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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

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 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 54: The Naming

2 Jul

thenamingThe Naming (The Books of Pellinor #1 ) by Alison Croggon

Woo this book was a doozy, how much you can fit in 489 pages. I’m slightly put off about the overtones with the relationship between Maerad and Cadvan, but otherwise enjoyed the story. The story was rich with description, more rich than I’m used to, but still very nice. Maerad did not annoy me at all (unlike other girl-saviors in their stories) and she was suspicious, and questioning, exactly what I would shout at other characters! There was simply too much that went on, but my favorite scene is when they are ambushed at Broken Teeth, and bam wam slam, we get Hull slaying Maerad. 🙂

~E

Book 53: The Iron Daughter

29 Jun

irondaughterThe Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa

 

We start off in the Unseelie court and Meghan is miserable because Ash has seemingly abandoned her. She was very very annoying in the beginning, but I guess that’s heartbreak for you. And gosh, no wonder guys think girls are so flighty, kissing Ash one day then making out with Puck the next. But sad to say this story does not end well for the nice best friend type guy, and Meghan chooses the Ice Prince. But you know he did kind of give up his whole world for you, so it was not really a choice. On the plotier side of things. We found out where Meghan’s “dad” had been for the last 10 years. And maybe the best part of the whole book, Meghan is the yet unknown queen of the Iron Fey. I’m pretty sure she broke through her magic seal, so not only does she have her summer powers but she can also control the iron glamour. So exciting. Awww IRONHORSE! No!

 

~E

Book 50: The Enchantress

18 Jun

theenchantressThe Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6) by Michael Scott

And here we have the final battle, both in the modern world and the lovely “paradise” of Danu Talis. Of course the good guys win, but not without a but load of losses (Prometheus, Mars, Hel, Odin, elder death galore). I would love to read how Zephaniah got revenge for the death of her little brother(Prometheus) and her husband Mars. I loved how at the end the humani immortals realized that although they were different nationalities/sides they are still human and should protect the other humans. Dee giving up his life to save everyone, and his subsequent last lines to Virginia were great. The character of Virginia was unexpected, I really thought she would turn out to be bad, she certainly seemed kind of slimy but her speeches/actions were a nice reveal. But I guess Josh liking her should have been a clue, since JOSH BECOMES FREAKING MARETHYU (DEATH). I guess I was kind of hoping that Sophie would have been the one to save/destroy the world, but I think Josh was the right “twin.” My co-favorite character, along with Perenelle, has to be Tsagaglalal. She is so bad-ass, both in the Danu Talis battle and San Francisco battle. She slices and dices through enemies without breaking stride. Her battlecry send Bastet and Quetzalcoatl running from the fight.

~E

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