Alright, so, here we've got poor little innocent gypsy girl, Gwendolyn Frost (who the eff names their kid that?) She has psychometric powers. For those of you who have read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, you know all about it, for those of you that haven't, it means that she gets images and feelings off of whatever she touches. Cool, except for when she accidentally sees people's darkest secrets. Through one such event, she lands herself at Mythos Academy, a school for mythical warriors (aka spartans, ninjas, celts, vikings, etc.) Poor little Gwen is the only speshul snow flake Gypsy there and pretty much every hates her. Cry me a river. Please.
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Striker: Omg you're hot.
Celeste: Omg, ew get away bozo. (well he is kinda hot, but NO)
Striker: But everyone thinks I'm hot!
Celeste: Bah Felicia.
I almost DNFed this book around 35% through, but I'm glad I didn't, despite the uhh, beginning which played out as described above.
Celeste is a vampire that is turned against her will. Her badass skills give Striker, the oh so powerful Koven leader, a run for his money and he immediately falls for her (because why not), but she's on her guard. Why (there is always a damn catch)? There are people who are out for her blood, but who and why?
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This was a good beginning to a enthralling new dystopic series. First, I really need to clarify some things. For those of you that have read the official blurb, this is NOTHING remotely similar to the Twilight romance. Not at all. Zero, zilch, nada. No vampires, no "you're too dangerous for me, no insta-love, nothing. Alright, now that that's out of the way, here's a my own blurb:
Ambrose is the duchess of a harsh winter land that is under the rough strictures of the government of Legalia. It's people are suffering in incredible poverty. Ambrose is alone save for her invisible friend who no one else can see or here. She married to Erik who couldn't give a rat's ass about poor Ambrose who simply tries to be a good wife. Then, during a speech one day, Exodus, a rebel group attacks. Ambrose is caught up in the chaos and is rescued by a new senator named Vasser. As a punishment for being a denizen (the poor people) sympathizer,
Ambrose is sent to cause more destruction and pain to the lands under Legalia's rule in hopes of flushing out Exodus. With Vasser at her tries, she tries to undermine Legalia in the best ways she can.
Rogan's family was killed when she was young. She was then sent of to the palace to be the right hand of Princess Haydyn. Now, at 19, Haydyn means everything to Rogan. Unfortunately, Haydyn falls ill and the cure is rare. Only Rogan can find it. She sets of with a guard of 50 as well as Captain Wolfe Stovia, the son of the man that killed her family. Her hatred for Wolfe knows no bounds, but somehow, along the way, she finds that he isn't what she expected.
Samantha Young has done it again!
Apart from the information dumping at the beginning, I loved Slumber. The world it was set it was unique and well structured. The cross country trek to retrieve Haydyn's cure gave us a look at the brilliant world Samantha young created for Slumber. Each providence was different and well built.
Absolutely solid romantic fantasy set in medieval times. I have really been craving all 3 genres bound into one fantastic book and Warprize did not disappoint.
Lara is a princess of Xy and in an agreement to end a war, she is given to the Warlord Keir as a Warprize, described by her brother-the king- as pretty much akin to being a sex slave or something. A healer at heart, Lara is loathe to begin the Warprize, but does so for the sake of her people. When she enter's Keir's camp, she is stubborn as possible demanding that she be able to heal those who have been hurt, all the while finding that these so-called barbarians are not what she once thought they were. Especially blue eyed hottie Mchosters Keir. If any of you watch Game of Thrones, Keir gives of a Khal Drogo type of feelimo. In this book, Keir attempts to meld two cultures that are vastly different. Neither is necessarily good or bad, but he faces hardship as tradition is hard to change.
Gabrielle Fiori thought she was a normal girl. Just Kidding. She soon finds out she's the last Siren. And a Vampire. And a soul mate. And dead. Oops. It's okay she comes back!! Then she meets the fiesty and loyal Leanne and Gay as unicons and rainbows, Oliver. That's great and all, but then she meets Andre De Leon, her soulmate. "Nope, no, none of that." Says Gabielle. Too bad it was pretty much love at first sight. Oh and the devil is after her. Did I forget to mention that? oops.
I went into this book expecting very mild erotic and fluff. Oh, how wrong I was. Sure, there was mild erotica, BUT, boy this book definitely wasn't fluff. THE PLOT!! Pia Giovanni is blackmailed into stealing something from a dragon's den. Dragos,(aka- le dragon) is pissed beyond all reason and makes it his fist prioityto find her and punish her. What he didn't expect was to find a witty and charming girl with no place to call her own. He is instantly attracted to Pia and she him (gag.) This is their love story. This first book in the series pimarily uncovers who was beyond Pia's blackmailing and understanding what Pia is to herself and to Dragos.
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Persephone is a short and fairly light-hearted read. I admit I was pretty excited to pick up this book as I haven't read any retellings of the Persephone-Hades story. Bevis didn't disappoint.
Persephone is the daughter of a florist. She goes to a normal high school and has a normal best friend named Melissa. Or so she thought. Circumstances lead her to find out she is a goddess and in danger. The only safe place for her is in the underworld, with Hades. Who is one of the good guys in this retelling (Score!). During her time in the underworld she must start to learn to control her powers and grow into the great goddess she will soon become. Add in a little love and some cooky characters and you've got the recipe of a book that will make you smile.
Edit: i'm not sure why, but every period in the last sentence is being moved to the beginning of the last sentence. I have (for now) fixed it by putting a d at the end of each sentence. Pay no mind to it.d
This book was nothing short of simple, pure fun. Samantha Young weaves a tale of love, betrayal, belonging, and magic. Caia has been away from her pack 10 or more so years, hiding out and living quietly. Finally, it is time for Caia and her guardian Irini to head back to Pack Errant. There she is greeted by Irini's family and taken in as one of their own. However, not everyone accepts Caia easily for she is half midnight and half daylight. Or, how the world sees her: half good half evil. Slowly, she gains some of the packs trust, especially gains the attention of the alpha male, Lucien. But he's keeping secrets. d
Young really knows how to write. The subpar plot was well-made up for with her emotional and in-depth style of writing. You will instantly be pulled into and entranced by the world of the Pack Errant. Your heart will lift and hurt along with Caia. You will feel her loneliness, your gut will wrench at her betrayal and feel light with the love and tentative . . friendships she fosters. d
Caia, for the dear that she is, is a bit of a mary-sue in terms of standing up for herself. she forgives easily and understands everyone's hatred. I think it's foolish and unrealistic to believe someone would be so pure and hate no one in return, despite being bullied, egged on, and shitted upon by others She thinks the best of everyone and it drives me up the wall. d
Luckily, when Caia is being frustrating, we've got some awesome side characters to help bring the plot about. Sebastian and Jaeda, Caia's friends are endearing and I can't wait to learn more about Jaedan especially. d
Seeing the shy and quiet Caia coming into herself, and her special place in the pack was heart-warming and heart-wrentching at the same time. Caia tries so hard to fit in and falls for Luciene, but he betrays her trust again and again. It was frustrating to see them work well together and then see him trample on her heart. d