Friday, November 27, 2015

Revisiting The Past!!!

At the beginning of my Thanksgiving weekend, I started rereading the Gryphon series again. Stacey Rourke's books make you want to reread them again and again. In a good way, though. I also heard that she is planning another book, but in the perspective of a different person!

Book Review: Pivot Point - The Pivot Point Series


Perfect for fans of Sliding Doors, Kasie West's riveting novel Pivot Point follows a girl with the power to see her potential futures.
Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.
In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist. Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn. With so much to lose in either future, Addie must decide which reality she's willing to live through . . . and who she's willing to live without.

My Review

This is the first book in a two book series. Kasie West is the author and the book is 357 pages long.

Addie's life has been somewhat perfect. She had two parents that loved each other, an awesome best friend, and a very useful ability. All of a sudden her life did a turn-over and now she has to choose between her two parents. She decides to look into the future of each choice. She has the choice between her dad at a norm school with norm friends and a norm boyfriend. Then, there is her mother. She would get to stay with her bestie and would be dating the most popular boy in school. Both had different outcomes, but they similarities as well. Either way someone important to her gets killed. Who will Addie choose? Which side is more dangerous?

I'll give Kasie West kudos for this book. I hate SyFy, but this book was relatively different. I mean, it is about these people that have special abilities and are trying to stay hidden from us "norms". I like Kasie's choice in words, as well. She explains Addie's thoughts very thoroughly and clearly. There was a few errors, not enough to really make a difference. The only real problem was the confusion. It switches from choice to choice so fast that you don't follow. There was many times when I would ask myself "Did I skip a few pages? Which outcome is this? Hugh!?" Yeah, I'm kinda weird, but it's true! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Review: Ascension - The Conduit Series


The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand … 

Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and a sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run. 

Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance. 

With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?

My Review

This is the fourth book of the Conduit Series. Stacey Rourke is a great author that has written many great books. This book is 318 pages long, but it is worth all of them!

The Garrett family are at the final battle. After loosing so much they go on and make new alliances. There is going to be a new member of the family on the way. Rowan is sneaking his way back up to Celeste. Alec is coming to his end and Celeste has to choose between killing the demon inside Alec or using the discus to kill the Dark army. Celeste has to fight the Dark army's minions to get to the Dark Queen. Will Celeste embrace herself as the Gryphon? Who will win this great battle?

I loved this book series more than any series ever. The battle at the end of this book is so EPIC that you will want more. Stacey Rourke is a great author and I hope to read some of her other books and even reread this series. Thank you Stacey Rourke for bringing all of your characters to life and making the battle so great. If I could give this more than five stars I would.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Review: Heartbound


Petyr has never found it necessary to consider the humans as anything more than distant, inferior beings-until now. They are the cause of the fatal disease that has plagued his realm, taking the lives of two many of his kind. As a future leader of a realm in peril, Petyr must find a way to resist and cure the affliction. He must enter the unfamiliar realm, appear to be an ordinary eighteen-year-old human, observe, and learn.

However, things don't exactly go according to plan. Instead of embarking singe-mindedly on his sober mission, Petyr meets an 18-year-old girl who does things to his emotions that he can't quite fathom or control. Petyr is falling in love, and he almost forgets the gravity his choices have on his entire world. Despite the risk it poses to his life and hers, he wants to know her, and he wants her to know him- and his world.
My Review

This book is written by P.I. Alltraine and it is 171 pages long.

Petyr has spent all of his life protecting the Cortas, until now. Petyr and a few other members were sent to Earth to discover why humans had an effect on them. Just when their mission can't get any worse, Petyr meets her. Petyr has a new mission now. To get to know this human that makes him feel this way. Love is a strong thing and Petyr now knows that. He is in love with a human, but he can not show his true identity to her without falling for the forbidden. Is their love to be? What other dangers are humans to the Cortas?

This book was very interesting. The beginning was pretty slow, but it started to progress later in the book. The author did a great job of showing their abilities and describing their inner cores. There were a lot of scientific words in it and a sweet romance. The "Forbidden" was confusing, but it was starting to clear toward the end. I could not find it on Barnes and Noble, so I'm sorry.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Book Review: Rot & Ruin - The Rot & Ruin Series


In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

My Review

This is the first book in a five book series. The author is Jonathan Maberry and the book is 468 pages long.

Benny Imura has always thought Charlie Pink-Eye was cool for him killing zoms. Ever since Benny's parents died on First Night, he's had a burning hatred for zoms. When Tom Imura, Benny's brother comes back from a hunt to turn Benny into his apprentice, he takes him into the vast Rot and Ruin. Tom is a zom hunter, but he doesn't kill for fun. Tom and Benny go on a journey to the Rot and Ruin where Tom is on a mission to teach his brother his ways. What is Tom's job? What will Benny learn from this journey?

I loved how Jonathan Maberry captured how zoms aren't just evil parasites. They are just sick people, with no choices. Jonathan also captured all the mixed emotions of Benny and Tom's journey in the Rot and Ruin. It was different from a lot of the other zombie books I've read. Also, out of all the zombie books I've read, I've never heard the term zom before. I hope to read the second book soon.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Book Review: Clockwork Angel - The Infernal Devices Series


The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city's sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends - including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing... 

My Review

This is the first book in a series called "The Infernal Devices". The author is Clare Cassandra.

Tessa Gray goes to move with her brother after her aunt died. On her way to her destination, these people snatch her and say they captured her brother. She has the special ability to change her form, which is something that is unheard of for the demons. This guy named the Magister wants to marry her for this ability, but then a boy named Will breaks her out and takes her away to a safe place. This place is full of these people with angelic abilities, called Shadowhunters. The only problem is the Magister won't stop until he has her. De Quincy, a very old vampire, is being very suspicious and has this blueprint to create these clockwork monsters with demonic essence. Will that plan succeed? Who is the Magister? Who are the Shadowhunters?

I liked the book, because it is similar to the Mortal Instruments series. When I was on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, though, it was very difficult to find information. I couldn't find the first book on Barnes and Noble, you had to buy the whole series. The synopsis didn't even come from the book, since I couldn't find it, so it is from the graphic novel. Among other reasons. The book itself was great though. Good detail and great descriptions of the beautiful, but dangerous setting. The demons Clare created were excellent examples of the fact that even monsters have feelings. Vampires got their humanity taken away from them and most wish to have their souls back. Another instance in the book is the time where a demon's sister is killed and all she wants to do is be with her. It's a sad reminder that the world can be cruel.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Book Review: Sacrifice - The Gryphon Series


Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear. 

My Review

It is the third book in the Gryphon Series and it is 222 pages long.

Now that Celeste knows there are three sides to this war, she is feeling less confident in winning. There is Alex and his demons, the Conduit and her beau, and the Dark Army all fighting the same war. That's not even the worst part, she has to play dress-up for a wedding. She is loosing all the people she cares about. Keni has gone berserk and Caleb is in grave danger. Also, little gnomes are out to get her. What extent will she go to help the people she loves? What is happening between Celeste and Rowan?

I did not expect this big turn-over. It was all so unexpected. The love and the desire in this book was great. Stacey Rourke put it in great detail.(Not in a bad way) I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who reads. This series is great. I wish it would never end, but if people did lots of books, eventually they would either run out of ideas or people would just get bored with it. This is a series that has so many possibilities. Stacey Rourke is a great writer and I hope to read more of her books. 

Getting Back Up

I'm sorry to have been gone for so long, but I am back up and ready to go. I plan on reviewing a LOT. Especially, since I'm going to be a guest speaker at Utopia next year! YAY!!!!!! I hope to see a lot of authors and even talk about my movement, #Authoragainstbullying. I'm back up and I have been reading. It helps keep me calm and collected, so I really do enjoy it.

Now to talk about something else. Halloween was the day before yesterday. I was Medusa and won 1st place. If you want to share, go to my Facebook page and send me messages or pictures. Halloween is my 2nd favorite holiday. Bye.