Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Everneath by Brodi Ashton


Nik wakes up in a dark place wrapped around a boy like she’s a wrapper to his Snicker bar but she’s not thinking of him. She’s remembering another boy with perfect hands and floppy hair. She’s actually in Everneath where the Immortal, Cole, has spent the last century feeding from her emotions. Nikki has become his Forfeit which means her life is not her own anymore. She chooses to Return to say her final goodbyes to her family and the boy whose face she’s dreamed of for a hundred nights, but letting go is the hardest thing she’ll ever do.

Nikki is messed up. Who wouldn’t be after losing her mother and her boyfriend and everything feels like it’s falling apart? When it all culminates into one horrible day, Nikki makes a devastating choice to end the pain. What struck me the most was how every emotion she felt transformed the pages of this book into a truly poignant story. We’ve all felt the familiar pangs of guilt and remorse for things we’ve done and Nikki finds out that there is always redemption, even when you don’t dare to hope for it.
I also enjoyed how Ashton wove her own touch of mythology into Everneath, mastering a unique twist on the age old story of Persephone and the underworld.
Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks
This is an advance reader's copy courtesy of NetGalley. Everneath will be released on January 24, 2012. Put your copy on hold in January!
Don’t forget to check out this amazing book trailer for Everneath!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin



Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

I loved this book!!! It was amazing,at first I was kinda skeptical about it, because of the cover, which I really didn't like. But as people say "don't judge a book by it's cover" they were right! The book was amazing and really good!!! It kept you in suspense the whole time. Mara has post traumatic stress disorder, and one of her symptoms is that she sees her dead friends, everywhere she goes. Mara wonders why every time she gets mad at people they die and the exact way she pictured it! Mara falls in love with this mysterious boy named Noah. Mara at first doesn't believe that he really likes her, but he proves it to her and they become inseparable. Mara finds that she remembers the incidents that happened the day her friends died, and remembered who killed them. After realising this she tells Noah and he tells her that he can save people and heal them. Mara has a wonderful relationship with her family, and has the older brother we all dream for. The end of the book was the most suspenseful part because she wants to stop seeing Noah, and she wants to turn herself in for killing all those people. The end of the book Mara is at the police station and sees Jude, her ex, thinking that this was all a little PTSD, but it turns out that he was alive, and that is how the book leaves us!!!! Cant wait for the next!!!!

Reviewed by buttercup


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