Read-a-Thon Reviews

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Read-a-Thon Reviews
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 11:14am

The read-a-thon starts today! Post your read-a-thon reviews in this thread. If you have trouble posting, trying giong through this link:

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Remember to post the review number before each book reviewed, you may post multiple books in one post.

Happy Reading!!!

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Registered: 03-05-2005
Fri, 06-28-2013 - 6:05pm

Shellie/Shelbell3 Review #1- Wake by Amanda Hocking

Thought I'd start off the summer by reading some young adult fiction Wink

The inaugural title in the four-book Watersong series by Hocking (the Trylle series) will please her fans and likely win her new ones. Sixteen-year-old Gemma Fisher is happy—she’s a star on the swim team, her family is loving and supportive, and the crush-worthy boy next door returns her interest. The only downside: three gorgeous but creepy new girls who have her in their sights. One night, Gemma is lured into joining the girls at a campfire by the water; she wakes up the next morning bruised and battered with no clear memories of what happened, but discovers she has supernatural healing abilities and is a far better swimmer than she realized. The girls tell Gemma stories of gods, goddesses, and curses that are actually blessings, but Gemma (rightly) suspects that some important information has been left out. While Hocking’s writing isn’t always polished (the foreshadowing can be painfully heavy), the well-structured story and strong characters carry readers over the rough spots. A cliffhanger ending sets up the next book, Lullaby, due six months later. Ages 12–up. 

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Registered: 03-05-2005
Fri, 06-28-2013 - 6:07pm

Shellie/Shelbell3 Review #2- Lullaby by Amanda Hocking

This is the second in a series by this author.

What if you could have beauty, magical power and immortality—but they came at a terrible price?

Gemma Fisher has fallen under an ancient curse—and inherited all the strange new powers that came along with it.  Now she’s more beautiful and powerful than ever, but she’s also plagued by unspeakable hungers…and she’s not sure how much longer she can resist.  A danger to everyone she loves, she has no choice but to leave her old life behind and enter a strange new world filled with breathtaking beauty…and dark secrets.

Harper won’t give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to bring her home no matter what the cost.  The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely-guarded independence like never before.  She’s always been the strong one who everyone else depends on…can she let herself depend on Daniel?

As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma’s old life may be lost forever…unless her friends can save her.

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.

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