This book was more like werewolves then zombies to me. The description given about the Weepers made me think of werewolves. So, I wasn’t as freaked ou...moreThis book was more like werewolves then zombies to me. The description given about the Weepers made me think of werewolves. So, I wasn’t as freaked out about this one as I was with some other zombie novels.
This book was really quick paced than most dystopian books I have read. It seems like every dystopian I have read are really thick books. The plot would be sometimes fast then sometimes slow. Usually, in the slow parts, the characters are explaining what is going to happen to our world in the future. Some authors do it right and others not so much. Susanne pretty much explains everything about what happened to Sherry’s world in a couple of chapters. Yes, there are still questions that are unanswered, but she does hit the main points about what happened and it isn’t boring.
Another thing I did like was on every other chapter, there was a memory from Sherry’s other life. The life before the virus spread throughout the country. A life that was very much like ours.
Okay now to the action. Weepers did make my heart race whenever they came at Sherry, which was a lot of times. They were creepy and these zombie/werewolf creatures are intelligent. They are really fast, super senses, and surprisingly big. They have predator instincts, so if they smell blood, they hunt.
Isn’t funny how authors make you think a character is going die, but there are still lots of pages left in the book, so the character has to live, and yet you still freak out?
I think that’s what made the book more interesting to me. These humans that have been hiding in bunkers for years and some are weak, fighting against Weepers that are stronger and faster than them. It’s kill or be killed kind of situation.
The characters were also pretty interesting. I wasn’t connecting with Sherry during the first couple of pages. But when she went back for her dad to save him, my spirits were lifted. I can see this girl is brave. She might not have killer instincts, sometimes her human instincts take over, but she will do anything to protect people.
The love interest was good too. Joshua is kickass. Taking on all those Weepers! I don’t know how he does it, but he always survives with a few cuts and bruises. What girl wouldn’t want a guy that knows how to hunt?
Overall, it was an okay book for me. That might change as the series continues because towards the ending, it begins to get more interesting.
I love, love mermaid tales! This one is probably one of my favorites. This is a story that I want to be a part of, and just because of the Syrenas and...moreI love, love mermaid tales! This one is probably one of my favorites. This is a story that I want to be a part of, and just because of the Syrenas and their underwater world, but because of the characters. The cast of characters were fun to get to know and god how I wish they were real.
The whole point of the story is Galen and discovering who Emma really is. And at some point, making Emma believe him when he tells her who she is. Emma was the biggest mystery. Galen wasn’t sure if she was a Syrena and if she was then why didn’t she save her friend from a shark. But what really confuses him, is when Emma talks to the shark and makes him leave. Only some have that skill, and those Syrenas are Royalty from Poseidon.
There are two kingdoms of the ocean. One is Triton’s and the other is Poseidon’s. Galen is a descendant of Triton. We learn a lot of things about the Syrena from his point of view. Anna Banks give us some history from the side as well, which I really enjoy.
Then there is the romance. Galen is attracted to Emma but can’t give this attraction to much thought. Of Emma is really the descendant of Poseidon, then Grom, Galen’s brother and king, will take her as his mate. I felt a little upset about this because ugh, I just wanted Galen to kiss Emma and get it over with. However, Galen is strict guy when it comes to rules. He just needs to figure who Emma is.
I thinks all I need to say about all of that, because don't want to give two much away.
Ah, the characters were just wonderful to get to know. Emma was a bit tempered and when she and Galen fight, it’s just cute. Rayna, Galen’s sister, is really feisty, especially towards her mate Toraf, who is charming guy. Then there’s Rachel, Ms. McIntosh, and Dr. Milligan, who all played their part the story. Especially the ending, one of them is the biggest surprise ever!
The ending is a cliffhanger, but I did overall enjoy everything about this book. Can’t wait for the sequel.
From the beginning, I could tell I was going to like Chloe. She was funny and she was talking about being a burrito. And she likes vintage shoes. But...moreFrom the beginning, I could tell I was going to like Chloe. She was funny and she was talking about being a burrito. And she likes vintage shoes. But when her best friend pulls up, and tells Chloe that she’s self-centered, I was a little worried. I usually don’t like characters that only care about them but Chloe had such a bright attitude, I continued on.
Then the story switches on me.
I couldn’t believe that Brie used to be Chloe’s best friend. Because for one, I know my friends sometimes made mistakes but to literally make their life hell, it just doesn’t seem possible. Maybe I’m just too friendly. Brie went far and beyond to make sure Chloe’s life was hell, and told many lies to make everyone think Chloe was the bad person.
Chloe is literally shut out of the in-crowd and has become an outsider. With a little counselor’s assistance, Chloe joins a radio show which is a hub for other outsiders. Chloe doesn’t like it at first, but she really has some great ideas. Duncan, the little romance, really helps her out a lot.
However her best friends and the radio show isn’t the only thing strange in Chloe’s life. Her grandmother has Parkinson, which makes her forgetful and makes her do some things that are extremely dangerous. Chloe’s mother is trying to protect her grandmother by trying to move her so she is not alone. They fight about this a lot, and Chloe sometimes gets in the middle.
I was worried that Chloe’s first live radio show would go badly and hoping I was wrong. I was wrong! It went just fine. Chloe was a little nervous but once you get that girl talking, she can’t stop. She has a great personality. Also, who knew you could get so many life lessons from a Mexican restaurant.
This book was just the right amount of fun, romancey, and serious at some points.
Maureen McQuerry has created a really fantastical world, set back in time. I love how Lena sent out on this adventure to discover who she really is. I...moreMaureen McQuerry has created a really fantastical world, set back in time. I love how Lena sent out on this adventure to discover who she really is. I really enjoyed the mystery of Mr. Beasley, the Peculiars, and Scree. This book is very detailed and might be slow for some folks, but I have found myself enjoying it very much.
The Peculiars is about a girl named Lena Mattacascar. Because of her large hands and feet, she thinks of herself as abnormal. It doesn’t help that her father was consider different, strange, a goblin, a Peculiar. She always thinks about his genes being a part of her. Before she can asks questions, her father leaves and never comes back. Her mother is silenced about the topic, and her grandmother calls her father a goblin. Lena thinks that he went to place known as Scree, a land for Peculiars, abnormals, and outlaws.
This is where her adventure begins. Traveling to Scree to find out more about the Peculiars, her father, and herself. This tougher than it seems because no one will just go to Scree, since now it is protected by the government.
In a town before you go to Scree, is placed called Knoster. Knoster used to be a popular place, but this popularity began to die down when people became curious about Peculiars and the dangers of them. Lena has to stay here until she can get enough money to buy a guide into Scree. Not a lot of people go into Scree, so her choices are limited. The only one who might be able to help her is Thomas Saltre, a marshal who has his eyes on Mr. Beasley. Exchange for a tour guide, Lena has to be a spy in the Zephyr House for Thomas.
Even though it was a little slow, you get to know the characters more and become attached to them. Lena seemed to be a shy, self-conscious girl. She always worried about what people might think about her hands and feet. She thinks Peculiars are bad people, because of what everyone thinks about them and what she has heard what her father has done. She rushed in to help Thomas because she thought she was doing the right thing.
My favorite character was Jimson. He was charming, smart, handsome, and believed in everything science. At first, he was all if it can't be proven by science, then it didn't exist. Then that slowly faded away through the story. To see him fascinated by science and books, I couldn't help but connect with him.
Mr. Beasley was also a very curious character. I wanted to know everything about him. I didn't think he was a bad guy unlike Lena. To me, I thought he was simply intelligent. I want to know more about him and his life.
The story, to me, was really good. I was really tied into the mystery of everything happening around Lena. When I was reading though, like two-thirds of the book is about her and the people in the Zephyr House. And I kept wondering if she was ever going to meet her father, because I thought it was the main point of the story. Then Lena finally does go into Scree. I'm going to say much more because it could ruin the story.
I think if you like historical fiction, you really enjoy this book. For me, I love the mystery, the characters, and of course, there was a little steampunk parts as well. But after I was done, it was just an okay book for me. Though, I am still thinking about the Peculiars.(less)
This book was just like one of those crime TV shows. You know how the victim and many witnesses are talking about what happened during the big event t...moreThis book was just like one of those crime TV shows. You know how the victim and many witnesses are talking about what happened during the big event that almost killed the victim. They all talked about what they remember what happened or what the police did. The narrator of the show then feeds us some chilling sentences and it cuts off to commercials.
This book is all of that, but without all of those cheesy commercials.
You pretty much get every point of view there is. The boy who was there when the call was made. The girl who was supposed to be the victim. 911 calls. Different pieces of items that might helped the case. Even the victim and killer have point of views in this story.
So if you like those crime TV shows, like Snapped or Forensic Files, then you will enjoy this book.
Now for the part where I tell you why I liked this book a lot. I felt like I was the investigator putting the pieces together because the author does supply you with a lot of evidence along the way. Like any good investigator, you have to pay attention to details.
Another thing that I liked, even though it did feel like a crime show at most points, there were some sweet moments between two characters. Gabie and Drew were at some points complicated. Drew has had a crush on Gabie for awhile, and Gabie is so used to being unnoticed that she doesn’t notice Drew liking her. After Kayla’s disappearance, this tragic event brings them together. Gabie doesn’t want to be alone. She is afraid that the guy will come back for her. Drew is there to protect her, in case the guy does come back for her.
Gabie doesn’t believe Kayla is dead. When the kidnapper was supposed to take you, I would feel that same hope as well. The ending was satisfying because Gabie didn't give up. She believed deep down that Kayla was alive and that gut feeling saved Kayla.
After I was done though, I felt like it was okay book but there wasn’t enough umph to make it unforgettable. -Ivy(less)
This story was actually what I thought it was going to be. Fun! This story has a lot of supernatural to it and a touch of girly goodness. It wasn’t li...moreThis story was actually what I thought it was going to be. Fun! This story has a lot of supernatural to it and a touch of girly goodness. It wasn’t like over the top where it’s only bad thing after bad thing happening to the main characters. It wasn’t dark read but just light, airy entertainment. And when something bad did happened, the characters somehow make it the most hilarious thing ever.
Since this was such a quick read, I don't want to give too much away so this is short review!
You get two points of view from Aly and then Jameson. Aly is just your average girl. She and her friend Des get lucky and win a trip to see mister hottie himself, Dakota Danvers. An actor who works on one of their favorite supernatural shows on the CW. But it turns out Dakota is more than just a bad boy, this boy is straight out of hell.
Aly and Des fall in love with everything from the sets of the tv show to the photoshoots, and can’t help but love Dakota as well. This changes when they see who he really is, with help of Jameson.
Jameson is a fallen angel trying to earn his wings back. His job is to figure out what Dakota is up to, and stop him. But he can’t do it alone, he needs help from Aly and Des.
My favorite scenes from the book are when Aly, Aly’s sister, and Des have to survive the seven deadly sins. They fall for some of them, and the ones they do fall for, are so funny to read about. Lust and Gluttony were my favorites!
There's paranormal creatures, romance, some action scenes, and overall great laughs. For an angel book, I always think horrible things are going to happen. Nope, not this one. If you need a pick me up book, or looking for an easy read, I highly suggest this book. I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing on this one.
I took me awhile to come up with a review for this book. When I first read it, I was utterly speechless. I couldn’t think straight when it came to wri...moreI took me awhile to come up with a review for this book. When I first read it, I was utterly speechless. I couldn’t think straight when it came to writing the review. So I waited awhile and read it again. Now, I have some thoughts.
Okay I do read a lot of dystopian and science fiction novels, because that was the genre I choose to read. I usually try to stay away from zombie novels because I usually have nightmares when I see zombie movies and thought it might be the same if I read zombie books.
What I am most worried about in zombie books is survival. I always get scared that the people I am reading about, or watching, are not going to make it to the end. These are people I connected with, in about 300 or more pages, and I definitely don’t want them to die. I definitely don’t want them to die, then come back and kill off another character. That is way too much!
This book came to me with high recommendations. I was scared to read it but lay down and took it like a woman, of course during daylight hours.
I can honestly say I connected with Sloane through so many levels. I thought I was going to be able to connect with her because she was thinking about death constantly. I know it zombies and that’s what they do, but I wanted to hear, “Okay, we can do this. We are going to make it. We are going to live.” That’s what I wanted to hear from her. We get that mostly from the other characters.
There are deaths in this novel and like I said before, I usually don’t like connecting with a character then seeing them die. It hurts too much. Some of the characters though, I got teary eyed and got over it. Not in a way where I’m like, “Eh, they dead, get over it.”. For me it was more like this, “Why!?” and “I will never forget you!”.
By the middle and towards the ending, I started to understand Sloane. She takes you through emotional ride and I could not leave her story. This is more than a zombie book. I find out Courtney Summers is a contemporary writer and you can see that writing style in this novel. If you are a big fan of her other novels, you will love this one. If you want a heartbreaking story, be prepared to have some tissues and a cuddle buddy with you.
I began reading this book when I was having a bit of an off-week. I was really busy week and needed something light to read. Pretty Crooked was exactl...moreI began reading this book when I was having a bit of an off-week. I was really busy week and needed something light to read. Pretty Crooked was exactly what I needed. It was light, exciting, and funny. It had a bit of a slow start but it did build up to exciting parts.
Willa and her mom move around a lot. Her mother is an artist and finds inspiration in different parts. When she feels like the place has served its purpose, they move. Willa is has gotten used to this routine and has so much experience at being the new kid at school. Her mom has just come across some money after a big sale, and now they are living a fancier life-style.
Willa starts school and after she almost gets hit by a car, becomes friends with Cherise and later the Glitterati. Willa is becoming comfortable with her new glamorous lifestyle. That is until she finds out that the Glitterati are actually mean girls that pick on the poor, scholarship girls. She finds that it is up to her to set right, by taking things from rich and giving the poor girls a new wealthy style.
Willa was a fun character to read about. She does make some poor decisions but all with a good heart. I would have probably got a job to help the girls and instead of going criminal, because I don’t think I’m brave enough to go through with stealing. Willa though makes it funny and she actually succeeds, so well done, Willa.
I really enjoyed the story. Elisa kept me guessing and the moments where Willa was doing something criminal, my heart would race because I was afraid that she was going to get caught. Then the ending something big happens, and I am excited to see what happens to Willa and all the other characters in the next book.
If you like a book that is overall fun, go pick this book up!
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.
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.