Friday, August 12, 2011

Torment -

After the angel fight in Sword & Cross, Luce is flown away to the other side of the states to be protected at a school called Shoreline in Fort Bragg CA. Here, Luce seems to have a bit of fame, everyone who is a nephilim at this school knows Luce's epic love story with Daniel, even better than she does.

Here Luce tries to figure out her relationship with Daniel, is it all it is cracked up to be. Being she has only know him for a bit and he seems to belittle her every chance he gets. Which is quite frustrating in my opinion. But, she is also trying to figure herself out, to figure out her past, to figure out the things Daniel is not telling her.

I was excited to see the novel take place in a place I love and have been to, Fort Bragg! I have been their many times in my life and was excited to be able to picture the place in my head as I read. But, I sadly realized, that the author may have never been their herself. Getting facts wrong like Marines that are stationed there...that is the other Fort Bragg in NC. I know it is a fictional book, but I thought since she was using a real town, she would use real facts about that town.

There are a lot of new things in this book, new school, new friends, even Luce seems to have a new outlook on things. Instead of all Fallen Angel friends, Luce now has Nephilim friends: Miles, Shelby, Dawn and Jasmine. I do love the personality of all the characters, that is my favorite part of the book, the storyline may be blah and frustrating but the characters are pretty filled out and interesting.

In the end, I still had questions, didn't seem like much was answered from the first book and this one just added more. I don't want to give any thing away but her boy relationships are just so frustrating. And, for the fact that everyone knows her story and all the angels stories, then there is a part where she doesn't bring up Cam to someone because they wouldn't know who he is...kind of contradicts the part that he is in their history books. Things just didn't click for me in this book.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Supernaturally - Kiersten White

Evie finally got her own locker! But that doesn't mean everything is perfectly normal now, quite the opposite actually. After figuring out she was an Empty One, now Evie is trying to figure out exactly where is fits in.

I really enjoyed this book, but I liked Paranormalcy much more than this one. In Paranormalcy it was hard to figure out where the plot was heading, in this one I was able to figure out what was going on before Evie. And I kept thinking, why hasn't she figured it out already! It is right there in front of her nose! So when was finally revealed, I wasn't shocked. But, don't get me wrong! This book is great! I mean it starts out with the sentence, "Oh, bleep. I was going to die" and then heads right into the adventure. There is tons of funny laugh out loud moments just like Paranormalcy as well.

There is a new character in this one, Jack. And you get to learn a bit about the characters in the previous novel. You really get to understand Arianna better. And you get to learn about Evie's past and what exactly happened to her when she was lost as a child.

There is a part of the plot that is left hanging in the end. Throughout the novel it is subtly regarded in between all the things happening to Evie, so it is almost easy to forget that it was left and not answered at the end of the book. Hopefully that part is answered in the next book, Endlessly!

************The spoiler of what was left hanging*********************

Throughout the book elementals are going missing. Lends mother is not even answering their calls. Paranormals are looking at Evie funny, and all the secret meetings Nona is having with other paranormals. None of that is addressed at the end of the book. What are happening to all the elementals paranormals? What is going on in the Paranormal world? Why are all these new paranormals popping up? I hope that is all answered in the next one!