Thursday, 12 September 2013

Frigid (Frigid, #1) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

 For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

I love most books by Jennifer so i was a little disappointed in this one. It revolves around sydney and Kyler who are childhood best friends and been in love with each other for ages but wont admit it. Usually i love reading stories like this but i just didnt enjoy this much.

Sydney was ok, i didnt particularly like her; she was a bit pathetic, constantly pining over kyler. I mean just tell him how u feel or get over it. Kyler was better but he didnt make me swoon. What really annoyed me about him was his "over protectiveness". He constantly slept around with other girls but when Sydney even talked to a guy, he would get in defensive mode and go interrupt them right away. What a hypocrite!

In general, the whole story was stupid. All that happens is they get stranded in a hotel together where they finally admit their feelings and the rest of the book was just porn. It was such a cliched book that i feel like i have read a billion versions of this same story before. It was like Jennifer ran out of ideas to write about so she thought i may as well write about this.

It was an alright book. If you're bored and have nothing better to read then u should probably give this a go or i wouldn't recommend it.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

 An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
OMG! That was so good. So much happened, I don’t even know where to start. Celaena is playing an even more dangerous game; last we saw, she became the king’s champion which meant she had to kill people as ordered by him, however she is betraying him by only faking their deaths. If she is found out, not only will she be in jeopardy but so will Chaol and Nehemia.

The love triangle that was set up in the first book develops loads and lets just say, its Chaol’s turn to be in the spotlight. They have been growing closer and closer and soon begin to realize that what they have been feeling might be more than just friendship. I love the fact that their romance was slow to develop as it made the moment they finally got together even more perfect. Every moment with them was AMAZING and i kept chanting “KISS ALREADY!” till it happened. Their scenes are sweet and hot and just perfect.

Unfortunately, for Dorian’s fans, there isn’t much romance with him. However, there is a lot of other stuff about him and secrets that are revealed that were quite shocking. In fact you find out alot about all three of their background, particularly Celaena that will take you completely by surprise.

I loved Celaena and still do; she is so incredibly kickass and feisty, however sometimes i do find her a bit hard to relate to. There were also times when i was a bit annoyed at her for being a hypocrite and getting mad at people for keeping secrets when she was doing the same.

There are quite a few new characters, Archer being the main one who i wasn’t quite sure whether to trust or not. There is Roland whose point i didn’t really get to be honest but he’ll probably play some bigger role in the next one. You even get to meet Chaol’s dad so it was great.

The plot is full of action, romance and twists and turns. I cant even talk about anything without spoiling it but you will not be disappointed. There is a MASSIVE death that i did not see coming and there is a really big cliffhanger so be prepared. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Of Triton (Of Poseidon, #2) by Anna Banks

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

What a great book! i loved the first one and loved the second. I really enjoyed reading Of Poseidon, mainly because i love Anna bank's writing style. Its so witty and easy to get into and Emma's POV makes it even more fun to read. She's actually one of my favourite protagonists because she is so normal without being boring or pathetic and her sense of humour makes me laugh.

Galen is totally sweet and cute and adorable and i love those two together. Nothing major happens to their relationship but after the cliffhanger i am really excited to see how it develops in the next one.

I m not usually into mermaid stories but i found the plot actually quite interesting. It revolves around Nalia who is the long lost princess with the gift of Poseidon and how she has to try to get her place back. There werent any special twists or anything but its still interesting enough to keep you hooked.

I wasn't a big fan of Rayna but i really like her now as well. I love how she is a bit crazy and has temper issues and was quite fun to read about.

This series has grown on me and i m looking forward to the sequel. Not quite sure which direction its going to go after this but i m excited for it.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

WOW! that was soo good! i seriously enjoyed reading this. i love the characters and they all made the book really enjoyable. Nikolai is the new main edition and man i totally fell in love with him! he is quite arrogant and cunning, FRICKIN HOT and so, so funny. I honestly love everything that comes out of his mouth and he just made the book thousand times more fun. In fact, i prefer him to mal or the darkling.

I really like Alina and loved her in this too. She is very kickass and a really cool heroine. I adore Mal too and find his and alina's relationship really cute, however i just dont see any spark with them. I wish she would get with Nikolai instead.

People said there was a love triangle with the darkling in this but i honestly didnt feel like it. There wasnt any hint that either of them really felt that way about each other. In fact i was disappointed because i thought that would have been really interesting.

Speaking of the darkling, he was barely in it :( he was like my fav character in the last book and seriously missed him. I love how he is so evil and dark but you just feel this allure for him at the same time. He is in a bit at the start and for like a scene at the end so i m really hoping he's lots in the next one.

The plot was really good and quite a few big things happened. Some things were left a mystery and i really need to know what happened to some of the characters after the last battle and if theyre still alive. I m really loving this series and cant wait for the next installment.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Obsession (Arum, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?
I was really excited to read this book as i m a big fan of Jennifer and love everything by her, and also loved the world she created in the lux series. However i was a bit disappointed as it didn't live up to to my expectations.

Hunter was very much like Daemon but i didnt end up loving him like i do daemon. He was a bit too much of an asshole and too bossy which annoyed me. Serena was alright too and i liked her. They bantered a lot which made them fun to read about and i enjoyed reading about them.

We get a totally different perspective of this world this time round. In the lux series, arums were portrayed as being completely evil but in this we get to see that its not completely black and white. You find out that there are some good arums too. I found it really interesting reading about luxens portrayed as being evil.

Overall i liked this book and the plot was pretty good. There were some things that werent developed enough like the project eagle which i would have liked to find out more about. If you're a fan of jennifer's books, i would recommend it to you

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

What a crap excuse for a book! i cant actually believe i wasted my time on this bullshit. I didnt particularly like the first one but at least it had a decent plot. However this book takes away any redeeming qualities the first one had.

I detested the characters in the first one and didnt think they could get worse but i m proved wrong. Anna who was this overly pure and innocent girl in the last one is a wannabe whore in this and she just honestly made me sick.

Kaiden was always a total motherfucking asshole and i dont see how he can possibly be considered a love interest. i always find it incredibly annoying when the bad boy treats the girl like shit but they are portrayed as good because they are trying to push the girl away for their own good. And then the dumb heroine keeps drooling over them anyway. kaiden and Anna are a match mad in heaven as they are as bad as each other.

Kope was the only decent character and then i lost any respect i had for him too as the totally freaky and forced love triangle began. I swear most of this book made me feel sick to the point that i couldn't even finish it. I will always regret wasting my life reading this trash and definitely wont be checking out the sequel

Thursday, 16 May 2013

If I Should Die (Revenants, #3) by Amy Plum

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?

I didnt actually enjoy it as much as i'd hoped. It was still good but i just found some things a bit annoying. The plot was pretty interesting but i guessed the big plot twist way before it happened so it wasnt that exciting for me.

Secondly, i just dont like Vincent and Kate together that much. I just find them a bit boring and bit too sappy. I was hoping Jules would be in it a lot but sadly he was barely in it which made it less enjoyable for me. I wish Amy plum would write a spin off about him where he actually gets a happy ending a someone who actually loves him back.

Anyway, apart from that it was quite good. There was a lot of history stuff about the revenants that i found interesting. There was a lot of action as well and i think overall it was a pretty good conclusion