Friday, August 31, 2012

Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!

Okay so I was hesitant to start this until I saw all the great reviews.  I will admit it turned into an immediate guilty pleasure!  This book was incredible and entertaining and so different from any other angel/demon series I've read!  There's a completely new spin on all the other books so this one stands alone with it's creativity and uniqueness.

The story is about Anna who has always felt out of place because she strange things happen to her, like seeing people's auras, etc.  She's religious and living with her adopted mother.  She's a complete good girl in every way.  You will automatically love this character and her kindness.

Her friends are wonderful, Jay (you'll instantly like), Veronica, Marna, Kope, etc...

There's also the love interest Kai who is definitely the bad boy you'll be rooting for.

The book is about Anna figuring out who she is and what she's meant to do in life!

I have to admit I cannot wait for the rest of the books to come out, I'm so intrigued by this story that I'm going to be impatiently waiting for the second book!

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Read this book!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Selection - Kiera Cass

I hate hate hate writing negative reviews but this was a 2 star book for me:

The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Selection by Kiera Cass

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So I hate that I read some reviews before reading the book.  Most are really negative which put me in more of a judgmental state or noticing things I normally wouldn't have in the book.  Someone noted that the castes in the bottom level were homeless then a few paragraphs later it talks about some of them having TVs... something I would've overlooked had I not read the review.

Everyone said this is the Bachelor meets the Hunger Games.  I do see that.  The book is like an entire season of the Bachelor only it ends without the final girl getting her rose.  So on a cliffhanger.  This book easily could've been one instead of a series.  The Hunger Games aspect would be Gavril = Cesar, the selection = the games, the castes were similar to the tributes homes/numbers. 

I liked the scenario and the cover and the book had amazing premise.  I really wanted to love the book.  I found myself having a hard time liking any of the characters or feeling any connection to them.  America, Aspen, Maxon, and Marlee were all dull to me.  Even the protagonist Celeste.  There was no depth to any character except for May.  Most had silly names and I felt that this shouldn't have been a dystopian it could've easily been just a book based in the past.  The dystopian didn't fit well and neither did the few rebel attacks.

I'm so torn on this, I hate giving negative reviews and feel I will read the next one just to see who gets selected and what America chooses.  I'm just glad to be done with this book.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

ONYX - Jennifer Armentrout - Obisdian Lux Series

Onyx (Lux, #2)Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


So I LOVED Obsidian and couldn't wait for the release of Onyx.  The chemistry between Katy and Daemon is one of my favorites of all time.  This book was the first in awhile that I literally couldn't put down, bought it around 10 PM and stayed up reading the first 19 chapters... Then finished it the following morning.

SO... the great things about this book include: It started off right where the last one ended.  Katy and Daemon still have amazing chemistry and there are so many secrets revealed.  Also, Daemon was completely swoon worthy.  There were some really touching moments, laugh out loud moments, the author included cameos of sorts with other books that I love, and there were some heart wrenching sad moments.

Katy is one of my favorite heroines because she's like most of us bookworms, normal and fun, spunky, and her attitude is completely addictive.  But living in this surreal world with Daemon, Dee, and the other Luxen. 

When you finish this book you'll crave the next one.  I hate how long they make us wait!  This book is a complete success.  The entire book is a page turner and there's not one dull moment.  AMAZING, LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!!  Best book I've read in months!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Before I Wake - Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers

This book was AMAZING!

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay so Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series is one of my favorites.  This book didn't disappoint at all.  I kept thinking 4 stars throughout the book then when the end hit and I went to turn the page and it was just over... 5 Stars.  The ending is dramatic, shocking, and will leave your jaw dropped!!!  I cannot wait for the next installment.

Rachel Vincent sure knows how to right an amazing story.  I didn't know how she'd continue the books with Kaylee dying in the end of the previous book but once again I'm in shock and awe and just wow.

This story has Kaylee working with Luca (the guy from the short story with Sophie) for the reclamation department.  She is to receive stolen souls and return them.  Of course Avari is the villain again and threatening everyone that Kaylee loves.  The Hudson boys are back and the romance is steamier than ever and the drama is delicious.

Read this book if you are a fan of the series!!! 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rapture - Lauren Kate

Ugh... biggest letdown of my anticipated reads for 2012.

Rapture (Fallen, #4)Rapture by Lauren Kate

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have been the biggest Lauren Kate Fallen series from the beginning.  I fell in love with the books and read each one in a day.  This book, however; took me almost a month to read.  It had good parts but I honestly just skimmed through close to half the book.  It was not that good at all.  The only parts that were really incredible were when they searched for the relics, when Luce's mystery is revealed, and of course the ending. 

I wanted to up it to 3 stars for the ending alone but honestly, the rest of the book just was not addictive or thrilling like the rest in the series.  Book 3 was my complete favorite and I wasn't sure if she could write a book that would even compare to it or any of the others in the series but I was disappointed in this one as well as the Valentine's book.

I'm sad to say goodbye to Lucinda and Daniel.  The ending did feel complete and I'm happy with it.

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Up next I am looking forward to Rachel Vincent's new novel and have purchased several others and will try pick which one I want to read...  Hmm... tough decision...  So many good books in my queue!