I surprisingly really, really enjoyed this book. I got it for .99 on my eReader and thought maybe I’d glance at it one day if I had the time. But… angels? Really? I’ve done wizards, vampires, and even demon slayers.. but angels? I wasn’t so sure. (Obviously I need to work on getting out of my comfort zone…) But, surprise, surprise, it was awesome!
What I liked:
1. Real girl. Hand really depicts Clara as a real girl. As in, the book is not ALL about her being an angel. Yeah, obviously it has big effects on her life (hello moving to another state because of a vision you have?!), but she also was a “normal” teenage girl. She fought with her mom (a lot), crushed on guys who- shocker- were just normal human beings, and even made some friends.
2. Boys. I actually was down with both the boys in this book. I liked them each for different reasons, and that ending really got me confused! So, I have no team. I am teamless. But anyways, both boys were great. Neither of them were jerks (which is my BIGGEST pet peeve.. when a character falls for a complete jerk), and they treated Clara with respect. They were both portrayed as being smoking hot. Especially Tucker though… rugged, tan cowboy? Alright. Can’t wait to get Hallowed in my hands so I can try to figure out who I like better!
3. Just enough paranormal. Obviously this book is paranormal… it is about angels. But, as I’ve said earlier, that’s not what all of it was about. Yeah, that’s basically all I have to say about that.
What I didn’t like:
1. Clara fighting with her mom 24/7! I understand she was mad at her for not giving her more answers. Or for expecting her to be only focused on her “divine purpose.” But seriously? She is your mom. Give her a little more respect!
2. Lack of action. I went into this book expecting a little more action than I got. Luckily, I’ve been reading lots of action books lately so it didn’t bother me too much. But, I got the feeling that the next couple of books will definitely be more action packed!
I really would pick this up if I were you! I wish I had a physical copy… the cover is so pretty!
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Sequel to Divergent.
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.
Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.
As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.