Saturday, December 27, 2014


Name: Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Rating:  5/5
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!


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

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!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kare First Love (Manga Completed)

Title: Kare First Love Volumes 1-10
Author: Kaho Miyasaka
Rating: 4/5

Description: Four-eyed high-schooler Karin has never thought of herself as the glamorous type, so why is this hot guy on the subway taking pictures of her? Does he actually like her or is he just some kind of subway perv? Things get complicated when the most popular girl in Karin's school, Yuka, starts showing an interest in Kiriya (yes, that picture-taking guy on the subway) and sees Karin as her rival! Can Karin build up her self-esteem (and ditch her glasses) enough to stand up to jealous Yuka--and experience first love?

My review: I loved this story and was happy that it ended how it did :) Tho a bit rushed there. Oh well its Manga they do that a lot!