Not bad but I wasn't blown away by it either. I didn't always understand the nature of the relationship between Jacqueline and Lucas although I know w...moreNot bad but I wasn't blown away by it either. I didn't always understand the nature of the relationship between Jacqueline and Lucas although I know why it was difficult.
Some of the hot action made up for it, but still...(less)
Good god, this book was boring. I gave up after reading about 60% of the thing.
Nick was boring, Bess was boring and the 'best friend' (forgot the name...moreGood god, this book was boring. I gave up after reading about 60% of the thing.
Nick was boring, Bess was boring and the 'best friend' (forgot the name already) was a complete bitch. I don't even know why anybody would want a friend like that. At one point Bess mentions how the BFF wants to prove how every guy likes her more (= she makes up stories, about Nick being queer, for example)
The entire story has a weird angle, but I just couldn't be bothered anymore and I completely lost interest after dragging myself through the pages.(less)
Spoilers coming up, but then again, you aren't missing much and I'm sparing you the effort of having to read it yourself. Trust me, go read something...moreSpoilers coming up, but then again, you aren't missing much and I'm sparing you the effort of having to read it yourself. Trust me, go read something else, cause WTF was that???
This has to be the worst thing I've ever read in my entire life, I swear. I'm sorry, I'm sure there are a lot of fans out there, but this book was just fucked up and most of all: Boring. Oh-so-BORING.
My god. The sex wasn't even hot, there was no seduction, nothing. "I took off my clothes. And then he fucked me. And I came. And then he came. And he drank my blood. And then I drank his blood. And then I turn into a virgin again. And then the next day, I took off my clothes. And we fucked." Or: "He slid his hands down my pants and by the time the car stopped I'd had 3 orgasms."
Wow geez, I can barely keep myself in check from all the hotness, be still my loins! That's what this books is like, chapter, after chapter, after chapter. -yawns loudly-
The thing that bothered me the most wasn't the BDSM, or the fisting, or the knives and the blood, it was the fact that 'drinking Christian's blood turned her into a virgin again'. Now I know what they mean, cause a girl's first time usually hurts, and that's what he's aiming for because she bleeds every time, but it's not like being a virgin is something you can go back to once you've had sex for the first time. Unless if the author thinks there really is such a thing as a hymen that's some kind of closed membrane that 'breaks' when a girl's cherry gets popped. I'm sorry but this has to be the silliest thing I've ever read.
ETA: apparently, I am completely wrong about hymens in general and they felt the need to set me straight. It is in fact, a closed membrane, I'm told. I just feel so bad for all the virgins out there who have monthly nose bleeds when they're on their period. I mean, where else would the stuff go? My biggest sympathies to all you young nose bleeders out there. -sniffle-
On top of the fact that they had the most boring sex life in literary history (and I'm using this term loosely), he tells her he doesn't love her, but then about 5 minutes later, he does. But she shouldn't love him back! No! I'll wipe your memory, fair Juliette, and set you back into the real world! No Christian, don't, me lubs you so much, please, hurt me some more!
But he does dump her. (and I'm glad he did cause that meant the book finally ends) And it works for like 5 seconds, so she gets her memory back, tries to kill herself and, of course; he comes to her rescue and turns her into a vampire. I think this paragraph alone is longer than the chapter where all those events took place.
Okay, can somebody please explain to me what the hell I've been reading for the past 12 hours or so?
I don't even know what to say about this book, all...moreOkay, can somebody please explain to me what the hell I've been reading for the past 12 hours or so?
I don't even know what to say about this book, all I know is that I feel like I was standing somewhere, minding my own business when suddenly a building nearby exploded. A minute later, six cars crash into each other on the other side of the street. While I'm running over there to help people out of their cars, a burning plane flies over, and when I finally make my way over there, I see the plane crashed into a train. Soon after that, another train crashes into what's left of those other two wrecks.
WTF WAS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME?? I DON'T EVEN KNOW!
Seriously, I have no effing clue on how I should feel about this.
Abby is... -frustrated sigh- And don't get me started on Travis.
They 'had' to sleep in the same bed together. Convenient much? She was supposedly 'completely oblivious' to the fact that the guy was turning into the Rambo version of a saint, and then everything that happened in and after Vegas just frustrated the crap out of me.
WELL NO SCREW IT, THIS ENTIRE BOOK WAS INFURIATING! GAH!
I honestly don't know if I liked this or hated this.
Screw it, I'm not even able to put my ramblings into words right now.
MAN, I loved this! I can't believe I waited this long to read this thing (all the reviews my friends posted should have made it clear, don't you think...moreMAN, I loved this! I can't believe I waited this long to read this thing (all the reviews my friends posted should have made it clear, don't you think?) and I'm so happy I finally did!
A broken world, filled with uncertainty, death and doom lurking around every corner.... Awesome! -fist pump-
Although it's something similar but very different, I couldn't help but be reminded of Dark Angel. I used to love that show (watch it if you can pretend to be oblivious to Miss Alba's amazing acting skills (yes, that was sarcasm, kids!)) We rely so very much on electricity and the safety of our own homes... Just imagining living in a broken down world is already scary enough. Seriously, think about it.
I could never stomach this if this ever got turned into a movie. There a lot of gore involved and I don't think there is a single scene where there isn't somebody who is bleeding (Raffe mostly).
I can't help but like Penryn. Looks like she had a hard life and things aren't exactly getting any easier. She is a bit slow on the uptake, I mean an angel with that kind of introduction who tells her his name is Raffe? I'm not into religion, but that probably would have been my first question. I just feel so bad about his wings, and his sword :( Gah, poor baby.
One thing did bother me though: the world broke down about 6 weeks ago, and it's too big of a wreck to be believable. I think more time should have passed for things to get that bad, but I can understand why it was written that way... I just hope certain things will be clarified once we get to read the next book. (can't wait! ♥ )(less)
I'm one of those people who is obsessed with lists. I love making them, I love it when I can put a big V behind an item whenever I finish doing someth...moreI'm one of those people who is obsessed with lists. I love making them, I love it when I can put a big V behind an item whenever I finish doing something, and what I love most is reading them. (I'm not talking about grocery lists etc., unless when people put odd things on them)
This book is full of lists which are sometimes funny, sometimes creepy and always interesting.(less)
I think this is one of the very rare cases where I like the movie more than the novella. It's not that it was bad in any way, just very different in b...moreI think this is one of the very rare cases where I like the movie more than the novella. It's not that it was bad in any way, just very different in both versions. I don't think I would have liked this one so much if I had read it before watching Ryan Gosling walk around in his scorpion jacket.
A few minor characters got a bigger role in the movie, (or stay alive instead of getting their heads blown off) and to be honest, I don't think the book would have worked on-screen if they hadn't changed it so much. I do like the fact that I know a little more about Driver's background story now, because nothing about gets mentioned in the movie adaptation.
This probably isn't a book for everybody, but I do recommend watching the movie and I'll admit this song, which they use in the opening credits, has been playing non-stop in my car while I'm driving at night. It makes me feel... It's hard to explain.(less)
Well, it's about damn time I wrote a review for this book, but as usual, all I can say is OMIGODSIGHIMSOHAPPY whenever I finish a...moreRawr :)
Well, it's about damn time I wrote a review for this book, but as usual, all I can say is OMIGODSIGHIMSOHAPPY whenever I finish a book I loved.
This is no different, to be honest.
I'll admit, at first I was like.. aliens because it seems like authors are searching left and right for a decent non-human who hasn't seen it all. Vampires, werewolves, zombies,... Let's face it, those creatures seem to be getting a loooot of action these days.
I was suffering a bad case of the readers-block, so I wasn't really up for 'another one of those YA books that keep disappointing me' but what convinced me were my GR friends, who kept keeling over all around me after reading this book. BOY was I glad my curiosity got the better of me cause it was finger likin' good!
If that's what aliens are really like, then come on, where do I sign? In blood and everything if that's what you want.
I can't wait for the sequel. Seriously, my pants are on fire and everything.(less)
For some reason, the relationship building thing was skipped completely, twice even.
Leif: I'm hot, I've never paye...moreWell I can't say nobody warned me.
For some reason, the relationship building thing was skipped completely, twice even.
Leif: I'm hot, I've never payed attention to you, but I think you are hot as well. I am confessing all my secrets and my undying love for you, out of the blue, and I never told you because I'm the most popular kid in school and I'm afraid to be shot down by you, but screw that now and let me dazzle the pants off of you. Let's hook up.
Pagan: Errr... OK. Swoooooon. -tries to ignore the hot dead rock star who comes into her room every night-
Dank: (what kind of a name is Dank anyway?) Hey there. I am going to just sit here with my guitar, eyefucking you while looking like the, well, rock star I am. I fell in love with you the minute I laid eyes on you, risked my entire existence for you, did I mention you look ridiculously hot in pale pink, broke all the rules, and spend the rest of my immortal life wanting what I can't have.
Pagan: Errr... OK. Swoo-hooo-hoooooon -cries in her boyfriend's arms because she can't have Dank-
I'm not going to rant about the storyline, I'm not going to give you a summary of this book, I'm going for a short, old-fashioned THIS IS ALL ABOUT ME...moreI'm not going to rant about the storyline, I'm not going to give you a summary of this book, I'm going for a short, old-fashioned THIS IS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME!-thingy. Cause I have all these feelings 'n stuff.
Everybody seems to have read this book already, and I can't really blame them. In fact, why did nobody shove this into my face sooner, and by that I mean in the literal sense. As far as parties go, I'm late. Like clean-up-crew-late.
But I will keep on my party hat while I'm blowing one of those roll-up whistle things, dancing my ass off to the music playing in my head because sweet lord, I LOVED this thing and I want the world to know it!
I feel like packing my bags and jump on the next plane to Prague, hoping to get a glimpse of that trademark blue hair or spotting a burned hand print on a door.
I'm pretty much allergic to instant-attraction books, where the characters are constantly swooning over each other as soon as they meet, (keeping his hands off her was the hardest thing he ever had to doooo!!) and this was no different at first but you know what this book had? Back story. And quite a lot of it actually. AND IT MADE SO MUCH SENSE DAMMIT!
Towards the end, when it all started to become clear what was happening and more importantly, why it was happening, I kept fumbling around for the emergency brake, that's how much I didn't want this book to end.