How does one describe a book so magical and captivating that you will stay up until 6am to read it? (Guilty as charged.)
Uprooted was sexy, intriguingHow does one describe a book so magical and captivating that you will stay up until 6am to read it? (Guilty as charged.)
Uprooted was sexy, intriguing, honest, and just all out well written and constructed. Like a drink of cold water when one is thirsty for something more, I was enraptured by this book.
What will you get when you buy said book? A delicious cover, an adventure, unique world building, complex and wonderful characters, and best of all an unforgettable experience.
Nieshka is a wild, headstrong, nature loving girl who is whisked away into a world of magic. Counter that, with the Dragon: an uptight, magician who adores beauty, and prepare yourself to be amused as they pair up to counter an evil, living forest that contains terrible horrors within. Novik doesn't keep the book PG by any means, which helps make the book feel more real. She composes her literature to unfold naturally with smooth progression, making it easy to fall into pace and become one with Nieshka's world. I dare not reveal more and ruin any surprises for you, but I must insist if you are a lover of reading, give this one a try. I do not think you will regret it....more
Loving the blood effect on this cover as well as this debut novel.
I stumbled upon this gem while looking for another book at the store. Hone 4.5 stars
Loving the blood effect on this cover as well as this debut novel.
I stumbled upon this gem while looking for another book at the store. Honestly, I was not entirely sure what to expect, but what I didn't expect was such an amazing and heart wrenching story!
Nathan's tale is one of sadness from the day he was born, for he is a half white and half black witch. What makes this so unfortunate is that Nathan's black blood is of the darkest and most dangerous origins. Despite being constantly viewed with disdain and treated with hatred by nearly everyone he meets, Nathan is strong, clever, and optimistic in his own unique way.
Sally Green does an amazing job with her story telling for it ensnares you and compels you to finish this book as quickly as possible. Along with a rocky and deliciously forbidden romance, readers also get to experience living in a cage, tales of torture, and an underground system for witches on the run or in need of an illegal favor that comes with a price.
There are a couple pages told from a first POV but I found it to be unique and different almost like you're being woven into the story. The idea of good/bad and black/white is strongly put into question. I also found that Nathan's view on life and his interactions with family and the people he meets to be beautiful as well as a touch cynical. My only dislike was my concern with his instant turn to brutality in certain occasions.
The ending was satisfying and left off with a mild cliffhanger but I see promise in it's sequel, Half Wild....more
Imagine if you had magic: the ability to travel from one parallel universe to the next. Pretty awesome, right? Welcome to Kell's everyday life.
At firImagine if you had magic: the ability to travel from one parallel universe to the next. Pretty awesome, right? Welcome to Kell's everyday life.
At first a slow start, I found myself wrapped up in Kell's plight. His troubles begin with his irresistible urge to collect items from the other Londons he visits. Tricked into smuggling over an extremely dangerous magical item, Kell must rise to the face the consequences or risk losing his London, as well as the others.
Schwab gave great details and emotional connections in this book that helped bring the different worlds to life. I could almost feel the dustiness of Grey London, the chill of White London, and the glow of the Red London. Each character was unique, strong, and brave in their own way. I simply lovede Kell and Lilah. I was easily ensnared, with the strength and connection of them, and there were plenty of things left open to amp up excitement for the next book. ...more
Warning: If you don't have the stomach for rape or insinuated gore, I would honestly consider if you want to read this booBetter cover than the first!
Warning: If you don't have the stomach for rape or insinuated gore, I would honestly consider if you want to read this book. It's an adult book and it can be dark.
I have been dying for more of the Others, and it has finally come!
Alas, as quickly as the book was released, I also completed it just as fast. It was so good!
Murder of Crows takes a darker twist than it's predecessor this time around with more diabolical means to killing the others with such recklessness that innocent people are getting dragged in. While the plot takes an interesting turn, our main characters gain new development; our meek Meg is growing into her new surroundings as she learns to adapt, become tougher, and grows in independence. Meanwhile our wolf leader, Simon, becomes softer in his constant exposure to Meg. We learn much more about the dangerous drugs Gone Over Wolf and Feel Good and their terrible origins, as tension between humans and others rise considerably.
The relationship building between Meg and the Others is so unique and simply adorable in some ways. Honestly, I didn't think I'd enjoy the perspective of animals so much as I do in this book, it's so accurate, innocent in some ways, and heartwarming. Meg and Simon's relationship also undergoes serious development as they grow closer and more accustomed to each other to the point of relying on each other and even needing each other's company in their most vulnerable moments. (Yay!)
Meg's past is also given new views, as we focus on the dark side of the corporations that own and sell the cassandra sangue and our POVs include Meg's independent friend, Jean which was truly an interesting, and sometimes horrifying, add on.
The struggle for peace among humans and others continues, in the third book! ...more
3.5 stars Haunting, gothic, and wildly imaginative!
I was certainly dying to find out Clementine's story! This was such a fun magic themed story, with 3.5 stars Haunting, gothic, and wildly imaginative!
I was certainly dying to find out Clementine's story! This was such a fun magic themed story, with great mystery behind it.
Clementine's tragic tale begins with her being forced to sleep with magic for ten years in a basement closet until she was finally discovered and rescued by one of our main characters, Fisher. But why and by whom is left unknown and Clementine is seeking to find some answers.
As we uncover the old town Clementine grew up in, things get weirder and weirder. My interest really began to peak when "bad things" started happening. Bad things being slimy green catfish with rows of monstrous needle-like teeth, ominous storms, demon dogs, the magical Hollow forest acting up; all signs of what they called The Reckoning. Problem is nobody knows why The Reckoning is coming or why it even happened ten years ago, either.
One of my issues with the book was that after finishing it and running my opinions and thoughts through my head, I realized something rather shocking; I could not remember Clementine or Fisher's names. Clementine, although strong willed, sweet, and having a rather bizarre introduction, was slightly bland. Fisher too, suffered a similar fate as there was nothing defining about him except his unique craft. This problem is more than likely due to the wide cast of main characters to share with readers, but it doesn't make the book terrible just not as amazing as it could have been. I also found myself wishing I could have known a little more about the fiends. Information like their origins, and how they came to existence.
Yovanoff's story is engaging and fascinating and the small town really comes to life with its unique descriptions, and mysterious, as well as old, history. There were some fun characters as well and a happy ending. Fiendish was truly fun and mysterious and I will look forward to more from Yovanoff in the future.
I was a serious sucker for this cover. Dramatic wings? Yes, please!
A book that actually surprised me! As mentioned on the cover, This book is a nearlyI was a serious sucker for this cover. Dramatic wings? Yes, please!
A book that actually surprised me! As mentioned on the cover, This book is a nearly perfect mix between Hunger Games and Ender's Game. Except people are classified as colors.
Be warned, it takes a little bit for the story to pick up, so hang in there, because you won't regret it!
Darrow is a hero that you can't help but admire as he climbs the ranks in this tragic tale. His back story is one of hardship right from the beginning as he is a poor, hungry miner among his people. Believing that some day their sacrifice will help make Mars habitable for future colonies. Imagine his anger when he discovers it is all for naught as they are considered merely slaves for the "upper classes," and that Mars has been lived on for quite a long time.
Darrow seeks revenge with the help of a rebel group, by taking on the disguise of a Gold, the highest rank of color in society, in order to earn the power he needs to complete his goals.
I honestly expected something boring when I learned that Darrow was to enter a Gold's school. Classrooms, government, history, all that boring political stuff, right? Imagine my surprise when he is forced to kill a fellow student with his bare hands in order to move on into a bloodier arena; a battlefield of strategic warfare.
The story itself was constantly exciting and yet horrifying, as we uncover secrets, experimentation, and how far humanity will go before they're simply monsters instead of men. There is an element of rape in here, so be warned. Nothing to horribly graphic, but it's there. I'm dying for next step of Darrow's story, because I'm honestly not sure what will happen next! Tune in, readers!...more
I loved it to the point of raving, and I hated it to the point of throwing it across the roSee this review and others on my blog! Melodramatic Reviews
I loved it to the point of raving, and I hated it to the point of throwing it across the room. Which just means it was that good.
You've got Devi Morris, spunky, kickass mercenary, who is talented and impressive and will do anything to avoid the future prospect of being stuck in a desk job. Put her on a ship that is known for attracting deadly trouble and you've got yourself an action packed 330 pages.
I honestly did not know what to expect when I started this one but it was really interesting! On this journey, you'll discover unusual creatures, zombie aliens, deadly secrets, and unique and powerful human beings.
Devi alone is a clever and dryly humorous heroine who owns some seriously tricked out, high quality armor that she loves so tenderly, that we too develop feelings for the hunk of metal. Have I mentioned how attached she is to her weapons?
Life on the ship is made interesting even during the tamer parts of the story, due to the motley crew the captain has rigged up. Who would have thought the navigator would be a bird, or the doctor a race of alien that usually eats humans? Each character is well described and unique in their own way. You tend to grow attached to them all, really. There is plenty of action for the thrill seekers and even some romance which was tastefully written and not a plot sucker.
Alas, it was the romance that left me throwing the book down in frustration and anger in the end, but I am still eager for our upcoming sequel, Honor's Knight.
There isn't a moment to be bored with this one, and everyone loves a little space travel with a kickass heroine! ...more
Hoyt really makes an impression of getting to know a character before judging. With Vale and Melisande that picture is put intI really liked this one!
Hoyt really makes an impression of getting to know a character before judging. With Vale and Melisande that picture is put into full perspective. The ending was especially touching, and I loved how observant Melisande was as a female character. Quiet, wise, and quite charming....more
It is about love between a soldier of humble origins and a girl who is known from her connections to heA truly heartwarming and heart wrenching story.
It is about love between a soldier of humble origins and a girl who is known from her connections to her father who is rich and successful.
They come from two completely different worlds but they learn to try and work together when their space ship crashes and they get stranded on a strange planet.
The point of view switches between Lilac and Tarver as they journey through the planet's grasses, mountains, and forests seeking fellow survivors, food, and salvation. Their relationship is not instantaneous but at least the interest was there. At first Lilac and Tarver struggle to get along. Lilac comes off as slightly snooty at first, but when we really get to know her, she is an admirable heroine and a clever woman. Tarver is likeable right from the start since he is a man of good character and strength. You cannot help but respect his humble living and love his good heart.
What really makes this story interesting besides the survivor aspect is that things get interesting when Lilac starts seeing hallucinations, and Tarver gets a suspicious feeling that something is strange about this planet. His clues being that there does not seem to be any inhabitants, but there is signs that someone had attempted to make the planet habitable.
As the story leads up to their remarkable discover I was turning the pages eager for whatever was next. It's an intense read, and the ending is sweet and happy. I recommend to sci fi and romance fans! ...more
Can I say I love you Neil Gaiman for asking a 1922 version of your book to be released?
You can imagine the book-gasm I had when I found this be4 stars
Can I say I love you Neil Gaiman for asking a 1922 version of your book to be released?
You can imagine the book-gasm I had when I found this beautiful classically designed book with cloth cover, and gold pressed into the cover. Gorgeous.
This book is in fact the inspiration for the movie, which I loved, and so heck why not pick it up for a read? Young Tristan Thorne, half fairy and half mortal, steps over the forbidden Wall in order to complete his destiny of finding a fallen star in order to win his love's heart. Tristan meets new friends, and his pure heart and good intentions help him out of hard fixes on his journey. While I loved the classic magic this book invoked, I felt a little torn. Tristan's journey was very epic, but at the same time I felt it lacked some major action. Despite this, I liked how Tristan became a man when he got to know himself better, once he realized what kind of man he wanted to be and who he was.
If you've seen the movie first, the differences are noted, but at the same time I couldn't help but think they did a damn good job on the movie as well....more
What a knockout! This was amazing, I'm ashamed I put it off for so long. (I blame the weak book cover.SEE THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG! Melodramatic Reviews
What a knockout! This was amazing, I'm ashamed I put it off for so long. (I blame the weak book cover.)
I've got to say I'm not usually one for werewolf stories but oh, this was so much more.
Readers are introduced to a world where humans are second in command and the supernatural run the roost. Tension is high but our focus is on a different town where the wolves and other creatures that dwell within the closed off park, try to live in peace with humans.
The leader of the pack is Simon Wolfgard a temperamental and fierce wolf who runs the human friendly bookstore called Howling Good Reads. He is definitely more animal than human as are most of the park members which is proven as they will consume any adult trespassers. But Simon finds it somewhere in his heart to take in the naive and gentle Meg Corbyn, who is a runaway prophet who longs to start a new life that isn't controlled by the organization that owns her as well as the others of her kind.
She takes on the job of liason and spurs our story into action. The character and world building done by the author is simply astounding. I was easily sucked up into this new world, and was helpless but to turn the next page. You become easily attached to everyone, and I simply adored how easily Meg won people's hearts, even the most difficult.
Her bond with Simon's scarred nephew is especially heartwarming as she withdraws him slowly from his shell. Her relationship with Simon is very special and has been progressive but not instantaneous which was actually quite nice! It has left me excited to see how they progress in the sequel. ...more
As usual, Stiefvater leaves me craving more with each book. I feel like this series is like a crime, and I only get clues piece by piece and its so deAs usual, Stiefvater leaves me craving more with each book. I feel like this series is like a crime, and I only get clues piece by piece and its so deliciously frustrating!
We pick up where our group left off; with a lot of drama. Blue's mother is missing, Blue and Adam's relationship has been injured, while Blue and Gansey's relationship becomes more desirable and forbidden. Noah's ghost status is still unstable and unpredictable,and Adam and Ronan's relationship is still left in question as they both struggle to understand their new found abilities.
Whew. Take a second to absorb all that.
We get to meet some characters in this book, which really changes the game play this time around. Readers also get to discover more about the Raven King, but also more about another mysterious entity similar to the Raven King but much more ominous and evil who should remain unawakened. To add to the already building tension of this series, Stiefvater leaves this book with a cliffhanger that will leave you feeling robbed.
I am absolutely craving the next book! Bring on The Raven King!
_______________________________________________________________________ OMG. COVER ORGASM. It's so bizarre and hauntingly beautiful. GIMME!
And it was all done in classic Jaron style! I was rather impressed with how Jaron managed to work his way out ofAn amazing conclusion to this trilogy!
And it was all done in classic Jaron style! I was rather impressed with how Jaron managed to work his way out of some tough situations, especially with his still injured leg, and how his friends were there for him in his most dire times of need and were extremely loyal.
Jaron is facing several enemies and finds himself quite short of the army he needs in order to face them. What else is there to be done if you're lacking brawn, except to outsmart with brains!
We get to see some fine strategy on Jaron's behalf, and losses too.
Most of all I was touched by the journey of this series. I watched a young rebellious boy go from the streets, to a Prince in an unwelcoming Kingdom, to a King defending his Throne, loyal subjects, and the people he considers family.
It was a delightfully strategic book with plenty of struggle and although I felt that this final book was missing just a touch of Jaron's clever pizzazz, it was still thoroughly enjoyable and I cannot wait for another book from Nielsen. ...more
Wow. Just when I thought I had this book pinned, I got my mind handed to me with a grenade planted inside. Set to explode. On awesome. Excuse my gibbeWow. Just when I thought I had this book pinned, I got my mind handed to me with a grenade planted inside. Set to explode. On awesome. Excuse my gibberish, just... still recovering.
The 5th wave, not your average alien invasion book, set to a melancholy mood of tragedy, and the struggle to fight a losing battle against an unknown threat. The story is told in many povs, two main characters, and then told once in two different povs. These two extra one time seen POVs I later felt were rather useless. It reminded me mildly of Darkest Minds but more strongly of Angelfall from the concept of running from a stronger threat, and a hopeless battle against a seemingly omnipotent force. (view spoiler)[ Not to mention that kind of forbidden love thing. Cassie and Evan is like the next Raffe and Penryn, except for some exceptions. But that same "what happens next?" feeling at the end of the book. I mean is Evan alive?! I must know these things! (hide spoiler)]
I truly loved the unique concept of this story, and this is saying something since I'm not really an alien fan. I appreciated the different characters, and the suspense. Strong female heroins are ALWAYS a plus. I was able to figure out some of the parts immediately that were meant to be surprises (view spoiler)[Evan being the guy who shot Cassie, and is one of the invaders. (hide spoiler)] but I will admit that Yancey did manage quite a decent curve ball. (view spoiler)[Aliens using humans to kill off humans unwittingly? Genius. (hide spoiler)]
There was some things that made me cringe, like I felt there was some cheesy parts in the book, but not so to the point where I was turned off. Also, I know this is probably me just being a book snob, but I was a bit frustrated when a "727" was mentioned. I wasn't a 100% sure what that was, so I googled it to find it was a plane. Couldn't you just say it was a plane?!
Meh. Small rant over.
An amazing read, it was worth the hype for sure. Not scary and not as gory as I was thinking it would be. Fast paced, intriguing, and engaging, I recommend reading!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
To be honest, I was skeptical about this book at first. We get this huge info dump in the beginning of the book that we have to try and sort through To be honest, I was skeptical about this book at first. We get this huge info dump in the beginning of the book that we have to try and sort through to the point of re-reading a couple of times to try and grasp the concept. But that's what I'm here for; sarcasm and summarizing.
(Plus there's a glossary in the back. Wish I'd known that before.)
Welcome to New Age London, run by a government, Scion, that hates clairvoyants.
Year 20-something or other. Meet main character, Paige, who is a clairvoyant of a more rare class: dream walking. She can project her spirit and did I mention she works in the crime syndicate?
But hey, who can blame her, I mean the government is pretty much a giant asshole. Think "Watchmen" here, people. When some unfortunate circumstances come into play, Paige learns a more dangerous trick with her power, and a guard ends up dead, the other insane. Paige gets caught, and knows it's the end for her, the government has killed for less after all.
Imagine her surprise when she finds herself taken to a hidden city where clairvoyants are taken right under everybody's noses. Everybody's but Scion who plays a hand in this project. The city is run by creatures who aren't human called Rephaim. I wasn't a 100% sure what these guys were exactly, but all we know for sure is that they come from the aether; a place where spirits go for peace and clairvoyants draw their power.
The only reason Scion is working with them is because of these nasty creatures called Emim who hunger for human flesh. Due to these monstrosities Scion needs the Rephaim, thus helping form the reluctant pact between alien and human.
Now you're thinking, what is so bad about a place that caters to clairvoyants? They get to escape from a society that hates them, to a place where their talents are rewarded. Except that Rephaim treat humans and clairvoyants that are useless like slaves, dogs. They beat and starve them, use them for entertainment, for personal slavery, feed from the 'voyant's auras, train most of them to be soldiers to fight the Emim and capture more clairvoyants. Rephaim can also take clairvoyants under their wing, and become their "Keeper's." All around assholery 'round these parts.
Just wait until you meet the Queen of these winners, Nashira. This woman is all out poison, and the more you read about her in this book the more you despise her.
We also get to meet Arcturus.
Also known as the Warden. Dark, sexy, mysterious, and yes, different, from the other cruel Rephs. (You'll come to find that the words "special" and "different" in a book describing a love interest are serious taboo for me.) He changes this story, and helps Paige. He takes her under his wing, becomes her Keeper and trains her to help master her unique gift. He has quite the history and Paige is out for freedom, for a revolution and she plans to escape or die trying. Intriguing, yes?
Now a lot of people are calling this story unique and original, that Shannon is the next J.K. Rowling, and that there is a possibility of seven books. I wouldn't say this story is original, but it's very entertaining, a great read! One for my personal shelves. Exciting suspense once you stick through the beginning, but I don't see a necessity for seven books. (Dear God, please, no.) Just seems highly unnecessary.
The next book's release does not have a date yet! Also, if you'd like give me a shout out on your opinion of the book, feel free. :)
Victoria Schwab has fast become one of my favorite authors. From the Near Witch, to The Archived, andSEE THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG! Melodramatic Reviews
Victoria Schwab has fast become one of my favorite authors. From the Near Witch, to The Archived, and now Vicious, I have to say that she writes engaging stories that absolutely thrill.
With her newest adult fantasy novel, Vicious, we are introduced to a new creative world. She gave a whole new spin to the idea of superheroes or ExtraOrdinaries (EO's). I loved how in this book, technically nobody is the good guy. Both Eli and Victor have their dark sides, both have killed people in the pursuit for something bigger and greater.
The story swings between past and present and pulls together as we collect the little pieces of the puzzle to Victor and Eli's tale. A few chapters help us get to know the side characters like Mitch, Sydney, and Serena, in more depth. Victor and Eli become involved in the study of Eo's and how they come into existence or whether or not they actually exist. After discovering how people attain their unique gifts, which is very fascinating and creative, they decide to take it a step further and experiment on each other to in order to attain results.
It's here that things start to get ugly and our characters begin to change. The boys split ways; Eli begins his killing spree and Victor his life in jail. Then the story amps up when Victor escapes from said prison, and picks up a stray on his pursuit on Eli who is trapped in his God mode. The story dragged just a little at some parts, but I was otherwise highly entertained. (Out of all the characters I found Sydney to be my favorite!) The ending was brilliant, and left it open in a way that was satisfying in my opinion. To others, possibly not so much, but this a book that's meant to be given a chance!...more
Wow, what a ride! Teri Brown introduces us to the world of magic and illusion through Anna's eyes, with a spin of fantasy! I truly enjoyed this book!
WWow, what a ride! Teri Brown introduces us to the world of magic and illusion through Anna's eyes, with a spin of fantasy! I truly enjoyed this book!
We start out with Anna and her mother, as they've found a new place to live, & a new show to star in. Anna's relationship with her mother is kind of touch and go as you can't tell whether they're close or not. They seem to love each other, yet seem to be the utmost rivals until the end when you uncover more. With this tension, along with two suitors vying for Anna's hand, and her powers, you've got some prime action!
I enjoyed the magical aspect of the book since I too, am a fan of magic and the unknown! I also found Anna's growing powers to be interesting, but not entirely unique. It was like a twist of empathy with telepathy. All in all, I did enjoy Anna as a character, she's a knife wielding, magic using bad ass. Not to mention she's not afraid to put up a fight, but sometimes I questioned her actions as just...why?
(view spoiler)[ Like when she picks Cole's pocket...I understood she was confused but how did that solve anything, really. (hide spoiler)] I would love to learn more about Anna's time with the circus, but alas... The story was appropriately climatic, and I really loved Cole as a love interest. Handsome, reserved, and caring! Not to mention he'd bend over backwards for Anna. I also liked Houdini's role in this book, I found him to be fun to run into, and how he plays a sort of mystery in her life.
I will admit I was rather frustrated with the "impending doom" part of the story. Anna was receiving all the signs, and even when she confirmed that she was in fact not cuckoo, she still did absolutely nothing to prevent any of it. Unless you count occasional paranoia. I also immediately knew who the bad guys were. (view spoiler)[ It screamed Dr. Boyl with his manipulations, the mysterious one time attentiveness of the cleaning girl, and Owen was just so painfully fake!
I mean when Anna was trying to calculate who she knew who could possibly be suspects, she just kind of shuffled him off to the side like, "PSHAW no way it could be Owen, though I know nothing about him, and he's always so damn cheerful with no problems ever. AHAHAHA!"
You'd think the woman who can identify con artists in one go would be able to recognize Owen's facade. (hide spoiler)] My other complaint is that Anna's type were called "Sensitives." You're joking, right? I mean I get why, but I think it's rather lame sounding. Despite my complaints, I'd still say this book was totally worth the read because I did still enjoy it from beginning to end, and I tore through it ravenously! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["img"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Meet Saturday Woodcutter, a fierce, muscular girl who would much rather gallivant around the forest choSEE THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG! Melodramatic Reviews
Meet Saturday Woodcutter, a fierce, muscular girl who would much rather gallivant around the forest chopping down trees with her axe, than dance at a ball least alone in a dress! A girl who is a fun rolemodel for tomboys out there!
While Enchanted was a mash up of fairy tales, Saturday's was more of an adventure. We pick up with the Woodcutter family's lifestyle completely changed thanks to the golden egg laying goose, so they find themselves with more steady financial support. Saturday's axe has changed into a sword, and she finds herself questioning her purpose and if she's really all the special since she believes herself to be the only non-magical person in her family.
But once she summons an ocean in her backyard, she finds out that she is more than she could ever imagine. Saturday sets out on her journey, but once she is captured by a witch she meets an Earl's son, a man who is more than he appears. They will need each other's help in order to get out of their predicament, and love will of course be part of the adventure, though Saturday wishes it didn't have to be so.
I once again found myself falling in love with the Woodcutter family.
They are all so unique, close together, and amazing. Saturday is such a brave woman that is an admirable heroine in this book and her love interest, Peregrine, is quite admirable and unique himself, and their chimera friend tops off the trio perfectly. Though the story is slightly cheesy, it is really enjoyable and fantastical none the less.
We don't get much insight into the villains from Enchanted until the end, which leaves me wondering if things will be summed up in Friday's book, or if there will be more? ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I knew that Enchanted couldn't be a single book! How wonderful!!
I wonder if it will focus on one of the other sisters?! Or the brother! Oh boy, oh boy!
Such an amazing sequel, I want to kick myself for putting it off for so long!
We pick up where we left off in the previous book but some time has passeSuch an amazing sequel, I want to kick myself for putting it off for so long!
We pick up where we left off in the previous book but some time has passed. Ruby is now an official member of the Children's League, and has become much more comfortable with her powers compared to how out of control she was before.
She works for the League doing a variety of tasks, mostly unpleasant. Whether is missions to help attain goods for the League, or questioning prisoners aggressively, Ruby does what she needs to do though Liam and friends are a constant on her mind.
We get to meet a few new people, mostly people from Ruby's team. We have the sweet and loveable Jude though he can be annoying, to the rather bitchy but stunning beauty, Vida. We also get to meet Liam's older brother but with his arrival comes bad news: Liam is unknowingly carrying information that is important to his brother, and possibly vital to the League, which puts Ruby in a situation since she sacrificed everything to protect him.
Things become especially complicated when Ruby finds that there are untrustworthy members of the League that have no problem killing children or anyway who gets in their way of their higher goals. The story once again takes on an on the run theme, as Ruby seeks the information Liam carries in order to protect him while keeping out of the reach of the dangerous clutches of the rogue League members.
Readers unite with old friends, meet new enemies, and encounter old ones as well. The ending of the book leaves off in a triumphant and dangerous cliffhanger that was absolutely brilliant. The third book, In the Afterlight, should be released this year!...more
Well, well! I found six hundred pages of a delightful read, and I say, I must share it with the world! EXTRA, EXTRA! Hold your hats young flappers andWell, well! I found six hundred pages of a delightful read, and I say, I must share it with the world! EXTRA, EXTRA! Hold your hats young flappers and gents, because this book is a doozy! Set in the time of 1926, New York City! The place where the stars shine brightest and all dreams can come true, its easy to fall into the stride, style, and lingo of the times, which gives this book a posi-tute-ly fantastic atmosphere! And how!
For some, this book may be somewhat of a drag because the mystery is paced to last, and reflect upon the characters, and extend the mystery. However, I found it to be delightful, since we really get some insight on all the characters who are well developed and intriguing. Each a shining star in their own way, each trying to find their path, achieve their dreams, and have a place to fit into. Plus six hundred pages, really lets the suspense build, because the mystery in this book is dark, stagnant, and disturbing, but oh so morbidly fascinating! Each clue, and each adventure kept me longing for more! Once caught up in this mystery and the stories/back histories of the characters, the reading flies by!! If you aren't a big fan of the 1920's slang though, I'd take a second guess on this book because the text is thick with it. My only real pet peeve in this book was one thing, involving the romance. (view spoiler)[ I could not seem to place whom Evie would end up with in this book. I thought that Evie would end up with Memphis the good-looking, handsome, and daring boy but they never met until later and it was brief and unexciting so I knew that crashed and burned. But then I thought it'd be Sam, a trouble maker like Evie, and was able to play along with her antics, who seemed genuinely interested but then suddenly attentions turned to Jericho. Jericho who in my opinion, suddenly and randomly began longing for Evie, and her for him. To me, it was really out of the blue. (hide spoiler)] All in all, despite all this, I'm quite anticipating Bay's sequel because the ending leaves it quite open for much more. And how, in the second book!! Stay classy! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Back with our independent heroine Mac, we start off with a new beginning, a new territory: school. Mackenzie iNo sequel trauma here! What a knockout!!
Back with our independent heroine Mac, we start off with a new beginning, a new territory: school. Mackenzie is trying to cope with the trauma she experienced in the previous book with Owen, while attempting to take control of her life. Easier said than done in her case.
She finds it of course difficult since she suffers from morbid night terrors involving Owen that start to bleed into her waking life making her wonder if she's slowly going insane. What's especially difficult is that she can't show weaknesses right now since her job as a Keeper has been put on the line.
To add to the mystery and chaos of it all people are disappearing and their only connection is to Mackenzie. Dun, dun, dunnn!
The Unbound round house kicked me in the face with awesomeness. We get more character development, more action, more mystery, and more layers of the "Archive" onion peeled away to reveal that there is more to this library of the dead than we could have ever hoped for...
For fellow Mac and Wes fans, I'm pleased to announce that they grow much closer in this book! (Finally!) Once again, I'm left dying for the next in the series, because everything was raw and intense. You feel Mac's pain, anxiety, and terror throughout the book and the ending leaves such promise for the third.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Ooooh is this the final cover! I like the matching theme!! <33 Not to mention I need more Wesley! D:
It is here! I finished it and damn it! Why must you cliffhang us, StiefvatSEE THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG! Melodramatic Reviews
5 brilliant stars!!
It is here! I finished it and damn it! Why must you cliffhang us, Stiefvater?!
I'll admit to it being awesome though...Dream Thieves was so amazing that I was dreading the end. It was simply just one of those books, the ones you fly through so quickly. They say that sometimes that sequel can be the slump book but this one was everything a sequel should be in my opinion!
After the puzzling cliffhanger in the first book where Ronan reveals his unique nature of being able to pluck items from his dreams, we pick up immediately and get a deeper view into the progressing tale of Blue and her Raven Boys.
Ronan was definitely one of the boys that we got to take a dive into. All those questions about his complicated and mysterious past are given answers, and we get to explore and discover all he does, on the abilities of what I like to call dream manifestation. It's called something else, but I'd hate to spoil it for you guys!
We also get some pov of Adam, after his life changing and sacrificial decision in Cabeswater. It's interesting since he is changing, but at the same time Adam has some inner demons and struggles with the past to deal with.
I had some serious feels with this book as well, since there was a lot of the same old, but at the same time things were changing for everyone. They're closer to finding their Raven King, while all the while trying to discover themselves and what they want, where they belong. Not to mention, what the future holds for them.
We also get to meet a new character who I was honestly, was unable to to classify into one category until the end. The Gray Man is definitely an interesting add-on. Although some might seem him as kind of unnecessary? Possibly.
I seriously enjoy Steifvater's style of writing, how she develops her characters, and how she describes surroundings, situations, and feelings. It was a wonderful, exciting, and amazing book! And I'm dying for the third one!
----------------------- The Dream Thieves?! What a badass name! And look at that cover! <3 --------------- The wait...will be so intense. I loved the first one and I NEED the second!! I am so excited for it!! Its uncontainable!
A 3.5 star rating for sure! It missed that snazz of Sophie's sarcastic humor, but it still had that action and intrigue that I love in Rachel Hawkin'sA 3.5 star rating for sure! It missed that snazz of Sophie's sarcastic humor, but it still had that action and intrigue that I love in Rachel Hawkin's writing style. School Spirits had that touch of silly humor as readers will see right in the beginning in the first chapter.
The story starts after a chapter or so with Izzy taking a turn for new, when she attends high school in order to solve a mystery and take care of it the Brannick way! To intrigue you, the mystery is that a ghost is slowly trying to kill off members of the high school one by one!
Oh noes! Meanwhile, we get to follow her in her awkward journey as she copes with missing out on a normal life. Despite her uniqueness, Izzy doesn't seem to suffer too much with coping as she meets some new and exciting characters like Dex and Romy, and get a little more insight on the mystery that is Torin, our lad in the mirror.
The story was interesting, and well paced. I absolutely loved Dex with his unusual dressing style and form of speech and humor, as well as Torin and his old-fashioned ways and wit. This book did not feel as fast paced as the Hex Hall series, but all in all still an excellent book to pick up. I'm just not sure how to cope with Dex and Izzy's relationship, not to mention that I feel a rising tension with Torin that will soon be unfolded.
Rachel Hawkins has said that she will be working on her new series, Rebel Belle and so the second book to our beloved series will probably not be released till the year after next.
*clears throat* BUT, be sure to show your support and love for the series by picking up a book at your nearest bookstore! (view spoiler)[And maybe, JUST MAYBE, it'll come out sooner! (hide spoiler)] ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Izzy?! Yes! This is going to be so awesome. I hope the secret shared between her and the magician in the mirror is revealed in this book. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The excitement! THE EXCITEMENT!!