Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

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.

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Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

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

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

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.

 

The crown (Selection #5) by Kiera Cass 

The Crown (Selection #5) by Kiera Cass

The Crown (The Selection, #5)

Goodreads Summary: When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.
Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

My review: this book, though not as good as the previous four, was still amazing. I was stuck to the pages because I had to figure out what happened to Eady and America!

The selected were narrowed almost immediately and I wasn’t surprised at all by who was left in the last few. I loved one of the guys especially and I was completely rooting for him but I was disappointed in the end. I wasn’t a huge fan of how it ended and to me the ending felt kind of weird and sudden but I was happy for Eady anyway! And for the guy she ended up with! It took me a while to get used to her spoiled personality in the last one but she was a lot more fun to read about in this one. For some reason I had a ton of fun reading about one girl trying to choose from a bunch of guys! I guess I can be girly sometimes and I love some good romance.

There were a few twists including a couple of the selected and a certain person who lived in the castle that surprised me but kept me into the story! I can’t say any more without spoiling it but you definitely will be kept on your toes the entire book.

Once again, I fell in love with the story, the characters, the world, and even a boy or two:) Kiera cass has done it again. Don’t even hesitate to read this series if you haven’t yet. I don’t know why it’s so entertaining because the plot is so basic, but I was absolutely addicted and read books 4 and 5 in one day…it’s an amazing series and she is an amazing writer.

You can buy the last book in the selection series, the crown, here.

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

Mindsiege (Mindspeak, #2)Mindsurge (Mindspeak, #3)

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.