Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Iron Queen Review

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3)
Reading Level:Young Adult
Publisher:Harlequin Teen
Third book in a series
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back

This was by far my favorite in the series. I was in love with this from page one. It was like a roller coaster. There were so many twists and turns. I loved ever minute of it.

Meghan and Ash are the main reason I loved this book so much. Their relationship is adorable. Their like meant to be together. Meghan came into herself in this. She was so strong. She's gonna be one of my favorite heroines for awhile. I saw a different side of Ash in this. I never knew he was so romantic. I really like Puck. I think he's cute an hilarious. But I'm always gonna love Ash more. I'm glad Grimalkin had a big part in this. I adore that cat. Razor was adorable too. I loved all the cute little animals.

The writing in this was unbelievable. I seriously picked this up and didn't put it down. I read it in basically one sitting. I love this series so much. This review was extremely hard to write. It's hard to explain why I loved this so much. I just do. I think it's amazing and unique. I seriously wanna meet the author and give her a hug and tell her how much I adore her books. That sounds a little creepy but oh well.. If you haven't read this you should. No seriously read it like right now.Overall I'm extremely sad to see this series end but it was amazing while it lasted :) .5/5 Stars

Jasmine <3

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Iron Daughter Review

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2)
Reading Level:Young Adult
Publisher:Harlequin Teen
Second book in a series
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery

This wasn't what i expected at all.I heard that it was amazing but sad and depressing.I didn't think that at all.I thought it was amazing and a perfect sequel.It had some sad moments but it wasn't depressing.I adore the cover.Its beautiful and the little vines on each new chapter are super cute.

I love these characters.I have no idea how Meghan stays so strong.Her personality cracks me up.She has some snarky moments.I love Puck but I don't see him with Meghan. Ash is the love of my life.I'm pretty sure I said that in my other review.I guess I just love him that much.The dance part was like my favorite part in the whole book.It was absolutely adorable.I kinda wish Ash had a bigger part in this but I have a feeling hes gonna be a huge part in the next book.Grimalkin is hilarious.Hes like the funny annoying sidekick :).I absolutely adored the Ironhorse.He was so cute.What happened to him at the end was super sad.With the way the book ended I kinda wonder who were gonna see in the next book.

 The plot had so many twists and turns.It was very difficult to put down.I'm dying without the third book.Good thing i ordered the entire series :).Overall I loved this.I highly recommend this series.
5/5 stars

Jasmine <3

Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die For Me (Revenants, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
First in the Revenants Trilogy
 My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?
This was my first zombie book ever and now I see why people love zombies so much. In Die For Me a Kate meets super hot and mysterious Vincent, finds out he's not human, meets all his not human friends and falls in love. It reminded me of Twilight in a good way. The paranormal part of it was like nothing I've ever read before. The un-human people were called Revenants and they were these immortal zombie guardian angel things and they were just awesome. And the characters were great. Kate was strong and sad at the same and you felt really bad for her but you also wanted to scream at her sometimes and I liked that. Vincent was sigh just amazing and sweet and wonderful I could go on forever and his story made me want to hug him :( I loved all the other Revenants. Jules and Ambrose and Gaspard and Charlotte and even Charles and Jean-Baptiste. Kates sister Georgia was hilarious and I loved their relationship. Kate and Vincent were the best couple ever.They were funny and cute and I must have said oh my gosh they are adorable a million times when I was reading this. This book was amazing. It was set it Paris and it made me want to go there and learn French and drink hot chocolate and there was tons of romance and action. I loved it with all my heart I never wanted to stop reading and I went everywhere with it and got some weird looks and I finished it in a day and half. If you haven't already read you need too. Right now.
5/5 stars 
-Marissa <3

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
Expected Publication: March 13 2012
Third and final book in the Hex Hall trilogy

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?

I am super excited for this book. Hex Hall is one of my favorite series ever it’s hilarious. Even though I'm sad that this is the last book I can't wait to see how it ends and since Demonglass ended in a cliffhanger I'm going crazy not knowing what’s going to happen. Also I'm having serious Archer withdrawals I miss him very much.
-Marissa <3

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bloodrose Review

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)
Reading Level:Young Adult
Last book in trilogy
The Ultimate Sacrifice.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy

This book was beyond amazing. Words cant even describe it. I cried like 5 times when I was reading this. The whole series was so amazing I'm sad to see it end. Calla is so strong. She went through a lot and somehow managed to stay strong.I love how they bring Ren back right in the beginning. Ren is the love of my life. Most people like Shay in this series. I absolutely hate him. I'm gonna try and keep this spoiler free but that's kinda difficult. Let's just say when that thing happened to Ren I couldn't stop crying. It was the by far the saddest moment in the entire book. I love how in the end the pack is back together I really liked all the different animals for guardians. The fire wolves were my favorite. When they had to tie up Ren and Shay to keep them from jumping into the portal. I died laughing. That made my life. Also when Ren asked Conner what his intentions were. That was great too. Overall  this wasn't how I wanted the series to end but it was honestly the perfect ending. I would recommend this series to the entire world.If you haven't read it read it I'm begging you :).5/5 stars

Jasmine <3

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

 Maggie Stiefvater is without a doubt one of my favorite authors ever. I love her Shiver books and this one was just as good I don't know why I waited so long to read it. For some reason it took me a while to get into this book but once I did I had to stop myself at almost four in the morning forty pages from finishing it because I didn't want it to end. The romance was a little slow but the wait was worth it :) and the plot wasn't slow at all. It was told from two perspectives which is something Maggie is very good at. Puck is a girl who is forced to be in the Scorpio Races even though she has never been in the race before, is the first girl to ever be in the races and is not even riding on a water horse and Sean is a guy who has been in the race nearly every year and has won four times. The story follows them and all the stuff that happens to them leading up to the race. I heard that it might be a movie I would love that the writing was so descriptive that I felt like I was there. The water horses were fascinating you can tell that Maggie researched a lot for this book and I really like that. The characters might be my favorite thing about this book. I loved Puck she was hilarious and stood up for herself against nearly a whole island. I kind of want to know why they call her Puck that was never explained but it was still a cute nickname. Sean was amazing I loved him with all my heart. Finn was adorable I loved his little quirks. Gabe was confusing. Of course I have to include the horses. Dove was awesome and I loved Corr no really this book had me crying over a monster horse. It doesn't look like there's going to be a sequel but I'm still hoping. I'm not ready to leave Thisby. I had a hard time writing this review because I didn't know how to do this book justice. It was amazing and I can tell it will be one of my all time favorite books. Go read it right now.
More than 5 out of 5 stars :)

-Marissa <3

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday:Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Reading Level:Young Adult
Expected publication: May 1st 2012
Second book in a trilogy

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature

Divergent is one of my favorite books.This cover is gorgeous. With that ending I'm eagerly awaiting this :). May 1st couldn't  come fast enough.

Jasmine :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Razorbill
Second in the Across the Universe trilogy

It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.
In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.
I was so happy and surprised when I got a package and it was from Beth Revis. A lot of people entered her amazing giveaway and I wasn't expecting to win and I didn't know until I got the package that I did. I absolutely loved the first one Across the Universe it was one of the best books I read in 2011. The plot and setting was like nothing I've ever read before and all the twists kept me guessing. I was really excited to read A Million Suns I couldn't wait to know what would happen when Elder became Eldest and hopefully more romance between Amy and Elder. And this book did not disappoint.

Normally the second book in a series is my least favorite but this was better than the first. From the beginning it was never slow and nearly ever chapter I gasped because something big happened. The first one definitely didn't give you all the answers and though this was the second book there were tons of twists and secrets and I loved all the clues that Amy and Elder had to figure out. I hated all the people rebelling against Elder when all he was trying to do was save the ship and I hated all the people who were mean to Amy and blamed her for everything just because she was different.
I liked how in the first one Amy didn't immediately fall in love with Elder even though I did :) and that's not normal for most YA books and she still didn't in this one it took a while for her to forgive him and trust him again and she felt like she didn't have anyone else to choose from. Even though we had to wait half the book for Elder and Amy to get cute the build up was great and when they finally did oh my gosh they were absolutely adorable. They are my new favorite couple and I can't wait to see what happens with them. I liked all the back stories into characters we didn't learn very much about in the first one and how Harley was in this a lot more than I thought he would be even though he's not there. Overall this book was the best book I've read in a while and this is one of my new favorite series and I don't know how I'm going to wait a year to see how everything works out especially with that ending. And the cover is gorgeous as you can tell I love stars :) If I could give it more than five stars I would and if you haven't already read these books I don't know what you’re waiting for. 5/5 stars
-Marissa <3

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wolfsbane Review

Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)
Reading Level:Young Adult
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Second book in Nightshade trilogy
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

I didn't like this as much as I liked Nightshade. Don't get me wrong the storyline was amazing but I needed more Ren. Shay annoys me so much. I have no idea why I hate him so much I just do. Sadly he's a huge part of this book. I died when Monroe punched Shay that made my life. I hated Silas just as much as I hated Shay if not more. He was pretty annoying .I loved Conner he's hilarious. I actually liked Ethan. I hope he and Sabine get together. I love Adne. I think maybe her and Shay should get together. That's probably never gonna happen but I'm gonna keep the dream alive. I loved that we got to learn more about the scion. I liked how the searchers weren't really evil. This was a little gruesome at times. What they did to Calla's family was unheard of. It was awful. I wasn't expecting what happened to Ansel at all. It made me extremely sad. Overall this was really good. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because there was too much Shay and not enough Ren. Luckily Bloodrose is only a few days away :). 4/5 Stars
Jasmine <3

Nightshade Review

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
Reading Level:Young Adult
Publisher: Philomel
First in Nightshade trilogy
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

This book is addicting and huge. I very much enjoy both of those things. 500 pages of awesomeness. I loved this from page one . The name choices are so unique. I thought it was weird at first but by the end I loved them. I adore the cover.Calla is that strong alpha. I loved how much she was willing to do for her pack. I don't really understand why Calla is fighting so hard to not have feelings for Ren. I adore him. I hate the way Calla treats Ren. He's so sweet. Shay is the most annoying person ever. I absolutely hate him. The storyline was amazing. It was impossible to put this down. I really liked how the packs combined and everyone was in pairs. Overall I loved this book and highly recommend it. Ive already bought and started the sequel. 5/5 stars

Jasmine <3