Thursday 17 April 2014

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

"Jackal's gaze was mocking but dangerous. 'Let's go kill ourselves a psychopath.'"
~Forever Song

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? 

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer. 


Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. 

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

Arya: Alright, so all of you remember how in the last book, The Eternity Cure, we ended off with Zeke being killed - shh! He was turned into a vampire, but Allie doesn't know that, so no telling. So, of course we started off the book with a seriously dead-to-the-world Allison Sekemoto. I mean, the guy she loved was killed by a psycho vampire. Of course that had some effect on her. Meaning she basically went crazy and fell to the monster inside her. All that time I was sitting there reading, I was like 'No! Allie! The hell do you think you're doing?! Zeke would never have wanted that!' But of course, she's just a book character, so she couldn't exactly hear me. xP Herpderp. Either way, of course, we eventually got to the part where Allie and Zeke met up again. All I can say is holy hell. I mean, just, ah! Of course, the outcome was kind of obvious, but the suspense, the tension, the need to know was gripping me with an iron fist! Didn't help that I was in the middle of class either. It was terrifying! For a moment, I'd truly believed that one of them would come to an end. It was so intense I could barely breathe.
Jackal: Let's start with this guy first, shall we? He went through, such a process it took my breath away. I was just sitting here for so much of it, awed by his heroism. Heroism to describe Jackal. Weird, isn't it? But it's true. At the end, he knew exactly what he had to do, and he did it, even at risk to his own life. But of course, he came out on top, just like he always said he would. There was just one part about him that bothered me. He mentioned that he wasn't just with the group for the cure to Rabidism. Any guesses as to what the reason actually is? Does he love Allie? Does he want Kanin's approval at long last? Or does he want to atone for any sins during his life? Leave your thoughts in the comments! But anyways, just loved this character. I was so sad at the end... but not because of what you think. Just a teaser!
Kanin: I don't know about you, but I was always a Kanin fan over Zeke. I loved his silent strength, his agony over his decisions. Maybe that actually explains a lot about me, but whatever. It always struck me how he could be so strong, yet baring the destruction of the world on his shoulders. At the end, I promise I nearly cried at the end. What he did? It was absolutely awe-inspiring. Maybe it was partly selfish on his part, but to actually go through with it? It was amazing. Julie definitely created a winner with this character.
I can't believe it took me this long to get to Zeke. What can I say about him? How about how he started out as a murderous psycho? Not because he wanted to be, trust, but that's how he started out. The first time I read about him, I was just thinking there was something wrong. It was too easy. It couldn't have been that simple. And it proved not to be. But throughout the book, I got to see this new side of him. Not the compassionate hero he's always been, but a cool, lethal hunter. As I compared the old and the new, there were still traces of the old in him, but most of it had changed, except when he was around Allie. It just made me appreciate him all over again.
Allison: And finally, we get to our main character. Allison just proved how human a supposed monster could be. As I watched her compassionate nature shine through, I was just trying to see Allie the Fringer in her. There was hardly any similar points anymore. Sometimes to me it felt like the Fringer was only half of who she could be, and as a vampire, she finally reached her full potential, and was the person that she was always meant to be. Her transformation just stunned me and awed me into submission. She grew up so much during this last book, and she lost so much that it broke my heart. I wished life could be easier, but considering her circumstances, I doubt I could have done any better. She's awe-inspiring, just like her sire.
All in all, amazing book! I loved it, seriously. There were some parts that were a bit iffy to me, but it caught me from beginning to end. I could barely put it down, even though I knew I had a test to study for xP. It was just so good. Definitely recommend this to anyone who loves vampires.

The depths of Arya's mind is a wicked place, and from it comes...

9.5 stars! 
Well done! So looking forward to your next book!
If there are characters as wonderful as all your other books, it'll definitely be a winner!

However, until that next book, much love from us to you. Keep reading and enjoying the Infinite Worlds
~Kay and Arya

Monday 14 April 2014

What A Tease

Hey, have you heard Sophie's newest instalment of the Ivy Chronicles? Ya know, the story of Reese and Pepper? That really hot one? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about! Well the second book comes out shortly, May 27th to be exact. That's only 13 days away! And in honour of that fact, I bring you TEASE TEASER! Huh, that sounded a lot cooler in my head. Go figure. Ah well. I can't exactly bring it to you, but I can post the link for you.

Tease Teaser

Go click it! Click it now! Like, right now! Why are you still reading my words?! Go click it!

Done yet? Good. Hot, isn't it? So don't forget this date! You'll want it when it comes out. And now, because I have nothing else to say,

Much love,
~Kay and Arya

Don't Look Back Release Day!

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all—popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her—even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory—someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

“This engrossing thriller packs a heady atmospheric punch with plenty of theatrical scares,” Kirkus Reviews

“Armentrout has written another winner. From the first page to the last, she builds both terror and confusion to the point where readers will be hooked and on the edge of their seat. This standalone contains all of Armentrout’s usual trademarks– a strong and determined heroine, witty comments and hot guys–but she adds in an extra layer by ratcheting up the suspense to the highest degree and follows it up with an ending no one will see coming.” RT BOOK REVIEWS 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK

OMG! Have you heard the good news?! Don't Look Back from Jennifer L. Armentrout is out today!!!! *fangirl squeal* Okay, yeah, you probably don't want to hear me blab on and on and on about how much I love our esteemed author, so let's get on with it.

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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I didn’t recognize the name on the street sign. Nothing about the rural road looked familiar or
friendly. Tall, imposing trees and overgrown weeds choked the front of the dilapidated home.
Windows were boarded up. There was a gaping hole where the front door had been. I shivered,
wanting to be far away from here…wherever here was.
Walking felt harder than it should be, and I stumbled off the chilly asphalt, wincing as
sharp gravel dug into my feet.
My bare feet?
I stopped and looked down. Chipped pink nail polish peeked through the dirt…and blood.
Mud caked the legs of my pants, leaving the hems stiff. It made sense, seeing as how I wasn’t
wearing any shoes, but the blood…I didn’t understand why there was blood staining the knees of
my jeans.
My vision clouded and dulled, as if a gray film had been dropped over my eyes. As I
stared at the weathered asphalt under my feet, large and smooth rocks replaced the tiny stones.
Something dark and oily seeped over the rocks, slipping through the cracks.
Sucking in a sharp gasp, I blinked and the image was gone.
Hands trembling, I raised them. They were also covered with dirt and scratches. My nails
were broken, bloodied. A silver ring wrapped, encased in soil, around my thumb. Air froze in my
chest as my gaze crawled over my arms. The sleeves of my sweater were torn, revealing pale
flesh covered in bruises and gashes. My legs started to shake as I swayed forward. I tried to
remember how this had happened, but my head was empty—a black void where nothing existed.
A car drove by, coasting to a stop a few feet in front of me. Somewhere in the trenches of
my subconscious, I recognized the flashing red and blue lights as a source of safety. Elegantly
scrawled along the black-and-gray side of the cruiser were the words ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF’S
Adams County? A flash of familiarity came and went.
The driver’s door opened, and a deputy stepped out. He said something into the radio on
his shoulder before he looked at me.
“Miss?” He started around the cruiser, taking tentative steps. He looked young for a
deputy. Barely out of high school and able to carry a gun seemed wrong somehow. Was I in high
school? I didn’t know. “We’ve received some calls into dispatch concerning you,” he said
gently. “Are you okay?”
I tried to respond, but only a hoarse squeak came out. Clearing my throat, I winced as the
motion scratched and pulled. “I…I don’t know.”
“Okay.” The deputy held up his hands as he approached me, as if I were a skittish deer
about to bolt. “My name is Deputy Rhode. I’m here to help you. Do you know what you’re doing
out here?”
“No.” Knots formed in my belly. I didn’t even know where here was.
His smile strained. “What’s your name?”
My name? Everyone knew their name, but as I stared at the deputy, I couldn’t answer his
question. The knots started twisting more. “I don’t…I don’t know what my name is.”
He blinked, and the smile was completely gone. “You don’t remember anything?”
I tried again, concentrating on the empty space between my ears. That was how it felt.
And I knew that wasn’t good. My eyes started to tear up.
“Miss, it’s okay. We’ll get you taken care of.” He reached out, lightly taking hold of my
arm. “We’ll get this sorted.”
Deputy Rhode led me around the back of his cruiser. I didn’t want to sit behind the
Plexiglas, because I knew that wasn’t good. Only bad people sat behind the glass in police
cruisers. I wanted to object, but before I could say anything, he settled me into the seat and
wrapped a coarse blanket around my shoulders.
Before he locked me in the bad part of the car, he knelt and smiled reassuringly.
“Everything’s going to be okay.”
But I knew he was lying, trying to make me feel better. It didn’t work. How could
everything be okay when I didn’t know my own name?

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Much love,
~Kay and Arya