Monday, April 29, 2013

Unearthly

Aaaaaaannnnnnndddddd I'm back with a vengeance!  I have been a reading fool!  I think mainly because I have actually been bringing my lunch to work with me so that is one whole hour I can dedicate to reading while also trying to shove food in my mouth ;)  That and the book was so good it was hard not to want to read it!

This was yet another book from the Trader Joe bag of goodies I got from my friend.  Only a few more to go then I can go back to my never-ending stack of books at home.  I grabbed Unearthly because it was the shortest book left in the bag and had larger print than some of the other books.  I definitely did not feel like squinting!  So glad I grabbed it!  Although the synopsis has you second guessing.  The story is about a girl who is a quarter angel and she moves to Wyoming to fulfill her purpose.  You think this is going to be some religious fanatical book but it isn't!  Yes there are mentions of angels (hello!  The main character is after all part angel!) and a few God references but all in all it is about a young girl trying to find her place in the world while dealing with typical teenager angst.  You have the popular girl, the outcasts, the "goth", the bully, the jock...you get the hint.  She's a Cali girl in a small town world.  She took the midnight train going anywhere...oh wait, this isn't a Journey song!  More like she took the midnight car ride ;)  While still living in CA she begins to have visions of her purpose.  Her mom uproots them right then and there and moves them to Wyoming where her purpose will take place.  The story is basically all about her trying to find her place in this small Wyoming town and trying to unravel the mystery that is her purpose.

It was a very quick read and held my attention the whole time.  I was very glad when I got to the end and it is set up like it is part of the series.  Sign me up for the next book!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Idigo Spell

Where the heck have I been?!  I feel like I have popped out of my office at work and all I can say is, "What year is it?  What day is it?  What time is it?"  We are coming to the end of the semester and I feel like everything is in fast forward mode.  Needless to say that means no time to read for this girl.  Which is why it took over a month...yes a month!...to finish reading The Indigo Spell.  Not at all a reflection on Richelle Mead.  She is such a wonderful writer and the book was so good.  I just did not have time.  I wanted to, so badly!  There were nights I would open the book to start reading and next thing I knew my exhaustion would kick in and the book would fall to the floor and I would nod off.  Hopefully all of the changes soon and I can get back on the book bandwagon.  Things have already been looking up.  I've been a good girl and brought my lunch every day this week.  That means reading time!  So hopefully it isn't too long before I'm posting about a new book ;)

Now on to why you came to this page in the first place!  Can I just start by saying I have a crush on Adrian!  In the Vampire Academy series he was just the drunk rich playboy who had a crush on Rose.  In this series (Bloodlines) we get a closer look at him and realize that is not him at all.  It's hard not to fall for him.  Which Sydney spends a lot of time trying not to do in this book ;)  Oops!  Did I just let out a spoiler!
Oh...um...yeah...apparently it is impossible for me to get through anything without a Doctor Who reference!!!!!!

Back on track!  This book focuses a lot more on Sydney and Adrian than it did in the past books.  Yeah there is this whole thing about finding Marcus and how he was involved with the alchemists, but really all we care about is Sydney and Adrian!!!!!!  As much as I love Jill and Eddie and I started to like Angeline, it was nice to have the book revolve so much around my two favorite characters.  Together they make a great team and uncover lots of good gossip about the alchemists.  I cannot wait to see what Mead has happen in the next book.  And there better be a next book or I will be one unhappy camper!

Until the next book!!!!!!