Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)


Protagonist Age:
16
Profanity:
Mild
Intimacy:
Severe (two characters sleep together)
Violence:
Moderate
Controlled Substance:
None
Special Issues:
None
AR Level/Points:
BL 5.7/17 pts
Suggested Age:
14 and up
Comments on Specific Events:

Synopsis from Goodreads


My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)

Protagonist Age:
16
Profanity:
Mild
Intimacy:
Mild
Violence:
Moderate
Controlled Substance:
None
Special Issues:
None
AR Level/Points:
BL 5.6/16 pts
Suggested Age:
14 and up
Comments on Specific Events:

Synopsis from Goodreads


Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Fallen and Leviathan (The Fallen #1 and #2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski

The Fallen and Leviathan (The Fallen, #1-2)
I have to start this rating with a caveat.  I didn't actually finish this book.  It was too violent and so not my style.  On that note, I got to page 192 and I'm putting what I got up to that point.  REMEMBER THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST THIRD OF THE BOOK!


Protagonist Age:
18
Profanity:
Moderate (about 25 and no F-bombs)
Intimacy:
None
Violence:
Severe (lots of torture, killing, etc)
Controlled Substance:
None
Special Issues:
None
AR Level/Points:
Book 1 BL 6.1/9 pts. 
Book 2 BL 6.5/14 pts.
Suggested Age:
16 and up
Comments on Specific Events:
Man kills a dog.  They treat a child like an animal on a leash and let him die.  Evil angels killing in the name of God.  Angels refer to man as animals

Synopsis from Goodreads
On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn't know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she'll confirm he's crazy.
Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron's troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: As the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen.
Aaron tries to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his newfound heritage — and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him....

Thursday, September 5, 2013

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

This is the last of the original three Mortal Instruments books.  If you so desire, you can stop here and not feel as though you are missing any of the story.  It does continue in book 4, City of Fallen Angels.  It is not rated as yet on here but book 5 is.  

Protagonist Age:
16 and 17
Profanity:
Mild-Moderate (about 13)
Intimacy:
Mild (some kissing)
Violence:
Severe (lots of torture, killing, etc)
Controlled Substance:
None
Special Issues:
Mild homosexual romance
AR Level/Points:
BL 5.3/23pts.
Suggested Age:
14 and up
Comments on Specific Events:
A brother kisses his sister.  A demon attempts to rape a girl (no real details). Experiments are done on unborn children. Someone commits suicide and a baby is harvested from the body (again no real details)
Synopsis from Goodreads
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

Monday, September 2, 2013

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare


Protagonist Age:
Clary 16, Jace 17
Profanity:
Mild-Moderate (about 20 instances. No serious though)
Intimacy:
Mild (a couple of kisses)
Violence:
Moderate-Severe (lots of fighting and several murders and torture)
Controlled Substance:
None
Special Issues:
Gay characters
AR Level/Points:
5.0BL/18.0pts
Suggested Age:
14 and up
Comments on Specific Events:
The story alludes to child abuse.  A brother and sister are forced to kiss. 

Synopsis from Goodreads

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Okay so I read this (several times actually) long before they even considered making a movie.  With the movie out now (which is amazing by the way!) I decided I better read it again (darn!) and post here.  J

Protagonist Age:
Clary 16
Profanity:
Moderate (about 20 instances. No serious though)
Intimacy:
Mild (a couple of kisses)
Violence:
Moderate-Severe (lots of fighting and several murders)
Controlled Substance:
Mild (smoking, drinking, herbal ecstasy)
Special Issues:
Gay characters
AR Level/Points:
5.0BL/20.0pts
Suggested Age:
14 and up
Comments on Specific Events:


Synopsis from Goodreads
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Surrender by Elana Johnson


Protagonist Age:
16
Profanity:
Mild (under 10)
Intimacy:
Mild (some kissing)
Violence:
Mild (punching, tazering, forcing against will to do things)
Controlled Substance:
None
Special Issues:
None
AR Level/Points:
BL 4.2/ 11 pts.
Suggested Age:
12 and up
Comments on Specific Events:

Synopsis from Goodreads

Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque....