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.

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.

 

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.

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Goodreads Summary: In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

My Review: I have been put through an emotional rollercoaster with this book and it is extremely frustrating but I still love it. I know after the last book I said I liked Jem more but I don’t even know what to think at this point. I love them both but I switched over to Will in this book after spending time in his head. Let’s just say that I am not happy with the current situation concerning Tessa’s love life…

Moving on to the plot, I guess. So basically there is one really bad guy trying to destroy all Shadowhunters and we know who it is but we don’t REALLY know who it is. Makes sense, right? No, it doesn’t and I am confused as well even though I have read the first two books. Hopefully the next book will clear up some things. Regardless, I still love this book and I was completely addicted, I could not stop reading it and when I had to stop reading it, I was thinking about it. Truly an amazing series and I am a lot happier with it than I was with the mortal instruments so far.

The fighting scenes are pretty epic as well and you know me, I’m a sucker for a good battle scene. There were just enough of them to keep the book exciting but not too many to the point where it took over the story. I also really liked how the point of view changed every chapter or so. It can be annoying in some books but there are so many characters that I care about in his series, I enjoyed it and it helped me understand most of what was going on.

I still think the choice of time period was interesting and it still plays a small part in the story. I liked it and how it affected the characters, mostly Tessa and Sophie (the human/mundane). The way they act is just not how modern girls act and I kind of like it though I would probably hate myself if I acted like that now…as would everyone else in the world.

Honestly, I am really enjoying this series and I am starting the third and final book as soon as possible because the book is sitting in my room waiting for me. I would like to recommend this series but I want to wait until I finish it to be certain in case things go awry like in the mortal instruments. That’s all for now folks.

You can buy Clockwork Prince here.

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

Goodreads Summary: In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

My Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book because I have read a few bad spinoffs but this book exceeded my expectations by a gazillion percent. From the first chapter I was glued to the pages and Clare kept me addicted to the story with a fast paced plot, characters I actually cared about, and totally crush-worthy guys.

Put into the world of the Mortal Instruments, I cannot yet say which I liked better but there was definitely less awkwardness in this book, and for those of you who have read her other series you know what I am talking about. None of that…

I really liked Tessa and her views on women would have annoyed me if I didn’t keep in mind that this is London in 1878. I wasn’t sure how that was going to play out but  Clare did a good job, it didn’t take away from the story or action at all. The Shadowhunters were ahead of their time I would say.

Will and Jem were both attractive badasses which is definitely my favourite kind of book boy, and I have to say that I prefer Jem at the moment even though I don’t think Tess has a set opinion. I can’t say why I like him more, I just have that feeling. Not as intense as Daemon Black from Lux but still there. There was a touch of romance and it was just enough to keep me craving more, I’m pretty excited for what’s to come.

The plot was epic and any action or violent scene is good in my book when it contains magic like this book does. There was never a dull moment in her world and I loved it. I also like how so many creatures take part in this book and how it wasn’t solely about the Shadowhunters like I thought it was going to be.

I was pleasantly surprised with this book, I haven’t been addicted to a book in a while and let me tell you, I missed that feeling. So final thoughts, read it. If you’re hesitant as I was, just go for it. Especially if you liked the Mortal Instruments and maybe even if you didn’t. More to come when I finish book two probably shortly.

You can buy Clockwork Angel here.

Night Roamers Series by Kristen Middleton

Night Roamers Series by Kristen Middleton

Blur (Night Roamers, #1)

Goodreads Summary of Book 1: There ARE creatures lurking in the dead of night… Seventeen year old Nikki and her twin brother, Nathan, move to the small town of Shore Lake to start over after their mother is brutally attacked. When a missing teenager washes up on shore during their first night at the cabin and there are whispers of vampires in Shore Lake, Nikki begins to realize that there are things roaming in the darkness that are far more sinister than what they left behind in the big city.

My Review: This series was extremely addictive and I fell in love immediately. I have to review the whole series in one post because I read all 4 books in 2 days and I didn’t stop to blog…it was a struggle. Binge reading series like this one is my weakness as a blogger.

Anyway, I wasn’t sure about reading another series about vampires because they can be so cliché, but I was pleasantly surprised with how the story played out. There was a super frustrating love triangle involved and I have to say I love both of them and I was happy/depressed with how it turned out. The vampire part of the story was actually not too bad, it was kind of dumb sometimes like how people got turned into vampires, but it was dumb in a good way.

The characters were really likeable and I felt like I was a part of their story which was why the series was so addicting. Each book picked up where the last left off so it was really easy to finish one and immediately start the next. The plot line was also really good and developed and I enjoyed following the plot through the books.

These were super fast paced amazing books and I would recommend these to anyone who likes paranormal books. You can get the first one here free for a limited time.