Showing posts with label Julie Kagawa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Julie Kagawa. Show all posts

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Friday 56 (3)

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)"I bolted upright, shrieking, clawing at the darkness. As I opened my eyes, a searing light blinded me, and I cringed away with a hiss. All around me, strange noises assaulted my eardrums, familiar yet amplified a hundredfold."-The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

What's on your page 56 this week?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)Title:The Immortal Rules (Click on title for Synopsis)
Source/Format: Borrowed from library, Hardcover
Age Range: YA
Publisher/Publication Date: Harlequin Teen, April 24, 2012

My Thoughts:

     Ok, first off: Dystopian + Vampires= how can you go wrong with that?  Well, so many ways, but that’s not what happened here.  Wow, I have to say that I loved The Immortal Rules, and honestly it’s one of the better dystopian books I’ve read this year.  Kagawa has done it again.  She’s crafted another fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat, full of action novel with an extraordinarily twisted plot and finely honed characters.  Needless to say, I will be moving The Eternity Cure up on my list of things to read.

     The Immortal Rules follows Allison (Allie) Sekemoto, an unregistered, who is just trying to survive in a cruel world dominated by vampires.  She lives in a place called the Fringe with other unregistered's.  Soon, trouble plagues Allie, and she ends up making a decision that changes the course of her life.  As a vampire, she struggles with controlling herself, while clinging to the shreds of her old life.  She has Kanin, the vampire that turned her, to help her, but even then, nothing was stable, and soon she’s forced to leave the city she’s known since birth. I loved seeing Allie develop as a character, as she fit into her new role, as well as trying to do the right thing despite her new nature.

     As I said before, the plot had me on the edge-of-my-seat wondering what happened next.  There were some really intense fighting scenes that had me wondering if Allison was going to pull through.  From the way The Immortal Rules ended, I honestly have no clue what’s going to happen in The Eternity Cure, but I can’t wait to find out.   


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review: Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)Title: The Lost Prince (Click title for Synopsis)
Source/Format: Won, Paperback
Age Range: YA
Publisher/Publication Date: Harlequin Teen, October 23, 2012

My Thoughts:

     Let me start off by saying that I love this series, and I’m glad that Kagawa decided to do a spinoff.  I got to see some of my favorite characters of all time, but talking about them would be too much of a spoiler.  I was wowed by this book, and I feel that it lived up to the previous ones in the series.  This book is not a waste of time, and fans of the Iron Fey series should really go out and buy this one. 
     I enjoyed the characters, new and old.  I also liked seeing where Megan ended up, and what her life was like—even if it was only a few glimpses.  I’m also glad that she chose Ethan as the new main character.  I kind of felt bad for Ethan since he had to deal with the fey, and it often led to him getting in trouble.  As a reader, I really got to see how hard his life was, and how much it affected his family and those around him.  The point is that the fey made his life harder than it had to be.  I found his reactions very believable, which led to my overall enjoyment of the book.  I was glad he found someone that made him happy, no matter how hardheaded she was.
     The storyline sucked me in, and I couldn’t put it down.  The Lost Prince was a fantastic first book in the spinoff series.  I recommend this for anyone who loves the genre, or is familiar—or not—with Kagawa’s work. 
I absoluetly loved it.  I would recommend it to everyone!
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