*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review* I was sent this book a few months ago and struggled to really get into the story. I sat the bo*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review* I was sent this book a few months ago and struggled to really get into the story. I sat the book down and took a break and then picked it back up during a three hour flight a few weeks ago. I always appreciate a book with a strong female lead and this book definitely delivered on that front. The main character is only thirteen and has at the very beginning of the book already been through some terribly troubling times. The character chooses to adopt a kick ass and take names sort of attitude instead of a woe is me attitude and that really helps her likability. Things get a little more difficult when it comes to the story line, make no mistake, this book is full of twists and turns, sometimes so many that it made my head spin. While I found I did keep reading in hope of finding answers I also struggled at times to really keep up with everything that was going on or to remember all the things that had already been discovered. The book covers everything from teenage self discovery and isolation to transcending mental barriers and space and time its self.The story can feel slow paced at times but I enjoyed the character building and the focus on the different relationships. I found the “who can you trust?” aspect kept me on edge throughout the book, always a good thing. I believe the difficulty I had getting into this story was simply due to this book being a bit outside of the genres that I generally read. I think anyone who enjoys books with more sci-fy/fantasy elements will easily be sucked into this book and enjoy it. I may not have fallen in love with this book but I will be keeping my eye out for future titles by this author. This book is number one in the weaver series....more
Thought Provoking. If I had to describe this book in few words those are the ones I would choose. It has also been called riveting, starling, and poweThought Provoking. If I had to describe this book in few words those are the ones I would choose. It has also been called riveting, starling, and powerful and I would have to agree with those conclusions as well. I came across this book on a lazy Sunday while browsing around my local Barnes&Nobel...check out my blog for the full review! ...more
Olivia Twisted took me by surprise in the best way possible. After reading the blurb I was interested but not sure how much I would really end up likiOlivia Twisted took me by surprise in the best way possible. After reading the blurb I was interested but not sure how much I would really end up liking the book. I started to read and by the end of the day I was only a few chapters from the end! After I finished all the things that typically get in the way of my reading aka work, school, etc I jumped right back to reading so that I could finally find out the well waited for ending. I think what really kept me hooked was the different approach the author took to a slightly common idea. The girl meets bad boy and gets drawn in thing is not something new, however, the way things play out and the stuff Olivia gets drawn into are certainly not like anything else I have ever read in any book. Z is an interesting male character as well, at times it is hard to see where tough Z ends and the real Z underneath begins. Throughout the story Z is shrouded in mystery and I kept reading wanting to learn as much as I could about this mysterious past of his and how he ended up like he did. The book also touches on some of the more unfortunate parts of children's lives who are stuck in the foster care system. I felt this brought an added bit of realness to the book and reminded the reader how gritty life can be, this helps gain a sense of why these kids would turn to hacking for money. I love the inspiration the author drew from the story Oliver Twist and I would suggest this book to anyone looking for an interesting new read that breaks away from the usual love stories....more
In all honesty when I first began reading this book I read a few pages and then sat it down and forgot about it for a few days. I picked it back up a In all honesty when I first began reading this book I read a few pages and then sat it down and forgot about it for a few days. I picked it back up a couple of day later and I am very happy that I did. Once I got further into the story and learned about the curse that follows Mina I was totally drawn in. I personally love fairy tales of the more grim sort, I love the morbid creepy factors that play into stories like Hansel and Grethal. When I realized how integrated these elements would be in this story I was ecstatic....Read the rest of my review here: http://littlebirdiereviewsandmore.blo......more
Ann Aguirre's book Outpost has landed its self a spot on my list of favorite books that I have read this year. I have not read the first book in thisAnn Aguirre's book Outpost has landed its self a spot on my list of favorite books that I have read this year. I have not read the first book in this series, Enclave, however that in no way subtracted from my reading experience. After reading this one and loving it I cannot wait to go out and get Enclave so that I can start things from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed every character in this book, as I have said before I am a sucker for a good strong female lead and Deuce is easily my favorite female lead of the moment. She is fierce and determined and strong in more ways than one. She does not fit in with the other girls in town but she never lets that change who she is. She knows shes a fighter and she is unwilling to let anyone tell her otherwise. The relationships between Deuce, Fade, Stalker, and Longshot all pulled at my heartstrings, and that is exactly what I want a good book to be able to do. Of course I cannot forget about the mutants, these creepy, foul creatures made for realistically terrifying opponents. I can honestly say I would never want to have to face one of these guys. Their distorted features and their taste for flesh are only two small parts of what make them horrifying, their obvious movement towards more intelligent behavior just throws them over the top in the realm of terrifying creatures. I am excited to pick up the first book and even more excited to see how the author chooses to continue Deuce's journey. ...more
My collage classes have recently started back and I have been swamped with homework. I decided to take a day off from my work to read this book and IMy collage classes have recently started back and I have been swamped with homework. I decided to take a day off from my work to read this book and I am so happy that I did. I will admit the cover did not really grab my attention the way most covers do. It is pretty for sure but it did not really have anything about it that made me go I need to read that book. The description on the back of the book however grabbed my interest and I could not resist reading the book after reading it. I really enjoyed the story. I was hooked right from the beginning, the characters all seemed very real to me and the author did a fantastic job describing each one so that I could picture and connect with every character. Issac was my favorite character by far. Many stories these days have the situation where girl meets guy, girl falls for guy, guy shows interest in girl and then promptly beings to treat her like dirt and then finally admits he loves her and was only doing it for her own good. I am so tired of that line, Issac however displayed some hesitant feelings but he stuck around for the whole book. I felt like the supporting characters where a big part of the book and not just cardboard cutouts tossed into a scene when convenient. I appreciate when an author takes the time to make her supporting characters just as real as her main ones. I could tell the author spent time working on her descriptions of everything from smells to feelings and it made the book that much better. Overall this book is a wonderful read and fairly short so it can be read in a day or so by most people. I am highly anticipating seeing what else this author has to offer. ...more
This book absolutely blew me away! The cover drew me in as it was unlike any cover I had ever seen. I loved the mix of colors and the ethereal feel thThis book absolutely blew me away! The cover drew me in as it was unlike any cover I had ever seen. I loved the mix of colors and the ethereal feel they gave the cover. The story behind the cover is just as great. It is not often that I come across a book that I feel has a storyline that is fresh and new and not just another version of a storyline done a thousand times. This book gave me exactly that.
The premise of the book is intricate and interesting. The characters were written very well, I found myself instantly connected with the main character Adelice. I am a sucker for a strong female lead in a book and she is the definition of strong. The accompanying characters are equally as interesting. Jost and Erik both have their faults but they also both have compassionate sides that leave me wanting to know more. The world building was wonderful as the author was descriptive and I had no trouble imagining what I felt the world of the story would look like. I am really excited about this book and I will be eagerly awaiting the next one. ...more
The Fame Game is the first Lauren Conrad book I have had the chance to read. It was a fairly quick read and the story overall was okay. I can't say I The Fame Game is the first Lauren Conrad book I have had the chance to read. It was a fairly quick read and the story overall was okay. I can't say I was really drawn in by the story. I did not feel connected to any of the characters and only mildly cared what happened to each person. I felt like the story lacked something to really draw the reader in, as the story went on I didn't feel like much was happening. With that being said I would not classify this book as bad. I loved the cover art and for me the look of the cover is a big thing. I feel like for someone who is into fashion, celebrities and/or reality tv this book would be a good read. Since it is a short read it is the perfect book to sit outside with on a warm day, or would make a great beach read.
I first fell in love with S.R Johannes writing style after reading her book Untraceable. I was very excited to read her newest piece of work SuffocateI first fell in love with S.R Johannes writing style after reading her book Untraceable. I was very excited to read her newest piece of work Suffocate. The book was very short, however the author managed to pack a lot of excitement into this short story. She quickly captured my interest with her description of the current condition of the world and the ecosphere where people now live. The main character Eria, is a unique character and by the end I felt like I had connected with her character, I knew I was going to want to know what happens with her and be excited to read the next novelette. I was so pleasantly surprised by how many twist and turns the author was able to fit into this story. She revealed enough to get the reader interested while leaving enough unknown to make the reader hungry to read the next part of the story. I did guess the reasoning behind the accident fairly quickly after starting the book having read the goodreads description however I did not feel like that took away from the book as I still wanted to see what Eria would do. The twist at the end is a big one that I would have never guessed. I cannot wait to read the next part of the story and I urge you to get a copy of Suffocate from amazon, you can read it within an hour or so and I promise you will not be disappointed!...more