Monday, March 26, 2012

Starters by Lissa Price

This is a great, very unique and different book! I really enjoyed it a lot!
Starters is in a Dystopian were the U.S was infected by a Spore War. Only the young and the elderly were able to get vaccinated before the spores were launched, and all the ages in between died because they were not vaccinated. Now, the young, if they don't have any eldery relatives left, must fend for themselves while the elders live in style.

The only thing the elders don't have are young, able bodies. But technology has made it so that the elders can "rent" out a younger body, for a large price. Callie, is in desperate need of the money. She needs a safe and reliable shelter over her head for her and her sick brother. The only way she can find to make that money is to rent out her body to an elder. But then, when she rents her body things become complicated and Callie gets twisted up in a very dangerous situation!

There are a lot of twists I didn't see coming. The storyline is very unique and really gets you wondering. At the end, I felt like I had to read it again just to grasp what was going on the entire time! It does leave you at quite a big cliff hanger but it says the next book is coming out this winter, so that isn't a very long wait.

If you liked Fever and Wither, or even the Uglies series, you will like this book.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Spell Bound leave off where Demon Glass ends. Which is: Sophie's dad just got the removal and is locked up in a cell with Archer in Thorne Abbey, which is on fire with a demon on the loose. Cal sent Sophie to the Itineris to find her mom with the Brannicks and he went to rescue her dad and Archer. Sophie powers are locked inside her unable to use them and Jenna is missing. So a lot was happening when the last book ended.

Everything that happens at the end of Demon Glass gets resolved pretty early in Spell Bound so you are not wondering what happened? the entire novel. A lot more of Sophie's family history gets known too. It is one thing after another in this book and you really get to know the characters better in this book.

The one thing I didn't like too much was the lover's triangle. It seems in a lot of young adult books there is a lover's triangle. The author might do this to maybe make the story more interesting but I just found it annoying and takes away from all the other great stuff happening in the book.

This is a very funny read, especially with both Sophie and Archers sarcastic comments. Great new characters and a bunch of exciting scenes that makes you not want to put the book down. At the end of the book everything gets resolved since it is the final book in the series.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Reread of Demon Glass and Hex Hall

Just finished reading both Demon Glass and Hex Hall to get ready for the next book in the series Spell Bound

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fever by Lauren Destefano

Rhine went from one nightmare to another. From being a wife in the book Wither, to the life in the scarlet district in the hands of crazy Madame and on the run from Housemaster Vaughn in this book. This book is much more dark than the first. The first one hints at the darkness but is hidden by the luxuries of the mansion. This one, it is up close and personal.

I think I like Wither better than this one. Wither had much more detail and a lot of interesting things that went on. In Fever, Rhine is in and out of consciousness a lot and you really don't get as much detail. You do get to learn a little bit more about Rhine's past in this one. Also, things that were left unanswered in the first book are answered in this book, like some of the things that happened to Jenna that she wouldn't tell Rhine. You also get to know Gabriel more in this book.

There are new characters and new locations. Instead of being in a mansion the entire time, Rhine is on the run and goes from a Scarlet district carnival, and a couple other places. Each place you get to see Gabriel a little differently.

The book ends making you want more, you want to know what is the next step in Rhines life. What is going to happen to her. Is she going to have a happy ending? She certainly doesn't have it in this one but I have a feeling she will get it in the next book!