Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pure (Covenant, #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2)

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 329
Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Goodreads Blurb:

There is need. And then there is Fate...

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

My Thoughts:
Armentrout is one of those authors you ponder over. Her skilled writing and magical imagination leave you with a deep respect and admiration.

Pure was another outstanding contribution to the Covenant series. You will get your share of the Oh-so-delicious, Aiden St. Delphi and Seth throughout as well as enough action to make you pull your knees up to your chest and grip tightly to those pages awaiting the next flip of the page. Since this is not released yet, I am simply going to tell you a few things you can expect from this fantastic book...

Oh, Ah, Hmmm, Can I have more of him?, Noooooooo!!!, a heavy heart with possible tears, a new understanding, giggles, acceptance, OMG, hammering heart, more giggles, OMG! the shits gonna hit the fan!, swoon, YES! Oh, and a pool scene that will leave your heads spinning ;)

Okay, so I hope you get my drift...this is another MUST READ!! This isn't something to contemplate over...Need I say more?

4.5 Snowflakes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Pages :344

Summary Blurb from Goodreads:
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew—just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road—diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards—this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

My Thoughts:
I can't express enough how much I enjoyed this book. It was simply YA romance at its best. The story centers around Amy and Roger, two teenagers who have not seen each other since they were little, and their journey cross country. It starts out with Roger just doing Amy's mom a favor by taking her daughter to their new home in Connecticut (they lived in California) but when Amy and Roger get on the road they realize that they both need to accomplish things in their life and take a detour. There are of course emotional moments, especially for Amy as she is dealing with the death of her father and her troubled twin brother. Things are not wrapped up nicely in a bow even, Matson gives the ending a realness that you the reader could imagine happening. I would have liked to have seen the moment when Amy gets to her new home but I can understand why Matson left it the way she did. I would definitely recommend this one and now I must go plan my own cross country adventure!