Saw the movie trailer and KNEW I was going to watch this movie…um Sam Claflin (Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), no question, MUST SESaw the movie trailer and KNEW I was going to watch this movie…um Sam Claflin (Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), no question, MUST SEE. Of course being the book nerd that I am, I had to read the book before the movie, right?
Louisa (Clarke) is an adult living at home, trying to find a new job to help out her parents. William (Claflin) is a quadriplegic who has promised his parents 6 more months of life before he leaves for a death with dignity facility. With William at home his parents need someone to care for him, other than his nurse; they hire Louisa. She has no idea what she is doing and that is what makes her perfect for the job.
At first William is standoffish and a pain in Loiusa’s ass, but eventually she opens up and gives what she gets. This is exactly what William is needing, someone to not pity him and walk on egg shells around him. As soon as they start to really get to know each other and enjoy each others company, the 6 months date is looming. Louisa will try anything to get William to change his mind.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It is so heartwarming and heartbreaking. Louisa and William are written with so much depth, personality and back story you cannot help to feel like part of their family. When they start to really dig into each others history, I was totally sold on their story. I could not help but to fall for these characters. You can also read the companion novel – After You....more
Fans of the Hundred Oaks Series will enjoy Defending Taylor – Kenneally stays true to her story arcs; with a strong female lead overcoming obstacles iFans of the Hundred Oaks Series will enjoy Defending Taylor – Kenneally stays true to her story arcs; with a strong female lead overcoming obstacles in her life, with a little bit of romance thrown into the mix.
Taylor is the perfect daughter, student, girlfriend – until, she steps in for her boyfriend and everything in her life changes. She makes one mistake and is used as an example. Instead of the easy punishment Taylor thinks she will receive for her first mistake, she is expelled from her prestigious boarding school and sent back to Hundred Oak to attend public school. Like with all of Kenneally’s book we will see past characters and glimpses of their life.
Taylor has a lot of resentment; for her parents, ex boyfriend, friends and siblings and she will use her love for soccer and an old friend to help her come to terms with her mistake and making it work. This book seemed to lead toward more darker issues that previous books -I am really enjoying seeing Kenneally step out of the comfort zone and delve deeper into issues teens are facing today....more
Did someone say Undead??!!!! If you are an avid follower of PTB, you know, that I love all things creepy…especially the undead. I really enjoy the booDid someone say Undead??!!!! If you are an avid follower of PTB, you know, that I love all things creepy…especially the undead. I really enjoy the books that focus on the characters and how they live post apocalypse – of course a book titled Life After the Undead grabbed my attention.
Life After the Undead (LATU) is unlike any post-apocalyptic book, that I have read. Most books cover the outbreak and getting to the safe haven, LATU covers what happens after you reach your safe haven. The Undead, seem to flock to the Northern Western states – most believe it has to do with decomposition rates in humid climates. Whatever the reason, it allows for life on the east side of the United States to return to a “normal” post apocalyptic state. Things have changed, but life carries on.
The main character Krista survives the outbreak and reaches her safe haven within the first few chapters, then the story jumps ahead two years. After doing the same thing for 2 years straight, Krista wants out; she hears rumors about a “wall” being built to keep the zombies on their side (west coast). Krista wants to be a part of this group and jumps and the chance; Krista’s new life on the east coast wasn’t going to be easy but she never imagined having a volatile jealous roommate. The undead are not Krista’s biggest threat.
The twist on the zombies, really hooked me with this one but I enjoyed getting to see how the world was run after the dust had settled. A unique, quick, and enjoyable read for anyone that loves the undead.
A fast paced, super intense super hero story that you cannot put down! Maci makes a great protagonist, she is a super, but her emotions get the best oA fast paced, super intense super hero story that you cannot put down! Maci makes a great protagonist, she is a super, but her emotions get the best of her - which, is something we can all relate too.
Powered is Maci Might's story; Maci is a Super (someone with super hero powers) but to be considered a "HERO" she has to pass her hero test when she turns 16. Things don't go as planned and the angrier Maci gets about the situation the more it points to her "true identity." Maci was born a twin, and in the Super world, one twin is a hero and the other is always a villain... but, when one dies at birth how do you know if you a raising the hero or the villain? When an unknown villain attacks Maci's town - she must go against everything, break the Hero rules to save her family.
There are a few things that point to Maci being a villain, but can you REALLY be born a villain or are you made one? That is the main question throughout the story-line - choice, can you choose your destiny?
I did find some things little confusing in the middle of the book, but it all made sense in the end. And OMG plot twist, I did not see that coming. My favorite thing about Powered is the abbreviations Supers called things - like their transport was called a KAPOW....more
I really enjoyed Tarryn's other novels. This one is really different, it's a love story; but a different kind of love story. One based off of a dream.I really enjoyed Tarryn's other novels. This one is really different, it's a love story; but a different kind of love story. One based off of a dream. Have you ever had one of those dreams that are so real, that you wake up feeling the dream? That is what happens to the main character in F*ck Love, she wakes up "in love" with her best friend's boyfriend.
I liked the concept of the story, however I had a very hard time connecting with the main character; she is very self deprecating and a lot of the story is in her head....more
Loved it, different from Kody's usual fun loving humor filled books - this digs deeper into a darker side. I was a bit ticked off about the "Foster hoLoved it, different from Kody's usual fun loving humor filled books - this digs deeper into a darker side. I was a bit ticked off about the "Foster home" issue, since it seems like every book that deals with Foster homes - the homes are bad. Which isn't always the case - I know, from personal experience, but Kody was able to redeem herself in the end....more