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I freaking love books! I'm currently reading a bunch of YA novels and I keep telling myself that I'll branch out into Adult lit.

Quick, light Dystopian for summer!

Delirium - Lauren Oliver

This was one of those books that was okay. Just okay.  I thought the concept was pretty neat and it was entertaining as well.

 

It was hard to read the first 8 chapters, probably because I don't agree that love is a disease.  Also, the first 8 chapters felt awkwardly written for some reason.  Maybe because she felt awkward about the laws and the reason behind the cure.  

 

And then chapter 9 rolled around and BOOM everything kicks into action and the veil over her eyes floats away. Whew.  It's all up from there!  Well, except I thought she was being a tad mean to Alex at one point when he's trying to talk reason about a certain decision.

 

It might be a while before I finish this series, but it's an okay series.  Definitely good if you're looking for something quick and light for summer.

Uprising by Jessica Therrien Review

Uprising - Jessica Therrien

Originally posted on my blog

 

It probably wasn’t a good thing that I somehow forgot half of the previous book before starting Uprising. It seems to have picked up right where Oppression left off.

 

Steaminess factor: Not as steamy as Oppression, but there is a BIG reason for that. Well, other than the amount of action and creeping around the evil lair of Christoph.

Well, more than one reason, but there’s a point when Elyse and William’s relationship TOTALLY changes, but the way they deal with their relationship is so well done along with how it’s all pulled off thanks to MAGICAL LOVE POWERS OF AWESOME.

Originality factor: I really love this spin on children-of-Greek-gods. The characters have powers that relate to the gods, but they don’t rely on the gods to do anything for them.

I also love how humble the main character is. There’s a line where she talks about although she’s lived 90 years, she still feels inexperienced to be a leader during such times. I just thought that that takes courage to admit that.

Overall, decent, quick read. I definitely cannot wait to read the 3rd book in the series! Ah!

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Peregrine Harker & The Black Death

Peregrine Harker & The Black Death - Luke Hollands [link to blog post as release date draws near]This story is one about a boy who is asked to do some investigative reporting on tea trading, and ends up in something a bit more sinister. If you're looking for a great adventure like that of Sherlock Holmes, Peregrine Harker and the Black Death may just be your book. It's a smart read with great attention to detail.

Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle - Charles Gilman Such a great start to this series! What a fun read. Full review soon!

City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments)

City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare Sooooo much better than CoFA. Review soon!

The Carrie Diaries TV Tie-in Edition

The Carrie Diaries TV Tie-in Edition - Candace Bushnell Such a fun read! Full review soon :]

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments)

City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare Full review soon!

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken best book. oh my gosh It's perfect!

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices)

Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare ALL THE GOOD STUFF HAPPENED IN THE LAST 100 PAGES?! WHY. WHY. My heart hurts. (Full review soon)

Harken (Harken, #1)

Harken (Harken, #1) - Kaleb Nation [Originally posted on elizziebooks.com]There was SO much hype surrounding this book that I just really felt like shying away from this book and really felt very critical of it while reading. As soon as I put all of those things aside, reading this book was a BLAST!Now, if you’re looking for a quirky middle grade book about a wizard, this isn’t your book. If you’re looking for a Sci-Fi/Conspiracy/Supernatural story about a kid who once thought he just had an uncanny gift of reading people’s eyes, this just might be your book.Seriously, this book caught me by the back of my neck and flung me into the sky without even a second thought. I was thrown into Arleta, into Michael’s world. Kaleb has a way of describing the surroundings of a somewhat fictional place to make you feel like you’re following Michael around his hometown, his safe haven. Okay, I know Arleta is a real town, but it’s described very well.Another thing I love about the writing in this book is the pacing. It’s so carefully planned. It’s fairly quick throughout, but slows down a bit for conversations about planning their next move. There were times when I was reading and thought “WHOA WAIT WHAT JUST HAPPENED” because I may have accidentally skimmed over something very important.The characters are amazing and well fleshed out. I love love loved Alli and even when she wasn’t in a scene, I was hoping and begging that she’d stay alive. Michael is a great protagonist. He’s a kid who doesn’t necessarily have everything figured out, so when he gets thrust into a hero-like position, he’s still fumbling. He’s still human.Overall, I enjoyed this book. The action, pacing, the great one-liners and so on. I will definitely be following Michael and his friends on more adventures!http://www.elizziebooks.com/2013/01/06/harken-by-kaleb-nation-review/

Girl Walks Into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle - Rachel Dratch It was funny, but also super self-deprecating. So. There's that.

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)

City of Glass - Cassandra Clare Originally reviewed on my blog CLICK HERE (also, video review of the first 3 books)OH MY WHAT THE BALUGA WHALE IS THIS BOOK. It is amazing and weird and all of that. I really don’t want to ruin the ending because it’s the journey getting there that makes it fun even though I had predicted it since book one. I’m not saying that to sound sassy or smart or anything. But even knowing, it didn’t mean that I didn’t find some parts of the book to be UTTERLY WEIRD. Outside of that little bit, this book was AMAAAAZING. Every character had an important role to play and it was written so SO well. The plot twist in this one was HOLY WOW AMAZING. I think there was more than one, but it was all good as gold.

City of Ashes: Mortal Instruments 02

City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare Originally reviewed on my blog CLICK HEREI’ve heard some not-so-nice things about this one, but it’s the one that really got me into this series. Particularly when Isabel tells Clary that she needs to be more assertive in making Simon and Jace not argue and hate each other so much. Isabel, you are the best and I want to be best friends with you. Clary, stop being so weird about being friends with here. GOSH. I think what got me into this series was the part when Clary does stand up for herself against Valentine. And I know this is the novel when Jace gets all sulky and “WEH, BUT SHE’S MY SISTER.” I cried when he was talking to Maryse about family. Really.

Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys

Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys - Kitty Kelley, Stanley Tretick Full review + video here: http://www.elizziebooks.com/2012/12/19/capturing-camelot-by-kitty-kelley-review/

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