Thursday, December 19, 2013

"The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy (The Steampunk Chronicles, #2.5)" by Kady Cross

The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy (Steampunk Chronicles, #2.5)5 out of 5 stars

Read December 2, 2013

Pages: 44
Published: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Although he's appeared in the first two books of this series, we don't know a whole lot about Jack Dandy. We don't know his past or his point of view of everything that's happened. When he's offered a lot of money to take a mysterious crate from one place to another, he can't help but look inside. And he didn't not expect to see what he saw.

"The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (The Steampunk Chronicles, #2)" by Kady Cross

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles, #2)5 out of 5 stars

Read September 30 to October 10, 2013

Pages: 416
Published: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Finley and the gang travel to the States after Jasper has to go there with the authorities to confront his past. However, when the group goes to the authorities to find him, they don't have Jasper. They find out that he's in the custody of a criminal he used to work for. He's only doing what his old leader wants him to do because he's threatening the life of the girl he loves, Mei. Mei has a collar around her neck, and if Jasper does anything wrong, it will tighten and could kill her.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Hana (Delirium, #1.5)" by Lauren Oliver

Hana (Delirium, #1.5)5 out of 5 stars

Read December 14, 2013

Pages: 64
Published: December 19, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

We don't know much about Hana. Pretty much all we know is that she's rich, was willing to break the rules, and was Lena's best friend. What we don't know is that she was the reason Lena and Alex's escape wasn't successful. She helped them with the planning, but she then decided to report them to the authorities.

"Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)" by Susan Dennard

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)"Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)" by Susan Dennard

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Published: July 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 388
Format: ebook
Source: OverDrive
Read December 6, 2013

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Philadelphia 1876. The Dead are rising. A zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor Fitt. Whoever controls the Dead Army has her brother. She avoids her mother's choice of husband for the lab of Spirit Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel. The situation threatens her reputation, and the lives of everyone in the city.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Storm (Elemental, #1)" by Brigid Kemmerer

Storm (Elemental, #1)5 out of 5 stars

Read December 3 to 5, 2013

Pages: 432
Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Kensington

This book was sexy. Like... really SEXY!

Too much? Probably.

But there is so much sexy in this book!! Four sexy brothers and a fifth sexy guy that may or may not be bad!!! What's not to love!?!?

Monday, December 16, 2013

"Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey, #1.5)" by Julie Kagawa

Winter's Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5)4 out of 5 stars

Read December 2, 2013

Pages: 49
Published: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Another novella, another short review. This short story takes place when Meghan is going to the Unseelie Court with Ash. It fills the gap that happens between book one and two.

"Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, #2)" by Lia Habel

Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, #2)5 out of 5 stars

Read December 7 to 13, 2013

Pages: 528
Published: January 1, 2012
Publisher: Del Rey

I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!!

(I didn't know Kristen Stewart could show emotion!!)

I just loved this book SOOOOOOO much and I can just go on and on about how Ms. Habel is an amazing author.

"Languish: A "Haunting Violet" E-Novella" by Alyxandra Harvey

Languish (Haunting Violet)5 out of 5 stars

Read December 2, 2013

Pages: 92
Published: October 31, 2012
Publisher: Walker Childrens

This was a cute little extra short story that happens after the events of Haunting Violet. Since its a short story, this will be a short review.

"Annabel (Delirium, #0.5)" by Lauren Oliver

Annabel (Delirium, #0.5)5 out of 5 stars

Read December 3, 2013

Pages: 35
Published: December 26, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins

So this was just a short little filler that goes before Delirium, so this will just be a short and sweet little review!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

"Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia, #1)" by Joy Preble

Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia, #1)3 out of 5 stars

Read November 21 to December 2, 2012

Pages: 310
Published: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Sourcebooks

I really wanted to like this book and I had high expectations sinse it is about the Romanov's. It also only has a little more than 2,000 ratings so I wanted to support this book. Too bad that I can't say that I loved it.

This was kind of a The Raven Boys redue. I was so confused during most of the story, and when I thought I finally understood something, something new came up. I didn't really understand the plot and it was confusing with all of the point of view changes.

"Haunting Violet" by Alyxandra Harvey

Haunting Violet5 out of 5 stars

Read November 26 to 29, 2013

Pages: 368
Published: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Walker Childrens

I'm so happy that I finally read this book!! It sounded like such a cool idea and I loved everything about it! Violet helps her mother perform fake seances. Violet feels terrible about doing this and stealing people's money. She works with a boy named Colin to make these fake seances happen. He doesn't like doing them, but he is an orphan who needs money.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Princess of Glass (Princess, #2)" by Jessica Day George

Princess of Glass (Princess #2)4 out of 5 stars

Read January 3 to 25, 2013

Pages: 257
Published: May 25, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

I was really excited that there was a sequel to Princess of the Midnight Ball. I loved that book so much and I was really sad because I didn't think that there were any other books. Turns out I was wrong! I had really high hopes for this book! It wasn't as good as the first book, but it was still pretty good. I thought that it was a great retelling of Cinderella.

"Crossed (Matched, #2)" by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched, #2)3 out of 5 stars

Read January, 2013

Pages: 367
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Children's

This book moved sooooooooo slooooooowlyyyyyyyy!!!

"Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)" by Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)3 out of 5 stars

Read November 22 to 23, 2013

Pages: 343
Published: August 1, 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

This book kinda let me down. I had really high hopes and I thought that this would be a great book. It wasn't. It was meh. It sort of felt like I was reading The Raven Boys again. There was so much going on and I didn't understand. I was so confused and when I thought I understood something, another thing happened and I was confused again. Just a book full of confusion.

"Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)" by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)5 out of 5 stars

Read May 19 to 24, 2013

Pages: 452
Published: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

This was just as good as the first book. I was worried that it might fall flat, but it didn't. I was not dissapointed!! I loved Scarlet so much! She wasn't pathetic or wimpy! She was strong just like Cinder. Scarlet has fiery red, curly hair, wears jeans and a red hoodie, and uses a gun. She is badass.

"Onyx (Lux, #2)" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Onyx (Lux, #2)"Onyx (Lux, #2)" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Published: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback
Source: MeL Cat
Read May 15 to 19, 2013

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Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

"The Elite (The Selection, #2)" by Kiera Cass

The Elite (The Selection, #2)"The Elite (The Selection, #2)" by Kiera Cass

Published: April 23, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 323
Format: ebook
Source: Download Destination
Read August 16 to 20, 2013

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.

Monday, November 25, 2013

"Divergent (Divergent, #1)" by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)5 out of 5 stars

Read September 15 to 20, 2013

Pages: 496
Published: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

When I started reading this book, I wasn't so sure about it. It sounded great, but I've read a lot of dystopian. But after finding out that it would be made into a movie, I decided that I had to read it. And I'm happy that I made that decision.

"Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)" by Kelly Keaton

5 out of 5 stars

Read October 20 to 21, 2013

Pages: 273
Published: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse

I was really sad that I didn't get the edition with the really pretty cover. I loved the face and hair on the other cover. But this cover still looks cool.

I loved Ari. She was so bad-ass and didn't take crap from everyone. She was strong and independent and she knew what she wanted to do. Yet she was also caring and loved her adopted parents.

"City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)" by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) "City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)" by Cassandra Clare

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Published: March 25, 2008
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 453
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Read August 21 to 23, 2013

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Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

"Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)" by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death5 out of 5 stars

Read November 13 to 17, 2013

Pages: 319
Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

This book has a kind of slow start. After a little bit of world-building, everything starts to make more sense. I thought that it was really cool that Ms. Griffin was able to sort of make this a retelling/story connected to Poe's Masque of the Red Death.

"Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)" by Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
4 out of 5 stars

Read June 28 to July 8, 2013

Pages: 453
Published: February 15, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books

Before I started this book, I was really excited. It's set in a town in Michigan, not to far from where I live. I thought that was cool. Not too many books are set here. But there was a downside. It was set in one of the wealthy neighborhoods near Detroit. And because of that, Ellie was shallow and annoying.

"Carrier of the Mark (Carrier, #1)" by Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy, #1)3 out of 5 stars

Read November 17 to 19, 2013

Pages: 342
Published: October 1, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen

How should I describe this book? Should I discuss the plot, the characters, the setting?

Friday, November 15, 2013

"Tempest Rising (Tempest, #1)" by Tracy Deebs

Tempest Rising (Tempest, #1)
5 out of 5 stars

Read November 10 to 13, 2013

Pages: 368
Published: May 10, 2011
Publisher: Walker Childrens

This cover is so pretty. The water in the backgroud is beautiful. I love the colors of the tail and the tattoo. That would be a really cool looking tattoo. And I love the color purple. I want to be a mermaid even more than I did before if I could have that tattoo and tail.

"Enchanted Ivy" by Sarah Beth Durst

Enchanted Ivy5 out of 5 stars

Read November 5 to 8, 2013

Pages: 310
Published: October 12, 2010
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

When I read the synopsis, I thought it was so original. I mean, how many books are about the magical, parallel world to an Ivy league college? Instead of werewolves, there are were-tigers. I think that's cooler.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)" by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)5 out of 5 stars

Read August 21 to 22, 2013

Pages: 323
Published: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

Even though the green dress in kinda plain, I still think it's cute. The cat made me all excited, but then there wasn't really any mention of a cat in the book. So sad. But other than the lack of cat(s), I still loved this book. I really liked the mixture of witches/warlocks, fairies, werewolves, and vampires.

"Everneath (Everneath, #1)" by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, #1)"Everneath (Everneath, #1)" by Brodi Ashton

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Published: January 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzar + Bray
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 370
Format: ebook
Source: Download Destination
Read July 16 to 17, 2013

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Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.
Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.

Friday, November 8, 2013

"Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)" by Lia Habel

Dearly, Departed5 out of 5 stars

Read November 1 to 5, 2013

Pages: 486
Published: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Del Rey

The thing that I really loved about this book was that it was historical and futuristic at the same time. It's set in the year 2195, almost 200 years from now, but it's a Victorian setting. It's not set in London like a lot of Victorian inspired books, but in South America. There's a long story as to why everyone is living there, but you should read the book for yourself to find out!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"The Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy, #1)" by Robin Bridges

The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm"The Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy, #1)" by Robin Bridges

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Published: January 1, 2012
Publisher: Ember
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 389
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Read October 29 to November 1, 2013

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St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.
An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.
The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?