Archive | June 2012

Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones

Endure (Need, #4)

Kindle Edition
 272 pages
 Published May 8th 2012
by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.

THIS BOOK CONTAINS:  Death, Extreme Violence, Mythology, and Romance.

My Thoughts:

In a word this book was FANTASTIC!!!!   I throughly enjoyed this one from beginning to end.   I was so happy to receive this book from  Netgalley that I actually jumped for joy!  This has been a very extreme reading experience, with all of the twist and turns that I have come to expect from a series of this quality.   I loved the ending to this book and I felt that the final twist to the story just added that something extra which pushed this book to the top of the list.  In my opinion  it is now the best book of the series and I just want to go back to the beginning so that I can  reread the series to experience the magic that Carrie has created within these books.  If you havent read this series you are truly missing out on an amazing reading experience!!!

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Ruby Red (Edelstein Trilogie, #1) by Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (Translator)

Ruby Red (Edelstein Trilogie, #1)

Hardcover
324 pages
Published May 10th 2011
by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 2009)

Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

 

This Book Contains: Deception, Violence, Intrigue Possible Romance and Time Travel.

 

My Thought:

I enjoyed this book a lot.  I was told that it has been translated from German to English.  I know people say that sometimes you lose something in the translation but if this book did I never noticed.  This book was very entertaining.  I loved the secret society and the fact that several well now historical figures had been a part of it.  This gave the book and authentic feel to it.

I also love the name of the book because it truly fits with the story.  Ruby is the gem that represents Gwen one of the few people who posses the gene that causes a person to time travel . Gwen is  full of question and not willing  to be led around by the nose  especially if something makes her uncomfortable.   Her inquisitive nature and colorful personality keeps this book moving along.  Also,  the more you learn about the secrets of the society the more you feel compelled to continue flipping the pages to see what is going to happen next.    I also enjoyed  Gideon, with his know it all-knowing attitude and over-confident  personality.   The chemistry between these two characters is simply entertaining.

This book is full of secrets and lies told to Gwen and the others.  The mystery’s are just waiting  to be unraveled by Gwen and Gideon hopefully before it is too late because there is this feeling of impending doom.   I loved the setup in this book and can’t wait to see where the author is going with it.

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Hardcover

1st Edition USA
 487 pages
Published May 3rd 2011
by Katherine Tegen Books (first published January 1st 2011)
 In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.   

This Book Contains: Violence, Romance, Secrets, Death and a little Sci-fi.

My Thoughts:

I was just blown away by this book.  I can’t believe that I waited this long to read this book.  I have been putting this book off for such a long time.  I am glad,  that I did in away because now Insurgent is out and I will be able to read it.  I hate waiting when a book you like ends and you have to wait a year for the next one. 

This is such a well written and thought-provoking book.  The  author just knew how to make you care for the characters.  I felt that I was there and I didn’t want it to end.  At times I felt myself wincing when Tris would get hit or I felt like screaming to help get someones attention when she was in danger .  I also blushed at the kissing seen between her and Four.  I think it was because they were in my head and my heart.   That just doesn’t happen very often.  That just says that this is just a truly remarkable book.  This is something that I will read over and over because of how it makes me feel.  It also makes one think about what is brave and what it means to truly be selfless.  This was most definitely worthy of all the praise that it has received and then some.