Sunday, July 31, 2011

Review: Raised by Wolves

Raised By WolvesGoodreads description: At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. She was rescued and taken in by the mysterious Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule.

But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, it's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.

Raised by Wolves will leave you howling for more.
My thoughts: So basically: Bryn. 15. Girl. Human. Raised by wolves. She's bound to the wolves by pack law, but she fights against that connection every chance she gets. Bryn is a tough girl. Rebellious, yet smart. She's just one of those characters you have to love.
Speaking of love.... Bryn and Chase. Love at first sight? Well, sort of. More like love at first sniff. You have to read it to understand what I mean. ;-)
Jennifer's writing is so natural and fluent. She was able to capture my attention and I really felt like I was there with the characters.
You know when you actually start to think like the characters? I'm exactly like that right now. My thoughts are in the form of: Pack. Protect. Mine. Yet again, you need to read this awesome book to know what I'm talking about.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Goodreads description: 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 thoughts: This book started out great. It gave off this mysterious vibe. Like, who is the *real* bad guy? And Nora, the main character, was one of my favorite characters of all time. Except the fact that she was on the edge between believable character, and non believable. And what about Patch? Can I just say "wow"??? Super hot arrogant bad boy. However, at one point I literally despised him. He's one of those characters who you can't really tell if he's good or not. Now Elliot.. At first he made me go "awwwww" but when secrets became revealed I seriously did not trust him. About 3/4 of the way into the book I started to lose interest. Everything became rushed and at some points, quite confusing. But at the end I was shocked at who the real bad guy was. Yet, technically there were many bad guys throughout the story. I'm not sure if the second book, Crescendo, is about the same characters or not, but honestly I believe their story is over. Overall, yes I would reccommend this book. It's a great story to pass the time.

Review: Eagleton Coven: Amaretto Flame

Olivia Landry is a Wise-One, a good witch. She grew up with the only real family she’s ever had, the other members of the Eagleton Coven. Believing she wasn’t worthy, she refused to let anyone get close to her. The closest anyone ever got was her coven brother, Everett. But when Olivia is banished to Staves for breaking a coven rule, she meets Jackson Vance. Jackson, a sexy guitar player with Amaretto colored eyes, manages to find a way into Olivia’s heart, though she denies it. In Amaretto Flame, Olivia, Jackson, and the rest of the Eagleton Coven, are forced to fight against the Venator, the bad witches. All of their work pays off. Olivia and Jackson are safe for now, and deeply in love.

I think my favorite part about ECAF was the fact that it isn’t overly popular(yet). And that I had the chance to actually communicate with author Sammie Spencer(@AuthorSammie) via Twitter. Sammie has a great ability for details. I could really picture the scenes as if I were there along with the characters. I loved that although it’s a paranormal romance, the characters were very human, and believable. Thank you Sammie, for such a great story <3 Can’t wait for the sequel!! Keep up the good work