Thursday, June 30, 2011

Preview and Cover Reveal: The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting


Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye....

Thanks to Diana from The Lovely Getaway! I learned about this from her.

I've read Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder (click for review) and I'll soon be reading Desires of the Dead. I wasn't thoroughly impressed with The Body Finder, and I'm hoping for a better experience in Desires of the Dead. I can't wait to find out what happens to Violet in Desires of the Dead, and The Last Echo!

The Last Echo will be released April 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Genre: science fiction
Series and Book #: Jenna Fox Chronicles #1
Pages: 265
Synopsis:

Everything is different.

Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long comma—so she’s been told—and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She’s been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won’t anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. Bust she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions.

What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she, really?


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This was such a breathtaking read. It's very thought-provoking and raises many questions such as What if? and But why?

Jenna was an intensely strong MC. She was curious and smart and so honest. Since she didnt' remember anything, including feelings, she didn't know how to hurt ones feelings and she didn't realize certain words and actions did hurt others. As she tries to discover herself, she learns more of the "other Jenna" and as she digs deeper into her existence, she learns more and more about who she was and who she's becoming. I loved learning about Jenna. She was a fascinating character to get to know.

The futuristic setting was awesome. Mary did an amazing job of explaining the technological advances that had taken place. Mostly, it was futuristic by way of science and medicine, but there was that undertone of what has happened politically, economically, and socially.

Overall, this was a truly magnificent read with a memorable MC. Jenna raised many questions about herself and the medical world she lived in. Mary was very good at having her characters stick to you and make you care about them. Her novel really begged the question, If you could live forever, would you? This was an amazing book and I can't wait for the sequel, The Fox Inheritance.

The Cover: I love how it's depicting Jenna slowly piecing herself together. It's very symbolic.

The Fox Inheritance is released August 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Releases: Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs and The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

 
On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.
Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in trapped form when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?
The sea foam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?



Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.
Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.
The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

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First of all, I love mermaid novels! It's followed me through childhood. Second, I've read Tera Lynn Childs first two novels Oh. My. Gods. (click for review) and Goddess Boot Camp (ditto), so I can't wait to read her new series!

I've never read a Lisa Schroeder book but I've heard great things about her novel I Heart You, You Haunt Me. The Day Before sounds interesting, and I can't wait to pick it up!

What are your thoughts? Which is your favorite?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Genre: adventure
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 390
Synopsis:

Survival. Of the Fittest.

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What’s a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program—or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan—or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness.
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This book was a riot! Libba Bray had it all: a colorful cast of characters, an amazing setting, some form of mystery, and a ton of humor!

Libba had so many diverse characters, ranging from your typical beauty queen to a complete tomboy. Every Miss Teen Dream had a unique personality and a story behind her that I think Libba did an amazing job elaborating. The contestants changes from being all about winning and pageants, to being themselves and following their dreams was pretty awesome. During the beginning, I was like What is this, a book that makes girls feel bad? because off the obsession to be skinny, tan, and drop-dead gorgeous. But this is a book showing you that its okay to be yourself and that you should be yourself, or you will be miserable.

Overall, this is a book you cannot miss. Libba is an amazing author who makes the setting and the memorable characters come to life while adding interesting elements such as commercial breaks, words from your sponsors, and classified information. This is such a great story that has a wonderful message attached to it.

The Cover: I loved it from the moment I saw it! First, the ribbon, second the ammunition belt full of lipstick!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan

Genre: fantasy & adventure
Series and Book #: Kane Chronicles #2
Pages: 446
Synopsis:

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command; but the devious gods haven’t given them time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet—the Chaos snake, Apophis—is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time. The world will end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god, Ra. But that would be a feat more difficult than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh—and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is, exactly?



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Loved the second book in the series, and can't wait for more! Rick's writing is simple but funny, action packed, and so intriguing!

One thing I hate about sequels; the author has to reexplain everything. Especially in a complex book where so much is going on all at once. Rick retold some facts at the beginning of the book, and throughout the rest of the story, he added snippets from the prequel The Red Pyramid (see my review here). He didn't retell the entire first novel, which was much appreciated.

Again, I loved Sadie and Carter Kane's narration of the story. They are so different in how they see the events. Rick also did an amazing job of all his characterizations, both in the first and second novels.

Overall, I definitely will be waiting anxiously for the next in this series. The Egyptian mythology is difficult to understand but interesting. Rick makes is all the more enjoyable by adding fascinating tidbits from the modern world. I really recommend this to any readers looking for spunk, humor, and adventure.

The Cover: Relates to the story wonderfully.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Release: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

 
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.
 
There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long — and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous, and that is . . . the emerald is cursed.
 
Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend — the gorgeous Hale — and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.
 
Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

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I haven't read the first book in the series, Heist Society, but I will read it soon. It's waiting for me at home, on  my shelf. But I have read Ally's other series, the Gallagher Girl series, which is completely different from this series as it is about a school for spies. Ally's writing, from my experience, is funny and full of action and romance. You don't want to miss this!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Daily Dose (26)


Daily Dose is a weekly meme hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly where we share inspirational photography we've found. Enjoy!





Friday, June 17, 2011

Cover Reveal: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Hey! Yesterday on her blog, Andrea Cremer, the amazing author of the book Nightshade, revealed the cover to the third book in the Nightshade series, Bloodrose:


So, it's in the new covers, which I was kinda disappointed about. This goes back to the discussion I had in March about the covers. I was really looking forward to not only having the new cover, but also the original.

I like how they had pink elements to the cover. I think I expected it because of the the title. Blood and roses are both red, so I had this thought that they would be red. I like the blood dripping off the O, like the T in Nightshade and the F in Wolfsbane. Also, the wolf. You can't really have a werewolf novel without a wolf on the cover. Still, it's not really my favorite of the three. I hope that just to humor fans they'll make a cover like the originals.

What do you think?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

Genre: teen fantasy
Series and Book #: Kane Chronicles #1
Pages: 514
Synopsis:

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants—school friends and a chance at a “normal” life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs for—time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.

On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that he’s going to “make things right”. But all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Julius summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.

Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them—Set—has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey—a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


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One thing I love about Rick Riordan is the constant action and humor he adds to his books. Since having read his first mythological series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I've been itching to read his next two series the Kane Chronicles and the Heroes of Olympus (although I won't be reading those for awhile). The Red Pyramid lived up to my expectations.

You would think that Rick would write the Egyptian gods and goddesses similar to the Greek ones. But, as always, he did his research and The Red Pyramid gave you an entirely different brand of divinities. First off, they weren't present like the Greek gods and goddesses. They were trapped in the Duat, a sort of alternate place that can be used to keep things and to travel through, and Carter and Sadie's dad let them out. They were also less human. They were more divine than the Greek gods. They used magic and their powers more.

I loved how Rick added magic to the story! I know a lot about Greek mythology, but I hardly knew anything about Egypt mythology. I loved how Rick explained things in the story so you could understand the myths behind the characters.

Overall, I can't wait to read more from this series. This book certainly lived up to my expectations and what I expected after having read Percy Jackson. It may have surpassed my expectations, actually. The magic, the myth, and how it all fits into modern day life was awesome and I love how Rick can tie it all together in his books. Can't wait for more!

The Cover: Perfect, as usual. It takes a scene from the book and adds the characters. Always loved Rick's covers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daily Dose (25)


Daily Dose is a weekly meme hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly where we share inspirational photos we find on the World Wide Web. Today's Daily Dose was actually supposed to be tomorrow, but I was excited to post about Anna (see my review here) that I forgot about this.





Monday, June 13, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Genre: teen social issues
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 372
Synopsis:

Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

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Amazing, wonderful, heart-breaking, adorable, tear-jerking, funny, cute. Stephanie Perkins has wrote a book that will follow me everywhere! She has added the perfect elements to make a realistic and wonderful love story.

First impression of Anna: real and kind of idiotic in her attempt to refuse anything her father offers. A trip to Paris, France? I would have accepted it in a heartbeat! But Anna is determined it's bad news because her father is sending her to the School of America in Paris (SOAP for short). As the story progresses, she becomes less focused on hating everything and instead starts to enjoy France.

I loved how Stephanie describes all of her locations with detail. There's nothing 2D when she describes Paris or Atlanta. She places Anna in real places that she describes with ease. The story is so 3D, I love it!

Overall, there is nothing bad I can say about Anna and the French Kiss. Stephanie sets the story perfectly and the romance on a realistic pace. She doesn't do the whole "they knew they were destined to be together the first time their eyes met" thing. Because truthfully, love is hard. And Stephanie isn't afraid to say that in her writing. If you haven't read this novel, I highly suggest you do. I regret having not read this sooner. It's so real and 3D, it's unbelievable. I can't wait for more from Stephanie!

The Cover: As amazing as the book. Need I say more?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery #1) by Kim Harrison

Genre: teen paranormal
Series and Book #: Madison Avery #1
Pages: 232
Synopsis: My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer--literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper--yeah, that kind of reaper--intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth--dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe...), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her. Well, if she believed in that stuff.

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I felt like I was just plopped right into the middle of the story, with really no introduction to the characters or why they were with Madison. And that, my friends, is a result of not having read Kim Harrison's short story Madison and the Dim Reaper in the book Prom Nights from Hell.

I loved Harrison's writing. I thought, like Lauren Oliver, she wrote just enough to make you want to keep reading without sounding too old or too young. I didn't think that she had quite enough characterization and at points she went a little too fast with the story and I had to reread to understand what was happening. But I thought that Madison was a real MC and the story ended where I understood what was going on, but still had some questions, making way for the sequel.

Overall, I loved this book. I thought that Kim didn't really explained the reapers and angels well. When she talked about them in the book, she didn't really go deeper than "this happens when you do that" and "that happens when you do this." Well, why? Since I didn't read the short story beforehand, I guess that it might make more sense if you do. So, if you decide to read these books, read Kim Harrison's short story in Prom Nights from Hell titled Madison and the Dim Reaper.

The Cover: It really captures what I thought Madison looked like. I like it!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cover Love and Preview: Awake at Dawn by C. C. Hunter

As I mentioned earlier, I loved C. C. Hunter's Born at Midnight! As I was looking at the sequel, Awake at Dawn, I fell even more in love with this cover! Check it out:


Now that she’s settled in at Shadow Falls Camp, Kylie Galen’s determined to discover the extent of her supernatural abilities.  But with a ghost insisting someone Kylie loves is about die, a rogue vampire on a murdering rampage, and her sixth sense telling her someone is watching her, Kylie’s quest for answers is quickly put on hold. 

To make matters worse, just when she’s about to give her heart to Derek, a half-fairy, he starts pulling away.  When Lucas, a werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past, returns, Kylie’s feels more conflicted than ever. Her weekend with her mom should have been the just the break Kylie needs, but it turns out to be her breaking point.  Someone from the dark side of the supernatural world has plans for Kylie--and it'll take all her resources to get back to Shadow Falls alive...

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The cover is just amazing with Kylie standing in front of Shadow Falls. I have to admit that I'm a sucker for blues and turquoises like this. The waterfall is just breathtaking!! *Gush*

I can't wait to see the next installment in Kylie's life. Hunter does a nice job with her characterization, and truth be told, I can't wait for Lucas to come back! He was my favorite out of Derek and Lucas, the two boys vying for Kylie's attention. Can't wait for this one!

Awake at Dawn comes out on October 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1) by C. C. Hunter

Genre: teen paranormal
Series and Book #: Shadow Falls #1
Pages: 398
Synopsis: Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen....

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls--a camp for troubled teens--and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren't just "troubled". Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches, and faeries train side by side, learning to harness their powers, control their magic, and live in the normal world.

Kylie's never felt normal, but surely she doesn't belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks, either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn't complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek's a half Fae who's determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin' hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Derek and Lucas couldn't be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one this is becoming painfully clear: Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs....

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Kylie comes off as a brat in the first couple of chapters. She cries because her "daddy doesn't love her anymore" and she pouts when her mother sends her to Shadow Falls Camp. She also avoids everyone around her when she's there, except for "normal-looking" Derek who looks extremely like her ex-boyfriend Trey. But her change as she gets to know her roommates Della and Miranda is a relief. Her obvious prejudice gives way to care about everyone at the camp. She was really awesome once she started to forget that everyone was different and just focused on who they were.

I loved the setting of this book. A beautiful camp in a secluded town really set up the story well. Hunter did a nice job describing the camp, but I thought the use of electronics was a little unrealistic for it being a campground. The side characters were awesome and Hunter did a nice job with her characterization.

Overall, I will definitely be picking up the sequel to this book. Hunter's setting and characters were awesome and I just flew through the pages (in a good way!) Some parts of the book felt childish, but I loved how she closed the book and tied up the loose ends and answered questions.

The Cover: Dark, and very haunting. I have to admit that I judged this book mostly by its cover...lovely cover. Love it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Daily Dose (24)


Daily Dose is a weekly meme hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly where we share wonderful photos we find online. In honor of the beautiful days of summer ahead (at least, for me) I've collected summer-ful pictures! Enjoy!

Camping up north...

...racing to the beach in your convertible...

...relaxing on your front porch, pretending you're at the beach...

...vacay on a Caribbean beach...

...or swimming with sea turtles!

Have a great summer everyone!! (Or a nice winter!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Preview: Soul Theif by Jana Oliver

Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…

Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there's Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad.  With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.

But as Atlanta’s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever…

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At the end of The Demon Trapper's Daughter, Jana Oliver included the first chapters of the second novel in the series Soul Theif, although it didn't have a title when I last checked. And after having read The Demon Trapper's Daughter, I can't wait to read the sequel. Hopefully, this book will be better than the prequel, and it will have Riley as more of a grown-up rather than a whiny and emotional teen. I also hope to see more of the goings on around Riley, like the witches and necromancers, rather than all demon trappers.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Demon Trapper's Daughter (Demon Trapper #1) by Jana Oliver

Genre: teen fantasy and sci-fi
Series and Book #: Demon Trappers #1
Pages: 360
Synopsis: Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself--and that's exactly what the demons are counting on....

Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary demon trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta's local Trapper's Guild needs all the help it can get--even from a girl. When she's not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice Simon, Riley's out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils--Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life's about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley's routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And as if that wasn't bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart--and her life?

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Not as great as I thought it was going to be, but it wasn't a total disappointment. I found myself caught up in the world and the creatures more than Riley and her life.

Riley wasn't my favorite heroine ever. She was whiny and she was stubborn to the point of stupidity, especially when it came to Denver Beck, her father's friend and previous apprentice. She was determined that whatever she thought was correct, like that Beck was a jerk and that the entire world sucked. She was very pessimistic. I was also looking for a tougher heroine, but I didn't get that with Riley. But, I did like that she cared for people. She was determined to keep her father from being reanimated after death and to save the ones she loves when tragedy strikes in the last couple of chapters.

I loved the future setting with the terrible economy. I think it set the stage for many of the problems that arose, like why her father had to work so much and why Riley went after a Three on her own. It also added a creepy edge to the story--the fact that anything could happen built more suspense in the action scenes.

Overall, The Demon Trapper's Daughter was a fun read. It had action, mystery, romance (a nice romance between Riley and Simon...and Beck's secret crush on Riley!) and a interesting world. It surprised me that the civilians knew all about the demons and angels roaming the streets. Same with the necromancers and witches. Oliver made all the paranormal creatures and people come out in the open, rather than having them lurk in the shadows and have secret societies. I liked that about this book. Although it wasn't my favorite, I'll be looking forward to the sequel, Soul Thief, coming August 30th.

The Cover: I like the red and the girl holding the sphere. At first, I thought it was the moon, but after reading the book, I think its one of the magical spheres trappers use. Very cool cover.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In My Mailbox: May (4)


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where we share what books we've received/ borrowed/bought etc. I don't receive/borrow/buy enough books for a weekly IMM, but I have one every month. Here's April's!

Library Finds:
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter

Bought:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Borrowed:
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Happy reading!