Not if I See You First

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Ok, so first off, I want to thank my friend Laura for introducing me to this book. You should go check out her blog, which is justblooking.wordpress.com. Anyway, this book was AMAZING! I really really liked it.

The Rules:

Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.

Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me.

Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter.

Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there’s only one way to react—shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that’s right, her eyes don’t work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn’t cried since her dad’s death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened—both with Scott, and her dad—the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken. 

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As I said before this book was AMAZING! I liked how even though Parker was blind and her dad died, she powered through it. All of it. Eric Lindstrom is a very good author. I loved how descriptive this book was, and seeing Parker’s very unique point of view. 

On to The Rules: The rules were…they made total sense to me. If i couldn’t see I wouldn’t want anyone to deceive me either. DB I think was one of Parker’s closes friends. Yea, since this is getting pointless let me say that I would recemond this to anyone who likes Young Adult books. I feel like i could totally relate.

 

Sorry I haven’t updated since…March…kind of busy….

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Have I told you how much I love Cassie Clare’s books? Well, if I haven’t, I love them! They are just filled with so much passion and detail, I can’t even tell you. Go read them for yourself!

Anyway, Clockwork Angel was a great book. I loved it. It had a great plot line, but oh the cliffhanger. I just about died on that. I have read the whole series, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess so I now know what happens, but the cliffhanger for Clockwork Angel? It was legendary. Yeah, I hated it, but I was impressed by how it all played out. Overall, it was a fantastic book!

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

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Also, all the covers are beautiful! I really, really like them! Now get off your butt, and go read this book!

(Currently rereading this :D)

Night Sky

Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann, Melaine Brockmann

I absolutely adored this book. At the time I was reading it, I was in a major reading slump. I mean, I could barely read a thing. I was about to give up, and go give my whole self netflix. The, I looked at my desk. This book was just lying there, waiting for me to pick it up, and read it. I swear, it was glowing. I read the summary, and BAM! I just knew I had to read it.

Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. Scared that the weird dreams she’s been having about Sasha are real—and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. When a mysterious girl with extreme butt-kicking abilities roars into town on a motorcycle and, well, stalks Skylar things get even weirder. Supergirl Dana tells Sky that she also has abilities – that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter. A hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on.

Dana and Milo, her dangerously hot yet oh-so-forbidden partner in crime, want Sky to join them in their mission – to mold Sky into the ultimate weapon. She can sense there’s something about her abilities they’re not telling her. But the only way to save Sasha and stop other girls from being taken is to embrace the weird…and fight Destiny.

Okay, doesn’t that summary just make want to go and read it? If not, you still should. It is amazing. Amazing doesn’t even describe it. It was amazing, awesome, fantastic, incredible…I could go on. Night Sky had me laughing so hard at some moments, and others crying. It just had so much detail, I can’t even tell you. My words though are, go and read this book. You will not be disappointed.

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to read the second one, Wild Sky!

The Naturals

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I really liked this book. Like a lot. It had so much detail, and the whole time it had me wondering who the killer was. It wasn’t a horror book, but like one of those crime tv shows. I haven’t had a chance to read the second one yet, Killer Instinct, but I’m hoping I will soon!

This book totally kept me on my toes the whole time. It kept making you be like ‘Its that person.’ When it really wasn’t. I thought this book was really cleverly written. It is one of my favorite books!

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides—especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

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Okay, and let me just say, I LOVE MIchael and Dean. I can’t choose between them! Michael is sweet, and flirty in an opening manner, and Dean cares, but doesn’t project his feelings like Michael does. Who do you like best?

The Siren

The Siren by Keira Cass

I liked this book. It just had so much detail in it. I really felt like you were right next to the characters. I thought it could have been better though. I so would have wanted to see just how Kahlen and Akinli’s life ended up. At first, I thought The Ocean was a total possessive jerk. I hated how She wouldn’t allow Kahlen to do anything fun. I realize now that the Ocean loved Kahlen, and all her sirens. Kahlen was a real sweetheart. She was just so nice to the Ocean, to everybody really. I had no idea how she would escape the 100 years though. The ending surprised me. Who would have guessed that?

A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart. (Goodreads Summary)

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If you liked this book by Keira Cass you should totally check out her other series, The Selection!

(Can I ask just one question? Isn’t Akinli like your favorite? I just love him! He is kind and caring, and still loves Kahlen even after all the times she had to leave him!)

 

 

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I really liked this book, it had a good plot line. Cassie has to save her little brother. THe only thing that had me confused were the point of views. I was reading into the next chapter or something, and suddenly thought, who is speaking right now? It took a while to figure it out, but it was still a great book. It had tons of great descriptions, and I just really liked it. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to see the movie yet. My friends say the book is MUCH better, and has more action in it. What do you think?

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. (Goodreads Summary)

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I also will soon be reading the next one, The Infinite Sea! Hopefully it will be as good as the last one!

 

BOOK VS. BOOK!

Hey guys! This is going to be a very different post then what I usually do. This post is going to be a book vs. book type of thing (as I said in the title) I am going to compare 2 books to one another, and say stuff i liked and stuff I didn’t. If you liked one, but haven’t read the other, you should totally check them out! If you haven’t heard of any of them, well, here are some book recommendations!

The first one is: City of Bones VS. Throne of Glass!

I love both of these books and their series. Both of these books were very unique in their own way. The characters in both of these books are so strong, brave, and VERY reckless in my opinion. 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: 15 year old Clary Fray’s life changes suddenly when her mother is kidnapped by Valentine. Clary is pulled into Jace’s world of demons when she herself, is attacked by demons. She figures out the truth about herself. She is a shadowhunter. Half human, half angel. So is Jace. Their job is to rid the human world of demons. Clary is determined to get her mother back at whatever cost. But is there a price that is to high?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Celeana Sardothien is assassin. One of the most dangerous. After 1 year of being punished in Endovier, she is given a choice when she is dragged in front of Crown Prince Dorian. She can either go back to the salt mines of Endovier or compete in a contest, to find the king’s champion. If she kills her opponents she will be Champion. If not… she will be dead anyway. If she wins she will be granted freedom after 4 years. When a contestant turns up dead, quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who’s behind these deaths before she becomes the victim?256683.jpg     16034235.jpg

As I said before, I love both of these books. Jace and Celeana remind me of each other with their snarky, funny remarks. Both of these books are fantastic and you should totally read both!

Our next book vs. book will be…(Drumroll please…) Unraveling VS. Snow like Ashes!

These books were amazing! So very different, but both Janelle and Meira are faced with difficult choices. They face them though, knowing its for the right reasons. They are very brave, and funny! I just love them! And of course, they have their fair share of boy trouble.

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris: Janelle Tenner knows what its like having responsibility. Her mom is bipolar, her dad a hardworking FBI agent. She has to balance schoolwork, friends, and her little brother Jared. But that was all before she died. And brought back by the mysterious Ben Michaels. Faced with all of this, she finds a clock counting down the end of the world, and has to find a way to save the planet. Now thats what I call responsibility.

Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch: 16 years ago Winter was conquered. Winter’s only hope is the eight survivors who managed to escape. They lie in waiting, hoping for the right moment to steal back Winter’s magic, and rebuild their once beautiful kingdom. Meira has lived her entire life on the run. Orphaned when she was very young, she was brought up by the one of Winter’s generals, Sir. She is training to be a warrior, and help save her kingdom. When the refugees find out a location of one half of Winter’s magic locket, Meira decides to go after it herself. She gets it and returns to her fellow survivors, but thats not the last of it. She is thrust right into a world of evil, and black magic. Meira is also in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather, put that in with all the other messed up things in her life, plus she finds out a sercret. A very life-changing one.

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These books are fantastic, and kinda heartbreaking. Both Janelle and Meira have to give up so much for the sake of their friends and family, and in Meira’s case, her kingdom. 

Next up is… Girl of Fire and Thorns VS. The Young Elites

I would usually say both of these characters are inspiring, but Adelina isn’t. She is very confused, and her power is all darkness. She was lead down the wrong path. Elisa though, she is kinda inspiring. In the beginning, I was a bit uncertain, but it truly is a great book! Both of them are!

Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson: “Once a century a person is chosen for greatness.  – Girl of Fire and Thorns. 

Elisa is the chosen one. She doubts it though, and on her 16th birthday, she is the wife of a king, who needs a savior, not a failure. So many seek her,enemies, friends, dangerous creatures. She can save so many people. She has the power of the chosen one. Only if she doesn’t die young though. Most of the chosen do.

The young Elites by Marie Lu: A decade ago, a deadly illness swept through her land. The black fever had her under its grasp, but she survived, but at a cost. Her black hear turned silver, her lashes when pale, and now where her left eye once was, is a scar. Most of the people who survived are rumored to have more than just strange markings. They are rumored to have powers. Adelina has powers that don’t belong in this world. They are turning her to the darkness. Adelina is filled with vengeance, and nothing will stop her from having her revenge.

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These characters are very alluring. I literally could not put either of these books down, I just had to keep reading!

I hope you enjoyed all the recommendations! I had fun doing them to! Also remember to check out Laura’s Blog! It really is good!