Wednesday, July 20, 2011

#015 Third Sentence Thursday - V-LOG!

Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday is a nifty little weekly meme hosted by Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books.

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!

I love great epic battles that involve revolutions in need of a hero, dark forces, great epic battles, and prophecy's. So, I'm really excited to read more of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I also love the world and the mythology that Rachel Hawkins has built with her Hex Hall series and with the twist at the end regarding both Archer and Sophie, plus the introduction of Cal as a possible love interest I'm totally there and hooked.

By: Rae Carson
ARC Provided by Publisher and Greenwillow Books
b&n // amazon
Published Date: September 20, 2011
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Book Format: Hardback; pp 432
Age Demographic: Young Adult

I feel the cold edges and aching hardness of my jaw. "And greif overcame her, and she breathed her last breath." "Your sister said this? When? How long ago?" Though his questions are pressing, his voice remains kind, like he really cares. But I can't quote remember.(pp 19)

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

By: Rachel Hawkins
My Own Copy
b&n // amazon
Published Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Book Format: Hardback; pp 368
Age Demographic: Young Adult

I pumped with my arms and legs, trying to swim up, but it was like I was being held underwater even though nothing was holding me. Real panic set in as black spots danced before my eyes. I had to breathe. I kicked again, just bobbed in place. Now the black spots were bigger, and the pressure in my chest was agonizing. I wondered how long I'd been down here, and if Cal was going to make good on that promise to save me anytime soon. (pp 7)

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

{Small Note: The ARC for The Girl of Fire and Thorns was received via Rae Carson's publicist and Greenwillow Books, in exchange for an honest review which I will provide in a timely manner. Any reference to quotations taken from The Girl of Fire and Thorns may be subject to change once the final copy is available for purchase. No money exchanged hands, I review books for fun because I love to read. I am not interested in monetary gain.

The review will be coming shortly, any other quotes or references may be subject to change once the novel is finalized and released.}

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