Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Knight Angels: Book of Love by Abra Ebner

Title: Knight Angels: Book of Love
Author: Abra Ebner

Published: April 26th, 2010
Pages: 367
Rating: 4 flowers
New characters, New world, but old enemies. Emily struggles to ignore a new friend with emotions that temp her, Wes delves deeper into his past and family while finding friendship isn't reserved for the human race alone, Jane finds out her dear Max isn't what he seems, Gregs friendships cost him more than he expected, and Max forgets that the truth is best. But then again, someone always has to be the liar... Emotional baggage, begrudged enemies, and the bitterness that comes when the honeymoon of their friendship fades... Will the love survive, or as it all just a game?

My Thoughts:

KNIGHT ANGELS: BOOK OF LOVE is a promising book told in multiple point of views about guardian angels, true love, hope and death.

I have never read a book that was written in more than two point of views so when I received this book I didn't know what to expect other than it might end up being confusing at times. I can proudly say I was wrong on all counts. The multiple point of views did the story justice. I couldn't see it written any different. It let us get to know each of the characters personally but we are introduced mainly to Jane, Max, Emily, Wes and Greg.

KNIGHT ANGELS first introduces us to Jane and Emily. Sister who are the complete opposite but have one thing in common, they both have strange abilitlies. Jane can see flashes of how people will die by just looking at them and Emily can read peoples minds and emotions. Wes is the boy next door and one of Jane's best friends, who unkowingly at first, has a secrect gift of his own. Max *insert long sigh here* is the new boy in town who has captured Jane's attention. Little does know but Max is her guardian angel. Then there is Greg, Max's evil twin brother.
Each of the characters have an interesting story to tell and they take you on a fun ride.

My only real complaints are that some words were missing while some were mispelled. It got a little confusing to read but I still knew what the words were suppose to be.

Overall, I think it's hard not to give too much away about the plot so I won't say much, but KNIGHT ANGELS is definetly a good book to read if you like a good Angel book!


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Review: Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

Title: Intrinsical
Author: Lani Woodland

Published: August 20th, 2010
Pages: 298
Rating: 5 flowers
Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

My Thoughts:

INTRINSICAL is a fast-paced roller coaster that leaves readers eagerly turning the pages.

Two words, beautiful and haunting. As soon as I got this book, I began reading it and became hooked from the very first chapter. Lani Woodlands doesn't hold anything back, she drives straight into the action of the story. If I was standing up, it would literally have me on the tips of my toes with all the twists and turns. It kept me thinking and guessing, it defintely wasn't a predictable story. Which is a good thing!

The writing is absolutely beautiful and detailed. Lani Woodland knows her imagery! The plot itself is one of the best ones I have personally ever read. I love love LOVE ghost stories, there are not enough in YA.

Let's talk about the cover for a second. WOW. Isn't it stunning? I think it fits perfectly for the story, it's both beautiful and haunting.

Overall, I highly recommend INTRINSICAL to everyone! Those looking for a promising paranormal read, go and get it right now! I am definitely looking forward to more of Lani Woodland's writings!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

~ Grab your current read
~ Open to a random page
~ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
~ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

HEY GUYS! Right now I am reading THE IRON QUEEN by Julie Kagawa so here is my teaser.

My Teasers:

"Oi, lovebirds!' Puck's voice shattered the quiet, bouncing through the darkness. Ash pulled back with a rueful look. 'Get a room, would ya? We've got better things to do than watch you suck face!'"

pg.59 "The Iron Queen" by Julie Kagawa

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