Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Chosen (Portals of Destiny #1) by Shay West

Synopsis

The Mekans left much as they arrived, their shadows darkening the ruins of a once beautiful and vibrant planet. The noise of their engines, while still stirring up huge clouds of dust, no longer caused discomfort for the people.
There wasn’t anyone left to hear.
The Mekan Fleet threaten all life in the galaxy and only the Chosen can fight these metal monstrosities and save those that call this galaxy home. The Guardians travel to the home worlds of the Chosen, sent by the Masters of Gentra to guide and protect them. But the prophecy that speaks of the Mekan threat says nothing of sending the Guardians to the Chosen before the signs appear. The decision to send them early could doom all in the galaxy to death. 


My Thoughts
★★★★★+ Amazing Stars.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
I'm not big into Sci-Fi books to be honest... at all. 
Buuuut of course once I saw "by Shay West" I knew I HAD to read it! Her writing is so amazing! I love reading her books. I get so lost in it and I feel like I'm truly there... which was kinda hard and dangerous for this book. Haha! I'm a bit claustrophobic so of course the underwater world had me honestly about to faint because I was holding my breath without realizing it. (lol!)
Anyway, enough of that. Starting out with this book kinda took me a while to get into because like I said, not really my thing. But I'm glad I stuck in there! The more I got into it, the harder it got for me to put down.. Which of course was tough (I won't lie) I was in the middle of moving and sick so I could only read a little here and there (which is also why this book took me so long to read; I apologize for that.)
The characters in the book were a bit hard to grasp because there were so many, but you get use to it. and I have to just straight up say this now...I despise Jon. He makes me want to punch him in the face! I'm just sitting here with my jaw dropped and going "Are you serious?!" quite a few times. Sloan would be next to be slapped. tsk tsk tsk.
Of all the worlds, I have to say Gentra is my favorite though. It just sounds so beautiful... But I think if one of the people came up to me, I'd pull a "Finding Nemo" thing "Aw guys you made me ink!"
love love LOOOOOVE Moira!! Probably my most favorite thing out of the whole book! How can anyone NOT love Moira?! Lol

All in all, this book was perfect, amazing and wonderfully written. Can't wait to start book two!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Vivid (Vivid #1) by Andrea Murray

Synopsis

When Vivian Cartwright was five years old, she witnessed her mother’s death. 
Now, sixteen-year-old Vivian only wants a normal life—hard to accomplish when you possess the power to control energy. Her entire life she has feared her power and its connection to her mother’s murder. She has kept her ability a secret from everyone except her guardian, Charlotte, who has hidden Vivian from the man responsible for her mother’s murder. 
Her secret is safe until Vivian subconsciously defends herself at school using her power. After this first use of her gift in many years, Vivian’s power seems to take on a mind of its own, increasing in strength and demanding to be used. This increase in power also brings dreams of her mother’s death and the mysterious man connected with it. When she is assigned to tutor the would-be boyfriend of Trista Parmer (a.k.a. the biggest diva in school), Vivian cannot deny the electrifying connection that she feels for the boy, Easton Garrett. In her desire to get Easton away from Vivian, Trista doubles her efforts to humiliate Vivian, forcing Vivian to use her supernatural gift over and over. With each use, Vivian fears she is losing control and discovers her powers are growing—maybe too much—bringing her unknowingly closer to the man who murdered her mother.


My Thoughts
★★★★★+ Amazing Electric Stars.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
This book was simply to awesome for words! If you read this book, you might want to clear your schedule and pick a day with no interruptions, because once you start, you won't want to stop till you are done. Even finishing it, you will be going crazy wanting to know what happens next! (I know I am! Haha.) Vivid is beautifully written. Everything flows just perfectly and it keeps your attention and keeps you very curious. The ending action was CRAZY! I ended up speed reading through it and had to make myself stop because I kept getting ahead of myself. Haha. I would HIGHLY recommend this book and I would give it 10+ stars if I could. I can't wait to read book two!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Personal Post

Sorry I have not posted any new reviews lately. I have been sick and in the middle of moving. Feeling much better now, still in the middle of moving, but finally got the net set up at the new house so I should have reviews up soon. Thank you. ♥

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Desperate Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #3) by Shay West

Synopsis

In this final book of the Adventures of Alexis Davenport Series, we find Alex dealing with more drama than ever: her first break-up, her mom's new boyfriend, and attempting to learn the secrets of her "gift" on her own. Desperate to stop Drifter, Alex uses her ability to locate the evil Traveler, only to discover that he lives in her time... And he knows who she is. In a final race against time, Alex must discover Drifter's ultimate plan, stop him, and save her family...all before prom.



My Thoughts
★★★★★+ Fangirl Stars.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
I'm officially obsessed!
Mrs. Shay West has PURE talent with these books! This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it took all I had to not skip to the last few pages because I just HAD to know, but I didn't. Lol. I made it through and so glad I did. There is just so much excitement in this book that I was literally shaking! You want a book that knocks it out of the park? This book is it! (well... the whole series actually. Haha) I'm so glad I gave these books a chance. They might just be the only time travel books I like. Haha, only time will tell. I highly recommend this book (as well as the previous two.) I honestly have no idea what else I could possibly say. These books are truly amazing.