Category: Review


Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Posted 17 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Check out my review of Nightshade (Nightshade #1) Favorite Quote(s): “‘What are you even doing here?’ I barred my fangs at Silas. ‘Aren’t you just a paper pusher? ‘That’s my girl.’ Connor smiled.” “‘Yeah, she is great. I spent the whole week with her.’ ‘Doing what?’ I asked, catching a growl before it left my throat. ‘Aw, you’re cute when you’re jealous.’” Favorite Character: Calla. It’s interesting to see Calla’s changing personality, and I admire her strong will and leadership. First Line: “I couldn’t shut out the screams.” My Musings: I’m writing this review super duper fast because I can’t wait to start the next book! Cremer has once again created an in-captivating world. The writing was impeccable, as always, still able to transport you into Calla’s world. The plot kept me on my toes, we met some new characters, tough decisions were made, and unlikely alliances were formed. We’ll start with the plot. Oh. My. Freaking. Gosh. So many unforeseen events! It’s like, you’re positive that something is going to happen…then it doesn’t. There were a lot of looks of disbelief as I read this book. However, there, true to form, were no dull moments–only ones that kept me wanting more! Now the characters. We were introduced to a bunch of new characters. I’d have to say that my favorite newbie would be Connor. Who doesn’t love a sense of humor when you’re in a deathly situation? But […]


Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted 17 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Check out my review of First Frost (Mythos Academy #0.5) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Oh just tell the boy you bloody love him and be done with it,’ Vic growled. ‘This lovey-dovey stuff gives me heartburn.’” Favorite Character: Vic. His humor was extremely well welcomed in serious times, and his belief in Gwen is very inspiring. First Line:  “‘If you guys don’t stop making out, I’m going to be sick.’” My Musings: Wow. I started this book yesterday, and putting it down to go to school was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Jennifer Estep has done it again. She wove together an intricate plot, complete with stellar characters and infallible action. The novel follows Gwen Frost as she evolves into become the Champion that Nike has chosen her to believe. She does this with the help of her friends: Daphne, Carson, and the ever swoon-worthy Logan Quinn. For starters, the book started off action packed. For some reason, that makes my views of a book that much better: who wants to start off reading boring stuff? Estep’s action was amplified by her writing: it was descriptive and realistic, nothing like the frou-frou totally out of this world stuff. Although the novel is based off of mythology and magic, it is done so in a believable way. The writing was totally captivating. I really enjoyed Estep’s characters once again: they are, honestly, normal day […]


Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 6 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 3 Comments
Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Favorite Quote(s): “The stuff was like a nuclear time bomb in a bottle. Toss it and watch it go boom.” “He screamed for the first time in his life, really let lose like a pansy, but damn, the Arum got him.” Favorite Character: Dawson. His sarcasm and wit reminded me severely of Daemon. And he looks identical. Who wouldn’t love him? First Line: “A shadow glided over the frozen hills, moving too quick to likely be cast by something of this Earth.” My Musings: Jennifer has done it again. She managed to completely captivate me and insert me into the tale of Bethany and Dawson. It was a refreshing as well as informative read–It gave us more insight into the working of the Luxen world, showed us the past of the triplets and why Daemon is the way that he is, and gave us a great story all in one! This novel started right in the middle of the action: we;re introduced to the leading man, Dawson, as he struggles against an Arum. This type of beginning immediately captures your interest. It’s page turning from the beginning. Also, I love Jennifer’s writing style. All of her books are written in a way that is relatable. The characters talk , like modern day teens, think like modern day teens, and act like modern day teens. The sarcasm apparent throughout this novel was hilarious. Dawson’s character especially. I […]


Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Posted 5 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 4 Comments
Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Favorite Quote(s): “‘Tell me you’ll come back for the pack. For me.’ His eyes were bright with tears. ‘I don’t want to lose you.’” “Ren watched us as he leaned casually against the table, holding a pair of scissors. I’d never seen a classroom tool look so dangerous.” Favorite Character: Ren. His cocky and sarcastic exterior is very endearing, and his love for Calla is super sweet! First Line: “I’d always welcomed war, but in battle my passion rose unbidden.” My Musings: Wow. What a thrilling novel! I have to say, this was a very enjoyable read. We follow Calla Tor through her changing loyalties and perceptions about the ones that she’s been taught to believe all her life–the Keepers. It was the trinity of good books: amazing plot, strong heroine, and gorgeous (paranormal) guys! Cremer’s writing was addicting. I had to take a break about 300 pages in to do some long-waited summer work for school. Oh how I wish I had done it earlier so that I did not have to stop! But there wasn’t a moment over the week long hiatus that I didn’t think about what had happened in the novel– and what I would happen! This novel was a hardcore page turner. I zoomed through the descriptive writing that made you feel as if you were experiencing the events yourself. It was so easy to plunge myself […]


Review: Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Posted 23 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I see, so you’re telling me that i I asked you to do anything, you would say yes?’ he asked with interest, and Emma felt a reluctant smile sneak up to her mouth. ‘Don’t push your luck.’” Favorite Character: Emma. Her determination at becoming a dragon slayer is very admirable, and she was an overall great heroine. First Line: “‘Demon, definitely,’ Emma Jones whispered as another sophomore made his way from Principal Kessler’s office to where everyone was waiting on the grassy quad.” My Musings: Amanda Ashby is an author I wish I had heard about sooner. This novel was a fun, interesting read, with quirky romance and a stubborn heroine. The plot kept me wanting more, and I was happy with the way the book turned out. Emma has been training to be a dragon slayer all her life—she anxiously wants to follow in her mother’s foot steps. However, Emma is shocked to find that she has been assigned as a fairy slayer, and she is adamant that some sort of mistake has been made, and that Curtis Green has wrongly taken her dragon slaying spot. However, Emma ends up being the only one that can see an evil, gigantic fairy, that is intent on killing the unknown Pure One and unleashing all sorts of evil beings into Earth. As Emma discovers that her mother, world-reknowned dragon slayer, somehow […]


Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 22 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Check out my review of Half-Blood (Covenant #1) Favorite Quote(s): “Seth threw me a mischievous grin. ‘I can’t have Marcus just walking in on us. What if I want to snuggle on these cold New York nights?’ My frown increased. ‘We don’t snuggle.’ He dropped his arm over my shoulder, and the scent of mint and something wild tickled my nose. ‘How about we cuddle?’ ‘We don’t do that either.’ ‘But you’re my cuddle bunny. My little Apollyon cuddle—’ I punched him in the side.” “’Ever since I’ve met you, I’ve wanted to break every rule.’ Aiden turned away, the muscles in his neck tensing. He sighed. ‘You’ll become the center of someone’s world one day. And he’ll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth.’” Favorite Character: Seth. Like in Half-Blood, his cocky and sarcastic persona reeled me in. I found myself wanting more of Seth, and less of everyone else. First Line: “I stared at the ceiling of the gymnasium, little black splotches dancing in front of me.” My Musings: This series just keeps getting better and better. This book was a very exciting read, and I didn’t want to put it down for even a minute. In this novel, we follow Alex at the Council Session, where she learns that there is someone out there who wants to kill her or put her in servitude before she […]


Review: Half-blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 20 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 4 Comments
Review: Half-blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Favorite Quote(s): “‘Alex, stop staring at me and do some cardio.’ He flipped another page. I blinked. ‘I hoppe that book of yours is on charm and personality skills.’” “Suddenly he bent at the waist and swooped in. He was so damn fast I didn’t even have a chance to jerk back, which by the way, is totally a natural reaction when the Apollyon comes at someone that quickly. He brushed his lips over my forehead, lingering only long enough I could be positive he’d placed a gentle kiss against my skin before straightening.” Favorite character: Seth. His annoying and sarcastic nature is very enduring, and it kept me wanting more Alex/Seth moments. First Line: “My eyes snapped open as the freakish sixth sense kicked my fight or flight response into overdrive.” My Musings: Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again—this book had me completely hooked! I was so hooked on Obsidian, I just had to start this other series by Armentrout. It was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to finish writing up this review so I can start the next book, Pure. Alexandria (who insists on being called Alex) is a half blood—a mix of human and god. Half bloods have two choices in life: become a Sentinel or Guard, or live of life of servitude under the compulsion of an Elixir, which basically leaves them an empty shell. Alex’s […]


Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 15 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5) Favorite Quote(s):  “My lips pressed into a hard line. ‘You’re such an ass. Has…anyone ever told you that?’ He flashed a genuinely amused smile. ‘Oh, Kitten, every single day of my blessed life.’” “‘We aren’t weak. And you’re on our planet. How about a little respect, buddy.’” Favorite Character: I’m going to have to go with Daemon as my favorite character. Although he was a total douchebag most of the book, he had this certain vulnerability that pulled you in. Like Katy, I totally fell for him by the second chapter. His sarcasm and teasing is witty and there were a lot of laugh aloud moments for me. There was never a dull moment with Daemon in the picture! First Line:  “I stared at the pile of boxes in my new bedroom, wishing the Internet had been hooked up.” My Musings: Oh gosh…This book absolutely blew me away. I’m pretty certain that it just bumped Sing me to Sleep out of its first place spot on my favorite books list. At first I had a few doubts about the book–who really wants to read about aliens? I have to say though, I am extremely glad that I bought this book. Armentrout’s idea of writing about aliens was brilliant–and the fact that Daemon was not hard on the eyes was a complete bonus! So, Katy has just […]


Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Posted 15 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Favorite Quote(s):  “‘Um…Mercer? Haven’t seen you in nearly a month. I was expecting something like, ‘Oh Cross, love of my heart, fire of my loins, how I’ve longed–”” “Archer shrugged. ‘We’ve tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I’m pretty sure we’re married in some cultures.’” Favorite Character: Archer. His sarcasm and wit kept me laughing throughout the entire book. First Line:  “There are times when magic really sucks.” My musings: Wow! Where to start? It took me about 5 hours to read this book—it was impossible to put down! It starts off with Sophie coming to in the middle of the forest. After a confrontation with a were and getting beat to the ground by a 12 (excuse me, 14) year old, Sophie finds herself at the Brannicks compound. From then on, it’s an action packed course as Sophie tries to save the world from Lara and her demon army. I have been anticipating reading this book ever since I finished the first novel, Hex Hall. Hawkins’ writing is captivating and variegated—there is almost never a dull moment! The characters were well rounded, and you were able to see the transitions in personality and leadership in not only Sophie, but Archer, cal, and Jenna as well. I absolutely loved Sophie and Jenna’s relationship. I adored their constant banter and teasing, as well as them being there for each other […]