Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

hushHush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Details: Hardcover, 391 pages
Published: October 13th 2009 by Simon & Schuster BFYR
Source: I bought it.
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 5 stars

Summary: A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE

Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

Review: I put off reading Hush, Hush for a very long time, and to be completely honest, the only reason I picked it up now was because I found it for a really great price. I put this book of for so long because of all the hype. I’m not the biggest fan of angel books to begin with, and I have been let down so many times before by books that have a lot of hype around them. So I just kept putting this one off.

Why? Why didn’t I just cave and read it sooner. It is amazing, and definitely deserves all the hype. There are so many times I wanted to smack Patch but there were also times I would laugh out loud, shaking my head at how cocky he is. Patch is an infuriating, but incredible character. As is Nora.

Fitzpatricks writing is so easy to read and the plot is so great that you just need to keep reading. I need to go buy book two, Crescendo. Actually, I need to go out and buy all of them.

Waiting on Wednesday: #9

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

clockwork princessClockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
Expected publication: March 19th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

Review: The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski

sweetest thingThe Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski

Details: Hardcover, 336 pages
Published: May 10th 2011 by EgmontUSA
Source: I got it for review.
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 3 stars

Summary: In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she’s decorating a cake. Unfortunately, everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable.
But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems—only her dad’s about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.

Using just the right amount of romance, family drama, and cute boys, The Sweetest Thing will entice fans with its perfect mixture of girl-friendly ingredients.

Review: I’m just going to start off by saying that I didn’t like Sheridan at all. I thought she was a whiney, spoiled brat that did so many stupid things that I just wanted to smack her. A lot. I tried to imagine how I would feel if I were her, and I wouldn’t dislike her as much for a few minutes but after a while, I just went back to wanting to smack her.

With the being said, everything else was great. I honestly think this could have been a four star book. Other than my problem with Sheridan, I can’t think of anything bad about this book. It is well written and is entertaining.

Would I recommend this book? Probably not. Unless you want a fast, decent read with a main character you want to hit all the time.

Review: Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

innocent darknessInnocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Lazear

Details: Paperback, 408 pages
Published: August 8th 2012 by Flux
Source: I got it for review.
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 3 stars

Summary: Wish. Love. Desire. Live.

Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock’s hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer’s eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish.

 

Review: I’m going to be completely honest here, I read this book because of the cover. I love it and if it wasn’t for the awesome cover, I probably wouldn’t have read it. I’m not the biggest fae fan and I only like steampunk, I don’t love it. So I was surprised that I actually enjoyed Innocent Darkness.

Obviously, since I only like it, I thought it had its problems. There was even a point when I was reminded of Twilight. I rarely compare things to Twilight but V was acting like Edward. He just pissed me off. I also didn’t like the love triangle. Usually they don’t bother me but it did this time. I can’t put my finger on why.

Other than that, the book was very enjoyable, and I’m glad I read it. I will probably read the next book, Charmed Vengeance, at some point.

Mini Review: Trafficked by Kim Purcell

traffickedTrafficked by Kim Purcell

Details: Hardcover, 384 pages
Published: February 16th 2012 by Viking Juvenile
Source: I got it for review.
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 4 stars

Summary: A 17-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets—from Hannah and from each other.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

Review: Trafficked is one of those books you just can’t put down. You need to keep reading to see what happens next. It is a very addicting read. I was pulled in from the first page and couldn’t stop reading. I needed to know how it was going to end for Hannah.

This was the first book on this topic that I’ve read and it made me want to read more. It is incredible and powerful. Even though I gave it four stars instead of five (I couldn’t tell you why that is) I still really enjoyed it and I wouldn’t change a thing about this book. Trafficked will be staying with me for a very long time. It’s a definite must read. Please pick it up.

Mini Review: Shadowland by Alyson Noel

shadowlandShadowland (The Immortals #3) by Alyson Noel

Details: Hardcover, 339 pages
Published: November 17th 2009 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 3 stars

Summary: Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives – and fought off the world’s darkest enemies – so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen…one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death – plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick – and gets help from an unexpected source – a surfer named Jude.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She’s always believed Damen to be her soul mate and one true love – and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger – and tests her love for Damen like never before….

Review: I probably would have given this book four stars if it wasn’t for the fact that I had no idea what was happening at the beginning. This is my fault. I should have re-read the first two books before starting this one.

However, once I got past that, I really enjoyed the story. It wasn’t as great as the first two books, but it was still interesting enough to keep me reading and wanting to pick up the next book in the series.

I will be reading Dark Flame very soon.

Waiting on Wednesday: #8

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

let the sky fallLet the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall #1) by Shannon Messenger
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Simon Pulse

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

?????????????????????????Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter

Details: Paperback, 304 pages
Published: March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeen
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 2 stars

Summary: Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she’ll have to fight for it. Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

Review: I was really hoping I would like this one more than the first book but I didn’t. The characters still haven’t grown on me. I don’t care about any of them and I really don’t like Henry. The best word to describe him is blah.

However I did enjoy the plot. even though I didn’t like the characters, I never once thought about putting the book down and starting something else.

I will probably get the third book, The Goddess Inheritance, but I wont run out and buy it the day it comes out. It’s worth continuing but it wont be taking priority.