Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins: Book Review

sweet perilTitle: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2)

Author: Wendy Higgins

Started Date:  July 13, 2013

Finished Date:  July 19, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“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?”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

KAIDAN IS SMOKIN’ HOT!

*drools*

That’s all I can really say! LOL!
I can’t actually decide if this one is much better than the first. But I’m certain that I love all the characters! It started with Anna, of course, with all her partying and stuff. But it was all for a show so that the whisperers will know that she’s working. Anna was depressed too, all because of Kaidan. I like the fact that she knows who she really wants and she doesn’t get confused by Kope, <spoiler>except maybe for that one kiss they shared together, LOL! I’m not Team Kope, if there’s a Team Kope, but that scene is also hot!</spoiler>. They traveled together to find allies because of the prophecy. I like Kope because he’s such a good guy and he cares about Anna. Oh well, Anna has been a “very” good girl, maybe because of the fact that she’s part angel. Sometimes I doubt her because she’s too good to be true, she trusts too much, she’s kinda conservative (duh), she says and does what’s right. Yeah, I think that’s because she’s part angel. LOL! I also like Blake, Kaidan’s friend, because he’s a Filipino, and he’s funny. I think I’ll just have him since Kaidan is not available. Oops, I think I need to erase Ginger from the scene. LOL! 🙂

Anyway, the reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars is because nothing much happened. There’s no action or any surprise. It seems like you can totally based everything from the summary of the book. The summary says it all. I think this would pass for a romance novel, not a paranormal one. However, Kaidan is so hot that I drooled a lot! O_o <spoiler>And it’s nice to know that they are finally together.</spoiler> Even though Kaidan is a jerk most of the time, he actually redeemed himself towards the end of the book. I just love how sweet Kaidan is! ♥

I wish there’s a third book already!!! 🙂

 

xoxo,

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade: Book Review

ghost and the gothTitle: The Ghost and the Goth

Author: Stacey Kade

Started Date:  July 10, 2013

Finished Date:  July 13, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

Funny. Enjoyable. Simply amazing! 

I really enjoyed reading this one which is a huge surprise to me. I totally did not expect anything from it, I just knew that it’s interesting especially with those covers. It seems that the cover with a beautiful blonde girl and a gothic looking hot guy tells us the whole story. I thought it’ll be as predictable as the covers. But I was wrong! This book doesn’t have any predictable parts or scenes. I like how it started, the accident of Alona, and details from it were hidden and answered in the end.

I love all the characters, they grew on me instantly, even though I’ve read it in a very short time. Alona is a witty and funny character. She died in an accident and woke up as a ghost. In spite of her reputation and bitchy attitude, she kindness underneath. I like how blunt she is, she’s honest to tell anyone if she wears an awful outfit. Lol! She’s also brave, especially if she wants to win or achieve her goal. Will, on the other hand, seems like a hottie and he definitely made it on my book boyfriend list. Well, he seems my type, especially with his mysterious side and white teeth. Lol! He said he’s not a goth and of course I believe him even though he likes black and he wears hoodie most of the time. There’s more from him that most people don’t see. One thing I like the most is the alternate POVs, the author really did a good job on creating the characters. She made them lovable and you can identify the two. I think it’s rare that I can find a believable guy’s POV from a female author. Sometimes female authors tend to write girly guy’s POV which is a huge turn off.

I will definitely read the other books from the series and I already have them now. I want more from Alona and Will! 😉

 

xoxo,

 

Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards: Book Review

black cityTitle: Black City (Black City #1)

Author: Elizabeth Richards

Started Date:  July 2, 2013

Finished Date:  July 7, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:

“A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.”

MY THOUGHTS.

A really good paranormal/dystopian book.Dark, cruel, and undeniably romantic.

I have to admit that I didn’t know that there are vampires in this book. I only thought of the usual dystopian stuffs such as world-building, wars, and politics. What I really liked about this one is the forbidden romance. I’ve expected a lot from it because of the summary, it said “Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.”. So you can’t blame me to expect much especially with the word “execution”. LOL!

It started really good, though I couldn’t identify the different kinds of Darklings, since there are rare ones and common ones. They also have different appearances. And I couldn’t picture them at all. It’s hard to remember the system but it eventually came to me. I like the two POVs from Natalie and Ash. Natalie is a normal girl, a human, with a heart failure. Ash is a Twin-blood, half human and half Darkling, with heart that doesn’t beat. Everything about them is very interesting, the mystery of the heart and their races.

I enjoyed the first half, then all of a sudden, my love for this book deflated like a balloon. I would have given it 5 stars but the latter half of it made me roll my eyes and raise my eyebrows. It became fast-paced, which is not in a good way, it became literally fast, it seemed that the events became unbelievable. (Watch out, spoilers ahead! ) Here are some of the parts: <spoiler>When they learned that they’re Blood Mates, they instantly agree to be a couple. When Natalie learned that her heart is not truly hers and Evangeline is the true Blood Mate of Ash. Then he allowed Evangeline to kiss him and Natalie saw them. Then the next day, Natalie forgave him. When Ash’s mother died, they had sex, and I was like, “Whoa!? Where did it come from? They’re supposed to mourn.</spoiler>
In spite of those unbelievable events, the few last chapters of the book were enjoyable, I’ve learned how cruel the world they live in. I don’t know how the second book will be but I’ll definitely read it. I hope it’ll be better and slower this time to give readers the time to digest the contents.

Anyway, if you like Eternity Cure, Warm Bodies and Romeo and Juliet, this book is definitely for you. 🙂

xoxo,

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin: Book Review

unbecomingTitle: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Started Date:  May 11, 2013

Finished Date:  May 18, 2013

Rating: 3/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

     It can.

     She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

     There is.

     She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

     She’s wrong.

     After Mara survives the traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her family moves to a new state in order to give her a fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly filled with hallucinations—or are they premonitions?—and then corpses, and the boundary between reality and nightmare is wavering. At school, there’s Noah, a devastatingly handsome charmer who seems determined to help Mara piece together what’s real, what’s imagined—and what’s very, very dangerous.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Intense. Mysterious. Gripping. Unpredictable. Weird. Kind of.

Yes, it was really weird, in ways I couldn’t explain. I guess it was because of the revelation about Mara and Noah. What kept me reading this book is because of the suspense, I couldn’t guess what happened to Mara right until the end of the book. It gave me goosebumps, especially the ghosts, they are really creepy. However, I couldn’t connect the ghosts to what she can do. I admit the book was hard to figure out. Mara is such a strong character, especially how she stood up and never allow people to bully her. She’s also tough with Noah. However, she definitely has a temper. She seems crazy sometimes, but of course, she’s really not. She somehow reminds me of Juliette from the Shatter Me series and Violet from The Body Finder series. I won’t thoroughly explain why because I might give some spoilers. I also want my review to be mysterious as the book. Haha!

Anyway, I like the book because of Noah Shaw!
People kept on telling me that Noah is so swoon-worthy, and he’s the only one that made them love the book, according to some. I have to agree with everything about him. He’s a certified flirt and I like how he pursued Mara to go out with her. I love how he defends her every time, how he insists on keeping them together, and how he manages to fix everything. I really hope he can, you know, fix her.

Of course, I’ll be reading the next book. Hopefully it will be so much better. And I have to say that the covers of this series are definitely gorgeous. 😉

 

xoxo,

Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer: Book Review

sparkTitle: Spark (Elemental #2)

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Started Date:  May 15, 2013

Finished Date:  May 16, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

EARTH. FIRE. AIR. WATER.

He could feel flames coming through the floor, looking for him. Sparks and ash rained down. He wasn’t going to make it. He was going to fail. Again. Then a hand closed over his wrist and pulled, hard.

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. So when an arsonist wreaks havoc on his town all the signs point to Gabriel.

Layne is strangely drawn to him. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let Layne know that the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

THE FUSE IS LIT…”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I love Gabriel!!!

Yay, another book boyfriend for me!
He is sooo hot, literally hot! Because he controls fire!
He may seem so hot tempered, sometimes a jerk, but he’s truly a good guy. He doesn’t like Math, he loves sports, he saves lives, he loves his family, and he’s perfect! LOL!
And I love the fact that he fell in love with an extraordinary girl, Layne. I like her, she’s shy, kind and smart, a nerd (like me, sort of), and a pretty girl (of course, definitely like me, haha!). Although everyone treats her unkindly, Gabe is always around to defend her. And I really like her kind soul, even if she has tough parents – a mom who wants her to be perfect and a strict lawyer dad. Gabe and Layne are such a cute couple.
I think this is my most favorite from the series so far. 🙂

I’m now a fan of this series! I’m excited to read Hunter’s story, but I’m also nervous about it. I hope it’ll be as good as the others. 😉

5 sparkling Stars! 😉

 

 

xoxo,

The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa: Book Review

iron queenTitle: The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3)

Author: Julie Kagawa

Started Date:  May 1, 2013

Finished Date:  May 4, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

5 Awesome Stars!!!

I can really say that this is the best book from the series. But I haven’t read the fourth book yet which is about Ash, so I guess I might change my mind eventually. Haha!

In this book, Meghan Chase has definitely proved that she’s a very likable heroine, she has improved in so many ways. She became really smart and courageous, and I like her determination to save her world. Of course, she has all the help she can have. She’s got her literally cool boyfriend Ash and her best friend Puck. Yeah, I’m Team Ash all the way, but I can’t help but also feel something for Puck too, especially when he’s serious, which is very rare. Haha! Anyway, I love this because of the action-packed adventure and the romance between Ash and Meghan. Wow, she’s damn lucky for having Ash. I swooned a lot of times, the part when Ash made his vow and I learned his true name. I even thought that he has a great name, can I use it some time? LOL!

I need to read the fourth book right now! 😉

 

xoxo,

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa: Book Review

eternity cureTitle: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2)

Author: Julie Kagawa

Started Date:  April 20, 2013

Finished Date: April 28, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“In Allison Sekemoto’s world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood 

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie’s birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever-and possibly end human and vampire existence. 

There’s a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago-and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time. 

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

March 24. I’ve got an ARC! Woot! Woot! Thanks Netgalley and Harlequin for the eARC! 😉

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April 28. If you haven’t read it yet, please watch out because this review contain some spoilers. Sorry guys, I can’t help it. 😉

I’ve finished reading it and WOW, Julie Kagawa is the best, I can’t believe how she manages to write intense books like this one! It’s one of the best sequels I’ve ever read! I’m speechless. Ugh. I’m loss of words how to describe it. This is an action-packed sequel, moving, and so intense. I’m used to the the dark world, even though it’s really a cruel kind. Imagine the earth with vampires, rabids and moles, it’s so scary to live in that kind of world.

This sequel is about Allison searching for Kanin, with Jackal. I love Allison, she’s a great heroine! I really admire her for her bravery and strength. It’s very rare that we can find a likable heroine like her nowadays. After reading two horrible heroines, I appreciate Allison in everything she is. I’m so glad that Zeke is back too! Even though it was almost halfway that he appeared again, I’m just so happy that he’s back. I love Allison and Zeke’s romance, he really loves her, he came back for her. I also love how brave he is, even though there are times that he’s surrounded by vampires. He knows how to fight, he knows how to take care of Allison even though she doesn’t need it, he’s always worried about her. I’m so jealous, Allison is such a lucky vampire girl. Yeah, he calls her vampire girl.

I’m happy that this series has no love triangle. At first, I thought it has, because I’ve been reading Team Kanin and Team Zeke. But it seems that Kanin is a fatherly figure with Allison. Sarren is such a psycho, he’s a cruel villain, I want to kill him too!
The cliffhanger ending is a killer too, it broke my heart to pieces. Zeke made me cry. 😦

I want the third book NOW! I want to know what happen to Zeke! Please!

 

xoxo,

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,

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,

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand: Book Review

hallowedTitle: Hallowed

Author: Cynthia Hand

Started Date:  January 26, 2013

Finished Date: January 26, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn’t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

In this compelling sequel to Unearthly, Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

I love it! My first unputdownable book I’ve read this year!
It brought out all the emotions in me, and a lot of times that I had to fought back my tears.
I know, I know, why did it took me this long to finally read it? Because I waited for the release of the paperback. LOL! But I’m not going to wait for the paperback of the third book since I’m now eager to know the ending of this series.

I love everything about it!!! After reading a lot of annoying characters, Clara is a breather to me, she’s so different from every heroines. I like her a lot!!! She’s exceptional for me! An overstatement huh! Well, she’s strong in so many ways, both in physical and emotional aspects of her, even though she cried a lot here. I like the fact that the book emphasized on the relationship of family and mother-daughter thing, though it seems that Clara’s brother had burdens too. I somehow managed to guess his huge role. (Yes, I’m not spoiling it!)

I’ve been Team Tucker ever since, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like Christian. I feel something about him too like Clara. But I know that I’m going to stick with Tucker.

Anyway, this book deserves more than 5 stars!

 

xoxo,