Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
 My Take:
This was amazing wow never thought I would ever read about one greek legend that has always fancied me become like this. Really enjoyed reading about Ari, she is exceptionally strong willed and has power even if she doesn't know it yet. The big bad ass villain in this is Athena and everyone knows she isn't afraid of anything (right). Kelly did remind me of some greek legends and how that spiked my interest by alot. The cover of course calls my attention because it has a gate, but I read what it was about and finally gave it a try, my instincts told me somethings were not as they seemed and I knew some characters mentioned would be essential to Ari and help her out with her family's curse because personally that would suck the moment you mature BOOM!!!! You aren't you anymore, you are the opposite of good and might as well join up with the biggest B there is Athena.

I really enjoyed the greek legend used this way always wondered what could happen when its set like this really this is a fantastic read should check it out. I forgot to mention it also has vamps and witches and they all live in the New 2 which is New Orleans but different.
5/5 Stars

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review: White Cat by Holly Black

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

My Take:
While I was reading I had made tone of guesses but never guessed the ending, Holly was able to capture me with the first sentence and of course with a push and a shove and so many other signs, I was able to finish this baby on my way home from Vegas. Cassel has a hard life because he is in the shadow of his brothers who are workers. The story so far is brilliant because it captures not only the audience with the words illegal but it grabs the reader (aka me) to want to continue, yes it took awhile for it to be in my hands but I finished.
Knowing from the start what he did prior to the story's beginning its actually amazing how bluntly he is able to anyone what he did to his best friend even. As time went on and with each page I turned I knew something was up and of course the title is the biggest hint of all, half way through I thought one thing would happen to Cassel but it never did just something worse. 

I hope you get a copy of this one because it was a pleasure reading it and so much fun guessing who and what was happening in the story. Contemplating either reading the second one now or after I get it on Tuesday. I'll leave that up to you guys.
5/5 Stars 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reasons why I shouldn't go to the library

  • Books
  • Nice looking covers
  • Those flaps get me all the time
  • I have stacks waiting to be read (from friends and self)
  • 2 weeks is never enough but i can always recheck them out

There are many reasons why I shouldn't go the library right now, including the fact the moment I walk up those stairs to the second floor of my library (which is a ten minute walk) has a lot of the latest titles (sometimes) and is very much like a bookstore. I love my library there are two in my area and I love them both its just I've realized the moment I walk into well any store/library with books I tend to grab and carry. At least at bookstores I know to put it down and wait for later, but library is a whole different situation because I tend to grab a whole lot and with 2 weeks with the books its paradise and it feels great. If your reading this and your picking me up tomorrow well don't yell okay I know what I did, no intervention necessary okay, plus my sister asked me to go get this book for her (Monster High) and I couldn't help it, my hands grabbed and they scanned my card and that was it. My brother had the weirdest look ever the moment I came back he thought I took out the whole library. (With a 25 book limit its hard to stop). It was only 7 which is my favorite number so...
Stack from Library that I got today
1.Borrowing Stack, 2-3.The books I Own, 4.Library  
My stack just got bigger after today its pretty high just looking at it. I think what gets me firstly is the name of the book, then its the cover the way it looks gets me (or anything with vamps (sexy is great if possible)), than its those inside flaps they grab my attention all the time, it calls me (esp. when I feel like the character is like me) always so enthralled with the story, and as you can see I have a lot of reading to do and this is before summer. If only there was some machine that I can put every book into my brain so that its there forever and I update all info every week. You think Steve Jobs is making the iHuman, or even like the intersect like in Chuck just one look at the cover and bam!!!!! I know everything that happens in the book. (Picks from the top.) It didn't work so I'll just read it.

comments welcomed 

are you in need of an intervention as well or have the same realization because its not a problem (yet!!!!)

Monday, March 7, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted and created by Kristie at The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Goodreads, Amazon)
Clarity by Kim Harrington (GoodreadsAmazon)
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller (GoodreadsAmazon)

The Charmed Return by Frewin Jones (GoodreadsAmazon) and he signed i love it so happy

I am so excited its my 21st bday and i am so overly excited the moment i got home i was so what if they are right there and boom there they are I love the covers to all and still fangirling because I wasn't expecting the signed one today of all days 
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