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Review ~ What the Heart Wants by Staci Hart
I swear when I was finished, I could have said this book was easily 300 pages. She packed so much in 66, yes 66, pages.
I will miss them and the end was the end..... that just made me cry even harder! NEW On the Blog: Review ~ The Final Decent (The Monstrumologist #4) by Rick Yancey
Zoe & Zak & the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard is a Middle grade book that is full of action, adventure, mystery and fun. I had the honor of being able to listen to the Audiobook. I never listened to an Audiobook before. This was a FANTASTIC book to be my first Audiobook. Zoe & Zak is narrated by Baily S. Carlson, I loved her voice, she was terrific giving all these characters a voice of their own.
I absolutely loved Zoe even though she is the main character I think she was my favorite even thought she was a bit of a panicky pete but Zak is extremely laid back. They are complete opposites which is what I think made the adventure they were on together work so well. The good guys were awesome and the bad guys were such great villains. This book had so much action half the time I was sitting in my car waiting for a stopping point but you just don't want to stop :) I loved the descriptions in the book of India it really gave you that "I was there feel" and Lars Guignard gave so much information about India you really get a good sense of the background of the story. Zoe and Zak & the Ghost Leopard is so well written, it is a fantastic story. I wouldn't say this was a problem but you really have to listen and make sure you don't have a lot of distractions, it is really fast paced and with all the info you have to listen to you need to make sure you don't miss any important information that is critical to the story. The ending was so amazing with so much action I loved every detail of this audiobook.
I gave Zoe & Zak and The Ghost Leopard 4/5 stars. I would highly recommend this audiobook. This is great for kids & adults that enjoy a great story with a lot of strong descriptions and is so much fun. The narrator is so fantastic as well and really gives a great voice to this book and all the characters. I will definitely be listening to the next audiobook in the series and I have fingers crossed it's the same narrator she really was great.
I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It took 10 pages, yes, 10 pages for me to realize this was going to surpass the first book. More amazing? I called the first book EPIC is there a word better than EPIC? I don't know, I am just going to say it's beyond EPIC!!!
This one starts off pretty much were the last one left off (give or take a month or two).
So now that Celaena is the Kings Champion, her mission is to find out what groups of people are trying to get the king removed from the throne. The king will give her one name at a time for her to find and kill. Celaena knows she must do what the kings asks, her friends lives are in danger.
The first person she is asked to kill is someone she has history with, Archer Finn. They have known each other since she first started with Arobynn Hamel but he hold secrets and know things that could destroy everything Celaena knew and hoped for.
She spends a lot of time with her BFF Princess Nehemia and they really get a lot closer.
She meets a doorknocker named Mort in Elena's Tomb. He is hilarious and just a great addition to the character.
The chemistry between her and her two love interests are more intense and emotional in this book. At the end of the last book she tells Dorian (the Crown Prince) that nothing can happen between them and she only wants to be friends. At some point in this book she starts to realize she has feeling for Chaol, who I adore by the way he is the perfect guy. I seriously just love him. I am 100% team CHAOL!!!! The interactions between them grow more and you really get a sense of how much they care about each other.
Love, loss, betrayal, mystery, heartbreak (I was in TEARS), secrets revealed and a shocking end that will make you desperate to read the next one.
OMG there is so much going on in this book. So fast paced and super exciting.
The writing was amazing. The chemistry between ALL the characters was intense. I found myself laughing, rooting for them and at some point in tears.
I believe I loved this one more than the first and I LOVED the first one. 5 starts are not enough for this book. I haven't been this excited for a third book since Harry Potter. Sarah J. Maas has written something really amazing and I will recommend it to anyone, ANYONE, looking for an amazing book with action, mystery, fantastic romance and pure emotion.
I will say it again I completely and totally recommend this book for anyone wanting to read the most amazing book they ever read in their entire life...Seriously :)
Who hasn’t wanted to change their sister into a toad? Well Bettony didn’t mean too. All she wanted to do was change her entire appearance so she was no longer an ugly stepsister. She wanted to be beautiful so she could sing for the king because no one wants someone who is ugly to sing to them. The adventure begins with Bettony going to see her estranged grandmother who just so happens to be a witch and ask her to help her be beautiful. Once she gets her grandmother to agree to make the potion she goes home to become beautiful but everything takes a turn for the worse when her sister Cadmilla accidentally drinks one of the potions and turns into a Toad. Now Bettony has to scramble to get her changed back before their mom finds out but things just keep getting worse. She has to visit an old witch to get the family magic back and could the fairy godmother in the mirror really not be who she seems? This is a great story I really thought Bettony was a cute character she is trying so hard to be better than Desire (her stepsister) and prove she's just as awesome but in truth she is trying to be something she is not. Bettony has too much pride and feels everyone is judging her. She refuses to ask for help and believes she just can't do what we the readers know she can do. Really enjoyed this story. My only issue was how abruptly it ended. I am really excited to read the next one but I was actually surprised with how it ended. This is a great story and I plan on reading the next one and I have no doubt that I will be reading more books from Danyelle Leafty. I loved her writing and she is a really great storyteller. Great story, completely original and totally worth the read.