Friday, November 18, 2011

Do you have Passion?

I just finished the third Fallen installment, Passion by Lauren Kate. And I can't wait for Rapture.

In the last book we were left off with Luce jumping into an Announcer in search of the reason she loves Daniel. All through out Passion we see Luce traveling through her past lives with the mysterious Bill helping her figure things out. She became Princess Lys, an Aztec sacrifice, and an Egyptian slave, to name a few. She figures out the reason for the curse, to see if their love is true.

Of course she finds what she was looking for. Plus a few surprises along the way. Including Bill's real identity, the real reason for their curse, the riff between Heaven and Hell, and why Cam actually is a good guy.

Like the rest of the series it is an excellent read. I can't wait till my kids get a little older so I can reread it without all the interruptions.

Monday, August 22, 2011

At the Crescendo

I received Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick a few years ago from Barnes & Noble as an ARC. I loved it, I mean you know me and fallen angels. So when the sequel Crescendo came out you know I was all over it (even though it took me a while to read it).

It centers around Nora and her guardian angel boyfriend, Patch. In Hush, Hush we learn that Patch was a fallen angel and that he was going to sacrifice Nora, the female descendent of his Nephilim vessel, to gain his own body. Of course in the end he winds up falling in love with her, and saves her from his Nephilim vessel Chauncey. Which in turn gains him his wings back as her guardian angel.

In Crescendo we find that Nora and Patch have a forbidden romance going on. In a twisted turn Patch becoming Nora's guardian angel means they are no longer allowed to be together. Nora in an attempt to save him from losing his new found wings breaks up with him. It also is an attempt to spare her feelings when she thinks that Patch is cheating on her, of course he's not. But his refusal to tell her what he was doing at her "nemesis" house, a girl that has tormented Nora her whole life. But there's more going on than what the eye sees. Then there's the arrival of an old "friend" of Nora's that turns out to be a Nephil too.

Twists and turns, love and betrayal. Mystery and explanations. We find out some new interesting things. We also see that Patch really is the good guy. 

All in all it was a good read, but I did not like it as much as the first one. Not sure if that is my lack of time to read it, or that it just wasn't holding my attention the same way. I still would recommend it to my fellow fallen angel lovers. Especially to those that love a good mystery. But not sure it lived up to the first one.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Borders is closing ....

And I could care less. I'm sorry but I am totally a Barnes & Noble girl. I did go over to Borders on Sunday for the big blowout savings, and was sorely disappointed. The "savings" for their everything must go sale is the same discount I get at Barnes & Noble for being a member. Not just that but a lot of the "savings" were a regular discount for non-members at Barnes & Noble. I did wind up buying 2 blurays for the hubby to realize the next day that yet again I was misled by their "savings" and spent the same amount I would've at Barnes & Noble.

The only thing I do slightly care about is that we have lost another brick and mortar store. I'm a paper reader, not an e-reader. I prefer books to e-books.

The last email I did receive was a little more honest about the savings it said 20-40% off, instead of the everything must go up to 40% off (see the misleading sizes?) email I first received.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 6/14

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Crescendo (Hush, Hush)"Fun as seeing you fight Marcie was, I figured it probably wasn't worth the cost of you spending the night in jail," Vee said. 
pg. 171 Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Book Blogger Hop 6/11

Hey guys I know it's a been a while since I done one, blame the crappy at the hospital, but I'm back and ready to start blogging and reviewing regularly again (hopefully).

This week the Book Blogger Hop is being hosted at Lori's Reading Corner and the question is:

Who is the ONE author that you are DYING to meet?

This is an easy one I would LOVE to meet the wonderful Holly Black! (Did I shock a few of you?) I think she is fabulous and I love not just her teen series Tithe but I love the Spiderwick books too. I just would love to meet the person who dreamed up Kaye Fierch, the faery but not a faery.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fall into City of Fallen Angels

Now if you have been following me you know that I love Cassandra Clare's series the Mortal Instruments. Now I did manage before having my little girl Ariel to finish reading City of Fallen Angels and of course I loved it!

Finally we get to see Jace and Clary have somewhat of a normal relationship, at least one were they admit to having feelings and don't think they are related. Of course as usual for them someone has to mess with things. So Jace is having nightmares that he kills Clary after telling her he loves her and he runs away to try and protect Simon in a weird attempt to show he cares about Clary while hiding from her. Clary realizes that her training actually has prepared her for life as a Shadowhunter even though she doesn't think so. Simon is finally coming to terms with being a vampire as a group of demon worshipers chase him around the city trying to kill him. We also meet Maia's first boyfriend that turned her and the mother of all demons. And we find out that (gasp!) Isabelle does have feelings!

If you love the realm of faerie and demons, if you loved the first three Mortal Instruments, if you want to see what happens with Jace and Clary the I definitely recommend this book! It is faery approved!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm Alive!

Hi there my little group of readers, I just wanted to say Hi I'm alive and I'm also no longer pregnant! Yes that's right, if you follow my Twitter than you probably already know that I had my little girl Ariel on May 4th at 8:37am at 32 weeks, she was 4lbs 13.6oz and 18.5" long!

She has been in the NICU and ..... is coming home this weekend!  

Coming soon a review of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare which I managed to finish reading before having Ariel  =)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What's your Darkest Mercy?

I absolutely love Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. I fell for Wicked Lovely, and read them all, some of them multiple times. I love her blend of Irish faerie lore and modern day. She's taken the old faerie courts and transplanted them into modern day, without updating them too much. I just finished the final book, Darkest Mercy, and I'm sad to see them go, this will probably become one of my favorite re-reads. 

In this final book, we find everyone in slight disarray from the acts of War in the book before, Radiant Shadows, the only ones not affected are the ones now locked in Faerie. Seth comes through to see Ash and to set right what he can. Niall is going mad with grief from losing Irial. Ash is trying to hold it together while her Summer King Keenan has disappeared, unknowingly to anyone else trying to gather allies for his court. Donia is trying to figure out how best to work with the other courts to set things right, while wanting a passion with Keenan. Gabriel is trying to serve his king and mourn his daughter, and his two kids locked in Faerie. And War is gathering faeries while trying to get one court to declare war on another. Through this all, Far Dorcha, the Dark Man is in town.

I'm going to try my best, not to give too much away, cause I really want this book to be a surprise to it's readers. I loved it, I could almost see how some things were going to turn out, but many twists that I couldn't foresee happened. It is one of the best endings I could think for my favorite cast of characters, despite losing some along the way.

If you love faerie tales, Irish faerie lore, a good book with some twists and turns, passion, love and fights, this is a great series.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


As you know from my Beastly and A Kiss in Time review, I know of fell in love with Alex Flinn. I finished her newest book Cloaked not to long ago, and I wasn't disappointed.

In Cloaked we meet Johnny Marco, a nice, hard working, teen boy, he works in the family shoe repair shop in a hotel in South Beach. His best friend works in the coffee shop at the hotel. His father disappeared years ago, his mom took a second job to help with the bills. Johnny designs and makes shoes in his spare time, and dreams of selling his shoes for big money. He thinks maybe just maybe he could get his break if he could some how get the Alorian Princess staying at the hotel to wear his shoes, but he never dreams of what happens.

The Princess sends Johnny on a quest to find her brother who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch. He is given a magic cloak to travel the distances by the princess and a "good luck" ring by his best friend Meg. He finds out the swans at the hotel are used-to-be's (humans, that is) and meets and talks to a fox that asks for some strange requests. He gets captured by the evil witch and her son, drags Meg into his quests, "slays" some giants, rescues the Prince, and turns down a chance to marry the Princess cause he finds his true love, who happens to be a good witch.

Alex Flinn has mixed in a few faerie tales into this book. In Cloaked we find: The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, The Six Swans, The Golden Bird, The Valiant Tailor, The Salad, and The Fisherman and His Wife. I happened to know a few of these tales and loved them as a child. I really loved the way that Alex Flinn blended these stories together. I would recommend this book to any faerie tale lovers.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Day Book Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop

"Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?"

Let's see, I think the best prank was years ago telling one of my friends I was pregnant on April Fool's Day. I just wanted to see their reaction. I don't really do pranks anymore. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Are you a Daughter of the Sea?

I did one of my read while shopping. I picked up Daughters of the Sea: May by Kathryn Lasky, I read the first one Daughters of the Sea: Hannah last year when it came out, not actually sure if I finished it now that I think about it. But I did like the series.

In Daughters of the Sea: May we meet May Plum, a young girl with a horrible mother and a sweet doormat of a father, and they live in a lighthouse. Never before has May questioned who she was, or why she wasn't allowed into the sea, even though they lived so close. She's just taken life as it was, dealing with her mother's "complications" as she liked to put them. Till one day her father falls, and breaks the chimney for the lighthouse, during a storm. A boat crashes and even though May stands and watches she can't help shaking a feeling that she could swim and she could save the lost men.

One day, she finds out through her mother, that she is in fact not their daughter. That her father found her. She starts looking into things, a chest that she never paid attention to, she manages to open. Inside she finds the means to which her father found her. When she ventures into the sea one night, she finds that she is a mer! And that she has sisters. She falls in love with a Harvard scholar, meets her sister, and together they find the wrecked ship they must of been born on.

I personally kind of loved this book, but I've always had a soft spot for mermaids. I found it to be a great romance story, and about choosing to be your own person.