Posts Tagged ‘Young adult. romance’

City of Fallen Angels”City of Fallen Angels” by Cassandra Clare is the 4th installment in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series. I knew it was not trilogy and a lot was kept open ended in 3rd book still the 3rd book felt like a right ending to me. The main villain was dead and romantic issues were solved and they lived happily ever after, right? Apparently not!

The war is over, Clary is back home with her mom and finally she can call Jace her boy-friend. Simon has new love interests and her mom is getting married to real love of her life. But the problems never seems to end. There is someone murdering the shadow hunters and provoking tension between downworlders and shadow hunters. Simon has his own problems to deal, his mother is freaking out after finding the truth about him. Jace has his own demons to fight, his nightmares are getting real.

I liked the conflicts and for my own surprise I liked this book better than the previous books. But Jace was really annoying and I felt frustrated reading their relationships going on and off. The ending OH GOD, there was this big cliff hanging moment which made me cry out loud with anger. My rating 4 out of 5.

Out for Blood ”Out for Blood” is the 3rd installment in Drake Chronicles, a unique vampire series.I am not thrilled with this series, I liked the first book but then I kind of lost interest. It follows the same pattern in every book, Drake brothers and their forbidden love. I wish there was better character development for the main characters. Drake brothers are bad ass- handsome vampires but they fall for different kind. First one fell for a human, second for a hound princess and the third brother for vampire hunter. The whole bombardment of different and unique words to this story is making it annoying at times.

Hunter Wild comes from an ancient vampire hunter family. She is studying at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she is going through last year of training. Quinn is one of the Drake Bothers who is handsome but player. Hunter can’t fall for him going against entire league of vampire hunters and more than anything against her grand father who believes that vampires exists to be killed. There is an evil plan going on against the vampire hunters at school. What is the danger lurking in the school building? Will she keep her heart in control and away from Quinn?

My rating: 2 out of 5. It is nothing to do with the book, I was kind of bored with the plot and underdeveloped characters. But I am definitely going to read the remaining books as  have challenged myself to read the entire series! sounds crazy but true 🙂

Last Sacrifice”Last Sacrifice” is the final installment in Vampire Academy series. Rose is the number one reason that this series has lost its appeal to me. I liked the first few books in the series, but then Rose changed completely and I couldn’t bring myself to like this book. I found her to be egotistical, selfish,  impulsive and insensitive. I have finally finished the series and I deserve a meddle now.

When I first started the series the unique concept of vampire politics and the the whole Strigoi – Moroi thing seemed worthwhile. But then the last two books were basically centered around Rose and her undying love for Dmitri which really annoyed me. She had Adrian who was better person than Dmitri and she still wanted to play with his feelings by hurting him and drooling all over Dmitri. I don’t understand why girls always fall for jerks in the vampire novels. Like Jacob in Twilight here Adrian was rejected. I felt sad for him and hated Rose for using him.

Rose is a victim of foul play, she is getting punished for the crime she never committed. She has to find the another surviving Dragomir, Lisa’s half sister so that Lisa can get voting rights and Rose can free herself from the crime she never committed. But for that she has to run away from the prison. Will she succeed in this adventure of finding another Dragomir? Will she be able to prove her innocence in the murder of vampire queen? Who is playing these games and what do they want?

I am not happy with how the story ended. I liked Lisa a lot better than Rose and at the end both proved to be selfish. My rating: 2 out of 5. I read this just becuase I wanted to complete and get a closure to this series.

ONYXOnyx is the second installment in YA series-Lux. It was not a bad book but still I felt a bit disappointed. It had somewhat same story line as the first book but this time with a tangy twist. I loved the main characters and their chemistry was amazing. Other than the main characters there was nothing to focus on the story. Only in the last half of the story important things started to unfold.

After the dramatic twist from the first book thanks to Daemon’s alien powers Katy has this strong connection with him. But Daemon tries to prove that the feeling between them is real not just becuase some alien mojo. Where Katy is trying to keep away from him, he is determined to prove is feelings. There is this new boy in school who is interested in Katy. Will this new boy can take away her mind from her hot alien? There seems to be bigger problem than this, there are some secrets to reveal and fights to face. Trust is hard to come when there is someone very close is involved.

My rating: 3 out of 5. This book is kind of my guilty pleasure I am definitely going to read the rest of the books in this series.

Tempted”Tempted” is the 6th book in ”House of Night” series. Seriously I am tempted to tare it apart. I just didn’t enjoy this, it felt more like a cold, left over meal which is impossible to taste good despite of reheating. I don’t mean to offend those who loved this book. I liked the first few books in the series but as I started reading more I just felt that the books became repetitive and less interesting. Zoey has become one of the most irritating characters in YA, and this series seems to be irritating. 

The book starts off with Zoey and her many many men, all these men and their obsession with Zoey is really annoying. And I don’t see why it is that difficult to pick one for her, how can she love everyone? I just don’t see anything good in the main character. She is confused and troubled unnecessarily. 

Zoey and her friends can now breath again, they tried sending immortal Kalona back and succeeded. But that doesn’t end the troubles, there is no break for Zoey. There is something dangerous lurking in the darkness of tunnels and Stevie Rae is hiding something from Zoey. Immortal Kalona is back in her dreams where he has found a new way to get into her life. There is cold war going on between Eric, her human boy friend and  new warrior this means more boy issues. When everything is falling apart how can Zoey find a way to get rid of her problems?

My rating: 2 out of 5.Have you ever read a book that’s so irritating you can’t help but think, ‘It would be great if most of the characters died, especially the main character because she is so annoying? If your answer is YES then you’ve probably been reading this series 🙂

The last olympianYay! here goes another series, completed.  ”Percy Jackson and the Olympians” was a thrilling and exciting journey and I am glad that I picked this series to read. ”The Last Olympian” is the final installment and it was a real joy ride. For four previous books, I felt like Percy was very BLAH as a hero. He was just following some prophecy doing adventure with his friends but this book showed his heroic qualities, he really stood up for others and supported the team when there was no one to handle the situation.

The time for the final big battle is here. Titan is tricky and cunning he has power to win. Gods are busy fighting Typhon and Kronos is planning to destroy Mount Olympus where no one is guarding. But Percy Jackson and his army of demigods are ready to give their life fighting to protect the Mount Olympus. Will they stand against the power of Titan? What is this prophecy everyone is worried about? 

My rating is 4 out of 5. The ending was perfect and it gave fuel to my thought. It ended with another puzzle which will make the readers to think hard and guess. Soon I will be starting another series by Rick Riordan – The Heroes of Olympus.

This Girl ”This Girl” is the final installment in ”Slammed series”. I’m going to start off by saying-I’m not a huge fan of books which are just a retelling of a previous book from a different point of view. Just becuase I enjoyed the first 2 books in the series I picked up this book. I knew from the beginning that there is nothing going to be new about the story.

This Girl takes place immediately after Will and Layken get married. They are lounging around in their hotel room talking about the past when Lake decides she wants to hear Will’s story of how they got together and what followed after that. It was more like a summery of previous books and if I start reviewing more I will give out the spoilers for those. So I  won’t go into detailed review. I felt like I was stuck in one of those TV series episodes where they all tell stories of what happened to them and they show the old shows within the new one,if you know what I mean.

My rating is 3 out of 5. I wanted to give 2 but then I changed my mind and gave 3. I am sorry to say that this felt like an unnecessary telling of a story already beautifully told.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea I’m kind of torn with this book. I am utterly uncertain about how I feel for this book. Did I love it or did I hate it? I really don’t know. Set up and atmosphere gets 5 stars but mystery and romance is what I didn’t quite buy as much as I wanted to.

Violets parents have been in Paris for months now. They are off exhibiting their paintings there, leaving Violet with her brother Luke. When they run out of money violet decides to rent out the guesthouse and a teenager named River West comes to live in their guesthouse. But strange things begin to happen around and their small town is in chaos. Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark haired sexy teenager for whom violet will fall for.

I liked the story, it was really creepy and for some odd reasons I like creepy stories. If you are looking for a good paranormal mystery with a little Gothic touch then this is perfect choice. My rating: 3 out of 5.

The truth about forever

”For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You can never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.”

I have been reading a lot of Sarah Dessen’s books lately. It’s like really light and refreshing summer read. Nothing makes me smile more than a coming-of-age romance, that has genuine heart and plenty of laughs and not to forget ‘Food’.

Macy has to work at boring job in the library while her boyfriend is away at a brain camp. Jason is all she has got, no friends no life apart from him. But when he is gone for summer away from her, she has to look forward to a long, hot and boring summer with out him. Her family is still silently mourning for traumatic loss of Macy’s father. When everything was going plain and slow she gets a part time job at catering service. From then her exciting summer starts. When she meets Wes, a boy with genuine heart- her world spins upside down. Slowly Macy starts to come out of her shell she starts to enjoy the simple things life offers.

Every character was wonderful especially the catering crew was amazing. I highly recommend this book to YA fans, and it is a must read for Sarah Dessen’s fans. My rating 3 out of 5. I was bit bored in the starting but rest was interesting and fast read.

City of glass”City of Glass” is the third book in the mortal instruments series. I liked this book better than the second one, but the first book is still my favorite in this series. I don’t know what to say about this series, its not AMAZING and it is not TERRIBLE. Most of the time I try to avoid book series, especially when there are more than three books. Because I know that once I start I can’t go back without reading the last book in the series.

Clary wants to travel to city of Glass to find answers and save her mother. But Jace doesn’t want to involve her in shadow hunter business and takes off to glass city with the others, leaving her behind. Unfortunately Simon is dragged into the mess and he is thrown into prison for no reason. Clary uncovers more about her family’s past and she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow hunter Sebastian. But there is some secret mission going on, of which no one is aware of. Soon Clary finds answers to all her questions.

My rating: 3 out of 5. I feel that author could have ended the story here, but there are 3 more books in the series. I would like to read and find out more.