A story of a forbidden love with a twist that will have you engrossed into this novel page by page. Originally for young adults, this book is great fo...moreA story of a forbidden love with a twist that will have you engrossed into this novel page by page. Originally for young adults, this book is great for anyone who likes a little mythology with their romance.
Bella Swan is the daughter of small town Forks, Washington's sheriff. When she moves to Forks to live with her father, everything is as she expects it to be. Rainy weather, sunless skies, small town people who seem to know everyone, etc. What she doesn't expect is Edward Cullen, a vampire who can read all minds (except hers) posing as a high school student in this cloudy town. From the moment Edward and Bella first meet, it seems fate has stepped in pushing them together against all odds and at all risks. (less)
Stephenie Meyer delivers again in the third book of the Twilight Saga. Whity, and charming, but still has an edge to keep you interested.
Bella's stil...moreStephenie Meyer delivers again in the third book of the Twilight Saga. Whity, and charming, but still has an edge to keep you interested.
Bella's still not out of danger. This time, Victoria (James from Twilight's mate) is back and seeking vengence. Knowing the Cullen's are protecting Bella, she gathers together an army of new born vampires that she's created. They are wreaking havock in nearby towns, and causing Jacob's clan to be in an uproar. Jacob's still gunning for Bella, going to extremes to try and win her back over. Edward is trying to keep his love safe and sound, while Bella's stuck in the middle of this amusing but frustrating triangle of events. Not to mention the Volturi are back for a visit. (less)
Stephanie Meyer does well to conclude the story that she began in Twilight in this final installment. Although going back and forth from Bella's to Ja...moreStephanie Meyer does well to conclude the story that she began in Twilight in this final installment. Although going back and forth from Bella's to Jacob's perspective is a little disinteresting and the story line does get a bit dry, Breaking Dawn gives us that fairy tale ending we asked for.
Bella and Edward are set to be married, as it is Edwards only wish before he agrees to change Bella. Bella has a few prequisets herself for after the big day, but the event is happening at the Cullen's home. The day is perfect, all except for breaking Jacob's heart. Bella is now Mrs. Edward Cullen, and couldn't be happier. Their honeymoon takes place on Esme Island, borrowed from Esme and Carlile, where Bella gets her own wish and then some. Now pregnant, Bella is faced with a choice that may kill her before she is changed into a vampire. (less)
Continuing from where Twilight left it's readers, Eclipse once again drops us into a fantasy world where anything is possible and where love can break...moreContinuing from where Twilight left it's readers, Eclipse once again drops us into a fantasy world where anything is possible and where love can break the heart or mend it together again.
Bella and Edward prepare to celebrate Bella's birthday at the Cullen's home. However, when a small incident occurs, it forces the Cullens to do what they can to protect their family and Bella. So Edward says goodbye to Bella, leaving her abandoned by her love. Torn and heartbroken, Bella retreats into herself; only to be rescued by long time family friend, Jacob black. Jacob, a member of a local native American tribe, does what he can to be a friend to Bella and bring her back out of her shell. But Jacob has a secret of his own, and Bella can't escape the fantasy world they live in. Jacob's turned into a werewolf, like many of the young men of his tribe, and Bella's struggling with her sanity as Edward's voice rings in her ears while she fills her time with reckless activities. As Jacob begins to love Bella, she realizes that she cares deeply for him also. So when the tides change again to bring Edward crashing back into her life, Bella is faced with a decision. Will she be the one to save him this time around?(less)
When I first heard of this novel-a friend recommendation- it was described to me as being Romeo and Juliet's match. After reading it I was sold. This...moreWhen I first heard of this novel-a friend recommendation- it was described to me as being Romeo and Juliet's match. After reading it I was sold. This is a beautifully written novel, with all the makings of a soon to be classic. Don't be surprised is Sparks is revered in 20 years as a classic novelist for this one. (less)
This book hits home, and hard. With 90% of the American population owning "pets", mostly everyone can relate to this book in a heart warming and heart...moreThis book hits home, and hard. With 90% of the American population owning "pets", mostly everyone can relate to this book in a heart warming and heart breaking way. We all remember in our childhoods, or even as adults that childlike feel, of bringing home a new kitten, puppy, fish, bird etc. We remember the joy they fill our lives with, the memories they comsume us with, and the time we spend on them happily. We remember each and every frustrating moment when the puppy piddles on the floor or chews up a shoe; every glass the kitty knocked over or the curtains that were shredded to pieces by their playful claws. And certainly, we remember, what it feels like to lose this member of the family that we love so much for those short years.
Marley and Me is a wonderfully written tale of all of this. It will have you laughing out loud and sobbing your eyes out in relation. No human who's ever loved and lost an animal companion could ever read this book and not relive all of those emotions that this book carries you through.
It is a must-read novel. Just remember to have a tissue handy. (less)
A touching story of a small town cat that will win you over from the first page to the last. Dewey Readmore Books was an abandoned stray orange tabby...moreA touching story of a small town cat that will win you over from the first page to the last. Dewey Readmore Books was an abandoned stray orange tabby left for dead in a library drop box on a cliche' coldest night of the year. From the day he was rescued till his last day at the Spencer Public Library, he charmed his way into the hearts of millions across the world. This book will have you laughing, crying, and remembering all the good times you've spent with your own furry friend. (less)
Nicholas Sparks once again gives us a great love story with many well thought out twists. Worth the read, and hopefully they'll adapt this one also to...moreNicholas Sparks once again gives us a great love story with many well thought out twists. Worth the read, and hopefully they'll adapt this one also to a movie as it would be interesting to watch.
Logan Thibault, a discharged marine, begins a journey across country from Colorodo to North Carolina. His motive, to gain back a piece of mind and to find the woman in a photograph that had saved his life. When he finds her, he realizes that more is needed of him here in the quiet town of Hampton. Lessons are learned, fights are won, and wits are thrown, love is found, and most of all he repays his debt. The Lucky One will capture you page by page, as it follows the stories of Thibault, Beth, and Clayton and the tangled web that fate had spun them. (less)
Cormac McCarthy needs to find a new writing style and learn some basic grammar. [Book:The Road] read very much like a third grader's short story turne...moreCormac McCarthy needs to find a new writing style and learn some basic grammar. [Book:The Road] read very much like a third grader's short story turned long. I seriously wanted to grab a red pen and make it bleed throughout the book to correct errors, stop run on sentences, add in comas, place quotation marks where a character is talking and fix the two word sentences. Without the lead characters having names, it is difficult to realize who is speaking. When the characters come upon strangers, it takes a bit to understand if it is the lead character talking or thinking or if it is the stranger.
The fable told, in itself, was rather good as a story, however it was frustrating to read. The book was uterly repetitive as many lines throughout the book were repeated numerously to a point where it was beginning to resemble a broken record. "There was dust and ash everywhere," was repeated no less than 50 times throughout the book.
If you're a reader who likes to read up till the end of a chapter before you take a break, guess what? You'll be reading the entire book before you can stop because there are no chapters. The book is one long story from start to finish and no breaks in between.
This is a one time reader. Once you read it, you'll never have an urge to read it again. (less)
Change of Heart is an interesting story where each character's lives twist and twine together to create a story that is both real and surreal at the s...moreChange of Heart is an interesting story where each character's lives twist and twine together to create a story that is both real and surreal at the same time. Resembling Green Mile the lead character is a convict who's on death row for a murder where the truth may be worse than the crime. As the date quickly approaches, that he's scheduled to be euthanized on, he learns of a little girl who desperatly needs his heart and decides to fight to give it to her. Among this, supposed miracles happen that no one can explain surrounding the inmate.
Meanwhile, the mother of the little girl faces a huge dilema. Let her daughter have the heart of a killer, or let her daughter die....what tangles this more is that this killer, is responcible for the death of her first child and husband...(less)
What would you do in Afghanistan, as a young boy, brought up in a political society with the need to blend into the stream? What if being friends with...moreWhat would you do in Afghanistan, as a young boy, brought up in a political society with the need to blend into the stream? What if being friends with someone put you at risk for ridicule? What if something happened that tore your life apart but not how you'd expect?
Kit Runner is a wonderful story of a young boy who becomes a man through his life, holding friedships, guilt, and love very dear to heart.
While normally this isn't the typical novel I'd choose to read, I picked this one up due to a friend's recommendation, and I am certainly glad I did. Political-yet-touching, this novel gives us a view into another culture very different from most Americans', and yet it also speaks to the heart on tough subjects and ethics. Author Khaled Hosseini laid out a beautiful story from start to finish, and brings the lives of the characters to life with a sort of poetic realism and crisp form. (less)
Sam and Hadley have lost their only son in a terrible plane accident. Years later, they separate on their own journeys and soul searches in order to figure things out. Sam takes off to Alaska where their son's plane had crashed, and Hadley finds herself a cottage in Maine and begins to paint again. During their time apart, they write one another letters with brutal honesty and compassion that they thought was lost. Will their letters bring them back together, or will they continue to drift apart from one another and the love they once shared?(less)
Anna Fitzgerald is the youngest daughter of Sara and Brian, and is sister to Jesse and Kate. Her entire life was pretty much spent in hospitals getting tests and shots, but Anna isn't sick. Her sister, Kate, is with APL a rare form of leukemia that is killing her. Then, when she is 13, Anna decides that she's had enough and enlists the help of a lawyer to sue her parents for medical emancipation.
Follow along the views of Anna, Sara, Brian, Campbell, Jesse, and Julia in this story of right and wrong and the blurred spaces between them in order to figure out what is truely the proper road to take. (less)
Stephanie Meyer is a dynamic artist with many creative ideas that shine through in this novel.
A new world is coming to order. The humans are scarce n...moreStephanie Meyer is a dynamic artist with many creative ideas that shine through in this novel.
A new world is coming to order. The humans are scarce now, as their bodies are being taken over by alien souls that want to make earth a better place. As the souls see the violence that humans cause, their solution is to come in and live their lives for them, but a few humans survive as outcasts. When Melanie Stryder is caught while on a quest to find her cousin in a hope that she is still human, Wanderer is the soul that is given her body. The souls hope that Wanderer can find out where the remaining humans are hiding so the Seekers can get them. However, what Wanderer doesn't tell them is that Melanie hasn't disappeared, and soon Wanderer loves Melanie's family also. Events twist together, and soon Melanie learn's that not all humans are violent. (less)
Chuck Palahniuk's his first novel debute was in 1996 with Fight Club. Although critic's gave poor reviews, Fight Club became a big success especially...moreChuck Palahniuk's his first novel debute was in 1996 with Fight Club. Although critic's gave poor reviews, Fight Club became a big success especially with the movie hitting the screens, and neither the literary nor the film versions disappoint.
Fight Club is a dynamic novel that holds the reader's attention with a segmented but interest peaking style. You'll be enticed to follow along in the mind of an insomniac as he's pulled into a destructive world in an attempt to reinvent, find, and destroy himself. With the help of Tyler Durden, he does this, but not is all as it seems, especially when Marla Singer comes into the mix.
If you like twisted senses of humor, and reading novels written in the way a person thinks, this is a great book that will leave you wanting more. (less)