Thursday 22 November 2012

Book Review - The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Darkest Powers Trilogy #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural | Young Adult
Release Date: April 6th 2010
Publishers: Orbit
No. Pages: 392
Source: Borrowed
Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are now running for their lives from the evil corporation that created them.

As if that's not enough, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf...

Definitely not normal

Saturday 17 November 2012

Book Review - Zom-B / This is Not a Test

Author: Darren Shan 
Series: Zom-b #1
Genres: Apocalyptic, Paranormal | Young Adult
Release Date: September 27th 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
No. Pages: 214
Source: Borrowed
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Zom-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims. The series combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting plot and hard-hitting and thought-provoking moral questions dealing with racism, abuse of power and more. This is challenging material, which will captivate existing Shan fans and bring in many new ones. As Darren says, "It's a big, sprawling, vicious tale...a grisly piece of escapism, and a barbed look at the world in which we live. Each book in the series is short, fast-paced and bloody. A high body-count is guaranteed!

Saturday 10 November 2012

Book Review - The Awakening

The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong 
Series: Darkest Powers Trilogy #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural | Young Adult
Release Date: April 28th 2009
Publishers: Harper Collins
No. Pages: 360
Source: Borrowed
Chloe Saunders is on the run
and raising hell. Literally.

Chloe Saunders is not your average supernatural teenager. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists, she can barely control her terrifying powers. Now the team that created her has decided it's time to end the experiment. Permanently.

Now Chloe is running for her life along with a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch. Together they have a chance for freedom - but can Chloe trust her new friends?

Friday 2 November 2012

Book Review - The Summoning

The Summoning
Author: Kelley Armstrong  , 
Series: Darkest Powers Trilogy #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal | Young Adult
Release Date: July 1st 2008
Publishers: Harper Collins
No. Pages: 390
Source: Borrowed
My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost - and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? it's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House...before its skeletons come back to haunt me.