Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Eternal One

There seems to be alot of books being written about reincarnation lately..."Fallen", the "Immortal Series"...just to name a few. Some have been really well written and some not so much, so I was a little worried when I started this book. However 6 hours later...I was wanting more! This was a very well written book. Kirsten Miller really did a wonderful job.

HAven is just a child when she starts having "visions" of 'Ethan' the boy she loved. Her father secretly writes to an organization that deals with reincarnation. Little did he know what things he would start into motion! Livng in a small Southern town, Haven is instantly viewed as being possessed by a demon and her "loving" grandmother will stop at nothing to cure her. Suddenly the visions that she had been able to control start coming more and more often and she is felling pulled to go to New York...she's never even been there!

Little does she know she will find 'Ethan', but along the way their eternal love will be challenged by lies, and deciet, but they will also enjoy a few moments or love. As a horrible love triangle starts to unfold Haven begins to wonder if she will ever be able to enjoy an eternity with Iian, or if the devil will ruin them all.

This is a suspense filled book overbrimming with love and passion, deciet and depair, and of course twists around every corner! I couldn't put it down once I started it, and when I did have to put it down to go to bed, I couldn't wait to start reading again!

I loved Haven! She was a vibrant, full of life character who wasn't about to let anything come before her and the truth...or what she thought was the truth! Iian/Ethan was amazing as well. It's always nice to read a book with a hot main character who every time you turn the page is doing something amazing! There are a few "lesser" characters who are great as well. I hope Beau makes another appearance in future much as I love to hate him...can't wait to see what trouble he causes next time.

So the big question Haven/Constance and Iian/Ethan get to live happily ever after...or is someone waiting in the shadows to bring it all to an end?

Guess we'll have to wait for the next enstallment in the "Eternal Ones" trilogy...due out sometime next fall (I know...WHY?!?!?). It will be worth the wait...that I can promise!

I give this book 5 was AMAZING!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This is the second book in the "Intertwined" series...and once again you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!!!

****WARNING: There will be spoilers...sorry :(***
Aden finds himself the King of the vampires...a HUMAN king no less, and an unwanted job at that. Lucky for him he has the worlds greatest friends. Who would've thought that his best friend would be a werewolf, his girlfriend a vampire, and of course a human?! Life is finally getting good for Aden....never mind the death curse that has been sworn and thiose he cares about and dealing with the loss of one of the souls. Who knew that he would miss them when they left? And who could forget his own impending death, not much for a sixteen year old to worry about! If anyone can handle it...Aden can!
There are so many twists and turns to this book that I don't know what to tell you and what not to tell you! Riley and Mary Ann...she discovers something about herself that should have her dead ASAP. It puts their relationship in a precarious spot too. Vicotria and Aden's realationship gets stronger everyday! Encounters with fairies, and goblins leave them tired and sometimes not knowing what or where they have been, but they come out alive.
How do you know if a vampire is really dead? You don't! Just when you think that Aden will take the reigns of being King...someone will try to stop him...will Aden survive? Is this the death that Elijah predicted? If so at least he can die happy right?
Like I said this book has so many twists and turns and can't put it down! I literally took it with me everywhere! I know that I am not doing justice in reviewing these books (hopefully I will get better), but take my word for it...JUST READ IT!!! You will LOVE it just like I did!
I gave this book 5 stars!


"Sunshine" written by Robin McKinley is a book that came out long before the vampires of the "Twilight" saga made vampires cool. With that said said...yes it is a vampire book. However, unlike "Twilight" the vampires in this book are not gorgeous, they are not kind and they are not trying to be good...they are anything but that!

Sunshine has grown up in a world where darkness reigns, where vampires, weres, demons, and the like are a part of life that you avoid...if you want to live that is. Nothing bad has happened out at the lake for years and all she needed was some time alone. She never heard them coming, but you never do hear vampires. They made her dress in a long red dress and then shackle her to a wall, abandoning her with another prisoner. A vampires no less. She knows she is his dinner, and that when he is finished she will be dead. However, when morning comes she is still alive, he hasn't even tried to harm her, and yet it is he who will need her help to survive the day.

Being shackled to the wall awakens a sleeping power deep withen Sunshine. Suddenly she finds herself able to transmute a pocketknife into a key that can set herself and her vampire friend free. Not only that, but as long as he holds onto her, he can go into the sun. They escape from the clutches of an evil vampire who wants to kill any cost, however by doing that they also enrage him and he wants nothing more than both of their blood.

Humans and vampires have never worked together and yet Sunshine and Con share a bond that won't let them stay apart. To defeat Bo they will have to work together and trust one another...if that is possible. Sunshine knows that her father was a powerful sorcerer...she just didn't know how powerful...or that she possessed that same power.

Learning to trust one another Sunshine and Con are able to overcome many challenges that are theirs. Con helps Sunshine learn about her powers and just how far she can go with them. Can they defeat the evil Bo, or will they die at his hands? Will they stay friends once the threat is over?

I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to read a book about vampires where they weren't totally hot and charming, but where their laugh makes your spine tingle, and they look horrible. Ashy skin, creepy color, literally the stuff nightmares are made of. I know that sounds crazy...but it seems like every book that has contained a vampire since "Twilight" came out have been incredibly hot and charming.

I gave this book 5 stars!


"Torment" is the second book in the Fallen books written by Lauren Kate. I must warn you there are spoilers if you haven't read "Fallen" yet.

When we last left Luce, Daniel and Cam all Hell had broken loose at Sword and Cross...literally. Now Luce is being whisked away to yet another new school where Daniel thinks she will be long as she follows the rules. The only thing is he won't tell her why. Little does she know that she is being hunted by more then just the good and evil angels but a whole lot of people. Now that she knows that she has lived several lifetimes Luce is eager to find out what those secrets those lifetimes held. She wants Daniel to tell her, but if he does it will kill her.

Along the way at Shoreline she meets new friends and discovers her ability to read the "shadows". Her friends help her with this new talent and get themselves in trouble along the way. Some things she learns has her head spinning, like why would Daniel and Cam be working together, and how she and Daniel are looked up to by everyone. Another war is brewing...this time there is one person who can tip the balance...Luce thinks it's Daniel...I personally think that it is Luce (just my opinion). Luce is also kept away from Daniel, her family, and her friends back home. She is contstantly tormented by her past, Daniel's keeping secrets from her, and what her future may entail.

The ending of the book will leave you spell bound and wondering why authors can't write any faster :)! I was SHOCKED...but it works! Unfortunatly now we have to wait until next fall to find out if Daniel can find Luce and what secrets she unlocks!

I gave this book 5 stars! LOVED IT!


Okay so apparently last time this review never showed up...don't know why...oh well! This book is written by a wonderful new writer Lauren Kate. In this book we meet Lucinda Price, aka Luce. Luce has recently been removed from a private school and sent to a reform school of sorts where she meets all sorts of interesting people. The first one she meets, she thinks she instantly knows...but how could that be? Plus Daniel, the guy is a real jerk, hot as all get out, but a jerk none the less! Luce however can't resist this pull to him, and he seems to be avoiding her like the plauge. Then enter in Cam...another hot bad boy (the school is full of them). Suddenly Luce finds herself the object of his affection, and Daniel suddenly shows up trying to protect her.

Luce has also been hounded her whole life by these "shadows", they can touch her and skim around her, and terrify her. Whenever they are around nothing good happens! SHe seems to be the only one who can see them...or is she? Things keep intesnsifying between her and Daniel and her and CAm...which one to choose? Suddenly Luce finds out things that will shatter her world! Not only that but there is a war between good and evil brewing and Luce finds herself right in the middle of it. Who will die? Who will win?

I gave this book 5 stars...I couldn't put it down! There is so much adventure, excitement, and of course some romance.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Clockwork Angel

I have been waiting FOREVER for this book it seems like. This is the highly anticipated prequel to "The Mortal Instruements" series by Cassandra Clare. All I can say is beware of spoilers in this review...I may not be able to contain myself!

In this book we meet Tessa Gray who has left America in search of her brother somewhere in London. When he fails to meet her at the docks but instead "sends" the Dark Sisters, Tessa knows something isn't quite right. Suddenly Tessa finds herself thrust into a world of Downworlders only to find that she herself is one as well. She has the rare ablilty to transform herself into another person at will. What's more the Magistar, a shadowy figure will stop at nothing to gain her power for himself.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to help her is she will use her powers to help them. Soon she finds herself fascinated and torn by two men who just happen to be friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret and Will whose blue eyes are striking, but his volatile moods keep everyone but Tessa away. As they are drawn deeper into the heart of a horrible plan that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes she may have to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. That may be the most dangerous magic of all.

I LOVED this book! I do have to admit that it took me a few chapters to get into it, but once it clicked it was all I could do to put it down! I loved the characters! Tess is strong and yet so feminine too. It was fun to see how the openness of the Shadowhunters and their way of life was so against her upbringing! Will is most definitly the great grandfather to Jace Herondale (swoon)! So moody and onry and just when I think he will open up and share...he shuts up and becomes arogant and rude again! Definite gene passed on there! There is something about him that I haven't yet figured out...I think it could be something sinister...I guess only time will tell! Jem, aka, James...I liked him...but I can't picture Tessa with him at all! He is so kind and fragile and...well all around nice guy, but I just don't see it!

This book left me wanting more...of course! There were a few things that bugged me though...1-I really wanted to know what the deal with the Clockowrk Angel was...I really have to wait to find out? Maybe it was really obvious and I just didn't see it! 2- Her brother...not gonna say why because it is a total spoiler but let me say this "REALLY?" 3- Humans can't just disappear...not unless they know some pretty hard core magic or something...just sayin'! There were other things, but alas I can't remember them all!

I know a book is good when I go to bed and dream about it several nights in a row! I give this book 5 stars! Now we just have to wait until...January (I think) for "City of Fallen Angels"...maybe we will get more answers...I know we'll get A LOT more Jace....WAHOOO!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sorry no picture for you! This book is by Michelle Davidson Argyle who is a friend of my old college roommate, and it is her debute novel.

This is the story about what happens after "Happily Ever After"...

Cinderella has married her prince, but questions how much of that love is real and how much is from the spell her fairey God mother cast. She wonders if she really loves Rowland, and that is only made harder by a mysterious stranger who haunts her dreams. She is determined to find out who and what he is. As she steps into her role as Princess she begins to discover her love for Rowland, but it may be too late. Cinderella discovers that happily ever-after isn't as long as you thought.

This was an amazing book! I really enjoyed the story about what might have happened after Cinderella married her prince. It also made me careful what you wish just might come true!

I give this book 5 stars!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cry Wolf

When they say looks can be decieving they were defiantly talking about this authors covers...DON'T JUDGE THE BOOK BY THE COVER! Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors! I LOVED her Mercy Thompson books and I loved this one as well.

I will tell you that her books bring in all sorts or the supernatural...witches, fairies, trolls, werewolves, name them they are in there! This book is no exception!

Anna finds herself in a suddenly changing world. Her alpha and his mate who tortured her for years are now dead, and the man/werewolf responsible says that she is his mate and not only that but she is a valuable and rare Omega. Anna's not sure what all that means, but she is sure that she feels safe and protected for the first time around Charles. Moving to Montana to be closer to him, she finds herself on a hunt for a rouge wolf that is draped in a magic so dark it could threaten the entire pack. She also discovers her love for Charles and the power that goes with being an Omega.

I so love Patricia Briggs! Her writing is so fluid it's easy to emmerse yourself in the story and find yourself as one of the characters. Her stories are so engaging that you can't help but fall in love with them as well as the characters! She instantly transport you to a world where werewolves can be your neighbor and if your lucky enough your protector. I can easily see her world intertwined with ours.

I give this book 5 stars. I am very excited to read the next book in the series "Hunting Ground".

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Guardian of the Gate

This book is the second book in the "Prophecy" trilogy by Michelle Zink. In this installment we find ourselves along for the ride with Lia and her companions as she tries to uncover all about the prophecy. Sixteen year old Lia searches for a way to end the prophecy that has brought so much pain to families and herself. As she searches for a way to end it, her sister Alice is busy honing her skills that she will use to try to defeat Lia. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy. They always knew that the prophecy would turn those closest to them against them, but they didn't know what betrayal would lead them to do. All they know is that in the end, only one sister will be standing.

I often wonder why it is that second books are more often better than the first. I LOVED this next book in the trilogy! It was full of suspense, heartache, romance, and yes even sometimes fun. We follow Lia on her travels to find Altus and her Aunt Abigail who can hopefully answer much needed questions. Along the way we meet new friends...some hotter than others :), and some enemies that will shock you. Nothing in Lia's life is going to be easy. She had to leave James her beloved behind, only to find that her sister Alice is now after him...and not likely for good. Never fear...enter Dimitri Markov (I must interject here and say...YUMMINESS) who will take over as Lia's protector. Everything in Lia's life has been turned upside down and it will continue to be that way for a long time it seems. Who can she really trust to help her in her journey? Will she find the missing pages? Will she ever be able to tell Dimitri how she really feels, or will she die at the hands of her sister and Sameal first?

Well unfortunatly we have to WAIT until August of 2011 to find out the answers to those questions. I for one will be waiting...and not very patiently either!

I give this book 5 stars...and really...must we really wait til August?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just lost their father to a freak accident. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in an ancient prophecy they find themselves deep in a mystery that involves a tatoo like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets. Lia and Alice don't know who they can trust, they just know they can't trust each other.

Lia knows what part she plays in the propheccy, but what if she is wrong? Is she strong enough to do what is asked of her, to end everything once and for all, or will she give in and watch the destruction of the world? And what about her twin Alice, to what extremes will she go to make sure that Lia fails? It seems as if Alice knows everything about her role and Lia knows nothing, why is that? Two sisters literally hold the balance of mankind in their hands...

I loved this book! It was one of those Ihad a hard time putting down once I matter how exhausted I was. Lia is an amazing character with so much love, detemination and yet a softness that you can't help but love. Not that there weren't times I got frusterated with her! From the very first page I knew that Alice was not to be trusted, there was just something about her that didn't feel right. There are so many 'quiet' characters in this book...DON'T OVER LOOK THEM! They have some serious importance to Lia and the story, and quite frankly I wish they had bigger parts....maybe in the next book!

This book is not for those who may get queasy about witchcraft or talk of fallen angels. There is some reference to those things, but it is a mere mention. However some may find it disconcerting.

I gave this book 4 stars...and I can't wait to read the next one!!!


Once again I couldn't find a cover picture of this book. This is the sequel to "Tattoo" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. In this installment we find Bailey and her friends two years after their last adventure (I won't say what in case you haven't read it yet...I hate it when reviewers do that). Now seniors in high school they are facing lots of changes...some of them are dealing well with that and some not so well.

Bailey meets the rest of the Sidhe, a powerful ancient race who are as beautiful as they are deadly, and they stop at nothing to get what they want. Before she knows it Bailey is drawn into an Otherworldly web more compilcated than anything she weaves as a mortal Fate. Senior year is a time of choices, a time for temptation, a time for Bailey to figure out once and for all who she is and who she wants to be. But she may have no choice at all in that matter.

Once again the story is a great idea, but there was a lot of nothingness for me in the middle of the book. I felt like we could've gotten to the end of the conflict if we hadn't wasted so much time on more mundane things (where they were going to eat, the whole geek chic bit). Sometimes I wanted to smack Bailey and make her see that the answer was so dang obvious...even she couln't miss it! I like that the gang was all there again, but was a bit put out that Bailey questioned the strength of their friendship. I do have to say that the end was awesome! I won't tell you...but I really liked it!

I gave this book 3 stars.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Sorry no book cover least that I could find! This book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is about four best friends who sudddenly find themselves in a fight to keep the world balanced. When the four friends purchase a set of tattoo's they had no idea that along with them they would suddenly find themselves with different powers. How are these 4 teens supossed to save the world when they have no idea what they are up against?

This was a nice quick read, and I liked it. However it took until almost the end to get to the point where I was getting hooked into the story and then it ended! It's a great storyline, the mixture of fairies, and greek just needed...more substance. Like I said it is a good read and I am anxious to read the next one to see what happens.

I gave this book 3 stars.

Monday, September 27, 2010


This book is about a boy named Aden who has no family and has spent his life in and out of institutions. You see Aden has four human souls living inside him. Aden and the souls have become friends, but they cause him all kinds of trouble. One soul can time travel, one can predict the death of people,and one can raise the dead. All Aden wants is peace. Then Aden meets Mary Ann a girl who quiets the long as he is near her anyway! Somehow they share an inexplicable bond of friendship, but have no fear it will be tested! A shape-shifting werewolf wants Mary Ann for his own, and Aden can't resist a vampire princess. The four will enter into a dark underworld of intrigue and danger...but not everyone makes it out alive!

This book was amazing! It was defiantly a "can't put it down" book! I really fell for Aden...even if he is constantly talking to souls in his head. Even though he has a definate dark side he is also very sweet. I found myself comparing myself to Mary Ann...a girl with a plan who knew what she wanted only to find that wasn't what she wanted at all! She is a true friend and defends Aden no matter what, and he does likewise with her. Victoria and Riley (no relation to the vamps from the Twilight Saga) bring their own spice and allure to the scene. Both are devastatingly beautiful with incredible powers and both fond themselves in love with people they shouldn't be!

This book is full of adventure, suspense, and of course romance. You will fall in love with the characters I promise! I am anxiously awaiting the chance to read the next installment "Unraveled" and you will be too once you've been Intertwined!

I give this book 5 stars!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

I got this book as a recommendation from a friend and I was excited to read it and then I started to read it. It wasn't what I thought it was going to all! I like Science Fiction and Fantasy, but this was a bit out os my comfort zone...or so I thought. Please be gracious in reading this review because I read it awhile ago and am going on memory! Mary is a young girl who has grown up in a village thinking that she and everyone that lives in that village are the only survivors of the Return. Mary isn't satisfied thinking that there is nothing more than the village and longs to find the ocean that her mother has told her stories about. Life changes when her mom wanders too close to the fence and is infected by the inconsecrated...basically they are zombies...people who were infected that died and come back and the living dead. They don't necessarily want to devour human flesh...they just want to infect them.

After a breach in the fence by the unconsecrated Mary, her bethrothed Harry, his brother and his bethrothed Cass,Mary's brother and his wife, and a little boy named Jacob make a run down the paths that they were always told were forbidden and lead no where. ..they soon find out differently. Mary has always believed there was more out there...will she find it? How many survive the adventure and how many become infected or die? This is a thrilling read, but not recommended if zombies give you the me though you'll get over it soon. There is no gore or anything like that to worry me I don't do that at all!

I give this 4 stars.

The Dead-Tossed Waves

This book is a companion to "The Forest of Hands and Teeth". I was anxious to read this book, and it more than lived up to my expectiations. In this book we meet Gabry (short for Gabrielle) who is more than content to live in her lighthouse on the sea and safely behind the Barriers. Life after the Return is never safe, and there are threats that even the Barriers can't keep out, and Gabry's life starts to unravel. One night beyond the Barriers, two she has known forever and one who is veiled in mystery. One reckless moment and lives are changed forever. Gabry only knows one thing, that if she is to have any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.

I really loved this book! Every time I thought I had something figured out, I'd find out just how wrong I was! Gabry is an amazing character and I love how she grows from a girl who is scared to break the rules to a girl who is strong enough to break all the rules. She is also lucky enough to have two amazing guys to choose from...and trust me it is a hard decision! Catcher and Elias both have amazing strength physically and emotionally and a fierce determination to keep Gabry safe no matter what the cost. Once again we find ourselves wandering the path looking for safety, if there is any to be found. I loved the strength of the characters of this book, and it was nice to revisit some of the characters from "The Forest of Hands and Teeth". One line I really LOVED was this: "We will always survive. There is always hope."

As I read through this book I was able to draw many parallels. One the path is similar to the path that we call LIFE...we never know what dangers may lurk ahead or where the path may take us, but it is up to us to choose which way to go. We have to have faith in ourselves and trust in those around us and it will all be okay. Two the Barriers are similar to the barriers that we give ourselves...the things that stop us from being the best we can be...from trying new things, meeting new name it. There were many more parallels I could name, but this is getting a bit long winded, and your probably getting bored!

I give this book 5 was AMAZING! I enjoyed this book a lot more then the first book...but I liked it too. I would recommend buying it and I know it will find itself to my personal library shortly! I can't wait to read the next book...I have to wait almost a year, but I can promise that it will be worth the wait!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

Okay...well can I just say that I really didn't like this book...I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it! It was too slow for me, and it felt redundant! I really didn't need to hear 20 times that the vamps can't stand each other, or the many body parts that bleed!

That being said I loved how Nina decided that she didn't want to be an "ordinary" vampire who didn't do anything. I was happy to see a couple of them like Nina and Dave actually being proactive about their situation. I thought it was a bit far fetched that they would want to "reform" the man who wanted to kill them all...vampires don't like me crazy but I missed the crazy, butt kicking vamp's from other series!

It does give an interesting spin to vampirism...just not what I would have expected. I know this review is lame...but hopefully over time I'll get better!

I liked this book...just didn't love it! If you read it, let me know what you think!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The City of Bones

One of my most favorite books by far! This was the first book I read after Eclipse...I was looking for something to fill the void and boy did I get it! I must confess that I have read it several times and I have LOVED it as much each time as I did the first. This is a definate Science Fiction book...but it is worth the read!

Clary is a 15 year old girl who witnesses a murder by three teens who are covered in strange tatoos and use strange weapons as well. Before she has a chance to call the police the body mysteriously disappears, and no one else even saw or heard the murder take place. The teens who are known as the Shadowhunters are equally puzzled as to why Clary can see them. They explain that their mission in life is to rid the earth of demons. In a few short hours Clary's mom disappears and Clary has the fight of her life against a demon. Why would demons be interested in two mundanes like Clary and her mother, and how did Clary suddenly get the sight....everyone would like to know!

Mixed in with all the chaos of demon hunting is romance, friendship, jealousy and an ending that will leave you wondering what in the world just happened...that and there is no way that could ever be true! You will love and hate characters at the same time, and I can promise that Jace will make your heart race! This is the first book in the trilogy and they just keep getting better!

Just because it is science fiction...DON'T WRITE IT OFF! I give this book 5 stars! I promise you will LOVE it!

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

S0 I started reading this book and I have to say it is rather interesting...not your typical "vampire" book that is for sure! Gather together a group of rag tag vampires who are trying to find out who killed their creator and surely misadventures are sure to follow! I am only half way through, and I have to say it is slow reading for me (not my norm for sure!), maybe it's because I only have had time to read when I am dog tired! I will give a full review when I am finished!

In the beginning...

So I decided with all the books I read maybe I should create a blog about them! That way when people ask me what to read I can refer them to my blog! I will give you a review and recommend too...even if it's something I may not have might! I will start with what I am reading now, but I will try to review and add books I have already read too! Hope you enjoy this...leave me some love to let me know!