quinta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2012

Where Demons Fear to Tread (The Company of Angels 1#) by Stephanie Chong

I'm so glad i got to read this book because it was so different from the other books about angels. I admit that the story could have been more developed but in a way that's what made the story more interesting, it's rawness and joyful soul.
We have Julian a two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old archdemon with it's addicting looks, who is used to getting exactly what he wants. What he doesn't expect is a young stubborn girl, who is also an angel... he wants to corrupt her and take her in to the pit of damnation, after all he does that everyday and it's nothing new. He likes to destroy the mind of young and beautiful girls. Make them believe in love and then leave. That's what feeds is demonic hunger for power and his rise in the food chain of hell. For years he had prayed to god but that hadn't helped him when he most needed, not when is mother died for sure. But suddenly he started prying to the other side and it gave him results. Benefits. The only higher force that gave a crap. Now he doesn't want to answer to nobody but the prince of hell himself.
Serena St.Clair died a year ago in a car accident but she died a hero after saving an entire family of the same destiny. She's an angel destined to protect and to lead people into they're right paths. Now she is the protector and yoga instructor of the sensation of Hollywood Nick. Son of two artists that don't care about him. He's needy and troubled being involved with drugs and prostitutes he's also easily influenced, that's why he needs someone to guide him, to bring him peace.
They both want him but also they are what the other doesn't need and when she agrees to spend a week with him in the city of sin, Las Vegas, he will do everything to make her fall.
In the story i think both characters give so much to it's success, they're personalities may not be so strong but together they can bring a smile into everyone and make us want more. This paranormal romance has it all. The stark difference between the good and the evil that are played by the main characters, the vices of a mad man and the influences of the wrong type of people.
She hated him. She loved him. He was unbearable. He was addictive.
The thing that brought up my attention as well was that Stephanie puts so much reality in the secondary characters and that's what makes the story have a world of it's own. It's the angels and the demons. The choices they are given, after all a demon cannot be redeemed. Can it?

A Brush of Darkness /Abby Sinclair 1#) by Allison Pang

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares
Seriously? A Perv/Talking Unicorn?  That's some serious imagination Alyson pang has. The story was so original  and with so many different tales and creatures that were involved that i had to take a pause each 10 pages just to imagine it. it was so entertaining and really humorous. 
Abby is definitely a heroine i want to follow. She was a former dancer that now was prohibited to dance due to her seizures. The way that she deals with her problems and with her mother's death on top is incredible. She is not pitiful, she's a fighter. But she's stupid, to heroic and a bit clueless....
Touchstones? Never heard of it until this book and definitely going to look out that story. The way Allison brought this tale and described all the scenes is fantastic. She puts you in the scene  and makes you live it and feel it all the way.
This book made me want so much more. It was not enough i feel like the story was cut short...
I loved the bad guy and the way he was able to hide himself trough the story behind another character trough the book all because of a favor. it was really innovating the way it was being used to arm the main character, and Brystion? Oh my Gog.
Brystion is like great in a totally not real way. His character was FAKE nothing in it made me feel like his personality could be real or just new... Which was one of the things i also didn't like in the book. I felt has if they're problems has "friends of benefits" were a bit old  and i would like to have seen something with a little more imagination.

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful 1#) by Jamie McGuire

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

This is one  of the best books I've read in a while. such a refreshing story full of Love and of problems of your daily life. Because of a bet Abby gets to endure with Travis for a Month but soon they became best friends and even sooner more than that.  But not everything is a see of roses.
“To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.” 

Abby is an amazing person, i loved that she was a poker player and could kick some serious ass, though  she was a bit annoying at the beginning for being so clueless about the feelings Travis had for her. She also has a boyfriend. You see the problem. But anyway she is awesome, she's serious yet fun and she is a effing genius.
The whole book spins around that one month she spent in Travis apartment, the month that she will finally give in to his charms.
Travis is a big old bad boy. The best kind, but he is just so uncertain once it comes to feelings and relationships that i kind of understood Abby's point of view, but you can see a development in Travis manners. Not counting the moment when he brought home those chicks knowing Abby would see. That was pathetic. But he is the kind os character that you can Hate and Love, though all of the stalking and the mood attacks you can see perfectly that he never loved anyone like that and was just scared of his feelings.
“I know we're fucked up, alright? I'm impulsive, and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don't deserve you...but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I loved anyone or anything ever. When you're around, I don't need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one-night stands...” 

 Mick (Abby's Dad) was a perfect jackass thinking his daughter had steeled his "Luck" because he had previously been a famous poker player and then he just wasn't anymore. So he blamed his daughter. His blackmails by asking her for money saying she owed him was disgusting.
America is the perfect buddy or "conscience"  that anyone could ask for, she was there every step of the way  either just giving advice or punching Travis for his actions.
 Shep's is also great, though i only started liking him at the end of the book.
Beautiful disaster is a five star story that i absolutely loved. The end was perfect. the fighting, the betting and the Mob created a world of danger in a romance book. The perfect combination

domingo, 23 de dezembro de 2012

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

Eighteen year-old Harper is now leaving The base in which she spent all of her life to go to college. She will leave her Dad "Sir" and all of her former friends. In College she is introduced to a new world of parties and Boys, will get  piercings and a  provocative wardrobe thanks to her best friend Bree, and will fall almost immediately for two guys. One a Senior and Another a Freshman. Chase and Brandon.
Technically she meets Chase first and an attraction surges between them, but she is new and she has no experience in all boys thing and he is all danger and Tattoos. He is a sweet Casanova and she knows that even if she let him get closer he would never stay with her for long enough without having to go back to his "tramps".
And then Comes Brandon the next day. A caring and sweet boy from the beginning that has this cute little dimple on his face when he smiles. She is swept of her feet and from there they begin dating each other.
Chase doesn't like to see his girl with another man and although he accepts it he will not let it rest.
From now and them the rest of the story is filled with twists and turns that made my head dizzy. I tell you that no one can fall a sleep without the need to finish the book at once.
Harper is a confusing character trough out the book, in one moment she wants something and in another she changes her thoughts with the blink of an eye.
The story goes for about an year and it's a lot similar to "Beautiful disaster" which made me like it but still it had parts that were unbelievable stupid or frustrating. I will tell you, the story is perfectly fine and you can tell what's happening and then it hits you. In that paragraph you will never see the big thing coming. I was so sad...
I had mixed feelings trough this, it seemed that everyone loved to fast and too much our girl Harper. The way that she got a  new family and suddenly they all begun asking her to call them dad and mom and to move in. It was kind of unreal. The way all of the guys also begun to be obsessed with her and suddenly everybody loves her to death, makes me think it was all for the sake of saying how much Harper is beautiful and wonderful by giving her to much and to get the younger girls attracted to this tale.  And it worked for me for about a minute but then it just lost it's appeal. It seemed like a normal story that eventually it could happen to normal people but then it can't. it's very rare to make connections that special so suddenly but every single person she finds it's like that.
 Also the way Chase speed though the book, you almost don't even get a change to meet him and like him. it's like the author already had a favorite candidate. And Brandon is like perfect. They are all described perfectly and it makes us fall in love with this tattooed and muscled boys. The family problems, the teenage troubles and sudden surprises makes you adore this book to death. ...pun intended...

terça-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2012

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

--5 Stars--

I love how the book starts just where it ended and Wasted no time with that lame introductions telling us what we already know. The beginning  is clean and simple and very Hot starting with our lead Male alpha Gideon. Oh i did missed him very much. But there is some tension between the couple due to the trust issues they face during they're last fight.
Eva and Gideon are a damaged couple. But this time they have a counselor. It will be fun to read that.
The book approaches loads of the questions i had when finished "Bared to you". Including Gideon's troubled past life of when he was a kid and the story he never wants to share. We will finally get him to open up and share all of his secrets and mistakes. An we will try to fix him.
 They are such a wrong couple in so many other aspects. But that's how we like them right? It wouldn't be fun to watch them separably.
Honestly i put off reading "Reflected in You" just because i knew once i started reading it would be an emotional wreck and i was right. They are both idiots in my opinion. They need to be together 24/7 which is not healthy but it seems that the more people tell them that, the more they ignore it. They can't see that the world does not evolve around them as a couple. They need to relax around each other. They use sex as a mean to resolve problems, as a weapon against each other. Also the jealousy in insane.
Eva Surprised me in the story, i think she finally got a voice and started to speak up for herself. She became a strong person. She became the woman she wanted to be. She got a Make Over and a new confidence which i found appropriate. An Ex is coming to town and i think he will make a big appearance in the next book, But for now he will make Gideon nuts. Ghosts from the past will come back and taunt her as well. One very awful monster which i liked to have seen approached more slightly in the story. But it worked out. She will need all of her strengths to deal with all of this story from the beginning.
Gideon. I have lost count of the times he's accused of cheating trough out the book but he deserved it. He is no saint and doesn't make Eva's life any easier. He shadows her every movement past the point of stalking.
 He's such an intense character and with the new Asshat mood accompanied he is almost too much to bare.
His personality goes from controlling to sweet and possessive to loving, he's mysterious and regal and  he knows he needs Eva and loves her so much that he doesn't know how to act on it. He would die and KILL for her, she is everything he wants.... Do i need to say more.?
Sylvia Day gave us burning passion. Hate. Fun. Power. And most importantly she gave us a book filled with the New York city life and all it's glam. Beautifully damaged characters that warm our heart. Awesome friend s. A murder scene and a bunch of ass kicking.

segunda-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2012

A Blood Seduction (Vamp City 1#) by Pamela Palmer

Take me down to Vampire City...

Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city's magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world...one who knows nothing of the power she wields.

Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can't do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red.

Welcome to Vamp City...

Quinn has a brother whom she loves above all even herself. When Lily, her brother's girlfriend, disappears they go looking for her ans step into Vamp City V.P. And the story starts...
Then both of them are lost from each other and then Quinn has to find her brother and then get the hell out.  But how is she going to do that if she's full of her own problems? Mainly a vampire that just happens to buy her for a servant. And that this city doesn't do well with witches like her.
I really liked Arturo since the beginning. He is an enigmatic character who happens to lie exquisitely well. He goes from protecting Quinn to betray and give her to his master in a matter of seconds and though Quinn already expects it she still falls for it.  She gives her trust to easily and just doesn't get that VAMPIRES ARE BAD!!

All the good things....
- The story enthralled me from the beginning, there isn't a dull moment in this book.
- The Villain changes loads of times during this story, is a spiral of events. And it's amazing how Pamela Palmer manages to write in a way that you never see it coming.
- There is more than action, more than plenty of blood and loads of terror and dark creatures.
-Arturo  is so hot. And a sneaky man.
-This story introduces us to a different type of vampires who can feed on pain, pleasure, fear... so you don't get bored with just plain blood.
-The relationship between the characters seems real. Like Quin's and Max and Arturo's and his Master. All the emotions are felt and lived...
-The scenes are so realistic it's kind of bad sometimes. (in a good way)

Bad Things....
-Quinn missed way to many opportunities either to escape or just to kill someone. It passed the point of being stupid because she wasted them all.
-Nobody can be trusted and you can see that in the ending. The book is full of surprises...
-Arturo is Hot.
-Some actions are just plain stupid. She just needs to stop acting like the girl who needs help every turn of the way.
-She needs to understand that vampires need witches like her. And that they don't want eternal love.

The ending was mind blowing and so not expected. A perfect ending to a mischievous book. Definitely a wonderful book and Pamela Palmer just got a new fan.