September 6, 2010
White Cat by Holly Black:
Review: 4 stars
Holly Black is part of my list of awesome writers and I grew up reading her Spiderwick Chronicles so when I heard White Cat by Holly Black was in the library I could not resist. SO White Cat is edgier Spiderwick Chronicles. Cassel comes from a long line of curse workers, these are guys that can change your luck/emotion/ possibly kill you but curse work is illegal so many are con men and mobsters. But Cassel can't do any of this, he's ordinary and it's fine with him. Except for when he starts to sleepwalk, and what's with the white cat haunting his dreams.
Awesome book and it shows Cassel's family situation with not so great brothers, old grandfather and mom in jail but yeah his background doesn't change who he is; a very hot nice guy. YES!!!!!!!
Thirst No.1 (The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice) by Christopher Pike
Review: 4 stars
So I've never heard of this guy Christopher Pike before.Ever. Because half of the time I go to amazon and that's where I find potential books but Christopher Pike? What? So anyway this guy is AMAZING, like I love how he has a female protagonist who knows what she wants and will take it, he knows the perfect balance of her gorgeous yet lethal. So Alisa Perne is a vampire. 5,000 years old, she's one of two last remaining vampires in this world, the other being her creator.Anyway she's a good vampire, she doesn't kill only gets blood from her victims but doesn't injure them. She's had this control for over 5,000 years and lives just outside of society, quietly observing; but then her creator comes back to kill her. She then has to break her rules to survive. This leads to her meeting Ray; He fears her but she needs him to help her survive and then her world collapses as she falls in love with him and she's in more danger than she ever thought! Ohmygosh, it's amazing and i'll tell you later about the second book.
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Review: 3 stars
Ooh where to begin. Well Ever screwed up big time this time like whoa lady, you're taking the soul mate principle a tiny bit tooo far... but it was a good book. I still prefer Damen to whoever other guy might come between him and Ever. She can't touch him because it can kill Damen but Jude continues to haunt her and she meets a new guy, Jude, some guy she knows from somewhere before. So Ever tries to find a way to fix the spell keeping her from Damen, nooo bad idea. But Ever's stubborn and she won't stop 'till she gets what she wants.I'll give her that. I can't wait for Dark Flame to come to my library so i can read it!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jazmin at 9/06/2010
August 21, 2010
City of Bones: 5 Stars, EPIC!
Move over Twilight teams, I'm all in for Team Jace
So City Of Bones was were we meet the players in this series.Clary also has the Sight, being able to see Shadowhunters and other demonic things (Jace, Isabelle etc.) Clary, Simon, Jace, Alec, Isabelle and others.I love the comical aspects of this book too how Jace,Alec,and Isabelle have never heard of Ebay or The Doors yet they have phones. Also, Cassandra Clare tries to make Clary feel/be in denial but she just accomplished her being just a tiny bit stupid. That being said I'm a fan and look forward to the last 3 books after City of Glass, I feel like its Harry Potter again but Its still so very good. Clary meets Jace, Alec and Isabelle at the club Pandemonium, walking into one of their demon- dispatch jobs. She's got no clue who they are but knows that they aren't human and she wants nothing to do with them. Easier said than done, because the next day her mom is in a coma and she needs
them (Shadowhunters) to help her. Things get even more complicated when they all find out Valentine (evil person) is coming back, uh-oh for the Shadowhunters. Anyway the ending is so weird that when reading City of Ashes, you're gonna be like "No, it's not right!"
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Hmm. Immortal was very good, as good as a young adult supernatural romance can get. I liked how they put past lives in this book, it's what played a big part in this book along with the really cute guy Sebastian even though he's killed Evie in a past life. Eh,that's the deal with the books now what can we do? But anyway it was a great book. Minus snobby private boarding school, snobby teenage girls, and evil teachers. It was interesting and Sebastian was like great. The only bad part was Sebastian had that whole broody, overprotective thing (which is great, don't get me wrong) but he was like "No Evie, you have to stay here until I come back" and I was like 'Girl, you have got to be joking! You can do better than this!'
Anyway i'm getting Betray by tomorrow so I'll see if Evie lets go of this guy or continues to pine after him. Meh, this can't get any worse can it? I hope not....
Posted by Jazmin at 8/21/2010
August 17, 2010
So just yesterday i went to the library to check out brand new books for my blog and i realized i had books on hold so i got them and i saw i had 8 books which told me i had too much free time that i always go to my public library's website.
Anyway among the stack was JEALOUSY by LILI ST.CROW
it's been qouted that Strange Angels is good it got this review
"Move over Buffy, here comes Dru."
(i think it goes like that :)
Also that its tagline: Love is a battlefield, are such true words to the series
Let me tell you its AMAZING! and if you have not read the Strange Angel Series well then get to it.
So picking up where Betrayals left off, Dru just got transported to the main Schola after the reformatory Schola has been burned down. Dru is very confused because Christophe isn't there with her, Graves is acting funny and to top it all of, the head of the Order, Anna, has it out for Dru.
Though it may contain some, or a lot , of bad language its still an amazing book and the Strange Angel series is not yet done because next spring DEFIANCE is coming out to leave you wanting more and to treat us check out the cover for Defiance! Just lovely! I'll be back tomorrow with some reviews for City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (also an amazing writer.)
Posted by Jazmin at 8/17/2010