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.