Intuition (Premonition #2) by Amy Bartol
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?
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
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.
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
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
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.
The Crown (Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
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.
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.
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!