Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
Name: A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Number of Pages: 419
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Date Published: May 5th, 2015
Source: Bought

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!


Friday, June 19, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated (Alienated, #1)
Name: Alienated (Alienated #1)
Author: Melissa Landers
Number of Pages: 344
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Date Published: February 4th, 2014
Source: Bought
Rate: 4.5/5

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

BOOK REVIEW : Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

Name: Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Number of Pages: 492
Publisher: Henry Holt
Date Published: July 8th, 2014
Source: Bought

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Queen of Zombie Hearts

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles, #3)
Name: The Queen of Zombie Hearts
Author: Gena Showalter
Number of Pages: 464
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: September 30th, 2014
Source: Gift
Rate: 5/5

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

* If you have not read Alice in Zombieland or Through the Zombie Glass yet, I would suggest reading those reviews first before entering this one, as it will contain spoilers to the first two! *


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)
Name: Through the Zombie Glass (The White Rabbit Chronicles #2)
Author: Gena Showalter
Number of Pages: 480
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: September 24th, 2013
Source: Bought
Rate: 5/5

Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine...
Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.
After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.
She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness.
But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.

* This will contain spoilers from the first book Alice in Zombieland: Check out my review here*

Monday, May 18, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
Name: Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
Author: Gena Showalter
Number of Pages: 404
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: September 25th, 2012
Source: Bought
Rate: 5/5

She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it takes. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)
Name: Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Number of Pages: 422
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Date Published: July 17th, 2014
Source: Bought
Rate: 4.5/5

The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

*If you have not read Siege and Storm or Shadow and Bone I suggest you read them before entering this post, as it contains a few spoilers from the first two books.*