Friday, January 23, 2015

Frostfire

Name: Frostfire
Author: Amanda Hocking
Rating: 5/5

Description:
Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes. Set apart by her heritage and her past, Brynn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royalty. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden. But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero who she once loved – appears to be up to something dangerous, kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

My Review:
I actually enjoyed this book a lot, non-stop and really nice characters and story and I can't wait to read the next 2 books when they come out! This was short and sweet- sorry sort of been in a funk about reviews :(

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

High School Debut (completed)

Title: High School Debut (volumes 1-13)
Author:
Rating: 4/5

Description:
Back in junior high, Haruna Nagashima was only interested in two things: softball and manga. Now that she's starting high school, Haruna's focus has changed-she wants to snag a boyfriend and have the romance of her dreams!

My Review:
This series was always so amusing to read for me, the characters and story always on the move. Then the last one made me cry because I'm alone and would totally would love to find my true love. my prince. so yup loved this series!

Soulless (Manga Trilogy)

Title: Soulless
Author: Gail Carriger
Rating: 4/5

Description: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

My Review: I really enjoyed this series... even with the nakedness in some parts tehe. The Steampunk is totally there and supernatural so guess what I got the first book of the novel series and will be reading it soon... so you can guess I loved the characters and story and the twists!

xxxHolic (completed)

Name: xxxHolic (volume 1-19)
Author: Clamp
Rating: 5/5

Description:
Watanuki Kimihiro is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. Seemingly by chance, he encounters a mysterious witch named Yuuko, who claims she can help. In desperation, he accepts, but realizes that he’s just been tricked into working for Yuuko in order to pay off the cost of her services. Soon he’s employed in her little shop—a job which turns out to be nothing like his previous work experience! Most of Yuuko’s customers live in Japan, but Yuuko and Watanuki are about to have some unusual visitors named Sakura and Syaoran from a land called Clow. . . .

XXXHolic volume one crosses over with Tsubasa volume one! Don’t miss it!

My Review: Even though I hate books (and movies) that deal with ghosts... its an iffy subject for me. I loved this manga series reading to the end- even though the ending could have been better... unless they hoping to maybe hopefully return to this series later. I love the characters and story so I hope so. Maybe it continues a bit in Tsubasa- which I'm going to be reading next :)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Talon

Name: Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Rating:  5/5
Description:
In Julie Kagawa's groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.  Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.  Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.  Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastien has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey—and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him—and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.


My Review:
Still waiting for her fae books, I picked this up and let me tell you I got into to story an characters pretty quick and can't wait for the next book to find out what happens next!


Alienated

Title: Alienated
Author: Melissa Landers
Rating: 5/5

Description:
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

My Review:
This book reminded me of Starcross, which was a CW tv show. Which I liked a lot. And guess what I gobbled this book up- read it in only one day. I love the story and the characters which were so colorful. Cara is a strong character not letting people get to her until she loses her best friend. I love thi book and will be reading the short, Until Midnight (soon), and book 2 Invaded (once its out)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kaya : An Adventerous 1764 Nez Perce Girl Book 1-3

Book 1
Title: Meet Kaya
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Rating: 5/5

Description: In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez Percâe Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez Percâe Indians.

Book 2
Title: Kaya's Escape
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Rating: 5/5

Description: In the fall of 1764, after Kaya and her sister are kidnapped from their Nez Percâe village by enemy horse raiders, she tries to find a way to escape back home. Includes historical notes on education and learning among the Nez Percâe Indians.

Book 3
Title: Kaya's Hero
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Rating: 5/5

Description: In 1764, Kaya greatly admires a courageous and kind young woman in her Nez Percâe village and wants to be worthy of her respect. Includes historical notes on the winter activities of the Nez Percâe Indians, including ceremonies and crafts.



My Review: After being told that this isn't the best collection of American Girls, I took it upon myself to get the first 3 books of it and read them... for my 12X12 challenge which is now complete. But back to the books... I love Kaya, she has such a sense of family and rebellious streak. Yes she gets in trouble but who doesn't at that age. Plus I love the stories they tell each other and the crafts plus horses yay. I will be probody finishing this collection soon!