Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Title: Angelfire

Author: Courtney Allison Moulton

Series: Angelfire#1

Publisher: Harper Collins

How obtained: E-book

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.
Absolutely Ah-mazing. I actually stayed up until 2 trying to get through it the day I got it but I couldn't keep myself awake so I finished reading it this morning, the second day I have it. I usually write reviews on books that I've read and totally adore. And i totally adore Angelfire alright. When it first came out I entered a few giveaways but haven't had the luck to win it.

It was worth waiting for though.

Ellie, our red headed heroine is something more than human. But, she keeps all her human characteristics. She's so strong and powerful but she is also very realisitc. She has her love and compassion and she's been able to keep all that in sight. I can just imagine her swords engulfed in angelfire. Deadly but pretty, really nice touch on Ms. Courtney Allison Moulton's part. She got me hooked on Ellie and Will from the second chapter.

I don't know why I always get more interested and excited when archangels,demons and in this case reapers are mentioned. I don't know about you, but whenever I end up reading about a "Will" he's smoking hot and a bad ass. Yay for us! :]

I like the talk about the souls. Its really cool how Elli's soul has been reincarnated so many times. Everytime she dies her body may be destroyed but her soul stays the same and her memories from thousands or even hundred of years come back to her.

I want to share on of my favorite lines

As I swing a third time, he grabbed my wrist. "Thats enough hitting," he growled. "You don't exactly hit like a girl, you know."                           

I would tell you the page it is on in the book but the e-book format is usually not parallel to the paper version.
Theres not a lot to say about Angelfire because i'm still in shock at how wonderfully the book was written. I can't wait for the sequels, they're coming out this year!

I give Angelfire 10/10. Because I seriously think the book deserved it and so does the author. As a debut novel, she really kicked off with a awesome book. I can't wait for what comes next.

Read up a storm! <3~

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A cool contest! :]

I love Cassandra Clare and Holly Black and even though noone read my blog I hope you guys see it and enter. The contest is international, so you don't gotta be American! :]

Book Review: Shadowspell by Jenna Black

Title: Shadowspell

Author: Jenna Black

Series: Faeriewalker #2

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

How obtained: Library

On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her – and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking’s got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind?


I should seriously write a review to Glimmerglass the first book in the Faeriewalker series but I read it so long ago and the details are muddy. But that didn't stop me from jumping back into Avalon with Dana. There were some parts my jaw literally dropped open. Like seriously, I love Jenna Black's writing. In the first chapter, the hottest thing happens. And I'm not going to say anything about it, you have to pick up the book and read it. (zips her lips shut)

Ethan is definitely a play boy name, my friend and I were discussing this over text message when she asked me to suggest names for a baby boy cousin she was soon going to have. Just the way he is described seems, hottie and playboy. Well technically you have to be hot to be a playboy. I DIGRESS. So Dana and Ethan's relationship seems to get somewhere, but then it doesn't. Its like walking slowly up a steep hill. The suspense is killer and so is the cliff hanger at the end of the book. Okay I know I didn't ruin it because there already news of the third book, SirenSong. And the title sounds so awesome already. Can't wait to get my hands on it when it comes out.

My first impression when I heard Erlking, was a very scary man, but seriously? Jenna takes him and turns him into the hottest gothic bad ass semi villian in her book. I was excited for a minute there and then I realized he was a jerk. Oh yippee de doo da. He's too old for Dana anyway, literally.

So I'm shaking my head at a lot of things that are happening, gasping, some jaw dropping, laughing and I could go on, but I ran out of things. :]

If what I said doesn't make you go scrambling out the door to get Glimmerglass and/or Shadowspell, please do so now.

Haha, I love reading good books and I always recommend the ones I read. I hope that means I have a good idea for good YA books :] and who doesn't love paranormal YA books?

I give Shadowspell a 9/10. Its a bit short and I know, I know we can't always have Harry Potter sized books but seriously I wish we did, especially when the book is gooood and yes thats four o's.

Read up a storm! <3 PEACe

Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Review: Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Title: Iron Queen

Author: Julie Kagawa

Series: Iron Fey #3

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

How obtained:Bought

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.
The blurb on the back of the book was a bit short on this book, but after I finished reading it I found out it really didn't need a long blurb.

Meghan Chase. I talked about her character when I reviewed Iron King just briefly and I digress to say I have to write a review for Iron Daughter too. Anyhows. The cover is to die for and Julie Kagawa didn't disappoint me. I hope I'm not spoiling anything when I say the book ends with a cliff hanger but it's really the good sort where we anticipate the next book even more than the previous one.

Meghan Chase and Ash have been through a lot. And they're characters have developed in a way where I find I love them even more. Puck of course will not be left out. Meghan is a heroine that people can picture themselves in. She's not exactly the warrior goddess but she really has a balance of needing people she loves by her side and being able to take on big responsibilities head on. She learns to fight and she learns that her destiny has basically just begun. I like the fact that she isn't all fey and part human. That way, even if she seems like she is stuck between two worlds, she really isn't. Both sides of her help her complete whatever she needs and even though she can be indecisive, it makes the readers love her more.

Theres nothing not to love about Ash and Puck except that they can both infuriate with their actions sometimes. Iron Queen was a wonderful addition to a wonderful series. I can't wait until the next book the Iron Knight comes out.

In Iron Queen, our heroine is tested to her limit, she meets new people, she mourns for old ones and she discovers even if she may love both Ash and Puck, there is one that is more important to her heart.

Enough of the characters, the story got me hooked right from the beginning, just like the previous two. I shed a few tears too, and it was quite embarassing because I was reading on the train and my eyes got watery. Hopefully noone noticed.

9.5/10. Totally worth your time and a must read. When I read about Julie Kagawa's Nevernever, I feel like I could picture it. I hope everyone who has read Iron Queen agrees with me that Julie must keep writing the series or we will starve of Meghan/Ash/ and Puck and we can't have that. :]