Monday, June 25, 2012

Succubus Dreams by: Richelle Mead

Publication Date: October 2008

Overview: Some days, a girl just can't catch a break. . .
. . .especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men. First there's her relationship with gorgeous bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a number of levels. It's not just that they can't have sex in case Georgina inadvertently kills him (generally a turn-off for most guys). Lately, even spending time together is a challenge. Seth's obsessed with finishing his latest novel, and Georgina's under demonic orders to mentor the new (and surprisingly inept) succubus on the block.
Then there are the dreams. Someone, or something, is preying on Georgina at night, draining her energy, and supplying eerie visions of her future. Georgina seeks answers from Dante, a dream interpreter with ties to the underworld, but his flirtatious charm only leaves her more confused—especially as the situation with Seth reaches crisis point. Now Georgina faces a double challenge—rein in her out-of-control love life, and go toe-to-toe with an enemy capable of wreaking serious havoc among mankind. Otherwise, Georgina, and the entire mortal world, may never sleep easy again. . .

My thoughts: Georgina is back and is dealing with Donte, a bad physic and Nyx who is festering all her energy, dreams, and time.  
Niphon and Tawny released Nyx to get Georgia because Nip screwed up her contract. And by doing that there is a loophole for Georgina.
Meanwhile Georgina is coaching Maddie to help her get a date, but I'm sure she didn't think Maddie would steal away her man. And I can't believe she let him go so easily. I would have fought hard. I read about her fighting harder for other things. I know it's frustrating not being able to actually physically be with him, but really fight......sometimes it worth it.

My Rating: 5 stars 
Up Next: Succubus Heat

Ascend by: Amanda Hocking

Publication Date: April 2012

Overview: Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?
The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. 
Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.

My thoughts: Wendy goes to her father and works something agreement of sorts. And it's temporary. 
And she married Tove! She's in love with Loki and getting over Finn, which I imagine is hard to do considering he is back at the castle.
She is also training hard with Tove to learn how to use her powers against evil, and learning more about her heritage to take her mother's place. oh, and let's not forget trying to find a way to kill her father. 
Before her mother dies she paints the future and it's ugly and not something anyone wants....everyone is frightened and are trying to find a way out. 
In the end her parents are both dead and she is married, but not to Tove.

My rating: 5 stars

Torn by:Amanda Hocking

Publication Date: February 2012

Overview: Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world.  Step into the world of the Trylle, and prepare to be enchanted….
When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…
She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.
Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

My thoughts: Wendy is threatened, her new life is threatened. She must find a way to survive. 
She loves Finn, but now Loki's there too. And it turns out she has to marry Tove. And guess what? He's gay! Can she put aside her feelings and marry him? Together they will have to run the kingdom, because her mother is ill and dying. 
Her father attacks at her engagment party, how awful!
He father is the one who wants her kingdom, and I wonder can anything stop him? 

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Ascend

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Desires of the Dead by:Kimberly Derting

Publication Date: February 2011

Overview: The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.
Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.

My thoughts: Violet and Jay are back and this time Violet is keeping things to herself. I almost can't blame her, but then I would want to be safe. Everything that happens to her she hides from everyone: The threatening letter, the dead animal, strange phone calls, and finding a lost dead boy. 
Let's not forget the FBI, who know she found the boy and are trying to figure out how she found them. I think  they want her help, but she is frightened of anyone knowing the truth. 
Because she keeps everything in and doesn't share, it all come between her a Jay's relationship and they break up, but only after being intimate. 
She finally realizes that she has to lend a hand to the FBI and in the end it helps the new family in town. And her and Jay find themselves back together again...YAY

My rating: 3 stars
Up Next: The Last Echo

Afterlife by: Claudia Gray

Publication Date: March 2011

Overview: Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . .
Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.
Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her.
A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

My thoughts: Bianca and Lucas are on the run and they have met up with several friends who help. One who loans them his home, one gives them blood, and one who stand beside them and fights. They get jobs, one gets fired. Then the most awful part one dies, the other dies again!
Lucas is devastated having to deal with the lose of Bianca, but what he doesn't realize is now she is wraith, that happened because she has always been part wraith
He goes back to school, mainly because he doesn't know what else to do with himself, especially now. They let him in, which kinda surprised me at first the Mrs. Bethany and Bianca's parents would let that happen, but they did. 
Everything comes sown to one big fight in the end, one to save vampires and wraith's. There was a sacrifice made, a sweet one. And big death, and then the surprise to me....someone becomes human again. 

My rating: 4 stars

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Last Breath by: Rachel Caine

Publication Date: November 2011

Overview: Student Claire Danvers learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. And after an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain that the mysterious Magnus isn't human. But is he a vampire-or something else entirely? One thing is clear: Magnus is to blame for the disappearances. And if vampires are turning into victims, what chance does a human like Claire have of stopping him?

My thoughts: Clare and her gang of fighter's must face the town. And this time they are fighting so that Eve and Michael can get married. They get all the things they need and decorate, but the party turns out bad. 
Clare is seeing someone around town! Someone who seems wrong and may in fact be wrong!
But before they can figure it out someone in the gang dies. Very traumatic and sad.
Another goes missing. The other two need to pull themselves together and get help. Plus find a way to save the town.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Black Dawn

Hourglass by: Claudia Gray

Publication Date: March 2011

OverviewBianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.
After escaping from Evernight, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, an elite group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—all her secrets threaten to come out.
Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful vampires of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they run, Bianca can't escape her destiny. Bianca and Lucas have always believed their love could survive anything—but can it survive what's to come?

My thoughts: Bianca and Lucas are with Black Cross trying to survive without blood is hard on Bianca. 
She sends an email to her family which causes Mrs. Bethany and her army to attack the call they are in. Then Balty gets captured and Bianca with Lucas set him free.
They figure out what Bianca is so her and Lucas run.
In the end one or both are dead! But are they really gone!

My rating: 4 stars
Up Next: Afterlife

Magic of Moonlight by: Ellen Schreiber

Publication Date: December 2011

Overview: Beware of a bite under a full moon . . . It will complicate your love life.
Celeste has more to worry about than a secret romance with a hot guy from the wrong side of town. That guy, Brandon, is a werewolf. With gossip and hostility swirling at school, it’s time to find a cure for his nocturnal condition, and perhaps the one person who can help is his scientist father. But what if a “cure” makes things worse and Brandon becomes a werewolf full time?
To keep Brandon’s secret safe, Celeste must hide her relationship with him from her best friends, but with the Moonlight Ball approaching, she must make a choice. Her dream is to go with her one true love—Brandon. But once the sun goes down, the clouds separate, and the full moon appears, could she really walk into the dance on the arm of a werewolf?
In this installment of the sumptuously romantic Full Moon series, Celeste faces her fears and her friends and finds out whether she’s strong enough to stand up for herself and her one true love.

My thoughts: Celeste and Brandon are fighting to hid the truth and the face the facts that the town doesn't want them to be together. 
And not necessarily the town just Celeste's friends and Nash. Together they must face Brandon's dad, to see if he can help them figure out a clue!
And then to tell Celeste's fiends the truth about their relationship!
In the meantime, Nash finds himself in a hairy situation.

My rating: 5 stars

Fallen in Love by: Lauren Kate

Publication Date: January 2012

Overview: What makes your heart race a little faster? It's FALLEN IN LOVE, four wholly original and romantic new stories collected in a novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. FALLEN IN LOVE gives fans the much-talked about but never-revealed stories of FALLEN characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel. The stories include: Love Where You Least Expect It: The Valentine of Shelby and Miles , Love Lessons: The Valentine of Roland; Burning Love: The Valentine of Arriane; and Endless Love: The Valentine of Daniel and Lucinda.

My thoughts: This is a collection of stories about the characters from The Fallen Series.
Miles and Shelby: They were headed for home, but find themselves lost in another time. In this era they fins Luce. Then Roland and lastly love. 
Roland: He lost his love by choice! And now he's back in time to see what's become of her. he saves her husband from certain death and finds his friend, Arrriane!
Arraine: Loving the one person she can never have is hard. And losing them over and over is even harder. 
Daniel and Lucinda: They celebrate the only Valentine's Day they ever had together.

My rating: 4 stars
Up Next: Rapture

The Body Finder by: Kimberly Derting

Publication Date: February 2011

Overview: A gripping tale of a girl with a morbid ability that could lead her to a killer . . . and the boy who would never let anything happen to her.
Sixteen-year-old Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her unusual so-called gift. While her confusing feelings for her best friend are new, she has been able to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered—and the imprints that attach to their killers since she was a little girl. Violet has never considered her ability useful, but now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Fiercely protective of her, Jay agrees to help Violet search for the murderer. But even as she's falling in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

My thoughts: I loved this story, but of course i say that about most things. This for once is not about vampires and about people who do great for others.
Two best friends face love and losing each other.
Then girls disappear and Violet is the only one who can find them. 
It takes hard work and being alone but Vi finds the bodies and the person responsible for their deaths.
The only problem is it's not over! There is a new killer, the partner and he's after Violet.
But how do you find someone who is actually suppose to be a hero.

My rating: 5 stars
Up Next: Desires of the Dead

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Shatter Me by: Tahereh Mafi

Publication Date: November 2011

Overview: "You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
Strange things.
Bad things.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

My thoughts: I loved it!!!! It's says she can't touch anyone without killing. And what's worse is that she has killed before, a small child. She was trying to help him, save him and killed by accident. 
But really to be able to kill your enemies, people would abuse that. I might abuse that. But not her, she fights against using that power, against killing. Even her enemies. 
I'm glad Adam found her and he's on her side. Together they get help and find someone to get them to a safe place. 
And the safe place is a place that will help them. By educating and showing them what other powers exist. 

My rating: 5 stars
up next by author: Destroy Me

Angelfire by: Courtney Allison Moulton

Publication Date: January 2012

Overview: First there are nightmares. Then come the memories. Now she must hunt.
Ellie can’t shake the terrifying dreams about monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her. Then she meets Will and feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. When they meet on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie’s power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Will holds the key to Ellie’s memories, whole lifetimes of them, and she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.
Her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. In order to survive, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives, the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

My thoughts: I enjoyed this tale. Will is her protector but she has to remember it first. In the mean time I think she has fallen in love with him. But he must protector her evil and yet teach her to fight ans let her kill. 
Ellie's dad is an evil, arrogant, butt hat. And I really think that I would have to beat him down if I were Will. i thin that should be his job as her protector. Stand up to the bully at home. And who knows maybe he has something to do with all the evil that is going on around her, anyway.
The trip to destroy becomes a trip that might end them all.

My rating: 4 stars
Up next by author: Wings of the Wicked

Unearthly by: Cynthia Hand

Publication Date: January 2011

Overview: When Clara Gardner learns she's part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesn't know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. . . . When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

My thoughts: Clara is and angel 1/4th anyway, but still an angel. And every angel has a purpose on earth. Clara's has her moving with her family from California.
Clara meets Christian and realizes that he's her purpose. She is mad for him and is trying to figure out when she is suppose to save him!
All of her new friends leave town for Summer except her best friend's brother, Tucker. After spending all summer with him she realizes that she's not as crazy about Christian as she first thought. 
Will see be able to save Christian?  I'm not going to tell!

My rating: 5 Stars
Up next by author: Hallowed