Saturday, February 26, 2011
Jeaniene Frost does it YET again! I rarely read adult books unless they have some supernatural content in them and from the very moment I read the first Night Huntress book a few years back...I was hooked from beginning to end, making Frost one of my favourite authors of ALL TIME! She talented, witty, and with every book she brings out, the more I fall in love with these characters - especially my darlings, Cat and Bones. What a team these two make! I mean, have you ever bumped into a old friend and realize just how much you miss them? That's how I feel whenever I pick up these books!
All of the strong features of the Night Huntress series are still here in This Side of the Grave: there's great world building, sharp-wit humor, awesome action scenes, a very steamy love scene that Frost always writes so well, and all the while...you have the pleasurable company of your favourite supporting cast including Mencheres, Vlad (gosh I love that guy so much, mainly because he makes me laugh so much!!) and many others that could take forever to mention my love for them. The only thing that's different this time is the fact that Cat and Bones's relationship is much stronger than the relationship you read about in the previous four books. And what I appreciated most about this, is that Cat and Bones are no longer running away from each other and having someone or rather something tearing them apart! Instead, they're are fighting together as one, which makes them my favourite fictional couple!
Without being spoilery - cause that would really suck, I can definitely say that Jeaniene Frost will never disappoint you with her books. She. Is. A. Writer. Legend. From beginning to end of her Night Huntress series and of This Side of the Grave, I can say that you'll NEVER get bored and there's NEVER a dull moment. Twists and turns, action and passion...to say at the least, expect some exciting new discoveries with Cat's new powers, some touching moments between Cat and Bones that make you smile, and some hellish drama that you can't help but crave for more!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Isn't this breathtaking?
This is the US cover, which is very awesome!
This is the UK version of DIE FOR ME!
Love this one more!
The best IMMORTALS cover, I reckon!
Just IN LOVE with this cover!
I haven't had a chance to read the previous sequels...
but this is a very eye-catching book cover!
Better than the first books cover, don't you think?
Simple, but eyecatching! Love it!
Haunting and creepy, but so lovely!
Beautiful, isn't it?
Loved the first book, but the sequels cover...?
So bloggers, if you're reading this post: Do you have any other book covers that you love at the moment? Also, when you're buying a book, what attracts you more -- the cover or are you generally the type of reader who is attracted only to the books storyline?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead? I should be dead.
Before I begin, this review is a little bit late...but I haven't had a chance. Anyway, I just want to say I love the Hunger Games and I love everything about the Hunger Games. With the last installment Mockingjay, I found myself a little disappointed in the book, more so with how it ended and whom Katniss ended up with. But despite a couple of things that happened, it was still a great read and a perfect end to one of the best trilogies that I've ever read.
So, my thoughts on the book?
Well, let's start with Katniss and Peeta. I understand her connection with him and with him being a really nice guy, though personally I've always been a Gale fan. But that's just me. I will say however, that Suzanne Collins is wonderful when it comes to writing her characters and navigating them through a great deal of loss, pain, emotion, change, and trauma. It's sometimes hard to read about and may leave you with a few tears here and there, but that's what makes Collins such an awesome writer. Not because of how she writes, but because she makes you have a strong attachment to her characters and feel as though you're losing your closest friends...which just fantastic!
Without revealing any spoilers (cause you would totally kill me), I will say that the ending was not how I liked for it to have ended...but everything was closed up nicely. Regardless with who I wanted Katniss to be with, who I wanted to live and die, this was probably my least favourite Hunger Games book. Some events in the book ran a little too slow for me, but as the pace picked up after the middle half...I found myself with full of surprises and I was glad that Collins's ending stayed true to how wars ended, how powerful and emotional and how real it can be.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Publisher: Flux/Random House Children's Books
For starters, can I just say what an awesome cover THE IRON WITCH has - the silvery tattoos and the girl hiding her face were very eye-catching, which was what had drawn me to the book in the first place. As for the actual book and its storyline, I have to say...despite the short length of the book, I really, really enjoyed it. The debut author had gotten straight to the point and the words flowed nicely, with a sweet little touch of romance and a little touch of interesting magic...which made it the perfect read!
Note: I would've given it 3.5/5 stars, but the extra half of a star is for the love of Xan.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
So, do you love it, like it, or hate it? I read other people's reactions toward the cover, and most loved it...and so do I! For those wondering who is on the cover, well my dear Sydney is the girl on here and the guy model is Adrian. The thing that really stands out is the colours the art department used and the thorny font...it's very EYE CATCHING! I actually like this wayyyyyy better than the VA covers! What I'm looking forward to most is seeing the VA world through someone else other than Rose Hathaway, whom I'm going to miss for sure! But I love Sydney's character and I'm excited to see her as our main heroine!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Nowadays, it's really hard to find a good, interesting and original angel book...but clearly Cynthia Hand has written one! From the very beginning, the storyline got straight to point and kept the reader engaged until the very end, with a few great twists and turns along the way.