Thursday, April 26, 2012

Firelight - Sophie Jordan

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan

Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 323
Release Date: Available 

From The Back: A hidden truth. 
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide. [[from Goodreads]]

My Review: I've had this book sitting on my shelf for a while, not because I didn't want to read it but because it's one of the books I bought during a book buying splurge and I hadn't gotten around to it yet. Boy, and I GLAD I did! Holy man. I devoured this book in four hours--yea, it surprised even me--it was amazing. I mean, who doesn't love dragon people who can turn into humans? And one Draki falling in love with probably her worst enemy? COMEON, it's awesome, you know it is. Nod you're heads. Do it now. Now go buy this book if you haven't already. The MC was totally easy to relate to, even though she isn't exactly human, her emotions are written out so well that you can feel them. And the writing! Oh the writing, I love the way this was written...and the romance, oh yes there is romance! Loving the romance. This is the first book in a series.

Reviewer: Ashe

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bloodlines- Richelle Mead

Title: Bloodlines

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Razorbill

From the back of the book: The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Review: I was very upset when I found out that Rose and Dimitri's story was finally coming to an end, by this time I had really fallen in love with both of them and was rooting from the sidelines! So you can understand when I say I was overjoyed that Richelle was writing a new series still set in the same world! Yet, I was still nervous about this whole spin off idea, I mean going from a vampire to an alchemist, and yet Richelle pulled it off very well, it was a perfect new view of a not so perfect world.

There wasn't as much romance in this book as I would have hoped. There were hints of Syd maaaaybe having a crush and I can;t wait to see where the romance part of the book goes from here.

I liked the mystery involved. It kept me hooked through some of the less romantic or less action packed scenes.

I would recommend this book to: Anybody who is a lover of Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy. You do get to see them both a bit in this book and I almost hope you see them a bit more in the next. The way Richelle left it that's how it seemed it may be. But as a lover of the original series I can strongly say that this is just as amazing.

Rate:Over all I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 9 3/4!

Revewer: Bec