This book is amazing…very much a page turner. It was well written, simple, but intriguing. There are extremely likable characters Katniss, Peeta, and...moreThis book is amazing…very much a page turner. It was well written, simple, but intriguing. There are extremely likable characters Katniss, Peeta, and Rue. It was heart-breaking at times. The end, left me wanting more, but unhappy. I wanted there to be a happily ever after. Maybe I’m a hopeless bleeding-heart. Overly romantic…my heart ached for Peeta when he realized Katniss may have been over acting her feelings for him, when he wasn’t…sigh. (less)
**spoiler alert** Voldemort descending 06/27/08 Book six is fast becoming one of my favorite Harry Potter books. The back story into Voldemort's life w...more**spoiler alert** Voldemort descending 06/27/08 Book six is fast becoming one of my favorite Harry Potter books. The back story into Voldemort's life was intriguing. Inaddition, the book details Voldemort's thirst for power over death and his descent towards the dark side of magic, like Darth Vader in Star Wars.
Although, Dumbledore died in the end, it was delightful to have him in a more primary role in book six. It was also interesting to have more of the pieces to the puzzle come together regarding Harry and Voldemort's destiny. (less)
I love all the Harry Potter books, but Order of the Phoenix gets top pick. In the fifith book the reader gets a first hand account of Harry's frustrat...moreI love all the Harry Potter books, but Order of the Phoenix gets top pick. In the fifith book the reader gets a first hand account of Harry's frustrations. His desire to take action to stop Voldemort. The first time I read it I was angry along with him, and that shows just how powerful all the emotions were eminating from each page.
Order of the Phoenix was also the start of the struggle to end Voldemort. In the first four books Harry was thrust into this world that he was famous in, but he had know knowledge of. Plus, Harry happened upon situations that forced him to thwart Voldemort's plans to come back to full power with out truly understanding the fate that lay ahead for both of them.
At the end, the conversation between Harry and Dumbledore was perfectly written. Harry learned why he was chosen to be the one to end Voldemort for good, and that it was Voldemort who actually marked him as the one. The reader also discovers that it didn't have to be Harry, it could have easily been Neville and that Harry's life could have been different. It made me feel for Harry even more, but see Neville in a different light just as Harry did.
I also loved this book because Harry takes charge of the hand that was dealt to him in life and we start to see him grow up and accept the path that was given to him. He didn't shy away from the responsibility. Plus, I liked the rebelliousness of Dumbledore's Army. Kids who took matters into their own hands and weren't going to just sit around and wait for the adults to make everything right.
The book was cleverly written and Rowling doesn't miss a detail or fail to excite the reader. There was plenty of action and heartbreak. We lost one of my favorite characters, Sirius, in book five. But, getting the chance to read the finally two books I know it was best that way. Harry was meant to face Voldemort on his own and only he could bring an end to the most feared dark wizard. His losses made him stronger. (less)
I really enjoyed this book. The writing was first rate and at times poetic. I don’t always read books that carry a hidden message about the world or w...moreI really enjoyed this book. The writing was first rate and at times poetic. I don’t always read books that carry a hidden message about the world or who we are as individuals, but this one did, and I got that message. I think any young woman would... It wasn’t exactly a coming of age story, because there was a double plot entwined, besides one where the girl tries to find her way in society.
I'm starting to appreciate books that make you think and this one does... (less)
This book will make you think... about making choices and about, how life can be what ever you make it to be. The language is beautiful and the story...moreThis book will make you think... about making choices and about, how life can be what ever you make it to be. The language is beautiful and the story is sad at times, because choices come at a price... The characters pull at your heart strings and make you mad at times. What story wouldn't be a good one if you didn't get mad at the author, but in the end, you forgive Libba Bray for her choices... This is a great story that any girl should read. (less)
I think it is a great testament to an author’s skill in writing prose, when they can evoke within you such emotions that makes you want to throw your...moreI think it is a great testament to an author’s skill in writing prose, when they can evoke within you such emotions that makes you want to throw your book across the room, when the characters are being stupid, blind, or just acting in ways that are so frustrating you want to scream at them. Or, it is a well written story when your own heart beats against your ribcage when the main protagonist is feeling love, fear, or anger.
In my opinion, what also makes for a good book is when you want to do nothing but read their story, when nothing else matters but getting to the end. I think Libba Bray has written three wonderful books and her magic in writing tripped me in her web. I really enjoyed these books.
The storyline in some people’s opinion has been over done, but I think it is up to the author to use their skills to put a fresh spin on the old and I think Bray has done that.
I'm really sad the story had to end... I felt there's room for another book. I'll hold out hope... (less)
Oh, boy! This is my first go at a Romance novel. Yeah, I've read books with an aspect of romance, but not the kind you buy from the Romance section of...moreOh, boy! This is my first go at a Romance novel. Yeah, I've read books with an aspect of romance, but not the kind you buy from the Romance section of a bookstore. To be honest, I was kind of prejudice against these types of books.
I think...I'm still blushing after reading it. I'll tell you what though, I have truly been missing out. Not any more, mind you...I'm officially hooked. And, I'm glad I started with this series. I l-o-v-e-d it.
Jeaniene Frost has written with all the elements I love:
-Cleaver and humorous dialogue -Obnoxiously cute and mischievous fictional boy character (Bones)Who I now love -And vampires... -Interesting story with plenty of romance
I love author Jeaniene Frost's humor and writing style. This second book of the Night Huntress series has made her now one of my favorite authors. Fro...moreI love author Jeaniene Frost's humor and writing style. This second book of the Night Huntress series has made her now one of my favorite authors. Frost's approach to writing, story, and characters reminds me a lot of Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Bones and Cat resemble Spike and Buffy and I loved them together, so I love the chemistry between Bones and Cat too.
If you are a fan of Whedon, then you will adore Jeaniene Frost as well. I sure do... (less)
I loved this book... I'm really looking forward to reading the next one. I love the characters and the story. I'm usually more attracted to vampires, b...moreI loved this book... I'm really looking forward to reading the next one. I love the characters and the story. I'm usually more attracted to vampires, but I fell in love with the werewolves in this book.
I've read most of the Laurell K. Hamiton, Anita Blake series, but I've lost some interest in them. I'm glad for this new discovery, because its fun and sexy without all the sex...if you know what I mean. Hamilton's books have gone to a place I'm not always ready for. (less)
I'm really upset over the ending. I guess sometimes I just want my favorite characters to be safe and happy. I'm glad Mercy picked Adam though, not th...moreI'm really upset over the ending. I guess sometimes I just want my favorite characters to be safe and happy. I'm glad Mercy picked Adam though, not that I don't like Sam...I just like Adam more. I can't wait to read the next book and hope that Mercy and Adam stay together. I'm such a romantic... Anyway, I really like Laurell K. Hamilton's books, but I think I like this series more than the Anita Blake.
I do have one complaint, at times I find that Briggs repeats herself way too much. I've talked with my friends and we have wondered if it is because we read the books one after another and not when they are first released. But, how can you change that when I just discovered them. It just starts to sound sing songing that's all. Other than this small nicky picky ness. I really love this series.
There's action, love and not over done (maybe there could be a little more in my opinion, I have read the Anita Blake series for heaven sakes,) okay... now that I've digressed completely. (less)
I really enjoyed this book, once I let my guard down from thinking it was like any other book I've read. Sometimes I think as a reader, we have to rea...moreI really enjoyed this book, once I let my guard down from thinking it was like any other book I've read. Sometimes I think as a reader, we have to read for the love of it and not compare one book to another, or we miss out on a really great story and characters. I needed to just relax and let the book be itself... I can't wait to read the second book and the third, which is coming out at the end of the month. I have a feeling I'm in for another sad story, but we'll see... I hope not though.
15 October 2009, I just finished rereading this book for the second time, because I wanted to re-acquaint myself with the story and characters, before the fourth and last book comes out in a week. I had to change my original rating of four stars to five. I had loved the second and third books and now I have re-fallen in love with book one.
Anyway, I can't wait to read the conclusion, but I have to admit I'm a bit nervous. I just want Diana and Henry to be together, is that just too much to ask. I'll have to send Anna Godbersen hateful messages if this end tragically. Kidding! Maybe... (less)
I was excited to read this book, and I was not disappointed. The cruelty of Anna Godbersen drives me crazy. I just want the Holland sisters to catch a...moreI was excited to read this book, and I was not disappointed. The cruelty of Anna Godbersen drives me crazy. I just want the Holland sisters to catch a break and they haven't yet. I love Henry more and more and now Teddy. I want Penelope and Lina to get what they deserve and that is absolutely nothing...
I was so anxious while reading this book. I was the same way with Rumors. Each page brings more and more anger, sadness, or fleeting bits of happiness, then they're ripped from you with the turn of the next page.
I've written in other reviews that an author's ability to draw all extreme amounts of emotion from its' reader makes a great book. Godbersen does that... I get so frustrated with the plot and characters, however that's what I love about these books and its these elements that makes me want to keep reading them until 3:00 in the morning, plus skip reading for my classes...yikes.
I guess there is going to be a fourth and finally book. I can just imagine what we're going to be in for. I'm ready though. I hope we don't have to wait too long, plus I just hope upon hope that Diana and Henry end up together. And, by some miracle Teddy and Elizabeth. (less)
**spoiler alert** I think book 9 is becoming one of my favorite of the series. I write this for many reasons, one- Sookie and Eric are ritually marrie...more**spoiler alert** I think book 9 is becoming one of my favorite of the series. I write this for many reasons, one- Sookie and Eric are ritually married and I love him and them together. Two- for me Bill has redeemed himself (I hope he doesn't die, I don't think he will...because he is important to the story). Three- some of my favorite characters or all my favorite characters made an appearance. This book was sadder for me, then any of the previous ones. Claudine dying! and her baby. I'm on the verge of tears now...
I also agree with other reviews that this book was darker. Sookie's life has changed and it has developed into a more complex world for her. Characters need to transform to make things more interesting and to challenge our perception. I'm glad the book wasn't so predictable. The writing for me also got better. In the past, Harris tended to repeat herself a lot and it did become annoying at times.
I hope this isn't nearing the close of the series. I would miss Sookie, Eric, Bill, Bubba, Niall, Jason, and all the others...
Lets talk about the ending, because I was left baffled at which vampire Niall was referring too. I liked the ending, because it left me extremely excited for book 10. There has to be a book ten... there was a lot of unanswered questions and it did give the sense that things with Sookie are going to come to a close, like all good things do at some point. Sigh.
Oh. I forgot how funny, witty, and sarcastic the Sookie books can be. I love it...
I've been thinking a lot about this book since I finished reading it yesterday. I'm liking it even more then yesterday, for one reason is the fact that Harris revealed more of the story to the reader. We got more of Eric's back-story and details into how Sookie and Jason's parents really died. We got more of the history of the Fairies. That was interesting. Plus, a few answers and more questions were opened up to why Eric was on his way to Sookies when he lost his memory in book 4. There is more to it, I know it...(less)