My Thoughts: What can I say about this one? I adore Hubbards books. I'm always thrilled to get my hands on them and I always adore them. I love her wrMy Thoughts: What can I say about this one? I adore Hubbards books. I'm always thrilled to get my hands on them and I always adore them. I love her writing style, I love her characters, I always love them! I really enjoyed reading Dangerous Boy and I liked how it all ended but there were parts where I was one confused girl.
We are introduced to Harper who is smart but shy. She doesn't like to take risks, and always plays on the safe side. She has a close group of friends and of course a girl she doesn't get along with. She was a pretty likeable character for me. Than we are introduced to Logan. Logan is a new boy at Harper's school that she falls in love with. He moved to her tiny town a few months ago and they have been dating ever since. She doesn't know how he likes her so much, he's so out of her league.
Logan and Harper have a lot in common. They can relate to each other. Both have lost a parent (Logan lost two) and they understand each other.
One day, she meets his twin brother Daemon. Daemon is the complete opposite of Logan. While Logan is sweet, Daemon is ruthless and has gotten in a lot of trouble. He was expelled from his previous school.
Harper starts to get notes from a secret admirer, mean notes, threatening notes. Notes that say someone is watching her.
Other creepy events are happening around town as well which puts everyone on edge. Nobody knows who is doing them or why.
Harper tries to find out more about Daemon from Logan but Logan never wants to talk about. The one thing he does want to talk about is helping Harper get over her fears. She has a list of her deepest fears.
I enjoyed the book but it started to feel a little slow, and I wanted a turn of events, where something outrageous happened. I got my wish towards the end of the book. It was crazy. I won't go into spoilers but I was wondering if this was how it was going to take a turn. Logan and Daemon. It kind of creeped me out a little bit but I'm ok with how it went down and how it ended. Talk about creepy and insane and really "out there."
Dangerous Boy was definitely weird. But an crazy intense weird.
Overall: This book is kind of different when you think about it. I don't think it was as good as You Wish or Prada and Prejudice but it was a pretty good book. Its not really Hubbards main style. I'm giving it 4 cupcakes because I do think it was unique and a step over from her normal books.
Cover: I think the cover is really neat. I love the colors and how the girl is holding hands with one boy while another is in the distance. Also love the clouds and how it looks like its going to storm.
More like a 3.5 cupcake book for me! ..................... My Thoughts: This isn't a bad novel, its just not my kind of novel that I would usually readMore like a 3.5 cupcake book for me! ..................... My Thoughts: This isn't a bad novel, its just not my kind of novel that I would usually read. I'm more into young adult romance or paranormal novels. I don't read many about survival.
The Raft starts off with Robie visiting her aunt. Robie is only 15 years old. Her aunt gets called away so Robie is left alone for a few days. She gets bored and decides to go on home so she books a flight and starts on her journey home.
She doesn't make it very far because the plan goes down and she's thrown out the window on a raft by Co-pilot Max. Max also gets out and spends most of the novel in a dream like state. He does wake up a few times but mostly this novel is about Robie surviving on her own and coping with what that entails. The raft leaks, she's starving, she's cold, she's dehydrated.
Does Robie and Max get saved? How does this one end? Read the book to find out.
Overall: This was just ok for me. Like I said, not something I would normally give a chance so to get 3 cupcakes out of me was decent. It might even rate up there with a 3.5 rating. If you like books based on survival or based solely out on the water, you'll probably like this one a lot more than me. It was an ok novel, just not one of my favorites of the year. I did read the whole thing and it kept my attention enough, just won't go on my favorite shelf. I’m anxious to see other’s reviews on this one, as I’m sure some will adore it!
Cover: Like it. Represents the book accurately since most of the novel is spent on a raft.
My Thoughts: Honestly, I didn’t love Survive like I thought I would. It was an alright read and a fast one at that. We are introduced to Jane who wantMy Thoughts: Honestly, I didn’t love Survive like I thought I would. It was an alright read and a fast one at that. We are introduced to Jane who wants to kill herself. Her father killed himself so she knows she has to follow in his footsteps. She’s wanted to do it for a while now and has even tried too but she hasn’t had a plan.
She now has a plan and she’s going to do it on the way home to see her mother for Christmas. She’s going to take pills and do it on a plane so when the plane lands, she’s dead.
Jane’s plan gets seriously messed up when the plane crashes as she’s ready to take the pills. Everyone on board is killed except her and her seatmate Paul. I liked Paul but I never fell in love with him like I should have. He seemed real, just not real enough to me.
I really did like the idea behind this book, I thought it could be interesting but depressing, but I just didn’t feel like Jane really knew herself very well. She went from having a plan and being determined to take her life, to wanting to live. It’s almost as it happened overnight. Maybe because she was trapped in the wilderness and she realized how precious life was, I don’t know.
The moments between her and Paul were bittersweet and I enjoyed them. I enjoyed seeing things from his perspective.
Overall: Survive was an ok read, but I just never connected to the characters or the plot very well. I think Survive will hit home more with people who enjoy survival stories and stories that take place out in the wilderness.
Cover: I like how alert the girl seems. Also like how big her eye seems.