Let's just say I am glad that it was a quick read. The book was simply OK. There isn't anything real special about it. The characters were bland....EvLet's just say I am glad that it was a quick read. The book was simply OK. There isn't anything real special about it. The characters were bland....Even desipte their hectic-ness.
I am not always a big fan of authors who incorporate letters/notes/correspondeces into their work. It seems kinda like a cop-out. Like, you just summed it up and didn't have any things else to add, creatively. I had to back track once or twice because I wasn't exepcting things to happen so fast and it came from a letter. I thought some of it would have been better in detail.
I can't wait to hear the discussion at my work book club in a few weeks....more
Oh my what a fantastic read! 5 Stars for sure! I loved every bit about it. I love it's magic and it's beauty. It was such a pleasant to read. I especiOh my what a fantastic read! 5 Stars for sure! I loved every bit about it. I love it's magic and it's beauty. It was such a pleasant to read. I especially loved Nao and her courageousness even when it didn't show. I knew she was a strong person form the beginning despite her bullies and scandals. I highly recommend this book and hated having to give it back to the person with whom I borrowed it from. A great summer read too....more
I did enjoy this book but it moved rather quickly and then stopped and kinda dragged. The beginning happened so fast that I didn't even realize that hI did enjoy this book but it moved rather quickly and then stopped and kinda dragged. The beginning happened so fast that I didn't even realize that he went back in time. I wish that part was more clear of how they did it. They just did!
I like the idea that they could go back in time and witness the past. I also loved that it was set in NYC because that is where I work and live so I knew of most of the places he spoke about. I also loved that it was illustrated letting the reader really picture what he "saw".
The book was simply OK. Many people loved it and maybe I just didn't get it but I didn't feel that it was all that great. It was definitely interesting but that is all. The characters had no real depth. I do, however, recommend this book to those who like to read about NYC history and time travel. ...more
Just wrote my 3 paragraph review on my blog and it got deleted. Too frustraded to re-write it at the moment.
Here is my new one:
I can't say I am a fan.Just wrote my 3 paragraph review on my blog and it got deleted. Too frustraded to re-write it at the moment.
Here is my new one:
I can't say I am a fan. I read the second in the series simply because I was hoping that I would not be lost in the sea of the fan fictioners. I thought that maybe, just maybe, that it was only the first that was terrible but then I realized that I wasted time in my life that I am never getting back. I mean, it was "terrible, horrible" but it wasn't "Holy Hell" either. I read it right? so that's gotta stand for something. I can tell you that I will not read the third unless it is free and I have nothing else to read but given that I have a nook and over 600 books in my apartment I can't really see that happening.
I disliked it for the same reasons why I dislike Twilight I just couldn't stand the winy-ness but at least there was sex whereas is the latter......
Something good did come from this, it broadened my mind to what is out there and also that sex is sex is sex and should be embraced and not wasted on BS or not even being used. I also found out what BenWa balls where but those are my positives.
I can see however why many women like it because it's soft pron like Skinemax. I get it. I do but I am not joining in on the fun. I simply can't but I am giving a thumbs up to those who do like it. I am not judging you, just the book. ...more
It is truly hard to rate this book. I am not sure how I feel. It really angered me at points and yet I still continued on. I see now why women love thIt is truly hard to rate this book. I am not sure how I feel. It really angered me at points and yet I still continued on. I see now why women love this book: 1) it has many dirty scenes 2) a good looking young rich male will buy and do anything for "you" and lastly, 3) it's full of shit. People eat it up because it's not real nor will it ever be. OK maybe some of it I can believe and maybe that is why I continued on but seriously? that stalking crap is out. I don't care about all the money in the world I need my damned space! And I am more of a dom than a sub. Someone gives me crap...uh uh..no way.
Maybe some people like that, me not so much. It reminded me of a more dirty version (and less paranormal) than Twilight and I had this thought in my head the whole time reading before I read the reviews and it felt good to know that I was not alone. The writing is horrible but that also made it easy to read. Maybe that should be on my list?
Going back to my list, #2 is what I really think people gall over. He's handsome, rich, and wants to buy "you" everything and anything but "you/her" complaints (hmmm, Bella?). Most women would sign that stupid thing in mere seconds to have what she had (again me, not so much) call me old fashioned and sure I am a women I can handle some smut now and then but this was just ridiculous and just didn't sit right. The sex scenes were bearable but I just hated his domineering attitude and those damned "contracts" and not to mention his stalker behavior. I guess that's what turned me off and away (and of course the crap writing). Oh well, I guess I will continue on with the series simply because he doesn't love a good crime scene? You just can't look away and plus, I like to be in the know!
Okay so I have no idea on how to rate this. I didn't really like it but I didn't want to smash it against the wall, well, at least not at the end. TheOkay so I have no idea on how to rate this. I didn't really like it but I didn't want to smash it against the wall, well, at least not at the end. There was a lot of touch and go in the beginning. It wasn't until the, um, scandal (?) until I kinda started to get into it and to start to understand the jargon. Maybe it is the Mom in me but the language was murder! I know things like this will happen because it always does and I know I use new language everyday and make up my own at points but these things happen gradually and it was gruesome in the beginning but I guess I just answered my own question then huh?
Well, I like the futuristic feel even though it was not too much into the future but who is to say teenage pregnancy for profit can't happen? I'd rather that then trying to flush their pregnancies down the toilet. (That is a whole other blog). I liked the ending and I am sure I will read the next in the series just because I liked the ending.......more