August book Wrap up

This month again, was a very good reading month. I read a total of 9 books!

Some of these I have a review on so links will be left, hope you guys had a great reading month too!

The Indiego Spell by Richelle Mead

indigoI actually did a review for this book so you can see that right here

But I really enjoyed this book, and this series in a whole. Each book just got better and better!

 

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

fieryI also did a review for this one too! So you can see that right here.

This book was very different too the previous ones but I actually enjoyed it even more! This is the fourth book in the Bloodlines series and had two POV’s unlike the previous books.

 

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead  

silverYou guessed it, I also did a review for this books as well so you can see that right here.

This came out near the end of July and is the second last book in the series and is by far my favourite!

 

 

 

If I stay and Where she went by Gayle Forman

if i stay

I loved this duo logy. I read each of these in one day. Although I did not do a review for these books I did recently do a review for the movie, so you can see that right here.

Definitely recommend! I preferred the first book a lot more and loved the characters and the life lesson in this so it is a must read!

 

The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass

selectionI did a full series review for these which you can find right here.

I absolutely loved the first and the last book but the middle was a bit slow and nothing really happened. But I am excited to read whatever Kiera Cass rights next!

Recommend to any Dystopian lovers, more of a girls book but boys- by all means pick up the trilogy.

Warning- The female protagonist can be so infuriating at times!

 

Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin

game of thrones

Lastly I read Game of thrones. And lets be honest this is like the equivalent of three books. I found this surprisingly easy to read. I did not get confused or bored and even though the book had six or seven point of views I didn’t really dread any, as all the storylines were so engaging. For people who are a bit wary of reading this book I recommend watching the TV show first just so you have a face to the names you are reading and it will be a lot easier to follow the storyline. Only recommend this book for the older readers as there are a lot of aspects that could make readers feel very uncomfortable reading. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Cant wait to continue on with the series although I think I will leave it a month or two until I pick up ‘A clash of Kings’.

Tell me in the comments what books you read in August. Or your thoughts on the books I read!

 

 

 

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Book discussion

Silver Shadowssilver

Plot Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

I need the next book. Like right now.

So much happened I don’t even know where to begin. So Sydney and Adrian have been separated. Sydney is at the re-education centre or should I say the Alchemist brainwashing centre while Adrian has been dragged back to court.

I really enjoyed Adrian’s time back at court, seeing all the old VA characters again. Although I did not enjoy poor Adrian getting drunk all the time, passing out at parties and having Tatiana whisper things in his ear. She was kind of like the devil on his shoulder telling him to do things that he knows he shouldn’t do and I can tell we will find out a bit more about this in the next book.

I am very curious how things will wrap up in the next book. I’m predicting it will be quite long as it will have to conclude all the VA characters as well as the new ones in this series. I believe this is the last book ever set in this world. I don’t think she is doing a Cassandra Clare and is releasing 5 more series set in this world. Although if she did I would be very pleased.

I thought it was really smart how Sydney stopped the gas and got the salt etc. But I knew something was going to go wrong it was to good to be true.

I was really glad this book didn’t head in a different direction in which she was actually brain washed into thinking all vampires were evil. It would kind of feel like a repeat of the Dimitri being a strigoi story line.

I really liked the scene where Dimitri and Adrian were talking, I thought it was a really unexpected scene, I don’t really think we ever see them two alone together. It must of felt a bit awkward between them but I think it was a very good scene to include.

The escape plan and how it was all written was again really smart. It is quite hard to describe how it all worked but Richelle Mead did a great job.

The last 100 pages was a rollercoaster. I think the thing I liked most about this book was the proposal and the wedding. They had two hours to get everything sorted and they were in such a rush, I could picture the scene perfectly in my head as though I was watching a movie.

When they got back to court I knew everything was going to be a bit complicated. I don’t understand how none of the others had seen before how much Adrian cared about Sydney.

Then to make matters even worse Jill has been taken.

I can tell the next book is going to be taking place in various places. There are so many storylines to tie up I don’t know how any of it is going to pan out.

Where is Jill? What parts will the witched play in the next book? What happened to Alicia? Was it really Rowena who came looking for Adrian and Sydney? What will happen to the warriors of light? Will anything develop between Eddie and Jill? And Trey and Angeline? And how will Adrian handle his spirit use?

I really don’t know but I cant wait for February 2015!

5/5

Favourite Quote- “What is it with you and girls, Adrian, dear? Why do they either mean nothing to you or everything? It’s always an extreme.”
“Because I don’t do things in halves, mom. Especially when it comes to love.”

A song that reminds me of the book- Never let me go- Florence and the machine

Also please donate to Frostbite in order for the second book in the Vampire Academy series to be made!

Here is the link!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/frostbite-a-vampire-academy-film

 

The Fiery Heart by Richelle mead

The Fiery Heart

Plot synopsis:fiery

WHEN PULSES QUICKEN NO SECRET IS SAFE. Sydney always believed that alchemists were born to protect vampire secrets and human lives – until she met Marcus and turned her back on everything she once knew. But she’s not free yet. When her sister Zoe arrives, Sydney can only tell her half-truths about her past. And with every word she risks exposure – and the fatal consequences. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney must choose her path once and for all. Even if that means harnessing her magical powers to destroy the way of life she was raised to defend…

This book was very different to the previous books in the series. In a good way though. One major difference in the format was the double POV, I have never really liked double POV books as I always found it hard to decipher who is who. However in this book it was easy to understand as Adrian and Sydney are two very different people. I think I liked Adrian’s chapters a bit more. It was a big change to both the previous books in the series and the Vampire Academy series as we have never been in the perspective of a boy, or a moroi, or a spirit user. I think the spirit aspect was really interesting as we have never truly understood what using to much spirit does and how being cut off from spirit effects them.

Another major difference to the plot was that Sydney and Adrian are finally together! Finally after 3 books! But there are a lot of complications. One would be her sister Zoe. I did not like her at all, she was to sneaky and two faced. I knew I couldn’t trust her as soon as she tried to impress her dad at the family dinner by making Sydney look bad.

I really liked seeing all the old characters back again when they went to the court to do research. Lissa, Christian, Rose, Dimitri…the list could go on of all the characters.

I think this book had the biggest cliff hanger of all the series, luckily for me the next book in the series just recently came out. I feel like it is going to be a depressing one.

5/5 stars.

Favourite quote- Relax, having kids is years away. But can you imagine? Your brains, my charm, our collective good looks… then add in the usual physical abilities dhampirs get. It’s really not even fair to everyone else.

A song that reminds me of the book- Running up that hill- Placebo

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead book review

Bloodlines

Plot synopsisbloodlines

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…

I read this in a day. A DAY!

It was such an addictive read, there was so much mystery going on you just wanted to reach the end of the book so all would be revealed. The protagnist Sydney is very very different to Rose. She is alot less confiedent in the way she looks, not the most social and not the best fighter. But she is very smart.

I was so proud of myself reading this book because I was fitting to gether the clues alot faster than Sydney and I was just like HURRY UP AND DISCOVER THE TRUTH.

I really liked the relationships forming in this book Sydney and Adrian are hitting it off- or so it seems. Then theres Jill and the rest of the males in this book.

Everything in this book seemed so convenient- or unconvenient should I say. The place they deside to go to would be the one with all the murders and mysters happening. Of course, it seems as if its the least safe place for Jill to be.

I liked seeing Rose again and I hope we see alot more of her during the next books- and lookin at that last sentence of the book I’m sure we will be.

The last sentence made me really want to pick up the next book immediatley.

Fun and addictive read- if you love the vampire academy series definetly check this one out.

5/5 stars!

Favourite quote: “Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection.” He paused to reconsider that. “Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try.” Hilarious Adrian

A song that reminds me of the book: Bad Blood- Bastille