Thursday, September 30, 2010

Torment by Lauren Kate: A Review

Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
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? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

A short, sweet, review....

First I just got to say: Don't you LOVE the cover?!? This series has some beautiful covers!!

Lauren Kate does not disappoint in Torment ( book 2)!

I love Luce even more now and it was nice to meet some new and interesting characters in book 2.Don't get me wrong there was a few times I wanted to shake her, but she is growing, and I loves it. I found myself so emotional attached in this book at times my heart felt like it was being strangled. Poor Luce I heart you!

The ending was awesome, and scary, and leaves me dying to read more. I love that Luce is taking matters in her own hands so to speak.See she really is growing! My only complaint is how long I have to wait for the next book. I mean seriously Cruel and Unusual punishment much?! Until then you haunt my dreams Grigori.

This book gets 5 out of 5 from me!
And for those of you that don't know what that means....
Buy it, rent it, borrow it, steal it if you have to, but you have to READ this book!!

or well in this case the whole series *winks*

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fallen by Lauren Kate: A Review

Ok so this cover alone calls to me, and if the cover doesn't break your heart, the synopsis will.
Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

see what I mean? heartbreaking.....
I loved this book. Especially how it draws you in right away with Luce and her mysterious shadows. It was nice to read a book that not only sucked you in, but did so in the first chapter. So many books seem to take a few chapters to back build before drawing you. Not this one. You learn about Luce and her tragic story...well one of them anyways. You instantly feel how broken she is, and if that isn't enough to grab you, then there is the shadows. Shadows that Luce has been hiding from her whole life, haunting her. You learn all of this right from the beginning, and there is so So much more to come!
 If your looking for a book where the girl isn't completely helpless while the guy does all the super hero crap well look no further! I also love the whole reform school aspect. It just made me that more interested in the lives of these, so obviously jaded characters. Do yourself a favor and step out of the normal "high school" YA experience, and dive into the dark world of Lord & Cross.
Bottom line 5 out of 5!!
Buy it, rent it, borrow it, steal it if you have to, but you have to READ this book!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nora struggles with the unexplained murder of her father. Her and her mom try to live without him but Nora cant help but question why him? Then she meets Patch and to say things get complicated would be an understatement. She's not the popular girl but I wouldn't call her shy either. She is not afraid to speak her mind and she makes it clear that she is not buying into Patch's bad boy routine. I love that at first she can't stand him. No love at first site here. I welcomed that.

There's no doubt that there is something more to Patch than meets the eye and before she knows it Nora is sucked. Trying to figure him out with the help of her bcc Vee. Vee draws her own conclusions about Patch and she needs to learn to trust Nora. I lesson I think she learns in the end.

This book has the right amount of suspense mixed with scary heart stopping action and an ending to die for!

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