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Review: The iron king by Julie Kagawa

Published 18/06/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               The irion king 
Author:          Julie Kagawa
Pages:             382
Catagory:      young adult, fantasy

The story:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart

( taken from Goodreads )
The view of a book addict:

This book has been in and out of my shopping basket a lot. Everytime it just didn’t make it to the checkout. But this time I decided to get it and I don’t regret it.

It’s a great story and you don’t have to wait for the action to long. Before you know it you’re walking in a magical world with magical creautures. I just couldn’t stop reading and even lost some sleep to read. I love the writing style, you really get sucked into it because of the writing style. The story ends open so you really want to read the next book to know what’s going to happen.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great book that I really loved reading, I’m very curious about the next one!

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Review: Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Published 04/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Beautiful Malice
Author:           Rebecca James
Pages:             285
Catagory:        young adult

The story:

‘Truth or dare?’ She asks. 
I hesitate. ‘Truth,’ I say finally. ‘I can imagine one of your dares, and I don’t fancy running down Oxford Street naked tonight.’ 
‘Truth,’ Alice says slowly, drawing out the vowel sound as if she’s savouring the word. ‘Are you sure? Are you sure you can be completely honest?’ 
‘I think so. Try me.’ 
‘Okay.’ And then she looks at me curiously. ‘So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed?’ 

Katherine has moved away from her shattered family to start afresh in Sydney. There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic, party-loving Alice, who brings her out of her shell. But there is a dark side to Alice, something seductive yet threatening. And as Katherine learns the truth about Alice, their tangled destinies spiral to an explosive and devastating finale. 

An intense and addictive psychological thriller
(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:
First I have to admit that I read the book in dutch, so the title for me was  “schitterend kwaad”. As a reader of fantasy in every form I Love to read something completely diffrent from time to time. And this is a book that’s been on my to read list for a very long time. I finally decided to pick it up and I’m not sorry I did.
The story is so gripping from the first line to the last, you get sucked into the story and I just had to keep turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. I loved the storyline, it was sad but the way it was written was really beautiful.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great book, I think this is a book that really deserves a chance to be read because it’s really beautiful.

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Review: Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

Published 03/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:              Spiritus
Author:          Dana Michelle Burnett 
Pages:           194 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:      young adult, ghosts

The story:

A love that refuses to die… 

“As I watched him vanish into a soft mist that faded away, I knew that he was no ordinary spirit…I knew that he was a dangerous entity that could be in some corner of another realm planning his revenge, but I also knew that I was hopelessly in love with him.” 

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last. 

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the “in crowd”, Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn’t expect things to change. 

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home. 

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for–A second chance. 

But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn’t the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

The view of a book addict:

When I got the request to read this book, I really wanted to read it but I never imagined that it would be this good! The story just sucked me in and as I read the last line of the book I wanted to cry out that it couldn’t end like this.

I love the writing style and although I sometimes hated the main character because of the way she acted it never made me hate the book. The story is just really amazing and as I said before it just sucks you in.

The verdict of a book addict:

An amazing book and I just can’t wait for the next book to come out!

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Review: Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

Published 31/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Drink Deep     
Author:           Chloe Neill
Pages:             321
Catagory:        Vampires

The story:

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can’t tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven’t been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down. 

That’s when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly. 

Chicago’s mayor insists it’s nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She’ll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who’s behind this, and stop them before it’s too late for vampires and humans alike
( Taken from Goodreads )
The view of a book addict:

I just love this series, so I really wanted to know how the story would continue. Merit is one of my favourite vampires and I just love how Chloe Neill portrays her. This story was really good if you ask me, the things that happened in this book are really surprising.
I didn’t know who was behind all the magic in the book right until the end. When the other characters in the book found out who did it. So that’s a great thing about this book, you don’t know right away what’s going on and who did what.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great book in the series, I loved it from the first page to the last. I can’t wait to read the next book!

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Review: Basatai: Outside in by Suzan Battah

Published 27/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Basatai: Outside in
Author:           Suzan Battah
Pages:             158 ( On my e-reader )
Catagory:        young adult, fantasy

The story:

Seventeen year old, Armani Radnelaq a full blooded BaSatai is plagued by a curse in her blood. A curse created from hate and designed to break the divide between two parallel worlds of Earth and H-trae when Armani’s blood is spilled in attack and she dies. 

S’teuqoubs have been travelling back and forth across the divide for centuries without trouble. The BaSatai and Guardians monitoring activity and enforcing rules to ensure peace and harmony but if the divide splits and opens, a much greater number of supernatural S’teuqoubs will filter into earth destroying equilibrium which the BaSatai and Guardians will be unable to control. Humanity and the BaSatai will suffer and perish. The parallel divide must remain secure at all costs. 

Armani has remained hidden on earth with her adopted father Elijah since her birth. She has been raised in the human way and fights her natural instinct to evolve into a BaSatai. The BaSatai in her requires her to evolve and shift, use her powers and strength. Yet Armani is freaked out by the need to shift. She smokes, has a bad attitude, must deal with aggressive bullies and control her natural BaSatai instinct. Her Guardian with BaSatai Warriors are coming for her. She refuses to accept her fate and doesn’t believe any BaSatai should die to protect her. 

The blood curse maturing in her veins makes her a target for her enemies. Her Guardian Karhl and an elite BasSatai Warrior Rafael are the first to arrive and prepare her for her crossing over. Her attraction to Rafael complicates her purpose to stay on earth even more. They both insist she fall into line and follow their lead but she is not ready to leave earth just yet…

(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

When I got the request to review this book I didn’t doubt to say yes. The story just spoke to me. And I’m glad to tell you that the book didn’t dissapoint me, I had to struggle a little to get into the book but once you get it it a really great story.
You get a chance to meet a lot of characters, but it’s never confusing. I loved the storyline it was something I  haven’t read before. The story is well written and it explains everything you might not understand. That’s what I love most about this book. In a lot of fantasy novels they have special names for things or creatures but never really explain them. This book explains them in the story, because the main character has to learn a lot herself.

The verdict of a book addict:

Although I had a little trouble getting into the book I really loved the story and I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next.

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Review: One grave at a time by Jeaniene Frost

Published 24/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               One grave at a time
Author:           Jeaniene Frost
Pages:             358
Catagory:        Vampires, Urban Fantasy

The story:

The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. 

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead?

( taken from goodreads )
The view of a book addict:

I could describe this book in one sentence but I’m not going to do that. I’ve been a fan of this series from the first book and I can’t wait to read the next book everytime it comes out. So this book wasn’t an exception. Being a history geek the whole storyline spoke to me. I really loved it, the whole ghost thing.
I just love the way the characters of these series are portrayed in this series. You can’t help but love them. And you can’t help but hate the enemies of the main characters, they are just evil!

The verdict of a book addict:

Another amazing book in this series, I can’t wait what’s going to happen next!

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Review: Forgotten Treasures by Lisa Kessler

Published 15/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Forgotten Treasures
Author:           Lisa Kessler
Pages:             146 ( On my e-reader )
Catagory:        Short stories

The story:

Spooky tales told while huddled around a campfire. 
Memories of “the good old days” shared by grandparents. 
Alien invasions by flashlight, under the covers, after bedtime. 

Short stories are like Forgotten Treasures you find in a trunk in the attic, just waiting to be discovered. 

Inside this book lurks a Christmas loving demon, a pirate ghost who becomes flesh only one night a year, and an ancient Egyptian god who longs to be a god of rock-n-roll. 

These tales, and many more, are anxious for you to open the cover and dust them off. 

Voted one of the Top 10 Best Short Story Anthology’s of 2011 according to the Preditors & Editors readers pol

(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

So first of all let me tell you that I love everything Lisa writes. So when I found out that she publiced a book with short stories I just had to read it. And just as I suspected she didn’t dissapoint me.
Some of the stories are beautiful, some are surprising and some are just really scary. I just know that some of the stories I’ve read will haunt me at nigt and keep me scared of the dark shadows. While others made me cry because they had such a beautiful and lovely ending. Once again I can’t help but just fall in love with the Lisa’s writing style.

The verdict of a book addict:

I love short stories and I love the way Lisa Kessler has wrote them down. I would recommend this book to everyone I know.

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Review: Darkness falls by Mia James

Published 05/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Darkness Falls
Mia James
Vampires, young adult

The story:

April Dunne is having a rough time. There are vampires in her school. Not Goths, or Emos in fancy dress. Dangerous, blood-sucking semi-immortals. They run the school. They pretend to be students at it. And they’re using their influence to recruit smart, rich students – aka ‘bleeders’ – to their own cause. What is that cause? April isn’t sure. But she knows they killed a rock star for it, and innocents who got too close to the truth. One of them almost killed her. But that’s nothing to what’s coming next. Gabriel, her kinda-boyfriend, is dying and unless April can find a cure then not only is she going to be boyfriendless, she’s also going to lose one of her major allies in the school. And she really needs allies. Because it turns out April has an ability of her own, one that could prove lethal to the ‘Suckers’ who’ve taken over the school. If any of them figure out what she is, then losing her boyfriend will be the least of her problems 

(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I loved the first book in this series, the whole vampire story and the fact that it was set in England. So I was really looking forward to the second book and I have to say it did not dissapoint me.
I really liked this story as well, I just couldn’t put the book down and I wanted to know how it would end. The ending makes me want to read more about what’s going to happen next.

The verdict of a book addict:

Great second book in a series, I hope there will be more books in this series.

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Review: Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi

Published 26/12/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Shatter me
Tahereh Mafi
Distopian, Young Adult

The story:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. 

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now. 

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting asThe Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its seque

(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

Let me start by saying that I love the writing style of this book, it’s just amazing. You have to get used to it the first couple of pages but once you are it’s beautiful. I was really looking forward to reading this book because I believed it would be an amazing book. And it was, it’s a great story that grips you and just spits you out at the end of the book.
After reading the last page you can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen in the next book, I loved the characters, all of them even the bad ones. You get a little glimpse of all of them in this book and of course you get the chance to get to know the main characters of the book.

The verdict of a book addict:

Great story, I loved the characters, the way the words were used and how the ending keeps you on the edge of your seat for more!

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Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Published 22/12/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

  Kiersten White
fantasy, young adult

The story:


Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shapeshifter and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal. 

Only now paranormals are dying and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She begins to suspect there is a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths, and even worse, that she is at the center of a dark prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures
( taken from goodreads ) 

The view of a book addict:

This was a great book, I finished it so fast because I just couldn’t put it down. The story just takes you right into the world Kiersten created. You want to know everything about the world and everyone living in it.
Just like the main character you keep wondering what she is and what’s going to happen next. And of course you can’t help but fall for “Water boy”. The story is scary and fun at the same time and moves along in a fast pace.

The verdict of a book addict:

I loved this book and it’s characters, I can’t wait to read the next book. It’s a great story, set in a great world!

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