Friday, March 18, 2011

Review: Purpose by Kristie Cook (Done by Autum Frailey)

Title: Purpose (Soul Savers Book 2)

Author: Kristie Cook

Release Date: 12/15/10


Lost in despair, Alexis teeters on the edge of an abyss, her lifeline of hope fraying into a thin thread. If it snaps, she’ll plunge into complete darkness. With the help of her son and her writing, she’s been able to hold on. Until now. Erratic impulses, disturbing delusions and her own demonic blood threaten her sanity. When she’s forced to choose between hanging onto hope or letting go to serve her Amadis purposes, she faces a decision with inconceivable sacrifices.

Alexis runs to the one place she thinks will provide answers, only to find herself at the center of another battle of good versus evil, not only with the Daemoni, not only within herself…but also against the worst opponent imaginable. But even if she wins, what will she lose?


The wonderful Kristie Cook has done it again! Just like with her first novel, Promise, I fell in love immediately! I cannot wait until I can get the next one! This book takes place seven years after Promise ended. In that time poor Alexis has been in a horrible state of depression and many other mental problems. Her mother is still with her to help her care for her son. In this novel Alexis goes through many moods that she would classify as Foggy Alexis, Evil Alexis, Angry Alexis, Almost Normal Alexis, and etc…. But it does get better because guess what….yup I am so not telling you and you are going to have to read it to find out, but awesome! I can’t believe that everything turned out okay and that promises were able to be kept. Although a lot of obstacles stood in the past of happiness, Lexi overcame them and became the strong powerful woman that she is now. God I hate trying to explain this without spoilers and I don’t want to ruin it for everyone but things are crazy hard to explain anything! All I have to say is that if you have not picked this book up or the first in the series Promise….you really need to. You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum (Done by Autum Frailey)

Title: Die For Me (Revenants Book 1)
Author: Amy Plum
Publication Date: May 10th, 2011


DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. It introduces a new version of the undead with revenants, beings who are fated to sacrifice themselves over and over again to save others’ lives. Kate finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality

My Review:
Okay first I would have to say that this book wasn’t horrible. I think that this book has been done in another form (if you know what I mean). Parents die, move to foreign country, meet a hot guy, that is mysterious, and then almost die with a happy ending. Where have we seen this before? Yeah like everywhere. When I first started it I was really confused because it jumped around without much detail on how it got there. I like the world that she created with the Revenants and the Numa. I have never actually read a book like this but it still has the whole good, bad guy thing. I think that my favorite characters would have to Jules and Charlotte. Jules was just like Vincent only a little more relaxed, and with Charlotte she was like the best girlfriend that anybody could ask for. Kate I didn’t like so much. She was a little too stuck up when it came to thing that had to do with Vincent. And Vincent…..well a little too romantic. When they “broke up” he like wallowed in his own pity for so long that it was extremely unattractive! I would recommend this book to most people if this is the kind of books that they are interested in. It just was not really my cup of tea. Good story though and I am sure that I will buy the next because I am curious about it since I thought this book was a standalone.

3.5 out of 5 Stars

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver done by Autum Frailey

By Lauren Oliver
Published February 2011

Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.
Okay first of all, WOW! I loved this story. At first I didn’t think that I would be able to get into it, but it definitely took a turn for the best. I really enjoyed the world that Lauren created in Delirium. I never would have imagined a world where love was considered a disease, but she mastered it beautifully. The way she describes the cured and uncureds are incredible. Although I would have to say that I would definitely side with the Invalids in this story. What is life without love? I think that Lena finally figured this out once she got to know Alex and the ending made me extremely sad. Well I guess I would say that the last half of the book made me a little sad, but it also surprised me big time. It is so hard to write this review without spoilers but this is as good as I can get it. :D I cannot wait until the sequel comes out. I will definitely be waiting in line for it!