Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reaper - Soul Screamers Prequel - 5/5


Title: Reaper
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers - Prequel #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Page Count: 64 Pages
Rating: 5/5
Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....


~My Review~

I have been secretly rooting for Tod all along and this story just made me love him even more. *swoon* I wanted there to be more at the end, which is really the beginning of the Soul Screamers series, so I guess it's good that I am re-reading them. *grins*

We get to find out the whys and hows of what turns Tod into a Reaper. I loved the inside look of what makes him tick, and the struggles he is dealing with throughout the other books in the series that we are blind to. Even now understanding why he's nervous when Kaylee is driving like a maniac. Loved it! Thank you Rachel!


Side note: I think that the model on the cover is waaay too young, but I'll forgive the art department because the other covers are gorgeous.



~My Rating: 5/5~



Other books in this series

(Click highlighted titles for my review)

1 - My Soul to Take
2 - My Soul to Save
3 - My Soul to Keep
4 - My Soul to Steal
5 - If I Die
6 - Before I Wake
7 - With All My Soul

Prequels and Short Stories:
0.1 - My Soul to Lose
0.2 - Reaper
0.3 - Fearless (Kiss Me Deadly - Anthology)
4.2 - Niederwald (Enthralled - Anthology)
5.1 - Never to Sleep

~ You'll like this book if you liked ~

Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

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My Soul to Steal - 5/5 Re-Review

Title: My Soul to Steal

Author: Rachel Vincent

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Page Count: 352 Pages

Rating: 5/5



I read and reviewed the ARC for My Soul to Steal last year and you can find my original review here. But, seeing as how I am participating in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge, I thought I would share my thoughts on my re-read of the book for this month's post.

~My RE-Review~

Another home run for Rachel Vincent. This series never ceases to surprise and amaze me. I never know what's coming and I never want it to end! Even re-reading this book I was angry and sad and beyond torn. It is a truly well-crafted emotional rollercoaster.

I must say that I love that someone finally wrote a love triangle from the perspective of one of the rivals. There are so many "but I love them both, how ever will I choose?!" plot lines (and don't get me wrong I still love those stories) but it was nice - albeit heartbreaking and frustrating - to be in the shoes of one of the "love interests" for once. Kaylee's struggle to cope with Sabine's involvement in Nash's life brutal and perfect to witness.

And Sabine, my oh my how I love to hate her. I thought I disliked Sophie, but now she's nothing compared to the Nightmare. I kept trying to put myself in her shoes, but they are uncomfortable and muddy shoes that are making a mess of everywhere she walks. I never wanted Kay to use her gifts for harm until this book. I found myself thinking, I wonder if she can rip Sabine's soul out of her body while still alive? As you can tell I am not a fan of boyfriend stealers!

Great book from start to finish.

~My Rating~


Other books in this series (Click highlighted titles for my review)

1 - My Soul to Take
2 - My Soul to Save
3 - My Soul to Keep
4 - My Soul to Steal
5 - If I Die
6 - Before I Wake
7 - With All My Soul

Prequels and Short Stories:
0.1 - My Soul to Lose
0.2 - Reaper
0.3 - Fearless (Kiss Me Deadly - Anthology)
4.2 - Niederwald (Enthralled - Anthology)
5.1 - Never to Sleep

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Friday, April 13, 2012

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

In the Forests of the Night - 5/5

Title: In the Forests of the Night
Author: Kersten Hamilton
Series: The Goblin Wars - #2
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal
Page Count: Paperback, 295 pages.
Published November 22nd 2011 by Clarion Books
Rating: 5/5
The battle against goblinkind continues . . . but which side will Teagan be on?

Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have made it out of Mag Mell alive, but the Dark Man’s forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Tea’s goblin cousins show up at her school, sure she will come back to Mag Mell, as goblin blood is never passive once awoken. Soon she will belong to Fear Doirich and join them. In the meantime, they are happy to entertain themselves by trying to seduce, kidnap, or kill Tea’s family and friends. Tea knows she doesn’t have much time left, and she refuses to leave Finn or her family to be tortured and killed. A wild Stormrider, born to rule and reign, is growing stronger inside her. But as long as she can hold on, she’s still Teagan Wylltson, who plans to be a veterinarian and who heals the sick and hurting. The disease that’s destroying her—that’s destroying them all—has a name: Fear Doirich. And Teagan Wylltson is not going to let him win.

~ My Review ~


I was so very exited when Kersten Hamilton gave me a copy of In the Forest of the Night, I loved Tyger, Tyger and was waiting eagerly for a sequel. I started reading it right away, and then life happened. I finally got the chance to finish it this week and not only could I sink back into her world effortlessly, I couldn't put it down.

Aiden remains on the very top of my supporting characters list, and the rest of the characters in this story aren't far behind. Finn is back in all of his sexy Irish charm, and Teagan continues on her journey of self-discovery.

Teagan is an excellent example of someone who was dealt a bad hand in life, but chooses to rise up above it, and become who she wants to be. My favourite quote from In the Forests of the Night is:

"There's no such thing as 'destiny,' Abigail. Just becoming. Choosing to become what you were created to be, or choosing to walk away from it."

That's kind of the theme in this book; Teagan choosing who she is going to be.

The end was far from resolved, but I wasn't mad at the cliffhanger, I was only eager to find out when the next book is due to be release so I can find out how this war is going to end!

*Received ARC from author through NetGalley for an honest review*

My Rating: 5/5





~ Other books in this series ~

(Click highlighted titles for my review)

~ You'll like this book if you liked ~

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Lament by Maggie Stiefvater, or Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr


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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Soul Screamers #3 - My Soul to Keep - 4.5/5

Title: My Soul to Keep
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers - #3
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Page Count: Paperback, 296 pages.
Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4.5/5
WHEN KAYLEE CAVANAUGH SCREAMS, SOMEONE DIES AND KAYLEE IS ABOUT TO SCREAM HER HEAD OFF…

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.Until something does.

Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.And so is someone else…

~ My Review ~


I found My Soul to Keep to be much harder to read the second time through, because I knew exactly who was going to die, who was going to go crazy, and the plot twists that pop in to blow your mind. Not that I didn't totally enjoy every minute I spent in the amazingly crafted world Rachel Vincent created, it just hurt my heart to know everything that Kaylee was going to have to go through, again.

Kaylee has finally served her sentence out for the last time she saved someone's life, and she is just about to get some much deserved Nash time, when she finds herself right in the middle of another life of death situation. I really feel sorry for the poor girl. She is always trying to do the right thing and making these impossibly hard decisions, and all the thanks she seems to get is a heap-load of guilt and a month's grounding. I really want to like her dad, but really, his parenting methods drive me nuts.

This chapter in Kaylee's story focuses on the jocks of her school getting addicted to Demon's Breath. Kaylee and Nash are trying to put a stop to it before it gets too late without narking on his friends, and they have to protect Emma and Sophie from getting affected second hand--without being able to actually tell them anything.

Some things I was able to figure out pretty easily, and others were a complete shock. I have a favourite moment that includes someone getting hit over the head with a universal remote. This isn't my favourite book in the series because of how sad I feel at the end, but definitely a great book and a worthwhile read.

My Rating: 4.5/5




  Other books in this series (Click highlighted titles for my review)

1 - My Soul to Take
2 - My Soul to Save
3 - My Soul to Keep
4 - My Soul to Steal
5 - If I Die
6 - Before I Wake
7 - With All My Soul

Prequels and Short Stories:
0.1 - My Soul to Lose
0.2 - Reaper
0.3 - Fearless (Kiss Me Deadly - Anthology)
4.2 - Niederwald (Enthralled - Anthology)
5.1 - Never to Sleep


~Links 4 More~

Author Website: here
Add to your Shelfari: here
Add to your Goodreads: here
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