Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sleeping beauty ; the vampire slayer

Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer (Twisted Tales, #2)Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There was no doubt that this novel was very unique in it’s own ways. I could have never imagined a Disney princess and vampires to go together. Now that I think about it, why didn’t I? I mean I have always adored Disney princess since I was a child and I’ve always been fascinated by vampires. I loved how the Disney princess I adored when I was little transformed from a vulnerable fragile princess to a kick ass princess.

Maureen McGowan wrote a wonderful novel that was full of action, adventure, and romance. It was very entertaining especially with the way a reader can chose how Lucette’s life is going to be. I loved that it was very interactive and I’m looking forward to Maureen McGowan’s future works.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've always been interested in nephilims, like half angels and half human. I don’t know something about them really fascinated me. The books that I usually read that involved nephilims are usually about fallen angels. I’m glad I was able to pick this book up and see a unique story about them. I also like that it involved almost all the mythical creatures that I loved such as vampires, werewolves, and faeries that let the book have the kind of magic I always look for in a book. At first, I was really confused because there were mythical creature involved terms in the book that I didn’t understand. Also, there were a few hard words that I haven't heard of in my life and yes, that includes my lit class. Nonetheless, once I was able to grasp those words and understand it, I was able to finally understand what was going on. I thought that the story was full of wonders and it had so much twist and turns that I’ve got to admit surprised me so much that it lead me to swear more than a girl PMSing. Overall, it was an amazing book, but I hated the ending so much I wanted to bang my head against a table again and again because of an unexpected twist of event. Hopefully the second book or third shows some sort of error with what happened so, I could keep my sanity intact.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1)Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Leaving Paradise was one of the books that would go to my all-time favorite; it was the kind of book that made me flip the pages on the book like I was some mad woman. I have to admit this book didn’t really caught my attention, if anything, I wanted to stay away from this book as much possible part of it maybe because it was assigned to me for school reading and I HATE when the school assigns us to read books because I Hate when people makes me do things, I despised it. After reading the summary I couldn’t help but think it’s another one of my health books that tells the danger of drinking and driving.

Everything I thought of this book was wrong, well almost. It did help me see the aftereffects of drinking and driving, and it affected me in many ways. First of all, I’ve got to say the romance was amazing! There are also plenty of surprises in there. This basically took my heart and gripped it hard, I swear after reading this book I wanted some more and I basically went nuts and it made me think “what’s wrong with me?, why didn’t I read it sooner?”. Even my guy friends liked it, which was surprising because well they’re guys and they barely read books, well *laughs* at least that’s what I think, but really I do recommend this book and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed :D

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Spells (Wings, #2)Spells by Aprilynne Pike

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spells was one of the most enchanting books I have ever read.I love the supernatural things that occur in this book, and I have learned so many things in Apprylinne Pike’s world of faeries. It was no doubt that this book was far better than Wings. There were parts that were really unpredictable and it just hit you like BAM! And I liked it. I have to say I really love Tamani…such a sweet and loyal guy, I wish I could meet someone like him, but it’s near impossible.

Apprylinne Pike delivered a book full of adventure, romance, and magic that made me feel that I was apart of the book somehow. She let me feel the character’s emotion and let the reader see each of her character’s flaws which is a good thing, because it made them more realistic. I am looking forward to her next book, Illusions.

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Lost Voices (Lost Voices, #1)Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mermaids have always amazed me; something about them is very appealing and magical. This book was very unique in its own ways. First of all, while growing up I had this imagination of this blissful mermaid like Ariel from the little mermaid. This book changed my views on mermaids.

Mermaids in this book are like roses. Roses take time to grow and goes through plenty of difficult process to become what they are. They are similar to the women in this novel that transformed to mermaids because all of them went through this complicated path and soon became as wonderful and striking as a rose but, like a rose, they had thorns, and it lives inside their hearts.

This is what caught my attention. It made me wonder, if I were in their shoes would I hate the same kind of people who hurt me beyond compare or would I fight my nature?

This book taught me several of lessons and inspired me in many ways. It was a book filled with helpless but strong women that poured out raw emotions that I felt while reading the book.

Sarah Porter delivered a book that was compellingly beautiful, and had such detail that made me feel like I was there; I was Luce witnessing everything in front of my eyes. I was glad to have read this. I just wish the ending wasn’t as mysterious as it is; it left me questioning plenty of things and felt confused. It was if something was missing. Other than that, this book is an amazing read and I do recommend this.

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