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Review: The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan

Home > Review > The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Paranormal Element: Mythology, Gods Series: The Heroes of Olympus, Book One Order Online:  Amazon.com | BookDepository.com Stalk the Author: Web |  Blog | Twitter Purchased from audible.com. Review previously published on blogger blog, but lost in transition. PJVs QUICKIE POV: Even though I haven’t gotten very far in the Percy Jackson series (Book 1 is about it), for some reason I was really drawn to reading The Lost Hero. Probably because of the age. I have a hard time reading below the age of 15 or so, the characters are a bit too immature for me to relate to. I enjoyed PJ’s Lightening Thief but hadn’t gotten the will to move on to the next book. I’m a sucker for teen angst and smoochies and it doesn’t happen until they get a bit more into puberty. That being said, The Lost Hero is set in the Percy Jackson time line and the characters are nicely aged at the 16/17 range. They are mature and a bit war hardened. The time period is after the Titan War but we usher into a whole new set of heros. Riordan did an amazing job of making this completely believable without us all going WTH? If you like the Percy Jackson world, or if you want to try it...

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Review Magic Bites by Illona Andrews

Home > Review > Magic Bites by Illona Andrews Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy Paranormal Element: Magic, Vampires, Shifters Series: Kate Daniels #1 Order Online:  Amazon.com | BookDepository.com Stalk the Author: Web |  Facebook | Twitter Purchased from audible.com PJVs QUICKIE POV: Being the series junkee that I am, I didn’t possibly know why I hadn’t started this series yet. I can only blame it on lack of time and too many good books. From the start this one struck me as different. It starts out very gritty with a head first jump into a very urban fantasy world. I knew I was going to love the main character, Kate Daniels – and her world was twisted enough that I knew I would feel right at home. Paired with some excellent word weaving by Andrews and I was in UF heaven. REVIEW: Kate Daniels’ world is a world where Magic has gone out of whack. Flares and disturbances plague the cities, rendering technology null and strange occurrences rampant. Shifters and mages are ‘out’ but distrusted and are usually pretty wary of one another. Vampires are creatures to be possessed and used, unridden by Necromancers they are feral and will murder anything that comes upon them. Kate actually likes the world she lives in, she is a live by the sword, try not to die by the sword type of girl. She...

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Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Home > Paranormal Spring Break > Review > Wither by Lauren DeStefano Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Fantasy Element: Dystopian, Post-Apocolytic Series: Chemical Garden #1 Order Online:  Amazon.com | BookDepository.com Stalk the Author: Web |  Blog | Twitter ARC copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review first published on the Blogger PJV site, republished because post was lost in transition. PJVs QUICKIE POV: This is how I like my dystopian. WITHER was an intense discovery of a new world, it wasn’t a very nice world, but it was real. DeStefano painted such a rich picture that I could actually believe it was possible. I fell in love with the characters, mourned with Rhine, felt her happiness and experience her horror. I couldn’t get enough of this novel and I can’t wait to read the second in this series. REVIEW: Rhine Ellery lives in a world where she can only live to her twentieth year. Because of genetic manipulation and a nasty virus, women live to be twenty, men to twenty-five. Parents die when their children are barely out of their toddler years and are forced to wander the streets, work in factories and starve if they cannot find someone to care for them. Rhine is one of the lucky ones. She is a twin and her and her brother, while orphans, were prepared for being alone....

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Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Home > Paranormal Spring Break > Review > Darkness Becomes Her Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy Fantasy Element: Mythology, Magic, Vampires Series: Gods & Monsters #1 Order Online:  Amazon.com | BookDepository.com Stalk the Author: Web |  Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.Review previously published on Parajunkee.com/Blogger PJVs QUICKIE POV: Wow. I haven’t read a young adult novel, with paranormal themes, this original and compelling in a long time. Step away from the usual vampire love stories and grab Darkness Becomes Her, you won’t be disappointed. REVIEW: Deep in the ruined South of Keaton’s imagined world, a young girl goes on a quest to find out about her parents. Abandoned at a young age, Ari has been a product of social services for a very long time. Just recently she has finally come to live with a family that has shown her kindness and love. It has not dispelled her curiosity though, she needs to find out why her mother abandoned her at four years old and her journey will take her to an area of the world, that like her has been abandoned. Thirteen years prior, two massive hurricanes ripped through the Gulf and ruined the Gulf Coast. The US government abandoned the area, moved the people out and left the land to be reclaimed by nature. Nine of the oldest families...

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Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Home > Review > Ashfall by Mike Mullin Title: Ashfall Author: Mike Mullin Genre: Young Adult, Apocalypse Series: Ashfall #1 Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online Rating:  FYI: Win Ashfall, Goodreads Giveaway PJ’s QUICKIE POV: An emotional reaction garnered from the pages of a book is like nothing else. The reason why I’m so infatuated with the genres of dystopian and apocalyptic is because of this emotional reaction. A great apocalypse book will turn me into an emotional wreck. I will see myself within the pages, fighting for survival…that is if the book is done right. ASHFALL is one of those apocalypse books that are done right. ASHFALL had a very real and scary apocalyptic event, compelling characters that you fall in love with and watch transition into phenomenal people and a plot that will have you biting your nails, crying, offended and scared silly all in a matter of moments. I couldn’t get enough of this novel. If you like a good apocalypse story you’ll love ASHFALL. REVIEW: Alex doesn’t want the last thing he did with his mom to be a fight, but it may turn out that way after he is left at home alone for the weekend and the unthinkable happens. The caldera under Yellowstone park has gone nuclear – a supervolcano has exploded and Alex’s home is destroyed. One minute he’s cherishing his ‘alone-time’...

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