Monday, 24 December 2012
Saturday, 22 December 2012
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.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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.