Dec 29, 2012
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only one who can see through glamours.
But now Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messages—and she’s realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.
Ok! I have to admit! This was an awesome book. I dont know though the fight scene that the rest of the book's dramatic effect so drawn out wasn't as big as I thought it should have been. It was good, dont get me wrong. they just made it look like it was going to be bigger than it actually was. Evie reminded me of...well, me in a couple of ways. She loves to shop and her favorite color is pink. I dont know....that was pretty awesome in my opinion. I dont think I could make the same decisions as her though. Although.....who wouldn't want a mermaid as a friend? Oh! did I reveal something?
Take caution ahead--
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.
Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.
Step lively, dear reader . . .
Happily ever after isn't cutting it anymore.
In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz's widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.
I love how these tales dont hide the gruesome things like cutting off body parts (not that that happenes) or getting burned by dragon fire and the pain that comes with it. Most of all though I love that these books- these fairy tales-, besides the pain and terribleness, still teach valuable life lessons. Whether it's how to "under-stand" someone (not at all like understanding them) or how to not become "con-fused" (which isn't anything like being confused). It's a really nice way of combining the fairy tales of old and the tales of new with a couple songs and rhyms of now and then also.
Dec 26, 2012
Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect life is shattered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for 14 years.
The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, The Count of Monte Cristo continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dantès’s miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo—a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.
I read this book for an English class a couple years ago and.....I've loved it ever since. This book has love, betrayal, revenge, duels.....it has everything. It's written in a romantic way and mixed with old politics and stuff. You even get into the whole Napolean Bonapart stuff, which is pretty cool in my opinion. I just love how this book ends too. It's so romantic! Throughout the book you're right there with Edmond Dantès trying to get revenge and, if you're like me and extremely emotional, crying with him, too.
Dec 22, 2012
Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.
This was one of my fav.s of the House of Night Series. Although you get really pissed at Nefferet and really kind of like the High Counsil. I really like what the high counsil does to neferet. dont worry they dont kill her but what they do is really amusing to me. Anyways, The Tsi Sigili's power's are really pronounced in this book and you finally get to see Heath's presense more. What I like the most about this book is the fact that Nyx talks to Zoey more, which is cool. Oh, and I'm not saying what goes on, but Erubus is present in this book. And, just saying from my perspective, Erubus is kinda not ok in this book. Like he doesn't really care as much as he should.....Just saying.....That's ALL I'm saying lol. Cant wait to read the next book.
Dec 11, 2012
1. Marked: started cool for a first book in the series. Got to the info really fast which i like.
2. Betrayed: get to finally find out what exactly is going on (kinda) like the questions (good cliff hangers)
3. Chosen: one of my least fav's of the series. Zoey is kinda slutty.....just saying....she has three boyfriends at one time and even though they explain it away with a "it's complicated" it all boils down to the fact that she's still kinda slutty.
4. Untamed: Really like this one. I like Sons of Erubus and meeting the High Priestess of all vampires was awesome. Really get into the Cherokee stuff which, to me, is awesome because that's what I like.
5. Hunted: this is the one Zoey gets tatoos on her hands. This is also the one where she almost dies.....sorry but that's a really good part in the book. Really meet Kalona. Oh, and Heath is brought back into the mix....not saying how though. Big war scene at the end of the book.
6. Tempted: The Isle of Sky. Zoey's soul shatters because someone she cares about dies by the hands of Kalona.....not saying who dies....Oh and Stevie Ray and the bird boy (Rephium's) relationship begins.
7. Burned: This book is really about Stevie Ray more than Zoey. I dont really care for this book. I like Zoey as a main character so when they kinda made Stevie Ray the main character for this book....this is my least fav book in the series.
8. Awakened: Zoey's back, but everything is now ok. Kalona is still here, and Neferet is more evil than ever before. This book was ok but kind of dragged. It seemed like they did this story line before. This is more about Stevie Ray again.
9. Destined: I cry my eyes out during this book everytime I read it because of who dies. Well, two someone's die in this book, and bothe of them sad. One more sad than the other yet the other one is sad because of what the person was doing when she died. Kalona is kinda good, only because he hates Neferet too soo.....kinda like "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" thing going on. Oh, and Heath is....kinda.....back in this one.
Dec 7, 2012
Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel, an assassin, and a psychotic murderer hungry for revenge—or redemption. But soon a shocking betrayal will unite all three in a desperate quest....
The last of his line, Dill is descended from legendary Battle-archons who once defended the city. Forbidden to fly and untrained even to wield the great sword inherited from his forebears, he has become a figurehead for a dying tradition. Now he lives a sheltered existence in one of Deepgate’s crumbling temple spires under the watchful eye of the Presbyter who rules the city.
Spine assassin Rachel Hael has better things to do than oversee the Presbyter’s angel. Each dark moon she must fight for her life among the city chains, hunting an immortal predator with a taste for blood.
But when a traitor brings enemies to Deepgate’s doorstep, Dill and Rachel are forced into an uneasy alliance with the city’s oldest and most dangerous foe. They must journey down into the uncharted chasm to save their sprawling metropolis—and themselves—from annihilation. Once they descend however, they learn that what lies below is far more sinister than what they’ve been taught to expect.
This book was ok. I was a little bit bored throughout the whole book but it was ok. I liked the talk about angels but I dont really like the way they portray gods. Humans in this book are locked out of heaven by a god and the other god (sorry for spoiler) that they think is trying to help them gain access into heaven actually wants to take control of the world......so......yeah I dont really care for that part but the story line is ok. The second book might contain romance (not saying between who) but they way this book ended kind of makes me not really excited about the next book (which I dont have). I dont know there wasn't really a cliff hanger at the end of the book.
Dec 5, 2012
Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense.
So, I obviously picked this because I thought it was going to be like one of the many movies made about it, but no. It's extremely different. I actually didn't really like this book. First of all, I think it's weird when authors write in second person ( "I" and "you" like their talking to the reader). It's just weird. The monster and victor frankenstein both talk like their talking to the reader. Walton though, he just writes letters to his sister but that's all of his involvment. It's a weird book that I expected to like but ended up not likeing at all. It dragged on for seemingly eternity. I wouldn't really suggest reading this one.