Happy birthday, Fair to hope.

Hello dear reader,

in today’s blog post, I wanted to say a big happy launch day to FAIR TO HOPE! I’ve read this book last week and really enjoyed it.

Here’s my review : X

Velma had lived two lives: her first as a former foster kid, and her second as an unlikely recruit into a secret order that satisfied her need for retribution. Her fifteen-year-old self had given up on hope, but after three years with the Taram, she’d found her life’s purpose.
That is, until she is surprisingly named Kachina, the fabled chosen empowered to fight the last battle for the fate of the world. Having to kill someone she loves was never part of the bargain, even if it means saving everyone else from damnation. Building a normal life free from the pull of the Taram–seems like the only answer to her prayers. Except her best friend, the other Kachina, is coming. The legend is clear that one of them must die.Velma will have to weigh the cost of her life against a world that’s constantly betrayed her and quite literally decide if she’ll be damned in dying, taking the whole world with her. 

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AMAZON – X

 

 

Review : Schizo by Nic Sheff

“Miles is the ultimate unreliable narrator—a teen recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown who believes he is getting better . . . when in reality he is growing worse.

 Driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother, Teddy, and wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing, Miles is forever chasing shadows. As Miles feels his world closing around him, he struggles to keep it open, but what you think you know about his world is actually a blur of gray, and the sharp focus of reality proves startling.”


I’m still not too sure how i feel about this book. A part of me enjoy it for most part. The story was interesting, but predictable. I kind of knew from the start where the story was going. That didn’t stop me from liking it. Actually, my main problem was probably that it wasn’t long enough. I felt like some parts were rush and that we didn’t get enough time with the characters. I wanted more character development, more time with Miles. He was a very interesting main character. I like having a narrator who we can really trust, who’s voice is uncertain. We were always walking a line between what was real and what Miles believed was real. An other part of me wasn’t a big fan of the book because of all it’s little flaws. The writing wasn’t my favorite neither.

Overall, i can see why people liked this book. I enjoyed most of it, but it’s not a book i would reread.

Schizo : 3/5

Review : The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson #3) by Rick Riordan 

“IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.
Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive… ”

i’m not gonna say alot about this book because it’s pretty much all the same as my first two reviews for this series. It’s freaking entertaing and fun. I love this series, it’s a quick read. Full of action and interesting characters. The gods are all great and the half-blood are just glorious. My new favorite is Nico, he’s perfect. I’m in love. Percy is such an incredible narrator. He is so fun to follow around. Very funny, very entertaing. I just adore him. This third book was probably my favorite so far and it made me so excited to see what happens next. 

The Titan’s Curse : 4.5/4

Sarah plays LIFE IS STRANGE


Played on Xbox One

Life is Strange was such an emotional ride. Wow. I loved it! The whole concept was interesting and original, and the storyline was great! I just love it when our choices affects the game. And gosh, that last decision broke my heart. I was looking at my TV for almost ten minutes wondering what the hell I was suppose to do. My heart is destroyed. The graphic were beautiful. 

Like i said, this game was emotional, epic and heartbreaking. So good. It’s a game i’ll be replaying, sad it’s over already.

life is Strange : 4.5/5

The one when it’s Sunday.


Dear Monday,

i know you may wonder why the title is about Sunday, well it’s because i’m writing this letter to you during my Sunday evening. I had a perfect day and i felt like i needed to share it with you. Sundays are my favorite, it’s such a relaxing and lazy day. It was rainy and dark and warm, but i didn’t mind. I stayed in most of the day. My roomate and I spent most of it in our pjs watching horror movies and eating chocolate , drinking coffee with the sound of the rain as a background music. It was just like the old days, in our high school summer nights. We are older now, but some things just never change. We didn’t do much, didn’t talk much either, just a lazy day of doing nothing. Those are the best. Those are my favorite. I’m feeling ready of the week now, Monday, i’m feeling ready for you. 

Yours Truly,

Sarah.

Review : Fair To Hope by Sam Reed

Velma had lived two lives: her first as a former foster kid, and her second as an unlikely recruit into a secret order that satisfied her need for retribution. Her fifteen-year-old self had given up on hope, but after three years with the Taram, she’d found her life’s purpose.
That is, until she is surprisingly named Kachina, the fabled chosen empowered to fight the last battle for the fate of the world. Having to kill someone she loves was never part of the bargain, even if it means saving everyone else from damnation. Building a normal life free from the pull of the Taram–seems like the only answer to her prayers. Except her best friend, the other Kachina, is coming. The legend is clear that one of them must die.Velma will have to weigh the cost of her life against a world that’s constantly betrayed her and quite literally decide if she’ll be damned in dying, taking the whole world with her. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

This book comes out August 30th 2016

I wasn’t too sure at first about how this book would go. I found the start to be a bit slow and it did take me a couple of chapters to really get into it. I also felt like we were dropped in the middle of a story, i felt abit lost in this complex world at first. The second part was alot more fun and entertaining. When we actually see Velma using her magic and training for the big fight. That was amazing and not long enough. Overall, the story was great and interesting, but a bit slow during some parts. Velma was a fantastic main character. Strong. Kind. and fun to follow around. I really enjoyed reading for her POV. The side characters were probably my favorite thing about this novel. Sue was just so fun and sweet. I absolutely adore her. So was Nita and pretty much everybody from the town. But the best one has to be Enoch. He is just so freaking amazing. I’m sad we didn’t get to see him more, i’m dying to know more about him. He was truly magical and entertaining as hell. Love the fact that his eyes changed color, such a lovely little detail that made me love him even more.  As for the writing style, it was great. I see alot of potential in this writer and i will gladly read more of her work. 

Fair To Hope : 4/5

Review : Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens. 
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 
If I don’t kill him first, that is.”

I feel like i had the Lux series on my shelf for sooooo long. And to be honest, i don’t know why i didn’t picked it up sooner. I knew i’d enjoy it and i was not dissapointed. Obsidian was a quick and extremely fun read. No boring parts, it’s simply entertaining from the start until the end. Yes, it was predictable, yes, it had a couple of flaws, but it was also such a great ride. A good old supernatural romance with a hot alien and a fantastic main character. I love Katy, i could easily relate to her and i just enjoyed her voice very much. The fact that she was a bookworm and a book blogger was a plus too. Her interactions with Daemon were funny to read, and a big part of why it was such an entertaing story. I must say i had a little problem with the romance, because no way i could fall for a boy who talks to me that way, no matter how hot he is. I’m glad Katy is smart enough not to give in already, even if i’m sure they’ll end up together at some point in the series. The writing style was amazing, the more i read of her books, the more i enjoy Armentrout’s writing. It just so perfect for this type of story. i’m seriously loving her style.

Obsidian was a great start to what i am guessing will be a very fun series, i’ll be reading the next one very soon.

Obsidian: 4/5