Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card

Friday, 31 January 2014 0 comments

Ender's Shadow (Ender's Shadow #1), by Orson Scott Card

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian

Rating: 1.5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "If Julian Delphiki, known as “Bean,” has learned anything from living on the streets, it’s how to survive. And not with fists—he is too small for that—but with brains.

Bean is a genius with a magician’s ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness. What could be a better quality in a future general to lead Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race?

Recruited for Battle School, a military installation designed to select and train children as future officers in the International Fleet, Bean meets Ender Wiggin: soon to become his best friend, and his greatest rival….

Readers can revisit the events of Ender’s Game through the eyes of Bean in this companion or parallel novel. Readers who have not read Ender’s Game will want to read it as soon as they finish Ender’s Shadow. As Orson Scott Card says, “these two books complement and fulfill each other.”


  • Umm.. do I have to review this? I'm sorry if my opinion is different than others.
  • Eww. I'm sorry, but I hated this book. It was boring and really nothing like Ender's Game. I wanted it to be amazing, but it wasn't even close. :/

Arise, by Tara Hudson

Arise (Hereafter #2), by Tara Hudson

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Ghosts

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Every second he spent with me, every instant he touched me was like a slow-working poison... I had to end this, now.

When dark spirits threaten to hurt the people Amelia cares for most, she will do whatever it takes to protect the. 

Joshua has his own reasons for meeting Amelia at the New Orleans St Louis Number One cemetery at midnight.

Together they will join in a powerful ritual - both knowing that once Amelia steps inside the Voodoo Circle, everything will change, forever."


  • ... Why wasn't this as good as the first? I really wanted it to be...
  • The characters weren't as strong in this one as in the first. The story was good, but I didn't feel the goodness as I thought I would. What happened?

Love Reborn, by Yvonne Woon

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 0 comments

Love Reborn (Dead Beautiful #3), by Yvonne Woon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Renée and Dante are dying. The soul they share cannot sustain them both, and they're quickly running out of time. 

But Renée has in her possession a legendary chest said to contain the secret to eternal life-if only they could solve the clues that lie within it. With both the Liberum, a Brotherhood of the Undead, and a team of Monitors, led by Renée's own grandfather, in hot pursuit, Renée and Dante must keep the chest safe or risk having it fall into the wrong hands. 

With the help of a mysterious letter-writer called only Monsieur, Renée and Dante follow a series of clues that lead them on a treacherous journey across Europe. They seek the Netherworld, a legendary chasm where souls go to be cleansed. It's their only chance at a fresh start, but with it comes a terrible choice, one they never imagined they would be forced to make. 

The third novel in the acclaimed Dead Beautiful series is a haunting story of sacrifice, loyalty, and a love that can never die."


  • I wanted the ENDING TO BE BETTER, WHY? WHY? 
  • I was waiting for that big BOOM, for that excitement to happen, but it never did happen. Where was this goodiness? :/
  • The ending was predictable and I needed something bigger and better. :( Why did the trilogy have to be ruined?

Life Eternal, by Yvonne Woon

Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful #2), by Yvonne Woon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Other Dead Beautiful Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Renée Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Renée can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin. 

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to an end, and each passing day means one less that she will spend with the boy who shares her soul.

Just when Renée has almost given up hope, she learns of the Nine Sisters-brilliant scholars who, according to legend, found a way to cheat death. She can't shake the feeling that they are somehow connected to her dreams, strange visions that hint at a discovery so powerful, and so dangerous, that some will stop at nothing to protect it. 

Renée thought she knew the truth about life and death. But there is a secret woven through history that holds the only hope for Dante and Renée. Unless they find answers soon, their time together is doomed to be cut short."


  • I'm getting sick and tired of the same concepts over and over again. The series should've stayed as one book. For me, a three-star rating really isn't too good, but that's what I really thought of this novel, what could I do?
  • The story was too over-exaggerated. The characters were too "macho," and I didn't "feel" for them as much as I thought I would have like I did in the first book.
  • The romance wasn't that strong either, and I wanted better.

Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 0 comments

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1), by Kendare Blake

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Other Anna Books

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas's life."


  • I never expected for this one to be that good. 'Anna Dressed in Blood' was bloody good. I need more, as soon as possible.
  • It was so exotic and eerie. I normally don't enjoy ghost stories, but this one took place in a unpopular setting- Canada, and the whole story behind Anna was magnificent. The author did a great job creeping between the lines and captivating the readers. I was definitely surprised, but in a good way.
  • Cas was a strong character, I normally don't read books coming from a male's perspective because there aren't many out there, and my wish got granted.
  • I was hooked in from beginning to end and still need more.

Just Like Fate, by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Sunday, 26 January 2014 0 comments

Just Like Fate,  by Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party and live her life.

The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she's about to live them both.

Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted.

Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending..."


  • I was really happy with what this book turned out to be. The plot definitely had a twist, and it was captivating and moving. It was kind of a pick-and-choose your direction type of book, except it was the character's decision on which path to take. Both Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young tricked us on that, and they're amazing authors, so they've done it brilliantly.
  • This was definitely moving and beautiful, I can't wait for more from these two amazing authors.

The Originals, by Cat Patrick

The Originals, by Cat Patrick

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science-fiction

Other Cat Patrick Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up believing they were identical triplets.

Then they learned the truth...

and no one else can know.

Now, to the outside world, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one seventeen-year-old daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, pursuing extracurriculars, and even dating.

Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, the one person who can help her realize she's not a carbon copy of the others - she's an individual with unique dreams and desires. Digging deeper into her background and her mother's role in her life, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created."


  • Cat Patrick always pleases me. She figures out the most interesting story concepts, and it just makes me squeal inside when I get to read another one of her books. Clones are a concept that I normally don't get to read a lot about, so I'm very happy that I am getting to.
  • This story just sucked me in from the start. The characters were so... yummy, I never wanted the story to end. I was absolutely hooked in and happy with the outcome of this book, and I can't wait to see what else Cat Patrick will come up with. :)

Champion, by Marie Lu

Saturday, 25 January 2014 0 comments

Champion (Legend #3), by Marie Lu

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian

Other Legend Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. 

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defence. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything. 

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion."


  • This was the perfect ending to the Legend trilogy. All throughout the trilogy, there were a lot of fights and gorgeous romance. In one way, I do want more, but it's the perfect ending and I almost couldn't ask for a better romance. I was so proud of the outcome and am looking forward to more Marie Lu.
  • Day and June have gone through a lot together, and by the end, you could tell that they love each other so much. BEAUTIFUL.

Once We Were, by Kat Zhang

Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2), by Kat Zhang

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian

Other Hybrid Chronicles Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "I'm lucky just to be alive."

Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away.

Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Surrounded by others like them, the girls learn how to temporarily disappear to give each soul some much-needed privacy. Eva is thrilled at the chance to be alone with Ryan, the boy she’s falling for, but troubled by the growing chasm between her and Addie. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion.

Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom? Faced with uncertainty and incredible danger, their answers may tear them apart forever."


  • The first book in the series was phonomenal. The concept was gorgeous and I've never read anything similar before. I want more series to be as good as this one, and I think that more people should read this, ASAP. 
  • This one wasn't as strong as the first novel, but I did like it. I wanted more.. drama. I wish that Eva and Addie learned to be more independent, I found that they relied on each other too much. I really liked this, and am looking forward for the next novel.

Kiss of Death, by Lauren Henderson

Kiss of Death (Scarlett Wakefield #4), by Lauren Henderson

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

Other Scarlett Wakefield Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Scarlett thought Dan McAndrew's murder was long behind her, but when she and her classmates arrive in Edinburgh for a weeklong field trip, she's startled to be joined by her old St. Tabby's cohorts--and enemies--who are visiting the area on a field trip as well. Even more startling, Callum, Dan's surviving twin, is in the area--and his cold treatment leaves Scarlett wondering what's changed, especially when a series of attacks makes her believe that someone's out to get her for her past mistakes. Would Callum ever hurt her, though? And what's Scarlett to make of her conflicting feelings for Callum, now that Jase isn't around? Even more upsetting, why is her most trusted confidante, Taylor, acting distant and dismissive?'


  • Having the be the finale is a good thing, it's the perfect length with the absolute perfect ending. I'm so proud of what this series came to be. Scarlett became a much independent young women who has gone through a lot, including love and death. I'm so proud of this beautiful masterpiece. <3

Kiss in the Dark, by Lauren Henderson

Kiss in the Dark (Scarlett Wakefield #3), by Lauren Henderson

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

Other Scarlett Wakefield Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "With Dan McAndrew's murder finally behind her, Scarlett has high hopes for a fresh start at Wakefield Hall Collegiate, the elite English boarding school her grandmother runs. Unfortunately, those hopes are dashed when her nemesis, the infamous Plum Saybourne, is transferred to the school. Plum wastes no time turning Scarlett's impressionable classmates against her.

But fighting doesn't solve everything and things only get worse after Scarlett becomes entangled in a mysterious death on campus. A reluctant sleuth, Scarlett is compelled to investigate because she wants to protect someone close to her. She never imagines that she'll uncover secrets related to her parents' fatal accident so many years ago. . . ."


  • I started off reading this series at the second book, and I really liked it by the end. The mystery was thrilling and sucked me in from the beginning. 
  • I found that this one wasn't as good as the second, and I wish everything started off fresh- new mystery involving new characters. It seems that the author doesn't have any ideas for more mysteries...?
  • Scarlett was the same as always. She's very confident and knows what she's doing. 
  • I did get a little bored sometimes with this novel but that didn't stop me from thinking that it was amazing.

Anime Review: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Friday, 24 January 2014 0 comments

      Hey fellow okatus and bookworms! I've never done this before in my whole history of reviewing and blogging- anime reviewing.

     I've never watched anime before since a few weeks ago, but I'm now obsessed, thanks to my best friend. She's been watching anime for many years, and I've recently got into it now, and it's basically part of my life now- right next to reading. This is the first anime that I've watched, and it changed the way I see life, I'll explain below.

      This anime is called Puella Magi Madoka Magica. It's basically about this girl named Madoka. (She's the girl with the pink hair and dress above) Madoka and her friends go to this posh school in Japan, and one day a new girl (Homura, girl with black hair) shows up and introduces herself. Homura is very mysterious and quiet. A little fox-cat creature shows up to Madoka and she is frightened because it talks. This creature's name is Kyubey, pronounced QB. Homura warns Madoka not to associate with this creature. Madoka has a close friend- Sayaka, the girl with the blue hair, also gets associated with Kyubey. Kyubey announces that he is basically "the master of people called magical girls." These magical girls have different skills and abilities, and their purpose is to fight witches. The catch is- you're allowed one wish to be granted. The wish can be anything, from becoming a billionaire, to eternal life. The 12 episode-series is about Madoka's and Sayaka's association with magical girls and the experiences that they go through. 

         Don't worry, I won't spill any spoilers, I would've died if someone told me anything while I was watching the series. One thing- YOU WILL BECOME ADDICTED AND WILL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE UNTIL YOU FINISH THE SERIES, just warning you here. I finished it in a matter of days and it's left me wanting more.

          This anime was amazing, and has made me want to watch more and similar animes to this one. The concept is so much fun, and the acting is spectacular. Watch this in English Dub if you can, it's much better that way. I've heard that there's a manga, but I never tried it out because the anime is pretty much the same thing, except you're watching it instead of reading it. The whole series was fast-paced and beautiful. I cried so many times.

           The ending broke me. I felt that I got slapped in a face with a brick after I figured out the MAIN PROBLEM. I cried so much, I felt like I was suffocating. The ending was amazing and surprising. <3 

            The characters are amazing and I felt that I could relate to them 100%. My favourites from greatest to least were- Homura, Kyoko, Mami, Madoka, and Sayaka. If you watch it, you'll hopefully understand why I chose who.

             I just found out that there's going to be a live-action movie, and there's a movie that continues after the ending I just watched! So, I'm fangirling a little here. :)

             Thank you so much to the creators for you know, creating perfection (100/10) and to Mel, for getting me obsessed with anime and for telling me about this GORGEOUS THING. ILY. 

              Here's the link on YouTube for the first episode, if you want to give it a try, because I will love you forever, and if you do, then comment below telling me what you think -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvbUJtmvooI


Racing Savannah, by Miranda Kenneally

Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4), by Miranda Kenneally

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…"


  • Racing Savannah was a great addition to the Hundred Oaks series. Savannah was a great main character and I liked the way she thought.
  • I can't wait for more from this amazing author, the way she writes is deep and fantastic. I love this series!

The Time Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, by Bianca Turetsky

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra (The Time Traveling Fashionista #3), by Bianca Turetsky

Genre: Chick-lit, time-traveling

Other Time Traveling Fashionista Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Walk, talk, and dress like an Egyptian.
When Louise Lambert tries on a lavender Grecian gown during a visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, she feels a familiar tug and falls back in time, arriving at the dusty base of an enormous pyramid. She has landed in ancient Egypt...or has she?
It turns out that Louise is on the legendary Old Hollywood film set of Cleopatra, but her time there is short-lived. Rummaging through the wardrobe tent, Louise gets her hands on a pearl necklace that dates back to 51 BC, and she suddenly finds herself whisked away once more, this time to the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt. Gold and jewels shimmer in the Egyptian sunlight, but poisonous snakes and dangerous enemies also roam the palace halls. Louise quickly learns that life as a handmaiden to Queen Cleopatra is much more treacherous--and fashionable--than she ever could have imagined."


  • This series is so much fun, I love "tagging along" with Louise on her adventures, and this time we're in the Middle East, what could be better than that? I loved how the story started off with ending up at the set of "Cleopatra," and then all the way to 51 BC. This was excellent.
  • Louise has grown up so much. She's not scared of who she is, and she finds out things that she didn't know about herself everyday. I'm proud of her and can't wait to read about where another dress will take her next!

In the Age of Love and Chocolate, by Gabrielle Zevin

Thursday, 23 January 2014 0 comments

In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright #3), by Gabrielle Zevin

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian

Other Birthright Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "All These Things I’ve Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.

Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life. 
In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin’s writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place."


  • This was one of my favourite trilogies ever. Gabrielle Zevin has basically created perfection over here and I NEED MORE. I MEAN MORE GABRIELLE ZEVIN. Elsewhere and Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac are on my top to-read list. 
  • The ending of this one was okay, a little emotional but good overall. I wish the whole book itself would've been stronger, but it was enjoyable and likeable. 

Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine #2), by Ransom Riggs

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London the peculiar capital of the world. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reacting experience."


  • First things first- the first novel was better. I wish that the author would've sticked with one book, in my opinion, it would've been better that way. This one wasn't as powerful and as good as I thought it will be, but of course, the photos were peculiar and the events weren't so uninteresting.
  • I wish that the author explained what had happened in the end of the previous novel. I read a lot and don't always get the whole recap of what happened, I would've liked that.
  • This was great, and of course will read on to the third novel for more romance and peculiarness. :)

Deadly, by Sara Shepard

Deadly, (Pretty Little Liars # 14), by Sara Shepard

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Deadly, the fourteenth volume in Sara Shepard's YA Pretty Little Liars series, delivers more juicy scandals, dark secrets, and shocking plot twists. This #1 New York Times bestselling series is also a hit ABC Family original TV show.

High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have all done horrible things—things that would put them behind bars if anyone ever found out. And their stalker "A" knows everything.

So far A has kept their secrets, using them to torture the girls. But now A's changed the game. Suddenly the girls are hauled in for questioning, and all their worlds begin to unravel. If A's plan succeeds, Rosewood's pretty little liars will be locked away for good. . . ."


  • I just get a little frustrated with this series because it never ends. That's basically my only problem. This book was amazing and I can't wait for the finale, whenever that will be. -.-

Endure, by Carrie Jones

Endure, (Need # 4) by Carrie Jones

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Other Need Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers."


  • This definitely wasn't the best of the series. I thought that it was okay but still could've been much better. I wanted it to be enjoyable and interesting, but I really didn't get much of that except for some of the romance. The truth is, I really wanted the series to end as soon as possible but I still wanted to see what would happen. The romance in this one was strong and it answered all of my questions. Overall, the series was okay and not bad.

Entice, by Carrie Jones

Sunday, 19 January 2014 0 comments

Entice (Need #3), by Carrie Jones

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Faeries, Paranormal Romance

Other Need Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't turned into just any pixie. . . She's Astley's queen."


  • This series just keeps on having the same outcome every time. I really don't expect better each time. I will finish the series because I do want to know what will happen. 
  • I really thought that this one could've been more stronger. I wanted to like it much more than I did.
  • The only really interesting part was when Zara went to Scotland. The way she described the atmosphere was gorgeous. 

Captivate, by Carrie Jones

Captivate (Need #2), by Carrie Jones

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Faeries

Other Need Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.

There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined..."


  • Now I found that this series is getting a little too boring, and you know, I don't like to get bored much.
  • I found that the pixie thing is too repetitive. Every single sentence almost has the word "pixie" in it. Ugh.
  • I liked this, don't get me wrong, I'll continue to read the rest of the series- it's just that I don't want to be basically kicked out of the series because that's what the author is making me do. I really want to continue to enjoy reading this series and hopefully, I will.

Need, by Carrie Jones

Need (Need #1), by Carrie Jones

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Faeries, Paranormal Romance

Other Need Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear."


  • I needed a good paranormal novel, and I finally got it. I've lately been also reading about faeries, and I didn't seem to like them and I thought that that would be the end of my faery reading, but it wasn't. Need was really good.
  • I love the whole phobia obsession thing. It's absolutely brilliant.
  • Zara was a great character who was confident and knew what she wanted to do. She was smart and wise. 
  • I really liked this one and am currently continuing on with the rest of the series!

Hollywood Hills, by Aimee Friedman

Hollywood Hills (Alexa & Holly #3), by Aimee Friedman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Other Alexa & Holly Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Get your drama on as the girls from New York Times bestseller SOUTH BEACH and its sexy sequel, FRENCH KISS, strut back into the limelight in another sizzling tale of romance, friendship, and crushes.

Celebrity sightings. Sizzling nightlife. Endless shopping.
Hollywood, here they come...

Alexa: She's stopped believing in love at first sight....but can a Hollywood heartbreaker make her look twice? 

Holly: When a collision with destiny pulls her heart in two directions, which path will she choose? Either way, this trip will change everything.

With one week to go before graduation, Alexa and Holly take off on a whirlwind trip to L.A. Can they handle the drama?"


  • This was the second best out of the trilogy. I liked it overall, but I felt that something was missing. How could Holly's parents suddenly be so AWOL and how could they not be strict at all? Remember the first book? Now, that was hectic.
  • Hollywood was a nice place to have the setting go through. We find that not a lot of books have that "setting," without the characters being some sort of movie star or pop star.
  • I'm sad to see this trilogy go, but three books is the perfect ending.

French Kiss, by Aimee Friedman

French Kiss (Alexa & Holly #2), by Aimee Friedman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Other Alexa & Holly Books

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Get your drama on as the girls from the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, SOUTH BEACH, strut back into the limelight in another sizzling spring break tale of romance, friendship, and crushes gone bad.

Two beautiful girls. One sexy city. 
Endless opportunities for l'amour.

When ALEXA ST. LAURENT falls in love, she falls hard. Can she keep her cool after meeting a French guy who's too good to be true and too hard to resist?

For HOLLY JACOBSON, being in love with her boyfriend, Tyler, is as natural as breathing. But there's no denying that Alexa's Parisian cousin Pierre takes Holly's breath away....

On a whirlwind rendezvous in Paris, the City of Love, Alexa and Holly are about to discover that everything sounds sexier in French. "


  • I have to say, after reading all three books in the trilogy in a day, I think that this was the worst one. It was by far the most cheesiest and boring out of the three, not that it was bad. I thought that it overall was okay, but you know, could've been better.
  • First of all, PARIS? Couldn't they have gone somewhere more unique and different? Paris is a beautiful city, don't get me wrong, but I find that it's too much captured by the media these days and that other places, such as South Beach, really isn't. I liked the first novel even because of the location they went to. It was different and.. nice. 
  • I know that the author wanted Pierre, Alexa's cousin in the book, but maybe she could've done it in some surprising way? And Alexa is from France, which makes it even more all about her. :/
  • As the usual, the characters were great, but the whole setting wasn't.

South Beach, by Aimee Friedman

South Beach (Alexa & Holly #1), by Aimee Friedman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Other Alexa & Holly Books

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "HOT SAND. HOT CLUBS. HOT GUYS.
What more could two girls want? Try the same guy.


On a trip to a place where anything can happen -- and does -- two ex-best friends discover that a chance encounter can lead to the chance of a lifetime.

HOLLY: Dream date or bad fate? She wants true love--and a break from her strict parents. Perhaps a spring fling will do?

ALEXA: Flirting with destiny or flirting with disaster? The guy of her dreams turns out to be her friend's first love. How far is she willing to go?

This year, Spring Break is going to be scandalous!"


  • I really expected the worst with this series- it really sounded cheesy and probably would have been repetitive often. I actually found it to be really good- fun and the perfect summer read, but you know, I was sitting here in the cold, gloomy sparks of the winter, what could I say!
  • I read some good reviews and some bad reviews on this one, and I didn't know who to trust. The Goodreads Average Rating is pretty high and average. Aimee Friedman really created a fun book, I don't know why the whole trilogy has been sitting in my shelf for so long!
  • I had so much fun with this book, both Alexa and Holly were great characters who were complete opposites, although Holly did get on my nerves sometimes. 

Wrecked, by Anna Davies

Friday, 17 January 2014 0 comments

Wrecked, by Beth Davies

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Merpeople

Other Beth Davies Books

Rating: 2.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. Sometimes it's just easier to believe things are out of your control.

But then a terrible boating accident takes the lives of several of her friends, and Miranda is rescued by a mysterious boy who haunts her dreams. Consumed by guilt from the accident, she finds refuge in late-night swims and meets Christian, a boy who seems eerily familiar, but who is full of mystery: He won't tell her where he is from, or why they can only meet at the beach. But Miranda falls for him anyway and discovers that Christian's secrets, though meant to protect her, may bring her nothing but harm. 

Seductive and compelling, 'Wrecked' brings a contemporary, paranormal twist to a classic enchanting tale."


  • I read the whole book but almost put it down.

Embrace, by Jessica Shrivington

Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters #1), by Jessica Shrivington

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Other Violet Eden Chapters Books

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "It starts with a whisper: "It's time for you to know who you are..."

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice. 
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It's a battle Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden. "


  • I needed a GOOD book and that's what I got, finally. Embrace was great- it had everything that I wanted and more. Beautiful with extraordinary events!

Echo, by Alyson Noël

Echo (The Soul Seekers #2), by Alyson Noël

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal-Romance

Other Soul Seekers Books

Rating: 1/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "There’s still so much Daire Santos has to learn about being the last Soul Seeker….and about herself.  As her magical training becomes more intense, so does her relationship with Dace.  But when she learns that his connection to the evil Richter family goes far deeper than she ever imagined, she begins to question if love really can conquer all.

Dace is painfully aware that he wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Richters’ dark magic—and now his brother Cade is determined to use his love for Daire against him.  Dace is willing to sacrifice anything to protect the girl he loves —including his own life.  But will Daire allow it?  And what if defeating Cade costs not only his life, but his soul too?

Enchanting, haunting, romantic, Echo is the second book in the Soul Seekers series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!"


  • I hated the first book in the series, Fated and I really didn't want to read this one but I already had it so I decided to suffer. I didn't finish this one either. I found that Alyson Noël writes much better chick-lit books than paranormal ones. Ugh. I was so disappointed with this one that my head still hurts from all the confusion and upsetting stuff.
  • The events were so unorganized and in no order. The author should've told us what happened in the novel before, at least in a few paragraphs or so. I was totally lost and angry. I put it down by page 100.

A World Away, by Nancy Grossman

A World Away, by Nancy Grossman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Other Nancy Grossman Books

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "A summer of firsts 

Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. 

A summer of good-byes 

When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can't wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can't imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. 

A summer of impossible choice 

Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the Plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves."


  • I love books about the Amish, they way they live life is extraordinary. I really liked this one, it was a change from all the paranormal-romance books I've been reading. It was deep and beautiful and was the perfect coming of age novel for all teenage girls out there.

Passing Strange, by Daniel Waters

Passing Strange (Generation Dead #3), by Daniel Waters

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Zombies, Paranormal Romance

Other Generation Dead Books

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Karen DeSonne is used to pretending to be something she's not. All her life, she's passed as a normal all-American teenager; with her friends, with her family, and at school. Passing cost her the love of her life. And now that Karen's dead, she's still passing this time, as "alive." 
Meanwhile, Karen's dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing a new round of anti-zombie regulations that have forced nearly all of Oakvale's undead into hiding. Karen soon learns that the "murder" was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his bioist zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends' innocence means doing the unthinkable: betraying her love by becoming Pete's girlfriend. Karen's only hope is that the enemy never realizes who she really is because the consequences would be even worse than death."


  • Being the last novel in the trilogy, I expected it to be horrible. But it actually was really good and just like the other two first books. The events and characters obtained the same characteristics as the ones in the other two books and I was really glad that the outcome ended up as it was. Great! <3

Kiss of Life, by Daniel Waters

Kiss of Life (Generation Dead #2), by Daniel Waters

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Zombies, Paranormal Romance

Other Generation Dead Books

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "The phenomenon that's been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they're calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation. 
Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie -- her Homecoming date Tommy Williams -- her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for "her." Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without."


  • Generation Dead was pretty good, and I guess you could say that I wanted to read the sequel. I found it to be pretty good and not bad. It could've been much better, but still ended up to be enjoyable and a good read.
  • The characters ended up being the same as the first novel and so was the events. A different format of zombies and fun!

Three Girls and Their Brother, by Theresa Rebeck

Three Girls and Their Brother,  by Theresa Rebeck

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Other Theresa Rebeck Books

Rating: 2.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Now that it's all over, everybody is saying it was the picture-that stupid picture was behind every disaster. . . . 
They may be the granddaughters of a famous literary critic, but what really starts it all is Daria, Polly, and Amelia Heller's stunning red hair. Out of the blue one day, The New Yorker calls and says that they want to feature the girls in a glamorous spread shot by a world-famous photographer, and before long these three beautiful nobodies from Brooklyn have been proclaimed the new "It" girls. 
But with no parental guidance-Mom's a former beauty queen living vicariously through her daughters, and Dad is nowhere to be found-the three girls find themselves easy prey for the sharks and piranhas of show business. Posing in every hot fashion magazine, tangling with snarling fashionistas and soulless agents, skipping school and hitting A-list parties, the sisters are caught up in a whirlwind rise to fame that quickly spirals out of control. 
When Amelia, the youngest of the three-who never really wanted to be a model in the first place-appears in an Off-Broadway play, the balance of power shifts, all the pent-up resentment and pressure comes to a head, and the girls' quiet, neglected brother reaches a critical point of virtual breakdown. And against the odds, even as the struggle for fame threatens to tear the family apart, the Hellers begin to see that despite the jealousy, greed, and uncertainty that have come to define their relationships, in the celebrity world of viciousness and betrayal, all they really have is one another. 
Narrated in four parts, from the perspective of each sibling, "Three Girls and Their Brother" is a sharp, perceptive, and brilliantly written debut novel from an acclaimed playwright."


  • I knew it that this would be a dump, to tell you the truth. It's been sitting in my bookshelf for a while now, and I never picked it up. Now that I have, I regret it because I really disliked this one. I didn't even finish it, but something about it was interesting and boring at the same time... but I don't know what it was. 
  • This was like one of those cliquey cheesy teenage girl novels. I was so bored with it by the fiftieth page. I didn't want to think about it anymore after I put it down because it upset me... 

The Collector, by Victoria Scott

The Collector (Dante Walker #1), by Victoria Scott

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Angels

Other Dante Walker Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried."


  • I knew it from the beginning that this book wouldn't be so good and I was right. It wasn't super enjoyable, but you know, I could stand it.
  • I hated Dante. Ugh. I didn't see anything "flippin' awesome" about him and I needed him to be a better character. He's one of the reasons why I don't want to continue reading this series anymore. He was a snob, and I felt that he didn't deserve any girls or basically anything, whatsoever.
  • I wish that the events were a little more wild and interesting. The whole story itself was cheesy and predictable, and adding in one not so handsome male character in the club wasn't the best thing either.
  • Charlie was a better character than Dante. She had a total different sense of personality and realistic qualities, and she's the reason why this book got a better rating than without her.I liked her a lot and I thought that she deserved better than what's his name, Dante.

Fallen in Love, by Lauren Kate

Fallen in Love (Fallen 3.5), by Lauren Kate

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Angels, Paranormal Romance

Other Fallen Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they 
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce 
will spend a night together like none other.

Lauren Kate's FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.

True love never says goodbye. . ."


  • I adore the Fallen series so much, and I'm happy that a what I call "an extra novel" has been released. I didn't really like it as much as I liked the previous novels.
  • All of the stories were very fast paced and really short, I NEEDED MORE DETAILS and ROMANCE. 

Sirensong, by Jenna Black

Sirensong (Faeriewalker #3),  by Jenna Black

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Faeries

Other Faeriewalker Books

Rating: 1/5 stars


Goodreads Summary: "When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they're told . . .
The journey through Faerie is long—and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend, Ethan, and her bodyguard’s son, Keane, just can’t seem to get along, and Kimber’s crush on Keane isn’t making things any easier. When a violent attack separates Dana from their caravan, the sexy Erlking saves her just in the nick of time . . . and makes it clear that he hasn’t given up on making her his own.

Arriving at Titania’s beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania’s granddaughter, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for their lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court—or, worse, the Erlking—catch up with her? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?"


  • This series just didn't get better, what happened? I'm so disappointed with the outcome, I couldn't wait to read another good book, which will definitely not be from this series to tell you the truth.
  • I really dislike faerie books and this book and the one before really made me think about the type of books I really like to read.
  • The characters, events and writing was very unorganized and uninteresting and I was so disappointed with everything, I almost put it down but I don't know why I didn't. 

Shadowspell, by Jenna Black

Shadowspell (Faeriewalker #2), by Jenna Black

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Faeries

Other Faeriewalker Books

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "On top of spending most of her time in a bunker-like safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking have long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. 

A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her – and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smouldering, sexy Erlking’s got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind?"


  • This has been sitting in my bookshelf for a really long time and I never picked it up because it seemed very uninteresting and boring. 
  • It was what I expected it to be. I didn't like it too much, I've found that I've lately not been into many faerie novels, and this is a definite one that I'm not fond of. 
  • Dana and the other characters weren't very good. I mean, they were okay, but I don't like characters like that. The only character I actually liked what Erlking to tell you the truth. He was very mysterious and sneaky, in a sexy way.
  • The events were very... dull. I didn't like it, but I would give this series another chance, hopefully it'll be better.

Swoon, by Nina Malkin

Sunday, 12 January 2014 0 comments

Swoon (Swoon #1), by Nina Malkin

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal

Other Swoon Books

Rating: 2/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him. 

What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?"


  • Sitting in my bookshelf, I haven't picked it up for a few years, but now when I finally do, I'm very surprised and shocked. I didn't like this at all, except for the beginning.
  • It was very fast-paced and interesting in the beginning. I thought that it was going somewhere, but I guess that I was wrong, it was definitely out of my expectations. I needed something, wiser. 
  • I think that Candice was a weak character. I didn't see anything special about her and I didn't see her as a fighter. I wanted her to be stronger in that sense.
  • Sin wasn't a good character. I didn't feel his strength and his well-being of being a character. I needed much more from this novel but I didn't get that.

Struck, by Jennifer Bosworth

Struck (Struck #1),  by Jennifer Bosworth

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Science-Fiction

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything."


  • I love books about lightning- maybe it's because of my thunderstorm phobia, I don't know. When I got this, I couldn't wait to pick it up and give it some love.
  • I loved this one! It was fast-paced and everything I wanted in a good book. I'm raving because I really enjoyed it. The writing was excellent and pulled me from the start. It's different from those other apocalyptic dystopian books where the world is ending and nobody is doing anything to stop it, here we have a kick-ass main character who also has a lightning addiction, which even makes it better.
  • I liked the romance in this one, but it really was nothing special. I needed something more deep and addicting and I wanted to love the male part of the romance.
  • Other than that little tweak, I adored this book and cannot wait for the sequel! Just about perfect!