Thursday, November 29, 2012
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making...At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
My Review:This book was incredible...Of course the first thing that drew my attention was the cover and I found myself glancing back at it several times throughout the book. It is captivating and depicts Rachael perfectly. This book was so full of life and emotions. I found myself turning pages long into the night. It grabbed my attention in the first few pages and kept me till the end. The twists and turns thru the book just fascinated me. The "Cursed One" was depicted in very intense detail and I found myself cringing thru some parts. There was so much left unanswered which I love because that means there is more to come but I also dislike because I have to wait so long to find out!!!!!! The love story is incredible and touching. I loved Logan's character and his strength he portrays throughout the entire book... Needless to say I cannot wait till the next book....
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.
She could save the world—or destroy it.
Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.
But she can’t do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?
Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…
I really did enjoy this book. It was quite different than anything I have ever read before. I wish I had researched Tarot cards before reading it and then I might have understood more. It is VERY fast-paced and I found myself unable to put it down with the last 100 pages. It is full of intense action and the romance is interesting as well. I like the addition of the characters through-out the book. It is more Sci-Fi than I had imagined and the "zombies" made minimal appearances..I found myself totally forgetting about the beginning of the book and the "high school" drama...I am not sure if that really had much affect on me...actually I probably could have done without it...Just start right out at "the Flash"....All in All I am looking forward to #2....
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Amazon's TOP 15 Teen Books of the Year:
15) Shadow & Bone 14) Throne of Glass 13) Cinder 12) Pandemonium 11) Seraphina 10) The Diviners 9) Every Day 8) The Raven Boys 7) Dodger 6) The Kill Order 5) Blood & Starlight 4) Insurgent 3) Son 2)The Fault of Our Stars and the #1 is Reached -----------hmmmm...Some new ideas for those who are looking for new books to read......
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Only sunlight can save us.
We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what's left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.
After the death of my parents, it's up to me--as the newest delegate for humanity--to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it's safe to let one in.
Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever.....
Truly loved this book...I have been waiting to read another vampire novel...due to the fact that I was a little worn out..but this one was so different. A world where we know vampires exist and we not only live amongst them but we have a treaty where we work together...of course that is until someone breaks the treaty...and then the love story...or the love triangle I should say..WOW..breathtaking...this book had turns and twists that you never see coming...I loved it and cant wait to read the next one!!!