Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wicked by: Jennifer L. Armentrout *Spoiler and non-spoiler* Review

Wicked by: Jennifer L Armentrout

Genre: New Adult                                 Finished: February 28th, 2015 at 1:45 a.m

Published: December 8th, 2014            Rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis:

 Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn't your average college student. She,and others like her, know humans aren't the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun... and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she'd sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
 Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He's six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest green eyes and a smile that's surely left a trail of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants... she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
  But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she's not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There's something he's not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She's no longer sure what is ore dangerous to her- the ancient beings threatening to take over the town to the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and soul.

   Non-spoiler:

Overall I really liked this book. Through half of it I was snort-laughing, if thats even a thing, because I felt awkward reading some of the steamier parts... Yes, I really did...
Jennifer L Armentrout's writing is just so easy and fun to read I literally could not wait to get up in the morning and plow through more of the book... Then I couldn't wait anymore because I had to find out what happened.
 I accidentally spoiled myself because I couldn't help but read the last sentence...Because 80% of the time it will not spoil you... I was just put in the other 20%....
Even though I spoiled myself, it didn't actually make since until I was over half-way through the book. Still spoilers are spoilers. 
The spoiler did have a slight affect on how I viewed the characters because I thought Ren was plotting against everyone....I was just suspicious...
Anyway's, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal romances or is just a fan of Jennifer L Armentrout because she's just a super awesome writer. :)

 Spoiler:

Ok, so Tink was my absolute favorite character! He made the best comments and I couldn't help but just love his character.
As for Ivy, I didn't always like her because she was indecisive and could've been saved from a crap load of drama if she would've just made up her mind about liking Ren, or talking to the Order, etc.
Ren was just a dream boat, well at least 99% of the time. He reminded me a lot of Daemon from the Lux series. They are both cocky and they both have beautiful green eyes... In other words, whats not to love.
Since I spoiled myself, I automatically thought *holy crap! Ren is actually the fae prince or at least fae or working with the fae*...something along those lines. I was completely wrong because the fae prince looked nothing like Ren and Ren hated the fae. I don't know I still think theres something weird about Ren...
In chapters 13&14 Ivy went from hard-to-get, badass, Merida to "I love Ren so much... Oh, hey random person! Did you know I love Ren?!?!?!..." She kinda redeemed herself but I didn't like it when she started being a tiny bit mushy...
Unlike everyone else who has read this book, I didn't see val's betrayal coming and I was kind of upset.

Quotes, pages, and thoughts following:
"Let me ask you a question," she said, leaning forward. "Do you trust him?..." "Yeah, I trust him."

  • I was literally screaming at Ivy not to trust him because I thought Ren was going to try to kill her, you know, because of spoilers...
(P.g 218 and 219)

  • I was pretty sure Ren was hiding in a bush 12 f.t away watching her...
"You wouldn't lie to me, would you, Tink?"
"No." he grinned. "You have Amazon Prime."

  • Just another relatable comment from Tink, because he's awesome like that...
(p.g 251)

  • It may be weird.. but Ivy talks about being uncomfortable because she's wearing a bra with white and yellow daisies on it... And I couldn't help think Kat, from The Lux series, had the same thoughts about the exact same bra...just throwing it out there...
(p.g 265)

  • I was super relieved Ivy kept info to herself instead of sharing it with David because I'm still suspicious of him.
"You gave Tink a scarf. Tink is free!"... "Tink is freeeee!"
Ren looked at me. " What in the actual f**k?"
I sighed."He's obsessed with Harry Potter. I'm sorry."

  • And I thought I couldn't like Tink more...I was wrong.
I started playing Love me like you do  (Ellie Goulding) continuously starting on page 318.


End Thoughts:

 I need torn right now!... like right now because I'm dying....right this minute!

Can't wait to find out what happens next!

                                                                                                    

Thursday, February 19, 2015

*The Book Sacrifice tag*

Lets sacrifice some books!

So I decided to break up my reviews with something different....so I'm doing a tag from le book tube.

 Tag: The book sacrifice tag

Creator: Ariel Bissett

Created: April 10, 2013
(in other words,  so long ago!)

Follow her:
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(I'm pretty sure everything is Ariel Bissett :)

NOTE: If you liked any of these books then don't be upset because you probably have your own reasons. The following are just my reasons I dislike some books.

Lets get started!

1) An over-hyped book: Let's start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let's say you're in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the zombies' only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

1.A) I'm going with City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare... In the beginning I thought this was the best book I had ever read...ever. But then I realized the characters were annoying and the book wasn't super exciting. Don't be upset because I LOVED book three and the others after it but looking back I don't see how anyone can fall in love with the series right off the bat.

2) A Sequel: Let's say you've just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself? 

2.A) Requiem by: Lauren Oliver... This book was pretty good for a final book in a dystopian trilogy. It got more exciting as the book progressed... then the ending came. I couldn't help but try and look for more pages, you know, because it has the worst ending I have ever read to a dystopian!!!

3) A Classic Let's say you're in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it's worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?

3.A) Romeo and Juliet... do I really need to elaborate.

4) Your least favourite book of life!: Let's say that you're hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You're trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

4.A) Glow by: Amy Kathleen Ryan... This book is stupid, well, at least from what I've read. Yep, I only made it halfway through this book before I had to stop. All the boys are Perverts! I am not joking at all. They see women as things and that is disgusting to me. Then we have the girls who are stupid and can't do anything. I couldn't connect with the main character because she was also stupid! Oh, did I mention it all takes place in a space ship so their all in an enclosed area. Yep, don't recommend, even if you love sci-fi. There are so many better sci-fi books than this one. 



Monday, February 16, 2015

Earth Angel by: Jessica Marks review *spoiler & non-spoiler*

Earth Angel by: Jessica Marks

Rating: 4.3/5 (It's a thing!)

(Keep in mind my thoughts on this book are how I personally felt) 

Non-spoiler section:

synopsis:

As an Earth Angel, you have one purpose: to love and guide your human assignment. After years of slowly turning into a mortal, an Earth Angel will die and be sent to Earth once more, forced to live and die over and over again...

When Cassiel dies at sixteen years old, she is sent to a world she doesn't belong to. Desperate to get back home, she volunteers to become an Earth Angel. She is relocated to Kansas, and meets her first human assignment: a high school boy named Wyatt.

But suddenly Cassiel's pre-arranged life is interrupted by Ryan, a boy as strange and quiet as Wyatt is bad. Though a mistake with her assignment could mean an eternity in Hell, Cassiel is irrevocably drawn to the one person who could be her downfall.

Be careful what you choose.

Non-spoiler review:

"Hey?
Hey" is the new okay? okay.

First off I wanna say wow. This book was written by a sixteen year old and it was just super amazing...okay now that i've said it lets get started.

Ok, so at first I thought the premise sounded a little cliche. My first impression: wow, Angels thats totally new...oh look theres even a weird love triangle thing going on! 
If this was your first impression also then please don't hesitate because of it. I actually really liked this book so don't be quick to judge. 

This book made me feel many different emotions. I was irritated at some points, mad, sad, really sad,  happy, and relieved. Yep, that's all the main describing words I got. 

Why did I mark it down by .7?

There were a few grammatical errors and I think there were two occasions when there was a paragraph on one page that basically reflected a paragraph on the next page. (so the exact same statement was repeated twice.) Those are not really part of the reason I didn't give this book five stars.  I didn't give this book five stars because of the following:
*I didn't always like the main character (Cassiel) because of some of the decisions she made throughout the book. Also, sometimes I just disliked her personality/how she acted towards others.
***I also feel like some of the writing reflects that the author is younger. I feel that if she publishes another book her writing skills will become even better than they already are because this book shows so much future potential (as far as how it's written.)

Why did I rate it 4.3?

I haven't read many angel books because I feel like they all kind of have the same premise. With that being said I think this book was really unique. The whole idea of there being Earth angel's was interesting. Also, this book took me on a bit of an emotional roller coaster towards the end. It made me feel the feels and that alone makes my rating higher. Although I didn't always enjoy Cassiel, I liked Wyatt and Ryan (most of the time.)

If anything I said interested you, go get the book and read it so we can talk!!!

Spoilers!!!!!!

(character talk)

"I died eighteen years ago" is the first sentence. I was immediately drawn in.
I do not like cocky jerk-butt guys but whenever Wyatt made a comment like "Don't worry beautiful. You'll make plenty of friends. And i'll help you out." I would start hysterically laughing... I don't know why:)
I felt like my feelings towards the two male lead characters were completely opposite from Cassiel. While I strongly disliked Wyatt towards the beginning, Cassiel only liked him. At the beginning I shipped Ryan and Cassiel so hard. (maybe I'll call them Rassiel or Cyan) Towards the end I felt so bad for Wyatt and I loved his character so much. But at the point I liked Wyatt, I could't stand Ryan. I was so irritated with Cassiel for cheating onWyatt even though she knew what he was going through. And I was irritated with Ryan for being obsessed with Cassiel. (I couldn't care less if they had some weird angel magic connecting them, it  doesn't change the person you are)
I was so upset when Wyatt committed suicide.(I think my eyes popped out of my head when I read that part) but I probably should have seen it coming.
In the end I was happy that everyone got there happy ending because (most) of them deserved it.



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Maus by: Art Spiegelman review *spoiler free*

Maus by: Art Spiegelman

Rating:

4/5

This book was absolutely indescribable.
Spiegelman told a sad story of the holocaust (aren't they all) through comics, which made this story especially unique.
For those of you who don't know what this book is about, it's about the holocaust....except it follows mice?
Animal symbolism in the book includes:
Main:
Rats: Jews
Cats: Nazis
Pigs: Poles
Dogs: Americans

Side:
Frogs: French
Rabbits: Czechslovakians
Fish: British
Bears: Russian
Monkeys: Korean
ETC.....

Knowing what the animal symbolism means is especially important to know while reading this story because it allows you to better understand basically the entire book.

I believe this book is based off Art Spiegelman's father. Although Art is referred to as Artie and his father is referred to as Vladek.

Personally, I was required to read this for my language arts class. Usually I dislike required reading but I found this book to be especially interesting.
Even though the main characters are "rats" I couldn't help but still feel impacted because of the horrible premise of being part of the holocaust.

Who would I recommend this book to?

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the holocaust but doesn't wan't to see graphic images from the holocaust/ concentration camps. (Because trust me they are graphic...)
I would also recommend this book to people who like good, solid graphic novels because it was quite interesting.

I've heard even more amazing things about the second book in the duology so I'm excited to continue:)


Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Bane Chronicles Book review!!!!!! *Spoiler free*

Spoiler free review for:

The Bane Chronicles by: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson



Overall Rating:

4/5

I wanna recommend this book to anyone who has read the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices but craves more of the world during the rigorous wait for Lady Midnight.
This book follows Magnus Bane, everyones favorite Warlock, and his adventures throughout the centuries. 
Overall this book was fun and extremely witty. I laughed at awkward/ funny moments in Magnus' life but also cried because I feel as though this book really emphasizes how short life is and how living forever can be painful when you know everyone you come to love will eventually die. This book really showed who Magnus was as a person and for that he is now one of my favorite characters.

Individual story ratings:

What really Happened in Peru: 3.5/5
*I loved how this story let Magnus' personality shine through (like the rest of the stories do) but I felt like there wasn't much happening.
The Runaway Queen:3.5/5
*My thoughts are: I wish I could've seen Marie Antoinette pushed into a hot air balloon....Gotta love secret history!
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale: 4/5
*seing a political side of the downworlders and shadow hunters gave better insight on their world.
The Midnight Heir: 4.5/5
*James Herondale, Will Herondale, Tessa, Jem, oh my!!!
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort: 3.5/5
*....so thats why its called Dumort....
Saving Raphael Santiago: 4/5
*It was interesting to see Raphael and Magnus' history. I better appreciate Raphael now as a character.
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort: 3.5/5
*The idea that vampires could be addicted to drugs was...interesting
What to Buy the Shadowhunter who Has Everything
        (And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway):4.5/5
*Seeing how much Magnus appreciates Alec was kind of adorable.
The Last stand of the New York Institute: 4/5
*This story helped give me  better understanding of what went down with Valentine/ "the incident"
The course of True Love (And First Dates) 5/5
*This story had me laughing so hard. Maybe it was because of the butt song:)
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane 5/5
*These voice mails were incredibly funny. I would say Isabelle was the highlight of them all:)












Saturday, February 7, 2015

February TBR + TBR Jar challenge pick of the month

Tbr Jar Challenge:

Kat from +Katytastic created the 2015 TBR jar challenge and I decided to participate.
Basically you have a TBR Jar except it's filled with book related challenges instead of straight up book titles. This way you don't feel pressured to read something you don't want to.

My Pick for February:

Read a new-to-you author

The Book I chose:

Grave Mercy by: Robin LaFevers

My February TBR:

*The Bane Chronicles by: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson (currently reading)
*Grave Mercy by: Robin LaFevers (currently reading)
*Maus by: Art Spiegelman (currently reading)
*Everbound by: Ashton Brodi


This month doesn't have very many days so I don't plan on reading that much.




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