Saved by Allegra Skye
- Format:Kindle Edition
- File Size:183 KB
- Simultaneous Device Usage:Unlimited
- Sold by:Amazon Digital Services
- ASIN: B0057QNNP6
- Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
“In SAVED (Book #1 of the Shadow Vampires), Keira and Amanda, twins, move with their family to a new town, and start their senior year at a new high school. But though they are twins, the girls have different fates. Amanda, beautiful, popular, is sought out by everyone. Keira, who has always lived in Amanda’s shadow, is smaller, awkward, different. Even her mother, who is so close to Amanda, doesn’t know what to make of her other daughter. Keira turns to books, and to her journal, for solace, and to find out about other worlds.
Amanda makes friends easily at the new school, and quickly finds a boyfriend, while Keira is left alone, an outsider. But very quickly, it is clear that something strange is going on in Everstock. The town and the school are very divided. The popular, rich kids act as if they own the school and have nothing to do with the other kids, who are poorer and live in a different part of town. Not only are the kids meaner here, but an unknown infection has gripped the town, with more and more people going to the hospital. Something here is terribly wrong. But things change suddenly, as there is a terrible accident involving the twins. Not only are Keira and Amanda’s lives changed forever, but a new dimension of life begins to open to Keira.
As Keira recovers, she begins to change in ways she can’t expect, receiving new and mysterious powers that no one can possibly understand. At the same time, a gorgeous, mysterious new boy, Cooper, appears at the school, who grips her imagination, and who refuses to tell her what secret he is hiding.
As Keira and Cooper grow closer to each other, it soon becomes apparent that destiny has brought them together—and that they may each have to sacrifice it all if they want to stay together…
Book #2 in the Shadow Vampire series (TOUCHED) is now also available.”
I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this book. To my delight, this book was a really awesome read. I could not put the book down. I loved the story line and loved the characters in the book. I have never read anything by Allegra before but she is an awesome writer. She writes with a lot of emotion and you can feel the emotion flow through her books and characters.
I really loved Keira. I could tell from the beginning that she was very special and I felt the heartache she went through every day in having to try to live up to her twin sister, Amanda’s image. Never being popular or fitting in like her sister does at school. Never being truly loved and accepted by her parents for who she really was. Despite everything, she truly loved her sister and parents. Her character was amazing. Keira never complained about her situation or tried to change who she was. She just wanted her sister and parent’s love and acceptance.
After the accident, Keira starts changing and becomes stronger. She develops special abilities and stands up to her parents. Her image even changes. Keira then meets Cooper and it’s love at first sight. She starts dreaming about him and can’t stop thinking about him. Cooper always acts so strange when he is around Keira and she doesn’t know what to think. Maybe Cooper doesn’t feel the same way she does?
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This book was awesome. I would recommend this series to anyone. This book was outstanding. I also love this author. She has a way of writing with emotion.
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- Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLC (December 6, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-1937044237
- Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
“Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is. “
I really enjoyed this book! Katy and her mom move to West Virginia to make a new start right before Katy’s senior year of high school and she’s resigned herself to having a pretty boring year. Then she get’s an eyeful when she sees her hot new neighbor! Things are looking up all of a sudden, that is, until he opens his mouth. I absolutely loved the chemistry between these two and the originality of the world-building involved in the crafting of this tale.
My only minor complaint is that I found some of the dialogue a bit choppy, but if you think about it, that is how a lot of teens talk now, so it’s realistic in that sense. The other characters in the book were a diverse group and well-rounded. I was totally absorbed in the story and in the characters’ situations. I found myself laughing out loud a couple of times at the great witty dialogue between Katy and Daemon and touched by the heart warming relationships being developed between Katy & Dee and Katy & Daemon.
Jennifer L. Armintrout has created a really interesting world with amazing characters and I can’t wait for the next book in the Lux Series. Fast pacing and the sparks flying between Katy and Daemon kept me flipping the pages until I was done. I would definitely recommend this series to all fans of young adult paranormal or sci-fi with romance!
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- Reading level:Young Adult
- Hardcover:272 pages
- Publisher:Hyperion Book CH (May 31, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-1423134671
- Genre: Paranormal
“After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare – former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead – finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this – ugh “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.
Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.
Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check mark in the “clearly not” column. But Will is – ahem – willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.
Packed with romance, lovable characters, and a killer cliffhanger, Queen of the Dead is the out-of-this-world sequel to The Ghost and the Goth.”
This is the second book in Stacey Kade’s Ghost & The Goth series and Will and Alona’s story continues on from the first book. I really enjoyed it. Alona is a “mean girl” who really has a good heart. I love the developing relationship between her and Will. A fun and fast paced ride through the world that the author has created with wonderfully contrasting characters who play well off each other. Great plot line, pacing, mystery, danger, paranormal elements and a totally unexpected but intriguing cliffhanger at the end!
I highly recommend this series/book to anyone who loves a fun paranormal YA read with ghosts, a goth, some ghost hunters, a developing romance and a fascinating twist to keep things exciting.
– Sidhe –
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- Reading level:Young Adult
- Hardcover:288 pages
- Publisher:Hyperion Book CH (August 2, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-1423137870
“The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
There are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.”
The Near Witch is a young adult novel that cast a spell on me from the very first line until the last line. Lexi lives in the Town of Near where ever
since she was a child she heard tales of the Near Witch. She always believed the tales were told to frighten children. The Town of Near has never had a stranger living in their Town. Then one day a stranger appeared and the very next day children started disappearing.
When the children start disappearing, the stranger is accused. Lexi was taught to track by her Father, and since her uncle won’t let her help in the search, she sneaks out at night to search on her own. She then meets the stranger whose name is Cole. Cole is staying with two witches. Lexi knows it’s not Cole taking the children and he helps her in the search for the missing kids. As they continue to search and get to know each other, Lexi and Cole develop a connection and feelings for one another.
The more Lexi learns she soon realizes that the tales of the Near Witch are really true and not just a story to frighten children. She learns how to stop the Near Witch from the other witches. Lexi needs to find and bury her bones at the house she lived in. Then her sister disappears before she can find and bury the bones. Will Lexi be able to find the bones in time to save her sister?
I thought Victoria did a really good job with the story. She was very good with drawing you into the story and keeping you there. I loved all the characters in the book. The characters felt so alive to me and Lexi was a very strong character. I think she was a lot like her father in every way. She’s very strong, caring, tough and stubborn. She refused to listen to her uncle and did what she felt was best.
I loved Cole too. I really enjoyed the romance between him and Lexi. You could feel their connection and their attraction to one another. I could feel Cole’s pain. His past was eating him up inside. I think Lexi’s love and faith helped him through that and showed him that he was a better man.
I really enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to read future books by Victoria Schwab.
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Die For Me by Amy Plum
- Hardcover:352 pages
- Publisher:Tween (Tw) (May 2 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-0062004017
- Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Back Cover Blurb:
“My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one
moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into
storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered
heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of
nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my
heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He
has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has
enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and
all of his kind.
While I’m fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk
putting my heart—as well as my life and my family’s—in jeopardy for a chance at
First of all, can I just take a moment to drool about the cover? Seriously, I am having a severe case of “cover love” here, like I haven’t had since Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade cover. WoW! It’s just stunning and I can’t look at it enough. I need a poster of this cover on my wall. And if the amazing cover wasn’t enough to draw my attention, the story itself was just as unique and wonderfully written! 😀
I know that at first, the plot sounds a bit familiar what with the parents dying tragically, the girls going to live with relatives in an exotic location and the main character falling for a supernatural male protagonist. Well let me tell you, those small details are where the similarities end! This story drew me in, carried me along for the ride and spit me out, leaving me in love with Paris and with Vincent right along with Kate! I felt like I was there in Paris right alongside the characters and I was caught up in the telling of their tale.
Amy Plum’s very unique take on Revenants is awesome! I loved the picture she painted and the places she took me with her words. Kate and Vincent’s journey, both physically and emotionally was fraught with excitement, danger, falling in love, heartbreak and heart stopping moments. I am really struggling here to write a review without spoilers because I’m just so excited about this book, but I think that you’re all getting that from me right?
I’m just going to finish with my opinion that Amy Plum hit a grand slam with Die For Me and that I’m crossing my fingers that there will be more books to come that are based in this world she’s created with these great characters! Go Buy it Now, you won’t regret it.
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