I love Greek Mythology and thought this was a very fun addition to all the fictional mythology books out there! The characters were likable, except th...moreI love Greek Mythology and thought this was a very fun addition to all the fictional mythology books out there! The characters were likable, except the ones that weren't, and those were fun to hate! I'm very glad I decided to try this series and look forward to reading the next book in line :D(less)
This was an awesome follow up to Everneath! Since we already know the characters from the first book, most of Everbound was action packed, which kept the story moving along nicely and made it a quick and easy read. Everbound focuses on the search for and rescue of Jack, which works nicely with the search for a loop hole for Nikki in Everneath. Cole is much more fleshed out in this book, which makes you really identify with and feel compassion for what he is going through. I'm really looking forward to reading the novella Neverfall, which I hear is told from Cole's POV and gives you a lot more insight into what makes him tick.
I give this book a very enthusiastic 5 stars and would recommend it to all lovers of mythology, fantasy and/or supernatural YA books :D(less)
I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
3 1/2 stars :D
Jade has always wanted to move to a bigg...moreI received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
3 1/2 stars :D
Jade has always wanted to move to a bigger town and a bigger house, and she's finally gotten her wish. Unfortunately, when school starts and she realizes that everyone is whispering about her behind her back and she is the last one to find out why, she goes from excited to peeved quickly. When she confronts her father and stepmother, she finds out that the only way they could afford the bigger and much newer house was because a girl had died there, Kayla Sloan; a girl who would have been in her class that year and who was one of the most popular, charismatic, and yes, vicious students in the school. All of the kids, even her friends, were afraid to cross her because if she was mad at you, or even just bored that day, she could make your life a living hell. The biggest problem, though, is that her death was a mystery in that she either tripped and accidentally fell down the stairs in the house, or was pushed. When Jade has a party and some of the kids decide to try to contact Kayla's spirit via a Ouija board, they are a little bit too successful, and that's when the trouble really begins.
I read Kim Harrington's books Clarity and Perception a while back and really liked them, so I was excited when NetGalley approved my request for The Dead and Buried. I loved the premise and when I got into it, I liked the characters for the most part. Jade was enough of a rebel that she befriended who she wanted to regardless of popularity, which I really enjoyed. I really wanted to love Donovan because he was the moody artsy boy who I usually go for in books, but he always seemed to be hiding something, and that made got a bit wearing. Kane was okay, but I was usually pulling for Donovan anyway, so that didn't really bother me. I guess my biggest problem was one that has already been noted in previous reviews: There just seemed to be something missing from this book that would have taken me from liking it to loving it. And I'm not going to mention what happens at the end (obviously!) but I felt kind of let down and wanting more when I finished the book.
I'm still a big fan of Kim's and will definitely read any future books she writes, but I have to say that this one just wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be. I would give it 3 1/2 stars :)(less)
Whenever Veronica Blade comes out with a new book, I'm one of the first ones to start bugging her to let me read it, and since she's such an angel, sh...moreWhenever Veronica Blade comes out with a new book, I'm one of the first ones to start bugging her to let me read it, and since she's such an angel, she usually does! The reason I do this is because I have honestly loved everything she's written so far, but I will go so far as to say this is her best book yet!
Autumn is almost 18 years old, and has been to more schools than she can count. For some strange reason, whenever someone starts asking her parents seemingly innocent questions about the family, they pick up and move to a new town, although her parents always tell her it's because her dad got a new job as a consultant and they have to move. Autumn is really liking her latest school since she was befriended by the popular kids and is even dating Daniel, the most popular guy at the school. Unfortunately, all is not as great as it seems since Daniel is starting to treat her more like a possession than a girlfriend, and her first friend at the school, Gina, is becoming unbearably snobby, especially towards Autumn's other good friends, Maya and John. Enter Zack, the new guy at school, who is extremely hot, and who seems to take an instant dislike to Autumn, accusing her of being stuck up, snobby and judgmental, just like Daniel! She doesn't know how to tell him that she's been trying to get Daniel alone to break up with him without the whole school watching it happen. Even though he supposedly can't stand her, he's always showing up especially when she needs him, e.g. when her car won't start or her tire is starting to go flat, he's always staring at her, usually with contempt, like she's doing something to piss him off, and strangely enough, he keeps sniffing her, although he totally denies it when she catches him doing it!
It seems like the fact that Zack keeps misjudging Autumn would be annoying, but honestly I was enjoying the fact that there wasn't an ounce of instalove between them so much that I loved it - and I just knew that when they eventually got out of their own way and got together it would be SO much better because they are two really strong people, both physically and mentally, neither one willing to back down from what they feel is right. And was it ever!
Just before her 18th birthday Autumn begins noticing changes in herself - she's becoming stronger and faster, has the ability to heal at an alarming rate, and her senses of smell and hearing are acutely heightened. She spends time trying to find out where she's getting her "superpowers" from, checking the internet for anything like them. She can't talk to her over-protective parents about it, and she doesn't want to talk to anyone else who would basically call her crazy for even thinking that way, so she investigates by going into the woods near her house and running and jumping way faster and way farther than humanly possible, and basically having a great time, which was really fun to read about.
I just can't say enough how much I loved this book! Autumn and Zack had amazing chemistry that took its time building, which made you really root for them as a couple. And yes, Zack is definitely a hottie! I can't wait for the next book in this series, and yes, I'm already bugging Veronica, poor girl, for reading rights! :D(less)