Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Firelight [book review]

Author: Sophie Jordan

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki--a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she's irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away--if it dies she will be left as human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses and ancient divide. (via Goodreads)

Rating: ★★★★★

I didn't hear about this book and I certainly wouldn't have picked it up to read it but a big thanks to Val over at Truth Be Told who pushed me into reading it because it was so, so good. I couldn't agree more. The read was something new. Draki, descendants from dragons. I'd never read a dragon book before and to be honest I was kind of iffy about it. I thought it would be weird but it soooo wasn't. A forbidden love? The phrase itself makes me hold my breath a bit. I'm a sucker for romance. A hopeless romantic, you could say. "A hunter in love with it's prey." It was such a good story. It wasn't the least bit complicated to catch up with draki and their culture. Which is a plus! The ending is killing me though! I don't know how I'm going to survive waiting to see what will happen next! So all in all I would definitely recommend you to go and read Firelight. It's a beautiful story. You'll love it!

Sealed with love

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Creatures [book review]

Beautiful Creatures

Author: Kami Garcia &Margaret Stohl

There were no surprises in GatlinCounty
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. (via Goodreads)

Rating: ★★★★★

Beautiful Creatures is such an AMAZING read! I have never read a book about witches..I mean Casters (C.A.S.T.E.R.S. such a cool name right?). Kami and Margaret did a fantastic job with this story *cue the applause.* And letting Ethan be the main character was just plain genius! We get to read how Ethan would react under certain situations and it's not everyday us girls see what's really going on in a guys head and what he's feeling. Anyway, to be honest, I didn't even know if I wanted to buy this book. It was thick. It had over 400 pages. So I was surprised when I started reading and I couldn't put the book down. (BTW I finished it in 1.5 days!) Thanks to Beautiful Creatures I LOVE FAT BOOKS NOW! :)

P.S. Don't judge a book by how many pages it has because you might be missing out on a great read!

you know you love me

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ghost Town [book review]

Ghost Town
Author: Rachel Caine

Synopsis: While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this Vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town being to slowly forget who they are--even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save Morganville. (via Goodreads)

Rating: ★★★★★

Gosh, I missed the gang (Shane, Eve, Claire, Michael). Shh! Don't tell Shane but I'm liking Myrnin more and more with each book; I love his wacky-ness. With that said, Rachel didn't disappoint. Ghost Town was awsome! There is always a new obstacle the gang has to face that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Anyways, O.M.G. What is it with authors and cliffhangers? It drives me insane! LOL just kidden. But still, I was not expecting that ending, total shocker. Now I want the next installment of the series "Bite Club."
If you're a fan of the Morganville Vampires I suggest you go and get your hands on Ghost Town. And if you don't I'll tell Myrnin to come after you. Bahahahahaha!

And if you haven't read the Morganville Vampires series you really should. I promise you won't be disappointed.

you know you love me

Friday, November 12, 2010


My apologies for the lack of posts! I haven't had my laptop in a couple of weeks. But no worries now. We shall return to regular programming! (:
Winner of the Crescendo Twitter giveaway!
Congrats to @finklv!
Her question was: "#CrescendoXO I want to ask Nora's mom why she never gave Patch a chance?"
Great question! It makes you wonder, does Nora's mom know more than we think? hmmm...