The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Description:

Published: April 26, 2016

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Review –

This was one of the books that I was waiting for with bated breath and i can’t believe that it was so anticlimactic!!

The other three books in The Raven Cycle had been building up the anticipation with each chapter and to have it end the way it did I felt that the author had let me down, big time. I had become so invested in the Raven Boys, Adam, Gansey, Ronan and Blue, the girl who held them all together. While the book was entertaining with its robot bees, real wasps, a cloven footed dream girl, a powerful demon, tree spirits,fast cars and a couple of highly anticipated kisses, the ending leaves as many questions to be answered as we started with. I was so shocked when the last page came and thought, “surely that can’t be all there is”, but it was.  Too bad the author felt she needed to leave every reader in limbo.

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Wired by Robin Wasserman

Book Description

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

It’s two months after the end of Crashed, and Lia is right back where she started: home, pretending to be the perfect daughter. But nothing’s the way it used to be. Lia has become the public face of the mechs and BioMax’s poster girl for the up-and-coming technology, devoting her life to convincing the world that she—and the others like her—deserve to exist.

But then Jude resurfaces, bringing scandalous information that suggests BioMax is using the technology for a great evil. And when Lia learns a shocking truth about the accident that resulted in her download, she is forced to make a decision she can never reverse.

 Review –
Let’s just say that I loved the book until the ending.   Whoa, I was completely taken off-guard and not in a good way.  I think the ending was an easy way out for the author, it was abrupt and wham bam thank you mama it was over. I enjoyed the series but wish Lia would have caught  a break. All she wanted was to LIVE.
 
 

The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts

From Booklist

Twice now, Gage Turner, Fox O’Dell, and Caleb Hawkins, with help from Quinn Black, Layla Darnell, and Cybil Kinski, delivered severe blows to the demon known as Lazarus Twisse. The team of six even managed to restore the bloodstone that could be the key to permanently defeating the demon. But Twisse is not going down without a fight. As the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year once again comes to the small town of Hawkins Hollow, Twisse is prepared to rain down death and destruction unless the six send the demon packing for good. After matching up Cal and Quinn in Blood Brothers (2007) and Fox and Layla in The Hollow (2008), Roberts focuses on Gage and Cybil, both of whom have a gift for precognition, as she winds up her Sign of Seven trilogy in fine fashion. Deftly blending edgy suspense and dark horror with her tried-and-true brand of sexy contemporary romance, Roberts has created an intriguing novel, rich in paranormal thrills and chills. –John Charles
 
Review –
 
This is the final installment of the Sign of the Seven  trilogy and although it was very good ,the ending  was anti-climatic for me and  amd made the entire series feel a bit short.  Maybe the author was getting a bit tired of this storyline and decided on a quick end of the situation.  Anyway, I’m glad I read the series but I won’t be reading it again.