Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.27.21 PMThe Red Queen 

By Victoria Aveyard

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?


 My Review:

First of all can we all have a moment of silence for the beautiful cover. Now, I’m a firm believer in less is more because this cover is absolutely gorgeous!

(Totally judging based on the cover right now, but it paid off)

Victoria had me at red and silver blood– like what?! Mind Blown!

You follow Mare who was born a red blooded peasant with nothing to look forward to but dying in the silver bloods battle

With a crazy turn of events she displays powers of her own and she even ends up in the running to be a Princess.

Victoria blew me away especially for this being her first novel! I’m completely hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book… very impatiently!

♥♥♥♥♥ –  5 shocking stars 🙂 

 

 

 

Chronicles of Steele: Raven

ravenbannerChronicles of Steele: Raven (The Complete Story) 

Author: Pauline Creeden

Genre: Steampunk Fantasy

(Now get all four serials in one novel!)

Synopsis: 

Human life has value.

The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.

The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.

Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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Author Bio: 

Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.

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The Infernal Devices By Cassandra Clare

Infernal Devices

 

The Infernal Devices Series 

Synopsis from Clockwork Angel:

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


 

My Review: 

This Series totally gutted me. I had an idea of what would happen because I had read the Mortal Instruments before I started this series– but I had no idea it would hit me so hard.

The story revolves around the mystery of Tessa and her heritage and why does everyone want her special gifts? But it’s the love triangle that brought on the tears. Is it possible to be in love with two people at once? What do you in that case? The epitome of the best (& most emotional) love triangle I would’ve ever hoped to have read/imagined.

The way Cassandra ended this series– perfection. I laughed, I cried and in the end I sobbed like a baby. The quotes in this book are too awesome for words. I can’t even express in words what this series did to me, it’s something you have to experience for yourself. Everything I read from Cassandra is just awesome, at this point I think I would read her grocery lists. 

♥♥♥♥♥- I have no words other than it’s a Must Read!

Inescapable Series By, Amy Bartol

Inescapable

Synopsis for Inescapable:

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.


My Review:

Moving away from the only parent you’ve ever known to move away to college is drastic enough, but what Evie doesn’t count on is the life changing way it’ll effect her. Words can not express how much I love this series. The way Amy puts a twist on the classic love triangle made even me doubting which one I want her to end up with. But it doesn’t just stop at that, it seems like everyone she encounters wants a piece of her! (Literally) The way Evie takes it all in stride with her snarky attitude really makes you fall in love with her. This series is beautifully written and I love it, I can’t wait for the next book due out next year!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥- Obsessed, I want a Fallen Angel Bf of my own 🙂

Fifty Shades of Grey By, E.L James

Fifty Shades

Synopsis For Fifty Shades of Grey:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.


 

My Review:

I know, I know what your thinking!! But everyone who reads this book loves it, it’s got to be for a reason, right?!

I’ll give it to you straight…

Yes, there is the crazy sex, but there is also a love story here. For the first time Christian Grey feels something more for a girl and she’s a nobody, lit major, virgin with frizzy hair.  We watch as their love story unfolds and he ultimately makes these changes in his life for her. It appeals to every woman’s desire– awesome sex and a man that will change who he is for her. Super romantic and his crazy control and protectiveness can be kinda f*cking hott!!

OKAY, enough of the sex already you pervs– there’s also major Drama, Background into how Christian became the way he is, and just plenty more things from the past pop out and make loving Christian Grey not so easy..

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ – Must read, sexy, BDSM love story

Make Me By, Rhiannon Holte

Make Me

Synopsis for Make Me:

What happens to child movie stars after they crash their cars, burn through their money, and land in rehab? This is the story of Anya, a former TV actor, who is determined to claw her way back into the spotlight, and Rhiannon, a friend who is willing to help her. Together they create a website that allows users to vote on ways to give Anya’s life a complete makeover. Fans not only voted on how to change her appearance, they also make other decisions for her, like where she should live and whether to dump her boyfriend. The catch—Anya must do the makeover that wins the most votes or the project will be shut down. The gimmick works, the site goes viral, but the fans aren’t predictable and the makeovers aren’t always easy. Read this behind-the-scenes account of how two eighteen-year-old girls become adults and one of them risks everything to become an icon


My Review:

Let me just start by saying, I loved this book!
It centers around Anya a former television star that is trying to get her career back up and running. It’s told by her friends point of view as they decide to start this crazy makeover website to boost her fame again. It makes them do some insane stuff in order to gain popularity and fans. Let me tell you things get pretty C-R-A-Z-Y!
I think it’s a really original idea that shows the bad side of fame and the crazy lengths people will go through to obtain it.

P.S- they also have an actual website makemeover.us that you can virtually see what they are talking about! I know, Super cool right?

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ – Check it out! The down side to fame must read.