Posts Categorized: second in a series

Review: Arise (Hereafter #2) By Tara Hudson

2012, Harper Teen, paranormal romance, review, second in a series, Tara Hudson, young adult 0 Comments

Arise by Tara HudsonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: June 5, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Hereafter #2 I absolutely adored Hereafter. I totally meant to reread it before reading Arise, but lately with blogging I’ve felt the pressure to read quickly and not focus on rereading things. But honestly, I need to let that go. Especially since rereading books in series as a new one comes out helps keep things fresh and makes the newest book more enjoyable. I honestly think Arise suffered from me not rereading Hereafter. I love Amelia and Josh as much as I did after finishing Hereafter, but this book… Read more »

Review: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

2010, Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, young adult 0 Comments

Spells by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 4, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Wings #2 Summary from Goodreads:Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger–and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?  This was without… Read more »

Review: Thumped by Megan McCafferty

2012, Balzer and Bray, Megan McCafferty, review, second in a series, young adult 1 Comment

Thumped by Megan McCaffertyPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: April 24, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Bumped #2 It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. And now their story has become irresistible: twins separated at birth, each due to deliver twins…on the same day!Married to Ram and living in Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once believed in. But she can’t forget about Jondoe, the guy she fell for under the strangest of circumstances.To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything: a major contract and a coupling with the hottest… Read more »

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

2012, Katherine Tegen Books, review, second in a series, Veronica Roth, young adult 4 Comments

Insurgent by Veronica RothPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Divergent #2 One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of… Read more »

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

2011, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, Sophie Jordan, young adult 0 Comments

Vanish by Sophie JordanPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: September 6, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalley / PurchasedSeries: Firelight #2Purchase: Book Depository An impossible romance.Bitter rivalries.Deadly choices. To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone. Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for… Read more »

Early Review: The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (ARC)

2012, Harper Teen, Kelley Armstrong, review, second in a series, young adult 2 Comments

The Calling by Kelley ArmstrongPublisher: HarperRelease date: April 10, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: Darkness Rising #2Purchase: Book Depository Maya and her friends–all of whom have supernatural powers–have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness. The Calling was a fun read, but not quite as fun as The Gathering, since I feel like it suffered from the second bookitis. Meaning it seemed mostly like a bridge between the first and the last book. Sure they get kidnapped… Read more »

Review: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

2012, around the world tours, Lauren DeStefano, review, second in a series, Simon and Schuster, young adult 1 Comment

Fever by Lauren DeStefanoPublisher: Simon and SchusterRelease date: February 21, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: The Chemical Garden #2Purchase: Book Depository Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness. The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative… Read more »

Review: A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford

2012, around the world tours, Greenwillow, Leah Clifford, review, second in a series, young adult 2 Comments

A Touch Morbid by Leah CliffordPublisher: Greenwillow BooksRelease date: February 28, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: A Touch Trilogy #2Purchase: Book Depository Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she knows it eroding, Eden and those she loves tread dangerous ground. Can she trust anyone? Will her unearthly powers be her salvation or her downfall? A sweeping, dark, and sexy paranormal romance that will haunt readers with an inventive mythology and a cinematic New York City filled… Read more »

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

2011, Andrea Cremer, Philomel, review, second in a series, young adult 2 Comments

Wolfsbane by Andrea CremerPublisher: PhilomelRelease date: July 26, 2011Source: PurchasedSeries: Nightshade #2(Nightshade review here)Purchase: Book Depository When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how… Read more »

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

2012, around the world tours, Cynthia Hand, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, young adult 3 Comments

Hallowed by Cynthia HandPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: January 17, 2012Format: ARC (subject to changes)Source: Around the World ToursSeries: Unearthly #2Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love… Read more »