what did like was the issue about technology within the book. how it consumes us today, that the simple lack of face to face communication is not real...morewhat did like was the issue about technology within the book. how it consumes us today, that the simple lack of face to face communication is not really at it's book. not sure if I wanna read the sequel- if there is going to be one- but will see.../shrug(less)
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When I came to the conclusion of this book, I realized that I didn't find one bad thing about...morecheck out my review [longer version] here at busybookbee
When I came to the conclusion of this book, I realized that I didn't find one bad thing about it. I loved I really did. Cole and Jack, ugh my heart goes out to you both. And OMG (view spoiler)[ WHEN FREAKING JACK CHOSE TO GO THE TUNNELS, PUSHING NIKKI TO THE SIDE, I WAS LIKE NOOOO. WHY JACK WHYYYY? /ugly tears (hide spoiler)] And, Nikki girl...stay strong you will figure out a way. ["br"]>["br"]>(less)
The entire situation with David/Devin/Miranda totally turned me off. I CAN NOT fathom the utter ridiculousness this was! Where did...moreAre you kidding me?
The entire situation with David/Devin/Miranda totally turned me off. I CAN NOT fathom the utter ridiculousness this was! Where did this come from? How do you just change things like this without warning? I mean, you spend time getting into the world residing in this book and then this happens..?
I'm sorry BUT NO. It doesn't make any sense. Miranda and David are supposed to be "soul-mates". For each other. So what is this? Really, D? You gonna go fuck another person down the hall FROM YOUR WIFE/SOULMATE?!! And, Miranda TAKING HIM BACK?! /CONFUSED. WHAT? I don't think David from book one would have done any of this. Seriously. So much potential down the toilet.
AAAAnd..were back with the second book in the Covenant series.
Pretty much starting off where the last one started, things get very tense between the P...moreAAAAnd..were back with the second book in the Covenant series.
Pretty much starting off where the last one started, things get very tense between the Pures and the Half-Bloods. And, Alex gets caught in the middle of it.
She's still pretty much the same hot-headed and reckless chick she was in Half-Blood. A surprise was that we got ALOT of Seth in this book. When he was first introduced in the first book he came off as very stoic and cold. But, I loved that in this new one we see different sides to him. (and just so you know I'm totally Team Seth. >.>)
Aiden. *sigh* Aiden. What can I say? Dude, you were so wishy-washy here that I was just a bit turned off. I mean it's either this or that. I MEAN MAKE UP YOUR MIND!(view spoiler)[...okay the part with Hector and Kelis, where we showed what happened if a pure and half-blood were found out. That's harsh. (hide spoiler)] BUT STILL. You can not do what you constantly did to Alex all up and down this damn book. I mean, EITHER MAN UP OR SHUT UP. Simple, baby, simple.
*warning Seth-induced fangirling beginning*
I LOVE SETH. <--- that pretty much says it all. Seth was very playful here, and the witty but slightly violent bickering and banter he did with Alex was awesome. It's weird how alike the two really are. (view spoiler)[ THE POOL SCENE. AND THE CUDDLE BUNNY SCENES. /faints (hide spoiler)]
I'll be honest I'd love it if Alex and Seth end up together. But, let's be real, hmm? Since when do the main girls EVER end up with the second lead guy -- who by the way is usually the one always there for her, but noooo yet she picks stoic oh-I-can't-be-with-you-but-I-love-you-so-I'll-confuse-you-here-and-there guy....LOL
Anyhoo, basically I enjoyed it. Armentrout hit the jackpot again. *sliently waits for Onyx...*
Edit: I forgot to talk about this
(view spoiler)[ CALEB. I cried. I was shedding waterfalls when he died because I didn't see that coming. I mean it was hinted that Caleb may die but that was in the first book with the first prophecy. There was second in here...aifncj4twefnfnidnf! Why did that have to happen? Now, I know! Alex is going to face so much shit in the next book when she returns back to school; with the aftermath of Caleb's death. Oy. Plus, even more drama with Aiden and Seth. Seth is going to get hurt. Because Aiden is the "one" /rolls eyes. I CAN FEEL IT! ;~~~~~; so many feelings. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Besides Percy Jackson and another book series that I can't remember right now, Cassidy Jones Adventures is ano...morethis review can be found at; busybookbee
Besides Percy Jackson and another book series that I can't remember right now, Cassidy Jones Adventures is another middle-grade series that I really enjoy. It's a nice fluffy read when you want a break from the YA books drowning in a vampire/werewolf/witch, etc pool.
We join Cassidy Jones and Emery Phillips on a mission to save Emery's mother and to discover the secrets of Cass's newfound powers. Cass and Emery go through a lot together from breaking and entering to engaging in crazy fights with ninjas! I love the dynamic to Cass and Emery as their friendship starts to grow. Cass, even without her ablities, is sort of a person who runs on her emotions without exactly thinking first; which is exactly where Emery steps in. He helps Cass ride through this change talking her step by step on how to control it in her everyday life. And, of course how to have some fun with it.
There is a slight romantic interest in the story but nothing too important, which is something else I appreciated. Stokes focused more on Cass and Emery's friendship and adventures, than Cass using her new abilities to take advantage of her social life in school. Even so, there are some adorable moments between Cassidy and Emery as they learn about each other.
Besides, are two main leads we also get introduced to Cassidy's family. Her mother, television star dad, family friend Ben, her twin brother Nate and the adorable Chazz (her baby brother). Besides Casmery (lol my couple name for Cassidy and Emery. Lame, I know.) Chazz is my favorite. He's sooo adorable. He's completely immersed in the comic book/superhero world. One day's he's the Hulk, the next he comes downstairs dressed in black as a ninja. I can not wait until he finds out his own big sister is one of them.(less)
Mmmmmm...what to say. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.
A good chunk of the book is mostly about Lila and her infatuation with Alex. Alex th...moreMmmmmm...what to say. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.
A good chunk of the book is mostly about Lila and her infatuation with Alex. Alex that, Alex this. Alex, Alex, Alex....*sigh* I've seen people "swoon" over Alex when to be honest I didn't really see it.
Lila as a character didn't capture me at all, she fell flat. She felt flat. I don't have much to say on it, to be quite honest. She sulked way too much for my taste. In the second half, action came about...but yet again I was not captured. Uh.
I think I only gave the one star for Ryder and his 5-minute cameo. (less)
The Immortal Rules is a completely different environment from The Iron King, still of the supernatural realm but a different one. One we as YA readers...more The Immortal Rules is a completely different environment from The Iron King, still of the supernatural realm but a different one. One we as YA readers are familiar with --- Vampires! I won't compare it to I.K because it's completely different and dare I say...BETTER. Not that I didn't enjoy I.K I did - certain aspects of it that is (more so Puck. I loved me some Puck. XD).
But, our heroine Allison is darker and gritter, she has a lot of problems going on. She lost her mom, she lives in a messed up society where she literally has to fight for her life. She lives in a world where vampires dominate and humans fear. It's be eaten...or be eaten.
I loved how Julie didn't bombard me with information, she threw me right into the story. She trusted me to understand what was going on as I read, to pick up the plot as it moved forward. Another thing is Allison herself. She separated Allison's story into four parts - Human / Vampire / Monster / Wanderer. That was excellent; you're able to travel alongside Allison thru her transition in this new life.
As a human or vampire Allison is a fighter and she kicks ass. She's determined, loyal, SMART, and a go-getter. Allison even wields a katana as a weapon. I mean, A KATANA! Come on, that just screams badass, doesn't it? She's keeps heading forward even when her life is drastically changed. Or even when she's suddenly on her own..does she cry? whine? give up? NO. She's keeps fighting. And, that's enough to keep me reading.
Of course we have our heroes. Kanin and Zeke. I like how Zeke is the love intrest, but she didn't push it. It developed on it's own slowly..but surely. Loved LOVED Kanin. I need him back, I do.
I can't wait for the next book. I'm dying to know what happens to next. Will she find what's she looking for? What about what she left behind at the end? Will she get "it" back? Who knows...
The final book of the Hex Hall series, I give to you. I'm kind of sad this is ending, I had no idea this was t...moreThis review can be found at; BusybookBee
The final book of the Hex Hall series, I give to you. I'm kind of sad this is ending, I had no idea this was the last book.
Spell bound begins where Demonglass left off. Sophie finds herself in an unknown world all by herself. In this book along with Sophie we learn much much more about her mother's side of the family. It's shocking to say the least and a bit funny concerning what Sophie and her dad are.
Sophie faces a huge responsibility in this book. The war is coming and it's all up to her. But, what makes it even harder is that Sophie has to decide should I stop them? Or should I join them? Anyone would agree when I say when faced with the possibility of gaining power, it's a tempting offer.
All of our characters from Hex Hall and Demonglass make their return, along with a few new ones. We reunite with Archer, Jenna, Cal, Elodie and others as they help Sophie prepare for the war. As a bonus we even get to see a bit more into Archer's past and who he is. I wish it went a bit more. Maybe they'll be a short novella about Archer because I'd love that. I want to know what goes on inside of his head, and how he came to be apart of the Eye.
Now, addressing the MAJOR moment towards the end. I have to say one thing: Was that necessary? No, I don't think it was. And, it's probably the one thing in the entire book, or the entire series that REALLY bugged me. (view spoiler)[ DID CAL HAVE TO DIE? ;~~~~; (hide spoiler)]
Overall, besides that blip on my happy meter; it was a decent ending to a decent series.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
In Storm, we are introduced to the Merrick brothers. We have eldest Michael, the twins Nick and Gabriel and the youngest Chris. These brothers are now...moreIn Storm, we are introduced to the Merrick brothers. We have eldest Michael, the twins Nick and Gabriel and the youngest Chris. These brothers are nowhere near ordinary, they have the ability to manipulate the natural elements of the earth. (hence elementals..hehe). Now, each brother has their own element. Mike - earth ; Nick- air ; Gabe - fire ; and Chris is water. Storm is an introduction to the Elemental world, to the Merrick backgrounds and the boys themselves.
It is told from the youngest - Chris - point of view.One thing I loved about Chris's POV whenever he was around his brothers is that you get the sense of the indecisiveness the youngest of a group of siblings would feel if they were put into a tense situation. Say, like if they fight and argue. Now, I can't say what it feels like exactly because I'm not the youngest of my family; I'm more middle/eldest. But, Brigid wrote it so well, that you understood and felt what Chris was going through.
Like for instance the scene in the yard with the four brothers..(don't worry; no spoilers) and how Chris didn't know what to do or who to back up. He was confused and helpless. And, I LOVED it. It was so good; it's one of my favorite scenes. I have to give up for Brigid she wrote the voice of a teenage boy so well. And, not many people can do that.
The next book of the Elemental series is Spark. And, it's told from hot headed fire-starter Gabriel's POV.
AND I CAN'T WAIT. MY FAVORITE MERRICK BROTHER! And, with Gabe's POV that means we'll also get some Nick. And, I just love the twins. O-O