Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

Publisher: HarperTeen: Katherine Tegan

Series: Angel fire (bk. 2)

Genera: Paranormal Romance

Subjects: Angels, reapers, reincarnation, supernatural, Michigan

Length: 516 pgs

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

She’s been warned.
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

She’ll be betrayed.
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.”

My Rating: ê ê ê ê ê +

My Review: This was a wonderful sequel with many twists…some of which I could see coming because they were either painfully obvious or foreshadowed…or I’m psychic. Lol. I love all pf the characters, especially Will. I’m totally falling for him, and I’m playing Taylor Swift “Spark Fly” in my head…”Get me with those green eyes, baby…”. He and Ellie are just funny and awesome together. And Cadan is so mischievous and sweet at the same time. He can’t possibly be totally demonic! And the new character Ava is pretty tough. Yes, this book was 516 pages long, and it took me a week to read, but it was 516 pages of awesomeness. Since this is only a trilogy, I’m happy this get a lot out of each book. It didn’t drag on, no, it was epic. I’d say I can’t wait another year for the next one, but I really wouldn’t want it to end so soon. Great series, and I recommend it to anyone!

Cover Art Review: Beautiful semi-metallic gloss. I love the dark blue color and the column appears crystalline. Same model as on Angelfire. I love the font of the title.

~Haley G

Monday, February 6, 2012

Reviewing on Good Reads and Shelfari for now

I will be putting all of my reviews on Goodreads and Shelfari. I kind of give up on blogging...I was never really into it, but I will still review books. I'm just too lazy to put it on my blog that nobody ever reads.  I will be reviewing Wings of the Wicked next. It's awesome so far!

~ Haley G

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Fire by James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

Series: Witch & Wizard (bk. 3)

Genera: Fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, paranormal

Subjects: Brothers and sisters, magic, plagues, abilities, totalitarian dictatorships

Length: 328 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “YOU WANT A FAIRY TALE, DON'T YOU?
Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left.

Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful?

In this stunning third installment of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher—and the consequences will change everything.”

My Rating: ê ê ê ê ê

My Review: James Patterson certainly know how to mix humor, fast-paced action, and magic with a horrible evil, and a scary society. This dystopian story has some thing in common with other ones, but is still vastly different in how it’s executed. This 3rd book it just as good as the 1st two. It’s in present tense, so how feel like it’s happening and you don’t want to stop because you got to find out what happens next. I’m a huge fan off James’ Maximum Ride series, and this series seems to pull some of the best stuff out of both MR and Daniel X, but with a dystopian twist and magic.

I love how JP changes the names of book series, TV shows, Celebs and other stuff in pop culture just slightly that it’s easy to guess who or what he means. In the back of the book they have all the banned thing and It’s fun to read those. It’s scary to think one guy could just take over the country and take away everything we ever loved. I doubt that could really happen, but you never know. This guy is worse than Communism or Hitler. This guy is against art and culture, not just one people, but all.

Read this series. You won’t regret it. Especially if you love dystopian fiction.

Cover Art Review: Not to fond of the big letters, but like the fire and the girl even if the are on a big F for failure. lol

~Haley G