Book Review: Fracture The Spider’s Web by Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis

Fracture the Spider's Web (The Marionettes of Myth, #2)

Fracture the Spider’s Web by Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis (blog)

Series:  The Marionettes Myth Saga (#2)

Published: September 1st 2013

Publisher: Self-published

Goodreads: “Even gods can be killed. The sword of Ra had finally responded to Kali’s command—just in time for her to spear her sister, Solara, through the heart. Kali then bled out. Her life ended. When her eyes next opened, she was in an underground hospital, and she wasn’t in possession of her own body.
Toivo and Carmi can only wait under Ave and Elliot’s roof, desperate for news. All they know is that Solara’s body was recovered, but Kali’s is missing, and the funeral for their fathers is nearing. With their family broken and interspecies warfare brewing, the brothers will have to reconcile their grief and do what it takes to keep from losing Kali a second time. They won’t be alone, and they won’t be unchallenged.
But the real war has already begun. Toivo is struck with a mysterious illness, Yuuhi’s vampire parents are calling, and Jason must understand Ares’ motivations, or lose to them. In the end, each of them might just be at the mercy of the hand that holds Ra—or the hands that pull on the web of marionette strings.
Their decisions can stop the war, or ignite it.”

Review

*This review will contain spoilers for book 1 of the series as well as some HIDDEN spoilers for this book.*

Holy shit. Sorry, this was completely necessary to describe my feelings for Fracture the Spider’s Web. Wow, just wow, I really liked Dance in Shadow and Whisper (book 1) but I have to say, this one is even better.

First of all, the feels, oh the feels. So much happens on this book! So, by the end of Dance in Shadow and Whisper, Kali had lost her body to Amon after fighting her own sister. We never found out how that happened or how the situation got all messed up all of a sudden but things went apeshit by the end of that book. We have all the answers in Fracture the Spider’s Web. I’ll try not to spoil much of the book but, come on, it’s kind of difficult not to spill some spoilers when talking about the continuation of a story. Anyway, So Amon finally managed to reincarnate and apparently, so did Ares, his rival. However, not everything is what it seems. I must be honest, I was completely lost at the beginning of the book because I thought some things had happened but, apparently, they hadn’t? I’m not really making much sense, am I?… Well, this book messed up with my mind so you get to deal with all my rambled thoughts now. Really, I tried so many times to predict things and to figure out the reasons why certain characters did what they did and failed so SO many times that I reached a point when I just gave up on trying to get and got completely immersed and engrossed in the story. Since the story is written in various POVs let’s just say that I lived many lives while reading FtSW.

About the actual plot and characters now. I felt like FtSW had a solid, simple (while complex) plotline. So many things happen at the same time: romance appears or grows between some characters (talking about that later on, of course), war schemes are on the making, traps are set, funerals break my heart, even more characters appear while others make their importance known… Your brain will be trying to figure things out while your heart is breaking or you’re laughing hysterically. Hmm this feels like deja vu for me: “book that will leave you laughing hysterically  or crying your heart out” (Review of Dance in Shadow and Whisper)

The funeral scene was definitely the most heart wrenching scene. I wasn’t going to talk about it but I think it’s one of the most powerful scenes in FtSW. The siblings fathers’ were so important for them. Even Solara. After what she had done, they still couldn’t stop thinking about them. True sad scene.

I talked before about big characters’ development. The biggest change we see is in Kali. I remember her as being a weak heroine. Sure, towards the end of book 1 she had changed some but the new Kali in FtSW is really a NEW Kali. She is confident, she is powerful, she is brave. We don’t see her shyness in here. No, no. Actually, it seems like she might have developed some sassyness. Maybe that’s Amon’s influence? I don’t know but I really liked this new Kali, I really did. (And I think Yuuhi did, too *cough*cough* ). I also loved Amon’s Kali. So awesome!

Tovio and Carmi also changed some, There were some revelations about Tovio that took me off guard. I did not expect them and I don’t know how those new aspects will play out in the next book but I am anxious to find out. It gives a new shift in the story and will make so many things change. Argh, how did it come to this?? Carmi is still my favourite character besides Yuuhi (coming yo him in a bit). Oh boy, big surprise with Carmi. I knew something would happen to him. I just knew it! Still bad-mouthed as ever, of course. He is extremely smart and can never throw his own thoughts in every discussion. I… I just love him ahaha.

Yuuhi is still the same as ever. HOWEVER, we found out that he and Ave had a past together and we didn’t know what would happen now that they had got in contact again. You should know that I’m a huge Kali-Yuuhi shipper. Yup, I never wanted Kali-Jason but things were so complicated on the first book that we never found out how everyone felt about each other. Well, we have some couples here! I won’t say who they are but be prepared for being shocked ibysome scenes, betrayed in other and all fuzzy in some. Great romance developments in this book (I’m a romance sucker). Jason kind of disappears in the first third of the book, we all think of him as Ares but some things happen and blah blah and then Ares does stuff and everything becomes complicated all over again. He is a really complex character and I’m really glad that we got some answers about his past and his personality.

Ares and Amon’s war is another thing that threw me completely. You know how they say everything is because of a woman? Well, that is the case in here. I won’t say much, just that some things, well, weren’t really what I had planned and I loved their relationship by the end, if we can even say that. As I said, it was all very complicated. I can only tell you to read the book if you want to understand what I mean. Many characters get involved in this, some reveal their true objectives, others become even more mysterious (Eliot). Cassius plays a bigger role in this book and be sure to remember some strange characters that might slip your mind (I didn’t even thought of them I admit) because they will surprise you.

All in all, Fracture the Spider’s Web was a book that gave me the feels and that went beyond my expectations. It didn’t end with a cliffhanger, it did however, leave me with the feeling of anticipation. I can’t wait to see how the seemingly eminent war will break out or how the relationships between characters will develop. More Golden Boy please!! I wanted to talk about so many things but then this would turn into a book talk. Maybe I’ll do one of those later on. Maybe. Anyway. Amazing book, beautiful story. I’m ready for book 3!

My body is ready - Sanji

5 Chibis

*Fracture the Spider’s Web was provided by the authors in exchange of a honest review. Thank youuu :3*

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Cover Reveal: Fracture the Spider’s Web by Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis

Since I’ve read Dance in Shadow and Whisper, book 1 in the Marionettes of Myth Saga, I’ve been ecstatic to read the next book in the series. Even though that still isn’t possible *cries* I can at least look at its stunning cover until I get sick of it, all thought I don’t think that is going to happen! Revel yourself in the beauty that is the cover for Fracture the Spider’s Web!

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If you haven’t read book 1, what are you waiting for?? Starting tomorrow it’s only  99cents! Check my review of it if you want.

I can’t post the summary of Fracture the Spider’s Web because of the spoilers (see the authors’ website) so check out Dance in Shadow and Whisper’s blurb!

Dance in Shadow and WhisperDance in Shadow and Whisper summary:

“Kali unexpectedly discovers on her first day of human high school that she’s forbidden to eat or partake of the toilet during class time, the assigned history and species books look best on the shelves of popular fiction, and the boy she’s watching over is definitely a reincarnated war lord.
The highest powers of Kali’s people and the highest powers of Yuuhi’s people, irreconcilable enemies, designated them to find proof that Jason is, in fact, the reincarnated Ares.
All Yuuhi sees in Jason is the typical scrawny, socially inept emo kid dressed in conflicting shades of black. But Kali sees that Jason’s shadow is bigger than he is, and if the powers of Yuuhi’s people find out, Jason won’t be human much longer.
The desire to protect him from an unexpected visitor brings out her most dangerous sides. Something’s changing in her, something she can’t control, and she’s not afraid of Jason mutating into a creature of the shadows more than she’s afraid she’s becoming something even worse.
And the highest powers will be watching her.”

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Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Release Date: 21st August 2013

Review

I just got home from the theater. Really, it’s been like 3/4 hours since I’ve left the theater feeling disappointment and cursing the writers and producers behind the movie adaptation of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

If you follow my Goodreads account or are a friend of mine you know that even though I didn’t love the first book, this series is one of my favourites and when I knew a movie was coming out based on it I just had to call all my friends and bore them about going with me to watch it and wondering what scenes would make it to the screen and how the actors would perform.

It’s with great sadness that I think I WON’T be watching the second movie, if there is one, in the future. City of Bones is a badly planned movie that won’t work out for neither the people who have read the book and for those who had never even heard that the books existed and just wanted to appreciate a new movie. In lesser words, it sucked. Big time.

For those who have read the book(s) I’ll explain what I found most lacking in the movie by the end of the review. That way, people who haven’t had the chance to read the series and want to won’t be spoiled unless they want to find out what they did ABSOLUTELY WRONG.

Basically, what they have done is “introduce” every character in the book right in the first scenes, and I say “introduce” because all we know is their first names and nothing else. There is no background story, nothing. For those who haven’t read the books it probably was just a movie with a bunch of characters that appear out of nowhere and get together to do something. A friend of mine didn’t even know all their names by the end of the movie.

What was a big shock for me and my friends was the whole info dump they just threw at us. I didn’t know info dump was possible in movies. Turns out it is. They just gave you the whole information in one go, the movie had no development but they wanted you to know EVERYTHING so just make a character say everything there is to know in one scene. AND THEY TELL THINGS FROM BOOK 2 AND 3.

Also, the CGI, auch. Just auch. Okay, it wasn’t that bad! The Worst CGI prize goes without a doubt to the movie adaptation of The Host by Stephanie Meyer. That was bad, guys, really bad, it’s, in my opinion, the worst movie I have ever seen. But that doesn’t matter now. The demons were alright and some of the effects even I have to admit were pretty cool. But the portals and the runes AND the runes effects were those you laugh at. There is a particular scene where Jace uses the steel to watch through some books in a shelf and I just couldn’t stop thinking, WTF?

Finally, the soundtrack. Who chose it?? Who was in charge of putting music in this movie? Really…

i will find you and i will talk to you. | I will find you and kill you

You’re lucky I’m a pacific person who is only aggressive to her friends. But be warned, it’s going to be a very serious talk. Come on, in a really intense scene (you know what scene I’m talking about, everyone knows! It’s in the freaking trailer when it shouldn’t be! It’s the kiss scene *smooch*) someone thought it would be cool to have an upbeat music. It would work IF and only IF the freaking music didn’t have any lyrics. And let’s not even talk about the choice of music, ugh, I wanted to scream the entire music every time a pop song that had nothing to do with the scenes came up. It was a lot of  the film time unfortunately.

Worst of all was how they just spoiled the whole series. GUYS THEY SPOILED THE SERIES AND RUINED THE WHOLE PLOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREAKING MOVIE! I will just say it and get over with it. There is a scene where Hodge just says to Valentine to lie to Clary (TO LIE) and tell her and Jace they are brothers. THIS IS THE WHOLE MYSTERY BEHIND THE SERIES! We just find out in BOOK 3 that they ARE NOT actually brothers. So thank you, you just ruined the series for those who have read book 1 (Thank goodness I wasn’t one of those or I would just sue you for spoiling me the whole series if that was possible)

Anyway, NOW for those WHO HAVE READ the book, and will be enraged and will probably want to cry or just throw the popcorn all over the place…. Here are the things they changed, and believe me, they fucking changed a lot. It’s like they just read the book and said “Fuck it, let’s make a movie about another book that doesn’t exist” and that book is just boring and confusing as hell!

  • They change the order of some things and I know there must be changes whenever a book turns into a movie, some things just don’t work on screen and I fully recognize that. What I don’t understand is why they decided to put the scene where Simon tries to declare himself to Clary BEFORE they go to Pandemonium and meet Jace. Jace’s input on the book is hilarious on that scene and they completely ruined it taking him out of it. It just didn’t work.
  • Clary should kill the demon when it’s in her house right? GIRL POWER!! No… Let’s just make Jace save the day and kill it.
  • Idris? What is Idris?? IT DOESN’T FUCKING APPEAR ON THE MOVIE! It isn’t mentioned, like ever! It doesn’t exist, Shadowhunters don’t have their own country. THAT IS IMPORTANT AS HELL because if they DO want to make a second and third movie, they have to introduce Idris somehow.
  • Without Idris where are Isabelle and Alec’s parents and cute nerd little brother. Oh yeah, remember when I said they don’t tell anything about the characters that appear on the movie? Well, their parents and Max are never mentioned either! They must not exist! I don’t think the writer read the whole book, he must have just skimmed it. I don’t know, he should just be fired when he presented the script.
  • That hilarious scene where Simon turns into a mouse?? Yeah, another cut out. They just made him drink a potion that made him pass out and the vampires just took him. Just like that, no mouse, no jokes about him being a mouse. Oh! And no flying motorcycle either in Jace and Clary’s rescue plan.
  • Valentine running away with the cup? What, no!  Let’s just make Clary get the freaking cup back!
  • Silent Brothers, what are they? What do they do?? They live in the City of Bones. The End.

There were probably many other things that were changed but I don’t really remember. I just know that most of the time I looked at my friend and just made a crying face.

Now, they added some scenes that were actually pretty nice and worked really well, like the part where Clary’s mother is abducted. That was one of the best scenes, just because she was so badass! Ok, it’s the best scene…

And I won’t even talk about Magnus. It’s just not worth it.

Big disappointment and I won’t let myself be fooled like this again.

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Interview with Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis + Giveaway

Hey everyone! If you follow my blog you know I’ve just reviewed a book that I absolutely loved, Dance in Shadow and Whisper. Now I have the amazing authors behind the book, Sarah and Victoria, here in a short interview!! You can also read an excerpt and participate in a giveaway to win a paperback copy of Dance in Shadow and Whisper and some swag!

Interview

1-So Sarah and Victoria, what made you two want to start writing?

Sarah: As a kid, I always had my own character that I imagined in my favorite shows and movies, and at night, I’d rewrite the stories in my head. It came to me like an epiphany, “I should write my own stories!” I was about eight or nine. It was a pretty awesome concept, too! From there, I segued into Zelda fanfiction and I am not ashamed.

Victoria: When I was in middle school, my creative writing projects were always my favorites. Right around that time I also got into role-playing and fanfiction, and then came my other love, which was mythology. I’d always read a lot, but then my reading started to turn to fantasy and mythology, and my all-time favorite series back then was Daughters of the Moon by Lynne Ewing.

2-How did you come up with the idea of writing a novel (series?!) together?

Sarah: Victoria and I have separate characters that we write. It’s a lot like role-playing. My series begins with three books, then hers begins.

Victoria: As I write my characters in Sarah’s books, I actually have almost no idea what’s going to happen, which means the twists and turns take me by just as much surprise as they do my characters. Then when my series begins, it’s my turn to do the same to Sarah’s characters.

Sarah: It started with us having two separate stories going, but then we did the Cassandra Clare thing and gave cameos to each other’s characters. Through rewrites and many years, the characters ended up taking on greater roles, and the stories merged together.

Victoria: This also means we have to be fluid and roll with the punches. A lot of the time our characters decide they don’t want to do exactly what we’ve planned, which ruins many outlines.

Sarah: Many, many outlines.

3-Any advice for aspirant writers?

Sarah: My favorite piece of advice comes from Amanda Hocking: write a lot and read more than you write. I love writing advice posts on our writing help blog, Keyboard Smash Writers, but in the end, the most progress writers can make is to write a lot, lot, lot.

Victoria: Agreed 100%. Reading is one of the best things any writer can do, because it gives them a sense of what works and what doesn’t. Read, read, read and write, write, write, and no matter what, know that you are good enough to do it, too.

4-I know you’re fans of anime since you’ve became friends in a Sailor Moon roleplay and I know you love Attack on Titans. So random question of the day, what are your favourite animes?

Sarah: Oh MAN. Well, I was a much more prolific reader of manga (since getting my hands on anime was a tough job), and the series I gobbled up were Death Note, anything Clamp (despite how they tortured us so), Fushigi Yuugi, Ceres, Saiyuki, Fruits Basket, Nana, Paradise Kiss, Angel Sanctuary, Basara, Hana-Kimi, Demon Diary, Model, Hot Gimmick – it goes on and on. Recent anime we’ve watched are Madoka (cries), Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (I watched the original back in the day, wow), and Kamisama Hajimemashita.

Victoria: My mom has kept my bedroom at her house almost exactly the same as it was when I was in high school, and somewhere in there I still have old X wallscrolls and Sailor Moon posters and CLAMP chess piece sets that I bought specifically for Tokyo Babylon. I was a nut for a lot of the same ones Sarah’s already mentioned.

Attack on Titan broke us. Sarah also failed to mention that we’ve started watched Free! because how can we not watch an anime about a bunch of boys who like to swim?

Sarah: Uh! “Failed”! Geez, what a harsh critic.

5- Dance in Shadow and Whisper has an ending that let my jaw fall to the floor. There has to be another book! Do you have it planned already and if so, will good things happen to Kali?

Sarah: Eheheheh. The second book is already finished! I’ve revised the first draft and Victoria’s in the process of her read-through. Then, it’s one more revision before we send the manuscript to our critique partners. The cover is about 80% done already and shouldn’t take much longer. We’re aiming for the release to be in August, early September at the latest!

Hm, I suppose you could say Kali still has some surprises in store, and she’s not the only one!

Victoria: There will be good and bad! We’re so excited for you to read and see what comes next for Team Kali, so just hang on tight!

Dance in Shadow and Whisper

Dance in Shadow and Whisper

Book 1 of The Marionettes of Myth Saga

Kali unexpectedly discovers on her first day of human high school that she’s forbidden to eat or partake of the toilet during class time, the assigned history and species books look best on the shelves of popular fiction, and the boy she’s watching over is definitely a reincarnated war lord.

The highest powers of Kali’s people and the highest powers of Yuuhi’s people, irreconcilable enemies, designated them to find proof that Jason is, in fact, the reincarnated Ares.

All Yuuhi sees in Jason is the typical scrawny, socially inept emo kid dressed in conflicting shades of black. But Kali sees that Jason’s shadow is bigger than he is, and if the powers of Yuuhi’s people find out, Jason won’t be human much longer.

The desire to protect him from an unexpected visitor brings out her most dangerous sides. Something’s changing in her, something she can’t control, and she’s not afraid of Jason mutating into a creature of the shadows more than she’s afraid she’s becoming something even worse.

And the highest powers will be watching her.

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Excerpt

My chest tightened with a deep breath of preparation. I stared at the front door handle, simple brass and weathered from its once gossamer brilliance, the tread of my boots planted against the new carpet, the back of my neck tingling with sweat.

This whole mission was a joke.

I was the joke.

There must have been so many others much more capable than me, others who could handle the foreign outside world. Damn it, I was lucky if I could handle silencing an incoming call on my brother’s cellular telephone gadget.

The doorbell chimed. A disarming melody lulled throughout the house but echoed shrilly in my brain.

It was too late now.

My arm lifted, but my moist palm stopped just short of the sweeping grin of the handle when I saw how my fingers quivered. I hadn’t noticed until then.

There was no reason to be afraid—concerned, perhaps, for my personal wellbeing, but afraid? No. Certainly not. If I had to, I could hole-punch this guy through the chest with my fist if he gave me the right justification.

My fingers clamped the cool handle and twisted. The door popped open. The fresh, crisp light of early morning flooded the hallway.

There he stood, the embodiment of my fear and apprehension and sweaty palms. He stood nearly half a foot over me, tall for something that had once been human, but his skin was so white that he could pass more for a glow stick than any human I’d ever seen. His eyebrows raised above the rims of his aviator sunglasses as he regarded me with eyes so sinister and evil and diabolical that I couldn’t see them behind the mirror lenses.

He must have been sensitive to sunlight.

Odd.

“Kali?” he asked.

My lungs bloated with another deep breath.

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Authors’ bio:

Sarah and Victoria run the writing help blog Keyboard Smash Writers on both Tumblr and Blogspot and are the authors of the YA urban fantasy “Marionettes of Myth” and NA “Monsters of Myth” companion series.

The two became friends through the early days of AOL chat rooms and Sailor Moon roleplay. They only officially met when Victoria came down from Pennsylvania to attend Sarah’s high school graduation in 2006, which was when the two crashed together upon first meeting in the airport and fell to the floor for everyone to see. Suffice to say Sarah and Victoria’s faces were very red.

Sharing two halves of the same mind has made writing together easier than writing separately, and when characters do things that ruin the lives of the authors, the sympathetic shoulder to cry on helps. Sort of.

Sarah and Victoria have a penchant for characters that supersede gender roles and expectations, and also characters of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Mythology of the world is a guaranteed way to get their salivation glands going.

Their ultimate dream is to make readers suffer as they have at the hands of their characters.

Book Review: Dance in Shadow and Whisper

Dance in Shadow and Whisper by Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis (blog)

Series: The Marionettes Myth Saga (#1)

Published: June 19th 2013

Publisher: Self-published

Goodreads: Kali unexpectedly discovers on her first day of human high school that she’s forbidden to eat or partake of the toilet during class time, the assigned history and species books look best on the shelves of popular fiction, and the boy she’s watching over is definitely a reincarnated war lord.
The highest powers of Kali’s people and the highest powers of Yuuhi’s people, irreconcilable enemies, designated them to find proof that Jason is, in fact, the reincarnated Ares.
All Yuuhi sees in Jason is the typical scrawny, socially inept emo kid dressed in conflicting shades of black. But Kali sees that Jason’s shadow is bigger than he is, and if the powers of Yuuhi’s people find out, Jason won’t be human much longer. The desire to protect him from an unexpected visitor brings out her most dangerous sides. Something’s changing in her, something she can’t control, and she’s not afraid of Jason mutating into a creature of the shadows more than she’s afraid she’s becoming something even worse. And the highest powers will be watching her”

Review

First of all, OMG OMG OMG. This… This book, guys. Oh my! The gif above is basically me when I finished Dance in Shadow and Whisper. When I reached the end of the book I couldn’t belive it had ended. I checked I don’t know how many time the percentage of book left on my Kindle but the little bar always said 100%. What?!

Anyway. Dance in Shadow and Whisper is about Kali, a demon girl (but who is a century old!) that is in charge of keeping an eye on Jason, a boy who is supposed to be Ares reincarnation. What she doesn’t like in the beginning is having to do that with a vampire, Yuuhi. In fact, even Yuuhi doesn’t like that at all but that is all understandable since demons and vampires are against each other in this book.

Kali, even though she is “old” has never had a normal life. She was always protected from the outside by her dads, as she calls Lio and Rajy, the one who are taking after her since her parents are dead. When she learns that she must go to a high school and pretend to be a student it’s hilarious how she tries to mix with the other students. Obviously, she initially fails miserably, probably because her fashion sense is null. At the beginning, I must be honest, I liked her but she didn’t really capture my attention except from when she got caught up in awkward situations. She was completely naive and, even though she has immense power from being a demon, she doesn’t use it. However, this changes throughout the book and we can see a completely changed Kali by the end of the book.

I absolutely loved, LOVED, her brothers, Toivo and Carmi. However, my favourite was Carmi (he is actually my favourite character in the whole book). He was hilarious but there was something about him… Hum, I just want to see more of him in the next book.

About the boys in this book, cause I know you want to know about them! Yuuhi, the vampire, is one of my two favourites characters in this book. We learn how his life is and what means to be a vampire. Although he is supposed to be Kali’s partner and rival, he starts to care for her and becomes a huge friend and one who will help her a lot. I spent the entire book shipping him and Kali, actually. I just wanted them to be together.

Jason… Jason, the one whose book is suposed to revolve around. He is, apparently, Ares reincarnation but no one knows that for sure at the beginnig and that’s how this whole “must-get-into-high-school” mission starts. He doesn’t know what he is but figures immediatly what Kali and Yuuhi are so its obvious he understands the whole paranormal world. I never really understood his relationship with Kali, it’s a complicated one. One moment everything is okay between them and then everything falls apart. I don’t know how to feel about him yet, but damn, I reallu really really want more POVs from him in the next book!

Now, this book would probably have a higher than 4 chibis from me if two things would have happened. One is the fact that I had a hard time right when I started reading the book figuring out whose POV I was reading. There was no character name at the beginning of the character and sometimes I though Kali was narrating but later I would understand that it was actually Yuuhi or Jason or one of Kali’s brothers. Then, I would personally like if there was some kind of explaining of the whole world where the book is set. For example, I though demons and vampires were a secret to society but later learned that the whole world knew what was out there: schools had guards with silver guns, students learned in class what demons were and their story, etc. There should be probably a better world building. But there is definitely a visible progress throughout the book, we get to learn Ares story, who he is really and why it’s such a big deal if he “comes back”.

Apart from that, Dance in Shadow and Whisper is a great book that will leave you laughing hysterically  or crying your heart out. By the end I was bawling like a baby. Yeah… I’m not proud of that. And that ending, JUST GIVE ME BOOK 2 NOW. WHAT?? Just… you can’t leave a person hanging like that, it’s mean. Some things I was expecting but what happens to Kali?

4 Chibis

*Dance in Shadow and Whisper was provided by the authors in exchange of a honest review.*

Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa 

Series: Blood of Eden (#2)

Published: 30th April 2013

Publisher: Harlequin

Goodreads: “Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.”

Review

“I have no words to describe how I feel” where my first thoughts as soon as I finished reading The Eternity Cure. Julie Kagawa did not disappoint and delivered us a spectacular sequel. In my opinion The Eternity Cure is even better than The Immortal Rules! It was pure awesomesauce. I devoured it in one day!

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Book Review: House Rules by Chloe Neill

House Rules by Chloe Neill (GR)

Series: Chicagoland Vampires (#7)

Published: February 5th 2013 (Kindle Edition)

Publisher: NAL

“In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps.

At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.

It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.” (Goodreads)

Merit and Ethan are back! And trouble is obviously in their wake. I can’t begin to tell how much I’ve been waiting for House Rules to be released. Chicagoland has always managed to crack me up and it is one of my favourite series! It amazes me how Chicagoland Vampires doesn’t get boring even after 7 books, this series still lives! Continue reading