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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Published July 25, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

What happens when happily ever after…isn’t?

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale. From Goodreads.

I read the synopsis of this book and I was like “Oh wow, this sounds really good. I can’t wait to read this.” I was definitely let down in the story. I really felt that the story lacked something, don’t get me wrong it was a cute story but I just couldn’t get into it as much as a lot of other books that I have read recently.

I like how the main character, Delilah, likes to read books, even if they are children’s fairy tale books. I like fairy tale books as much as the next person, I just felt that she was missing something, some anger toward her dad for leaving her and her mom and starting a family all the way on the other side of the planet. Anger for her mom thinking she was crazy, which honestly if I had a child and they were telling me that a character in a book was talking to them I might think the same thing but if I was Delilah I would have been furious that my mom didn’t believe me.

Oliver definitely sounded like the heart-breaker that he obviously was, since he broke the princess’s heart while he feel in love with Delilah. Of course, I really like how the author of Between the Lines (the book in the book, I know slightly confusing) imaged Oliver after her son Edgar. Oliver had his moments of complete bravery and it was nice to see.

I really liked the idea of a mom and daughter working together to create this story, and I think they did a good job with story. I just have that personal vendetta against the insta-love that this book had. I get that she was pretty and he was gorgeous, but that doesn’t mean that you are madly in love already. But all in all it was a cute read.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Published June 19, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (Mythos Academy #3)

I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?

It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life. From Goodreads.

Ah I can’t wait for Crimson Frost to come out because of this book! So much happened in this book it was unbelievable that it was all able to fit in it. Logan and Gwen are kinda together. I mean he gave her a necklace for Christmas before he left and they hadn’t really talked about it since the break and all. Daphne and Carson are still going strong. Daphne and Gwen are still besties. Gwen and Oliver are becoming really good friends.

It starts out where Daphne, Carson, Gwen and Logan reunite at an exhibit that they are sent to for the myth-history class by Metis. Before Gwen and Logan can talk about everything, the museum is attacked by a bunch of Reapers. Luckily for Daphne, Carson, Gwen and Logan they are in the weapon’s room. So they attack back. Carson technically dies but Daphne comes into her powers which happen to be healing. She isn’t exactly thrilled about that, but she is so happy that Carson is okay.

Logan and Gwen fight, but this time it is big time. He finds out that she has known a little about his past since the fight with Preston when she used her psychometry to be able to fight him with Logan’s memories of fighting. I kind of understand why he is upset but there was no reason to say the things he did to her. She finds out that Nickamedes and her mom used to date and that they were in love with each other. Weird but she takes it as it is.

The Champion for Loki is loose and sets Preston loose as well which scares Gwen so she heads straight to her grandma’s house with Oliver to make sure that she is okay. Before she heads out she goes to the Fenrir wolf, she names Nott, and asks her to head down the mountain to make sure she is okay. Luckily Nott gets there and is okay. Loki’s Champion was honestly the last person I thought it was which explains how she was able to do everything that she did.

I won’t give away too much but I do recommend this series, the books are amazing.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.