Goddess Test Trilogy by Aimee Carter

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Goodreads Summary:

Every girl who had taken the test has died.

Now it’s Kate’s turn.

It’s always been just Kate and her mom – and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won’t live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld – and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he’s crazy – until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.

If she fails…

My Review: I know it has been forever since I have written a blog post and I have been going through some serious withdrawals but you all would be shocked at how long it has been since I’ve had time to read a new book, let alone blog about it! But it is so good to be back!

This trilogy started out amazing! The first book was so much fun and even though there were some really sad and emotional parts, it was worth trying not to cry to get to the good parts! I love any good book with some greek mythology and this book did not disappoint.

The main character, I loved her except for her martyr complex which every female main character nowadays seems to have. Besides that though, she is super fun and I love her, at some points I wish I was her! Henry was a major heart-throb, totally swoon-worthy and I definitely fell in love with him and went through some emotional rollercoasters with Kate. The author definitely did a great job at influencing my emotions of love and jealousy. Powerful men, especially Gods, are the ultimate book boyfriends and I of course pictured him as some big attractive, well, God-like man.

Ava was a really fun character and everyone needs a friend like her. Even though sometimes Kate didn’t believe in her, I always did. The rest of the council of Gods were kind of background characters but it was still fun reading about all of them and trying to figure out which Gods they were.

Book one was definitely my favorite of the three, but the rest were still great. I think a lot of the time I like the first book the best because you’re excited to figure out if the girl is going to pass the tests and fall in love and after the first book things get a lot more dramatic and somehow the loved ones always get separated which is always so frustrating!

The second book had a much more dramatic plot line which kept me hooked and the end had a ridiculous cliffhanger that made me so glad I didn’t have to wait for book three. I always love a big dramatic battle that could save or destroy the whole world, but there were some parts about book three that made it less good than the rest. The fact that the Gods could now speak telepathically would not have been weird if that was something that was introduced in the first book, but it was brought up in the last book which just made it off-putting. Other than that though, the series was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it to people who like Greek mythology and great God book boyfriends.

You can get the first book here.

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Indebted, Incendiary, and Iniquity (The Premonition #3-5) by Amy Bartol

Indebted, Incendiary, and Iniquity (The Premonition #3-5) by Amy Bartol

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My Review: So what happened with these was that I was too addicted to this series and I forgot to do a post until I finished the series so I decided to do one big post about the rest of the series.

So I loved this series, I still think about it constantly and even dream about it sometimes even though I am reading another book. Reed is one of my favorite book boyfriends/aspires of all time and I miss him so much. The plot of these books was fantastic and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Even the minor characters were just so amazing and the books felt so real so I felt like I was really living the story which is my favorite part about books.

The only thing I didn’t like was that Brennus was in every single one and I actually started to like him at the end which annoyed me so much because I loathed him in the beginning. That constant plot of everyone wanting to steal Evie and having so many men that were so in love with her that they didn’t want anyone else was also kind of annoying. I also could have done without the Xavier character because he only lived to annoy me and I was kind of happy with how things ended. The new villain in the last book was a great twist though and I even like what she did with the flashbacks to her previous lives. It doesn’t make sense now but if you read it, it will.

The ending of the book seemed kind of abrupt and it took me a while to digest but I enjoyed it all the same. Of course, there was an epic battle and it was written really well so I thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole portal idea was also really cool and now I want one too…

This was one of those series that gave me a book hangover, one of the worst actually and so if you are prepared for that then I recommend this book. Really, go download the first book now. You can buy the third on Amazon here, and the other two on Amazon as well.

Intuition (Premonition #2) by Amy Bartol

Intuition (Premonition #2) by Amy Bartol

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Goodreads Summary:

I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?

My Review:

This book was frustrating but I still couldn’t put it down! I’ll start off by saying that I hate when the main woman character becomes a martyr. In this case that isn’t exactly what happened but Evie really annoyed me in the beginning and I wished I could have just stayed with Reed. I was depressed in real life the entire day because of this book and the emotional roller coaster it put me through.

I actually loved Russell a lot more in this book once I got to read from his point of view. Usually I do not like it when authors make me read another character’s point of view and abandon that of the main character like in Twilight when we have to read through a couple hundred pages of Jacob and even though I love him I always want to skip that part to get back to Edward…I thought that was how this book was going to be but I actually liked it and thought it was just as entertaining as the Evie sections.

I loved Zee, Buns, and Brownie! Especially Zee. The minor characters helped make the story as amazing as it was.

Some of the story line was actually slightly disturbing, but I loved it anyway. The entire book was really stressful and sad but I am still in love with it. Because of Reed. He is one of the most amazing, attractive, sexiest book boyfriends of all time and I am so completely in love with him. I cannot wait to get more of him but at the same time I don’t want the series to end because I will have to leave him. Yes, he is that good.

Definitely read this series if you like fantasy books. Please. You owe it to yourselves. You can buy this book here.

Inescapable (The Premonition #1) by Amy Bartol

Inescapable (The Premonition #1) by Amy Bartol

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Goodreads Summary:

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

My Review:

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book because I didn’t read the summary of it before I started reading it but I have to say that I really liked it. The story in the beginning before any plot twists happened was relatable because she is just starting college and then everything that happens after that is anything but normal. I love books like this one and I won’t say what any of the plot twists are because that is the basis of book one, but it was such a fun read and it was one of those books that made me forget I was reading and I felt like I was in Evie’s world.

Obviously the main male figure who seems sketchy and doesn’t like her at first is the main love interest, that is never a surprise. However, that is always my favorite part of the relationship in any series because I love feeling the transition from not liking each other to loving each other. This book made me feel like I was falling in love with Reed which made it even better. The only part I didn’t like about this book was how they fell in love so fast. I know it’s a fantasy book and they always end up falling in love but I felt like in this book they went from not liking each other to being in love in only a few pages. It was super abrupt and it actually annoyed me more than I thought it would. Even with that said, I am still in love with Reed and I cannot wait to get more of him.

Russell was an okay guy and the story with him made the book even more interesting but I didn’t like him. I think I was supposed to be torn between him and Reed but there was honestly no competition because I kind of just wanted him to go away… Freddie was an amazing character and I loved him and I wanted him to be my friend but I was really mad at the author at the end because of what she did with him. Buns and Brownie were amazing friends and I wanted to be their friends too because they seem to have so much fun. I like the story line and what the author did with their characters at the end. The ending of this book was ridiculous and I actually had to take time off from reading for a couple of days to let it sink in because I was so upset and blown away with everything the author did.

All of the story elements of this story made me addicted and I just wanted to forget about this world and go into that one and pretend like Reed was my perfect boyfriend and I cannot wait to read the next book!

I would definitely recommend this series for Reed alone…you can buy the book here.

 

Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

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Goodreads Summary: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

My Review: This series ended with such an epic book and a huge war and it was amazing. Good versus evil was huge in this book and I really liked reading about Princess Winter even if she is a little crazy from refusing to use her Lunar gift of manipulation.

The entire gang got back together in this book to fight Queen Levana and it was extremely addicting and I couldn’t stop until I found out how it ended. I really enjoyed how good Marissa Meyer got at being subtle about the connections between her main characters and story book characters, in this book it was Winter and Snow White and Levana being the evil witch which was amusing.

This book was crazy and if you haven’t read book one than I can’t say much specifically about the characters because every twist led up to the plot of this book but I will say that this book was amazing and this series is definitely worth the read. It started out a bit iffy but it definitely grew on me and I would recommend it!

The romance wasn’t a huge part of this book but there was definitely enough to keep me reading! I loved cress and Thorne specifically…and of course Prince kai! 

You can buy the conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles, Winter here.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

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Goodreads Summary: Even in the future. there are damsels in distress…
In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana’s evil plan, has a slight problem. She’s been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

My Review: Oh stars where to begin?

This book was AMAZING! It consumed my every thought and all I ever wanted to do was read the rest of the book and see what happened!

The new character Cress is amazing and I love her and reading in her point of view! The similarities to Cress and Rapunzel were fun and that entertained me when I first got introduced to her character. She quickly became my new favorite character in the series! Dr. Erland also makes a comeback and he is super entertaining as well. Everyone’s separate stories were great but the book just got so addicting once everyone met up again! I mean, the amount of action and even some romance and plots to save the world were just…wow.

Cress and Thorne…well I’m totally rooting for them! Super cute couple. I didn’t even think of Thorn as book boyfriend worthy until I read in her point of view. The whole story about them falling to Earth from her satellite and travelling through the desert together was my favorite part of the story. Scarlet and wolf were cute but when they get separated wolf turns in to a huge useless baby and it was kind of annoying to read… Kai and cinder though…My heart is still all for Kai! So much love for a fictional character!!

This book is entertaining, there’s action there’s romance, adventure, and so so much more. This was my favorite book of the entire series, I just loved it so much! I definitely recommend this book to scifi fantasy lovers! You can buy Cress here.

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

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Goodreads Summary: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

My Review: I could not wait to get my hands on this book after rereading Cinder and after a very long wait, I finally got to read it! Sad to say, I was a bit disappointed with it.

I hate giving this book anything less than a stellar review but I wasn’t very impressed. Cinder and Prince Kai’s point of views were great and I flew through them! However, with Scarlet’s story, I felt like I had to force myself through the pages until I could get to someone else’s story. I got a little more into it as her plot developed, but not as much as in Cinder. With the first book, I felt myself instantly connected to the characters and the story line and that just didn’t happen with this book.

I still love Prince Kai, definitely book boyfriend material, and although I didn’t get nearly enough of him in this book, I think that he’ll show up more in the future… Wolf though, the love interest of Scarlet, I just didn’t find myself swooning over which was a major let down.

I like Scarlet and I like her more now that she is in the same story as Cinder and that the two stories melded. I didn’t care for her grandmother much which sounds horrible, I know, but we were just thrown into the middle of her life and it was a little awkward, but I did like how her story was a spin off of little red riding hood which probably took me a little too long to figure out…more time than I care to admit.

I wish I had more fangirlish excitement, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It was still a good book but not nearly as good as the first. I am immediately delving into the next book in the series and hopefully that one will envelop every thought I have for the next couple of days.

I still recommend this series for fantasy lovers! You can buy scarlet here.