So, Kaitlin's pals offer to help her paint her house, if she'll dip her toes back into the dating pool. She...moreSnagged this one as a freebie the other day!
So, Kaitlin's pals offer to help her paint her house, if she'll dip her toes back into the dating pool. She agrees, but with the intention of getting the dates over with as quickly as possible. Naturally, she meets Mr. Awesomesauce in the process.
It's short, cute, and sweet. Did it blow my socks off? No. But it didn't annoy me, either.(less)
Anthologies are hard to rate, so this 4 star rating is for the book as a whole, and not the individual stories. I had fun with this one, because I was determined to find out what fairytales all of these stories were retelling. Let me say, it wasn't all that easy. I'm not sure I'm even right with quite a few of them, but after spending hours searching the web for clues, I think I've figured most of them out. However, if you think I'm wrong, please leave a comment and let me know what you think the story really was! M'kay. Here goes nothing...
The Key by Rachel Hawkins 4 stars Really short story about a girl with the ability to touch people and read their thoughts. It was very creepy and the ending left quite a bit to the imagination! I had an extremely hard time finding a fairytale that even remotely resembled this one, but finally settled on a story I found called The Golden Key. That fairytale is short, has a cliffhanger ending (albeit, a rather boring one), and, uh...they word key is also in the title. Anyone else got anything?
Figment by Jeri Smith-Ready 3 stars Weird story about a good-luck charm that acts as sort of an imaginary friend. The story kinda grew on me, and I thought the ending was cute and sweet. This was one of the ones that I couldn't find anything on when I searched the Grimm library. I did find a story called Good Luck is Better Than Gold (by Juliana Horatia Ewing), but I don't really think it counts as a fairytale. It's not a story the Grimm brothers collected, and it's not really folklore. Is it? So...anybody have any other ideas about this one?
The Twelfth Girl by Malinda Lo 3 stars This is a pretty obvious (Finally! Thank God!) retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It's set in modern times at an elite boarding school. The main character wants to become part of the exclusive group of girls, who seem to come and go as they please on campus. Rumor has it they dance the night away... This one is darker, and the ending is left to the reader's imagination.
The Raven Princess by Jon Skovron 3.5 stars Ok. I'd never heard of The Raven, but at least this one wasn't hard to find. The short story closely mirrors the actual fairytale, with the exception of the ending. I liked the author's twist on things, and I enjoyed finding a new fairytale, but it didn't blow my mind. It gets the extra half star for introducing me to something new.
Thinner Than Water by Saundra Mitchell 5 stars This story rocked my purple fuzzy socks off! It's a retelling of Donkeyskin...but served with a steaming cup of revenge! If you aren't familiar with the tale, it involves a king who wants to marry his daughter. Ewwww! The original story didn't quite end the same way, but I think most of you will love the way Mitchell's version goes down! This is definitely not a fairlytale for children.
Before the Rose Bloomed: A Retelling of the Snow Queen by Ellen Hopkins 2.5 stars As the title suggests, this was, um...a retelling of The Snow Queen. It stays fairly faithful to the original, which is fine, but it would have been cool to see something different.
Beast/Beast by Tessa Gratton 4.5 stars This was a really good retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Beauty had a wild edge to her, and the Beast was very mild-mannered. It focused on why the freedom to choose who you love means so much to us. Lovely ending!
The Brothers Piggett by Julie Kagawa 4 stars This was a dark retelling of The Three Little Pigs. No, seriously! That ending is freaky! Loved Kagawa's creepy twist on the tale.
Untethered by Sonia Gensler 4 stars It's a ghost story with twist... Well played, Ms. Gensler. I didn't see it coming. Here was another one that had me burning up Google till the wee hours of the morning. What fairytale was this based on?! Well, I think I found it! Mwahahahaha! Ok, there's this obscure tale called, The Shroud. Has anyone heard of it? Yeah. Didn't think so. Anyone else got a better guess?
Better by Shaun Hutchinson 4 stars I love that this one had a sci-fi setting! A clone used for medical experiments on a spaceship falls in love with a boy. She's been told she's not real, but what actually makes us human? I'm guessing this one was Pinocchio. I'm a REAL boy! And by the way, does anybody know if Pinocchio is in the Grimm collection? I can't find anything definitive, and if not, it would go a long way toward my Good Luck is Better Than Gold theory!
Light It Up by Kimberly Derting 4.5 stars Damn fine modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel! Nothing says 'I love my step-kids' quite like dumping them in the woods with a cannibalistic serial killer. But the real moral of the story is...you should always wear flame retardant clothing when you are preparing to cook children.
Sharper than a Serpent's Tongue by Christine Johnson 4 stars Cool twist on the classic Diamonds and Toads story. The good sister receives the blessing. Jewels and flowers that fall from her mouth with each word. And the bad sister receives the curse of snakes and toads falling from her mouth. But which is the good sister, and which is really cursed?
A Real Boy by Claudia Gray 3.5 stars Dystopian/sci-fi setting for what I'm guessing is Pinocchio. A human and an android fall in love, with a sweet Happily Ever After ending to it! Cute story.
Skin Trade by Myra McEntire 1.5 stars This entire story made very little sense to me as I read it. Creepy musicians who are in a band, like to take women home and skin them alive. So they can sell the skin. Uh... One of the guys fall for a woman in the crowd...and decides to change his ways. She loves him, so I guess they live happily ever after? Looks like this one is a retelling of The Robber Bridegroom. Gee, can't imagine why Disney hasn't made a movie out of this yet...
Beauty and the Chad by Sarah Rees Brennan 4 stars This story doesn't take itself seriously at all, so it's a really nice addition to this collection. Beauty lives in a fairytale-like reality, and the Beast (or The Chad) has been sucked into that world from ours. Beauty is honorable, and tries to take on her father's (alleged) debt to The Chad, by pretending to be a boy. Doesn't make sense? Don't worry, it totally does, Dude! Very cute Beauty and the Beast!
The Pink by Amanda Hocking 4 stars This was (yet another) story I hadn't heard of, but Hocking made it easy to find. The Pink is the actual name of the story she retold, so...yeah. Thank you! This one follows the original closely, with the exception of what happens to the Queen and King in the end. The gist is that a young prince, who has the gift of wishes, gets kidnapped by an evil palace cook. He wishes for a female BFF, and they eventually fall in love. Now all they need to do is get their HEA, right? I gave it an extra half star for telling me a new fairytale!
Sell Out by Jackson Pearce 3 stars Modern day retelling of Snow White, but from the perspective of the prince. Prince Charming is broke, has a crappy home life, and lots of bills. However, his kiss can raise the dead. Somehow, he works for an agency that sells services like his to the upper crust. He makes his living reviving dead rich folks and their kids. Guess it doesn't pay much, though. Enter the evil step-mother. Will he take her bribe and leave Snow dead? Eh. It was ok, and it was definitely a different take on the classic.
So. Some average stories, lots of good ones, a few stinkers, and a couple that blew me away. This is one of the better anthologies I've read, and I had a ton of fun reading this sucker! I'd highly recommend it to fans of this genre. Besides, I want you to read it, and let me know if you guys think I've got any of these stories wrong!
I received a digital arc of this book from NetGalley.(less)
Another great novella in the Superlovin' series! I actually liked Super Bad a bit better, but I think i...moreThank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book.
Another great novella in the Superlovin' series! I actually liked Super Bad a bit better, but I think it's just because I'm a fan of anti-heroines. This one was still a great read, and if you like superhero stories and romance novels you need to latch on to this series.
Super Hot picks up where the last book left off, with Dr. Eisemnann now dealing with his new (unwanted) psychokinetic abilities. Most supers who develop this power end up...well, dead. It's the most frightening super power, because there is usually little to no way to control it. Eisenmann has worked with heroes long enough to know exactly what's going to happen to him, and he's withdrawn from everyone he knows in an effort to protect them. Nothing says 'friendship' like setting someone on fire... He's also in a desperate race against time to find a way to cure himself. And he thinks he may have found a way to do it, but he's going to need to convince Tandy Nightwing to help him. Tandy is the only non-super in the famous Nightwing family, and if he can isolate the gene that kept her from developing powers, then maybe he can reverse what's happened to him.
Unfortunately, for Eisenmann Tandy isn't interested in being poked and prodded anymore. She's made her peace with not having any power, and she's manged to make quite a name for herself without one...thank you very much. The only problem with that plan is that Tandy is still a Nightwing. And with the family name, comes a deeply ingrained sense of honor. Honor...Guilt Trip. What's the difference, right? Anyhoo, she decides that it won't hurt to let him test her blood. Besides, he's not the same Eisenmann that we met in the previous story. Nope. In Super Bad, he was the nerdy (but nice) lab rat who was trying to help Mirage recover her memories. Now? Well, to keep from torching his equipment every five minutes, he's had to resort to working out every day to get the excess energy out of himself. Growr! Hot Nerd Alert! So. Tandy decides to hep the yummy smart dude. And can you really blame her? No. I would raise my hand to be part of that kind of experiment, too.
Although, it turns out there's more to Tandy's non-powers than she originally thought, and if she's going to help him she's going to have to do more than just let him draw a vial or two of her blood. And you know that if these two combustible people spend time together...sparks are gonna fly! Ok. I'll admit that line was cheesy, but I just couldn't help myself!
Also, unbeknownst to Eisemnann, there may be someone out there who has an interest in his research with Tandy that might not be all that benign. Can these guys find the cure before it's too late for everyone? Duh. Of course they will! It's a love story, people!
If you haven't read the other books in the series, don't worry about it. These stories are self-contained, and you won't feel lost if you start with this one. However, you'll probably want to grab the other two after you finish this.
4.5 stars Whoa! I totally did not realize that the author published this book until I started to write this r...moreThanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book
4.5 stars Whoa! I totally did not realize that the author published this book until I started to write this review. I'm floored. Floored!
Ok, I'm going to let you guys in on a secret. I. Am. Batman. Ok. Not really. I do have a superpower, though. Totally true, ask my kids! My special power is...Mother's GUILT. Don't laugh. It's some powerful mojo! "What do you mean, you're too busy to take out the trash? Was I too busy to give birth to you?! Do you have any idea how painful labor was...especially considering you have your father's freakishly large head?!" Sock! Pow! "Was I too busy to stay up all night, rubbing your back and cleaning up your barf when you had the flu last winter?!" Snikt! Snikt! "What about the time you pooped your pants at school? Was I too busy to bring you a clean pair of shorts?" Ka-Blaaam!
Fine, Mom. I'll take out the garbage. Jeez...
For those of you who don't know, I am a massive comic book fan. Huge! And Super Bad is perfect for those of us who find Truth, Justice, and the American Way just as sexy as shirtless werewolves. That werewolf kid sure was sexy, though... Excuse me for a minute. Bow chicka bow wow
Ok. I'm back. Even though this is a novella, it's one of those shorts that feels like a full size story. The plot is great, the characters are realistic, and the pace is dead-on. Honestly, people, what more do you want?
Mirage is an awesome character. Loved her! She's definitely an anti-hero, and she's pretty unapologetic about it. It's not that she's eeeevil, she just doesn't necessarily want to be...good. On the flip side, you have Justice. He's your classic hero-type. He's good to a fault, and doesn't understand why someone else wouldn't want to spend their life as a do-gooder. Of course, they're perfect for each other! Besides, he's smokin' hot. That's a superpower no woman can resist! You know, what? The blurb tells you enough about the story. I'm not going to taint it with my crappy run-down of what happens. Just know this, there's more to the story than the blurb let's on...and it's so good! If you've ever fantasized about Logan, Bruce, Peter, Clark, Hal, or Steve, then this book is for you! And, yes. I purposely left Barry Allen off of that list. I mean, seriously, The Flash? Yeah, no thanks. Been there, done that...
For those of you who don't know, Ally Carter is the young adult author of The Gallagher Girls (a series abo...more Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book
For those of you who don't know, Ally Carter is the young adult author of The Gallagher Girls (a series about an academy that trains teenage girls to be spies) and The Heist Society ( an Ocean's Elevenish series about teenage thieves). Double Crossed is the highly anticipated crossover novella that brings these two different groups together. *insert squealing tween fangirls here* I've never read any of the Gallagher Girls books, but I have read the first book in the Heist Society. While I thought it was cute, it didn't really inspire me to run out and grab any more of Carter's stuff. However, after reading this, I might just change my mind.
Alrighty, you have two society kids at a charity function, and both are more than they seem at first glance. When a group of gunmen take the room hostage, they each utilize their own different set of skills to bring the bad guys down. *insert theme from Mission Impossible here*
The story itself was surprisingly fun. And I say surprising, because I am nowhere near the age of the intended target audience. No, it's not gonna blow your mind, but it was really good for a novella. And since it's short, it's a good way to see if these might be something you'd be interested in, without having to commit to a full-size book. I don't think prior knowledge of the characters is a must, either. I recognized Hale from the Heist Society, but I had no idea who Macey was, since she's a Gallagher Girl. It didn't impact my enjoyment of the story at all, but there may have been a few inside jokes that I missed. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a fast-paced easy read, or maybe just looking for a book for that special tweenage girl in your life.
This was a weird book. If it's so weird, then why am I giving it three stars? I'm just assuming you're ask...moreThanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book.
This was a weird book. If it's so weird, then why am I giving it three stars? I'm just assuming you're asking that question, by the way. Ok, ok, I'll tell you. Because I can't stop thinking about it, that's why! At first it looks like it's just going to be your regular old dystopian novel about some strange society. And then you start to notice the Star Wars references. Star Wars!? That's right, my friend, Star Wars. As in, the huge blockbuster movie that was so popular, it made it seem as though it was a good idea to wear your hair like two giant cinnamon buns on either side of your head. That Star Wars. I mean, do you see anything in the blurb that screams, "The entire society is based on George Lucas fan fiction!". No. No, you do not. In fairness, I just checked again and this was added to the blurb I recently read on Goodreads: (Please note: this novella contains a few references to the famous sci-fi movie Star Wars which are pivotal to the plot. None of the characters in The Island are in any way related to the characters in the movie. Leia is named after one of the ancient heroes of her culture/religion.) A few references? Ha! As if!
At the age on ten, all children on the island leave home and cut all ties with their parents. They then go to live in a smaller community with other children under the age of eighteen in order to become independent...and find the Force within themselves. Once they get married, they return to the adult community, but they don't really have anything to do with their parents anymore. It's considered a sign of weakness or something. On the other side of a wall live another type of people whom they refer to as Fools, but they don't really know much about them. Well, other than they're foolishly waiting around for someone to save them, hence the name, Fools.
Leia is a young girl named after her ancestor, the famous mighty female twin of Luke. The story starts when she and her twin brother leave home to go live with the other kids. Flash forward a few years and things are falling apart on their Lord of the Flies compound. A ruthless leader has taken over, and Leia discovers that The Book may hold evidence that will make the others revolt against his leadership. Now, this Book is like their Bible, right? It's holy, sacred, infallible, and it holds the history of her people. So when she steals it, it's a pretty big deal. Ok, the entire time I'm reading about this Book, I'm almost embarrassed for this girl. Seriously. These people based their lives on some poorly written Star Wars fanfic. Oh. My. God.
While she's trying to hide the Book (so she can read it's sacred information later), she meets a Fool who is searching for someone who washed up on their side of the shore. Less than witty banter ensues, and he agrees to keep the Book with him until they can meet again. Obviously, this kid is the Love Interest. I didn't feel much in the way of sparks, but it's a novella, so I let it slide. And honestly, any questions I had about their romance was going to take a backseat to the more important questions this book poses. How the hell did some nerd with a lightsaber get his own island?! How did they convince other people to go along with this dumbass idea?! And most importantly, what was the author thinking?! In my mind, I just couldn't see a way for Ms. Minkman to make this work. There was no reason for this crazy society to exist. At all. Ever. Then along came the ending. And you know what? It kind of made sense. Yeah, I know. I'm a surprised as you are. So three big fat stars for pulling off the impossible, Ms. Minkman!
I love fairytale retellings. Love them! It's hard to find one that's actually good, though. So is Enamoured good, you ask? Well, yes. Yes, it is. But it's...moreI love fairytale retellings. Love them! It's hard to find one that's actually good, though. So is Enamoured good, you ask? Well, yes. Yes, it is. But it's not a good fairytale retelling. Huh? I can see that you're confused, so I'll explain. Yes, it's a good novella. The hero and heroine are both likable, the villain is deliciously evil, the plot is fun, and the romance is cute. Except that nothing in the story has anything to do with The Frog Prince tale. I mean, there are a couple of Fairy Godmother Enforcers who are working behind the scenes to supposedly get the fairytale back on track, but if it weren't for them saying that this was somehow related to a fairytale, I honestly wouldn't have noticed anything remotely fairytaleish about the plot. I would have just thought it was a good romantic short-story. So if you're looking for a good retelling...look elsewhere.
However, if you're looking for a fun romance with some fairies running around in the background, then this book would fit the bill. It's far more well-rounded than most novellas that I've read, and I didn't feel like I was getting gypped out of a back story, plot, or ending. Nothing felt rushed at all, and that is fairly unusual. I've read some novellas by authors who already have a well-known character in place, and still haven't been able to pull that off. Lots of stuff labeled Blah Blah 1.5 or Blah Blah 3.5 come to mind.
So, no, it wasn't what I was hoping for, but I really enjoyed it anyway. If nothing else, it made me want to check out more by this author. In fact, if the ending of Enamoured was any indicator, it looks like there will be more stories featuring Rump and Esmerelda in the future. If so, bring it on! Those two were adorable!
Thanks to NetGalley for the copy of this book. (less)
3.5 stars This is a pretty good short story about a pre-Cat Bones. It's set before the first Night Huntress book, and focuses on Bones' search for a pa...more3.5 stars This is a pretty good short story about a pre-Cat Bones. It's set before the first Night Huntress book, and focuses on Bones' search for a pair or serial killers in New Orleans. Definite recommended reading for fans of the series!(less)
This was a freebie short-story on the B&N site, so I'll keep the complaints to a minimum.
Honestly, reading this would not encourage me to go out...moreThis was a freebie short-story on the B&N site, so I'll keep the complaints to a minimum.
Honestly, reading this would not encourage me to go out and buy any of the books in this series. I think it's more of a filler novella for serious fans of the Goddess Test trilogy than anything else. If you are a huge fan, then you will probably really love this glimpse into what happened during Kate's six month vacation to Greece.(less)
Free Four is exactly what the blurb describes. It's the 'Knife Throwing' scene from Divergent...only from Four's point of view. It's short (about 40 pa...moreFree Four is exactly what the blurb describes. It's the 'Knife Throwing' scene from Divergent...only from Four's point of view. It's short (about 40 pages), and unless you've read Divergent it probably won't make sense. It not something I'd recommend for someone who wants to get a feel for the original book, either. Again, it's really short.
Recommended for fans of the series who are looking for an extra glimpse into that world. (less)
I was scrolling through the B&N freebie list on my nook when this caught my eye. What the hell is puppy play?
Well, it turns out that Collar Me is n...moreI was scrolling through the B&N freebie list on my nook when this caught my eye. What the hell is puppy play?
Well, it turns out that Collar Me is not about going down to the Humane Society and adopting a dog. Nope. It is, however, a heartwarming tale/tail about two people who find out that they both enjoy sex while pretending they are dogs. Or dog and master.
It was hilarious! The best part was when the guy goes to the pet store and buys a tail, then goes to the sex shop and buys a butt plug. I'm not sure exactly how he rigs this device up (twist ties?), but he somehow merges the two items together, and ...ta-da! She ends up with a tail sticking out of her ass. To complete the look, she gets ears, paws, and a collar. They finish the evening off by having sex in a dumpster (or maybe large cardboard box behind the dumpster?) near their apartment.
Unintentionally funny and free, so it's the best of both worlds!(less)
This was a freebie, and it was a nice reminder of why I don't read MJD's stuff anymore. However, if you find her recent stuff funny, you may be intere...moreThis was a freebie, and it was a nice reminder of why I don't read MJD's stuff anymore. However, if you find her recent stuff funny, you may be interested in this one. I can't fathom how this series could be anything other than a total steaming pile...but to each his own.(less)
Alrighty. I don't normally give reviews on the chic-porn that I read. Mainly...well, because I don't want to admit that I read it. H...more0.0 stars...really
Alrighty. I don't normally give reviews on the chic-porn that I read. Mainly...well, because I don't want to admit that I read it. However, this one was so laughably strange, that I felt a review was in order.
First order of business: I want it known that this was a freebie. I did not pay money for this thing.
Now I've read some stuff that I thought was pretty kinky, and I've read some stuff that I've thought was flat-out gross. This thing doesn't fit into either category. It's a weird hybrid of boring and funny. Not Funny-Ha-Ha. Funny-Sad. Kind of like when a kid runs face-first into a tree. You wanna laugh...but you can't. First you've gotta check and make sure they've still got all of their teeth.
Ok. The plot *snort* is that this Lady (1800ish, I'm guessing) wanders over to this dude's manor. Why? Don't know. That part is never explained. Let's just pretend she was compelled to for some reason, shall we?
Now, for some reason he has a bunch of...wait for it...toys in his attic that he wants to show her.
What?! Real toys?
Well, That's not creepy, at all. No alarm bells going of in my head.
No. Of course not. Perfectly normal for a grown man to have a toy collection.
Here's where is gets really...odd. I can't remember how, but he convinces her to take a ride on his Rocking Horse. Without her bloomers on. And...Surprise! A big wiener pops out of the horse!
Wait. It gets better! *wipes tear from eye* The guy then jumps on the horse, and dry-humps her back! I can't imagine anything sexier than that. *sigh* It's like every woman's fantasy come to life! Bwahahahahahaha!
Seriously, if you can read this and keep a straight face, then something is wrong with you. I'm adding it to my Humor shelf.
After reading The Duke Is Mine (#3 in her Fairy Tales series), I wasn't chomping at the bit to jump back into that world. I didn't find the l...more3.5 stars
After reading The Duke Is Mine (#3 in her Fairy Tales series), I wasn't chomping at the bit to jump back into that world. I didn't find the last book's characters all that fascinating, and there was such a slim connection to the fairytale that I felt kind of ripped off. This book wasn't much different in terms of the 'fairytale' part. I still have no idea if it was based on any particular one, 'cause it seemed more like a general Poor Girl Gets Some Money kind of story to me. But at least the characters were very likable this time around. I would recommend this one for someone looking for a short romance to kill the time.(less)
I guess for a free story this was ok. I really don't care for endings that aren't happy, but this was so short that I didn't care what happened to eit...moreI guess for a free story this was ok. I really don't care for endings that aren't happy, but this was so short that I didn't care what happened to either of the characters. There was one part of the story I didn't understand. (view spoiler)[How the hell did she end up with the ring at the end? As far as I could tell she was waaaay ahead of him in the ocean, and they never actually touched again. (hide spoiler)] Whatever. It's possible I missed something in my hurry to get to all of the free chick porn I found on my Nook. ["br"]>(less)
Huh. Ok, first off, it's free...so there's that. It just didn't seem all that sexy to me. Then again, I'm not into other women, so maybe that was why...moreHuh. Ok, first off, it's free...so there's that. It just didn't seem all that sexy to me. Then again, I'm not into other women, so maybe that was why I didn't enjoy it. Or maybe because it was a dude writing a story about two 'bi-curious' women? Possibly. At any rate, it was short.(less)
First, let me say that I hate the House of Night series. So, if you look at it that way, a 2 star rating really isn't that bad. Still. It wasn't good....moreFirst, let me say that I hate the House of Night series. So, if you look at it that way, a 2 star rating really isn't that bad. Still. It wasn't good.
For those of you who have read the HON books, this is Dragon and Anastasia's story. For those of you who haven't read the series...lucky you.
It's got all of the usual House of Night mumbo-jumbo in it. It reads like a wiccan coca-cola commercial. If the whole world could just get together and hold hands, then everything will be ok! Whatever.
I know what you're thinking. Why the #*@! did you read the book if you hate House of Night? Ok. There's a perfectly rational explanation for this.
I recently moved, so I'm just now getting to know my neighbors. I finally met a really nice lady (who just happens to have kids the same age as mine! Score!), and she noticed that I was reading some book in a paranormal series. She told me she loves those kinds of books, too. Bonus! Then she told me that she loved the House of Night series. *balloon deflates* Hey, nobody's perfect, right? Anyway, she sort of assumed that I liked the series, because I admitted that I had read the books. I may have neglected to mention that I would rather eat hot coals than read another one. Sooooo. I did a nice thing for once in my life, and told her that there was new House of Night novella that just came out. I should have remembered that no good deed goes unpunished. She bought it. She loved it. She gave it to me to read next...'cause she's nice. Dammit!
As I saw it I only had three choices. 1)Fess up. Which would mean essentially telling her that she has horrible taste in books. 2)Lie. Wait a week or so. Give the book back. Pretend that I had read it. And then pray to God that she didn't ask me any questions. 3)Suck it up. At least it was only a novella, right?
So I decided to just suck it up. Did I mention that our kids are the same age? Now I only have to worry that she'll buy the next House of Night book when it comes out. Did I mention that she's super-duper nice? Oh God...I feel sick. See, kids? This is how a lie can snowball on you. (less)
This is a short story from the Shadow Falls series. This gives the expanded background story on Della, and how she ended up at the camp. It's nothing...moreThis is a short story from the Shadow Falls series. This gives the expanded background story on Della, and how she ended up at the camp. It's nothing vital, considering she explains what happened to her in the first book. However, it was short and free. So, definitely not a bad thing if you want to kill ten minutes.(less)
Fun short story, that I read online. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get an look at how the ghosts see Charley. You also get another peek at R...moreFun short story, that I read online. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get an look at how the ghosts see Charley. You also get another peek at Reyes!(less)