Friday, May 23, 2014

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6)

Stars: 5 out of 5
Author: Richelle Mead
Back of the book
After a long and taxing journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vlad's and has been reenetered student life. It is nearly graduation and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. Rose still aches for Dimitri. However, Dimitri has survived against all odds and now seeks Rose's death. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. Now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood and now he is hunting her. And this time he won't rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.

My Review
Soo sad that its over! But this has to be one of the best endings ever! I'm also a sucker for those fairy tale endings never the less we finally get what we all wanted to see . . . Rose and Dimitri back together this time for good.
I truly have become addicted to this series and I'm sad to say goodbye to all the characters. Lots of twists and adventure on this one with unpredictable scenarios. I just never knew what was going to happen when I turned the page.
I can't wait for the spin off.
Overall Rose has to be my all time fav character not only was she tough, never a damsel in distress, smart, witty and just straight up a bad ass!

Some of my fav lines from the book:

"Huh," Adrian said, letting himself in, "So that's how you're going to fix the family problem. Little Dragomirs. Good idea."

Dimitri "It's you. You're beautiful. So beautiful, it hurts me."

"His fingers never ceased to amaze me. They could break a man's neck, bandage a would and slide sensually across bare skin."

Sonya tells Rose "I see that synchronicity in auras. I can see the love too. And I see all of that in his aura and in yours."

Dimitri tells Rose at the end of the book "We waste our lives with guilt and self-loathing. When you looked at me there at the end . . . I saw it. You did love me."

The soul that complemented mine. My match. My equal.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Take One With You

Author: Oak Anderson
Stars: 5 out of 5

Back of the Book


Charlie and Sarah, two disaffected teens dealing with depression, meet in an online chatroom and soon hatch a plan to bring meaning to their lives by encouraging other despondent individuals to help eradicate the "scum of society", such as pedophiles and rapists who have escaped justice. Anyone determined to commit suicide is urged to first kill someone who "got away with it" before taking their own life. Why not, they ask, "take one with you?"

The idea goes viral and things rapidly spiral out of control. As they develop feelings for each other, their worldwide followers begin to enact a very different version of their idea, perverting its original intent and threatening the thin line between civil society and criminal anarchy. Just as they find the hope of happiness together, Charlie and Sarah must deal with the monster they've created, a global epidemic of murder-suicide that threatens the very core of their humanity.

Take One With You is a unique crime thriller/millennial love story that poses the question: If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, would you kill someone tonight? Someone who had done something terrible. Someone who deserved to die. If so, who would it be? If you wouldn't go that far, what about your neighbor? Your friend? Your enemy? Who draws the line? Who decides who lives and who dies? And what if we all began to take justice into our own hands?


TOWY aka take one with you.

If you were going to die, would you take one with you?
This is the question the books asks.
Would you leave the world a little safer , make your death have meaning, take someone who escaped the justice system and deserved to die?

We meet Sarah and Charlie who meet online in a chat forum. They had similar childhood, both were misunderstood, depressed and angry so they turn to each other. 
They start a project called TOWY. Added child molesters, pedophiles and rapists on the website for people to take one with them when they decide to end it all. Soon the website gains lots of attention and becomes out of control. Charlie and Sarah never realized just how much damage they created. How do you justify who you can take? And what happens when you have innocents in the crossfire?

There are many points of views from different characters. We get POV's from the creators of the website, Towy's themselves and the justice system. I've never read a book like this. As my first crime thriller, I think I shall start reading a bit more in this category. Oak Anderson is an amazing writer and I can't wait for what else he has in store. 
TOWY was a creative idea for a book concept and I can't say there are many books written that have you guessing as much as this book had. So many twists had you wondering what each character was plotting and how they relate to each other. 
One of my new favs!

I would also like to thank Oak Anderson for reaching out to me. Such an amazing person and good luck in the future. I can't wait to read what else you have in store for readers.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Moonlight ( A Dark Guardian Novel)

Author: Rachel Hathorne
Stars: 4.5 out of 5

I see him and I know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever. 

KAYLA is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying-and thrilling-gene that will change her life forever.

Back of the Book
LUCAS is dangerous, gorgeous ... and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.

My Review
Recently I've been reading books a lot more since school is now over. I really loved the author Rachel Hawthorne, some of my fav books are by her so I was really happy when I found out she had a new series called the dark guardians.
This book has suspense, action werewolves and of COURSE romance (which she specializes in). I didnt start reading the books in sequins by now i will cause you obviously understand more.
I have just finished reading "Moonlight" which is about a girl names Kayla who is a nature lover who is attracted to Lucas. Since she was adopted as a child she has no idea that she has inherited a very interesting gene that will changed her life forever. Lucas is a dangerous, gorgeous and a werewolf. As the leader of the Dark Guardians, shapeshifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them both in trouble.
In the series of books written rachel writes about a set of teenagers. Each one of them have there own individual struggles and problems that they must face. I say if your bored this summer or looking for a good book to read, read one of the books from the series it's a light enjoyable read.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy # 5)

Author: Richelle Mead

Stars: 5 out of 5
Back of the book
After a long and taxing journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vlad's and has been reenetered student life. It is nearly graduation and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. Rose still aches for Dimitri. However, Dimitri has survived against all odds and now seeks Rose's death. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. Now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood and now he is hunting her. And this time he won't rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.

Hmm what can I say this book had it all. In a short recap Rose finally has become a guardian, she broke into a high security prison in  Alaska, and broke out Victor Daskov, helped bring Dimitri back from being a strigoi who has been imprisoned and framed for killing Queen Tatiana. 

All of this in one book, boy is that ever a lot of drama for one women. 

It all starts from the last book where Rose heard it is possible to change a strigoi back. In order to learn how to do this she has to break out the only person who can give them information on this Victor Daskov. 
With Lissa and Eddie at her side they break Victor out of jail and head to Vegas to learn more from his half brother. From him they learn a stake has to be charmed with spirit and the strigoi has to be staked by the spirit user. Lissa's practice and training eventually prevails in staking Dimitri bring him back to his former self. 

With Dimitri back all Rose wants is to see him and relive the love they once shared but he can't look at her and wants nothing to do with her. He's forever indebt to Lissa for saving him and guilty for what he did as a strigoi especially so to Rose. He goes as far as telling her "Love fades, I dont love you anymore." Though he's eyes betray he's true feelings. 

During this time a ruling has occurred that allows the guardian age to be lowered to 16 which to Rose's outrage she confronts the Queen infront of the court and is eventually dragged out saying "i wont let you get away with this" and other Rose like things 

the next day Rose has been charged and framed for killing the Queen.
Someone has framed her buy using her stake and her past actions against her. Now Rose has one last mission, with a note from the dead Queen she can bring Lissa to her rightful place in the court and among the Moroi royalty. 
 "They come first"

Monday, April 28, 2014

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy Book #4)

Author: Richelle Mead
Stars: 4.5 out of 5

Back of the Book

Rose Hathaway's life will never be the same.

The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world.Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by the strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck, a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters ... Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa - her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess - or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out in her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?

Now, will everything at stake - and worlds away from St. Vladamirs and her unguarded, vulnerable and newly rebellious best friend - can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?


Rose's quest to track down Dimitri means leaving everything behind at St. Vladimar's academy including Lissa and travelling around the world to Russia. Hunting down Dimitri didn't start off easy it lead her to finding Dimitri's family telling them the horrible truth about him and finding another bonded shadow-kissed spirit user as well during this time Rose also meets a man named Abe who is like the Russian mob there and has the power to do anything at the snap of his fingers we later learn that this man is Rose's father. During this time Rose still checks on Lissa but finds there's something wrong with her that she can't put a finger on it.
 Heading back into the city her finally tracks down Dimitri only to be knocked out by him. When Rose wakes up she finds she's in a house not just any house a Strigoi's layer. But with Dimitri their Rose tries to find the man she first fell in love with and sooon becomes trapped there by lust and ecstasy from the strigoi's bite. As days fall into weeks Rose no longer has any desire for anything other than Dimitri and a bite to fill her needs. One day Rose hears a whisper in her mind and soon tries to fight her craving and eventually her reason and sense start to return. Rose knows that if she doesn't escape soon she will either die or be turned strigoi by Dimitri.
Rose eventually escapes and has a deadly showdown with Dimitri. Rose finally gets the upper hand on him on a bridge adn before she stakes him she asks "why do you want me to stay with you?" Dimitri answers "because I want you." and with that answer Rose finally realizes that he is not the same man she falls in love with, he doesn't love her, he just wants to own her like a possession and with that she stakes him watching him fall into the river.
Rose returns to St. Vladmir she learns that their are many people who love her and want her in their lives, she has the possibility of returning back to classes and graduating. the twist happened in the last 10 pages when Rose was heading up to the dorms for that night she receives a package inside was the stake she used on Dimitri on the bridge and a note that read "i see you haven't remembered the lesson i have though you, remember never turn your back on your enemy until you know their dead." and with that he will be reuniting with her very soon. This realization makes Rose think back to that night that maybe she didn't kill him like she though she did.
And so this awesome series continues.

Loved this book not my fav but definitely awesome. I couldn't stand to see Rose so weak and powerless and Dimitri I loved him the way he was all cold and evil its a different side from his usual warm, sexy demur that we've all grown to love. stayed up for 3 hours reading the ending last night, even though i was tired i couldn't put it down.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy Book #3)

Author: Richelle Mead
Stars: 5 out of 5

Back of the Book

It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all... might be seeing ghosts.

As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line - and choose between the two people she loves most.

My Review

Never have I read a book that had me crying and felt like a part of my soul was ripped out just as Rose'S was. the best line of this whole book was the very last sentence  that sums up everything "i set off, off the kill the man i love".

This has to be the BEST book of the series so far. I wish I had more words to describe what this book did to me. I hope everyone can feel this type of love at least once in their life. Just wow Mrs. Mead truly out did her self just . . . Wow.

Hands down my fav parts of the series is the interaction between Dimitri and Rose (or Roza in Dimitri's sexy Russian accent)
This is how I pictured Dimitri sexy, brooding and mysterious. Damnn Rose you lucky girl!

Absolutely recommend this series to anyone who loves a good love story, action, mystery and adventure. For more of my book reviews click this link right here  ->  Chrissy Dev


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)

Author: Richelle Mead
Stars: 5 out of 5

Back of the Book
Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose . . .

It's Winter break at St, Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but feastive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians - including Rose's hard hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand to hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The strigoi are closing in and the Academy's not taking any risks . . . This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But with the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety, When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price . . . 

I've actually been really liking this series and the best part is I don't have to wait for each book to come out. My pet peeve is when I've started a series and have to wait for the book by then I would have either moved on or forgot what happened in the last 2 books. Sigh
In book two the 2 main events are Rose has competition over Dimitri's attention and affection and the possibility of him leaving to protect another moroi. We finally meet Rose's mom and there is a rogue band of strigoi (immortal dead vampires with insane strength) that are killing off royal families one by one with the help of humans.
We get to see Rose's first killing of strigoi, we see the lost of her friend Mason and a new character is brought in named Adrian ( who is royal and is a spirit user like Lissa)

I really liked this one because we see rose's battle between herself and she learns more about being a guardian and her mother. This one is very emotional and I got caught up in the intense situations.  Overall I gave this a 5 and I can't wait to read the next book.