I loved this book.
If that isn't enough for you allow me to elaborate. Susanna Kearsley is a great writer. She knows her stuff and her History is SPOT ON. I read The Winter Sea and liked it enough to try her second one, tried the second one and LOVED it enough to never want to read anything else ever again.
Do you need more?
Firebird has it all, light romance, heavy history, and interesting and funny running dialogue. If you like historical fiction steeped in character development you will love this book!
BUT you must read The Winter Sea first... YOU MUST!
Ok so I loved this book. The story is compelling with just enough depth and the romance is the perfect mix of hot, sticky, and sweet.
Katie McGarry's book Pushing the Limits is not a must read, but would give you a different perspective on the main character before starting this one.
The male reader is eh.. alright, but the female is fantastic!
Overall I recommend Dare You To to any lover of YA fiction.
Cuckoo's Calling (actually written by J.K Rowling) is pretty darn good. I say "pretty darn good" and not great because even though this book is not my usual haunt I still really liked it. Cuckoo's Calling is written extremely well (obviously) and kept me coming back for more. In this classic who done it I was left guessing until the very end!
I am thinking this could be a series?? Same characters new mystery.
I am a fan.
Winter Sea is well written and very much a Historical Fiction. I liked this book but really only liked it. The story really drags... I would say in the middle but actually it feels like it drags the whole time.
The ending was great even though you are convinced the whole time you are not going to like it. I implore you to read this book if for no other reason then it is a prerequisite for Firebird by Susanna Kearsley and Firebird is amazing.
All in all Winter Sea is a good passer of time, has a great narrator, and is a MUST read series so far!
Is it just me?!
Siege and Storm is delightful story. I will be honest I find myself struggling with fantasies a lot of the time. Too many strange names and places to remember and pronounce. This book is an exception for me. It is no fluff ball but it never takes you too deep you get lost. The plot stays on course and the people and places stay to a minimum, which in my opinion is essential to a great fantasy.
Wild adventure, beautiful magic, good vs. evil, and a little bit of love sprinkled in. What else do you need?
The Sun Summoner will suck you in and leave you waiting for more!
I am one of those people who watched a couple episodes of "True Blood" before ever reading any of these books. "True Blood" to be honest, turned me off of even trying the series out, but a friend of mine finally talked me into it and I am glad she did.
This book has a great running dialogue, spicy romance, and, a surprisingly complex who done it. Although, its been about two weeks since I finished this book and I don't remember who done it or why, but you know what it doesn't matter. The book is fun and well rounded and you will undoubtedly move on to the next.
If you like vampires, mystery, heavy romance, and southern accents then this book is for you. The narrator is not bad but definitely gets into character quite strongly so if that is distraction for you, you might want to consider reading this one yourself.
There are so many great reviews for this book and I feel kinda alone on this one so bare with me. Outpost had great potential, and there are times it really lived up to it, and times I wanted to fast forward. Once I was at the middle of this book it was a little bit...ummm...boring? I don't know it just wasn't what I expected.
Seeing that Deuce lived underground in a society that made up it's own rules and brainwashed it's people I was excited to see her paradigm shift. It felt as though it was going to be reminiscent of Plateo's "The Cave." It wasn't. The most she wondered about was why you celebrated birthdays and "who says I cant wear pants!" All of her "paradigm shifts" were quite shallow.
Romance is weak and there is a pointless love triangle once again.
The book starts to redeem itself towards the end and leaves you with quite the cliffhanger. I think the final installment in this series has the setup to be the best yet. Here's to hoping!
OH! Most importantly the narrator is bad. I honestly wonder if I would have felt completely different about this book had I read it instead...
Hex Hall was a book that at first glance had everything stacked against it. It looks like the same dull story line I have already read and hated a billion times. Yet I still picked it I don't know maybe I am a glutton for punishment. However, this book was by no means bad.
Sophie is a smart, funny character that you can't help but love. There is a bit of mystery and the book never takes it self too seriously. Too often YA paranormal books are so angst ridden and weird you feel the need to take a shower afterward. Hex Hall is a refreshing reminder that, "it doesn't have to be this way!"
I have not decided if I will be moving on to the next installment or not but I am glad I got to meet this one. Who am I kidding I read every single Vampire Academy book which means I am in fact a glutton for punishment.
I recommended Hex Hall to those who love YA paranormal but are sick of the love triangles and super angsty brats that haunt ever single page. You will enjoy it
P.S The narrator is good too!
P.S.S I did hear that there is a bit of love triangle in the second installment :/ Proceed at your own risk.
This is just a good book all around. Complex characters, wonderful world building, and an interesting depth to the story. This book showed me things I dare only imagaine in my darkest nightmares and somehow made that enjoyable and left me wanting more.
The story is full of a suspense and mystery that will leave you guessing. If you liked
Grave Mercy you will LOVE Dark Triumph. There is not as much romance in this one
but the little that is there is so sweet and pure it completely satisfies.
I cant. I CAN’T! If I never read another book with a love triangle it will be too soon. I loved the first book in this series. It was a fun lighthearted distopian which is not easy to do, and I really enjoyed it. This book... this book frustrated me more then any book has in a long, long time. Pretty much no story line but the ridiculous love triangle that goes nowhere by the way if anything it only gets more complicated.
America made every single bad decisoin she could think of and we endend this book exactly where we started.
Sure there are still some fun aspects of this book that made the first one so great, and yes, I will be reading/listening to the last one, but The Elite fell so short of my expectations I can hardly believe it.
If you can’t help but find out what happens next then listen to this one at your own risk. Maybe after this warning you will be able to enjoy it more. Good luck.
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