Saturday, February 25, 2012

Released by Megan Duncan

 Released by Megan Duncan
Released (Agents of Evil, #1)
Pages: 260
Publisher- Self-Published
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Rating: 3.5/5

After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother, Carter, and friend, Max flee their home to travel through what has become the wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give up. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles in their dangerous journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things lurking in the dark than they could have ever imagined.


This cover is KICK-ASS!

In a risk to save their neighbor by demons, Abby and Carter's father goes next door. He never comes back.

After hearing a radio transmission, they set off to New Mexico with their friend Max. Along the way, they meet a girl named Taya, as well as countless flesh-eating demons.

This book had a comma phobia, I swear. There were many sentences that obviously needed a comma, but there was none to be found.

Even if a book is self-published, there is NO excuse as to why the grammar is lacking. Give it to a friend to proof-read or something, please.

"It's ok Abby we'll make it," Max said but I could tell he could hardly believe his own words.

That above sentence is made up, but it is the perfect example of what I'm talking about.

Honestly, that could even be two sentences.

Oh, and if you aren't going to write out "okay," it should be written as "O.K."

Which is still bothersome. Just write it out. It is just two extra keystrokes.

Seriously, there is a red squiggly below the "ok" I wrote up there, and a squiggly below the one I just wrote.

That's a fun word.


Beyond that, the only other thing that bothered me was that these four ALWAYS ran into some sort of trouble. It's like they have a sign over them:

"Demons! Come Eat Me!"

The funny part, though, is that they ALL made it out alive. Side characters died, but them? Nope. The four little teenagers are just SO skilled in the art of demon-slaying.

The characters are what made this story so fun to read. They all have their own personality, even if they are a little cliche.

Max is the sarcastic, humored one. Oh, and he is a major power-house, and a jock. (which seems to be quite universal when it comes to Max's in books. o_o)

Carter is the geeky one with anger issues.

Abby is the tough-chick who is secretly a crybaby.

And Taya is the young, emotional teenager. She is also quite the brat.

The relationship between Abby and Max is pretty realistic. They've known each other all their lives, and their feelings developed over time. And you can tell that it wasn't all out of lust.

Taya and Carter, though...well...They don't have much of a relationship, but Taya has a HUGE crush on him, just a day after they met.

This reminds me of the Grimm tale, "Snow White and Rose Red." Or, at least, an episode of an anime based off the tale.

Prince#1: Snow White, I love you! I have for a long time!
Snow White: Oh, Prince, I love you, too!
Prince#2: *feeling all left out* Rose Red, I love you (even though I just met you about 5 minutes ago >_>)!
Rose Red: I love you, too! (Well, he is hott...Wouldn't mind getting married. I mean, my sister is...)

Don't you love my little skit? I do.

The ending of the book left off on a bit of a cliff-hanger. I am quite curious to see what'll happen. :D

The Demon Trapper's Daughter (Forsaken) by Jana Oliver

 The Demon Trapper's Daughter (Forsaken) by Jana Oliver
 The Demon Trapper's Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1)
Pages: 340
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Rating: 4/5

It’s the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.


In 2018, the world is overrun by demons, and it takes demon trappers--as well as hunters--to keep them at bay.

Riley's mother died, and to pay off all her medical bills, her father had to quit his teaching job to become a demon trapper. He is notably one of the best there is, and people claim that even Lucifer's beings fear him.

Riley is training to become a trapper, and if she makes it, will be the first girl in the guild. But, when she is on a mission, she gets her ass kicked. She thought it was a level-one, but I believe they found it to be a level-three (or working with a level three...).

Then suddenly, when her father and her friend Beck go out trapping, her father is killed. Beck and Riley both are crushed by the event, and they have to protect her father from the necromancers that want him, as well as protect themselves from the demons.

Oh, and it'd be nice not to strangle each other while they're at it!

Really, my issue with this book was that it was sooo slow. Maybe it was my fault. It took me so long to get through one page. It literally took me ten minutes to read five pages.

Stupid publishers...Making me feel slow.

I loved all the characters in this book...Well, except one: Simon.

Oh, Simon. So God-fearing.

Get a life. You're annoying.

Simon would be the type of religious person to shove his beliefs down your throat. I don't care HOW cute or blonde he is, he was annoying. He did NOTHING wrong! Nothing!

Oh, an how Riley kept calling him "my boyfriend" made me want to chuck the book.

Then there was the other boy (man?) in Riley's life: Denver, or "Beck." Beck would be the tortured soul in this triangle, but he's also flawed and a total bad-ass hottie. Even for a red-neck.

Now, most would complain that his dialogue is annoying, but I didn't mind it. It added to his character. If he is supposed to be a Southerner, have him talk like one, you know?

The only thing I found weird about Beck...

"I was gonna screw 'er, but then I thought about somethin'...Carrie Underwood. Man, that woman is fine. I would do anything to get 'er in bed." (Not exact, but you get the picture.)

His obsession with Carrie Underwood is odd. C'mon, Beck-o, don't ya notice most to all of her songs are man-bashing? If you sleep with her, her next single will be all about your one-night stand.

Oh, and she'll key your car.


Did I mention that the covers to these books are GORGEOUS?! Both the U.S. and the U.K. covers are just outstanding.

I THINK I may like the U.K. covers a bit more, though. :)

If I ever get the chance, I'm going to go on The Book Depository and get those editions.

Oh, and why is the third U.S. cover unmatching? It has the format of the U.K. editions. SO confused. >_<


My friend Christina read the very last page of the book, and claimed that it was cheesy. I don't agree. As I have read the whole book and knew what was going on, I found it to be quite fitting to the rest of the story.

All-in-all, this was a pretty good story, and I'm already ready to read Soul Thief. >:D

Beck <3

Friday, February 24, 2012

Airborne by Constance Sharper

Airborne by Constance Sharper

Airborne (Airborne Saga, #1)
Pages: 318
Publisher: ....... :D Self-published
Release Date: March 28, 2011
Rating: 2/5 stars
Avery knew she had a knack for attracting trouble, but even she is shocked when a six-foot-something harpie shows up on her doorstep. Coping with the existence of a mythological race? Okay. Unwittingly finding herself in the middle of a vicious harpie conflict? A little less okay. Having to rely on an arrogant harpie boy who gets under her skin? Now that is something Avery isn't sure she can handle.
** spoiler alert ** 
When visiting her brother in California, sixteen-year-old Avery finds a mysterious rock on the beach. Except, when she picked it up, it shattered, leaving a bruise in the palm of her hand.

On her first day back at her boarding in Alaska, a man, Mason, shows up at her door and tells her to give back the amulet she took.

He also tells her he is a harpie.

So now a group of evil harpies called The Band of Thieves (yeah, cleaver) are after her, and will stop at nothing to get the amulet.

Only problem--Avery is the amulet, now.

I really tried to love this book. I really did. I have never read a book about harpies before, so I thought it'd be cool to try this out.

I'll start off by saying that this is a self-published novel, and there are quite a few grammatical errors, problems with font edits (Like with the chapter headings), and some of the chapters start in the oddest places (like at the very bottom of a page).

At first, it was whatever, but as the book progressed, I became more and more annoyed with the missing words and punctuation. Even if it is self-published, have a friend or someone you know look it over.

Now we'll go over some other things that bothered me.
The Plot:
Warning: Spoilers in this section

Alright, so, this book started out fairly simple, what with was stated above, but about half-way through, it gets complicated.

So, the reason Mason was searching for the amulet was because he was exiled from the harpie society. It was never clearly stated, but Mason was sorta a prince (or, his father was...). He was exiled because he supposedly made a bargin with The Band. If he gives them the amulet, they will severely injure his lover's fiance`.

...I think.

In all this, both his lover's finace` and his father were killed. He was exiled for both murders because he called them out right before being killed.

It took me forever to piece that all together...

The Characters

Let's start with our main character. Avery was pathetic. I believe all she did was get kidnapped about five times and swoon over Mason. There was really nothing to relate to...I can't even find much to complain about simply because she did nothing...

Then there is the lovely, violent, butt-face of a harpie, Mason. I'm sorry, but I have first got to say that his sense of fashion is TERRIBLE. I don't get the whole trench coat thing to hide hufe-ass wings. Won't that just make him look like he has a hunch? And she keeps saying he is really tall and lanky...

Slender-man with a hunch-back? No thanks...

Besides that, he was just...I don't know. Forgettable. He did have his moments of charm--like when he went ape-shit in the jail cell--but maybe that's because I love anyone named Mason...^-^

But you are not off the hook, Mister! D:<

Mason just started off as a complete douche.

*Shove* Oh, sorry, sometimes I have temper issues...

Temper issues my ass...

Now, most people would think that Mikail is the main antagonist, but he wasn't THAT bad. Adalyn, however...First, you kill your fiance`, then you get your lover exiled, and then you turn him in? Oh no, Sweetie. That does not fly with me.

Honestly, I had a love-hate relationship with this book. I may or may not be continuing the series, but it won't be on my priority list...

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) 

Pages: 398
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: Janurary 11, 2011
Rating: 5/5 stars

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


So. Frexing. Amazing.

A new Earth has been discovered, and Amy goes along with her parents to be cryogenically frozen until the ship Godspeed lands.

It will take 300 years to get there.

But, Amy is unfrozen fifty years too early. She awakes to a world where everything is run by a tyrant, Eldest, and all the people on the ship are emotionless, except a few. Two being the ship's heir, Elder, and his best friend, Harley.

Together, they try to find out the mysteries of the ship, and who is trying to kill off the frozen passengers...

Across the Universe by Beth Revis is a frightening story, only because it is something that could happen. Maybe not in our lifetime, but not too far in the future.

Yes, this is obviously a Sci-Fi, but it is also so much more--distopian, mystery, a bit of romance. Not to mention GOOD, BELIEVABLE romance.

That is probably my favorite aspect of the book--the romance is not shoved down your throat. It's not fast. It started out as a simple fascination. Elder is the youngest person on the ship, and he has never seen someone with red hair, or anyone so pale (as everyone on the ship is olive-toned and has dark hair).

The antagonist, Eldest, is probably one of the most menacing characters ever. He rules with an iron fist, doing whatever he feels fit to keep the ship moving, even if it means taking people's free-will, forcing women to get pregnant (it's okay, they don't care~ :/), and killing whoever gets in his way.

Amy described him as being like Hitler. Yeah, this guy could be his twin.

This brings us to Amy, the odd-ball of the ship. The second she was unfrozen, she knew something was wrong with the ship. Amy is a smart heroine, and she actually does things to show it. She WANTS to help the ship, she WANTS to stop whoever is killing the frozens, so she TRIES. What's better is that she doesn't let her crush on Elder get in the way.

Elder was born on the ship, and lives with Eldest as his successor. He also feels there is something wrong with the way things are done, but he has been so corrupted by Eldest, he doesn't know what to do.

It doesn't seem right, but he knows no other way, so it MUST be right.

The story is far from predictable, and has so many twists and turns, it will leave you interested for more. The writing is also really well put together. This book has everything needed to be a five-star book

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)
Pages: 336
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Rating: 4/5

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.


Supernaturally is the second book to Paranormalcy, and I have got to say, it does NOT disappoint!

Evie has finally found the normal life she wanted. She now sees Lend every weekend, goes to school, AND now has a locker (that she loves). But now that she has her normalcy, she cant help but feel...bored (and can't help but hate her gym teacher, Miss Lynn--Huh. Wonder why it's just "Miss").

But she can't go back to IPCA, can she? Her boyfriend and his dad hate everything it stands for.

According to Raquel, everything is a mess back at the center; they need her. Raquel even tells her that she doesn't have to deal with the fey, anymore, because there is a new escort she can go in the Paths with.

Jack, the innocent, dimple-faced boy with a few screws loose. Jack, the only known human who can walk the Path without getting lost for eternity.

Jack, who like her, didn't know where he belonged.

Too bad he never took anything seriously.

Oh, bleep. What's a girl to do?

Supernaturally was an AMAZING sequel. I was never bored with it, at all. I really only have one complaint.


In Paranormaly, she was strong, independent. In this one she was, well...dependent, a compulsive liar, and kind of a bitch. Everything was about Lend. "I can't tell Lend this. Lend can't know about that."

And guess what? Lend found everything out, and was PISSED.

Now, I'm not the biggest fan of Lend. He's alright, but even in the previous book, I was more on the side of Reth, who hardly came into play in this one.

My favorite character in this has got to be Jack. He was just... Adorable. Crazy. Hyper. He was lost in the world, and it showed in his behaviour.
Jack was mid-jump when I burst into the room. I snatched his ankle, flipping him horizontal. He crashed down hard onto the bed and rolled off onto the floor.

And laughed.

"Let's do that again! But this time, I'll jump even higher!"

"No! No, you won't! What are you doing here?"

He sat up on the floor and shrugged. "I was bored."

I'm sorry, but he was adorable.

I can tell Jack will probably make a big appearance in Endlessly, and I can't wait to read some more about him. :3

This book was fast-paced, and had a way of making me laugh my bleeping ass off and being really deep.

Oh, and it's about the only series I don't mind "bleeping" out the curse words, because it's meant to be a joke. ;)

I recomend this to anyone who just wants a good laugh and is tired of the "typical" paranormal books. Because, let's face it. This series is pretty damn original.

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)

Pages: 325
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 29, 2008
Rating: 1/5

Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes; not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .


I'm done. I just simply couldn't finish this book. 50 pages left and I just don't care enough about the characters to continue.

This one stars Leslie (took me a second to remember her name). She is the best friend of Aishlyn, former main character. She lives a hard life at home, with her father being an alcoholic and her brother being a druggie and selling her into prostitution. Leslie is obsessed with tattoos, and wants one of her own. What she doesn't know is that the tattoo she wants will forever bind her to the king of the faery Dark Court, Irial.

So, we had Summer Girls and Winter Girls. Now we have the Shadow Girls. Yay~ :/

Really, the only interesting part of the plot is her home life, and that is just simply mentioned in the beginning of the book, and barely touched upon again.

Leslie as a main character was boring and forgetable. Every time I picked up this book, it took me a second to realize who she was! I just have to say one thing:

Being obsessed with tattoos is NOT a personality trait. Characters need substance. Being obsessive is a trait, but NOT when it's being forced upon you by magic. :)

That brings us to interests(?), Irial and Niall.

The scenes between her and either of them is sickening.

Leslie: Ohheyy~ *Touch touch*
Them: I will protect you.
Leslie: Okayy~ *feel feel*
Me: -_- *Puke puke*

Irial and Niall are both part of the Dark Court (though, as you know from the first, Niall left it for the Summer Court), which makes them addictive to humans. Humans become "drunk" when they touch know, like kissing...or sex.

Niall actually has feelings for Leslie. Don't know why, but he does. Irial...I don't even know. I got the impression that he's used many human girls over the years.

I understand that these faeries are old, but I just couldn't stand the old speech. As time passes, they should pass with it. So, like, talk like normal people as to fit in.

The one star went to the writing, because let's face it, it's pretty damn good.

That is all I have to say. I just don't care enough about the book to downright
bash it.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Door Near Here by Heather Quarles

A Door Near Here by Heather Quarles
Pages: 240

Without even noticing, 15-year-old Katherine has become the head of her household. She hasn't had time to notice. Her single mother, an out-of-work alcoholic, has been in bed for weeks, leaving Katherine and her three younger siblings to band together and fend for themselves. But it has gotten harder and harder to maintain any sort of stability. There's no time for housework, food and money are running out, and the kids' teachers are starting to get suspicious. Worst of all, Katherine's youngest sister, Alisa, seems to be losing her grip on reality; she is obsessed with finding a door to the imaginary land of Narnia. And the longer they all struggle to maintain their pretense of normality, the more they have to fear--and to lose.

This book actually made me seriously, very sad. Like not crying sad but like, oh my gosh, kids out there are actually living like that. Heather gave me a real eye-opener through this book into the lives of kids who have alcoholic parents.  Now I know that not all kids in this situation are exactly the same, but they are similar.

The characters are Katherine, Douglas, Tracey, Alisa, the mom, and Mr. Douglas.
Katherine is the strong-willed 14-year-old who wants nothing but the best for her younger siblings. Douglas is the know-it-all brother who is harmless as a teddybear and doesn't like seeing his mother or family like it is.  Tracey is the ever-so-popular girl who also wants to help but doesn't exactly know how to.  Alisa is the youngest and she is kind of insane, but for an eight-year-old girl, it happens.  She thinks that she can go to Narnia (because she is obsessed with the C.S. Lewis books), to help her family.  She's adorable really.  the mom, she is an alcoholic whom we don't see very often because quite usually she's locked in her room in a drunk sleep.  Mr. Douglas is Katherine's religious teacher who in the end proves a loyal friend.

The plot of this books is kind of obvious, it's about four siblings with an alcoholic mother, who just want to get enough food to make it through the night.

This book, being so small and so good as it was, only took me about a day to read it.  My heart goes out to anyone in this situation.

Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
Pages: 637


~~~Okay, this is the official review now :)~~

Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power - and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .
Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.

There are way to many characters to even name actually, but the main character for the second book is obviousley Eona. Amazing character, not your average girl, trust me.

"The plot, she thickens!"
This was an amazing plot, it kept me totally entranced the entire time, like I never wanted to put this book down. Darn school. >:'(

Seriously, this book took me like a day and a half to read only because it was like the most amazing book I've read in my life! <3

I realize that I haven't told you much about this book in this review, and I know, I'm sorry, but I did that on purpose becuase I want you to go out and get the dang book!!!!!!

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
Pages: 450

After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea—each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower. In 1987, he finds Eddie Dean, The Prisoner, a heroin addict. In 1964, he meets Odetta Holmes, the Lady of Shadows, a young African-American heiress who lost her lower legs in a subway accident and gained a second personality that rages within her. And in 1977, he encounters Jack mort, Death, a pusher responsible for cruelties beyond imagining. Has Roland found new companions to form the ka-tet of his quest? Or has he unleashed something else entirely?

This book was actually not as good as the first one. I'm not going to say it was terrible because it really wasn't, it was just vvvvvvveeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy sssssllllllooooowwwwww. The main characters are the gunslinger, odetta/detta walker, eddie, and jack mort.
The gunslinger is tall dark and handsome, jk he's missing two fingers because they got bit off by these lobstrosities. (not sure exactly what they are) But he is pretty bada----uhhhh? yeah, anyway, he means well but he's not very good at showing emotion. Eddie, your average heroine addict. Jack Mort, I can't really describe him because there's not much to say, he's pretty much insane, and he maimes people for fun.  Then there's Detta/Odetta walker. The schizophrenic of the book, yet she doesn't know it.  Odetta is your very well-mannered, beautiful on the inside and out black woman, but Detta walker, is your average down-dirty, ghetto, blakc woman. (I only say black to give people a look at her personality, NO RACISM!)

The plot of this story is still the same as the first book, the gunslinger is trying to get to his precious tower, using anybody that he needs to to get there. With I think 9 books, it seems like he's never going to get there. -_-

It took me forever to read this book, I'm not even going to attempt to count how many days because I'd read 20 pages, then put it down, then wait a couple days and do it all over again. It was insanity, and I was ready for the book to be over.

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
Pages: 528

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

I actually really liked this book.  The first one (which I read before I started the blog) was kind of slow, and I couldn't get into it.  But this book started off right away.

The characters that matter are Lena, Ethan, Ridley, Macon, Liv, and Link. I can't really explain any of the characters to be honest without spoiling the story, because Kami Garcia did such a great job incorperating the plot of the story into how her characters think, act, and feel, you can't just pick them apart. The characters in a nutshell though are:
Lena - beautiful, confused, frightened
Ethan - lovestruck, determined, irrational
Ridley - sexy, terrifying, annoying
Macon - sturdy, intelligent, kind
Liv - outgoing, way-to-smart, cute
Link - annoying, talks-to-much, scardy-cat

The plot of this story was incredible. The first book left a little bit to be desired but lo and behold the second book met my standards, which are very high.

I read this book in like two days. In reality it took me like two weeks because I was reading three other books along with that one. So subtracting all of the dead-space between books, it was about two days.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Pages: 304

It hasn't taken me this long to finish this book, I've had it done, I just haven't been able to put it up yet. (Just saying).

I'm going to be honest, I hated te first book, but after reading the second one I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was actually a pretty amazing book.It definately met my standards and it lost my "plot-stealing" state of mind.  I really liked it.

The characters were Ever, Damen, Haven, Miles, and a new chaacter added was Roman.  He was pretty sexy. ;) A lot better than Damen. (Plot spoiler) Even though you can kinda tell as soon as he comes in you know he's the bad guy, and him being the bad guy just makes him that much better.  So anyway, yeah, the characters just about stayed the same except for the fact that Drina wasn't in this book and Roman was.

The plot was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I'm going to be honest I wasn't giving Alyson Noel a lot of credit, but now I'm giving it all back.  I have been humbled because this plot was really good.  I'm not going to soil the plot, go start reading the series yourself. 

This book only took me about a day to read due to the fact that it's super short, and it was really good.  For the first time time in my life, I take back my first opinions of a book series.