Thursday, 30 April 2015

Thursday Quotables: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 
 
Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!
 
 
Apollyon (The Covenant #4)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 
I've been waiting for so long to read Apollyon, and so far, I'm totally in love with it. Here are some quotes that I just loved:
 
 


 
I added this quote because I just love whenever JLA uses Supernatural references.
 
Next quote just really made me laugh. I had to put the book down for several minutes to calm down before I could continue!
 
 
The last quote I picked is a little Aiden/Alex, because I couldn't resist!
 
 
What did you think of the quotes? Do you have any other quotes you'd like to share? Comment!


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer


Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Release date: January 1, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
SummaryIt’s about Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who lives New Beijing. One day, Prince Kai brings his android Nainsi for her to fix. When her stepmother sends her as a Guinea pig to help find a cure for letumosis, she expects to die, like everyone else, but instead she finds out something shocking about herself.

   At the same time, Queen Levana, the queen of Luna, is visiting, threatening with war between Earth and Luna.

   This is the story of Cinderella – but not the way you remember it!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Review: A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark #1) by Jocelyn Davies



Title: A Beautiful Dark
Author: Jocelyn Davies
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Release date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
SummaryIt’s about seventeen-year-old Skye, who, on her seventeenth birthday party meets Asher and Devin, fighting. She overhears part of their fight, and quickly understands that something’s off about them, so she tries to avoid them, but she can’t help but feel drawn to them. They’re complete opposites, claiming to be cousins, and Skye doesn’t understand why they both seem to hate each other so much. Asher is dark and wild, Devin is fair and aloof. She has no idea what they want with her, or why they seem to follow her every move. And suddenly strange things start to happen around her, and she begins to doubt the identity of the boys.

   She has to figure out the truth about herself and come to terms with the truth that changes her life forever.

Review: Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Release date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Summary: Katy moves to a small town in West Virginia called Ketterman after her father dies. Her neighbors are the lovely, nice Dee and the infuriating Daemon. But something’s very off about the twins. They don’t seem to have any parents, odd things happen around them, and everyone in Ketterman seems almost afraid of them.

   When Daemon literally freezes time to save her, it turns out they both are aliens. Yes, aliens. And by doing that, Daemon also gives her a trace, which means they have to stay close until her “alien mojo” fades.

   Ketterman might not be as boring as Katy first thought.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Review: Half Blood (The Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Half-Blood
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 18, 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Summary: Alex’s mom pulled her out of her not-so-normal school – the Covenant - when she was young, and in the beginning, they were moving around quite a lot, to avoid the Covenant, and had been for two years. Then her mother gets killed by daimons, and Alex has to run. She’s found by the Covenant, and Aiden St. Delphi, whom she had a crush on when she was in the Covenant. Of course, it’s forbidden – Alex is a half and Aiden’s a pure, and relationships between the races are forbidden. That doesn’t change her feelings for Aiden, though.

   But that isn’t her biggest problem.

Top 10 - YA females


*SPOILER ALERT*

Some of the explanations as to why I love the character might contain some spoilers.

10. Hazel Grace Lancaster, The Fault in Our Stars

I love Hazel because she is always taking things calmly, she doesn't freak out or anything (example; she's accepted that she has cancer and will die young because of it). She tries to protect her family from the pain of losing her, instead of freaking out because of the cancer.

9. Katy Swartz, Lux


Katy is a great character. I love that she doesn't let Daemon make decisions for her, that she makes her own choices and then stand for them, no matter the consequences, and she does everything in her power to protect her family and friends stubbornly.

8. Meghan Chase, The Iron Fey

Meghan does everything in her power to protect the people she loves, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness. I don’t think I need to elaborate that.
 
7. Hermoine Granger, Harry Potter

Hermoine proves that you can be both smart and brave. And I always love a booklover, wizard or not.

6. Tessa Gray, The Infernal Devices

Another booklover! I love how she always speaks of books like they are not only books (I agree completely), and she’s brave and helps the Shadowhunters, even before she knows she’s part Shadowhunter.

5. Isabelle Lightwood, The Mortal Instruments

Izzy is brave and independent. She always stands up for her family, and don’t let anyone hurt them.

4. Alexandria Andros, The Covenant

Alex is brave and impulsive, and she doesn’t always follow the rules, which can be both good and bad in this situation. She does do stupid things a lot, but for good reasons, and she sacrifices herself for the people she cares about. And she’ll be a kick-ass Sentinel.

3. Rose Hathaway, Vampire Academy

Rose is impulsive, passionate, and incredibly stubborn. She puts her friends before herself. Example; even after figuring out how bad it is for her to help Lissa, she continues doing it. She’d do anything for Lissa, and I love that.

2. Tris Prior, Divergent

She sacrifices herself for the people she loves, and she refuses to bow down to the system. She fights for what she believes in.

1. Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games

She stands for what she believes in and stand up against the system, and she always protects the ones she love.
 
PS: These are my favorite heroines right now. They may change with time, since I read more books.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Review: Wings (Wings #1) by Aprilynne Pike

Title: Wings
Author: Aprilynne Pike
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release date: May 5, 2009
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary: Wings is about 15-year-old Laurel, who just moved from her family's land in Orick, where she was homeschooled by her mother. When they move, she has to start high school. She meets and becomes friends with David and Chelsea.

Then one day she gets a bump between her shoulders. At first, she thinks it's just a zit, but then it grows, and one day it sprouts into a flower that looks like wings, and then she and David tries to figure out why and how.

Then one day when she and her parents go to the family home, and she meets Tamani. Laurel find herself inexplicably drawn to Tamani, and he has the answers to her questions. He tell her that she is a plant, a fearie, and why she was sent to the human world.

She has to save the fearie's secret, protect her family, sort out her complicated feelings for David and Tamani, and figure out who she is.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick


Title: Black Ice
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
My rating: ❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
Release date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Summary: It’s about Britt, who is spending the spring break with her best friend Korbie and Korbie’s brother and Britt’s ex, Calvin, backpacking, but on their way to the Teton Range, they get trapped in a blizzard. They try to find another cabin, and end up with Mason and Shaun in their cabin. She doesn’t know that they are both fugitives and they take her and Korbie hostage. They want them to navigate them down the mountains, to the road.

Since Britt is the one of the two who is better at backpacking, they leave Korbie behind, and Britt has to stay alive long enough for Calvin to find and save her.

Review: Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4,9 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: After what happened in the end of White Hot Kiss, Roth is gone, and Layla is trying to get to terms with it. Her powers begin to change, and she can’t see souls anymore. Then Roth suddenly reappears, with some bad – and shocking – news. There is a Lilin. And they have to stop the Lilin before it can do too much damage.

At the same time, weird things start to happen at her school, and they suspect the Lilin may be close. But how are they going to figure it out before it gets ugly now that Layla s incapable of seeing souls anymore?

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