Jul 29, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. Which is what I plan to do today! Today I will be sharing two teasers form Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead!

"You harassed her dad, pressured the Morio, made life a living hell for that Maura girl...you exhausted everything." "I am good at being annoying." (pg 26)

"The realization had swirled at the back of my mind, keeping me going through my low points.  This was what I had worked for." (pg 81)

This is going up kind of late today, but I wasn't able to pick up a copy of Silver Shadows until later in the day. Now that I'm finally home and able to read I nearly forgot to get this post up! What can I say when in the presence of a Richelle Mead book it's really hard not to get caught up in reading it. I can't even tell you how excited about this book I am. I am so excited I have to go keep reading! Hope you enjoyed the teasers!  :)

Jul 28, 2014

I Am Number Four

I've been aware of I Am Number Four and the fact that so many people love the series but it wasn't until my best friend pushed me to read it that I finally did. And I have to say I really did enjoy the story and Four's perspective.

We may be walking past you right now.

We are watching as you read this.

We may be in your city, your town.

We are living anonymously.

We are waiting for the day when

We will find each other.

We will make our last stand together—if

We win,

We are saved, and

You are saved as well.

If we lose, all is lost.

Four is an alien. He goes by many names, but currently he is John Smith. He and his protector, Henri move to Ohio, Paradise. Always moving, always changing identities. It's that or Four will end up dead, because he is next and the Mogadrians won't stop looking.

I'm really starting to become a fan of reading books from the male perspective. There's something different and fun about reading from a male character's perspective. I used to be skeptical about it, worried I wouldn't fall into the story the same but that isn't true at all. John's a great main character. It's easy to fall into his narration. I liked him as a character but sometimes I wanted to slap him silly for being so damn selfish.

There are a lot of great characters in this book. Henri was one of my favorites. His dialogue was so amusing especially when he messed up the use of curse words. It made me chuckle especially when he and John would get some banter going. Together they we're such great characters. Sam was another of my favorites. I loved that geeky kid! And oh my gosh, Six was so badass I loved her!

I have to say that Sarah, John's love interest was a no go for me. I couldn't stand her if I'm being totally honest. She was flat, dialogue annoying and boring. She drove me nuts. And because of it the romance between the two didn't feel real to me or desirable. Stay single, John you don't need Sarah.

Everything about this book is unique.  From the story, to the way that author declares that all events in this book are real. I found that quiet interesting how the author did that. I don't want to give anything away but it was pretty neat how he wrote that into the book. Just felt creative to me and it was fun to have that thought in my brain: What if this actually did happen? If anything it made reading this book more fulfilling somehow.

This book moves fairly quickly but good grief the ending is action packed. There is no room to breathe when reading those final chapters. I really did enjoy reading John's story and I was pleased that the ending wasn't anything that left me having to have the next book right away. It was a good ending and I know I will eventually get around to reading the next book.

I Am Number Four is a unique story with some great characters. I'm giving I Am Number Four 4 out of 5 birds. There were some parts in the middle that dragged a bit for me which is why it isn't getting a full five bird rating. But I would definitely recommend this book to anyone! It's a great read.

Jul 8, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. Which is what I plan to do today!  I'll be sharing a teaser from my current read I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.

"My hands come on and glow brilliant with bright light that sweeps through the night, the world suddenly ablaze. I look up. I flash my hands across the trees and sprint off into the night." (from pg 151)

"This ain't my first rodeo." "Don't show your intelligence It'll make them resent you." "Wouldn't dream of it." "Don't stand out or draw to much attention." "Just a fly on the wall." "And don't hurt anybody." (from pg 24)

I'm finally reading this book at the request of my best friend. She is a big fan of this series. She literally made a deal with me that she would read any book I suggested if I would finally just get around to reading this book. I had to agree!  Now that I have started it I'm enjoying it so far! I like the way it's written and I'm loving Four's narration. And I absolutely love Henri. Hopefully I'll have a review posted by the end of the week. Thanks for hanging in there with me guys! I know I haven't been posting all that much. Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out. :)

Jul 3, 2014

Cover Reveal

I haven't really done any cover reveals in a while, but I had to share this cover. I am a huge Rachel Vincent fan. I love, love her Soul Screamers series and have all intentions of reading her adult novels as well. Yesterday there was an unexpected cover reveal for her new book. It's not what I was expecting since I'm so used to her beautiful model + stunning dress covers. But boy, I really like this color. It's so pretty!!

It's so not what I was expecting but it's so pretty that I don't even care. I love the butterfly and how the red is kind of expanding and leaking from the wings. I especially love all the different colors in the title and how it's like little twinkling stars. Okay, I'll stop but seriously I am in love with this. I can't wait to read this book! I've been in some need of a good Rachel Vincent book. So what do you guys think of the cover? Let me know in the comments!

Jul 1, 2014

Black City

Black City I didn't really know all that much about before reading. I just knew that the cover was far to intriguing not to pick up and buy. I am glad that I read this book because it was an interesting story that kept me pretty invested.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-old Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Ash and Natalie come from two completely worlds but for some insane reason have this undesired connection. It causes complications in their lives, but it also brings some light into the world they live in as well.

I really enjoyed this book from the very first chapter. Ash's point of view caught my attention right off the bat and I'm glad the book starts off with Ash and not Natalie. Not that I didn't like getting Natalie's perspective because I did, but with Ash being the introduction was definitely a strong and intriguing opener. 

There is something really intriguing and fresh with the world that Elizabeth Richards has created in Black City. Being someone who has a harder time getting into books set in a dystpioan world really fell into this story. It didn't take me long at all to get really invested in the characters and their lives.  Elizabeth Richards writes in a way that flows really great and you aren't getting all this information about the world right away. It all comes at a good pace which I enjoyed very much.

Ash and Natalie. Well, I liked them as individual characters and I liked them together as well. I have to say that I loved the start of their relationship more than their actual relationship. In the beginning they are determined to not like each other and the banter and sometimes cold shoulders between the two was insanely amusing. It was like yeah, yeah we get your both to good for the other now just kiss already! But then once they actually did get romantically involved it got a bit...cheesy for me. It wasn't so cheesy that it was a turn off but I definitely rolled my eyes a few times.

There are quiet a few characters in this book who I liked, but didn't get all that attached too. Day being one of them. I liked her, but at times I felt like she was kind of annoying. I was really surprised by how cruel Sebastian turned out to be. I wasn't expecting him to be that big of an asshole.

Though I really enjoyed the first half and middle of the book the ending wasn't all that good for me. It got cheesy and cliche and it simply fell flat for me. Now, because of that my rating for the book fell down a bit. But even so it doesn't make me not want to read the next book. Because I do still want to continue with this series I'm just not sure exactly when I will read the next book. There isn't any urgent desire.

Black City is a fresh and intriguing read that can be a bit cheesy at times. I really did enjoy it and it's getting 3 out of 5 birds from me. This is a book I would definitely recommend, it's a good story. And not everyone might find what I found cheesy to be so. That was just my take. So deinfietly read this if you can!