Way better than I expected! I felt myself propelled into this different world where a bug shuts down the power grid for the world and everything that...moreWay better than I expected! I felt myself propelled into this different world where a bug shuts down the power grid for the world and everything that runs on electricity or power is gone. No phones, no computers, no 911 operators, nothing. The bad thing is that it all starts after Pandora opens a Happy Birthday email from her long lost father. So with the help of her two hot neighbors, Eli and Theo, Pandora must save the world by playing the game that her father had created just for you using the memories they had together as clues to open the door to the next levels. Throughout this story, Pandora, Eli, and Theo run into a lot of difficulties, killer motorcycle gangs, looting parties, government agents, and guard dogs. Together they have to figure out how to beat the game to save the world before "total annihilation in 10, 9, 8, 7,6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1" and then the world we know of is gone...(less)
After I heard people comparing this to The Host I almost didn't want to read it because for me The Host was really confusing and I just couldn't get i...moreAfter I heard people comparing this to The Host I almost didn't want to read it because for me The Host was really confusing and I just couldn't get into it which lead me to never actually finishing it. But even though The 5th Five started out really confusing, the action kept me going. It got really confusing for me after the first few chapter when they start introducing the other characters. Going by the summery I didn't think we were going to hear other point of views so I think that's what confused me the most. The whole alien invasion taking over bodies thing wasn't as bad as it was in The Host, I could follow along so much better. The 5th Wave is the last and final wave of the Alien invasion where they take over human bodies and try to exterminate the humans that way. Now with the aliens in human bodies you don't know who is the enemy and you don't know who you can trust. (less)
I was at work when I first saw this book on the shelf and I seriously had a heart attack right there in the teen section at the library. And the aweso...moreI was at work when I first saw this book on the shelf and I seriously had a heart attack right there in the teen section at the library. And the awesome part of it ... Grave Mercy was right next to it. Now you don't know how fast I grabbed both of those books off the shelf (okay you probably do)!
Now I did read Grave Mercy last year but when I am reading a series I like to re-read the ones I already read so that I can read them in order instead of skipping around, and it also introduces the characters to me again just in case I forgot anything. After finishing Dark Triumph I realize that I already read it before, I just forgot to put it in Goodreads. So here I am finally getting a review down.
So going into Dark Triumph I had such high expectations that I thought if this isn't as good as Grave Mercy was I would probably lock myself in my room for all of eternity. But alas, Dark Triumph was everything I could hope for and more!! It was a perfect blend of history and romance to keep me intrigued. Now at first I was a little skeptical about the romance between Sybella and Beast because to be honest, when has the "ugly" guy ever ended up with the pretty girl (and don't say Beauty and the Beast, because at the end of that story Beast turned back into a prince). But R.L. LaFevers matched them perfectly. Beast was beautiful to Sybella and she didn't care about his battle wounds because to her they made him all the more sexier!! Now, in Grave Mercy we don't meet a lot of Ismae's family, only in the beginning, but in Dark Triumph because the Abbess put Sybella back into the one place where she was escaping. And we meet d'Albert again and we see way more of his cruel evil side that any of us cares to know about but it made the story. I wouldn't have it any other way.
But how can LaFevers make us wait until 2014 to hear Annith's side of the story!!! HOW COULD YOU!!???(less)
Um...okay there had better be a second one because who the HELL is Allison and why did Realm call her Sloan????????? The Program was beyond amazing.
I...moreUm...okay there had better be a second one because who the HELL is Allison and why did Realm call her Sloan????????? The Program was beyond amazing.
In an alternate world, teens are committing suicide so often that state governments have decided to create The Program. A way to help suicide victims heal. The thing is, the "cure" is a little pill that wipes harmful memories away. Sloan and James both vow to never let their depression get that far, but what happens when its too much?(less)
I first chose this book because it seemed like I was reading the same genre and they all seemed like they had the same story and I was beginning to go...moreI first chose this book because it seemed like I was reading the same genre and they all seemed like they had the same story and I was beginning to go into a reading funk. So, I remember getting this book one day after work and I decided to give it a shot because I wanted something summery to read. On Little Wings went above and beyond my expectations. It was wonderfully written and the characters seemed like people you would want to meet in real life. At first the title didn't make sense and I didn't really think anything of it when I finished it either. But sitting here writing this review and thinking of the title, I finally understand what it means. The title goes hand in hand with my favorite character, Little!! Now, Little wasn't a major character in the book but she did have major parts in it that changed some people's lives. And I think that is why this book is titled On Little Wings. I don't want to give away any spoilers but y'all should read this and find out for yourself.
*Also, I forgot to add. I think what I also liked best about Regina's writing is how she made the ocean come to life. The ocean was never referred to as "it" but instead as "she". It gave the ocean a personality, especially at certain times like during the storm or when the girls were playing in the water, Regina described the ocean as playing with them and splashing them back and they splashed around in the water.*(less)
For some reason I kept putting this off. But I finally picked it up a few days ago and I thought it was amazing. The summary sort of threw me off beca...moreFor some reason I kept putting this off. But I finally picked it up a few days ago and I thought it was amazing. The summary sort of threw me off because the first sentence it says "Everybody loves Lexi. She's popular, smart, funny". And that's not exactly true. Yes, she is smart and funny and she does have people that love her, but she isn't quite that popular.
Lexi Anderson is your run-of-the-mill sixteen year old girl, except for one thing ... she spends her weekends at beauty pageants. No, she isn't the one in the pageants, it's her seven year old little sister Mac. Lexi spends her days at school hanging out with her two best friends, Benny and Cam and crushing over Logan, the popular boy that every girl has a crush on. But she spends her weekends at different pageants catering to the wants of a seven year old and her mother. Lexi is just counting down the days until she can move to New York and escape from her life at home.
Bennny and Cam are always telling Lexi that she can be really pretty, if she would just dress nicer more often. So Benny dares Lexi to come to school one day wearing makeup and a dress. And she does and it changes everything. Now, people are paying attention to her and she also gets her first date. But she soon realizes that being popular isn't all that is hyped up to be. Just because somebody is beautiful on the outside doesn't necessarily mean that they are beautiful on the inside.
At the end of the book, there's this one quote that I really love:
"And it's only a matter of time before the Beautiful People will be wishing they had great personalities, too. Good luck with that, oh Beautiful Ones. Because we Great Girls are the rarest breed." ~pg. 90(less)
I loved Cowboy Crazy! It was a mix of sexy and sweet, but not too much sexy that it deviated from the plot. The story is about Lane Carrigan a rich bo...moreI loved Cowboy Crazy! It was a mix of sexy and sweet, but not too much sexy that it deviated from the plot. The story is about Lane Carrigan a rich boy turned bull rider and Sarah Landon a small-town girl turned poised professional. When Sarah first meets Lane (her boss's brother)she sees him as everything that she left, a cowboy, and she will do anything she can to ignore her strong feelings for him. But she can't. Whatever she does it seems like it brings her right back to Lane. Sarah and Lane both have their differences but they are also the same deep down, they both love strongly, they're competitive, and they are both running away from the life they were born into.(less)