Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2)

Iron Fey Series #2

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

My Review:

I'm falling in love with this series!  It took a few pages for me to get back into the story and remember everything that happened perviously.  Luckily, Ms. Kagawa got right on that and had brief little catch up sessions.  Anyhoo, the book was full of adventure!  And hints of romance and jealousy (my favorite ;) ) between Puck, Ash, and Meghan.  We dive deeper into the rules of fairies and their sparkly glamours.  There is really something that is so... gosh, I don't know how to explain Kagawa's writing.  Light, maybe?  It's so fast and fun to read, but her characters are so intense.  I feel like I really know them!  She writes so beautifully.  I really, really, really love her books.  I'm reading The Iron Queen now so I can read Summer's Crossing from PUCK'S POINT OF VIEW!! AHHHH!

5/5 Stars

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cover of the Week!

Alright this week my favorite cover is Entwined by Heather Dixon!  Besides the cover, I also love the main character's name- Azalea.  Don't get a lot of those!


Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.
But there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things.
Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mortal Instruments Movie

Woooo Mortal Instruments move update!!  The beloved Clary will be played by Lily Collins!  She has acted in The Blind Side, Priest, and soon to be released Abduction (with Taylor Lautner!).  And Jace will be played by... (DUN DUN DUN) Jamie Campbell Bower! Now, I don't know this particular actor but I'm really hoping he's good because I love Jace and don't want to see his part ruined!  Jamie has acted in Sweeney Todd, New Moon, Breaking Dawn, and freaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2!! (Ok, I did not know that last one and I must admit, I am impressed.  Harry Potter is my absolute favorite!  Apparently, he plays the part of Gellert Grindelwald- which kinda makes me wonder how old he is... K just checked, 23 I think?  Anyway, this role impresses me!) But again, I really hope Lily and Jamie can pull off the role of these characters because I do not want this book/movie to be ruined like another popular YA book *cough* Twilight *cough.*  The movie is set to be released sometime in 2012!  Dang that's gonna be a big year!

Lily Collins Picture

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

My Review:

Woo what a ride! I nearly forgot how it felt to be obsessed with a book so much that I would carry it around with me literally everywhere I went. I love dystopians books more than anything, so this book was spot on for me. There was exciting adventure, a strong heroine, a sexy love interest, and an original dystopian plot. The main character Tris falls for Four about halfway-ish through the book and I couldn't stop yelling at her in my head, "KISS HIM ALREADY YOU FOOL!" Haha! I really liked the whole faction idea, and having to choose which one you wanted be in FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. And then, it wasn't even guarenteed you got in! You could be left "factionless!" Yikes! And OMG I was seriously so shocked at one of the deaths I didn't know what to do! I kept expecting the character to pop up later on in the books and be like "Haha! You thought a bullet could kill ME?!" But sadly, no. Anyway, I absolutely loved loved loved this book! I can't wait for book numero 2!!!!!!

5/5 Stars

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cover of the Week!

This week's awesome cover is Possession by Elana Johnson! It's so simple, yet... creepy.  And that catchphrase: control or be controlled.  Sure makes for an intriguing story!


Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.