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My (High!) Opinion : So, this is the first book in the House of Night Novellas series, which is a story set in the the Cast's House of Night world, which is awesome.
First, let me say I really like the HoN (House of Night) series by the Casts. And i was really excited when my library contacted me to say this book had arrived in my account. I almost screamed. Okay, maybe not, but I was really happy. I had really high expectations and *drum rolls* I loved it!
I even thought the book was better than the HoN series. I thought Dragon/Bryan Lankford was sooooooo cute! All arrogant and funny *grin*. And Anastasia was all peaceful, and beautiful. So, I really liked the characters.
The writing was, from my opinion, better than the one in the HoN. It was soft, and also fast-paced, and I liked the way the author used Dragon's arrogance.
And don't you love the cover? I hope that'S Anastasia, because she is so beautiful. And I hope that's Dragon's sword. It'S awesome.
I thought Dragon's decision was heart-breaking. I almost cried. Poor him; he *SPOILY SPOLIER* lost Anastasia, and betrayed Nyx *Okay, you can continue*.¸
Anyway, I am hoping the next House of Night Novella will be as good as this one. ...more
My Opinion : Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It willCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
My Opinion : Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever. That's the only reason I read this book. I mean, what's more romantic than a kiss under the full moon? And why would it change someone's life forever? Why beware a kiss? That's how this author's powerful; she makes the reader ask questions that will only be answered by reading the book.
At first, with all the bad reviews on this book, I didn't really want to read it, but, as you can see by my review, I did read it.
The writing was beautifully woven from the first word you read, until the last word. It kept me up at night, thinking about what would happen next, imagining different scenarios. Will they get together? Will she choose tern, stupid and selfish Nash, or beautiful, nice, selfless and caring Brandon? I think it was easy to know she'd choose Brandon, right?
As I previously wrote in this review, Nash is tern, stupid and selfish. He only began being nice and a bit caring to Celeste when she didn't want to be with him anymore. I mean? What? How stupid is he? But, Brandon *sigh* is *sigh* perfect. Even though Celeste was a bit too to... weird... when she was in love, I liked her and how she cared about old people and other people more then herself. Then, Mr Worthington. He had such a cute personality! And, seriously, if he'd been younger, I would of totally had a crush on him *blush*.
The cover really was pretty... what? That's all I have to say about it; sorry.
So, I heard there's another book in this series... EEEEEEEEEEP! Yeah!
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*Warning, this review, if the author ever reads it, isn't all entirely true. (um, yeah it is). I just want the author to know that I loved her work in this book, even thought I am a tiny bit angry towards her for.... something*
*Other Warning: To anyone who has a heart of his own, well, prepare your glue, because my heart broke after reading this book*
My Opinion : After seeing the title, the first jumbled thoughts that popped in my mind; What is it about? A Romeo and Juliet rip-offish kind of book? Of course, it must be about love! Look at the heart! And the red cover! It must be something like that! Or maybe it's dystopian? Or maybe they are gay people in the past? So, um yeah... possibilities! Then, I read the mysterious summary. I shuddered and closed the window. I mean... ew! I know, I know I am prejudiced, but who isn't? Raise your hand, anyone who read the summary without thinking: ew!, disgusting! ugh! um...! 9or for the religious freaks: Satan Followers! :D) Fortunately, I read the reviews. Some were saying: Ew! Ew! Ew! with some stupid blah blah, and others were writing about the quality of the written work. Ever thought of that, people who wrote stupid reviews about this book?
So, now that I'm rereading my last chapter... I'd say I got my fury out. Almost. Now I have to get my fury towards the author out. Now! Wait! Nope, here it is! Mrs Tabitha Suzuma, with all the well-deserved respect... why did you *spoiler alert everyone* kill Lochan! *okay, now you can continue reading weird people who didn't read the book yet*. I mean.... *sob sob* I loved him! And you just, just, well, you know! My heart broke to pieces when he.... you know... I mean, he had to love Maya for what he did, but surely, there was another way, Lochan. You could of had me *giggles*.
Alright, so, I just got a tiny bit of anger to get out. Again, towards the author. Now, now, Mrs Tabitha, why didn't you write a longer book! I mean... I WANT MORE OF THIS KIND OF BOOKS AND NOW! I'm probably going to read one of her other books (let'S hope they are as mind-blowing as Forbidden!)
So, I was wondering... why didn't the police characters in this books didn't see how Maya and Lochan loved each other, and that they broke my heart? Stupid, stupid police characters!
The writing was just... wow. It amazed me how this book made me fell. You know, the kind, that when you are reading it, you sweat as if you were going through what the characters were going through?
Series : Destiny #1 Pages : 291 Author : Nancy Straight Publisher : Self-Published Format : Paperback Source : Got for review from tTitle : Meeting Destiny
Series : Destiny #1 Pages : 291 Author : Nancy Straight Publisher : Self-Published Format : Paperback Source : Got for review from the author My Opinion:
*This counts towards my 2012 DAC!!*
Meeting Destiny is a book worth buying, reading, gushing, reviewing and loving!
Meeting Destiny is a GREAT love story, and it’s why I decided to post my review on it on the day of love, VALENTINE’S DAY!! (I was supposed to post Thursday… and post my The Sky is Everywhere review today). Anyways…
I really loved how the story was written; its unforeseen twists, its romantic (yet not so sexy) scenes, and EVERYTHING. I can’t tell you how much I love this book! Yep, that's how I feel!
I started reading it with a medium expectation… and it was met and more!!!!
The characters are well developed (for example, some actually have backgrounds!) and the story is just breath-taking! The plot it so great and the twists great! Expect this to probably be in the ‘Best book of February 2012’
Title : Destiny's Revenge Series : Destiny Pages : 278 Author :Come by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Title : Destiny's Revenge Series : Destiny Pages : 278 Author : Nancy Straight Publisher : Self-Published Format : Paperback Source : Book to review from the author
Destiny's Revenge arrived in the mail about two weeks after I had read Meeting Destiny, the first book in the (GREAT) trilogy. I couldn't wait to received my own (AWESOME) copy of the two next books! As soon as the two arrived, I began reading this book.
At first, I couldn't believe how much I liked the first one, so I dug into the second book excited AND apprehensive. But, how stupid was I! The first and second book were so good, l because the author is simply AMAZING!
I love how Lauren evolved so much during the second book. And slowly, but neatly. But I kind of hated how Max and Samael... yeah.... I don't want to included spoilers....
Destiny's Revenge is full of perilous twists, and holds a great story.
Come by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes! Summary : Nora meets a transfer student called Patch. At firCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes! Summary : Nora meets a transfer student called Patch. At first, she just hates his arrogance. Then, Elliot comes around. Nora finds out he is a suspect for a murder. There are a lot of weird events around her... Is it Elliot? Or badass Patch?
My Opinion : Hush, Hush was a great book by Becca Fitzpatrick. I enjoyed reading it so much. I couldn't get it out of my head!
Characters : My favorite character would definitely be Patch! I loved his attitude. At first, when I learned about him maybe wanting to kill Nora, I was sure he really did wanted to. When I found out he didn't, I was struck!
Then, Vee would come in second place. She is just bright! But a bit stupid, I have to admit.
Nora was quite nice. I bit too dumb at times, but still nice. She was well thought.
Elliot was great! I believed for a while he was a bad dangerous murderer. But he wasn't.
Jules was nice. That's all. Well... it was of course a surprise to find out he was bad.
The other characters weren't so bad, but they don't need any mention....more
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Series: Hush Hush #1 Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Format: Hardcover Page Count: 438 Source: Library My (High!) Opinion : So this is the hugely awaited third novel in the Hush, Hush series. I was so happy when I saw this had arrived at my library. and that I could get it for free! I did a happy dance once I got it, actually :D
The story baseline was pretty good. It started with Nora, who had lost any memory form the last five months of her life. All because of the ?/$"%?%$"?/W!/!"&/??/("/) Hank Millar. He's EVIL! She was in a cemetery, and was completely lost. Poor her... anyway, she went home and was safe and sound. Then, she feels like she's missing something...
She then encounters Jev (Patch) and feels attracted to him. Of course, who wouldn't :D
I felt like the writing was better than the first two books in the series; Becca definitely has improved a lot, and the writing was sensational! And awesome!
I was blown away by what happened near the end (don't worry, I won't spoil anything) and I can't wait to see what happens next. Let'S hope it gets even better! ...more
Title : The Host Series : The Host # 1 Pages : 619 Author : SteCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Title : The Host Series : The Host # 1 Pages : 619 Author : Stephenie Meyer Publisher : Little, Brown Company Format : Hardcover Source : Owned
My (High!) Opinion: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Doesn't that sentence leave you... intrigued?
The beginning for The Host was way too slow. The first few pages were really confusing, with mentions of a way different word than ours. But do not let that keep you from continuing if you started reading it and felt like you had to give up, but do not! It will get better, I promise!
I didn't actually buy the book willingly... my father bought it for me along with the third and fourth book in the Twilight series (Eclipse and Breaking Dawn). I didn't read it for a long time, but I convinced myself finally to give it a big chance. I was so happy, I loved the book! It's my second favorite book of all time!
The plot is awesome and original. You can tell just by reading the summary!
You can tell by the first 100 pages that Wanderer (or Wanda) is a selfless, nice, caring and peaceful person who wouldn't hurt a fly. Now, I kind of understand Jared (about how he reacted), but, I think he's already a tiny bit of a angry-person for *little spoiler* hitting Wanda* okay, the little spoiler is done* What a jerk!
I love Ian! Here's an expression one of the groups I am in and I created OMI= Oh My Ian (instead of Oh My God!) I thought he was kind of sweet even before Jared!
I am super thrilled/excited that there is going to be a movie coming out in 2013 (there better not be an end of the world!!!)
Title : Letters from the Ledge Series : - Author : Lynda Meyers Pages : 353 Release Date : Jan 11th 2012 Publisher : Hallway 11 Format : Paperback Source : Title : Letters from the Ledge Series : - Author : Lynda Meyers Pages : 353 Release Date : Jan 11th 2012 Publisher : Hallway 11 Format : Paperback Source : ** This book was sent to me by the author in exchange of an honest review**
My Opinion :
This book was just... wow. Just read it. You'll understand.
This was an incredible debut you don't want to miss!
Letters from the Ledge is, from how I'd describe it, a YA/Adult (well... more of a YA) contemporary romance... mixed with some 'coming of age' and other pretty intense stuff. I received this book from the author, and, I have to admit, I know I would have never discovered this amazing book if it weren't for book blogging.
Letters from the Ledge is about two (well... um... four... but two are more of main characters). There'S Brendan; a guy who smokes pot and cuts himself, because his father doesn't really treats him well, and he has just lost a really good friend to suicide. His life hasn't been the best. He meets Sarah, who's a good kinda girl. Then, there'S Paige, who's got a boyfriend, Nate. She got raped once, in an alley, and since then she hasn't been the same, even if it happened two years ago. And then, Paige gets 'employed' by Brendan's father. And, they kinda all meet. (Just so you know, the story is actually really more complicated than that... so yeah, read. the. book!)
Letters from the Ledge is a moving story you don't want to miss. The book was just so great!
I absolutely loved this book! It was amazing! I mean, it'S fast-paced, it keeps your attention all the way, the writing is great, there's drama, it's action-packed; IT's GREAT! As I said, it keeps your attention, because you can't wait to see what will happen next.
I've grown attached to the characters, especially Brendan, and I'm kinda sad to see him go. He'S just so.... special. At first I thought he was just another kid that smoked pot and just didn't care about other people. I just thought he was going to be a jerky kid who got everything he wanted, especially pot. But, he turned out to be a great, awesome, lovely, hot (*cue the fangirl giggles). I just... really liked him a lot. Sarah, you better be ready, because I'm going to steal your lover boy and you'll never see his face again... because I'll be kissing him (*again, cue the fangirl giggles*)
Paige was actually really good. I thought that, even though she was fragile from what had happened to her, she was a great character.
Nate was cute too :D I liked him quite a lot, although I think that he just fluffied everything to muck for Paige before.
Sarah... I would have liked to get a bit more of her story. And more of her and Brendan's romance, since, I really love romance.
The characters were really well developed; which is always what helps building a book with a great story and plot line .
I jsut kept turning the pages faster and faster, until there was anything left :( ...more
The reason I am doing a mini book review is that don't really have any inspiration to write a complete review.
Rippler isRippler is a pretty good book.
The reason I am doing a mini book review is that don't really have any inspiration to write a complete review.
Rippler is about a girl called Samantha, and she can Ripple, which is to turn invisible. Then, she meets this guy named Will, and he can Ripple too. She falls in love with him, but then there's a whole lot of drama (I'm making this sound kinda boring, but it's not really)
I liked Rippler, except that the end just went downhill for me. It felt just empty and too rushed for it to be called an end.
The writing was pretty face-paced, although some parts of the book lacked of action, which made me stop to read the book, and then start it again a few days afterward.
Title : The Vindico Series : - Author : Wesley King Pages : 272 Release Date : June 14th 2012 Publisher : Putnam Juvenile / Penguin Canada Format : ARC SourcTitle : The Vindico Series : - Author : Wesley King Pages : 272 Release Date : June 14th 2012 Publisher : Putnam Juvenile / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : *An ARC was provided by Penguin Canada in exchange of an honest review*
My Opinion :
The Vindico is Wesley Chang's debut novel, and he has done it with uniqueness and originality.
You know, when you were a kid, you used to watch superhero and villains fight in animated TV Shows. Well, now you can READ it in a book! How cool is that?
In The Vindico, you find 5 teens, most of angsty, and now they have been kidnapped by The Vindico; supervillains, so they can become the next generation of Villains to fight the war against The League of Heroes. They are trained, get powers... but what if it all ended... not like The Vindico planned? After all, the student will always get better than the master :D
I have to say, The Vindico got me nostalgic with all the memories of watching superhero shows on the TV. I remember wanting to have powers... ahhhh.... innocence.
The Vindico is written with a fast-pace style of writing, and you can't help but want to see what happens next! And, you root for the teenagers, just like you did with your favorite superheroes!
The characters, even if there were MANY, all had different and unique well-written personalities, and they didn't waver throughout the book, which is a BIG PLUS!
Title : A Midsummer's Nightmare Series : - Author : Kody Keplinger Pages : 304 Release Date : June 5th 2012 Publisher : Poppy / Hachette Book Group Canada FTitle : A Midsummer's Nightmare Series : - Author : Kody Keplinger Pages : 304 Release Date : June 5th 2012 Publisher : Poppy / Hachette Book Group Canada Format : Hardcover Source : * An HC copy was provided by HBG Canada in exchange of an honest review. Thank you!
My Opinion :
At first, when I heard of this book, I though it was the sequel to another that I hadn't really liked. Obviously, I hadn't checked the author's name, otherwise I would have known better. But, when I learned that A Midsummer's Nightmare was written by Kody Keplinger, I laughed at myself and added it to my to-be-read pile. I was really thrilled to get it for review, especially since I am always curious about contemporaries, and this one sounded really special.
A great new and fresh contemporary!
A Midsummer's Nightmare's title was obviously inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer'S Night's Dream, but I'm pretty sure that the story wasn't inspired by it. Hopefully.
The book is about Whitley, who's parents are divorced. But, each summer she goes to her dad's condo and has fun with him. She lives with her mom, who is always bitching about everything on her dad, and she loves spending the summer with her dad. But then, the nightmare begins. Her dad is about to marry someone new, and JACKPOT! the woman's son is the person she... you know, did it with... at the graduation party. Talk about awkward! But, throughout the book, Whitley learns a few things about her dad. And none of them are pretty.
I had really enjoyed Kody Keplinger's SHUT OUT, but A Midsummer's Nightmare was even better. I think it's because her writing evolved and changed, which I really liked.
The characters were really believable; with real problems and real personalities. At first, I thought Whitley was just a whore, but I just knew there had to be something else to her. And there was. ...more
Title : Under My Skin Series : Wildlings #1 Author : Charles dCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Title : Under My Skin Series : Wildlings #1 Author : Charles de Lint Pages : 409 Release Date : March 6th 2012 Publisher : Razorbill Canada / Penguin Canada Format : Harcover Source : ** a copy was provided by Penguin Canada in exchange of an honest review**
My Opinion :
Under My Skin is Charles de Lint's newest novel. He has published many others (which I have not read).
Under My Skin was a pretty good book. I enjoyed it quite a lot! Don't let the cover scare you away (because it kind of did with me...). The cover doesn't do the book justice; the book is great.
Under My Skin is about Wildlings, or Cousins, or, if you want, shapeshifters. The story revolves around Josh, a new shapeshifter, and Marina, his best friend and 5 months old shifter. Marina didn't tell Josh about hr being a Wildling... but Josh told her right away. What is she supposed to do? The Wildlings are becoming more popular, due to the outburst of new Wildlings in Santa Féliz, and they are in danger. Then, they meet other shapeshifters, and everything changes.
Under My Skin is the first novel in the Wildlings series, and I have to say, I can't wait to see what happens afterwards.
Fans of Kelley Armstrong's The Darkest Powers series will love this! I thought Kelley Armstrong'S series resembled this book a little. Just... the feel to it seemed the same. And, even though in Wildlings, they aren't running away from crazy people (they kind of are..), it just felt... the same. And, just so you you, I love that series, so, it'S a compliment!
Although the book was a good 409 pages, it was pretty much fast-paced, although sometimes it was a little boring, it was really great. I enjoyed most parts of it :D The writing was pretty simple; nothing that specail, but it was a really entertaining story, and I wanted to read the book faster to know what would happen (although, we didn't discover that much :S). I would ahve wanted to know why there had been an outburst of new Wildlings in Santa Féliz...
Although... there was something weird. Elzie, another Wildling girl, meets Josh, and after a day... they hook up. I mean, really? You were jsut saying Josh wasn't really confident and didn't really know how to talk to girls, and now he's hooking up with a girl he barely knows? I mean, first, you don't do tht in normal life. I mean, even though you feel like you are soulmates, you wait before hooking up (I mean, isn't that obvious!)!
Marina... I liked her enough. She was pretty much okay, although I wish she ahd told Jodh that she was a Wildling before! And I hope she ends up with him!
The other character were pretty okay, although some annoyed me, like Elzie kind of did... she said she didn't want a boyfriend, but... then she'S like a girlfriend to Josh? I mean, just try and make a real decision!...more
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Title : First Date
Series : - Author : Krista McGeee Pages : 336 Release Date : Jan 10th 2012 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers Format : eBook/ eGalley (PDF) Source : NetGalley - Owned
My Opinion :
Krista McGee brings up a fun and romantic debut novel.
It's been a long time since I have read an eBook, mainly because I have so many physical books to read and review, but I really wanted to read First Date, and so I put the eGalley on my Nook and read it in less than a day (that'S really surprising, because I normally have a hard time reading an eBook fast... probably because I can't bring my Nook to school :S).
First Date is a great contemporary you don't want to miss!
First Date is the story of Addy Davidson, a Christian from Tampa Florida. There's this new show called The Book of Love, and some school in the U.S. can send one girl to the show, where one lucky girl will go to prom with the president's son, Jonathon (what a weird way to write that name!) Jackson. And, Addy gets chosen, even if she doesn't want to be chosen. When she gets there, she learns a thing or two (more, actually :D) about Jonathon. She was prejudiced about him. A lot. And... what if something she didn't plan happens?
First Date was suck a quick and joyous read! I found myself smiling the whole time.
As I said, I read this book in less than a day, mainly because it was so fun and easy to read. The writing was really fast-paced (which was just what the book needed!) and I loved that, because it made it so much fun to read it. The writing may not be anything special, but it is comfortable to read.
Jonathon Jackson... oh god how I loved him! He's just soooooooo... cute and shy and... *giggles*. I loved him so much! I thought he was going to be that spoiled brat, jerk, a$$... but he wasn't (see! I was prejudiced too!).
Addy was really nice. She was a great main character, and even though there were loads of mean girls treating her badly, she didn't lose herself.
Kara was a great friend to Addy too! She was just the friend Addy needed! She could have just joined the mean girls, but she didn't.
The characters are well developed and awesome (and some were bitches!)!
The cover really represents well the story. The girls in dresses are the bitches, and Addy, the normal girl, isn't in a dress. And, of course, the boy is Jonathon *giggles* ...more
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Title : The Opposite of Tidy
Series : - Author : Carrie Mac Pages : (my copy) 361 Release Date : April 10th 2012 Publisher : Razorbill / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : **Thank you to Penguin Canada for providing an ARC in exchange of an honest review!**
My Opinion :
The Opposite of Tidy was a moving and heart-breaking book.
It's the story of Junie, the daughter of a hoarder. Her mother keeps buying junk and crap from the Sopping Channel. And their house is about to explode. Junie's father left them to That Woman, a social worker (or something like that) who was supposed to help Junie's mother get back on track (I guess she didn't do that.... bitch...). Then, Junie meets this guy, Wade, and she lies to him about her parents. About were she lives. But, it comes flinging back at her at full speed.
The Opposite of Tidy is a great and fast read that sucks you in from the moment you start it.
I really liked this contemporary book a lot. I have watched some shows about hoarders, and it has always disgusted me a whole lot, but now, I feel like I know a bit better the problem. It normally comes from something traumatizing.
The writing is pretty fast-paced, and this book is hard to put down!
I especially like Tabitha, Junie's best friend, because she's really supportive of Junie, even if she disagrees with what Junie did.
Junie was a little whiny... and she threw loads of fits, but, I guess that was her role as a main character to do that.
I thought that Wade wasn't involved enough in the book... I really like romance, and I felt like it wasn't developed enough (romance ALWAYS (well, most of the time) makes the book better! Not clichéd romance, but REAL romance! *dreamy sigh*)
In the beginning, I really loved this book, but, it got a little less better in the middle and in the end (why, oh why?). I just didn't like the fits Junie threw and how mean she was to her mother. I mean, it's not by telling her how much of a useless mother she is that is going to make it better!
Title : The Wishing Spell Series : The Land of Stories #1 Author : Chris Colfer Pages : 448 Release Date : July 17th 2012 Publisher : Little, Brown for YRTitle : The Wishing Spell Series : The Land of Stories #1 Author : Chris Colfer Pages : 448 Release Date : July 17th 2012 Publisher : Little, Brown for YR / HBG Canada Format : ARC Source : *Thanks to HBG Canada for the review copy in exchange of an honest review*
My Opinion :
I have been a huge Gleek (or Glee fan) since the beginning, and I would be lying if I said that Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer, the author of THE WISHING SPELL, his wonderful debut novel) wasn't my favorte character. I love him as an actor, and I was really happy to find out that I like him as an author too!
I'm not one for Middle Grade novels. I do really enjoy Rick Riordan's novels, but otherwise, I don't read Middle Grade. But, as you can see, I dug into The Wishing Spell pretty quickly and enjoyed it a lot!
The Wishing Spell follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey's story as they discover The Land of Stories' magical world where fairy tale characters actually exist. But, they have to find a way back home, and so they start on a quest to get the seven items needed for the Wishing Spell, a spell that can give you any wish you want. But, the Evil Queen, Snow White's stepmother, wants the Wishing Spell too. And the problem is; the Wishing Spell can only be used two times... and there is only one left.
Near the end, I was sweating, turning the pages as fast as I could so that I could see how it ended.
After a while, though, the quest to finding all the objects got kind of long, but then the best part of the book came by ;D
Although I do like series, I'm seriously wondering where Colfer will takes us next.
If you get the book, look closely at the cover; it's just so beautiful, and represents the book perfectly!
One thing I hated was how the author portrayed the twins; they are 12. I'm 13, so let's say we're the same. And I am not at all like that. They seemed like they were 9 or 10 or something! ...more
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My Opinion :
Embrace, Jessica Shirvington's debut, is like a fresh breeze; new and perfect.
Violet (mmh, I like that name) Eden is a normal teenager. Wait, no she isn't, except she thought she was. But she couldn't be more wrong. She's actually part angel. And she learns that on her seventeenth birthday. You thought the gift from your grandma sucked? Well, nope, not compared to getting your normal life ripped from your hands.Oh, and also, her crush, Lincoln, is lik her, and icing on the cake, he lied to her! Happy Birthday Violet (*trows confettis*)!
Violet didn't seen like a strong character at first. She seemed a little whiny, and weak. But, I was wrong (*gasp* right?), because she revealed to be a great main-character; one that would sacrifice her humanity for a boy she felt like she didn't love. Also, I've seen some #TeamLinc and #TeamPhoenix going on around... and I'm... (wait for it)
I just love him too so much! He's a Grigori (yep, that'S a part-angel person... oh wait, you didn't know that????? Then you should read Embrace, duh!), like Violet, and I love him. He's just so nice, breath-takingly hot (well, in my imagination). I was really struggling to choose a team throughout the book... but then... at the end, I learned something (that I'm not going to tell you; you'll just have to read the book!) about Phoenix... and I wanted to plunge a dagger into his heart!
I loved Jessica Shirvington's debut novel! ...more
Series : - Pages : 283 Author : Jandy Nelson Publisher : Dial FoCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Series : - Pages : 283 Author : Jandy Nelson Publisher : Dial Format : Old ARC Source : Old ARC from The Story Siren
The Sky is Everywhere is a book you expect to be awesome and great from the start, partly because of its gorgeous cover, and also because of the great summary. But it didn’t start out as well as it should have with me. Maybe it’s because I was so caught up with the last book I had read, Meeting Destiny, or maybe it’s just because I didn’t like the beginning.
After a while, I got a bit tired and restless with the book, but I still continued, because of the many gushing reviews and fans. And as I reread my last paragraphs, I realize you probably don’t know yet if I liked it or not. I disliked the beginning, but the rest was actually really great! I think what I hated the most was the how Lennie was lost. I didn’t like how she dealt with it, or how the author wrote it.
I also didn’t like that Lennie *SPOILER* cheated on Joe. Couldn’t she just stop!! *spoiler done!*
Title : Prom and Prejudice Series : - Pages : 227 Author : ElizCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Title : Prom and Prejudice Series : - Pages : 227 Author : Elizabeth Eulberg Publisher : Scholastic Inc. Format : Paperback Source : Bought - Owned
My Opinion : Prom and Prejudice is a retelling of, you guessed it, Pride and Prejudice. It is written by Elizabeth Eulberg (who is, by the way, one of the best authors ever)
I love this book. It has been about three I've read it and each time, I loved it. I just feel so... related to this book or something. Each time I read it, it only takes me about two hours and I always love those two hours.
The writing is fast-paced and soft, and I just love it. It's so beautiful and it captivates my attention easily.
I love the book cover; it's really beautiful on my shelves and I love the colors of it.
I am sure that I'm going to read it again and again lots of other times. I love the book so much!!!
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My Opinion : In this modern retelling of the well-known fairy-tale called The Beauty and the Beast, Flinn takes use to New York City, in the present. The book itself is amazing. While reading the book, I was so concentrated on it; only thinking about when I could read it next.
I've seen the movie before the book *slaps herself because should have read the book first* and so the book was spoiled. At least, they were really different except for the 'I turn in a beast, fall in love, then happily ever after'.
Here's something I haven't yet talked about in my book reviews: the cover of the book. The cover when looked at closely, can sometimes tell the reader some little thing about the book; which is now the case. In the book, Kyle (Adrian) gives Linda a white rose (See cover) ; which saves him from being a beast until he dies.
The writing is fun, and dark; which seems to be my favorite combination.
Kyle (Adrian) and Linda seemed to me as an amazing combination for a couple.
Alex Flinn's writing got me wanting for more, and so Cloaked, another book of hers, is in my To-Read List (TRL).
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My Opinion : This great book wasn't what I expected. I normally love young adult paranormal romance books. But this was more of a reality romance. Of course, I was impressed by how it got me into the story after fifty pages. I liked the book.
Charaters : My favorite character of all would be Lois, Terra's mother. I was struck by how she put up with her husband. I loved how she got out of her shield in China.
Jacob, or Goth Guy according to Terra's friend, was exceptional. I was so happy when he and Terra finally kissed! I loved him so much!
Terra was quite... cool. The fact that she had an amazing body, but that her wine stain was on her face, was quite awesome.
I quite liked Emily even though she wasn't a big part of the novel. I hated to know that Merc and her weren't going out any more.
Claudius was good; I liked him.
The other characters were all okay except for at Terra's father. I disliked this stupid guy from the very beginning!
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My Opinion : I've loved him forever, but he can never be mine. Isn't that sentence haunting? I mean, don't you want to read the book just by reading that sentence? I did.
This series is one of my guilty pleasure series.Do you have a series/book like that? Well, this series' mine. The writing isn't exceptional, but still fun to read and fast-paced, the romances are cheesy and it's really easy to know what's coming in the book, but I as it is.
I think that Brittany would be my second favorite female character of all the series; I liked her because she wanted to be badly what she wasn't, that she would do everything to have it, or almost anything. My favorite would be Kayla; I thought she was so sweet. Connor is, like my my least favorite guy, but I don't really know why. Rafe is my favorite; so... HAWT(hot), hey, see what I did there, 'hawt'= Hawthrone !
I just love that cover! With the girl's black hair, the blue eyes and her pink lipstick, I think it'S awesome; and my favorite cover of this series. You can tell by the look of this girl's eyes, which I presume is meant to be Brittany, is a girl you don't want to mess with.
There's a book left in the series; can't wait to read it!
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A good book!
Wildwing is a historical fiction (which I don't read enough of). I actually only picked up the book because of its great cover (like I normally do). I was pretty happy to get into some historical fiction, even more since it's historical fiction plus time travel to another place and time (isn't that awesome!?!)
So, the main character, Addy really hates the time she's in (which would be the 1910s). She's treated like scum from her fellow students, and then she's sent to be a maid for a couple, but it turns out okay. Then... she finds a 'time machine' (oh, how would I like that!) and goes back in time! Then, she finds a swoon-whorty boy there *swoons too*. I love him! Oh, Will! *giggles*
But, since she's playing the role of a soon-to-be-married lady, then she can't afford to love him... but still, that doesn't stop her! Also, there are the enemies coming in! Oh well, that seems like a lovely time she's having (*cough* Right!)!
The writing was pretty good, but I thought there weren't enough old world! There were some, but not enough for the feel the author was trying to write about, because sometimes, you'd read an old word, but then you wouldn't hear of another for pages!
Overall, the plot was really imaginative. I enjoyed the story, and I have to admit, it made me want to read more historical fiction (with romance) books!...more
Title : Croak Series : Croak #1 Author : Gina Damico Pages : 311 Release Date : March 20th 2012 Publisher : Graphia / Thomas Allen & Son Format : PaperbTitle : Croak Series : Croak #1 Author : Gina Damico Pages : 311 Release Date : March 20th 2012 Publisher : Graphia / Thomas Allen & Son Format : Paperback Source : *Thank you to T. A. & Son for providing this!*
My Opinion :
I have to admit, and although I am now ashamed to admit it, that I wasn't planning on buying the book or anything. It didn't sound my kind of book, and I thought the cover... was weird. But, in person, it's wicked cool. What I mean is, that I, was, again, stubborn. And that I really enjoyed this book, WAY MORE than how much I taught I would.
Croak is about Lex (or Lexington... and that'S a weird name. I kept thinking about a town or something when I saw her whole name... anyways, moving on!), and Lex has been angry for a few years. Angry at nothing in particular, just.... angry. And, she's violent. I mean, she made her school's whole hockey team cry. But now her parents have had enough, and they send her to her uncle.That's when she discovers she is actually a Grim Reaper. Or a Killer. Which means she takes a person's soul from Earth to transport it to the Afterlife.
I think that my favorite thing about the book was Lex's... charms. Okay, not charms, because she's not exactly the charming type. But... I think it was more of her snarky and witty personality that made me love her as a character, and made me enjoy the book way more.
Also, something that always made me grin and/or snort unladylike was when there were some times about the Afterlife, and that there was someone previously famous, like Edgar Allan Poe. It was just so hilarious!
The writing style definitely is one that I like a lot! I love to have a good laugh when reading a book, and this book was just like that!
As I said, Lex was my favorite aspect of the book. But Diggs falls into that category too. Their 'romance-although-not-really-romance-more-kind-of-something-else' was just so funny. I loved it. And... when he said who was on his precious picture.... I was like this : 0.0 D'AAWW
An incredibly funny debut that I liked a lot!...more
Title : Snow White and the Huntsman Series : - Author : Various Pages : 240 Release Date : June 5th Publisher : Poppy / HBG Canada Format : Paperback SourceTitle : Snow White and the Huntsman Series : - Author : Various Pages : 240 Release Date : June 5th Publisher : Poppy / HBG Canada Format : Paperback Source : *Thanks to HBG Canada for providing a PB copy to review in exchange of an honest review*
My Opinion :
The book definitely spiked my interest in the movie!
Snow White and the Huntsman was a good book, although it lacked romance too much for me, and the storyline didn't have enough content to it to make the book a 3.5 roses.
Snow White and the Huntsman is obviously a retelling of Snow White, and while other retellings don't have much to do with the fairytale they 'retell', this one was a lot like the original, but more... raw... or maybe violent! Also, it was too quick, and I felt it didn't have a proper ending! I needed more romance, because... you know, romance is awesome!
Snow White and the Huntsman is about Snow White and her evil step mother that killed her father. Snow White has been imprisoned in a prison for ten years. But then, the evil step-mother learns that she can be immortal if she kills Snow White and gets her heart... but then Snow White runs away. And, she may be the only bit of hope that citizens of the kingdom have of killing the evil step-mother a.k.a. evil queen.
While I do enjoy a good fast-paced story, this book was just too quick. Not in the 'oh-I-wish-there-were-more-I-loved-this-book-so-much-and-I-need-more' way but in the 'ummm-this-feels-uncomplete-to-me' way. I don't like these kind of stories... at all.
I thought Snow White didn't have ANY personality. I hated her (as a character). But I did like the (almost non-existent) romance between her and the Huntsman, and I wish there was more development to it!
One good thing (and the main thing that is keeping me from giving it a 2 roses), is that it brought me some nostalgia, because it is a fairytale retelling. At least they got that right!
Although it wasn't the best book ever, I did enjoy some parts thoroughly, but others not at all....more
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Title : Flying Blind
Series : The Dragon Diaries #1 Pages : 308 Author : Deborah Cooke Publisher : New American Library Format : Paperback Source : Bought - Owned
My Opinion :
Flying Blind was recommended by Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte (she's an awesome Canadian blogger, by the way :D)
I haven't read many dragon books. I've only read Firelight, and its sequel, Vanish, by Sophie Jordan, and I REALLY loved them (and I'm waiting patiently impatiently for the second book!). And so, I decided to try this book, because, the plot seemed a little like Sophie Jordan's dragon books, and so I decided to buy myself a pretty copy!
I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book! The characters where well developed, although sometimes it was easy to guess what was going to happen (like, I knew who was the bad guy as soon as he appeared in the book. But, at least I was rooting for the good characters to find out who he was).
So, the story is about a Wyvern (that's a girl dragon, and there's only one. A Wyvern has to die for another one to be born. Also, they are pretty powerful) girl named Zoë. But, the thing is, she can't unlock her powers (that must be fun, to know you're supposed to be super powerful and not to be able to use your powers!). Well, that's until she confronts one of her best friend's bully. Then, she goes to boot camp, and annual test where you can win stuff (I'm in! Where can I sign up or boot camp? I hope we can win books :D). But there, not everything turns out as exciting as she though it would be. She thought Nick would finally be interested in her. And that she'd discover her powers easily. Nope; not going to happen, missy! A bad guy comes in. She finds love (in a hopeless place! LOL! Couldn't help myself to add that :D). And her friends turn on her (well, that looks fun, doesn't it! Well, finding love really does, not the other two...)
Zoë turned out to be a really good character! Although clumsy (like me!) and a little too shy (well, more of a not-confident-enough), she was a great character for me! I thought she represented well the idea of a Wyvern trying to find herself!
And Jared. Oh, Jared Jared. We didn't get enough of you! *sigh* I hope we'll get more of you in the next book!
Then, there are the boys; Nick (stupid a$$), Liam (D'awww, Carrots! He's a cutie!) and Garrett (if you though Nick was an a$$, well, Garrett is ten time worse!).
I really loved this book!
And, don't you just love the cover? I mean, the contrast of the blue and the girl's green eyes is so beautiful!
Fans of Firelight by Sophie Jordan will find themselves with a new (awesome) dragon series! ...more
Ash, Malinda Lo's debut novel, was a short and sweet read.
In the beginning, I didn't really like it (actually, I was banging my head on the wall, because I really didn't like it at all. I thought it was slow, predictable, and the writing wasn't that good). I actually felt like the author was sugar coating her writing too much (mmmh... dang it... makes me think about cupcakes!!!!!). What I mean by that, is that there were a lot of useless sentences and information that wasn't needed in the understanding of the book (*bangs head on the desk* I promised myself; NO. BIG. WORDS. CATHEE! *sigh*)
I especially HATED the characters. I felt like the dialogue was meaningless between them. The only character I liked was the huntress; I felt like she was the only one throughout the book to have a personality (and not much of one...). Even if Ash grew on me, I didn't like her a lot.
But, all of that changed in the last 50-60 pages. The story actually got interesting (imagine the surprise! I started reading really fast!) I thought she was going to end up with the prince... but NO! (I mean, isn't this a Cinderella story... shouldn't she marry the Prince? *sigh*)
So, before the good ending, the book would have been a two roses... but it jumped to THREE! ...more