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YA Book Review: Bloodrose a Nightshade Novel

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Title: Bloodrose ( Nightshade #3 )
Author: Andrea Cremer
Published: 2012 by Speak
Type: Paranormal, Fantasy, Wolfs
Source: Bought online
Paperback, 448 Pages

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Summery: But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. In this remarkable final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, international bestselling author Andrea Cremer crafts a dynamic novel with twists and turns that will keep you breathless until its final pages.

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( May Contain Spoilers )

My Review: I love the nightshade series. I have been waiting to get my hands on Bloodrose for some time now, and i finally bought it. Andrea Cremer is defiantly on my top 10 list of favorite authors. She is amazing.

Bloodrose is a page tuner, i read it in only 2 days if that. It was a crazy ride, i went threw so much emotional pain..agh. There is a love triangle in the series between Call and Ren and Shay. Calla loves them both but in different ways. You get torn between the two. I never did pick a side cause i loved them both in many ways ( which makes finishing the book even sadder ). The romance is intense, like the whole time i was chewing my nails to the core. There is funny moments between Conner and Mason that i loved! it was a good relive from all the drama that was needed, they are the most funnest character threw out the whole series. There is also a lot of action and adventures that will never leave you bored.

Getting more towards the end we get in a epic battle, and let me tell you, it will rip out your heart. At one point i wanted to throw the book out the window cause i couldn’t handle the emotional pain. My feelings are still in pain as i write this. The ending will shock you.

There is a lot of characters in this book that i loved. Like Ethen, first he was this huge d-bag but then we slowly see him being more relaxed with the wolfs and he also has a good ending, at least i think so.

I really thought the cover for Bloodrose is so much better then the last 2, it’s really pretty and really red.  Andrea Cremer proves once again that she can write, i loved Bloodrose another favorite out of the nightshade series. Read Rift and Rise also part of the nightshade Series.

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YA Book Review: Evermore

 

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  • Title: Evermore ( The Immortals #1 )
  • Author: Alyson Noel
  • Published: 2009 by St. Martin’s Griffin
  • Type: Paranormal, Fantasy
  • Paperback, 301 pages
  • Source: Paperbackswap.com

 

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Summery: The first book in Alyson Noël’s extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies…
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head – wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is – or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

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My Review: I Don’t know what is about Alyson Noels book that i just can’t get myself to enjoy her series.  I wasn’t really a fan of her Soul Seekers series, but I enjoy the soul seekers more then i did Evermore. you can tell this was her first series, it shows a lot. The writing was really hard to read, not that is was bad but it was just really boring. The book just feels like a big jumble of a mess. I couldn’t connect myself to this book at all. There was a few times where i kept catching myself skipping parts in the book cause it was just getting boring. and i notice that the book jumped to one thing to the next and i hate when Authors do that. I just didn’t enjoy this book at all, and i really tried to like it, i mean i REALLY tried my damn hardest to enjoy this book, but it just didn’t happen.

I felt a little confused at some parts in the book a lot of it just didn’t make any since at all. I was Worried that never was just gonna be like the Soul Seekers and i was gonna hate it, but after finishing the book i realized the Soul seekers is an improvement, Evermore sucks compared to The Soul Seekers.

And i hated the romance in this book, i can’t stand the love interest in this like if i was ever i would been like hell no with this guy, he annoys me and i can’t stand him. Tho my favorite character is the whole damn book was Miles, i did enjoy him, it seem like he was the only that had his head straight( and the fact he reminds me of a friend i once knew ).

Evermore kinda reminds me of The Fallen series without the angel part, both book kinda have the same concept of repeating lives kinda thing, but the fallen series is a 100x better then evermore.

I get what Alyson was trying to write, it just didn’t come out that way. I understand first books can be the hardest.

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YA Book Review: A Shade of Vampire

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Author: Bella Forrest
Published: 2012 By Createspace Indepentent Publishing
Type: Paranormal, Fantasy, Vampires
Ebook PDF, 89 – 149 Pages
Source: From the Author for review

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Summery: On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? …or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

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My Review: I love vampire story’s it is a guilty Pleasure for me. I don’t know why i like them so much, it just that vampires are cool.

The book starts off with Sofia walking on the beach on her 17th Birthday, she is thinking to herself about stuff and her best friend Ben, who she likes but he is with some girl, when a mysterious men walks up to her and then she is taken.

the book is a short read, this may be the shortest book i have read  i usually read books that are 300+ pages. The book is in two POV, Sofia’s and Derek’s( Derek is a vampire who has been a sleep for a very look time ). It kind of reminds me of medieval mixed in modern Time, vampires living in tree houses. It is a normal Vampire book, you know usual, vampire’s drink blood and can’t be in the sunlight, can get killed by a stake, the usual, But the story is still unique and different in some ways.

There was this part where Derek’s sister mention Shadow Hunters ( Which by the way are Vampire Hunters ) but i had a fangirl moment cause i kept thinking about The Mortal Instruments( Don’t worry this book is not like TMI).

The Story is dark, just the way i like my vampire story’s. A vampire story without darkness would be like Twilight..Tho i do like Twilight, you just have to have some darkness for me to enjoy. I think people who like Vampire story’s would really like this one.

The Connection between Sofia and Derek is refreshing that i thought it was cute how they are together. Derek is supposed to be this evil monster in a way but around Sofia he becomes caring and sweet and very Protective of her.

I thought the cover was an ok Cover, just don’t judge the book by the cover and the number of pages. It is a good book and i like it.

And the ending made me go crazy like i just wanted to know what would happen next! like i have to get the next book just to find out more about what will happen between Derek and Sofia and even BEN!

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YA Book Review : Indelible Book One – Dawn Metcalf

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  •     Title: Indelible ( The Twixt #1 )
  •     Author : Dawn Metcalf
  •     Published:  2013 by Harlequin Teen
  •     type: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
  •     Paperback, 389 Pages

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  Summery :   Some things are permanent.  Indelible.

And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…

THE TWIXT

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My Review: The book starts off with Joy at some kind of dance rave thing with her friend. She goes on about her mother leaving her for some young artist. It’s just her and her dad who live together and her Brother in collage.

Joy sees 2 people and her first thought was “They are Goths” She stares at the guy with Black eyes and she wonders if it’s contacts. The Boy who she was looking at catches her looking and walks up to her and does this strange thing to her eye that looks like he tried to stab it. and after that everything changes for her.

The First few Chapter is like a roller coaster and trust me the whole book is like that, there is always something going on in this book that wont leave you bored. What got me glued to the book was because it just felt different then all the other Fantasy books and i love when story’s take a unique Twist.

There is a lot of weird creepy creatures and other make-believe things in this book that will leave any paranormal fan  happy. There isn’t really a book i can compare it to it’s unique in it’s own right. The Cover is really pretty. I can’t say that i LOVED it but i did very much liked it. The book is totally worth the read.

I think there will be people who can relate to Joy and her life and her personality. She doesn’t try to be the Hero. she is like a normal Teenager who will freak if Crazy things happen but she is very Brave. Ink is amazing Character. His like a Lost Puppy dog who just learned a new trick ( and it is adorable ) but in a way he is well Ink.  I feel a little obsess with Ink and i can’t wait for the 2nd book just for Ink.

The Story is well written and the Ending..how can i word this without spoiling the book….Hmm lots of Action and Tears and happiness, that is all i will say about the Ending but here is a gif showing how i felt during the end.

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If you Love Fantasy and the Paranormal then read this book you wont Regret it i promise.

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Book Review : Marked By P.C and Kristen Cast

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  • Title: Marked ( A House of Night #1)
  • Authors: P.C Cast, Kristen Cast
  • Year Pub: 2007
  • Type: Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, Fiction
  • I was given this book Via BookMooch

About the Book: The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire — that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny–with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

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My Review : On the back of the book it looks like a good read but the book itself…well not so much and i usually just love Vampire books. The book Marked is different then the average Vampire books. There was very little parts that i did enjoy of the book but like i said Very little. it had a LOT of awkward parts that had me putting down the book for a while. Zoey goes on about oral sex more then what i would want to read in “YA” Book actually i rather not read about oral sex at all and i am 22 years old and that stuff just bugs me. the book would’ve been good if they just left those parts out all together.

The writing was such a bore that i kept glancing at the words instead of actually reading it. Now this is just what i thought about the book, I know someone who just loves the series..but everyone is different so i am not gonna judge. so i guess it doesn’t completely suck, if you can get passed the awkward parts. It kinda reminds me of Twilight if Bella went to a all “vampyre school” Zoey is really boring and plan like bella.

It took me a while to actually getting myself to get this book because of mix reviews and now i completely understand why a lot of people didn’t enjoy the series.

Here are some quotes from the book

“Actually, since I’m gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don’t have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.”

“You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.”

“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character”

“The problem, of course, was that turning into a monster was the brighter of my two choices. Choice Number 1: I turn into a vampyre, which equals a monster in just about any human’s mind. Choice Number 2: My body rejects the Change and I die. Forever.

So the good news is that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.”

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All in all this book is worse then Twilight. Read at your own risk.

The Fault in Our Stars By John Green

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Synopsis

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

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My Review

This Review ( if you can call it that ) is gonna be hard to write, Since i’m still not over it. After finishing TFiOS, the tears just wouldn’t stop. My Review isn’t gonna be long, for i can’t write this without crying. It took me longer to finish this book because of ALL that. Like i had to keep shutting the book and then open it again. I don’t know why it took me so long to buy this book, well i guess i do cause i usually hate reading about realistic fiction( i am more of a Dystopian person and Etc ) but i do not, Not ever regret buying this book. The Fault in Our Stars has completely changed my life and how i view it. This book has already means so much to me. It is a very sad book, but it’s still very Beautiful.

John Green you are my hero!!!

I think everyone needs to read this book. Yes you are gonna cry ( and if you don’t you have no soul ) Yes you are gonna want to throw this book or lock it with a key and lose the key in the ocean, But it is soooo worth the read. I PROMISE! 

Now i’m gonna go cry in my bed.

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( i know my review probably sucks BUT YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW FREAKING HARD IT WAS TO WRITE THIS! Sorry for caps )

star5

The Fault in Our Stars

Dance of the Red Death By Bethany Griffin

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About the Book From Goodreads

Bethany Griffin continues the journey of Araby Worth in Dance of the Red Death—the sequel to her teen novel Masque of the Red Death.

In Dance of the Red Death, Araby’s world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she finds herself and discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her city.

Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball, though it could destroy her and everyone she loves…or it could turn her into a hero.

With a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, Bethany Griffin concludes her tragic and mysterious Red Death series with a heroine that young adult readers will never forget.

My Review 

Let me start off saying i did really enjoy the book, but with that being said i still like the first book better. It true when people say “The first is always best”.

Dance of the Red Death is a lot darker then the first book, it goes more into the Red Death…and lets just say there is a LOT of death in this book. The book starts off from where it left off in Masque of the Red Death. Where they left the city city on a steam flying ship, when the city went to chaos. Life is pretty complicated for Araby, Especially with Will and Elliot. Not gonna get into those parts cause of Spoilers. But omg i am so Team Will( Even tho what he did to Araby, But you gotta do what you gotta do to save your family ). Elliot just seems so different in this book then the first, but i guess that’s understandable.

And omg the Ending to the book, just like WHY JUST FREAKING WHY? MY FREAKING APRIL! The ending will rip you’re heart out and piss you right off, and When i reached the last page i wanted to throw the book out the window, like i screamed “THAT WAS IT!? WTF” The Ending didn’t suck, It just sucked the way it ended.

I was so Happy( More like Jumping up and down Screaming) When i got this book in the mail. I couldn’t wait to read it. I just really Adore Bethany Griffin. And Masque of Red Death was just amazing.

If you love YA Steampunk, Dystopian and Science Fiction, The Masque of the Red Death Series is the Books for you.

Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #2)
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( I won this book In Goodreads )

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