through the air between us. The powerful sensation swarmed over me like a thousand little teeth nibbling on my skin, and shook me to the core. I knew him.'
With this snippet above, I guarantee you'll be rereading this (completely) as I fell in love with this book and couldn't stop putting it down, you should buy this book!
After reading this review... YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK! MUST!
Brief Review: 'Amazing, wild and creative, Fade was incredible, just simply incredible and heart-pumping, all you have to do is love it.'
From the start I knew it was going to good after reading the summary of theDetailed Review:
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From the start I knew it was going to good after reading the summary of the book, The Mist on Brontë Moor. It starts off with a girl called Heather Bell - like the summary above - she has alopecia which is a condition where your hair falls out in clumps. In Heather's condition, she's a high school girl who has never told anyone about this (except her mum, dad and her bestfriend, Simon (of course)) so it's a trouble when the start of the story begins with a clump of hair.
'I lowered my head and pretended to read, pushing my long hair back with my hands. As I did, I felt a cluster of hair come away from my head, like tender meat falling off a perfectly cooked roast. No. Please no. Not now. Not now. I jerked my hand forward. Sure enough, a clump of dark curls lay in my right palm. I froze. It was like the clump I’d found on my pillow two days earlier.'
See what I mean?
The story's persona is interesting and mysterious - starting with the hair and leading up to more mysteries that conclude the arrival in West Yorkshire. Aviva Orr (the author) has written such a smooth, casual story that easily brings its reader face to face with her plot and characters.
Heather is a character that has grown the most throughout the entire storyline where she searches the mystery of herself and what the 'mist' on Brontë moor really means?
HEATHER; a girl with a condition of falling hair and yet, a mystery is left to be revealed. Her newfound home at the Brontë country leaves her on the run for the search of a 'mist', where she reveals her true purpose of seeing what she sees - yet, can she figure it out soon before disaster strikes?!?
BRANWELL; also a brother of the Brontë family - he was a boy who was talented and yet he destroyed himself with an addiction to laudanum and alcohol at an early age yet who is he really? To his sisters? To Heather? Is he all he really is?
SIMON; a boy who's been friends with Heather, known for his boyish good looks and being captain of the football team - he's the one who sees Heather for she really is though he's got a bit annoying in a way.
EMILY; she's adorable and trustworthy - she's one of the sisters of Brontë. A girl who's met Heather from the start of the book, she's a girl with a liveliness to her young age and a friend. Trust Emily to help you on a job to find Heather's purpose and sight of the 'mist'.
I really liked all the characters that I've picked. I would have continued picking the other characters from the Brontë family but that would get boring, wouldn't it? But anyway, Heather's starting to fall for Branwell and the family that's starting to becoming like a home.
Will she stay with the one she's starting to love or can that 'love' break everyone in the Brontë family?
Will Heather finally figure out this mystery she's wrapped in or be swallowed by it?
Orr (the author's)'s detailed story will give you an imagery of the world of the Brontë family, told from Heather (the main protagonist)'s side - she gives us a new upcoming world of history and a mystery worth reading about!
'I’d experienced his moods before and seen his morbid drawings, but they hadn’t really mattered to me. He had charm, talent, and genius. I was drawn to him. He’d been strong when I was at my weakest. He’d made me feel beautiful even when I’d despised myself. He’d made me feel safe.'
It's weird that Branwell is someone who's actually really talented and yet he had to take alcohol which practically destroys his life! But in the end, Heather had to leave Branwell to come back to her real home in her real time.
I highly recommend this book for reader's who love a mystery with a bit of history here and there - you can never go wrong! Sounds like cooking, I have to say...
When I finished the end of the book, I was like 'What? That's it?!?' The ending of the book didn't really conclude the whole story as it ended with something of a cliffhanger. Did I ever mention that I hated cliffhangers?
Well, it ended like one but still, if a second book comes out - I am definitely going to read it!
Brief Review: The Mist on Brontë Moor was a detailed and mysterious story. From the start till the end, I was still transfixed on the 'mist' and the wonders of how it came about! Aviva Orr has written a prime, ingenious story that lives up to it's title with a touch of history and love - nothing can go wrong!
THE LAST GRIMM was exciting, fundamentally awesome and seriously good. I was completely entranced by H.L. Wampler's writing about the main character ATHE LAST GRIMM was exciting, fundamentally awesome and seriously good. I was completely entranced by H.L. Wampler's writing about the main character Abigail including the infamous huntsman from Red Riding Hood, Conner. It was completely thrilling about how Abigail is the Last Grimm and how she can send back the fairytale creatures of whom this mysterious Evil Queen has brought to life-just by reading them back into their stories. (view spoiler)[Kinda like but not quite... (hide spoiler)]
I have to say, it was not exactly original due to the series Grimm (which I love) is somehow connected. But there are changes here and there, cornering this character and making the wolf in Red Riding Hood become a 'shapeshifter/werewolf'. It was interesting to see how the character unfolds...including the ending where (view spoiler)[Abigail's father who was originally dead, comes back to life! (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>...more