Monday, 26 August 2013

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 434
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: 30th of April 2013
Other books in the series: The Immortal Rules

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. 

What I Have to Say 

Julie Kagawa breaks my heart with every single book she writes. I don't know how she does it. And I love it. 

I really love any conversation between Allie and Jackal. They're so sassy to each other and very wary. It was interesting to see how they developed when they were put together for so long. Although Zeke and Jackal weren't quite as cool together. They just didn't have the same feel as Allie had. 

As with the first book, I love Zeke so much. He and Allie just go together so well. Though it was really interesting to see him so far out of his comfort zone in this book, especially as it goes well with the last book where Allie was surrounded by humans.

This book was just heartbreaking and wonderful. Perhaps not quite as good as Immortal Rules, but still a really, really good read. I can't wait for the next book. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Night School: Fracture by C.J Daugherty

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 400
Publisher: Atom
Released: 20th of August 2013
Other books in the series: Night School ,Legacy

Devastated by the loss of her friend and under constant threat from an unknown spy at Cimmeria Academy, Allie Sheridan is finding it hard to cope.

In Fracture, the third book in the Night School series, she’s not the only one losing it – everything is falling apart. And when Nathaniel begins to reveal his game plan, Isabelle starts to lose control.

As the school slides into a deadly morass of paranoia and suspicion, everyone is guilty until proved innocent. Anyone can be held without proof, and convicted without a trial. No one is safe.

This time Nathaniel doesn’t need to hurt them. This time they’re hurting themselves.

What I Have to Say 

If you haven't gotten into this series yet, seriously you have to go out and buy Night School. Then Legacy. And now Fracture. It just seems to be getting better with each and every book and it was phenomenal with the first book. 

 I loved all the secrecy and espionage in this book. It's been there all along, but I feel it's always been a little downplayed, possibly because they were in the relative safety of the school and felt like they could trust people. But in this book they were working to keep things secret from everyone and I felt it really, really added to the thrill of it all. 

The politics were also a lot more apparent. Again, they've always been there. It's nothing new, but at the same time, it's all surfaced a lot more, especially with Lucinda and Isabelle taking Allie into their confidence a lot more. And it doesn't bog down any of the plot like some political novels would. It's so woven into the thrilling, mysterious and intense nature of the book that it works so perfectly without becoming the least bit dry. 

I still can't forgive Sylvian for what he did in the first book though. I don't think I ever will. I'm also not sure that I trust Lucinda. All the affection she shows for Allie... it just seems off slightly. It may just be the nature of the book, especially this one, arousing suspicion for everyone, but I feel like maybe she's using Allie a little. Like Allie is as much as a pawn to her as she is to Nathaniel. That's just my two cents of speculation.