Friday, May 25, 2012
Posted by Ky at 9:24 PM
When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.
The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The moblike Dakine fights against the government, and somehow Taylor and Sheridan find themselves in the middle. The only way to elude them all is to trust Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.
Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, Erasing Time explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.
Posted by Ky at 9:13 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will.
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do.
My Review: I bought this book forever ago because everyone said it was really good. It has been sitting on my shelf for a good 4 months. If not longer. I blame college. Anyway, I finally got around to reading it and I cannot believe it took me that long to pick up this book. I was glued to this from beginning to end. I absolutely freakin adored this.
Posted by Ky at 9:47 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I absolutely loved this world. The Grisha were fascinating to say the least. They are not witches or wizards and do not perform magic; actually they get highly offended at the word. They are practitioners of what they call the Small Science. An interesting concept to look at magic in a scientific manner. Just like any elite group there is a certain level of snobbery and cliques. Nonetheless, Alina makes a few friends amongst the Grisha. Eventually she even starts to accept her new abilities and thinks of herself as one of them. Though court life is full of glimmer and shine, there is something a lot darker lurking beneath all the pleasantries. Ravka is at war with the surrounding countries, the King is practically as useful as a child, and the Abbott is a sinister presence always ready to corner Alina when she is alone. Even more distressing to Alina is that her best friend, Mal, has failed to answer any of her letters.
Alina was an amazing MC. She's kind of awkward and can never do anything very well, but that never stops her from trying. She literally exhausts herself with her studies, and keeps pushing herself. Once her powers fully flourish, Alina finally becomes the young woman she's been striving to be. She is no longer held back by her past and embraces her newfound power. For the first time in her life she feels like she has a purpose. She can help destroy the Shadow Fold and free her country from the horrors of war. She even feels desired for the first time. Always that skinny awkward girl that most guys refer to as "Twig" she's never felt confident in herself. When the Darkling, the most powerful man in the country, shows an interest in her things start to look up.
The Darkling was just as interesting. And yes you never get to know his name. He is the Darkling. I'm such a sucker for dark, quiet, misunderstood types and I fell hook, line, and sinker for this guy. I really thought that he was seeing Alina for who she really was and liked her for it. I don't think I have ever been so drastically wrong about a character's motivations. Anyway I still remain firm in the belief that there is more to the Darkling than anyone thinks. He's such a mysterious figure that you just know that he has some other deeper issues going on.
And the ending to this! I was on the edge of my seat for probably the last fifty pages. I couldn't have put it down if I wanted to. I am absolutely stoked for the sequel. Shadow and Bone was such an amazing start to a wonderful new trilogy (I'm assuming) and I highly recommend it. It's full of magic, intrigue, dark forces, and a bit of a love story. Absolutely top notch.
Posted by Ky at 8:40 AM
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Posted by Ky at 1:32 PM
Friday, May 11, 2012
Posted by Ky at 8:18 AM