Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2)

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer Armentrout
There is need. And then there is Fate...

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.


Interpretation: 5/5-- And if a rating such as 100000000/100000000 exists, believe me I would have given it to this one!!! Such an amazing sequel!!! I am left speechless... just go buy this one NOW if you still don't have it!!! 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)

Spellbound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. 

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.  Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?


Interpretation 4/5-- what a great way to wrap up an epic series!

Monday, April 9, 2012

eARC Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1)
by Leigh Bardugo 
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. 
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. 
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.


Interpretation: 4/5 froggies-- different yet beautiful writing that plunges you into an imaginative world! A series that will keep you on your toes.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Waiting on... Sunday?

I know it's supposed to be Waiting on Wednesday.. but I can't wait until Wednesday to post this book I just recently discovered!!! So behold and do the girly squeal I just did after reading the blurb ;-)

Love and Other Perishable Items

Love and Other Perishable Items
by Laura Buzo

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Love is awkward, Amelia should know. 

From the moment she sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him. It's problematic, since Chris, 21, is a sophisticated university student, while Amelia, 15, is 15.

Amelia isn't stupid. She knows it's not gonna happen. So she plays it cool around Chris—at least, as cool as she can. Working checkout together at the local supermarket, they strike up a friendship: swapping life stories, bantering about everything from classic books to B movies, and cataloging the many injustices of growing up. As time goes on, Amelia's crush doesn't seem so one-sided anymore. But if Chris likes her back, what then? Can two people in such different places in life really be together? Through a year of befuddling firsts—first love, first job, first party, and first hangover—debut author Laura Buzo shows how the things that break your heart can still crack you up.

The blurb... the cover... *sigh* isn't it brilliant!?!?!?! Sadly we'd have to wait until December for this one. :-<

eARC Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon
by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.


Interpretation: 5/5!!! Eeeeeep! I am on a roll here! If you skip this book on your TBR pile, you're going to MISS OUT on an epic roller coaster ride of a wonderful story!!

Warning: There may be spoilers ahead!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

eARC Review: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Hemlock (Hemlock, #1)Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control. 

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk. 

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf. 

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.


Interpretation: 5/5 - One of my favorite love triangles. Don't miss out on an epic journey of love, heartbreak and friendship :-)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Second Chance Read #1: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Before anything else, what is this "Second Chance Read"? Second Chance Read is a segment in my blog wherein I get to pick a book (may or may not be recently published) which everybody claims to be great but which I failed to see long before it became a hype. Sometimes when I get bombarded with too much YA or when I just finished an awesome book, the book that I pick up after it suffers because I'm nowhere near getting over the former (even if I wanted to). These are the books which I didn't finish because I was looking for a certain pull that will make me engaged to it but wasn't able to find it in its first few chapters. So I'm ready to look at these books the other way, and read it without judgment as if reading it the first time. :-)

US edition Cover:

Delirium (Delirium, #1)  Delirium (Delirium, #1)

Much better cover (Hungarian Edition):

Delírium (Delírium, #1)

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. 

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.


Interpretation: MINDBLOWINGLY AWESOME!!!! Took my freaking breath away!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Recent Book Grabs (ARCs and Published books)

These are the goodies i just got recently :") Spare me for here comes a couple of books adding up to my endless TBR pile!! If only I could read everything at once.... 

Kill Me Softly
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.