The Lost Saint – Bree Despain (Book 2)
Book one was outstanding in my opinion. It was something I never expected. I really enjoyed book two – The lost saint. I didn’t find it as compelling or a book I couldn’t bear to put down, but I still loved it. Grace is a well written character, but I found this book to be more heartwrenching. I may even dare to compare it to New Moon in the Twilight series. Maybe not that heartwrenching, but frustrating at times. New characters emerged in this sequel that brought new depth to the book. Near the end, it all came together and I was hooked again. Now, as usual, I am dying for the next book to be released…
Shadowspell – Jenna Black (Book 2)
Talk about imprisonment for your own good… Wow. The first book I felt was a bit slow, but it was laying down the background, setting us up for the ride. This book jumped right in. It was dark, dangerous, mysterious, exciting, and a little raw. Dana’s talents seem to be growing and in the process drawing the attention of those she shouldn’t. Not only does Dana still have to deal with her murderous, pain in the ass aunt, but now she is in the sights of the Erlking. And the bargain she must strike it intriguing, until you understand it’s full extent… How will she deal with this little twist?
Tempestuous – Lesley Livingston (Book 3)
I enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I loved by far, this book the most. Even knowing it is the final book in the series, I hope for more. Sonny and Kelly were such elaborate and intriguing characters that you grow to understand throughout the books. Much has changed since the first book as well. Kelly is no longer a weak blinded individual. She is strong, powerful and caring. Even Sonny changes from a single minded human who guards the gates. He loves Kelly, but becomes so much more. Together they could be a strong team, although I am sure many would strive to take them down as has occurred already. Too bad that is just in my imagination…
Ghost Town – Rachel Caine (Book 9)
Another on the edge of your seat thrilling ride. Claire must save the town again. You would think it would get old, Claire needing to think on her feet, deal with bloodthirsty vampires, go to college, and live her life hoping to keep the boy she loves around. It doesn’t though, with each new twist, it is still exciting. Will Mrynin be a good vampire today or will he turn on her? You never know. What would happen if everyone forgot everything that had happened in the past few years? Pandemonium is what… In order to save them all though, Claire must convince enough sane individuals to help get past those who have forgotten everything and shut down the machine… Of course it works but at what costs…
Iron Queen – Julie Kagawa (Book 3)
Outstanding. I like Meghan’s character from the beginning. A selfless girl who trusts all, cares, and goes beyond all the limits. This book though topped them all. All Meghan wants is her life, Ash, and possibly even her best friend Puck, but those things are not easy. She has come so far, defeating the Iron King, de-arming Ash when he was controlled by the iron bug, and even returning the Sceptor to the winter court. Nothing is ever enough though, because once again someone seeks to destroy the Nevernever with the Iron realm. The false king does not have the king’s power though, Meghan does and she must willingly hand it over. Sometimes the hardest thing in life though is realizing you must lose it all in order to save the one’s you love. And that is exactly what Meghan must do. It was heart stopping, romantic, adventurous, exciting, and agonizing (in a good way though).