Showing posts from October 11, 2011

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

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A modern retelling of the German fairy tale "Tristan and Isolde," Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school

Well honestly I was surprised about the 2 star rating this was getting on goodreads. I have to say that from the cover I was expecting to find a more contemporary story inside. I have a tendency to not read the backs of the book, I like to just jump in and be surprised. So I was excited when I saw that there was magic and otherwordly stuff going on. I was not too excited in which the potions were being manipulated, but it is human nature to do so. I did not mind so much the main characters fixation on f…

Angel Arias by Marianne De Pierres

Retra - now called Naif - has escaped from Ixion, the island of ever-night. She doesn't know if her friends on the island survived the battle between the Ripers and the rebels. But she does know that she must return home, behind the sealed walls of Grave, to find out why the Ripers have been seen there talking to the councillors. What links the two worlds?

First she must convince Ruzalia to help her. The fierce pirate captain saves those who face terrible fates on Ixion, but that doesn't guarantee their gratitude. Instead, she faces a revolt - and Naif is caught in the middle.

Naif will need all her courage to survive. For Lenoir, who wants to keep her safe, for her friends Suki and Rollo, if they live, for Markes, who has secrets of his own, and for the new friends she will make on this journey.

The fate of worlds depends on it

What I love most about this series so far is the constant action going on. Right from page one you are thrown into this fantastic world of light and d…