Super Six Sunday: Super Six Series You Were Sad to See End

Super Six Sunday is a meme created by Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by "Top Ten Tuesday" from The Broke and the Bookish

Super Six Series You Were (or Will Be) Sad to See End

1. The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series

This is a great series because the girls grow up and I love this series because in a way I grew up with them. Each book covers a year, and I loved the distinct characters. The adventures that these girls go through may seem cheesy and repetitive, but the actual story was heart-warmingly real. 

2. Harry Potter

Do you call this a question? If you did not cry once during these series or were not really sad to see them end you should go die in a hole. Really. If you haven't read them yet, you have been missing out BADLY, my friend. The world of Harry Potter was so entrancing and I loved living in it; I was so sad when I reached the last page of the 7th book.

3. The Mortal Instruments
This is such a refreshing series. It's a different take on fantasy, but also has a connection to the paranormal books that are popular today. I actually haven't finished this series yet, but I know I will be sad to see it end. I'm really excited for what happens between Jace and Clary as well as Maia and Simon...:)

4. The Caster Chronicles

Before I read these, when I thought magic I thought Harry Potter almost immediately. But this series opened me up to a really diverse world of fantasy. I loved all the different roles and sides in the story and how in the end, all the different sides didn't matter, but loving someone for who they were did.

5. Maximum Ride

I love these series. So much. Now days, everyone has very alike views on science fiction. "In the future, people will start to rebel against the government.. blah blah blah." But this series is just the story of a group saving the world while running from the School much to the oblivion of other normal people. 

6. Blood Coven Series
Vampires. Dramatic, sparkling creatures that haunt everything in their way. Or so you think. The blood coven series is a great series because the tone it is written in is witty and humorous, so unlike the other vampire novels where it is dark and gloomy. I actually met the author, and she told me it was a feature she valued in her books. I was very sad to see the series end. 

Blood Red Road Review

Title: Blood Red Road
Author: Moira Young
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Genre: Dystopian, Sci-Fi

Blurb:(from goodreads) Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba's world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba's unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. 

Me: A world of sand, dirt, and fights to the death. That is the world Saba lives in. Everything's fine as long as she has her twin brother Lugh. Then when strange men kill her father and capture her brother, she is launched into a world where she must use her stubbornness and determination. 

The Ups: Maybe everything? This book was just gorgeous. It was such a interesting way of looking at the future world. Not a bunch of weirdo technology and laser guns along with everyone fighting each other, but more of a plain world with new crowd-gathering sports and strange creatures. I loved the strong bond that developed between Saba and Emmi, and the tense almost-romance between Saba and Jack. The Free Hawks are probably my favorite gang of characters ever; a bunch of no-nonsense girls who have a lot of strength and power. Just this world sucked me in and I absolutely loved the ride.

The Downs: The only thing I think that really annoyed me was the bond between Lugh and Saba or more like the way she almost worshiped him. It just didn't seem very realistic between siblings. Also the dialect(?) in which the book was written took some getting used to but once you got familiar with it it was perfect!

Rating:   5 kisses out of 5!

Tithe Review

Title: Tithe
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Blurb: (from goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms -- a struggle that could very well mean her death.

Me: First of all, wow blurb. How more specific can you get. It doesn't really tell much about the actual story. So, Kaye is a teenage girl who has given up school and is just kind of hanging with the wrong crowd, when she suddenly meets an injured faery. She has had encounters with them before when she was little but then she moved and never saw them again. But now, she finds herself entangled into the world of faeries, and she is stuck between the two kingdoms, she must choose where her loyalty lies.
The Ups:Fast-paced, thrilling, and a different take on faeries. It was a really nice story line, with some great characters. I also loved that she had this life with her mom who didn't really care about what she did. I liked how the author wrote-not to please her readers but to tell the story, and the romance(can you even call it romance?)/passion was really nice as well.
The Downs: I feel like the entire concept of the story was just so hard to understand. Like the entire "Tithe" thing was really hard to grasp for me, and I had to reread it a couple of times, which was disappointing because that's the title of the book. The Unseelie court and the Seelie court thing was hard to get. I also feel like one of the most important deaths in the book (to Kaye, anyway) was just done to make Kaye mourn for something. I really dislike it when authors just kill of characters..
Rating: 3 kisses out of 5!

Monday Madness

Monday again people! So here I go...
What I am currently reading: 
A great book with an AWESOME heroine. Don't you love it when the girl kicks everyone else's butt I love the world Moira Young has created and the awkward romance:) Look forward to a review!
What I just finished reading: 
Instead of a quick review here, check out the review coming soon:)

Here you go the review: Geek Charming Review

What I look forward to reading:
Looks like a really interesting take on werewolves/animal humans stuff. Excited!!
My friend actually recommended this and I literally WORSHIP John Green.

Super 6 Books/Series with the most Romantic Couples – Epic Love!

Super Six Sunday is a meme created by Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by "Top Ten Tuesday" from The Broke and the Bookish.

Okay, well I won't necessarily make this the most romantic couples but the couples I love the romance between<3

Super Six Books with the Most Romantic Couples
Oh how can one not love this? I have to say I was hoping for Harry and Hermione, but after a while I began to love this couple more and more! They are so adorable:)...!
From The Book Thief, this relationship never developed but I still love it... so MUCH!!! I won't completely spoil it but such a gorgeous ending.
"How about a kiss, Saummensch?"
Why is it that I love forbidden love so much?? Two people not admitting they are in love with each other. <3! Especially these characters, one a teacher, the other a student, both Divergent..

This is officially the best book of all time. Like..EVER. The romance isn't just love and passion and want but a real and thrilling love. It sent shivers up my arms. 

A kick-butt heroine who doesn't take sass from anyone. Match her with practically the most charming guy on earth and what do you get? Romance-duh! I love that Saba has her mind set not to let him get to her, but the heart never lies...(From Blood Red Road)
Okay, so ya. Clary and Jace were just so perf. But because of a completely unexpected ending that I will not spoil, I have to say this is better. Isn't it completely aggravating but cute at the same time when two characters a re best friends and one of them likes the other? Mwah! (From The Mortal Instruments)

Geek Charming Review

Title: Geek Charming
Author: Robin Palmer
Publisher: Speak
Genre: Contemporary, Chick lit

Blurb: (from goodreads) The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy!
Inspiration for the Disney Channel TV movie, Geek Charming!

Dylan Shoenfield is the princess of L.A.'s posh Castle Heights High. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new "it" bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog: selfprofessed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan with Josh's help pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

Me: A twist on a modern fairy tale, Geek Charming was honestly just a book I read just because. I needed a kind of light, fluffy, story line where you wouldn't get too attached to the characters or setting. So technically I got my wish.
The Ups: The book gave me, like I said, what I wanted. I had read Cindy Ella before and wasn't expecting anything deep and impressive from the author. It was not very realistic, but I think that I enjoyed it because of that. Would this story ever happen in real life? Not too likely. But the idea of popular people being real people too brought a kind of realism to the story.
The Downs: First off, the fact that Josh and Dylan's relationship never developed bothered me immensely. A boy, a girl. They understand each other so well that they learn to look past the stereotypes and see the real person inside. But...
It doesn't happen. ARRGH!. I wanted to throw the book at the wall when it ended. Like literally. 
Also, the fact that it was set in Los Angeles. I understood the film connection with Josh, but it just didn't work for me.
Major Point: The movie was so much better than the book. It was relatable, Dylan wasn't a perfect blonde, they got together (OH YESSS), and it just satisfied me so much more than the book did. 
Rating: 3 kisses out of 5!