Friday, August 30, 2013

SpellBound - Rachel Hawkins

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies--the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that's what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery.
The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn't as confident.
Sophie's bound for one hell of a ride--can she get her powers back before it's too late?


Brilliant, heartbreaking, and beautiful the conclusion to the Hex Hall series is great. This is another case of me not wanting to let the characters go. I mean, if Rachel wanted to write a book that was Sophie and Archer in college and making out, I'd read it. Who wouldn't?
Honestly, this book made my heart stop in parts and speed up in others, I needed to read this all the way through in one sitting or I was going to explode, and if you're a super fan of the other Hell Hall books you'll understand.
A great conclusion to the series, but I'm glad that the world isn't entirely closed off, I'm looking forward to reading School Spirits.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.
After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th Wave, just one rule applies: trust no one.

Now it's the dawn of the 5th Wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


Full of suspense and survival The 5th Wave is an excellent start to the series.
What turned me onto this book was the book trailers that were released, I believe there were four or five of them and at first I didn't even know they were for a book, but they intrigued me. I kept watching them. Then as soon as this book came out I snatched up a copy.
I didn't put it down for two days, not until I finished reading it. Though the ending did seem to just stop, which disappointed me as soon as I found out that this is just a book 1, I can't wait for more.
It's a tale of survival, and trust, and well, aliens. And who doesn't love a good alien invasion book? I certainly do.
Cassie is written with such accuracy as a teenager girl that I had to look it up and make sure the author was a guy. I found her perspective even better than the male perspectives in the novel. There were a few times however, that I did have to reread a few parts when Cassie is thinking about the past.
Overall, I great read. I recommend it. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America?
It's time to kick some hellion butt...
After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.
But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has...


Stunning conclusion to the Soul Screamer series, I loved this book like most of the books in this series from the moment I opened the cover from the moment I closed it. It was harder for me than I thought to let go of these characters at the end after everything I've been through with them. And I'm not going to lie, there was one point in the book that I closed it and shoved it under a pillow because I didn't want to know the fate of some of the characters. That lasted oh...ten minutes.
This is one of my favourite book series, and I have to say that this final book does it justice in my books.
And don't fear! There is PLENTY of Todd.