Are you freaking kidding me?! Oh my God, this book is crazy good!
The world is destroyed, powerful teenagers are fated to fight each other to the death. One of them, Evie, is evil in all the previous games but this game she had an anchor for her goodness. That would be cajun bad boy Jack. Can a moral survive in a battle of Gods?
Un-freaking-believable! The first two books are amazing and I swear they are just getting better. The evil known as The Lovers have kidnapped Arcana Selena and they have to rescue her. Meanwhile Eve must choose between Death/Aric who was her husband in a past life and Cajun mortal Jack who keeps her good. I have been in love with Jack. I'm totally TEAM JACK from the beginning. He has lied to her in the past but it is all with good intentions. The ending is a huge cliffhanger that I have to solve. Give me the next book already! Who does Evie pick? You have to read the book to find out. And Jack better not be dead! *Sobs*
Dead of Winter is another phenomenal young adult adventure in this mind blowing series. You must read The Arcana Chronicles!
This is the second book in the Arcana Chronicles series by Kresley Cold. The first book is mind blowing and the second book is just as stunning! Evie and the Arcana's with their special powers are dealing with the end of the world. They manage to resist the urge to kill each other along with the Cajun bad boy Jack. Some Arcana are evil, others misunderstood and it's all happening after a bright flash scorched the earth. There are Bagmen (zombie like), scary cannibals (super freaking scary and dark) and Jack who is human. In the previous book he just found out about Evie's powers so there is a lot of tension there. I'm not giving up hope on them!
This is a total edge of your seat story. The story is complicated and twisted and so enthralling that a few times my mouth was hanging open while reading. I love, love, love all the characters but I think Evie is my favorite. She's trying to deal with the revelation of her powers, all these Arcana calling her evil and trying to kill her. Plus, the red witch inside her longs to get free and slaughter them all. Intense! I love Jack, even from the beginning, so when they finally acknowledge each other I was ecstatic. Then Death/Aric comes swooping in and turns everything upside down. Oh my God! So good!!
If you thought the first book was insanely good wait until you read Endless Knight. Of course, I highly recommend this series. *Rubs hands greedily for the next book*
Okay, stick with me here. This is a freaking weird, amazing, stunning, wonderful, complicated book.
Evie is hearing voices and having visions. She’s sent to a center where they pump her full of pills to counteract her crazy. However, when she returns to school, her best friend, her popular boyfriend and some new kids from the other side of town, everything falls apart. She starts being able to control plants and the visions are getting worse, then they start coming true. Light and death, fall onto the earth. It’s the end of the world! It withers crops, decimates water and turns people in the worst way. Now, Evie must deal with the visions, her weird powers, the end of the world, bagmen (Zombie like creatures) and oh yeah, the bad boy from school shows up. It figures he’d survive but maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
I’m totally freaking out right now. This book is phenomenal! It is so weird in an ‘can’t put this book down’ way. The plot is a twisting row of vines and prickly thorns much like the main character Evie. She’s not crazy, she’s one of the few who might be able to actually save the world. The problem is, the visions don’t make sense and the voices are all riddles. She’s also distracted by the whole end of the world thing and Jackson. The bad boy Cajun with the accent that has this girl swooning. Yeah, I said it. Nope, I don’t regret it. The book starts with Evie in a serial killer’s house, telling her story, being drugged. I did not like this first-person point of view jumping. It is really confusing but it is only three short chapters so I’m begging you to press on. This story is amazing! The further the plot progress the more intense and crazy good everything becomes. Evie is falling for Jackson but a new girl shows up who may or may not be like her. There’s a bit of romance. There are bagmen attacks (Zombie like creatures) and militia on the hunt for survivors. It’s like the people who survived the apocalypse turned hard and cold but can Evie stay sweet in such a place?
Wow, Poison Princess blew me away. Right out of my freaking seat (not literally but my mouth was definitely hanging open). I’ve already ordered the next two books. I have to read them. HAVE TO. RIGHT NOW! (Grumbles about shipping time).
If you only read one book this year, you have to read Poison Princess by Kresley Cole!
Let me first explain the world because it can be a bit confusing. Meteors, the darkening, genetic experiments ... Wargs are shifter like creatures. There's a pendant that can make them stay humanish (like the one our hero has). Revenants are smart zombies. Reivers are a band of humans/wargs that attack settlements of regular humans. Pillaging, stealing, slaves, death. Now that the world is somewhat explained, here's my review.
Riley is a human who has the unfortunate timing to hit Wade with her car. She's trying to return to her settlement to warn them reivers are coming. Wade is a warg but with a pendant thing that keeps him from going completely animal. He's going to use her as bait to get some guy she knows named McClain. But she proves to be a lot more trouble and Wade discovers there's more human left in him than he thought.
Okay it’s that time again to put what I’m feeling into words. This book is giving me major book depression now that I’m done with it. Yeah, it is that good. Riley is alone in this new, dangerous dystopian world and I love her. She’s got attitude even when the odds are against her. She has sass and is more likely to shoot you than help you. My kind of character. When she meets Wade I instantly felt the connection. Not just because of the witty banter but they are so perfect! Even with the world being a little confusing this is getting five big shiny stars. I love how they start off as enemies but not hating each other. Wade isn’t such a bad guy. I mean he’s not human, definitely dangerous but there are worse things out there in the night.
The story unfolds with Wade and Riley working together. First to save her friend Jimmy and then to get back someone Wade knows (can’t give away the spoiler). The action is freaking edge of your seat! The romance is smoking hot! I want to read the next book now. Right. Freaking. Now. I don’t want to wait!
Love dystopian with a lot of romance and a dash of humor? Nobodies Hero is a must read!
Bec McMaster has started another series that’s going to blow your freaking mind!
I don’t know if you all know this about me but I love, love, love dystopian/end of the world stories. They usually perk my interest and if there’s a romance involved, well, let’s just say I had grabby hands after reading this blurb.
The plague, or the Severny Virus, is freaking scary and not farfetched, at all! Ice cores hold all sorts of germs and dormant stuff. Who’s to say it won’t happen? The fact that this plague is believable makes the story that much better. Lee is a farmer whose family is almost wiped out by the virus. He’s trying to hold on to his farm and survive long enough to find out if his sister is alive. I liked Lee at first but talking about killing dogs just because they’re hungry makes me extremely angry. So much so that I nearly stopped reading the book. It’s just not necessary to put that stuff in a romance book. Anyway, his sister returns home with a handsome army guy named Nate. Lee’s sister is surprisingly unemotional. She finds out her parents die and then introduces Nate. Then Lee’s talking about the guest room being messy. A lot of their reactions seemed odd like that. Lee and Nate have a great push and pull to their romance as the story moves on and I enjoyed that. They are sweet and then sexy.
There is a lot of potential here. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
The journey has been long and terrifying. In The After Light is Ruby’s last stand. There’s no backing down. There’s no plan B. There can be no failure. All the questions are finally answered about why the children in this dark world have developed powers...
I fell in love with this series from the first chapter of the first book. It’s been a fantastic roller coaster of emotions and I’m so excited to come to the ending. All our favorite characters are now gathered on the precipice. The story is wonderfully rich with details and gripping characters. It broke my heart when one of my favorites is killed! The ending is freaking insane. I could not put this book down.
In the After Light is the final, must read book, in the Darkest Mind trilogy.
Another stunning, edge of your seat book by Alexandra Bracken.
Ruby is now with the League, longing for Liam, prayer Chubs is alive, hoping Zu made it to safety. She’s been training to fight with a new group of kids with their own powers and personalities. Then she meets Liam’s brother and finds out Liam is in a world of trouble. It’s a lot bigger than any of them think and not all of the will survive.
Oh. My. God. This book is crazy good! I could not stop reading. The same stellar cast as The darkest Minds adds a new bunch of powerful kids and they’re all searching for Liam. There is so much action and so many twists. I didn’t guess half of them and I am still blown away by how fabulous this book is. There’s a bit of romance between Ruby and Liam. I love how Liam finally gets his memories of her back. So sweet! That ending is insane! I absolutely teared up when a particular character died. It is so sad, especially the way the author writes the reveal.
Never Fade is the second book in a extraordinary series. You. Have. To. Read. This.
This! This right here is what I craved. A book that completely pulled me into the story and made me forget about life. This. Book. Is. Amazing! (times a billion exclamation points).
Ruby is ten when her parents locked her in the garage because she wiped their minds. It’s all part of a terrifying new infection that’s causing kids to develop powers and the government to take control. Now, years later, Ruby is sixteen. She’s managed to hide that she’s one of the dangerous one’s until she’s busted out of the prison camp and into the new world. When she meets a ragtag group of other survivors they must trust each other to survive.
Love. Love. Love. So much love I might just scream. This book is fabulous. From Ruby with her secrets and rich personality to Liam, handsome and trying to be strong. Then there’s Chubs who is cranky and suspicious of everyone. Even little Zu who has some cool powers. They all blended well into this amazing world the author created. This is what the young adult genre is all about. I started reading this book and I couldn’t stop. I already bought the 2nd and 3rd in the series, I’m a quarter of the way through already. That ending is perfect. Loved every inch of this story. I also hear they may make it into a movie. So. Freaking. Excited!
The Darkest Minds is a twisted, wonderfully evolved world that you will sink into and never want to leave.
The Ultimate War of the Sexes.
"We deliver this ruling to promote the separation of hormonal influence from procreating, the elimination of hostility between the genders and the liberation of human beings from unattainable and unnecessary relationships."
So decreed the Matriarchal Council of Genesis at the conclusion of the Gender War, long before Eroyn Fairchild was born. She knows no other world, and has never set eyes on a man outside of textbooks. Nor would she want to, given the decades of liturgy describing them as alien, aggressive, generally unintelligent and out to do harm to all females. Funny how the craziest notions can be institutionalized...as history and literature have proven. (Need I say more than "Roman Colosseum," "1984," and "Hunger Games?")
Estranged from her natural parents, Eroyn is paired with an "Elder" for guidance and nurturing, as are all Genesis females when they reach the age of Mentoring. The Youth then takes care of The Elder for the rest of her natural life. (Hmmm...another institution comes to mind. Seniors Home, anyone?) Eroyn's life and beliefs are shaken however, when her her Elder dies, and her job as a security officer results in the capture of a male from The Other Side. His rescuers present a new portrait of 'male' for Eroyn, setting her and lifelong friend Luna on a path to danger and discovery of the truth about her world. More dangerous still, is the friendship she develops with a brother she's never met, and the unfamiliar but undeniable attraction she begins to feel for his
Book 2 of this series was previously reviewed, and though well done it lacked the necessary backstory to stand on its own. Now that the gaps are filled in, I venture to say The Separation has all the makings of a YA masterpiece. Book 3 can't come soon enough!!
The Separation is a must read and my favorite book of 2017 so far!
We were meant to be together. But someone decided that apart we were better.
For 100 years the men and women of Genesis have been separated, living in fear, suspicion and general disregard of one another. Aside from the obvious necessity of procreation, human males and females have been alienated under the curious regimes of the Matriarch and Patriarch of Compound A. When the city of Genesis is attacked and bombed nearly to extinction, a small group of fighters make ready to retaliate against their aggressor, but can men and women join together in a common battle?
Eroyn Fairchild is the freedom fighter that has done the unthinkable; not only rebel but begin a relationship with a boy named Archer Finn. Their mutual attraction is real, but the outcome of their relationship is uncertain and potentially doomed. Eroyn and Archer, along with friends Luna, Blaze and stray dog Rusty must convince all the people of Genesis that the only solution is to mount an attack.
As this is book 2 in a series, there are integral parts of the story that necessitate reading Book 1. I regret I did not have the opportunity to do this, because as a standalone, the backstory and previous events are to be mostly guessed at and leaves the reader both curious and frustrated at the same time.
However, that is my loss; While a plethora of personas remain mysterious and unexplained in the context of book 2, the main characters in this story are brought vividly to life. Readers can feel like they know and care deeply for them, and be on the edge of their seats wondering if they will overcome obstacles and emerge triumphant. I always enjoy stories that explore the "what if" and how people adapt and survive under bizarre and unnatural circumstances.
A recommended read - but only if read in order!