Sunday, February 26, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Fallen

Title: Fallen
Series: Fallen ⋯ Book 1
Author: Lauren Kate
Pages: 452
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.

Review: I love, love, loved it!!! I loved the gothic theme, and the mystery that went on for most of the book. I had heard enough about the book beforehand that I knew what the big secret was, which was kinda disappointing, but it was still a good book. On a happier note, while I was reading I was able to figure out who was all involved, and I usually never figure out mysteries.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Shatter Me

Title: Shatter Me
Series: Shatter Me ⋯ Book 1
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. 

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now. 

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Review: I loved this book so much! The writing style was different than I'm used to, so it took me a bit longer to finish the book, but I still loved it. I can't wait for the next book.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Everneath

Title: Everneath
Series: Everneath ⋯ Book 1
Author: Brodi Ashton
Pages: 370
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever. 

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. 

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. 

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Review: I absolutely loved this book! It was amazing, and I couldn't put it down. I loved how the events leading up to the Feed were interspersed though out the story, how that backstory kind of followed the timeline of the present. That probably doesn't make sense, but I don't know how else to explain it. I loved the writing style and I loved reading from Nikki's point-of-view (hers was the only one, but I still loved it). 

For about ten minutes after I finished the book I just sat still, and tried to work out all of my feelings. I was immensely overjoyed because Everneath was just. So. Good. I also felt sad because the book was done and I wanted more. I can't wait for the next Everneath book to come out, I already know it will be fantastic.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Review ⋯ My Soul to Save

Title: My Soul to Save
Series: Soul Screamers ⋯ Book 2
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 279
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….

Review: I loved this book! I liked how much Kaylee wanted to help Addy, even though it was dangerous. I got frustrated with Tod though, for how he went about trying to save Addy. The book was really well written and I can't wait to start the next one, My Soul to Keep.

My review of My Soul to Take: [here]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Review ⋯ My Soul to Take

Title: My Soul to Take
Series: Soul Screamer ⋯ Book 1
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 279
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

Review: When I started My Soul to Take a few days ago, I had no idea what actually happened in it even though I'd read it before. As expected, it was still really good. I love Nash and Tod! 

I'm kind of in a review slump, so this all I'm going to say at the moment. Sorry it's not longer.