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YA Book Review: Heaven By Alexandra Adornetto

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Title: Heaven ( Halo #3 )
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Published: 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Type: Romance, Fantasy, Angels
Source: Bought at HPB
Hardcover, 417 pages

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Summery:Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

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Heaven is my least favorite of the series, i just felt like it dragged on a little long, but when things started to get really interesting it was rushed. Heaven is the third book in the Halo series. Bethany is an angel sent to earth to protect it from evil, but she falls in love with a boy named Xavier. There lives are always in danger from hell to even heaven, Fate seems to always tear them apart. The Halo series is a lovely cute book about love and fighting for it. Not everyone is gonna like this series, if you’re not into the whole lovely dovey romance books, and yes some parts can get a little cheesy. My favorite of the series was Hades. I loved the whole darkness twist it took. But heaven was really predictable for the most parts.

Heaven starts off with Bethany and Xavier, they get married after they think it’s all over after freeing Bethany from Jake in hell. The heavens didn’t agree and sent the sevens after them. Getting married is going against the Angels laws. In each book they are always getting torn apart and battling against fate to be together. The ending of the book really disappointed me. I just wanted more. the series starts off great but heaven it just goes down from there. Some parts where just to boring. i wanted more of the action. Some parts even confused me like Molly’s boyfriend, Beth and Xavier go in hiding at a collage under different names, but at one point he calls name by there real names…Maybe a writers mistake? i don’t know. I also would’ve liked more of the story on Molly and her boyfriend. It also would of been nice if Molly and Gabe got together..that was the most disappointing thing in this whole freaking series. They hint to it but noting ever happens.

I do really love the covers! that’s what originally got me to read the series, and Heaven is really pretty. My Favorite is the first book Halo and the Hades cover was just freaking Awesome. I still enjoyed the series but just wasn’t my favorite. it was an okay read to say the least.

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YA Book Review: Need


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Author: Carrie Jones
Published:2009 By Bloomsbury USA
Type: Paranormal, Fantasy, Supernatural
Paperback, 306 Pages
Source: Traded at Bookmooch.com

 

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Summery:Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what’s about to happen.

Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She’s also obsessed with phobias. And it’s true, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane…but Zara’s pretty sure her mom just can’t deal with her right now.

She couldn’t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s overactive imagination. In fact, he’s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There’s something not right – not human – in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you’d have to fear.

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My Review: I was recommended the book from a few people, who also said i would love the series. I seen a few people reading it, so i had to see what the hype was about. I really did like how each chapter list a Phobia and what it means, it made it where i couldn’t wait to get to the next chapter just to see other phobias. The cover is simple but sometimes less is more, i like simple sometimes, and i thought the cover was pretty.

The story is an one point of view, Zara is all about saving the world and doing whats right. She moved to Maine after she went threw a depressed stage when her Father died ( who was actually her step dad ). She discovers about Pixies and Weres, Weres are like werewolfs and other type of animal, they also are called swifters. The writing is simple, i like that because then the story doesn’t get to boring with too much detailed, the book is easy to follow. I thought the story was nice touch, i really like the concept of it.

After finishing Need, i now have Hylephobia ( fear of woods ), thanks Carrie. I really like Zara and Nick but besides them my favorite character is Issie, Why? Well because she likes hello kitty, and i am obsessed with hello kitty.

I really liked the series and Highly recommend it to any super

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YA Book Review : The Raven Boys

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  • Title: The Raven Boys ( The Raven Cycle #1 )
  • Author: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Published: 2013 By Scholastic
  • Type: Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal, Mistery
  • Sourse: Bought at store
  • Paperback, 416 Pages

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Summery: “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

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My Review: I am a huge fan of Maggie’s books, I love The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, So when i found out she wrote another book series, i freaked out. So i finally bought the Raven Boys, About time right? The Raven Boys is a complate different story compared The Wolves of Mercy Falls.

There is a lot of mythology in this book, and awesome Paranormal Twist. We read about The Raven Boys from the all boy school and Blue who lives in house full of psychics, but she doesn’t have there powers, until one night her and her Aunt Neeve go visit the soon-to-be-dead spirits. Blue see a boy name Gansey, A raven boy at a Rich Snobby all boy school. She Discovers that Gansey and the raven boys are on a quest to find someone.

The Raven Boys is more complex story compared to other Maggie’s book, More detailed. In the Beginning the story is a little boring but once you keep reading it get better. The book isn’t in a one person point of view which i enjoy most.

I wouldn’t really say the book has a Love Triangle but kinda does, The raven boys has little romance and more of Adventure then anything. I liked how the story didn’t really focus on the romance like most YA books.

The ending will drive you crazy for more, i wouldn’t really say it was a cliff hanger but there is a lot of unanswered questions i had, that i hope get explained more in the 2nd book.

I really enjoyed the Raven Boys, Maggie was proven again that she is awesome. Can’t wait to read the second book in the Raven Cycle series. also really love the art on the cover it’s really awesome.

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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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A YA Book Review: City of Bones ( A Re-read )

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  • Title: City of Bones ( The Mortal Instruments #1 )
  • Author: Cassandra Claire
  • Published: 2007 By Simon & Schuster
  • Type: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
  • Paperback, 485 Pages
  • Sourse: BookMooch.com (Traded)

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Half

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Summery: When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder commited by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons–and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It’s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

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My Review: I Have already read the Whole series but i wanted to re-read it for the upcoming movie! only only a few days left. First i want to talk about the queen, YES, the queen. Miss Cassandra Claire is a freaking Legend. Everything she touches turns to gold. Her Writing is amazing and her use of quotes in each chapter always puts a smile on my face, and i love in each book we don’t just read in one person point of view. All her Characters she writes will always have a spot in my heart.

City of Bones Starts off with Clary and Simon at the Pandemonium club, and that’s when we Discover all the awesome thing in this book. there is 5 Books out so far in the The Mortal Instruments and more to come! There is also the Infernal Devices Series that is part of TMI. and soon we will have The Dark Artifices.

After Finishing reading the book i confirmed that I.STILL.LOVE! The Mortal Instruments. i will always be a fan even when i am old and can’t walk no more. The Mortal Instruments is amazing. And Have i mention that i am in love with Simon? No? Well i am he is mine! i call dibs. I am happy i re-read City of Bones and now i am soo ready for the movie even got my gear.

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If you haven’t read the series then you are missing out simply as that. There is Vampires, Werewolfs, WARLOCKS!, Demons and even Fairies, and of course Half Angels. I just really love the twist and turns in city of bones, it is always making me want to chew my nails off every time i will never get over it. and now i am dyeing for City of heavenly Fire Next year!!!

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Some books just stick to you for life, and TMI is one of them. I been Fan-girling over this book for a while, i remember around this time of last year the TMI movie getting filmed and being on Tumber Following every step of the way and now in just a few day we all get to watch the Movie come to life on the been screen and i don;t think i am over the shock yet and i still can’t believe until my arse in on the sit next to the screen will i every think this was happening. This movie is gonna be Awesome!

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YA Book Review: A Shade of Vampire

17255435Title: A Shade of Vampire
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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Article 5 ( 1 ) By Kristen Simmons

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About the book

“New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don’t come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.”

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My Review

My Overall rating is 4.5

Only because some scene left me a little bit confused, that i hope the 2nd book will
explain more.

But besides that this book was amazing. The story line was so different compared to
the usual dystopian books i have read. I enjoyed Emily’s story, reading what she had gone threw had me in tears. Emily was a bad ass, not so much in the beginning but reading the book you watch grow into a bad ass.

Emily’s Boyfriend ( Well ex sorta you have to read the book to know what i’m talking about )
Chase is a Old childhood friend who later on joined the MM Solders. Reading the book you know he is a mystery that you know he has secrets. But you knew reading Article 5 that his still cares.
you know that he goes threw a lot of depression stuff.

Article 5 is a non stop Action, you go threw a lot of shocking Twist sort of.
A lot of suspense, that had me flipping threw the pages like lighting speed i just had to finish this book i couldn’t put in down.

“I wondered what he’d done that had been so terrible that he wouldn’t accept even an ounce of kindness from another person. It seemed impossible just then that I could ever hate him more than he hated himself.”

The ending ending leaves you wanting more, once you finish the book you kinda have a clue what’s gonna happen in the 2nd book breaking point, but it still left you with a cliff hanger cause there is still a lot of story that needs to be told.This book has somewhat of a religion influence in this book. that kinda reminds me of a world run by a cult. But this book is a amazing dystopian story for YA reader’s and even the “little” older crowd.

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