Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.
***********************************************************************************I am really looking forward to The Thirteenth Chime. It looks like a novel unlike the ones you would see on the shelves at your local bookstore. Coming out August 13th, 2010. You can check out The Thirteenth Chime and Emma Michaels at he blog at: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/
HarperCollins Publishing 470 pages
March 2nd, 2010
" Here's another thing to remember: Hope keeps you alive. even when your dead, It's the only thing that keeps you alive"
What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all-looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead its her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact its the same morning. Now she must relive that last day over and over. She then realizes even the smallest changes have the biggest effects. How far will Sam go to save her self.
Before I Fall is a great book about learning who you are and making changes that can change your life forever. With a pretty unexpected ending and great Characters Before I Fall is a solid 5 Hoot book! Make sure you check it out and be prepared to learn a few things about life and the power of change!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hardcover, 400 pages
April 06, 2010
"So I was right, wasn't I? It's still you, even in wolf form.' He grunted. 'No sudden uncontrollable urges to go kill something?' He rolled his eyes. 'Hey, you're the one who was worried.' I paused. 'And I don't smell like dinner, right?' I got a real look for that one. 'Just covering all the bases."
Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope. (goodreads.com)
Chloe and her friends have just escaped yet another attack and finally they have met up with Andrew, An adult supernatural who is part of a group who monitors the Edison Group. Hopefully with their help Chloe and the others can rescue their loved ones and save their selves.
The last book in the trilogy was amazing. I sacrificed my night of sleep for this one and it was well worth it. Throughout the whole trilogy we learn of the struggles of genetically altered supernaturals and their fight for freedom.
I really loved watching these characters grow. Tori a witch with a temper, she is learning to control her powers and her personality. She starts to put down her walls and let Chloe in. I was surprised to see how much I likes Tori in the end, she did a full circle and it was nice to have that twist. I guess it teaches us not to take first impressions to seriously. Simon a sorcerer who would be relatively normal under different circumstances. Him and Chloe are getting close but Chloe and Derek's new found friendship may be a problem. Derek the Werewolf, who elected himself the protector of the group. Making sure everyone else is safe, while struggling with his own problems. Mainly becoming a werewolf. Chloe who has taking the role of helping him through his change, and through that a friendship grows. They have learned that they need each other to help through there changes. Chloe a very powerful necromancer, able to raise and control the dead with very little effort at all...sometimes without even knowing. She has to deal with escaping the Edison group, helping a werewolf in need, a relationship with Simon and keeping her new found powers under control.
Overall This Trilogy was great. A great 5+ Hoot book. It kept me on my toes, second guessing everything I thought I knew. I laughed out loud a lot, I gasped and was blindsided quite a bit. Not many books have done that for me, so when I found one like the Dark Powers Trilogy I wan to tell everyone. Read This Trilogy...You won't regret it.
Paperback, 384 pages
March 23, 2010
"There was no closing my eyes and sliding back into that blissful dream of normal. This was my normal now."
If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying. (goodreads.com)
(If you haven't read The Summoning yet..STOP reading)
The second book in the darkest powers trilogy is just a wonderful as the first. The Awakening starts off with the Edison Group. Chloe and Rae have been caught and separated from Derek and Simon. Chloe must now find a way to escape and reunite with the boys, but first she discoverers the nasty truths about herself and her friends.
The second book in the trilogy is just a good as the first. You are introduced to some new characters and a new and different relationship between Chloe, Simon and Derek. I really love the way Chloe and Derek's relationship grows in this one. They really start to gain a friendship and as different as they are, they really start depending on each other. Tori was also someone who starts to grow on you. She really did make everyone's life miserable at first but I think out of all the characters she has grown a lot. You really get to see each character grow and change as they learn about what has happened to them.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Harper Collins Publishers
"Wow. The guy can make me feel stupid even when he's telling me I don't have to let him make me feel stupid."
Ok well let me start by saying WOW!!! I want to kick my self, I have had this book on my shelf for months. I bought it a while ago not knowing anything about it and so it sat there... waiting. Finally I decided to read it and I was blown away. I read it in one night.
The Summoning has everything you want in a book, humor, suspense, mystery and it might even scare you a little.
Chloe was a great character. She is an average teen with average problems. She feels out of place and like she doesn't fit in anywhere. After seeing a ghost at school everyone things she is crazy and is shipped off to a home for troubled teens. As the story progresses Chloe starts to learn to stand up for her self more and say whats on her mind. She really is a strong girl, even if she doesn't know it yet. I really enjoyed the humor Armstrong gave Chloe, she second guesses her self and always has something to say... even though a lot of the time she only thinks it. She is faced with many problems and things that no one should have to deal with and yet she keeps it together.
When Chloe meets up with brothers Simon and Derek she is shown a whole different world then she ever expected.
wants to make Chloe happy whenever he can. He really is one of those genuinely good guys. Derek on the other hand is secluded and rude. He always has to have things his way and doesn't care who he has to step on to get it. You would think it would be a no brainier but Derek grows on you. He really cares about Chloe and tries to protect her even though he might not always do it the right way. I can't wait to find out who she ends up with.
Overall The Summoning gets 5+ Big Hoots! Full of twists and turns, The Summoning will leave you breathless. There are so many unexpected things in this book. I have to say it is one of my favorite books. I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy. If you like fast pace, edge of your seat, Omg did that just happen type books I grantee you will love this book.