Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa...

Series: Blood Of Eden (Book #1)
Published: May 4th 2012 by MIRA Ink
Pages: 485
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 14+ due to some violent scenes and gore


Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.


When I first got this book I was so excited to start reading it because I had loved Julie Kagawa's "The Iron Fey" series and I was really excited to see what she would do with vampires, so to say I had high expectations would be an understatement. But I was completely blown away while reading this book and it really did live up to all my expectations.

The plot. I absolutley loved the plot of this book! I thought it was really imaginitive and really not what I was expecting because it was so completely different to any other YA vampire book that is out today. I thought that the writting in this book was amazing I felt like I was right next to Allison throughout the whole book and I could really see what she was seeing and feel what she was feeling. There were so many plot twists and really exciting, action-packed and suspenseful things happening in this book and it was so fast-paced I couldn't put it down and I just seemed to get lost in the story.

The characters. I completely fell in love with the characters of this book, they were all so realistic and relatable I really felt bad for them being in the situation that they were in. I really Loved Allison's character, I thought that she was a great character to have the story being told from her POV,I thought that she was a very relateable character but at the same time she was a very strong minded character that always stuck to her own morals throughout the whole book and wouldn't let anyone sway her. I also really liked Zeke's character I thought that he was a really sweet and relatable guy that always did what was right, and I really hope that Allison and his relationship can grow throughout the series. The other character that I really loved was Kainin, even though he had made some bad choices in the past he was making up for them now and I also thought that he was a great kind of father figure for Allison at the start of the book.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I thought that it was a really amazing start to the series and I am really excited to see where Julie Kagawa takes this story next.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Two Truths And A Lie by Sara Shepard...

Series: The Lying Game (Book #3)
Published: February 7th 2012 by HarperTeen
Pages: 294
Rating: 2 stars
Age Recommendation: -

Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder. But after ruling out her early leads, Emma still hasn’t found Sutton’s killer. A lot of people wanted her dead—but one name keeps popping up: Thayer Vega. When the gorgeous and mysterious Thayer returns to town, Emma has to move fast to figure out whether he’s back for revenge…or if he already got it.

Set in a town where friends can turn into dangerous enemies and everyone harbors dark secrets, The Lying Game is a juicy new series that fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series—and the hit ABC Family show—will love.
When I got this book in the mail I was so excited to start reading it because I remember really loving the book before this "Never Have I Ever" and thinking how it ended on such a cliff-hanger, though it has been quite a while since I read that book so I can't remember many of the details but I do remember the feeling of suspense and adrenaline that I got from reading that book, so I was really excited when I got this book and really looking foward to the mysterious plotline. But sadly I was really disappointed.

The plot. To be honest the plot in this book just really confused me, maybe it's because I don't really remember much about the last book but I felt that the storyline was way to jumpy and it seemed to be going from one scene to the next very quickly and I just couldn't get a handle on what was happening in the story. I also found that for most of the book that the storyline dragged and sometimes became a little bit boring. But the thing that got me the most about plot of the book was the ending. It didn't even seem like the end of the book, there was no kind of lead up so it felt like the end of the book, really it just felt like the end of another chapter.

The characters. I have to admit I didn't really like most of the characters in this book. I did like Ethan and Emma because they seemed to be the most relateble and believeable and I really loved seeing thier relationship grow throughout the book. But I really had a problem with Sutton and Lorel's characters. Lorel got on my nerves throughout the whole book, she was just so jealous she just started acting strange towards the end of the book aswell. With Sutton's character, it didn't really seem like Sutton at all, she was far to nice and caring to be the Sutton that I have come to know throughout the other two books. There was no sign of jealousy or snide comments, it just didn't seem like Sutton at all.

Overall I was really disappointed with this book and now I'm a bit nervous because I pre-ordered the next book when I bought this one, so here's hoping that things change a lot in the next book.