Feb 20, 2014

Review: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Silence (Hush, Hush #3)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Source: Own Hardcover

My Rating:

Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend. 
But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows. And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

I'm so sad. I LOVED Hush Hush #1! Absolutely loved it! Book two was ok, but now I feel like the series is just going down hill. I don't know if I should pick up book 4 :( Any advice?

Well, on to my review. I liked this book, I really did. Picjs up right after book 2, Nora can't remember anything (and yes, that includes Patch <3). I'll be honest and admit I felt a little annoyed during half the book because of the fact that I KNEW MORE than the protagonist herself. In book 2 Nora was really annoying, but I'm happy to say she's improved in this one.... (mostly because she couldn't remember who she was :)hahaha!)... The romance between Nora and Patch is believable, but I was left wanting more!!

The plot/action was what saved this book for me! Fitzpatrick has created a twisted awesome world of angels and unearthly creatures! The ending was a cliff hanger (I expected it) but it was manageable! I'm just really afraid they'll mess up the final book... Hopefully I'm wrong.

All in all, I will finish the series but just because of PATCH <3

Feb 4, 2014

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Title: Hallowed (Unearthly #2)
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 406
Source: Own Hardcover

My Rating:

For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

Rarely is the sequel ever as good as the original, but I am PROUD to say that Ms. Hand has accomplished the impossible! I loved this book MORE than I loved Unearthly... This series is a truly unique and interesting story. I was really afraid this book was going to be more of a filler (2nd books usually are, right?) but NOPE!

This book continues right after the big "fire" and revealing in book one. Fans of Tucker should worry not, for he is still around and gets plenty of Clara time. But the inedible does happen... the love triangle. Believe me when I say that I'm not the biggest fan of love triangles, but it worked perfectly in Hallowed. And that's saying something because I flippin' loved Tucker in book one, but guess what? I don't know HOW, but Ms. Hand managed to have me going CRAZY for Christian... Idk. My feelings are all over the place! This book is a perfect example of what all paranormal romances should be like!

I don't want to give too much away but the ending B. R. O. K. E my Corazon </3 WHY?! If you've read book one, but haven't had time to pick up book two, DO IT NOW! I put it off for sometime bc personally, book one was an ok read, but I'm kicking my own butt for not having picked it up sooner. If you read it soon, come back and comment... let me know how it treats you! :)