Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wraithsong by E.J. Squires is more captivating than Twilight, The Hunger Games, and City of Bones

The Desirable Creatures Series, Book I

Sonia goes to the greenhouse after school to pull weeds as a punishment for spiting on the school bully. There she meets Anthony, a gorgeous boy with intense light blue eyes and a great build. Sonia is surprised at how attracted she is to him. Anthony is rude one moment and then asking her out the next.  Sonia’s emotions are out of control. Her mom explains that she will turn into a Huldra when she turns eighteen in two weeks. With her Flair she can control people when they come into contact with her saliva. Her mom warns her that her flair is getting stronger and she must not kiss a boy or even think of dating. 

Behind her moms back Sonia goes out with Anthony. He takes her to the ballet, Her favorite place because she use to be a dancer but since her Dad’s death she gave it up. She gets a bunch of frantic messages from her mom and she knows something is wrong. Anthony comes clean and tells her who he really is and that his mom has kidnapped Sonia's mom. She has to trust Anthony to help her attack Wraithsong the invisible island where the Darkalfars have taken her mom.  Lightalfars and other Huldra's are planning to help but nothing goes as planned. Sonia doesn’t know who the bad guys are and who the good guys are. She needs to rescue her Mom and she will do anything to accomplish that.

I love this story! I am hooked. I can’t wait until the book two Blufire comes out on July 31st 2014 . 

I started rereading Wraithsong right after I finished it just to experience it all over again. The book is contemporary but based on Norse Mythology. I absolutely love stories that make you think about other worlds happening right around us. I’ve always been interested in Norway but now I’m obsessed with the folklore. There's plenty of action and a heart gripping romance. My favorite is how it ties in with the other series by E.J. Squires, A Viking Blood saga. 

An epic historical fantasy romance based on Norse Mythology.

Th Desirable Creatures Series has surpassed all other YA series and is by far my favorite. I mean it; I’m more captivated than I ever was with Twilight, The Hunger Games, or City of Bones. And if you know me, you know how much I loved those series. This is a different kind of YA paranormal romance. I want to know more about these magical people and places. 

And of course a movie will have to be made about it. Here's a couple of my picks if I got to cast the movie:

Austin Butler as Anthony

Milla Sunde as Sonia 

(Milla is the lead singer for The Green Children)

Here's an example of Milla's awesome voice and Norway's beautiful scenery.  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mansfield Ranch by Jenni James

I absolutely love The Jane Austen Diaries series. I was interested in seeing how Fanny Price from Austen’s world would transform into today’s world. I instantly liked Lilly Price. Lilly stands up for herself and she doesn't mind being different. As a foster child she feels lucky to be part of the rich Benally family. They treat her poorly - Especially her foster sisters who make her feel inferior.  Sean, her foster brother is the only friend she has and Lilly can’t help falling for him. (Don’t gross out.) They aren't blood and he’s the kindest and sweetest person she knows. When Sean gives her Princess Buttercup I adore him. But when Harrison & Julia Crawford move in next door and Sean’s attention turns to Julia, I don’t like the way he plays with Lilly’s heart. I guess he’s trying to be noble and not like his sister. Out of guilt, he tries to push the conceited Harrison Crawford onto her. Harrison is overly flirty with everyone but he sets his sights on Lilly--because she’s the only girl not to fall all over him. I must admit Harrison’s character is really irritating but just like Henry in Jane’s book we aren't suppose to trust him. When Harrison finds out Lilly’s secret - that she’s in love with her foster brother - He turns everyone against her. In the end, I admire Lilly for turning a bad situation around and touching people’s lives for the good.

Great job Jenni, once again you thrill me with your talent. It's a quick and easy read. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

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