Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

The Maze Runner by James DashnerBloodfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever #2

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Delacorte Press | October 16th, 2007

Pages: 303

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I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it….

MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh–a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.…

“I used to have a recurring nightmare when I was a child. A dream of four distinct, subtly varied tastes…I tasted one of the vile ones now…regret.”

So, what’s it about? ~ More Fae. More Barrons. And of course more Mac. A decidedly better sequel to the first book  in the Fever series.

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Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

The Maze Runner by James DashnerLady Midnight

Author: Cassandra Clare

Series: The Dark Artifices #1

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderly | March 8th, 2016

Pages: 698

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In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.

“People live through heartbreak, and you are strong enough to live through it many times.”

So, what’s it about ~ Cassandra Clare’s newest addition to the Shadowhunter universe is, unsurprisingly, full of everything you’d expect from one of her books. There’s mystery, action, magic, wonderful dialogue, and, of course, forbidden love.

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Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

The Maze Runner by James DashnerVampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead

Series: Vampire Academy #1

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Publisher: Razorbill | August 16, 2007

Pages: 332

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Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . .

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your mortal enemies.”

So, what’s it about ~ Boarding school with a twist. Student population comprised of vampires as the title of the book so nicely describes. There are three types of vampires. 1. Moroi – who drink blood and have powers that are called elements. 2. Dhampirs – do not drink blood, also does the general ass kicking to protect moroi from 3. Strigoi – evil, bloodsucking monsters that are more like the vampires from legends, myths, and horror movies. VA also has one kickass heroine, an awesome friendship, one hot Russian dhampir, and some high school drama.

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Review: Lux Series 1-4 by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Maze Runner by James DashnerObsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Lux #1-4

Genre: Young Adult Sci Fi

Publisher: Entangled Teen | May 8, 2012  August 14, 2012  December 11, 2012  August 27, 2013

Pages:  335, 366, 382, 364

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Synopsis (from book 1 Obsidian):

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

“I understood books. I did not understand boys—especially alien boys.”

So, what’s it about ~ This series is not your normal series. In fact, it’s kinda your extraterristial type series. Before you get ahead of yourself, it’s not about the green wrinkly weird shaped head sort of aliens. These aliens are what you call Luxen. They came down to Earth and live as regular humans. They glow really bright in their true form and can manipulate stuff kind of like Magneto from X-Men. Anyways, girl moves in next to family of aliens and you can guess what happens next or, you know, just read the books.

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Random Buzz: Hey, I’m BAAAAaaaaaCCCKKKK

Hi there. Missed me? Yeah, I know it’s been ages. In fact, it’s been exactly 189 days since I’ve last been active on the blog.

To be fair though, I’ve been super busy. So, here’s a quick rundown with all things that have happened in my life in the past 189 days.

1. College: I’ve mostly been busy with that pesky little thing called school in order to pursue that English degree. It’s been hard reading all those required English books, poems, and stories while also reading the stuff that I enjoy just for me. Alas, grades have taken precedence over the latest copy of Sarah J. Maas’ new series.

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