Monday, October 17, 2011

Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

Sunday, October 16, 2011
. In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different..

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge was a steampunk novel revolving around the life of young Aoife Grayson. This novel was my first that I consider having actually been a steampunk novel. I, however, am familiar with the genre. To me, this book was the epitome of what a steampunk novel should be. It combined Aoife's love of the machinery so perfectly with magic that it seemed almost flawless. The city was built completely around the machines, making it a huge part of not only the setting, but the plot itself. The way Caitlin described the machinery in the novel was also fantastic, but as always her descriptions were spot-on. When reading, one can actually see the gears of the machines, the swirls of the aether. It's almost as though the machines in the book are something tangible that Catilin was holding when she wrote it. Not only do the clothing and machines match the genre, however, but the magic as well. For the first couple chapters, I had no idea it was even coming. There were allusions of course, but when finally the magic and machines mixed, the affects were fantastic.
Throughout the novel you see sophisticated vocabulary and well-written explanations of the setting. There's never any doubt about what exactly is going on in the book, in my opinion, as Ms. Kittredge managed to write the setting so well that you can feel the steam of the machines while you read. The plot itself reflects her sophisticated writing as well, and we see not just one, but several plot twists throughout the book. Once you've finished reading, you'll wonder if it was the same book you began. You'll go back and think "Was it always like that? How did I miss that?"
All-in-all, Caitlin's fantastic writing style, her sophisticated use of grammar and vocabulary, the plotline (twists, cliffhangers and all), and the genre make for an incredibly interesting read. It's a page-turner for sure, and you won't be able to put it down until the very end (I know I wasn't). I'd give this book a 5/5, for sure. I can't wait for the sequel!
Reviewed by Dakota Unger (Koda)


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Here’s the back cover blurb:

“When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet,
seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity
to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue
eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower,
is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll
turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up,
wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez
realizes there’s more to this boy — and her father’s “law firm” — than she

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to
collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his
entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a
group of rogue Sixes hell-bent on taking down Denazen before they’re
caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez
has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.”

New Book By Jennifer Armentrout Cursed

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Anyway, so here is the official blurb that is due for release in September 2012 from Spencer Hill Press.

Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.



The cover is beautiful and the blurb just makes wish the release date was sooner. Everyone this is gonna be an awesome READ SO PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!!!!!

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Ok WOW I just recently read The Hunger Games Trilogy and loved them. I loved the way the character Katniss stood her ground for what she believed in. These books are hard to put down once you pick them up. Suzanne builds a world that makes you think could actually exist. These books are brutally brilliant. I recommend everyone read them. You will not be disappointed I PROMISE.

Slow Start

Thursday, June 9, 2011
I did not realize how slow of a start I was going to have starting my blog. It seems like since I have started it blogger has had issue after issue hopefully all getting fixed shortly. I hope to soon be getting a book in the mail and once I read it having the author do a interview. The Author will be Katie John.

Wolfe By Skyla Dawn Cameron

Friday, May 27, 2011
 Wolfe by Skyla Dawn Cameron. I loved this book.

Wolfe is book two a follow up to River. Which is a werewolf book with a twist.
The book is about River who once was the youngest female alpha known to exist. She was a pure white wolf  who one day was bite by a human and that then in turn turned her human. It took three years for her to even start to adjust to the human culture with a family she did not feel like she belonged with . When she bumped into the human that bite her. She vowed to kill him but in the end she ended up loving him more than she thought she could love someone other than her alpha when she was a wolf. Now in Wolfe she was uprooted from her foster family and placed with a woman who claimed she was her Aunt Patty and moved to somewhere she did not want to be and faced things like a camp full of other weres that she did not know even existed.. She thought she would not be able to get through but in the end she found where she belonged along side her human boyfriend Daryl. I give this book 5 stars it is a fast paced excellent read.