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YA Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

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Title: Demonglass ( Hex Hall #2 )
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: February 7th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
Type: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Books-a-million
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: The critics have spoken-this New York Times best-seller is “impossible to put down!” Teens and reviewers alike have fallen in love with Demonglass’ humor, forbidden romance, suspense, and delicious paranormal fun.
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she’s a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What’s worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever-or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

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I fell in love with Hex hall and Sophie’s humor. I had major high hopes for Demonglass. I’m happy to say Demonglass didn’t fail me.

Demonglass is set after the end of Hex Hall. Sophie wants to go to London with her father to go threw the remove. She learns she isn’t a witch but a demon. Turns out she is more powerful then she thought and dangerous. After the death of her school mate and being hunted by her grandmother, She is determined to never use her powers again.

To go threw the remove she has to stay with her father for the summer. Her Father doesn’t want her to go threw it. With all that drama she finds out her father betrothed her and cal, and living with two other demons and one looks like Archer.

With the epic plot twist in the beginning. I was already hooked. Someone is raising demons, Archer pops up along with The Eye. Archer and Sophie try to figure out who is raising the demons. Who they found out who has been doing it shocks them both.

Sophie is still has the sarcastic humor we all have grown to love in Hex Hall but she is always more serious. She struggles to trust Archer and the people she has trusted. Sophie becomes Torn between doing what is right and wrong. She tried to ignore the love she has for Archer.

In my honest opinion i love Cal a lot more then i do Archer…so if i had to pick i’m all for team Cal….His sweet and caring. There is just so much i want to know about him. There is a lot you don;t know about cal, so he has this mysterious feel about him, and his a awesome healer.

The book is filled with suspense, plot twists, action and of course the romance. I laughed, I cried, I went  insane. I loved the writing, The characters, Pretty much everything. You could just feel the emotions in the words and i could picture what was going on easily in my mind.

At the end you are left with lots of unanswered question and more. you are just stuck wanting to know what will happen to everyone and Sophie and what will just happened next. Be prepared for the ending by keep tissues near by.

Again i still recommend this series so far. I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I really hope the series keeps getting better.

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YA Book Review: Hex Hall By Rachel Hawkins

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Title: Hex Hall ( Hex Hall #1 )

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Published: 2010 by Hyperion Books

Type: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Hardcover, 323 pages

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

rbI have heard a lot of good things about this book. After reading all the reviews and reading about on goodreads, i had such high hopes for this book. My gut was telling me i was gonna love this book. For one it has witches and other cool make believe things. And two it’s at a school. Sounds pretty epic. I am happy to say i was not disappointed. I love the book. I adored Sophie, She is has this sassy attitude about her that you can’y help but to like her. She makes me laugh when things are serious.

Sophie knew she was a witch. She gain her powers when she was fourteen. She tried to do a love spell to help a girl and it went wrong. Her father send her to a school for short called Hex hall. She never meet her father and she learns she was kept many secrets about who she was. Crazy things start to happen.

I loved the twist in turns in this book, in moment that totally shocked me. The book was very intense. Seriously toward the end you will will go insane. The book was beautifully written, easy to follow along with. A really awesome story of a girl trying to fit in the world of magic. I really honestly loved everything about this book.

I loved the fact there was no Insta-love in this book and it wasn’t all about the romance. You really only got a little bit that you could enjoy the whole story. Some books start  with the romance and make the the whole book about it but you don’t get that with Hex Hall.

Hex Hall was a fast read for me. I read it in less then a day in one sitting. You could easy be zoned into this book. I didn’t want to get up when i knew i needed to because i didn’t want to stop reading it. The Book was better then i thought it was gonna be, i knew it was gonna be good but i didn;t think i would LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I highly recommend this book. It has Werewolfs, Fairies, Vampires, Witches. How could you NOT read this? Read it now people! it is amazing.

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YA Book Review: Witch & Wizard

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Title: Witch & Wizards ( W&W #1 )
Author: James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Published: October 2010 by Little, Brown and Company
Type: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Action
Paperback, 314 pages

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Summery:The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they’d never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents–and maybe the world?

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I really enjoyed Maximum Ride by James Patterson. I wanted to take a chance on Witch and Wizard to see if i would like other James Patterson books…and i am happy to say i do. The book was full of all the things i like, action with a touch of adventure and the supernatural. Win, win!

the story is pretty much about the lives of brother and sister. you watch them struggle threw the new order and escape to save there parents and there death sentience. They are the ones who will save the people from The One Who is the ONE! Whit and Whisty have to free from there jail cell. They discover they are a witch and wizard, and The One who is The One wants them dead. They are stuck by other kids who have disobeyed the New Order. The book is set in the 21st century but with a twist, Stepping back to the time of Burning Witches in the Salem period.

The beginning of the book starts off crazy where you don’t really know what’s going on. After you read more you start to connect the pieces together. It has it’s funny moments, like Whisty, She is a very sassy girl. There is some sad parts, but i can’t say any of it made me feel sad to the point of tears…it was pretty much those sad parts where you just frown and keep reading.

Overall: I loved the book The connection of a brother and sister is the most powerful. it was nice to read about two siblings protecting each other and have such a strong connection. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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YA Book Review: Masquerade

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  • Title: Masquerade ( Blue Bloods #2 )
  • Author: Melissa De La Cruz
  • Published: 2007 By Hyperion Teen
  • Type: Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Paperback, 307 Pages
  • Source: Bookmooch Trade

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Summery: Schuyler Van Alen is starting to get more comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, but she still has many unanswered questions. A trip to Italy in search of her grandfather only serves to make things more confusing. What secrets are the leaders of The Committee hiding? Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the famous Four Hundred Ball. In true Blue Blood fashion, the ball is totally fab, complete with masks-and hidden behind this masquerade is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire’s destiny.

The thrilling sequel in Melissa de la Cruz’s vampire mythology has all the glamour, attitude, and vampire lore that made the first book a hit.

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My Review: Masquerade is the second book in the Blue Bloods Series. Blue Bloods are Vampires who live for decades but when they reach a certain time they regenerate into new cell body’s. Some blue bloods are archangels who chooses to be Blue Bloods. Schuyler is a new Blue Blood who is half human. There is different kinds of Vampires : Blue bloods and Sliver Bloods, Sliver Bloods are angels who fall from the heaven when they chooses to side with Lucifer himself. Sliver bloods are evil and the only ones who can kill a blue bloods. Humans are called Red bloods by the blue bloods, some Red bloods know about blue bloods and even help kept them secret from the rest of the human race.

The Book starts with Schuyler and Oliver who went to Italy to find her Grandfather after her Grandmother was killed by a sliver blood in the first book. She was Told that her Grandfather knew the secrets to fight the sliver bloods.

Schuyler has this old spirit feel about her. She is young but has this wisdom and beauty about her. She Loves jack but she also has a connection with Oliver. Schuyler has urges for blood and needs a human to be hers or she could be put in a coma like her mother, and the only to do so is with Oliver but it changes things between the two.

The Book does have a weird love triangle thing going on but it’s really complicated. The Book isn’t all about love. I liked how the book wasn’t all about the love triangle but more to what the story was about, fighting the sliver bloods and why. Masquerade still has all the supernatural Twist that you got in the first book, but more intense.

The ending was a crazy ride with lots of suppresses, and huge cliffhanger that left you wanting more. Fantastic read. I really wanted to find out more on whats gonna happen between Schuyler and Jack. I just want more.

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