The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass.

The Heir (The Selection, #4)

Goodreads Summary: Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.
But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.
Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

My Review: I didn’t think there were going to be more books in the Selection series and I was slightly hesitant to read the new ones, especially after rereading the first three and remembering how amazing they were. However, I LOVED this book. Even though it was essentially the same story, I loved being in the point of view of the girl having to meet all of those boys, and not just bring in the point of view of one of the selected. The book was so entertaining and I felt myself living through the entire process myself. I felt kind of bad for wishing I could do something like that sometime…

Eady was slightly annoying and selfish sometimes but overall I think I like her. I’ve never read a book in the point of view of a future Queen and I think Kiera Cass did a great job, as far as I know. I think Eady got better and easier to handle as the book went on. I also really enjoyed reading about what happened to everyone from the original selection. A lot of the people were in it and it was really fun.

The boys….oh the boys. I felt myself liking one of the 35 that I never thought I would. There is also one who doesn’t even speak the same language and his translator is pretty interesting as well…There are a few others that come along and turn out to not be so bad. Less than half of them were cut though so I’m excited to read the next book and find out who wins the selection! It’s confusing having feelings for so many people and I love it, it’s so much fun to read about.

I definitely recommend this book, especially to people who loved the first three books in the selection. You can buy The Heir here.

Throwback Thursday 6/30/16

So I realize that this is a day late but I forgot to post it yesterday, oops:)

I recently reread the Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass, or I guess what used to be a trilogy, so that I would remember them for when I read books 4 and 5 because I recently saw them on Goodreads.

Warning: this series is highly addictive. I finished all three books in two days. That can either indicate that I have nothing better to do, or that the series was so amazing I just had to find out what happens, even though I have already read them…

First off, I am so in love with the covers of these books and they have to be my favorite covers of any series. About the book now…The characters in this book were amazing. I love the main character, she has  so much life and I loved being in her mind. I also loved Prince Maxon and even the rest of the selected and elite. It’s crazy how in love I can be with a fictional character and I love it!! Even though there wasn’t any magic and the plot was fairly basic, it expanded as the series went on and this series is one of my all time favorites.

I want everybody to read this series!!! Well, it may not be much for boys, but girls will love it!!! You can buy the first three on kindle here! I will be reading book 4 in the next few days (unless I am up all night tonight reading it) and as soon as book 5 comes into the library I will be reading that as well! Happy reading!

Mindsiege and Mindsurge by Heather Sunseri

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Books 2 and 3 of the Mindspeak trilogy by Heather Sunseri.

Goodreads Summary: Mindsiege: An intruder has seized control of Lexi Matthew’s mind, putting those closest to her in grave danger.
When someone snakes into Lexi’s head and threatens Jack’s life at Lexi’s own hand, she must quickly decide: leave Jack and the web of lies and controversial medical science behind in order to protect him, or stay and fight to regain control of her own mind but risk Jack’s life.
Before Lexi can choose, she’s immersed into the underground world of the International Intelligence Agency, where she discovers the world of cloning and mind control is much larger than she and Jack ever imagined and is growing bigger and more dangerous.
As the band of teenage human clones uncovers more of their supernatural abilities, a dominant force inside the IIA is at work to take over their powers. Can Lexi stop the person who has invaded her mind before the IIA captures them all, or will she sacrifice herself to save those she loves?

Mindsurge: Wellington Boarding School is home to human clones, an identity that Lexi Matthews once hoped to escape. Shattered by the loss of her father and then her best friend at the hand of Sandra Whitmeyer, the woman from whom she was created, Lexi Matthews is after one thing…Revenge.
When Sandra sends a series of threatening “gifts” beginning the night of Lexi’s eighteenth birthday, she determines that Sandra will never stop destroying the lives of her and her friends. Once again, Lexi must battle to grasp the complexities of her creation.
As Lexi and Jack discover the horrific details to experiments Sandra is conducting with human life inside her new lab, Lexi decides there’s only one way to end Sandra’s threats. But following that path could cost her everything—including Jack.

My review: I read these two books back to back and there wasn’t even enough time in between to write a blog post so I combined them into one.

This series is so tricky to blog about because so much of the plot was finding out secrets and such and it would definitely be a review full of spoilers. Well I won’t do that to you; I will just write about what I liked about the books vaguely and you’ll have to find out all of the plot twists for yourself.

Well starting with the love interest(s): yes there may be more than one in there! Woops…well not so much of a spoiler! What kind of fun romance is it if there aren’t two amazing men fighting for one girl. It just so happens that the second is someone I would have never even guessed! The other is Jack of course…sweet dependable Jack. I love him the more I read about him and I enjoyed being with him if only in these few books.

The plots of these books were amazing and I was addicted…dangerously addicted. I can’t believe how in depth the author went into this world, but I loved feeling like I lived in it for the short time it took me to fly through these pages. There were so many characters and some characters that I didn’t like in the beginning came around and I will say no more.

This series was amazing and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes scifi romance books. I loved it! You can buy book two here.

 

Mindspeak by Heather Sunseri


Goodreads summary: She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.
Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.
But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.
After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.
As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.

My review:

Hello blogging world, it has been too long! I am finally on summer break and back to reading!

This book exceeded my expectations and made me remember why I love reading. It also created an unhealthy addiction which caused me to read instead of doing things like cooking dinner…

Anyway, the main character Lexi was so amusing and real. I love books where the main character has “powers” and it makes me want to be them…and when they get a guy who starts out sketchy but turns out to be totally swoon-worthy like jack, it makes the book even more worth reading.

The book started out somewhat normal, and Lexi was just going about her life not knowing that there was a huge secret and a bunch of people wanting to capture and maybe kill her! The powers (I’m not sure what else to call them) only developed and got more awesome which I loved! And the romance was just enough to not turn the book into a sappy romance book but kept it an awesome scifi book with a romantic interest!

I can’t really share much of the plot without ruining everything for you so I’ll just say that it is amazing and there is a twist in the plot around every corner!

I was addicted to this book for only a few days and when it ended I started the next and I will do a review on the next soon! I definitely recommend reading the first book though! You can get it here for FREE!

The Prince and The Guard by 

The Prince and the Guard by Kiera Cass


I recently listened to this audiobook combination based off of the selection series, which I loved. I loved the prince audiobook, but the guard was a bit slow for me.

In the prince, it was all in maxon’s point of view and if you all read my posts about the selection series way back when, you’ll know that I am in love with Maxon. This short book was entertaining and happy and it’s always fun for me to get to hear the story through the love interest’s point of view. Nothing new happened because it was the same plot line (or a piece of it at least) but maxon had his own spin on things and getting to hear what he thought about America at first, well, let’s say I’m even more in love with him now!

The guard, was not my favorite read. I am not a fan of aspin, I don’t know why but I never was and this book was in his point of view. It was interesting but being that I am so biased toward maxon, it wasn’t as fun! I always wanted him to leave and this story about him at the palace trying to get America back was frustrating for me. The read was also really slow and I felt like I had to get through it rather than wanting to finish as fast as possible because I was addicted. This may be my bias talking…

I would definitely recommend the prince, and if you are a fan of the selection series and aspin, then the guard as well. You can find both on Amazon here.

Throwback Thursday – 2/25/16

Hey everyone, I know it has been forever since I posted and I am sorry about that! I miss blogging so much, I just have no time to read anymore! But no, this is not a throwback to when I used to blog! It’s an actual blog post!!

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So while I am at work, I spend my time listening to audiobooks because I don’t have time to read and it keeps me entertained so it’s a win win. Recently, as I have had the Harry Potter audiobooks on hold for what feels like years, I have listened to the unfortunate events series! I’m sure a lot of us read those as kids, I know I did!

The books are so depressing but still somehow addicting! It’s crazy how kids read about so many people dying, it’s terrible but in such an amusing way. I love lemony snicket and I still have not read someone who writes quite like him, defining words in the middle of a sentence, constantly telling people to go read about something else and then trying to scare or bore us out of his book. It’s a really great style of writing that I missed seeing!

I also love how his story line starts out so basic and kind of slow in the first few books but then it picks up so fast and there are so many aspects of a plot and so many plot twists I can’t even keep count. There are also a ton of characters that show up throughout the books that then come up again later. It’s so in depth that if you read books 1-7 and then came back and read 8-13 a year later, you probably wouldn’t remember enough to follow the small details that make the stories so great.

The ending was a little depressing but hey, they aren’t supposed to be fortunate.

If you have some extra time or want to do something while you are working, go to your digital library or Amazon and I encourage you to revisit these books. It’s been a fun experience! This is definitely one of my favourite series for children! You can buy book one on amazon here.

Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Goodreads Summary: THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING
A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.
As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

My Review: I am greatly disappointed in this book because I had hoped that this would be the best book in the series and that I would not want to put it down until I read the final page but alas, that did not happen. In fact, I felt it quite a struggle to push myself through those last 100 pages.

The book was pretty good up until the end. The plot was fast paced for the first half and there was this army being created and everything was being done to try to stop it and there were multiple subplots that I won’t even bother talking about except to say that I did enjoy reading them and I’m glad Clare spent so much time developing them. The minor characters were really interesting  and I don’t usually find myself caring about them so I’m glad that carried throughout the series. More romance was involved in this book with the minor characters and I liked reading about it.

I decided I love Will. I also love Jem but I choose Will. Will is my attractive badass with a hidden vulnerability and that is my type of book crush. That is all I have to say about them because I will share spoilers otherwise.

Tessa is a good main character and I was really interested in finding out what she was and I would definitely read more about her even though the series is over. She was a girl who learned to be a strong fighter and who would sacrifice herself for those she loved but she wasn’t a stupid martyr like some book characters.

There was a battle scene but there was an entire series leading up to this one huge event and I feel like it ended far too quickly, it was almost anticlimactic how everything ended. It was very disappointing. It would have been less upsetting if the book then ended because the story was essentially over, but she continued on for another 100 pages of endless useless epilogue type story with no plot and it bored me. I forced myself to get through it because I wanted to see how the story ended for the characters but it was completely unnecessary and kind of annoyed me that this epic series ended with me wishing it could be over. I am not sure whether or not I am happy with the ending, I’m content I guess.

I was hoping for a better review of the conclusion to a good series, but there you have it. I would definitely still recommend it, though you could probably skim the end.

You can buy Clockwork Princess here.