The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

lastoly

TITLE: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

AUTHOR: Rick Riordan

PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion

NO. OF PAGES: 381

GENRE: Middle Age, Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

DATE READ: July 18-19, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

Continue reading

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

image

TITLE: Bloodlines

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

PUBLISHER: Penguin Group

NO. OF PAGES: 421

GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

DATE READ: July 7-12, 2015 (reread)

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

Sydney’s blood is special. That’s because she’s an alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiences in question, her future is on the line.

When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside – and within – the school grounds. Now that they’re in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

Continue reading

Last Sacririfice by Richelle Mead

LASTSA

TITLE: Last Sacrifice

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

PUBLISHER: Razorbill

NO. OF PAGES: 594

GENRE: YA, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

DATE READ: July 2015

SYNOPSIS:*from Goodreads*

They come first.

My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won’t give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri’s face join Lissa’s. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.

The dead could finally have me.

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardians to come.

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose – for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back…and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your whole life is about saving others, who will save you?

Join Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, and Lissa in Last Sacrifice, the epic, unforgettable finale to Richelle Mead’s international #1 bestsellingVampire Academy series.

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

Continue reading

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

UlyLove

TITLE: Ugly Love

AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover

PUBLISHER: Atria Books

NO. OF PAGES: 337

GENRE: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

DATE READ: January 12-13, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

Continue reading

Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

FLYON

TITLE: Fly on the Wall

AUTHOR: E. Lockhart

PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press

NO. OF PAGES: 182

GENRE: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy

DATE READ: March 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

Continue reading

About That Night by Julie James

about

TITLE: About That Night (FBI/ US Attorney # 3)

AUTHOR: Julie James

PUBLISHER: Berkeley Sensation

NO. OF PAGES: 284

GENRE:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Chiclit

DATE READ: June 6-7, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

He’s Playing Games

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face-to-face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful assistant U.S. attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.

But She’s Making The Rules

Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten.

REXY’S RATING: 5 stars

Continue reading

Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

TITLE: Hot Rocks

AUTHOR: Nora Roberts

PUBLISHER: Jove

NO. OF PAGES: 320

GENRE: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

DATE READ: May 1, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *my own*

Laine Tavish runs from her past in her new life as the proprietor of the antique shop “Remember When’. When an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon makes her acquaintance, it’s up to her to dig up why he’s a figure from her past life. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that may bring consequences that can shake her whole life.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

Continue reading