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Book Review: The Alchemy of..

Book Review: The Alchemy of Forever

Books about immortals… how I love thee. Really, there have never been enough of these types of books for me to get my fill. So when one comes along, I have to read it. The Alchemy of Forever is a weird but interesting take on immortality. The tale starts in the past with our MC, Sera, at a masked ball. Through some really weird events, she has been made an immortal. Many, many, many years later having tired of her life, Sera decides to take things into her own hands. Sounds like a good thing, right? Not exactly. The reason […]

Posted February 6, 2012
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Book Review: Damned

Book Review: Damned

After being so impressed by Crusade, the first book in this series, I have been (im)patiently awaiting the release of Damned. In the first novel, Holder and Viguié blew me away in their presentation of a vampire war. I adored and applauded Crusade for its originality and gusts. And was super excited to get transported into this world again.   Where do I start with this? Ever since I have finished the last page, so many different thoughts are going through my brain. And if I ever thought that Crusade was dark, then I have no idea how to classify […]

Posted August 14, 2011
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Book Review: Possession

Book Review: Possession

Violet (Vi) lives in a world where you are either good or bad in the eyes of the society. The Goods are separate from each other. They do as they are told, do not ask questions. This allows them to live comfortably in a society full of technological advances. The Bads live in a society which almost mirrors our current society. They live for the here and now. Vi stands at the divide. She is neither a Good or Bad. Basically, all she wants is freedom. To do what she wants, with whom ever she wants.   As a whole, […]

Posted July 8, 2011
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Book Review: Unwind

Book Review: Unwind

  Even after reading this book months ago, every detail is still fresh in my mind. And despite the controversial topic, I do not believe that I have anything bad to say about this novel. The characters are likeable, real, and you will find yourself rooting for them. In addition, if you want a book that will make you think and question your beliefs, then this is the book for you. Set in a world after the ultimate battle between pro-life and pro-choice, a world which allows unwanted children be unwound, three teens must fight to stay whole.     […]

Posted June 20, 2011
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Book Review: Elixir

Book Review: Elixir

Celeb turned author is all the rage today. You simply have to walk into any random bookstore to find one celeb or another writing about this or that. Thankfully, the Young Adult genre has been slightly untouched by this new phenomenon. Enter Hillary Duff. When I first heard of Elixir, my inital reaction was "ooo, pretty cover." My next, more realistic, reaction was "she can write?" Going into the novel. I had tons of assumptions about Elixir. Some were right on and some were way off.   Elixir is surprisingly a quick read. You might not think that based on the 327 page count. But for some […]

Posted February 24, 2011
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Book Review: Wither

Book Review: Wither

  Based alone on the summary of this novel, I was very hesitant about it. Dystopian.. I am there. Polygamy.. not so much. While there is so much I want to say about this novel, I know that I must refrain so that I don't spoil anything. But let's just say that it is a jem. Wither is absolutely brilliant. And DeStefano is a magic maker. She takes a novel that has elements that should not work together and makes it blend so perfectly that you just become lost in what she has created. There were plenty of times that I […]

Posted January 14, 2011
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Book Review: Slayed

Book Review: Slayed

  Slayed is definitely a novel that I did not see myself loving. Thinking it was cute… a possibility. Being disappointed… another option. But I can admit with all honesty that I did not think that I would find this novel so irresistible. The tale starts off nice enough. A likable character, who through a sad twist of fate, has been paired her with her parents… traveling from place to place until who knows when… doing only what someone with the last name of Van Helsings can do. Slay vampires. It was only too easy to fall into Daphne's story. She is […]

Posted December 6, 2010
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Book Review: Crescendo

Book Review: Crescendo

  Nora and Patch are back… and better than ever! After the spellbinding brilliance of Hush, Hush, I wondered how exactly could Becca Fitzpatrick top the awesomeness of her first novel. But within a few pages I knew the answer… easily.   Crescendo picks up shortly after Hush, Hush. Nora is lost, confused, and full of questions as she tries to find a place in her world without her father. To make matters worse, Patch is there but not really there. These days he seems like he is off on another planet leaving Nora to continually guess just exactly what […]

Posted October 3, 2010
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