Sunday, March 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox (9) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. 

Purchased: None
For Review: None
Borrowed: Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Wicked Girls: A Novel Of The Salem Witch Trials
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

Happy Reading, Ashley. Let me know what you guys got in your mailboxes!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
 Released:  February 1st 2010
Published by:  Harlequin Teen
Series: Iron Fey, Book One
Page Amount: 363 (US Paperback)

" Meghan Chase has a secret destiny- one she could never have imagined..

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fir in at school at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her. Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth- that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face... and to find love with a young prince who might father see her dead than let her touch his icy heart."

My Thoughts:
All I can is these book is amazing!! I absolutely fall in love with the story instantly. This is the second book I've read about faeries, with that being said I feel The Iron King is so much better than Wicked Lovely. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy Wicked Lovely as well. But The Iron King just caught my attention and hasn't let go of it.
I loved learning about the different faeries, and their worlds. I'm not sure if I'm Team Puck or Team Ash. For both guys seem amazing wonderful. So how can a girl chose?

I totally recommend you all checking out this amazing book and I will reading the rest of this series!!

Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Released: February 19th 2008, (March 27th 2005)
Published by: McElderry
Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book One
Page Amount: 485

"When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It's also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in an ordinary mudane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know..." 

My Thoughts:
To begin my review on City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare, I read it for the first time back in 2010. I decided to re-read as to continue on with the series. The second time around was so much better than the first, I took more in and relived scenes I had forgotten.

 I loved how Jace and Clary met, and how unafraid of him she was. Clary is definitely a strong character she had her weak moments but was able to rise above them.

The ending was very shocking. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. I recommend checking this book/series out if you haven't yet.

Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Released: March 22nd 2011
Published by: Simon &Schuster Children's Publishing
Series: Chemical Garden, Book One
Page Amount: 358 (US Hardcover Edition)

"What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left."
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My Thoughts:
Wither by Lauren DeStefano is the author’s debut novel for 2011. I completely devoured the world she created in it. In Wither the human race is nothing but genetic engineering, and because of this there is a lethal virus that has Women dying at the age of 20 and Men dying at the age of 25. In this world Rhine, a 16 year-old girl who is orphaned has fought day to day surviving this chaotic world with her twin brother. She is very abruptly kidnapped and taken to be married. Along with Rhine is Cecily a 13 year-old girl and Jenna a 19 year-old girl, who are to become sister wives.

We don’t learn of Rhine’s past until she starts having flashbacks of her parents, her brother, and the home they all shared. Rhine doesn't act like her sister wives, she doesn't want a life of being the first wife. She wants to get back to her brother and having her freedom again not being locked away in the mansion. She develops feelings for Gabriel a servant at the mansion.

I absolutely love the cover, the girl kinda looks like Mandy Moore to me anyways. The dress is beautiful and I love the bird in the cage. I was hooked from the moment I started reading and I didn't want to stop.

The ending doesn't have a cliff hanger. However I am looking forward to the second installment in this series.
My rating is 5/5 stars!! 

If you are in the mood for an dystopian novel, then pick this up!
Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley