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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Blog Tour: Things I Can't Forget - Miranda Kenneally (Review)

Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks, #3)Title: Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks #3)
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Publisher:  Sourecbooks Fire
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 304
Source: For review/blog tour

Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…


Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.

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:- MY REVIEW -: 

I'm such a big fan of Miranda Kenneally's stories right from her debut book Catching Jordan, then falling in love with it with Stealing Parker. So obviously I was so excited to see what she comes up with next and while Things I Can't Forget kinda left me a tad disappointed, it was still worth a read and very enjoyable.
Kate is a good girl. I really liked her character and I felt sorry for her at times when shitty stuff happens but you have to know that she's really judgemental. I admit I am kinda judgemental like her but not toooo much. LOL. That's one of her flaws but deep down she's just so loyal and caring and just a good person all around.
Sigh. I didn't fell in love with the love interest in this book, Matt. He just seems so off and awkward and I just didn't really like him. He's definitely no Corndog.
We see the main characters from previous books like Parker and Jordan and their boyfriends. It was such a refreshing and not to mention different since we see them from Kate's eyes.
There's so much that I didn't enjoy about TICF but there are also a lot of things that I did enjoy. We all know how Miranda's writing is just fab and addictive and her writing in this gets even better. She's definitely one of the best YA contemporary writers out there.
I personally think this is her most religious book yet, and while the really preachy stuff doesn't bother me (hey, I do study Philosophy and Ethics, ya know!), I think it will really bother and tire some people. If you thought Stealing Parker was religious, wait til you read this.
Even though this is my least favorite out of her books so far and I was a tad disappointed, lots of readers will greatly enjoy reading THINGS I CAN'T FORGET and I will still continue to read Miranda's work since I know she'll impress me more next time. :)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Review: Never Too Far - Abbi Glines

Never Too Far (Too Far, #2)Title: Never Too Far (Too Far #2)
Author: Abbi Glines
Release Date: February 25th, 2013
Publisher: Self-pubbed
Genres: New Adult, Contemp, Romance
Pages: unknown
Source: Bought

He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.
This sequel to Abbi Gline's Fallen Too Far may just be her best work yet! Things really intensify in this sequel and I know a LOT of people are dying to know what will happen to Blaire and Rush since the ending of the first book was SO heartbreaking! No doubt this book will really satisfy the readers (as it did to me) and while the ending was complete, I think Abbi just announced that she will write a third book! So yay for that!
Unlike in Fallen Too Far, this time we get to read from both Blaire's POV AND Rush's POV! Which, lemme tell you now, made it even more enjoyable and awesome! Rush was kinda a bit of a mystery in the first book since all we see him is from Blaire's perspective but this time around all his emotions and everything are laid bare for us and you just feel everything. He's such a complex and a complicated character who you just can't help but fall in love with! I feel so sorry for him because you know that he loves Blaire but his bitch of a sister is just being a..well a bitch, really. He can't pick between his family and his love.
I've always liked Blaire, and even more in this. I do admit she had a few moments and scenes where she keep going back and forth on her decisions but hey, who can blame her? (those who has read this book will know what the hell I'm talking about.)
The plot was awesome and even more addicting this time around. From the first book, I kinda guessed what will happen and THAT didn't really surprised me ;) All the scenes were really realistic and believable. And about the sexy times in this book? It just got better. *fans self* There's also a cast full of really likeable characters who I'll miss, but I'm not going to worry too much about that since Abbi will be writing their own books. Oh, but Nan. Oh my God, I hated her! She's just this spoiled little whiny brat who just can't be happy and support her brother! I get why she's like that, but she's not a child anymore. Grrrr.
Even though the ending are satisfying enough, I still wanted more. I know that she's going write an added chapter/epilogue later on and I was like YAY! Because I really honestly think that there's a missing chapter in there. :P

Mini Review: Last Cut - Wren Handman

Last CutTitle: Last Cut
Author: Wren Handman
Release Date: April 1st, 2013
Publisher: Self-pubbed
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 143
Source: For review/blog tour

Caitlin Myers's greatest ambition is to be a star, and she can outshine anyone at her school. But then Lianne comes to town and starts to give Caitlin a run for her money, even getting top billing in the school play. So when Caitlin's offered a bit role as the bikini girl in a low-budget slasher flick, she ignores the warning bells (and her parents), lies about her age, and takes the part. It's not long before Caitlin finds herself out of her element when it comes to bossy directors and experienced film crews. Her only way out is to fess up about her age, but if she does, she'll have to come clean to her parents, her friends, and her boyfriend about the things she's done.
Oh my God. I can't believe that I actually wasted a few hours of my life reading this. Oh dear. I HATED this book with a passion that I'm not even going to do a normal sized review, otherwise this would just turn into a lengthy rant and I'm trying to avoid that. Ha.
Caitlin is possibly the most stupid, idiotic, dumb, pathetic and insert-every-bad-word-here character that I've ever met. This girl just wants me to rip my hair out and throw my kindle on the wall. She's 16, which makes her the same age as me, but unforetunately she's got a mind of a 5 year old. I don't mind (well, mostly) when main characters make mistakes, but she, SHE is just taking this whole damn stupid mistake thing to a whole new level. *claps* I might be a bitch for saying this, but what happens to her in the end, she DESERVES completely. I actually wished for more horrible things. Ha. I'm such a nice person.
Anyway, there really isn't much of this story that didn't annoy me, and there was really kinda no plot at all. No likeable characters. None.
In every book review that I do, I try to list the positives and the negatives but I seriously can't find a good thing in this book. Ugh. Just save yourself some money and time and don't pick this up. I warned you.

Waiting On Wednesday (40)

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (These Broken Stars, #1)

December 10th, 2013
Disney Hyperion

About the book:
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

Guys, I've been looking forward to this book for ages now and have been wanting to do a WoW post on it but since it didn't have a cover yet, I waited and waited and waited and now it FINALLY does have a cover so yeah.

I'm not normally into really heavy sci-fi but this just really intrigueds me and the guy's name is hot. Yes, that's the main reason why I want to read this book, k. LOL. Just jokinh. But anyway, it just sounds so awesome and heavy on the romance so I'm obviously going to read it! ;p
Thoughts on cover: I like the fonts that they used and how the whole cover screams sci-fi to me. I also like how the couple are reaching for each other. Aww! Basically, it sums up the whole book: sci-fi romance! :)

So what do you think of my WoW pick? Are you looking forward to reading this too when it comes out December this year?

Cover Reveal: Wait For You - J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books


Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes


For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic


For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms


I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says



Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!

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 J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Review: Pivot Point - Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Title: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 352
Source: Bought

Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.
From the first page I was so engrossed in this book. I just never expected to like and enjoy this as much as I did; I was genuinely surprised! It also took me out of my stupid stupid stupid long reading slump for which I am so glad. This book hooks you in from the first chapter and never lets you go until the end. I love how each chapter has a mini-heading that kinda hints at what's going to happen in that chapter. And it tells you if it's the NORM or the PARANORMAL. I really liked that small detail :)
I love how it alternates between her two possible choices and even though it changes, we still have enough time to spend time with the characters from each choice. We have Trevor and his friends in the 'norm' and then we have Duke and Laila her bestfriend in the paranormal compound. Can I just say, I HATED Laila! I think she's a right bitch who doesn't deserve Addie's loyal friendship! 
I have no problems with the plot at all! I think it was just perfect and I love how each and everyone of the people in the paranormal compound has different powers. Laila's power was probably my favourite, which is that she can erase a memory - fyi that'll be super handy to me, I have a LOT of memories that I kinda want to delete, thank you very much) :P
Addie is now one of my favourite YA heroines! I just adored her! When her parents suddenly want to split up and seperate, you just can't help but sympathize with what she's going through and how she can't pick between her parents and where to live and who to live with. That's how this all started. She wanted to know both the consequences and results of her staying with her mum in the paranormal compound, and going away with her dad to the 'norm'. And of course, her power I think is so effing cool and brilliant, I mean, who wouldn't want to know the outcome before making a decision? (Although, as the summary says, it doesn't always make the choice easier if you do know.)
You guys know how much I HATE love triangles and yes, this one does have one. But surprisingly I actually didn't mind it. It was interesting to see how it plans out in the end and how her choices does change who she's going to end up with. I admit that I fell in love with the wrong guy, who I thought was good and then he was just...not. The other guy kinda fell flat for me and I was quite sad that he was the one. I'm just hoping that we'd see more development from his character in the sequel and whether I'd fall for him. :P
 I think my only negative thing I would say about this is the way the story ended. I thought it ended too abruptly and too fast. I know there is a sequel but I would have like for more closure, I think. But that it just a teeny tiny thing so don't certainly let that keep you from buying and reading this! Definitely one of the best and most original paranormal stories out there right now!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Blog Tour: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four (Review)

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Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four (Shapers, #1)Title: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four (Shapers #1)
Author: Nya Jade
Release Date: October 30th, 2012
Publisher:  Dreamwell Publishing
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: 335
Source: For review/blog tour

The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.

Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive.
You guys, I haven't read that much about shape-shifters so when I came across a blog tour sign up for PHOEBE POPE AND THE YEAR OF FOUR, I just couldn't resist. Luckily, I was so not disappointed in this debut YA novel and I can't wait to read more of this series.
I actually wasn't expecting to like Phoebe at all (don't ask me why) but I surprisingly did. Yes, I admit she was a bit naive at times and I sometimes didn't understand why she made a particular choice, but overall she was just a very fun and likeable character.
Of course we have a mystery guy, Colt. I kinda got annoyed at how mysterious and kinda closed off he was and how we spent most of the book trying to figure him out. Can I say that I wanted more romance from Colten and Phoebe? Yeah, I'm such a romance addict. :P (Not that there weren't Colten and Phoebe scenes, I just wanted more :) )
The writing was so perfect for this book. I loved Nya's descriptions and word choices so much. You can picture vividly in our head everything that happens in this book and I friggin loved that.
I couldn't put this book down for a second. I flew through it and I devoured it within hours. There was non-stop action and mystery and just full of awesomeness. The plot was very intricate and everything was revealed at the right time, and the pace of the book was just right.
The only reason why this didn't get a five star rating was because I felt like something was missing. I really have no idea what, but I just feel like there needs to be more. But I still highly recommend it to YA paranormal and fantasy fans.

2013 Debut Author Interview: Leah Rae Miller

About the author of THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD!
Leah Rae MillerMother, wife, and YA author living on a windy hill in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I love fuzzy socks, comic books, cherry coke, and brand new office supplies. THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD by me coming Summer 2013 from Entangled Teen. Thanks for visiting and stay cool! Contact me at leahraewrites(at)gmail(dot)com.


RECLAIMEDTHE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD by LEAH RAE MILLER - releases May 7th 2013 from Entangled Teen
The Summer I Became a Nerd

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.


 1. Describe your book in 5 words.
 Nerd is the new sexy!
2. Your book THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD is coming out May this year. Is there anything more you can tell us about the story or the characters? And what kind, if any, research did you have to do?
The story takes place in my home town, Natchitoches, Louisiana (fun fact: Steel Magnolias was filmed here). They always say write what you know and I know Natchitoches the best.
There's one character that everyone seems to fall in love with, Logan's best friend, which is actually based on two good friends of mine. Dan is a loud-mouthed geek, but he's extremely loyal and smart.
As far as research goes, I didn't really have to do any. All the nerdy references were things I already knew. If I did have a question about say, a comic book fact, all I had to do was call up my brother which was handy.

3. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started? What was your publishing journey like?

I was just a small town stay-at-home mom who loved to read (still am, actually). At the end of 2010, I looked up some of my favorite writers online and found out about this amazing book community. All their stories gave me inspiration to try my own hand at writing. Of course my first book was not good at all, but the experience I gained from writing it was invaluable. I finished TSIBAN at the end of 2011 and started querying.

I'd heard of Entangled and all the waves they were making, so I researched them. When Heather Howland said she was looking for something like LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins (one of those authors that originally inspired me to investigate the online book community. LOVE her!), I thought I'd give Entangled a shot. Twenty minutes after sending the query Heather responded with a full request! The rest is, as they say, history!

4. How did your main character Madelyne Summers come to life? What was the inspiration behind her and do you have any quirks or hobbies similar to hers?

I started out with a simple idea for this book: A popular girl has a secret comic book obsession. Maddie just developed from there. I watched some of my favorite films like Sixteen Candles and Easy A, trying to figure out why I liked those female main characters so much, and went from there.

Maddie is quick witted in her head, but a lot of times that wit doesn't make it to her words, which I can relate to. It's that thing where it's only after a conversation is over do you think of what the best thing to say was. Plus, she's reads comic books which is one of my life-time loves.

5. I'm really into books with strong romantic elements, is there anything you can tell us about the romance in your book?

I'm a romance girl, as well! I tried to make the romance between Maddie and the adorkable Logan sweet and genuine. And even though there's obviously a physical attraction there, I wanted them to be friends and enjoy each other's company, too.

6. What made you decide to write a Young Adult book? And why about a cheerleader?

I just love YA! Sometimes I'm sure that part of my brain didn't develop past age 17. I'd tried to write adult romance a long time ago and found that I felt restricted, for some reason. And why a cheerleader? Because cheerleaders are awesome! Plus, that's just how Maddie appeared in my head; in her uniform, sitting in her room, reading a comic book. The image just made me fall in love with her.

7. As a reader, what is the most important to you, the characters or the plot? And as a writer, is it different?

I suppose the characters are most important to me as a reader and a writer. Sure, the plot or premise might be why I originally pick a book up or decide to write it, but if I'm not interested in the characters right on page one, I usually don't finish the book. And the characters are always what really stick with me after I'm done with a book.

8. Are you working on or thinking of doing other projects soon? Can you share anything with us?

Hmmm, I'm the type of writer who has a ton of ideas going on at once, but right now, I am focusing on another contemporary YA which miiiight have to do with TSIBAN.

9. How did the book title came about? Were there any other titles that you were previously thinking to name this book?

There were never any other titles for this book. Once I realized it was going to take place during the summer, the name popped into my head and never left.

10. And finally, what message would you want readers of THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD to take away from the story?

I didn't write the story with a specific message in mind. I like to think that the idea of being yourself no matter what is there, but I don't want to force any message on the reader. I'd like the reader to form their own opinions and hopefully just enjoy the book.

Check back next Friday for our next author interview, Toni Del Palma (author of THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE!)

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Blog Tour: Dracian Legacy - Priya Kanaparti (Review)

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Dracian Legacy (Dracian, # 1)Title: Dracian Legacy (Dracian #1)
Author: Priya Kanaparti
Release Date: February 14th, 2013
Publisher:  Self-pubbed
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 392
Source: For review/blog tour

Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well.

With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.
I've got a love-hate relationship with this book. While some parts really did impress me considering this is a debut, some parts really did make me want to tear my hair out. And I like my hair, thank ya very much.
Let's talk about the plot first. I was so intrigued by the two magical races Dracians and the Telalians and I was expecting to read more about them but what we got was we had the mention at the beginning of the book, and there was no action or something whatsoever until the last few chapters. I want it to be more developed since I think the author can do so much with this. Though I admit the parts we have read, were really great.
With Ren, I was sorta expecting this kick-ass heroine who's smart and brave and blah blah blah but what we unforetunately got was this weak, whiny character who I sometimes got really annoyed with. I feel like the author wants and tries toooo hard to make her really kick-ass and a character who knows what she wants but it's just not working for me.
GUYS, HELP ME. There is insta-love in this book. Oh my gosh. The MC was telling us how she's fallen in love with him in just...WAIT FOR IT...20% of the book. Yes, I did check my Kindle. Like most people/bloggers/readers, that is my absolute hate. Hate hate hate. *clears throat*. Anyway, apart from that which made me hulk-like angry, I didn't mind the romance between Ren and Axel. Axel definitely says the right things and sometimes, he was very swoon-worthy and oh so romantic.
Another thing that really pissed me off. The love triangle. You guys know I'm not a big fan of love triangles and I have to be honest here. While I do love Axel and Dean, I got really tired of the love triangle. It's not the guys' fault. It's REN'S fault. This stupid girl just can't make up her mind and I just want to strangle her! Throughout the book she keeps leading both guys on and keeps going back and forth between them. Just choose one, and leave the other alone.
I think Dean is the saving grace for me. (Just to save confusion: I am totally Team Dean, but we can all guess who Ren's going to end up with just by reading the book summary). Every time he was on the page, I just want to hug this book! Some may say he's your typical bad boy but he's got so many hidden layers underneath that I just want to figure him out. I hope Priya does a POV for him. I'd so read it. :)
You know what? I loved the side characters way more than the main ones. Ren's brother Joshua was one I absolutely loved and his girlfriend/fiance was so sweet! I could read a book about them!
I loved Priya's writing style! It was so addicting and there were some very funny one-liners in there! About the pace of the book however, there were quite slow and didn't pick up until the roughly 3/4 of the book. A little tidbit: I started this and then put it down and didn't pick it up until 2 weeks since it was slow.
The ending kinda ruined this for me. Argh. I can't believe that! WHY?!? I really don't want to give too much away but I thought someone's death was utterly pointless. WHY OH WHY. And I want to say so much more about it but I'm gonna keep my mouth shut. For now. Fyi, I'm undecided whether I will read the sequel. Maybe. Just for Dean.
Overall, this was still worth a read, and even though there were definitely some things I had a problem with, I don't regret reading DRACIAN LEGACY. The author has a lot of potential!

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