Thursday, August 27, 2015

Angela Does Comics

I really wanted to call this segment "Angela does Brain Vaughan", but for obvious reasons the title was changed... However he is the writer I will be talking about today. Lately I've been suffering from a massive book slump, and one way I get out of it is by slipping in some graphic novels or comics. Figured why I was blazing through some I would do a review/recommendation post. Gonna start off right away by saying I am in no way a comic expert so if I miss use some terminology please don't bite my head off... Anyways the two series I want to talk about are Saga and Y: The Last Man.

Y: The Last Man Book One (Volumes 1-10)

Yorick Brown is an unemployed escape artist, and also happens to be one of the two remaining Y chromosome carriers left on earth... The other one being his testy companion monkey named
Ampersand. When a mysterious plague wipes out any and everything with a Y chromosome the real question isn't why did it happen; it's why are these two the only ones left alive? Yorick is more interested in finding his girlfriend than he is in finding a cure. When asked to head out and find a doctor who might be able to figure out what happened he thought it would be an easy way to get back to his girl... He never imagined it would mean running from angry republicans, gangs, and amazon women who have no interest in restoring the male race.

I was recommended Y by my friend Chris and I'm so thankful he did (if you're reading this Chris then yes, that did taste like vinegar to say). When Chris told me this was a series about there being no men left on earth my heart did do a little flutter about how well he knew me. However I was still a little ehhhh about if it was really going to be for me or not. But I must confess that I really, really enjoyed this. It is such a neat concept for a book and plays out so well. This is a little bit more of what I call a "slow burn book". It starts off a little slower then builds up to be more. By the end of the book I was so hooked and it has me dying to know what happens! The setting of Y is good, the side characters are interesting, the action is steady, but there is no denying that Yorick is the best part of the novel. He is one of my all time favorite comic males. He has the perfect rambling comic relief and a real presence about him. I love the way Yorick handles events that are tossed at him. Y is a comic that could have gone either one of two ways: one being totally boring and mundane or two: the idea a plague killing off all the men and none of the women is done way over-the-top, luckily everything manages to balance out and this comic ended up nailing it. The characters themselves are so deep and fleshed-out, they make the story feel completely genuine. A comic about love, lose, and survival. This is one I could easily recommend to anyone. 

Side-note: The whole time I was reading this I was thinking "I really wish this would be a movie... It would play out so well on the big screen"... Turns out it was opted and I believe made into a short film, but never really took off. PLEASE SOMEONE OUT THERE MAKE THIS INTO A MOVIE!!!! I need to see this. Give it a stronger cast, with a legit budget, and give this a real go.

Saga (Volumes 1-4)

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a new life into a very dangerous world. Marko and Alana travel through the galaxy too flee those who seek to kill them.

I LOVE Saga for so many reasons... The art, the badassness, the compete eff'd up weirdness of it, but most of all because of the story. Saga will have you hooked within the first few pages. It's my new obsession. This is a comic that throws in everything and the kitchen sink. There's: love, war, sex, robot human royalty, sexy guys with horns, cyclopes smut writers, wooden rocket ships, a spider women assassin, a baby seal that sells what I think are walruses, a cat that can tell lies, a dead girl nanny, and things are only the start of it. When I first started seeing this comic popping up everywhere and then hearing what it was about I remember thinking "maybe there is such a thing as too much sci-fi"... Saga proves that there is no such thing as too much. Seriously put a condom on your head because your mind is about to be blown by this series. Saga is so bizarre that your brain wont know how to compute everything. Pretty sure it is physically impossible to just pinpoint one thing that draws you in. It's a combination of so many strong aspects thrown together to make such a beautiful disaster, and we get to hold it, and read it, and it's amazing. Marko, Alana, and Hazel are characters that will draw you in. writes them in a way that will pull your heartstrings all while twisting your brain with these little one liners about them. I love Marko and Alana's forbidden love and their everyday struggles with adulting. I love that the story is told by Hazel while at the same time not. But most of all I'm head over, crazy fan-girling, living in your bushes obsessed with the art in this series. Saying it was both stunning and unique would be an understatement. Fiona Staples has a style all her own. She crushes it, nails it, and then knocks it out of the park. 

Saga is a smart, funny. vulgar. exciting graphic with a ton of WTF images and moments. It is a page turner that will have you saying "What the Hell am I reading" with each delicious turn. This is a must read series.

I give both these series a 10/10 star rating.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dark Places Movie Review

I love any and all of Gillian Flynn’s novels because they are creep as F. Seriously, how does she come up with this stuff? Anyway, I have had the premiere for Dark Places marked on my calendar for MONTHS. One day I was browsing the On Demand section of DirecTV and noticed that Dark Places was listed as a new release. I was really confused because per my calendar, it wasn’t due to come out for several weeks. Turns out, DirecTV had some doing in the production so it came out on DirecTV first. Awesome for me! I got to see it way earlier than what I expected. I balked at the price of it at first ($7.99 for a 3 day rental), but then remembered that I originally planned on seeing it in theaters (where a ticket would be at least $10).

The cool thing about the movie is that it was a lot easier to figure out who did it. My husband has never read Dark Places (or any Gillian Flynn novel, for that matter), so he had no idea what he was getting into. Let me preface this by saying that he really isn’t a big movie watcher or book reader because he hates sitting still for long periods of time because he has a short attention span. While watching Dark Places, he was HOOKED. I only had to do minimal explaining regarding the plot, but he was able to get a good solid theory of who the murder was about half way through. When I read the book, I honestly couldn’t make heads from tails with what was going on because it was SO much. I love the way Gillian Flynn writes because she throws in so many little details that you get confused and forget about small things, then the ending happens and BAM all that stuff you forgot is right there in your face. Overall, the book translated very well to screen. Even if you haven’t read the book (which you need to RIGHT NOW) or plan on watching the movie with someone who hasn’t read it, it is still a good choice. Some things may be slightly confusing, but if you really pay attention (especially to the flash backs) then you can figure things out pretty easily.

One of my favorite things about the movie is how they handled present time versus flashbacks. There are a LOT of different POVs when it comes to the flashbacks, so it could have easily gotten muddled and confusing. It was directed very well and is easy to follow if you are watching Libby’s mom, Libby, or Ben’s flashback. For present time, it stays in Libby’s POV. In the book, I really liked how Gillian Flynn counted down to the night of the murder from the beginning. In the movie, it isn’t as clear as that (for example, in the book it would say Two Days before the murder) but you don’t feel like you are missing anything.

Charlize Theron killed it as Libby. I really had my doubts about her, because in the book, Libby is described as being this small statured angry woman. Charlize Theron is very tall, and I personally have not seen her in a dark role like this. SHE KILLED IT. She completely embodied Libby and all the anger that she carried. She was able to show all the emotions that Libby carried in her head, but never really showed on the outside. I think overall I really liked all of the casting. Chloe Grace Mortez was creepy as F as Deondra. I really love where her acting career is going and think this movie only added to her already stellar resume.

4/5 stars


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Angela's Top Ten Book Boyfriends

Here I give you my top ten picks of my favorite fictional guys aka the hardest list I've ever had to make. Yall know we love any and everything to do with fictional book boyfriends. So we decided to comply a list of our favorites and then put them in order... Some people might have read that first sentence and thought I seemed a little nutty for saying this was difficult, but for true die hard book lovers you will completely understand why this task was so daunting.

10) Wren- A Wicked Saga 
9) Rowan Whitethorn- Throne of Glass Series 
8) Tamlin- A Court of Thorns and Roses 
7) Roth- The Dark Elements Trilogy 
6) Ridge- Maybe Some Day 
5) Noah Shaw- The Mara Dyer Trilogy 
4) Evan Walker- The 5th Wave Trilogy 
3) Daemon Black- The Lux Series 
2) Warner- The Shatter Me Trilogy 
1) Miles Archer- Ugly Love 

My list consist of a lot of Jennifer Armentrout, Sarah J. Maas, and Colleen Hoover men... what can I say those ladies sure know their guys. Complete shocker on who my number one was right?!?! Yeah, I'm just kidding. How could I not pick Miles Archer. Not only is Colleen Hoover one of my favorite authors, Ugly Love also happens to be my favorite book, so it's only fitting that it house my favorite man. All the fellas on this list have a lot of things in common. They're strong, supportive, witty, charming, and more. BUT none of them ever come close to giving me as characters what Miles Archer gave me, and that was shock. No character has ever surprised me quite like he has. He went from this mystery, handsome, non romantic too this super deep super touching character that I just didn't see coming. Yes Warner does come close, but Miles still manages to pull ahead because he also manages to be a very believable character. The moment you meet him you hate him. However, much like things go in the real world once you start getting a person's back-story you start to see them in a new light. The more we got into his story the more I started to fall for him. By the end of the book every heart string I had had been pulled because of his character. He goes from being just this pretty face (looks like he was sent down from the heavens might I add) to being someone you find yourself rooting for and heart breaking over. Though there might be other guys on this list I would have been completely fine with making Miles Archer my numbers 1-10. With 2016 slowly creeping up on us meaning the Ugly Love movie will be here before we know it! Which mean there will be a face to put the the Archer name... And I don't know if I've ever mention this but the face they've casted just happens to be my number one celebrity crush... So yeah basically once this movies over I can die happy.


Annnnnnnnd I just got pregnant! Whoosh... Ladies and gents I rest my case.

Since we had such a hard time narrowing everyone down I do wanna mention three that didn't quite crack the top ten and those are... Trey from The Kricket Series, Kaden from The Remnant Chronicles, and Ansel from Sweet Filthy Thing.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Harlow and Finn's marriage might have only lasted 12 hours after a wild weekend in Vegas, and they might be total opposites and despise each other, but there's no denying their chemistry when these two get together.

IVE SAID THIS EXACT SENTENCE A MILLION TIMES. I LOVE CHRISTINA LAUREN! They continue to climb up my list of favorite NA authors. After reading the first book Sweet Filthy Boy I knew I had to continue this series. Dirty Rowdy Thing didn’t disappoint!

In DRT we are following Harlow and Finn. Harlow comes from a pretty impressive background with both her parents being in the film industry, while Finn is the complete opposite working/running a fishing company. If you’ve read the first one you remember the trip to Vegas and that these two remained married for all of 12 hours before coming to their senses. Harlow is a firecracker, with so much sass and brass. Finn however is the complete opposite. He is the laid back quite hard working mans man. The only things these two have in common is their both dripping with sarcasm and can't seem to stay away from one another.

When Finn and Harlow finally see each other again they are right back to where they started… Throwing insults at each other while not being able to keep their hands off one another. But these two together OMG I just loved it so much!!!!! I love their banter, how they pretend not to care when it’s so clear they do, and I love how their relationship builds. I love that they are actual friends among other things.  Harlow is a leading lady I really enjoyed hearing and her carefree ways are just to die for. I feel like a lot of times the ladies in NA books can be bit annoying, but this was never an issue with her… But Finn, he takes the cake! AMAZING!!!! I love that at first he is so guarded then when he let them walls down, I was COMPLETELY SOLD!!!! SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED I'M YOURS!!!! HE WAS SO FREAKING SWEET!!!! And he managed to do this one thing I really loved… He was speaking and talking about how beautiful she is when she first wakes and I just turned to mush! 90% of what he said had me a puddle on the floor! Plus he's Canadian... Which is my male kryptonite. 

Though SWT has been my favorite so far in this series DRT definitely stepped it up when it came to steam. Way hotter than the first. And oh boy did I enjoy the new level they took it. I also really enjoyed the way they continue to add a unique elements into their writing that gives their books a little something more. There’s always something they add that just makes for the perfect twist, and again it’s nothing you'll see coming. The plot is never dull, the smut is so smutty and good, and the ending had me so giddy. Their writing style was changed up a bit in this book as well, and it was 100% a plus. A lot more depth and poetic than the previous novels I've read of theirs. Each scene perfectly expressed in a way I haven't seen them do before. My only complaint is one I can’t full share because of spoils. However something happens and it kind of got under my skin but was soon righted (so perfectly righted) and I returned too the island of loving any and everything these two ladies write.

So happy that what happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. 

9.5/10 Stars 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Diamonds by K.A. Linde

"He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.
Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…"

It's pretty clear even from the tiny description why I picked this book up. I haven't had a pleasure of reading a K. A. Linde book before, and let me breakdown the reason why I'm on the fence about it I want too again or not... 

In Diamonds we follow the story of Bri, seventeen year old high-school student, cheer-leading captain, with the movie star boyfriend. Gonna tell you right off the bat that Bri drove me insane for mmmmmmm, 95% of the book. She has a few minor flaws and one really big one. She is SO full of herself. SO FULL. I know for a fact that if she went to school with me someone at some point would have dumped a plate of food on her head. Being full of herself also means she treats everyone in her life like trash. Most of the time it's for no reason at all besides the fact that she wants to. By the end of the book I did start too warm up to her a little, but just barely. Bri also insist that since her family is rich that she is not a gold digger... Personally, I beg to differ. 

Bri without a doubt likes the finer things in life. I know if a man I recently started seeing was giving me gifts like Tiffany necklaces, no matter what he's social stand was, I wouldn't be able to accept them (Ok, ok that last statement might be a lie, idk, sadly this has never been a problem for me before). Bri however is like "Oh Tiffany's! This is too much... *blush* but I deserve it". Seriously Bri... Don't be a dick. I'm only giving her that 5% because of what her personality was like when she was with Jude. Not when he was buying her gifts or spoiling her; just when they are talking one on one. She is not a leading lady that will be one you can easily relate too, if you even can at all. That statement isn't even necessarily a negative. I don't think all characters have to be ones you can relate to. I was waiting for the moment when we would discover so deep dark secret that would explain why she was such a brat... but it never happened. This all brings me to Jude. Our very mysterious, rather wealthy, leading male. Even though he is both very much present while being very much not, I still really enjoyed his character. He had me wanting this book to be 100 pages more just so we could get more time with him. Linde has him sounding all sorts of babely as well (and we all know that never hurts). All that being said the characters both sadly felt a little flat for me. Their relationship was also my biggest issue with the book. Don't get me wrong when I say this, I really enjoyed it, but I just didn't fully believe it. I didn't believe they were madly in love, that they could even get away with this type of relationship, or that they got away with a few of the events that happened. I had a lot of trouble also believing their attitudes towards things, and struggled to understand besides the obvious reason (sex) why the two even had a connection. 

As far as the storyline goes the book takes off right away with no need for any real build up (this was a plus in my opinion). At the beginning the two meet at a nightclub, instantly go straight into a relationship, and we 
get a lot of straight away smut. The middle of the book is filled with random stolen moments, a few huhs?, and a handful of sexual encounters. I felt like there were a lot of strong scenes but all were ultimately throw together. This kept the story from flowing as smoothly as it could have. Again I feel like maybe with 100 more pages we would have gotten more out of both the characters and the plot. 

At this point in time you're probably questioning my rating... Well that's and easy question to answer: First the story is very entertaining and had me wanting desperately to know how it would all end. And second is the twist ending. I thought with how the story was playing out, and with a few of the secondary characters that I had the big twist figure out... I was wrong and was happy too be so. Because let's be real; you know at some point in time both their secrets will come out... But I loved! how they were both revealed. Overall Diamonds was a fun, entertaining, and quick read that made for an excellent filler book. It's a book that I fell you with either love or flat out hate. 

So, will I be continuing with the All That Gillters Series??? More than likely, yes. I'm hoping that with the rest of the series we will get a few loose ends wrapped up and unanswered questions resolved. Also praying for some massive character development, because this series has major potential.

8/10 Stars 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fictional Book Boyfriends Pt 9

August is here and how we manage to put up with this heat is beyond us!?! And were not taking about being outside *eyebrow wiggle*.  A new month+ new men= we get weird on a new post. Below is a list of our dream casting for the leading men in the books we've read recently. Some people might also refer to these as fictional book boyfriends or Iflist... We could careless what you call them as long as you do. 
To see our previous picks just click here and to see the reviews for the books themselves just click their titles.

The Devils Intern by Donna Hosie 
Boy gets hit by greyhound bus and must find his way out of Hell. 

Austin Butler as Mitchell
We'd gladly walk through Hell for you.*Gun Fingers*

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren 
Fishermen peruses women he was married to for 12 hours.

Matt Noszka as Finn
There might be plenty of fish in the sea but he's the only one for me.

Clipped Wings Duo by Helena Hunting
Tattoo artist falls for the girl who works at the bookstore.

Stephen James as Hayden
That summary is LITERALLY our dream. 

The Fever Series by Karen Moning
Girl goes to Ireland to revenge sisters death and teams up with mysterious man.

Anthony Gastelier as Jericho Barrons
I don't care who you are. Where you're from. What you did. As long as you love me.

The Dark Elements Trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Girl with fatal gift winds up in an interesting love triangle with Prince of the under-world and a gargoyle.

Charlie Matthews as Roth
He is so hot even Hell couldn't contain him.

Devin Paisley as Zayne
Stone... Not stone... Either way we want to bone... Creepy? Oh well.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Favorite First Part One

Sometimes all it takes is a killer opening line or paragraph to get you hooked on a book; and so we're giving you some of our favorites. 

"All of us have our little problems and insecurities. I’m no different. Back in high school when I used to feel insecure about something, I would console myself with two thoughts: I’m pretty, and my parents love me. Between those two, I could survive anything. Since then I’ve come to understand how little the former matters, and how bitterly the latter can be tested. What’s left then? Nothing about our appearance or who loves or hates us. Nothing about our brainpower—which, like beauty, is an unearned gift of genetics—nor even anything about what we say. It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for." -Bloodfever by Karen Moning

“My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.” -Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 

"Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love." -The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

"The first few words of every story are always the hardest to write. It's almost as if pulling them out, putting If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare. And that's my gift to you. I wasn't given that same courtesy. I wasn't prepared." -The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon 
them on paper, commits you to seeing it all through. As if once you start, you are required to finish. And how do you finish when some things never end? This is the story of love with no end... though it took me a while to get there.
“I hate my left hand. I hate to look at it. I hate it when it stutters and trembles and reminds me that my identity is gone. But I look at it anyway; because it also reminds me that I'm going to find the boy who took everything away from me. I'm going to kill the boy who killed me, and when I kill him, I'm going to do it with my left hand.” -The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

"I just punched a girl in the face. Not just any girl. My best friend. My roommate." -Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

"My name is not Mara Dyer but my lawyer told me I had to choose something. A pseudonym. A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATs. I know that having a fake name is strange, but trust me- it's the most normal thing about my life right now. Even telling you this much probably isn't smart. But without my big mouth no one would know that a seventeen year old who likes Death Cab for a Cutie was responsible for the murders. No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count. And it's important that you know, so you're not next." -The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 

 "Aliens are stupid" -The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

“Sometimes I think that everyone has a tragedy waiting for them, that the people buying milk in their pajamas or picking their noses at stoplights could be only moments away from disaster. That everyone's life, no matter how unremarkable, has a moment when it will become extraordinary - a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.” -The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
"You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…" -Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 

"I wake up. Immediately I have to figure out who I am. It’s not just the body–opening my eyes and discovering whether the skin on my arm is light or dark, whether my hair is long or short, whether I’m fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred or smooth. The body is the easiest thing to adjust to, if you’re used to waking up in a new one each morning. It’s the life, the context of the body, that can be hard to grasp." -Every Day by David Levithan

"I've been locked up for 264 days." -Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

The Heart of Betrayal is the second book in The Remnant Chronicles and it picks up right where The Kiss of Deception left off. If you haven't read book one then first off I feel bad for you and second you should stop reading this review and go pick it up because this series is so good. The Heart of Betrayal was one of my most anticipated reads this year and I'm so happy that it didn't disappoint.

The Heart of Betrayal is structured so differently than a lot of other books and though it has nothing in common with Rick Yancey's 5th Wave Mary's writing style reminds me so much of his. They have this way of flawlessly switching POVs at all the right times. It's never feels jumbled or forced.

Mary gives us a strong plot with strong characters. I loved Lia in book one and so glad to say that I continued to like her in book two. She is still one of the strongest leading females I've read recently. She is still cheeky, calculating, strong willed, all while being caring. Kaden has the most character development in this book. We find out so much of his back story. I for one fell harder for him in this book then I did in KOD. I know how torn people are between him and Rafe, but Kaden is my choice. Speaking of Rafe, at first we didn't get a lot of time with him but thankfully as the book went on we got to see more and more of him. Both him and Kaden are such strongly written males I could easily see why people would want to pick his "side". I know that you'll see a lot of reviews saying that in HOB it's very clear Lia has made her choice between the two, but I disagree. I don't think she has.... At least not 100%. There is still one she favors other the other, there's not denying that, but I still think that there's a small part of her that still leans towards the other. This without a doubt is one of the reasons you'll be powering through this book. It was fun getting more assassin and prince angst. However as far as the romance goes I'm still questioning it. I feel like the relationship (sorry no names trying not to spoil things if people have read KOD) was hanging on too a lot of feelings and actions that happened in the first, and not so much on anything that happened in this one. This is what lead to me to give this book a little bit of a lower rating. I do think it's setting up the next book to be filled with a lot love and hopefully a lot of actual start really forming a solid romantic relationship. There are a lot of secondary characters introduced in this book as well, and far too many to mention.

One of the things I loved most about HOB was the new setting. Sometimes it's hard to ease back into a story when the entire novel is relocated. Wasn't an issue in this case. The entire book takes place in Venda. Venda is hella bad-ass. Mary perfectly world builds and doesn't leave us questioning how life is in this tough country. Two thumbs up on the setting. Now for the plot... Not gonna lie guys, the first half of this book is Slowwww. If you follow me on Goodreads then you'll know I'm a pretty speedy reader and it took me more than two days to ease my way through the first half of this book. The last half however was AWESOME! It picks up it paces and start kicking into high gear. There were a few twist that you're gonna be like "ehh I saw that coming", but they will be followed by smaller sub-twist that took me by surprise (idk if sub-twist are a real thing or if I  just invented it, either way I love it). All these events do lead up to a very surprising and very worth it ending. The last four/five chapters gave me an ulcer. I was so panicked. Because that ending! OH sweet, baby Jesus that ending crushed it!!!! Hits you right in the gut.

The ending made up for the one POV that I found a little pointless, and the slower first half. This ending will have me day dreaming about book three.

9/10 Stars 

Sidenote: at first look I didn't like the cover... but after seeing it a few times I now love it. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fractured Suns by Theresa Kay

While Jax and Lir fight separate battles, their missions have more in common than they realize. It’s a race against time to stop men driven only by greed and power. But the people they trust the most might be the very people working against them—and "family" doesn't mean what it used to. Will they recognize their friends from their enemies in time to save the people they love or will they lose each other in the process? 

Just gonna go ahead and get this out of the way... Fractured Suns does not suffer from second book syndrome... it was AMAZING!!!!  

The Broken Skies Series is a true hidden gem! This is a series that is WAY under-hyped! Theresa Kay makes writing look easy. Fractured Suns is the second book in the Broken Skies Series and again doesn't disappoint. When Theresa contacted us again to review her second novel I have "give me hands" flying all over the place! I knew I needed it but had no clue how much I was going too get out of it. Fractured Suns picks right up where Broken Skies ended. I'm going too keep this review 100% spoiler free because if you cant tell by now I'm very pro team-read this series.

We have Jax our leading lady. She continues to be a strong willed, stubborn, powerhouse of a heroine. She is such a strongly written female character and in this book we continued to get so much out of her. With her new found strength and power she really becomes a force to be reckoned with. Then we have Lir, who really steps up his game in this book. He is strong, supportive, swoon worthy, amazing male character. Since this book is written in dual POV (100% A POSITIVE THING FOR THIS NOVEL) we get so much more out of both these characters and it made their stories intertwine so seamlessly and it really pulls this novel together. Their relationship is just such a joy to read and get to experience. Though their relationship, of course, is a fictional one it feels so real. They are still new to it and are learning that trust and communication is the key to getting past anything. These two together have me head over heels with being head over heels in love. They have sky rocketed and easily have become one of my favorite book couples. I can't wait to see where they're relationship heads in book three. Especially with how the story is left off.

We also have a lot more secondary characters in this book. Sadly, I wont get to mention all because some are new players. We do however get a lot more Rym time! Which made this girl a happy camper. LOVE HIM!!! and his horrible comic timing. We also get a lot more Jace and Flint. These two characters were ones I knew would be important, but going into this book had no true sense on how much we were going to get out of them. Their characters took this book to a whole new level! (I wish yall could see my face right now.... It's.... Ugh... My mouths open my hands are fan-girl flapping around... I'm struggling to form actual words!) These two... Just wow. These characters are what would have made this novel a "make-or-break" for me. They made this novel.

The best part of Fractured Suns in my opinion is it's pace. You're never overwhelmed by one certain aspect. It has the perfect mixture of action packed scenes, romance, character development, and set this series. Even the scenes that are not fast paced action moments are still filled with amazing Easter eggs and little hidden treasures. Wait, did I say the pace was my favorite part?... I might have lied, the plot twist was my favorite part. Trust me when I say you think you'll have the "big reveal" figured out.... BUT YOU ARE WRONG!!!!!!!! You might be right about a few things that will happen, but you still wont be ready for what happens. I thought I knew exactly where this book was headed... but when the actual twist happens... I seriously jumped off the sofa, started throwing pillows around, pulling my hair, and then balled my eyes out. I'll never again make the mistake of turning my back to you Theresa, because it's clear you're not above shoving a knife into it and then twisting!

What an amazingly perfect, gripping, and heart breaking twist... No, not just twist, but story. This series needs to be on shelves everywhere and moved to the top of your TBR list. Theresa was clearly born to write. She is a writer I could easily see slip into other genres like New Adult and Contemporary and again make it look like she has been doing it forever  

This is a knock out novel and series that continues too surprise me. Fractured Suns will have you paying for the whole seat... but you're only going to use the edge of it.

10/10 Stars