Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Title: The Fiery Heart
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication date: November 19,2013
Summary:Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

My review: It seems with with Richelle Mead I like to take to my time with reading her her books. It took me at least three days to read it. And it was a really good three days! 

The stuff that I loved:

1.) I love all the things Sydney does. I found it amazing how she was able to make potions to help former alchemists and vampires.
2.) Jill and Eddie!!! I've shipped them since Bloodlines. They finally moved a step forward! Kind of... I can't wait to see more of them in Silver Shadows!
3.) We get to see more spirit. I liked that we get to see more of how spirit effects the users. It's pretty scary. But I loved that I got to explore it more.
4.) Sydney's strength. The end when she says what she says! I was concerned and all "You tell them, Sydney!" at the same time.
5.) The love! Adrian! And Sydney! 

I loved the book. It was enjoyable and Adrian was lovely as ever. I'm eager to get the next book and see what happens!

I'd give the book 4.5/5 stars!

Happy Reading!

P.S. Did you see the cover Silver Shadows? This has to be the only cover in the series that I don't like. I don't like the grey background. But I'll give them credit for using the same models, unlike the Vampire Academy series.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fault Line by C. Desir

Title: Fault Line
Author: C. Desir
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Summary: Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.
Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?
Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

My review: Ellen Hopkins did a review for this book and she said that is a necessary read for every teen, boy or girl. I absolutely, 100% agree with her. This book is one that everyone should read. It shows how rape can effect people, and in many different ways. But the main effect shown in this book is promiscuity. It kind of reminded me of Kitty from Glee. Kind of. Ani takes it to a whole new level.
I think Desir did a wonderful job with presenting this kind of abuse. She made it believable with her characters. The only thing is, I wish that there was more of an ending. (Spoilers!) I wanted to see if Ani properly healed. And if Ben would've stuck by her, if not as a boyfriend, than as a friend. 
I would give this book a 4.5/5 stars.

If you read this one I also suggest Easy by Tammara Webber.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Title: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
Authors: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Summary: “I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”
So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

My review: For some reason I found this book in the Junior's section over in my library. I don't really think that this book is really appropriate for 10 to 12 year olds. But either way I enjoyed this book fully. This book was absolutely adorable and so funny! I loved the humor and the writing. You could definitely tell the difference between the characters.I think that this is the perfect December/Holiday book. It's filled with hilarious scenes and cute moments. I definitely recommend this book!

I would give this 5 out 5 stars!

Happy Reading!