Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hollowland - the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows..

Book Description: "This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

My Review: LOVED IT!! OK, it may just be the fact that I'm an odd kinda gal' that loves me some horror movies and what's more classic than zombies?? I have seen just about every zombie movie so I was super excited to learn that the same person who wrote the Trylle series wrote a zombie book too! Even more exciting is that it's a series called The Hollows. This was only the first book but I loved it. I love seeing how people learn to survive in a world wide pandemic situation getting really creative with the ways the deal with the zombie. A strain of the rabies virus has started to mutate humans and turn them into ravenous monsters. When almost the whole world population is wiped out, those few survivors fight to find a way to save their race. It even involves pet lions who rather enjoy killing zombies once all there Las Vegas show owners are killed off. OK, try not to think me crazy for loving this book, but it was such an entertaining and suspenseful read. Trust me, just try it!!


Ascend...The final chapter in the Trylle Trilogy...

Book Description: With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy’s fate seems sealed. But everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she can’t save the ones she loves.

Her whole life has been leading up to this, and it’s all coming to an end.

My Review: Sadly, the book had to come to an end. But it was an awesome end at that. Sometimes it can be a disappointment how a trilogy ends but I think Amanda Hocking did well with the series. All the loose ends were tied up. I hate not knowing what happens to some characters so she did great and addressing where everyone was at in the end. It came down to a well written climax with a happy ending. My kind of book. I would suggest the series to those who love fantasy but are a little tired of all the werewolves and vampires. This book was a refreshing take on another not so popular creature! Enjoy!


Torn - the second book of the Trylle Trilogy...

Book Description: Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her.

She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is going to lead.

My Review: So this is the second book and it was worth reading the first two give us an awesome sequel. I love the characters in this story and the different take on fantasy that hasn't been done in quite some time. I like where the plot is headed with knowing a third book is about to be devoured by me. It gives me just enough romance, almost an overkill at times what with Wendy being awesome so everyone loves her but I like it. This one gives us a good look at all the characters and more background and even an event I was sure would never happen, totally did. Wow. Looking forward to the third one!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Switched - the first book in the Trylle Trilogy...

Book Description:

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

My Review:
Switched by Amanda Hocking was great! I jumped into the book and was hooked immediately. It's a young adult fantasy/romance but unlike any I have read in forever. No sexy vampires, or werewolves but TROLLS! Really?? When it first explained that these other worldly creatures that resemble humans were trolls, i nearly but the book down because when I think trolls, it's a major turn off. However, trolls are what we "humans" have given the stereotype to for the race called Trylle. They are trolls, but beautiful and powerful and quit entertaining to read about. First of three books and I'm loving the story and the characters. Loving Finn, our tall dark and handsome hero, that Wendy can't help but fall for. I just started the second book, Torn, and can't wait to see if it's just as good!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I am Number Four

So I usually love to read books before seeing the movie, but in this case the movie snuck up on us and we went to see it with some friends. It rocked. I figured if  I loved the movie, I would devour the book. I Am Number Four, by Pitticus Lore was awesome. The book, of course, was way better than the movie and I loved the movie so that's saying something. The book had a lot more detail and scenes that the movie didn't as per usual with movie/books so I was sucked in. John Smith or Four is awesome in book and movie. I loved to see the development of this Alien on earth for over 10 years try to blend in with the world. He finds love with Sarah and adopts the most awesomest dog in the world, Bernie Kosar. I loved all the characters, even Mark James the school bully. This was a very entertaining read. One with each chapter leaving you hanging so even at 1:00 in the morning I couldn't resist turning the page to read a little more. I definitely recommend this book as a great read!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'd Tell You I Love Your But Then I'd Have to Kill You

I'd Tell You I Love Your But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter was a fun girls-kick-butt book. It's about a bunch of girls that go to the Gallagher Academy. From the outside this giant stone mansion just looks like your average rich girl private school, but what really goes on is perdy awesome. Girls from the 7th grade and up get trained to be the worlds best spy's. As far as your spy books go, it was a little on the giggling-over-cute-boys-and-gossiping-about-everything side but it was a quick read with fun characters. It's the first book in a series and I think I'm gonna read the next few. It left with a couple cliffhangers enough that I'd like to know what happens to the characters. Looking for an easy read that's fun to follow, give the Gallagher Girls a try.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


So, the latest book I eventually made it through was Matched, by Allyson Condie. I seem to really be drawn to futuristic,(but not really sci-fyish)books. Matched was a great example of that. Cassia is our lead living in a world far from our future now and seems to enjoy having the "society" decide just about everything about they way she lives. From what she eats and wears, to actually deciding who she is to be "matched" with as her future husband. She eventually starts to see cracks in the society especially with falling in love with someone who is not her matched  man. I was more excited about the idea and story than I was the actually book. I got about half way through and was still sort of waiting for the author to really grab my attention and make me want to stay up well into the night reading. After I finished the book it was just sort of an "meh" reaction. As in it was ok but nothing great. This book is part of a trilogy and knowing that gives me hope. The end of Matched gives me hope that the second book will actually be much more exciting and keep my attention better. Let's hope! Bring on Crossed...released in November of this year.


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