I finished this book in one sitting, and it was really exciting. I am a big fan of vampires but what I love even more than anything is immortals. AlthI finished this book in one sitting, and it was really exciting. I am a big fan of vampires but what I love even more than anything is immortals. Although vampires become immortals through biting, Seraphina becomes an immortal through alchemy. Which makes me think of the famous Nicholas Flammel.
The way Seraphina becomes an immortal is she controls her soul and where it goes. She takes over other girls bodies but only when they want to die, or close to death. Her first love Cyrus is the one who gave her this ability. Cyrus believes in science and math, and believes there's facts behind everything magic. Seraphina, on the other hand, believes in fate, and she likes magic, and the thing she wants the most is to die, and connect with her mom again.
She was prepared to die, but Cyrus is willing to let her go. She comes up with a plan and she almost succeeds, until the car crash. Now, she inhabits a new girl's body, and she takes over the girl's life. For once, she feels like she doesn't have to worry about forever, but live in the moments of a regular teenage girl. Like crushing on the next door boy, Noah, who cares for Kailey.
But Cyrus is searching for her again, and this is like a game to him. Sera has to be steps ahead of him, so he doesn't figure out who she is. And man, the ending of the story, had me going crazy.
This was great, quick-paced book. The romance didn't feel like over the top, since Seraphina didn't want to take over Kailey's life. Noah was cute and he was like the best friend/boyfriend type. Cyrus was possessive, and dangerous. Kind of cute at first, but he scared me. Seraphina was great heroine, not the kick ass type but the honorable type. She didn't want to be a fake, and put anyone Kailey cared about in danger.
Those three characters were great, and some of Kailey's family and friends were great as well. Though, hopefully, Avery brings back the Coven from Seraphina's incarnate family because I didn't get to know them that much as I had hoped.
Okay, I thought the first book was breath-taking and heartbreaking, but this one is all of that and more. I had mixed feelings about the first book, bOkay, I thought the first book was breath-taking and heartbreaking, but this one is all of that and more. I had mixed feelings about the first book, but this one I absolutely love.
Now, I kind of didn’t want to get all spoilery for you guys, because it’s one of those books you have to read to know the feelings that I went through while reading. It is a like an event where you had to be there to know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t read A Need So Beautiful, you should really read it before looking at this review.
Same character. Different name. Hmm. However, it felt like I was meeting a whole new character but I knew things that she had to figure out. I did not expect that, but it is definitely very different from anything I have ever read. I think what I love about this book, is I knew what was going on before the main character.
When Harlin came into the picture, I did squeal a little. It did take awhile for Elise to get close to him, but I think I read like super fast until she did. With Abe, he scared me a little from the beginning. I first thought he was a player, then a stalker, and well, I can’t really say what else without ruining the story. I will say this, whenever Elise was with him, my heart would race and not in a good way.
Another thing I really like, understanding Onika more. Elise has these visions of when Onika decided to go with the Shadows and what happened when she did. You see another side of Onika.
Also this one threw a curveball at me. Lucy, Elise’s sister, is going through some stuff. At first, I wasn’t at all curious about her. As the story continues, I started to get some suspicions about her.
Ah, the ending!! I was afraid of what was going to happen because I don’t see any news of there being more books to this series. This makes me awfully sad because I am not ready to let go of Charlotte/Elise go just yet. I am crossing my fingers there will be another but I have a feeling I might be let down.
This book is just a whirlwind of emotions. If you love the first book or simply enjoyed it, you must continue on to this book. If you haven’t started the series, don’t wait around. This series is a must read.
Let me just say this…….AWESOME! Or as my friend Emi would say, the-book-I-just-can’t-get-out-of-my-head AWESOMESAUCE!
Right from the beginning, this wiLet me just say this…….AWESOME! Or as my friend Emi would say, the-book-I-just-can’t-get-out-of-my-head AWESOMESAUCE!
Right from the beginning, this will get you hook and the thrill will not stop even when you finish the book. I can’t stop thinking about Weatherly’s take on angels, and man, are these angels scary and mean. And they’re not even Fallen angels!
If you saw my Goodreads update on the book, a few pages in and I found some parts very predictable. I didn’t like it, but the characters kept me curious so I kept on reading. I’m glad I didn’t stop.
I think I was more drawn to Alex than Willow, but I did like Willow. I just love Alex more! He’s all type of bad boy, but to me, he didn’t feel like a bad boy. His family was in the Angel Killing and he trained along with them. His father was a Killer, and so was his brother. Alex hates angels because they killed most of his family. Now, he takes his angel job seriously, even though he’s only seventeen! Killing angels is really the only thing he knows.
So when he gets the message about an angel spotting, he hurries and sets out. He is about to kill Willow, but her being half-human, half-angel stops him. Angels having kids, isn’t something that has happened before. I was kind of wondering why Nephilim never crossed any of the characters minds because that explains what Willow is. But since she’s the only one, I guess I can see why Weatherly kept the word out.
Willow, and to us as we get to know her, sees herself as human with a psychic ability. When she founds out who she really is, it’s hard on her. Especially since she knows angels aren’t good, and her father made her mother delusional. When Willow and Alex team up, it doesn’t feel right between them. Alex hates angels and kills them for a living, and yet he’s finds Willow different and attractive. Willow doesn’t know if she trusts a guy that carries a gun and is a trained killer.
Really, really love the first book, and I just bought the second one, so can’t wait to start that one. If you are looking for a good paranormal, or angel book, check this one out right away! Or if you haven’t tried any angel book yet, give this one a try first.
SPOILER: When their on the run, Willow disguises herself with only a hat and sunglasses. Which I didn’t get. It’s like a celebrity trying to hide with only sunglasses and a hat. It doesn’t work when millions of people are looking for you. She should have dyed her hair brown or at least tried a wig to hide her. With Alex as a trained killer, you would think this would come up.
A Touch Morbid was fast-paced filled with tons of surprises. We get more knowledge about Siders, the Bound, and the Fallen. Also, we find out what hapA Touch Morbid was fast-paced filled with tons of surprises. We get more knowledge about Siders, the Bound, and the Fallen. Also, we find out what happens when Eden doesn’t kill Siders. It's only bad things. And want to know what else? A lot of sacrifices. You grow on a character and then they disappear. It's hurts. It really hurts. Why, Leah, why?!
Proceed with caution. There are spoilers. If you haven’t read A Touch Mortal, then don’t continue. However, if you are curious like most are, then by all means, read on.
A Touch Morbid continues on where A Touch Mortal has left off. Eden, Az, and Jarrod are searching for Gabe through-out the city. At the end of A Touch Mortal, Gabe confessed his sins and has Fallen. He is in a dark place now and fighting the urge to kill humans. Luke isn’t too happy about this. Usually when a Bound has Fallen, they control the urge and become monstrous. Gabe, however, is making it through but he is slowly failing.
Eden is desperate to find him. So desperate, she seeks help from Madeline. Madeline is another Sider that rules over other Siders. Eden is hasty to trust her, but Az is getting close to falling and needs Gabe. Madeline will only help Eden if Eden takes a Sider known as Vaughn. Vaughn is a Sider who is giving the Touch out to humans for a price. The humans are using it as drug. Madeline wants him finished because she doesn’t want the Bound to take notice on the Siders.
Eden doesn’t want to kill anymore Siders, after finding out what happens when Siders die. Eden is becoming very sick, and something is hurting her. I was really worried about her throughout the book.
In this book, you get more character point of views. You get Eden’s, Gabe's, Kristen’s, and Jarrod’s. Gabe is fighting the urge to kill things, Kristen is slowly losing it without Gabe’s help, and Jarrod has found another girl to help. I really like knowing these new characters point of views, and have really grown liking all the characters from the story. And the ending!! Ah!! What a bad and good ending mixed together! Some bad things happen but one good thing did happen. Can't wait for the third book!
If you like darker paranormal stories, than this one is for you. Or if you like angel books, I highly suggest this one....more
Oh my god! Just wow! This has to be by far the best fairy retelling I have read so far. Because there wasn’t just one retelling, there were many. TherOh my god! Just wow! This has to be by far the best fairy retelling I have read so far. Because there wasn’t just one retelling, there were many. There was Hansel and Gretal, Cinderella, Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid. But the main story retelling in this book would be Cinderella except with a huge twist. What if Cinderella was the evil one and her stepmother and sister were actually…good? It kind of reminds me of that quote ‘Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret’ from Pretty Little Liars. This Cinderella is very pretty, but she also has some very ugly secrets.
Kendra is now one of my favorite characters and I’m glad Flinn brought her back. Kendra’s character feels more real because we get to know her…partly. We do find out that Kendra doesn’t want to be an evil witch instead, she wants to help people. However, through the years (many, many years), Kendra’s magical help doesn’t always end well.
We get side comments from but she allows her victims to tell their story. First story is Kendra’s and how she discovered she was witch. Then, we get a prince who has a controlling mother, who gives princesses test. Last, we get a mermaid who wants to be human. In between those stories, we get Emma whose beautiful sister takes over her life.
Emma was actually a great character to learn about. If you read or seen Cinderella, and who hasn’t, you know that Cinderella was a sweet girl with an evil stepmother and sister. Except in this story, Emma is the sweet one and Cinderella is just manipulative and devious. I think I love this version of Cinderella way more than the original.
In the end, I am very curious as to how Kendra’s story will continue. Since this is part of a series, after reading first book, with all the fairy-tale retellings, will this happen in the sequel as well but with different fairytale retellings? I hope so, but then I am still curious on how it’s going to turn out.
I was a little worried about there being too many point of views, but Beth never lets me down. All the characters were great, and not only did I see aI was a little worried about there being too many point of views, but Beth never lets me down. All the characters were great, and not only did I see an improvement in Jessica, Mindy has become one of my favorite characters ever!
In this story, Jessica isn't a high school girl anymore. She's a vampire princess and now goes by Antanasia, and is now married to a very handsome, powerful prince Lucius. They now have to prove to the Elders and rest of the vampires that they are strong enough to rule the kingdom. No one seems to questioned Lucius leadership, but everyone eyes are focused on Antanasia's mistakes. They still see her as an American girl. In this book, you get to see the girl we love Jessica, become the powerful Antanasia. She goes through a lot, and she has a lot to prove. She is one strong character.
I really did miss Lucius in this book. He was accused for a murder he didn't commit, and is locked away. Antanasia misses him so much and struggles because she's not sure how she will make it all on her own. She's not the only one who misses Lucius. We miss him, too!
The other characters in this book were fun to read as well. We have a mysterious beach bum Ranerio who is Lucius's Italian cousin. He's gave up his vampire life because something that happened in his past. I love his accent, and his connection with Mindy, who is the other character point of view. If you remember, Mindy is Jessica's best friend from Pennsylvania. Mindy is one great best friend and is there for Jessica when she is struggling. She's a person you count on. But while she is helping out Jessica, she is trying to figure out her feelings towards Ranerio.
The wedding was not in this book, but in a separate book. I really sad I missed that one, so I am going back to read it. Even though the wedding wasn't in here, it was great to see what happened to Jessica and Lucius afterwards. I love seen characters grow, and the sequel was amazing! And if there was a third book or another novella, I would want to read. Even if it's about Mindy and Ranerio!
This book was okay but I thought it was going to be so much better. I had a lot of friends reading the ebook for Switched and telling they really likeThis book was okay but I thought it was going to be so much better. I had a lot of friends reading the ebook for Switched and telling they really liked it, so I thought I was going to love it. The story was great but to me, it just felt like a casual read. It’s one of those books where you want to see how it is, and read it, but afterwards you will most likely forget about it.
I think the thing that got really interested in this book was first trolls, and second... well hello her mother tried to kill her when she was a kid! This has to be a really good book. Right?
I love the world Amanda Hocking has created. Trylle seems magical and a place I would love to visit. If you didn’t know, Trylle are actually trolls but not creepy, mean ones from like Lord of the Rings and not the fuzzy hair troll dolls. However, they do share some similar qualities like the uncontrollable hair. Hey look at that uncontrollable has troll in it, hmm coincidence? They also like being barefoot and they have vegan diet. But one of the strongest qualities that seemed to be very important was that Trylle have strong attitudes and tempers. They like to have everything their way.
Wendy has all these qualities while living with her human brother Matt and her aunt Maggie. But when she gets to Trylle, I feel like she was whole different character. She didn’t keep the same…hmm…I guess I will say spark that she had when she was with Matt and Maggie. I thought she was going to have an attitude with everything, at least in her mind. But nope, she becomes less sassy.
Another thing that bothered me, the plot seemed to stay on a constant pace. There were a few exciting points but not a lot of excitement until towards the ending. This really did help, because now I am curious on what is going to happen in the next book. Will I read right away? I’m not sure. I think I am going to put off reading the sequel until the final book comes out. That way I can read both books right away.
I think you should give the book a try, but I would burrow it. The world of Trylle is amazing and it’s worth exploring.
I was shopping at my local B&N and this was on display with its sequel, A Want So Wicked, next to it. I wanted to buy this book since last year buI was shopping at my local B&N and this was on display with its sequel, A Want So Wicked, next to it. I wanted to buy this book since last year but I hadn’t heard a lot about the book. I checked online again to see if people liked the book, and heard a lot of great things so I bought the series.
First, I want to say I had mixed feelings when I first began this book. I was little confused about what was happening to Charlotte. First the Need, the pull that she has to do good, it sounded really painful. Then her skin started to peel on her shoulder and underneath was gold skin. I was totally freaking out for her. Then her family friend/doctor tries to explain what she is but it confuses me even more.
Why are we meeting a character if she’s going to fade away in the end? I didn’t want that to happen.
The story starts to take a positive turn when Onika comes in. She was scary, but you can tell she had a purpose when Charlotte first saw her. She keeps coming back to visit Charlotte. When Charlotte finds out she’s a Forgotten, she finds out that helping people will sacrifice her. People she cares about will begin to forget everything about her. Onika tells her that there’s a way out of being forgotten.
No wonder this book is so heartbreaking. You are getting to know this character only to find out she only has a few weeks before she is forgotten and disappears. She also only has a little bit of time to say goodbye to everyone. Ugh, it is such a killer.
At first, I wasn’t sure about this book. I was about to put it down, but the suspense was starting to get to me. All of these questions that needed to be answered. And the ending! I am glad I bought both of the books together or I would have to wait to jump on the next.
If you like angel books or deep, emotional books, this book is for you.