I never thought that I would ever be writing a DNF review for a Kelley Armstrong book. I meaOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I never thought that I would ever be writing a DNF review for a Kelley Armstrong book. I mean…she’s my favorite author! How can this be possible?! I stopped reading it quite a few weeks ago, but I just couldn’t bring myself to tell you all how much I didn’t like it…
I made it about 85% through the book before I had to put it down. That should already tell you enough. I had almost finished the book and, yet, I still couldn’t do it.
My biggest problem with Empire of Night was that it was flat out BORING. There was no exciting scenes, the characters were flat, and I was yawning every two seconds. I couldn’t even bring myself to read a chapter a night. I was lucky if I could force down five or so pages. And when I did suffer through 2-3 chapters? Lord help me.
Honestly, that’s probably my only complaint with the book. I was just bored, and I expected more. On top of that, I didn’t like the direction that the story was going and what was happening to some of the characters. You want my vote? Stick with Armstrong’s other amazing works and avoid this series.
I’ve never been one to shy away from the fact that the Women of the Otherworld series by KelOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I’ve never been one to shy away from the fact that the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong is my favorite series of all time. I know that some readers refuse to choose a favorite book or series for fear of guilt for their other beloved books. To me, though, there is no contest. In my opinion, it is the best series in the entire world. So, you can imagine my excitement when I realized that there was an anthology that was recently released! Needless to say, we raced to Barnes and Noble and I bought myself a brand new book [=
This book was AWESOME! It took me right back to the series and everything that was so amazing about it. I loved how not the major characters were introduced, but some of the minor ones as well. There were some characters that I wasn’t very familiar with because of how little time they had in the actual series, but that also made it more interesting to learn about them. I also really enjoyed how each story, while individual, really tied in with every other story in the book.
The only slightly negative note about this book was that some of the Clay/Elena stories were a little bit boring. It sort of felt like reading the first 100 pages of Bitten all over again. I don’t know if that’s because they were older and had kids or the setting or maybe because they haven’t had their own story in awhile, but I found them to be a little bit boring.
The new Savannah/Adam story at the end was the perfect story to end it all. I loved reading about them yet again and I was really sad when I turned to the last page. I want more!!!
If you haven’t read this series…..just go do so right now [= You won’t regret it!...more
I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t written a review in a lonnnnnng time. It’s weird forOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t written a review in a lonnnnnng time. It’s weird for me, as well. I just don’t have any time to read anymore! I finally finished a book, though, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Unfortunately, I didn’t like the book….but that’s beside the point!
I expected a lot from this book since the first book in the series was beyond amazing. I fell in love with Jagger in Full Measures and was looking forward to his package full of sexiness in Eyes Turned Skyward…but that just didn’t happen. Jagger’s character was completely ruined in this book. Where he was hot, sexy, and sarcastic in book 1, he was turned sappy, serious, and a family pleaser in book 2. His trademark attitude was lacking in this book. Honestly, if Yarros hadn’t messed up on Jagger, then I probably would have rated this book 5 stars.
Another huge downfall of this book was Paisley’s character. First, that sweet, southern attitude of hers was just too much to stomach. Also, it was really annoying that everyone kept commenting on her sweet southernness. Seriously…we got that she was from the south the first time it was mentioned. Secondly, the whole heart disease plot just didn’t work. It made it overly depressing and I rolled my eyes more than once because the ending was just too predictable. That plot also took away from Jagger’s character because it limited what he was allowed to do and took away from the sexiness of the book. Not to say that there weren’t sexy moment….but it was pretty tame compared to what it could have been. Paisley and Jagger just didn’t work as a couple for me….
While the military aspect worked in the first book, I thought that it was too cliché in this book. There was nothing that made it original or made it stand out from the rest of the pack. There was nothing in this book that made me want to go out and scream at everyone to go buy it now. The only thing this book had going on for it was that it only cost me 99 cents. Other than that, I would never read it again and I wouldn’t recommend it....more
The 100 was a good audiobook to listen to, but it wasn’t overly engaging. It definitely wasnOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
The 100 was a good audiobook to listen to, but it wasn’t overly engaging. It definitely wasn’t something that I absolutely HAD to listen to on the way to and from work every morning….more like something I turned on when none of my stations were playing a good song. So, it took awhile to get through.
My first complaint is that there were wayyyy too many POV’s in this book. Had I actually been reading it, I have no doubt that I would have dnf’d it. As an audiobook, though, the multiple POV’s were kind of interesting. I also really liked how they had male and female vocals for the different chapters.
My absolute biggest issue was the way the audiobook was broken up into past and present segments. It wouldn’t have been annoying if someone said when they were switching tenses, but I often found myself wondering what was going on. All of a sudden we would be 6 months to a year in the past and I had no idea that it happened until part way through the new segment. Then we would shoot into the future and I would be confused all over again. This happened a million times….it’s not something that just happened a few times and can be blown under the rug. I’m not sure if that’s different in the actual book. Maybe it’s more obvious that you’re switching times. In the audiobook, though, it sucked.
There was nothing overly exciting that happened in this book. Honestly, it was more dramatic than anything and was pretty boring in several spots. There were no big explosions; nothing really happened on earth that had a huge wow factor. It was just a lot of talking between the characters and a lot of flashbacks to the past. Again, I probably would have dnf’d the book.
One thing that really ticked me off in this audiobook is that there’s a huge creepy noise toward the end (it’s on the very last disc.) It’s supposed to be some dramatic sound effect for something that’s going on in the book. Yeah….it almost made me wreck. It scared the living daylights out of me. What is WRONG with people? People listen to audiobooks in their cars! It’s not like holding the book and getting super worked up over some dramatic scene. So, I wouldn’t recommend the audiobook for that very reason.
My verdict: I’m interested in watching the TV show, but I don’t care about reading or listening to the next book. It was so underwhelming that I don’t even remember what happened at the end of it. It was okay, though…...more
I was realllly disappointed in this book… I read Unbreakable last year and absolutely LOVEDOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I was realllly disappointed in this book… I read Unbreakable last year and absolutely LOVED it! But this one? Yeahhh….it fell flat for me.
First of all, the ooey gooey romance between Kennedy and Jared was just way too over the top. They were constantly all over each other and whining about their problems and their relationship. Not to mention, Jared was over-protective and grated on my nerves when he couldn’t let Kennedy take care of herself. I wanted to see more teamwork between them; more grittiness and raw emotions. What I got was a high school prom drama fest.
Another thing that was really annoying in this book was that nothing major really ever happened. All of the scenes seemed to be rushed and there was no real focus on anything super major that was happening. I guess the author tried to make one thing major, but it honestly seemed pretty ridiculous and drawn out. I mean, it took up like half of the book and I was unimpressed.
I guess I just don’t understand the whole point of this book. Everyone was supposed to try to defeat the big scary demon (I forgot his name so let’s call him that) but he didn’t seem all that big or scary to me. I mean, he obviously had powers, but it didn’t seem all that hard to contain him. Don’t worry, I’m really not giving out any spoilers. I remember in the first book he was made into a much bigger deal and my hard was pounding all over the place. In this book, though, I just had a bored expression on my face while flipping through the pages. I was bored. End of story.
I’m not sure if I really want to read the next book when it comes out… I’m really sad that I loved the first book so much and the second book fell flat for me. And, come on, I ranked Jared as one of my top ten book boyfriends of 2013. I don’t even get that now! There was nothing attractive about that boy in this book. It’s like he’s been ruined for me ]=
Overall, I would not recommend this book. I would still recommend the first book in the series since I remember loving that one…but just leave it there. Create the rest of the ending on your own....more
It’s been awhile since I’ve read this book, but I haven’t had the chance to tell you all howOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read this book, but I haven’t had the chance to tell you all how much I adored this book! Unlike the previous book, Magic Breaks started out with a bang. I pretty much loved it from the first page and I was absolutely devastated when it ended. Thankfully there are at least two more books in the series!!!!
Kate and Curran were as strong as ever. I would have liked to see some more lovey doveyness between them, but I’m not really complaining either.
I really liked that Kate’s father was FINALLY introduced in this book. That whole plotline was dragged on for wayyyyyyyy too long…seeing as he was mentioned in the very first book. I was a little disappointed with him, though. I thought that he could have been a little bit more scary and a lot a bit more powerful. I just thought that, after waiting 7 books for him to finally make an appearance, he would have made me shake just a wee bit more.
As for the ending…..I’m on the fence. I wasn’t totally in love with how things played out and that made me pretty frustrated. I don’t really want to give it away for anyone, so I can’t really talk more in depth about it, but I just don’t know what I think about it.
This book was amazing. Hell, this whole series has been amazing and strong since the very get go. If you haven’t read the Kate Daniels series, yet, what are you waiting for? Get your butt to the book store!...more
The first 20% of this book was off the charts amazing. I seriously was beginning to think thOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
The first 20% of this book was off the charts amazing. I seriously was beginning to think that I was being introduced to the next John Green. I was prepared for the feels and the tears that would eventually come. Yes, it was that damn good.
From 20% to 40% of the book (yes, I’m using Kindle stats) it starts to get a little weird. All of a sudden Zac & Mia are out of the cancer ward and we’re getting more of an insight of their daily life. There was also one really weird spot about 30% or so of the way through where it switches back to Zac being in the Cancer ward but it wasn’t a flashback so I was really confused why it switched like that and then went back to normal. It was just really upsetting that it went from 20% awesome to 20% weird.
I only made it about 50% of the way through, but it was that last 10% of the book that made me realize how much I despised Mia’s character. She was a brat and there was nothing likable about her character. Authors have to be careful when they introduce unlikable characters (especially when they’re the main character) because it does have the potential to ruin a book. For the most part, besides the weirdness, Mia is the reason that I stopped reading this book. There was nothing I liked about her.
I wish that Zac and Mia focused more on their time in the Cancer ward and their experiences there. The only downside of that would be that it would be maybe too similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but it still would have been different in its own right.
Overall, I ended up being really disappointed with this book. Based off the first 20% that I read, I thought that this was going to be one of my top reads of the year (if not ever) and I was so shocked and dismayed to realize that I had to DNF it....more
First of all, I have to start out this review by mentioning that I read this book in a singlOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
First of all, I have to start out this review by mentioning that I read this book in a single setting. It maybe took me three hours to read the whole thing start to finish. That’s partly because it’s a graphic novel and there’s not a whole lot of text, but it was also, obviously, a really good book.
I really enjoyed all of the pictures in this book. Usually I have a tough time getting into graphic novels, but I was captivated from the very first page. I really felt a connection with the main character and enjoyed witnessing his life in the graveyard progress from infancy to age ten. The pictures were so amazing and they captured every single detail from the text. It was really amazing!
My one big complaint with this book is that it’s very hard to read. The text was awful on my eyes. Sometimes it slanted at weird angles and I often had to go back and reread pages because I read it wrong the first time. It was made even worse by the fact that sometimes the characters showed misspelled words in their bubbles to indicate their lack of education or that they were from a different time period. It was really difficult and annoying for me to have to squint to read the text. I’m honestly surprised I didn’t walk away from the book with a killer headache. So if you are a person who has a tough time reading weird or small print, then I don’t think this is the book for you.
Another thing I found slightly confusing was how we started out with Bod being like 2 and then he was 10 by the end of the book. I expected all of the stories to be more linked together and follow a time line. It was sort of confusing to me how some stories really didn’t relate to others and jumped around a big. That’s not to say they didn’t work together, though! It was just like a progression of Bod’s childhood throughout the years. I would have liked to see more of Jack, though, and not just a few snippets here and there. However, I think that’s going to be a bigger plotline in the second book.
Overall, I thought that the writing and the images were superb. This is a book that I would recommend for younger readers, especially for younger boys (or girls) who tend to dislike reading. I think that the images will really draw them into the story....more
I honestly didn’t make it very far in this book. I maybe made it like 5 chapters. Normally IOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I honestly didn’t make it very far in this book. I maybe made it like 5 chapters. Normally I wouldn’t write a review for a book that I DNF’d so soon, but I kind of want to explain my reasoning. This book was confusing. I mean, seriously, I was confused from the very first page. It kind of felt like the book had already been in progress for quite awhile and I was jumping into the middle of it. There really wasn’t any build up or background/plot information. It just jumped into.
I didn’t understand the “stitching” or the different Houses. It completely went over my head. It also seemed like a really extreme concept. Now, I know that this is urban fantasy, so I’m trying not to be too judgmental about extreme concepts, but I just couldn’t process it. Was she a zombie? Was she a human? Was she a sewed up doll? It didn’t make sense and I just couldn’t get on board with it. Maybe if there would have been a little more explanation I would have liked it better.
Honestly, there’s not much to say about this book other than that it was really confusing and awkward to read....more
There is a possibility that I could have really liked this book. I could have even loved it.Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
There is a possibility that I could have really liked this book. I could have even loved it. My biggest problem with it, though, was the fact that it’s written in second person. So it’s constantly in the “you, he, she” POV. Some people may argue that style added suspense and tension making the reader feel like they were reading about themselves. I didn’t feel that. Instead, I was bored out of my mind and reading in the second person tended to give me a slight headache. I also felt that style took away from all of the characters, especially the main character, and really made them bland.
Another problem that I had with this book was how confusing it was. I didn’t understand how the main character came to her conclusions about what was going on. I didn’t see any clues that led up to that and it felt forced to get to the point. I felt that there should have been more buildup and more background information. I understand that the entire book is supposed to be about the main character not remembering who she is or anything about her life, but I was still really confused at the end of the book. I also didn’t understand how her vague dreams were turning into the Island and this whole back story that she now understood. It just didn’t flow.
Right next to the fact that this book was written in second person, I hated how insta-lovey this book was. It wasn’t helped by the fact that I already didn’t like the characters. I felt like they met each other and then BAM they were making out and making plans and all over each other. I didn’t ship them. I didn’t like them. And I didn’t understand them.
Honestly, I really don’t have anything positive to say about this book. I just didn’t care for it. The writing itself wasn’t bad, but the story was really boring and written in a really annoying POV....more
*I made it 100 pages into this book before I DNF’d it*
I had several problems with The DollsOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
*I made it 100 pages into this book before I DNF’d it*
I had several problems with The Dolls that I don’t really no where to start. So I’m just going to list them down as bullet points and give a little description. It’s a little different than my normal review style but that’s how I’m going to do it.
The main character – Oh my gosh was she annoying or what? I had no patience for Eveny’s character whatsoever. She was a very whiny character and she just grated on my nerves. The Flashbacks – I’m sorry…but I just couldn’t get past the fact that Eveny and all of her new “friends” remembered everything from when they were three years old. The only thing I remember from when I was three is my cousin shoving a big glob of sunscreen in my eye. I don’t remember my play dates or my family or anything else. I also have a three year old nephew and have witnessed his attention span. It was really annoying that Eveny “remembered” something every other page. I’m sorry…you don’t remember that much from when you were three. And it was really ridiculous how everyone else did too….it wasn’t just her. All of the other characters – There wasn’t a single character that I liked during those 100 pages. I pretty much found everyone to be annoying. How over the top it was – This book is very bold and flashy. It’s very unrealistic and over the top. It’s not a surprise that I ended up not liking this book, because I don’t tend to like books like that.
I can definitely see this book being a big hit and am not surprised at all that I didn’t like it. Fans of Natalie Whipple and Tara Hudson should definitely check this book out!...more
I had to take a couple of days after finishing this book to process my thoughts because I waOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I had to take a couple of days after finishing this book to process my thoughts because I was left emotionally devastated and didn’t want to make any hasty comments or decisions on my review or its rating. I’m going to start this review by saying how amazing Brigid Kemmerer is. I don’t say that lightly. I mean, I don’t really fall head over heels in love with authors all that frequently. When I do, there’s usually a 3 star book thrown in the mix or the series goes downhill after too much time. Brigid Kemmerer is the exception to that rule. I have loved this series from book 1 and I loved this last book in the series. She’s just a writing genius!
This book was packed full of action from the very get go. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I jumped, covered my eyes, and then bounced up and down from excitement. There was just so much going on. I loved the entire thing from page one.
One thing that I would have changed in this book is the amount of exposure the other characters had. I felt that, with this being the last book, the other characters should have had a lot more face time. I know that’s difficult since this is Michael’s book, but I wanted to see more of Adam and Nick…and I don’t think I saw Becca at all. And what about her relationship with Nick? For that reason, I feel that this series needs at least a couple more books to tie it closed because it’s not really finished. I’m going to be pretty let down if this is officially the end.
Another thing that was absolutely amazing about this book was the magic and powers. Woah, baby, was there a lot going on this book or what? I loved that the characters were really giving their powers a chance to shine and I really enjoyed the new characters (both good and bad) who made appearances.
Now let’s talk about the end because that’s what caused me to take some time before writing this review. The ending sucked. It literally crushed my heart into little pieces and left me breathless and shattered for days. I remember looking at the book and saying loudly out loud “Is she for real?!” The worst part is that there are a couple things that made me do that. On one hand, I liked the realism of the ending. On the other hand, it pissed me off that she messed with my characters. I still don’t have an official opinion on the ending, but I do know that it caused me to dock the book half a star.
Overall, I loved this book. I’m so sad that it’s over and I can’t wait to read everything else that Brigid Kemmerer creates! Go buy this entire series!!!!...more
The best way that I can describe this book is “the female contestants in the Hunger Games goOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
The best way that I can describe this book is “the female contestants in the Hunger Games go live with the females in the Capital and are forced to have their babies.” I actually think that’s a pretty accurate statement when reflecting upon this book. The concept of the book sounded really cool, but I felt that it wasn’t edited or executed strongly enough to push out a powerful read. If anything, I was left a little disturbed and uncomfortable – not to mention confused – for most of the book.
Throughout most of the entire book, I just felt a wave of confusion. I didn’t understand why the royalty couldn’t have their own children and were sterilized; I didn’t understand the Auguries that the surrogates had; I didn’t understand why these surrogates were even important since other people without the Auguries were able to have children. I mean….did it have to do with the powers? Because I didn’t feel that every royal woman was after using their powers. I also didn’t understand why the surrogates were treated so badly when they were carrying the babies for the royal women. So there were a lot of gaps and holes in this book that needed to be refined and edited a little more. I feel that this could have been an amazing book, but it didn’t quite hit that level for me.
Besides my confusing throughout the entire book, I was also really offended over the treatment of the surrogates. It was difficult for me because it wasn’t like there was sexism going on. This book didn’t feature a male dominant world. Instead, it featured a royal female dominant world. The royal females were the ones who treated the surrogates so horribly, and it really messed with my brain to realize that these females were treating other females so harshly. There were several scenes that I was unable to finish because of how uncomfortable they made me. For example, I was unable to read the scenes where Violet goes to see the doctor or when the Duchess was being overly harsh with her. This isn’t something that’s going to bother everyone, but I had a huge problem reading about such an abusive world.
The romance in this book was way too rushed for my taste. All I know is that Ash and Violet were introduced and the next thing I knew they were in love and kidding and doing it. I mean…where did that come from? They met once and then were all over each other? It was also really weird because Ash isn’t even introduced until halfway through the book. So there were 100+ pages of just Violet and then BAM! There’s Ash and insta-lovely-romance ensues. Due to that rushness there wasn’t a lot of chemistry between Ash and Violet. I mean, sure, Ash seemed pretty hot to me, but I didn’t overly care about them as a couple.
Another problem with this book was that it was very repetitive. I felt that at least three scenes happened 2-3 times each. I mean, seriously? SERIOUSLY? That’s not very original. Towards the end I started skimming a little bit because I had already read all that in earlier chapters.
The ending was both predictable and unpredictable. I pretty much expected one thing to happen from the very beginning of the book. The second thing shocked me a little bit, but I wasn’t overly shocked either. I think that the final thing that happens in this book was a great cliff hanger and sets it up nicely for the second book, but I wasn’t wow’d or anything. I was just kind of like “eh.”
Overall, I would probably recommend this book to huge dystopia lovers with a caution that it’s kind of mediocre....more
I ACTUALLY FINISHED A BOOK! I know that sounds silly, but I am so excited to finallyOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole
I ACTUALLY FINISHED A BOOK! I know that sounds silly, but I am so excited to finally be pushing out of this three month long reading funk. I’ve been so devastated that I haven’t been wanting to read. I don’t even think that’s a totally accurate statement. Let me rephrase: I’ve HATED the thought of reading. I haven’t been interested in it at all. I actually started to get worried that I would never want to read another book again. BUT I READ ONE! AND I LOVED IT!
If you read and loved Try by Ella Frank, then you are going to fall head over heels in love with Take. It is 100 times better. The writing, the characters, the plot, the drama….everything is SO much better than the first book. When I read Try earlier this year I remember that I liked it, but I also did skim it. It wasn’t something that I read straight through mostly because I thought that it was far-fetched and a little silly. There is nothing far-fetched or silly about Take. It is just HOT.
One of my biggest complaints with the first book was with Tate’s character. It’s not that I didn’t like him, but I also didn’t overly love him. I was actually a really big fan of Tate’s character in Take, which is an example of some crazy awesome character development. And, of course, Logan was just as hot as ever. I was also really interested in some of the supporting characters that were introduced (both new and old.)
What I really liked about this book was how it still held predictability, but it also took a different course than the first book. The drama was more intense, the heartbreak more shattering, and the heat was more well…hot. I’m really interested to see everything progress even more in the third book because let me be the first to say that Ella Frank has some serious writing skills.
There are two reasons why I’m docking this book half a star. 1. It did get a little rushed at the end. 2. I’m still not on board with how quickly Logan and Tate fell in to their relationship. It was adorable when the “I love you’s” started to come out, but it was also really uncomfortable since it was mentioned several times in this book that they had only known each other for so many weeks. I don’t understand why their story is being so rushed. As a reader and a fan of these boys, I want to see their relationship progress into months and years…not just weeks. I’m willing to read about those gaps of time and I’m really disappointed that I’m not seeing them. This book felt like a span of around 2-4 weeks, and I wish that there would have been several months to read about.
The ending of Take has a huge cliff hanger. I honestly didn’t expect to leave off where it did and now I just want the next book RIGHT NOW. Everyone needs to go read this series! It is so good!...more
It was so weird for my to physically hold and read to this book because it’s the first oneOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
It was so weird for my to physically hold and read to this book because it’s the first one I’ve read. I listened to the first two books on audio and I swore I was going to do the same with this one because they’re such good audiobooks. When I received an email from the publisher asking if I would like a copy and to join the #Isla campaign, I just couldn’t resist. I knew that I had to get my hands on this book because lord knows when the audiobook is going to come out. Let me tell you that I was not disappointed. This book was amazing!
What I love about Stephanie Perkins’ writing is that it’s so realistic. She doesn’t play that boy meets girl and they fall in love and all of the emotions are so exaggerated compared to real life. All of the books in this series are definitely romantic and feature the characters falling in love, but it’s so much more than that. The characters that Perkins develops act like how I would expect kids their age to act. They have those enhanced emotions and the petty drama that a lot of contemporary authors either ignore or exaggerate too much. I love the realistic quality that Perkins brings to these books.
I remember when I listened to Anna and the French Kiss on audiobook and Isla was introduced at the very end of the book, and I remember thinking that Isla and Josh would eventually get their own book. I was so excited to learn that I was correct. Isla and Josh are, by far, my favorite couple in this entire series. Not that I didn’t love Anna and St. Claire and Lola and Crickett, but there was just something uniquely special about Isla and Josh. Not to mention that Josh is probably my favorite character in the entire series. I’m really devastated that I don’t have more to read about them.
There did come a point in this book where I started not wanting to read it because I anticipated sudden doom. I knew that something bad was going to happen, and I honestly was not looking forward to the ending of this book. I don’t want to give anything away about the ending, but I will say that I was not disappointed in the ending at all.
Another thing that slightly bothered me was something that was mentioned in the first few chapters that really felt like a spoiler alert. I don’t want to say what it is because that will give away a big chunk of the book. However, I was really annoyed because I knew that that was going to happen at some point during the book. Obviously, it did happen. I kind of wish that Perkins would have maybe made that more of a surprise than to just leave the reader wondering when it was going to happen.
Fans of the whole series need to be prepared to blush and smile your widest smile toward the very end of the book. I’m sealing my lips, but I will say that SOMETHING happens that will leave you squealing [;
Overall, I loved this book. Stephanie Perkins is one of my all time favorite contemporary authors and I really do hope she take this series further sometime in the future. I know that I would love to read about Kurt and about Isla's little sister Hattie, whether that be their own story together or two separate stories. I feel like there is so much more that needs to be written about these characters and I really hope that eventually becomes part of Perkins' plans....more
The story itself was actually pretty rushed, which made it so that there wasn’t a lot of cheOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
The story itself was actually pretty rushed, which made it so that there wasn’t a lot of chemistry between the characters or even character growth. This was one of the those books that unfortunately seemed more like the author was speaking directly to me in their own voice instead of creating several different voices for the multitude of characters in the story. There were also some characters that were so flipping annoying that I skimmed right over them. There were good moments, but I did end up skimming through a lot of the bullshit that clouded this book.
As for Eric and Nick…..meh. The romance was very rushed. I felt that there was a big chuck of the chemistry and build up that was just missing. They didn’t really have any cute or romantic moments that made me swoon. It was a pretty lacking romance. They did have a few moments that were cute, but they didn’t have any moments that stole my heart. Also, neither one of them was overly amazing. I guess that I liked Eric more than Nick, but I definitely wouldn’t add either one of them to my best book boyfriends list.
Overall, I probably wouldn’t continue this series unless they all became free. I don’t ever see myself paying to continue this series since it wasn’t that great of a first book. Also, I’ve read the descriptions of the other books, and I’m sort of appalled at what Cat Grant eventually does to Eric and Nick’s relationship. That’s not something that I as a reader want to put myself through....more
It's been a couple weeks since I've read this book, so my review might not be perfect and in depth.
The one thing that absolutely stands out about thisIt's been a couple weeks since I've read this book, so my review might not be perfect and in depth.
The one thing that absolutely stands out about this book is Logan. Oh my goodness. Hello, Logan! He is the definition of sexy. And he had this bad boy attitude, yet with a sensitive side that he tried to hide at all possible times, that built him up that much more. I thought that his relationship with Tate could be a little awkward at times. That's probably because I didn't overly love Tate, though. Discounting that slight hiccup, Logan made this story.
On a negative note, it seemed pretty far fetched for Tate to all of a sudden realize that he was gay. No, that doesn't sound right when I read it on the screen because that sort of stuff does happen. Let me rephrase: It wasn't far fetched that Tate realized he was gay so late in life, it was how quickly he acted on it after being so against it for like a week. I would have liked to see more of a building chemistry romance between Tate and Logan. Their actions and routines started to get repetitive within the story. Some editing and character building would have fixed that right up.
Another thing is that I thought there could have been more of a plot. Don't get me wrong, the sex was hot, but I really wanted to see more cute moments between Logan and Tate. Since Logan was such a strong character, I really wanted to see more of his vulnerability and more moments that made me want to grab my heart and swoon. There were moments like that! I just wanted a little bit more to the storyline.
Overall, I actually really enjoyed this book. I can't wait until the second book comes out this summer. It's definitely a hot and powerful read, and I dare you not to fall in love with these men!
I LOVED this book! There was nothing even remotely negative to say about it. The character wOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I LOVED this book! There was nothing even remotely negative to say about it. The character were amazing; the plot line was off the charts; the magic was even more magical that could be expected. Then again, I never have anything negative to say about any of Cinda Williams Chima’s works. Just…amazing. I still haven’t even recovered from it.
The only thing that slightly confused me (and it was my own fault) was that I had some confusion over some of the characters who appeared in the first three books. Realistically, I should have reread them before I read books 4 and 5 (since there was such a long gap between them) but…I didn’t. I would definitely recommend that fans of this series (or any reader in general) read or reread the first 3 books before moving on to 4 and 5. Simply for your own sanity.
I didn’t understand how this was the finale to the Heir series. I had thought and expected that there would be at least one more book. Not only do I want to read more from this series, but I also thought that the ending wasn’t finished. There’s a lot that still wasn’t covered or was just kind of left open ended. Also, being such a fan of Emma and Jonah, I expected more from their relationship at the end of the series. So, I’m pretty disappointed that this is the finale (even though it was amazing!) Hopefully, Chima changes her mind down the road and continues the Heir series.
There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming in this book. I had moments where my mouth was literally hanging open and I was like whaaaaat just happened?! There was never a dull moment. I felt that the action just kept right on pumping and I was entertained (and in love) the whole read through.
There’s absolutely nothing negative that I can say about this book. Cinda Williams Chima is one of my all time favorite authors, and I will promote everything that she writes with nothing but the highest regards. If you haven’t read any of her works yet, then I highly recommend that you do so! This was just so good!!!...more
I’ve been meaning to read this series for quite a long time now. I own like the first six orOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I’ve been meaning to read this series for quite a long time now. I own like the first six or so books, but I’ve just never really gotten around to it. I thought that this was just an okay start to a series. Maybe I didn’t fall head over heels in love with it because it’s only like 61 pages. I just didn’t feel the connection and I was rather bored.
I can already tell that fans of the Mara Dyer series will really enjoy this series. For some reason, I just don’t dig the mental patient theme in YA fiction. I could definitely tell the resemblance and was instantly turned off. I’m slightly curious to see how that will progress through a huge series, though, so maybe it has some potential.
There’s not a whole lot to say about this little novella. What I can say, though, is that it’s not really a great to start to the series. After reading it, I really don’t have any strong desire to go read the first book. I mean, I’ll try it out, but my hopes aren’t very high. I’m curious to hear thoughts from fans of this series and what they thought of this novella and the series as a whole....more
Ok….here’s the thing: I really wanted to like this book. However, the description and the coOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Ok….here’s the thing: I really wanted to like this book. However, the description and the cover led me to believe that it was going to be poetry about fairy tales. I guess, in a way, someone might be able to see the relationship between the poems, pictures, and fairy tales. I, however, did not. I don’t understand why this is being called a fairy tale retelling. This is definitely more of a contemporary, feminist poetry book. So, I definitely feel a little cheated and lied to.
Another thing I don’t understand is why this book is going to be released in hardback for almost $20. This book is only 128 pages, and I read half of the book in 30 minutes. Maybe I’m missing something? I definitely don’t understand what’s going on with this book.
The poetry itself didn’t blow my mind. I didn’t feel the feels or cry the tears. I didn’t feel much of anything. To be fair, I’m not the biggest fan of poetry. However, I do appreciate Ellen Hopkins’ work, and the poetry in this book came nowhere close to that level. I appreciated the fact that the poetry took on a feminist approach and detailed the struggles of females. On the negative side of that, though, I feel that women were almost made out to be victims. Another thing, too, is that this book is pretty much about the females. I’m not saying that men won’t read and appreciate the book, but I didn’t like how it significantly leaned toward one specific gender.
I read an EARC of this on my Nook, so the picture quality is hard for me to judge. Some of the pictures didn’t come in very clearly and some weren’t even there yet. That’s going to be very different in the finished copy of the book. The pictures that came in clearly, I found very confusing and sloppy. It almost seemed like pictures just thrown in for a classroom assignment. I need to stress that I’m not a fan of poetry and art. There are going to be people who really appreciate those aspects of this book.
Overall, I wasn’t a fan. I DNFd it half way through the book. I was really annoyed that I could have finished the whole thing in probably under and hour, and I was especially annoyed that I didn’t get to read about what I expected to read. Originally, I was very excited to read a fairy tale poetry book. I’m sorry, but these were not fairy tales. I’m just a little confused by the whole thing....more
Due to my reading funk lately, I’m writing this review quite awhile after actually reading tOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Due to my reading funk lately, I’m writing this review quite awhile after actually reading the book. So, I’m going to write this review to the best of my ability.
I remember absolutely adoring this book. The best way I can describe it is Cadet Kelly turned into a YA book. If that doesn’t already have you hooked, then I don’t know what will hook you. Sam’s character was so fun to read about it, and I loved that this book focused on a strong female character who knew that she could take care of and rely on herself. There’s not a lot of YA books out there with super strong female leads, and I feel like this is a very important book for young girls (if not all females) to get their hands on. It was a very empowering read.
On a slightly negative note, I did feel that this book was a little bit long. Even though it was amazing, it did sort of get a little repetitive after awhile. There were only so many times that I could read about Sam doing training, and going to the church, and all of her other routine stuff. Now, I know that’s a huge part of the book but some of those scenes could have been chopped.
I found the romance in this book to be very enjoyable. I didn’t so much agree with how things resulted at the end, but I enjoyed reading about them together. I also liked how it wasn’t insta-lovey. The romance actually seemed somewhat realistic and it was heartwarming to witness these young people falling in love. I also enjoyed how there wasn’t a love triangle at all.
The ending of the book felt a little rushed to me. I’m hoping that there will possibly be a second book since I really don’t know how I feel about how things ended. On the other hand, it can be argued that the ending was realistic. Sometimes it’s a struggle for me to accept an ending that doesn’t make my heart go all a flutter. I have to sometimes force myself to understand that realism is important in all literature. That being said, I still want a second book to make things more happy [=
Again, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve read this book and, unfortunately, I didn’t write my review right away. So all I can say is that I did like this book. I think that’s an important read for all youngsters and I enjoyed it! [=
update: I also remember that I had a huge problem with the sexism that populated this book. I didn’t like how the girls were treated by the boys. I definitely expected some hostility but some of the stuff that happened and that was said to the girls made me very uncomfortable....more
I’m not the overall biggest fan of the YA contemporary genre, but I actually found this bookOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I’m not the overall biggest fan of the YA contemporary genre, but I actually found this book to be rather refreshing. It had a laid back Joan Jett rocker feel to it that was pretty cool to read about. I really enjoyed that this book was focused around a female rock band. Not only was that empowering but it was cool!
Personally, I think that there were too many POV’s in Screaming Divas. Four POV’s was a bit much, especially since there was one girl who I didn’t care for. Even though I thought that it was too many POV’s, I thought that it was executed well and everything blended well together. Again, though, I would have preferred that it come from one POV.
I really enjoyed that Screaming Divas was not the typical flowery, sunshiney, everyone be happy sort of YA contemporary book. There was something dark and dangerous about it that I found really appealing. Even though it was dark and dangerous, though, it wasn’t too over done. The laid back feel to the book kept everything in check. I will say, though, that sex and drugs play a part in this book and that’s not going to be a topic for everyone.
The ending of this book was SHOCKING! Some things happened that I didn’t see coming and I was completely blindsided. I liked that element of surprise a lot. The ending of Screaming Divas is set up well for a second book and I think that it’s going to gain a lot of interest.
Overall, I thought that Screaming Divas was a good book. It was a solid read that continuously kept me interested. I liked it!...more
Here’s the thing: I really wanted to like Midnight Thief. I honestly did. High fantasy is onOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Here’s the thing: I really wanted to like Midnight Thief. I honestly did. High fantasy is one of my favorite genres and when high fantasy is done right the books came be downright genius. My problem with Midnight Thief is that while it was high fantasy, it almost seemed more like a middle grade fantasy book. It didn’t scream YA or adult or anything in between. No, it read as MG, and I had a big problem with that.
Another problem with Midnight Thief was that it just lacked almost all of the components that you can find in excellent high fantasy books. There weren’t a lot of details and scenery and there was nothing that drew me into the book. Also, there really wasn’t anything that special about any of the characters. It was just kind of flat.
I don’t want you to read this review and leave thinking that Midnight Thief is a bad book, because it’s not. The writing itself is good. However, it just screams middle grade and I think that’s going to be damaging when it’s being labeled as high fantasy. Let’s face it, middle grade doesn’t really have high fantasy. When I think of high fantasy, I think of the Hobbit, the Throne of Glass series, The Wheel of Time series, etc. Midnight Thief isn’t even comparable to those titles.
Fans of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas might experience the same confusion that I did while reading Midnight Thief. While they are obviously two different books with two different plots, I kept finding myself confused about this teenage girl who was working for assassins and kept going to a palace. Not to mention that both of the books are labeled as high fantasy. In my personal opinion, Midnight Thief got a little too close and personal with the Throne of Glass series. They were just a little too similar. I don’t know if everyone is going to have this issue while reading it, but I definitely did.
Overall, Midnight Thief is probably a book that I would recommend to my 4th and 5th graders and recommend that adult high fantasy lovers maybe avoid. That being said, I didn’t finish this whole book. Everyone needs to know that before they take my review to heart. I only got about 90 pages into it (I know, I know, I broke my 100 page high fantasy rule!) It just wasn’t working out for me.
I just….wasn’t interested in this one. It was flat and boring; the characters didn’t interesOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I just….wasn’t interested in this one. It was flat and boring; the characters didn’t interest me; I was super fidgety while reading it. It just……wasn’t that interesting. I only made it till about page 60 and then I DNF’d it. Besides the fact that it was just boring, I really only had two reasons why I DNF’d this book: 1) The main character, Prenna, was not a solid main character. She was boring, timid, whiny. I just didn’t like her. 2) I read 60 or so pages and there was NO BACKGROUND INFORMATION. The entire book was set up like I should already have known what was going on. I was confused and it was giving me a headache!
I actually liked the prologue of The Here and Now. It was a solid beginning that set it up nicely for a unique and action filled science fiction book. It gets really confusing, though, because the plot jumps four years after the prologue. When I say that it jumps, I mean that relationships are formed during that time and other important things and information has been developed and released during that time. Why didn’t I get to read about any of that? It was sort of like reading the second book in a series. The author really made it so that the reader had no clue what was going on and it was just expected of the reader to have an understanding of the worlds in this book.
It’s pretty judgmental on my end, but I’m also very confused by the cover of The Here and Now. Looking at this cover, I would have thought that this was a contemporary book. Also, all of the blue in the cover makes me think of water. Nothing on this cover makes me think science fiction. I suppose that one could place this as a contemporary science fiction but that just seems like a weird type of genre to me. I was really confused by how this book was supposed to be categorized. Looking on Goodreads, it says that it’s a science fiction, dystopia, fantasy, contemporary, mystery, romance. Uh….huh? That doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m just….confused.
I don’t really have much to say about this one. It was just….weird. Read it at your own risk....more
I tried to read the paperback ARC of Monument 14 when it came out in 2012. I remember not fiOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I tried to read the paperback ARC of Monument 14 when it came out in 2012. I remember not finishing the book, but I chalked it up to being really busy at that time. So when I saw that my library had the audiobook, I snatched it up since I was in the mood for a paranormal cd rather than another contemporary. The audiobook started out really strongly. I was instantly drawn into the store and completely captured. I honestly couldn’t figure out why I didn’t finish the book……….and that’s when it all started to come back to me.
This review is really upsetting to me because I know that this could have been a spectacular book. Here’s what went wrong: Fourteen kids in one superstore….never leaving. I made it halfway through this audiobook and it was so flipping repetitive. Wake up. Make breakfast. Clean the store. Argue. Make dinner. Routines. Clean. Argue. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. I mean seriously? Those types of novels just don’t work. You got to shake it up a little bit! Now, maybe that did happen later on in the CD….but I stopped halfway through because it was driving me insane.
The narrator of the audiobook, Todd Haberkorn, had a really interesting voice and he was able to give individuality to every character and do some really cool things with his voice that made the book more realistic. Over time, though, he started to sound very cheesy, almost as if he was making fun of the book. I ended up not being able to stand him. I also didn’t like the main character of the story which made it that much more difficult since that’s who he was mainly narrating.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book or audiobook to anyone. It kind of felt like a waste of time to me, which is probably why I DNF’d it halfway through....more
The Shadow Prince started out really well done. It was full of detail and high fantasy elemeOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
The Shadow Prince started out really well done. It was full of detail and high fantasy elements that immediately captured my attention. I loved the whole concept of Avalon and elemental creatures. In fact, I would definitely say that The Shadow Prince was very similar feeling to the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer
A slight problem that this novella had was that there was a little too much detail crammed into this tiny novella. On one hand that’s awesome because that means that the first book is going to be perfectly set up to just jump into action. On the other hand, that also means that the novella itself was a little too squished together for my personal taste. I did really enjoy the book, but I also feel that the novella should have just been a whole first books so that it had more room to grow.
I wish that the author would have turned this into a high fantasy book instead of more of a urban paranormal book. I say this because the high fantasy elements that were included in this book were amazing. What needed to be done is the modern day qualities needed to be completely wiped from this book and it needed to be more focused on a different world with unique creatures and powers. If it would have stuck to that field, I would be sitting here gushing about the Lord of the Rings qualities that the book had. However, the modern day qualities tended to give it a cheesy type of feel that did not appeal to me.
I really enjoyed the characters. I liked how there were the good guys and then the really bad guys. I kept having a slight problem with the main character, because he seemed a lot older than I think he was supposed to be portrayed as. I kept thinking he was around 25, but I think he was realistically supposed to be around 16 or 17. It’s not really a complaint of the book, but I kept getting confused why the main character was interested in a 15 year old girl. I think that he was just portrayed as a little too mature for his age.
Overall, I thought that this was a good book that definitely has the potential to be expanded. This series is going to appeal to many readers, especially high fantasy lovers!...more
I was so excited to find out that Sam and Riley were getting their own story in Played by LiOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I was so excited to find out that Sam and Riley were getting their own story in Played by Liz Fichera! They were a couple of the supporting characters in the first book in the series, Hooked. I remember that I really enjoyed reading Hooked. Not only was it a super cute contemporary read, but it also introduced diversity and strong subject matters that appealed to me. So, of course, I was very excited to read Played.
I wish that I could say that I loved Played just as much as I did Hooked, but I’d be lying. The writing itself was just as great as ever, but I was blinded by the fact that I hated Riley. I’m not talking about a little hate. No. I’m talking about the kind of hate where I eventually had to start skimming through her sections because she was pissing me off that much. I couldn’t stand her.
The biggest problem with Riley was that she was trying to break up the two main characters from the first book, Ryan and Fred. I hate to say it, but I think that was a really bad idea on Fichera’s part. I had invested hours into Ryan and Fred’s relationship and all of a sudden this little pipsqueak was entering the mix and trying to mess that progress up. Obviously, I didn’t handle that situation very well. Every single time she made a move against Ryan and Fred’s relationship, I hated her even more. By the end of the book, I detested Riley. And, of course, it was made even worse by the simple fact that Riley is Ryan’s little sister. I mean…what type of person would do such a thing?
In contrast to Riley’s character, I loved Sam. I don’t remember him playing a huge role in the first book, but I really enjoyed him in this one. He was sweet, caring, loyal. He was just everything that women want in a man. What he saw in Riley, I’ll never know, but I loved him!
Riley and Sam’s relationship was odd to say the least. It was like all this time was being invested in Riley breaking up Ryan and Fred and hooking up Sam and Fred that they really didn’t have a relationship until it was thrown in your face. Toward the end of the book they’re relationship starts to get rushed and then they’re madly in love. By the time I reached that point I was like huh? Where did that come from? I mean, it was obvious that it was supposed to be a love story and that Sam and Riley would end up together (I’m really not giving away anything you don’t already know), but I would have liked to see more build up and progression in their relationship. It just didn’t really work for me.
No matter my feelings on this book, I will always recommend this series to everyone. Why, you ask? Well, because of the content. I love that Liz Fichera features Native Americans and describes some of their culture in her books. I love the fact that there are interracial relationships going on. Most of all, I love that Native American teens (and adults!) have a popular, YA book that features a main character who looks like them. Often times, in all literature, main characters are white. I love the fact that concept is branching out and including different races and identities.
Overall, I liked this book, BUT I wasn’t in love with it. I think that would have been different if I had actually like Riley. However, it was a cute contemporary read. I just wish that there would have been a little more oomph to it. I also wish that it would have had more of an emotional impact on me. When I read contemporary, I want at least one scene that will make me cry. That didn’t happen in Played. Overall, though, I’d recommend this one to all teenagers and YA contemporary fans....more
I can honestly say that I loved this book from start to finish. It was a constant whirlwindOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I can honestly say that I loved this book from start to finish. It was a constant whirlwind of action and romance. Never once was I bored or irritated. It was just a fun read. I’ve glad that I’ve enjoyed the last two books in the series, because the Mercy Thompson series started to hit a rough patch there for a little bit. I even rated one of the books two stars! It broke my heart /= Night Broken strayed away from that rough patch, though.
Night Broken introduces a new character. Actually, let me rephrase, Night Broken introduces several new characters. Two of those said characters are Adam’s ex-wife, Christy, and Mercy’s half-brother, Gary Laughingdog. First of all, let me say how hilarious it was to finally have Christy in the mix. She and Mercy did not get along at all, and it was a riot to have them in the same room together. As for Gary Laughingdog, I didn’t really think anything of him until the last chunk of the book when he started to appear more. He was definitely an interesting character who I’m excited to read more about. Thankfully, the ending of Night Broken sets it up for both of those characters to be continue in the series. I hope that Briggs decides to keep Christy around simply for the entertainment!
One negative thing that I’ve noticed about this series as it has progressed is that it’s getting a little stuffy in the romance department. For example, Mercy and Adam tend to act like an old married couple in every single situation. I want to see them have those light and fluffy moments. Additionally, I want to see those hot and steamy moments that Briggs seems to be lacking on lately. It doesn’t take away from the book that much, but it does take away from my love for them as a couple.
Overall, I loved this book. I can’t say all that much in my review since this is the eighth book in the series and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone. If you haven’t read the Mercy Thompson series, then I highly recommend it! It’s a great adult paranormal series that is full of fun, magic, action, mystery, and romance all rolled into one amazing series....more
I originally picked up Dark Companion for two reasons: the gorgeous cover, and the comparisonsOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Emma.
I originally picked up Dark Companion for two reasons: the gorgeous cover, and the comparisons to Jane Eyre. Unfortunately, while I did enjoy some parts of the book, I was left mostly underwhelmed.
Things I liked:
The writing! It was really lovely and well-done, and had very Gothic, dark tones which appealed to me a lot. The book could definitely be a little creepy (and weird) at times, especially when the author was describing the gloomy, dreary school, but it worked. Sometimes it risked feeling a little too gloomy and drab, but all in all, the writing was a plus.
I also really enjoyed reading about some of the characters, with the exception of a few. Jane herself was kind of hit-or-miss with me…sometimes I felt myself empathizing and cheering her on, and sometimes I wanted to slap her upside the head (especially the way she let some of the others treat her). The best characters for me, however, was her best friend, Mary Violet, and the love interest, Jack. Mary Violet in particular was hilarious, with her quirky poetry and odd way of speaking/behaving. Jack was kind of an oddball, and while I’m not sure he’ll go into my list of favorite book guys, he was interesting and well-developed enough.
Things I disliked:
Lucien, or Lucky as he was called. Oh my gosh. He was so creepy, so abusive, and so weirdly possessive. I hated the way he treated Jane, and even worse, I hated that she let him! For a good chunk of the book she practically worships him, which I absolutely couldn’t stand, especially when his brother Jack was clearly the better choice.
Speaking of Jack, the romance wasn’t all that great either. Jane spends most of the book fixated on Lucky while ignoring the obvious signs that Jack is into her, in a kind of forced love triangle that didn’t really work (mostly since Lucky was a creep and clearly not a viable choice). And then when she finally does open her eyes and realize that Jack has been there all along…it feels really sudden and rushed. There was definitely some sweet moments between the two of them, but I just wasn’t feeling it, despite really liking Jack’s character.
And lastly, I can’t say much without giving away spoilers, but basically the plot gets really weird really fast at a certain point, once Jane starts to figure out what Birch Grove’s big secret is. It was a little (okay, a lot) strange and I’m just not sure how much I’m willing to roll with it. Especially where Lucky is concerned, yuck! Again, I can’t say much…but I will say that it was definitely a little disturbing.
All in all, while there were some aspects of Dark Companion that I thoroughly enjoyed, the book didn’t quite live up to my expectations. It was a little too creepy in some parts and a little too bland for the rest of it. Some people might totally love it, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea....more