Sunday, April 6, 2014

Killer Frost

Name: Killer Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Rating: 4/5

Description:
I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before — and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death…most likely mine. Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about. Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good … or I am.

My Short and Straight to the Point Review:
I loved the book, but noticed that she repeats info from the other books, like how characters look and assorted events. But that didn't stop me from loving the book. And reading it all last night... all 290 something pages done in less than 4 hours. *hugz book*

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Chase



[Netgalley Review]
Title: The Heist & The Chase
Author: by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
Rating: 1/5

Description: (the chase)
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals.

Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad.

A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare.

My Review:
I couldn't get into the first book enough to even give this one a shot... maybe i'll try to reread the first one again later.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Through the Ever Night

Name: Through the Ever Night
Author: Veronica Rossi
Rating:  /5

Description:
It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

My Review:  Soon to Come

Under the Never Sky

Name: Under the Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi
Rating:  5/5

Description:
Since she's been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered.
THIS WAS WORSE

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland--known as The Death Shop--are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent energy stones will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild--a savage--and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile--everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world that's harsh but often beautiful.

My Review: I loved everything about this book, from the story to the characters. And I will be reading the rest of this series. Rossi created a new world where there are Dwellers (people who live in false worlds like vr and pods) and the outsiders which survive and work the land. This first book shows that survival is very hard on this world and you can die very easy.  Two thumbs up!

The Darkest Hour (movie)

Name: The Darkest Hour
Movie Review

Rating: 3/5

Description:
Arriving amidst a mysterious lightning storm, young Internet entrepreneurs Sean and Ben land in the vibrant Russian capital to pursue their business dreams. Travelers Natalie and Anne, stranded in Moscow by an unscheduled stopover en route to Nepal, make the best of it by seeking adventure in one of the nightlife capitals of the world. The two pairs of best friends meet amid the glitz and glamour of the Zvezda Nightclub, the hot spot for the international and the beautiful in Moscow, but the club is quickly transformed to a scene of terror when aliens invade and everything goes dark.

My Review:
I hate movies that really have no ending, there are a lot of them. I thought that the story had a good start... but lack of anything but we have to get home. That was all this movie was- not really an action movie but who knows what I watched. :) Certain moments kept me watching and then others I thought I was floating away. Oh well. We will see what my next movie review will be. So long...

Monday, January 20, 2014

100 Books in a Year Challenge 2014

Joining this challenge like I did last year! :)
http://www.bookchickcity.com/2013/12/100-books-in-a-year-2014-details-sign-up.html

The Iron Traitor

Title: The Iron Traitor
By: Julie Kagawa
Rating: 5/5

Description:

IN THE REAL WORLD, WHEN YOU VANISH INTO THIN AIR FOR A WEEK, PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.

My Review: Soon to Come!