Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Passion (Fallen #3)

Passion (Fallen, #3)
Passion (Fallen #3)
By Lauren Kate
Published June 14th, 2011 by Delacorte Press
420 pages

4.5 stars - It was great!



Luce would die for Daniel.


And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn't need to be that way....

Luce is certain that something - or someone - in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime...going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel...and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames...forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.

Ok so I have to say that this book was probably better than the second one for me.  But....some might disagree with me and that's fine because everyone has their own opinion.  Anyways some might have found this book less than exciting or interesting because for most of the whole book Luce is going through announcers.  She is traveling through her past lives to find out what went wrong and to try to break the curse.  She wants to know what the relationships between Daniel and her were like firsthand because we know that in the last book she isn't too sure about his love for her.  

So Luce goes through these announcers and finds past Luce after past Luce.  She also makes a new friend, a gargoyle named Bill and will you be surprised when you find out his true identity.  Bill agrees to help Luce out on her quest to find the key to breaking the curse but it's not as easy as Luce thought it would be.  After experiencing death after death Luce can't seem to figure out what goes wrong.  Meanwhile all her friends are searching for her, especially Daniel.  Will Daniel find Luce in time?  Can Luce trust Bill? And what will all the tampering with their pasts do for Luce and Daniel's future?

Like I said earlier, I found this book interesting.  I'll admit that we didn't learn the whole secret and the key to breaking the curse but aside from that it was great.  You get to see the past lives of Luce and Daniel and I found the little stories interesting.  I loved how we actually see Luce start to grow and discover the secrets of her past.  I also love how she starts to realize how real Daniel's love is for her.  At the same time we get to see Daniel's perspective as he follows Luce and we get to see his discoveries.  Most of the characters that we have come to know in the last two books don't make big appearances in this book.  But either way I did really like Passion and loved how I was surprised by a few things.  I couldn't wait for the last book and I've already finished it so I'll tell you now that it was great!  Try this book out for yourself.

Vanessa



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Torment (Fallen #2)

Torment (Fallen, #2)
Torment (Fallen #2)
By Lauren Kate
Published September 28th, 2010 by Delacorte Press
452 pages

4.5 stars - It was pretty good! 





Hell on earth.

That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.

It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts - immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something - something dangerous.

What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series...where love never dies



So after finishing Fallen, I was pretty interested to know what would happen next.  I felt like there were so many mysteries that needed to be solved or questions to be answered.  To tell you the truth I felt like not many more questions were answered in this book than the last one.  But besides that fact I thought the book was pretty good.
Luce is back at another school that is probably just as different as the last one she went to.  This school is for Nephilim, offspring of fallen angels and humans.  Once again Luce is the different one out of the group and all the Nephilim kids seem to know who Luce is.  Some might even know more than her.  But as the days pass Luce finds two good friends, Miles and Shelby.  Even with some good friends Luce can't seem to just follow directions and not get into anything.  She wants to know all about her past lives and if Daniel is really telling the truth.  She needs to find out whether she belongs with Daniel or whether its been a lie this whole time.

So Daniel isn't in this book that much but he still plays an important role in Luce's life.  I really liked Luce's new friends in this book and how they were willing to help her despite the consequences.  Though at times I was worried about Luce and Daniel's relationship.  It feels like almost every second book of a series, the couple seems to lose trust in each other and almost fall apart.  But what Luce was able to find out was interesting.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that I loved the characters again but I was a little frustrated at the fact that Luce couldn't figure out the answers yet.  Overall it was a good book and leads to another good book.  Keep watching for my review of the third book, Passion.

Vanessa

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ahhh!

Ahhhh!!! Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick is finally out! I'm so excited to be able to read this book that I have been waiting for but I'm a little sad that the Hush Hush series will be ending.  First things first, buy the book. :)  Oh and The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa came out today as well.  Another book that I need to buy and really want to read.  If you don't know Julie Kagawa wrote four other Iron Fey books and The Lost Prince is technically part of the series.  Well until I'm able to buy these books I'll have to work on putting up some reviews.  I'll definitely be putting some up this week.  Here's a preview of The Lost Prince if you don't know what it is.

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)                                                                                           The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa


Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

This novel is one of Julie’s books that will have you demanding for the second one as soon as you finish your read.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

5 More Days!

Hey! So as you can see there are only 5 more days till Finale comes out!  In case you didn't know, Finale is the last book in the Hush, Hush series.  I've been waiting for this book and I'm so excited for it to come out.  My first book review post was Hush, Hush and I want to put up reviews for the other 2 books that are in the series.  But since I've been so very busy I'm going to put up some info about them for right now.  Feel free to check them out or wait to see what I have to say! :)

Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

I rated this 5 stars!

The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush! Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?



Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)





Silence (#3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT'S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD?

Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.


Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?







So...who's excited?


Vanessa

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fallen (Fallen #1)

Fallen (Fallen, #1)
Fallen (Fallen #1)
By Laruen Kate
Published December 8th, 2009 by Delacorte Press
452 pages

4.5 stars - It was Great!!



There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.


Sorry again that I haven't posted recently but I've been pretty busy.  So I remember awhile back, closer to when this first came out, I wondered if I should read it.  I was interested but not really.  So I gave it a few years and then came back to it just last week and was totally in love with it!  It's definitely in the genre that I love to read and I didn't realize how good it could actually be.  So anyways on with the review.

Luce Price has ended up in a boarding school for "screw - ups" where her incident seems harmless compared to some of the others there.  Luce doesn't know anyone when she first arrives and is leaving her best friend and parents because she is different.  Because something terrible happened and she can't remember anything of what happened.  So she has ended up in a place where anything electronic is forbidden, security cameras watch your every move and the school uniform is all black.  Luce feels doomed until she meets Arrianne a girl she's not sure she can trust but is a friend nonetheless.  There is Cam, a guy who sticks up for her and is nice.  And then there is Daniel, a guy she is totally attracted to for reasons she can't explain.  But there's a problem, Daniel makes it completely clear he doesn't want anything to do with her.  As Luce tries to get used to the school thinking that maybe she can finally leave her past behind, it starts happening again.  She's seeing things and is having dreams she can't explain.  The other problem is that she doesn't know who to trust and who to run from because trusting the wrong person could be the end of her.

I really did enjoy reading Fallen.  I liked Luce and especially Arriane and Penn, two of Luce's friends.  I also really loved Daniel even though at times you couldn't figure out what was up with him.  But when you realize what has happened to him it really makes you feel bad.  I felt like I was able to establish relationships with some of the characters which I love.  Another great thing about this story is that I was always trying to figure out who the bad guys were.  I would think that I had it figured out and then I'd be surprised.  I didn't really ever know how it would end up until it happened.  The story was interesting to me and I loved it.  The ending was kind of surprising to me and it left me wondering what would end up happening and who is really on the good side or bad side.  I can't wait to read the second one which I have with me now so I'll be posting that review as soon as I'm done.  But you should really give this book a try and see for yourself what you think.  I hope I did an ok job at explaining what I liked about this book, sometimes I'm too excited to think clearly.  Thanks again!

Vanessa