What the books about: Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…
What I think: I also listened to this as an audiobook and it was read by the same person. Again in this book with all of the sex and betrayal. I honestly didn’t think I would go on to the third book but I always try to finish series if I can. This book I wanted to kill Gideon for the way he acted toward Eva and just expected her to trust him. Even though he had a good reason at the end of the book it still wasn’t right. In this one you find out why Gideon is the way he is which is also not something I’m into. I wish the author didn’t have to put that stuff in either book.
What the book is about: Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…
What I thought about the book: I didn’t get to read the actual book but I listened to it as an audiobook. This book started out good with a story about the main character. How she moved to a new city and is starting a new job. It also introduces her best friend that moved with her. But within a chapter or two it just seemed like a porn. I like novels like Fifty Shades and others like that but I really wanted to see more story before they got right into. One thing that I really did not like was her past which I can’t tell you about since it’s a big part of why she is the way she is. I’m just really not into that kind of stuff. Between Gideon and Eva I don’t know which one I got mad at more. They both acted like little kids in most of this book and it just made me want to tell them to grow up. Since I listened to this I think I’ll say something about the narrator. She did a really good job and expressing the characters and setting the scenes.
Blurb: Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater,who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s not too pleased when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking a work of French, Anna meets some cool friends, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken– and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?
What I think: I thought this book started out kind of slow. I didn’t think I was going to like it or finish it but I rarely stop reading books unless they a absolutely awful and I can’t read another word. I decided to finish this book and I realized it was a really good book by the time it ended. It was kind of nice to see the process of them falling in love instead of like in other books where they just go right into their relationships.
Blurb: Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
I was really excited to start reading this book. Usually when I read a book about people falling in love and it’s just in the girls point of view I get kind of mad. I want to know what I guy is thinking at certain points. When I read this book I thought it was great. Even though most of it was a repeat from Beautiful Disasters there was still some new things. I also liked how the author didn’t end the book at the same part. She went a little further into their lives and I really enjoyed seeing how their live was turning out. I can’t wait until she writes about Travis’ brothers.
I was very excited when CK told me this novel was completely in Travis’ point of view. I really liked Travis and I wanted to know what he really felt like through the story. However, a times I got bored or nervous because I already knew what the main events were. The epilogue was awesome because it went farther than the first book. Honestly, I don’t think this needed to be a whole book.
Read Via: Paperback book (own it)
Read February 25, 2014 — March 4, 2014
Blurb: Jacob… Master. Untamed. Protector.
After years lying neglected, the walls of Wolfe Manor tremble as Jacob Wolfe returns–the master is back!
Gardener’s daughter Mollie Parker has lived amidst the secret, overgrown garden in her little cottage–waiting…for what, she wasn’t sure…until now.
Reputation in tatters, Jacob licks his wounds alone in the shadows. Mollie knows his ferocious bark is worse than his bite and as she takes her tentative steps across the threshold, she brings with her the light missing from his dark soul. The lone Wolfe will never be tamed–but she knows that once he loves, he loves for life.
What I Think: The guy in this book made me mad several times. This girl is trying to be nice to him, to help him fight his inner demons and he’s a complete jerk to her. But in the end he let her in. Every relationship is a little bumpy at times I guess.
Blurb: Like his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he’s scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill.
Nikki Cruz lives her life by certain rules ― don’t trust a boy who says “I love you”, boys lie to get their own way and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Then she meets Luis at his brother Alex’s wedding and suddenly she’s tempted to break all her rules.
Getting Nikki to give him a chance is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by the head of the gang that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. Will Luis’s feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world that could prove to be the ultimate risk?
What I Think: This was a good book. I really liked this series even though when I read the fist book I didn’t think I would finish the series because I loved Alex and Brittany as the main characters. But I had too many series going on and I needed to finish them so I got the second book from my library and liked it. Since there was only one book left in the series to read I said the heck with it and read it. I’m glad that I decided to finish this series. I liked seeing the brothers grow up and fall in love even with all the problems in between. I also liked how they brought back the other characters so you could see what they were up to. I can’t wait to be able to buy this series in hardback so I can have them for when I want to read something good.
Blurb: To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.
What I think: I was really excited to read this book because they finally traveled to Idris. I was really looking forward to getting the details of this place so I could visualize it. I love visualizing places and people. It makes me feel like I’m there and seeing what’s going on. This book seemed like it had a lot going on but it was all good things. There was a part in the book that I wish wouldn’t have happened or at least there was something that happened to change it back. Of course I can’t tell you what happened because it happens in a good and exciting part of the book.
Blurb: Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
What I think: Hmm…what to say about this book that I haven’t already said while reviewing the first book. A lot of things happen in this book and I”m afraid that if I mention some of them I’ll give away something good in the book. Anyways I’m just going to tell you some of the things going on in this book. Valentine is trying to get the second mortal instrument and activate it for evil. He has to go around and kill people (well drain them of their blood) the clave trys to stop it with a battle. Clary find out her special shadowhunter power. That’s pretty much it but with a lot more detail and some other things going on that I can’t tell you.
Blurb: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
What I think: Interesting book. It’s very different from most books but in a good way. I really enjoyed being taken to a different world with demons, shadowhunters, warlocks, and other out of this world characters. I was not expecting the ending of this book and I wasn’t too happy about it. I’m not saying the ending was bad it’s just that I love romance stories and the ending of this book makes me think there’s not a lot of romance that’s going to be happening.
Blurb: Can he make her fall in love with him… again?
When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.
But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.
When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her.
Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged.
If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way.
CK’s Thoughts: I at first was having a hard time liking this book. It wasn’t because it wasn’t a good book because it was really good. It just didn’t start how I wanted it to. But of course the Deity had to mess things up. Again. Those guys really make me mad. But anyways, by the end of the book I was getting into it. But then something happened and (I can’t tell you what it is or I’ll give away the ending) I was about to throw the book threw the wall (well my iPad) but I kept reading and it ended exactly how I wanted it to. So I guess I learned a lesson with giving up some books that I don’t think I’m going to get into by reading the first few chapters because they may end up surprising me in the end.
Read Via: Kindle (own it)
Magnus’ Thoughts: This is the last book in the the Existence trilogy. There is a twist that is made very apparent at the beginning. I was confused but I figured out quickly what happened and why later. I wasn’t too sure if I was really going to like what happened, but it turned out pretty awesome. I won’t spoil it. I will just say I almost threw my kindle across the room but I am very glad I didn’t.
Read May 15, 2013 — May 18, 2013