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YA Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

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Title: Witch Finder (Witch Finder #1)
Author: Ruth Warburton
Published: January 2nd 2014 by Hodder Children’s Books
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal
Ebook, Netgalley

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: London. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and killing witches.

Luke’s final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself. Luke knows that tonight will change his life forever. But when he picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, Luke has no idea that his task will be harder than he could ever imagine.

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I am gonna be honest here and say i did grabbed this copy because of the cover..mostly because of the background more then anything. But when i did read the summery i was more interested in it. I knew by the sounds of it, it was gonna be pretty crazy and well i do have to say it sure did get crazy at times. Now it wasn’t what i was expecting but i did like the concept of the story and loved the writing. I did feel like there was something missing in the story.

The story does have a unique feel to it, and has a lot of historic history in the mix that did make the story pretty cool. Witch Finder is a love story but i mean what story doesn’t have a hint to a little romance but the book really doesn’t follow up to it until it later on in the story. It did feel realistic..well as much realistic you can get with fantasy.

Out of all he characters in the book that was mention a lot, was Luke. He always had this hatred for witches and has pretty much was set on ravage of the death of his parents that was killed by a witch. Luke joins this cult brotherhood of witch hunters, but the only way to fully join was to kill his first witch, by randomly picking a name out of a book of witches. And of course he picks Rosa. You really got to feel and understand the character reading. But with Rosa.. i just couldn’t understand who she was as a person. She would try to-do the right thing but she still just came out like a brat. Maybe its just me, i don’t know. Not that i really hated the character.. i did feel like she was a important part of the story.

There was a character in the book that i just grew of hatred, not because he was written bad in the book or anything like that. But it was more like Ruth made a perfect piece of a crap Villain. there is a certain scene where i just complate lost it. Did NOT like him at all.

The book is based in the 1800’s of London so to me that’s always a plus, because i love reading about that time period. I have always have a interest in it. and the older i have got the more interested in it. Like i said there is a lot of historic reference in the book, that anyone who is a fan of that will enjoy about Witch Finder. The story is some what a short read, which i would have loved it to be a little longer cause i did feel like a lot of parts in the book was rushed. But the book was really easy to follow along with and simple read.

I did like Witch finder but i didn’t LOVE it as much as i would have liked. Like i said earlier in this post i did feel like something was missing, but i can’t really say what really. I think maybe it had something to with the fact it didn’t have that much action. it did feel like i was just running around the story until a plot was thrown down. Witch Finder just felt like a calm read and maybe TOO calm. It just needed more, it would get dull at times. But i still totally recommend it! cause i did like a LOT of the book but not all of it.

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YA Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Published:  February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
Type: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Paranormal
Hardcover

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time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam’s life.

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I just want to start this off with how freaking INTENSE Unravel Me us. I swear i had a few heart attacks reading this book. I wasn’t emotionally prepared. I knew it was gonna be crazy, because of Shatter Me but i just was not prepared on how crazier it could get. How the book is written almost feels like poetry. The writing is just beautiful and the story was just a 100% more intense then Shatter Me.

I did have a hard time reading the book not because it was bad but the raw emotions that is in this book. I swear i shed a few tears over this story, like i said i wasn’t emotionally and mentally prepared for this book. I was just so torn with the story, like i would have to put the book down just too think and breath and not cry.

Juliette and Adam is just heart breaking the struggle they go threw and watching Juliette figure out who she is and not be so afraid. Adam wants to protect Juliette and be there for her but being together is hard because one, her touch kills and two, Adam isn’t as immune as they thought. So it’s always this battle between them. Have that adding Warner in the mix. First let me say how freaking misunderstood he is? like after reading Unravel Me, i have grown to love him. You learn a little bit more of who his and watch his true self show a little bit. His character breaks my heart the most. Most of the tears i had shed threw this book was because of him. you see him struggle against bad and good. I look forward to read more about him and Juliette in the next book. Even tho he has done bad things and is some what of a villian but i mean afte you read this book you just understand him more.

This series has took so many plot twist i wonder what could happen next. The ending was a cliff hangar like how can you end it like that! i needed more.  I have turned into a train wreak reading this story. There is like ZERO dull moments. It has suspense and mystery and can get intense less then a second. You have this crazy love-triangle sorta thing going on but usually me and Love-triangles don’t mix but in this case it is done right.

If they ever make this into a movie, all i have to say is they better not ruin it cause i will grow a freaking army on all them. Because this series is awesome but very complex and i can see them just ruining the movie. I will rage, i swear it.

With how the book end and how crazy i have become reading the series so far…does makes me really freaking nervous to read the next book. I don’t know if i can prepare my emotions. I just want to sit here a just spoil it just so you can understand how crazy it was but…i’m not that mean.

Everything about this series is amazing so far. The writing is perfection, and the characters. The overall emotions that surrounds this series. the story was just plain freaking epic.

My Rating:

star5

YA Book Review: The Elementals: Fire by Day Parker + Giveaway

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Title: The Elementals: Fire
Author: Day Parker
Published:  October 19th 2013 by Infinity Publishing
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: From The Author
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Sera was just a normal girl, or so she thought- that is, until her parents were killed in a freak car accident, thrusting her into a mysterious world of wealthy relations she never knew existed. A world, that, until now, had been kept hidden from her. As her sixteenth birthday approaches, dark secrets converge, and Sera’s reality is further shaken when she falls for the alluring, yet forbidden Adam Crandall. This earthy stranger ignites something dangerous deep within her that she doesn’t understand. Is he the key to unlocking the mystery that surrounds her, or will he only lead to more questions? To make matters worse, someone wants her out of the picture. Could it be her arch rival, Bree, who is somehow connected to Adam and wants him all to herself? Or is something else responsible for her near-fatal mishaps?

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 *The Author sent me a paperback copy for a review. My Review is based on my HONEST opinion.

When the author Day Parker asked me to review her book, i read the review and thought this book was gonna be interesting. And in a way it was interesting but some parts in the book would lose me. I want to first start with some positive of these book. I really loved the whole concept of the book. And really liked how Day Parker took a twist with the concept of Elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water. The book could get super intense at times.

Now the story did feel like a soap opera a lot. There is a lot of Love drama going on it the book. It has this whole forbidden love, Love-Triangle in the mix and all i could think about was that i was reading a Soap opera. The book was definitely missing some more Suspense and Action. I did find my self getting confused on what the real plot of the story was and what was going on. Like there would be all these cool parts in the book but it was just hidden behind the drama. I had a hard time connecting to the characters in the book, they didn’t stand out to me. Specially the main character. She will say one thing and do the next and i just couldn’t understand who she was as a character.

The story wasn’t all bad like i had a love/hate relationship reading this book it just needed more and then i would have been all over this book. I really feel like my follow readers will like this book. Since lately they all been about these types of books. The story has a really get concept that i did enjoy. It is a easy and simple read that readers will find relaxing.

I do recommend the book and for readers to take the chance to read this book. Just because did end up loving the book doesn’t mean it’s bad( I have read worse ). I wasn’t feeling the book all that much but that just me. I do see a great story hidden and i do look forward to read the next book and i hope it gets better and we get to see more in this serious then Romance. I do have mix feelings for this book and have hope for it to get better the more the series goes on. So i am gonna keep my fingers crossed.

My Rating:

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YA Book Review: Cress by Merissa Meyer

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Title: Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
Author: Merissa Meyer
Published:  February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Type: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Paranormal
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

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Cress is by far the best in the series, I really just fell completely in love with Cress. Honestly loved everything about her. I just finished Cress and i have all these emotions boiling up and i just have to say that Cress was amazing and everything i was hoping for and more. I wish Winter was already out so i can have more of these amazing series. I have no clue how i am gonna wait for it to come out.

Cress was definitely more of a crazy wild ride with plot twist left and right. I was glued to every word in this book, i couldn’t take my eyes away from the pages. From where Scarlet left off i really didn’t know what would happen next and with cress you really got more of the story and i just loved how each book it just gets more crazy and crazy.

Cinder in Cress to me becomes more of these bad ass, each book she grows more into her character and really get to understand her. I worship Cinder and idolize her. If there is gonna be a movies and whoever plays Cinder has some serious shoes to fill. He and Kai are amazing, i hated him in Cinder because of how he treated her but in each book i do grow to love him. I defiantly feel a lot different towards him and i can’t wait to see what him and Cinder and the whole gang will do next in Winter.

Thorne is tho i have to say is MY favorite character in the series. He makes me laugh a lot in the series and how protective he was with Cress is just freaking cute, you know who cares more for Cress then he realizes and i know in winter will get to see them grown more towards each other. Thorne never really felt like he was a good person and you know he is hiding behind all the humor and Cress brings out the good in throne.

I don;t think i really have the heart to even talk about Wolf and Scarlet the feels is just too much to deal with and i am gonna add that to the list why i need to read winter like a.s.a.p. They are one of my Ships i have and i don;t want anything to happen to my babies..okay? okay…

Cress is PACKED with more action and suspense the whole plot of the story gets deeper in deeper in each book. I love Marissa Meyer and her concepts and her writing she is perfect. If she wrote another series i would for sure buy and read it. I am happy that i got the chance to read this amazing series and look forward for more. Everyone who hasn’t read this series yet, really should. It is worth it and amazing read.

Cress has everything that makes a great story, Yes the story is somewhat a love story but you get so much more then that, you get a HUGE epic story-line following the life’s of these characters in these amazing world of science fiction. I really love Fairy tale story’s with twist and this series has that. Like i said i can’t wait to read winter the 4th book in the series.

My Rating:

star5

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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Book Review: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

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Title: Never Fade ( The Darkest Minds #2 )
Author:  Alexandra Bracken
Published:  October 15th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
Type: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Paranormal
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

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Ever since i read The Darkest Minds i have been obsess! I been wanting to read Never Fade for while now, but just never got around to it. But i FINALLY bought the bought and read the same day. If you have read The Darkest Minds then you know how crazy the ending was, freaking HUGE plot twist. That ending made me complate insane for days of rocking back and forth in tears. Well Never Fade continues a little after the wild ending. Ruby is part of the Children’s League now and the first chapter was already packed with suspense.

If you haven’t read the Darkest minds then you really should go out and buy both the first and second book because BOTH are really good. The Author makes you just fall in love with the characters and gets you so attached like they are real. Like the character could be like evil like crazy i still loved that character.

I honestly felt like Never Fade was better. Ruby’s character has gown so much since the first book and to me she is a Bad Ass in The Darkest minds we watch her be this quiet girl who couldn’t control her powers and had a hard time opening up to people. In Never Fade she she has more control of hers powers and isn’t afraid anymore. She will do anything to protect the people she cares about.

Threw most of the book i was a total hot mess, like the book would go straight to my feels and all could do was asdfghjk! the book has a lot of raw emotion, specially with characters in the book. you got to fall in love with a new character named Jude and sorta of became like a little brother too ruby.

I don’t want to got into to much details but Liam in this book and with ruby will bring you too tears and take the life out of you.  and i have a serious soft spot for Connor. Yes he is supposed to be like this huge villain but my gosh he makes evil look good. Some villain are just awesome, okay? The way the book ends was kinda bitter sweet, yeah it was super sad but what ruby did was pretty bad ass and the last line in the book was just freaking awesome.

Overall the book had everything i could ask for and more. It is a pager tuner full of suspense and action that will have anyone going crazy for more. Ruby is on my top 10 list of favorite kick ass chicks in books hands down. Readers will not be disappointed in never fade.

star5

YA Book Review: The Shadow Garden by Allen Houston

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Title: The Shadow Garden ( Nightfall Gardens #2 )
Author:  Allen Houston
Published:  October 30th 2013 by Flycatcher Books
Type: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: From the Author for a honest review
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Precocious Lily Blackwood carries a responsibility far greater than other people. As the last female Blackwood, she must keep the evils in Pandora’s Box from destroying the world.

With the help of her younger brother Silas, the dusk riders and her best friend Cassandra, she must protect Nightfall Gardens and ensure that the fairy-tale monsters, old gods and deathly shades stay separated from humanity.

But now, the creatures bound to the Gardens are gaining strength and threatening to break loose. Bemisch, a malevolent witch, has escaped into the mist land to join forces with Eldritch, a powerful nature god. The mysterious Smiling Ladies hold the key to a dark secret from the Blackwood family’s past, and something once again roams the halls of the manor, trying to kill Lily.

Worse yet, her fourteenth birthday is approaching and with it a dangerous rite of passage. Lily must enter the Shadow Garden, home of all that is nightmarish, and come face to face with her most terrifying threat yet.

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The Shadow Garden has to be my favorite! it was just packed with more action and adventures and you  got more on both Characters of the story and more. I loved the creepy and scary creatures more then the first book. My lights are always on when reading the book…specially when i was home alone..I loved ever minute reading this and was shocked how great the book series ended up being then what i thought. Also i wanted to point how creepy the cover is but perfect all the same. It fits the overall all story of the Shadow gardens.

The beginning starts off with a good start but also heart pounding. you get thrown right from where it leaves off from the last book. Silas and the rest of the group set off in the Shadow Gardens dealing with wolfs and witches. They head off to a village his mother once lived. But was no easy task let me tell you, and geting there wasn’t any better.

And then you get his sister lily in the next chapter. Now i enjoyed her soooo much more then i did in the first book. I had more of connection in this book. and i love her story. lily has grown into something much bigger then the start. I love how she has grown to care for the people in the gardens who did no wrong or has no say. Tho she still has issues with trusting people she should not trust. She grows a bond with Cassandra and they become more then friends but like sisters. She seeks out to find out about the curse and tries to stop it. She becomes more wise then her age while staying in the castle.

I official LOVE Silas and Cassandra. them together make me smile and laugh and cry. Cassandra falls for him even when she tried so hard not to because of her curse. Even when they are separated there feelings grow. when she touches a human they die. Silas has no clue about  it and watching her wanting to tell him made my heart break. they will be my ship of all ships…( i gotta stay off Tumblr )

I have grown more attached to lot of the characters in the book even the big meany ones but have grown to love them, and of course you get to meet  new characters in the book that i just adored. But not all were good and the scary factor in this book rises then the first book and i wasn’t disappointed at all. The last book i felt like there was something missing and that was the scary and creepy, things that bump in the night. It did have those things but it just wasn’t as scary as i would like, but oh the second book..reach that level i was wanting and i was HIGHLY pleased.

The overall plot and the story with just a little mix of romance was perfect for my taste. I couldn’t find a flaw in this book and it is better then the first book and to me that is rare. I love how the story gets better and better threw out the whole book and the mystery that surrounds it.

Overall i recommend this series. once you get to the 2nd book you will just FALL in love with the story. I’m really happy the Author asked me to read his books. I do not regret at all.

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