I was so close to not finish my last book regarding the last two weeks I was absent but I did it and now I feel like I accomplished something bigger than my addiction for YA books (which I’m slowly getting tired of), I mean here I am writing reviews instead of watching GoT like the rest of the sane world but who cares?. Anyways, here they are, the four books I managed to read despite having a French Grammar test and some rehearsals for my students’ talent show.
First I read was Silver Silence by Nalini Singh, a book from the Psy-Changeling series.
If someone is willing to never break silence is Silver Merchant, the quiet yet analytical assistant of famously lethal psy Kaleb, but after suffering a death threat that could be coming from a family member she knows she’s not safe anymore and so does Valentin the alpha of the Bear pack in Moscow who shows an inexplicable desire for the young cold blooded psy. Will this bear be enought to save Silver from danger and her own self?
I JUST WISH THERE WAS A LITTLE DETAIL ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP IN THIS BOOK.
Nalini Singh never does anything wrong and her books complete my life in a way I never expected them to do, I obviously adored Silver’s story with her badass grandma that remind me a lot of Olenna from #GoT, and her brother is just a little darling whom I like to take care of like a falcon over its nest, besides Valentin the hottest and funniest alpha alive (don’t tell Lucas) was everything my heart could handle. Everything was like a golden honey pot of sweetness around Silver and her cold aptitude, like everyone was trying to set her up to fall for the cubs fluffy bodies and fun games, I mean just imagine Dima in his polar bear shape (😍😍). I specially loved how Silver became a part of the family and strong as an alpha bossing Sergei and Galina around to avoid the pain of her bear. But what I would have love to see would have been the switch between wanting to be under the silence and deciding to go for emotions, coming from Silver’s side and not just some side inner innuendo.
The second book I read was Poison Princess by Kresley Cole, from the Arcana Chronicles.
Evie has never been a normal girl but she has tried all she could to appear the most perfect teenager until her last breakdown where she ended up in a asylum to force her to forget her messed up hallucinations about the end of the world full of famine and danger. When she returns to her old school, everything seems fine: her adorable boyfriend, her crazy friends and her untouchable reputation; until guys from the wrong side of town start attending her high school and her visions come back, this time stronger than ever. But are these just manifestations of a traumatized girl or keys to resolve the dangerous heat coming for all life? Is she destined to save us all?
EVERYTHING IS SO DAMN COMPLICATED. LOVE AND FATE.
When I started reading this, I wasn’t quite convinced because I understood nothing about Tarot and I was annoyed by the whole popular kids storyline, but once I got more info and character development I felt infatuated by everything. From Evie’s scarred growth and messy feelings, to the awful realization she must be who she is without her love boy cuz he made the sign of the cross to avoid her devilish appearance after swearing he would be by her side no matter what. One can truly drown in the thoughts and experiences Evie goes through, no matter one’s maturity level because confusion and resilience is no stranger to anyone, so props to the author’s writing skills right there. Creativity to its fineness.
The following book was What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis, from the Life’s a Witch trilogy.
Brooklyn has always been invisible, not a memorable face, not a quotable girl and she’s tired of it. She’s sick of not having friends, of her parents not understanding her motives and of having to have lunch with the school counselor to avoid being alone or become a mute in the process. But she has a secret, she comes from a family of witches and her parents have forbid her from using magic until she turned the mature age of sixteen, so when her birthday comes she knows she’ll leave a mark but will it be a good one or she’ll end up forgetting her nature to join the fascist clique called the Elite?
IF I HAD BEEN TWELVE OR THIRTEEN I WOULD HAVE PROBABLY LIKED IT BETTER.
Don’t get me wrong I’m used to these kind of shallow immature teenage characters, and I grew to care for little Brooklyn. It’s just that I felt everything was a little too childish for my taste and surreal like with miss Zia and her inappropriate friendship with a student which is not OK, she should only have a teacher alumni situation going on with boundaries for both of them to avoid awkward future drifts. And the fact that the author will narrate another young witch’s tale in the next one instead of fixing all the crap poor Brook has going on like she should, it is quite a pity. But those are only my thoughts, I know things could soon make sense but not in the way I’m looking for, which is a closure and some justice for the annoying main character I grew to love.
The last book I just finished reading was Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff, from The Watchers series.
Annalise Drew lived a far from perfect life, she has almost no memory of her mother, her dad is an abusive drunk and her stepmother is a backstabbing nightmare but she still has her grades and is graduating before time so she’ll start a new life going to college because of an scholarship, where she truly feels she belongs. But despite all odds, fate said otherwise and she ends up attending to very different classes in a secret unknown island with a bunch of vampires training young girls to battle their enemies, now her struggle is not only to gain a home but to obtain her life.
INTENSE AND INVENTIVE.
I still a bit confused by some unfinished business in this first book but I’m just gonna get over it because of how amazingly graceful it was despite having the overly used vampires the world relied on the late 2000’s, I must admit I was almost put off by the fact there we’re gonna be vamps in here but I was shocked to find out this is a dark story of self discovery and dark fights for survival. And though I wasn’t entirely amused by Drew, (she wasn’t as smart as she was conceived to be) I still grew to respect her strength and her overachieving nature. Now I wanna know how her life goes and if she will still try to scape what has become part of her.