zondag 16 december 2012

Wake - Amanda Hocking

Wake (Watersong, #1)
Serie: Wake #1
Release date: 2012
Stars: 1/5

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

I really like Amanda Hocking's writing style and I really am in love with her series, but this one? Not so much. The synopsis and the cover didn't speak to me at all, but I was willing to give it a change. The concept of the story was good, only the story itself was just.. well.. bad and weird. I didn't like the writing style and most of the time I didn't know which one was telling the story. There was a lot of POV switching, unnecassary I might add. I did not like the main character, Gemma. She irritated me and I thought she was kind of dumb.Then there was supposed to be a love interest going on with the main character Gemma and Alex, which I didn't get at all. It was just there, no tension or romance, really it was just weird. I did like the sister sometimes, Harper and her love interest Daniel. Other times she just annoyed me, she was like the overly protective sister or something like that. I don't really know what the story was about, nothing really happened, except for the end. Not recommended! It was just that bad!!

Opal - Jennifer Armentrout

Opal (Lux, #3)
Series: Lux #3 
Release date: 2012 
Stars: 5/5

No one is like Daemon Black. 

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

OMG, Where is the next book, Origin? I need it, like.. right now!!! I liked Opal as much, or maybe more than Onyx. It had way more romance in it and an even sweeter and hotter Daemon in it. I really appreciated all the focus on Katy and Daemon's bond. But Daemon has grown a lot over the past 3 books. Where he was just an asshole in the first one, he was much more open in Opal. He shows a lot more emotions and he's just not the Daemon anymore that makes you want to hit him. Then there's Blake, jep he's back. I just hate him, can't believe they didn't kill him just there and than. I really love Dee, I totally understand her pain over losing Adam and how she's bitchy towards Katy. It's interesting to read about her thirst for revenge and how she deals with everything throughout Opal. The plot was mostly about the group plotting something and mostly about the characters. I really am intrigued with Luc and Paris. What kills me the most about Opal is the end, what a HUGE KILLER CLIFHANGER ENDING! My god I don't know how I'm going to survivi with just my imagination till Origin comes out. Especially the vulnerable side of Daemon at the end is just heartbreaking, and yeah kinda sweet. I really don't know if I should recommend to read it right now, because you just want to hit something because of the end! But hell what a great book!

vrijdag 14 december 2012

Deity - Jennifer Armentrout

Deity (Covenant, #3)
Serie: Covenant #3
Release date: 2012
Stars: 5/5

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.

I can't believe I haven't reviewed Deity yet! The covenant series is one of my favorite series and Deity didn't disappoint!The characters, the plot, the twists and turns and finally the huge cliffhanger were just amazing! Then ofcourse there is the humor and the love which makes Deity so much more than just a good book. The characters are so amazing, they make the story awesome! I really like the main character Alex, she's tough, but she can also be sweet and a little emotional. She's grown a lot trought the Covenant series. You just know that she's destined for greatness. You read about her struggling with her upcoming birthday and thus the upcoming Awakening and you feel just unfair about it all. It's so easy to relate to Alex. And then ofcourse you feel her heartbreak over Aiden and everything is just so hard for her, but she makes everything work out some how. I still like Seth, he's just such a cuddle buddy, but he has a lot of secrets of his own. I really want to figure him out and want to see the good in him, like Alex does. Then ofcourse there is Aiden, can someone love him more? This book just made him that more awesome! I'm team Aiden all the way! Deity is just epic on so many levels! You just have to read it!

donderdag 13 december 2012

The Lost Prince - Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Release date: 2012
Stars: 4/5

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. 

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

Julie Kawaga has done it again. I was once again sucked into the world of the Iron Fey. The Lost Prince is a spin-off of Ethan, the little brother of Megan from my favorite serie the Iron Fey. I really really enjoyed this book. I loved to hear from Ethan and has he grown up! Though his story is very sad, dark en depressing, I really liked to know how his life was en how his journey took place. I really liked the new characters and that they got the main attention. Sure we got to meet the old characters again and I really enjoyed that. There can never be too much of Puck, right?! But the story is about Ethan and the new characters. Ethan has changed a lot.. He hates the fairies', because they kind of destroyed his life. But then Ethan gets involved with a new kind of fairies, 'The Forgotten' and he finds himself in the Nevernever. From there of on his journey begins. You can see him change and you relate so easily with him. There is a lot of action, new friendships and ofcourse there is a love interest! Then there is this interesting character Keirran, I'm not gonna spoil who that is, but gosh I loved him and I had it spot on with my speculations about who he was. All I want to way is that if you love the Iron fey series, you just have to read the Lost Prince!