Category Archives: Paranormal

Tuesday Review Day: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

So I FINALLY got around to reading Silver Shadows, book 5 in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series (you can see my review for books 1-4 here) and am feeling very conflicted. I loved the Vampire Academy series and have really enjoyed this one up until this point, as well, but I’m starting to feel as though Richelle Mead is grasping at straws with some of the twists she adds in.

This one gets a bit spoilery!

Silver Shadows
Series: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Pages: 416
Rating:3.5 stars

Book 4, The Fiery Heart, left off with Sydney Sage being sold out by her sister and carted off to an Alchemist re-education center to have who-knows-what done to her in the hopes of re-brainwashing her into towing the Alchemist line. Silver Shadows picks up not long after she gets taken into the initial stage of re-education, in which prisoners are denied anything relating to comfort – they’re kept in the dark, food is bland, there is no bed, there is only a sink with cold water for bathing, etc.

Once Sydney earns her way out of this area she is deposited onto a floor with others who are being re-educated/brainwashed. Re-education turns out to be everything Sydney feared it was and more. The brainwashing is not only psychological and physical but also chemical. Nausea is induced as images of moroi flash across a screen, burns are inflicted to force confessions, and “re-inkings” occur when a prisoner gets especially out of hand. But Sydney’s main goal is to escape and find her way back to her boyfriend Adrian.

Unfortuantely Adrian has slipped back into his party boy ways. Once he realizes he is unable to reach Sydney via spirit dreams (in which he visits her in her dreams), he lets spirit drag him down into a deep depression. He drinks his sorrows away and spends all of his time partying. Only once he is finally able to reach her does he realize just how far he has fallen and how much he risked in ignoring his need for help. But it also gives  him the kick in the butt that he needs in order to get back on track to finding her. Once he does, their escape begins to take on a very Rose and Dimitri feel and leads to a major plot twist and a huge (albeit somewhat predictable) cliffhanger ending.

Minor spoilers ahead!

What I Liked:

1. Richelle Mead is really good at using alternating voices between chapters. Sydney is very precise and methodical, Adrian is very whiney, dreamy, and broody. Normally I’m not crazy about alternating perspectives but she makes it work.

2. Maybe this should’ve been obvious when I read the VA series, but they finally clarified exactly why a moroi royal needs one living family member in order to qualify as a candidate for king or queen. It’s because if that person dies, there needs to be a family member to succeed them. I feel like this should’ve had “duh” written all over it, but it was never explained that the monarchy was at one time hereditary, not the product of a council vote.

3. Sydney wasn’t spared “just in time.” She went through months of torture before being rescued. It may sound weird to have this on the “what I liked” section, but I think it was necessary for a few reasons. First, it caused doubt. It left the question as to how Sydney would handle it wide open. Yes, we’d all like to assume a happy ending. But there’s still another book coming, so things could’ve easily gone much differently. Second, it shows Sydney’s strength of character both before and after her ordeal. Third, it emphacized just how detrimental Adrian’s spirit use and alcohol abuse is to those around him. And lastly, it finally showed just how bad the “Reeducation” we’ve been hearing about all along really is.

What I Didn’t Like (Spoilers ahead!):

1. As I mentioned in my review of books 1-4, things always fall into place too neatly. Without getting too spoilery, Sydney just happens to stumble across the right prisoners to help in her plans, she almost never runs into any hitches with her crazy plans, and for a super-secret compound that supposedly doesn’t exist, it’s awfully easy to break into and out of.

2. Fleeing to the nearest town after a daring escape probably isn’t the best idea.

3. The big twist. This knocked off at least one star from my review. I won’t give it away, but it’s definitely Adrian’s most insane idea to date and I don’t really think it works with the story. Paranormal aspects aside, logically it just doesn’t make sense and makes Adrian look like an idiot once again because he’s caused significantly larger problems for the moroi than there were before.

While this one wasn’t my favorite by far, the entire series as a whole is still really good. But while I’m hoping the final book is better than this one and is able to take the big twist and spin it so it works better, I’m  unfortunately not optimistic.

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Fiction, New releases, Paranormal, Romance, Series, Vampires, YA

Tuesday Review Day: The Bloodlines series 1-4 by Richelle Mead

I’m currently in the process of re-reading the first 4 books of Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series (Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, The Indigo Spell, and The Fiery Heart), the Vampire Academy spinoff featuring several key characters from that series. The 5th book in the series, Silver Shadows, was released this summer and I’ve been itching to read it. But, like other book series in which I read each one as it’s published, I forgot most of what I read in the previous book once the newest one came out. So I decided to do a reread so I could give a review on the first 4 books before doing a review on Silver Shadows.

bloodlines 1-4

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one member of a large and very powerful group of humans tasked with keeping the human race ignorant to the existence of moroi, the living and peaceful vampires, strigoi, the dead vampires who almost always kill their victims, and dhampirs, the moroi and human hybrids who live to serve and protect the moroi from strigoi.

After a long stint with the infamous Rose Hathaway in the last few books of the VA series, Sydney gains a somewhat unfavorable reputation due to her seeming ability and willingness to sympathize with moroi and dhampirs. However, due to her ability to tolerate living in such close proximity to these “evil creatures of the night,” she lands a post in Palm Springs helping to protect Jill Mostrano, the only living relative of the moroi queen. Together with Jill, dhampir Eddie Castile, and moroi playboy Adrian Ivashkov, they move to Palm Springs to pose as the Melbourne family, and, with the exception of Adrian, enroll at Amberwood Academy to pose as students.

Throughout the first four books Sydney goes through several dramatic transformations. She must battle her deeply engrained beliefs that moroi and dhampirs are disgusting creatures that violate nature and her ideas that all magic – human or vampire – is bad. She discovers that the Alchemists did very little to actually prepare her to survive in a world that is centered around social interactions and interpersonal relations. And most importantly, she is forced to learn that the group she has so long revered as the light battling the dark may have its own forms of darkness and that their beliefs may not necessarily be the right ones for her.

What I Like So Far:

1. I rooted for Adrian big time in the Vampire Academy series, so I was excited to be able to get more of his story. The same goes for Sydney and Jill – they clearly played very important roles in the VA series and I felt they deserved extended storylines.

2. It’s really fast paced. These were the kind of books that kept me up all night because I couldn’t find a good stopping point.

3. This is a true spinoff. The stories of multiple characters from the VA series were continued thoroughly in Bloodlines. It wasn’t just Sydney’s story; it was Eddie’s, Jill’s, Adrian’s, Angeline’s, and there was good tie in with the original cast of characters with several trips back to court for weddings and work studying spirit.

My major gripes with the series thus far:

1. Everything that happens is way too convenient. It just so happens that there is a restored strigoi near Palm Springs, her teacher is a witch who knows all about Sydney’s world, her classmate is a vampire hunter, and many of the Amberwood students get magic tattoos that for some reason are considered perfectly normal and are supplied by a rogue Alchemist she has close ties to.

2. This series was really hard to binge-read like many others, which may or may not be a problem for some. Each book is a continuation of the previous one, and the theme of Sydney coming into her own continues throughout the series, but whatever major obstacle they face in one book is done and over with by the end and doesn’t carry over. The bad guy gets caught, there is some mention in the next book, and that’s that. The only one that I’ve been super bummed to see end was Fiery Heart because there was such a cliffhanger at the end.

If you were a fan of the Vampire Academy series, you need to read the Bloodlines series. The final book, The Ruby Circle, will be out in February, so if you’re like me and want to read all the books back to back it might be worth waiting for. In the meantime, brush up on the background story to this series and check out Vampire Academy, which focuses on the exploits of dhampir Rose Hathaway and her best friend Vasilisa Dragomir. That’s another fast-paced series, but each book fades nicely into the next so it’s easier to read back-to-back if that’s what you’re into.

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Fiction, First in series, Paranormal, Romance, Series, Vampires, YA

Tuesday Review Day: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was one  I really wanted to knock off my 2014 Goals list (which I really need to get cracking on), so when it lowered quite a bit in price (only $1.99), I snagged it. The concept of it was a bit unclear based on the description, but it sounded interesting enough to try it out.

Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Pages: 466
Rating: 4 stars

Mara Dyer is a 17 year old girl who wakes up in a hospital to discover she is the only survivor of a building collapse that took the lives of her two closest friends and boyfriend. She has no memory of the events leading up to the collapse, including how she came to be there. She experiences severe PTSD after her release from the hospital due to her feelings of survivor’s guilt, prompting her and her family to pack up and move to Florida for a fresh start. Once there, she begins to see that she has what appear to be some very disturbing abilities. After she meets Noah, the popular British classmate with a reputation for breaking hearts, she realizes that he may be the only one who can help her understand her new powers. With him, she sets out to discover what she can do, and whether she can use those powers for good or if they have a more sinister purpose.

What I Liked:

1. The different twist on paranormal was done really well. There was no way (for me) to really guess what was fueling Mara’s powers and how Noah was connected to them, and once more came to light it indicated a really great story would be continued in the next two books.

2. The love between Noah and Mara wasn’t immediate. It took a little while for them to actually get together, although he pushed it from the start. Mara, while definitely attracted to Noah, held him off because of his reputation and her past, which at least indicated some level of common sense on her part. She didn’t automatically assume he was “different” with her.

3. The minor things. I liked that the books Mara was into weren’t the old-school classics, like in so many other books. She’s caught reading Lolita, which, while not exactly a new release, it’s also not centuries old. Also, Hodkin pulls off the sibling aspect well. Usually protagonists are only children, or have siblings that are relatively absent. Daniel and Joseph were very present in the book and were integral to the story, giving Mara a home life that consisted more than absent or clueless parents. The sporadic references to Harry Potter and LOTR were also a plus.

4. The language was pretty typical for teenagers. Sexual innuendoes, raunchy jokes, etc. were included in the dialogue, which made the characters a bit more believable. I know not all teenagers have potty-mouths, and foul language does not a good book make, but when you walk down the hall in a high school, you’ll hear plenty of things that could hardly be considered intellectual conversation.

What I Didn’t Like:

1. The typical YA romance formula was followed. Mara shows up on her first day of school dressed like a bum, gets into it with the prettiest girl in school, becomes BFFs with a friendly nice guy, embarrassed herself, and makes googly eyes with the hottest guy in school. Who also happens to be British. Not to mention the “warm current” she feels when their hands brush. Come on now.

2. Ok, Mom, super smart lady that you are. Your daughter has been prescribed antipsychotics and you feel the best time for her to take her first pill is as she’s walking out the door for a date? With a boy you just met? I’m gonna go ahead and say that’s probably not the best idea.

3. The whole missing-brother thing was really random. I’m still not entirely sure of the purpose of it. I thought it would be the climax to the book, and even that would’ve been odd because there was still so much unknown about Mara. I get that the author was trying to reveal something about Mara and Noah (kind of), but there wasn’t really enough foreshadowing to indicate that something big would be revealed.

4. Once Mara discovered what her powers allowed her to do, she didn’t really attempt to control them. She knew that she could if she really wanted to, but she let her emotions get in the way of learning to use or control them to keep herself from falling apart. That cast her in a pretty negative light in my eyes.

All in all this was an enjoyable book. The surprising cliffhanger at the end has me really itching to read the second book, so I’ll likely have that one up for review soon, too.

Now, on to check a few more books off of my goals list!

 

1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Cheap reads, Fiction, First in series, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Series, YA

What’s Up Wednesday: September New Releases

There are a lot of goodies getting released this month, so picking a small handful was tough. Here are a few that sound sure to be awesome reads. Descriptions are copied from Goodreads.

1. The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey – September 16, 2014. I’ve been meaning to read The 5th Wave for a long time, so now that the second book is soon to be available I might go ahead and grab it.

Infinite Sea

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

These next few are standalones, and since I’ve been series-crazy lately I’m kind of looking forward to grabbing a few that begin and end in one book.

2. Winterspell by Claire Legrand – September 30, 2014.

Winterspell

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly nothuman. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

3. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang – September 9, 2014.

Falling Into Place

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.

4. Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin – September 23, 2014. I’ll be honest. This one caught my eye for two reasons. First, I was a psychology major and I’ve always thought the idea of a blank slate was pretty interesting.  Second, it’s the title of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode and, well, I heart Buffy.

Tabula Rasa

The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this action-packed debut thriller with a Katniss-esque heroine fighting to regain her memories and stay alive, set against a dystopian hospital background.

Sarah starts a crazy battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison when a procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry and she starts to remember snatches of her past. Was she an urban terrorist or vigilante? Has the procedure been her salvation or her destruction?

The answers lie trapped within her mind. To access them, she’ll need the help of the teen computer hacker who’s trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, and a pill that’s blocked by an army of mercenary soldiers poised to eliminate her for good. If only she knew why . . .

5. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White – September 9, 2014.

Illusions of Fate
“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”

Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.

There are a lot more books being released this month in addition to these, so keep an eye out for some good ones!

Leave a comment

Filed under Book lists, Fiction, New releases, Paranormal, YA

Tuesday Review Day: Crossed by Ally Condie

When I reviewed Ally Condie’s Matched a while back, I mentioned that it had taken me a few tries to get through it. Once I got past the first few chapters I really enjoyed it and was excited to read the sequel, Crossed.

In Matched, Society citizen Cassia and aberration Ky fall in love and hope to defy the laws of their world be together. That plan is foiled when the Society officials send Ky to fight in the outer provinces, leaving Cassia heartbroken but determined to find him. With the help of  her official Match, Xander, she is able to sneak away from the Society to search for him. Crossed picks up not too long after Cassia sets out on her search for Ky in the outer provinces of her world, which seemed to be a promising and hopefully exciting storyline. Unfortunately,  it sadly fell completely flat.

crossed

 

Author: Ally Condie
Series: Matched
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Pages: 367
Rating: 2.5 stars

(Minor spoilers)

What I Liked:

1. Although my major complaint is that not much of any significance happened, the things that did were pretty interesting. Discovering the truth about the blue tablets, Xander’s secret, and the extent to which the Society will go to collect data made for really great plot points.

2. Cassia seems to be going through a very gradual change from Citizen to rebel. In a lot of books, one event sparks an almost immediate change in the protagonist, but that’s not the case with Cassia. She still has a lot of growing and evolving to do, which isn’t something that is spread out evenly over several books.

What I Didn’t Like:

1. The walking. OMG, the WALKING. I felt like I was reading about Sam and Frodo on their quest for Mordor.

2. Cassia destroys everything that could be important. She keeps illegal artifacts hidden, but papers giving her background information for the thing she’s looking for get destroyed. Her grandfather’s poems, destroyed. Things that could easily be stuffed in the bottom of her sock, destroyed.

3. Nothing of significance, aside from escaping the aberration camps, happened until they all met up with each other halfway through the book. Then Ky and Indie discovered their similarities, they met Hunter, found the Society’s stash, and finally found the Rising.

4. And as for the writing itself. The author chose to use alternating perspectives for the chapters, so they were split between Ky and Cassia, but there was no real difference in their voices.

5. There’s no major obstacle, aside from their trek through the Carving. They encounter interesting things during their travels, but not much really happens.

Unfortunately, upon finishing Crossed I realized that the false starts I experienced with Matched might actually be indicative of the rest of the series. When I finished Matched I was excited and anxious to continue the series, but Crossed just left me feeling as though I’d wasted time reading an entire book when the story could’ve been told in a few chapters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

Filed under Book Reviews, Dystopian, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Series, YA

Tuesday Review Day: The Park Service by Ryan Winfield

I came across Ryan Winfield’s The Park Service on Amazon back in June as a freebie deal. Currently its got 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon from a total of almost 900 reviews, and when a freebie pops up with good reviews, I really don’t see the harm in grabbing it.

I was almost halfway through by the end of a 2 hour car ride, so I was pretty sure it was going to be a great book. It did lose steam a bit once I hit that point, but it was able to pick back up again toward the end.

Park Service

Author: Ryan Winfield
Series: The Park Service
Publication Date: October 11, 2012
Pages: 338
Rating: 4 stars

Set almost 1000 years in the future, The Park Service centers around 15 year old Aubrey VanHouten, a boy who lives in a compound called Holocene II beneath what was formerly the United States. In Holocene II, all kids take a test at age 15 to determine which of the 6 levels of society they’ll move on to for the remainder of their working life. Aubrey gets called to Level 1, which is extremely rare because no one really knows what happens there. Not knowing what he will find, he sets off on a train to his new home. On the way, his train crashes and he is dumped out into the middle of the world he was told was uninhabitable. He stumbles across a small clan of people who take him in and make him one of their own. In time, he begins to realize that the world he lived in and what he was told was fact was almost all a fallacy. The scientists that controlled what he did, ate, and how he lived were doing much more than attempting to keep the human race running. He, along with his new friend Jimmy, end up on a mission to destroy what was a much more disturbing and sinister organization than Aubrey ever thought possible.

What I Liked:

1. Male protagonist. They’re rare, but I almost always like them, finding them much less whiny or mopey than the female protagonists of the YA genre.

2. While it happened quicker than I thought it would, the author included Aubrey’s necessary adaptation to the outside world. He’d been living underground all his life with an immune system and body that could only develop so many immunities in the concealed space. He had to go through a transition period of sunburn, peeling, and illness before being able to really function in the open air.

3. The evil of the Park Service is demonstrated to an extreme. I’m not sure why I found this a strong aspect of the story, because the note I added was “so freaking depressing,” but it added a good deal of emotion to the story. If writing can elicit true emotion, I find it worth reading.

What I Didn’t Like:

1. That everything I did like happened within the first 150 or so pages. I tore through the first chunk of the book in about 2 hours, but once Aubrey and Jimmy met the Radcliffes, I ended up skimming for about 50 pages. There had been a lot of things happening in the first half – adapting to a new way of life, making new friends, mass murder, treks through the mountains, etc – that kept it moving along nicely. Once they reached the compound, Aubrey seemed to get comfortable back in his own element (sort of), so things stopped happening.

2. After Aubrey met Hannah, things turned into a stereotypical YA romance for awhile. She was beautiful, they fell for one another immediately, they roll around in the ocean together, etc. The only weird thing was that her parents were expecting them to essentially bring the human race back from extinction once Dr. Radcliffe pulls off his crazy plans, but that added to the interesting aspects of the story.

3. Dr. Radcliffe told Aubrey absolutely everything about his mad-scientist schemes and explained all the things that they’ve been keeping from those in Holocene II. He laid it all out very clearly, making it way too easy for Aubrey and Jimmy to carry out their own plans.

I still haven’t picked up book 2, Isle of Man, because I’ve got several other books I want to get out of the way first. But I’ll definitely be grabbing it. Toward the end of the book, things started to pick back up and it’s looking like the next part of the story will be pretty interesting. I definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys YA dystopian and wants something not fraught with romance. It’s a relatively cheap series – The Park Serivce is only $3.99 on Amazon, with books 2 and 3 – Isle of Man and State of Nature at only $5.99. All are free for Kindle Unlimited.

 

1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Cheap reads, Fiction, First in series, male protagonist, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Series, YA

Thrifty Thursday: July 3rd Edition

First on this week’s Thrifty Thursday is a PSA. If you sign up for Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult newsletter, you get a free Kindle book. There’s only a choice between 3, but I’m not sure if that’ll change daily or not.

1.

Park Service

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

 

This week’s Thrifty Thursday freebie is Ryan Winfield’s The Park Service, book 1 of his Park Service trilogy. I just grabbed this one about a week ago, and within a few hours I was halfway through. It’s fast-paced, realisitically timed, in some ways disturbingly feasible (in other ways very much not), and told from the point of view of a teenage male, which is a nice switch from the female-driven YA books we’re used to. It’s free for Kindle (normally $3.99) and on Google Play, and only $.99 on for Nook.

2.

See Me

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Awesome author of the Sweet trilogy Wendy Higgins has one of her newer releases, See Me, up for only $2.99 for Kindle, Kobo, and Nook. If you haven’t read the Sweet trilogy, you need to. If you missed my review of its conclusion, Sweet Reckoning, you can check it out here. It’s a really great series that I’m desperately hoping will become a TV series someday.

3.

Neverland

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

If you’re into revamps of your favorite childhood books, Anna Katmore’s Neverland is only $2.99 for Kindle and Nook, and just a penny more at $3 on Kobo. It follows Angeline McFarland, a girl who takes a fall on her balcony and lands herself right in Neverland, home of the infamous Peter Pan and some scary old pirates. With book 2 of the Adventures in Neverland series, Pan’s Revenge, due to be published this month, it’s worth a look if you’re looking for a new series.

4.

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

If you’re looking to step a few steps away from the YA paranormal genre, there’s Jillian Dodd’s That Boywhich is currently free for Kindle. It centers around a girl named Jadyn and the boys who teach her how to kiss, make out, and fall in love. I grabbed this one, too, because it seemed like a nice change of pace.

5.

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

And lastly, Runes, book 1 of Ednah Walters Runes series is only $.99 for Kindle. This one weaves a bit of Norse mythology into the typical YA paranormal romance, so it might change things up a bit if you’re looking for something new.

Happy reading!

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Book lists, Cheap reads, Fiction, First in series, Paranormal, Series, YA