Friday, March 20, 2015

Review: Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver



Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

I finally have read the last book to the series and honestly I was let down by it. It was so many factors but what made this a three star was the end, the whole book was drawn out but when the climax happen it's rushed creating an unresolved ending for me. Lena loves Alex and the only reason she cared for Julian was because Alex was to believed to be dead so when Alex is alive I felt myself groan for the love triangle that was about to unfold. Julian is a very likable character and he ends up in the Wilds to be with Lena and then he has to deal with her basically pushing him away into this unknown world cause her ex-boyfriend is back. The wrap up with that was not satisfying and I wish that the author either kept Alex dead or never introduced Julian's character. Now to Hana, it is her POV that saved this from getting two stars. Her story was very interesting, I found myself wanting it to switch back from Lena's just to find out what was happening. Although, I didn't much care for how her story wrapped but it was better than Lena's so I won't gripe about it. This book did have it's OMG moments that kept me into it enough to continue reading, it was a disappointing way to end a series.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: The One (The Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass

The One (Selection #3) by Kiera Cass



Synopsis: The time has come one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants. 

The book picks up right where it left off in previous book with America and the remaining Selection girls vying for Prince Maxon and before I even started reading the book I came in expecting resolutions to answers I had since the first book well it's actually only about the rebels that keep attacking them. Who are they? What do they want? Are they looking for something more than the diaries in the Palace? Why did the girl bow to America in the woods? the list could go on and on but I think you get what I'm saying. My demands were answered but I think that it was kind of lame to be honest since it was so much hype about the rebels and then they turned out to be harmless well just the group you meet anyways. I think the author should have left them being the enemy cause it would have made it better reading but that didn't happen but I was curious on the other rebel group but you didn't get much info on any individuals just the group as a whole which I guess made them more menacing. Oh and the twist that America finds out later about a family member was shocking but completely unnecessary to me. I felt like it was just shoved in for shock value but all it did was raise questions that goes unanswered so it added nothing to the story and was pointless. One thing that I bothered me in the second book and I really hoped would end, since America made her choice with Maxon over Aspen, was her seesaw of emotions! One moment its 'I want Maxon forevermore!' then a paragraph later it's 'I'm not about this life! I want to go home!' I was over her doing that and was completely annoyed every time she did it. However, I did feel the growth of America and felt like doing a praise dance when she FINALLY accepts her possible new role she has to fill to be with Maxon. Of course it can't be a completely happy book so when the evadable truth of America and Aspen is revealed to Maxon the shizz hits the fan or Maxon does at least and boy oh boy I would never want to make him angry I'll say that. Pretty much after that it starts to move so fast you're trying to keep up with everything, more truths are revealed and then you start to wonder if Kiera just turned into J.K. Rowling because she is just slaughtering everyone in the book! Don't fret it does end on a lighter note and I was satisfied with the conclusion. Soooo all in all, after America finally stuck to one emotion, it was a good book to end the series and looking forward to read the next book, The Heir which is told by a new POV, in the Selection world.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We're Back!!

So it's been almost two years since we started this blog but also two years since we publish a review too. We are thankful for all the support we have received from everyone on our Twitter and Facebook pages, oh we are also now on Instagram (name is The Literary Hoarders ) follow that page as well. Life threw so many things at us and while we were trying to stay afloat the blog got pushed aside. Now we are in better places and ready to start fresh and give you guys our thoughts on the books we have read so far this year. I, Amanda, will be posting some stuff later today or at least by tomorrow afternoon. See ya later Hoarders and Happy Reading!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Review: Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur

Temptation Rising (The Shadow Shifters, #1)Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Synopsis: They live in the shadows—part man, part animal—hiding their true nature while defending the human race from the most savage of their kind…
Washington D.C. police officer Kalina Harper still dreams about that night, two years ago, when a huge cat-like creature saved her from a crazed attacker. Although she kept the truth to herself, Kalina can never forget the ferocious strength of the beast’s fangs and claws—or the raw animal hunger in its eyes. Until she meets Roman Reynolds…
Powerful, passionate, and impossible to resist, they are the Shadow Shifters…
Muscular, magnetic, and all man, Roman is a high-powered attorney with a predatory smile and seductive charm. He is also a criminal suspect with suspicious connections to the Amazon jungle. But when Kalina discovers that Roman is linked to a secret race of shapeshifting jaguars—who hunt down maneaters—she is forced to put her trust in a man who unleashes her wildest fantasies and fears. A fierce creature of the night whose nature is to protect his female at any cost...

I like the YA series (under name Artist Arthur) done by author and if you have yet to read the Mystyx series you should, any who I enjoyed the series so when she came out with this adult series I knew I was going to check it out but it turned out that I was not as much a fan of this one as the YA series but still overall I enjoyed it. This world of Shapeshifters, sorry Shadow Shifters, that she created and from page one your immediately pulled in but it's not something that stands out and sets itself apart from other shifter novels. The book is told through both Kalina and Roman perspectives with a few of the secondary characters povs as well, the pace was steady until the end in which I felt overwhelmed with all the revelations hitting me at the same time and I wish it was more of a explanation in certain situations like why Kalina smell incite a riot to what it seems majority of the male shadow shifters and a certain someonethat is so strung on her.I like the dynamic between Roman and Kalina, they suited each other well and the chemistry was undeniable even though they tried their hardest to do just that. Now even though this book was a okay start to series, I probably won't be in a rush to get the next book but the story line is interesting enough to make me want to read more.

A little something for being patient

Since we have not been actively posting reviews we thought we should give you a treat for hanging with us. In honor of The Great Gatsby movie remake and Amy Plum's final book If I should Die released earlier this month we are giving away Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman which is the YA take on The Great Gatsby. I (Amanda) really enjoyed this book now I will tell you to not put too much thought on how it's not exactly like The Great Gatsby cause you will be sadly disappointed instead go in with the mindset of it being a fun modern version of the classic book and you will enjoy :)
Jake, Reinvented
And something a little extra for being great we are also giving away Die for Me AND Until I Die by Amy Plum!! So go under Giveaways tab to enter contest effective tomorrow May 26th!! 
Until I Die (Revenants, #2)
Die for Me (Revenants, #1)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

M.I.A. reviews lately

Hi guys sorry to have seem to abandon you but life got a little complicated for a bit but now everything is settling back into place so bring on the reviews! So hold on stick with us and we will promise to deliver :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: Blood of the Demon by Rosalie Lario

Blood of the DemonBlood of the Demon by Rosalie Lario
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, inter dimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.
Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she's also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon's Most wanted List. And no one wants her more than Keegan's father. Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he'll have to learn to harness the other half his genetics-the far deadlier, uncontrollable half-when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and vengeance he so desperately seeks. the one woman he'll never be able to resist.

I have never really been a huge fan of 'I love you so much even though I just met you two hours ago' type books and this one was teetering on becoming one. Brynn just seem to forgot, well she remembered but she just didn't care, that Keegan kidnapped her, actually he punched her in the face to knock her out than kidnapped her, all cause she was too focused on the hotness of him?!? Mm right not buying it, she tries to escape but forgets it and surrender little too quickly for me, however I did kind of let that bit slide because the two of them were just too cute together. This book had multi POVs (Keegan sibs, their father, etc.) with the main two told from Keegan and Brynn, now I don't really like this majority of the time I prefer it to remain on at least two people  but it worked for this book cause at times it required to see what was going on while Keegan and Brynn were not around. I wished there was something more on Brynn's life instead of it being so heavily around Keegan's and his brothers cause Brynn background was interesting and I would have liked to read more about it. I also found Keegan resistance to Brynn dragged on too long for my liking but the chemistry(and yes sex scenes) between them was great. Overall, I think this was a great start to what I think will be a very entertaining series.