Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blogspiration #7!

Blogspiration is a wonderful weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.

Today I am sharing a quote that has journeyed through many wonderful variations that all aim to share that live is to be enjoyed and to live every moment to its full advantage.

The original of the quote is the following. It is by Mark Twain who's real name is Samuel Clemmins. I think is is really exciting how one of the best author's ever has an outstanding pseudonym. 

Sing like no one's listening, 
love like you've never been hurt, 
dance like nobody's watching, 
and live like its heaven on earth.

I will always love this quote because it reminds me to take chances!

Thanks for reading!

Showcase Sunday #1

Hi Wonderful Readers!

Showcase Sunday is a new meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuit's and Tea, that I am taking part in to share the books I obtained throughout the week. More information can be found here! 
I am not taking part of IMM because of the recent events. I do not support plagiarism. 

For Review:

I decided to take part in another blog tour in May for Redheads Are Souless by Heather White. I'm excited to read this book because I completely adore books that contain mysteries and paranormal elements.


I really enjoyed the novella of Elementals by Brigid Kremmerer. It is a rare short story that was exciting and beautifully written. 

I also bought Storm by Brigid Kremmerer at her wonderful launch party yesterday! 
I bought The Iron Knight on friday! I am enjoying Ash's story so far.


I won Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson from GoodReads! It was my first FirstRead's win! Thanks GoodReads for choosing me as the winner and Harper Collins for shipping it! 

Thanks for reading!
Feel free to leave the link to whatever book haul you are participating in!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Feature and Follow (11) TGIF (1)

Happy friday everyone! 
I hope everyone had a wonderful week.

Feature and Follow is a fantastic way to make new blogger friends and gain followers. It is hosted by Allison Can Read and Parajunkee

This weeks question is:  Have you ever had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke-up" with later on in either the series or stand-alone book? 

My answer: There is a series that I love called The Ivy Series by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur. I love how this series is written terrifically, has wonderful complex characters and is a very plot-drivened, drama-filled book. 
During the third book of the series, Rivals, a character in this series named Clint, makes a decision that I am completely against. This is series that I do not want to spoil so I will not say exactly what he did. Until this certain decision I found him all-in-all a great guy. He appeared nice, intelligent and swoon-worthy. Then, I became disappointed in his decision in Rivals. Now I cannot no longer see him in a positive light. 

You can add incredible book The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur to your TBR list on GoodReads here! 

TGIF is a friday meme hosted by Ginger at GReads for bloggers to re-cap their week and to connect with bloggers through a question created by Ginger. This is my first time taking part of this wonderful meme! 

This week question Ginger asks: Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?

My Answer: Well typically when i have trouble reading I tend to stop reading for awhile. I usually do active activities like walking my dog, hanging out with a friend or singing a song. I think singing is what works the best for me because I feel refreshed every time I sing.  When I am feeling too tired during a reading slump I usually would just go to sleep. Usually my reading slumps happen only for a few hours.

Weekly Round Up!

Thanks for reading!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. 

(Cover photo and synopsis provided by GoodReads)
Source: Bought
Rating: 4/5 Stars!

I completely loved this book! Ever since I first saw Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, I completely loved the story of a girl who overcomes adversity and finds her Prince Charming.

This book was an incredible retelling because the character that represent’s Cinderella is a strong heroine who desires greatness. I really enjoyed Cinder’s character development throughout the book. I enjoyed seeing her go from feeling worthless to gaining the courage to stand up to her stepmother.

The Prince Charming, Kai, had amazing view of the world. I had sympathy with the struggles he had to face. He had to deal with his father’s death and being forced to become a leader of a kingdom. He was not ready but he was able to stay calm and make smart decisions. I love how he saves one of the servants that Queen Levana is ready to punish horribly. He deeply cares about his kingdom and I just plainly could connect to him easily.

The best part of this book was the villain, Queen Levana. She combines the brilliant evil characteristics of an intimidating exterior, devious mind-controlling and haunting beauty. She rivals the incredible Lord Voldemort in the best villain competition!

I also liked how the plot rolled steadily along the pages. Ever scene had a purpose and enticed my interest. I was rooting for Cinder to find a cure for Peggy and for Kai to figure out how to save New Beijing.

There is one factor about the book that I wish was different: its predictability. I was completely right about the person Cinder was before she was a cyborg.

Still, I love the cohesive writing, wonderful characters and the incorporation of Cinder actually being close friends with one of her stepsisters! 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa Review

(Cover photo provided by GoodReads)

Rating- 5/5 Stars!

The beautiful song of Stand by Me by Ben E. King not only reminds me of my amazing friends who stand by me. It also causes me to fondly remember the entirety of this incredible story where Ash and Puck stand by Meghan the whole time she works to save the fairy world. The way this book reminds me of one of my favorite songs amplifies the power of this story.

This is a truly awesome finale of intense suspense that forces Meghan, Ash and Puck to travel on an amazing adventure to save the Seelie and Unseelie Kingdoms from the False Iron King. From battling iron fey to sword-fighting Rowan to gathering up rebel iron fey every step of Meghan, Ash and Puck's journey is magnificent.

I completely love Kagawa’s choice on who turned out to be the false king turned. When I first thought of the chosen villain I think of a defenseless man who could not be devious. But the false king was devious and he put up one huge fight with Meghan. I was amazed at that prolonged and eventful final battle. The length and excitement of the battle caused me to adore the book even more.

Meghan will now always remain on my top ten courageous character’s list. As will Ash. I loved the scene where Meghan asked Ash if he would teach her to fight. I laugh every time I read it. I love how Meghan babbles before Ash agrees with a smirk. I love how he had no qualms about girls fighting even though he wishes Meghan did not have to fight.

Moreover, I love the entirely this adventure story because of its bonds of friendship. Like the Kings lyrics of dark times having light if you have friends too help, I feel love for Ash and Puck as they help Meghan on her adventure and never give up. Even when Meghan is mad at Puck she still misses him and her capability to forgive him illustrates how strong their friendship is.

This book had one of my favorite epilogues. It set the basis for the Iron Knight but also incldued Meghan comforting her human family and saying goodbye. It is a powerful ending where everything is not perfect but there is hope in the future. This is an unforgettable book that I feel everyone should read because of Kagawa well-though out planning, glorious descriptive writing, the amazing friendships and the real romance between Meghan and Ash.

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blogspiration 6!

Blogspiration is a new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video  is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little SOMETHING.

This morning I'm feeling reflective emotions after listening and dancing to a beautiful song called Stand By Me by Ben E. King. I heard this marvelous song for the first time during the movie Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner. I danced happily that first time and ever since then, whenever I play this song on my Ipod I start dancing.

My favorite lines in this wonderful song is:

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

- Ben E. King

I just love how this song is about a person who wants to help another and how it reveals the  importance of friends. This song has a beautiful and glorious sentimental melody that causes me to feel joy and hopeful.  

Feel free to listen to this amazing song and tell me what you think!

Friday, April 20, 2012

In My Mailbox- Surreal!

Hello unforgettable bloggers!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi the Story Siren where bloggers can share 
the amazing books they bought, borrowed or received in their mailbox during the week.

For Review:

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

I would like to thank Penguin Young Readers Group for their generosity to provide me with a copy of this unforgettable book. This book is completely amazing and has plenty of memorable secnes. Also, it has the unforgettable Adrian Ivashkov. I technically received this book in the mail on April 12, but my parents surprised me with it by placing it by my computer on April 22 after opening weekend of the show I am acting in was over. I was completely ecstatic when I picked up this book! I am so glad to receive this book as my first physical ARC for review! 


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

This was an awesome third book to the Body Finder Series! 

The Iron King by Julia Kagawa
The Iron Daughterby by Julia Kagawa 
The Iron Queen byby Julia Kagawa

My friend Jenia @ Story for Dessert recommended this series to me awhile ago. I'm happy that I decided to read it! The Iron Fey series is incredible and will now be added to my favorite series list! You can read my review of The Iron King by Julia Kagawa here!

Its surreal how many books I obtained, read and enjoyed during this week! I could not be happier! 

Thanks for visiting!
What was in your mailbox?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Feature and Follow (10)

Happy Friday!
Wow! This was a fantastic week! 
I hope everyone is having an incredible week too!

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
 It is an amazing way to gain followers and connect with bloggers. 

The Question of the week is:
 Fight! Fight! If you could have two fictional characters battle it out (preferably from books), who would they be and who do you think would win?
My Answer:
Yay! A fun question! Okay, I will choose ... Ash from the Iron Fey against Dmitri Beikov from Vampire Academy. 

For the physical fight: They are both great fighters, caring people and can become calm in fights. Though I feel Dmitri will win through his ability to not be effected by iron and other metals. 

For the fight for my love: Ash! He is incredible! I'm in the middle of reading the Iron Queen for the first time and I completely am falling in love. Also, Dmitri has the negative characteristic of hurting my first and favorite book boyfriend, Adrian Ivashkov. 

Reviews of the week on Unforgettable Books!
The Wicked and The Just by J. Anderson Coats
The Iron King by Julia Kagawa 

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Review

(Cover photo provided by GoodReads)
Source- Library

I’m really glad that I finally decided to start the Iron Fey series. The first book was a whirlwind of adventure, surprises, creative characters and brilliant writing.

What I enjoyed most was the fact that I had no idea what direction this story was taking. I have not read many fairy books because I am usually uninterested in stories with a focus of monarch politics composing of endless wars. The series where I enjoyed the fairy ruling system, before this book, was the Tithe series by Holly Black. Both The Iron King and the Tithe series were well written and exciting enough to cause me to enjoy them. Also, both writers took the effort to teach me enough about the fairy without being dull and confusing. I am glad to find two fairy stories that hold my interest.

The best part of this book was the brilliant descriptions of the fairy surroundings. I cannot stop re-reading the incredible prose of Kagawa. I never saw writing as beautiful or special as Kagawa before.

I also liked how the incorporations of the characters of my favorite Shakespearean comedy, A Midsummer’s Night Dream. I liked Puck and seeing him as a black crow. It was interesting to see Tatiana fury around Meghan and the imposing behavior Oberon conjured around his daughter.

I also was glad that I was able to connect closely with Meghan. Since, Megan is not a physical fighter; she has to use her wits to survive. I am amazed at how well Meghan adjusted and I smiled at her brilliant tricks and ideas that kept her alive. Meghan is able to think fast and is very loyal to her little brother. She is a very caring and likable character.

It also was nice finally meeting Ash. I encountered many GoodReads book clubs with discussions about him so I am glad to finally see what he was like. I was really impressed. I like his loyalty to his queen, amazing fighting skills, deep emotion and capacity to change.

The best part of the book was hearing Ash confesses the tale of what led to his and Puck’s bitter rivalry. I really loved that background story and how logical and entertaining it flowed. That scene was my favorite of The Iron King! It made me feel sad and intrigued.

All in all, I really enjoyed this adventure, tension-filled book. I am currently having fun reading the Iron Daughter.

4.5/5 STARS!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (10)

Hey Wonderful Bloggers! 
I hope you all are having as amazing and extraordinary a week as I am!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine! 
It is a perfect way to add more wonderful books to your TBR pile. 

This week I am anxiously waiting on a book that sadly will not be published till August 14th, 2012.

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.
(Synopsis and cover picture provided by GoodReads)

My favorite things include history, dramatical theater, time travel, 
Shakesphearan plays (especially Hamlet) and romance. 
This book appears, based on its marvelous synopsis, that it contains all those fantastic factors! 

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats Review

Hello Readers! Welcome to my blog!

Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will finally be the lady of the house. 

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl. 

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are rising ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.

(Synopsis and cover picture provided by GoodReads)
Source - DAC ARC Tour

Today is the release day of Coat’s debut historical fiction novel, The Wicked and the Just!

I have a mixed reaction when I think of this strong and unique debut. I enjoyed its realism towards the time period it portrayed but I do not feel a rush of excitement and awe to re-read this book.

In The Wicked and the Just, Coats created a historically accurate novel that deals with discrimination and rivalries between two groups. The English completely treated the Welsh as inferiors and believe that would not result in drear consequences. This novel is a primary example of a book that does not shy away from the dismal and segregated reality of Wales  during 1293. 
I never read a book set in Wales before so I was excited to see how the writer will describe the area. I was amazed at the descriptions of the market place, Cecily’s mansion and the Welsh living quarters.

 I also liked how I enjoyed reading Cecily’s point of view despite her being what appears to be an unlikable character. I applaud Coats for causing me to actual connect to a selfish teenager who spent most of the book complaining. I feel that I was able to connect with Cecily because she admitted to her faults and did not try to change her personality. I cannot help but admire her headstrong nature.  
Still, I feel I will not re-read this book again because it actually has no exciting plot. It was more a description of a life in Wales then a story of change and self-realization. I always have been a reader who enjoyed stories of adventure and character development. This novel sadly did not contain endless excitement. Until the end, I found the story a bit dull.  I also had trouble getting into Gwen’s point of view and I tended to not enjoy her chapters. I felt the incidents that happened in Gwen’s life were boring and I disliked the way her thoughts flowed.
The amazing ending!
What causes me to recommend this book is the ending because it completely captivated me. It was a complete ending of sadness and hope. I truly felt connected to Cecily’s emotional state of mind.
In all, I feel that this debut novel should be at least tried by historical fiction lovers. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Rachel Radiant Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Hi wonderful readers and bloggers!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day.
 I would like to thank everyone who took part in my first giveaway and wished me a happy birthday. 

The winner is Karen S. and I am happy to send her prize, the Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur. 
I absolutely love that hilarious book and the series it starts.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

In My Mailbox- Fun Read!

Hi lovely bloggers!
How was you week? 

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi the Story Siren where bloggers share the amazing books they bought, borrowed or found in their mailboxes the preceding week.

This week I received an e-gallery of Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein. I would like to thank Heather Riccio from Entangled Publishing for giving me this book. This is the first book I ever judged by its cover. I was completely enamored by the beauty of the blue dress and the stylishness that made the cover magnificent. The blue dress looks similar to my wonderful sky blue bat mitzvah dress. 

(Cover picture provided by GoodReads)

So far, this book is enjoyable and not at all what I was expecting. 
I'm glad I am doing my first blog tour on it!

What did you get in you mailbox this week?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Hello Amazing Bloggers! 
I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where readers describe a book they are waiting for and add more wonderful books in their TBR pile! 

This week I'm waiting on...

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her. 

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared. 

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

(Synopsis and cover picture provided by Goodreads)

This synopsis is magnificent! It makes me really excited to read this story! I love how the main character has my name. After reading and loving Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever, I'm ready for more adventure filled historical fiction books! I can't wait to read this book! 

What are you waiting on this wednesday? 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Blogspiration 5!

Hello Wonderful Readers! 
Today I'm participating in an amazing meme!
Blogspiration is a Brand Spankin' New weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writters alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation and just a little SOMETHING.

Last night I watched the romantic and heartwarming comedy Sleepless in Seatle, which is directed by Rob Reiner. I love all his movies. My favorite aspect of Reiner's movies is how realistic and hilarious his movies are. I chose a Rob Reiner quote as my Blogspiration for today!
“You have x amount of days on this planet, and if you’ve given someone more pleasure than he would have gotten, wow, what a thing to be able to do!”

I adore this quote because it reminds me of the importance making a significance in a person's life and how wonderful I feel when someone else has made my life, even for a moment, perfect bliss. 

The day I joined Twitter, I experienced a afternoon of total exultance. This is how the story goes. I tweeted to Lauren Kunze, the author of my favorite book of 2011, how much I enjoyed her latest book. Lauren responded, a few minutes later, by stating how much she enjoyed the reviews I wrote about her books! My life was completely perfect during the next few days. I was that happy. 

What is your favorite aspect of Rob Reiner movies? 
If you haven't watched any, you should! 
Have you ever made someones day or have been the recipient of an glorious event of true bliss?

Thanks for reading! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature and Follow (9)

Hello Everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog! It is currently my birthday night, April 5! I had an awesome birthday day full of excitement and chocolate ice cream cake! Although, I did not receive my ideal birthday gift (an ARC of the highly sought for The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead). 
Who else loves the Vampire Academy series? You can read my Bloodline's review here!

Feature and Follow is a fantastic weekly meme hosted by the lovely Allison Can Read and the amazing Parajunkee. It is a wonderful way to chat with new bloggers and bond with old ones. Also, its a perfect way to gain followers! 

The question of the week! 

Have you ever read a book because of a bad review? 
ad review?
My Answer! 

Well, I read books that I adored that others disliked but I never actually read a book because I read a bad review. When I choose the books I read I judge them based on their synopsis, excerpts and reviews. The factor that matters the most is the excerpts because they illustrate to me if I like the author's writing style. Recently, I wisely choose to read a book called Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg based on its excerpts and boy, I was completely amazed and loved that book! 

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. 
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood. 

(Synopsis and cover picture provided by GoodReads)

The first book in the Bloodline series by Richelle Mead! 

Thankfully, I was not disappointed by Bloodlines. Except for one of the revelations, the one about Jill and Adrian, I was completely shocked by the revelations and loved how the plot of the story slowly moved along.

I divided this book into two distinct parts: 

Part 1: The introduction of the characters and revealing the reality of their new life. This part was the majority of the book.

Part 2: The exciting ending where mysteries are revealed and the story starts becoming addicting. After I finished this book, I became desperate for the sequel because the book series started to provide non-stop action. The last few chapters of this book are awesome. I enjoyed the fighting scene and liked how Sydney was not all of a sudden an amazing fighter, but was a novice. I liked how realistic this book is. 

The first part receives three stars and the last part earns five stars, so I decided to give this book four stars. Three stars means that I admired the writing and enjoyed the introduction, but would not want to re-read that part of the book too many times. When I want to re-read this book, I tend to start at the exciting part when Adrian and Sydney go to Nevermore to explore.

I enjoy Sydney’s point of view because she is an observer trying to understand how to be sociable  and is naive but is working on changing. Sometimes, I feel like her in social situations. I often encounter social events were I feel there are rules everyone knows, that I am completely clueless about. I like how easily I can relate to Sydney. 

Mead's flawless writing ability and my desire to read one more Adrian jokes, laugh at one more Adrian mishap, admire one more intelligent Adrian tangents keeps me reading. I like how he was realistically heartbroken in this book and felt sorry for him. Adrian will always remain my top Book Boyfriend because of his loyalty, surprising cleverness, hilarious jokes and his charismatic personality. I like how realistically heartbroken he was this book and felt sorry for him. I am so thrilled that he gets to be a main character in both series! 

Take that Dmitri Belikov! You can have Rose, but you do not get to be the main character in two series!

The Vampire Academy series focused on the class struggles between the Moroi, the good vampires and the dhampir, the half-human and half-vampire protectors of the Moroi from Stirgoi, the evil, soulless vampires. This book told another side of the story. It illustrated the reaction of clueless humans to vampires and reassured the Alchemist distasteful attitude towards vampires. 

Overall, I am extremely amazed at the excellent storyline that was begun at the end of this book! I am excited to see how a certain discovery finally ends an ensuing conflict that is central to the Vampire Academy world.  What I love most about this book is how lightbulbs keep running around my head with marvelous theories, as I wait anxiously for the next book! 

I can’t wait for the Golden Lily! I wish I could read it right now!