Book 68: My Soul to Take

9 May

my soul to takeMy Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent

I was very much in a Teen Wolf mood, and I found this book ages ago and added it to my kindle.  This is my first banshee story(yay for Lydia) and I thought it was pretty good.  Unfortunately I don’t have the money to buy the rest of the series (there are 10 other books out there!) so it might be awhile before I finish the whole thing.

Quotes:

“I was tired of being left in the dark. “Can they read my thoughts or see through my clothes?” -Yes, girl do not hang out with pervy reapers.

“but the dead have a way of becoming saints in the eyes of their survivors,”

“Wait, Saturday night?” The ladder-backed chair creaked and I looked up as he leaned forward to eye me in growing suspicion. “I thought you stayed home.”
I shrugged and raised one eyebrow at him. “I thought I was human.” – Best comeback in the story.

“Rumor has it you’ve conquered more territory than Genghis Khan.”

“No, I didn’t want to be the latest on his rumored list of conquests, but I wouldn’t mind knowing I was worthy.”

~E

Book 67: Hero

24 Mar

heroHero (Woodcutter Sisters #2) by Alethea Kontis

This book is all about Saturday Woodcutter.  She was a breath of fresh air.  She feels out of place because she didn’t get any of the fey magic, her sisters seem to have in abundance, but she is still the hero.  I loved how snarky she was to everyone.  My favorite thing about this book is that Thursday came.  The pirate queen, seems like she has quite the story to tell, and for the brief portion of the book she was in, she was very amusing.  But the big cameo, had to be JACK, he’s fricken alive, and has just been hanging about while his family thought him dead.  Other characters of note is Betwixt.  On the love front, I liked Peregrine, he was a love interest who wasn’t annoying, and I liked how he was patient and thoughtful on how he should deal with his feelings.  The couple is so cute!!! I can’t wait to read the next book.

Quotes:

“And because he had food, she followed him.” Yes, fooooooood is such a good motivator.

“Can I just fight you now? Please? I’d rather die than continue this conversation.” hahahaha oh Saturday

“Instead of batting their eyes at idiots, young girls will start taking up stick swords to slay a dragon and save the prince.”  YES! you be a role model, girls can so kick-ass

“You cannot call yourself a proper warrior if you refuse to use all the weapons in your arsenal.”For some reason I pictured Susan from the Chronicles of Narnia(movie version) saying this as she applies lipstick,

“So,” he said finally. “You love me.” “You loved me first.” This was too cute for words. ahhhhh ❤

~E

Book 66 : The Gemini Effect

20 Mar

the gemini effectThe Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart

I chose this book from my Kindle First choices.  It was meh to me.  Not very obsess, let me join this fandom story.   I liked the idea of the book, but the execution just wasn’t for me.

~E

Book 65: She’s No Faerie Princess

15 Mar

she's no faerie princessShe’s No Faerie Princess (Novels of the Others #10) by Christine Warren

This book was awesome.  I’ve been on a YA wave lately, so I was getting an urging for a good romance novel.  And this book surely delivered.  It had a Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld vibe, so of course I enjoyed it.  It combined the supernatural and romance in a way that was easy to read. (I was too eager to read it, as I was caught reading during working hours. woops) And it only took 34 pages before the characters acted on their lust.  Either I’ve been away from these too books too long, or those scenes are coming faster that I remember. haha. But having this little peak into the world, I look forward to reading the other books in the series.  Unfortunately that might be awhile.   As I will talk about in a future post, I’ve made the switch to the kindle, to satisfy my reading needs, but still being poor only buy the free books, or on sale books. I took a trip to the English bookstore in Seoul a couple weeks ago, and got this on sale, a real paper in your hands book, but the ebooks of the series are still too pricey for me. 😦 But I’ll get to them eventually!

Quote

“It wasn’t her fault that every time they touched, magic just happened.” (117) AHHHHHH. the chemistry.

Her voice stayed serene and quiet, but no one could mistake the steel in it. (169) This is what I aspire to.  Most people who know me would describe me as quiet and/or serene, but I can’t pull the steel/don’t question me quite yet.

~E

Book 64: Rise of the Dragons

12 Mar

rise of the dragonsRise of the Dragons (KIngs and Sorcerers #1) by Morgan Rice

This had all the components for me to love it.  Fantasy. check. Bad ass warrior woman. Check. FRICKEN DRAGONS. Check. But it fell flat for me.  The author would describe someone/something in great detail, and then add a great big fat BUT, that seemed to contradict the previous.  Or not contradict per se, but it was like they were trying to cover all bases or facets so I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about it.  I started and stopped this book a few times, reading another book in those pauses, which I usually never do.  I like to invest my time to one book at a time, so the fact that I even switched books, told me a lot.  The most exciting(or where I didn’t want to stop reading) parts were of course when the dragon was featured, however short that was.  When I picked this book, I was under the assumption that it was completed so even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped, I’m still going to wait and read the rest of the series when it is released.

~E

Book 63: Enchanted

8 Mar

EnchantedEnchanted ( Woodcutter Sisters #1) by Alethea Kontis

I loved this book.  Which goes to show sometimes you can trust the internet.  I found this on buzzfeed, which suggested books based on tv shows that you like.  As Once Upon a Time is one of my favorites, I decided to try their suggestion.  The writing was easy to read along with, with a good flow that I didn’t even realize how caught up in the story I was.  I felt like Sunday’s family was very homey and good, but not unrealistic (save for the magic they have).  And as I too get along with my siblings, although I don’t have as many as she does, I appreciated the importance of their relationships.  I was pleased by how they tied in all the well known fairy tails, into this one family and story.  This had just the right amount of romance (which didn’t feel forced) unlike the past few books I’ve read, to compliment the story’s fairy tails.

Now to characters, and how much I liked them. Monday didn’t really wasn’t in it for long, but  she had one of the most poignant comebacks about how one night/meeting is not enough to base a marriage on. *snaps to you girl. you tell Rumbold  Next we have Tuesday, who died.  Wednesday, the most fey, she was cool, so I look forward to what she will do.   My favorite was Thursday, mostly because she seems to have premonitions and she’s a Pirate. Then Friday, the kind one.  Saturday the tomboyish one was interesting and the next book is about her, yay!

Quotes:

“If you did not indulge in fantasies, how else would you know if you were living an interesting life?”- Sadly I prefer to live in my fantasy worlds.

“The curse of an interesting life: there are either very good times or very bad times.” – But these are what make interesting stories.

“It can’t be ‘true’ love without truth,” -Preach

“Love, despair, anger, or insanity.” Erik counted them off on his fingers. “Everything to lose, nothing to lose, someone’s taken it, or you’ve lost it.”

“If you want anything to work, Sunday, you’re going to have to believe it.”-Preach Part 2

“She saw no harm in letting a handsome, powerful man adore her for a while.”- The dream sister

“Her sister?” Erik asked. “Weekday or weekend?”- When I read this I laughed out loud, and had to spend a few minutes explaining to my friends why I was acting crazy.

~E

Book 62: The Paper Magician

4 Mar

the paper magicianThe Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy #1 ) by Charlie N. Holmberg

This has been on my to-read list since I don’t know.  Again, I loved the magic aspects of this book, the schooling, the bonding process, the creativity of using the magics but the romance bothered me.  Ceony falls in love with Emery.  Yes she did take a journey through his heart, seeing his hopes and dreams and doubts, but I don’t know it felt forced to me.   It was an obvious choice for the book to make, which I usually enjoy that’s the whole Romance Section of books that I read, but it didn’t fit, maybe it’s the teacher-student thing but I just felt weird about it.  Other than that the book was good.   Lots of action, magic, good pacing.  The magic was pretty cool, we hinted at the other types but the usage of paper and blood magic was sick.  The paper magic reminded me of one of my favorite animes Read Or Die, where the characters were paper manipulators.  And the blood magic, man was amazing, damn you Lira and your cool tricks.   Since it is a trilogy, I hope there is more cool magic to be explored.

Quotes:

“The ghostly images lasted only a moment longer before fading away, as all unread stories were wont to do.” I would totes get this temporarily tattooed on my persona.

P.S. I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but look at this beauty. Hot Damn.

~E

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