Hasini's Blog

Hi guys! Welcome to my blog!

I'm a bibliophile and a 3rd year med student. My passion has always been reading books, so I thought I'll start a review blog and voila! Here we are! :D

As always, feel free to share your thoughts on my reviews and lemme know what books you love!

Hasini

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Book Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

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Read from August 18 to 19, 2014
"Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.


In a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she see it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature."

I honestly cannot find anything bad or wrong with this story! Everything was awesome!

I seriously understand Katniss's dilemma once the Games are done. Collins made the reader experience Katniss's feelings so well, that by the end of the story it felt as if I were sharing my thoughts with Katniss!
I love how realistic this story was too! Collins didn't for once hesitate to put in reality to this book. It was absolutely amazing how she made everything so simple and all about survival during the Games, and just seamlessly drifted to complicated with the Games ending. Amazing!

This book was so good, that I'm still trying to extricate myself from Katniss! Amazing!

my Goodreads review

Book Review: Underworld (Abandon, #2) by Meg Cabot

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Read from August 15 to 17, 2014
"Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn't dead.

Not this time.

But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.

Her captor, John Hayden, claims it's for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they've come back as Furies, intent on vengeance . . . on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.

But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there . . . and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.

And unless Pierce is careful, this time there'll be no escape.
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I loved this book! It was so great and I loved the progress made by the characters!

I really loved John and Pierce's relationship! Obviously they are sooooooo meant for each other! I loved the steamy moments between them and am hoping there'd be more in Awaken!!!

I loved the new characters! I loved Henry, Frank, Mr. Liu and Mr. Graves! They were like this awesome ragtag team on John's side! I really liked Mr. Smith too! That guy's like Pierce's grandfather; at least those are the vibes he gives off!

I loved Alex and Kayla too. I just wish that there'd been more of them in the story.

Overall, this was pretty great and I really liked it! I can't wait to read Awaken!!!! I'm dying to read the next book!!!


my Goodreads review

Book Review: Abandon (Abandon, #1) by Meg Cabot

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Read from August 14 to 15, 2014
"Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next.

There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . ."
It feels so good to find out that this book is as good as it was when I read it for the first time 2 years ago! Awesome!

I absolutely loved Pierce! I loved her sarcasm and her witty remarks! Her thoughts are so entertaining, which is not such a big surprise since it's Meg Cabot.

I loved the story line and also I love how Cabot introduced Pierce's history through memories rather than starting the story from the moment when everything started to change. Pretty engaging and attention-grabbing!

I absolutely loved this book and I would recommend it to everyone who's into the YA genre!

my Goodreads review

Book Review: Burned (House of Night, #7) by P. C. & Kristin Cast

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Read from August 10 to 14, 2014
"Zoey Redbird, vampyre High Priestess in training, seems to have lost herself. Her awesome powers over the elements were not enough to save someone close to her, and now her group must help her reclaim her centre and find herself again. But evil has its own plans, and these won't wait for Zoey to return to full power."

This. Was. Amazing!!!!

The first few chapters were pretty slow and laborious, reflecting the mood of the story at the time. But then shit got real when Stark made it to the Otherworld, and I was dying form all the feels!!!

Can I just say that Zoey and Stark are sooooooooo meant for each other?!? Their chemistry is amazing and the feels were explosive! Absolutely mindblowing!!!! Them together in the last few chapters were amazing!!! I was so mindblown by what went on between the two of them!!! Absolutely amazing!!!

I absolutely loved Stevie Rae and Repahim together too! Their chemistry wasn't as explosive as that of Zoey and Stark but there was so much love and protective instincts towards each that my feels left me all mushy and giggling! I am so psyched to hear how their relationship is gonna come around!!!

I loved Sgiach and Seoras too!!! I'm so rooting for them joining the Nerd Herd 'cause they are one badass duo! Love them!!!

I'm so dying to read Awakened right now!!! Shit just got real in this series! Everything is getting better and more badass and more amazing! I just love it so much!!!

my Goodreads review

Book Review: Tempted (House of Night, #6) by P. C. & Kristin Cast

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 Read from August 07 to 10, 2014
"So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.
Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?"

Holy crap! This book was seriously good! Far less action than in its predecessors but still pretty good!

I really love how much Zoey has matured! In the beginning of the series, I used to get so annoyed with her immaturity but now I can see that she has grown. I'm totally with her when it comes to Kalona, and, like her, I'm torn about whether to believe him or not! Also, I'm very satisfied with how her boyfriend problems are much less frustrating now!

I really like Zoey and Stark together. They have much more chemistry than her with Heath. There's a flame in Zoey's relationship with Stark! Also, who can resist a hot Warrior willing to risk his life for her?
I love the Nerd Herd, of course! I love how they are a team and even though they face problems, they stick together! One hell of an awesome team!

And Stevie Rae and Rephaim!!! Their relationship is so cute!!! Rephaim is so clueless and so cute! I think Rephaim having a beak and feathers is gonna be a bit weird, but I'm hoping the Casts pull some plot twist about that! I'm more than willing to see more of them!

And that ending!!!! It all happened so fast!!! And I don't wanna spoil it for anyone, so all I'm gonna say is that that ending was very unexpected! I'm dying to read the next book already!

Also, I love the House of Night covers!!!

my Goodreads review

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Review Spree

Yeeaaaahhh, I sort of posted a lot of reviews just now *awkward laugh* Yeaaaahhhhh...

So, the thing is that I've read all these books before and you will notice that when you go through my reading dates for each post. I've just had the reviews hanging around so I thought I'll just post them and be done with it!

So, enjoy! :P

Book Review: The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow

Read from November 01 to 10, 2013

"The game is afoot!

London's geniuses are being picked off by a vicious killer, and Emma Bannon, a sorceress in the service of the Empire, must protect the next target, Archibald Clare. Unfortunately he's more interested in solving the mystery of the murders than staying alive...

In a world where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare will face dark sorcery, cannon fire, high treason and the vexing problem of reliably finding hansom cabs in the city."
So, this was a pretty good book. I loved Emma, and Mikal, and Clare, almost all the characters actually, but the only downside was that it got confusing at times! I kept getting lost from time to time, and that is not something I enjoyed.

Overall, it was very good.

My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Morrigan's Cross (Circle Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts

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Read from December 29, 2013 to January 18, 2014

"Standing on the cliffs of 12th century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks - saving his and all future worlds."
This is the first book I've read of Nora Roberts' and I found it surprisingly good! I loved some of the characters (some were pretty bleh) and it actually had a good plot. I would have preferred a bit more action and a bit less romance, but it was still pretty good. Good enough for me to want to read the rest of the trilogy, of course!

My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price

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 Read from January 21 to February 09, 2014

"Just because Grave Witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, doesn't mean she has to like what they have to say...As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she's on good terms with Death himself, nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high-profile murder when she's attacked by the ghost she is raising - which should be impossible. Then, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, thwarted only by Death's intervention. You know you're having a bad day when Death is saving your life...To solve this case, Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Andrews seems to be hiding something, although it's certainly not his dislike of Alex. Despite all that, Alex is going to need his help to navigate the tangled webs of real-world and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex not just her life, but also her soul..."
Well, this went better than I thought! The only things I didn't like were Falin, and Falin+Alex. Oh, and the whole love triangle totally annoyed me. Death was hot, and I was supporting Death+Alex ever since he first made an appearance!

Overall, it was a good plot, but I could used a bit more description from here and there. Anyway, it was an OK novel.


My Goodreads review 

Book Review: The Last Free Cat by Jon Blake

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Read from February 17 to March 01, 2014

"Not far in the future, cat flu has meant that cat breeding is strictly controlled, and cats are only for the rich in their private estates. When Feela turns up in Jade's garden, she can't resist taking her in, even though it could cost her everything. Soon she finds herself on the run from the authorities."
For some reason I was totally drawn to this cover and it just sounded like a good choice to borrow, and I sure as hell do not regret it! I absolutely loved the plot; the rebellious, fired up pace was absolutely thrilling! Amazingly written and very very realistic! Oh, and the ending killed me!

My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

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Read from June 21 to 26, 2014

"When the National Security Agency's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power."
This was an okay read. There were a lot of technical stuff but it didn't really interfere with the reader experience. I loved that the chapters were short & that it was quite fast-paced even though it was quite long; I guess that's how Brown kept a book filled with technicalities and stuff a bit interesting! The last few chapters were quite entertaining though & quite hilarious at times!

My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8) by Eoin Colfer

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Read from July 05 to 07, 2014

"It's Armageddon Time for Artemis Fowl

Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen.

If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl?

Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?"
I'm really really sad that this is the conclusion of the Artemis Fowl because this series is amazingly awesome and I can't get enough of it!

I loved this story! And that ending ripped my heart in two! Amazingly awesome, as always and absolutely thrilling!!! There was so much going on and I was so spellbound by everything, as always! Loved Artemis, Holly, Mulch, Foaly and even Artemis's little brothers!

Saying goodbye to this series is like letting go of a part of my childhood! Amazing writing, and amazing characters!!! Artemis Fowl will always be a part of my life!!!


My Goodreads review 

Book Review: The Fire (Witch & Wizard, #3) by James Patterson

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Read from July 08 to 18, 2014

"Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left.

Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful?

In this stunning climax of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher-and the consequences will change
everything."
So, this was much better than its predecessors! There was less confusion and everything was more realistic. But still it was a bit cheesy.

My Goodreads review

Book Review: The Gift (Witch & Wizard, #2) by James Patterson

 
Read from July 11 to 15, 2014 
"When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order. But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one...The Execution of the Allgoods."
This was an okay story. Sometimes it gets really confusing and the story seems all over the place but the concept behind the story is pretty interesting!

There's obviously something that Patterson is hiding right now and we readers gets as much confused as Wisty and Whit at times, but then that helps us relate to these unfortunate main characters!

Overall, an okay story but it's seems to lack something!


My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1) by James Patterson

 
 Read from July 08 to 11, 2014
"The world is changing - the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now kids are disappearing. For fifteen-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend. The new government is clearly trying to suppress life, liberty ... and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.

Imprisoned together and condemned to death, Wisty and Whit begin exhibiting strange abilities and powers they never dreamed of. Maybe there is a reason they were singled out. Can this newly discovered witch and a wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents - and maybe the world?"
 I had to reread this because when I tried to start reading the third book, I couldn't remember what had happened in the earlier books *wince*

Yeah, so this seemed pretty okay, but there were moments of unrealism, like the characters seemed to not fit their age. Like when they say things that people that age don't say, so yeah, I found that a bit of a let down.

I loved the small chapters! Made it so much easier to read and kept the story fast-paced too!

Overall, this was a good book that I would have enjoyed were I younger!

  
My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate

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Read from July 19 to 22, 2014 

"Some angels are destined to fall.

Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . .

The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has . . . and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on.

Will her attempt to find out why enlighten her - or destroy her?"

I was really disappointed with this book! I expected so much more from this! I get it that Luce was pretty confused and maybe Kate was trying to project how helpless she feels by confusing the reader, but I believe that she might have gone a bit overboard!

Plus points were Cam, Daniel, and even the concept behind her writing was pretty good. And I really liked the whole boarding school sort of feeling.

Overall, there were some good stuff in here but I was disappointed nevertheless by how tedious the story got!


My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Teen Idol by Meg Cabot

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Read from July 24 to 25, 2014

"Ask Annie your most complex interpersonal relationship questions. Go on, we dare you!

All letters to Annie are subject to publication in the Clayton High School Register. Names and e-mail addresses of correspondents guaranteed confidential.

High school junior Jenny Greenley is good at solving problems ... so good she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. Even if solving other people's problems doesn't make her own -- like not having a boyfriend -- go away, it's still fun. But when nineteen-year-old screen sensation Luke Striker comes to Jen's small town to research a role, he creates havoc that even levelheaded Jenny isn't sure she can repair ... especially since she's right in the middle of it.

Can Jen, who always manages to be there for everybody else, learn to take her own advice, and find true love at last?"
It felt pretty good to read Meg Cabot again! She gives a realism to her romances that felt good after I've read so much supernatural romance!

I love how Cabot has ventured out-of-the-box and made Luke not so cliche! I was suspicious of him from the beginning 'cause he's a movie star and stuff, but I'm very happy with how he turned out!

I love Jen's transition too! Awesome girl power there! And the sass was awesome! ;)

I wish that Jen's romance had been explored a bit more at the end, but at the same time, I'm not unhappy with how it ended!

As always, Meg Cabot never fails!

My Goodreads review

Book Review: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

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Read from July 23 to 24, 2014

"'I saw the grey soldiers ahead of us raise their rifles and heard the death rattle of a machine gun...'

A powerful story of the truest of friendships in the worst of wars from the award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo."
 I'll admit that this isn't one of my favourites of Morpurgo's but I still liked it a lot! As per his usual style, there was blunt realism, silver linings and smiles and tragedies all over this story! Even brought me near tears at the ending! Simple and beautiful...

My Goodreads review 

Book Review: The Offering (The Pledge, #3) by Kimberly Derting

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 Read from August 05 to 06, 2014

"True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.
Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.

When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.

But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost."

OH MY GOD!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I FINISHED THIS SERIES!!!

This was soooooo amazing!!! I was near tears when this ended and all I wanted to do was scream and yell and jump around like a maniac!!!

That was absolutely amazing!!! I am so mindblown!!!!

I absolutely loved everything about this!!!! I loved the romance, the suspense, the thrill, the tragedy and the happy moments!!! I loved Charlie and Max and Brook and Xander and Sage and all the awesome awesome characters!!!

I'm absolutely against Layla/Sabara and Niko, but I seriously respect their love! Whatever they did, they loved each other, and that just makes their romance a real tragedy.

Anyway, I LOVED THIS!!! It was so good! And I recommend this to every reader out there! This trilogy was amazing! A hands down awesome trilogy!!! Derting is one hell of a writer!

My Goodreads review

Book Review: The Essence (The Pledge, #2) by Kimberly Derting

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Read from August 01 to 05, 2014

"“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within."
I really liked this! I loved the connection between Charlie & Max! And there were so many new characters introduced! Strangely, I'm starting to like Sabara - or should I say Layla - too and even Niko!

I really loved Charlie's relationships with the different characters in this book! There's so many new stuff happening and she's obviously scared, and she's just making new friends and allies!

I loved the rest of the queens too! They were all so individual and had their own personalities! Very kickass too!

And that ending!!!! I was so mindblown!!!! I loved the epilogue so much!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!

My Goodreads review

Book Review: Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey, #1.5) by Julie Kagawa

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 Read on July 31, 2014 

"Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl..until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey. 
Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....
An eBook exclusive story from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series."
This was awesome! I loved reading this, even though I've already read up to Summer's Crossing.

First of all, Ash and Meghan are so my OTP!!! They're so perfect for each other and I fangirl every time they appear together! Also, the Big Bad Wolf was super-cool!!! That was one hell of a character! Amazing!

So, as always Julie Kagawa amazed me with her writing!!! I always get a feels explosion!!! Thank God I wandered into this fandom!!!!


My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Summer's Crossing (The Iron Fey, #3.5) by Julie Kagawa

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Read from July 29 to 31, 2014 

"A Midsummer's Nightmare? Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series."
OMG!!! This was so awesome! It made me laugh, made me gasp, made me giggle, and it was so awesome!

Ash and Puck teaming up is one heck of a bromance! Their adventure in Summer's Crossing really thrilled me! I was cheering them on throughout the story!

I really loved Puck's POV! His personality really showed in Kagawa's writing that way!

So, I loved loved loved this enovella and I was so psyched that Ash and Puck were working together and I couldn't have asked for anything better!!!


My Goodreads review 

Book Review: Insatiable (Insatiable, #1) by Meg Cabot

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Read from July 25 to 29, 2014

"Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.

Meena Harper is familiar with the supernatural. After all, she knows how you're going to die. (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.) But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for Lucien Antonescu--whom she meets and then makes the mistake of falling in love with--a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side for which an ancient society of vampire hunters would prefer to see him dead.

The problem is Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met with whom she could imagine herself having a future. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's destiny, she's never been able to look into her own. Lucien seems to be everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, though he might turn out to be more of a nightmare.

So now would be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future... if she has one."

What attracted me at first to this was the NYC glamour! I am a sucker when it comes to all things NYC! ;)

But then I kept reading and was mindblown!!! My brain was turned to mush and all I kept thinking was: OMFG LUCIEN!!! That guy was so damn hot and had far too few scenes!

I can't believe Meg Cabot wrote something this amazing! I absolutely loved this to pieces! I loved Cabot's signature witty interior dialogue, and her protagonist was awesome too, and I loved her whole cast of characters!

I fangirled so much while reading this! I honestly can't comprehend why some people seem to find this "unsatisfactory" or something equally as bad. This is so much better than some books I've read!

I really loved the way Cabot seems to have connected the Harper siblings to the classic Dracula characters! That was pretty cool!

So, Insatiable was one hell of a rollercoaster ride, and now I'm dying to read Overbite!

My Goodreads review

Book Review: The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa

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Read from July 21 to 23, 2014
"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."

Basically what happened when I was done reading this was *scream scream scream*!

The Iron Queen was absolutely amazing!!! There was so much going on and it kept me on my toes throughout this rollercoaster ride!

I tend to be disappointed in female protagonists most of the time, but Meghan has got to be one of the strongest female leads I've ever read of! There's so much strength in her that makes reading a story about her worthwhile!

And then there were the rest of the characters! Ash and Puck, as per usual, melted my heart! Amazing characters and I'm so happy to see them both once again by Meghan's side! Grimalkin was amusing as usual... and Team Meghan kicked butt!!!! One of the best teams around, hands down!

The Iron fey wriggled into my heart... no other way to describe it! I loved Glitch, Razor and the gremlins, and all the other Iron fey! They were amazing!!!

Lastly, the ending! The ending left me breathless!!! Meghan was so amazing and everything that saddened me balanced everything that was kickass! Regardless, this story was an emotional rollercoaster; the kind that leaves you gasping for more, of course!

Note to self: order The Iron Knight NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Goodreads review

Book Review: Rain (The Paper Gods, #2) by Amanda Sun

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Read from July 02 to 05, 2014

"American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She's started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can't imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she's fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She's flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control.

When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo's dark ancestry, as well as Katie's, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend."
This. Was. AMAZING!!!

Throughout the story, I was totally with the characters! I felt what they felt, feared what they feared, and that was an amazing feeling! I love Katie and Tomohiro and even Jun, regardless of what he is (*wink*).

I was a lot like embarking on an amazing journey and Sun gave her world so much more substance in Rain! This was so amazing and I'm so glad that it didn't disappoint after how amazing Ink was!

You've got amazing talent, Amanda Sun, and we're so lucky that we got to experience some of it! Goddamn amazing piece of writing!

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Book Review: The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa

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Read from June 28 to July 02, 2014

"Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart."

Oh my God! This was so amazing! I loved everything about it!!! I can't even - GOD, IT WAS AMAZING!!! Julie Kagawa is one of the most amazing writers EVER!!!

As always, I loved the character dynamics and I absolutely loved the Nevernever!!! The mystic quality of that world is absolutely breathtaking, even in words!

The characters were amazing and there was so much going on and I loved how much character development went on in there! And we even got a glimpse of Ethan, which just added to the awesomeness!

And that ending!!! I'm gonna love Ash for the rest of my life for the decision that he made!!! Had me fangirling so hard!!! Ash & Meghan FTW!!!

And how come no one noticed that Meghan is the Iron fey's heir? Made me love her all the more though!!! XD

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Book Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa


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Read from June 26 to 28, 2014
"Meghan Chase has a secret destiny--one she could never have imagined...Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school...or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face...and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart."
Oh my God!!! Why haven't I read this before??? This was amazing! It made me all giddy and bubbly and excited, and at the same it made me tear up and broke my heart a million times!

I really loved how mystical and fantastical the Nevernever was! That really stood out for me and also how Kagawa seemed to associate some elements from A Midsummer Night's Dream into this! I absolutely loved how the setting was very much like the traditional Fairyland concept!!! Amazing!

And then the characters! Meghan is pretty cool, of course, but my heart goes out to Ash and Robbie/Puck! I love their banter and how Meghan fits into all of this! And of course, the sibling dynamic between Meghan and Ethan was amazing! Really emotional and I think Kagawa had the whole fandom rally behind the siblings! :P And then there was Meghan and Ash!!! That was amazing!!! I loved their relationship hands down!!! Amazing!!!

And the rest of it was amazing!I loved the traditional concepts and the character developments and the interactions!!! Simply, this book was amazing!

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