Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Its been awhile, I know. I just can’t seem to sit my happy butt down and write. But I’m making myself! I CAN and WILL do this. HAHA!

This is the sequel to Wings. In this story, Laurel has to decide whether she is going to be in the human world or in the faerie world. Tamani or David?

She gets the chance to go to Avalon and study as a Fall Faerie for the summer, but unlike all the other Falls her age, she is way behind in her studies. She enjoys being in Avalon with all of its beauties and wonders, but she also misses her family and friends in the human world.

Once again, the trolls are out to get her and make her tell them where the portal to Avalon is hidden. Along with a new “friend” she must save her friends and fight the trolls on her own without sentries or the help of Tamani.

Who will she choose? And will she stick with that choice?

In my opinion, I kind of hope she goes back to Tamani. TEAM TAMANI!! Yes, she’s been in the human world all her life, but she was born to be a faerie and he loves her so much. Yes, David loves her…but I think he would be much better off with Chelsea. Plus, there’s the whole thing about Laurel living to be 2oo years old. David will be long gone and it would be unfair to Tamani to get her only because David has died. That’s just ridiculous. You can’t have your cake and eat it too!! It just can’t happen!! (haha)

Any Team David’s out there?

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

So, I have to begin with something negative…

The first was sooooo much better! I was kind of disappointed in this book! It didn’t seem to have as much action and movement or flow as Lament.

But…

I enjoyed the new faeries. I liked having the viewpoint of Nuala and James, instead of Dee and Luke. The only thing I was confused about though, and this may be that I just didn’t remember the ending of Lament, how Dee could think that Luke was still alive. She chose James at the end. I guess it’s that idea or wish that your true love never dies. Eh, a little sappy. Maybe that’s why I didn’t get it at first. Oh Vell.

On another note…I absolutely LOVE Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls Series. The first in the series is Shiver. If you’re looking for a Twilight-ish book about just wolves…this is even better. I’m a fan of Twilight and all…but these are so much more well written! The next in the series is Linger and will be out in July of 2010.

The Good Neighbors:Kin by Holly Black

I haven’t read anything in a really long time. I finally picked up a book!!! Yay!!!

I’m not really into the comic book/manga novels that are out there. It’s not that I don’t like the subject or don’t like the idea of reading them (like some people), I just can’t get into them that well. I definitely liked this one though. The only real problem I had was the length. I wanted more to the story and it just wasn’t there. Can’t wait til the next one comes out though, I’ll definitely be picking that one up…or at least getting it from the library.

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