Saturday, December 29, 2012

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout...

Series: Lux (Book #3)
Published: December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen
Pages: 382
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: -


No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.


Wow what a book... I had really high expectations going into this book after reading both of Jennifer L. Armentrout's series and loving them and this book was no exception.

The plot. I have to admit when I started this book I thought that it was a little bit slow but about halfway through when someone unexpected reappears things start to pick up and it is non-stop action from them till the last page. There were so many unexpected plot twists in this book and everything just went together to make one epic and amazing read. For me the ending would have to have been the highlight of the book, there was so much emotion and it has left a great opening for what it going to happen in the next book.

The characters. I loved all the characters in this series, with each new book that I read they start to feel a lot more real and I become more attached to them.
Katy. I loved seeing more of Katy's charcter again and seeing the Luxen world throuh her eyes. I thought that she was a very relateable charcter and I loved seeing how emotional she was in this book and how I got to really feel all of the emotions she was feeling. I also loved seeing how she changed throughout the course of the book and how she got stronger and fought for the people around her.
Daemon. I really enjoyed Daemon's character in this book, I loved seeing his softer side when he was around Katy and just overall I thought that he was a lot softer in this book and really showed what he was feeling, though he still did have his great snarky comments that make these books so entertaining. I also loved seeing just how deep his love for Katy is from the last scene of the book and just being able to feel the pain and shock that he was feeling.

Overall I thought that this was a great third book in the series and I will definitely be pre-ordering "Origin".

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Beach Blondes by Katherine Applegate...

Series: Summer (Books #1-3)
Published: May 6th 2008 by Simon Pulse
Pages: 736
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: -


Three months. Three guys. One amazing summer.

Summer Smith is in for the best summer of her life. Between the cold weather and her boyfriendless existence in Minnesota, Summer is ready for sun, sand, and boys in the Florida Keys. And by the end of the first day, she has more than enough to keep her busy: Adam, the senator's son, has looks, power, and all the money in the world. Diver, the mystery man, is mellow, intriguing, and definitely unique. And Seth, the perfect guy...only he has a girlfriend. But with new friends, cute guys, and miles of hot white sand, Summer's in for more trouble than she thinks...


I had no expectations when starting this book because I hadn't really heard anything about it, I just saw it on sale in my book shop and decided to give it a read. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The plot. I really did enjoy the plot. This book is definitely not your regular summer read, there is a lot of family mystery and drama as well as the typical boy and friend drama as well as rape, depression and suicide which I definitely was not expecting from this book but I did think that it add to the storyline. I loved how the story was told from multipul POV so I could see what all of the characters were thinking and feeling at different points in the book and also the pacing, I thought that the book flowed very well and was a very easy book to get through. But I do think that key points in the book were repeated throughout the book which I thought was un-needed and also that some storylines in the book and the way they turned out were pretty unrealistic.

The charcters. I wasn't really expecting much from the charcters in this book but I was really suprised I thought that they were all very well written and interesting to read about.
Summer, I really enjoyed reading about Summer's charcter. I thought that she was a very interesting and relateable character to read about. I thought that she took everything that happened to her throughout the book very well I liked seeing how she came more out of her shell in the book and even though she made some wrong choices in the book I think ultimately she has come out of her shell a lot more and has changed for the better.
Another charcter that I really enjoyed was Marquez. I thought that she had a very relateable and interesting personality and I loved reading the story from her POV. I loved her straight to the point attitude and I thought that she was a great friend for Summer to have.
The other characters that I really enjoyed were Seth and Diver. I thought that Seth was a great match for Summer and even though she made some bad choices toward the end of the book he was still there for her. Diver's charcter would have to be my favourite out of these two. he had such a unique personality and I just loved reading about him and he was always so down to earth and interesting so I cannot wait to see what happens to him in the next book.

Overall this was an enjoyable read, though not my favourite book I have read this summer. But I think this is a promising start to the series and I look foward to reading more of the books.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward...

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (Book #10)
Published: October 2nd 2012 by Signet
Pages: 617
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 16+ (Due to graphic content and violence)


Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?

Loved, loved, LOVED this book. I had really high expectaions when I started reading this book after loving the rest of the series and this book has raised the bar even higher.

The plot. I loved the plot of this book, though I have to admit it took me two attempts to actually finish reading this book. The first time I had to put it down because it wasn't holding my interest but this time when I picked it up it was still a slow start but about half way through things started to really pick up and then it was non-stop action from there. I loved how fast-paced this book was and just how the story flowed, I loved how it was told from multipul POV but still centred around Tohr and No'One/Autumn and I REALLY loved the ending I thought that it was a great way to end the book.

The characters. I thought that all of the characters were great in this book and from after not reading th series for a while it became apparent to me just how much I have come to know and love all of the charcters in this series.
Tohr, I really felt for him in this book, I hated having to see him struggle while he tried to let Wellsie go and also come to terms with the relationship that was developing between him and Autumn. I really loved seeing how his character developed and how he changed throughout the book from being depressed at the start of the book to being happy and content with his life at the end.
Autumn. I really have come to love her throughout this book, I have to admit when I first started reading her charcter I didn't really like her but as the book progressed I have come to love her character like I do all of the others. I thought that she was very head-strong and did what she thought was right no matter what the consequences to herself and I also think that she is a great match for Tohr.

Overall I really did enjoy this book and I am so excited for the next book because it is going to be on one of my favourite characters (Qhuinn) so I will be pre-ordering that book very soon.