I fell in love with this book. The rawness of it was amazing. It didn't try to sanctify cancer patients, but showed themOriginal review at Gabic Reads
I fell in love with this book. The rawness of it was amazing. It didn't try to sanctify cancer patients, but showed them as real people who are still human, and therefore have human emotions. Most people want to put cancer patients on a pedastol and that they were these amazing people who were smiling and joking until the end. Hazel and Augustus's kept things lively even when I wanted to cry. Not only did I enjoy the two main characters, but I loved Isaac and Peter van Houten. Each character had depth and I loved it. This will be a book I read again and again....more
Sky lives a normal life. Okay, maybe not normal, but fairly so compared to what she finds out in this book. She's homescOriginal review at Gabic Reads
Sky lives a normal life. Okay, maybe not normal, but fairly so compared to what she finds out in this book. She's homeschooled but about to start her senior year at the public high school. Her mother doesn't allow any electronics in the house. No TV, no cell phone, no computer. But Sky is used to it. In fact, she never actually gives her mother any trouble.
Everything in Sky's life changes when she meets Holder. He's moody and intense. Yet, he's the only guy she's ever been attracted to. And she should know because she's made out with a lot of guys and all they've made her feel is numb.
But Holder is hiding something from Sky, something that will change her life forever.
I didn't know what to think of Holder at first. His sudden mood changes were weird. But slowly, we develed into his past and learned more about him and I slowly fell in love with him. He takes responsibility for everything that happens. Anything that goes wrong in his life or in those closest to him is his fault. But with Sky's help he learns to let go of his guilt.
Sky's life has changed. Things from her past are coming back to haunt her. Things she doesn;t even remember. But with Holder's help, she knows she can get through anything.
I adored Hopeless. The beginning is funny but as the book moved on, it more serious. The climax was heartwrenching and fast paced. But I also adored the ending. it was perfect!!
I can't wait to read Holder's POV in Losing Hope!!!...more
I have waited FOREVER for this book to come!!!! The ending of Deity and then reading Aiden's POV in Elixir were almost tOriginal review at Gabic Reads
I have waited FOREVER for this book to come!!!! The ending of Deity and then reading Aiden's POV in Elixir were almost too much in this book world of cliffhangers. Why did Jennifer choose to torture us so? I'll tell you why. She tortured us because she wanted to give more awesomeness in the form of Apollyon.
I was very skeptical of this series in the first two books. They were almost identical to the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. But Jennifer has done an amazing job of developing this into a unique story centering around Alex, our heroine. Alex is strong, tough and can take care of herself. She's also the second Apollyon, destined to fall under the spell of the First, Seth. And she does. She has lost her personality. His desires are hers. His anger is hers. His love is hers. His ambition is hers.
Aiden knows that the Alex he loves is still in there, that if he just remind her of how much she loves him, she'll return to herself. So everyday, he sits with her, sometimes talking, other times just watching while she threatens to kill him and his brother. But he loves her, so he keeps coming down to talk to her. Until one day she does escape and almost kills him.
Now, now, I'm sure you're wondering why Alex is our heroine and not our villain. If you are, you obviously haven't read the first 3 books and 2 novellas. Go back read them I say. READ THEM!!
Apollyon doesn't have as huge of a cliffhanger as Deity but it will definitely leave you wanting more. But there is good news, Sentinel is set to release a month early on November 2, 2013 rather than in December. :D...more
Courtney has torn me apart. How can I move on from a book like that?? February is too far away. I don't think I'll survive till then. Good thing I canCourtney has torn me apart. How can I move on from a book like that?? February is too far away. I don't think I'll survive till then. Good thing I can go read The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Because both of these series mess with your head and it's totally worth the experience. Courtney has done an amazing job keeping me on the edge of my seat and then pulling that seat right out from under me. I hope you enjoy it as much as me!!!...more
Though I love JLA and all of her books, one of my major hang-ups with the CoReview coming October 30 at Gabic Reads as part of the Sentinel Blog Tour.
Though I love JLA and all of her books, one of my major hang-ups with the Covenant series is how similar it is the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. And before you all blow up at me, I'm not accusing anybody of anything. I'm just saying that the similarities bother me. JLA has an amazing writing style and has created a unique world that I am absolutely in love. And her characters are vivid and real.
In Deity, we start to see a different side of Seth. And not just one side, but several. We see his fun, care-free side which is the side we've seen from the beginning, and we're introduced to his evil side, but also the side of him that just wants to be loved and accepted. As much as I dislike Seth, that kinda broke my heart a little. sniff sniff
Aiden and Alex's relationship (How do you even give them a nickname? Is it Ailex? Alden? I don't like either of those... Oh! Let's call them St. Andros. I like that :D [<- sometimes I wonder about my though processes *facepalm*]) is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. And I really like sliced bread.
The feels I had after finishing Deity were excruciating. Y'all better be happy that the sequels are available right now (or on Saturday as is the case with Sentinel), because I just about killed somebody in my anxiousness to get the next book. Luckily, JLA also has other series I adore. Unluckily, I have to wait for sequels for those books, too. Why do I torture myself by reading books in a series that hasn't been finished yet? Sigh. I never learn.....
So, if you've read Daimen, Half-Blood, and Pure, you should definitely read Deity. The series just goes uphill from here with no stopping in sight :D I can't wait to read Sentinel!!!!!!...more
Why do I always put off reading sequels? I've had Crown of Midnight on my TBR pile since August when it was released. IOriginal review at Gabic Reads.
Why do I always put off reading sequels? I've had Crown of Midnight on my TBR pile since August when it was released. I had pre-ordered it. An yet, I just now read it. Sigh. I should have read it sooner. It's absolutely amazing. A stunning sequel to a stupendous book. And I can't wait to see what's in store in Heir of Fire.
Now that Celaena has become the King's champion, she has to do his bidding. Or does she? Can she find a way to evade orders without getting caught? Celaena is as sassy and witty and badass as ever in this novel. Crown of Midnight starts to delve more into her past and expands on passing remarks that have been made in the past novel and novellas. That is one of the awesome things about this story. We get to see the characters evolve more and everything is slowly falling into place. It's awesome!
Not only do we get to see Celaena's past, Sarah delves a little bit into Chaol's past, too. I'm definately rooting for him. I like Dorian, but I like Chaol more. He understands Celaena better. Nehemia makes a commment in the book about how Chaol and Celaena will never understand the burden of ruling and if they did, they wouldn't want to bear it. I believe that's true. Celaena wants to be responsible for only herself. She doesn't want to be in debt to people or in a position to care for somebody. I do hope that Dorian finds someone really sweet.
The ending!! AGH!!!3 months. 3 months. I can wait till then. Maybe......
The Throne of Glass series is perfect for people who love fairy tales, assassins, and a magical world that jumps off the pages. ...more
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Ten Tiny Breaths deals with so many hard issues. Death, guilt, druOriginal review at Gabic Reads. This review is of an ARC received through Netgalley.
Ten Tiny Breaths deals with so many hard issues. Death, guilt, drunk driving, car crashes. Kacey's character was very raw. I loved that about her. Tucker doesn't spare us the gritty details of Kacey's life, past and present. She's very broken. She can't stand people touching her hands. The only thing she has to live for is her sister. Everything Kacey does is protect Livie and to give her a good life. But Kacey doesn't realize just how selfish she is. She's robbed her little sister of the vibrant girl she looked up to. All that's left is a shell of what was once there.
Trent was an interesting character. His character gives you an insight to both sides of a crash, the person who got hit and the person who did the hitting. Not sure how I feel about him being the love interest, but oh well.
Kacey's progression was amazing to watch. She went from this broken girl to a happy functioning girl with issues to being even more broken than she was before to a healed young woman. The final Kacey was completely different from the rude Kacey of the beginning.
Livie is an awesome character and I can't wait to read her story in One Tiny Lie. She fought so much for her sister to get better. Not only did she lose her parents in the crash but she lost Kacey to the demons inside herself. She was seriously my favorite! But I loved Storm and Mia, too!!...more