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Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly #1)

Published January 1, 2013 by crysbookreviews

Something Strange and Deadly

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.


This is also another book that I read a while ago and I really did enjoy it but I never fully got into it. I am hoping that the next one is much more fascinating for me. I loved the whole concept of zombies in the 1800s. And a female heroine is great, Eleanor had her moments that were relate-able. It was hard because I don’t actually know what life would have been like for a female teen in the mid 1800s in Philly.

Daniel had his moments where I wanted to punch him in the face but of course he is a love interest so he had his redeeming moments. His back story explained why he wasn’t always the greatest with expressing his feelings. The rest of the Spirit-Hunters were amazing, they were funny and nice to Eleanor.

I liked this book quite a bit and I can’t wait for the second book which has a lovely cover on it to come out in July. I am hoping there is more back story and Eleanor and Daniel have a chance to actually be together. Plus the twist at the end of the first book should help make this book amazing.




Teaser Tuesday!!!!!

Published November 14, 2012 by crysbookreviews

“Last night, I laughed and smiled about Phillip’s dreams, but now that I’m at work, trying to focus on pulling some figures together for a budget meeting I’m about to go into, my mind is still thinking about it.

Because it’s sorta bugging me.” page 32

Rapture by Lauren Kate (Fallen #4)

Published July 6, 2012 by crysbookreviews


Rapture by Lauren Kate (Fallen #4)

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer. From Goodreads.

What an ending to such a great story! I totally didn’t see it coming at all. I am glad that Luce figured things out and realized that she really does love Daniel and is willing to always choose him over anyone else. Honestly it was quite nice to hear, I was a little worried that she wouldn’t choose him especially since her and Miles kissed in Passion.

This time they all are on the hunt for 3 things that have kinda fell off the face of the planet that will help them find the site where they all fell to Earth. They are all trying to stop Lucifer, even the demons (Cam, Roland and Molly). Mainly because if Lucifer does what he says he will do then they all will disappear.

Luce finds out everything about her past, even from where she came from. She also finds out who she fell in love with first, which was a HUGE shocker to me. I thought she was purely human but I found it weird that Lucifer took such a personal hatred toward her and Daniel.

I definitely recommend this book because it was well worth it, even when the story got a little slow in the other books, Rapture definitely makes up for it. When the end came I was almost sad that the story was over, I would like to see Daniel and Luce after everything. Like a few years into the future. I don’t think it will happen but it would be nice.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)

Published July 6, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series. From Goodreads.

This is the third in the series, and I loved this one. I loved that Luce went back in time to find out why she loves Daniel. I loved each and every past life that she went through. Meanwhile she was looking for reasoning in her past life, Daniel and everyone else went in search of her.

Daniel just barely misses her in each past life until the very first life that she had. That is where he catches her and everything is okay. Well as okay as it can be, seeing as Luce finds out that her travel partner has been lying to her the whole time and plans on getting revenge for something that she still at that time doesn’t understand.

I don’t want to give too much away about the books because they were really good and definitely worth reading. I loved the angel and demon relationships, even the instant love were better than most other author’s. With each past life Luce learned more about herself and more about what she can do possibly in the future. I liked watching her grow as a character in the book.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen #2)

Published July 5, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen #2)

Hell on earth.

That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.  From Goodreads.

This was the second book in the series and it was really good. This time it introduced 2 more angels, one bad and one good also some Nephilim, Miles and Shelby. Throughout the story Daniel and Luce would get together even though they aren’t supposed to. But when they do they fight, a lot.

Their fights all differ but the main issue at hand is Luce isn’t sure she loves Daniel or that their love is true. She can’t understand why he would stay around after all the time and losing her each time. I can see where she would worry and wonder about their love. I mean it was instant and all but it grew even more.

This story is about friendship, love and getting to know yourself as a person. When Luce gets to Shoreline she has to deal with Shelby’s attitude towards her. She also has to deal with the death of Penny and learning who she really is. When Thanksgiving rolls around, everyone ends up at Luce’s parent’s house.

While there everything ends up going well, once her parents leave to walk the dog as the Luce and everyone clean up. While doing that, they are attacked and Luce just couldn’t get over the fact that Miles cared a little too much for her and Cam was willing to lose her completely just so no one else could get her. In doing that she decided that she was going to find out everything that she could about her past and why she loves Daniel and how he could survive losing her over and over again.

I really liked this book but I wanted Daniel and Luce to be together and she knows that they should be together and not always question everything. I get that when he told her to do some things she didn’t want too because of the way he told her. I mean I wouldn’t want someone ordering me around like that.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Fallen by Lauren Kate (Fallen #1)

Published July 5, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Fallen by Lauren Kate (Fallen #1)

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her. From Goodreads.

This series is pretty good; each book got better then the last one. But let me start from the beginning. Luce is pretty much a good kid but something unexplainable happened to her and she is kinda tortured by it. She thinks she just a harbinger of death basically. Her feelings kinda suck but it is the life of a teenager.

I loved how her parents sent her to a reform school that is like 20 minutes from them; which means that they could visit her when they were allowed to. Her parents seemed upset about everything that happened to her and only want her to get better. They seemed like good parents.

Now when she gets there she meets a bunch of new people. There is Daniel, Roland, Arriane, Gabe, Molly, and Cam. Also her best friend there happens to be Penny. She also gets close to Arriane, but not as close as Penny. The story was kinda slow at first but it picked up when she found out all the secrets about Daniel.

The love story was really great. Yea it kinda was the instant love that I dislike but at the same time it was different. When she finds out that they have been in love throughout time it made more sense. Of course, Daniel is so sad because he has had to watch her die over and over again. This would make anyone super sad or heartbroken and not want anything to do with that person like he did at first with Luce.

I really liked the story; it was sad and loving throughout it.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.