Posts By: Bec

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

December 29, 2013 Review 36 ★★★★★

The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth…

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. Read more »

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Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (YABBC)

Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (YABBC)

December 23, 2013 Review, YABBC 22 ★★★½

Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended – and rather eccentric – family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesly. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.

She’s totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He’s obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she’s seen in any centrury . . . . Read more »

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Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

December 18, 2013 Review 26 ★★★★★

Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her.

Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of the highly anticipated sequel in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series. Read more »

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December Book Haul Part One

December Book Haul Part One

December 14, 2013 Meme 77

Bec and I decided that if we waited until the actual month of December was over, we would wayyyy too many books to show you. So here are the books we accquired Pre-Christmas. (Look out for a Post-Christmas haul!) Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted at Team Tynga’s reviews. The Sunday Post is hosted at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Read more »

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Nothing Says Christmas Like Zombies (Discussion + Giveaway)

Nothing Says Christmas Like Zombies (Discussion + Giveaway)

December 12, 2013 Giveaway 48

Zombies are creepy beings. And to be honest, a creature we don’t get to read enough about. There should be more zombie books because zombies are cool and their presence makes for some exciting stories. Or great character development and plot twists because sometimes post apocalyptic escape from zombie/aliens stories can get a little boring (*cough*Walking Dead*cough*) (I actually love that show and need to catch up to seasons 3 & 4. I also need to check out the graphic novels…) Read more »

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ARC Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

ARC Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

December 8, 2013 Review 34 ★★★★

My experience with FALLING KINGDOMS wasn’t the most positive, but after the good ending I couldn’t wait to start REBEL SPRING. And you’ll be happy to know REBEL SPRING is everything I wanted.

What made me enjoy REBEL SPRING more than FALLING KINGDOMS? For starters I found the characters to be much more likeable. I had grown to like them and they were undergoing some fantastic developments. Chloe is becoming my favourite, with her determination but also her wit and planning. She is hungry for revenge but not stupid enough to try and get it on her own. Magnus grew on me too. I never really liked him in the first book, where he was obsessed with power and Lucia. Now, however, he is starting to care about other things, and we got to see a few scenes that made me think he would be a great character. Lucia is the only character I really couldn’t care about. I just don’t like her. At all. For various reasons. Read more »

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Why I Like New Adult

Why I Like New Adult

November 30, 2013 Discussion 42

A few weeks ago Alise wrote a pretty interesting and entertaining piece on why she doesn’t like New Adult. It is brilliant, and as I was snickering over it I realised many of the things she says are true, but there’s also a lot of things about this genre that she is missing. So we thought it’d be a good idea is I wrote a piece from the opposite perspective.

My experience with new Adult so far has been quite excellent, even if I still think it started as a marketing ploy. And I say so far because I have read three. In total. One was a paranormal that was okay, but the other two Read more »

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