Thursday, October 27, 2011

Metamorphosis Review


Book 2 in the Immortal Archives Series

I loved the first book in the Immortal Archives series and Devon Ashley doesn't disappoint with this second installment. Metamorphosis was quick paced, dramatic, and witty. A great continuation of the series.

Metamorphosis follows the POVs of Abby, Emily, and Noel. It starts with Emily's full transformation process and continues on with her acceptance of the life she now lives.
As Abby and Noel get Emily adjusted to her new life, they must train her to become strong and accustomed to her new powers. Emily learns to heighten all her senses and must learn to let go of her past life; nothing is the same now and with her new abilities she needs to rely on her vampire senses and not her human ones to survive.

Abby on the other hand, is still recovering from her battle even though all her injuries are healed on the surface and all her powers have returned her immortal heart has not stopped beating; which gets both Abby and Noel worried that something might be terribly wrong with her. The heart does not beat unless the pure vampire is injured and it needs to heal the body but with nothing obvious plaguing Abby she can't figure out why it wont stop.
Abby also begins to experience some strange symptoms; in the case of an immortal, headaches, stomachaches and a craving for junk food. I had a feeling of what could possibly be wrong with her and once I found out what it was it's a definite twist in the right direction. It throws everything for a loop and put even more pressure on Abby to stay healthy and stay alive.

Now i'm not a fan of giving away parts of the book; I hate spoilers I think they ruin books for people but there is a part in this book that I wish I could totally say OMG this happened and I thought I was going insane I couldn't believe it. BUT I won't. Midway through the book there is a HUGE twist in the story involving Noel, and for those who have read Ordained, you probably fell in love with his character. Metamorphosis almost had me hating him! The beginning was great but like I said once you get to the middle of the book, your feelings will change just as mine had but through the whole reading process I kept thinking to myself 'No, this can't be happening, this isn't real.' And that's all i'll say on that, it's a great twist and everyone will love it.

There's no true villain in this book but there are plenty of characters in it to keep the heroes busy. One character that comes into play will definitely be in the next book, and he's a real piece of work, as well as two new additions that surprise you at the end.

Metamorphosis was a great read, I love the characters and the attitude they have, they're strong but funny and they keep the book interesting. There's plenty happening in this book that you will NOT be bored in the slightest bit.

Metamorphosis will be released on November 15, 2011 So be sure to get your copies today. AND if you haven't read ORDAINED, definitely check that out first, The Immortaal Archives is a great series and I recommend it to everyone!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Win a COMPLETE Jodi Picoult Library of books!!

Hey Guys! Simon and Schuster is hosting an amazing contest where you can have the chance to win a complete set of books by Jodi Picoult. This is a great opportunity for you to add some great reads to your bookshelf so check it out and enter today!

Check out the contest here at : Simon and Schuster

Jodi has plenty of amazing books to satisfy everyones bookish needs. Books including:
My Sister's Keeper
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
Plain Truth
The Tenth Circle
Vanishing Acts
Change of Heart
Handle With Care
House Rules
Keeping Faith
Salem Falls
Perfect Match
Picture Perfect
Second Glance
Harvesting the Heart
Songs of the Humpback Whale

Sing you Home--
which comes out in paperback mid-october!
 Lone Wolf
which will be coming out  February 28, 2012.

If you're already an avid Jodi Picoult reader and are excited for her new book Lone Wolf here's a little description of the book to tempt your tastebuds :)

Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.

With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

Want to check the book out for yourself? Go take a look at it's page at Simon and Schuster !! OR you can go right to the source and check out Lone Wolf as well as ALL of Jodi Picoult's books at HER website:

Jodi Picoult is a Bestselling author with over 14 million copies of her books published worldwide. If your attracted to books that make it to the bestsellers list check out Jodi's books. Her book Nineteen Minutes (which is about the aftermath of a school shooting) was her first novel to debut #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. She went on to write another book Change of Heart which was her second novel to debut at #1 on the NYT best seller list.

Not sure if you want to read Jodi Picoult's dramatically realistic novels? You can get a feel for her writing style by watching her book to movie adaptations such as:
The Pact (2002, lifetime movie)
Plain Truth (2004, lifetime movie)
The Tenth Circle (2008 lifetime movie)
My Sister's Keeper (2009, feature film)

So good luck to everyone who enters; which I hope is a lot of you, because this is a great contest and a great opportunity to enjoy some wonderful books by a great author. Either click on the link I provided for you or just click the contest photo in the sidebar which will link you directly to the contest!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf