Official Blog Tour | Book Review: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

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Young Adult > Paranormal | Horror

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

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All the creeps, man. Horrible, frightening, awesome. 🙂

So I picked up this book from NetGalley out of curiosity. Blurb caught my eye, seemed interesting, so I decided to give it a try. 6 hours later, I was done with The Girl from the Well. I was also done watching horror movies for that month. 😀

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End of Chapter 1 – goosebumps. End of Chapter 2 – double goosebumps.

I closed Illium a couple of times just to pause, you know just like in movies? You cover your eyes when the scare gets too much? Haha, I was horribly scared, but enjoying it the same time. (I’m crazy, aren’t I?)

I love how the story was fast-paced, how the main character has no remorse over her killings, or how detached she was from everything. And it’s how she should be, she’s a vengeful ghost! Then the boy with a dark spirit comes along. And the fun just escalated for me. The scarier, the better. Woohoo!

Ghosts, little girls who can see them, and terrible spirits out for more evil – how can I refuse?

I thought The Girl from the Well was entertaining. There are similarities I saw that are trademarks of some asian horror movies, but I didn’t mind. The serial killers being stalked by this vengeful spirit is too much fun for me.

The climax  was good, although a bit mild. I was expecting more shock or bigger destruction. Still, it was enough for me. But the ending, oh my, I thought it was very well played.

I wish there’s more horror stories like The Girl from the Well out there. Makes me think if I’m missing something worth the scare for a night or two. 🙂

Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for granting my galley request.

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THE GIRL FROM THE WELL by Rin Chupeco

Kindle Edition, 304 pages

Published August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire

5/5 stars

Book Review: Rogue by Gina Damico

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Young Adult > Paranormal

(Croak #3)

Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. Her boyfriend, Driggs, is dead . . . sort of. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.  The gang heads for Necropolis, the labyrinth-like capital city of the Grimsphere. There, they discover that the Grimsphere needs a reboot. To do that, the portals to the Afterlife must be destroyed . . . but even that may not be enough to fix the damage. Things go from bad to worse, and when at last the fate of the Afterlife and all the souls of the Damned hang in the balance, it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.

Book 1: Croak review       Book 2: Scorch review

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I hate this book. Made me cry twice (or thrice?) while riding the bus, no less.

Uncle Mort!
Lex!
DRIGGS!

Gina Damico you cruel, cruel woman. Give me back my happiness!!!

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Have you read Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins? Rogue ended up just like Spell Bound: both finales are heartbreaking, it’s as if all the laughter and humor that launched both series stopped in the middle of their second books. I had high hopes for Rogue! But it gave me more sadness than joy. =(

Lex always feels guilty. Guilty that she cannot save the sister she loves the most, the best (boy)friend she loves the most. Now, she cannot save the future she wants for herself. I love Lex, and I always will. But the heroic acts Gina Damico imposed on her young character is too much for me to bear. I thought that her transition from being a problematic teenager to a world-saving Grimm is too quick to give her due credit.

At the end of Scorch, I was hoping against hope that Lex and Driggs will have a happy ending. If Rogue‘s ending is a happy one based on Gina Damico‘s standards, I don’t think I would want to read any more of her stories. It is just too depressing. *cries again*

It’s times like these when I get too attached to characters that, no matter how unique the world-building was, or how neat the story was wrapped up, the reading just felt heavy for me. And from the (humorous) impression I got from reading the first book, Croak, the morose ending of the series was not palpable for my taste.

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ROGUE by Gina Damico

Ebook, 384 pages

Published September 10th 2013 by Graphia

3/5 stars

Book Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

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Young Adult > Paranormal > Post-Apocalyptic

(Blood of Eden #3)

Vengeance will be hers.

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.

Monster.

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions – her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost – the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. 

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

THE FINAL HUNT IS ON.

Book 1: The Immortal Rules review

Book 2: The Eternity Cure review

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This finale was such a letdown, as I loved the first two books.

The first time I picked up The Forever Song to read, I put it down upon reaching Chapter 4. It would be weeks before I dared to continue. It was soo boring. And flat. Did I already mention boring? Julie Kagawa‘s storytelling might be growing out on me.

Allison was repetitive. Always with the hunger, the snarling, the promise of revenge against Sarren (but when the showdown was revealed, how pitiful Allie was). It was a never-ending lament on how she will destroy the lunatic vampire, and constant bickering with Jackal in-between. It really took forever to get the story into shape!

And there’s a lot of walking going on. Gah.

I asked myself: Am I getting used to JKagawa writing already? Because I found The Forever Song to be very predictable.

Zeke is still an emo boy. How come I cannot connect with him? There was no swoon factor. Kanin is the ever-efficient killing vampire, Allie is almost always fangirling about her Master. And Jackal missing the best fight of his existence? Oh, come on! Not fair! 😦

I liked The Immortal Rules, loved The Eternity Cure. I only finished The Forever Song for the sake of reading the whole series until its weary ending.

Thank you NetGalley and Harlequin for granting my galley request.

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THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa

Kindle Edition, 416 pages

Published April 15th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

2/5 stars

Book Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

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Young Adult > Paranormal > Angels

(The Sweet Trilogy #3)

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

Book 1: Sweet Evil review       Book 2: Sweet Peril review

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This is totally unexpected, but very entertaining! A few tears in the end. Wendy Higgins did good. 😀

Sweet and gorgeous Kaidan Rowe. Strong and bold Anna Whitt. Fans of The Sweet Trilogy will not be disappointed! Obviously, that includes me. I would reread this series just for the romance alone, but the angel theme was not as flimsy as I thought (because you and I know there are few good angel books out there).

Anna is no longer the shy southern belle that Kaidan met in Sweet Evil. Family comes first, and I liked that the importance of that is heavy on this final book. It frustrates Anna that she cannot show affection to Patti, Jay, and Kai because demon whisperers might see them. It frustrates her even more that the love that was making her courageous is threatening to kill them all once found. Anna upped her game as a Neph, and it was nice and neat and hopeful. 🙂

Kaidan was another story. He was the source of everything that I raved about this book. He made my reading super enjoyable! He’s so cute with his relationship with Anna. A different side from the Son of Pharzuph, Duke of Lust. A side that only made him hot, hot, HOTTER in my eyes! Man, what I wouldn’t give to be in Anna’s place. That lucky daughter of Belial. 🙂

So, when the sh*t went down, it went quickly, but that’s fine. I mean, it is good versus evil, why drag it longer than it should? The casualties of war between the Dukes and the Nephilim are few, but I was heartbroken with one death. And another inevitable one at the epilogue. 😦 I’m so sorry, Jay.

I adore Belial, such a cool and doting father. And Blake was just amazingly funny!

Sweet Reckoning checklist: Romance. Sexy Scenes. Ending on a happy note. Check check check.

Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for granting my galley request.

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SWEET RECKONING by Wendy Higgins

Kindle Edition, 464 pages

Published  April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen

5/5 stars

Book Review: Secret by Brigid Kemmerer

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Young Adult > Fantasy > Paranormal

(Elementals #4)

EARTH. FIRE. AIR. WATER.

Nick Merrick is stretched to breaking point. He’s trying to keep his grades sky-high or he won’t get in to college. He’s trying to keep his brother’s business afloat or the Merricks will be out on the street. He’s trying to keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from his twin brother Gabriel – or he fears he’ll lose his family. And he’s trying to keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who is his ‘girlfriend’s’ partner.

And then Quinn takes to hanging around his sworn enemy, and an Elemental Guide is counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers. Storms are brewing. On all sides.

SECRETS IN THE WIND. DANGER IN THE AIR.

Book 1: Storm review       Book 2: Spark review       Book 3: Spirit review

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Okay, so I like Hunter now. and Michael’s cool (as always). but Chris? The coolest of them all. *grins*

Secret is all about Nick. He wishes for many things, but being the responsible Merrick that he is, anything and everything that he wants will just need to take a backseat, because family comes first.

Nick‘s nerdiness was adorable! I like that he’s responsible, and takes family matters very seriously. I hate it when he thinks he needed to hide his true self because of his fear to be judged, and to get it from his own twin brother, no less! He deserved more than he got from Gabriel.

Nick’s elemental power? So cool! It’s like a science geek fantasy coming true. Heh. I thought it was awesome. 😀

Quinn was okay. I expected her to be more annoying than usual, but she did good for Nick and the Merrick brothers. That foe-turned-ally twist? I liked that, too.

Michael is such an amazing brother, and Chris as well (he’s still my favorite Merrick). The maturity that went with these two, in terms of helping Nick with his secret, it was really sweet.

Secret was emotionally intense. I’m kinda off with Nick’s resentment to Gabriel (his twin not knowing his problem, and yet he resented him for not knowing), but other than that, this is a definite must read for Elementals fan like me.

P.S. Swoon-worthy scenes are not lacking for Nick! *ahem*

Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Teen for granting my galley request.

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SECRET by Brigid Kimmerer

Kindle edition, 336 pages

Published January 28th 2014 by Kensington Teen

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4/5 stars

Book Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Young Adult > Dystopia | Paranormal

(Shatter Me #3)

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she’ll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

Book 1: Shatter Me review       Book 2: Unravel Me review

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3 books later, I only realized that this is more romance than dystopian (silly me :/). But I am soo glad I am done with Juliette’s idiotic, dramatic tendencies.

Warner? It was nice meeting you. *winks*

Is it too early to declare that Ignite Me is the worst finale for this year? Seriously, it came this close to usurping Allegiant in my list. Tahereh Mafi , what have you done with this series? With Adam? I’m not even Team Adam and yet I despised how his character was massacred utterly and complete in order to give way to the other obvious ending. /wrist

To hell with Juliette. To hell with the abysmal plot. I read this series for Warner, and even that was slightly ruined for me.

Remember Juliette who was whiny and wimpy in Shatter Me? She was all over Adam then. But in Ignite Me, wow. She’s giving him the coldest of the cold shoulder that I have ever seen. Where’s the love, girl? She was panting for Adam in the first book and yet, and yet,

I don’t even know what this is, Kenji. That’s the problem. I don’t know how to explain it, and I’m not sure I understand the depth of it yet. All I know is that whatever this is, I never felt it with Adam.

Adam is a good guy. He really is. But just because he’s a good guy doesn’t make him the right guy for me.

She keeps on saying it’s over between them, but every time he’s not around, she keeps looking for him, and asking Kenji, “where is he? is he okay?” You are selfish, Juliette! Just cut your ties with Adam, damn it. You can’t have Warner, and keep Adam as a friend on a leash. You want everyone to love you, care for you, but that’s just BS. *shouting maniacally* You don’t deserve Warner or Adam, not even Kenji! Fool.

Not that Adam’s character is any better. But I pity him. The way Tahereh Mafi reduced his character to this illogical, irrational, super-mad love-sick puppy was despicable. Way to go, TM. There was not a shred of that Adam from Shatter Me. Not one bit. And he didn’t even showcase his power during the battle. Pathetic turn of events for him who I thought was pegged as the hero.

No – I wanted you. That’s all I wanted. From the very beginning, Juliette. You were it. You were all I wanted.

I love Warner, period. I don’t need Tahereh Mafi  to make all these flimsy excuses on his character. He’s a stronger character if he’s just this unrepentant psychopath. Why, oh why, did Tahereh Mafi  felt to justify all his cruel past actions?!! He did unspeakable acts, just leave it be! It was so obvious that Warner was being set up as this torturous hero, when really, he did all those things, because he needed to survived. And didn’t Adam have a hard life, too? So why is Warner’s character be any different?

Kenji is the most decent, (and James, too). How come Juliette did not end up with him? His character is so energetic and more lovable than Adam and Warner combined. And he truly knows Juliette. Not Adam. Not Warner. It is Kenji who understood that sorry excuse of a heroine.

Ending was surprise! – so ridiculous. Juliette, stepping up as a leader for Anderson’s army? Puh-lease. She cannot even handle two guys without hurting them, she’s still as messed up, and I am expected to believe that she can sustain the revolution. Let me repeat: ridiculous!

Ignite Me? No, thank you. I am ready to forget this series, fuck you very much.

(My copies of Shatter Me and Unravel Me are now for sale. LOL)

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Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Kindle Edition, 352 pages

Published February 4th 2014 by HarperCollins
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2/5 stars

Book Review: Scorch by Gina Damico

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Young Adult > Paranormal

(Croak #2)

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home.

To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

Book 1: Croak review

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That death.. not fair, Gina Damico. Total not fair :(((

Scorch is even better than Croak, but the I told myself that another heartbreak from Gina Damico is too much for my weary heart. How can a book so funny, yet full of grief?

After the devastating death, Lex is lost. With her growing power that is completely out of her control, and Zara on a killing spree, going back in Croak will just be the icing on her already ‘bitter’ cake.

Me and Scorch started out great. A lot of LOL moments, especially the Lex-Driggs-Uncle Mort bantering. Lex and Driggs are constantly monitored by Unce Mort’s cctv cameras. So where to go to make out? They get creative, but Uncle Mort is almost always more creative, and smarter than them. 😀

I love Uncle Mort, period.

Then the my heartbreak begins. Kloo and AyjayDriggs. What happened to them was like one electric shock after another. I swear, that for every roaring laughter I let out, my heart constricts and breaks a little. The disbelief is not wearing off, even now.

Can I brave Rogue? After that incredulous ending, can I? How can Lex fix things? Fix him? She’s not a god. 😦

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SCORCH by Gina Damico

Ebook, 332 pages

Published September 25th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3/5 stars

[Waterfell Blog Tour] Book Review: Waterfell by Amalie Howard

My blog is Amalie Howard‘s WATERFELL Blog Tour stop this Nov 2nd! Read on for my review, and see for yourself if you would like to pick it up soon. 😀

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Young Adult > Paranormal

(The Aquarathi #1)

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?

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Amalie Howard‘s lore on sea creatures was fascinating. The plot was easy to follow, but I had trouble engaging with Nerissa’s human life (except for Jenna). Riss’ sometimes-abrasive romantic relationship with Lo raised my eyebrows a bunch of times. No goosebumps from me, for the swoon intended to please readers only managed to irked me with its ineffectual dialogue.

Nerissa is living with humans as part of her training as the royal heir to Waterfell. But she wants it to be permanent, because she’s coward enough to run from the responsibility. Because she’s scared enough of Ehmora to want to live a normal human life. Let Ehmora rule Waterfell since she never wanted to be a princess/queen in the first place.

When Riss learned the truth about her mother, the rules of the game changed. Suddenly, Riss wants to accepts Ehmora’s challenge for the throne. and Riss is more determined than ever to know his dead father’s secrets.

The story left the paranormal theme when the origin of Riss’ people, the Aquarathi, was revealed. The twists were also surprising, and well handled. The last three chapters were the most interesting. It gave the viciousness that I was looking for in sea creatures.

Scenes between Riss and Lo were.. frustrating. The banter came across as corny for me. It did not help the Riss’ attitude is unbearable at times. Her best friend’s Jenna’s observations about her character was exactly what I have in mind.

Waterfell and the Aquarathi people captured my imagination. A little more developed characters, and more underwater action scenes might make the following installments better.

Thank you Samantha Lien of JKS Communications – Literary Publicity for the review copy.

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WATERFELL by Amalie Howard

Ebook, 360 pages

Published October 29th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

3.5/5 stars

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amaliehowardAMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.

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Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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Young Adult > Fantasy > Paranormal

(Throne of Glass #2)

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

Book 1: Throne of Glass review

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How long have you been yearning for him?

I recommend Crown of Midnight.
I’m a wreck, and I boldly blame Sarah J. Maas. *sniffs*
You have to know:

1st half – I was in a constant state of swoon 2nd half – I went through the five stages of grief (and no don’t ask me to enumerate it) and was so, so angry with Celaena.

You ingrate!

Celaena is more intense, more determined to seek her freedom. By doing so, she dodged her past again and again until she could not outrun it anymore. Until she could deny it no longer. I love Celaena from Throne of Glass, and all through the first half of Crown of Midnight. After that? I want to slice off her head and just be done with Adarlan’s assassin.

How poorly she treated Chaol…! I could not f*cking believe it. He is her friend, correct? So what is with the jumping of conclusions?!! Blaming the Captain for that death, after he was subjected to a horrific ordeal?!! Extremely mourning as if her lover died?!!! *shouting* He saved your life more than once, you idiot! Whatever happened to asking him about his side of the story, huh? Gah, Celaena’s character dwindled to a f*cking imbecile level.

Dorian – how I admire this prince. Every action and thought, it was done well, and done right, and at the right time. He matured, and in this sense that Dorian proved he is more than a puppet heir to the throne. And what an interesting twist he had in this sequel! I am thoroughly intrigued.

She deserved a loyal, brave knight who saw her for what she was and did not fear her. And he deserved someone that would look at him like that, even if the love wouldn’t be the same, even if the girl wouldn’t be her.

Chaol Westfall is the man. *whispers* I am so in love with you, Captain. Ahem. I wished it was different, how his story turned out, because my heart broke a thousand times as I devoured the second half of the book. Broke, broke my heart. =( The only consolation is that, his valiant character was repeatedly revealed. Now I know that I truly made the right choice in picking him for Celaena. Team Chaol FTW! (More POVs of him, please.)

As if being high fantasy is not enough, the different race where magic came from was further developed. I think it was too much, throwing that element in, but I did enjoy this sequel so…

There had never been any line between them, only his own stupid fear and pride. Because from the moment he’d pulled her out of that mine in Endovier and she had set those eyes upon him, still fierce despite a year in hell, he’d been walking toward this, walking to her.

Crown of Midnight frustrated me in the end. The high I experienced in the first half was too good to be true.. and it was.

Thank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publish Plc (UK & ANZ) for granting my galley request.

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CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas

Kindle Edition, 432 pages

Published  August 15 2013 by Bloomsbury

4/5 stars

Book Review: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer

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Young Adult > Fantasy > Paranormal

(Elementals #3)

With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Book 1: Storm review       Book 2: Spark review

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I do not like Hunter. That was apparent when I started Elementals series. And reading Spirit does not change that, but my dislike for Hunter was taken down by a degree of two. Why? I have an affinity for characters who had it bad in their lives, and yet they survived. Hunter is a survivor. and after Spirit ended? Even then.

First half was very aggravating. To say that Hunter is constantly abrasive is an understatement. I get it, that I have to understand where his exasperating attitude is coming from, but the constant push-and-pull in terms of trust and relationship with the Merricks? Goodness, it was painfully irritating.

But if there’s one thing that this series is good at, it is the solidity of characters despite different POVs in each installment. And the final twist to hurt Hunter really hurt. Man, that was brutal. The guy just couldn’t catch a break.

I didn’t like her much, Kate Sullivan. Maybe it stems from my dislike of Hunter, thus I dislike her by association? Ha!

Spirit is an easy read, much like the first two books. The Merrick brothers are the same bunch of guys I met, with the exception of Michael who outshone Hunter’s character in this book. The numerous action scenes did not hurt, either. Oh, and the Kimmerer trademark a.k.a. hot scenes overload? You’ll still find them here. Yes, it’s Hunter, but what I can I say? The scenes are still sizzling. 😀

I love you, Michael Merrick. Such an awesome guy.

Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Teen for granting my galley request.

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SPIRIT by Brigid Kimmerer

Kindle edition, 432 pages

Published May 28th 2013 by K Teen

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3.5/5 stars