Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Would You Rather Book" Tag!

Hey everyone! So I have noticed on so many blogs, the "would you rather" book tag. Since, I love "would you rather" I thought I would take a whack at it! Enjoy!


1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?
I would definitely want to read a series rather than a stand-alone book. I usually get so emotionally attached to the characters and the plot in a book so it is better if the story line keeps going.

 2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?
Probably a character that is female. It is easier for me to connect with the a girl, because I am a girl. I do enjoy reading books when the main character is a male but I do prefer a female.

 3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or other actual bookstore) or Amazon?
Barnes and Noble hands down (or any bookstore). Although I love Amazon, I just love the feeling of walking into a bookstore and looking around.

 4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows?
Probably a movie because it is a one time deal. TV shows go on forever, and I just prefer if it was a one three hour video.

 5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?
5 books per week, duh! I mean, I would never be able to do that unless I quit school and stayed in my house all day but I would definitely rather read more than less.

 6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?
Since I am a horrible writer, I would say book reviewer because it is more just telling people what I thought, not using my imagination (which is lacking).

 7.  Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?
Although I do love the 20 of my favorite books, I do enjoy reading new books. I like reading something different so I would say new book every six months.

 8. Rather be a librarian or own a book store?
Hmm.. this is probably the hardest one... Jeez. I am going to say book store because I would get money from it? That sounds bad but yeah.

 9. Rather only read your favorite genre or your favorite author?
Favorite author. I do not necessarily have a favorite genre but I could read JK Rowling and James Patterson until my eyes started bleeding.

 10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks?
PHYSICAL BOOK! Reading on any sort of screen gives me a headache.

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Top 10 Bad Guys

Hello everyone!!
Today I will be ranking my top ten favorite villains up to this point! Of course this will change by next year when I read many more books!

10. Weird King Guy from Opposition (Lux Series)
I cannot remember the name of this guy but he was the king of the Arum. He was sooo funny. One of my favorite "bad guys" that really did not have anything behind his name. He almost drove Katy and Daemon to insanity and just did it for his own pleasure. He just wanted to see how far he could push them so they could get what they wanted.


9. President Snow from the Hunger Games
Most of you have probably read the Hunger Games so I will not write that much here. Overall, this guy was crazy and needed some sense smacked into him.

8. Warner from Shatter Me
He was a bad guy turned good guy and I love him. In the first couple of books, you want to claw his eyes out but towards the last one you want to run into his arms. Great personality change man. But seriously, in the beginning he make Juliette do some whacked out things and  the readers hated his guts.

7. Jeanine from Divergent
Again, most of you have probably read this so I will not go into too much detail but Jeanine was a power hungry freak. She used her intelligence to create an army of the best fighters the area had. She was smart, but was heading in the wrong direction with it.

6. Hans Gunther Hagen from Maximum Ride
Another crazy one. He wanted to sell the flock and do experiments on them. He never put up with Max's sass and just saw one end to them, his control. He only understood his point of view and that was all that mattered.

5. Calvin from Black Ice
Again, someone who is pretty messed up. He was not really loved as a kid and turned out to be a serial killer? Sweet. But seriously, he is a bad guy in Black Ice because Britt thought he was her savior and kept running back TO him. Jeez.

4. King Havillard from Throne of Glass
This guy is messed up. Honestly, how crazy can you get? King Havillard is another one of my favorite villains because everyone thinks that he is powerful but they do not even know the half of it. Yes, he conquered practically the whole world but he still has so much "magical" power that he is saving up to conquer the rest of it and make everyone his loyal servant. Pretty messed up.

3. Jeb from Maximum Ride
Yes, another typical one but seriously. Jeb is a pretty awful villain because he starts off as an ally then switches on the flock. They never know if he is helping or hurting him and even just hearing the name "Jeb" will have them flying to the other part of the country (or Earth).


2. Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter
 I think Bellatrix is one of my favorite villains because she is just plain crazy. Her laugh, her hair and her clothes makes people run in the opposite direction. She has just so much blind loyalty to Voldemort that it is not safe for anyone. She will use horrible, violent tactics to achieve her goals.

1. Voldemort from Harry Potter
Typical, I know. Buttt, he is my favorite villain. Not only is he a huge threat to Harry but he messes with everyone else's mind. Just the name "Voldemort" will have people cowering in fear. He uses his physical, mental and emotional power to get what he wants. His Death Eaters will follow his exact words and no matter what, Voldemort will do what he has to, to get what he wants.


Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart





Title: We Were Liars 
  Author: E. Lockhart 
  Publisher: Delacorte Press 
  Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
  Page Count: 227
Genre: YA Contemporary 
Age Range: 12+

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
 


My Thoughts:
Wow. Just wow. I just finished this about an hour ago and I am trying to figure out how I am going to put how I feel into words.

Let me just start by saying I was not expecting something so though provoking and twisted. I know it says that it is "suspenseful" and all that jazz but I thought that was just a marketing tool. Boy was I wrong. I was reading so fast to find out what happens that I was getting a headache. I was on my toes and the end sure did not disappoint.

So what is this book about? Honestly when I first started it, I had no idea. I was lost with all of the names and characters, I kept flipping back to the first chapter. But, after reading the first couple of chapters I understood that they were all cousins except for Gat.

Alright. So, pretty much the book is about a rich, well-off family that vacations on a private island every summer. There are the grandparents and three daughters, each with their own family. There are four children  who are around the same age who are called "the liars" which include Cady (the main character), Johnny, Gat and Mirren. The author never really explains exactly why they are called the Liars but you get an understanding as to why once you finish the book. Anyway, the book revolves around Cady coming back to the island after a freak accident that happened two years ago. She keeps flashing back to her life before it and what exactly happened on the night of the accident and why her family was so messed up.

I was not a huge fan of Cady, she was whiny and bathed in so much self- pity. However, I really did like the secondary characters like Johnny and Mirren. They showed that they were still a family even though their mothers were making it seem like they were not. I never was able to connect to the characters because the author does not go too in depth with them.

Although it was a short read, I think that the perfect size to get the point across as to what happens. This book spends the first half of the book setting you up with the background, then spends the next quarter giving you the issue and then the last quarter pretty much explaining what happened. For me, that last quarter was a slap in the face. I had no idea it would happened, or had happened. It was one of those moments where I closed the book and just stared at my wall because I would not believe what happened.

Overall, this book was  a great read. It was fast paced, and had a great ending to a suspenseful plot. Even though the characters were a little dull and hard to connect with, the story still seemed to live on its own.

My Rating: ****
Cover Rating: I like it 
Recommendations:
1. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson 
2. Panic by Lauren Oliver
3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Now on to your thoughts, what do you think?

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Maze Runner Movie Review

Hey guys!

So I recently saw Maze Runner in theaters and I wanted to write a quick reaction and review for it. Overall, I was kind of confused by it. I thought the acting was great (Dylan O'Brien ahh) but the story line did not match with the book. They changed so many pieces of the book and I am not a huge fan of when that happens in movies. Like that mass execution by the grievers?!? It was supposed to be one person at a time and that obviously did not happen. Besides all off that, I thought that casting was done well as well as the scenery.

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, November 17, 2014

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas



Title: Throne of Glass
  Author: Sarah J. Maas
  Publisher: Bloomsbury
  Publication Date: August 7th, 2012
  Page Count: 404
Genre: YA Fantasy
Age Range: 12+
Synopsis (from Goodreads):

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another.

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

  
My Thoughts:
Let me just start by saying that I went into this books with REALLY high expectations for some reason. Let me also say that this book exceeded by expectations in every way. I was shocked by reaction to it because it was just SOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!! I could not put it down and when I had to put it down I was thinking about it.

The books starts off with Calaena, a top notch assassin who gets taken out of the death camp she is in to participate in a competition to become the King's Champion (personal assassin). She has to adapt to the ways of the kingdom and pretend to be a lady and petty jewel thief. She creates strong bonds with her trainer (the Captain of the Guard) and the Prince. I was so interested in the idea of the story. The author, Sarah J. Mass, carefully planned out everything that happened so it all made sense. The writing was clear and I always wanted to know what happened next after each chapter.

I am going to be honest, I want to be Calaena Sardothien. She is bad-ass, intense, strong-willed, intelligent, and compassionate. She does things her way and will not give up. She kind of reminds me of Max from the Maximum Ride series. She can kick butt and still look pretty while doing it. Yes, she was very cocky and confident but really. If you were the best assassin in the country and a young girl, I would be too. Calaena has to be one of my favorite female characters and I felt that I had a special connection with her throughout the whole novel.

Now lets talk about boys. Ugh. They are both so perfect in two different ways and I CANT PICK ONE!! Usually I am either Team Dorian or Team Choal but they each had their moments. This was a little frustrating for because when Dorian would hang out with Calaena I would be like "awww" but I would also be like "nooo you aren't Choal" but then the opposite would happen with Choal. It was hard. I really liked that romance was not a huge part of the book though.  I am so over all of the teen fantasy that is more romance that it is action and magic. So, this was a breath of fresh air because I would actually focus on the plot rather then have a kissing scene every other chapter.

AND THE KING?!?!?! WHAT A MEANIE. He is horrible in every way and I cannot even start to rant about that. Like seriously? Someone has some major daddy issues.

Anyway, I also really liked Nehemia. I actually thought she was the one doing all of the damage in the middle of the novel so I was really happy that she was actually helping Calaena the whole time. I also liked that Calaena was able to have a nice female friend after everything that had happened in her life.

Overall, this has to be one of my favorite books ever. I was in love with everyone of the characters (except for the King/ Perringon) and really enjoyed the plot. It was like the Selection meets Maximum Ride.  I thought that Sarah J. Maas wrote in a way that made me feel like I was there with Calaena/ Dorian/ Chaol. I recommend this to anyone!!

My Rating: *****
Cover Rating: BADASS
Recommendations:
1. Angel Experiment by James Patterson
2. The Selection by Kiera Cass
3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Now on to your thoughts, what do you think?

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Update

Hello my fellow book lovers!

So, it has been a little over a month since I started this blog. Let me say that it has been going much better than I anticipated. My page views are growing every day, and I am making connections on different blogging sites. I am having so much fun writing these posts and reading more books that I usually do in the school year. It also gives me an excuse to buy more books and spend more time looking up books (which is a very exciting pastime of mine). I just wanted to take some time out and tell you all how it has been going and to thank you for sticking through with me during my first month as a book blogger. You guys rock!!

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Top 10 Couples

Hi everyone!

Here is my top 10 favorite fictional couples.

10. Jase and Sam
These characters are from the novel My Life Next Door. Jase and Sam have a perfect summer together until disaster strikes and they are done. Sam and Jase cannot fix their relationship without figuring out their rest of their lives, but they do come back together which really shows their strength.

9. Alex and Brittany
If you are not familiar with these characters, they are form the novel Perfect Chemistry. They are on two ends of the spectrum but somehow end up together. They come from different backgrounds, friend groups and interests but they click.

8. Patch and Nora
I love paranormal romance and this was definitely one of my favorites. Patch is so mysterious and actually just plain strange, but Nora figures out what he is and they fall in love. Aww right? Until things go crazy and their relationship become strained. But, they make it out together.

7. Jace and Clary
Yup, I am going to be a typical YA reader and say Jace and Clary made my list. But how could they not? They literally go through every obstacle imaginable (siblings?!?!) and still find a way to stay together and love each other. Now that's dedication.

6. Maxon and America 
This is a weird situation. Their relationship really just starts with a mutual agreement. You help me out with this, and I will help you out with that. Pretty chill right? Nope! I loved their romance. Although it was expected, it was still really cute to see how it enfolded.

5. Mr. and Mrs. Weasley
Again, another Harry Potter couple, but how could I resist? Mr. and Mrs. Weasley are so perfect. They still love each other after all their years of marriage and kids. Although they tease each other, these two characters would do anything for each other.

4. Josh and Nastya
Another crazy couple. These two kids have so much emotional baggage that it would seem crazy for them to be together. But they made it work. I loved that. They put all of their history aside and let themselves love for once.

3. Katy and Daemon
I think one of the reasons why I love Katy and Daemon so much is because of how they met and how they acted around each other when they first started to know each other. They HATED each other. And I loved it. There was so much tension but once they realized their feelings, there was no stopping them.

2. Max and Fang
Yes, Maximum Ride is on here again. Max and Fang were not always a couple. They were just part of the flock to begin with. A leader and her sidekick soon turned into a little bit more. Although they had their ups and downs, they made it out together.

1. Ron and Hermione
For any of my usual readers, you will know that this is nothing new for me. Anything Harry Potter will always make my top 10. It is just impossible for it not to. But to the couple. I love Ron and Hermione. They have always loved each other, even if it was just in a friend way. They are an adorable couple who I just absolutely adore.

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, November 10, 2014

Review: Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson




Title: Gathering Dark

  Author: Christine Johnson
  Publisher: Simon Pulse
  Publication Date: February 13, 2013
  Page Count: 512
Genre: YA Fantasy
Age Range: 12+
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 


       
   A mysterious teen boy knows the secrets of Keira’s dangerous hallucinations in this gripping romantic fantasy from the author of Claire de Lune.

Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown.

Until she meets Walker. They have an electric connection, and somehow he can see the same shadowy images plaguing Keira.

But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense—and frightening—her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions.        
 
 
My Thoughts:

I think that Gathering Dark sounded better in the description than it actually was. I never really got in to the story or the characters. It seemed that it was all over the place and the author did not plan it out before writing. However, I still enjoyed the story.

The book starts off with a regular teenage girl named Kiera. She is a musical genius and practices hours on end. When she goes shopping at a music store one day she meets a teenaged boy named Walker. Since their encounter she starts seeing things and thinking she is crazy.

I was not a huge fan of Kiera. She seems like a nice person, but I just thought she was a little boring. She was pretty average (except for her music ability). She was kind of indecisive on all of her decisions, and wavered a lot. I did like her relationship with her best friend. I thought it was very typical of teenage girls and it reminded me of my friends. However, her best friend Susan proved to be not that great of a friend by the end when Kiera was having a hard time.

At first, I really like Walker. I thought he was mysterious and sexy, but at the end he was too emotional and strange for me and I think that was because of his "secret". He is from a parallel universe (the Dark Side) and he was sent from that side to bring back Kiera who is an experimental half Darkie. This was just plain confusing for me. I did not understand the science behind the alternate universe and the relationship between Kiera and the world just did not make sense for me.

Overall, I thought that this was lacking in a couple of areas. While I enjoyed some of the descriptions and relationships, I did think that the plot was confusing to follow and the main character a bit annoying.

My Rating: ***
Cover Rating: I don't really like it 
Recommendations:
1. Claire du Lune by Christine Johnson
2. Crash by Lisa McMann
3. Nocturne by Christine Johnson
Now on to your thoughts, what do you think?

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Why I am excited for 2015

Hello again!

So, recently I have been seeing many books that will be coming out in 2015. As I was seeing these, I would write them down. Soon, my list was so long and I realized that 2015 is going to be a freakin awesome year for these reasons.

First....

Invaded by Melissa Landers
  • Expected Publication Date: February 3, 2015
This is the second book in the Alienated series and I cannot wait to find out what happens to Cara and Aelyx! The last book ended on such a cliff hanger I am still reeling from those last pages. I would suggest you go get Alienated before Invaded hits the shelves!!!

Second...

The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • Expected Publication Date: May 5, 2015
When I found out that there was going to be another book in the Selection series I thought I had read it wrong. I thought the last book had a perfect ending, so why another book? I guess we will have to see on May 5. Either way, I am excited to see what Cass has in store for us!
Third...

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Expected Publication Date: May 5, 2015
So apparently this is Beauty and the Beast mixed with fairy lore. Written by Sarah J. Maas. What? Is this real life? If it is, I might be in heaven. I cannot wait for this retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Fourth...

I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • Expected Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Cody and Meg were best friends until Meg commits suicide. Cody goes on an adventure to figure out why and on the way learns so much more about his so called best friend. Sooo.... this is gonna be another tear jerker right Gayle? Jeez, if this is anything like If I Stay then I cannot wait.

Fifth...

The Dead List by Jennifter L. Armentrout
  • Expected Publication Date March 31, 2015
Here comes another perfect J Arm book I bet. I love everything Jennifer Armentrout has written and the fact that there is going to be new book makes me so happy I might cry.

Sixth...

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
  • Expected Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Cadie has spent her whole life waiting to get out of the town she grew up in. So, when a group of tourists invites her along on a road trip, things go terribly wrong. Road trip gone wrong. Written by Trish Doller. Oh yes, I am so there.

Seven...

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
  • Expected Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Another novel by Emery Lord. Oh yes. If this is anything like Open Road Summer than it may be read in one sitting.




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Top 10 Male Characters

Hello everyone!
So today will be the top 10 best male characters. Do not confuse this with top 10 book boyfriends (so this list is just cool male characters not super hot and amazing)

10. Iggy from Maximum Ride
Iggy the blind man. Although Iggy is blind, he does not make that his life. He learns to live with it and still kick some serious Eraser butt. He is pretty awesome.

"Denial is not just a river in Egypt"

9. Kenji from Shatter Me
Kenji. What a character. I feel like every time he says something, I am dying from laughter. He is one of the few characters that bring light and life to the pages by just being there. He doesn't have to do anything crazy, he just says a couple words and then I am dying.

"'Im sorry" he says, pressing his lips together, shaking his head again. "This is not a funny moment. It's not. I'm not laughing"

8. Neville from Harry Potter
Neville is one of those characters that you could never forget about. He is always there is the corner but you could never forget about him. He starts off as the kid that no one really likes but by Deathly Hallows, he stares down Lord Voldemort and is part of Dumbledore's Army. Hell yeah.

"We're all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that ?"

7. Maxon from the Selection
Maxon is so cute. He is a perfect gentleman but also understands that he has duties to fulfill. He is not always giving America what she wants and waiting on her hand and foot. He continues his life and protects his country and friends.

"If this were a simpler matter, I'd have eliminated everyone else by now."

6. Daemon from the Lux Series
Yes, Daemon is on here. Of course he is! I love Daemon. He is on the characters on this list that will probably be on my top 10 book boyfriends list. He is so hot and steamy but also does not take any crap. Ahhh

"You do realize I love a challenge?"

5. Josh from Sea of Tranquility
I think the reason why Josh is on this list is because his character is so easy to relate to. He is closed off but once he cracks open Nastya's shell you understand more about him. They way he does not take any of her crap is really awesome. He is also just a really great guy.

"What? Sunshine fits you. It's bright and warm and happy. Just. Like. You.”

4. Dumbledore from Harry Potter
Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Dumbledore. Of course he had to make it on my list. He is one of the best heroes in any novel or even in general. He has so much wisdom and so much heart. There is not much else I can say without going on a rant.

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light"

3. Fang from Maximum Ride
Oh, Fang. He is another good one. He is quiet and mysterious but whenever he opens his mouth you know it will be good. He is funny, but can also be really serious and knowledgeable when he wants to. He cares about his family (the flock) and is a kick ass fighter.

"I could never as fangalicious as you'd want me to be"

1. Ron Weasley from Harry Potter
I love Ron Weasley. He is definitely one of my favorite male character ever. He grows so much in the series, starting off as a small Weasley body to someone who stood up next to Harry Potter against Lord Voldemort. I love his red hair and his "bloody hells".

"Bloody hell"

2. Harry Potter from Harry Potter
Yes, I did put Harry Potter as the number one, and there is a reason for it. I have looked up to Harry Potter since I was little and when I first started reading the series. I was and still am in awe of his bravery and kindness. He freakin defeated Lord Voldemort for goodness sake. His friendship with Ron and Hermione and his love for all of his friends is also really touching. Go Potter!

"Working hard is important but there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself"


Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

 
Title: Sweet Evil

  Author: Wendy Higgins 
  Publisher: HarperTeen
  Publication Date: May 1, 2012
  Page Count: 447
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Age Range: 13+
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 
                                       
 Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?     

My Thoughts:
Jeez Louise. Wendy Higgins, man oh man do you know how to write. I am just going to start by saying I read this only in a couple hours. I COULD NOT put it down!!! I was on the edge of my seat, flipping the pages so hard they were ripping by the end of it. The was nerve-racking, intense, and creative. I only read this because there was a reference to the characters in a Jennifer Armentrout novel (and I love her so... I had to read this). However, once I read the description and saw that cover I was sort of wary to start it. Boy was I wrong.

The books starts off with Anna Whitt, a good girl who could never do wrong. All through her sixteen years she has had strange abilities. She can see auras and sense emotions. Each emotion gets a different color and she also has a very keen sense of smell, taste and hearing. She goes to a concert with her best friend Jay, and meets Kaidan Rowe (..swoon) who is half demon. Soon, she learns more about her background and finds out she is the daughter of demon "duke" and an angel. I thought this idea was very creative. I have read so many fallen angel books but this one took a different perspective. It focused more on the demon side of her heritage, but explained it so well. There are demon dukes for each of the 7 deadly sins and dukes for various other things like Anna's father (substance abuse). It was really interesting how the only reason the demons and their children were on Earth just to be bad influences on humanity.

At first, I thought Anna's personality was just an act. As I kept reading, I realized she actually cared about people and was very compassionate. I thought this suited her so well and helped a lot in the story (especially against bad boy Kaidan). Speaking of Kaidan.... woah. I mean he was just plain swoon worthy. I mean his father is the demon of lust so... Anyway, I loved his character because it was so different from Anna's and that made them so perfect together. I did hate the way he was always hot and cold to her though. At some points, I wanted to induce bodily harm because it was so unfair to Anna.

I also loved all of the secondary characters. Jay and Patti were a breath of fresh air. Patti was a wonderful influence on Anna and kept her sane while she was going through the "working" life. Jay was a perfect best friend and watched out for here while she was starting to spend more time with Kaidan,

I loved how each time I flipped a page, the stakes were getting higher. It was more important for Anna to be true to herself and for her relationship with Kaidan to be controlled. The control that all of the dukes have on their children was getting more intense by the end, and Anna had to step up and show was she was made of.

Overall, I thought that book was masterfully written. Higgins crafted a story that was well thought through. I felt a strong connection to all of the characters and felt everything that they felt. I did think that I was missing something at the end, but overall. So. Good.

My Rating: ****(*)
               This means it is so close to a 5 but not all of the way there :D 
Cover Rating: Eh, its kind of cheesy 
Recommendations:
1. Fallen by Lauren Kate
2. Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
3. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Now on to your thoughts, what do you think?

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Haul 11/1

Hello my fellow book lovers!

I have just received a huge group of books that I cannot wait to review for you all! But first, here are the books I have so you can read them along with me!!!

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Calaena Sardothian is a famous assassin who must compete to become the King's Champion or be sentenced to a life in a labor camp in this fantasy country of Erilea. I am super excited to read this and I hope that it is as good as I think it will be!!

2. Reborn by CC Hunter
Vampire Della takes refuge at a camp for teens with supernatural powers  who has to prove herself as an investigator and keep her life intact. I do not know how this one will be but I liked the cover so of course I had to get it right?

3. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Budo is an imaginary friend for 8 year old Max. When something terrible happens to Max, he has to figure out what is more important, his existence of Max's happiness. This looks so adorable and touching and I know that it will be amazing (crossing my fingers!).

4. We Were Liars by E Lockhart
A group of four friends (the Liars) friendship turns destructive on a private island. There are lies upon lives in a distinguished family. I have heard sooo many things about this book and I cannot wait to see what the fuss is about!

5. Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Penelope loses everything, including her home and family. She goes on a search to find a new home with strange creatures. She finds love and faces her mortal enemy. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. It looks so creative and exciting.

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd