Friday, November 26, 2010

Upcoming Reviews: At First Glance

What do I have in store for the following week? Well I'm glad you asked!


Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.  
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love

At First Glance- "What kind of book is this?" was the first thought I had when I read the synopsis on Goodreads. Why would 'Love' ever become an issue to the point where the government has to eradicate it and the people just 'agree' with it? I know this is just a book but the premise for this dystopian future is just so unrealistic. I didn't even have to finish reading the synopsis to know what the plot would be about; Lena falling in love and it becomes an issue and danger to her. The synopsis is interesting but didn't really make me want to go and pre-order the book but only to add it to my TBR pile seeing as it's going to help me achieve my 2011 challenge. The cover is pretty interesting. Transparent letters that display a picture of a girl behind them and immediately I thought that the girl, Lena, was 'trapped and prisoner' of deleria. I do love the cover and think it goes well with the synopsis.
                    Reviews I read- I've read several reviews on Delirium and from what I read the book seems to be receiving a lot of praise and positive from bloggers. On goodreads, the book seems to have received an average rating of 4.31 stars out of 5. So I guess it's better than what the synopsis claims. I'll read the book today and post a review tomorrow.

Next up we have...


When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. 
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once. 
While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember. 

At First Glance- So this is different. I love that Cortney introduced a new plot into the YA scene. A plot where archangels exist and not vampires, werewolves or love scenes (although I  can already predict that Elli and Will are going to have something going on). I'm really psyched to start reading this book and It just seems different from what I've been reading recently.The cover, I'm not a big fan of but it's interesting.
  Reviews I read- On GoodReads Angelfire seems to have gotten an average rating of 4.30 stars out of 5. One thing I did find in most reviews of this book was that the female MC, Ellie, is more independent and as two reviewers describe her: shes 'Upredictable' and has 'common sense'. So I cant wait to read this one as well!

Overall I'll have these reviews hopefully before Monday! So have you read any of these two books? If so what did you think? If not, what was your opinion when you 'First glanced' at these books?


BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by , I been hearing great things about Angelfire. It sounds like a great read. Can't wait to read your reviews on this one.

Laura said...


Thanks for following my blog! I'm following yours as well :o) It's nice to know I'm not the only one new to the book blogging world! There are just so many amazing books out there and not enough time to get through them all! I know what you mean about being an avid reader and it being a curse on your pockets! Have a great Thanksgiving weekend and I'm really looking forward to reading your reviews for Angelfire and Delirium!


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