Review: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield

Nobody is safe in the secret hour.
Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Time freezes.

Nobody moves.

For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour — only they are free to move about the midnight time.
These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable midnight aura appears at Bixby High School.
Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they’re determined to stop her before she can use it.
A story of courage, shadowy perils, and unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.
This book is amazing!! It literally had me hooked, I was so upset when it ended but I can not wait to read the next one.

Jessica Day moves to the small town of Bixby she discovers that she is a Midnighter; someone who stays awake in the secret hour. She has trouble as the darklings, creatures that are after her.

It kept me on edge as I wasn’t sure if any of the characters would survive each secret hour, and I was curious to find out what exactly Jessica Day was capable off, and why the darklings were so scared of her.

When it came to an end it had me wanting more, especialy the last thought Melissa hears.
Becca
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Teaser Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers:

“‘I don’t know,’ Rex said. ‘Flame-bringer? There’s no such talent.’
‘There is now,’ Jonathan said.'”

-Page 258.  The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld

Happy Reading!!

Becca
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Review: Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink

With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister–and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.

There are some secrets sisters aren’t meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers.

This book is so amazing that it’s making it really difficult to sum my thoughts up. Thinking about what I loved, I loved every minute of it, just couldn’t get enough. I’m kind of sad that it has ended because I have to say this series is one of the best that I have ever read.

I’ll be sad to let them go but I will be checking out Michelle’s new series, I’m extremely excited to read it.

Now Lusia is my favourite character, I just love her but I also love Alice even after all the horrible things shes done, I can kind of see where she was coming from and how she felt.

This book felt like someone had tore my heart out right at the end i was in tears really embarrassing but it’s true.

I really urge people who like old, Gothic stories to pick this series up and read her knew one A Temptation of Angels when it comes out March 20th 2012 and I love the cover.

Happy Reading!!
Becca
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In My Mailbox #2

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren where we share the books that we got from the past week.

Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to just what you receive in your mailbox, it can also be books that you’ve borrowed or shared.
More information can be found at IMM.

The books I received for review were:
1. The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy
2. Mesmerize by Artist Arthur
3. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
4. Halflings by Heather Burch
Please let me know what you think and what books that you picked up this week.
Happy reading!!
Becca
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150+ Reading Challenge 2012

The 150+ Reading Challenge 2012 is hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf where the challenge is to read at least 150 books from January 1st 2012 till December 31st 2012. The best part is you don’t even need a blog to participate so join in!

  1. Bite Club by Rachel Caine
  2. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  3. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  5. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  6. Lost In Time by Melissa de la Cruz
  7. Drink Deep by Chloe Neill