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Book Review: Descendant by Lesley Livingston

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Title: Descendant ( Starling #2 )
Author:  Lesley Livingston
Published:  August 27th 2013 by HarperTeen
Type: Fantasy
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods.

The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the Underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance that will leave readers breathless.

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I don’t know about you but i can’t get enough of Lesley intake of Norse Mythology. I have become obsess here lately and i like to think it’s because of Lesley. There is so much in it and it’s awesome. In the first book you didn’t really get to know much, you didn’t get into that worlds of Norse Gods and worlds. until this book and it makes the story just get better and better each chapter. Like i said i am obsess.

This book starts off right where the last one left off on. Mason is trapped in the underworld with no memory of what really happened and she is not really sure where she is at. While Fenn is still in the mortal world. Fenn and his friends come together to get Mason out of the underworld before she touches the spear and destroy the world.

The story has so much suspense and packed with adventures. Many Plot Twists, like you think you know what gonna happen and then NOPE. You get glimpses of Norse gods. Lesley intake on there worlds was just amazing, i loved the details she put into it. I have grown to love Finn’s character more then the first ( loved him also in Starling ). His character just grows more, he struggles with his past but him wanting to whats right becomes so much more powerful. You get to see that in this book. I honestly Loved his chapters more while reading Descendant then Mason. Not that i don’t like her i do and a lot, But Fenn is just so sassy and funny. There would be a serious scene and he just makes it funny in a way.

Fenn and Mason is for sure Ship worthy. They are cute together and the whole time i am just like ” SAY YOU LOVE HER< SAY IT!!!! ” threw most of the book. Now the book is more then a romance story of the two. You get to see all these other characters story and get to grow so attached to each ones story, and the overall plot to the story is just omg. I can’t think of any other way to do it. It’s perfect and just that right touch of tears. The ending to the book was sad but sweet and i was just in complate tears over it.

Overall: I love the mystery of the story and the characters in the book. I loved Lesley point of view of Norse Mythology. Her story made reading it really fun and interesting and of course sad.  I loved everything in the book. Absolute flawless in my eyes. I totally recommend this series. If you haven’t read it…then well do me a favor and do so. Totally worth it.

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YA Book Review: Starling By Lesley Livingston

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Title: Starling
Author: Lesley Livingston
Published: 2012 By Harperteen
Type: Mythical, Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback, 352 pages

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name—the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason’s world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn’s identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason’s family—with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods—is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future.Set against the gritty, shadowed back-drop of New York City, this first novel in award-winning author Lesley Livingston’s epic Starling Saga is an intoxicating blend of sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action.

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My first thought when i seen the cover was “Intense and spooky”. I like that in a cover. The cover has this darkness feel to it. I was really excited to read this book by Lesley. I also loved the fact that this book is based on Mythical gods. I giggled like a fan girl when Thor and Loki and Asgard was mention, cause i just finished the Avengers..Yeah i know, not related at all.

The book starts off with mason fencing in the gym when a huge storm happens, knocking a tree into the window and zombie like creatures start to attacking everyone in the gym. A boy named Fennerys Wolf comes in a saves them while naked i shall point out. Which by the way i thought was an awesome way to start a book. I also heard that Fennerys Wolf first appears in Lesley’s other series Called Wondrous Strange. Which will help explain a lot of things while reading Starling. Crazy things start to happen to Mason after that. She has to deal with monsters and Betrayal from the ones she loves. While reading starling you learn you can’t trust everyone.

The Whole book was a mind blowing Experience for the beginning to the end. My Hands were griping the pages every time something intense or crazy happened. The book was full of action and a little bit of romance. After i finished the book, i had to take a breather! and think about what just happened. It ends with this huge cliff hanger, i don’t think i will ever get over with until i read the 2nd book! I need to know what will happened with Mason and Fenn. Like A.S.A.P!

Overall Mind Blowing. Loved the characters in the book, the cover, The whole freaking package. An amazing read that will seriously have you biting your nails the whole time reading.

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Stacking The Shelves #8

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

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Bought:

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Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: 2010 by Hyperion Book
Source: Half Price Books
Hardcover

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Title: Starling
Author: Lesley Livingston
Published: August 28th 2012 by HarperTeen
Source: Amazon
Hardcover

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Title: The Ask and the Answers ( Chaos Walking #2 )
Author: Patrick Ness
Published: August 10th 2010 by Candlewick Press
Source: Half Price Books
Paperback

 

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Trade:

11387483Title: Rock On
Authors: Denise Vega
Published: March 5th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Bookmooch
Paperback

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Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Published: October 1st 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Paperback Swap
Paperback

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