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Frostbite (Vampire Academy Book 2) by Richelle Mead Review

Again, another great book! 
In Frostbite we're again seeing things from Rose's perspective. At the beginning of Frostbite Rose is going to see a special Guardian, who will mark her skills as a Guardian in training, the people who look after Moroi.  However when she and her mentor, and crush Dimitri get to the place where the teacher works they see death and destruction. Evil Strigoi vampires have been there and killed the vampire family, as well as the Guardians who lived there.  This event then puts the rest of the story into place as the students and teachers of St Vladimir's Academy go to a resort for the winter months to try to avoid danger of future Strigoi attacks. At this resort Rose meets a new Moroi guy called Adrian. Adrian annoyed me, I've got to say. I wish he hadn't been in the book. He does sort of help at the end and is a help to Lissa in future books I believe, but I could have done without him.  Rose and Dimitri don't really have that many scenes t…

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy Book 1) by Richelle Mead Review

A good book! 
This is definitely more towards the new adult side of YA! There are some terms in Vampire Academy that you wouldn't see in a typical YA read.
The story is told from Rose's perspective. Rose is a very kick butt character. She's never willing to back down in a fight (in the first book of the series at least). 
Rose, a guardian in training and Lissa, a royal vampire who's a Moroi (a good Royal vampire) have run away from St Vladimir's Academy. That's where this book begins. Dimitri (one of Lissa's already guardians) is sent to find both girls and bring them back to the academy. I found this part a little bit coincidental because you couldn't really have a story about a vampire academy without THE Vampire Academy.  When the characters get to the academy they're sent to the headmistress, who isn't very nice. She tells both girls that it was very irresponsible to run away. There's a reason as to why Rose and Lissa did run away but I don&…

Forever (Book 3 in the Mercy Falls Trilogy) by Maggie Stiefvater

Hi ForeverBookers,

A great finale! 
This book had it all! It did have a few boring slow moments but it also had fast paced action moments. I love some romance as well and that was in there too. 
While this book did have a few slower sections as I wrote above it did have short chapters, which I appreciated as I could read them easily without having to put the book down. All of the Shiver series had short chapters actually. This kept me really gripped to the story in this case. The last 100 pages or so really had me gripped...I stayed up until late to finish the book. 
Forever carries on and finishes what Shiver and Linger start. Read those books before you read the rest of this review because there are slight SPOILERS! 
Grace is still a wolf where Forever starts. Sam wants her to be human (like him at that point of time). He and Isabel and Cole (two characters from in Linger) try to find Grace but they are unable to find her at first. When they do find her she stays with Sam at the es…

Linger (Book 2 in The Mercy Falls Trilogy) by Maggie Stiefvater Review.

Hi ForeverBookers, Linger was another great book! 
Some spoilers if you haven't read Shiver (book 1) yet. 
It starts from where Shiver ended following the same characters. We get to see how Sam starts his life as a human again after so many years as a werewolf. Grace is suffering from an unknown illness that steadily gets worse the further you read on in the book. I thought the author wrote the scenes of her illness well. They were compelling to read. 
We also get to read from two new perspectives as well. Isabel, who is mentioned in Shiver and Cole who is a completely new character. Isabel is the werewolf (that died at the end of Shiver's) sister. Cole is a boy band member who was turned into a werewolf. Isabel and Cole are unsure of each other to begin with but they learn to get along. 
The story of Linger focuses more on Grace and Sam being separate after Grace's parents catch them in bed together. It's a YA book again so they're not actually doing anything but slee…

Shiver (Book 1 of The Mercy Falls series) by Maggie Stiefvater Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I've just finished Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and it was great. Much better than I remember it being. This is about the third time I've read it I think. 
There are minor spoilers below but there are some big things that I didn't include in the review that happen as well.
Shiver tells the story of Grace, an ordinary girl with a normal life and Sam, a young man who becomes a wolf if it gets too cold. When Grace was younger she was outside in her garden/yard when she was bitten by a wolf. People who get bitten change into wolves when it's winter - all except Grace. We don't know why she doesn't in this book. Sam hates turning into a wolf each winter so he and Grace spend all Autumn doing things together. Humans only get a certain amount of Springs, Summer's and Autumns as humans once bitten. Sam feels that the Autumn in the book is the last Autumn that he'll ever see as a human so he and Grace spend that Autumn doing good things together.…

The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter #1) by Melinda Salisbury Review.

Hi ForeverBooker's, the Sin Eaters Daughter is really good book of revenge, love, intrigue, heartbreak, truths and finding oneself! 
There are some minor spoilers below. 
The Sin Eater's Daughter tells the story of Twylla, the Sin Eater's daughter who can't be touched by anyone. If she does touch anyone they'll die.  Twylla is guarded at all times by two guards at first and then just one. This one guard, she falls hopelessly in love with because he is the only one who she sees day in, day out. The author made the love story really sweet and quite believable to me even though it was a little instant lovey. Because Twylla didn't see anyone else throughout her day, apart from her betrothed sometimes it was believable. Because of the betrothed and the guard there is a love triangle in this book but it wasn't an annoying love triangle.   The Queen of this story is evil. She's told lies to everyone and they believe her because she is Queen. The author made it eas…

Always A Witch (Book 2 in the Witch Duology) by Carolyn McCullough.

A great ending to the "Witch" duology!
I enjoyed this book more than "Once A Witch" because it had more of a story to it. It also had more characters in it as well it being a dual century book. The story takes place mainly in 1887. I found this interesting because I could see differences in the clothing, setting etc as I reading. 
Tamsin is still the lead female character in this book. I found her to be more adult and less annoying in this book. It was interesting to be her (both books are told from her perspective) because she experiences highs, lows, comedic moments, scary moments etc. I enjoyed the first person perspective because I could see how Tamsin was feeling at every point in the book. 
Tamsin is the "beacon" of her family as she can do something that no other witch can. She can use another witches power. She travels back to the past in order to defeat a family of evil witches who steal blood for their magic. She must find her family in the 1800…

Once a Witch (book 1 of 2) by Carolyn MacCullough

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I've just finished Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. It was a great urban fantasy. 
Cassandra Clare says "A fantastic urban fantasy with an enchanting romance at it's heart" so of course that sucked me right in and it didn't let me down!  
This story is for older teens I'd say. It almost falls into the New Adult category. This urban fantasy that tells the story of Tamsin Greene who is a witch without powers (she thinks), from a witch family.  One night she's working in her family's bookshop when a man walks in asking for help. He needs help in finding an item. Tamsin doesn't know what this item is for at the time. The man coincidentally thinks that Tamsin is in fact her sister, who can perform magic well. This then starts the main plot of the story in that Tamsin tries to find this item but when she thinks she's succeeded it's revealed that not all is what she thinks. Add in drama with her sister, Rowena,  some cute roma…

A Court Of Thorns And Roses (ACOTAR book 1) by Sarah J Mass Review

A good book! It had a few slower places and it wasn't all romance, which I expected because of the Beauty and the Beast retelling part. It's a new adult story although not overtly so in this first book.
There was enough romance to keep me hooked however. 
Some minor spoilers below...
Feyrah starts out the story hunting. The first chapter is told entirely in prose, which is different as there's normally speech involved as well. This helped me get an idea of the setting and of just what Feyrah was doing and feeling. 
Tamlin, the main make character isn't introduced for a few chapters, which was also surprising. We got to know Feyrah's life before Tamlin before he came into the story. This was quite unique, for me at least as with most books I read both the female and male leads get either introduced together or a just few chapters apart. In ACOTAR it took me ages to get to where Tamlin entered the story. This gave Feyrah more character development but it also didn&#…