Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jealousy review


Jealousy Review (Strange Angels #3) By Lilith Saintcrow

Find it on Goodread:

Buy it on Amazon:

Summary:
It's a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn't slowing down—and he won't rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . .
Dru's best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru's heart get in the way of her survival?

What I gave it:
5/5 five outta five!!

My Thoughts:
This book was the best out of the rest of the book!!! There was a lot of tension in this book between all the characters, especially between Dru and Anna (aka the Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland popped up in my mind when I heard it). This book made me anxious to see what what happens with Graves, and also to see who Dru will pick to be either Christophe or Graves, or maybe not at all(I'm hoping she picks Christophe! He saved her life for crying out loud!). What also makes me a little nervous is that raving psychopath Anna, which we figured out in this book was that she called the order to murders Dru's mother, and also she blamed Dru's mother for Christophe not loving her. All I got to say is this book was awesome, sure it ticked me off on how long it took Christophe to get back in the picture and that Graves was kidnapped and may be turned into a broken, but over all great book!!
-Rachel(:

Faves of 2011...So Far (3) The Scenes and The Random

Faves of 2011...So Far (3) 
The Scenes and The Random
Today is the final day of this very cool book awards/survey thingy that is hosted by Nomes over at inkcrush.

Check out day one (The Books) at inkcrush and the links to other bloggers taking part and day two (The Characters and Bonus 5 Covers) and day three (The Scenes and The Random) with links...

Read my Day one and Day two picks.

The books must be ones we have read this year.


Today's lists are about The Scenes and The Random!

The Scenes

1. Best first Chapter
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Garcia, Kami
2. Best Climax
Balefire
Balefire By
Tiernan, Cate
3.Best ending

Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Moning, Karen Marie
4. Best plot twist / revelation
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
5. Scariest / most disturbing scene
Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
Armstrong, Kelley


6.Steamiest scene / or sweetest kiss award
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Harris, Charlaine
You can always count on Sookie and Eric for some serious steam! 


7. Best swoon worthy  moment
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Hand, Cynthia
 pg 332 "Did you exchange gifts?" "Not yet." He turns toward me,"But she gave me the perfect gift."  The way he's looking at me sends butterflies into my stomach. "what?"
"You."    OMG awww how perfect is Tucker!!


8. Biggest nail-biting moment
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
Ryan, Carrie
when Elias fell off the cliff, all I could think was OMG what else could possibly happen to this poor girl!

9. Most  Hilarious scene
Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers, #0.5)
Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers, #0.5)
Oliver, Jana
The demon trapped in a sippy cup cussing at the cop getting her out of a ticket cracked me up!!


THE RANDOM

1. Favorite First sentence
 I really don't know this one its hard!


2. Fav Book title
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
Jordan, Sophie

3.fave reading experience (ie: created a great reading memory)


Released (Agents of Evil, #1)
Released (Agents of Evil, #1)
Duncan, Megan
This was The first book I ever received FROM the Author herself that is signed to me..so YEAH its really special to me!

4. Book with the best food in it
Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8)
Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8)
Caine, Rachel


5. Book with the most sensual weather (made you shiver/sweat)

Clarity (Clarity, #1)
Clarity (Clarity, #1)
Harrington, Kim 
I chose Clarity because of the beach scenes that made me miss the ocean weather soooo much

6.Most embarrassing book cover
I don't have an answer for this I haven't read anything with an embarrassing cover this year!

7.Can't believe you waited this long to read the book
Matched (Matched, #1)
Matched (Matched, #1)
Condie, Ally


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Betrayals Review

Betrayals (Strange Angels #2)By Lilith Saintcrow

Find it on Goodreads;
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6371117-betrayals

Buy it on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Betrayals-Strange-Angels-Book-2/dp/1595142525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309401621&sr=8-1

 Summary
She's  no angel . . .
Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)
Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England School for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem— she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be so bad, but Dru’s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide. . .
Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust—and maybe even her heart?

What I gave it :
4/5 Four outta Five!   

 My Thoughts:
Hi, I'm Rachel, this is my first appearances on my friend Marjie's blog, and I'm going to help review books on the blog so we can spice it up a bit, so bare with me please(:.
Well today I'm going to blog about the second book in the Strange Angels series by Lilith Saintcrow. This book was good, especially when you have no idea who is after her or what. There is a love triangle in this book between Dru, Graves, and Christophe, and Graves and Christophe constantly go at each other because they both want her. She doesn't get it really, plus there where points when I kind of wanted to slap her because she went back and forth between them and for being all depressed for the majority of the book. I mean, yes we know your dad is gone! quit reminding us every 3 pages!!! There's also the secrets and lies that drive you nuts because you have no idea who is lying or not. But this book was great, but kind of slow for me when she got to the depression moments. This book was a great read, and if you're into the paranormal genre this is up your ally!

Matched Review

MATCHED By Ally Condie

Find it on Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7735333-matched 
Buy it on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Matched-Ally-Condie/dp/0525423648/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309392230&sr=8-1

Summary 
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

What I gave it :
5/5 Five outta Five! I LOVED it! 

Where I got it:
       My Friend Tonya!


 My Thoughts:
      I really loved this book it took real effort for me to put it down. As far as Dystopian books go this one is a future that seems very foreseeable to me. The government destroying our history and individuality, taking away all freedom of choice, Yep I can see this happening . I love Cassia my heart breaks for her! No one warned me about the grandfather scene so of course I balled my eyes out! I know that Crossed (matched #2) is coming out this fall and all I can say is come on November HURRY UP!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Faves of 2011 (so far) DAY TWO: the characters (& the covers)

DAY TWO: the characters (& the covers)

1. Best female POV- Sookie is always one of my favs for female p.o.v And Rachel Morgan cracks me up!
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
 
2. Best male POV- Todd from the Soul screamers series
Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5)
Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5)
 
3. Best couple <3 - Now this is hard cuz I love couples but I'd have to say a top 3 of Sookie and Eric, Tucker and Clara, and Barrons and Mac.
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
 
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
 
4. Who I so want to be best friends with- Eve from morganville Vamps
Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)
Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)
 
5. Who I fell completely in love with (new literary crush)-Barrons from the fever series!
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
 
6. Worst (best) villain- 
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
 
7. Best character twist (who you loved then hated or vice versa)- Shane I loved him in the first few books but now day I just think he's an Asshat!
Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires, #10)
Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires, #10)
 
8. Best kick-arse female- Riley trapping demons.. getting peed on in the process.. can't beat it!
The Demon Trapper's Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1)
The Demon Trapper's Daughter 
 
9. Best kick-arse male- Barrons.. I mean duh he cannot die! how can you beat that!
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
 
10. Broke your heart the most- tris's mom and her sacrifice 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
 
11. Best/worst character names- I love the names in Balefire, specially Thais I can't stand the Name Patch i think its horrible- but I love the character
Balefire
Balefire
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
 

BONUS: 5 fave covers (from books I have read) In no particular order
The Fallen Omnibus, Vol 1 (The Fallen, #1-2)
The Fallen Omnibus, Vol 1 (The Fallen, #1-2)
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Entice (Need, #3)
Entice (Need, #3)
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
Firelight (Firelight, #1)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Faves of 2011 (so far)

I got this from:
 http://inkcrush.blogspot.com/2011/06/fave-reads-of-2011-so-far.html



1. Favorite book read so far in 2011-
Oooh that's hard but I think its a tie between
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Oliver, Jana
 AND
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Roth, Veronica

2. Most powerful book-
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Moning, Karen Marie
 3. Brilliantly funny-
Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers, #0.5)
Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers, #0.5)
Oliver, Jana
 
4. Best ache-y, heart-breaking, tear-jerker read-
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Roth, Veronica
 
5. Most beautiful story-
Halo (Halo, #1)
Halo (Halo, #1) By
Adornetto, Alexandra
 
6. Delicious rainy day comfort read-
Angel (Maximum Ride, #7)
Angel (Maximum Ride, #7)
Patterson, James *
 
7. Adrenalin-fueled, un-put-downable award-Tie
Released (Agents of Evil, #1)
Released (Agents of Evil, #1) By Megan Duncan
  AND
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments) By Cassandra Clare
 
 
 8. The beautiful prose award-
Clarity (Clarity, #1)
Clarity (Clarity, #1)
Harrington, Kim
 
9. Most atmospheric and vivid setting-
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Hand, Cynthia
 
10. The I-so-want-to-go-there award-
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Harris, Charlaine
 
11. Most original and imaginative-
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
Jordan, Sophie
 
 
12. Best under-appreciated, hidden gem book-
Balefire
Balefire By
Tiernan, Cate
 
13. I-had-no-idea-i-would-love this-so award
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Oliver, Jana
 
14. Most haunting story-
Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)By
Armstrong, Kelley
 
15. Outside my comfort zone but gosh how I loved it-
I don't read out of my comfort zone I don't even think I have a comfort zone when it comes to books
 
16. Series that i’m loving- Unfair unfair I love tons!!! umm maybe top 3(so far this year)
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
Harrison, Kim
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)
Vincent, Rachel
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
Ryan, Carrie
 
19.  Would make the best movie-
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Garcia, Kami
 
20.  Want to re-read already-
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Oliver, Jana