Archive | Young Adult RSS feed for this section

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 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 57: The Iron Knight

16 Jul

theironknightThe Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) by Julia Kagawa

 

I loved this not as much as I loved the Iron Queen, but more than the first two books. I get to hang out with Ash, one of my favorite broody boy characters. We leave off from Meghan kicking him out of her realm (in the name of love no less), and there he is, trying to find his way back to her. swoon* Of course he has to have his trusty best friend/arch nemesis, Puck, along for the ride. Lots of cute banter moments. Add in Grim, the cat, and the big bad Wolf and we’re almost complete. But there seems to be some romantic drama lacking so let’s bring Ariella back from the dead, oh you know the first girl Ash loved. She was good, I didn’t dislike her, even though I thouroughly ship Ash/Meghan. Now our gaming party is complete to seek a way for Ash to gain a soul and make his way to Meghan. My favorite scene had to be when Ash, and Meghan are by the pond. She just found out that Ash is back with Ariella, and OMG my heart was just breaking when she gives him up, again. I won’t lie, I teared up a little when she said, “What we had was a dream and it was beautiufl, but it was just a dream. It’s time for us to wake up.” And as heartbreaking as that line was my favorite line had to be, “I cam home.” Oh Ash. *sigh

Book 56: The Iron Queen

13 Jul

ironqueenjpgThe Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa

I loved loved loved it! There was not any unnecessary drama, and just the right amount of action. Meghan has her sweet brooding prince, (did he get even more cute and likable in this book, or was that just me?) Ash, and you know they’re not hiding it, and it’s all so adorable. Puck is able to shove his love triangle-y feelings aside, so they can be besties. Meghan definitely grew into herself, the “year” that she has been in Faeryland. She gets Ash to teach her how to fight, talks shop with the royals with her emerging the victor, and finally kicks some serious ass with her use of magic. My favorite scene would have to be when Meghan is laying at the base of the tree, and with her dying strength uses her Summer/Iron glamour tag team to heal the Iron Kingdom. It is just a very beautiful scene in my head.

~E

Book 55: The Scorch Trials

9 Jul

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner

I didn’t really like this book. I felt like it didn’t really flow as well as I should have. And I really didn’t like all the romance drama. It was very bleh. I want more dystopia world drama! I’m in no ways a Teresa/Thomas shipper, but Brenda just annoyed me. And now she can also talk telepathically with Thomas. eh. I did like the revelation of a group B. Girls rule, figured out the maze faster and had fewer casualties. But other than that,I don’t have really all that much to say about the sequel.

~E

Romance Novels for the Beach

Find out which sexy books to bring with you, or leave behind, on your next beach vacation.

Hardcovers and Heroines

Alison Doherty: Future YA Author and Aspiring Adult

wadingthroughbooks

Because there's no such thing as too many books- there's just not enough shelf space

Steel &Velvet

For The Love of Romance Novels

K.S Rowan

Hello, my name is K.S Rowan and I am a newly published author of two young adult books.

Apphia In Korea

The tale of one short Irish girl who moved to Korea to teach English and have super crazy adventures and maybe do other stuff too

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Crack On Paper

To all the books that have me hooked.

Hilary Makes

A doorway into my world. Sometimes an adventure.

Books, j'adore

story lovers unite

freaky folk tales

A haunting we will go...

mookology.

book + movie = mook. this is mookology.

Chess?

Chess.