WorldWalker Trilogy

worldwalker

Goodreads Summary of Book 1:

Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted… which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem – one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian… Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences.

Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected.

But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

My Review:

Often when I can’t find a new series to read I check up on some of my favorite authors to see if they have any new books I haven’t heard of which is how I came across this series! Josephine Angelini wrote the Starcrossed trilogy which I read and LOVED years ago and so I knew I had to read this series immediately, and it has magic so no brainer, right?

I can say that this series moved up into my top five almost immediately. The series was seriously THAT good. Like forgetting to eat, wanting to skip work, staying up all night good.

Lily was an amazing character and sometimes female characters really get on my nerves but not her…I want to be her. She starts out as someone who is in love with a man-whore, and who can’t even go out and do normal things because of her horrible allergies and ends up as a bad-ass who uses magic to fuel an entire army. I just cannot believe how much she changes and how much I love her.

Not only does this series have a kickass main character, magic, and wars, but it has a swoon-worthy-I-wish-he-was-real male lead. The sexual tension in this book was torture, even painful at times, and I loved EVERY second of it! It is books like these that ruin all real men for me because seriously no one even compares to him. I won’t say any more except that I am totally in love with a fictional character and have no shame.

The whole idea for this book that there are an infinite number of universes out there that are created by every decision we all make is just amazing and I have no idea how she came up with it but I am obsessed. Having magic in some universes and not others and how Angelini turned the Salem witch trials into this is just so cool and I can’t get over it. I want so much more. I cannot stop thinking about this series and I think I have one of the worst book hangovers I have ever had.

If you have not read this series you have to, like drop what you are doing and get this book immediately. It will not disappoint! Seriously do it now! You can buy book one on Amazon here or get it at your library like I did!

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Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

Goodreads Summary: Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

My Review: This book was much better than I had anticipated. The only mythology books I’ve ever read were by Rick Riordan who is a fantastic author and Starcrossed was just as good.

The plot was hard to grasp at first because it is so complex with a bunch of little things fitting into it making everything seem important. Then toward the end of the book there were a bunch of plot twists and I didn’t understand them until one of the characters made it obvious and said it exactly how it was. I loved the plot and all of the mythology that was embedded into it, it was a really interesting read for me.

I loved the whole forbidden romance. The fates controlling the whole romance/hatred aspect of the book-it’s complicated-was something I saw coming but I still liked reading about what the author did with it. I do not like the mother figure or the supposed lies she is telling, I know she is meant to annoy me though so the author did a good job. Lucas is definitely a catch and I like him a lot and there was hardly any romance in this book, but I still enjoyed it immensely. I also liked Helen and I just wished she and Lucas would forget everything and just be romantic! The ‘humans’ figured out most of the story for themselves and that usually doesn’t happen in books so that was new and I appreciated that the humans weren’t clueless. The family members were fun to read about because I could relate to the crazy family and the fighting scenes were so fun to read about. The sparring made me want to learn to fight and the fact that they can heal made me jealous a bit even though it’s fake. The cliffhanger was great and the twist that happened right before the end was something I actually didn’t see coming which makes me super excited to read the next one.

This book made me really excited because I found another mythology series that I can obsess over and they aren’t that easy to find! I definitely recommend this book even if you don’t know your mythology because it really is a great read. I cannot wait to read book two in this trilogy and if you know of any good mythology series please tell me in the comments because I am going to need more soon. You can buy starcrossed here.

 

 

 

18 of my Favorite Book Quotes

In honor of my 18th birthday yesterday, I decided to do a post of my 18 all time favorite book quotes! Some of the quotes I love because they are so good, not just because of the book they are in. These are in no particular order, if I tried to order them I would never finish this post!

#1- “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves.” This quote was in The Fault in our Stars by John Green and was borrowed from Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. I love this quote on such a deep level.

#2- “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” said Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

#3-  “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?” Albus Dumbledore said in Harry Potter. This quote pretty much sums up how books are for me, they are in my head but they feel so real and I want them to be sometimes.

#4- “Annabeth sat up and glared at her ankle. “You HAD to break,” she scolded it.The ankle did not reply.”  This quote is by Rick Riordan in the Mark of Athena. This is one of my favorite quotes from all time and it makes me laugh every single time I read it. Riordan is sort of a genious.

#5- “Did you think you could stop me? I’ll burn the world down to save her.” Daemon Black said this and Jennifer Armentrout wrote it. This quote makes me fall even more in love with Daemon and that burn down the world for love motif is a big one in the Lux series and I love it so much!

#6- “The Gods know what it is to be eternal, and they love to toy with mortals who use absolutes.” This quote is from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I love mythology and the Gods and never say never!

#7- “I was a little worried she might try to drag me off to hell and drain my essence at some point, but I figured that was still better than having Gretchen for a best friend.”   This is also by Josephine Angelini in Starcrossed. Let’s be honest, we all have that one person.

#8- “That’s the thing about pain…it demands to be felt” said by Augustus Waters in the Fault in our Stars. This quote just rings true to me and I like how philosophical it is.

#9- “It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Augustus Waters also said this in the Fault in our Stars. This quote is one of my favorites of all time and I say it all the time because I love the irony of it. This quote is just amazing.

#10- “May the odds be ever in your favor” from the hunger games by Suzanne Collins. The irony of this quote is hilarious to me and I like to use this in every day life when it is way too dramatic for what’s going on.

#11- “I have something I need to tell you,” he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. “I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
“That’s sensible of you,” I say, smiling too. “We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.”
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
“Maybe I’m already sure,” he says, “and I just don’t want to frighten you.”
I laugh a little. “Then you should know better.”
“Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”  

This quote is from Divergent by Veronica Roth. I love Tobias so much and I had to choose this quote even though it’s long because I love it and it makes me happy to read!

#12- “I’m alright,” Loki assured me with a grin and stepped out into the hall, so we could have some privacy from onlookers. “What can I do for you, Princess?”
“Can I cut off your head?” I asked.
“Are you asking for my permission?” Loki tilted his head and cocked an eyebrow. “Because I’m going to have to say no to this one request, Princess.”

This quote is from the Trylle trilogy book 3 Ascend by Amanda Hocking. This is one of my favorite trilogies and I love the humor in the book, mostly coming from Loki.

#13- “Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.” JLA describes Daemon black in six words. Oh how I love this character!

#14- “Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.
“Everyone has to excel at something, right?”
“Well, you’re doing a great job.”   

Again, Daemon Black from the Lux novels by Jennifer Armentrout. I kind of miss the old him who was such an “ass” before he was totally a romantic but I still love him all the same.

#15- “Oh well… I’d just been thinking, if you had died, you’d have been welcome to share my toilet.”   said Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. She is one of my favorite characters and I think it’s hilarious.

#16- “Get the hell away from my boyfriend, witch.”
Boyfriend.
Was that what I was?
I tried to smile. Instead, I blacked out.”   

This is from Beautiful Creatures and Ethan Wate said this quote. This is my favorite paranormal romance series besides twilight of course. I love these books and I love the initial awkwardness, and this quote is one of my favorites from the book.

#17- “What’s this?” he demanded, looking from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.
“It’s a girl,” Jace said,recovering his composure. “Surely you’ve seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one.”   

This is from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, which I love. This is from when Clary was first brought into the new crazy world and it kept on getting crazier from here on out! I love this part of the book and knowing Alec’s character better, it is humorous.

#18- “My girlfriend is a party girl angel who can kick some arse and cook.” This quote is from Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins. This trilogy is super amazing and this quote was said by Kaidan Rowe who is second on my fiction crush list only behind Daemon Black! He is British, an awesome son of a demon, and super protective even when trying to stay away and I love this quote because it brings out his British accent!

Well that was all 18 quotes and if you have not read all of the books these quotes are from I highly recommend it! I had a lot of fun writing this post! I need some new favorite books because I am running out, so if you have any feel free to share in the comments!