Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test (Book #2)
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 296
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “Calliope trudged through the sunny field as she ignored the babble of the redhead trailing behind her.”

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.
As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.
Henry’s first wife, Persephone.”

My Rating: 3.5/5

Hey there guys, this week I’m reviewing Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter. This is the second book in the Goddess Test series and I’m glad I continued to read in this series.  This series was something that I fell in love immediately. I liked the idea of having a way to connect with Greek Mythology without rereading the Percy Jackson series (excellent for the middle school age, but make me feel ancient now -.-) I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in this instalment of the series. I feel like the characters have degraded or simply morphed into people I don’t really care about. Their views on things changed and some of them no longer melted my heart, but made me want to shout at them. Like if they were real people I would have lost it a little. And there’s another thing. I like to lose myself in books and feel like the characters are real, but I just couldn’t this time.
Oh well, hopefully the next book with change my mind.
All in all, this book was ok. It had some high points, but I couldn’t see myself wanting to reread this one anytime soon.   
Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

So let’s get right into it. This book really changed the series for me. And not in a good way. I just felt like the characters had changed in a way that can’t be unseen. In some ways it drove me insane. We had come so far in the past book learning who Kate was and how Henry acted and then it just all changed. All because of one stupid summer away.
Another thing I wished I could have heard more about was the underworld itself. There were so many questions I had. How many souls just milled about and how did the River Styx work. Answer me oh mighty author!
I’d have to say the best part of this book was the story line. The way that the characters had something to fight for most of the book was nice.

♥Kate: Somewhere along the line Kate became a really needy little girl. It drove me nuts that she instantly expected to go all the way with Henry and have him wrapped around her little finger. In a sense, I understand. You don’t want to love someone completely and have it go to waste or be denied. All the same she was kind of stupid. She butted her head into things that were simply dumb. Going after Persephone and Ava to see Cronus was stupid. And I had to put down the book and walk away at that point. I am extremely happy though that she stuck to her guns and is assisting in the war and she is standing strong no matter what Henry says. Good for her. Ps. PREGNANCY???? Say what Aimee Carter!

♥Henry: Henry has also changed in this book. He is back to his heart broken old ways. Feeling like he deserves no one and that’s just ridiculous. You’re a damn god! I was really upset when he acted so indifferent toward Kate, but after finding out how James had burned him in the past I wasn’t shocked. What I was surprised about was when he went ahead and kissed Persephone! Seriously after she tells you that her and James did nothing, you go make out with your ex wife? Excellent, no please continue. And this whole excuse of showing him that it wasn’t really a romance they ever had? That was just dumb. At least he ended up with Kate in the end. Which is nice.

Ava: She is still a very interesting character. I never pictured her to be married, but then again I didn’t really think that she’d slept with James either. Shocker! I was impressed that she didn’t just give away people’s secrets. As well I wonder if she did offer Kate up so she could get Nicholas back. She was so distraught about him being held captive it wouldn’t really surprise me. Who knows….

♥James: I started to like James in this book and I felt for him. To love someone who can never truly be yours is rough, but then we learned about Persephone and Ava. It makes a girl wonder if he’s just playing around. Although during the book he shows that he care for Kate more than some of the others when he backs her up and let’s her make her own decisions. In the end I think could have found a better way to break it to James that he wasn’t the one, but who knows what the future holds.

Persephone: I certainly pictured her differently I thought that she would be nicer. That she was a decent person and that’s why Henry was drawn to her, but apparently she wasn’t at all what I thought. She seems pretty self centred and although she has a mortal waiting for her at home she goes to fight without telling him that she might not return. I was quite angry when she kissed Henry, but in the end it was the little shove he needed in the right direction.

♥Calliope: She is such an evil woman. My word, to think that she has such a huge master plan and that she has such control over what happens with Cronus just makes my blood boil. I do wonder what she thinks will happen to the world when Cronus is out. Does she think he’ll just spare her? I doubt that highly, and what in the world is she going to do with poor Kate and her baby??? Urgh.

♥Cronus: I want to know more about him. Who was his mate and why did they choose separate roles against humanity? And mostly did he really love Kate or was it just something Calliope added to make things interested. Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 102
”’Whatever I had then was nothing compared to what I have now with all of you. Everyone loves me here,’ said Ava, and James smiled faintly.
‘Yeah, we’re all a little in love with you,’ he said. ‘But that’s only because you’re dynamite in bed. Otherwise you’re a pain in the ass.’”

♥Final Line: “With that, she cracked the stone against the back of my head, and my world went black.”

Thanks so much for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Series: Warm Bodies (Book #1)
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 239
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books Atria
Year Published: 2011
First Line: “I am dead, but it’s not so bad.”

“R is having a no-life crisis- he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collection souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl- although she looks delicious0 he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.”

My Rating: 5/5

Hey guys! Happy first half of the week! Whatever day and time it is wherever you are.. I can’t even keep track of the time here never mind.
So let’s get right to the point. I think that a lot of people associate this book with a fluffed up version of zombies. And to an extent they have that correct.. It isn’t the thriller book, or a book all about the end of days. This book is mainly about hope. Not just young love as I expected it to be, but real honest to god hope. The thing that pushes us and makes us human. I was extremely impressed and quickly fell in love with this book and it’s characters. It made me think without a doubt about people close to me and the future, but not in a scary way just in a what if sort of way. I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a fun and quickish read.
Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

This book was a really surprising read. I had was expecting a book that I would hate because usually when I read about zombies they scare the crap out of me. And in this one, well it was scary it was a far more humorous look at them. As our narrator is a zombie. And thank goodness it was. I can’t imagine this book being written another way. I loved it! So let’s talk about the best part, the
♥R: He’s an interesting character to say the least. Even before he meets Julie the fact that he goes and gathers Senatra records and collects random things makes me smile. Oh and that he rides escalators for fun! Hilarious. I wasn’t surprised when he fell for Julie, just surprised that Perry still was around in his head just egging him on.. I think that was the most interesting part. The way their thoughts combined and he began to understand what humanity really is. Oh, and the fact that true love prevailed; I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t love that. When we found that his kids changed back I cried. No lie. Oh and how they’re changing the world, fantastic!!!!
♥Julie: She’s had an obvious tough life, but none the less she preservers. I love that she has so much hope, and how she opens that up for people, in fact to many people who have no hope left. I was surprised to learn about how her dad was and what he changed into when things collapsed. I was also surprised when she got over Perry so quickly, but I guess if you’re with someone who constantly is saying goodbye, when it happens it isn’t such a shock. In the end she made the right choice. Yay!
♥Perry: He was quite the guy. I think that if he had been born in a different time then maybe things would have been different for him. He would have strived in our current environment where there is nothing but hope, but when he was pressed into a tough situation and had lost everything he just started to give up. And isn’t that sad?
♥M: I really hope he ended up with Nora, it’s certainly an intriguing thought. He seems like a sweet guy all in all. Lady killer… haha literally.
♥Nora: I wonder how she could hook up with Perry and then just be his friend and how Julie would ever handle that. That’s just madness in my mind but at the end of the world, I guess anything is possible….
Grigio: Before he died, I think he was already lost. Sad really.

Moments to Remember
♥Pg. 54
“’I… find things… sometimes. But we don’t… seek.’
‘Really,’ Julie says. ‘Well that’s a fucking tragedy.’ She continues to dig through my records, but her tone starts to escalate as she speaks. ‘You don’t think about new things? You don’t seek? What’s that even mean? You don’t seek what? Music? Music is life! It’s physical emotion- you can touch it! It’s neon ecto-energy sucked out of spirits and switched into sound waves for you ears to swallow. Are you telling me, what, that it’s boring? You don’t have time for it?’”

♥Pg. 109
“It frustrates and fascinates me that we’ll never know for sure, that despite the best efforts of historians and scientists and poets, there are some things we’ll just never know for sure, that despite the best efforts of historian and scientists and poets, there are some things we’ll just never know. What the first song sounded like. How it felt to see the first photograph. Who kissed the first kiss, and if it was any good.”

♥Pg. 112
“’Do you think it’s stupid?’
‘To fall in love.’
He pauses, the puts his walkie away. ‘What do you mean, Pear.’
‘Like… now. The way things are now. I mean everything’s so uncertain… is it stupid to waste time on stuff like that in a world like this? When everything might fall apart any minute?’
My dad looks at me for a long time. ‘When I met your mom,’ he says, ‘I asked myself that. And all we had going on back then was a few wars and recessions.’ His walkie starts crackling again. He ignores it. ‘I got nineteen years with your mom. But do you think I would’ve turned down the idea if I’d known I’d only get one year? Or a month?’ He surveys the construction, shaking his head slowly.”

♥Pg. 218
“’Want some wine? It’s an ’86 Mouton Rothschild. I’d describe it as yummy with notes of fucking delicious.’”

♥Final Line: “Because we want it.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker by EL James (Adult Content!)

Title: Fifty Shades Darker
Author: EL James
Series: Fifty Shades (Book #2)
Genre: Romance, Adult Fiction
Pages: 532
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Year Published: 2011
First Line: “I have survived Day Three Post-Christian, and my first day at work.”

”Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Ana cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Ana learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.”

My Rating: 4/5

Well it’s been a while but I’m happy to be back to talk to readers about Fifty Shades Darker the second book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy. This book took me a while to read but I’m proud that I finished it. By the end, I my rating had changed many times. Honestly there were parts about this book that I didn’t like, and parts that I loved. This book is very adult in the aspects of sex. It certainly gave me a lot to think about. I must say that the characters have certainly changed from the first book. Some are stronger and others are more open to others and the readers themselves. I’ve fallen in love with many of the characters in this book and I’m certainly not ashamed of it.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Fifty Shades Darker by EL James (Adult content!)

This book has changed leaps and bounds from the first book. Some parts I’m happy about other parts didn’t stay changed for long unfortunately. I feel like the second book in this series is so much more in depth into Christian’s life. It’s exciting to learn more about his life, but at the same time it’s scary. He is quite the interesting character. Not to mention that he whole idea in this book has changed. It’s not just classified as “fucking” anymore it’s “making love” which is great and all just not expected from the last book. But let’s get right into the

♥Christian: I think that Christian has gone through the biggest change in this book. He’s not hard and only dominant anymore. He really begins to care for Ana and by the end of the book has proposed and plans to marry her. I guess it just takes the right person sometimes to give you hope for hearts and flowers. I’m happy for him but what if his mind changes. I think that Ana does have a reason to worry.
♥Ana: Good for Ana for sticking up for herself in the beginning. But as the book goes on she transforms back to the girl she was when she was first with Christian she doesn’t stick up for herself nearly as much and that just made me upset. She can be a strong independent woman so why does she seem to have to have Christian by her side 24/7? Maybe I’m just to young to understand all this.
♥Jack: What a freaking creep! Just wanting to have sex with all his assistants. It sure makes you wonder how he kept that job so long. Thank goodness that Ana knew a bit of self defense and had someone to help her other wise she would have been trapped in a job with this creep. But I also never doubted he would try and have his revenge.
♥Dr. Flynn: I would like to know more of the secrets that Dr. Flynn knows about Christian. It is quite intriguing. As well he seems like a pleasant man who has help Christian through a lot in his life.
♥ Elena: She’s an evil little piece of work. I thought at first that maybe Ana was just being overly jealous but then by the end I realized that she thinks she’s far better for Christian and that Ana can’t possibly be what he needs. Selfish *adult word*
♥Leila: She really needs help. It must be hard to be so used up sexually and then see the person that didn’t want more with you want so much more with someone else who looks like you. I can’t even imagine and hope I never have to go through that.
♥Jose: He’s a good friend and although he obviously wants more with Ana I don’t think he will try anything with her again after that first time.
♥Mia: So energetic and fun. I can see myself being friends with her. She is probably going to have a large part in the next book what with the wedding and everything.
♥Ethan: I really hope that him and Mia get together they seem like they’re meant for each other.
♥Elliot: He’s sweet from what I can tell.
♥Kate: A true best friend. If my friend had a contract written about sexual interactions I think I would question the shit out of her as well. There would be a lot of rage.
♥Grace: To find out a dear friend was fucking your son, and on his birthday? I would have lost it.

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 55
“’Why did that feel like a pissing contest?’ I ask Christian as he opens the car door for me.”

♥Pg. 102
“’You know, he was controlling. Some men are like that.’ He gave me a quick sideways smile.
‘Really? A controlling man, surely a mythical creature?’ I don’t think I can squeeze any more sarcasm into my response.”

♥Pg. 204
“’What color, Anastasia?’ Christian inclines his head.
‘Er… black?’ I shrug. ‘You really don’t need to do this.’
He frowns. ‘Black’s not easily seen at night.’
Oh, for heaven’s sake. I resist the temptation to roll my eyes. ‘You have a black car.’
He scowls at me.
‘Canary yellow, then.’ I shrug.
Christian makes a face- canary yellow is obviously not his thing.”

♥Pg. 300
“Are you on your own?’
‘No. There are six people staring at me right now wondering who the hell I’m talking to.’
Shit… ‘Really?’ I gasp, panicked.
‘Yes. Really. My girlfriend,’ he announces away from the phone.
Holy cow! ‘They probably all thought you were gay, you know.’
He laughs. ‘Yeah, probably.’ I hear his grin.”

♥Pg. 350
Sweetest email I’ve read to date!

♥Final Line: “His chance will come soon.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo