Nov 29, 2011

Book Review: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

Synopsis from Goodreads

What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.

Book Title: Spellbound (Spellbound #1)
Author: Cara Lynn Shultz
My Rating:

Book Review

I never thought that I would like this book.
My initial thought about the book is that it'll be like Twilight. The same thing that YA novels have these days, the kind of boy meets girl and they are quickly drawn to each other, i was actually expecting all the usual elements that made up a YA novel and the main character just sometimes gets in to my nerves i just sometimes wanna slap her.

what really caught my attention is that this book talks about reincarnation, I really liked the little short story of Lord Archer and Gloriana i have never thought that this story would contain that kind of element. so I was actually liking the book for about a couple of times but as the story goes on it just keeps on highlighting Emma and Brendan's Make out session and oh don't get me wrong I like it that they show intimacy and love and everything but it's kinda too much. they keep on making out every time they see each other. *sheesh*

but nevertheless i did enjoy reading this one, I have no idea how will the next book turn out. Hmmmm . I just wish that the author will provide more stuff about Angelique i really like her character. she's a witch! come on what's not to like about her?? and *coughs* SHE IS BITTER *Coughs* just like me... LOL. LOOKING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT BOOK :D

Nov 18, 2011

Book Review: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade

Synopsis from Goodreads

Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?

Book Title: The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth #1)
Author: Stacey Kade
My Rating:


I didn't like this book, as much as I want to.

Ghost and the goth is filled with cliche.
the whole story is so darn predictable.
It kinda annoys me that i would have to read through a mind of a cheerleader who has a car accident, and it turns out the huge freak at school is the only one that can hear her. Reading Alona Dare's thoughts is like your very typical streotype Queen Bee at school, course she has girly thoughts kinda thinks that she can get anything that she wants and yes, she is very self centered.

I have not much to say to Will, He is a misunderstood kid who can see spirirts, meh. not much to make out of his character.

I have been tolerating this book, cause I was thinking that maybe It'll get better as I read on, turns out it didn't I've been contemplating myself if I should just give this book 1 star, but it seems like that would be really harsh, I mean I have few grins here and there, while reading it. but nevertheless i didn't enjoy the whole story.

Nov 10, 2011

Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Synopsis from Goodreads

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

Book Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
My Rating:


I finally get to read the second book of Hex Hall! yipee! the first one really left me yearning. My mind is just making up some story of how will the second book will be like.

My thoughts?

the book is really great! it still contains some of it's quirkiness and cuteness. it just occurred to me that Sophie Mercer is like the female version of Jace Wayland. Sophie is just such a relate-able character, the way she handles all of her pressures on her life and still get to come up some joke about it is really nice.

The plot is still like the previous one, it gets to contain action,magic,mystery and of COURSE the never ending love, it never really occurred to me that Cal will be included in the picture regarding Sophie's love life. It's really nice to see Sophie gets to have a sort of father-daughter bonding, I am really intrigued on what's up with Sophie's parents... I mean why did they broke up if they really love each other. Reading this book is like a mixture of reading The Mortal Instruments and like having a bit of dash of Iron Fey, the birthday party for Sophie reminds me of the scene in Iron Daughter, the part where they have to go to the prom, or maybe it's just because they have been styled up by the same faerie,Leanansidhe. teehee.

as i have said i wasn't much paying attention of the romance part of the book cause the book would have stand on its own without formulating some love interest, and i was a bit pissed when Archer revealed that he uses Elodie and Sophie, (way to go Archer! you D**k!) but when Archer said:
" The thing with us is the only real thing I've had in a long time. You're the only real thing"
fine Archer! you are forgiven! LOL... oh well i have to admit that Archer and Sophie has Chemistry, I really like it, that instead the two of them exchange sweet lines, the make sarcastic yet sweet lines with each other. :))

the ending was like... was like... OH GOD! i really don't know what to come up with the ending my face is scrunched up with agony,fury,confusion and madness while I was witnessing that dreadful ending scene... i mean, did everyone just... just... oh i can't say it! owwww i really really wanna read the next book sooooo bad!

Nov 9, 2011

Book Review: Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Synopsis from Goodreads

Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill.

Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules.

Getting Nikki to take a chance on a southsider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?

Book Title: Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)

Author: Simone Elkeles
My Rating:


Me encanta los Hermanos Fuentes!

OH GOD! this book is sooo UNFORGETTABLE! i Love the Perfect Chemistry series but never i felt this IN LOVE while reading Chain Reaction!

we get to meet the youngest among the Fuentes brothers, Luis. My initial expectation for Luis is that he is this nerdy boy who doesn't know how to have fun. but i was taken aback when my expectations gone wrong cause you see, Luis is the kind of guy who likes to have fun he is an "Adrenaline Junkie" and i have never ever laugh this hard over a Fuentes. Sure Carlos is funny but man! Luis is just so darn hilarious! not just having funny dialogues but also having to do such stupid acts that made me laugh so hard... oh man! Luis is my favorite among the Fuentes Brothers. What more to ask? he is smart and funny! gosh! *drool*

Nikki Cruz is just a "WOW!" character, she is first this scared girl cause of her broken relationship, but as time moves on she became fearless, and well she eventually became a man hater, she became BITTER, but i really liked Nikki's character I understand her, I know it is not entirely her fault on why she has to act that way, is just some guy made her like that. Tsk! so all you guys out there! treat a girl nicely! you'll never know what she'll become once you rapture her heart!

since this is Perfect Chemistry we expect a love story right? but this is quite different than the 2 previous books, cause the romance is quite different Nikki and Luis eventually started first as having "A no Strings attached relationship" cause Luis is eventually a player and Nikki is scared to get serious due to her tainted past love life , and this one contains a lot of steamy scenes. *blushes*

what I appreciate most about this book is that it made a bit of cameo appearances form Carlos and Alex and the book eventually tells on what happens to Carlos and Alex on their love life... awww! You have no idea on how much I squealed and grinned on Alex's and Brittany's wedding! OMG! i like Alex, but seeing him as a family man in Chain Reaction just made me melt! oh gosh! seeing him so in love with his wife Brittany, like they just have each other for the first time! and man! that proposal from Carlos to Kiara! ahh! (FANGIRL SERVICE NEEDED HERE!)

I give a two thumbs up for Mrs.Patterson! she is one hell of a chemistry teacher, would you think I'm really weird if i just wish Ms.Simone Elkeles made a book out of her character? just maybe get to know what her past life is like? get a glimpse on how she was when she's a teenager? haha!

GOSH this series has come to an end the epilogue is really touching! it's really nice to see all the characters have grown and get to have their own kids. *SNIFFS* I want lots and lots of books from Simone Elkeles! ooohhhh!! I love the Fuentes Brothers!!! how I wish there is another young Fuentes.... ahhhhh!! haha! i love this book so much! I fangirled, i fell in love , i cried, i laugh and all kind of emotions was all present while I was reading it! (just judging from the review, you can pretty much make a mental picture on how i was while reading it) haha!


If you haven't read the book you don't know what your missing! ahhhh!!



Nov 8, 2011

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Synopsis from Goodreads

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

Book Title: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
My Rating:


I was actually a bit skeptical of reading this book, cause first of all i have read two books with the same concept (Paranormalcy and The Darkest Powers) and I am not a huge fan of the both series, cause everything about those two books are very cheezy and ver chick lit-ish just thinking of Evie makes my eyes roll (haha!)i was actually expecting the same from this book, some maybe majority or maybe all of my friends on Goodreads have read this book and they seem to like it so much, i decided to give this one a try.

first off... the prologue is a "love spell" gone wrong. Even though this is a chic-lit book that first part of the book is kinda creepy it again reminds me of the movie Carrie. It's creepy and funny at the same time. and that prologue is entirely enough for me to get hooked reading this book.

While I am reading this book i have a few grins here and there, i really can't help it! Sophie is just one lovable character! she gives like a lot of snarky and sarcastic comments all the time, and she is the main reason that this whole book is enjoyable. I admire her personality cause she's really honest like how she admittedly confess that she has a crush on the hottest boy in the school, and how she just admitted that she is actually attracted to him cause maybe of his physical looks and his personality. See that? It is great if the main character in the book just admits that the he/she is attracted to someone directly, rather than fancy them and have delusional day dreams about them. LOL.

since i am laughing and grinning at this book, i was thinking that maybe this book will just give me laughs but not actually give me a whole main concrete plot, well it turns out it has a concrete plot. It has never crossed in my mind that this book will contain such a shocker, (oohhh i really wanna spill some details but it will just spoil your reading *zips mouth*) the concept of the book is original, kinda reminds me of Harry Potter but this one is quite different cause well Hecate Academy doesn't just cater witches and warlock but also other creatures as well. so there is actually a variety of powers and a bunch of different personality that you will encounter while reading this one, the whole book is written in a light manner that you will get this refreshing giddy feeling while reading it. I give credit also for having a Gay character in the book.

Overall: a really enjoyable read, every aspect in the book is in balance there is a little bit of this and that.
some of the YA novels that I've read, i actually make the romance aspect of the book the redeeming factor, but in this book it is actually would be fine if there is no romance present, although i really like Sophie and Archer together. The romance is just an accessory in the book that made it even more awesome.

I don't know if I'll read Demonglass soon. they keep on saying that it contains a cliff hanger ending, and the 3rd book won't be out any soon. *sighs*

Nov 7, 2011

Book Review: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Synopsis from Goodreads

The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

New York City, 1882. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing...

Jonathan Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.

Book Title: Darker Still (Magic Most Foul,#1)
Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
My Rating:


I have never read any classic novels in my life, my closest encounter to classic novels is when i watched them on the big screen, so I decided to pick this one up cause as said by the synopsis it is mash up up by The Portrait of Dorian Gray (I have watched the movie and OMG BEN BARNES IS DORIAN GRAY! *Sighs*) , Pride and Prejudice and Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, so i decided to give this one a try just to maybe have an idea on what's it's like having to read a classic novel, just maybe get a glimpse on what the story is like and still get comfy while reading it cause it is set in a genre for Young Adults.

We are introduced to a classic setting, In New York during the 1800's we are also introduced to a female lead character, Natalie Stewart. Natalie is actually mute i was a bit stunned,cause it is my first time to read a book that has a main character that has disability i never know what to expect from Natalie. Would she be any different from the other characters from some of the YA novels that I have read? well it turns out that she isn't any different and i daresay she is one special gal cause i really like her straight forward determination and she is a strong girl she doesn't let her disability interfere with her life, so in other words i really admire her character. I really like the scene wherein she got pissed in one of Maggie's friends and she wrote on her notepad: "I maybe mute, but I am certainly not dumb"

The writing is pretty decent you would really get this feeling that you are in a 1800's era, very classic indeed. the book is actually written in a journal kind of way from Natalie's Point of View.

The plot is good, lots of magic swirling from here and mystery is also present and i have to say even though the idea was adapted from some of the classic novels mentioned above, the story for me was somehow original. The romance aspect of the book is nice filled with sweet dialogues between Natalie and Jonothan, and my oh my i never thought people in the 1800's can be somehow bold and feisty, i have this idea in my head that men in 1800's are somehow chivalrous. (ohhh Lord Denbury! you are on naughty gentleman) LOL.

i gave the book 3 stars cause the ending is kinda flat, kinda fell short for my taste and to think that this book is a series, i have no idea what will the next book will be like, cause as far as i can say Natalie and Lord Denbury found their happily ever after. but nevertheless i enjoyed reading this book, *coughs* i devour reading this book is just i don't know 8 hours?? haha! kinda wish that the ending was different.

Nov 6, 2011

Book Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones

Synopsis from Gooreads

Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other, in a cold Maine town, they can't stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel that something-or someone- is haunting them. They're wrong. Despite their unusual history and powers, it's neither Aimee nor Alan who is truly haunted. It's Alan's cousin Courtney who, in a desperate plea to find her missing father, has invited a demon into her life-and into her body. Only together can Aimee and Alan exorcise the ghost. And they have to move quickly, before it devours not just Courtney but everything around her.

Book Title: After Obsession
Author: Carrie Jones
My Rating:


I decided to read this book cause i have been reading dytopian/utopian books lately and my system just craves for a YA Fantasy novel. The cover art really caught my attention , i mean come on. ain't the cover just so beautiful? really captivating if you ask me

so what to say about the book? I think the book is kinda good the first couple of pages was tolerable, the first part of the book was kinda all over the place the plot was not that concrete and so does the characters. We are intoduce to a two main character in the book (Aimee and Alan) their characters for me is kinda poorly constructed (Sorry sorry sorry) It's just that there so no definite kind of trait or personality. I really don't know what to make out of Aimee's character sure she is not a "Damsel in Distress" (Stated by her) sure she is smart but  her mind just works differently ahmm. in the first part of the book she said that Blake and her are like a couple meant for each other but she broke up with him cause he made fun of the new guy. (aint that shallow or what?) Alan reminds me of Jacob Black the way he is describe, but his thoughts were just filled on how much he fancy Aimee he even said that her Jaw looks sexy while chewing *Rolls Eyes* PUH-LEASE! i think it is safe to say that this book is filled with raging teen hormones.

The romance between  the two teens are kinda fast for my taste. Aimee just broke up with her boyfriend and damn she is hanging out with ALAN? LOL. Her boyfriend is missing and ooohhh! she just kissed ALAN? haha! DAMN GIRL ain't you feisty or what?

the plot is not that great also, well it has it's moments due to the concept of possession it was kinda scary to be honest. I give credit on how the book stated "the possession", the plot is good but as you read on it kinda gets bad I really don't know what to make out of the possession mystery surrounding their town. MEH :/

Overall: i did not enjoy reading this one. This is actually a stand alone book. so yeah i won't even read the next one even if this is a series.

Nov 5, 2011

Book Cover: Girl of Nightmares (Anna,#2)

OH MY GOD!!! what can I say about the cover?? erm.. VERY Gorgeous!

Anna-Banana (did i just called her Anna Banana? haha!) she looks like she is inviting who-ever it is to the underworld. teehee

oh gosh! how  I wish I can have my hands on this book right now!! ahhhhh!!!! VERY VERY VERY GORGEOUS BOOK COVER!! :3

Nov 4, 2011

Book Review: An Abudance of Katherines by John Green

Synopsis from Goodreads

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself by Printz medalist John Green, acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska.

Book Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
My Rating:

Book Review

this is one funny book! this is my third John Green novel and i have to say that the guy never fails to make me laugh.

in this book we are introduced to the main character Collin who is a genius he pretty much know everything he speaks 11 different kinds of language but his passion is linguistics he likes to make anagrams out of people's name or maybe just random words that he just saw or encounter. My thoughts about Collin's character. I like Collin sure he is selfish brat and a washed up child prodigy but i liked it when his character shows that even though you are good at something you still are not considered THE BEST, sure at the age of 3 Colin can read he won a Quiz bee TV show but he still didn't get what he wants, he is not internationally known as the smartest kid in the whole universe, and most especially he got dumped by 19 Katherines.

Hassan and Colin are really two peas in a pod i just love those guys I would really really love to have a friend like Hassan, he always got Colin's back. the lines of the two guys is just something really quirky and funny.

the plot of the book is really refreshing, i have read Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns i was kinda shocked that the book was written in a 3rd person POV not unlike the two books that i have read from John Green. but still the elements of what makes John Green likeable are still there you get a laughing moment each and every time you flip the page of reading this book.

what i appreciate most in this book is that the idea that no two persons are alike. There are times when we get attached to a certain person and eventually there is also a time that we have to let them go, and enable to move on our instincts tend to look for someone who has the same qualities and traits, but eventually we also fail cause in this world there are no two persons alike each and everyone of us has a unique and special kind of identity *wink* (LOL)

lots of reviews that I've read that this novel is just like the exact same clone of other novels from John Green. But let me tell you that what makes John Green,John Green. i did enjoy this one even though it has similarities of his other novel but i guess that's what i like the most about John Green he always deliver a good story and still gets a few laughs out of it lots of message you will get just by reading a single book.

so this one would have to me my fave out of the 3 novels i have read from him.

Nov 3, 2011

Book Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Synopsis from Goodreads
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

Book Title: Blood Red Road (Dustlands,#1)
Author:Moira Young
My Rating:


OH MEN! this book is really awesome! another great post apocalyptic dystopia genre of book I have read.

this book actually remind me of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness cause the writing style is pretty much the same. It was actually frustrating at first cause all of the characters in the book talks the same unlike in Patrick Ness's book some characters don't talk like Todd. their vocabulary is pretty much composed of this

git = get
hafta= have to

oh gosh! how frustrated i was while reading it. haa! all of them talk like that. The plot of the book is the one pretty much left me hanging on while reading it. The first part of the book is Engaging, filled with lots of action scenes on just the opening of the book and the book has its consistency cause the action just keep on piling up until the end. I have really no idea what to expect in a desert setting, i was thinking that maybe I'll expect a lot of sun and scorpions and stuff like that but i have never ever expect that this book will contain WORMS AND CAGE FIGHTING! DUh! i have never ever expected those elements to be present in this book.

The characters are a lot in this book, a lot of variety and many personalities that you'll meet, but Saba is just really something i can describe her as a bit too much. sure i like tough heroine but Saba is just too much. i can describe her as a bit insensitive and really ungrateful, she blames her little sister Emmi for the loss of their mom and to me that's a bit wrong. but eventually she gets to change and knows the importance of Family and not just her twin brother,Lugh.

ahhh! Favorite scene in the book is the very hot Kissing scene between Saba and Jack!!! gosh!
one of the steamiest kissing scene ever. hahaha!

Blood red Road is an amazing read, it has action,drama and romance and also you get values when you finished reading it. so this book rightfully deserve a 5 star rating. :D

Nov 1, 2011

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor

Synopsis From Goodreads

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Book Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone,#1)
Author: Liani Taylor
My Rating:

Book Review

Well this book is really interesting. This is my first book from Liani Taylor, so I really don't know what to expect from her. I have marked her one of her book in my TBR pile in Goodreads. But I chose to read this one cause it seems to make my GR friends very hyped up about the book. they keep on saying that the ending was a cliffhanger so i gave this one a shot.

My Thoughts?

i find the book really weird at first, with all the setting and the story line and the writing. The book is written in a very dark and lyrical way that's why it adds to the creepiness of the book. Karou (IDK how to pronounce her name i just go with KA-ROO) is selling teeth for her foster father, Brimstone, She goes to different places through a portal. The concept of Voodoo immediately popped out of my mind when i first read this book. I mean Karou and Brimstone are definitely up to something voodoo, i mean the teeth selling and everything it was all so weird, and for me the first part of the book was a blur to me. everything was so vague and it didn't tell much about anything. I kept on thinking on what this book is all about, was it about Vampires? Voodoo? Ghost? Magic? Witches?

Thank God the second part of the book is great, it opened to the concept of devils and angels and also wishes. The Romance aspect of the book is something that I really,really liked. Sure I have encountered a lot of forbidden romances but wow. an angel falls for a devil was something really new to me. JUST WOW! i really like Akiva and Madrigal's love story something very unique and refreshing to my eyes.
the reincarnation thingy is really nice too.

overall: The book is nice. Grab it if your a fan of the Blue Bloods Series (Like me) the story line is pretty much the same regarding the Devils and the Angels. :D

Lurve these blogs! ^^