6/5/11

Dead Spell Review



17-year-old Harmony Wolcott is slowly succumbing to the haunting darkness of a forgotten memory. Afraid to ask for help or admit what's happening to her and around her, Harmony looks for the truth while trying to escape what it's done to her family. 
Dead Spell is about a ghost with a past and a girl that would die to forget it.
 
My thoughts:
Dead Spell is one of those book that doesn't offer in depth descriptions, but what it does offer is fast paced action. I love a book where I feel something towards the main characters. And that was definitely the case with Harmony and Brea. Harmony is handed a crappy hand in life and has to deal with an addict mother and other people that just want to see her fail in every way. Brea is her best friend (really her only friend) that sticks by her no matter what.

I connected with Harmony is a lot of ways, with a lot of the issues that she deals with. I saw my teenage self in her and although I wasn't near as destructive as her, I still felt the connection with her regardless. When learning that a lot of her misgivings were because of a ghost that was haunting her, I was totally engrossed in the story even more. The writing style was exquisite and I can't wait to read more from this author. She knows how to put a story out there that's not too hard to believe, but at the same time awkward enough to keep you reading till it ends.

I loved the relationship between Harmony and her boyfriend (his name escapes me for the moment). He is like Brea and is out to help and protect Harmony is anyway necessary, most of all from herself. There were things in the book that happened that I hated, but the book wouldn't have been the same and had the same ending if they didn't happen. So I understand that they had to happen (doesn't mean I have to like it).. :) This book gets an

A
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Starcrossed: Perigee Review






Aric Brennan is a whisperer - a perfectly engineered human/alien hybrid, designed specifically to charm and seduce. When Lucy is stalked by his unearthly creators, she has no choice but to trust him to help her navigate a way through a horrifying reality - a reality filled with creatures which should really only exist in nightmares.

My thoughts: (Warning! May contact slight spoilers)



This book to me was amazing! Coming from someone that loved watching X-Files growing up this was definitely my bag of tea. When it first started with the character, Lucy waking up in a barn in horse manure, I was a little taken back. But after the first couple of pages I was hooked! When she meets Aric, it's like her whole life is turned upside down and she learns things about herself and things all around her that aren't quite as they seem.

One of the big things that I loved about this book was the concept of it. Aric is a whisperer, which to me gave me the impression of when a vampire “glamours” someone. He basically makes it easier for the people that the aliens abduct by calming their nerves. But there's so much more to it, harvesting wyk, which is explained as energy. The things that the characters are able to do with wyk is amazing as well.. I could go on and on, but I don't want to give away toooo much :)

Another thing that I loved about it is the relationship between Aric and Lucy. It's a real love, but your average lustful yearning that a lot of paranormal romances have. From what I felt while reading it, they genuinely care for each other, and Aric one mission is to protect Lucy at all cost. Very chivalrous in the way he treats her, and let's be honest ladies, that's always a good thing for a man to have.

If you are wanting something fast paced and full of action, then this is definitely one that I would recommend. In my opinion, it's one of the best paranormal romances that I have read and I would recommend to anyone. This book get a solid


A 
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