Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Blurb: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

5 stars

Read Via: Audiobook (library)

My Thoughts: I started listening to this when the new semester started, and I had a really hard time just listening to it in the car. I would have finished it much sooner if it wasn’t for school stuff.

I love how the story unfolded. I love how my mind was changed about some characters. The world that Laini created was amazing. I just enjoyed it so much.

The mystery of it all was just at the right level. It was revealed a little here and a little there, but it kept you wondering.

Read January 13, 2015 — January 27, 2015

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Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

FinaleSynopsis: Nora has become the leader of the army she was once fighting against. Due to the vow she make with Hank, she will lose her life if she does not follow the same path as him. She tries to play the leader and still be with Patch, trying to find a balance. The followers of Hank’s army have other plans.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: The forth book (and as far as I know the last) in the series. I liked the ending but I wish their was more romance. This book was full of action and excitement. Overall, the series was pretty good.

Read October 25, 2012 — November 2, 2012

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Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

SilenceSynopsis: Nora was kidnapped at the end of the second book. This book starts off with Norman fumbling around a cemetery. As her thoughts become more clear we as reads realizes she has gaps in her memory. It becomes apparent she has forgotten the past five months of her life. That means she does not remember meeting Patch. However, she has visions she can not explain. Visions of the color black and a loving feeling.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: The three book in the series. At first, I was reading this really fast but I had to slow down so I wouldn’t have this huge gap between this book and the last book. This book has a lot of surprises and I think you might begin to forgive Patch from the last book.

Read October 7, 2012 — October 23, 2012

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Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

CrescendoSynopsis: They can finally be together. They defeated the enemy and now they are free to express their love. The peacefulness does not last long. The Archangels have their eyes set on Patch. They are angry that he got his wings back and are looking for anything to send him to Hell. Patch breaks the news that he can’t be with Nora anymore because of this. Will their love survive or dissolve?

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: The second book in the Hush, Hush series. Once again, the dates below are when I read it for the second time. This is probably my favorite book in the series. The first part of the book may be hard to get through if you really like Nora and Patch being together but trust me, you will like the ending (for the most part).

Read September 30, 2012 — October 6, 2012

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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Synopsis: High school student Nora Grey was just focused on school and never really had interest in any boys. None of them caught her eye. That all changes when she is forced to biology partners with Patch. He is dark and gives no hints about himself. Nora feels an unexplainable pull toward this dangerous looking person. As soon as she founds out about his world everything changes. Her life may be on the line.

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (owned it at the time)

My Thoughts: The date below is when I read it for the second time, because I stopped reading the series and waited for it to finish. This was the first book I finished that was about angels / fallen angels. Therefor, it makes it a little more interesting. I like Patch off and on. Just depends on the part of the story. The one thing I didn’t like about Nora was that she was super nosy. However, overall, I enjoyed this book. It is a slower pace at the beginning but it picks up quite a bit.

Read September 26, 2012 — September 29, 2012

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I really like this series so far. This book is really interesting the only thing that I’m having problems with is the way it’s written. I don’t really like how the main character is telling the story in a past tense. When she has memories or visions it’s harder to understand she’s having them. I was surprised when I got to the end of the book. I would have never thought it would turn out like that. I like all the different characters in the book. They’re not all the same. I’m not sure I like the whole love triangle that’s going on because it kind of reminded me of Twilight even though it wasn’t as bad. As soon as I get done with some of the other books I have to read I’m going to finish out this series to see what happens next.

4stars

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

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Synopsis: This story involves three angels (Gabriel, Ivy & Bethany) sent to earth to help with the battle against the Dark Forces. Bethany is the youngest of the group and therefore has the least amount of experience. The group are only to help restore faith within humans through example. One of their targets are humans about to reach adulthood — high schoolers. Bethany goes undercover as a student. During her time there a forbidden relationship develops her and a human boy.

2 stars smallerRead Via: iBooks on iPad (own it)

My Thoughts:  The book itself was fine. There were many factors that I did not like. The main one was how Bethany acted. I did something that I normally don’t do, which was look to see what the second book was about. From what I read, it was going to be full of everything that I found annoying about Bethany.

Even though this book is about angels, it is not very religious. There are mentions of God, obviously.

 

Read January 1, 21013 – January 9, 2013