I remember when I first read Fracture, and I remember loving it. I recommended it everywhere I could. I was elated at finding out that there was a second in the series.
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
It’s never an easy thing to sit down and review the last book in a series. It’s even harder when it’s a series like Mythos Academy, when the previous five books have all been leading up to this moment…and you don’t want to spoil anyone.
I remember thinking at the end of Shattered Souls that the traditional end of a first-in-a-series book only really left one outstanding element – the bad guy – and hoping desperately that I wouldn’t be headed into a manufactured hostile environment for the established couple to drag the series on. I’m very pleased that this didn’t happen.
ALL THAT GLOWS is exactly what a thirteen year old Kate would look for in a book. We have a faerie heroine who falls in love with a British prince (beautiful girl – check! British accents – check!) and because she is his bodyguard, she gets to spend every minute of the day with him. Is this not what every teenage girl fantasizes about?
I had high hopes for FATES when I read the description and was very excited to start reading it. Now that I’m finished, though, I can’t help but think I’d have liked it more if the description matched the actual story told.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect from SCINTILLATE, the first book in the Light Key Trilogy. A little star-crossed lover mixed with Ireland and a little bit of mysticism. There was all of that to be sure, but in a much more complex package than I was expecting. Complex and compelling, and damned close to spellbinding.
Ever find that series that’s the equivalent of binge-watching a new show on Netflix? The Holders is turning into that for me. I started reading THE HOLDERS days ago and finished it Friday night. I read THE SEERS today. All day.
This YA romance is given surprising depth with a background of xenophobia in a world not far removed from ours. At the center of Melissa Landers’ ALIENATED is the sweet and honest love story of Cara Sweeney and Aelyx of the L’eihr, an alien race that offers humanity a cancer cure upon making first contact. The parallels to present-day fears of ‘aliens’ are familiar without being heavy-handed or preachy, and we’re gifted with a protagonist who does not go easily into the role of L’eihr champion, but shows the reader exactly how and why she falls in love with one.
While the first book in the series, THE PALADIN PROPHECY, is set up as a thriller, Mark Frost’s ALLIANCE showcases all the best attributes of an old-fashioned quest. If you like young adult, adventure, conspiracies, and stories about slightly sinister boarding schools for children with ‘special’ talents, then you’re going to enjoy ALLIANCE.
Before starting ERASED, the second book in the Altered series, I was tempted to go back to ALTERED for a skim-type of refresher, or to reread my review. I did neither and as it turns out, I didn’t need to. ERASED did a beautiful job of getting me back into Anna’s life, her world, and the events of the previous book. It also managed it without the sometimes off-putting repetition I’ve seen in other series books (Mythos Academy comes to mind).