You know... I know nobody forced me to into reading this thing, so I'll admit I was prepared for at least a little self-torture while I was reading th...moreYou know... I know nobody forced me to into reading this thing, so I'll admit I was prepared for at least a little self-torture while I was reading this but Great Scott, this thing was even worse (so so SO much WORSE) hearing it from Travis than when it was coming from Abby.
I honestly don't understand what this relationship is based on besides ownership... I really was hoping I'd 'get it' somehow but alas.
Abby has no backbone, no matter how hard she pretends. She isn't some badass semi-famous chick nobody's ever heard of, she is just unconditionally and irrevocably in love (couldn't resist, sorry) with a guy who constantly tells her what to do. And she just... agrees. To anything really. Even after a few weak attempts to stand up to him, she just... does whatever the hell it is Travis wants from her.
You have to come with me Pidge, you can't take a drink from that guy Pidge, don't talk to other men, because you don't know what kind of world this is Pidge (really???), OMG don't show your tits (such a horrible word) to other guys Pidge, I'm the only guy in the world you should love and want Pidge, we are meant to be together Pidge... PIDGE PIDGE PIDGE!
AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO IS TIRED OF HEARING THAT RIDICULOUS NICKNAME??
--> that's kinda all she does to him really. And then just does what he asks. Again.
She's portrayed (Travis even says so multiple times) like she constantly challenges him and doesn't put up with any of his crap but honestly she's just another Bella on the pages, but with more liquor and (thank god for that) little bit of sex.
PS: I drive a Harley myself. My bike has written badass all over it, and it can shut up quite a few of the rest of them, but if I try racing it or driving it like maniac, I'd be dead by the end of next week. The type is never specified as far as I can remember, but I know for a fact that 98% of all Harleys aren't designed for high speeds or tight corners. Travis probably just has one because it fits the entire bad boy stereotype and because everybody knows the brand. I'm guessing reading about how the guy jumped on his Suzuki or his Kawasaki just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
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.
What can I say, I loved it! I'll admit I felt so frustrated and disgusted at times, but that was part of the whole reading experience this time.
This b...moreWhat can I say, I loved it! I'll admit I felt so frustrated and disgusted at times, but that was part of the whole reading experience this time.
This book had quite a few very intense scenes, a nice change from the previous books (but not something I want to go through again in the next one... I don't know what will happen now, but I really have no idea about how much worse it will get).
It wasn't anything like I expected and boy, SO much happened in those pages!!
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)