Friday, April 17, 2015

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author:  Laini Taylor
Rating: 2/5

Description:
Once upon a time, an angel and devil fell in love. It did not end well.
Around the world black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbook with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on "errands;" she speaks many languages, not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That's one question that haunts her that she is about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

My Review:
First I thought she was his daughter and then bam she wasn't... I don't know what to think about this book. I read it for the book club but I don't think I liked it... well the end I didn't like!

Memory Zero

Title: Memory Zero
Author: Keri Arthur
Rating: 5/5 love
Netgalley Review

Description: For Sam Ryan, life began at the age of fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her past. For the ten years that Sam's been with the State Police, she's searched for clues to her identity. But it's as if all mention of her family has been deliberately wiped off the system. Everything changes the night she agrees to meet her missing partner, Jack, and barely survives his attempt to kill her. Charged with his murder, Sam finds herself accepting help from Gabriel Stern-a shapeshifter with secrets of his own. As Sam delves into her partner's death, it soon becomes clear that the key to surviving the present lies in unravelling the threads of her past-and discovering not just who she is, but what she is . . .



My Review: Sam thinks she is a normal girl but it is starting to not look like it now. Although the book doesn't get into why she is different really and I wouldn't tell you here anyways- at least there are another 2 books in this trilogy. I'll have to read these too! How fun. So far I love the story and the characters. even the world of spooks, there are vampires, changers, shapechangers, and a few other things that go bump in the night. Oh and plenty of action and I'm not talking action in the bedroom- violence!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Nabari No Ou (completed)


Title: Nabari No Ou Vol. 1-14
Author: Yuhki Kamatani
Rating: 4/5

Description:
Apathetic schoolboy Miharu Rokujou is content to meander through life in the sleepy village of Banten. But his quiet existence is shattered when the Grey Wolves of Iga, a powerful ninja clan, attempt to kidnap him in broad daylight. Only then does Miharu discover that the ultimate power of the hidden ninja realm - a power that can do both great good and great harm - is sealed within his body. As battles erupt among rival ninja clans seeking to control him, Miharu must overcome his apathy and learn the ways of the ninja if he wants any shot at survival!

My Thoughts:
This story is full of laughs and tears, and really well written but left open. The anime didn't do the story any justice that's for sure. I liked it a lot... almost as much as Darker than Black which so far is my fav.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Hate Myselfie


Title: I Hate Myselfie
Author: Shane Dawson
Rating:  5/5, LOVE IT
Reviewing for Netgalley (Archiving on March 30th)

Description: The book that more than 12 million YouTube subscribers have been waiting for! Shane Dawson’s memoir features twenty original essays—uncensored yet surprisingly sweet. Shane Dawson has always been an open book. From his first YouTube vlog back in 2008, to his feature film debut "Not Cool," to a cover story in Variety magazine, Shane has documented his life pre-tty thoroughly. We’ve seen awkward and adorable Q&As with his mom, weight loss center drama, love life details, and the all-important haircut reveal. We’ve seen his hilarious spoofs of Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, and Sarah Palin. His music videos are awesome. But in I Hate Myselfie!, fans will finally get a chance to see the real Shane through personal stories that are at once humorous and heartwarming, self-deprecating and totally inspiring. Highlighting key moments of his childhood and adolescence, through his phenomenal success on YouTube, and continuing on to his more recent experiences as an actor and director, Shane’s memoir will feature the silliness and satire his fans already enjoy, but it will be even more in depth, more real, and more portable (it’s a book). (from Shelfari)

My Review: Truly a rollercoaster, from laughing out loud to crying. I really enjoyed reading this book and his thoughts since I've been a fan of Shane Dawson since I stumbled onto his YouTube channel years ago. And reading this book I find his crude humor refreshing because he doesn't fear what people really think about him. Shane Dawson is Shane Dawson and he will be himself. And I totally love him for who he is! Keep up the good job and if you write more book I will read them... for sure!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Look of Love


Title: The Look of Love
Author: Bella Andre
Rating: 4.5/5
Goodreads First Reads / MADIOS feb. 2015 BOTM

Description:
Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he? As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he’s home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is—until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love—and protect—her, but will she let him? Chloe vows never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Only, with every loving look Chase gives her—and every sinfully sweet caress—as the attraction between them sparks and sizzles, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the only exception. And although Chase didn’t realize his life was going to change forever in an instant, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether…for Chloe’s heart.
From Shelfari :)



My Review:
The Look of Love is about a woman that has a past, she went thru a lot and doesn't trust a man even when he saves her on the side of the road. And that same man knew at the very start that she was the one he wanted to be with. Chloe and Chase are met to be and fate brought them both together. I truly love this book, the characters are completely loveable from side characters (the gay Jeremy who is crushing on Marcus to Marcus himself which is Chase's brother. He will be the star of the next book- which I WILL BE READING!) And the story was intense and wonderful as well. The only thing was that the beginning was a bit weird compared to the rest of the book but hell the rest of the book made up for that part totally. So I gave this read a 4.5, and as I said will be continuing this series as soon as the library sends me book 2!

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!