The heir

Synopsis:

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.


Review:

This book is like a Selection series spin off, it is a selection with Maxon and America’s daughter. In this story America and Maxon has been married for years and they are preparing their daughter Eadlyn (by the way, what a strange name!) to be the next queen of Illea.

Eadlyn grew up with the mentality that she will be the queen and so she has to behave like one, his childhood was in a ambient with a mist of responsability and pampering, becoming her an independent and pamper women.

The country is passing through a tough period after the cast elimination, much people are complaining with this new government and the king Maxon isn’t getting a way to control the manifests. In this scenery, Maxon and America has an idea to distract the population while they find a way to resolve the population problems: a new Selection.

Clearly not satisfacted with her parents proposal, especially because she don’t want to marry, Eadlyn accepted participate the selection with a condition that it will pass in three months and in the end she didn’t have to really marry if she won’t. And then the story began.


My thoughts:

I was very exciting about this book, especially because it’s a continuation of one of my fav series, but in the end I was very disappointed. I don’t like to post bad reviews by this one I have to, I expected to much of it.

My first disillusionment of the book was about the writing, that was not so good, with forced dialogs sometimes.  It’s not so natural like the other books.

Then, further the reading, the impression that I have was that the book was very marketable. The story wasn’t original and wasn’t exciting, it was like a bad photocopy of The Selection. The princess was a spoiled boring girl and the book doesn’t describe very well the selected boys. Her trantums irritated me more than once and her problems didn’t catch me.

The good things in this book was to see a little more of my favs characters like Aspen, Lucy and Marlee and also to know about Max and America after the happy ending.

The book in one word? Marketable.

Maybe my bad review is based in my expectations about the book, which was very high. Unfortunately an upset hope.

Note: ❤ ❤

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Bloodlines – Richelle Mead

Bloodlines_NovelSynopsis:

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…


 

Review:

This book is a spin of Vampire Academics, borrowing some characters but having a huge different story.

This series is based on the alchemist Sydney, which had a big importance in the VA’s end, and the most beautiful character in the world, Adrian ( ❤ ❤ ❤ ).

Because the VA’s events, Sidney has a very bad impression with the Alchemists group. There’s a very important mission to do and because of the previously Sidney’s events, her sister is recruited in her place, even when she hasn’t the necessary knowledge. Sidney, trying to save her sister, intervenes and asks to go her sister’s place. In that way is when Sidney starts her new adventure.

The Sidney’s mission is protecting a vampire by getting they out of trouble. The problem is that Sidney repulses the vampires, so she has to live together with them. Besides that, she has to work with another alchemist that she hates, the motive is explain during the reading.


 

My print:

I am Adrian’s lover, so I’m suspect to write about. I loved VA but Bloodlines overcome everything. The first thing that I thought was “What author is that?”. She gave a whole serie for one of the love triangle in the VA (who author does that? – what a care with the readers!).

I was so so exciting of Adrian’s story! And then, I was not disappointed.

The focus of this serie isn’t the romance, it’s Sidney’s adventures, (by the way, extremely exciting adventures).

The romance between Adrian and Sidney grows slowly during the serie, which makes it more real.

This book also starts some situations that will be more explore in the other books. And, as Mead’s write, the story’s emotion grows slowly during the reading and getting too much high in the middle to the end.

As every Mead’s story, this one full of emotions and revelations.

You won’t regret the reading!

 “My God, Sage. Your eyes. How have I never noticed them?”

That uncomfortable feeling was spreading over me again. “What about them?”

“The color,” he breathed. “When you stand in the light. They’re amazing… like molten gold. I could paint those…” He reached toward me but then pulled back. “They’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.”

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Slammed – Colleen Hoover

 Synopsis: 

Layken Cohen isn’t your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s slowly losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for “slamming.” Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found. However, the two of them are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their relationship to a halt.

Once again, Layken must put on a brave face and accept that which she cannot control, but when a family secret comes into play, it becomes the ultimate test of her resolve. Unable to accept the harsh reality of her future, Layken puts everything at risk and turns to Will for solace.

Both Layken and Will struggle as they attempt to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.


Review: 

This book tells the story of Layken whom, after her father’s death, is forced by her mother to move to Michigan. Even being miserable, she can see a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets her new neighbor, Will.

An immediate connection is established between them, then Will invites her to a meeting as she has ever had in life. He takes her to an unbelievable poetry competition called Slam, that shocks and delights her at the same time (at this part ‘m already in love with Will ❤ ) .When Will appears on stage, she discovers that her new neighbor has a past even sadder and darker than hers.

Excited at the prospect of a relationship with Will, Lake discover abruptly that they can’t be together. Now they will have to learn to deal with their feelings and, especially, to find a balance between reason and emotion.


My print:

I think the review may sound like another cliché romance, but it isn’t! I just finished the book in one day! All the characters are deep and passionate, and the narrative touches you deeply well (I was cried in two parts) , making you rethink your own life and how to face it .

There’s a reflection about the priorities of our choices and family ties , whether of blood or not. Just wonderful!
The poems are also incredible and touching . There’s no way not to get involved.

Another thing that had forgotten: the beginning of each chapter is an excerpt from a song of The Avett Brothers that has some connection with the chapter, I loved this detail too!

I also already read Point of Retreat and just loved it too!
I look forward to reading This Girl, the last book of the Slammed trilogy .

Colleen Hover just came into my favorite authors list!

So you keep your ocean,

I’ll take the Lake.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Divergent

Review: Divergent is a futuristic novel where society is divided into factions. Each faction represents how the people should behave in society. There are five factions Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), and Erudite (the intelligent).

At 16 every teenager goes through an evaluation to know which faction they belong. Nevertheless, independent of the test result, they have the right to choose which faction they want to spend the rest of their lives.

By choosing to follow the faction, the teenagers goes for a period of “internship”, which evaluate whether they can belong to the faction they chose. Those who don’t pass in this stage, become Factionless (living like beggars, work in jobs that nobody wants, earn too little to survive and live starving).

The story is set in this period of “stage” of the main character, Beatrice.

My print:

I love futuristic novel, mainly with romance. ❤ ❤ (So, I’m very suspicious to talk about it!).

I really loved the story. I thought it was very original. The author writing is very good, the story is super interesting and has a surprise in each page. During the reading I was so curious to start a new page that I never want to stop. The book was a roller coaster of emotions!

I felt in love with the characters!

Tris&Tobias ❤ ❤ ❤

Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead


Poster-Vampire-Academy-2Synopsis:

Two races of vampires walk our world. One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil–feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway–a half-vampire with poor impulse control–is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…


Review:

The whole story principally happens during the high school. No, it’s not a simple high school, it’s a vampire high school!

This book tells the story of two girls, Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir. It narrates the girls untipical lives and they adventures during the academic year.

Each book tells a different adventure of the fearless Rose and her best friend Lissa.


My print:

With good writing, love triangle and lots of surprises, the author was really really glad writing this book serie.

The author got catch my attention from beginning to the end of the serie. The books is stuffed with emotions in every page. Very surprising discoveries happen during the reading.

Each book was write very well, with the care that the every reader deserves.

The history please all the genres. There is romance, based principally on the main character and her lover; there is the beautiful friendship between Rose and Lissa; there are too much action in a combat against the Strigoi vampires; there are surprises, revealing ones, pulling out the book when you less expect.

I strongly recommend this serie. I’m sure you won’t regret.

 

You’re burned into my mind forever.There is nothing, nothing on this world that will ever change that.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Anna And The French Kiss

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Synopsis: Anna and the French Kiss – Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.


Review: The book tells the story of Anna Oliphant, an american girl who, despite she has all his life organized in Atlanta with her family, a job she loves and a potential boyfriend, is sent by his father to a boarding school in Paris to attend his last year of high school.
Anna is inconsolable, wailing all the things she left behind against their will, but soon she knows Meredith, who becomes his friend, and the beautiful and intelligent Étienne St. Clair – an american with a french name and an irresistible english accent.
Quickly Anna starts to adapt to her new group of friends and to increasingly Étienne. The only problem is that he has a longtime girlfriend, and does not seem inclined to leave her.
Between homesickness and the findings of the new city and his new friends, Anna discovers that this year in Paris is, more than anything, a journey of discovery about herself. And after so many agreements and disagreements, it only remains to know how’s this famous French kiss.


My print :
I did not have much expectation about this book, I don´t know really why, but I thought that it would be some silly history, but I was surprised with an amazing trip to Paris! While reading the book I had this unique feeling to be walking those amazing streets of Paris and I really think that I almost know how to locate me there! It’s incredible!

The relationship between Ann and Étienne is very real, with all the mismatches that a young couple really has. I always like this reality in novels. And the autor goes beyond, interspersing all the troubled family relationships that young people goes through.

The narrative is also very good, exciting .
Who you never want to be sent to spend one year in Paris ?
Take me, please!!!

It’s worthwhile to be read. I strongly recommend to all! I just loved it! ❤

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤