My Lady Jane : Hand, Meadows, and Ashton
Caraval : Garber
The Black Gryphon : Lackey
The Fed-Up Cow : Peta Lemon
Monday, July 20, 2015
Author: Carrie Ryan
Rating: 3 /5
A delicious tale of revenge and identity from Carrie Ryan, the bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth In the wake of the deadly devastation of luxury yacht Persephone , just three souls remain to tell its storyand two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace, rescued from the ocean after torturous days adrift with her dying friend Libby, knows that the Persephone wasn’t sunk by a rogue wave as survivors Senator Wells and his son are claimingit was attacked. To ensure her safety from the obviously dangerous and very powerful Wells family, Libby’s father helps newly orphaned Frances assume Libby’s identity. Frances has spent years in hiding, transforming herself into Libby, and she can no longer allow the people who murdered her entire family and Libby to get away with it. After years of careful plotting, she’s ready to set her revenge plans into motioneven if it means taking down the boy she’d once been in love with: the senator’s son. The game has just begun, and Frances is not only playing dirty, she's playing to win.
My Review: Finished at 5:19am I just wanted it done. The writing and characters were ok but the story wasn't for me at all. Not saying the book is bad but I just didn't enjoy it. Sorry! I guess I enjoyed the sample of the book and thought I would like the full story more.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Author: Jennifer Estep
Rating: 5/5 Loved it!
There Be Monsters Here. . . It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power. I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick. But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . . (found on Shelfari)
My Review: This book rates as high as the frost series in my opinion. I love Jennifer's writing style and the way she makes kickass girls! And now I have something to look forward to in Nov. Book 2, Dark Heart of Magic will be out! So this story is about an orphan with secrets of her own as she takes care of herself but then gets caught in something that changes her life forever. The twist in this story had me gasping for air at the end and I couldn't read this book any faster than I did. And lets just say what another colorful world she painted for us again. Thanks again for writing these stories for us!
Then I headed over to amazon and it said oct.27 YAY!