Monday, January 28, 2013

Born Wicked - Review

Perfect, corset-wearing, pretty witches disguised as innocent, perpetual girls. Boys who manipulate society to bend in their will. And a plethora of spells to cast down New England's petty streets in the year 1900.

Cate Cahill and her sisters have a secret. And it involves little murmurs that magically repair ripped dresses, turning things into new objects, and controlling the environment around them. Witches are a taboo in a life where the Brotherhood, a band of conservative, women-demoralizing men, keep girls silent and stuck on traditionally feminine tasks. 

Can Cate Cahill keep her "brewing" secret forever? Or will a spell slip out before she can retract it? Also, she needs to remain flawless in the eyes of her primary suitor, long-time friend Paul.

Jessica Spotswood evidently dotted her I's and crossed her T's. I enjoyed the witchery, the lingering glances of handsome Paul, and the paranoia within the mysteries of a secret letter Cate receives. I recommend this book to devout witch-book fans, someone looking for a little historical fiction fantasy, or someone like myself, a rookie to all things spell-casted! 

Requiem - Review

It's the final book in the Delirium trilogy.

In the final installment of the enticing and adventurous, dystopian Delirium trilogy, the finale comes to a soft, yet complex end. I enjoyed the book, but was saddened there was no definitive ending, something I could grasp. There were so many loose ends, untold, and unseen stories, but overall, author Lauren Oliver delivered. 

While there are less dramatic metaphors and other captivating, poetic literary elements in the last book as compared to the previous two, we get to see the evolution of Hana, the strengthening of neglected people in a society of bland rules and regulation, and the final love story everyone has been itching to read! 

Avid fans of the Delirium trilogy will be sad to see the story go, but the disastrous yet beautiful Deliria of LOVE will always prevail. 


Monday, January 14, 2013

new ARCs January 2013

I can't wait to dig into Requiem!!!! The FINAL installment in the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver! It's going to extremely epic, I can FEEL it. *Spoilers* > Especially since the hugely enticing love triangle going on between the three major characters, Julian, Lena, and Alex! :)

 I have no idea what this book is about, but I am READY for it. It's THICK and take a good, long look at that cover! :) Brilliance. Pure brilliance.