Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Fever by Lauren Destefano
Published: 2012
Pages: 341

Rhine has done it. She has finally escaped from the mansion and from the clutches of her father-in-law, Vaughn. Now she is free, her mission has progressed further than she ever thought. Her next step? To find her brother, who has been out of contact with her since she was taken. With Gabriel by her side, she makes her way back up the east coast, hopeful she will find her brother in Manhattan. But this journey will prove to be one of the most difficult that Rhine has ever ventured on. Can she escape her evil father-in-law, out run the Gathers, and avoid the ghost of the past that threaten her safety?

What I Thought
This was a fabulous sequel. This novel was very good structurally and I honestly thought it was very well thought out. Everything flowed very well, the characters developed more, and the ending of the book left me wanting more.

The plot was very good, usually I don't mention the plot to much because it never stands out in a positive or negative way. But this book did a very good job in pulling together things from the very beginning of the book, and from parts of the last book (Wither by Lauren Destefano). There was one part at the beginning of the book that I was like "What the heck? How did that happen?" And then at the end of the book I was like "Ohhh, that's how. I get it now." And I really like it when books do that.

Rhine as a character developed more in my opinion. We defiantly saw more of her through memories that she shared with her brother, how weak she truly is. Although she puts on the appearance of strength, I think that she is still just a scared little girl. And truthfully that is what she is. Sure in her world she would be considered an elder, but in our society she is still developing mentally, and I think that is an important component that I think I forgot when reading this because she is so much older than some of the other characters, and the only characters older than her are the first generations.

We also see more of Rhine's brother, Rowan. Which is one of my favorite things about this book, I want to know about the other half of Rhine. The actual toughness behind her. There are so many things about Rhine's past life that we don't know, and he is one of them.

Gabriel, we see more of also. We see how much he cares for Rhine, and how far he would actually go to save someone he cares about. How he helps someone who is need, that cannot help themselves.

This was a fantastic book, but sometimes things did move a little slow at parts, and it felt like there were parts in there that didn't absolutely have to be in there, that felt like they were in there just as fillers, and they probably were. I agree with having fillers in books, but these were really long and it made me want to fall asleep, but I was almost done and I felt that need to continue, to finish. And I have to admit it was worth it.

I would defiantly read this book again, and recommend it to almost anyone I come across. So I am saying that this is about a 4.5 type of book. It has a good plot, good dynamic characters, and leaves you wanting more. The only downside is that the book moves slow at one or two parts for an extended period of time.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Friday, December 5, 2014


By Brodi Ashton
Published- 2013
Pages- 357

Jack is gone, her anchor, the one thing that kept her alive while in the Everneath, is gone. Doomed to the worst death possible, slowly being drained of all life in the tunnels. Nikki is determined, more determined than she has ever been in her entire life, to get into the Everneath and rescue Jack. The only problem is that she needs Cole to do it. Can she trust the one who kept her prisoner for 100 years to save the love of her life?

My Thoughts-

My first reaction while reading this was is the author trying to get the reader to like Cole? Because I fell as hard as you can for a fictional character (except Mr. Darcy) in this book. I kind of liked him in the first novel, but this one was like, he actually has a heart? Oh yes, I can see it now, and God is it amazing. I know it isn't probably the best thing to say about the bad guy, but come on. After doing what he does for Nikki this novel, how can you not say something nice about him.

The character evolution of everyone is pretty much a stand still except for Cole and Nikki. You see how Nikki can be when she is put under pressure and when she is desperate for something. You also see how strong she is, I mean if my boyfriend were taken into the Everneath I wouldn't be able to eat, sleep, or function, for like a few months minimum. But she keeps going to find a way into the Everneath to save him, even when she almost looses hope.

Now Cole, as I said, I really liked him in this book, and I am defiantly Team Cole, but his ugly side does show it's head every once and a while. He manipulates and omits the truth. On the other hand he does come along with Nikki on her suicide mission to save the one she loves, when (I believe) he truly loves her.

I do love the ending of this book. I tend to really like books with a plot twist ending. The ones you know how ends but then it's like NOPE. Just kidding. And that is how this one ends, but if you pay attention to the signs, you may be able to guess what it is. (But don't just go to the last page of the book and read it.)

I  think this book is a book defiantly worth your time to read. If you haven't read the first one, you should check it out from you library as soon as you can. The recreation of the Greek Underworld adds some new myth to reality. Or some reality to myth. So I am giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I would read this book again in a heartbeat and would recommend to any of my friends.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Week, New Book.

So this is my new Monday series called New Week, New Book. This is to show you what I am reading and for me to find out what you guys are reading too. I love to find new books so hopefully you share with me your fantastic finds and books that I might want to read and review.

My book this week is  Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach. What pulled me into this book was the back
cover. It is so mysterious and full of promise that I just had to pull it off the shelf and buy it.
Back Cover 
"I see him in my dreams, this mysterious boy. He comes from a different time, a different place, a different reality. But there is something that connects us. We are supposed to be together -- bound by the heart of another. But that is not possible..... or is it?"
That seemed to pull me in. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that it is paranormal romance, or if it is also because I recently read Alexandra Monir's Timekeeper series and this seems incredibly like it.

Well, that is what I am reading today. Now I want to know what you are reading. Please share what you are reading today in the comment section below. Thanks! And check back soon for my next review.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
This book was first published in 1925 when Fitzgerald was living in France with his wife Zelda.

This novel takes place in the summer of 1922. Starting from the early summer and ending in late summer/ early fall.

So, Jay Gatsby is the rich man that lives next door to Nick Carraway (a poor bonds salesman). He is the man who throws lavish parties at least once a month, the mysterious man that no one really knows about.

Daisy Buchanan is the "golden girl" to Gatsby. The one that got away. She his Nick's distant cousin and is married to Tom Buchanan. She is the girl everyone wanted but nobody could have, until Gatsby.

Once Nick is invited to one of Gatsby's famous parties, a plan is set in motion to reunited Gatsby and Daisy for the first time since 1917 when Gatsby was sent into the front lines during World War One.

My Thoughts
Even though I had to read this for school, I was super excited and couldn't wait. I had been wanting to read this since the movie came out last year and I have refused to watch the movie until I read this book. This book has made me even more excited to see the movie, this is honestly my new favorite american classic.

Now, I did think that some of the characters were a bit off. Daisy for example, I did not know when I was first reading this book if I liked this or not. But after I finished reading this book I decided that it was a good strategy by Fitzgerald. Throughout the book I constantly had to keep my attention going to make sure I didn't miss anything, because sometimes the things that Daisy says or does is just strange.

Another thing I really liked about this book was Fitzgerald's writing style. I could tell that Fitzgerald had taken his time writing, and rewriting, and revising this book. I also liked how he wrapped up all of his ends so much better than most author's do today.

This book overall was very well written and I could not believe how much I loved it. At about a 180 pages, this book has so many plot twist, that you will never see some of these coming. I understand why this book was such a hit when it was first published in 1925.

So I am giving this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,