Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
My thoughts; I read this book because I heard several people compare it to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Well I am going to have to disagree. The only thing I found similar was the "society rule" setting in which the book takes place. If you are looking for the action packed read of The Hunger Games, you will be disappointed with this book. However, if you are looking for a good read to get you through the next day or so, it is great. I will look forward to the rest of this trilogy, although, I am not going to be rushing to the stores on release day. Happy Reading!! :-)
Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that's before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.
My Thoughts; I am going to give this one a strong 3.5. It started out really great but for reasons I have yet to figure out for some reason mid-book I just couldn't stay interested. I tried and tried but my heart just couldn't stay with it. I loved Isaac, I loved Jim, Ad and Eddie. Grier was a little too head strong in my opinion. All in all the book is worth the read. I look forward to Envy.
Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations...to Las Vegas.The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle - and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it - no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won’t include the one man she’s risking everything for...
My Thoughts; I started this series for one reason and one reason only , Richelle Mead wrote it!! And lets just face facts, the woman created Dimitri Belikov so in my eyes.... she is a God!! ;)
Okay, so if I am being honest, I really like this series but it is not one that I needed electro-shock therapy just to get through the wait. However, if you are looking for a good read definitely give these a try.
Georgina's story comes to a close in this chapter of the series. I was very happy with the way things wrapped up. As always, Mead is an awesome writer. The character's are great whether you love them or love to hate them. The only downside I could find is that I had it figured out. I knew after reading the previous book how it would all turn out. I like to be in the dark. My favorite part of any book is when I get hit with a "Wow, I didn't see that one coming!". But, I am glad I gave this series a shot, it was a great read. As always, Happy Reading!! :-)
Tohr's draft is finally done! He came in at a WHOPPING 754 manuscript pages, a total of 176,937 words AND he's going to expand as I go through him the next two times soooooo we could be looking at a Rehv length (Avenged is the longest book in the series so far.) So... man, I'm wrung out- time to go for a run to work out the kinks!
Expected Release Date March 27, 2012........
If I may just add this to the number of books who are giving me anxiety disorders of numerous proportions!!
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They’ve overcome the secrets riddled in Patch’s dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty, and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in each other, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they’ve worked for—and their love—forever.
My thoughts; After reading the first two in the series "Hush, Hush" and "Crescendo" I was hooked and all there was left was waiting out the next release, well here we go.....
I started reading thinking we were left with such a cliffhanger that this has got to pick back up with the same WOW I was left hanging onto at the end of Crescendo. Yeah, not so much. I do love this series and I definitely recommend it, but, I don't have that "gotta have it" feeling. I love Patch, he is the quintessential bad boy who does all the wrong things for all the right reasons. Nora is the typical rebellious teenage girl that is a magnet for Murphy's Law. I find my self saying, "Really, Nora? Did you really see this going off without a hitch?". All in all the book is really a great read I am very curious to see how this story comes to a close. But until then I am on to the next. Happy Reading :)
His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.
Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.
Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?
My Thoughts; When my baby sister brought me the book "Intertwined" I was all, "Ok, I don't know if this sounds like something I want to read", but she highly recommended it and she has pretty good judgement when it comes to my book taste so I jumped right in. LOVED it, then "Unraveled" came out... loved it MORE. Cut to me eagerly awaiting "Twisted". Yay!! It is finally here.....
First I would like to point out that everything above was written prior to reading the book. Now here is my thoughts...... AAAAAHHHH!!!! Oh my cheez whiz!!! It was up, it was down, it may have even been sideways at some point but all I can say is, once again Showalter did not disappoint. I have one major complaint and it is a doozey. THE CLIFFHANGER! It has me on the verge of a complete and total meltdown. I knew it was coming, I had known before I opened the book because it is the Showalter way. But..... OK breathe, Selena.
Aden, while not my favorite character was great in this book. I feel so deeply for him on an emotional level. However, if it weren't for the souls, I almost feel as if he is without a personality of his own. The souls, love them. Victoria, the jury is still out, her most redeeming quality is the unconditional love she has for Aden. Mary Ann, I relate to more than anyone, she is always looking out for everyone while never thinking about herself. And then there is Riley *sigh* I find myself longing for evey chapter to be about him. There has not been a more perfect combo of errogant, sarcastic, bad boy, kind hearted, hard loving guy since Jace Wayland-Herondale-Lightwood. ;) This entire series is awesome. Happy Reading!