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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore August 31, 2011

Amy and Phin are spending their summer watching over their aunts farm, away from their family Goodnight magic. Or this is what they think. After a skeleton is found where a bridge is supposed to be build, the mystery of a town ghost is thrust upon them waiting to be solved. Amy, who has spend her whole life trying to balance her family world and the real one, will find herself in the middle of everything and will have to accept her onw magic if she wants to make it out alive.

The story is really nice. I loved the mystery and how it got resolved. Also I loved Phin, Amy’s older sister, she is a mad scientist type that you have to adore. The romance element was settle and really nice at times.

This book got 3 stars out of five, because it was really slow at the first half of it. Only after the middle everything started to move faster and exciting things happened.

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Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater August 28, 2011

Filed under: Book-Reviews — Veronica Morfi @ 21:19
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The story of Sam and Grace is one of the most sweet love stories I’ve ever read.

Sam is a werewolf, a man who turns into a wolf when it’s cold. Grace was once bitten by wolves but ever since Sam saved her that night, a bond has started to bloom. One day Sam is shot and he turns into a human at the back yard of Grace. She immediatle recognises him and they story begins to unfold. With the threat of the winter and a new wolf loose in town they have to be extra careful.

This book was full of emotion and made me cry a lot. I really enjoyed the double PoV writing style. I especially loved Sam’s PoV cause it was easier to connect with him than Grace. I loved the ending and then took a look at the next book and I was like “Hell, why? How can they be so unlucky?”. But I’ll leave this one for winter, cause I really wanted to curl up with the book and a myg of hot cocoa but it’s boiling here…:P

Oh, and one last thing: Child Protective Services should really pay a visit at Grace’s house. Just a thought. 😉

 

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby August 20, 2011

Emma Jones is a 15 year old student of Burtonwood Academy, a training school for elemental creatures’ slayers, and she is supposed to be a dragon-slayer, just like her mother. But at the day of the designation she is apointed to FAIRIES! She decides that in the six weeks until this is final she is going to change her Principal dicesion, but with only ine week left she has no idea what to do. And this is not her biggest problem, a giant, invisble fairy starts to hang around the school and she is the only one who can see it. With the help of the friends and her archenemy, she will try to stop it, on the way discovering a lot of secrets about her past.

This book is hilarious! Emma was a kiss-butt heroine, headstrong, trying to have it her way. Very dragon slayer material!

The ones that I loved the most though where Trevor, Rupert and Gilbert the three tiny fairies at the mall. There were the most fun and annoying creatures in the whole world.

The story was fun and easy to read. The author gave a lot of hints as to what might happen and I figured it all, even guessed some parts and I was right, but it didn’t matter. It was awesome no matter what. Exactly what I needed, a lot of fun and not so much drama.

Perfect!

 

First Frost (Mythos Academy Prequel) by Jennifer Estep August 16, 2011

Another amazing prequel. I can’t wait to start reading Touch of Frost.

Ok, this is the story of Gwen before she enrolled in Mythos Academy. Gwen is a gypsy, though she doesn’t know why, which is kind of weird but anyways…she is a gypsy with a gift to see memories and feelings that are attached to an object or even a person. One day she finds out a terrible secret by touching the hairbrush of another girl and her story begins. After a few weeks she is told that, by fall she will have to leave her old school back and go to Mythos Academy, a place for people like her.

The story is really nice and it gets you wanna read more. I love Gwen and the way she is so curious about everything.

I also have to say that Spartans are not mythological creatures (gypsies either). They are just people who where born in Sparta. Humans. It’s the way they were raise that made them of the most incredible fighters of Greece. Just a note. But I’m going to look pass that cause I think the book is really awesome.

 

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassadra Clare August 11, 2011

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Pros:I liked the fact that Jace and Clary’s relationship grew over time and they weren’t drawn to each other from the beginning. I loved the character of Isabelle! She’s awesome and kind of reminds me of myself. Loved the scenes in New York, the places, everything about it. Loved the chapter with the Uprising story.

Cons:The world that Cassandra Clare created seemed like it had no rules. At all. I mean, everything happened to be so conviniently doable. There’s always something that the characters can do and we have no idea about it. There are no limits to anyones possible powers. The begining of the book reminds me of some anime shows, where at the first episode you learn so many new names, terms, things about the new world that you don’t really understand any of it. But it got smoother later on.

I was expecting to read an amazing book, from everything that I heard, but unfortunately I didn’t. I was somewhat dissapointed, but it was I great read and I will read the next ones.

 

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout August 10, 2011

Filed under: Book-Reviews — Veronica Morfi @ 09:21
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An awesome prequel to Half-Blood.

Alex is a half-blood, half mortal and half pure-blood. Pure-bloods are the children of gods and mortals with powers over the elements. Alex leaves with her mother in Miami after leaving the Convenant, a place to train half-bloods, three years ago. Her mision used to be killing Daimons, turned evil pure-bloods who drink the live force of everyone else, now her mision is to lay low and be normal. But after a surprise attack by two Daimons her whole world is turned upside down and she has to run away, to the only place where she belongs. Back to the Convenant.

Alex is a butt-kicking heroine, I loved her from the very first page. The book was sort but right to the point. It made me to desperately want to read Half-Blood. Luckyly, there was a small preview of Half-Blood!