I get a little worried when reading books that have a lot of rave about them. My thoughts can go either way....more(Read it in a day, review to come!)
I get a little worried when reading books that have a lot of rave about them. My thoughts can go either way. I either hate it or love it. Well, no problem here, because I absolutely LOVE this book.
Okay, as Jackson said to 2009 Holly, take everything you know about time-traveling and throw it out the window. This time-traveling is different and unique, and being a tad bit of a science nerd, makes total sense. But let’s start off from the beginning, shall we?
Ah, I just love books when they are told in a guy’s point of views. Anyways, Jackson is learning everything he can about his time-traveling. Mason, a logical friend of his, makes Jackson write down everything he can about the jumps to keep on record. So, the book is told like a diary, with date entries above most of the chapters.
Some chapters don’t have a date entry. This will be because Jackson doesn’t know what date or time it is where he jumped. With Mason, Jackson focused on when and where he will time jump. He never had to time-jump on instinct until his girlfriend Holly and him get attacked by strange men, and he jumps.
He jumps all the way back to 2007, which he then tries to jump back to the future but fails. He has never succeeded at jumping to the future. So, him time-jumping leads him to different pasts, and he finds out things about his dad, people that know what he can do, and others that are like him. Every time he tries to jump back to his time, Jackson comes back to 2007.
Now stuck in 2007, Jackson decides to do everything he can to prevent what happened to the 2009 Holly, and not let it happen to her in 2007. I felt like he had more of a connection with the 007 Holly than the 009 Holly. I love seeing him get back together with her, because it was cute and romancey. He also tries to become friends with Mason again so, Mason can help figure out why Jackson is stuck in 2007.
All and all, I think this was a fantastic book. Jackson time-jumps like every few chapters but I found that thrilling. All the mystery behind the people that can time travel and his dad, well I can say that some of secrets are revealed. And then the ending, WOW! Really enjoyed the ending. There was science, action, mystery, and romance that all tied together to make a really breath-taking debut. Can’t wait for the sequel.
Cinderella is a cyborg!! Brilliant! The idea itself is amazing but will the story and characters be amazing as well… Hell yes!
Not only is this a futur...moreCinderella is a cyborg!! Brilliant! The idea itself is amazing but will the story and characters be amazing as well… Hell yes!
Not only is this a futuristic retelling of Cinderella, Marissa has add things to the original fairytale. There’s an evil queen, a friendly step-sister, a new world, and of course the half human, half robot Cinderella. I think Marissa is the beginning of a new trend, and she started it off with a bang.
The author does keep some things from the original story. Cinder does the hard labor for her stepmother and sisters, by running a local mechanic shop. She is known for her skills on fixing anything technical and mechanical. Instead mice or birds, Cinder has friend in a tiny robot named Iko who I really did love. And then the Prince!
Instead of being a side character, Prince Kai is a main character in this one. He has a lot on his plate. A worldwide plague, called letumosis, has caused problems for many characters in this tale. Prince Kai’s father has it. The prince has his doctors looking for a cure, but they been searching for long time, and it looks like Prince Kai will be the new emperor.
Another thing that Marissa added, a world located on the moon with people known as Lunars. I love how Marissa created this world, and with all her spot on details, I can picture everything as if I was there. This is where the evil queen is from. The Lunar race is quite different and really powerful, they kind of scare me but there are a few good ones out there!
I love the ending! It was a cliff-hanger and we will have to wait until the next book to see what happens Cinder, Kai, and all the other characters.
So Cinder in a few words: Beautiful, haunting, and utterly fantastic!
This is a short review, but in three words this book was enjoyable, touching, and realistic.
In the beginning, Sonia Nadhamuni is attending a private s...moreThis is a short review, but in three words this book was enjoyable, touching, and realistic.
In the beginning, Sonia Nadhamuni is attending a private school where the teachers are called by their first names, and there are no grades. The school is very creative and artistic, and some might call it a ‘hippie’ school. Sonia loves her life in this school. No one is judged and made fun of, and she had never had to question who she is.
That is until Sonia’s father lose his job, and Sonia is taken out of her private school. Sonia is devastated that she has to leave her school and friend behind and start at a public school. She is starting middle school, which is a big milestone for anyone. Sonia starts school and is way different from her private school. She takes notices on the differences right away. Like people at the public school eat school lunch, while Sonia brings healthy lunch from home.
Another thing she notices is the school is split up. There’s the popular group and then there are a small group of Black students. Sonia is questioned about her family background, and Sonia starts to notice she really isn’t sure who she is. She always told everyone and herself, that she is half-Indian and half-Jewish, but now she has questions for her family and herself.
Sonia not only dealing with struggles of discovering who she is, she is having some troubles at home. Her father after losing his job doesn’t seem like the same guy anymore. She doesn’t know what to expect when she sees him. Then her mother is trying to keep everything the same, but also having to work more to keep up with the financial problems. Sonia now growing up is having problems connecting with her mother.
It is really a touching story, and I felt connected to the character Sonia. This book was easy, amazing read. I would suggest this book to preteens. -Alice(less)
I usually not the one that reads Greek Myths, even though I am a huge fan. I needed a break from dystopian type novels. Thanks to...moreReview to come soon.
I usually not the one that reads Greek Myths, even though I am a huge fan. I needed a break from dystopian type novels. Thanks to Debut Author Challenge ARC Tours for providing me the chance to read this.
This story was just wow! I liked everything about it. Brodi’s take on mythology was fresh and just marvelous. I can’t stop thinking about the characters. Nikki, Jake, Cole, and even some of the minor characters have some impact on me. With every turn of the page, the story just got more and more exciting. Ah, and the ending was hard, but breath-taking.
To me, this isn’t a retelling but more like a continued story on Peresphone and Hades but with huge twist. This huge twist is what makes the story stand out from the other H&P retellings. These immortals feed off humans emotions. These Everlivings bring people down to Everneath to feed on them and humans usually don’t survive the Feed. Nikki survived but just barely. One memory kept her from completely disappearing.
Cole is excited that she survived, but Nikki doesn’t want to be with him. She wants to go home. When she comes back to Earth, she has an ugly scar that goes along with her. If she doesn’t go with Cole, Nikki will be pulled into the tunnels where most humans go after the Feed. She risks it though because the first time Nikki went with Cole, she didn’t say goodbye. This time she wants to say goodbye.
She affected a lot with her disappearance. Her dad, her brother, and then there’s Jack. Jack, was her best friend before they became official. When she leaves, Jack went through a bad time and no one wants her to get back with him. But he’s the reason she’s back. Their relationship was the most romantic ever, and the ending just killed me. I love Jack and Nikki!
Cole however is not happy about Nikki and Jack. Cole wants Nikki to come back with him, and he’s willing to do anything to get her back. He’s supposed to be the bad guy of the book, but I couldn’t help but fall in love with him also.
Love how the book kept switching back and forth between Nikki memories and the present. This book had the perfect amount of fantasy, romance, and just emotions tied into it. You become apart of Nikki especially when she slowly starts to get her emotions back. I cried at the ending, and I want to see what happens in the next book like right now! I’m sad that I read this book right now, because I was going to have to wait a whole year before the next book is out. But then I am happy that I read this book, because I wouldn’t want to be left out on such amazing book.
This book had some emotional ties on me. Man, was I crying at some parts of the book, and I was on a plane! My brother kept on giving me weird looks,...moreThis book had some emotional ties on me. Man, was I crying at some parts of the book, and I was on a plane! My brother kept on giving me weird looks, thinking I was freaking out during turbulence. He thought I was even weirder when I told him, I was crying because of a character in the book.
Miranda’s writing drew me in, the storyline and characters kept me going. Delaney just goes through so much in this book it was hard not to connect with her. From the beginning, you knew she died but what happens after she comes out of the coma, there was just so many surprises here and there. I couldn’t stop reading, because I was excited to see what was coming next.
Delaney waking up from coma, everyone is worried about her. She claimed dead, then was in coma, and she comes back faster than the doctors thought she would. They thought she was going to be a vegetable. Delaney is worried that she’s not the same person anyone. And she’s right. When she notices that she has pull towards people that are about to die, she thinks she’s killing them but she really wants to save them.
Her emotions were everywhere but she did go through a lot so it’s understandable. Her parents are worried about her, but she feels like she’s trapped especially when her mom does something.
Then there’s Decker, her best friend who saved her life. I thought he would have been the person she would have confided in. Tell all her secrets. To me, he was just being difficult. I could tell he liked Delaney, and I just wanted to yell at him to tell her already because she had feelings for him too.
But there’s Troy. This guy is very similar to Delaney, including the pull towards the dying. He thinks differently on the way to save them, though. He wants to end their suffering, while Delaney just wants to help. I did understand why he did this but I would have been more like Delaney. I wouldn’t be able to ease someone into death, or at least come up with the decision.
This book was exciting, quick read for me, because I wanted to find out what happens next. The ending was great but I kind see a possibility of sequel. If Miranda does bring a sequel, maybe we find out more about Delaney’s gift.
This was more of a darker read than what I usually read but, if you want an book that keeps you guessing, pick this up!
Mon Dieu, this book was exhilarating! I did expect there to be some magical themes to be tied into this story but I did not expect vampires, revenants...moreMon Dieu, this book was exhilarating! I did expect there to be some magical themes to be tied into this story but I did not expect vampires, revenants, and a necromancer to be involved as well. However, I do not want to spoil all the goods inside this book.
I am a big historical fiction lover. There is a lot of studying that has to go into writing a great historical fiction, but there also can be a lot imagination added as well. When an author ties in old fairytales and myths into the book, it just fascinates me. I think Robin has done a wonderful job in tying Russian myths into the book, and her character Katerina is by far one of my favorite heroines.
Katerina has darkness around her that she does not want anyone to know about. She discovered her ‘curse’ when she brought a dead toad back to life. After another event bringing something back to life and seeing the effects it has, she promised herself to never use her curse again. But when it comes to protecting the Imperial family, she must use her power to stop another person’s spell.
After she uses her power, it does not go unnoticed. The Montenegrins have taken an interest in her gift, and they think she is special. However the Grand Duke George, sees her as tainted by black magic and doesn’t like being around her. Katerina agrees with the Duke and that is why she keeps her curse a secret, she is afraid people will see her as a monster. All she wants to do is become a doctor, and in her time, a female becoming a doctor is not deemed suitable for a woman of class.
But there are darker things out there, and everything seems to happen around Katerina. The darker fantasy that is tied into this makes it exciting. Katerina is not a dark character though, she was fun to read about and her necromancy doesn’t seem bad at all, but helpful. Katerina has become my favorite character this year, and we’ll see if any character can pass her. The ending has left me wanting more, and I will certainly be looking for the sequel next year.
If you enjoy a good fantasy, I would recommend this book! -Alice(less)
I have been trying to read this book for so long. I keep promising myself that I would finish it each month but I n...moreGathering my thoughts together! Ivy
I have been trying to read this book for so long. I keep promising myself that I would finish it each month but I never get to it. I would read a couple of pages then I would get busy with something else and never get back to it. This happened a lot in the past three months. Wow three months have already passed? How crazy is that!?
It’s not that it’s a bad book or I wasn’t interested. I’d just didn’t have the time to sit down and read it. This book was actually very interesting. It was my first angel book so I’m not the most experienced angel book reader and don’t really know what’s out there. To me, this angel book came out with an image of what I thought angels act like and look like. And to me, I thought the author stick pretty close to Biblical references. It made the story more believable.
Nikki Youngblood was awesome character. She’s artistic, great personality, tough exterior, and well she rides a freaking motorcycle! Awesome! Unlike some other book characters, I felt Nikki had real emotions. At first, I didn’t think she was all that bada**. In the beginning she kept on fainting so, it was a little hard for me to think she was a strong gal. But she gets better as the story continues, and there are some intense action scenes.
Then there are the Halflings. I was little confused on what a Halfling was because well, hello, I never read an angel book before. I pictured some weird images in my head and none came out to what these guys actually look like, and they are HOT. Halflings are half-human and half-angel. They seemed to be a really lonely group, since they really don’t belong anywhere.
The two Halflings we really get to know is Mace and Raven. Will is their guardian and an angel, who gets heavenly messages on what his group is supposed to do next. There is also a younger Halfling named Vine, and to me was actually the cutest guy ever. But that’s just me. Anyways, Mace and Raven are our love triangle for Nikki. They’re hot, confused, protective, and you know all of that, but the thing that really had me feeling for them was… they can’t fall in love with humans or they will be damned to hell.
Mace is all about order and following the rules, so he is trying desperately not to break them. Raven on the other hand is not afraid to break them since he knows it doesn’t really matter. Since the Halflings don’t really belong anywhere, Raven doesn’t believe they will end up in heaven if they follow the rules. They’re outcast, and it will remain that way even when they die. That’s what he’s thinking about.
Now I do go for bad boys because well there are just more fun to read about. So I am Team Raven on this one. However, I do feel Raven sees Nikki for who she really is. They might be really different and all, but like everyone says, opposites attract.
The book has a lot of point of view changes and it’s not switching every chapter but like every few pages. It is not hard to get into it and it makes the book more exciting. You get to know the Halflings point of view on things more better.
The ending was really good, leaving some mystery on what’s going to happen next. I’m excited and happy it’s coming out in September.
I do admit at first, I had some trouble getting into this book. I think...moreWow.
Review to come really soon....right now
Two words. Beautiful and incredible.
I do admit at first, I had some trouble getting into this book. I think I had to read the first part of the book over again, just to understand what I was reading. These souls that are reborn can sometimes be reborn as a boy one year, and a girl the next. Interesting. Did it ruin the story?
Jodi’s has created a world that is unforgettable and just simply new. I can’t stop thinking about souls and her character, Ana. And then, there’s the world that Jodi has created. It’s so different, so unique, and every new event was unexpected or exciting. Usually, I can predict what’s going to happen to the characters, but this book was unpredictable. Which was amazing.
Ana’s voice was incredible! It was a little frustrating that she couldn’t seem to trust her own feelings or others’ feelings towards her. But being born with a soul that is completely new and different, it’s scary towards the others who have been reborn many times. Besides those little things, I love her ability to learn things quickly and her creative, stubborn spirit.
Then, there was Dossam, or just Sam. A guy with a graveyard full of his past lives, and journals filled with things he doesn’t want to forget. A guy that can take on different projects, and try new things. A guy who is brilliant with music. A guy that didn’t judge Ana because she was a Newsoul. And to keep it really simple…A guy I really want.
Incarnate was a wonderful read, and I would highly recommend this book to fantasy or paranormal lovers, who want something new in their life. Jodi has made me a fan, and I can’t wait to see what happens to Ana next.
I guess I should let you all on a little secret. When one of us doesn’t like a book we are reading, we give it to another Seeker to read. Danny gave...more I guess I should let you all on a little secret. When one of us doesn’t like a book we are reading, we give it to another Seeker to read. Danny gave this book to me to read because she couldn’t finish it. It wasn't what she thought it would be. If it wasn’t for the trailer, I don’t think I would have read this book. And to be brutally honest, it took me forever to bring my thoughts together on this book.
I guess I should give you some good points from the book. One, the writing was fantastic. I can truly give my compliments to Sara’s writing style. She kept me fascinated and I couldn't put the book down. I stayed up all night reading it.
Two, the plot was fairly paced and I enjoyed the story line. The mystery in this book will keep you guessing. No lie. This book is heavily on the mystery because my brain hurts trying to piece everything together. I read every single word in this book, trying to figure out what’s going on. In the end, it turns out some of my predictions were correct. And man, the ending was really good were it left you satisfied with what happened. You are able to leave the characters behind, but you will still think about them.
Three, the main character Faye draws you in to her craziness. Even her imaginations felt so real, and you're left wondering 'Um, did that just really happen?'. The rest of the characters just added to the creepiness of the story, and it makes you really curious about what's happening.
Now for one bad point. There was something I didn't quite like about the book, and I finally figured out what that was. Harbinger is set in the future during a war. Now being set in the future did make this book unique and a little more exciting, but I felt too confused about this future world.
But it just one bad point to many good points, so I still enjoyed the book. I do suggest burrowing it first though from a friend or library, to get a feel on the book before buying.
You know what I am probably going to do, like I do with pretty much every mystery book. Reread the book and know what’s happening before the character, because then I feel really smart. And who knows maybe I will enjoy it more the second time around.
I have seen so many people loving this book! I have also seen all types of Robin Hood movies and read a few books about him as well, so I really do ad...moreI have seen so many people loving this book! I have also seen all types of Robin Hood movies and read a few books about him as well, so I really do adore him. I mean come on he steals from the rich to help the poor! He turns a bad deed into a good one. That’s an honorable man. And even though he’s a character in this book, the story focuses more on Will Scarlet, who is just Scarlet to most, and who’s a girl!
I love historical fiction with girls as the main lead. I just can’t help it. When I was studying history, there were only a few mentions of strong women in the past. Heroes were always mentioned left to right. I do love heroes but when I read a book nowadays about strong women in the past, my heart gets all fluttery.
Scarlet is such fantastic character. She was strong, but she was also weak. Qualities every person has. She could protect herself, and she was able to get out of tough situations, but even the best thief needs back-up. When you are part of Robin Hood’s band of thieves, you fight for the people but you also fight to protect each other.
At first, you don’t know much about Scarlet. Things you do know her at first is… she is pretending to be a boy, she keeps everything to herself, and she tries not to get close to anyone. You figure out she has a bad past, that led her to becoming a thief. When her past does come into revelation, I was shocked. Even though I know a lot of things about Robin Hood, I did not see Scarlet’s past becoming such a shocker to me. I should have pieced it together earlier.
The writing went well with the setting. With a voice likes Scarlet, it takes you back into the past and you experience everything along with her.
Fantastic read! The life of a thief is not a boring one, every day is an adventure! A life that is even more adventurous when you’re a girl. I am now a fan of A. C. Gaughen, and I will be watching for her next novel.
This is usually not the type of book I read. I love historical books and some contemporary, but a murder mystery! This is not my cup of a tea. But the...moreThis is usually not the type of book I read. I love historical books and some contemporary, but a murder mystery! This is not my cup of a tea. But the rest of the Seekers are trying books out of their comfort zones, I didn't want to be left out. Ivy, a girl who is crazy about solving mysteries, sent this ARC to me. She threatened me to read this, and she’s a very convincing girl, so here I am.
So…thanks Ivy for sending me this, and you were right. This book was intense. Man, was this book intense. So much drama. I couldn't stop reading, and I never wanted to leave the story. I felt like I was in a TV show, watching and experiencing everything happening in Vee's life.
Sylvia, aka Vee, has narcolepsy. She has this episodes where she passes out. What people don't know is that Vee isn't sleeping, she is actually very awake. But not in her own body. She leaves her body and enters another. When she enters a person's body, she tries to figure out who's body she's in. She only slides if she was touching something personal item that has an emotional connection with the person. In all her experience, Vee has figured out who's body she slid into.
That is until the day she slides into a person holding a knife, standing over Sophie's body.
Man, did the author kept me guessing! Now, I haven't read a lot of mysteries so, I had to try figure this out right along with Vee. When the murderer is finally revealed, I did not see it coming!
Now I did feel like this book had more the a supernatural mystery plot to it. There was so much contemporary as well. I felt like I was suck into a high school drama. There was crappy ex-boyfriends, teacher/student relationships, back-stabbing friends, and just so much more. The author has made excited to see what happens next, and I am curious to see if maybe Vee's little sister will get the gift as well.