Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review--Everblue by Brenda Pandos

Everblue (Mer Tales, #1)Everblue by Brenda Pandos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This mermaid pun intended, was a good read. All around good characters, and well keep me interested enough to finish it.

I had some issues and maybe they are small but it made the rating go down in my opinion.

This line for one "I just don't like when she expects me to do stuff without asking me first." I had a what the heck moment with that one. I don't think Ash and her Mom are as close as she is with her Dad, but what kind of 16 year old thinks like this. Maybe its because my Mom still expects me to do stuff without asking me first. I mean if Ash was like 25 or something maybe this would have made sense. It bugged me I guess

I didn't like Tatiana, I really thought she was kind of annoying, and I really didn't like Georgia...she was even more annoying. Callahan was still a bit of a mystery to me, I really didn't even know if he actually liked Ash or not, or just using her to get back at the ex kind of thing.

Fin and Ash at the end of the book kind of got to a gagging point to me. I tried to leave this to some sort of magically hormonal thing, but still gag worthy.

I didn't hate this book, I have read worse, but it just didn't reach that four-star level for me.

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By the way this is a freebie on Amazon

Waiting on Wednesday.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Since this is my first Waiting on Wednesday blog spot I suppose that it should be for something that I really can't wait for.

Synopis from Goodreads~Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.

What I love about this one besides the cover is that fact that is just sounds really cool. I came across this book while doing the YA Scavenger hunt and well it intrigues me enough to honor it in my first WOW post. Amber Argyle has also written another series of books starting with Witch Song

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Turning in on Tueday...

Ok title aside, I mean really I couldn't think of anything better. I am posting a couple of reviews on here as soon as I get them done. Including: Wander Dust by Michelle Warren, Raksha by Frankie Rose, Everblue by Brenda Pandos

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Graceling (my first book review from Goodreads)

Book description from Goodreads His eyes, Katsa had never seen such eyes. One was silver, and the other, gold. They glowed in his sun-darkened face, uneven, and strange. She was surprised that they hadn't shone in the darkness of their first meeting. They didn't seem human.... Then he raised his eyebrows a hair, and his mouth shifted into the hint of a smirk. He nodded at her, just barely, and it released her from her spell. Cocky, she thought. Cocky and arrogant, this one, and that was all there was to make of him. Whatever game he was playing, if he expected her to join him he would be disappointed.

In a world where people born with an extreme skill - called a Grace - are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graces with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)Graceling by Kristin Cashore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book, it was a great fantasy read.

The characters were written well, and I hope to see more of them in the next books. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy, or a good adventure story. I am happy I finally read it because I have had it on my TBR pile for awhile.

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Ever since I joined I have been reading more. I would like to try to share that with the world.

I am not a very good writer of reviews and sometimes they are to short even for my taste. However I hope to get better while I write