Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review :Pretear Vol. 1-4 by Kaori Naruse

My Rating: 5 stars
Date Read: June 2005

Date Published: June 8, 2004 by ADV Manga
Paperback, 188 pages

Summary From Goodreads: Himeno is a high school freshman who s having trouble adjusting to the lifestyle into which she has been reluctantly thrown. Her father Kaoru, a once famous author of young girls novels, has been plucked from a rundown apartment and pulled into the grasp of Natsue, a woman not only in control of a vast amount of wealth, but also in control of Himeno. Himeno s dad takes the side of Natsue rather than his own daughter, and Natsue s two daughters - from a previous marriage - aren t very fond of their new stepsister. One day, Himeno takes a shortcut to school and meets a young boy. When she takes the boy s hand, she s transported to a fantasy world that lies on the brink of extinction. To stop the destruction of the Leafe - the life force of all beings - from being completely drained by the Princess of Disaster, this world needs the help of the girl called "Pretear." Can Himeno harness the ability inside her and become the sought-after Pretear? Nothing is as it seems in this updated reproduction of the classic tale of Snow White.

My Review:
* I am reviewing all four books in the series

This was the very first GN that I ever read, and it absolutely got me hooked on the genre. It had everything that I look for in a book; Romance, Mystery, Magic, and the fact that it was a fairytale re-told made it even better. I loved all the characters from the ever so sweet Sasame, all the way to the Evil Step Mother. It was based loosely on the tale of Snow White, but I liked the changes that were made to it. Instead of seven dwarf's, you have seven Leafe Knights, which is made up of Sasame, Hayate, Kei, Go, Mannen--the swoon-worthy, and Shin and Hajime--the adorable. The story sucked me in and had me enchanted. I only wish there had been more books

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Songs For Books (2)

Book: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Song: Voice In My Head by Hilary Duff

It's not the whole song that fits the book, rather than just bits and pieces:

"The little voice in my head won't let me forget
The little voice in my head is never misled
All of this noise is what keeps me from making a mess
The little voice in my head just won't let me get with you"

Doesn't  that sound like Mel when Wanda was around Jared? Or even Ian?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cover Reveal: Clockwork Prince and The Iron Knight

I absolutely could not decide between this book and The Iron Knight, so I picked both of them! Here we have Jem and his awesome Jem-ness and.. well, I could go on and on about how much I'm in love with him, but I think I will spare you all from that because it could possibly take hours.

And now for the next book:
Ooooh, look at him! Yet another swoon-worthy guy. The cover is definitely fit for an Ice Prince.