Saturday, December 31, 2011

Daimon: The Prequel to Half-Blood (Covenant)

Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee!' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life."For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals--pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty. According to her mother, that's a good thing.But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death... because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill. The daimons have found her. - Amazon.

                My Review
So glad I read this before I read Half-Blood. Honestly- or I'd be so confused. Great read, I loved it and I'm currently working on reading Half-Blood which is AMAAAAZZZZIIINNNGG!!! I thought it'd be like Percy Jackson but it's not to me. Alex reminds me of Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. Sassy and funny. I sympathized for her over losing her mother, it was a sad thing to read about. The whole, "The daimons have found her." thing doesn't make sense to me. What's so terrible about it? Because- as far as I am in Half-Blood... I guess it's only because she went away from the covenant. Makes sense I guess. I loved the prequel and I think more books should have one because it helps explain everything. Read this before Half-Blood. Obviously. I'm excited to finish the series.


Luce would die for Daniel.
And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last. Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever. Sweeping across centuries, Passion is the third novel in the unforgettably epic Fallen series. - Amazon

               My Review
Honestly- my absolute favourite book of all of them. I loved this book so much I read it three times. I love how it explains her lives. That's what I was waiting for and they're amazing. This is the best in the series and I was just so interested in all of her stories/lives. It was kind of confusing in some places. I did get mad at Luce in this book- why would she need proof of Daniel's love?! Seriously?! No, you just die over and over again and he keeps finding you and he loves you! You don't need proof! Hmmm, not much to say but that it's absolutely amazing. I know me not saying much about it but that I love it doesn't say much about how I feel about it- but it's honestly great and better than the other two. I don't want to give things away for people! I can't wait for the last book to see what happens to Luce!


Hell on earth.
That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous. What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else? - Amazon

                 My Review
Okay so- kind of a let down I think now that I thought it over. As I read elsewhere, it just repeated, we kind of didn't learn anything new that wasn't already told in the first book, there were hints at some new things. I did NOT like that another guy came into the story. No. Not at all. I love the romace between Daniel and Luce. There is nothing better than a story about a hott, loving, sweet, and caring fallen angel and a human girl. I thought it was going to be like Twilight where it's a love triangle with Cam, Daniel, and Luce. But no- Cam isn't there anymore. Miles is taking his spot and I don't care for him that much. I liked learning about the 'shadows' and how they work. Where they came from. Even though Luce doesn't seem to listen very well- it does pay off in the end and we learn new things! I couldn't wait for the third book to come out. BUT- Torment was alright in my opinion. I still highly adore this series!


Luce must spend her senior year at reform school after her boyfriend dies in a mysterious fire. She suspects that the dark shadows that have tormented her all her life had something to do with it. When she meets supernaturally gorgeous Daniel, she feels a familiar longing, making her believe they have met before. Although Cam is clearly interested in her, Luce only wants Daniel, who runs both hot and cold. He tries to keep Luce at a distance, telling her that the truth would kill her as it has many times before. The first chapter is gripping and foreshadows the supernatural elements to come. The plot revolves around lovers who find one another, only to lose one another over and over again in a story that spans centuries. Instead of vampires, though, these are fallen angels. Many elements are not resolved, such as the cause of the fire and why angels are at this school. Still, fans of supernatural romance will be lining up for this book despite its flaws, and begging for a sequel.- Amazon.
                   My Review
Honestly- the cover drew me to read this book. I adore this series. I honestly do. I love reading books about past lives because I wish that there we're such things and that we actually knew about it. Well- who's to say it isn't true. Luce is a great character, I loved her. Daniel as well, since he's angel and all. It really draws you in with the mystery behind it and it makes you just want to keep reading to see what happens. I read other reviews over this book and a lot of people were disappointed over it. I loved it, though I will say that the second and third book are much more interesting. Fallen makes you want to continue to see where it goes. And where it goes is great. I hope you take a chance to read this book- I honestly didn't think it was a disappointment. But everybody is different and has their own opinion. It has it's funny moments too, some spelling errors but great. If you love romance and fallen angels or past lives- read this and give it a chance. Amazing series that only gets better.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Before I Fall

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.
Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. - Amazon.

           My Review
I loved this book so much. This author is absolutely amazing. I think this book should be required for reading in schools. It teaches you and shows you that what you say and how you act makes an impact on people and sometimes it'd be nice to have a re-do but we don't get one. I couldn’t believe how long it took her to get around to trying to be a better person, Sam and her friends were cruel to others, obsessed with popularity, unkind, and shallow. But by the end I began to like her when she slowly changed. I think that's what Lauren Oliver wanted and she got it. I love all of her books- they never ever disappoint me. I have a high respect for her and adore all of her work. This book is great and I'm happy that there's an author out there like this, she's one of my favourites.

Audrey Wait!

Within a few weeks after their breakup, Audrey’s boyfriend, Evan, writes and performs a rock song about their split that catches the attention of a music executive and catapults Evan and his band to stardom. Because she is the song’s subject, Audrey suddenly becomes a celebrity, too, and over the course of a school year, she finds herself dodging paparazzi, rock stars in search of a muse, and star-crazed classmates.- Booklist

                 My Review
I found this book at the library. They were having a reading contest and I chose that book to read and they let me keep it. I ended up loving it and being very happy I was able to keep it because I have read it many times. Audrey is like me in so many ways; our taste in music, clothing choices, attitude. I connected with her in a lot of ways. She is a completely realistic teen who is sarcastic and will keep you laughing and turning the pages, wanting to know what'll happen next in her crazy world. Very funny and very entertaining. Loved it!


Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last. Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost. It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit. As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift. - Amazon.
                          My Review
Aura is a confusing character to me. I loved her. This book was sad and emotional- thinking about the person you love and then you lose them... that's sad. But then again you can still see them. That's a plus but you can't touch them. I think there should have been something to explain it better in the begining. Like a prologue that explains the Shift and what exactly happened. There's not much more I can say because I don't want to give anything away and I tend to do that sometimes. Great book, one of the best paranormal I've read. Very different and unique. Loved it, and I can't wait to read the second book.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Jumping off Swings

Ellie has sex with boys who make her feel wanted and beautiful and then never call again. Even seemingly decent Josh, a virgin, leaves right after their tryst and never speaks to her again. It turns out the condom "slipped off" (?) and she gets pregnant. The next nine months are narrated by four charaters—Ellie, Josh, and their best friends, Corinne and Caleb. Ellie's and Josh's families are filled with stock dysfunction—from Ellie's shrill, uptight mother and perfect-on-the-outside home to Josh's washed-up, hard-drinking father and hapless mother. The plot of this novel is tired, but Corinne and Caleb, at least, are mercifully convincing and thoughtful. Each, of course, comes from a stable family. Caleb's single mother is the novel's moral center. The blaring contrast between stable kids from loving families versus lost kids from dysfunctional families oversimplifies a complex subject. Knowles writes fluidly, and though Caleb's and Corinne's scenes shine, Ellie and Josh never engage enough to set Jumping Off Swings apart in the genre. - Amazon.

                          My Review
OH MY GOD. I loved this book a lot. I tend to say I love every book I blog about, huh? Haha well it's because I do! It was a bit confusing for me at first because you're reading from 4 people's perspectives and at first I didn't understand or know who they were switching too but I think that was my own fault. I read it while riding home from Chicago, and this book made me cry. It was easy to be in the character's minds and feel what they were feeling, sympathize. Of course- Ellie was the most I sympathized for and felt the most connected to. This is by far one of the very best books I have ever read. I will reccomend it to anyone.


For Cassia, nothing is left to chance--not what she will eat, the job she will have, or the man she will marry. In Matched, the Society Officials have determined optimal outcomes for all aspects of daily life, thereby removing the "burden" of choice. When Cassia's best friend is identified as her ideal marriage Match it confirms her belief that Society knows best, until she plugs in her Match microchip and a different boy’s face flashes on the screen. This improbable mistake sets Cassia on a dangerous path to the unthinkable--rebelling against the predetermined life Society has in store for her. As author Ally Condie’s unique dystopian Society takes chilling measures to maintain the status quo, Matched reminds readers that freedom of choice is precious, and not without sacrifice. -

                          My Review
I actually saw this book before it even came out- just the cover and fell in love because the picture was beautiful and different to me. Turns out later that year the book came out and I found it and became excited. Once I read what it was about I became even more eager to start reading it. I loved this book so much! This is going to be such a great series. I loved reading about how their society worked, how they were 'controlled' and such. It's so different. I mean- they watch your dreams, DREAMS! How crazy is that?! Everything decided for you in life, not being able to make your own choices- that would suck. The only other dystopian book I've read is the Hunger Games Trilogy. And I adored it! I think Delirum is also considered one too. I do think that this was more of a romance then a dystopian book but it was very interesting to me since I love those types of books. The second one is Crossed and it just recently came out. Excited!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Sparrow stumbles between two worlds – light and dark, love and hate, what is real and what is in her mind. When her mother dies on the Reservation, Sparrow’s world is shadowed with anger and narrowed by pain. The voices arrive, but are they real?  And how can a tattoo make her stronger? Mateo arrives to guard Sparrow, but from whom? Layne holds on to Sparrow, but why? As the voices grow stronger and her pain expands, Sparrow finds that the shadows in the corner and the voices we fear most are the ones inside ourselves. - Amazon.

                           My Review
Ah! Such a tiny book for such a great story. I enjoyed it so much! It left me wanting more though. Lots of people deal with a struggle like Sparrow does everyday- a struggle with your inner demon. Kind of like when you tell yourself you aren't good enough for anything. This is a different kind of book for me, I don't think I have ever read a book about the Native culture. I actually enjoyed the book a lot, I got it done in a day since it's only about 80 pages long. Great book, great author. I look forward to more of her work.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Across the Universe

Amy and her parents have been cryogenically frozen to be awakened in 300 years when their spaceship reaches the planet they will colonize. Unfortunately, Amy is unfrozen 50 years too soon. Her parents are too critical to the colony to awaken early, so by the time she sees them again, she will be older than they are. The culture on the spaceship is unfamiliar and everyone Amy meets is either an emotionless drone or lives in the mental ward. But there is little time for her to grieve the loss of her former life, because someone is thawing other colonists and leaving them to die. In order to find the murderer, Amy must join forces with Elder, the teenage future leader of the ship. But all of the inhabitants onboard have been told lies, and there are secrets that even Elder doesn't know. This compelling novel is told in alternating chapters from Amy's and Elder's points of view. Amy is a contemporary character in a fish-out-of-water situation, and her grief and fear are realistically depicted. And as Elder learns the truth behind the ship, he begins to experience a coming-of-age that is convincingly written. The mystery will propel readers along, and the budding romance between Amy and Elder set against the backdrop of a dystopian society will appeal even to readers who don't enjoy science fiction. Revis's thrilling debut novel hints at more great books to come. -; Across the Universe.

                              My Review
I absolutely loved this book. Fell in love from the very first page. Seriously. I HIGHLY reccomend this book- to anyone actually. I enjoyed it so much and it's so entertaining and very captivating. Beth Revis is an amazing author by far one of my favourites. I can't wait for more books by her and especially for this story to continue. I read it quite quickly because I simply couldn't stop reading, so I reccomend having spare time on your hands while reading this because it's truly impossible to put down. I loved how she went back and forth from Elder and Amy- you'd think it was only about Amy from reading the back but it's not. And I enjoyed reading from Elder's perspective just as much. It's hard to imagine being trapped inside steel walls and knowing nothing beyond them- you never even get to see the stars. I love the stars so that's suck! I remember seeing this book in emails I get from a website and I thought it had something to do with the movie. Of course- I ADORE the Beatles and I looked at it. And loved what I read. It's hard to talk about a book this amazing without giving things away, haha. Beth gives great details in this book and it helps you picture the ship and the people. I loved this book so very much. I think you would too.