Thursday, September 20, 2012

In My Mailbox (23)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox I have:The Torn Wing (The Faerie Ring, #2)
I'm still working out how to use the new blogger look - trying to make a post is torture!  If you're wondering why this text isn't at the top or bottom, it's because I can't make - I'm REALLY frusturated...Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls, #2)
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (21): The Unfalling Light

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week I am waiting for:
The Unfailing Light (The Katerina Trilogy, #2)Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eona by Alison Goodman

Eona (Eon, #2)

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Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power - and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .

Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.

Eona starts shortly after the end of Eon.  And whereas Eon was filled with politics and explanations for the rich land inside the book, Eona is full of action and romance.

I have to say, after reading Eon I wasn't sure how much I'd like Eona Eon was a little - dare I say it? - boring.  If it had two hundred less pages, I may have enjoyed it more, but I felt like Eon was lacking in plot. In Eona, which is a whole hundred pages larger than Eon, I felt like every page was there for a reason.  I couldn't put Eona down!  I could have spent all day reading it (if it weren't for the pesky fact that my parents needed me...).

For one, lets start on the plot.  The plot of Eon seemed exciting, but had to much politics and world-building to override the exciting scenes.  In Eona, the world has already been set, and thus Alison Goodman wastes no time throwing you into a plot full of intrigue and political power.

Eona still does not have control of her powers, as the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes had been killed our trying to come to her.  She needs the help of her enemy, Lord Ido, to learn how to control the dragins and her powers.

Characters from the first book, such as Ryko, Lady Dela, and of course, the Pearl Emporer Kygo, come back in this novel.  This book flew by, and I can truthfully say I was quite sad to end it.

Romance, action, adventure, and fantasy.  I would definitely recommend picking up this book!

Rating: 5/5

Market: YA
Language: Moderate
Sensuality: Moderate
Violence: Moderate

Friday, September 7, 2012

Follow Friday (29)

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Gain New Blog Followers

Q:What are you reading right now? How do you like it?.
Matched (Matched, #1)I'm currently reading Matched, by Ally Condie.  It's a book I've been wanting to read for a while, mostly in part to the awesome reviews it gets!  However, I've never really went out of my way to get.  I saw it at the library earlier this week and was pretty excited!  So far it's good.  I'm not far enough in to say definitely if I like it, love it, or hate it.  I guess I'll just have to find out!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (20): Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


This week I am waiting for:

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Let me just start of by saying: Cinder was flawless.  So I'm obviously super excited about this book!  Is it February yet???

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