Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

Tris & IzzieTris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Will have my review up closer to when the book is released :)
Can't wait to tell you about it though :)

This book was really cute! I loved it!

It started out with Izzie, a typical high school student who is in love with the senior most popular guy Marc - and Marc is head over heels in love with Izzie too. Izzie's BFF Branna is loyal to her and they hang out with each other all the time.

Izzie starts to think Branna is holding out on her. She's upset about something but won’t talk about it. When Izzie figures it out that Branna wants a boyfriend, nothing will stop Izzie from giving her BFF what she wants.

Izzie's mom is a witch. Nothing too exciting - she mixes potions, works in an ambulance and helps heal people. But no one knows about her potions helping. But it's a way to use her Magic and not let anyone know.
Branna knows that Izzie's mom has magic, so when they learn about a boy who knows Magic, they become a little worried. He offers a love potion to Branna, she doesn't ake it, but she's tempted. That's when Izzie decides to help Branna.

When Izzie returns to school, she has her Sprite - mixed with the love potion. A new boy is at the school.. Tristan. He sees Izzie and his eyes light up. But of course Izzie is happy with Marc, so she does the next best thing. Get's Tristan to drink half the sprite.. then offers the other half to Branna....

Well things are going crazy now she has this special pull towards Tristan, she can't seem to stop thinking about him.. but what about Marc?? Her True love?? Or is he?

That night at the school football game, Izzie decides to take a walk - that's when we learn that there are other creatures out there, and they're after Izzie's Magic - but Izzie doesn't have magic... does she??

Wow! Lots of really great things happen in this book - The only problem I have is Marc - sure he's a great guy, and all, I just think it's a little weird that he loves Izzie for 2 years - I mean in the hospital you can see the love and he's trying hard to keep her, but then all of a sudden, he only has eyes for the one that he's supose to be with. Sure Izzie has Tristen, and she's happy for the other couple, but still, I have trouble believing that Marc can just turn off his feelings for Izzie *snap* like that

But then again it goes with the ending theme, that you're with the person you're meant to be with. I loved the ending :) That was cute :)

Great book!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm so excited - I'm going to meet Becca Fitzpatric tonight in Provo at her book signing - I'll post pictures tonight or tomorrow - I'm going with my BFF. YEAH!

OK onto the review :)
I'm giving this one 4 and 3/4 stars - I would give it a full 5 stars, but my Friend has my Crescendo book and the beginning of Silence had me lost for a while. I tried hard to think about what was going on, but I should have re-read at least the last couple of chapters of Crescendo before starting this one - just to refresh my memory at least :)

But the book was great. We start off with Patch talking to Hank Miller (ie. The Black Hand) Now Hank is in charge because in Crescendo, he kidnapped Nora. And Patch wants her back alive - so in return for Hank's sworn oath, Patch gives up his wings once again.

Chapter one - Nora wakes up in a cemetery, and she has no idea how she got there, in fact, she can't remember much of anything up to that point - She still believes it's April, only when the Cemetery keeper finds her, and recognizes her as Nora - she finds out she was missing a good 5 months of her memory.
Once at home, her mom announces that good news that she is now dating Hank Miller - wow just what Nora needed in her life, right - She doesn't remember Hank Miller as her kidnapper, or as the Black Hand, in fact, she doesn't remember ANYTHING about the Fallen Or the Nephilim. But she does remember Marcie as being the one person in her life she truly hates, so why was Marcie's dad, dating her mom??

When Nora finally agrees to go to dinner with her mom and Hank, things turn south when Marcie and her mom walk into the restaurant.

Marcie confronts them at the table and everyone seems to be off a litt.e Nora excuses herself to go to the restroom, and Marcie follows.

They talk a little about what happened to Nora over the summer (of course Marcie isn't going to tell her that she tried to steel Nora's boyfriend from her ) "I can't decide if it's sad that you're so completely in the dark or funny." Marcie decides to let Nora think that Patch was just a summer fling, but they were mutual friends. And now Nora has Patch's necklace, and Marcie wants it back.. Of course Nora has no idea what she's talking about.

When Nora returns to the restaurant, she she sees her mom and Hank holding hands and lovey dovey eyes at each other. She leaves a message with the hostess that she's getting a ride home with Vee and takes off. Only then she realizes she left her jacket and cell phone at the table. She WASN'T going back for it.
Walking down the street to the 7-11 to call Vee, she notices something was off - no one was in the store, not even the cashier. Then she heard some strange noises, and rushed around outside to call 911 - someone grabs the p hone from her and hangs it up. Gabe - telling her it's time for her to leave now. Having a smart mouth has 2 advantages, it can either help you out of a situation, or get you in more trouble. in this case, it's the latter.
When Nora tries to take off, Gabe gives chase. and brings her back to the 711 - she see's the worker being beaten with a tire iron - I felt sick just reading about it - but for her to be there watching it first hand - ugh!

But that's when the few little flashes started coming clear into her mind... Nephilim ... What is that?? Just as Gabe decided it was time to change Nora's mind about going to the police, "a white SUV rolled to a stop and the engine cut off. The driver's side door opens and someone stepped out. Male. Tall. Lose-fit jeans and a white and navy baseball tee pushed up to his elbows. His face was concealed under the brim of a ball cap.

Although Nora didn't recognize the stranger, she felt the strongest jolt so intense, it stained her vision.
Time to meed Jev.
This book is awesome in so many ways - but it has a very sad beginning. With Nora's memory loss, but her dreams are clear as they can be. But when she wakes up, she can't remember anything all over again. She feels so alone. When she meets Jev for the first time, she feels peace and safe. but just by looking at this guy, she knows there is NO WAY she can trust him. Even though the chemistry feels so strong, he isn't the type of guy she'd hook up with, so trying to get him out of her mind... and dreams :) She tries to get on with her life.

But it's not easy with Hank always around the house. So Nora takes a drive to clear her head, and she runs into an old friend. Scotty the Hottie (I truly LOVE Vee!)

And Scott isn't afraid to talk to Nora, in fact, he fills her in about the Nephilim and Fallen, and even tough Nora is a little sceptical about it, she also believes within her, that it's true.

Now that Nora knows about Hank's true identity, she tries to get back to her normal life, in order to protect her mom.

Everything starts to fall into place, and we start to get on with the true part of the story ... how do we kill a Nephil?

Truly a lot of fun in this book - I've loved Patch for so long! His humor isn't as strong as it was in Hush Hush, and for that it makes me sad, but he's still Patch. And his love for Nora is the sweetest thing.

The book ends on a great note to start off the next book - I just found out that a book #4 will be coming out - will defiantly keep Silence on hand before starting the new book :) Hopefully I wont have to wait so long to read it though.