Book Review: Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Series: Something Strange and Deadly (#3)

Published: July 22nd 2014

Publisher: HarperTeen

Blurb: “In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus…all before it’s too late. He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission. With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after. Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.”

Review

Sorry, for I cannot be coherent right now. HOW COULD THIS BE? HOW? I can’t possibly write a proper review for this book because I’d probably spoil it for everyone and I want everyone to read the finale of this beautiful series. I might not have liked the first book, but Strange and Ever After is one of those books that will reach to your heart and then just squeeze and squeeze and BAM FEELS EVERYWHERE. So, instead of a written review, here is a GIF review, which I haven’t done in a while but I think it’s what’s best for now…

So I’m all happy starting the book

And then some shit happens and everything is good again, and some shit happens again and Eleanot goes badass but mean. That’s okay for me because I like badass.

But then, some shit REALLY happens and you start to hate someone

And then SHIT SHIT happens and you get depressed and life has ended for you. You have to get someone to read the book to help you pass this difficult time. Your friends don’t want to because they see how you are. Life ends once again.

The End

4.5 Chibis

New book releases this month – September 2014

Hi guys, it’s Sofyy here today! I’m sorry if me and Ana haven’t been posting reviews so often. We are both getting extremely lazy!

Anyway, today’s post is about the upcoming books for this month, not all books, only the books that I am excited to read. Let’s see what we have in store.

Heir of the Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I still haven’t read the series but I know I’ll love it nonetheless

2nd September – already available!

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

What If by Rebecca Donnovan

16th September

What If

Made for you by Melissa Marr

16th September

Made for You

Blackbird by Anna Carey

16th September

Blackbird (Blackbird, #1)

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

9th September – already available!!

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1)

The Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

9th September – already available!

The Vampires of Manhattan (Vampires of Manhattan, #1)

Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan

29th September

Filthy Beautiful Love (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #2)

The Caller by Julliet Marillier 

9th September – already available!

-I am on my way to get it!!

The Caller (Shadowfell, #3)

Happenstance 2 by Jamie McGuire

9th September

Happenstance 2 (Happenstance, #2)

One More Chance by Abbi Glines

2nd September – YAYYAYAYAY

One More Chance (Chance, #2)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

16th September

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)

Stay with Me by J.Lynn – MY FEELSSSS

September 23rd

Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

9th September – already available!

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

23rd September

Rooms

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

2nd September

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

23rd September

Afterworlds

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

2nd September – already available!

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

9th September – already available!

Illusions of Fate

Deacon by Kristen Ashley

23rd September

Deacon (Unfinished Hero, #4)

And at last but not least (definitely notttttt!!!!)

The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

30th September

ME AND ANA ARE HUGE FANGIRLS FOR THIS SERIES AND THIS IS THE LAST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles, #3)

As you can see after all this, there’s a lot to hope for this month, what else but books?!

Book Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls (#1)

Published: August 1 2009

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Summary: “For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.”

 Review:

If once upon a time you read Twilight and you were Team Jacob, I understand if you still feel mad that Edward got Bella. Cause let’s admit it, Edward was a boring blood sucker…

As such, if you want to read a book where the werewolf gets the girl this is your … wait a sec… whatever…just read this book it’s about werewolves!

Welcome to Mercy Falls, a quaint little city surrounded by forest and crappy weather  also, if you happen to live here there’s a 95% of chance of seeing a wolf everyday, and not just by the forest, also while you are at school.

Say hello to Grace, a 17-year-old girl who is obsessed with wolves. No, seriously, all she can think about is “her” wolf, how sad she gets on summer, because he never shows up by her house on summer. Basically, Grace is a huge fangirl… for “her” yellow-eyed wolf.

She is pretty much always disconnected to the outer world unless she’s with “her” wolf. This girl does have a stalker streak.

One day, Jack a guy from her school, is killed by wolves… or so they say. When people start hunting for wolves Gracie-girl goes berserk… until she finds a naked guy on her porch (sounds familiar? *smirks*), the poor guy is bleeding out from his neck. Somehow Grace just knows it’s her wolf!

After she and Sam (wolf boy) talk to each other (seriously she wasn’t even surprised he was a werewolf), she takes him home. They start living together, he sleeps with her in her bed, and her parents don’t even notice it! Seriously, I wish my mom payed a little less attention to me sometimes, also my parents are always going in and out of my bedroom!! So I really don’t get it.

Thing is, werewolves only turn into wolves on Summer, because it’s warmer, cold weather is a trigger for them, if it’s cold, they turn. Also, they have a limited amount of times to turn. Sam only has one more shift in him, after that, he will never be able to be human again.

I also have to mention Grace’s friends… I really disliked them, especially Olive, she was selfish and weak, I really don’t know how she and Grace became friends…

Most of the time Sam didn’t know whether to kiss Grace, fuck her against a counter or just pretend he wasn’t sporting a hard on and reject the poor girl’s affection (ok, I’m exaggerating…). One thing it annoyed me to no end while I was reading was his indecisiveness and how…lyrical he was… the guy just conjured lyrics for songs out of the blue, I believe the author just made it so because girls dig poet dudes (?), well I don’t.

The rest of the book was enjoyable, a little bit too long in my opinion, since nothing much really happens except in the end. Speaking of which, the ending was very satisfying, I might be reading the second book of the series, but just not now… I have another book on my mind!

3 Chibis