woensdag 8 oktober 2014

Demons at Deadnight & Dropdead Demons - A&E Kirk

Serie: Divinicus Nex Chronicles #1
Release Year: 2012
Stars: 4/5

For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.
Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it's just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.

The Hex Boys--mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction--have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.

The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.

It took me a few pages to really get in the book, but man what a book! It was really funny. I would like to say first that I love that the family is included in this one. In most books of this genre the family is left clueless and you don't read much about it. In this one though they are all included. The main character, Aurora (beautiful name!!), doens't know what she is, only that demons are hunting her. I instantly liked Aurora, she is very funny. Quote:

"His fingers dug into my flesh and pulled my upper body forward. I wondered with vague panic why I wasn't pushing away from the kiss he was about to pull me into--when his torso tightened and he flung me into the air.

Hmmm. Read that one wrong."

After that there are a lot of introductions made with different characters, the hex boys yammi, and with a bit of history. I found it easier to put down the book in the beginning. But later when the book was really starting to get on with it I couldn't put the book down. It was hilarious and hottt hott hott with the yammi hex boys. Still I found that there was a lot to take in for a first book, not that it answered every question, cause I've a lot remain, but a lot of characters, a bit history, the developments etc. But the main point here, I really liked the book! I love all the developments with all the characters, the actions, the possibly romance (thank god not a love triangle, I'm kind of fed up with that), the whole story of Aurora and her 'gift' and what she may be. I really can't wait for the next one! I want to read more and more about Aurora and her hex boys, so I want to say that this book is worth your time!

Serie: Divinicus Nex Chronicles #2
Release Year: 2014
Stars: 4/5

Survival. It's an on-going battle.


Aurora Lahey finally knows why supernatural slayers salivate to slaughter her, but how to stop them? Not so much. Sure, she's discovered her own lethal powers, and has six sexy, super-charged, demon hunting Hex Boys watching her back--the hottest one watching every part of her. But when a seductive stranger delivers a deadly ultimatum, Aurora and the Hex Boys plunge into a do-or-die hunt for a legendary Mandatum treasure, which will finally shift power in their favor. Or unleash hell on earth.


Pursued by demons of mythical proportions, Aurora and the Hex Boys race deeper into the shadowy world of a centuries-old mystery and brutal conspiracy, where no one and nothing is what it seems. Where love and betrayal go hand-in-hand, and trusting the wrong person not only breaks your heart, but gets you killed.


Uncovering shocking secrets from the Hex Boys' past, hiding her Divinicus Nex identity, lying to her pretend-wish-he-were-real boyfriend, dodging demons, breaking into ancient tombs, taking the unexpected side trip to the dark depths of the Waiting World, tracking a traitor, and passing Physics...Aurora could do that in her sleep. Or more likely, die trying.


Soooo after a very very long wait I finally got to read the second installment in the amazing series of A&E Kirk! I really love books with a strong main character, who's not a whiny character. This book has it all, the action, the humor, the romance, the hilarious and great dialogues. I really find these books amazing! Luckily the book is pretty long, not nearly long enough hihi, but it read away quickly. I think I finished the book in 2 days. The Hex boys are as always very lovely, I really don't know which one I like the most, they are quite something. They are really cool and funny.. and did I mention sexy?

I think what makes the book so special is that it's not always about the love in the book, there is alot of action and the story develops great! I just want to know more and more about the world, the stories, the people and yeah sure the love development. The book wasn't all what I was expecting, it was even better. I really didn't think it good be better after the first one, but really the story is just great. All I can say now is that you just have to read it!

vrijdag 5 september 2014

Uninvited - Sophie Jordan

Uninvited #1
Release year: 2014
Stars: 3/5

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

This book was a fun and quick read. I really liked the story and the characters. It wasn't really a special story or something, most of the things where kind of predictable. It didn't really matter in this book though, the story was a great read. It was a fun dystopian to read, which made it hard for me to put the book down. 

Davy is the typical rich girl with great boyfriend/friends. Then it all comes to an end because she's a HTS carrier. You read about her struggles, about her denial and I could so relate with her. Sure she's a bit naive, but aren't the characters in book usually? I was kind of sympathetic toward Davy. Everybody leaves her, nobody trusts her anymore. You read about her personal growth and how her whole world is changing. 

I didn't like every characters. I mean her boyfriend and friend where really bad people. Which stuck out most was her brother, Mitchell. He stood by her no matter what. Even her parent where against her. I think it made Mitchel a really sincere character. 

There was also a love story, but I didn't mind that much. I liked the story better, than I did the love story within. So for a fun quick read, I definitely recommend this one!

Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop

Serie: The Others #2
Release year: 2014
Stars: 4/5

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

After book 1 (Review) I couldn't wait to start this book. I'm always kind of afraid that de second book is a huge dissappointment. I mean you know the characters, you know the world, so it has to be al about the story, what's going to happen next? Luckily this book didn't dissappoint at all! I loved it as much as the first one. 

What I love most about the serie is the characters. There are many characters in the book, but it doesn't matter, you're going to love them all. The interactions with everyone is just great. I couldn't get enough of the book! And Megan & Simon, even though the romance isn't what the book is about, there is still romance there. I just loved how awkward the tension between the two is, how they didn't know how to handle everything. 

The story is very unique and exceptional. You can't compare it with anything I've read. You just have to read it for yourselves. I look forward to another book with all these fascinating individuals.

donderdag 4 september 2014

Written in Red - Anne Bishop

Serie: The Others #1
Release year: 2013
Stars: 5/5

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

I really really liked Meg, the main character. She's trying to fit in her new surroundings, and that's written very well. You really feel everything Meg is feeling and you understand everything she's doing. Simon is a really sweet character. Maybe I can't say sweet, because he's a shape-shifter and a alpha. The secondary characters leave a big impression and you want to learn more about everything. About the world they life in, about the characters, about the stories behind everything.

I liked the way the storie developed. There wasn't insta love relationships, and that's a big plus for me. This book was different in so many ways. The whole saga of the blood prophet was very intriguing for me and I could not lay the book apart. I just had to read and read and read more. There was also a lot of humor in it and great action scenes. It's one of the better books I've read this year and luckily there is a part 2, which I read immediately after, because I couldn't get enough of Megan and Simon and the graveyard.

dinsdag 19 november 2013

Fighting Destiny - Amelia Hutchins

17927559Serie: the fae chronicles #1
Release date: 2013
Stars: 5/5

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae - beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae...every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me...

So this book made me very very frustated. Let me explain. I never heard of this book of read anything about it, untill I come upon a site (I don't even know which one anymore) that left me hanging with great anticipation for Fighting Destiny. On that site was namely the first three chapters of this book. And the first chapters enthralled me big time. So I though I just have to have this book, but than came the big frustation I could not get it anywhere (I life in Holland, so hey things are more difficult to get here). Three months later I finally got the book en read it in one day. I was really an amazing book, could not get enough of it. Since Julie Kawaga I really like books about the fae and this one didn't dissappoint. I always love a good paranormal romance and Fighting Destiny had plenty of it.

The main character, Syn, is a kick ass heroin (which I love) and you can easy relate to her. She's also very funny. The male character is very hot and sexy and their scenes are just zo great and hot. I really like the romance in the book and the steamy scenes. The characters and the plot are just so well written that I can only want for more. The twists and turns in the book are really suprising and makes you wonder about things that you read in the beginning. The book suprises you at every corner and sucks you into the story. I haven't read the second book yet, but I hope to change that very soon, the end left me quite hanging.

Wallbanger - Alice Clayton

15858248Book: Wallbanger
Release date: 2012
Stars: 4/5

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick…

Okay.. wow.. it's been a while since I've written any review. I'm going to make it up to you by writing a first review about this hilarious book! Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. God did I laugh out loud a lot while reading this book! I needed a fun, light, fast to read book and this one has that all! I fell in love with everything, the writing, the style, the story, the characters. It was just such an amazing book at the right time in my life.
I read most of it with a big grin om my face, which most of the time I had to explain to my mom hihi. I enjoyed gettint to know the two main characters, Simon and Caroline. They were very likable characters and easy to relate too. They were fun, with endless witty banter en they developed a very nice friendship throughout the book. I really liked the detail with the cat (You have to read the book to catch my meaning).
If you're looking for a simple, fun read, you'll probably enjoy this one!

woensdag 23 januari 2013

Valkyrie Rising - Ingrid Paulson

Valkyrie Rising (Valkyrie, #1)Serie: Valkyrie #1
Release date: 2012
Stars: 2/5 

Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there.

What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect something powerful and ancient to awaken in her and that strange whispers would urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, there’s suddenly a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it’s up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances.

I was really looking forward reading this book, but it disappointed me big time. I really did not like the writing styles, there was just to much description. Ellie is the main character, but she wasn't a likeable character to me, she annoyed me. All the characters didn't do it for me, I might add. They where just so shallow and under developed. I just didn't care what happened to them. Then there was this love story between Tuck and Ellie, it was just there. One day they where friends and then guess what, they became a couple. It was just weird and I really couldn't follow where that came from, they had zero chemistry. I could have been a great story, the concept was very good. It wasn't just for me.

Seduced in the Dark - C.J. Roberts

Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #2)Serie: The Dark Duet #2 
Release date: 2012 
Stars: 5/5 

The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

After I read Captive in the dark, the first book, I couldn't help but immidiately pick up this book. There is this dark and twisted alure to this serie and I can say with all my heart you really have to read this duet books! If you thought Captive in the Dark was good, you have no idea what's waiting for you in Seduced in the dark. It's just such an amazing story, greatly written and so many unexpected twists and turns that even up until the last few pages, you really don't have a clue how the story is going to end. This book was written very differtently than Captive in the dark, so it was kind of weird in the beginning, but you just can help but get suck right in the story and I don't think the story could have been any better if it was written differently. The story is told in 2 different timelines and alternating POV's. You just have to read the story for yourself to know what I mean. There's such great depth to the story that you don't find very often and I can say that's one of the very great books I have read. It's shocking and all consuming. Like I said in my review of Captive in the Dark, you feel something for the 'bad' guy Caleb and you just can't help but find that shocking, because he has done horrible things, yet you understand him and even grow to care for him. Then the main character Olivia, her story is just horrible and shocking, but also wonderfull. You really don't recognize her from the beginning of Captive in the Dark, she has grown a lot and is a whole different woman than the girl she was before. Then there is a new character, a FBI agent, with his own dark sexual events and I was immidiately curious towards him, I even heard he gets a story of his own. YOU just HAVE to read Captive in the Dark and then Seduced in the Dark, I highly recommened it!!!

Fire - Kristin Cashore

Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
Serie: Graceling Realm #2
Release date: 2009
Stars: 4/5 

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men.

This is where Fire lives. With a wild, irresistible appearance and hair the color of flame, Fire is the last remaining human monster. Equally hated and adored, she had the unique ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of innocent people. Especially when she has so many of her own.

Then Prince Brigan comes to bring her to King City, The royal family needs her help to uncover the plot against the king. Far away from home, Fire begins to realize there's more to her power than she ever dreamed. Her power could save the kingdom.

Kristin Cashore did it again, I'm already in love with her first book Graceling and now I'm also in love with Fire. The book and the character. Fire is the main character and I can say she's a favorite of mine. I really liked Fire as a heroine, she's very independent and has a strong will and character. I also enjoyed Brigan as a character, he has this whole manly charm about him. He's mysterious and hard towards himself, but he can be sweet. I'm kind of disappointed that that was so little romance in the book, only towards the end things where heating up. There's another love interest for Fire, Archer. Don't worry it's not a love triangle, it's one-sided. I really liked Archer, he seemed so carefree, just swinging his way in live. There was much grief and sorrow in the book and I couldn't help but pink a few tears away. I just really like the whole story, the action, the romance, the character development. I highly recommened both Graceling and Fire!