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WWW Wednesday

This is our first time trying WWW Wednesday, hosted by Should Be Reading. Hope you like it.

What are you currently reading?
Antonia-I am currently reading The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. It’s the last book in the Iron Fey series and I hadn’t gotten a chance to read it until now. I loved the rest of the series and I’m really excited about the fact this one’s in Ash’s point of view.

Amanda- I’m currently reading Swear by Nina Malkin. Its the sequel to Swoon, and the only reason I’m reading it is because Antonia keeps telling me that they get better. I guess we’ll see.

What did you recently finish reading?
Antonia- I just finished The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I wrote a review for it that you can find here.

Amanda- I recently finished reading Swoon by Nina Malkin. I didn’t particularly care for it, and if you’re interested in reading more about my thoughts you can find the review here.

What do think you’ll read next?
Antonia- Next, I’m going to read The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa This is an anthology of three novellas that take place between events of the Iron Fey series. While reading the series, you don’t really hear about what happens in the time between books and I’m really excited to find out. Though, I don’t think I’m going to write a review on this one because they’re just short stories.

Amanda- I think I’ll read Bloodlines by Richelle Mead next. I’ve read the first two in the series before. But The Indigo Spell came out recently and I like to re-read everything so that I don’t forget any details.

-Antonia and Amanda

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Swoon – Nina Malkin

Summary:
Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut…until Dice’s perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from and old tree and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all to aware of Sin. She’s intensely drawn to him-but nit at all crazy about the havoc he’s wreaking.
Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy and even more potent-and irresistible-adversary before the whole town succumbs to Sin’s will. Only trouble is, she’s in love with him.
What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

Review:
Let me tell you about this book, Swoon by Nina Malkin. It wasn’t very good. I read the first fifty pages and waited for the plot to actually go somewhere. I did the same at page one hundred, one fifty, until the book was over. This book ended and I’m currently still confused. This book made no sense, the plot doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I mean, she falls in love with a ghost that’s possessing her best friend. And she miraculously, without even really spending any time with him, falls deeply in love with him. Oh, and then the group thinks its a good idea to try and exorcise the ghost out of Pen! Who would ever think that this would end well?
Toward the end of the book a little explaining was done. But the only explanation we got was Sin telling us that Dice was basically God to him because she created him. Sin gives her a god complex. Another thing that I didn’t like was how much of an asshole Sin turned into once he had his own body. Like, be thankful you have your own body, and life! Don’t automatically turn into a douche. The last thing that I really did not care for about this book was the main character. Dice. She’s whiny, and doesn’t actually think anything through. She just seems ignorant. Like, oh I’m going to let my boyfriend, who I don’t know anything about, kill a bunch of people for revenge. Because that’s okay? This book, just aggravated me.
There were however some things I did like about this book. I loved the idea. It’s super creative and unique. Although the plot doesn’t really go anywhere I feel like I got to know the characters more than I usually do when reading a book with a super complex plot. Either way, I wasn’t a huge fan of this book and I probably wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I was just so bored the whole time. But at Antonia’s suggestion, I’m going to continue and read the sequel, Swear. I’ll let you know if it gets any better.

Keep on reading lovely, Amanda.


Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Autobuy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens! This week’s topic is “top ten authors I’d put on my auto-buy list.” I had a little bit of a hard time with this. There’s three or four that I would buy without even reading what it’s about. So I really had to think about this, with all the authors I read here’s my end result:

1) John Green – He’s my all time favorite author. If you haven’t read any of his books I suggest Looking for Alaska or The Fault in Our Stars. They’re two of my favorite books. He’s also written Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He’s definitely on my autobuy list for the sole reason that while reading a book written by him I laugh, I cry, I get angry, I feel everything that the main character feels and that’s amazing to me.

2) Jason Myers – I own all of the books he’s written. Exit Here, The Mission, Dead End, and Run the Game. Jason Myers is on my autobuy list because once I pick up one of his books, I can’t put it down until the book ends.

3) Ellen Hopkins – Have you ever read anything by Ellen Hopkins? If yes, then I don’t even need to explain why she’s on this list. If not, I suggest you do this immediately. Identical is my favorite with Burned as a close second. Her books are unique in almost every way. How they’re written, what they’re about. She writes about the struggles that actual people go through and makes it known that there’s help out there.

4) Richelle Mead – I’m putting Richelle Mead on this list because she’s another favorite of mine. I was hooked from when I first read Vampire Academy, then she came out with Bloodlines and I was just as easily hooked. Her story is original and her characters are amazing. She’s another author you should look into reading if you haven’t already.

5) Nicholas Sparks – I have a weakness for really sappy romance novels, so Nicholas Sparks obviously has to be included in this. His books are always so cute and funny. His book, The Rescue is on my list of favorites. Although it wouldn’t be at the top of my list to buy his new book I would definitely make sure I bought it eventually.

6) Susan Elizabeth Phillips – By far my favorite romance author. When I read a book by her I’m giggling throughout most of the book. Though her books generally have a predictable story line (girl meets boy, falls in love, he doesn’t want her, she gets in some dangerous situation, he realizes he loves her, they live happily ever after) I still consider her one of my favorites.

7) Nora Roberts – She’s written a crazy amount of books. I definitely haven’t read all of them, but everyone that I have read has been an amazing read. Nora Robert’s is a phenomenal writer and she’s on this list because I’ve never read a book by her that I didn’t absolutely love.

8) Janet Evanovich – Mostly known for her books The Stephanie Plum Series, Janet Evanovich is another favorite. She’s written a few other series’ as well as a few stand alone novels. I’ve read almost every single one of her books. Her books are part of the reason I love reading so much, along with the next author on this list.

9) Iris Johanson – Her book The Ugly Duckling is the book that made me want to read. I will always read Iris Johanson for this reason. Although, I can admit I’ve been slacking on reading her books, I’m going to try to catch up on all those that I haven’t read yet. And eventually I’ll own all her books and add to the ten or eleven I already own.

10) James Patterson – Whether I’m reading any of his young adult books, like The Maximum Ride series, or one of his adult mystery novels like, The Woman’s Murder Club series, I’m hooked. James Patterson is a wonderful writer and I’d buy his book without reading what it’s about just because I already know I’m going to love it.

These authors are all among my favorites, part of the reason they’re even on this list.
Who’s on your list?

Keep on reading lovelys, Amanda.


Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday- Auto-Buy Authors

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is your top ten authors on your auto-buy list (you buy their books without question). heaven_450
1. Julia Quinn– She writes regency era romance novels. As far as plot goes, they can be really corny and clichéd but they are absolutely hilarious. The type of books where you’ll be reading in public somewhere and just crack up laughing.
2. Nora Roberts– I can’t say I’ve read every one of her books. She’s written so many I can’t even keep track. But I’ve read most of them and I always look for new books she’s writing.
3. Sherrilyn Kenyon– I’ve never read a book by her that I didn’t like. Her Dark-Hunter series is my favorite.
4. Stephenie Meyer– If you ignore all the controversy and all the vampire love story clichés, Meyer really is a great writer. If/when she publishes another book, I’m definitely buying it.
5. Christopher Paolini– The Inheritance Cycle was phenomenal. I absolutely loved the world he created and I can’t wait to see what he’ll come up with next.
6. Eloisa James– I’ve read all her books. I can’t get enough of the fairy tale series she’s been working on.
7. Suzanne Enoch– She writes REALLY trashy romance novels. I adore them.
To-Light-a-Candle8. Lisa Kleypas– Whether she’s writing regency era or contemporary, I really love the characters she creates.
9. Mercedes Lackey– She’s written so many different books and has created so many different worlds. I loved Valdemar, the Five Hundred Kingdoms, the Dragon Jousters, and the world from the obsidian trilogy to name a few.
10. Alex Flinn– She writes the best fairy tale adaptations I’ve ever read. I love all of them.

Have a happy Tuesday. 🙂
-Antonia


The Versatile Blogger Award!

Hey readers,
We would like to give a huge thanks to Allure from http://teacupsandbookends.wordpress.com for nominating us for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger Rules (If you choose to obey them)”
Display the Award Certificate on your website
Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Our nominees (alphabetically):

http://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/
http://busyteacher.wordpress.com/
http://diaryofacambridgestudent.wordpress.com/
http://nightlyreading.wordpress.com/
http://thebookwurrm.wordpress.com/
http://thecheapreader.wordpress.com/
http://thereadingdate.com/

We know we’re supposed to have fifteen, but we ran out of nominees!

Seven facts about Amanda-
1- My first name means beloved and my last name means church.
2- I’m obsessed with Twitter. It’s awful.
3- I love blueberries
4- I have four best friends, and yes Antonia is one of them.
5- I can’t fall asleep unless there’s music on.
6- Budweiser is my favorite beer.
7- I’ve been in love only once before.

Seven facts about Antonia:
1. I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was nineteen.
2. I own almost 1500 books.
3. My favorite candy is nerds.
4. I absolutely love tea.
5. I took two years of plumbing in high school.
6. I love wearing dresses. They’re my favorite.
7. My favorite flowers are white roses.

Thanks again for the nomination!
-Amanda and Antonia


Beautiful Blogger Award!

Hello!
We’d like to thank http://teacupsandbookends.wordpress.com for nominating us for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

The rules:
1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Since we have the first two rules done, lets move on to seven things about us.

Antonia-
1. Green is my favorite color
2. I love wearing heels. The higher, the better.
3. I love big words, like ostentatiously.
4. I have a black cat that was born on Halloween.
5. I can pretty much quote all three Lord of the Rings movies.
6. I’m the youngest of five siblings.
7. I have an unhealthy obsession with Charmed.

Amanda-
1) I was raised by a single dad.
2) My bedroom is almost always a mess.
3) I have ten piercings and one tattoo.
4) I have three brothers, one sister, and a step sister. But only one of my brothers is a full blood relation. All my other siblings are half siblings.
5) My favorite color is blue.
6) I’m 19, almost 20 years old, and I’m still not sure what I want to do with my life.
7) I love everything about the rain.

Blogs we’re nominating (in alphabetical order):

1- http://bibliothec.wordpress.com/
2- http://littlechoo.wordpress.com/
3- http://lostinbelieving.wordpress.com/
4- http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com/
5- http://nikibilling.wordpress.com/
6- http://pagesunbound.wordpress.com/
7- http://whyicantstopreading.wordpress.com/

Thanks again to http://teacupsandbookends.wordpress.com for nominating us!
-Antonia and Amanda


The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Goodreads Summary: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.
Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer is one of my all time favorite books. I just read it again in honor of the movie coming out soon. (I’m beyond excited and dreading it at the same time.) I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it at about four this morning. Even though this was my fourth or fifth time reading it, I couldn’t put it down.
What drives me nuts about this book is how underrated it is. I’ve noticed that a lot of people disregard it because Meyer wrote it and they expect it to be like the Twilight series. It’s not. It is its own individual story that is NOTHING like the Twilight Series. There are no similarities besides the fact the main character is female. It barely even falls under the same genre. Yeah, they’re both young adult, but Twilight is paranormal and The Host is sci-fi. I’ve also noticed that many Twilight fans haven’t read it because it’s not Twilight. If you liked the Twilight series then you’ll probably like The Host. It’s still Stephenie Meyer writing it. No matter what you have to say about the storylines she comes up with, Meyer is a terrific writer. The problem is that so many people expect the cliché vampire love story from her. The Host is completely different.
Now that that rant is over, let me tell you why I love this book so much. First of all, the storyline is something I haven’t read a lot of books about. An alien race, called Souls, has spent millennia finding planets and stealing the bodies of the life forms from each planet. Souls cannot survive outside of a body. They are inserted into another body’s brain and they have that body’s memories and complete control over it. The consciousness of the body is no longer there. Now, Souls have almost completely taken over humans. Though there is the occasional human found hidden somewhere, Souls now make up most of the population. Melanie Stryder is caught by the Seekers, the Souls’ police. Wanderer is chosen to inhabit Melanie’s body. Earth is the ninth planet Wanderer (Wanda) has lived on. Since most Souls only live on two or three planets before settling, Wanda is like a celebrity among Souls and they believe she’s qualified to subdue Melanie and take her memories to find any other humans she might have been hiding with. But Melanie is strong and will do anything she can to protect her brother, Jamie, and the love of her life, Jared, and Melanie’s consciousness will not fade away. She can speak to Wanda and hide her memories from her. After awhile, from the few memories Melanie will give her, Wanda begins to love Jamie and Jared. Afraid the Seekers will find them, Melanie and Wanda set out to find them, following a map Melanie’s uncle had given her. Uncle Jeb and his hidden group of humans, including Jamie and Jared, find them and take them prisoner. Wanda isn’t trusted because she’s a Soul, but they don’t want to kill Melanie’s body. Slowly, with Jeb and Jamie’s help, Wanda becomes a part of their group. This story is basically about Wanda’s humanity. She’s not actually human, but when her actions are compared to human’s reactions, Wanda’s are more humane. She makes the people around her better, just by being herself.
Wanda is one of my favorite female characters because she’s so innately good. She’s kind and compassionate and no matter what happens to her she never loses that.
Ian is a human who falls in love with Wanda. He’s believed for so many years that all Souls are bad. He actually tries to kill Wanda at the beginning of the story. However, Ian isn’t a bad person. As soon as he realizes Wanda isn’t a threat to anyone, he’s on her side. He’s the first person, other than Jeb and Jamie, who trusts Wanda and he protects her throughout the entire book. I adore Ian. The entire time I was reading the book I’d just keep giggling or laughing and Amanda would look at me and I’d just say, “I love Ian so much!” She got sick of it pretty quickly.
The story sounds like it’s about a girl possessed by an alien. It’s not. It’s about an Alien possessing a girl. The entire book is from Wanda’s perspective. It’s cool seeing a book through the eyes of someone who is considered the “bad guy”. And, although the summary says there’s a love triangle, it’s more like a love square… with three bodies.
Overall, I recommend this book to pretty much everyone. I’ve gotten many people to read it over the years and all of them loved it. If this review convinced you to read it, please let me know what you thought. I love getting other people’s opinions.
-Antonia


Fallen by Lauren Kate

Goodreads Summary:There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

I’m really not sure how much I’m going to have to say about Fallen by Lauren Kate. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of it. It’s not overall a bad book. And I have it on good authority (Amanda) that this series is wonderful. Personally, though, it was hard for me to get through this first book in the series. I found the first three hundred pages or so rather slow. One or two exciting things happen, but these events are surrounded by slightly monotonous and barely relevant details.
I loved pretty much all of the secondary characters. Arriane was hilarious in her insanity and Roland (though his part in this book was small) intrigued me. Penn was the only character who was completely sane and I enjoyed having those little bits of “normal” whenever she was around.
As for the main characters, Daniel was so aggravating I couldn’t even stand it. He has to be bipolar. I mean, I understand he was trying to stay away from Luce for her own good, but the entire time I just imagined shouting at him, “Just fucking pick one already!” Either be an asshole or not. The back and forth between the two was just irritating.
And Luce… she just annoyed the shit out of me. I don’t know what it is about her character, but I just REALLY didn’t like her. She’s kind of whiny and is one of those characters where you literally just sit there like, “Did she really just do that? That was so stupid!” Also, the way she fell in love with Daniel bothered me so much. Okay, I get it. They’re star-crossed. She’s loved him in all her past lives. She has REALLY vague recollections of knowing him in past lives. I can see Daniel already loving her in this life because he remembers everything from their past. But Luce doesn’t. Even all the feelings that come back from the past wouldn’t have been enough for me. I wouldn’t disregard them, but I’d tell him patience is a goddamn virtue and I’m going to take some time to get to know him in THIS life before I blindly followed the poster boy for assholes.
Alright, sorry. I’m done ranting now. I don’t think I’m going to finish this series. Like I said, it’s not necessarily bad, but it’s not my kind of book. It was too slow for me and Luce and Daniel annoy me too much. I wouldn’t let this review put you off this book, though. Amanda loved this series and is seriously angry with me for not finishing it. If you’ve been meaning to read this book, I still think you should try it. Personally, I just wouldn’t put it on my favorites list.
-Antonia


Destined – Aprilynne Pike

Summary:
Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear. He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn’t kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching.
She hated how much it felt like goodbye.
Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful-and deadly-of all, and Klea plans to use her to help conquer and destroy Avalon. But Klea’s reach extends far beyond one Winter faerie. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares to face what may be Avalon’s final days, in the sunning conclusion to the Wings series.

Review:
Oh. My. God. This book. Destined is the fourth and final in the Wings series written by Aprilynne Pike. And let me tell you it was an amazing ending. I read this book in a couple of hours. I couldn’t put it down. This is one of those stay up all night reading kind of books. I literally just finished it, and I’m still reeling from everything that happened. I mentioned in my review of Illusions that Spells was my favorite so far, but there was one book still left. And Destined has taken the place of the second book as my favorite in this series for so many reasons.
One of the reasons is because everyone finally gets their happy ending. Everything is over, there’s no danger to hide from, no one to protect, nothing left to worry about except being happy. I just love books with happy endings. Another thing I really liked about this book was that there was never a dull moment. There was constantly something going on, whether it be a huge battle, or Laurel &gang trying to save as many lives as possible. This is something I usually don’t like about books because I start to feel overwhelmed, but Pike did it perfectly. The last book is when all the pieces fall together, everything is finally just laid on the table. Something else that made this book even more enjoyable to me was that even though it had such a serious tone, with Avalon being on the brink of destruction and all that, Pike still managed to make it funny. There were times the characters were mid-battle and I’d just crack up laughing because of some dumb joke one of them made to bring up everyone’s spirits.
And finally we get to my favorite part. What I loved most about this book is actually a spoiler. So if you’re planning on reading these (which I hope my reviews have inspired you to do) you should probably skip this paragraph, or don’t read the rest of this review. Anyway, back to my favorite part. Tamani and Laurel end up together! Laurel almost loses him, and she realizes that she would rather die than not have him in her life forever. And she tells him so. But not before, I also loved this part, she tells David that they never were going to work in the long run and that he needed to open his eyes to what was around him. Basically she told him to love Chelsea, right before they all went back home and lived happily ever after.
I fell so hard for all of the character in these books. I guess I can admit that I even love David a little bit. But Laurel is my favorite, with Tamani right after, of course. Laurel never let anything get in the way of what was important. Her values stayed strong and all of this was because of the love she had for the people in her life. If i could be more like Laurel, I’d definitely be a better person. Then there’s Tamani, who is very similar to Laurel. He knows what’s important and never strays from his duty. He does everything he can to save any and everyone because he thinks it’s the right thing to do and I think that’s amazing.
There were quite a few really sad parts of this book. There is an epic battle to save Avalon and not everyone can be saved. Characters I’ve fallen in love with have lost their lives to save so many people. And because of them Avalon is kept safe, as I said happily ever after. Even one of the antagonists, Yuki, does something very admirable and at the end of the book she has my respect.
This book, just wow. This book sucked me in, then spit me out when it was over. It absolutely left me wanting more of these fictional people I’ve fallen in love with. More about what their lives are now, just to see how happy everyone is. But I accept that they’re over. And I suggest that you go buy them, get them from the library, whatever, so that you can fall in love with fictional people just like I did. I would suggest these books to anyone, maybe leaning to the older young adult group, but they were amazing books. So, if you’ve read the first and had a hard time getting through it because it’s a bit silly or anything like that you should totally give them a second chance. If you’ve read them and agree, disagree, or you’d like to obsess of Tamani like I still am, be sure to do that. Also, I’m sorry if this review isn’t the best. It’s currently 5:30am, and I really should be sleeping. But I had to finish reading. On that note, I’m going to bed. Goodnight fellow readers.

Keep on reading lovelys, Amanda.


Illusions – Aprilynne Pike

Summary:
“I don’t do patrols, I don’t go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I’ll keep you safe,” Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. “Or die trying.”
Laurel hasn’t seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side with prevail.

Review:
Reading Illusions, the third book in the Wings series, took me significantly longer to read than the first two. Partly because I’ve had classes and life to interrupt my reading time, and partly because I had a difficult time getting through the book. Don’t get me wrong. This book was just as good as the first two, and there were many things I enjoyed about this book. But also a few things I did not like.
We’ll start with the things I didn’t like. The tension between Tamani and Laurel is just, ugh. I just want them to love each other already! But instead she stays with David while still thinking about the feelings she has for Tamani. I just want them to get it over with and be together forever. He’s just so funny, and cute, and sweet, and would do anything for her. Anywho! Aside from my obsession with Tamani, something else that I didn’t like about Illusions was that toward the middle of the book, things started getting boring. There were of course the random troll attacks to spice things up, but we never actually found out anything useful. There was so much guessing about what was actually going on that I got to the point where I just wanted to know what was happening. But Aprilynn Pike sure fixes that when you get to the end. Let me tell you, this author is a pro at cliffhangers. If you read my review for Spells, you’ll know how I felt about the ending to that. This book was much of the same, but worse.
Now let me tell you all the things I enjoyed about Illusions. I love Laurel’s character even more. She is still the always responsible girl that she’s been in the previous books. She’s stays smart and does the right thing in all the situations she seems to get into. She has become a bit spontaneous, which I adored. Laurel also had to deal with so much stress, from trolls to school, to the conflict between David and Tamani. She handled it like any normal teenage girl would and I really liked that. It made her seem like a more realistic character. It helped me make a stronger connection with her. David is a different story. He’s very smart and always seems to have really good ideas to help with whatever dilemma there is. He solves some important problems, but I really just am not a fan. He gets so moody anytime Tamani is around, and that really bothered me. I mean, come on David. You’ve got Laurel. Stop being such an asshole about him, he’s going anywhere, you might as well just get over it. Onto my favorite, Tamani. He handled all the changes he had to go through for Laurel very well. He never strayed from his duty. He overworked himself to keep her safe. Everything he does is for her. Everything is because of how much he loves Laurel. I know he’s fictional and all, but can I have one too please?
Overall, I think I liked Spells the best so far. But I do still have another left to read. If you have any thoughts or opinions feel free to let me know.

Keep on reading lovelys, Amanda.