Sunday, April 28, 2013

Top 10 : All time Favorite Books

There are so many books that I love and this was the hardest list to make ever. But I did it, for you. It is actually more than 10, but I narrowed it down as much as I could. =)
  1. Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Titan's Curse
  2. Everything else in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan - The Percy Jackson series is what made me a reader and they will always be my favorite books, because they are awesome.
  3. Requiem and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  4. The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  5. Because of Winn-Dixie - by Kate Dicamillo-  This has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it when I was like 9, I read it at least twice a year. This is the book I read before I loved reading.
  6. The Rise Of Nine by Pittacus Lore
  7. Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince by J.K Rowling - while I love all of the Harry Potter books six has always been my favorite.
  8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  9. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  10. The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  11. Guitar Notes by Mary Amato 
So, yeah. Those are some of my all time favorite books. 

Song of The Moment - Brothers in Arms by Young Guns

Friday, April 26, 2013

Halestorm concert

 The Halestorm and Bullet for my Valentine concert was a week or so ago and it was Epic! Stars in Stereo opened and they were so awesome and now I'm even more obsessed with them, plus we got to meet them and get autographs so that was awesome. And Young Guns was really cool too, and at one point the bassist jumped into the crowd and they wouldn't give him back the guitarist had to pull him back up, It was awesome. And then, of course, was Halestorm and it was even greater than I thought it would be, it was just completely Epic, they played all my favorites and I cant even explain just how Epic it was. And then, unfortunately, Bullet was kinda a let down, I've never loved them and honestly I think they kinda suck live. But it was still so awesome. And let me just say, Lzzy Hale is even more awesome and bad-ass than I thought possible.
P.s. Sorry this is a bit late, I've had it written since the day after but I had to get the pictures from my brothers. Also I apologize for using the word awesome a few too many times. =P

Pictures!


Stars In Stereo





Young Guns










Halestorm







 

















Bullet For My Valentine






 OK, that's it. Tons of pictures and nothing else. I might have been able to do this a better way, but whatever it works, right? =)















Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon

{Spoiler Alert- possibly from any and all books in the Chronicles of Nick series}
  In case you don't know Inferno is the fourth is the Chronicles Of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I haven't actually reviewed the other three but they're all awesome and fun and just really good books. I kinda just stumble upon the first, Infinity, when I was buying another book and my brother actually bought it and a few weeks later when I had nothing to read I read it and loved it so he gave it to me, its funny considering he still hasn't even read the first one. But yeah, obviously I love them all and now lets move on to the actual review.
By the way if you haven't read the first three books you probably don't want to read this.
  I love these books because they're always awesome. They're action packed and hilarious, the main character is awesome and so are the other characters, and the books are always fun mildly quick reads.
And this one was no different it was awesome and fun and should I just continue to repeat this over and over or move on?
Ok, moving on.
  So, this book finds Nick broken up with Kody and trying not to go all evil, learning new powers and setting people on fire. Plus you know a bunch of demons trying to either kill and/or capture and control him like a slave. Character wise you get some nice amounts of character development and histories of certain characters are revealed, at least partially. Plot wise, you dive deeper into Nick's demon self, and certain people's plans for him and him learning more and growing as a character and everything. And it's just awesome and so so good.
 About the characters - While Kody is awesome she's not my favorite but I loved getting to find out more about her in this one. And I love Caleb and again you finally find out more about his back story and everything, which is awesome. Also Ash is one of my favorites and you learn a bit more about him. So, yeah, lots of character development going on in this book, But I don't want to spoil anything, so lets just say the character development is plentiful and awesome.
  Writing wise, I've always admired her way of balancing the serious parts and action with Nick's sarcasm and everything which makes it extremely funny, and she does not disappoint with this one. My favorite part of the whole book is this part where one of the characters, Brynna (I think I spelled that wrong, sorry), addresses bullying, and the paper she wrote for this Anti bully brigade, and that part is just so good and beautiful and I mean that's the kinda thing everyone wishes they could write, something so true and life changing and just beautiful, and to me those things seem even better when fit in to a fantasy/paranormal type book. But if I had hated the book that part alone would have made me love it, because it's just so true and I love how she addresses something that is so important in life today and everything. Though that is my favorite part the whole book is awesome and probably the best in the series so far, maybe second only to book three because I really loved that one too.
  The only thing I didn't like was the epilogue. I swear it killed me, I hated it so much. While I respect authors and their stories in the sense that it's their story and their world and they have to take it wherever they think it's supposed to go, I hate where this is going. It seems to be leading into a alternate-universe type thing and I hate that. I mean it's fine when the series or whatever is supposed to be about that, but when it's just kinda stuck into the middle of a series I hate it. It always tends to ruin the books for me. Of course I'll give it a try maybe It wont suck but I don't have high hopes for loving it.
But all around this book is awesome and I loved it and the whole series is spectacular  And I highly recommend them all.

Song of the book-ment - Fall On Me by Paradise Fears

Simple Happiness

So, I've compiled a list* of simple happiness, meaning simple small things that make people happy. You know how you can spend days sad or depressed or just bummed out and then something as simple as a good song or five minutes of hanging out with your best friend can make you feel happy and then you cant even remember what was wrong in the first place? Well that's what this list is about.
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Simple Happiness -
  • Sharing a Popsicle with your best friend on a hot summer day
  • Curling up with a good book on a cold winters night
  • The Smell Of Rain
  • The Perfect Song When Your Feeling Down
  • Movie Night
  • Game Night with your family, even if your not all that close to your family it can be nice to spend time with people who love you unconditionally.
  • A Great Song for every moment
  • Having someone to share good, or bad, news with.
  • Having someone to spend your birthday with, who cares enough to but you a cake or just call you extremely early to sing you happy birthday even if that person is a terrible singer.
  • Christmas morning, how even if there are no gifts everyone is happy and content, it just feels good and happy.
  • Just laying around doing something you love and feeling at least for a moment, at peace with the world.
  • Your favorite song playing at the perfect moment
  • Reading this blog, hopefully it makes you happy. =)
So, there is my list of simple happiness, I'm sure there is a ton of other things, but I cant think of them and I've been working on this post for like 2 weeks, =( , So feel free to leave a comment about something simple that makes you happy down below. =)

I made a playlist for this also, it's mainly happy upbeat fun songs, that I at least love.


*In case you haven't noticed I like to make lists, it's a real problem. I like turn my whole life into a series of lists, maybe that's how I should write my book? Where like the main character is telling their story through a series of lists or something like that, I might actually get it written that way. =P

Monday, April 22, 2013

#UltimateDeliriumFan Contest Entry

Enter the Ultimate Delirium Fan Contest on Epic Reads!


So, I don't know if I've mentioned it before but EpicReads is doing a #UltimateDeliriumFan contest. And since the Delirium trilogy is one of my all time favorite books and everything I thought that I'd enter just for fun and I uploaded it earlier and so I thought that I would post it here too. I did a little video, feel free to comment below, but please do not tell me if I spelled something wrong because it will just depress me. I've actually had it done for a while now but wanted to wait to submit it until my birthday, which is in a couple of hours, so tonight I uploaded it to YouTube and in the morning I shall actually submit it to EpicReads. It took me a while to make because I kept getting caught up doing other stuff but it was really fun. What I've seen of the other entries they're all really awesome, probably more so than mine but as long as its fun I don't really care if I win, so yeah check it out and let me know what you think. Also the contest doesn't end until like the 28th, I think, so I'll put a link to it at the bottom in case anyone else wants to enter. =)







And The Link - http://www.epicreads.com/blog/enter-the-ultimate-delirium-fan-contest/

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Top 10: All Time Favorite Songs

So, This is a list of my top 10 favorite songs of all time. Now considering that this list changes almost daily its not completely accurate and was extremely hard to make. Some of these are songs I've loved forever (like 1 and 2) and some are more recent finds that I love none the less.
This was a really hard list for me to make but I did it, I've narrowed down all my many favorite songs to the top 10 and now I shall explain my choices-

  1. This was the hardest thing ever, but I went with a song that I've loved forever. It was a really close call with this one and #2 but I picked - Absolutely (Story of A Girl) by Nine Days - I have loved this song forever, literally  I cant remember I time when I didn't love this song. I'm not sure what it is I love about it, It's just awesome and catchy and has good lyrics, and it's a song that I can listen to none stop for a month and not get tired of it.
  2. Accidentally In Love By Counting Crows - I've loved this song since the first time I saw Shrek. Again It's one I can listen to all the time and not get tired of. My Favorite part is - "I surrender to the Strawberry Ice cream never ever ever end" - and that's partly, OK mostly, because I love Strawberry Ice cream. So, yeah I just love this song. 
  3. ***Kokomo by Beach Boys - So when we were little my brothers and I would only listen to Beach Boys, they were one of my dad's favorite bands, and while I have many favorites this is the #1, I know all the words my heart. I think I originally loved this song when I was little because of all the funny sounding words but it still counts. 
  4. Are You Ready by Three Days Grace- This is the first Three Days Grace song I ever heard, and this song and this band are what really got me into Rock music and everything. And besides that It's a really good song.
  5. Long Live by Taylor Swift - While I love Rock and Alternative and everything I also Love Country music and Taylor Swift. And while I love most of her songs this is my favorite, for a few reasons, firstly I love the lyrics and everything but also because when I first heard this song is when I came up with the idea for my book, so it means allot to me.
  6. Breathing Slowly by Crossfade - I just plain love this song. I love the Lyrics and the beat and just everything.
  7. We Die Young By The Showdown - Again I just simply love this song. The lyrics are amazing and its just an awesome song.
  8. 3 Doors Down is one of my all time favorite bands and I love so many of their songs, but I narrowed it down to 2 so together they make up #7 and they are - The Silence Remains and Citizen/Solider - they're just amazing songs and I love them.
  9.  Amanda by Boston - Don't ask me why but ever since I was little and my brother would listen to his Boston cd on repeat, I've loved this song. I cant believe I forgot to put it on this list, I feel ashamed. :)
  10. So this one is a tie between 2 Red JumpSuit Apparatus Songs - Face Down and Remember Me - I love love love both of these songs so together they are #8
  11. Anywhere But Here and Miserable At Best by Mayday Parade* - I love love Mayday Parade and these are my two favorite songs of theirs. so yeah.
  12. In The Mourning and Hello Cold World by Paramore - I have many favorite Paramore songs so I just picked the ones that are my favorites right now.
  13. Here (In Your Arms) by Hellogoodbye - I love this song, obviously. Um..It's just a fun awesome song. (And yes I did 11 songs, sue me)
I'm just so awesome at explaining my reasons for why I love these songs and everything, don't you think?

*I have a confession to make I think I have a thing for boybands. Not necessarily the like standard pop boyband but like bands like Simple Plan, Mayday Parade, We The Kings, All Time Low, The Fray, OneRepublic, Green Day and All American Rejects, it's not so much about the cute boys but the type of music and stuff, I don't know. But I mean I hate like 1 direction and I think they're the worst thing since Bieber, I also hate The Wanted and even like Maroon Five but I loved (And still at least like) the Backstreet Boys and stuff when I was little, In what I refer to as my "lost years", so maybe its left over from those days, I don't know. I'm weird.

Song of the Moment - Lie To Me by 12 Stones

**P.S. I've decided to add one more song because somehow I forgot it.

***P.P.S. I thought of another and my brothers are gonna kill me for forgetting it.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

About Shatter Me-
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


   I'm probably one of the last people in the world to finally read this book but I'm really glad I did read it because it's awesome. I really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would, actually. The Characters and writing style are different and refreshing. And everything about it is pure awesome.
  I've heard it both ways that this book is amazing and that it sucks. And while I really really liked it, I can see why some people hated it. Like it's not one of those books that when I hear someone say they hated it or that they just thought it was Meh I want to take them by the shoulders and shake them while screaming "How could you say that It's the best book ever, you stupid naive fool!", no cause while I think it's awesome I've read better and even loving it like I do I can understand why some people don't like it. I mean it's really really good, great even, but you have to like and understand the way it's written or it can just come off as stupid and boring and with the main character Juliette, you have to really understand and listen to her and you're right in her head so if you don't like or understand her you will hate the book. It's one of those absolutes where you either completely Hate it or you completely Love it, there's not really an in between.  And I think it's a book that's best if you read it bit slow, like don't rush through it, give it time to sink in and get used to the writing style and take time to understand Juliette and everything.
  On to the actual review:
 Characters - For the most part I liked Juliette and the way you were in her head and everything was really cool, I thought. But sometimes she annoyed me, like how she always thought she was weak and mainly the whole "touching" other people thing. I get that she's never been able to so much as hug someone without, basically killing them, and her parents were horrible and everything but the parts where she can touch Adam and everything were weird and annoyingly mushy and uncomfortable, I felt. I mean you just start being able to touch someone and right away you want to 'go all the way', for lack of better words, I just don't understand that but I'm weird. Besides that I enjoyed Juliette's character for the most part especially when she started fighting back and everything. Also though I thought the bird thing was kinda random and weird. Anyways on to the love interest(s). At first I hated Adam like seriously couldn't stand him and then he started to grow on me, I cant say I completely love him but I don't hate him either, but I liked the parts where Juliette was remembering him from before better those are the parts that really made me like him. Now Warner I didn't get it at first, what everyone loved about him, I thought him a desperate weirdo. But then I read the short novella Destroy Me that's from his POV,  and it's like WARNER! and yeah. I'm not usually one of those people who get really into the male characters and picks teams and all of that, but I must admit that I kinda Love Warner now. It's not so much that I'm all 'she must end up with him or I'll hate these books forever' or anything, so much as I hope Warner gets a good ending and I love him. I still like Adam but I don't love him like I do Warner, in fact I kinda like Warner as a character more than even Juliette. Normally I cant stand at least one of the main love interests but in this I like both. And honestly I think Juliette should probably end up with Adam, I just want a good ending for Warner, of course I may change my mind after I read Unravel Me. Kenji, I must say I love you too. He's awesome and funny and just a fun character, hopefully there's more of him in book 2, man I really gotta get my hands on a copy of that.
     I thought the world building and everything was awesome (I say Awesome allot don't I?) and done really well. And, yeah I loved the plot and the execution of the plot and the writing style is awesome and refreshing and just interesting and really cool, but  it is extremely different and can be annoying and difficult to like at times. The writing style is one of those things where if you don't get it you wont and you wont like or understand the book and more importantly the main character Juliette. Having said that you just have to have an open mind when starting the book and know that, writing-style wise, it's not like any other YA book.
   But I highly recommend this book, it's awesome and epic and I really really Love it, in case you didn't know. :)

So, as soon as I get Unravel Me I shall read it and then I shall, probably, do a review for it.

Song Of The Book-Ment - Standing Outside The Fire by Garth Brooks (Why you ask? Because It's on the radio while I'm writing this and it's an awesome song, duh!)

Real Song Of The Book-Ment- These Walls by Trapt - This is the one I was planning on using and in a way I think it does kinda fit the book, like the beginning when she's locked up and everything.
For Warner

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like By Jennifer E. Smith

Update - I just recently got a Spotify account and so I'm uploading the playlist so you can actually hear it if you want. It shall be at the bottom of this post!

I know I've stated that I hate romance books and everything and then I read contemporary books. But it's more that I hate romance interfering with my fantasy, when I'm reading a fantasy book I want fantasy, dragons and demons, not a bunch of mushy kissy romance scenes and "love" triangles. Plus I love YA contemporary of any kind, I cant help it. But be forewarned that I've never reviewed this type of book before so it probably sucks, having said that I shall start now-

About -
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 


                                -book summery copied from Goodreads.com


So, first of all I loved this author's other book, The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, it's probably one of my all time favorite contemporaries second only to This Is What Happy Looks Like, because somehow this book manages to be even better than The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, plus it has a shorter title, so that's a plus. I've been pining for this book since I first heard it was coming out and after waiting forever for it I read it in just a few short hours, so sad, but it didn't disappoint. You know how you wait for a book for what feels like forever and then you read it in less than a day and it's kinda sad cause after all that waiting it's just over and either you have to wait for the next (If it's a series) or it's a stand alone and you just want to curl up in a ball and whimper. So, yeah as much as I loved it I'm a bit depressed/angry at myself because I read it so fast. I mean of course I could read it again but its not the same, because no matter how good a book is or how much you love it it's not the same reading it for a second or thirtieth time as it is that first time. OK, I guess I should get to the actual review now.

While it is slightly cheesy I thought it was a really really good book, and really how many YA contemporary/romance books can you name that aren't cheesy? Anyways I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved that its set in Maine, I loved everything for the most part. Though my favorite parts were the parts where they were emailing each other before they even met I loved it all.

I liked the parts from Graham's POV, I liked the way he felt about acting and how he handled everything and how he tried so hard to met Ellie and everything. And I loved Ellie, obviously because I love everything apparently.  The only thing is I wish that Quinn had been in it more and that you knew more about her because it felt like she was overlooked a bit, but I always think that of any sidekick/supporting character type characters. 

It's just really good and fun and lighthearted while not completely void of real issues and everything. Obviously I'm have issues with explaining how good this is, so just go buy it already and then you'll understand how I feel.

Overall It's a light, quick, fun, easy read. I highly recommend it especially if your looking for something fun and uplifting that you can get through in one sitting but will stay with you. Be warned though that you might feel the need to rush out and buy every other book by this author.


My 'What Happy Looks Like" Playlist - This is a list of songs that I think kinda go along with the book-

*So for some reason with this playlist I found myself leaning towards bands like Mayday Parade, Simple Plan and All Time Low, I'm not sure if it solely because I think it fits different parts of the book or because I listened to them shortly after finishing the book.

"What Happy Looks Like"
  • Follow You Down by Gin Blossoms 
  • Jump Right In by The Zac Brown Band- This song is just awesome and I think it fits in with the setting of summer in Maine, maybe it's just me but I think it fits.
  • I'd Do Anything by Simple Plan- Just listen to it and you'll see. It just kinda fits the book in the sense that they cant give up on each other and cant forget about each other and yea just listen to it.
  • Anywhere But Here by Mayday Parade- I picked this one for the way they felt about each other before they meet, and like their daydreams about each other.
  • Time Bomb by All Time Low - Again I think it just explains Graham and Ellie's relationship, in some ways at least.
  • I Swear This Time I Mean It by Mayday Parade- For the beach scene at the end.
  • All Fall Down by OneRepublic - I picked this song for the part where she finally sees her dad.
  • Between The Raindrops by Lifehouse- For from when they steal the boat until the end.
  • Here (In Your Arms)- Again If you listen to it you'll know why I picked it....probably.
  • Complicated By Avril Lavigne -  So, for when Graham is explaining how since he's become famous no one he dates acts 'real' and everything.
  • Lastly I have two three songs for the scene where they first kiss-
    • Just A Kiss by Lady Antebellum
    • (Kissed You) Good Night by Gloriana
    • Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute 
OK, I'm out of songs and second guessing my picks so I'm gonna stop before I delete the whole post. =)


Demons vs. Ponies

You've heard on, (on, really I worry about myself sometimes), of My Little Ponies and you hate them. All you've ever wanted is a My Little Demon, well now's your chance just head over to kickstarter and fund this project
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1914905897/official-my-little-demon-plush?ref=live

Reasons why Demons beat Ponies-
  1. They're Demons, Duh!
  2. Demons eat Ponies for breakfast, well they could if they wanted to.
  3. Who wants a frilly girly pony when you could have your very own demon? 
  4. Demons are just awesome, so are Ponies but come on their DEMONS!
In the epic battle between Ponies and Demons, Demons will always win.
And that concludes this really lame post.
P.S. The only reason for this post is because I really really want my own Demon. And everyone else like me, who have been dreaming of owning their very own Demon, forever, should be able to finally get one.

Song Of The Moment - Iron by Within Temptation 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Review: WasteLand by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan

-This Review May Contain Spoilers-

About WasteLand-
"Welcome to the wasteland
At fifteen,
the citizens of Prin marry.
At seventeen,
they reproduce.
And at nineteen,
they die.
Esther thinks there's more to life than toiling at the assignments—Harvesting, Gleaning, Excavating—day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day.
She doesn't care that her best friend, a variant, is considered "the enemy." She doesn't care that Levi, who controls the Source, is the real enemy and might send his Taser boys after her if she makes one wrong move.
Then Caleb shows up. Could there be another way to fight for survival"


 Review-  Overall I feel pretty neutral for the most part about this book. All together it was an OK book, I didn't love it but I didn't totally hate it either. Luckily I got a free ARC from epicreads because I'd feel allot worse about the book had I paid for it. It's one of those books that’s worth the read (barely) but not the time or money.
   While I liked the overall premise the execution sucked for the most part, and there was quite a few things I hated.
   Firstly The Plot and World building-
   World building-wise there was none, seriously you find out absolutely nothing about anything. What was the apocalypse, What happened to the world to make it a Waste Land? Why is the rain deadly? What exactly are the variants? Why doesn't anyone live past 19? None of these questions are answered. Everything important is just casually mentioned not explained at all.
     The Characters -
   There is only one thing I hate more than love triangles and that's insta love, where two people who don't even know each other are all of a sudden in 'love', and in this book its worse than ever cause after all of 3 conversations over the span of 3 or 4 days they become 'partners' basically married and its completely normal they don't even stop to think about it and the next thing they do (which I refer to as the unmentionable act because I'm a prude and I admit it) I found really gross and slightly disturbing. But besides the insta love thing, I just found it incredibly hard to like and relate to the characters and the constantly switching POVs was confusing. Esther is a whiny bit** who doesn't understand why everyone hates her when she does nothing but complain about everything, she acts like a whiny spoiled little kid and then in the span of five sentences appears to "grow up", honestly I kinda hated her. Even the 'bad' guy is kinda lame and even though they do explain about why he is the way he is I found it stupid and petty and lame and he seemed kinda two-dimensional and too boring to be the villain .
Besides all that the plot was pretty predictable for the most part and kinda boring.
   I seem to have forgotten the few things I actually liked and cant remember if they ever existed. Overall it's not that good and kinda forgettable.
So, If you like books that are confusing, with no back-story, crappy characters and you like being bored to death, I totally recommend this book. But I wouldn't read it again and I probably wont read the others in this trilogy when they come out, partly because I didn't love this one and partly because I don't see how there can be another or what exactly it would be about.

Song of The Book-ment - This Is Hell by Elvis Costello

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review: Prophecy By Ellen Oh

-This review may contain small spoilers-

    Demons? A Kick-butt female main character? Murdered Kings? count me in.
   Prophecy is the story of Kira, a demon killing, Prince protecting outcast. While Kira is the Kings niece she's never been accepted by the people, because of her yellow eyes and demon killing ability, she's always been a outcast, but that doesn't stop her from trying to save the kingdom when enemy soldiers, and demons, invade. So, basically the kingdom is invaded by an ass working with the Demon lord and so Kira and the Prince must flee and lots of other stuff happens. Its way more interesting than I make it sound, I promise.
   Overall I loved this book. Its awesome, action packed and fast paced. It has a awesome bad-ass main character, which I always love and an interesting premise that hasn't been done to death. The only thing is at parts it seems a little to fast paced, like you barely have time to figure out what just happened in one battle before there's another one or something else just as big and confusing is happening, its still amazing just a bit confusing.
   My first thought after finishing this, well after "I Must Have More NOW!", was "Yes! finally a YA book that's not overflowing with romance", I'm a firm believer that there is such thing as too much romance and that it can ruin the whole book, so I was so happy that there wasn't much in this book. Its nice to have a break from all the 'Love' triangles and the 'I can't live without you's '. But, anyways, this book concentrates more on family and duty to ones country or kingdom, which I thought was really cool and was done really well, with hints of romance here and there. Having said that if you want something with a bunch a romance and kissy scenes I don't recommend this book, however if you want a fun, action packed, fast paced, awesome book go and get this right now. 
   About the characters - I loved Kira, she's a bad-ass, butt-kicking demon slayer, what more could you ask for in a main character? I really enjoyed her relationship with Teajo (her cousin and the Prince), how she would do anything to protect him and not just because its her duty. Kwan irritated me sometimes and Jeawon was confusing and I want to know more about him and everything. But overall I enjoyed all the characters. The only thing is that the whole Shin Bo Hyun thing, the hints that he actually has feelings for Kira and maybe she has feelings for him too? It was weird and felt to me awkward and confusing. 
    But I loved the plot and the execution of said plot. =) 
   I absolutely loved that it was nonstop action for the most part. I loved the characters, the demon hunting (from the beginning), and especially how she (Kira) was an outcast and how she showed them that they were wrong about her and how she never let it stop her and how strong a main character she is and, yeah, just about everything for the most part. 
So, yeah. If your on the fence about reading this I highly suggest that you do read it it's definitely worth it, in my opinion. =)
    P.s. sorry if this review is all mixed up and repetitive but I'm writing it at 2am after finishing the book and I'm really tired (Cue Yawn). =)

Song Of The Moment - Promise by Thomas Bergersen