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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White September 22, 2011

The Blurb:
Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shapeshifter and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She begins to suspect there is a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths, and even worse, that she is at the center of a dark prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

Ok, so where to begin with this book?

Well, Evie, our heroine, was very funny and I loved how she described everything. I am a huge fan of tv series and lockers myself and enjoy spending time inside her head. She had just the right mix of bravery, humour and irony. And all the way she was concerned with doing the right thing. I love a character that believes in something and sticks to that.

Now about the plot, the story was nice, well build, there where a lot of hints about everything so no major surprise, but I enjoyed it very much. But sometimes it felt like Evie didn’t had the chance to anything to move the plot forward, she was just drag around by everything that happened.

I also loved the titles of each chapter. That was one great touch! 🙂

 

 

 

The Amulet: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel by Alison Pensy September 14, 2011

After this book I realized I’m not a big fan of fairies. Don’t get me wrong I adore the little, funky fairies, with great sense of humour and maybe too much confidence, but the full-sized ones…well not so much. I find them, kind of wrong. Don’t know why…:P

Anyways, this book was about Faedra, a Custodian of a fae amulet. When she turns 18 her powers are turned on and all bad things start to happen. She is being chased by uglie Redcaps, her dog turns into a handsome fairy and the worlds vegetation strats getting destroyed.

She soon has to travel to the fae realm to find out what is causing the world’s destruction and face the ones responsibles.

The book was, simply, boring until the time Faedra went to the fae realm, and that was half way through it. After that the story started to get better, but there were no major surprises and I could figure out some things that were left unsaid for the next book, which I will read in hopes of being like the second half of this one.

 

 

 

Oh.My.Gods by Tera Lynn Childs September 10, 2011

A fun and fast read!

Phoebe’s life is about to change dramatically, when her moms moves them to a tiny island in Greece to live with her new husband. What Phoebe doesn’t know is that the island’s only Academy is a super private school for Gods’ descendents. She feels like an outcast, the only normal -nothos- kid in a school filled with semi-gods. But that doesn’t stop her from pursuing her dream in running and making the school’s team.

Soon enough she makes new friends, new enemies and a very cute and dangerous crush.

The story is short and fast-passed. We don’t get to learn that much about the characters, so they are likable but I didn’t really feel connected with ony of them. Phoebe is a cool heroine who likes to win and won’t even go easy on her crush.

The book was supposed to be about the academy of semi-gods, but half way through it I forgot all about them and their powers, nothing paranormali was really happening. I was expecting more action besides the running parts. But there was no big evil to fight, no training to learn how to use your powers, no nothing.

I think the next book, Goddess Boot Camp, is going to be better…

[spoiler] cause it’s about Phoebe learning to use her new powers [spoiler]

 

Crushed (The Witch-Game #1) by K.C. Blake September 2, 2011

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Kristen, Brittany and Cyndi are triplets and witches. Every year each of them picks a boy to crush with her colored dust. The boy is supposed to fall in love with them and do whatever his instructed to. But once Kristen crushes the schools bad boy, Zach, it seems that something has gone wrong. Little does she know that Zach is a warlock himself and he doesn’t like beeing crushed, so he decides to have a little fun with the little witch while trying to make her uncrush him. But fate has something other in store for them. A new witch is in town and she obviously doen’t like Kristen. The two of them will have to unite their powers to find out who she is and what she wants. And not every everyone will like the answers.

The first half of the book was a little bit slow. I would like Zach to play around with Kristen more before the two of them started to fall for each other. All the characters where memorable and the story was solid but I didn’t feel that drown to it. The one thing I adores about this book is Zach, he was the perfect boyfriend material.

I’m very curious about the next book, cause in this one the ending was very final. I wonder if it’s going to be about the same characters.

 

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.

 

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!