But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a bit...off. They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even t...more
The concept behind Still Waters reminded me a lot of The Shining*, in that it's about a not-very-bright girl named Hannah who goes to an isolated lake house for a romantic getaway, and once they're there, her boyfriend Colin starts acting really weird. Except that, unlike that other masterpiece of horror, there isn't any snow. Or tension. Or creepiness.
Unfortunately, while I liked the basic idea behind the book, this very short novel c...more
Hannah decides to go on a romantic getaway with her boyfriend,...more
Edit: I almost forgot: "He ate manfully." Really? ...
Edit 2: After talking with my sister about my feelings on the book I am ch...more
I couldn't really connect to Hannah, the girl you're supposed to really root for and whatnot. The entire time we're told how responsible and reserved and geeky she is, but we never see that. We're told that she does what she's supposed to do and never acts with...more
I usually have pretty strong opinions when finishing a book, (cue agreeable scoffs) but this one made my mind pretty jumbled. Did I like this? Was this gold or a horrendously underdeveloped story of nonsense with plot holes? It took me about an hour of the above before I came to this brilliant conclusion: it's both. Kinda. And so the endless cycle resumes.
STILL WATERS reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe's short stories: you are thrown se...more
Hannah, for one thing, annoys me. It's not the first time I've been bothered so much by a heroine and I doubt it'll be my la...more
Hannah and her boyfriend, Colin, have been dating for a year, but she still cannot seem to open up to him completely. A self-proclaimed “queen of nerds,” Hannah can’t imagine why the gorgeous and popular Colin would like her, let alone tell her he loves her on a regular basis. Hannah wants nothing more than to be able to say those three words back to Colin, but something is keeping her from expres...more
Still Waters is about Hannah who is planning a romantic weekend getaway with her boyfriend Colin in an old family cabin. Once they get there things start to not feel right and Colin begins to become m...more
Hannah and Colin are dating. Colin is a super cute guy while Hannah is slightly nerdy and she cannot believe that Colin actually wants to be with her. On Colin's graduation night, he tells Hannah he loves her but she cannot say the words back. Colin is upset and w...more
First Impressions: When I first read the book synopsis, it sort of reminded me of Stephen King’s, The Shining. I knew that I would have to get my hands on this book and see if it were any good. I also loved the cover art, which reminded me of Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. This book sounded like a good scary read for a rainy day!
First 50 Pages: I think I hit the nail on the head when I said that Still Waters is very much like...more
The writing wasn't terrible, however I never really cared one way or the other about any of the characters. Well, none if them other than the MC, Hannah, whom I considered supremely selfish. Seriously, they could've been picked up by the Death Star & I wouldn't have cared...except to wonder why Vader found them so fascinating.
I kind of loathed Hannah, which is...more
First off, the characters. I liked Hannah and Colin mostly, but I liked Colin more. He seemed like a sweet guy totally in love with his girl. And while I like Hannah, her obsession with whether or not to say "I love you" kinda...more
I pushed myself to read Still Waters when I had the chance though I could sense it was not the book for me. Though it definitely had the potential to become a great one, I felt disappointment while reading it.
Still Waters tell us about a couple who leave the city for the weekend. Colin is going to leave for college in a few days and Hannah can't let him go without them having fun together for the last time. So, they're...more
For these reasons, I don't like to give up on books. For a looong time, I hardly ever ever did. I'm talking like maybe four out of hundreds in the last...more
Here is the summary of the book:
Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He’s leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they’ll never forget. But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a bit...off. They can't find the town on any map. The house they are...more
The author spent entirely too much building to what was going on instead of actually having anything happen, but I kept reading anyway because it was interesting enough and I wanted to see where it went. I also found that the characters were flat sometimes; now the ending was great, it built up quite a lot, and then it...more
Still Waters is a scary read...more
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a.) Characters: 2/5 score. Hannah was pretty bad. We are led to believe she is a good girlfriend, a good sister, and a good daughter. Then in a matter of two or three chapters she steals from her boyfriend, makes her brother stay with the creepy neighbor, and lies to her mother (all in the beginning of the book!). Colin seems more real than Hannah, and he is definitely an easier character t...more
As you can probably tell, I'm more of a 600+ page paranormal romance kinda girl, but this was a nice change of pace. The suspense was pretty good, and it built up towards the end. And I was actually pretty impressed with the character development. Hannah was an instantly likeable girl, she was torn betwe...more
I disliked Hannah instantly. The idea of having a romantic getaway with your boyfriend before he leaves for college is good, but the idea of taking him to a cabin in the middle of no where that he has expressed his hatred for? Dumb idea. But I kept reading anyway because it was interesting enough and I wanted to see where it went. It was creepy and eerie and just plain weird at som...more
This book was SO creepy! It probably didn’t help that I was always reading it in the middle of the night, when I was the only one in my house still awake, which of course made it seem even more creepy.
I really liked both of...more
I loved the book up until the last few chapters. I kept telling my reading-buddies "Well, I don't get why people aren't crazy about it..it's great." Things fizzed out, if fell flat. There was a great build-up then the ending was just...there. I think it could've been better if it had ended just a bit earlier with a more...shocking ending.
I urge everyone to give it a try...more
I knew after reading this book from reviews that the little light indicating "This-will-remind-you-of-The-Shining-by-Steven-King" would siren and it did. From the very moment that Hannah wants to take her boyfriend, Colin, to a secluded, old, decaying house not indicated on any map, the thought stuck like a fly in honey.
Now the basic plot of the book fir Hannah to finally admit and say that she loves Colin after a year of dating. To do...more
Hannah is such a goody goody that taking an old map and picture from her boyfriend's house in her mind is stealing. When Colin fi...more