Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: Night Star (Immortals #5) by Alyson Noel

Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it. 

Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all. 

Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy. But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland? And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?

Review (Spoilers galore):
Night Star is the fifth book in the Immortals series, and as much as wanted to like it I really did not. I found the book to be slow. I even put it down for months after I started to read it! For me, it was difficult to finish even after I took some time away from it and picked it up again. I am definitely ready for this series to end.

In this book, Ever encounters many problems. Her aunt, Sabine, does not trust her or believe her. Her former best friend has become Ever's evil enemy who is trying to kill her. She has changed so much from the beginning of the series. I definitely do not like her at all. Ever skips school...a lot. She also cannot decide if she wants to be with Damen or Jude.

Damen and Ever definitely have huge issues. Damen kept a "secret" from her about her past life, so Ever feels like she cannot trust him. I thought this whole fight was lame. It is not like she knew every detail from her past lives before, so I do not think Ever should be so upset with Damen. She needs time to remember all of her past lives and should not expect Damen to tell her everything about her past right away.

One good thing I can say about this book is that Ever rose above her weaknesses, and she changed for the better and grew up a little bit more. I found the one sentence paragraphs to be overdone. There were way too many of them that it became annoying.

It seems like too many new plot twists were added in this book that I do not know how all of the loose ends can be tied together in the final book. All I hope is that Ever and Damen find the antidote because that story line has been dragged out way too long for my liking.

Rating: 2.5/5

Swords are for fighting!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Eat Slay Love (Living with the Dead #3) by Jesse Petersen

Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought the undead, mad scientists, and even bionic monsters until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they're headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored "Wall." They're feeling pretty optimistic.

That is until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects.

Eat. Slay. Love.Because they haven't got a prayer.'

Quick Review:
Eat Slay Love is a perfect addition to the Living with the Dead series. It picks up right where Flip This Zombie left off: Sarah and David making their way to the "Wall" that is rumored to be zombie free. There, they plan on somehow getting the cure into the right hands. Unfortunately, the "Wall" is more trouble than expected because the government may be behind the zombie apocalypse. (not a huge shocker) This little dystopian twist was definitely welcomed.

As always, Sarah and David are great characters. I love their witty banter and references. If you read this book (and series), you will definitely laugh a lot. David and Sarah have the kind of chemistry that I hope to find one day. If you like zombies, romance, and comedy, then you will definitely love this book!

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting!