Monday, June 27, 2011
for all Unearthly fans out there here's the next book for the Unearthly Series, Hollowed
SO stunning XD my eyes is seriously sparkling with delight :D
here's the summary:
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
coming out on: January 24th 2012
can't wait XD
Sorry if my review is a little late, my computer crashed and I had to get it fixed.
Summary: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
When I first laid my eyes on Hex Hall, I didn't want anything to do with it. Partly because so far all the books I read that involved boarding schools led me down and they often disappointed my expectations. After completing Hex hall I would say that it was a completely different story compared to the other boarding school books I read. It was unique,refreshing, and I would say entertaining.
Sophie starts off trying to help someone with their problem and completely messing it all up causing her to go to Hex Hall. A school for troubled witches,faeries, and shapeshifters. There she meets enemies,friends, a hot guy, and basically lots of trouble. Sophie was definitely a charming and spunky character. I loved the way she handlesd the situations given to her even though sometimes it causes her big trouble. She is definitely the type of character who doesn't need prince charming to rescue her because she's no doubt a kick butt character.
Rachel Hawkins' was unique and very compelling. She hooked me from the first page and left me wanting for more. The way she wrote her characters made them shine and there was no dull moment. This fast pace book will certainly grab you and captivate you the way it did to me. If you like a delightful, laugh-out-loud,invigorating book with a hint of paranormal creatures. This is no doubt the book for you
Thursday, June 16, 2011
After devouring and enjoying wings and spells, there would be no way for me to skip out on Illusions. As soon as I got a copy of Illusions, I immediately indulged myself in Laurel’s faerie world, and I’ve got to say, the book just kept on getting better and better. Illusions definitely showed me the whole reason why I loved the series.
Many people complain about the book’s pacing, they think it’s slow, and if you asked me I would say, it’s true, but somehow I didn’t feel like it was a drag and I didn’t feel bored with it. It was perfect for me actually. I loved the twists and turn that Apprilynne Pike put throughout the book. It kept me wanting to read more and more until I was done with the whole series.
Laurel, I liked her despite the fact that she can’t sort out her feelings and can be a pain sometimes. There is just something that I find charming about her. One advice for Laurel Though, TAMANI!!! TAMANI!!! TAMANI!!! Tamani all the way! If you don’t want him give him to me :P (hahah)
Illusions left me crazy and hungry for more. (Dang cliffhangers !@$#$@$@#)
I can’t wait to find out what the missing puzzle piece that the book left me hanging to for the next book and yes, I do recommend the series to you especially if your looking for a soothing and cute paranormal book.
Overall rating 5/5
Monday, June 6, 2011
Midsummer's Nightmare? Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.
Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.
An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.
I was basically jumping up and down with joy when I found out that Julie Kagawa released an e-book novella Summer’s crossing which is probably not much of a surprise since most of the people who reads my reviews probably knows that I am a puck fan girl.
As usual, Julie Kagawa didn’t disappoint and she met my high expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page of Summer’s crossing, I just wished there were more pages. It was just really entertaining.
Puck and Ash’s friendship was explored more during the Summer’s crossing, and I’ve got to say they make an interesting and hilarious comedy pair. Puck definitely revealed more depth to his character and I can’t help but falling all over for our mischievous little friend. Ash’s character wasn’t really explored much in this book, but he certainly made me laugh out loud.
Julie Kagawa definitely delivered a book that hooks you from the beginning. (which is not much of a surprise, just take a look at her other books!!!) The way she wrote in Puck’s point of view was clearly riveting and I would definitely recommend this book and the Iron King series to everyone. I’m pretty sure that Julie Kagawa’s book will mesmerize you the same way it did to me.
Overall rating 4/5
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Can I just say B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L....
ASH IS JUZ SOO FRIGGIN HOT! HAHAHA!
Can't wait for OCt. 25th, 2011!!!!
DEFINITELY BUYING THIS BOOK! For now, I'll be reading Julie Kagawa's Summer Crossing (puck's story) :D review will be up as soon as I finish the book :P
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
I saw Unearthly a couple of times advertised in blogs, goodreads, etc. but I never really paid much attention to it. I really don’t know why, I mean it had such an astounding book cover and then, I was on my weekly book-buying session and I came across Unearthly again. I decided to read the summary of the book and I was entranced by it. I don’t know why, it just My expectations of this book was pretty high and I would say some aspects of it did meet my expectations and some took me by surprise.
I really don’t know what I was expecting from Unearthly, but I was looking forward for awesomeness, and I would say its pretty average in my taste. It wasn’t necessarily bad that I wanted to roll over and die after reading the book; it was just like any other average good angel books that I read. Some things that took me by surprise is the romance factor I mean sure there were hints that Tucker would be Clara’s love interest but, I never would have expected how it ended with him, I was thinking it would be more of Christian. Another thing that made me go, “whoa wasn’t expecting that” was the ending. It was just so different from what I predicted, which I guess is a good thing because you wouldn’t want a predictable book right? I surely wouldn’t. There were definitely great things in the book that I saw like the pacing. There was never a time where it was too slow or too fast, the writing was no doubt strong and the story flowed well, I just wished the ending didn’t end in such a cliff-hanger that I’m now desperate to see the next book.
Unearthly definitely showed its worth and after reading the book, I got to be a fan of Cynthia Hand. I saw the hard effort she put in research and making this book a great debut and the talent she has for writing. I am definitely looking forward for more of her works and I recommend it to all Ya paranormal fans out there, I am pretty sure you’ll get to love the angel world Cynthia made.
overall rating 3.5/5