(not really a series but kind of a series…. just go read all of them.)
Rating: Five out of Five Stars
This book. THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK!
Anne Easter Smith, please accept my undying devotion to your authorhood. I commit to read and love all the books that you have placed in this world and shall forever be committed to praising your holy writing with reviews. I hearby swear my love for your words. Amen.
OMG. I cannot get over how amazing this book is. After the awful YA I’ve been reading lately, this beauty was an amazing breath of fresh air. It is so magically majestic in every way. From the characters, to the pace, to the historical research, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Smith. She should be every author’s fantasy when it comes to storytelling.
I write this review is reverent silence because I am literally awestruck by this book. While I don’t always use gifs in reviews, I do tend to use them to lighten up a post because they make them more interesting. I cannot use a gif in this one. It would distract and demean and takeaway the pure perfection of this story. Because the main character in this book is my sister, my soulmate, and my sweet best friend. Kate, my lovely, modest, smart beautiful Kate. You are in my heart forever. Anne Easter Smith created such a perfectly simple yet complex character in Kate it breaks my heart knowing that I won’t see her again tonight when I open my book. She’s so lovingly rendered and so fully complete it’s hard for me to accept she’s fictional and not in the next room spinning some wool. I fell in love with Kate the instant I met her. And being able to follow her on her life’s journey that Smith created was the most heart-wrenching, achingly beautiful, soul-full filling, delicious mind feast I’ve had in a long, long time.
I still smile slightly when thinking about Kate meeting Richard, giggle a little when thinking about their blissfulness, cringe when I think about all the awful things she faced. Anne Easter Smith has created a fictional character that has wormed her way into my book-loving heart and I welcome her with open arms.
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguire
Book one in the Immortal Game Series
Release Date: August 5, 2014.
Aight so I know this isn’t really a brand new “you heard is hear first” kind of alert… but can we all just take a minute and appreciate the badassry of this cover???
*moment of awed silence*
As per Goodreads:
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.
In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly… bad things are happening. It’s a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what–she can trust. Not even her own mind…
So from what I hear around the block this book is freaking dark. Edgy and intense and is meant to appeal to both YA and adults.
I am so sorry that once again, I have fallen off the face of the Earth.
My new job in Cali is going exceptionally well, which is a good and bad thing.
Well, I mean, planning events IS how I make my money to ya know… survive. And let’s face it, I don’t have the attention span to probably ever write a book so I should stick to my event planning ways since I can actually profit from it.
(Not that I don’t like #AHDORE you guys. But ya’ll aren’t paying my grocery bill.)
Um. I feel like I NEVER read. And no reading means no reviews and no reviews means no blog posts. So in this circle of work, I never get to interact with my favorite people. YOU!
On the up side, I did get to nerd out and go to the Los Angeles Times Book Festival yesterday and MEET SARAH J MAAS! She did an awesome panel with Melissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo (and some other sci-fi lady no one really knew about) and was bomb. She’s even cooler in person than I thought she would be. Very humble with a dry, self-depreciating humor (much like Jennifer Lawrence) and totally made me want to hang out and drink with her.
NOT TO FREAKING MENTION that when I went and had her sign my book and told her I named my blog after one of her quotes, SHE FREAKING RECOGNIZED ME.
In which I promptly fan-girled the f*ck out.
But I tried to stay cool
And Leigh Bardugo was pretty legit too. Those two cracked me up like no other. It’s really awesome to see authors appreciate their fans. Loves you two soo much.