50th Post

I can’t believe I’ve gotten to my fiftieth post on this blog. Really. My private journals each have like 800+ entries each, but that’s just me talking out of my ass and complaining and what not.

The year is almost is over. I’m thinking about making a year in review post. At the beginning of this year, I made a list of reading goals that I wanted to accomplish. I did think I did pretty good, though I’m disappointed in myself with other aspects.

So this post is totally not redundant, I want to post about the latest book series that I’ve read.

Previously I had bought two books by Kelley Armstrong. One adult and one young adult. About a month ago, I picked up the young adult one and instantly fell in love it.

Cut to December 2, 2012. I read the last two books in the space of two days. Usually if I gobble a book up within a day that generally means I like it. Now I’m getting ready to read the next trilogy set in the same verse.

Here are two reviews from the first two books of the Darkest Powers trilogy.

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I bought this book sometime in mid 2011. Like always, it was awhile until I got to it. Try a year and half like, but I’m glad that I finally decided to pick it up.

I vaguely read the blurb on the pack and surprisingly I didn’t look for spoilers until like 150 pages into the back.

The books is kind of slow paced and there’s not much action. I think like most first books in a series the opening book kind of sets up the world.

The characters? I really enjoyed reading from Chloe’s POV. She didn’t seem shallow like some YA heroines I could mention, but I won’t because I don’t want to go another whole tirade. I liked that she seemed normal you know despite seeing ghosts.

I want to say that part way through the book, I started to really grow fond of Derek. I know he’s described as ugly and Chloe mentions acne once near the end of the book. But I was really attracted to his personality, even though he sometimes did come off as a jerk. Typical girl eh? :p

I’m really looking forward to reading the next two books. I’ll have to wait a bit, but soon I’ll have them in my grasp!

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The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book…this damn book. Before getting into this series, I didn’t really think I liked suspense enough. Maybe I’m on the bland side and I don’t actually enjoy my heart speeding up and all that good stuff. Maybe.

But then I sit down and start reading this book. The entire book is intense. The first was slow, but this one moved at a fast pace. You’ve got four kids on the run and they could be caught at any time. Then you have the added bonus in that they’re supernaturals. Pretty nifty huh?

I really enjoyed this book, it goes without saying. Now outside of GR, I tend to be a little…ship heavy. Every fandom I’m in, it’s inevitable that I start to ship two characters (Sometimes three :P) and hell I even do that with real life. So of course I’m going to do it with this series as well.

The romance isn’t BOOM IN YO FACE BOY! It’s subtle. I can see it. I’m trained in this sort of thing. I think the two of them are cute and I like that their relationship isn’t moving hella fast like in a lot of YA books. It’s growing. I like how they open up to each other and gradually start to get more comfortable with each other.

Also I really hope in the last book that more about Derek’s parentage is explained because that little interlude in the park? Yeah it got my interest peaked.

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