Monday, April 14, 2014

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I got a copy of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown while at San Diego Comic Convention in July 2013. I had been wanting to read it and I haven't had the time so I have been reading it late at night when I can't sleep. I really enjoyed it.

Information about the book from Amazon:

"Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black."

The book starts out pretty strong and gives you a look into the main characters emotional state as well as shows you a bit about who she is. I like that instantly you start to connect with the character and start to love her. She is placed in a difficult situation and she has to make a quick decision and decides to help an unlikely person.

I enjoyed the story and the twists and turns, the way the characters are designed to interact with each other and how she makes you feel for some characters and hate other characters.

This book came out in September 2013, if you are looking for a new book to read this is a great one to order on amazon or to pick up at your local bookstore or library.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Back in Action

So it's been a bit over a year since I last wrote here. I started school full time and work full time and sadly reading went out the window.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer a review

Now I will admit. I didn't know that this one was going to be a Red Riding Hood story. So I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it as I started reading. I love the entertwining stories of Red's search for her Grandmother and Cinder's escape from Prison.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Requiem by Lauren Oliver a review

Now I devoured Delirium and Pandemonium as quickly as I got them. So when this book hit the bookshelves I knew I had to have it. I read it in under 3 hours. I really like the way Lauren Oliver writes. She brings the characters to life. This book is again about Lena and her trials in the Wilds. The other side of the book is all about Hana and her trials since Lena has left the civilized world.

Now I really liked the way she interwove both of our main characters to each be on one side of a different world.

I don't want to say too much because the ending of Pandemonium is unexpected and if I say much about the new book it gives away the other book. So all I will say is the story is well written. The only thing I didn't really like was the ending of the third book. It just wasn't to my taste. I liked the rest of the book though.

Stacking the Shelves #5

So yesterday I picked up Requiem by Lauren Oliver. I finished it in 2 hours.. Today I grabbed Scarlet by Marissa Meyer and I devoured it in a little less then 2 hours.. So there will be new posts on the blog tomorrow Yay. :)

This is a meme from Tynga's Reviews

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wake by Amanda Hocking a review

So a friend of mine said that she loved this author and has multiple times talked about another series by her. But the other day I saw that this book was on sale on Amazon. I knew I had to pick it up and try it, especially since it's about Sirens. Love Sirens. Evil beautiful creatures to the sea.

The story is about a girl who feels a call to the water, and the 4 sirens that are looking to make her one of there own. It's an interesting story and I like the mythology that she added in to give them a backstory. It's well written. I just picked up the next in the series today and I can't wait to read it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver a review

Now I just dove right in and read Delirium and couldn't get enough. So I had to rush out and pick up the next in the series and now that Requiem is out I can't wait to get my hands on it. I have to know what happens next. I think Lauren Oliver is a really great story teller. You just want to know what is happening next, you get sucked into her stories.

This series is being made into a tv show and I am ecstatic. It focuses on our main character Lena who has escaped the civilized world and made it into the wilds, where life is hard but we are free to love. This follows her struggles after losing her lover in the escape.

I really liked the story, the twists and turns, the character development and the way that she seamlessly weaves a story of love, loss and hope.