Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review - Fracture

Fracture
Author - Megan Miranda
Genre - YA/Contemporary
Pages - 262
Description from Goodreads

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?


What would you do, if you had only one day left to live?

There really is only one word for this book: Powerful.

Delany has died, sort of. She fell under the ice of her neighborhood lake and stayed there for 11 minutes, too long for anyone to survive. However, she did. By some miracle she came back to life, but was it really a miracle when she can  now feel when people are going to die? And what about Troy, the mysterious boy who shares the same infliction as she does? Is he really all he seems? Or something  more sinister.

The book focuses on Delany and her life after he accident, her meltdowns, her state of mind and her relationships.  This book makes you THINK.  Think about life, about death, about how one thing can affect your whole life so tremendously and make you question things you never would have before.Your mortality,  your morals and who you truly are.

Delany was a good character, she was not shallow, she was not vain and she became strong over the course of the book. The other characters where good as well, Decker was a good friend for Delany and as a potential love interest, I rooted for him. Troy was also good, a bit wicked sure but his motives were reasonable to me. The only thing I though was wonky was Tara, she was just thrown in the story for the sole reason of being the ‘skank’ of the group, it was unneeded really. 

The end was fantastic, the twist that came was heartbreaking and I really did not see it coming. All together this was one great book. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox






Bought

The Ultimate Sacrifice by Talia Jager
Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen
Bewtiching by Alex Flinn
Discount Armageddon by Seanen McGuire





Gift/Swap/Galley

Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi
A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
The Dust of 100 dogs by A. S. King
The Last Empress by Anchee Min

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thief of Lives
Author - Barb Hendee
Series - The Noble Dead #2
Genre - Fantasy
Pages - 410



Description from Goodreads

On the heels of Dhampir, Barb and J. C. Hendee's acclaimed fantasy debut, comes a new novel featuring Magiere and Leesil, slayers of the undead...

Magiere the dhampir and Leesil, her half-elf partner, are called out of their self-imposed retirement when vampires besiege the town of Bela-and are discovered to be in a league with the town's most prominent elders..


Thief of lives continues where Dhampir left off, Magiere, Leesil and Chap are now living in Miishka and running their own Tavern/Inn when a letter comes for Magiere. Seems the folks of Bela have been plagued with some undeads themselves, and some people have been getting killed. Bela needs help and has called upon Magiere and Leesil to eradicate the Noble Dead.

The writing style is the same, some good, witty quips some nice fighting scenes and plot twists. There was no downtime or lag that I came across, the story is engaging and characters intriguing. The new noble dead they face each have their own story and personalities (except for Sapphire who was just a major pain in the butt) we learn more about Leesils past, as well as some interesting tidbits about Chap.

How’s the romance? Well, nonexistent, and that is okay! I don’t like it when sappy romance or needless romance gums up my action. However, the end did make me smile and I am actually looking forward to the next book.



Other Books in the Series I have Reviewd:

Dhampir

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Falling Kingdoms
Series - Falling Kingdoms #1
Author - Morgan Rhodes
Genre - Fantasy/YA

Release Date - December 11th 2012


Sixteen-year-old Cleo has grown up in luxury, the royal heiress to a prosperous kingdom. But beneath her nation’s seemingly peaceful surface lies dangerous unrest. Whispers of war are growing ever louder—intensified by a murderous incident for which Cleo’s betrothed, Aron, is accused.
Amidst the ongoing intrigue, Cleo has a more desperate mission. She defies her father’s orders and sets off on a secret and perilous journey into a neighboring country, seeking a magic long thought to be mythical. If it’s real, it could be the cure that heals her ailing sister. If it’s only legend, Cleo will be stranded in a kingdom that has just declared war on her own.

Intrigue? Fantasy? Magic? Heck yes! Can't wait for this one, sounds spectacular.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rules

1. Open your book to a random page
2. Select (2) sentences to share. You may share more than two but not too long.
3. No Spoilers!

Lines

The cracked glasses had fused onto Kevin's face, and if that wasn't bad enough, the crack was making the glasses malfunction in the worst way. Now the glasses were having little seizures - backfiring like his mom's old car. The fractured lens would send off a  random spark every few moments, and that spark would reach deep into Kevin's mind, dragging whatever he happened to be thinking about into the real world.

The Eyes of Kid Midas by Neal Shusterman

Sunday, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox

Phew! after 2-3 weeks of no internet (my router died) i am back and i have a haul of books due to lots of used bookstore trips since it was the only thing i could do during that time (not a bad thing though eh?) Cant wait to read them all!



 Bought

Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins
The Swan Maiden by Jules Watson
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
Blood Rock (Skindancer #2) by Anthony Francis




For Review

Fair Coin (Coin #1) by E. C. Myers
Intangible by J. Meyers



Gift/Swap/Won

Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge

Friday, March 16, 2012

IM BACK!

Yup im back i shall start my blog again sunday (tomorrow i am busy) =)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gone for now

so my internet has been disabled, it sucks. So i can not update until i get it back (i miss facebook and email and this place!) i have been reading a huge amount of books though, pretty much all i have been doing this past week. Please bare with me, ill be back when i can!

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