Revenant in Training by RaShelle Workman

Revenant in TrainingBlurb: “Snow has become something not quite human. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.”

3 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: Snow finds out what is going on from Professor Pops (I really dislike his nickname) and Kenmei. Her vampireness is starting to take over and change her personality. She is beginning to lose control. I can’t help be point out that she isn’t as conflicted about it. It ends with a bit of a surprise.

Read May 20, 2013 — May 22, 2013

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Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman

Blood and Snow

Blurb: “Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love’s blood, become the Vampire, Snow White.”

Every thousand years the vampire queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.
Snow White lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her dad, stepmother, and her cat, Gatsby. Her entire life she’s been teased for her fairy tale name, and the fact that her seven best friends happen to be guys whose names begin with the same letters as the seven dwarves.

Everything changes two months before her sixteenth birthday. She’s bitten by The Hunter, and transformed into a revenant—not quite human, not quite vampire.

3 stars

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My Thoughts: First off, each book in this series is very short. This one was only 55 pages. I wasn’t too sure about this series because retellings kind of get on my nerves, but I decided to give it a shot. It is not as bad as I thought. Snow is just normal girl in high school and she is friends with her seven neighbors (who are all adopted brothers). It’s kind of weird. The ending was more interesting, so I have hope.

Read May 18, 2013 — May 20, 2013

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Leif by Abbi Glines

Leif

Synopsis: This novelette goes through the first two books of the series in Leif’s perspective. At the end of each digital copy there is a free download for Dank’s new song.

4 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: CK did not read this novelette because she dislikes Leif. I, however, before reading this book really didn’t think he was all the bad. This book allows to see how Leif truly fells about Pagan. Even though the cover is very creepy, the content is not. I really enjoyed it but the ending only confused me and left me with more questions.

Read May 14, 2013 — May 15, 2013

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Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Pay it Forward

Synopsis: Trevor’s new teacher, Reuben, gave his class an extra credit assignment that he always gave out. The assignment was the change the world — to make it better. The idea Trever comes up with is very simple. You do something big for three people, like you would for you mother or someone really close, and instead of them repaying you they “pay it forward” to three more people.

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: I received the movie rendition of this book a long time ago, and thought it was a very nice movie. When I found it was based off a book, I quickly added to my list. I will have to rewatch the movie now that I have read the book. Anyway, I really connected with this book because I believe you should always try to help other people out, even in small ways. This book is not just about Trevor, but some of the other people in has effected. Oddly, I kept feeling this was part of The Host toward the end, which made me laugh.

Read April 15, 2013 — April 25, 2013

The Last Days of Lorien by Pittacus Lore

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Synopsis: As the title states, this novella (fifth in the series) goes through one person’s last days on the planet Lorien. This character has already been introduced in the main story line, and so we are able to see more of their past.

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My Thoughts: I thought this novella would be told either by collective accounts or in third person. It was interesting to actually see what some Lorien was like. However, I wish there were other points of views.

Read April 9, 2013 — April 10, 2013

3 stars

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Wallflower

Synopsis: For the majority of the book Charlie is a freshman in high school. He tells his story via letters to someone who is never really identified. He changes everyone’s name (or so he says) to keep from the person from figuring out who his is. He really doesn’t have any friends until he meets Patrick and Sam, who open up a whole world things to him.

3 stars

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My Thoughts: Please ignore my horrible Photoshopping skills. Patrick was just too tall… Anyway, this story takes place from 1991 to 1992. I thought it feel like it was actually set much later in time. Since, I was born in 1990, I guess I really have no way of really knowing what a certain year felt like. This book is kind of crazy, but in a good way. The whole story was completely different than I thought it would be, but I was just going off the trailer of the movie. I was worried I won’t be able to get clear view of the other characters since it was written in a letter format, but the author does a really good job of including all the other characters.

Read March 20, 2013 — March 27, 2013

An Unnatural Worth by Mya

An Unnatural Worth

Blurb: The vampire, Lexis, had it all: beauty, grace, a powerful coven. Through arrogance, he lost even more: his freedom, his sight, even his will. But the werewolf, Bryce, gives him a reason to live, and fuck, and fight for his life.

3 stars

Warning: This story contains male/male romance.
This includes pretty detailed sexual scenes between two men.

Read Via: Kindle on iPad (own it)

My Thoughts: The cover looks even weirder up close. Anyway, this book was well written. I did think the relationship between Lexis and Bryce formed too fast. They went from strangers to lovers very shortly. I liked the plot, though. I am all about supernatural creatures. Overall, the love story was sweet and I like how it ended (not the sex scene).

Read March 19, 2013 — March 20, 2013

Learning to Feel by N.R. Walker

Learning to Feel

Synopsis: Doctor Nathan Tierney is looking for what is missing with his life. He decides to move to a small town to get a change of scenery. He never thought he would find everything he needed within the first day.

4 stars

Warning: This story contains male/male romance.
This includes pretty detailed sexual scenes between two men.

My Thoughts: This is available as a free pdf file at the author’s blog. This is the first book I have read like this. Since this was a free book, I didn’t get my hopes up too high. Also, I wasn’t expecting it to be so … detailed. Anyway, I loved the romance part. I cried several different times for different reasons. I loved the two main characters, Nathan and Trent. Like the warning above states, there sex between two men, so if that is not something you are comfortable with don’t read it.

Read March 16, 2013 — March 18, 2013

Nevermore by James Patterson

Nevermore

Blurb: Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known–now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can’t be stopped.

The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max’s heart–and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max’s heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance.

In this powerful and moving finale to James Patterson’s epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for–and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming.

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: This is the last book of the Maximum Ride series, as you can plainly see on the picture. I love the cover. It is what pushed me to read the series (there were other factors). The ending as interesting twist, in a weird way. At first, I was not liking how it was turning out but it changed direction and I was pleased with the ending. Nicely wrapped up.

Read March 6, 2013 — March 16, 2013

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Angel by James Patterson

Angel

Synopsis: Max does not know how to deal with her emotions after Fang left her and the flock. She has never experienced loss like that before. Fang his building is own group of kids that have been experimented on. A new threat surfaces out of nowhere and it is spreading fast. The Doomsday Group promises to make the Earth better but at what cost?

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: This is the seventh and second to last book in the Maximum Ride series. I had a harder time getting into this book for some reason. I think it was a combination of getting tired of reading a story like this and things going on in my life. I am not sure how I feel about the whole new relationship situation. I believe I am in team Fang, which I was in like the first book. Overall, exciting book. Never really have a chance to get bored, just like the other books. Oddly (or maybe not), this series is making want to do more for the environment, which I already think like that. It just makes me what to do more.

Read February 21, 2013 — March 6, 2013

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