Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan


 Title: Firelight 
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Publication Date: Sept 10, 2010
Pages: 323
Source: borrowed
Challenge: none

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

Review: Firelight truly surprised me with it’s incredible story! I never really thought I’d be into the whole human’s-shifting-into-dragons thing but it was so cool to get out into a different world from werewolfs and fairies and any of the other million of things you want to name. Firelight definitely stands out among them and I’m craving more!

Firelight was a good take on the whole Romeo and Juliet concept. The hunter falls for the hunted. I say it was a “good take” on the whole impossible love concept because there are stories where they try to make it seem like it’d be impossible to be together but, really, there is a clear why around it. With Will and Jacinda I have no freaking clue how they are going to work things out and I wish them the best! The characters in the story were really awesome and well-described. I loved that Jacinda had the ability to breath fire (it made for some hilarious moments) and the whole mystery surrounding Will definitely pulled you through some loops and I loved how it all worked out (even though it ending in a pretty devastating way)!

Really if you’re looking for a new kind of paranormal story make sure to check out Firelight. If not for the fact that it’s an incredible story with great characters, do it for the fact that smoke comes out of Jacinda’s nose when Will’s around. xD






Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler is out today!


YAY! Congrats to Holly for the release of her second novel! Playing Hurt looks like am amazing read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Later in April I’ll be part of Holly’s Playing Hurt Blog Tour so look out for an interview between her and me. Now I must say go out and get your own copy of this steamy romance novel between to ex-athletes!

Order a copy HERE!


“Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

That summer, Chelsea's dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and "boot camp" trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint's haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up hurting them all over again—or finally heal their heartbreak?”


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

7747374 Title: I Am Number Four
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Publication Date:  August 3, 2010
Pages: 440
Source: Bought
Challenge: none

Summary: In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.

The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.

I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.

Review: I Am Number Four was so much fun to read! One of the first things I thought about it was that both a girl a boy would enjoy the book with it’s action and romance mix. There were so many elements to it that make me just fall in love with the characters and the unique story lines draws you right in.

“John” or so what his name is for the moment is an alien from the planet Lorien which was taken over by other aliens and he, along with eight other children, were able to get away in time to survive and make it to Earth. They are now scattered all through out Earth and the Mogadorians are hunting them down and killing them off one by one. Number three was just killed, and Number Four is next and now that they are all developing their powers the Mogadorians are even more impatient to see them done with.

Like I said, a truly amazing book! The characters were so enjoyable to read about, especially Sam! The romance between John and Sarah was nice and I loved the relationship between John and Henri, his guardian from Lorien. They had a special bond that showed clearly through the writing. The action scenes were fun to read and sometimes a bit gory but nothing too rough. Overall, I Am Number Four is an action packed adventure with secrets and love that will entertain anyone looking for a new world to explore!




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