Sunday, 23 February 2014

Review: Enchanted ivy by Sarah Beth Durst

Title: Enchanted Ivy 
Author: Sarah Beth Durst 
Publisher :Margaret K. Mc.Elderry Books 
Pages: 306

 What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!

Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.

When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.
 


Description from Goodread.com
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Full Review:
To start off with if you read he description and thought well they basically summarized the whole story whats the point of reading it.I had basically the same thought but surprisingly the back blurb doesn't ruin the enjoyment of the book.
Enchanted Ivy was great book I really enjoyed it. It's a short read with a lot of action. I do realize that the fact that the setting of the novel is entirely at Princeton could be a big publicity thing.And even though I'm aware of that fact i still loved the setting it was perfect for the story. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the author Sarah Beth Durst went to Princeton and by the way its written she really loves the school and it shines through her description and the world she created.I actually enjoyed the setting and the fact that there's two worlds connected by an actual arch at an actual place in the real world made it kind of cool it was a well written book and i enjoyed  the setting and the description of the world.However I'm still not interested in going to Princeton after high school sorry.(teasing smile).

Apart from the setting i think the world building was  well made i would have liked to see more of the magical Princeton since you only get 2 or three quick glances of it throughout the book.The main characters where nice and pretty well built and the ending was a bit unexpected I remember reading the blurb in the back and thinking well it seems to say the entire story but in fact it did not there where some surprises along the way.

The story as a whole was well written some things where original and some weren't at all it was a light read.The quest the main characters had to do was a bit redundant and a bit obvious from early on but it didn't stop me from enjoying this book.Another aspect of the story I would like to discuss is the end its kind of messed up suddenly its like 2 years in the future and there all hanging out together that would be fine if it was for example Harry Potter or a book where you get really attached to the characters but being a 300 pages book and kind of light read I thought it was kind of a weird way to end it. I like the characters and all but I don't know them well enough for a 5 years later thing especially so abruptly this is my personal thought but I would've liked maybe a ending along the line of "now all is resolved I'm guessing in the future this will happen" and let the rest for the readers imagination that ending scene wasn't even making much sense SPOILER it seems like there at Princeton and that the other love interest is flirting with the main character Lily while Tye is saying to back off (this is not really a spoiler since this is what happens through the whole book)Spoiler ahead then she mentions her mothers situation and that everyone is well..... END OF SPOILER
Why skip 3 years to tell us so little details that could have been said when the books action was over ?
 This is a minor thing but I just thought I would point it out maybe I would have rather see a sequel or a better ending to the story is all. The ending that I'm talking about is the last maybe 2-3 pages the part before that is what I like to call what should've been the ending was good it had a lot of action and flowed nicely.

For the characters most where well built and seemed to be kind of real some characters got on my nerves though like Lily second love interest .My favorite character was probably the grandpa he was pretty awesome but he was a bit clueless to what was actually going on. To resume all this it was a decent book I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It was also chock full of things that usually get in my nerves and things that made me smile but somehow that mix worked really well ,so much so that I am giving it a 3.75 which is a pretty good score.If you want a more detailed account of what it means you can check out my rating post.:)


Quick review:
- good setting
- interesting
- mixture of good and bad thing - which led to a bit of a surprise by how much I liked it
- good characters
- funny at some moments
- a bit of a weird way to wrap up the book at the end

Rating:
3.75 stars almost 4

Quotes:

“Look you don't know I'm your soul mate," Lily said. " You barely know me at all. I have terrible habits. I swallow toothpaste. My socks don't always match. I'm not good at small talk. I'm just about the most unpopular kid in class, a close third behind the guy who doesn't shower and the girl who's a compulsive liar. Besides, it's not like Jake and me... He was just being nice."
"You are my soul mate, even if you don't know it yet," Tye said”
Enchantes Ivy - Sarah Beth Durts


“promise the dragon won't eat me."The dragon spoke. "I wouldn't dream of it, little Key. You are not flavored to my liking."
"Somehow I don't feel reassured," she said.”
Enchanted Ivy - Sarah Beth Durst

Grandpa’s orange and black striped Princeton University Reunions jacket hung from the back of the driver’s seat. Wondering why he’d mentioned it, she met Grandpa’s eyes in the rearview mirror. He shifted his eyes toward Lily’s mother, who sat slumped in the passenger seat in front of Lily. Oh, of course, she thought. If they were almost there, then it was time to cheer up Mom. “You know it looks like a psychedelic zebra’s pelt, right?” Lily said.
“You’ll see worse,” Grandpa promised.
“I doubt the skinless zebra would agree with that,” Lily said.
Grandpa nodded solemnly. “The Class of 1969 wears a vest and headband covered in orange and black yin-yang polka dots.” lily faked a shudder. “Oh, the horror!” In front of her, Mom laughed. Her wild, tangled hair (today, dyed a beautiful soft green) shook like willow leaves in the wind. It was the first time since leaving Philadelphia that Mom quit looking half-wilted and smiled. Mom hated car rides. She felt caged, she said, inside all the steel and plastic and glass. If it wasn’t for worries about how it would react with her usual medication, Mom would have taken a Valium for the drive.
Enchanted Ivy - Sarah Beth Durst

The last surprise from Grandpa had involved escargot for dinner. (Lily had tried one; Mom had flat-out refused.) Surprise before last was a six-foot saguaro cactus that Grandpa had ordered for the shop. (Mom had loved it; Lily had found a desiccated scorpion impaled on a thorn.) For all his aura of being a respectable business owner, Grandpa tended to plan bizarre surprises. Now he had a twinkle in his eye as though he thought he was Santa Claus. “No snails this time,” Lily said.
Enchanted Ivy - Sarah Beth Durst

Last two quotes From Amazon.ca  where you can read the first chapter of Enchanted Ivy for free online.





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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer .L Arementrout

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 335
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is



Description from Goodreads.com

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Full Review:
Holly sweet baby Jesus as Katy would say. Did I like this book? Hell ya! The books main character Katy is a book blogger and she wont be pushed around plus there's the whole completely awesome aliens and hot guy thing that makes this book awesome.I loved this book finished it in 2 days would've finished it in 1 if I didn't have school and homework.(aren't they such downers) So I bought this book with some money I got for Christmas and when I finished Obsidian I was like ahhh sweet ending and a great book there wasn't not a major cliffhanger but I still wanted to know what happens next then I made the mistake but its kind of a happy mistake of reading the 2 chapter preview of onyx at the end of the book and then I NEEDED to now what happened next!!!! I was having a Lux world book withdrawal ........ After writing this I searched for a library that had the sequel Onyx and then from my school walked about 45 minutes to get there and oh ya and it was -27C but as I said on my twitter if you follow me totally and completely worth it.

 So where to start? The beginning of the book was a bit slow and from the start it was very obvious to me that Katy was dealing with supernatural forces maybe it was more obvious to me because I read the blurb on the back and it said aliens where involved, but anyways usually supernatural things are usually just staring the main character in the face and they can't or don't want to believe it or simply they don't realize and depending on how it's written it can be annoying and portray the character as clueless but this was not the case in this story. I must admit the thought did pass my mind once or twice in the beginning but as the book continues you see that Katy is a very strong and smart character. The book was very well constructed meaning it flowed well and was well thought out. The dialogue was witty but deep the characters where very well built. I was having too much fun reading this book to let some initial little thing that where a bit irritating bother me.

The characters like I already said are very well made/constructed they are really 3D by that I mean they weren't just a name and a personality but they really seemed like a real person with depth. When I finished reading one of the reasons I needed the next book right away was because I was having fictional character withdrawal that and the 2 chapter preview of the next book that left me wanting more.Another aspect that I think led me to liking this book so much is that I could also really relate to the main character, Katy. No not in the whole living next door to aliens and being part of their alien business having really awesome adventures and kind of dating a incredibly good looking alien.(but oh man do I wish on those 4 accounts) No,I could relate to her because she loves books has a book blog she also doesn't care too much about her looks and isn't afraid to be herself and speak her mind also she wont be pushed around all those things I like to think are kind of very similar to me, And so I could comprehend her decisions and get invested in the story more easily. So yes again the characters where good ..... very good..... Daemon hint hint though I'm still not sure if I like him or not kind of like Katy.

Now onto the setting the setting is in Virginia in a small town a very small town I imagined it as being a bit forestry.It's boring to a normal person but very exciting if you know the truth. The setting to me really complemented the story I found the fact that Jennifer L. Armentrout incorporates the setting in the story's plot is really cool that part was well thought out

Two more things to mention 1. I mentioned how the katy the main characther in the story is a book blogger well some awesome person decided to create a blog for the book characther heres the link http://www.katyskrazyobsession.com/ can I just say thank you to whoever made it it's awesome.
2.I've done some fan art for Obsidian so check out my art page for it.


Overall I give this book a 4 - 4.5 it was very good but I'm not sure if I would call it one of my top 3 favorite books those spots are already taken and this book doesn't quite bump them down on the scale but its probably close to fourth like I said so very good.

Quick Review:
- great character they had a lot of depth to them
- good setting
- good world plotting
- great use of the otherworldly aspect.

Rating:4 - 4.5 stars


Quotes:

“Why are you such an ass?" The words came out before I could think twice.
"Everyone has to excel at something, right?"
"Well, you're doing a great job.”
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect." His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. "The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It's just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Remind me," he paused, drawing in a stuttered gasp, "to never piss you off again. Christ, are you secretly a ninja?”
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Ash is going to kick your ass, Daemon."
Daemon's grin went up a notch. "Nah, she likes my ass too much for that.”
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout



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Monday, 10 February 2014

Starting the week write (right) # 14

Starting the week write is a weekly post started here on living through pages by me where I post some quotes images and a cool fact every Monday in a matter to start the week off right and fight off the Monday blues. Feel free to join in on this weekly post just mention where the idea comes from in your post and please leave the link to your starting the week right post in the comments (though the link is not mandatory just appreciated).
 
 
Quotes:

All that we know, soon shall we abandon. As time will lend itself. Eyes know only what they see. But brave hearts beat on with belief.”
Nathalie M. Leblanc - Shrinking Forward


Oh my God, cheese burn!”
Susan Bischoff - Hush Money

Headline?" he asked.
"'Swing Set Needs Home,'" I said.
"'Desperately Lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home,'" he said.
"'Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children,'" I said.”
John Green - The Fault in Our Stars


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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Review: Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Title: Angel Burn
Author: L.A Weatherly
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 
Pages: 512

Angels are all around us: beautiful, awe-inspiring, irresistible.

Ordinary mortals yearn to catch a glimpse of one of these stunning beings and thousands flock to The Church of Angels to feel their healing touch.
But what if their potent magnetism isn't what it seems?
Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars.
Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. But she has no idea where she gets this power from.

Until she meets Alex…
Alex is one of the few who know the truth about angels. He knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her.
The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous – and irresistible.
In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.


Description from Goodreads.com

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Full review:

This is the second time I read this book because I bought the sequel and the last time I read Angel Burn was years ago. My plan was to read both books back to back re read angel burn to get a refresh of the story since I don't remember it very well .....  now it's not months later and I haven't gotten to it yet.....

The point of views really got on my nerves one second it was told in the 3rd person for example it said Sam was completely in love with willow and the next paragraph it was said in first person ex: I wanted to kiss her so badly then it also switched people so the 3rd person narrator suddenly became a first person narrator then 3rd person again the it was a different character leading the 3rd person descriptions and it would switch every few chapters for me it got a bit annoying and I would have enjoyed it better without all that character jumping and inconsistent narrative point of view. Honestly why switch perspectives if its in the 3rd person whats the point there in the same (word of frustration) room!  If it was consistent in the narrative and the point of view switches if it was well executed and written like the first series that comes to mind that does it brilliantly The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Claire and others it can add depth to a novel. But if written badly it can make the novel flop like it did for me in this case. For the different points of view I feel you have to make the reader care for all the characters and be able to associate with all of them which is hard to do and also why when I was younger ( 7-10 years old) I couldn't stand books that changed point of views though now I don't mind them if well done but in this book it was in my personal opinion poorly executed and I didn't really care for any of the characters.( I know this is all really negative but further down I will mention what I did like)

My next point for some reason the girl main character got on my nerves she seemed so 2 dimensional not real and missing something. Not only that but she's just very not smart sometimes and self pities herself pretty often and the fact that at the end  MAJOR SPOILER when she decides to close the gate risking her life which could have been a hard impact scene she made it seem very mushy/lovey dovey by only thinking about Alex. Alex had been a total jerk to her saying fine go and die if you want I'm not helping and don't care basically and all she thinks is will he forgive me I hope he does it must me so hard for him I hope he's ok I hope he forgives me I'm such a bad person for doing this to him. I wanted to yell at her your the one that should be angry your going off to die and save the world and Alex just told you to go and do it alone. Yes I get it's hard for Alex with his brother but sheesh Willow.END OF SPOILER

I hadn't realized how much that had gotten on my nerves until I wrote this down sorry for my little rant Now to the parts I liked because even though there where some not so good things about the book there where some things I liked too personally in the whole book I liked Alex the best as a charcather I thought he had the most form to him and he was the most reasonable one there most of the time. He seemed the most real,all the other characters seemed to be missing something.The plot followed well if I was rating only based on the plot I would give maybe 3 and a half stars because the concept was very interesting the fact that the majority of the angels where the ones that where "evil" was something very different.Also there didn't seem to be any demons like there is in most angel story's.

The romance was good very good if you forgot about the whole point of view thing and ignored that it wasn't the best timing and didn't think about how Willow was acting.(kind of harsh but it's  how I feel about this book sorry)

Another thing to mention please Willow don't be so childish  grow up stop acting like a 10 year old or younger you need to get your maturity level higher she wasn't a strong female lead she was nice did some right decisions but all her thought processing made me think of the stereotypical quite girl that speaks in a hushed voice always afraid to speak her mind and I mean that as in like she almost seemed stupid at some points only doing things because it was stereotypical(quite girls can be kickass but she was the bad side of that comparison on many accounts in the book).Blah she had some tough moments like the in the beginning but from the cottage scene ( you'll understand if you read the book maybe a bit more than half way through) it just went downhill to the aforementioned spoiler above.

The point of views where so messed up I know I've already said this but this is the one thing that made me dislike this book so much. Why change the point of view if your only going to describe what Alex sees in third person narrative why not do the whole book that way or when you change point of views let Alex speak himself not alternate within the same chapter this really got on my nerves. I did not like this book very much if the point of views and Willow changed a bit I would have probably really enjoyed it because it was a very cool concept angels being mean and not demons (there weren't any in this case) and then the whole wait are the angels really mean? or are they just trying to survive really cool concept poorly execute in my taste I'm sorry I don't like giving bad reviews but blah.


Just to let you know my friend liked this book maybe its a taste thing and for me the mixture of those little things really got on my nerves. The overall rating on Goodreads is 3 stars it seems like some people like it some people hate it so after reading my review and or the book you can make a decision for yourself.

Quick rating:
- point of views are messed up and not constant it gets from 1st person narrative to third then on top of that it switches characters talking.
- characters where not very good,well developed,or likeable with few exceptions

Rating :The book was good the plot followed well if I was rating only based on the plot I would give maybe 3 stars but the little aspects that really got on my nerves bases this rating to:
1 and a half - 2 stars


Quotes:

“I had my arms around his waist, smiling as I looked up at him. Being with Alex made me so completely happy, in an easy, uncomplicated way that I hadn't felt since I was a small child. "I love you," I said. In the five days we'd been there, it was the first time I'd said the words to him in English; they just slipped out.
Alex's expression went very still as he looked down at me, his dark hair stirred by the slight breeze. I picked up a sudden wave of his emotions, and they almost brought tears to my eyes. Gently, he took my face in his hands and kissed me.
"I love you, too," he said against my lips.”
Angel Burn - L.A. Weatherly


“Holding my pendant, I lay on my side without moving, noiseless tears streaming down my face until the pillow grew damp beneath my cheek. I didn't want to die. I wanted to live, to be with Alex, to experience so much more than I had so far. But just then, it was Alex I was crying for. All that he'd gone through, all those deaths of people he loved--and now he was having to experience it again, with me. Thinking of what he was going through was like being beaten up inside; it was even worse than imagining whatever might happen the next day. Part of me hoped that he really did hate me now--maybe it would help; maybe it would make it not hurt so much.
And more than that, I guess I was crying for both of us...that it hadn't turned out to be always, after all.”

Angel Burn - L.A. Waetherly


“Alex gazed at her. Her mouth was slightly open; she ran her fingernail against her lower teeth as she thought. She'd knotted her hair at the nape of her neck again, and a strand had slipped loose onto her shoulder, gleaming in the lantern light. Suddenly all of his objections seemed meaningless. Don't, he thought. You'll regret it.
He didn't care anymore.
Slowly, unable to stop himself, he reached out and cupped his hand around her foot.” 
“Willow, you know that you said you couldn't tell how I felt at the rest stop?"
I nodded, and he took my hand, laying it flat on his chest with his own resting over it. "Can you tell now?" he asked.
Angel Burn - L.A. Waetherly



“Willow, you know that you said you couldn't tell how I felt at the rest stop?"
I nodded, and he took my hand, laying it flat on his chest with his own resting over it. "Can you tell now?" he asked.
His heart beat firmly under my hand; my own pulse was pounding so hard that I could barely think straight. Closing my eyes, I took a deep, steadying breath, and then another as I tried to clear my mind, to feel what he was feeling. For a moment there was just the softness of our breathing--then all at once it washed over me in a great wave.
He was in love with me, too.
I opened my eyes. Alex was still holding my hand to his chest, watching me, his expression more serious than I'd ever seen it. Unable to speak, I slowly dropped my hand and wrapped my arms around him. His own arms came around me as he rested his head on my hair.
"I really do, you know," he said, his voice rough.
"I know," I whispered back. "I do, too.”
Angel Burn - L.A. Waetherly



the only quotes I could find on the internet for this book where romance ones there good quotes and actually describe most of the story perfectly the romance almost surpassed the angel problem I love romance novels and some scenes are well written but do not go at all with these two teenagers who met not long ago and are running from evil beings.(sorry for being harsh but it is my personal opinion)




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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Rating System

Just a quick post to clarify what my ratings mean so now if I give it 1 to 5 stars you'll know the exact significance of it:


0 stars don't read it not even worth picking up
1 stars I didn't enjoy it at all I wouldn't recommend it but you could like it I guess
2 stars not the best less than average that`s my opinion you might like it
3 stars average so a great book but not something that made me stand back and go wow
4 stars Great book I really enjoyed it more than usual it was very very good.
5 stars Just read it you`ll thank me. It's just awesome amazing Read It.



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Review: Sweet Evil By Wendy Higgins

Title: Sweet evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
Pages: 453
Publisher: Harper teen


Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?


Description from goodreads.com 

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Full review:

The book sweet evil was not my cup of tea. Don`t get me wrong the book was not bad and some parts I enjoyed some moments did make you smile but most of it was kind of a heavy theme. It was about the Children of Major demons out to do there fathers dirty work (not that the dads did not do it too) they where slaves a bit to there parents and there parents saw them as nothing but tools. Also there ``work`` is kind of hard to read each of these demons have a certain thing like lust ,gluttony ,addiction , drugs, rage, cheating, hate ect… And the fact that the main character and her friends are in a way more villains than hero's in this first book just wasn't very appealing. And that there  promoting the bad things kind of made it a heavier theme since there running around manipulating people to do drugs,cheat,fight ect....Even though the son and daughters of the major demons  don’t always like doing it the still do it.You can see that further in the book that they do want things to change and by the end of the book things are stirring in the order that was previously stated by the demons.There planning on doing something but nothing really hapenned in the first book.

The a theme is an interesting thing to explore but made its definitely not a read where you are cheering for the main character the whole time at least in my case. Especially when shes out there promoting drugs. It was a book that had me cringing at what they had to do and that made it harder to read.Which might be the effect intended. On there defense (the main character and her "friends") they did not really have a choice I won`t say more as to not ruin the book. I think all I have to say is if you're picking up this book its not a light read where everyone's happy at the end.It's also not a book where there fighting evil because they are the evil. I did not really enjoy it. But I have a friend who has read it and enjoyed it I guess it depends on the person.

Other quick things I have to say about this book I enjoyed some of the characters and thought they where well built for example Anna's dad was a really cool character and maybe one of my favorites which is weird because I usually  prefer the main characters or the secondary characters. I was not fond of the main character I just could not connect with her and at some points she just annoyed me with her decisions and her actions. 

So to sum all this up I did not really like this book because it's just not my taste of story but some people might enjoy it and it seems to me that while this book was in my opinion a bit slow with not much action.It was almost like this book was a very long introduction because at the end trouble is brewing it seems to me that there will be more action in the next book.Though I'm not sure I'm going to be reading it.




Quick Review

- Love the friends
- Part was hard to read because of them being evil not the hero
- interesting to explore that theme
- Really liked the dad of the main character Anna
- Though Not a big fan of the main character
- Some parts where slow
- Didn’t really drag me in
- Not really that excited for the next book
- Some things are harder to accept like the fact that he does his ``job`` every night that she is kind of a - drug addict and is purposely trying to get people to do drugs
- (maybe it was just not what expected and I was not looking for that kind of book at the time)

Rating: 2.5

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Quotes:

“I know I’m just a human woman, but so help me, if anything happens to her while she’s with you—”
“I assure you she’ll be in good hands.”
“Mm-hm, that’s part of what I’m worried about.” She pointed at his hands. “Hands off, mister.”    

Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil


“Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment. This guy was sexy like it was his job or something.” 
Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil

“We have to face difficulties to find out what our true strengths are. How we come back from failure is a very valuable test.”  
Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil 

“Dear God!
I screamed and buried my face in my pillow.
"What?!" I heard him ask. "Did you see a roach?"
"Why are you naked?!" I did not dare to lift my red face.
"Huh. Is that all?" he asked. "I always sleep in the buff. I don't know how you can stand all that clothing."
"Unbelievable." I said, and without looking at him I pulled myself up and stomped to the bathroom.”

Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil

“You told some human kid?"
I coughed, buying time. "He's Neph, too."
Jonathan LaGrey went rigid and his ruddy cheeks paled. I squirmed as his eyes bored into mine.
"Which one's his father?" he asked through clenched teeth.
"Richard Rowe. I guess you'd know him as Pharzuph." Oh, boy. He wasn't pale anymore.
"You came across the country-"
"Shhh!" I warned him as people looked over. He lowered his voice to a shouted whisper.
"-with the son of the Duke of Lust?! Son of a-”  

Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil


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