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Waiting on Wednesday!!!!

Published August 15, 2012 by crysbookreviews


A breathtaking new installment of the bestselling Shadow Falls series for young adults by rising star C. C. Hunter!

At a camp filled with vampires, werewolves, and fairies, Kylie Galen has always struggled to figure out what she is. Now she finally knows the truth—but she’s left with more questions than answers. She doesn’t have a clue what her heritage means or how to harness her newfound powers. All she knows is that she needs to sort out her feelings for Derek, the sexy half-Fae who just confessed his love, and Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend who seems more committed to his pack than to their relationship. All the while, Kylie’s dealing with a group of underground rogues who want her dead and a mysterious grandfather who makes it clear he doesn’t trust the FRU . . . or Shadow Falls. Soon Kylie will have to choose: Will she stay with the new family she’s formed at Shadow Falls, or will she leave with her grandfather and embrace her destiny? From Goodreads.

Why I am waiting for it?

I have loved every book so far from this series. I can’t wait for this book especially after everything that Kylie learned in the last book. I want to see all of the characters in the book grow and I really REALLY want to know what happens between Derek, Kylie and Lucas. I can’t help but love the love triangle there, especially since she dated both boys. This is the fourth book in the series and I believe that there will only be one more after this one. This book releases on October 2.

Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook

Published August 6, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook

Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.

But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. From Goodreads.

This book was pretty good, I felt so bad for Isobel almost throughout the story. There were moments though that I was glad that she stood up for herself and explained that mental illness isn’t something that should be joked about.

Of course this book is mainly a ghost story. Which I loved, you don’t see too many of them out there and sometimes it’s nice to deviate from the vampires and werewolves of the YA world. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because I do love those as well. I loved that Isobel met an actual ghost but had no idea that she was one until the end of the book.

Now the love interest in the book is an interesting choice, I mean they aren’t really related right? And they didn’t grow up together so it’s okay? I didn’t think it was gross or weird so I am assuming a lot of other people won’t think that way either. I do have an older stepbrother but we grew up together so it would be weird not to mention I am happily married to someone not related to my family at all (we are French and his family is Italian).

I really enjoyed the story in this book. I loved the mystery of what happened to the two girls, to her new stepdad’s and stepbrother’s mom and daughter/sister. How Isobel figured it all out and still tried to make everything right.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock #1)

Published July 7, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock #1)

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer:

A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome–also known as the werewolf virus–is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boy-friend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spell-binding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love. From Goodreads.

Wow! What a great story this was. I couldn’t put the book down while I was reading it. There was so many secrets and lies and love that was never mentioned between friends and from people that were just people that were known by Mac.

After Amy is murdered by a wolf a few months later, Mac decides it is time to put her foot down and find out about the white werewolf that attacked and killed her. Which what bff wouldn’t do that? I know I would search high and low to find out what happened to my bff. Since she is doing that she decides to help Jason, Amy’s ex boyfriend, into cleaning up his act. Since her death, Jason is a massive drunk now. But once again who wouldn’t be? Especially when you find out more about what happened that day.

I do have to mention that the bad guy was definitely not the person I thought it would be or wanted it to be. It got even worse when Mac finds out why he does what he does. Because his dad wanted a way into Senate where Amy’s grandfather is. Evil and diabolical is what that man is, even worse is that he made his son have the bloodlust.

I can’t wait for the second book in the trilogy. If it is anything like the first book, I am going to love it.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.