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Posted September 10, 2013
Posted September 5, 2013
A lot of YA books feel a little too cutesy for me, but this one layered a subtle sophistication to it that I really enjoyed. Our main character was dynamic and fully fleshed out, and although there were sections where I felt like I might be drifting away, I was suddenly yanked right back into the story. Lanie Jordan's world, and the demons and vampires within, are awfully cool and I can really appreciate the fluidity of the dialogue. Characters seemed like they actually spoke like real people. Overall- I have no excuses for not writing this sooner- this book deserved it!
Posted September 4, 2013
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal)
Warning: These books contain kick-ass demon-hunters in training, vampires and demons (not the cuddly, marrying kind), and sarcastic (and sometimes snarky) attitudes. No humans were eaten during the writing of these books. Bites and minor injuries don't count...right?
Loved this book and maybe even more then the first one! Jade, the man character is this kick ass demon hunter, well in training, that came from a rough past. She just finished phase 1 and started phase 2 in her training. She has this awesome sarcastic attitude that I just love, makes it more relatable. In this book Jade comes to terms with who she is.
From start to finish this book had me hooked. This is a most read and breath of fresh air. Can’t wait for the next one
Posted August 29, 2013
Picking up right where Breed of Innocence left off, this book is simply fantastic. Very skillfully mixing action, humor, teenage drama, romance, and homework, this author does a marvelous job of adding new layers of depth to an already profound story. Keeping with the creatively riveting scenario presented in the first book, this sequel expands on the personal challenges of several characters, while adding exciting new adventures. If the first book didn't have you on the edge of your seat, this book certainly will!
The characters in this story are all completely addictive, and even more so in this book than in the first. We get to see farther into their personal lives and struggles, as they try to balance high school, and demon-hunting. We also get to see the relationship between Jade and Link grow and adapt, which is truly wonderful, and adds a bit of normalcy to the chaotic world they live in. The community feel of this high school was intriguing to read about, and the friendship between Jade, Link and Tasha reminds me very much of the friendship between the three main characters in the Harry Potter series. Not that it seems copied, they simply have that easy and deep friendship that you know can weather even the toughest storms, which is always a wonderful thing to read about.
This book is just as beautifully written as the first. When done well, I personally love books written in first-person POV, and I must say, the author did a wonderful job with the writing of this book. One thing I did notice though, was how there seemed to be more profanity used than in the first book of The Breed Chronicles. However, the profane words uses were all very mild, and while they were used more frequently, it was done tastefully, and added a very fitting kind of humor to the writing. That humor, mixed with tons of jokes and mystery, made for a wonderful read.
Overall, there isn't anything I disliked about this book. I loved the writing, the plot, the continuation of Jade's story, the humor, adventure, and personal growth each character went through. Jade is a fantastic lead female character, and I couldn't love Linc any more if I tried. This is a fantastic book, and a series that I can't wait to continue reading. Highly recommended, to any YA or paranormal fan.
*I was given an ecopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
Posted August 23, 2013
After her family's death Jade only wants one thing: To find the "thing" that killed them. But it's not that easy, since her family was killed by a demon, however demons doesn't exist, right?
When Jade's beliefs are proven wrong and she is offered to join a school for demon hunters, she naturally uses her opportunity and so she is thrown into a whole new world, where demons can lurk everywhere..
Jade is actually a pretty ordinary main protagonist, since she doesn't give off a special vibe. I totally don't feel like I haven't read about someone like her before, but I still kind of love her :)
The basic idea of the novel isn't anything new either. The supernatural school stuff is used in a lot of books lately, but I didn't read about a school for demon hunters until now. So that idea is probably quite original. I also have to say the CGE feels a little bit like the headquarters from Man in Black.
For the classes: I totally want to go to a school for demon hunters too! The classes seem so easy and comfortable! The main thing they are doing is practicing tracking and fighting, so yeah no more learning and memorizing sounds way too nice.
Also I have to say I probably never have read about an as evil person as Felicia. I mean she is supposed to be a normal pupil, but in fact she is completely mean and a total bully. But it doesn't stop there, since she tries to get Jade killed more than one time. So that's definitely evil and not normal for a person her age!
Overall this book was nice to read and I love this book's world. The fights with demons are always totally thrilling :)!
Posted June 30, 2013
I was given this book along with the first book, Breed of Innocence, in exchange for honest review (LoP). Let me just say that I did NOT want to put either of them down!
The main character, Jade, is amazingly real. She has real issues that could translate into the real world, then there's the twist. Jade is different, and apparently wasn't expecting to be as different as she is. Jade is definite a multidimensional character that we keep finding more and more about. She opens up to Director Greene, Doc and Linc. It takes her a while to open up to any of them, but she eventually does.
The world of demons is "realistically" integrated into the storyline. There are surprises, but we are, for the most part, eased into them. Jade proves to be a force to be reckoned with over and over.
OK - I know I'm rambling, but I loved, loved, LOVED this book! If you like paranormal fiction, READ IT! Do not pass go, do not collect $200, READ IT!
Posted June 18, 2013
Things aren't getting any easier for Jade. She thought surviving a vampire attack was bad last year but high school is still high school even if it's high school for demon hunters. This book starts off a few months after book one ends. It's the start of a new Phase and although Jade thought last year was tough this year has its own set of problems. Like having Brian as a partner in combat training, seriously whats with that guy. Or the new DNA testing Dr. Asshat as ordered to dissect the mysteries of Jade vamp attack survival. This book moves at a bit of a slower pace then book one, but I liked how we got to know the character better. Jade starts really coming into her own, she's making hard choices and coming to grip with her heritage. I feel like we get to know Linc better as well. We also see more of the Demon Hunter's too and want there jobs/lives are like. I thought this book was a great continuation of book one and can't wait for book three to come out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 15, 2013
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
**received the book free from the Lovers of Paranormal group for an honest review
This book did not disappoint :) I loved this one even more and enjoyed every moment of reading it :) Lanie’s sense of humor had me smirking, smiling, and laughing. I totally love Jade, Linc, and Tasha!! I even see some of the mean spiritedness in the high school I work in, so it makes it easier to connect because everyone knows high school drama is not easy to deal with. This was another emotional rollercoaster going along on Jade’s P2 journey. As the characters interact with Jade, you either love them or wish you could slap them for Jade. There is new drama and lots of it, new bullies, new demons, mysteries, new exams, battles, and such much more.
This is a must read series!! I recommend to all paranormal lovers :) I loved it soo much I bought them for myself, and I’m going to buy a set for my classroom library too so I can share with my responsible students!
Lanie Jordan is on my favorite author list :) And as The Book Tart has said, hurry up with Book 3 ;) I want to see what trouble Jade attracts next!! Lanie, you rock :)
Posted May 8, 2013
First I would like to thank Lanie Jordan for giving me a copy of this book for an honest review. The book is apply named Breed of Envy, since their are several instances in this book, where people are envious and treating Jade badly because of it. Jade now knows she has demon dna, which explains alot, and she is still finding out things about herself along the way. She gets closer with her best friend Linc, slowly develops into boyfriend/girlfriend mode. Which is nice they didn't just jump into that kind of relationship, it developed. Her other best friend is Tasha and is good for her since she is opinionated and keeps her on her toes. She has a new cheerleader type enemy who hates her for no reason. Rumors start to fly and most the kids at CGE start acting rediculous towards Jade based on the rumors and Director Greene finally sets the record straight with what happened to Jade with the vampire demon. It helps with some of the teenagers but not all, typical life stuff, you have your people who are oh ok, and the other that just want to keep picking at stuff that don't matter anyway. There were a few errors, spelling etc, that need edited. But over all the story was great. I can't wait to find out what happens to Jade in phase 3, but I will have to. Great job Lanie, keep it up, look forward to the next book in the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.