Cat Colvin, a typical teen who loves to spend time with her friends and is excited about starting a new school, but one thing sets her apart from the...moreCat Colvin, a typical teen who loves to spend time with her friends and is excited about starting a new school, but one thing sets her apart from the rest and she doesn't even know it.
Cat has lived a sheltered life and has attended a private school until this year when her parents relented to her wishes and enrolled her into a public school. New beginnings from every direction are about to take hold of Cat and some are from a dark place. She discovers strange happenings occurring in her life before her sixteenth birthday and the experiences begin to affect her body and mind at a steadier rate.
The fantasy world of vampires and werewolves has always been in Cat's life, through her love of reading, but soon she learns not everything is a fairytale and some things that go 'bump' in the night are actually real! Secrets will be revealed and lives will be changed. One thing is for certain, she will never be the same again!
The fantastic author duo of C.A. Kunz has created a wonderful character in Cat Colvin. She is spunky and courageous, spirited and interesting, naive and innocent. They have a knack for throwing the reader a bone and then dangling it in front of you so you are guessing what is going to happen next. If you don't like cliffhangers... this book isn't for you because it ends with an amazing teaser and has you scrambling to pick up their sequel, Dark Days.
I recommend this series to those who like suspense, intrigue, and the love of supernatural beings. (less)
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Beautiful Creatures and became attached quickly to the odd character, Lena. I must admit, I always pull for the underdog...moreI thoroughly enjoyed reading Beautiful Creatures and became attached quickly to the odd character, Lena. I must admit, I always pull for the underdog and tend to veer toward those who are bullied. Ethan was a true southern gentleman and it didn't take long for him to work his way into my heart, even though he frustrated me at times by worrying about what others thought of him. Beautiful Creatures encompasses the mysticism and alluring features of the supernatural world as its antiquity coexists with humans. Dive into the rustic south and experience the elaborate and complicated relationship between two teens determined to love but destined to destroy one another. (less)
Like any other sixteen year old, Brooke Keller dreams of having her long time crush become her boyfriend. With her life finally in a state of normalcy...moreLike any other sixteen year old, Brooke Keller dreams of having her long time crush become her boyfriend. With her life finally in a state of normalcy, after many years of moving from town to town, she begins to feel the sense of home, friendship and a regular teen lifestyle. Comfort is soon replaced with confusion and fear as she finds a strange man stalking her. Brooke’s life is changed in an instant when she learns a dark secret about herself and where she truly comes from.
Angeline Kace does a remarkable job of creating a novel about vampires and twisting the story to make it truly original. I found it refreshing to read with interesting angles and outcomes. The romantic factor was an added bonus and had me cheering for the character I normally veer away from. I appreciated the realism Kace introduces by including Brooke’s insecurities and fears throughout the story and further tying in the intricacies of adolescent doubts, making the character relatable. By the end of the book, Kace had my nerves tied into a ball and by the last page I wanted more and more! What a cliffhanger! (less)
Katniss Everdeen has been through a number of disasterous experiences and still survived even though the odds were against her. She continues to fight...moreKatniss Everdeen has been through a number of disasterous experiences and still survived even though the odds were against her. She continues to fight the battle for her own existence and for the lives of those she loves while simultaneously plotting revenge on the very government who stole her youth and innocence.
Collins does an excellent job of describing the abysmal surroundings of a deteriorating world and the characters stuck in the clutches of a desolate environment and their plight to survive. Mockingjay had all the qualities expected from a world distraught with anger, resentment, disparity, and the casualties of war. The harsh reality of death and destruction was not downplayed and created a vivid picture in your mind while you were reading. The third and final book in the trilogy was the perfect ending to a remarkable storyline. I was exceedingly pleased! (less)
**spoiler alert** Clockwork Prince was a fantastic read! The aged London descriptions were spectacular, the outfits devine, the characters whimsical a...more**spoiler alert** Clockwork Prince was a fantastic read! The aged London descriptions were spectacular, the outfits devine, the characters whimsical and unique. Clare strings the reader along and has us guessing about the main character Tessa and her mysterious past. Where does she originate from? Where does she belong? Is she a shadowhunter, a downworlder, a warlock...the plot thickens, the mystery still floating densely in the air. Throughout Tessa's lifetime, she has known more despair than most will ever come to experience, yet she continues to search for clues from her past to find out who she really is and why she has this special gift. While the malicious Mortmain continues to hunt Tessa for her power, she struggles to remain true to herself, or who she thinks she is. Tessa is also caught in the middle of a passionate dilemma, one which leaves two hearts broken.
Clare created another worthy book in her amazing series! What an emotional roller coaster until the very end! My heart aches for Will and longs to get the third book to see how the love traingle will end. March 2013 isn't coming fast enough to find out how Tessa's life will end up. (less)
Highly insightful and chalked full of wonderful information for those seeking help in the literary field! Locke did a great job implementing his marke...moreHighly insightful and chalked full of wonderful information for those seeking help in the literary field! Locke did a great job implementing his marketing strategies for all to follow in a practical and easy way! As one author to another, I applaud John for his willingness to share his techniques for others to take advantage of and possibly improve upon. (less)
I absolutely loved the final book Foretold in the Daughters of Saraqael series! Thomas did an excellent job of collectively pairing everyone's unique...moreI absolutely loved the final book Foretold in the Daughters of Saraqael series! Thomas did an excellent job of collectively pairing everyone's unique abilities into one phenomenal ending and epic battle! I always love a book with a happy ending and this one did not disappoint. (less)
I thoroughly enjoyed the continuation of The Daughters of Saraqael series by completing Central, book two. Thomas subtly describes the main character...moreI thoroughly enjoyed the continuation of The Daughters of Saraqael series by completing Central, book two. Thomas subtly describes the main character Olivia as being timid, non-athletic and a little insecure. It was refreshing as a reader to champion for her knowing she was a bit of an underdog compared to the first heroine Amber in Becoming (book one). I felt myself cheering for Olivia as she grew not only in her mental characteristics but as she learned to push herself through difficult situations both through inner strength and the bond between her siblings as well. The relationship with her assigned Gloresti (guardian) James was thrilling to experience and brought memories flooding back to young sentiments and adolescent behaviors encapsulating the innocence of youthful emotions sometimes overshadowed in today’s society. I have solidified my status as curious reader to rabid Estilorian fan and will be reading the third book Foretold. Can’t wait to see what happens next!(less)
Amber Hopkins is slightly different than that of her peers but has had a difficult life to say the least. She has overcome adversity, neglect, abandon...moreAmber Hopkins is slightly different than that of her peers but has had a difficult life to say the least. She has overcome adversity, neglect, abandonment, and loneliness. Amber has forced herself to shield her feelings from the world and place a tough exterior shell in order to survive. Fate plays a hand to the young teen and she finds a loving home where she learns to grow both physically and mentally around those who have welcomed her in out of kindness. She now must learn to accept and allow new feelings into her heart and soul that have been burried for most of her life as she struggles to recognize another element that has risen from deep within her. Can she control what she does not understand and will this new phase destroy her and those she loves?
I immediately enjoyed the main character Amber and her tenacity. Raine Thomas does a beautiful job of describing characters as well as having original ideas for the plot. The strong connection and friendship between Amber and Gabriel had me hooked from beginning to end and I felt the butterflies flutter each time the two had a conversation or interaction. I am looking forward to the next book to see what becomes of the triplets and their adventure. (less)