Cassie's team finds themselves dealing with yet another active serial killer after a young college student is found murdered. Could it be tha4.5 stars
Cassie's team finds themselves dealing with yet another active serial killer after a young college student is found murdered. Could it be that this killer also has ties to their team? And who is the stern new agent and does she want to help the Naturals? Or end their program?
Appologies in advance, this is a sort of disjointed and unedited review of this book...
Rainbow Rowell is a dangerous author for me...I think I will haAppologies in advance, this is a sort of disjointed and unedited review of this book...
Rainbow Rowell is a dangerous author for me...I think I will have to assume that her books will make me stay up most of the night reading, no matter what time I'm supposed to get up the next morning!
So, I am always a bit leery of the realistic fiction, it hits too close to home sometimes, or I just feel too much empathy for the characters. In many ways it just isn't relaxing for me to read, I worry about the people in the book, I fret over how they will resolve their problems or if they will resolve their problems. I cringe when the characters get into awkward situations. I feel myself blushing and having my stomach drop. In short, I read realistic fiction with my hand ready to cover my eyes, with my shoulders hunched protectively, with one foot ready to run. However, Rainbow Rowell has taken care of me twice now, so I feel like she's trustworthy with these stories. The problems she brings up are fully formed and realized but, happily, never tip over into the realm of melodrama. She may give her characters challenges but she doesn't torture them, which I (and I'm sure they) appreciate.
Cath and Wren are identical twins heading off to college. After 18 years of living out of each other's back pockets Wren has started to pull away. She doesn't want to be roommates, she's changed her appearance and seems, in general, to want to differentiate herself from Cath in all ways, including leaving behind their fannish life in the world of the Wizard Simon and the Vampire Baz...two characters in a book series that they wrote fanfic for. Cath, though, is not ready to change. She finds herself suddenly adrift and alone. Slowly Cath finds herself making unsteady friendships and falling into a comfortable routine. But, she soon finds herself worrying, about her father's ability to cope, about her sister's new habits, about her feelings for her roommates boyfriend and the return of her mother who left when she and her sister were 8. Does Cath have to give up everything she loved to move forward? Does she want to try and keep things from changing? Or can she find a blend of the old and the new...
Sophronia is back at it with her friends at Miss Geraldines! This time the school has visitors from St. Bunson's, the boys school for evil geniuses, aSophronia is back at it with her friends at Miss Geraldines! This time the school has visitors from St. Bunson's, the boys school for evil geniuses, aboard and they're all off on an adventure to London! But, who is trying to kidnap Dimity and why are all of Sophronia's friends suddenly shunning her? With the always charming Soap and a new young man in her life Sophronia can hardly keep up with all the plots and games going on around her...
Fabulous follow up to the first book!!! Our favorite supernatural friend Captain Niall is back and an appearance (hopefully the first of many) of the always outrageous Lord Akeldama makes this series a wonderful companion to the Parasol Protectorate. Carriger writes her women with intelligence and fun and this series makes me all the more excited to read Prudence's books.
a fun thriller about a small town librarian who decides to shake up her life which brings a new man into her world. then she inadvertently stumbles aca fun thriller about a small town librarian who decides to shake up her life which brings a new man into her world. then she inadvertently stumbles across a murder.
astrid jones doesn't feel like she needs her love, so she gives it away to the passengers on the planes that fly over her house. she gives her love awastrid jones doesn't feel like she needs her love, so she gives it away to the passengers on the planes that fly over her house. she gives her love away to the unknown people so it can't be controlled, by her mother, her best friends and their secrets or even by her own secrets. but astrid is getting tired of keeping everything inside and one night of fun suddenly brings everything out into the light. with some help from her newfound friend socrates, astrid starts to question all the rules that made her feel like she had to hide who she is.
i really liked astrid, i did get frustrated with her at times but i got frustrated with almost all of the characters in this book at one point or another. there were certain things that occured that i wanted to be dealt with a bit more head on, but in the end i found this book really satisfying.
these are the sorts of books that i end up really enjoying but while i'm in the middle of them they make me SUPER stressed out. more stressed than fantasy adventures or science fiction apocalyptic futures. i can't explain why this is but i think it's because they're real problems and so the consequences even though it's just a story feel more imminent.
In the final book of the Divergent trilogy Veronica Roth lives up to the dauntless mantra "be brave".
In this volume Tris, Four and a group of their fIn the final book of the Divergent trilogy Veronica Roth lives up to the dauntless mantra "be brave".
In this volume Tris, Four and a group of their friends manage to leave Chicago with the help of a new group, the Allegiant, who have formed in response to the destruction of the faction systems. They hope to see what is outside the city. What they find sheds light on what has been going on in their city but it also causes them to question their entire world view. We see the group and especially Tris and Four really begin to think about what their divergent status (or lack thereof) means to them and to the way they view eachother. Meanwhile, they discover that both in the outside world and within the city there are revolutions brewing that have the potential to destroy the entire structure not only of the city but also of the areas outside the city.
I found some parts of this a bit heavy handed but overall it was a really excellent wrap up to the series and Roth made some extremely bold decisions about her characters that were a bit devastating but also completely necessary for the story. So even though it broke my heart a little, I really respect her. I appreciate that she really made sure that her characters were thoughtful about their actions and about the way they interacted with each other. ...more
Delicious ending to a wonderful series. I was so sorry to leave Deryn and Alec behind. They were smart, brave and so interesting. I really loved the mDelicious ending to a wonderful series. I was so sorry to leave Deryn and Alec behind. They were smart, brave and so interesting. I really loved the mixture of fantasy and actual history Westerfeld mixed together in these books. Alan Cumming was perfect as the reader of the audiobooks and I found that as desperate as I was to hear what would happen next, I was also putting off listening at times so that it wouldn't be over.
I like endings that leave me with a sense, not that the story has ended completely but rather that we're at a pause in the character's lives. A place where they are able to stop and just be for a moment before heading off onto more adventures. That's what Westerfeld managed to do. The final scenes made me gasp, and laugh and ultimately put me in such a wonderful mood that i cannot recommend this series highly enough!!! Go! Read it...or listen to it!!!
This book took me longer to read than usual (which might just be because a LOT of books are taking me longer to read than usual this year or it mightThis book took me longer to read than usual (which might just be because a LOT of books are taking me longer to read than usual this year or it might be beacause there was a lot of detail and the pace was a little slower) but I really enjoyed it there was a lot of world building and I liked the characters very much.
Diana is a witch who long ago decided that she did not want to use her powers and so has become a historian studying alchemy. Her life is disrupted when she accidentally calls up an enchanted manuscript at the Bodlean library, from the moment she lays her hands on it she is being hunted by Vampires, Daemons and even her fellow Witches. When she begins to work with a vampire to discover the secrets of the manuscript the danger ratchets up even higher. What is hidden in Ashmole 782 and why are people willing to kill for the information?
Overall it was very enjoyable and I'm going to read the sequel to it. I felt that the history, mystery and romance were well balanced and I am excited to keep reading about these characters....more
Another fun and laughter inducing romp from Shelly Laurenston. Toni is pretty sure her only talent is being able to wrangle the 10 hyper active geniusAnother fun and laughter inducing romp from Shelly Laurenston. Toni is pretty sure her only talent is being able to wrangle the 10 hyper active geniuses that are her siblings, but Jackels lookout for their family so it doesn't bother her *too* much. But occasionally she'd like a little more out of life than babysitting. Then she meets Ricky, a wolf who thinks she's the extraordinary one, she gets a new job and suddenly there's a lot less wrangling and a lot more flirting and adventure in her life. But lookout when someone takes a dangerous interest in her family. Can she juggle all of it? With the help of her slightly crazy best friend Livy, a shifter that no one can quite figure out, and a bunch of new body guards and an OCD bearcat she's got a good shot!...more
When Katy moves into a new town she finds that she's moved next door to a potential new friend, Dee is great and her brother, Daemon, is very cute...iWhen Katy moves into a new town she finds that she's moved next door to a potential new friend, Dee is great and her brother, Daemon, is very cute...if only he wasn't such a total jerk. Daemon doesn't want Katy and Dee to be friends. But, when strange things start happening around them Katy starts to wonder if there's something deeper going on. When she finds out the truth and realizes that she is going to have to stay close to Daemon for all their safety she's not even sure if she can handle that. Especially since, even though they're constantly sparring, they're also, maybe, flirting just a bit too... ...more
Set in the near future this murder mystery is the first in the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). Eve Dallas is a New York City cop who enSet in the near future this murder mystery is the first in the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). Eve Dallas is a New York City cop who ends up being in charge of a case involving the murder of a prominent Senator's granddaughter. As she uncovers more clues she eventually finds herself involved with one of the prime suspects, a multibillionaire, Roarke.
I listened to the audio and really enjoyed the reader. She did a good job with the different voices and accents.
I'll be working my way through these books (all 40 of them) slowly but surely. ...more