Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting: Book Review

dead silenceTitle: Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4)

Author: Kimberly Derting

Started Date:  April 21, 2013

Finished Date: April 25, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I love this series so much that I practically read this book the first week it came out, though I couldn’t say that I love this book as much as the others. The third book will always be my favorite. This one is slower than the other books of the series. But it never failed to give me creeps, it’s as scary. The murderers are bolder and too gross.

I admire Vi for staying sane in spite of everything. But she became so frustrating and annoying here. Ugh. Of course, I understand that she’s depressed because of her own imprint, but she should accept the fact that it wasn’t her fault. She had to do it to save herself. She’s so lucky to have Jay as her boyfriend, he’s such a sweet and thoughtful guy. I know she totally doesn’t deserve him, well, Jay loves her so much that it makes my heart ache whenever she feel something about Rafe. Oh Rafe, I will always like him. He’s so mysterious and hot, that makes him more delightful. Wait, did I really use delightful? Haha! Anyway, I really admire him for what he did for Vi. And I hate Vi for not appreciating it. What he did changed everything. I really wish he will have his own happy ever after, and I like Chelsea for him. Rafe and Chelsea for the win! And Vi should stop feeling like her jealous, she should accept the fact that she’s not the only girl in the world. Haha!

I can’t wait for the next books, I don’t want this series to the end even though Vi becomes more frustrating as ever. I think I can still handle her. 😉

 

xoxo,

Waiting On Wednesday #2: The Iron Traitor

New WoWWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week, my pick is The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

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IN THE REAL WORLD, WHEN YOU VANISH INTO THIN AIR FOR A WEEK, PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE 

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again. 

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.”

Why I Can’t Wait:

Duh, I don’t have to explain right? Haha! I’ll read any books from Julie Kagawa! 🙂 However, I don’t want to feel about the cover, since that guy is blonde, so it’s very much possible that he’s Keirran, right? But the guy on the cover seems scary.. and older. And I don’t like his glossy lips. LOL! 🙂

Expected Publication:

October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin Teen

How about you?

What are the books that you’re waiting for?

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The Pledge by Kimberly Derting: Book Review

the pledgeTitle: The Pledge

Author: Kimberly Derting

Started Date:  April 18, 2013

Finished Date: April 20, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It’s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she’s never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.”

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Captivating. Moving. Engaging. This is a really good dystopian world. However, I was a bit surprised to know that it has fantasy in it. It reminds me somehow of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, they both have the same heroine, hero and villain qualities.

This book is hard to review without spilling some spoilers. Ugh. It has all a dystopian world can have – war, resistance, ruler, and danger. It’s one dangerous world. But I love everything about it. I can’t believe how I easily became attached with all the characters. Charlie, the girl with a secret she must protect because it will mean death to her. Max, it’s too obvious, who he really he is. Oh my, I can’t help but fall in love with. Especially when he said to her, “I pledge to keep you safe”. It means so much. There are also other characters: Angelina, Charlie’s sister, is one powerful little girl. I think I like her more than Charlie. Haha. Brooklyn, her bestfriend, I’m surprised with her secret. Xander also surprised me. I don’t know, maybe my guessing skill is not that good to predict the whole book. LOL.

Anyway, I highly recommend this book to all who love dystopian stories. 😉

 

xoxo,

Stacking The Shelves #29

stackingStacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 

Paperbacks received from The Book Depository last week:

Soul screamer, Sweet Shadows

Soul Screamers Vol. 1: My Soul to Lose-My Soul to Take-My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers 0.5, 1, 2) by Rachel Vincent

Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls #2) by Tera Lynn Childs

Here are my eBooks:

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Splintered by A.G. Howard

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (ARC)

Dare You To by Katie McGarry (ARC)

I’ve already read Dark Triumph and it’s really good, 5 awesome stars! I’m reading The Eternity Cure right now. I hope it’s as good as the first. I’m also excited to start Dead Silence, I will start it after. 🙂

That’s all! How about you? What did you get this week?

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Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: Book Review

graffitiTitle: Graffiti Moon

Author: Cath Crowley

Started Date:  April 11, 2013

Finished Date: April 13, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I love this book so much!!!
Let me count the ways…

Hahaha, just kidding, I’m just trying to sound poetic like this book. 🙂

But I’m not kidding when I said that I really love this book, it is more than what it seems to be. And I have to admit that I cried while reading it, even though this is not a tear jerker kind. I cried because it was able to stir out emotions within me. Also, it made me appreciate art and everything about it. I’m in love with graffitis , especially those that are done well and with wonderful meanings. I remember I’ve watched someone in youtube that he used graffiti in a wall when he proposed to his girlfriend. Since then, I finally learned to check out some fantastic graffitis.

Anyway, I love all the characters here, though the coincidence of pairing is not that realistic. LOL! For one moment, I thought Lucy was very delusional to believe that she can find Shadow and fall in love with him even though she doesn’t have a single idea about him. But everything she and her friends did went out really well for everyone. I know, even after reading the summary, anyone can guess that Shadow is Ed. That fact is way too obvious, right? But the whole book is not predictable, it made me wonder how he’s going to admit that who really is. I love how the romance developed between Lucy and Ed, it’s kinda extraordinary, since they had one history together, and had a second chance.

I love the poems written by Poet/Leo and the graffitis created by Shadow. They have deeper meanings and stories behind each.

My favorite lines from Ed:
My piece looks better with them on there. I try not to show what I’m thinking. That her work is strange and cool and beautiful, like her.”

Her word are pictures, and I’m painting them on the wall in my head as she talks.”

Aww, I swooned a lot! Actually, they are not lines, but Ed’s thoughts in his point of view. I love him, really. He was able to see the real beauty, in art and in a person.

One of my favorite lines from Lucy:
And I look at him because he needs to be looked at. He needs to be seen. I hate that he has been on his own for so long, painting graffiti moons in the dark, keeping quiet about who he really is.”

It’s very unusual that I liked a line from the heroine, but this line definitely touched my heart in wonderful ways. 🙂

 

 

xoxo,

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee: Book Review

angelfallTitle: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)

Author: Susan Ee

Started Date:  April 8, 2013

Finished Date: April 11, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Wow, this book is really good! I just wish for a better ending! That ending ripped my heart out! I really feel sorry about everything. 😦

I know, I know, this book is awesome and amazing for an angel book. However, the totality of the book broke my heart to pieces. The world is too dark for my taste. It can pass for a horror book because of scary creatures and gruesome murders. I thought this is just an ordinary angel book, with lots of angel. But it seems that they are very different here. I’m a bit conservative regarding angel books, I like them without not much of religion. I know it’s hard not to relate it to religion, but it complicates everything.

Anyway, I like the two characters, Penryn and Raffe. Penryn is such a bad ass heroine, she’s brave and strong, and I admire her for knowing self-defense and martial arts. With a world like that, she really need it. Her mother did a very good in raising her as a tough girl. Raffe, on the other hand, is definitely one hot angel! *swoons* I can’t stop thinking about how hot he is, it’s like I really can imagine him. Even though he doesn’t smile a lot and he’s got a bad temper, and he doesn’t reveal much about himself, I still like him. And I really feel sorry for what happened to him at the ending. It made me sad. 😦

I hope that the second book will have more romance in it. And more happy moments. I think they both deserve to be happy.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a kick ass heroine with a really hot guy! Haha!

 

xoxo,

Because of Low (Sea Breeze #2) by Abbi Glines: Book Review

because of lowTitle: Because of Low (Sea Breeze #2)

Author: Abbi Glines

Started Date:  March 30, 2013

Finished Date: March 31, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol’ dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she’s sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage York. 

Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there. 
Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out…. there’s no other choice.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Oh my, I love you Marcus!!! Wholeheartedly!

When I read the first pages, I was hooked right away! I didn’t remember that he’s Marcus, from the first book, Breathe. I fell in love with him there, but I think I love him more in this book. Well, it’s his own story! I love how the romance developed, such as the first encounter in the very beginning and their undeniable attraction with each other. Oh, how I love good guys, and Marcus is the best example. *swoons*

The first half of the book is really great! I always expect that from Abbi Glines. The second half is with a lot of conflicts. Though this book is very predictable, I can’t help but love it because of Marcus. He’s a good person, he’s the perfect son to her mom, a good brother to Amanda, a sweet guy to Low. And he’s a perfect gentleman! He also cooks for her. My favorite part is when he gave Low three different drinks and she asked why, and he said he said he’s not sure what she’d want. That’s very sweet of him, taking care of her and making her happy. And I like that Low appreciates him in every little things that he does.

My favorite line from Marcus:

“Listen to me. I’m in love with you. Mad crazy in love with you. I’m not going anywhere. Ever. You can’t get rid of me.”

♥♥♥

 

xoxo,