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Thursday, November 21, 2013

[REVIEW] Sorta Like A Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Sorta Like A Rock Star

Author: Matthew Quick
Genre: YA Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Published: May 1st 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism--and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber's stage, and Amber is, well...she's sorta like a rock star. True? True.


“Life goes on. Whether we choose to enjoy it or not. So you might as well find a way to enjoy the parts you can. You can’t just give up on life, Amber.”
- Old Man Linder

First of all, I like the way it is written, like the author is not writing a novel but just telling a story to a friend. The sentences are way longer than normal, but somehow they don’t sound wrong. The style is unique and spontaneous and I like that.

I love the optimism. I love that despite their poverty, Amber is still a cheerful and bright and generous person. She still tries to help other people even in small ways. She brings smiles and kindness to them even though her own life is not all rainbows and ponies. Amber inspires a lot of people – old people, people who do not even speak English fluently, people who are labeled freaks and losers, people she doesn’t even know. She doesn’t curse, doesn’t speak bad words, and is a good Catholic girl. Wow, I really like this girl. Too good to be true? Not quite.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[REVIEW] Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

Nobody But Us

Author: Kristin Halbrook
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Published: January 29th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Will

Maybe I'm too late. Maybe Zoe's dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I'll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I'm any kind of example, but we can learn together.

When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can't run fast enough.

Zoe

Maybe it'll take Will years to come to terms with being abandoned. Maybe it'll take forever. I'll stay with him no matter how long it takes to prove that people don't always leave, don't always give up on you.



NOBODY BUT US is a heartbreaking debut novel. It made me sad and angry. It made me hopeful. It made me believe that no matter how terrible things have been in your life, there will still be good things waiting for you. 

Will’s and Zoe’s lives are both fucked-up and I wish no one has to go through all that, but I think their own disasters are part of what brought them together. Maybe it’s a huge part, even. I believe Will recognized a kindred spirit in Zoe and it drove him to get to know her. They were both abandoned – in different ways – by the people who should be taking care of them. They were both hurt and scarred but that did not prevent them from seeing the beauty and goodness in each other.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

[REVIEW] Asphodel by Lauren Hammond

Asphodel

Author: Lauren Hammond
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology
Series: The Underworld Trilogy, Book 1
Published: December 20th 2011 by S.B. Addison Books
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Persephone has been running for her entire life. Running from the humans to keep her immortality a secret. And running from a man who haunts her dreams. Not a man but a god, who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. And what he wants most, is her.

Trapped in the realm of the dead, Persephone plans to return to the land of the living. The underworld is a terrifying place where ghosts roam freely, three headed dogs patrol the gates, and it’s a living grave where the rules of earth and the warmth of the sun no longer apply. But then, something unexpected happens. Persephone finds herself falling for the god who abducted her, the god who has chased her for five thousand years, a god who is none other than death himself, Hades.

Ripped out of the underworld by Zeus, Persephone must find a pomegranate to return to the realm of the dead and to her beloved. Consuming only a seed of the fruit of the dead would bind Persephone to spend her life beneath the earth’s core with Hades. But Zeus has reduced every pomegranate tree in the world to ash. Except one. Persephone must locate that one remaining pomegranate tree, a quest that could ignite a war between the two mightiest of the god’s. A war that could cause Persephone to lose the only family she’s ever known or give up a love that comes only once every five thousand years.


I’ve never met a more pathetic goddess than ASPHODEL’S Persephone. She’s so clueless about everything, it was so frustrating! You’d think that because she’s a goddess, she’d at least know her and the other deities’ history. But noooo! She doesn’t know that pomegranate is the fruit of the dead, she doesn’t know that Charon doesn’t ferry anyone across the River Styx without payment, she doesn’t know a thing about Hades except what her mother told her, of which half was crap. Seriously, Persephone? Just because you’ve been away from Greece the last five thousand years doesn’t mean you have to be ignorant of your history. Maybe Demeter should be the one to blame since she took Persephone away from the home of the gods, but hey, how ignorant can you get to know little to nothing about your own ancestry? And as if Persephone wasn’t enough to make me want to strangle myself while reading this book, the other characters were on different levels of annoying. Demeter was this control freak of a mother who doesn’t trust her own daughter enough to tell her the truth. Zeus was being Zeus – the absentee father who only interferes with his children’s lives when things were looking bad for him. Hades was surprising, though. It’s no secret that the reason why Hades wants Persephone was because he’s lonely and wants a queen. But he’s as moody as a PMSing girl. One moment he’s cold and cranky, the next he’s sweet and gentle. Talk about unpredictable. I also don’t get Adonis. Obviously, he’s not what he appears to be, but why the hell is he there? I guess that’s what sequels are for but I’m not gonna find out why because I’m not reading the next book. Fans of ASPHODEL might want to kill me for saying this but hey, if you haven’t read this book yet, don’t even bother.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

[REVIEW] Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

Sirenz

Authors: Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology, Contemporary
Published: June 8th 2011 by Flux
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Bickering frenemies Meg and Shar are doing some serious damage at a midnight sample sale when the fashionistas find themselves arguing over a pair of shoes-with fatal consequences. One innocent bystander later, the girls are suddenly at the mercy of Hades, Lord of the Underworld himself. To make them atone for what they've done, Hades forces the teens to become special-assignment Sirens, luring to the Underworld an individual whose unholy contract is up.

Finding that delicate balance between their fashion addiction and their new part-time job in the eternal hellfire biz turns out to be harder than Meg and Shar expected, especially when an entire pantheon of Greek deities decides to get involved. Then there's the matter of the fine print in their own contracts...



A quick and light read. SIRENZ combined myth and fashion together and created a good and entertaining story.

The story was told from the alternating perspectives of the two main characters Shar and Meg, and it’s an effective way to emphasize the contrast in their personalities. The two weren’t BFFs at first and there were times that they even dislike each other. What I liked the most is that despite all their differences, they were able to work together to complete their mission and in the process, reconciled those differences and became friends.

Friday, October 11, 2013

[REVIEW] Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess

Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal, Steampunk
Published: March 13th 2013 by Walker Books Ltd
Series: Book 3, The Infernal Devices
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Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.


Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Amazing. CLOCKWORK PRINCESS did not break my heart. It shattered it into a million bleeding pieces. This is probably the most fucked-up review – if you could even call this a review – that I’ve written so far because I just can’t write a proper one for this book. I don’t think my words will ever be enough to express how much I love CLOCKWORK PRINCESS and how it moved me. I don’t think words can give justice to this book. Everything’s perfect. And the feels! Ohmygods I’m going to stop now before I drown in my own tears.

“Sometimes one must choose whether to be kind or honorable. Sometimes one cannot be both.” 
– Will

“You know that feeling when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing close around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage, and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” – Tessa

“Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us. And there is a beauty that brevity alone provides.” – Jem

“I think that any good impulse can be twisted into something evil. . . I think when we make choices—for each choice is individual of the choices we have made before—we must examine not only our reasons for making them but what result they will have, and whether good people will be hurt by our decisions.” – Cecily

“I told you before, Jem, that you would not leave me. And you are still with me. When I breathe, I will think of you, for without you I would have been dead years ago. When I wake up and when I sleep, when I lift up my hands to defend myself or when I lie down to die, you will be with me. You say we are born and born again. I say there is a river that divides the dead and the living. What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, and if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so that we can cross together. You hear that, James Carstairs? We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever.” – Will

“Life was an uncertain thing, and there were some moments one wished to remember, to imprint upon one’s mind that the memory might be taken out later, like a flower pressed between the pages of a book, and admired and recollected anew.”

“Some secrets were better told; some were better left the burden of the carrier, that they might not cause pain to others.” – Tessa

“Change is not loss, Will. Not always.” – Jem

“Listen to me. I am leaving, but I am living. I will not be gone from you entirely, Will. When you fight now, I will be still by you. When you walk in the world, I will be the light at your side, the ground steady under your feet, the force that drives the sword in your hand. We are bound, beyond the oath. The Marks did not change that. The oath did not change that. It merely gave words to something that existed already.” – Jem

“Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in every parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well.”

“There are things no magic can destroy, for they are magic in themselves.” – Tessa

“When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.”


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[REVIEW] Towering by Alex Flinn

Towering

Author: Alex Flinn
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: May 14th 2013 by HarperTeen
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New York Times #1 bestselling author Alex Flinn reimagined the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast in Beastly and gave a twist to the story of Sleeping Beauty in A Kiss in Time.

Now with her gothic and darkly romantic YA novel Towering, Alex Flinn retells the tale of Rapunzel.

When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle. But many years later, Rachel knows her palace is really a prison, and begins to plan her escape. She is encouraged by the speed that her golden hair has been growing. It’s gotten long enough to reach the ground. And she’s begun dreaming of a green-eyed man. Could he be out there in the world? Is he coming to save her? Or will she find a way to save herself?




“We all like to think we’d do the right thing, the heroic thing if we had to. But usually, we don’t because that’s not the comfortable thing. The easy thing is to stay put in your comfortable tower, even if that tower is actually a prison.”
- Rachel

What happened, Ms. Flinn? I was actually excited for this Rapunzel-based novel but sadly, TOWERING fell short of my expectations.

I really tried to sympathize with the characters, but I just couldn’t connect with them. The main character, Rachel, sometimes comes across as a brave and strong girl but other times, she seems so shallow and pathetic. Wyatt isn’t much different. And I don’t like the fact that they practically fell in love with each other the first or second time they met. Insta-love sucks. Meh.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

[REVIEW] The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan

The Son of Sobek

Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology
Published: May 7th 2013 by Puffin
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In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . .






I’d probably be a little bias here since it’s Rick Riordan and he’s, like, one of my rock star authors and I’d wholeheartedly give an automatic 5-star to any book penned by him, but seriously this book rocks. I’ve been waiting for something like this since The Red Pyramid and THE SON OF SOBEK is like a dream come true. I love crossovers! Especially a Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover. Riordan’s been dropping hints through the entire Kane Chronicles series and it’s freaking the hell out of me. And now, finally!

Friday, October 4, 2013

[REVIEW] Quiver by Stephanie Spinner

Quiver

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology
Published: December 18th 2007 by Laurel Leaf
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Greek gods and mortals spring to life in this riveting retelling of the myth of Atalanta, the fleet-footed girl warrior who could outrun any man in ancient Greece.
Cast off and abandoned at birth, Atalanta– saved by a she-bear and raised by hunters–proves herself to be a superior archer and the fastest runner in the land. But her skills and independence anger many, including her father, the Arcadian King, who suddenly reclaims her and demands that she produce an heir to the throne. Atalanta has pledged herself to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, who has forbidden her to marry. Unwilling to break her promise, Atalanta suggests a grim compromise: she will marry the first man to beat her in a race, but everyone she defeats must die. All the while, Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, and Zeus himself watch–and interfere–from on high.



Among the popular Greek myths, Atalanta’s not a story I am most familiar with. All I know about her is that she’s a fast runner and refused to marry unless a man outruns her in a race. That’s the extent of my knowledge about her. QUIVER introduced me to Atalanta.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

[REVIEW] The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The Book of Lost Things

Author: John Connolly
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: August 30th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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David doesn't know much about life beyond the walls of his room, except what he reads in his books. Mourning the death of his mother and angry at his father for moving on so quickly, David is pulled into a world next to our own and discovers all the stories he's read have come to life. However, these stories are different. Angrier. Darker.

As David makes his way through the world to find the king and the mysterious Book of Lost Things that will help him get home, he encounters adventures he never imagined. But a danger is lurking in the shadows, threatening to destroy David and his entire future.



Enthralling and really enjoyable. John Connolly cleverly twisted the stories we knew and loved and turned them into more fascinating – albeit sinister – tales.

I must admit that I only found things interesting when David got into the forest. But from then, I was hooked. I liked the mystery and the thrill of the adventure – for it was an adventure, however dangerous it was. I liked the people David met and who helped him: the Woodsman, Roland, Anna and even the dwarfs. I liked how David transformed from a sad and frightened boy into a brave child capable of helping and saving others and himself. Above all, I liked that he learned his lesson and made amends with people in his life.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

{BOOK SPOTLIGHT} Water by Heather James


Heya, loves! Sorry for my month-long hiatus. School has been crazy so I wasn't able to post any reviews last month. But don't worry, I have reviews ready for October. ^__^ But for now, let me feature a book I am very excited for! Drumroll, please!

Water

Author: Heather James
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 19th 2013
Series: Book 2, Elements of Power series

Jasmine is struggling to control her new powers, causing floods and fires with an accidental flick of her wrist. In a desperate attempt to master at least one aspect of them, she travels to the Brizan Realm, where she comes closer to discovering the truth about her parents than ever before. But not everyone wants their secrets revealed.

Alone, powerless and, for the first time in her life, afraid, Roxy has only one thought occupying her mind: escaping Cinaer's clutches before it's too late. Her flight will take her across the ocean, but not in the direction she is expecting. Before she can try and get back to Brae, she needs to rescue herself.

Despite being on opposite sides of the world, the girls soon find themselves closer than ever.








Water pooled around my feet, rising at an alarming rate. I stared---panicked---at the palms of my hands, willing the water gushing out of them to stop as miraculously as it had begun.

I only sneezed!




Can I just say that the cover's amazing? I've read and reviewed the first book in the series, Fire, and I loved it! I'm sure Water will be interesting, too! I'm so excited for this book, can't wait to read it. Congrats, Heather James on Water! ^__^


Friday, August 30, 2013

[REVIEW] Z by Michael Thomas Ford

Z


Author: Michael Thomas Ford
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi
Published: January 25th 2011 by HarperCollins
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Z
The First Rule of Torching: Cleanse with fire.

Josh is by far the best zombie Torcher around—at least, he is in his virtual-reality zombie-hunting game. Josh has quickly risen through the player ranks, relying on the skill, cunning, and agility of a real Torcher.

The Second Rule of Torching: Save all humans.

But luckily for Josh, zombies exist only in the virtual world. The real zombie war is now more than fifteen years in the past, and the battle to defeat the deadly epidemic that devastated his family—and millions of others—is the stuff of history lessons.

The Third Rule of Torching: You can't bring them back.

Charlie is the top-ranked player in the game. Since all the players are shrouded in anonymity, Josh never expects Charlie to be a girl—and he never expects the offer she makes him: to join the underground gaming league that takes the virtual-reality game off the screen and into the streets. Josh is thrilled. But the more involved he gets, the more he realizes that not everything is what it seems. Real blood is spilling, members of the team are disappearing, and the zombies in the game are acting strange. And then there's the matter of a mysterious drug called Z. . . .


 
Exciting and a real page-turner. I was immediately hooked from the beginning. No shit. I really liked Z because it’s different from the other zombie books I’ve read before. There’s the usual gore, suspense, action and humor, but it also offers a new perspective about the zombies. Here, they’re actively hunted and killed by humans but the fact that the zombies ARE also humans is emphasized. As opposed to the common belief that zombies are reanimated corpses, in Z they are actually living humans infected with a virus. It’s a very interesting notion and makes a good argument whether the characters are really killing people or they’re just disposing ‘meatbags’, depending on their perspective.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

[ARC REVIEW] Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon

Somebody Up There Hates You

Author: Hollis Seamon
Genre: YA Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Algonquin Young Readers
Source: Publisher through Netgalley
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Chemo, radiation, a zillion surgeries, watching my mom age twenty years in twenty months: if that’s part of the Big Dude’s plan, then it’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? Somebody Up There Hates You.

SUTHY has landed me here in this hospice, where we—that’s me and Sylvie—are the only people under 30 in the whole place, sweartogod. But I’m not dead yet. I still need to keep things interesting. Sylvie, too. I mean, we’re kids, hospice-hostages or not. We freak out visitors; I get my uncle to sneak me out for one insane Halloween night. Stuff like that. And Sylvie wants to make things even more interesting. That girl’s got big plans.

Only Sylvie’s father is so nuclear-blasted by what’s happened to his little girl, he glows orange, I swear. That’s one scary man, and he’s not real fond of me. So we got a major family feud going on, right here in hospice. DO NOT CROSS line running down the middle of the hall, me on one side, her on the other. It’s crazy.

In the middle of all of this, really, there’s just me and Sylvie, a guy and a girl. And we want to live, in our way, by our own rules, in whatever time we’ve got. We will pack in some living before we go, trust me.



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Who said a cancer book should only be sad and depressing? Definitely not Hollis Seamon. SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU was more than that.

It is always a tragedy when someone so young suffers from something cruel like cancer. Richard Casey might be dying but he sure as hell isn’t going down without a fight.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

[REVIEW] Quicksilver by Stephanie Spinner

Quicksilver

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology
Published: December 18th 2007 by Laurel Leaf
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Hermes—also known as Mercury, Wayfinder, and Prince of Thieves—has many talents. Wearing his famed winged sandals, he does the bidding of his father Zeus, leads the dead down to Hades, and practices his favorite arts of trickery and theft. He also sees the future, travels invisibly, loves jokes, and abhors violence. And he’s an entertaining and ideal narrator on a fast-paced journey through ancient Greek mythology—from Medusa’s cave to Trojan War battlefields to the mysterious Underworld.
Stephanie Spinner brings the famous messenger—and the best-known gods and mortals of mythology—to life with high action and spare, powerful prose.





QUICKSILVER is a collection of some of the popular Greek legends that we are so familiar with, but given with a fresh attack because they’re told from the point of view of Hermes, God of Travelers and Mischief. I liked this book because in other stories, Hermes was often in the sidelines – the spotlight being taken by more popular gods and goddesses – but in QUICKSILVER, I didn’t only get to know him better; I was inside his head. I appreciated him more as I discovered that although he likes to play pranks, he’s peace-loving (a trait not often shared by the other Olympians) and enjoys the affection of his father Zeus and brother Apollo. That’s actually my favorite aspect in the book – his relationship towards his family. It shows a different side of Hermes. That he seeks Zeus’ approval and appreciation shows that among the twelve Olympians, he’s the most ‘human’ in feelings. He also suffers from guilt and shame because of the not-so-good things he had to do before. And that sets him apart from his family. He chose not to get involved in a war even though it caused him to drift apart from his father and siblings. He’s also obedient and loyal. No wonder he’s the messenger of gods.

Stephanie Spinner did a great job in giving voice to an often-overlooked and under-appreciated Greek deity. I really enjoyed reading QUICKSILVER. It wasn’t hilariously funny, but it’s quirky and clever and shows Hermes in his best and worst.



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

[REVIEW] Impossible by Komal Kant

Impossible

Author: Komal Kant
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance, Realistic Fiction
Series: Book 1, With Me series
Published: October 24th 2012 by Createspace
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Ashton Summers is on her way to becoming the most popular girl in school and nothing—or no one—is going to stand in her way. Especially not Luca Byron, her freak neighbor, with his tattoos, loud music, and distracting green eyes.

Luca Byron has three goals in life: get through high school with a low profile, make sure his garage band becomes something more than a hobby, and try to forget about his insufferable ex-best friend, Ashton, who he can’t get out of his mind.

The last thing Ashton and Luca want to do is rekindle their friendship, but when Ashton takes a tumble down the social ladder, Luca—with his new makeover—is the only one who can help her rise up again by pretending to be her boyfriend. At first, being together is unbearable and annoying, but things start to change as Ashton and Luca discover the real reasons they drifted apart seven years ago.

Now, keeping their hands off each other seems impossible.



It was okay. I did not hate it, but I did not particularly like it either. IMPOSSIBLE wasn’t anything spectacular, nor was it downright horrible. Just okay.

The main characters were kind of a cliché for me. Popular pretty girl meets hot emo guy. Ashton was really unlikeable. She came off as this shallow high school cheerleader who thinks everyone outside of her circle is beneath her. Luca wasn’t much better. He’s as judgmental as Ashton and thinks all the popular kids are bad. There were also the usual jocks and cheerleaders. Character-wise, this book was full of stereotypes.

Monday, August 12, 2013

[REVIEW] Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking

Author: Kim Harrison
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Series: Book 1, The Hollows
Published: April 29th 2008 by Harper Voyager
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The underground population of witches, vampires, werewolves - creatures of dreams and nightmares - has lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But after a genetically engineered virus wipes out a large part of humanity, many of the "Inderlanders" reveal themselves, changing everything.

Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter with the Inderland Runner Services, is one of the best at apprehending supernatural lawbreakers throughout Cincinnati, but when it comes to following the rules, she falls desperately short. Determined to buck the system, she quits and takes off on the run with an I.S. contract on her head and is reluctantly forced to team up with Ivy, Inderland's best runner...and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crime lord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death...not to mention her own roommate.



An exciting first book in a series! DEAD WITCH WALKING has just the right elements of a good paranormal book. I was actually surprised to enjoy this, since I’m not into paranormal and urban fantasy that much. Vamps, weres, fairies, pixies, witches, and demons – I didn’t realize I missed these creatures until I read this book.

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