Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Released:  May 1st 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Divergent, Book Two
Page Amount: 525, US Hardcover
Source: Library

*Warning the following blurb and review may contain spoilers. Please do not continue reading if you haven't read book one Divergent by Veronica Roth. You have been warned!!*

"One choice can transform you or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves and herself while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable-and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so."
- Information from Insurgent by Veronica Roth

My Thoughts:
I loved Divergent. I wasn't sure how the sequel could live up. I was proven wrong. Veronica has the amazing ability to keep you on the edge of your sit until the end. There were many times I didn't know what would become of Tris.

I don't want to reveal to much. But all I can say is I'm sitting here still trying to figure out the ending. I didn't see it coming. I look forward to the next installment in this amazing series!!

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley


Friday, May 11, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa 
Released: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Blood Of Eden, Book One
Page Amount: 480, US Hardcover
Source: Library

"In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. 

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for."

-Information from Goodreads.com 

My Thoughts:
This isn't your typical vampire story. For one the vampires are the ones in charge and treat the humans like bloodbags. The have what is called pets which governs over the registers. Making sure they give their blood when its required. There are also the unregistered who refuse to be marked by the vampire leaders. Allison (Allie) is an unregistered who has fought and stolen for everything she has in live which isn't a lot.One night Allie's fate is forever changed when she's attacked by the rabids and is left for die. She has a choice either die or become the very thing she loathes. 

Allie is one kick ass female character. She deals with her new life while trying to forget her past. 

This is by far my favorite vampire novel. Which isn't very shocking for me due to the fact of how much I adore Julie's The Iron Fey series. 

I am looking forward to seeing where Allie goes in the future!

5/5 stars Happy Reading, Ashley 

Library Haul (1)

Showing you all the wonderful books I checked out from the library this week. I feel that as much as its important to buy a book and its even more important to support our local libraries!! 

Books Checked Out:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
When The Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
Revived by Cat Patrick
Belles by Jen Calonita
What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

I'm looking forward to reading these awesome findings at the library. Please let me know if you have read any of these. If you are looking forward to reading them. 

Hope you all had a booktastic week!! Happy Reading, Ashley 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

In My Mailbox (23)

In My Mailbox(23)
Hello Again!!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Its to showcase what books you have received for review, borrowed, or bought.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Fear by Michael Grant

I also received some swag from a contest.

that's all I got this week In My Mailbox. Let me know what you think and what you got in your mailboxes, Until next time, Happy Reading. Have a booktastic week!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
 Released: May 11th 2004
 Publisher: Penguin Group Inc.
 Page Amount: 374, US Hardcover Edition
 Source: Library

"a long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?"
-Information from Goodreads.com

My Thoughts:
   I am a huge Sarah Dessen fan. With that being said I had high hopes for The Truth About Forever. Although it did take me a few chapters to get into the story line. I felt the feelings of the main character Macy Queen. The perfect good daughter of her parents. Her life is everything she wanted until the loss of her father changes everything. Macy starts to put on a mask, needing for her looks and personality to be perfect not only for her mother but to the outside world. So they don’t give her “the face”.

Not until she takes a job with the catering chaotic business of Wish. Does she start to want to change herself. Not be the “perfect daughter”, she’s always been. With her job at Wish she meets an interesting group of people. Including Wes, who will make her thing forever is possible.

Throughout the book Macy wishes she had grieved for her father. The day of his funeral the same way her sister did. That she could tell her mother how she truly feels about the loss of her father.

This is truly a heart breaking, humorous, light romance story. Something I feel we all could relate to.

4/5 stars, Hope you enjoyed my review, Happy Reading, Ashley