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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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.

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner July 23, 2011

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When Thomas wakes up inside an elevator, the only thing he can remeber is his name. Every other memory is deleted.

But he is not the only one. When the doors of the elevater open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by other boys who welcome him to the Glade.ย The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out.

Just like Thomas, no one knows how they ended up there or why. The only thing they know is that every morning the walls around the Glade open and kids -Runners- try to find the way out of the Maze. Every night the walls close again. Every 30 days a new boy is send to them.

The arrival of Thomas was expected, but the next day another kid arrives and this one is a girl. Even a bigger surprise is the message she has to deliver.

Maybe Thomas is more important than he could imagine. If only he could unlock the secrets burried in his head and solve the mystery of the Maze.

The story never gets boring, there is always something going on, yet it’s not tiring. And at the end of the book a big surprise is waiting the readers that is driving them to get the next one of the series.

 

City Of Secrets (Stravaganza #4) by Mary Hoffman July 3, 2011

First I have to say that I love Italy, so when I first got my hands on the first Stravaganza book I was really excited and it was great.
This one is the 4th one of the series and it travels us to a 16th century Padua of another world.
Matt is sad in his 21st century London life, with dyslexia and self-confidence problems, when he finds a book that travels him to Padova in Talia. There he meets a professor in a uni that tells him he is a Stravagante and he can travel with his talisman between the two worlds.
He also meets another stravagante Luciano, who is actually a dead boy from his school and lives his life in Talia. In his world he comes across all the Stravaganti from all the previous books and together they help him adjust in his new life.
Everything seems great, a new life in a world where Matt can read, new friends and a new city, until the di Chimici decide to trace Luciano and make him pay for killing a member of their family. All magic becomes forbidden in Padua and the adventure begins!
The book is simple writen, enjoyble and full of magic scenes. I loved it! And I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!