Seventeen-year-old Ruby lives in a world where Frostbloods rule. She has to hide among them because she can wield fire. When she’s discovered her whole world is turned upside down. She must survive prison, the chaos of the games and an evil presence determined to take control. All the while the scarred and quiet Arcus is twisting her heart. Can she survive for revenge? Will that be enough to save her soul?
This book is fantastic! I instantly liked Ruby from the start. She is excited about her fire wielding but scared by it too. When she’s discovered, she goes from unsure girl to angry woman. She refuses to give in and survives purely for revenge. When the story of the world unfolds she realizes she’s meant for bigger things. Arcus is a part of her future. The angry scarred frostblood has more inside him than either of them knew. Twists make the story even more entwined with this history of the land. I absolutely fell into this book and didn’t want to leave. I’ve already ordered the second book, Fireblood.
If you like fantasy with beautiful world building and a sweet romance this is a must read.
Andrew and Kiernan are freshman who experience an event that will change their lives forever. Rage, pain, heartbreak, their story is not going to be easy…...
Take a minute to enjoy that cover, how beautiful! The title is also an attention grabber. Okay on to the review. The beginning didn’t pull me in. Honestly, I was kind of confused and I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. That said, I kept reading and really enjoyed the rest of the story. This is definitely not a light read. It is also a bit slow moving in some places and the time jumps/scene jumps make the story a bit disjointed. I did really like both Kiernan and Andrew. Their stories are dark and sad and stunning. They stole my heart. Don’t read this without tissues. I am struggling with the rating between four and three stars. I went with three simply because this book really has potential but there’s still several aspects I think could be approved upon. I would check out any other book by these authors.
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*
Julia is a sixteen-year-old girl that never fits in, maybe because she’s lived in so many different places for such short periods of time. Back in New Orleans she’s determined to find out what happened to her missing cousin, Aubree. Distracted by the hottest boy in school, she still finds time to investigate and finds it all revolves around the convent…
This is a ya mystery that has a few twists and a wonderful main character. I instantly liked Julia, from her awkwardness to her never give up attitude. At times, her actions are a bit hard to believe but she has a feistiness to her that I enjoyed. Ryan is harder to pin down. Why is the hottest guy in class talking to her? What are his motives? I didn’t trust him at all and the fact that Julia is falling so quickly for him isn’t my favorite aspect of the story. As the romance moves along so does the mystery, which I love. The author has a great knack for keeping me on the edge of my seat. Tyler, rejected and super adorable, Tyler. There’s sort of a triangle going on here. I did not like that she’s kissing them both without making up her mind. The ending is nicely resolved with twists and even a hint at the next book.
Shadow Lilies is an entertaining ya mystery that you shouldn't miss!
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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!
Tevy’s is seeing angels. Yeah, angels in the sky fighting each other. They think she’s lost her mind so she’s sent to a mental hospital and learns to lie to everyone, even herself. When she’s free and still seeing the angels, she keeps it to herself until the boy next door sees them too. As Tevy becomes aware of Dillions affection toward her they both learn the truth, as terrifying and dangerous as it is…
I’ve read a thousand angel stories (estimating that count) and after a while they all start to blend together. This book is different. The Buddhism gives it this unique quality that really made this story stand out. I admit I have no idea how accurate it is because I don’t know anything about Buddhism. I had no problem following about different levels of heaven and how their wings don’t have feathers but it’s more faith and magic. Honestly, even without that hint of romance it is still interesting. Tevy, my God, the stuff this author threw at this poor girl. Losing her parents, seeing angels, everyone thinking she’s lost her mind and she’s sent into a sketchy mental hospital. This did make me instantly like Tevy. She’s been through hell and she’s come out of it broken but stronger. Dillon is so adorable! He’s silly and sweet and his funny/sarcastic dialogue makes me laugh out loud. This is an intriguing story peppered with first romance and six armed creatures trying to eat Tevy. Definitely entertaining. I’m excited to see what else this author will come up with!
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Oak Haven is once again in danger and Sera is the only one who can stop it. First, she must find her presumed dead father and in order to do that she has to team up with her enemy, Fabian. Can they find the secrets to life beneath the city or does their journey stop here?
This is the third book in the Night Angel Chronicles series. The first two books in the series are solid four star reads, Key of Mystery and Book of Angels. This is continuation of the fabulous characters from those books. Sera has truly grown as a person but her fight isn’t over. Add violence and Fabian into the mix, Sera’s got herself a hard task. There’s great action and a wonderfully twisted plot. There are still many scenes that are slow moving. The beginning didn’t pull me in like the first two. Sera’s journey has been a wild one, filled with heartbreak and terror. That ending has an interesting cliffhanger.
The Night Angel Chronicles is an adventurous series that young adult lovers will want to read!
Sera only wanted to find out who killed her father and what this mysterious key he left opened. It leads to a wild adventure filled with danger, potential love and heartbreaking loss. In the second book of the Night Angel Chronicles Sera faces queens bent on destruction and the ultimate questions, will she become the seventh angel?
I really enjoyed the first book Key of Mystery and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second story. Book of Angels starts off immediately in this paranormal world where Sera is being saved from the brink of death. She’s no longer the average teenager with homework and awkward school dances. She’s now involved with angels, queens and powerful creatures. I love the world building. The author creates a story with lots of layers. It is slow moving in some places. I love how Sera isn’t a scared girl but willing to step up and deal with the crazy coming her way. The way she deals with Peter is so sweet and yet so sad. I’ve already got the next book in my kindle ready to go.
If you love stories about angels and demons, right and wrong, hope and despair, then give The Night Angel Chronicles a read!
"Be careful who you love, it just might kill you."
Sera’s father is killed, leaving behind a key. Suddenly her father death is not an accident and angels appear with strange talk of protecting her. When powers start manifesting Sera knows she has to find out the truth, whatever that may be.
This book begins with a Los Angeles Time story that is really creeping. Instantly I am hooked on the plot! I feel so bad for Sera’s family. Not only did they lose their father but he left them in debt. Her brother’s being a jerk and her mother’s losing it. After all that, these creatures are coming out of the shadows and they all seemed to be aimed toward her. Sera is a phenomenal character. She’s eighteen and handles herself realistically. She tries to be brave but that doesn’t always work. I like that so much about her. As this new world begins to take terrifying shape she meets Peter. Peter is cold at first and very secretive. I like how he thaws as the story progresses, even though he still has those moments where I want to slap the back of his head. This story has excellent characters and a unique, if sometimes slow, plot. I’m excited to read the next book!