Crossroads by J.J. Bonds
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Solid 3 stars. Katia is the niece of a powerful vampire family. She is set to attend Crossroads Academy, a melting pot for all influencial vampire teens. Her life should be perfect save for her mysterious and tragic past. Katia is determined to make no friends and stick to her goals of becoming the best fighter possible...with a little help from one of the best fighters in school, Nikolai.
Crossroads was so. blah. There was absolutely nothing special about it. Think highly inferior version of Half Blood (Covenant Series)
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Set in an alternate reality where Hitler has supreme reign of the world, the resistance can only dream of taking him down till Yael strolls in. Yael is concentration camp survivor and genetic experiment. She has the ability to change into whomever she pleases. With the resistance depending on her, She enters a renown motorcycle race, masquerading as last year's previous and only female victor, Adele Wolfe. The goal: Assassinate Hitler at all costs.
Equal Parts by Emma Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
HOLY HELL. I read this two times in a row.
Felicity (Flick) Eastwood can transfer happiness from one person to another. However, she herself, feels none. One evening after her volunteer shift at the hospital, she feels a shiver down her spine. This marks the first time in 3 years she has felt any real emotion, thus, she decides to follow it. And it ends at Achilles, a super-villain with a face painted like a skeleton. Only, where she should be screaming and running for her life, he intrigues her, and her him. Once Achilles finds about her power, he decides he must have it for himself and kidnaps her. Here is where the story picks up; Stockholm syndrome in a world where no one is black or white, but every shade of color possible.
I just want to gush.
Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review
Bree and her father own a small pub. They aren't rich, but they get along and live a happy life. All until one day where torchers (fire elementals) come and burn their pub down, claiming her father is a wealthy duke and the king's best friend--who, by the way, ran away 16 years ago. Oops. The king isn't happy and he is determined to make Bree and her father's life hell.
Threats of Sea and Sky follows the stereotypical YA fiction fantasy guidelines. If you've watched Avatar the last air bender, then that'll give you a good description of the power and magic in the world. Fire, water, air, and earth elementals are forced into the king's service. Bree lives in the castle and forms friendships with a haughty princess from another land and the Prince whose father is keeping her captive.