Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

The Eternal Ones
Author: Kirsten Miller
Books Website
Page Count: 410
Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.
In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves before all is lost and the cycle begins again.


My Review:

Haven is accused that she had a demon inside her because she faints, talks about people she's never met and has visions. Her father died in an car accident, he believed she was a reincarnation of someone else long ago. She now lives with her grandmother, well more less GrandMoster, and mother. Haven hasn't faited nor had visions about Ethan since her father died, until few months before she is suppose to leave to New York. Her grandmother cancels that and Haven is later on home lock down pretty much. Though she feels drawn to New York and knows she must go there one way or another.

Haven annoyed me to death. The first 150 pages is all about how Haven has a demon and she is forced to go to church every Sunday and her grandmother is obnoxious, all it talks about is religion the whole time until Haven leaves for New York.

Then! The next problem. Haven. She has trust issues horribly! She finds Iain, says she loves him blah blah blah and follows him trys to come up with an excuse to leave him, when he seriously built her old house that they died in and remembered every single thing that sit in the house when she lived in it. Yet, she still refuses to trust him. Now Iain did lie some so I could understand why she had to see what he was up to, but he was trying to protect her from someone that has been after them for along time. Haven had trust issues threw the whole book up until the last 5 pages.

I enjoyed this book somewhat, I hope the next one is better. The next book is called All You Desire and comes out August 9th.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Sexual Content: Minor
Cursing: Mild, most likely over 100 words though
Violence: None
There was use of drugs but not between the main character's.

This is the Paperback cover, I really like the paperback better then the hardcover one! I'll be getting the Paperback when it comes out in, July 5Th.

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. Each week we will share the books we have just finished reading, are currently reading, and are planning to read


Just Finished:

Currently Reading:

Planning To Read:


What are you reading this week?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In My Mailbox [6]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

Sorry for the poor picture! Blame my phone :P

All of these I acually got from my library! I believe I raided all the goods ones they have! lol.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Hush, Hush & Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Authors Website
Becca's Facebook Page
Page Count: 391
Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


My Review

This whole book is suspenseful, not to mention you can not predict anything.
Nora is still recovering from her fathers murder less then a year ago, her mother is gone alot for work so they can keep their house. In Bio (which for the time being is pretty much Sex Ed.) Coach decides it'd be best to switch partners around. Nora's best friend, Vee, is swapped for the one guy who no one even knows. From that moment he, Patch, takes his seat next to Nora her whole life changes.
Patch keeps popping up Nora feels drawn to him but at the same time tries to stay away from him because she's not sure he's not her new found stalker.

I loved this book, I could not guess what was going to happen next so, I had this book finished in two days. Vee, Nora's best friend, is very annoying I could have punched her a few times and told her to keep her nose out of Nora's business. Patch on the other hand I found to not be annoying at all :) the way he made Nora uncomfortable out of no where was so funny.

My rating 4 out of 5 starts

Sexual Rating- Mild but proceed with caution
Cursing- Very Mild, maybe 5 cuss words tops.
There is mention of alcohol and drugs often and smoking.
Violence: Minor

Crescendo (#2 to Hush Hush)

Page Count: 427

Book description from Goodreads:

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Path hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts


My Review:

After I read Hush, Hush I had to go get the second book the very next day.

Crescendo is your typical break up second book, seems like in all the second book's people always break up!

Nora and Patch have had a great two months until one night Nora says the most worst possible thing.. Since Patch is no longer a Fallen Angel and now Nora's Guardian Angel the Archangels look for Patch to mess up and fall the exact same way he did.

To protect Patch and herself Nora tries not to notice Patch but at the same time wants to be with him.

As Patch and Mercie (Nora's lest favorite person in the world) start to be together awhole lot more then Nora likes she starts to go after Scott, the boy who just moved back to Coldwater, but she suspects there is something unusual about him.

Nora starts to receive letters and package from an anonymous person who claims they know who killed her father she can't help but expect that Patch is behind it all.

I could have hated this book, BUT it wasn't until the end that everything that was going on made sence, even the reason why Patch was being the way he was with Marcie. So even if you completly start to hate this book keep reading it until the end because it really turns around. Also, I acually liked Vee in this one, she was not as pushy as she was in the first one, annoying yes, but she was A.L.W.A.Y.S there for Nora.

My rating 3 out of 5

My rating after finishing the last 15 pages 5 out of 5


Sexual rating: Mild but proceed with caution

Cussing: Mild, but most likly 20 words tops.

Mention of drugs and alcohol

Violence: Mild


Silence (#3 to Hush, Hush)

Comes out October 4th

This is the sole reason why I read Hush, Hush... When I seen this book cover I started reading Hush, Hush within 10 minutes.

Book description from Goodreads:

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Review: Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Page Count: 390
Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding


My Review:

I'm going to cut to the chase, I loved the first half. I really did, but after I finished the second half it depressed me all day!
Katniss has to decide to be the Mockingjay for the rebels, which mainly means she'll just be recorded and the rebels will make propos for everyone, including the people in the capital to see that they are going to invade... Really they were just using Katniss I felt like, but I understood that she had alot more influence then anyone else to the people.
Coin be Snow. I just got that impression from her as soon as she first appeared. She is very ruthless, but atlest she brings down the capital.
The war is the bloodiest and gruesome. It's way worse then any horror movie I've seen! So be very ready for some gore.
When they were going threw the outer parts of the Capitol I felt like they were going threw candy land or something, silly I know, but these people love color!
I thought alot that happened during the end was very unnecessary, and where it left off at, just wasn't good enough for me. I atlest wanted another 100 pages or so of Katniss and her pick of guy (try not to spoil that for anyone), I wanted a better happy ending. But Atlest it was half way of a happy ending.

One of my faveriate secens:

Haymitch leans forward and dangles something on a thin white wire in front of my nose. It's hard to focus on, but I'm pretty sure what it is. He drops it to the sheets. "That is your earpiece. I will give you exactly one more chance to wear it. If you remove it from your ear again, I'll have you fitted with this." He holds up some sort of metal headgear that I instantly name the head shackle. "It's an alternative audio unit that locks around your skull and under your chin until its opened with a key. And I'll have the one key. If for some reason you're clever enough to disable it"- Haymitch dumps the head shackle on the bed and whips out a tiny silver clip- "I'll authorize them to surgically implant this transmitter into your ear so that I may speak to you twenty-four hours a day."
Haymitch in my head full-time. Horrifying. "I'll keep the ear piece in" I mutter.
"Excuse me?" he says.
"I'll keep the earpiece in!" I say, loud enough to wake half the hospital.
"You sure? Because I'm equally happy with any of the three options," he tells me.
"I'm sure," I say.

My rating: 4 out of 5

I don't recall of any curse words, (I should start writting this stuff down!) But if there was any at all, it wasn't many at all.
it is very very gorey like I stated above.
This book has less kissing then the other two books.