Thursday, March 17, 2011

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. 

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

Talk about getting what you asked for!
This book had me on the edge of my seat for the last chapters and, if I'd had any nails left, I would have been biting them. It was a perfect read. Sophie has changed since we first met her in the first book. Now she's not that afraid of speaking for herself but she is heartbroken over what went between her and Archer. That being said, I suggest you go to the library or bookstore (or wherever you get your books from) and pick Demonglass. It was such a thrill to read and it left me gasping for air. Seriously. I read many books and get excited often. It took me two weeks to read the book because when I first picked it up I loved but then something emotional came up and... well, I was overwhelmed. It happens to me a lot. So my friend gave me the book again and I finished it the same day. It was so... exciting, amazing, awesome....
So, go and read it. You will see a lot of other characters and find out (if you don't already knew) Sophie's betrothed among other stuff left unsaid.

My rating: 3.5

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Comparing Books

I hate it when I read a review about a book and the reviewer compares it to Twilight, like Twilight is the king of the books or the only famous books out there. I mean, every book has its touch and something to like. Every book it's unique in its own way. So I don't see any reason why it should be compared. 

“Move over Bella and Edward. Plum introduces a world and a story that are sure to intrigue teen readers and will easily attract fans of the Twilight series.” (Booklist ) 

The review above is for the book Die for Me by Amy Plum. While I haven't read the book because it comes out in May 10, 2011, the synopsis I read was very good. But why it has to be compared to Twilight, I don't get. I know, I know, Twilight is a big hit and still is because of the movies even though the series was over a while ago. I get it. People love Twilight. Hell, I even liked it too because it was my first book in English I ever read about three years ago and so my mind being new to books loved it. But now, and many, many books later, I see that the world doesn't reduce itself to one simple book like Twilight. There are many out there that are much better! 

What I mean by this is that just because Twilight was really good doesn't mean other books should be compared to it. I'm sick of it.
another example: 

"Richelle Mead's 'Vampire Academy' is the obvious heir to the 'Twilight' throne," declared the Daily Beast Web site last year.

Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series. Actually, it's so good I read the first three books in three days and even cried a little at four AM when something I'd been expecting but forgotten about happened. Yeah, that good. Anyways, I was pleased to know that I wasn't the only who thought Vampire Academy was really good (I found out I wasn't later on when I began reading and writing stories in Fan Fiction about Rose & Dimitri. Also when I saw so many fansites and people talking endlessly about them.) but the fact that they thought of Twilight throne worthy and all that pissed me off. Note that this is just my opinion and I'm not trying to offend any Twilight fans out there or anything. Yes, Vampire Academy is amazing but shouldn't be compared, just like any other book.