Feb 22, 2015

Grave Peril ( Dresden Files,#3)

Posted by Jenia. at 2/22/2015 09:23:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
grave peril

Dresden Files,#3

Jim butcher.




 Publisher ROC
Publication Date:September 1,2001
Genre:Urban Fantasy|Mystery.
Format|Pages:Paperback|384
 Source: Own| Goodreads.










HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD


Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.



Harry Dresden’s faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. All par for the course for Chicago’s only professional wizard.



But in all of Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: the spirit world’s gone postal. All over Chicago, ghosts are causing trouble—and not just of the door-slamming, ‘boo’- shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly.



Someone—or something—is stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn’t figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself....




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This book was out of this world, it had me going through so many emotions. Once I read Grave Peril I remembered that it was the book what I started to get into the series. First it dealt with ghosts and I like any book that has to deal with those. However Grave Peril is unlike any ghost stories that I read through the years. These ghosts were acting the way that they were, not because they wanted revenge how I originally thought but because they were in pain. If I had a wire running through inside of my body, I would probably act the same way that they were. That would be one pain that even I won’t be able to handle. When I read about it, the way that Butcher had described it, I could actually feel the pain that they went through. How could I not? I was actually curious myself why it was happening, the reason behind it. I knew that there must been a reason behind all of it. Grave Peril was even more action packed than Fool Moon I seriously did not want to put the book down till I reached the end. It’s a book that will have you on the adventure along with Dresden and everything else involved.



Grave Peril was one of most emotional novel, at least so far. At least towards the end it was. My heart ache for him. How could it not? How could you not but be in pain when the women that you love is turned into vampire? I loved fact that he still loved her despite her being a vampire now. I felt angry towards those vampires, but of course I knew that it was their plan all long when they captured Susan, they knew how much she meant to him. I believe it was their way to get to him. It was Bianca’s revenge who had a grudge against Dresden for a while. And she succeeded, thought she didn’t completely turn her, at least not yet, it would be just matter of time when she would become one. I could tell that he blamed himself to what happened to his girlfriend. I am curious if he will think of something, or try to figure out something that would help her.



Grave Peril is filled with a lot of action, it’s a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Even afterwards you will find yourself wanted to pick up Summer Knight right away because the curiosity will get the best of you. I know it is for me. I am eager to see what happens with council, the war and of course Susan. More series progresses, the more intense it gets and of course the harder it gets to put down. How can it not? If you love fantasy, mixed with mystery, some romance and adventure, this is a book for you.

Feb 11, 2015

Fool Moon (Dresden Files,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 2/11/2015 03:55:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Fool Moon.

Dresden Files,#2

Jim butcher.




 Publisher ROC
Publication Date:January 1,2001
Genre:Urban Fantasy|Mystery.
Format|Pages:Paperback|352
 Source: Own| Goodreads.






 



Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work, magical or mundane.



But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.



A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses, and the first two don't count... 





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I found out about this series from my dad, who had enjoyed them. I got to say that I am glad that he told me about it. A novel about werewolves, magic, murder and quite bit of suspense, how can you not enjoy a book like this? I know that I did, actually I couldn’t seem to get enough of the story. Every page had me wondering what sort of trouble will Harry manage to find himself in next? What I learned through reading The Dresden Files is that wherever he goes, some sort of trouble follows him, I am surprised that he didn’t manage to get himself killed yet, though he did come close. This is the second time that I read this book and I loved it as much as the first time around I read it. Reading Fool Moon made me remember what I love about the series. Especially occasional sarcastic remarks from Harry, you can’t help but love the character. There are some choices he makes that I don’t agree with or has me thinking what he was thinking at that moment, but in general he’s one tough guy, considering what he has to go through so much.



I had always loved books that deal with werewolves, and through the years I read multiple ones, with different portrayer of them. I believe that Fool Moon portrayed werewolf’s right, because how the werewolves are if there were such things. I knew that there were 2 different types of werewolves but I didn’t realize that there were even more, that’s what was so interesting about it. Of course the mystery behind, who was doing all of the killing was the real mystery. What I love about Butcher writing is that the murder is always the last suspected person and that was the case in Storm Front. I did not see that coming, I think my jaw actually dropped when I reached to that part. Second, I love how Butcher has you on edge of the seat pretty much most of the book, it filled with so much suspense, mystery. Even if this was 2nd time reading the book, I did not want to put the book down, I need see if Harry, Murphy will figure out what’s going on, who was responsible, if they could actually get out of this mess.



Susan and Murphy like Harry you can’t help but love those two. To be honest I always seemed to prefer Susan over Murphy maybe because of affect that she has on Harry. Murphy and Harry’s friendship was put to test in this book, she struggling with thought if to trust him or not. I could see that was hard of Harry even if he tried his hardest not to show his feelings about how much it hurt him. Despite that, when she was in danger, he still did everything that he could, to make sure that she was safe. If that’s not true friendship then I don’t know what is. I hope she sees how much he trying to earn her trust back and their friendship go to way it was before. Susan, I could tell how much she cared about Harry in this book, with everything she did for him, how worried she got when he was about to face these werewolves. She loves him even if she didn’t say it yet, I know that she does. I am eager to see where their relationship leads to next, if it will get more serious. One thing I do love about both women: They are determined about their jobs.



You love mystery? Paranormal? Werewolves? Fool Moon has everything and it will keep you on edge of your seat. Be ready for a thrilling ride.



Feb 7, 2015

Towering.

Posted by Jenia. at 2/07/2015 09:59:00 AM 1 comments
☆☆☆☆
Towering.

Alex Flinn.




 Publisher HarperTeen.
Publication Date:May 4,2013
Genre:YA|Fairytale Retelling.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|293
 Source:Library|Goodreads.







Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.



Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again.



Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now.





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Ever since I was little girl, I loved fairy tales and I still do. I even attempted to write few when I was around 7, 8. Rapunzel had always been one of fairy tales that fascinated me. When I came across Alex Flinn’s book Towering a retelling of Rapunzel, I needed to check it out. Despite the few negative reviews that I saw on Goodreads, that didn’t stop me from picking up the book. Honestly, I couldn’t see why so many others didn’t seem to enjoy it because I did. There were few slow parts through the book but it picked up pretty fast. I got sucked into the characters and only after couple chapters, I was eager to see what would happen with Rachel and Wyatt next. Towering was type of story, fairy tale that I love, and it was an unusual twist to the fairytale, that’s what else I loved about it. If I had the choice or the time I would not put it down. I found myself being transformed to Flinn’s magical world.



Loved reading from Wyatt and Rachel point of view, it gives a reader a view on each character. The two of them had such different view of the world since Rachel has been trapped in tower most of her life, and mostly imagined the word how it was in books. She didn’t even know what phone was, not till Wyatt gave it to her and explained it to her. I was glad that Wyatt heard her and came to find her. I think I would lose it if I was trapped in one place, for that long. If I were in Rachel’s situation I would tried to escape a long time ago. You know what I think? If Wyatt didn’t come find her, she would never left her tower to begin with. It was only because he was in danger, was the reason that she even left. I also believe that meeting Rachel, helping him to deal with what happened with Tyler & Nikki. It helped him move on. Rachel and Wyatt were meant to meet each other.



Towering was 2nd book that I read by Alex Flinn. Once again I wasn’t disappointed by it. The descriptions and character’s emotions were so vivid, I could picture everything that was going on. It was beautifully written and of course it was filled with suspense. The reader’s couldn’t help but wonder, would Rachel finally escape? And if she did, where would she go? You can’t help but wonder, and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters as well. The ending was one that had me on edge of my seat. I was eager to see how it would all finally come to the end. I do think that Wyatt and Rachel fell in love a bit too fast, at least for me, but I did love the chemistry between the two of them. They made each other and considering what they went through, they deserved happiness.




If you love Fairy tale retellings, Towering is worth giving chance to. This is first book that goes towards Fairytale Retelling Challenge, got a late start due to work.

Feb 4, 2015

Our Kind Of Love.

Posted by Jenia. at 2/04/2015 06:04:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Our Kind Of Love.

shane morgan.




 Publisher TSW  Books
Publication Date:June 21,2014
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance|Drama
Format|Pages:EBook|306
 Source:E Copy sent by Author.









Reign is convinced that Nate is the perfect guy for her. That’s until Micah walks into her Mom’s restaurant looking for a job. Now Reign can’t seem to stop her heart from yearning for the guy with the mysterious sea blue eyes and melting smile.



Micah is all but perfect. He’s spent eight months in a juvenile detention center back in Colorado for his unintentional involvement in a crime. Now at nineteen and hoping to escape his ghosts, he lands a part-time job working at a seaside restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island where he meets the irresistible Reign.



He can’t help the way he feels whenever he’s around her, but she’s already taken and Micah doesn't want to disrupt her life or get himself in anymore trouble. But then his attraction for Reign proves too strong to deny, and Micah finds that he just might discover a reason to stop running.




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First I wanted to thank Shane, for offering me to send me an E copy, in exchange of review. I’m glad that she did because Shane Morgan did it once again. So far, the books that I have read by her been breathing taking, addictive, memorable. Our Kind Of Love wasn’t any different, the second I opened the first page, I was hooked. If I didn’t have to work, I would probably finished faster than I did. Our Kind Of Love was real, at least to me it felt real, the characters, along with a story. It was a type of a story that I can actually see happening in real life. That’s what I love about Morgan’s writing, the way that she describes and portrays her characters, you feel as if you are there with the characters in the story. That’s how I felt while reading Our Kind Of Love. I felt like I was there with both Reign and Micah, going through all emotions that they were, I even wanted to talk some sense into Reign. To me, the story was magical. A story that I will find myself wondering about long after I come to the end.




Reign & Micah, first of all I completely love the names, especially Reign, a name that you barely see and that made it more unique. You can’t help but love both of the characters, I know that I did. How can you not? Especially Micah, he’s a type of guy that I wouldn’t mind getting to know better. I believe that Micah is type of guy that almost every girl dreams of. I saw how girls wanted him from moment that he appeared, Reign included even if she wouldn’t admit it at first. I could tell from start, from the moment he saw her even before he started working with her that there was some sort of connection between two of them. A connection that her and Nate didn’t have. Micah treated her like any girl should be treated, with respect. I was waiting for her to figure out that he was one for her. He’s the one that made her happy. Of course when she finally did, I couldn’t help but smile.




It’s not too often that I dislike character. Expect Nate was one of those characters that I couldn’t like, no matter how hard I tried to. I mostly tried to like him because I liked Reign and I figured that there must been something that she saw in him. Plus the way he treated her half of time, and how he tried pressuring her into sex, it was hard for me to like him. At same time I could tell, that despite all that he did love her. I just wished he showed it in better way, maybe then he wouldn’t lose her. All through book I couldn’t help but wonder what Micah did, to land himself in Juvie, in beginning of novel. I had feeling it would be bad, but it turned out not be what I was expecting, I just don’t see Micah the type to do something that violent. Despite his past, Reign stood by his side, now that’s a love that will last a lifetime. I loved how Morgan ended the novel. It describes both their relationship and them well.



Our Kind Of Love, is a story about friendship, love and letting go. It’s a beautiful. If she wasn’t already, she would be one of my favorite writers already. Shane Morgan knows a way to capture reader’s attention, she’s going go a long way.



Feb 1, 2015

Where She Went ( If I Stay,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 2/01/2015 01:52:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Where She went

If I Stay,#2

gayle forman.




 Publisher Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date:April 5,2011
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance|Drama
Format|Pages:Paperback|264
 Source: Borrowed| Goodreads.





 



It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.



Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance. 




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OH MY GOD, this novel was… I can’t even begin to describe how much I loved this novel. It’s official that after reading Where She Went Gayle Forman is one of my favorite authors, I can see why she is a bestseller. I loved If I Stay but I loved Where She Went even more, to me it seemed more intense than first novel was. Of course I loved reading from Adam’s point of view as well. Another memorable, beautiful novel. You can’t not fall in love with it. There are so much emotion, so much happening and the way that it’s all portrayed. Once you pick it up, you won’t be able to put it down. I know that I didn’t want to; there were couple times that I stayed up so I could see what happens next. I needed see what happens with Adam, and of course with Adam and Mia. You can’t help but wonder what’s in store for them next? A story that you won’t be able to forget, no matter how hard you try.



At first I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy reading from Adam’s point of view. I discovered that I was wrong; I even enjoyed reading from his point of view more than I did of Mia’s in If I Stay. I was curious what he was thinking, how he was feeling through everything, that was happening with his girlfriend at the time. I can’t even begin to imagine watching someone that you love, at brick of death. I don’t think that I would be able to handle it. Especially only to find yourself being dumped after everything that you went through. I was wondering like Adam was, why did she do it? Why did she break up with him without a word of explanation. There must been some sort of reason, or at least I hoped there were. I could tell that after all this time, all those years, he still loved her. I believe that it was meant to be, for them to reconnect again. To meet again.



Adam & Mia are one of those rare couple, that do belong together. From If I Stay to moment they met again in Where She Went, the two of them had a special connection. They were in love, even if Mia refused to acknowledge that two of them belong together. Adam wasn’t happy with Bryn, even music didn’t seem to make him happy anymore, not way that it used to. I noticed a trend too, it seemed to be happening a lot, since Mia walked out of his life. Once they came in contact with one another, I could tell that Adam changed, both of them did. They were happy and I rooted for them the entire way. Of course I found myself smiling when they finally figured it out. Finally, a happy ending for both of them.


Where She Went is a beautiful portrayal about rekindled love. A story that you won’t be able to get out of your mind. It will hold a place in your heart, forever.

 

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