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Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental #2)

Published September 20, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental #2)

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake — this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit… From Goodreads.

Now Brigid is a new author to the YA world and I have yet to read something from her that wasn’t amazing. I read Elemental (0.5), Storm (1), and Fearless (1.5) and I loved each one of them. But this one was just as great as the other ones were. I loved getting to know the dynamics of the family more so this time around.

Gabriel had such a bad temper but that makes sense due to the fact of his element that he can control. I mean fire makes me think of anger and passion too. He wasn’t just one of the bad boys, he really cared about his family and eventually he starts to care about more than just hooking up with girls. He ended up falling hard for Layne, which I loved because she needed someone to show that she is perfect just the way she is.

Now Layne has had such a rough life and so has Gabriel but that I believe was discussed in my review of Storm. Layne grew up rich, and from there she learned early on that she wasn’t good enough for her mom because of an accident that happened when she was very young. Once her mom left her, her dad, and her younger brother, she ended up taking all the responsibilities that should go to her for herself. She cleaned, she cooked, and she made sure her brother was taken care of. And she is only a sophomore in high school.

There isn’t much that I didn’t love about this book.  I can’t wait for the next books to come out, I see on Goodreads there will be a Nick Merrick novella, which I want now and then the final book in the series, Spirit. Every book has gotten better with Brigid. I was very surprised and I loved how she created a whole new world within our own world.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Waiting on Wednesday!!!

Published July 11, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and Xavier can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life? From Goodreads.

Why I am waiting for it.

The first two books of this trilogy were very good and the covers for all 3 books are amazing. I love the star crossed lover stories, a lot. Probably more than I like any other love stories. At the ending of Hades, I really can’t wait to see how it all ends.

Cover Reveal!

Published July 10, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again? From Goodreads. Expected to release on March 19, 2013.

I can’t wait for this book to come out, of course I don’t want the trilogy to end. I want to know who Tess ends up with, what she is and what happens to everyone else. I am very very very excited for this book.

Cover Reveal!!

Published June 26, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Kat is a girl who is used to getting—or stealing—everything she wants. But telling the truth to the boy she likes? Now that’s a cat of a different color.

When Kat’s on-again off-again boyfriend, Hale, suddenly inherits his family’s billion dollar company, Kat gets a tip-off that the will is a fake. Trapped between a rock and a hard place, how can she tell Hale that he might be living a lie?

Critics and fans alike have fallen for Heist Society (no conning necessary). With more mystery, non-stop action, romance and humor, this third novel in the hit series is just as irresistible. From Goodreads. This book will be release on February 5th, 2013.

 

Scheduled to be released on February 12, 2013

 

Scheduled to be released on February 12, 2013.

Awry by Chelsea Fine (The Archers of Avalon #2)

Published June 25, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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Awry by Chelsea Fine (The Archers of Avalon #2)

Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes love…is the death of you….

Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn’t unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal.

This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes the curse is changing. Together with the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet must piece together her life and try to break the curse before her impending death comes again. From Goodreads.

Just when I didn’t think the story could get any better, it did. Chelsea Fine managed to make something unbelievable to completely believable. I loved how in between chapters, the older original story was told. How Scarlet, Tristan, and Gabriel all met, how Gabriel and Scarlet became engaged and most importantly how they all got cursed.

The ending to Anew had me so upset so when Awry started I was prepared to be upset again, of course when the beginning was completely different then I thought it was going to be, I was ecstatic. I still can’t get enough of the love triangle but it just keeps getting more and more tangled now. I loved how Heather and Scarlet’s friendship grew more because she finally tells her everything. Most people would think she is crazy but not Heather, she supports her completely. In every decision that she made.

There were so many secrets that came out in the book, especially about Raven and Laura, Scarlet’s guardian. I loved every page in this book, not a single one was I even slightly bored in. I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Anew by Chelsea Fine (The Archers of Avalon #1)

Published June 25, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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Anew by Chelsea Fine (The Archers of Avalon #1)

Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery…until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet’s determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he’s kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet’s world becomes even more muddled. While she’s instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she’s impossibly drawn to Tristan–and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past…might just be the death of her. From Goodreads.

Amnesia, love, curses and immortality all wrapped into one book? Awesome. I loved how feisty Scarlet was and how even though she couldn’t remember her past at all; she gets a best friend in Avalon that is amazing. She makes sure that Scarlet is never a total fashion disaster and she is willing to stick by her when her boyfriend Gabriel is thought to be doing something shady.

Of course it was not Gabriel but it was Tristan, his twin. I don’t want to give away too much but this book was the first in the trilogy and it doesn’t disappoint. I loved how Scarlet wasn’t willing to just sit around and do nothing when she knew that she could find a way out of the curse. I like how Gabriel tries so hard to be what Scarlet wants and needs but with Tristan in the background it is hard for him.

I can’t possibly see how this love triangle will work out but you never know Chelsea is an amazing writer so I am sure there will be some twists and turns in the last book of the series that will make (hopefully) everything work out. I am sure not everyone will get a happy ending but you never know. Maybe they will. I hope they all do at least.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.