Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore by Alyson Noel
Pages: 306

Before I start my review, I'm gonna say this book actually kinda pissed me off a bit. If you've ever read Fallen by Lauren Kate, this is almost exactly the way Evermore is. It's very very close. So through this entire book I'm like fuming and annoyed.

The characters are Evermore, the main girl, she's pretty cool actually. Odd for a main female character.  Damon, the oh-so-hot guy she falls in love with. Drina, Damon's ex-wife (explanation later), Miles and haven are her best friends, and Riley is her dead sister. (No explanation, no spoilers.)

This is where I begin my comparison of Fallen and Evermore.

Fallen - Luce gets reincarnated every life, and always ends up getting back to Daniel

Evermore - Ever keeps getting reincarnated nad always ends up back with Damon

Fallen - Daniel is the oh-so-hot boyfriend that she wants so bad, and can't seem to shake the feeling that Luce knows him from somewhere.

Evermore - Damnon is the oh-so-hot boyfriend that she wants so bad, and everytime she looks into his eyes, she can't seem to shake the feeling of knowing him.

Fallen - Cam is the evil guy who wants to break them apart

Evermore - Drina is the evil ex-wife who wants to break them apart.

Fallen - Get daniel. Make out at the lake. Stay away from Cam. I love him.

Evermore - Get Damon. Have sex. Stay away from Drina. I love him.

Okay, so my ranting about this book is done.  Realize that I never said I didn't like the book. I just said that it pissed me off. It was a really awesome book, and I think that Alyson Noel did a very fine job writing this book. But I also think that her plot is very unoriginal because I could almost tell you exactly what was going to happen. So basically what I'm saying is, if you've read fallen don't read Evermore because it's a very big plot spoiler, and if you've read evermore don't read fallen because it also equals a very big plot spoiler. I mean, they were both great books, but that's just how I feel about it.

It took me about a day and a half to read this book only because it was so small.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thirst 2,3, and 4 by Christopher Pike

Thirst 2,3, and 4 by Christopher Pike
Thirst 2: 581
Thirst 3: 478
Thirst 4: 492
 I'm also not going to bore you with the details of the characters in these books either because the characters don't change very much, I think like a couple are added or taken away but other than that they just about stay the same.
Sita, John, Paula and Kalika are the main ones in the second book. Kalike is Sitas daughter. Paula is a reincarnated Suzama, and John is apparently Krishna (or God) reincarnated. Then the smaller characters are Seymore, James, and his father. Seymore is a writer and Sitas best friend and James and his father are scientists. I can't really tell you more than that unless I spoil the book for you. Sooooooo yeah.
 This was a super good book. It was kinda slow at first but once it took off it wasn't slow at all. Amazing. As good as the first one. It took me about 2 days to read this book.

In this book the IIC, the Telar, and the Array are groups of people that were added, and I honestly can't explain them to you, it's to confusing. The people that were added were Teri and Matt. Teri is an Olympic runner. and Matt well.....read the book because I'm not going to give out any spoilers for this book. This was a really good book also, actually it was borderline perfect, and I didn't even find any spelling mistakes in this one. Christopher Pike just keeps jumping up the greatness scale. It took me a little less than a day and a half to read this book.
The characters in this book actually stayed completely the same, some died but none were added. This was a thrilling end to the series and I loved every bone-crushing, blood-dripping second of this book, and this series.  This book was filled with twists turns, and death with every chapter you read. So again, no spoilers so I am absolutely NOT telling you about what happened in the book. Besides why would I do that? This isn't spark notes, go read it for yourself. But just one thing, isn't the guy on the cover seriously hot? Yeah, just saying......Muy sexy. ;D
So this series was one of the best I have ever read, and I'm very sorry to see it come to a close. I was kind of hoping that Christopher Pike wouldn't end the series with only four books, but the way the fourth book ended, there's definitely not going to be another book. But I was also very happy with the way the book ended.  All I'm going to say is that Sita found the grace of God that she was looking for. And before you say anything no it is not a religious book, that's just one of the things in the book that popped up all the time. Okay, don ranting. Best book ever, go read it, please, and I will love you forever.

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Pages: 358

This was an amazing book. :D

I'm not going to bore you with a recount of all the characters because I stated their qualities in my review of the Iron Daughter.  But I will summarize them.
Meghan Chase - Annoying, main character so unfortunately you have to have her
Puck - funny brother type of guy, good to have around
Ash - He's mine so please back off thanks. <3
Oberon - annoying also (must run in the family), no heart.
Mab - ........
Machina - I actually forgot who he was.....
Fake Iron King - Don't even remember his name.....
And the rest really aren't important, they kind of just flit in and out never staying for long.

The plot of this was actually super decent. I absolutely LOVED the second book and my love just grew with this book. The whole point is the The Fake Iron King took over the throne even though Meghan is the true heir because she inherited the old Iron Kings powers.  But Meghan and Ash get exhiled for being "lovers", but Mab and Oberon agreed to lift their exhile if they came back and destroyed the Fake Iron King because he was destroying the Nevernever. She made Ash her knight which apparently was a big honor. So Meghan goes and defeats him, blah blah blah, but she kills herself in the process, and this is where my heart broke. As Meghan lay dying (dramatic beginning) she tells Ash he needs to go and leave her. He won't so she releases him from his duty as her knight because if she doesn't he will die alongside her, and then she uses his full name (can't remember it at this time) to bid him out of the Iron realm and never to return. I actually started crying, like no joke, right in the middle of class I was bawling my eyes out.  Julie Kagawa is awesome.

It only took me like 2 days to read this book if you subtract all my distractions and such. I definately recommend anybody who is looking for a series to start to read this series. Get through the first book and I swear it gets better.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1)
Pages: 370
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 30, 2011
Rating: 4/5
Sometimes sorry isn't enough.... It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...
Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.
On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.
Em and Chase have been chosen.
Fury is a...complicated book. I feel there isn't much I can say without spoiling everything.

Basically, this book is about the erinyes, or Fates: Tisiphone (Ty), Megaera (Meg), and Alecto (Ali). The Fates are three Goddesses who punish mortals for their wrong-doings. They haunt their victims until they finally go insane and die.

Tisiphone is known as "The Avenger" or "The Retaliator."
Megaera is known as "The Grudging" or "The Envious Rager."
Alecto is known as "The Unceasing" or "The Endless."

In Fury, the Fates are after two popular, yet troubled teens: Chase and Emily (Em). Em has had a crush on her best friend Gabby's boyfriend, Zach, and believes he may have feelings for him, too. So, when Gabby goes to Spain for Winter break, Em goes for Zach. She is sorry for her decision, but she can't help but feel like her and Zach belong together.

Chase's crimes are not revealed until much later in the book, but it is much greater than Em's crime, and does go with greater punishment. All we really know in the beginning is that it has something to do with his childhood best friend, Sara Bowlder--the girl who had just attempted suicide the night of a huge party for the "popular" kids.

Their lives are only connected by the fact that they are both popular. They don't start to really become "friends" until around the middle of the book.

This book goes back and forth between Chase and Em's points-of-view. This did get very annoying because I was more interested in Chase's story, but had to take an average of a 15 page break to go through a portion of Em's story.

And, well, Em just wasn't as interesting to read about. Why?

Because Ty doesn't show up in Em's chapters.

Ty (Tisiphone) is the one who lures Chase to his punishment(s). She does this by posing as a happy, bubbly, quite sexy college girl. Though, she puts Chase on edge when she pulls some dangerous stunts. Like dancing on the rail of an iced-over bridge 15 feet above a frozen lake.

The one good part about Em's chapters was her best guy friend, JD. JD is not a popular kid; he is the oddball with an outrageous fashion-sense (bright purple vests, bright orange fadoras...). But, JD was a good friend to Em. <3

Now, this book did have it's dull points, but still kept me reading. I don't know why, but even thoug this book lacked the promised paranormal aspects, I liked reading about the characters normal issues. I actually liked the fact the paranomal was subtle.

The ending of this book, even though it was a MAJOR cliffhanger, left me happy, because it addressed an issue I was bothered about.


Now, if you are going to punish a girl for dating her best friend's boyfriend behind her back, but not going to punish the boyfriend for cheating, you are just not doing your job right.

Thankfully, it seems the next book, Envy is how Zachy gets punished. Can't wait. :3

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Pages: 328
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: June 12, 2007
Rating: 2.5/5

All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see?


I really would love to give you all small synopsis on the book, but I really don't know where to start, so I'll just get to the point.

Aislin can see faeries.

Faeries are stalking Aislinn.

Keenan needs a Queen.

Keenan needs Aislinn.

Got it?


The book starts off with Keenan and Donia. Donia is one of Keenan's many "lovers." You see, Beira, Keenan's mother, as well as the Winter Queen, has overpowered the Summer King, Keenan's father, and has taken most of Keenan's power. In order to restore his power, Keenan must find a queen. The only way to find a queen is to have a mortal girl touch the Winter Queen's staff.

That's where Donia comes in. Keenan told her that she will become the queen, but when she touched the staff, she turned into the "Winter Girl." In other words, she is cursed with eternal cold until another touches the staff.

Oh, and if you refuse to touch the staff, you turn into a Summer Girl...or, really, a whore.

It's a lot better than it sounds, I promise.

So, anyway, centuries later, Aislinn comes in. Keenan is conviced she is "the one," but since she can see the fey, she wants nothing to do with him. She only wants to be with her friend...boyfriend...FWB...Uh, Seth.


I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up this book, but the prologue really drew me in. After that, well...

Nothing happened.

Most of the book was just Aislinn whining about how she wants Seth, but doesn't want to ruin their friendship by having sex with him. Sweetie, if you don't want to have sex with him, don't. He obviously doesn't have a problem waiting for you, as he's stated he's already waited for months.

That brings me to Seth, our hard-core goth metal-face. Really, he's just a wish-washy mess. All I know about him is that he is a good lay and he cares about Aislinn. The things he says, though...Ugh. He says something caring, and then hints that he's waiting for her to have sex with him. Come. On.

THIS is why I like Keenan. Yes, he starts off seeming manipulative and cruel, but he really isn't. I just felt sorry for him, because the one girl he does truely love, he can't have, and the girl he needs to save his people wants nothing to do with him. AND his mother pretty much wants him dead. :(

Same with Donia. Yes, she tries to deny it, but she still loves Keenan after what he's put her through.

I looked foward to reading chapters in Donia's and Keenan's POV's.

Our antagonist, Beira, was...meh. More crazy than evil. And really...chipper. Like...

*Giggles* I'm going to kill you, Darling~!

The ending was...frustrating. Aislinn and Seth were able to be together, but nooo...more complications for Keenan and Donia, even after thinking they could finally be together.

They better get together in Ink Exchange. >:(

All in all, it wasn't a bad book, but...It could have been better. The writing was amazing, except for a couple grammatical errors. It was a tad humorous at points, but I do believe I was rooting for the wrong people.