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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

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Book 26: Cybele’s Secret

28 Feb

cybelessecretCybele’s Secret (Wildwood Dancing #2) by Juliet Marillier

I loved loved loved it. As you can tell from above this is the second novel in the series, but I preferred this one to the first book. The inside jacket summarizes

An ancient artifact…

A perilous quest…

A trail of magical signs….

A startling love triangle….

and boy was it a love triangle. In the books that I am used to reading, there usually is a love triangle, or rivals of the main love interest, but it is usually very obvious whom the heroine favors/loves/ends up with, but in this story it was actually touch and go for me for a bit as to who was the true love of our dear Paula. We met the scarf-stealing, charming, pirate Duarte and on the other hand, the he’s tough, but also has a golden heart, bodyguard Stoyan. Both men equally dangerous, and dangerously handsome. *swoon And the three go on a hair-raising, riddle-filled quest, relying on each other because their lives depended on it. The ending was quite sweet and mushy, very waffy.

~E

Book 19: Trust No One

31 Jan

trustnooneTrust No One (Cahills vs Vespers #5) by Linda Sue Park

I know I know, this is a book for children but I’ve been following the series since the beginning, I can’t stop now! And although these are easy reads, they are also enjoyable reads. It has adventure, danger, family drama, a wee bit of romance and best of all, history!! The Cahill mole is finally revealed to be… Sinead. She wants to cure her brothers in anyway possible, even if it is to go against her family and best friend. Being from a mainly female household, I really felt for Amy, she thought she finally got some female companionship after traveling/fighting/stealing/living with 3 teenage boys for weeks, and to find out your best friend is a spy. Ouch. But the fight scene was classic.

     “Abandoning all of Sensei’s dictates, [Sinead] launched herself at Amy, knocked her to the ground,  and started in on a good old fashioned hair-pulling, nail-clawing catfight, complete with screeches. It was absurd: Amy wanted to cry out, “No, no! This is NOT what we were taught!” ” (35)

Up until now I have yet to show my shippy-ness in any of my previous posts. But this book was rife with Team Evan, Jake, or Ian fights. I am a firm Team Jake! So much cooler and better suited to Amy than icky Evan.

~E

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