Category Archives: Paranormal

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

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10637766Summary: WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT’S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD?

Nora Grey can’t remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks – with no one knowing where she was or who she was with – she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom’s creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers…and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

I finished the second book in the series, Crescendo, about two years ago so it took me a little while to get myself back on track with the story. There was one thing I’d forgotten that I quickly picked back up on though. And that is how annoying Nora is. She always complains about everything and the whole time I was reading I was just waiting for her to go off again. Aside from that slight annoyance I really enjoyed the book.

Not only did I appreciate the sarcasm that is not often found in books but I also really enjoyed the romance of the story.Patch is not your average love interest but he’s one of my favorite characters. Honestly he’s probably the only character I like. The others are either sketchy, weird, annoying or have some other bad trait. Maybe it’s just me, but Patch makes the book what it is. He is not only romantic and loving but he also adds darkness and mystery to the book.

Silence was filled with action that had me bouncing my leg with anxiety. While this book is paranormal I don’t think the genre is the reason I enjoyed it. I haven’t been in a paranormal-book-reading mood as of late so I was more focused on the relationship part of the story instead of the whole fallen angel thing that I just wasn’t into. I’ve been feeling burnt out on series lately, preferring to read about many different characters rather than the same over and over. Even though I liked the book, I think I would’ve enjoyed it more had I read it at a different point in time.

I would recommend this book to both guys and girls and especially those who enjoy Twilight by Stephenie Meyers. I think anyone who reads this would agree that this is the fallen angel version of Twilight.

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Wake by Lisa McMann

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Summary: For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.
She can’t tell anybody about what she does they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she’s a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control.
Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant.”

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series, and even know people who have read is multiple times. So I’m not sure why I waited so long to read it! Lisa McMann visited my school (thanks, Lisa!) and we were able to pre-order books to get signed so that kind of gave me the little push I needed to get reading it.

This book is unlike any book I’ve ever read. It was sort of paranormal, but not as far fetch as most. At first it was hard for me to get into mostly because I was so confused. The way it’s set up is also different from most books so it took me a little while to get used to it. It gives you the date and time so you can tell how much time as passed, which later on I found to actually be helpful. After you’re all caught up on why things are happening it’s a really easy read.

This book is complete with the paranormal aspect of it, along with romance and also we see that Janie has a rough home life. Her mom is pretty much useless so Janie truly is raising and taking care of herself. This is sad because it really takes away from her childhood. I loved how Janie was so strong about it though. She wasn’t always whining and complaining, she accepted it and realized she was going to have to provide for herself. Who doesn’t love a strong female character? The romance in the story is also AMAZING. It wasn’t a full-blown romance novel by any means, but Janie and Cabel are perfect. Of course their relationship isn’t ideal and is far from easy but what fun would that be? I loved seeing them work together and be willing to look past certain things just so they can be together. I can only think to describe them as ‘so cute’.

One thing I’d like to say that bothered me was that when Janie would get sucked into someones dream, numerous times they’d be having the same dream. Even if it was a few years apart, the dream would be the same. Maybe this is just me, but I don’t ever recall having a repeat dream.

I cannot wait to read the second book in this trilogy, Fade! I think both guys and girls will enjoy this unique read, but I can’t exactly decide what kind of reader I would recommend this to! I think because it’s a little bit of everything, you’ll just have to read it to find out for yourself!

 4/5 Stars