Wow wow WOW!!!!! She has done it! Trisha Wolfe has managed to blow my mind and both capture and break my heartOriginally posted at: Girls on YA Books
Wow wow WOW!!!!! She has done it! Trisha Wolfe has managed to blow my mind and both capture and break my heart. I fell in love with Trisha Wolfes writing and stories when I read her first book in this companionship, Destinys Fire. One of the best steam punk books I have ever read! I wasn't really sure where it was going when she offered me to join this event. It was mainly the cover that through me off. It was all Egyptian an I was confused. I had completely forgot the main important things from Destinys Fire!!!! I seriously need to reread it now.
Now even though I was confused at first it quickly explained the Kythan things I had forgotten and I was so hooked on Astartes Wrath I didn't want to put it down until I finished and I didn't. I happen to be a huge fan of the Egyptian times and Cleopatra. And even bigger a fan of Egyptian times DURING Cleopatras reign xD I can imagine how much research Wolfe had to do to finish this book. And may I just say that she did a flipping fantastic job!! She truly caught the time and culture perfectly. I am no history major of that time but everything she wrote gave enough to make you feel you were really there. She captured the Greek tragedy perfectly. Too perfectly might add *cries hysterically*
Astarte, Phoenix, Xarion....all the characters she created were wonderful. Even the bad guys. I really don't know how else to build this book up!! I'm at a loss of words for the amount of amazing Astartes Wrath contains! It was action packed. The first scene we open up to is a battle. There was tragedy interlaced to no end. There was romance like no other. Friendship. Loyalty. Betrayal. And it's the story of how it all started. I love this book to no end. Seriously I have no clue how else to express how great this book. From the characters to the writing to the plot to well everything. Every once of this book was wonderful. It had be heart broken to no end and full of joy at the same time. If you haven't read this series do so as soon as possible ok? Thank you so much Trisha for giving me a chance to read your genius!! ;D
This review was a part of the Astarte's Wrath Event hosted by the Tough Girl Legion!
~Review: I am going to start off by saying,..Don’t ever underestimate Trisha Wolfe. It will make you feel likeOriginally posted at: Girls on YA Books
~Review: I am going to start off by saying,..Don’t ever underestimate Trisha Wolfe. It will make you feel like a fool. Now, that being said, Trisha, I have never underestimated you. No. Not one bit. With every story of hers I am blown away. She has an incredible talent that I am glad she hasn’t let go to waste. I tend ti have the nasty habit of reading a books synopsis and then completely forgetting what it is about when I start it, jumping into a book without reading the synopsis, or skimming the synopsis and totally not understanding what the book is supposed to be about. I kind of like it though. I never do it on purpose but it always turns out for the better. Ok, well maybe not always but most of the time. Where am I going with this?
Yes, I skimmed the synopsis and had no clue what the heck I was getting into. All I knew was the author was Trisha Wolfe and the cover was really pretty xD Was it one of those books that turned out for the better because I didn’t read the synopsis? Well I wouldn’t say because of it but yes. It had positive results. I just find that I am pleasantly surprised when I do so. I did end up going back to Goodreads and reading the synopsis…but moral of the story: I am bad with synopsis’, Trisha Wolfe is amazing so I have full trust in her amazingness to not read the synopsis, Of Silver and Beasts has a pretty cover, and this book was really really good.
I don’t know how she does it but Trisha can take one of the most unusual plots and turn it into something magnificient. Seriously. Where did this book come from? Who would have thought of it? Not me that’s who! I can’t express how great this author is. Just how amazing her writing and stories are, so is she. Trisha is one of my most favorite authors. She is like a buddy-‘ol pall. ;D Knowing what a great person she is gives a positive feedback for her book. No, that does not mean this review is bias. I give credit to authors as authors and authors as people separately. I may love the author but dislike the book. I have sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so don’t worry your little heads. ;D
One other thing Trisha has down pact is her tragedies. People, I can’t number the times her stories have ruined my swollen my heart with love and then completely deflated it because of her endings. She is one cruel mistress. The endings leave you wanting nothing but more and hanging on a thread because of the wait. Now, I feel as if I have been talking too much about my synopsis problems and Trisha’s book as a whole so I am going to get a bit more focused k? K.
Of Silver and Beasts is extremely unique. It kind of had that whole “Hunger Game” feel but…better. I liked how Trisha could take a huge world-wide plot and completely make it her own. So now that I have mentioned the Hunger Games, you may as well know that things get pretty intense, thrilling, action packed, and tragic. I felt pain for the characters that didn’t have any real part in the story. There is one part in particular that killed me. It was a pairing of blood (you will get that when you read it…hopefully). The reaction of the other killed. The devastation, anger and emotion that Trisha managed to get through was tragic. Tragic. That word will pop into your head a lot when you read it.
I can’t really say more for fear of too many spoilers but know this: Of Silver and Beasts is a spectacular book that seized my heart. I am highly anticipating book two. I think you all should read it! If you have never read anything by Mrs. Wolfe before might as well start now! The characters in this book were wonderful and I enjoyed reading from the protagonists point of view. She was a great heroine and the hero…DAMN! That boy is HOT ;D I love him to no end. Oh goodness….I can feel spoilers trying to pull themselves to the surface. I might as well go. Moral of this review: Read. Read. Read. Of Silver of Beasts and the author are amazing. There is no room for disappointment.
~Review: Do you know how long it took me to read this book? Two months. TWO WHOLE MONTHS! It wasn’t because ofOriginally posted at: Girls on YA Books
~Review: Do you know how long it took me to read this book? Two months. TWO WHOLE MONTHS! It wasn’t because of the lack of interest. It was more because of the fact all these other review books I had were pushing themselves to the priority pile and pleasure reading was out of the picture for a bit. I will admit that it was—If I am being honest—because of the lack of interest. Everbound started out really slow. Not to mention that Nikki isn’t one of my top protagonists. Sorry. To me she is just really whiney and annoying. I gave her leniency in the first book because she kind of just jumped into a whole new world and was drained…literally. I then tried giving her leniency in this one because she just went through some pretty tragic stuff and was completely heart-broken but…after a while I lost my patience.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love this series. I love the plot and the writing. Brody Ashton is very talented. I just dislike Nilkki. Enough about Nikki. Bring on the boys!! ;D Now I can’t say much if you guys haven’t read Everneath. I don’t like my reviews to contain spoilers. I want you to be able to look at a review of a sequel to a series and it inspire you to read the first and get started on the series yourself. This one though is going to be hard because the whole book is revolved around the ending of the first. I shall try though.
Without saying too much. I have done the unthinkable. One of the worst book sins. I have changed boy teams. Yes, folks you have heard me right! I have gone from #TeamJack to #TeamCole. Don’t think it is possible? Read the novella, Neverfall. Its good. Although based one some feelings and vibes going out throughout both books, I don’t see why she did it. I am hoping Ashton created that book for the reason I hope. But yes I have fallen for Cole. Kinda. I am not completely one hundred percent sure. Sometimes Cole pisses the hell out of me and I hate him and want nothing to do with him. I don’t blame Nikki for not wanting to be with him sometimes. Then others I think that there is no way it could be Jack. That it is Cole and only Cole. Actually, no. As I am writing this review, feelings are coming and my mind is once again changing. I think right now I am #TeamWill. Either Jack or Cole is going to really step it up in the final book. They are going to have to do some real kick-ass convincing to win my heart this round.
The ending on this one was. Wow. I completely had no clue that one was coming. I literally had my socks blown off…with my shoes still on. That. That was intense. A moment that made me #TeamWill. I have no idea what is going to happen in book 3. I am excited to see where this goes. If you haven’t started this series yet I suggest you do. Its something so unique. I have yet to read something that comes close to this series. There are lots of books involving mythology but none quite like this!
Wow you guys! This book was incredible! First off I want to apologize to the author! It has taken me an awful amaount of time to get you review and IWow you guys! This book was incredible! First off I want to apologize to the author! It has taken me an awful amaount of time to get you review and I apologize greatly! (Also to other authors that are still waiting for the reviews: An explanation, apology, and agreement post will be up soon!)
As for the book.....ya it was amazing! I have slapped myself for putting reading it for so long! It has so much to offer! The beginning intrigues you and makes you wonder what is going to happen! Great prologue! Genius! It has so many mysteries and gets right to the point! Miss Duncan wastes no time and has a way with words that's for sure!
Adriana was a great protagonist. I enjoyed reading everything from her point of view. She isa person I can relate to...except for the paranormal in her life that is. This book was so detailed I believed it to be real some of the times! I literally had to check outside at a couple of times to see if there was a hurricane brewing outside and I live in a dessert! :O Seriously...like no joke! I had to constantly make sure I was brunette (have the blue eyes) and that everything was like it as supposed to be....THAT'S how real it all seemed!
Oh I can't leave out the boys now can I? So I admit! I love these boys! Word of advice for when you read this book....go easy on Luke.....Hayden...Hayden is super cute! Man I can't even say anything without giving it all away! All I'm going to say is...As cute as Hayden is....I LOVE Luke! Always have even from the very beginning...I don't know why I just did and I knew! From the very beginning I knew!! Muahahahahahaha #TeamLuke...enough said! ;p
4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars!!
You guys NEED to read this whenever you get the chance! You will not regret it! And a portion of your buy helps go to the New Orleans Area Habitat Humanity for Humanity!! Great right! This book is one I am going to re-read for sure! Even now I keep re-reading my favorite part over and over AND over and OVER AGAIN!!! I just can't get enough! It makes me smile every time I think of.......ya book two needs to come out soon! That ending was way to terrible! ;p
I have been waiting forever to read this book! Amy Plum's Revenant Series is by far one of my favorite books of all time. She gave me to obsessions...zombies...and Paris. Now I want to travel to France and visit all the gorgeous scenery we get a taste of in these books and of course learn the language of love ;) Oh! And meet some hot French boys!! Duh!! ;)
Being the second book....it was very much a second book. But only in the informative way. This book was still greatly amazing and thankfully had not caught the second-book-syndrome. In Until I Die we get more insight into what the Revenants are and their culture and immortality facts. Which, being a crazy Revenant lover, enjoyed very much! In Die For Me some stuff wasn't explained. I had a couple of questions that nevr got answered but thanks to book number two all of them were pretty much answered! :)
I loved getting to see more of my favorite characters! Ooooo and Jules!! Mmm mmm mmm!! He, my friends, is close to coming out of the closet wouldn't you say? Cus I distinctly remember he was a bit questiony in a specific car ride.....I will say no more but I wish HE would! ;D Of course I am madly in love with Vincent also. I mean come on...he's Vincent for crying out loud! I also loved the newest character (guy) he kind of grew on me....even when all the assumptions were going on...(sorry my lips are sealed).
My heart was being wrenched through the journey of Kate and Vincent's battle to find a way for their love to last. Gah!! Isn't being in love with a zombie so hard!!? Yes, it is. It is extremely hard. Oh!! And poor poor Vincent! In the beginning with his tired bruises and *chokes up* I was rooting him and Kate on! Find it! Find it! And man oh man! Kate is one strong character! I love her! And uhem....I have my suspicions... old prophecy....you know the one! (well, if you haven't read it then I guess you don't but that just gives you more motivation right?)
Until I Die is a beautiful sequel. A story that pulls you in and your heart out. Amy Plum is an amazing writer who knows what she's doing! That ending.....was the worst ending! She has me dying for more! The question isn't If I Shall Die but that I shall I die if I don't get book three like...now! (heheh see what I did there!) ;)
Wonderfully told from beginning to end, this book will literally have you dying for more! Mrs. Plum delivered a unique zombie lore tale and I was so happy to get more info on them in book two. If you haven't gotten your lil paws on this series already you better get your butt up and start reading it! This is a story you don't want to miss!
Evermore is about a girl who lost everything, her family, her home, most of her memories, her popularity, and her normalcy after a terrible car accident. She woke up in the hospital seeing people's auras and being able to read their thoughts and life story in one touch. And when she moves in with her aunt, an unmarried women with no kids and a busy schedule, she has to start all over again. New school, new friends, and a new level on the high school food chain. She is now labeled as a freak. Ever can't help but blame everything on herself and ask one question over an over again: "Why me?" Now when new kid Damen Auguste moves into town and is adamant about getting her attention, which who wouldn't mind that! He is totally HOTT!!, her life takes another twist. Ever and Damen have a past. A past that will take a lot of patience to understand. Secrets will be revealed and love is undeniable but will she be able to survive it?
Ok so this is kind of an old read but I wanted to still do a review of it. So the whole series is out FYI!! :) Honestly, I really like the first book! Ever is insecure and normally I really hate those type of characters. I tolerated her in the first book because of Damen. Oh Damen!! I really liked him! He was uber cute, mysterious, and a trouble maker. Everything about this first book I liked. After reading this one I bought the second, which I thought was ok.
I decided to by the third, hoping it would get better and I would be drawn in more but sadly, it failed me. I didn't continue buying this series and didn't even finish. I stopped at book three. Ever got to annoying, Damen lost his likableness, the plot went down hill and splattered. I think I might have like them more if she wouldn't have dragged on so much.
Yes, that's it. Alyson Noel just dragged these books out to far. She would have been better of with just a trilogy. I felt like she didn't know what else to write about so she just made it up as she went. I loved the "evil boy" in this book! She did a good job at that. I am giving this book four stars because I really liked this book!!
If you like an immortal story of love and loss then pick it up at maybe like the library or borrow it from someone! Who know you might really like this series! but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I hate to ever stear anyone away from reading a certain book and try to stay positive but sometimes there is only so muh you can say. My summary: Great first book in the series! Fill free to try it out and see what you think but beware of some pot holes! ...more