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message 1: by AH (new)

AH How are you liking this? It seems to be either a love/hate book.

message 2: by Bry (new)

Bry I must I admit I hated it so I am totally hoping for a review a la Fallen here! LOL!

message 3: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Ha! Um, how am I liking it? Do I have to answer that? :P

Bry, we'll see but I think you're going to be disappointed. There's the kind of bad books that ellicit swearing and raging on my part, and then there's the bad books that I throw in the trash, move on and completely forget about. This is the latter.

message 4: by AH (new)

AH I was so looking forward to a rant.

message 5: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy :( I'll see if I can muster my energies but I have a cold right now so my rant would go something like this:

"And THEN Stiefvater pulls out the ultimate -achu!- -sniffle--sniffle- -nose wipe- betrayal of the...errr... -sneeze!- something... -nose wipe- ... Ah fuck it! *Goes back to bed*"

message 6: by Bry (last edited Jul 06, 2010 02:39PM) (new)

Bry Kat wrote: ":( I'll see if I can muster my energies but I have a cold right now so my rant would go something like this:

"And THEN Stiefvater pulls out the ultimate -achu!- -sniffle--sniffle- -nose wipe- betr..."

This review would probably end up being my second favroite review here! LOL! Although Fallen was MUST WORSE than this book. This one was super disappointing but much more forgettable.

message 7: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Haha! You crack me up, Bry!

message 8: by AH (new)

AH OK, not going to get to this any time soon. Have a lot of way better stuff to read. Loved your review...I might need to find a boring book so that my house will get cleaned.

message 9: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana LMAO!
Are you willing to get to know another 30-year old woman in a body of 16-year old boy? If yes, try Beautiful Creatures.

message 10: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I remember reading your review of that! I think I'll give it a skip - at least for now! I dont' know how many more horrible books I can take ATM! First Summoning, then Fallen and now Shiver. My brain is going having serious trouble!

message 11: by AH (new)

AH You need to take a break from YA books. But if you feel that you need to continue --

Blood and Chocolate -- I found this a good take on the teenage werewolves.

message 12: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Well, I'm reading Alanna The First Adventure - but that's supposed to be good. Then The Forgotten Garden. Hopefully these two will get me out to the paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre at least. But I will give Blood and Chocolate a try! Thanks for the rec!

Zosia, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I'm really over the many variations on Twilight. I know this was written first but it's just so similar.

message 13: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I'm actually really glad you enjoyed it, Jillian. I didn't mind it by the end so much but you know me when I start on a rant, I just can't stop!

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist wow Kat, what can I say? I just love you :D
I'm about to start this right now, and I have absolutely no idea what to expect. I've seen 1-star reviews and I've seen 5-star.
Who's right?!
Now I actually like chaste boy love interests (I seem to have the opposite problem from you, I see too many bad boys - maybe I should send them your way, lol? :P) BUUUUUUT you are absolutely right about needing different voices. I like good boys, but they still need to be boys, and the examples you gave out of the book (of things the guy says) sound really effeminate. I haven't read it yet, but thanks to you I'll have my "girlydar" detector up!

message 15: by Elisa (new)

Elisa Tatiana, your comment about Ethan seriously made me laugh out loud. And that's coming from someone who actually mildly enjoyed Beautiful Creatures.
(And great review Kat!)

message 16: by Bry (new)

Bry Totally NOT disappointed! LOVED IT! Seriously! From the locking up your dog, to the boy's being pre-pusssy whipped to the wonderfully gratuitous use of BALLS. Wonderfully funny and totally true to the book review!

BALLS. (I'm still giggling!!!!)

message 17: by Michael (new)

Michael Dude, let me see if I have this straight: this is a romance about a girl that falls in love with a dog, that is really a human boy in disguise? Are there sex scenes while he's in his dog body?

If it weren't for you telling me it was boring, I'd be tracking it down right now. Bad I can deal with, but boring sounds. . . boring. Yes. Balls.

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message 19: by Bry (new)

Bry Michael wrote: "Dude, let me see if I have this straight: this is a romance about a girl that falls in love with a dog, that is really a human boy in disguise? Are there sex scenes while he's in his dog body?


Actually there aren't any sex scenes. Even when he is human and they are sleeping in the same bed together night after night after night (all without the parents realizing the girl basically has a live in boyfriend).

message 20: by AH (new)

AH Sounds a little Twilighty, no? (Or wait, don't all YA novels have this sleepover theme lately?)

message 21: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana They do have sex though (both in human form), eventually. A fade into black affair.

message 22: by Michael (new)

Michael "They do have sex though (both in human form), eventually. A fade into black affair."

Fail. Total fail.

message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

i originally gave this book three stars because i didnt dislike it as much as i thought i was going to. and then i realized what a sad, sad way of critiquing books that is.

message 24: by Bry (new)

Bry Oh I forgot about the fade to black affair. Lame.

message 25: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy As Tatiana said, they do actually have sex - just to prove to us that he apparently has balls, but they're human.

Ariel - I know what you mean! I've actually done that before too.



message 26: by Misty (new)

Misty =D

I can't make my smile any bigger than that. If I could, I would.

message 27: by Jessie (new)

Jessie R Think I will give this book a miss. I read twilight as a recommendation from my mother. HUGE mistake considering she usually only reads mills and boon..
I spose at least of the dude was a dog throughout the book you wouldn't have been subjected to the endless, "Edward is SOOO handsome" and "Edward is soo beautiful.". Balls..

message 28: by Joanna (new)

Joanna Kat,
Thanks for your review. It was better than the whole book put together :-D.

message 29: by Rae (last edited Aug 23, 2010 11:34AM) (new)

Rae Kat,


This review WAS on the point...and I agree with Joanna, this review is better than the book...at least the review made me laugh...

I thought I had a problem with the book (since it was HIGHLY recommended) because I'd been reading adult romance books and this one is YA, but it's good to see that I was not the only person frustrated at the fact that Sam's character is more feminine than I am...(and my friends call me a high maintenance girl)!.


message 30: by Brandi ;) (new)

Brandi ;) I can't stop laughing! I agree with those above, your review was SOOOO on point about this book. I couldn't understand the doggyluv either, it drove me crazy through the whole thing, I just chalked it up to her parents. They weren't there or didn't care enough to teach her about real human love so she turned to the hungry stalking wolves in her back yard. No wonder she didn't scream when they dragged her off her swing and tried to eat her, she thought it was love. Idiot. Anyways, your review is fabulous, I can't wait to read more :)

message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh come on. Cut it some slack. It's not as nad as FALLEN!

message 32: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy No, it's not as bad as Fallen but I didn't enjoy it and thus the rating.

message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

WHY? It's a sweet book!
Or it's just the phase I'm going through, dunno...

message 34: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Well, I was really bored for starters -this book didn't keep my attention. I think I discussed most of it in my review but the characterization and plot were pretty unimpressive for me.

message 35: by Penny (last edited Aug 30, 2010 04:42PM) (new)

Penny Why, for the love of all that is holy, did you read this book? Did you not read Heather's review? How about Tatiana's? And mine?

Well, you can't say you weren't warned. So I really don't feel sorry that you killed all those braincells, wasted all that time. And yes, at least we got another amusing review out of it, so I'd say it was worth it.

But still, what possessed you?

P.S. You should read Blood & Chocolate. It's probably one of the better teenage werewolf books. But please, don't ever watch the movie. It's superbad, and not in a good way.

message 36: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Haha Penny! You know me - when someone asks me to read a book I just can't turn them down!

So on a scale of 1 to 'kill-me-now!' how bad do you think Evernight will be? It's next up!

message 37: by Penny (new)

Penny I started reading Evernight once. It was similar to Fallen (sort of) so I quickly flung it away from my body and purchased something better to read.

message 38: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana So, Kat, contemplating reading Evernight, aren't you? I haven't read it myself, but after reading its reviews I decided to save myself some sanity. What's next on your list? House of Night?

I'll be waiting for your assessment of these paranormal YA masterpieces.

message 39: by AH (new)

AH Blood and Chocolate was a really good book.
I suspect that you won't like Evernight. I liked it, but the rest of the series drove me bonkers.

message 40: by Misty (new)

Misty I'm about to be unpopular here, but Blood and Chocolate was awful. Some good parts, definite potential, but no. Just no.

message 41: by Annalisa (last edited Aug 30, 2010 10:46PM) (new)

Annalisa Don't read Evernight! Okay, it wasn't as bad as Fallen, but the author still tricks and manipulates you. I hate that. Beautiful Creatures is pretty bad too.

message 42: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Annalisa - it's Anila's fault! She sent me a book rec because she wants to read another rant!

Misty - I don't think sharing a negative opinion about about round us ever made anyone unpopular! I mean, T didn't like Stolen and I still obsessively stalk her!

message 43: by AH (new)

AH Annalisa wrote: "Don't read Evernight! Okay, it wasn't as bad as Fallen, but the author still tricks and manipulates you. I hate that. Beautiful Creatures is pretty bad too."

What a great description of Evernight. We called it "The plot twist that shall remain unnamed...."

Are you curious yet, Kat?

message 44: by Misty (new)

Misty True. You know, I got Stolen a couple months back (signed!), but I still have yet to work it in. I think I'm going to try to read it come November/December. You know, something nicely warped and depressing for the holidays...

message 45: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi WTF this is so funny

message 46: by Patrisha (new)

Patrisha I liked this a lot. I agree cheke out my reveiw, have you ever read Firelight? Worst book ever but still better then SHIVER! I didn't even finish the book!

message 47: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Aha, ya I read Firelight. I was so hyped up around the book and it just fell flat . . . I was quite upset. She's a really bad writer . . .

message 48: by Penny (new)

Penny I forgot how much I love this review. Work of art. My favorite part? Well there's several, but this one made me spit all over my computer screen:

C'mon, Stiefvater! Give the boy his balls back, please! He complained that a jacket made him look bulky! What next? Chipped nail, PMS cramps? Is he going to stamp his foot and mutter, "Drat! I can't believe Jennifer is wearing the same dress as me! I think I might just die!"

P.S. I love the offensive review you posted in Tatiana's comments. Awesome.

message 49: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Haha! Thanks. Well, if they're going to complain about the way Tatiana expresses herself, I thought I'd give them an example of how Tatiana COULD express herself if... well, you know, she was less sophisticated or PC. You know, like me!

What is with the trolls lately? You and T can't seem to cop a break. I mean, I'm happy because for once, they're leaving me alone!

message 50: by AH (new)

AH Kat, maybe they are leaving you alone because you are not reading YA books right now?

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