Saturday, July 30, 2011

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.
They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.

My Review:  ☺☺☺☺☺

Wow!! A totally different version of angels on earth! A complete thriller with alternating points of view to help you get inside the heads of the main characters and see the story unfold from several angles. Willow & Alex are both just amazing! This is one of those books that you will be thinking about long after you finish reading it. As scary as it may have been at times, I really did not want to leave their world! I will be counting the days till Angel Fire comes out!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Reaping (The Fahllen #1) by M. Leighton

Every hell has its devil. And Carson is about to become intimately acquainted with hers. 

Seventeen-year-old wallflower Carson Porter has always dreamed of being something special, but what she gets isn’t what she signed up for. 

Yeah, a girl’s supposed to change as she gets older, but this is ridiculous! Shiny skin, greener eyes and a run-in with the flesh-eating dead are just a few of the changes Carson has to adjust to, not to mention the arrival of very hot and very dangerous Derek Hrolf. If all that wasn’t enough to turn her once hum-drum life into something unrecognizable, a twin sister that haunts her from the shadows and a wheeling, dealing collector of souls will definitely do the trick. The question is: what will her life become? And what will she become?
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.

My Review:  ☺☺☺☺☺

Wow!! That was a brilliant, although very disturbing, story! I loved every bit of it - from high school drama to the powerful (and intensely creepy) paranormal development! Some parts will have you jumping up to turn on all the lights before you can continue reading. And I don't even want to consider what my dreams may hold after reading this! (Although, I wouldn't mind at all if the incredibly dangerous & absolutely scrumptious Derek was in them!!) I love Carson, too. After all the loss & sorrow in her life she still manages to pull herself up out of the trenches and becomes a bright, shining heroine who loves with all her heart and fights for those close to her. I can't wait to read more of this story!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Anathema (Causal Enchantments #1) by K.A. Tucker

synopsis from Goodreads:
Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sofie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.

With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.

In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed.

 My Review.. ☺☺☺☺☺
Loved it! I really wasn't too sure about another Vampire book - but this was very unique! Almost a Vampire Dystopian. Lots of twists & suspense along with that little bit of romance that a great book needs! I am gonna be pulling my hair out waiting on the next installment!!