A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa Rasso

Sunday, 31 March 2013 4 comments
A Shimmer of Angels was a fantastic, extraordinary book from Month9Books. I adored it! Every single page i turned, I kept being pushed and grabbed into Reyna's world, full of angels, and maybe a few murders in between.

Plot: The plot was something I can hardly explain. It was thrilling, romantic, mysterious and everything in between! Rayna truly showed her true side of things with hearing her thoughts and living her "hallucinations". As I read the first page, I immediately was pulled into the story. Angels are a subject that I like to think of different, because each angelic book is unqiue, some with fallen angels, heavenly angels, but this one, made me feel that it had everything that a stunning book needs. Everything.

Characters: Rayna, Cam, and everyone else made me smile, inside and out. Their thoughts and words were inspirtation to me, and I know that it will be to anyone else. 

Love: The romance here was perfect. The love triangle made me even more anxious, wondering whose side Rayna will be on. As we can see, she loves them both. I would too. <3 

Overall: Please, please, please, I'm begging you all to read this book. It's amazing, and thank you Month9Books for publishing it, and for Lisa Rasso for writing it. My world would be lost. 5/5 star rating

Starcrossed by Joesphine Angelini

  My next read was Starcrossed, chosen by my Instagram bookworms!

Starcrossed... what an interesting name. And, what an interesting book!

Starcrossed was in my shelf for a long time, but when I decided to let my Instagram followers choose my next read, 1 of the four reads that they could choose from was Starcrossed, and it won witht two votes. My followers kept anticipating about how great this book was, and I believed them.
What I thought, was that this one was pretty good. Not my favourite, but enjoyable. Helen was kind of a weak character, with her insecurities, but doesn't everyone have them? Lucas was a hottie, with his charming attitude, pulling every girl reader into him. I was surprised with how much description Joesphine added into this, and her passion for writing. 
The concept was very unique, but reminded me of two books I've read, Fury and The Godess Test. With its charm, plot, and male characters, Starcrossed was a great read. -Michelle

Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Saturday, 30 March 2013 0 comments

Finally! After The Raven Boys, this one lit me up, once again! Wither was great, as well, and this one was even better! 
Plot: Perfection! After Rhine and Gabriel run away from Linden's home, they need to get to Manhattan, to find Rhine's twin brother. Gabriel decides to take a boat to a mysterious place. They end up in a carnival, where a certain lady takes them for hostage. As they try to get out, Gabriel catches a virus and gets beaten up. As they make a plan, they meet new people and finally get a chance to get out. They find a delivery truck that may be going to Pennsylvania, and hop in. Rhine and Gabriel may finally get the chance to have their happily ever after.. or not?

Characters: Lets make this simple. Rhine, Maddie, Liliac, Claire, I like. Gabriel, Madame, Silas, I don't like. But you fans may say, How can you not like Gabriel? I respond, he's predictable and stubborn. When Rhine said that they shouldn't take the boat to what was the carnival, Gabriel insisted, and look what they ended up with. Stubborn much, dude?

Love: There wasn't that much romance here! Hopefully in Sever, there will be! 


The Raven Boys

   The read after that.. was The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater.  

Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver was one of my favourites. I highly expected that this one, would be one as well. But, it wasn't. I didn't see the point to it, and there usually is a point. The characters were boring, and no one "spoke" to me. 
The plot, that was what it made this three-star rating three stars. I kind of liked it. The predictions? That's unique, something you've never heard of. Maura was the only character that was funny, when she wasn't trying to be, and I understood her. But, there was too many characters to keep track of. Persephone, Blue, Noah, Adam, Gansey, Maura and whoever else. It's too hard to keep track of!
I do not reccomend this book. There's many better books out there, including Maggie's The Wolves Of Mercy Falls trilogy. I'm not going to pick up the next one, and I hope that you won't too.


Legend / Marie Lu

    Hey, again. My next read was Legend, by Marie Lu!

Marie Lu's world of the Republic is stunning. Everything is so descriptive, that I feel that I'm in it. June and Day's point of view brings their fans to a high expectation of them falling in love and solving the mystery at the same time.
First of all to say, I adored this book. It made me think for hours after, what will happen next? And how, the characters connected to me. I felt everything they felt, and this book inspired me to never judge a book by its cover. Sometimes, I never really like those war, criminal type of books, and I knew, by the cover, that this one will be one too, but I loved it. June's character was the strongest, with her smart thoughts and predictions, and Day fit right into her. They're a match. Second of all, I'm so reading the next book. No comment after this. :p

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Sunday, 24 March 2013 0 comments
OMGOMG! *screams* The Way We Fall was astonishing and impossible  for me to put down. It was unique, and contagious, as in can't put down to its readers. I've never read any book about an epidemic before! The cover reminds me of the movie Contagion, I guess yellow is an epidemic colour? The author relates to me, because of the setting. I live in Canada, so I understand the hardships of the life there and fight for survival, not that we can't over here. I mean the weather and living next to the ocean. The way Crewe puts Kaelyn's thoughts into words, it's amazing. I felt that Kae was right next to me. Kaelyn wasn't your average heroine, she fought for what was right and did everything to save her family, and in some cases, she didn't. I was thinking that this book would be predictable, that Kae wouldn't get the disease, but she did. And, she fought it. Over course, she wouldn't die, because the books would be nothing without her. :) Overall, The Way We Fall made me speechlessly astonished. I love it!

Also, by the way, I just got the second book today! So, I'm definitely reading that now! 

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare Review

Saturday, 23 March 2013 0 comments
Clockwork Princess. Was. Amazing. I'm. Freaking. Out.

Angel, Prince, Princess, this series has a special place in my heart. It's no joke to me, I wish that this one would never end. I usually am ready when other series end, but this one, I don't want to let go. :( 

Plot: The plot was perfect. The love triangle continues, and I loved every word of it. I was so happy when WIll became Jem's patabai! Two best friends, fighting for the same woman, that's what I like! Charlotte made a great improvement in this one, I usually couldn't stand her wittiness, but her becoming pregnant, and her caring for Jem, she improved in my eyes. This was action-packed, sad, witty but made me shiver in joy all in between!

Characters: Of course, the characters were all perfection. Will made my heart ache, when he ached for Tessa, and Jem made me cry as he was dying. I knew what Tessa wanted, to be with both, and hey, she did. I was shockingly happy when Jem didn't die, but when Tessa explains in the epilogue, how Will died, I started to ball. How could my hubby, my favourite male character in all books, die? I loved him, and he only died at 76! Cecily, Gabriel, Gideon, Sophie and Charlotte totally improved in my eyes, and I felt their emotions at the same time as I did. 

(SPOILER) Love Triangle: It was phenomenal. How could Cassie Clare get all of these pickup lines? I wished that it was me who Will gave the letter to, or who Will told that he loved. I would have gladly accepted, right away, and we'd run into the ever after, forever! Yes, that's my story. The only thing that ruined it for me, was that I read the family tree on the back of the cover while I was reading it! It ruined everything when I saw William Herondale and Tessa Grey together, just as I hoped, and I kept wondering, Jem didn't die? Poor thing!

Ending: The ending was the best, just as I expected it to be. Will and Tessa together, but they separate, sadly, but at least she gets Jem after, right? When I read that Tessa was in City Of Glass, I'm like what, isn't she dead by now? But, when Tessa did what Will wanted her to do, I felt the happiness in my heart. 

Overall: I don't want to let The Infernal Devices go. How? Hopefully, those wonderful people in Hollywood would finally decide that maybe it's time for a movie? I'll be the first one in line, absolutely. PLEASE, CASSANDRA CLARE, MAKE THE DARK ARTIFICES AS AMAZING AS THIS SERIES! IT'S AMAZING!