Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

I decided to start the New Year with the Firebird series by Claudia Gray and a new journal. It has been awhile since I have boughten books so it felt really good buying these especially since they were on my "to buy" list for a very long time. It has been almost a year since i've read a book because of school and work but luckily during my winter break I was able to read the Reawakened series by Colleen Houck and realized how much I missed reading. I used to read all the time and it was my favorite thing to do. I have decided for the New Year that I will make sure I have time for myself and do what I 

Tiger's Promise by Colleen Houck

 A prequel to the bestselling Tiger’s Curse series, this much anticipated novella recalls the beginning of Ren and Kishan’s story. Before Kelsey there was a girl, raised by a villain, whose love for a hero changed the course of history. Trapped under the thumb of her abusive and powerful father Lokesh, Yesubai struggles to keep her own magical abilities secret while evading his dark powers. When Lokesh promises Yesubai to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, she becomes the central pawn in his plot to destroy the ruling family and take power for himself. Yesubai is trapped by her father's threats and desperate to protect the man she comes to love, but she knows that any decision she makes will have dire consequences. As dark forces gather around her, Yesubai must decide if she's willing to reveal that somewhere deep within her she has the power to change everything.

The Tiger's Curse series is one of my all time favorite series. I have been obsessed with them and really enjoy the journey each time I reread them. Tiger's promise goes back tot he beginning where the curse started. In the series we learn little snip its of what happened to the Rajaram brothers but in Tiger's Promise we read from the point of view of each main character. It was nice to see the brothers from when they were younger as well as their parent's whom I've grown to love. This book also has a sneek peek into the fifth and final book of the series that fans are still waiting for. This is a must read to get the full picture of the curse and to learn about the elusive Yesubai.

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Blurb  (amazon)

The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

I have read The Host more times than I can count and each time I cannot put the book down even though I know that is going to happen. This is the first time that I have read a love story where 2 characters inhabit one body so I want very curious on how that was going to turn out because come on...there has to be a happy ending right? The beginning was a little slow since we had to get to know the new world that we have been thrown into but after that it is almost impossible to stop yourself from finishing the book in one sitting. What I liked the most is that it makes you think about the human race. Read the book and you'll see what I mean. ;)