Saturday, 22 December 2012

Reached (Matched, #3) by Ally Condie

 After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times-bestselling Matched trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without
The conclusion to the matched series is finally here and it has a satisfying end. We've seen the rising and the society at war and the rebellion beginning and now it has reached its climax. Their world is pretty much in chaos. The rising has started invading their society and people have started picking sides. If that's not enough, there is also a fatal plague emerging that could potentially wipe them all out.

Cassia, Ky, Xander and Indie are all working for the rising now. I have liked Cassia before and she's still the same. I liked that she took a lot of action in this and did what she believed was right. Xander who is my favourite character in the series is a lot in this unlike the last one. We also get to see his POV which was good and gave us insight into his head.

Ky and Caasia are still in love and its pretty obvious that they're gonna end up together from the start so i was glad that the love triangle wasnt dragged too much. Even though i like Xander more, i think Ky and Cassia are better for each other and glad they were together at the end.

Indie is a lot in it too. I always found her ok - never liked her too much. She just kinda annoys me for some reason and continued to in this. I always noticed something between Indie and KY and wasnt sure if it was just my imagination but its confirmed in this. I m glad that Ky didnt really cheat on Cassia or anything but Indie was just getting on my nerves. First, she was in love with Xander and then she's after Ky.

The plot was good and a lot of stuff goes down. Most of it revolves around the plague. There are some new characters and some old ones come back like Eli and Hunter. I wont tell you how everything ends and if the rising manages to defeat the Society but i will tell you that its a great conclusion where everything is resolved, all the loose strings from previous books are tied and it will satisfy the fans

Monday, 17 December 2012

The Indigo Spell Book Teaser Trailer 1 - A Love that Terrifies You

The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before.
For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she's shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she's always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be.

But New York City isn't about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren't crimes of passion. They're gruesome. They're planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can't solve them alone.

Evie wasn't just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.

Evie is a loud, wild and crazy flapper. She is exiled to New york after she takes things too far one evening. She also happens to be a diviner - people with special powers - and can read objects and their owner's secrets just by holding them. I liked her alright but not too much. She was really spunky and quite funny but a bit too obnoxious at times. She was also a famewhore and made a joke out of murders that really got on my nerves. On the other hand, she becomes more likable as the book progresses. ~What i did really like about her was that she was very independent and confident and kickass and overall made a good heroine.

Other main characters include Will who is her uncle and own a museum of creepy crawlies. He was quite interesting and i wanna know more about it. There is Jerciho who is very serious and mysterious and works with her uncle. Sam is a guy Evie encounters there who pick pockets her but then later become friends with her. He sort of likes her too but that isnt developed enough in this book. The romance is very slow and a very small part of this but i m sure will be more in the sequels.

The killer is Naughty John. He was extremely creepy, especially with that creepy song he sang. All of his murders are written about and were extremely scary and gory. He is trying to complete a ritual to raise a beast that i wont tell you too much about but i found really interesting.

The plot was good and well paced with a really great climax. There were also other things that were brought up that i really wanna know about in the sequel. Overall, i think this is the start of a great series and i would highly recommend it.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The indigo spell teasers: SEDUCTION TIPS WITH IVASHKOV SCENE !!!

Adrian looked over at me again. “Who knows more about male weakness: you or me?”

“Go on.” I refused to directly answer the question.

“Get a new dress. One that shows a lot of skin. Short. Strapless. Maybe a push-up bra too.” He actually had the audacity to do a quick assessment of my chest. “Eh, maybe not. But definitely some high heels.”

“Adrian,” I exclaimed. “You’ve seen how Alchemists dress. Do you think I can really wear something like?”

He was unconcerned. “You’ll make it work. You’ll change clothes or something. But I’m telling you, if you want to get a guy to do something that might be difficult, then the best way is to distract him so that he can’t devote his full brainpower to the consequences.”

“You don’t have a lot of faith in your own gender.”

“Hey, I’m telling you the truth. I’ve been distracted by sexy dresses a lot.”

I didn’t really know if that was a valid argument, seeing as Adrian was distracted by a lot of things. Fondue. T-shirts. Kittens. “And so, what then? I show some skin, and the world is mine?”

“That’ll help.” Amazingly, I could tell he was dead serious. “And you’ve gotta act confident the whole time, like it’s already a done deal. Then make sure when you’re actually asking for what you want that you tell him you’d be ‘so, so grateful.’ But don’t elaborate. His imagination will do half the work for you. ”

I shook my head, glad we’d almost reached our destination. I didn’t know how much more I could listen to. “This is the most ridiculous advice I’ve ever heard. It’s also kind of sexist too, but I can’t decide who it offends more, men or women.”

“Look, Sage. I don’t know much about chemistry or computer hacking or photosynthery, but this is something I’ve got a lot of experience with.” I think he meant photosynthesis, but I didn’t correct him. “Use my knowledge. Don’t let it go to waste.”

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger... and they know it

Another absolutely amazing book by Jennifer. I love everything about this series so i was ecstatic when i finally got the sequel. I had missed Daemon and Katy and getting to read about them again was like meeting old friends. Dawson is back, however he isnt really right in the head at the moment. He wants to get Beth back and that is where their next mission starts.

The plot was good as always. We learn more about the luxen mythology, including what opals are and what they can do which i always find interesting. This book keeps you guessing with its plot twists and one massive twist that had me completely shocked. Some new characters are thrown into the mix that u dont know whether to trust or not and some old ones are back who may or may not be on your side. Blake is back who is even more creepy in this and some of the things he did really revolted me.

KAty and Daemon are going strong - they are finally together and the heat keeps building up. I loved them in this as they arent constantly bickering or denying their feelings like in the previous ones and u get to see a slightly different side to their relationship. Their scenes always make me swoon or laugh out loud and are extremely entertaining. Katy annoys me sometimes when she gets insecure over Ash and her jealousy seemed stupid to me. Its so obvious Daemon loves her and not Ash. Daemon is comepletely awesome and i love his one liners. He is still HOT and protective and awesome and i just love him to bits.

Dee is in this a lot more than the last one which was good, however at the start, Katy and her are going throguh a rough patch after what went down with Adam in the last one. Other characters like Will and Simon have small parts too that finally answer your questions about their fate.

Their is a cliffhanger and its definitely pretty big and will leave you anxious for the next one. I immensely enjoyed reading this and i know everyone else will too.

Radiant (Unearthly #2.5) by Cynthia Hand

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a riveting original novella (available only as an ebook) set in the world of the Unearthly series.

Clara is desperate to get away—from the memories that haunt her in Wyoming and the visions of a future she isn't ready to face—and spending the summer in Italy with her best friend, Angela, should be the perfect escape. . . .

For as long as she can remember, Angela has been told that love is dangerous, that she must always guard her heart. But when she met a mysterious guy in Italy two years ago she was determined to be with him, no matter the costs. Now she must decide whether she can trust Clara with her secret, or if telling her the truth will risk everything she cares about.

Alternating between Angela and Clara's perspectives, Radiant chronicles the unforgettable summer that will test the bounds of their friendship and change their lives forever

i really enjoyed reading this. Getting to read angels's pov was interesting. We also get to meet phen who i have mixed feelings about and i think will hav a prt to play in boundless. I was hoping to see tucker in it so am kinda sad but still really liked it. 

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

I love Andrew! he was sooo HOT! The romance in it was so steamy but nor rushed at all. It starts off slow and then turns into attraction and then lust and finally love and it was great seeing the characters go through that journey.

Andrew was amazing! i want a piece of him. He was funny and confident without being arrogant and so so sweet. Cam was also a great characater who was relatable and totally likable. I felt sorry for both of them and their back stories and that made their story even more interesting.

The plot was good eventhough i thought it got slightly slow near the end and i wanted something massive to happen but it didnt disappoint. Some parts made me sad, some made me swoon and some made me laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to romance lovers. 

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.

Her memories have been altered.

Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.

And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.(

i thought the concept of this book was really good. i found their world fascinating which is set underwater and i wanted to experience it muself so i really loved that.

Evelyn was fine but i didnt feel particularly anything for her. She was kinda boring to be honest. Gavin was ok too - more likable than her for sure. Their romance felt kinda too soon for me and i liked them together bit didnt care that much about it. It didnt make me swoon or anything.

The plot mostly revolves around them trying to escape that world and go to the surface. It was good with some twists that kept you hooked. I absolutely hated the Mother. She was proper messed up in the head and i just wanted to kill her but i think she was a good villain.

Overall, i love dystopian books so liked this one as well. I think the sequel will be quite interesting, getting to see a different sid eof their universe.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.
WOW! WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND HEARTBREAKING STORY! i LOVED every little part of it. I cant even describe how perfect this book is and how much i love it. I cant remember loving all the characters so much and being so emotionally connected to them in a book in a while.

Nastya is a broken girl - she has suffered through soemthing badly before and completely turned away from her old life. She is silent and untouchable. No one knows the real her and she doesnt want anyone to. She is angry and closed off and detached from others and wears a facade of someone else to keep everyone at bay, but is so amazing on the inside. She was such an interesting and different character to read about. She is so emotionally broken and no one understood her or could help her. I loved her from the start and really felt for her. At the same time i found her narration of the book just soo funny that i couldnt stop myself from laughing.

Josh is the loner boy - he isnt friends with anyone (except Drew) and has also had a tragic life. He is very similar to Nastya in that way; keeps to himself and is damaged on the inside. I lobed him so much!! HE deserves a big hug and i just love him to pieces. Their relationship is a slow build up and i enjoyed every part of it. They start off not really liking each other but somehow end up spending time together anyway, until gradually, they become closer and closer. Their interaction was swoon worthy and they are just so perfect together. Its obvious to everyone except them how much they love each other.

Drew is also one of my fav characters. He starts off as a stereotypical school flirt who is constantly shamelessly hitting on Nastya all the time but his character develops so much throughout the book. He is soo FUNNY and an asshole as well but i loved him to pieces. I also really liked how he becomes really close friends with Nastya and is such a great part of the book. His friendship with Josh is really great too and i loved the chemistry between all the characters.

There are other people who also play a part in the plot. There is Clay who i really liked who is obsessed with drawing Nastya, then there is Sarah who is Drew's sister that i didnt like that much. Asher is Nastya's brother who i really liked as well.

The whole story is stunningly beautiful. There are moments that make you laugh and other parts that make you cry. Lots of drama but mostly its about Nastya as she evolves throughout the story. You really become attatched to the characters and feel their pain. Its a book that u cant forget about long after you've finished it. I m seriously sad that i have fisnihed it and wont get anymore of these wonderful charcaters anymore. Its one of my fav books of 2012 and highly recommended to everyone!

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Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

 Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
I really liked this book but there were also parts where i got bored with it or frustrated at the story. It starts off really good; Karou is working with the white wolf - Thiago - and ressurecting Chimaera for him while Akiva is off working with the angels. The whole book is building towards a war that is no doubt on the horizon.

I loved Karou in the first book and loved her again in this. She is just so kickass and independant and headstrong. I also liked how she didnt just forgive Akiva right away for killing Brimstone like a lot of YA heroines might have done. What i didnt get was why she was workig with the White wolf who was obviously untrustworthy and had his own motives and it annoyed me with her for making such a bad decision.

Akiva has his own problems to deal with and was in the book plenty but what it lacked was interaction between him and Karou. They have like two scenes together in the entire book and thats only like in the last thrid of the book. I was excited to see how their relationship would change in this but was let down.

There is, however, plenty of action that you will love and lots of stuff goes down in this book. Zuzana and Mik are back too who are like my fav characters in this book cuz they are so lighthearted and funny. What i didnt like was the fact that so many other characters were thrown into the mix and their stories that i didnt really care about and was just itching to get back to Karou and Akiva.

Overall it was pretty good and the cliffhanger at the end was amazing. I will definitely be looking forward to the sequel as i really wnat to know where the story goes.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout Trailer reveal!!!

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT HAS A TITLE!!!! tHE fIERY hEART!





"The Fiery Heart is going to be told from both Sydney and Adrian's points of view" - Richelle Mead







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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Deity by Jennifer l Armentrout

OMG!!!! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I have always loved this series and am amazed at how they keep getting better and better. This book was perfect and kept me completely hooked till i finished it. It starts off with Alex only weeks away from her awakening and things are getting more an more complicated. Minister Telly is hot on her trail about the guard that she and Aiden killed, her connection with Seth is becoming freakier and freakier and she also finds out something crucial about her father.

The love triangle continues and while i really liked Seth before, i absolutely LOVE Aiden!!! He is soo cute and adorable and protective and HOT! I love him so much now and Alex and Aiden are perfect together. Their romance gets so much more steamier and they finally get together. Seth on the other hand had the opposite reaction. He is such a traitor and stabs Alex in the back that i hated him! He's always had two sides; a funny, nice one and an asshole one and that side completely takes over. Its like he transformed into a different person and i wanted to punch him really hard for some of the things he did.

Alex has always ben awesome to read about and i loved her in this too. One of the my new fav characters now is Leon. He is just so awesome and i wanna read more about him. Other characters like Deacon, Lucian, Linard and Marcus all play some sort of part in the story.

There is just so much going on this book with lots of twists and turns and huge revelations. There is more stuff revealed on the appolyon and their history that makes it really interesting. There was tonnes of action and romance in this that i loved and wanna read it again and again.

The ending is killer! i m gonna die waiting for the sequel to come out cuz i need to find out what happens next!!! This is definitely the best in the series so far and i'll be in agony waiting for the next one.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Sanctum by Sarah Fine

What happens when you commit suicide and die? where do you go? This book revolves around exactly that. When Lela's best friend Nadia commits suicide, she decides to go to the place that has haunted her for years - The suicide gates. After she dies, she follows Nadia there and tries to look for her. Along the way, she runs into the guards there and their captain Malachi who decides to help her.

Lela has had a very abusive life; she has lived with multiple foster parents and never had a nice loving family. She has been to detention centres and been treated unfairly her entire life. I really felt sorry for her and i also really admired her for her strength and ability to go on after all that she has been through. She is also very kickass and headstrong and so funny which made me love her tonnes
Nadia is her best friend who is seemingly perfect - pretty, popular, clever. But underneath she is broken which leads her to commit suicide. She is missing for a at least half the book and when she does come back, she is in a very bad state. I was sorry for her and wished she would get better.

Malachi is the captain of the guards who on the surface is brutal and dangerous and deadly but on the inside he is so sweet and soft and loving. I knew from the first scene that i would fall in love with him and i did. There is so much more to him underneath the surface and his secrets that come out later really give you insight into his personality. The romance between them is a bit too fast but not in the way that would put you off. I really loved it and found it sweet and romantic. Their scenes together are sensual and make you melt.
The plot is about Mazakin which are horrible creatures that reside in their world and about finding Nadia. There is lots of action and plot twists that i loved. Their world itself is very intriguing. You can still die when you are already dead and how you can everything there but you wont be satisfied. I was also fascinated by the "judge". The book ends with one heck of a twist that will make the sequel very interesting to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend this.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Wow!!! what a conclusion! This book was everything i wanted and soo much more. By far the best book of the series and i cherished every word of it. I don't really know where to start as there is so much i want to say yet am speechless at the same time. As cliched as it is, this book was a roller coaster ride; i found myself laughing at points and crying at others and feeling a whole range of emotions.

It picks up from when Nora sweared to lead Black hand's army and the war between the nephilim and fallen angels is reaching its climax. She is really torn; on one hand, she wants to help Patch and stay loyal to him, and on the other side she is sympathetic to the nephilim and wants to free them. I felt for her as its a really hard dilemma. She is also training with Dante and, then there is Pepper who has his own agenda and wants something with Patch. Their problems just keep piling up.

I have always liked Nora and this was no exception. She continues to grow more independent and stronger and starts looking after herself. Patch, oh Patch! "swoon" He is such a sweetheart. He is hot and funny and sexy, but he is sooo loving too. He cares for Nora so much and is always looking after her. They are going strong in this but as always they do have a couple hurdles along the way. The romance in this book is scorching hot and steamy and no one can possibly doubt their love for each other.

Scott is my second favourite character in this book (after Patch) so i loved reading his part but felt a lack of him in the first half of the book. He is sooo funny and his and Nora's relationship is so cute. I love their playful friendship and craved more of their scenes. Vee has been a roller coaster ride for me - i didnt like her, then i liked her, then i dint like her again - but i officially do now! Marcie is herslef but you see a different side to her as well. I almost liked her at some points. I was never a fan of Dante and found him really annoying, and felt he was too much in this. Detective Basso is also one of my absolute favourites! Unfortunately, he is hardly in this, but does serve a massive purpose in the story and we finally see his connection to all this. He deserves spin of!

The plot has lots going on with twists and turn and revelations and lots of different things that all link together. It has tons of action but tons of drama too. The final showdown is EPIC and all the loose strings are tied! Lots of deaths too and one of them made me cry a bucket :( The conclusion is great and i loved the ending. The last scene made me laugh.

Its a bittersweet feeling when you finish one of your all time fav series of books. I adore all these characters and will miss reading about them so much. Every fan of Hush hush series has got to read this.

Lastly, he's one of my fav quotes from the book:

“You dress to impress,” I said approvingly.
“No, Angel.” He leaned in, his teeth softly grazing my ear. “I undress to impress.”

The unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Such a good sequel! I had really been looking forward to it so i was ecstatic to finally have the chance. This book takes everything up a notch and i thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I was anxious to find out how Jude was alive and discover the truth.

It picks up with Mara admitted into a mental hospital after she had a fit at the police station where she saw Jude. Everyone thinks she is crazy but she knows the truth - Jude is out there somewhere and he is after her. Soon, she starts experiencing horrifying things that are even more indication of Jude's return and that he wants something with her, but she doesn't have anyone to turn to except Noah.

I felt sorry for Mara in this because of everything she went through. Her life is miserable and i would go crazy feeling so helpless, but she is strong and survives. Noah does change in this book. He is still snarky and sexy but he is also more sweet in this and i loved how he constantly helped Mara through everything. You also get to find out more about his past and how he discovered his ability which gives you more insight into his character. The romance between them is building up and there are some really hot make out scenes that make you swoon.

Jude is back but sadly he doesn't return for over half the book. However, when he does, he is really evil. He has his own agenda and wants something from Mara. He also happens to have a mysterious ability that you find out at the end which makes this even more interesting.

I also really liked Daniel who is such a supportive brother but i want him to have more part in the plot. Jamie is back along with other crazy people from their crazy mental school. There is also Mara's doctor who i really didnt like.

The story is good but i wish more stuff happened. There were also these flashbacks from India which i found a bit confusing at first but they help you understand the story. There is also other stuff going on that isnt quite explained yet and i really want to know the answers. It ends on a cliffhanger which has me really excited for the next book :D

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

I love reading dystopian books so i was looking forward to reading this. Its set in future Manhattan where there are two sorts of people - Mystics and non mystics. Mystics have special powers and energy that gives them all some kind of abilities, consequently they are treated as dangerous and discriminated against.

Aria is the daughter of the political leaders of the city - the Roses. She wakes up having no recollection of anything and is told that she lost her memories due to an overdose. Now, she is betrothed to her supposed lover Thomas who she doesn't recall at all. This creates quite a mess for Aria as she is supposed to marry him and yet she cant remember ever loving him. Then she stumbles onto Hunter who she feels a really strong connection to and soon falls for him.

Aria was ok. I didn't particularly like her or dislike her. She is headstrong and independent but just was kinda boring for me. Hunter was OK too. I actually quite liked him but he didn't make a very strong impression. The romance for me was a bit too quick. This is partly cuz i could guess from the start that it was actually hunter she had the affair with and not Thomas and they were already on love before she meets him. This was also annoying as it was made out to be some big reveal but was probably the most obvious thing ever.

Aria's family is full of bastards and i hated them all to pieces. They were all heartless and i felt sorry for her. Thomas was stupid and irritating and i never liked him. Other characters include Davida, Violet Brooks and Benedict who all have something going on too.

The plot was alright but not hooking. Its mostly about the romance and reminded me a bit of Romeo and Juliet. There is a lot of action in this at the end and the sequel will be interesting to read. Not the best out there but still good.