Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Book: The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3)
Author: Kimberly Derting
# of Pages: 358 (Hardcover)
Rating: 4.5 stars

Goodreads Summary
In the end, all that’s left is an echo.

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....(l

My Thoughts:
Violet has joined a group of teens who all have special abilities. They work together trying to find the those who have been killed. I thought the murderer in this book was so twisted. And the ending left me with my mouth hanging open.

I am so glad that we got to learn more about Rafe and his ability and history. He really is an intriguing character. I do think that Violet and Jay belong together, but I just hope that Rafe ends up just as happy as they are.

Overall, The Last Echo was a riveting and enjoyable read.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Alina from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

2. Ismae from Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

3. Darla from Ashfall by Mike Mullin

4. Katniss from The Hungr Games series by Suzanne Collins

5. June from Legend by Marie Lu

6. Tris from Divergent by Veronica Roth

7. Alicia from The Passage by Justin Cronin

8. Deuce from Enclave by Ann Aguirre

9. Becca from Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

10. Aria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #7

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where you share what books you obtained over the week.

Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2) by Mike Mullin

Feedback (variant #2) by Robison Wells

Stealing Parker (Catching Jordan #2) by Miranda Kenneally

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin

What books did you get this week?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where you share what books you obtained over the week.

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan

For My Nook
Hide and Seek (The Lying Game #4) by Sara Shepard

Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson

What did you get this week?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

Book: Enshadowed (Nevermore #2)               
Author: Kelly Creagh
# of Pages: 428 (Hardcover)
Rating: 5 stars

True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.

     But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.

     When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.(l

My Thoughts:
If you have not yet read Nevermore, go run to the bookstore/library and get a copy. Yes, it is that awesome.

Enshadowed takes place two months after the end of Nevrmore. Isobel is carefully devising her plan to get to Baltimore and find the Poe Toaster so that she can save Varen. But she is not alone in her planning. Funny and clever, Gwen is the ultimate best friend. She  goes out of her way to help Isobel achieve her goal. 

Isobel does manage to reenter the dream world. But it is darker this time, more twisted. As for the ending…wow. It was completely unexpected. 

I have read a couple sequels this year, and they have all been disappointed. But, Enshadowed was amazing. It was dark and suspenseful and, most impartantly, it was SO worth the wait.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October TBR List

I only was able to finish a couple books last month. Hopefully I will get more read this month.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts

I might add more books later. What are you hoping to read this month?