The ending... Why did it have to end that way? Kai and Sunil... What a depressing twist. But I shouldn't be surprised with that ending. It does fit wiThe ending... Why did it have to end that way? Kai and Sunil... What a depressing twist. But I shouldn't be surprised with that ending. It does fit with the rest of the story. :(
I wish the series was longer. Some parts went by too quickly. I really would have liked to see more of J.J. & Gelda. At least Spike is happy. He's a good guy. And fine. ;)...more
For me, GONE wasn't quite as exciting as the other two books in the trilogy. However, I still thought it was a nice and interesting end to the series.For me, GONE wasn't quite as exciting as the other two books in the trilogy. However, I still thought it was a nice and interesting end to the series. There were some funny and cute moments between Janie & Cabel that I really liked. I'm going to miss reading about them!...more
Sometimes there are books that end up being very different than what I first imagined from reading My review can also be found on my blog Collections.
Sometimes there are books that end up being very different than what I first imagined from reading the book's summary. This book is definitely one of them. I love when that happens because usually it ends up being even better than I imagined. :)
I loved Drea, Justin, and Naomi. They were awesome and good people. I may not have exactly their problems, but I do have my own, and I could easily relate to their characters. When I read the book's summary and looked at the cover (which fit perfectly, btw), I thought the entire book would be dark and serious. But it wasn't. On almost every page there was something that cracked me up! Not that I'm saying there aren't any dark and serious moments because there definitely is. And I definitely cried. I still feel like crying. :'(
Music is a part of this book, but if you're worried you won't recognize the musicians, it's okay. It doesn't take over, which I liked. Although, honestly, I wouldn't have minded knowing more about the music Drea and Justin listened to because I seem to have a similar taste in music. I want Justin's Björk shirt (heck, just give me Justin! heh), and I have the urge to listen to Snow Patrol's "Somewhere a Clock is Ticking."
So I'll just end by saying that if you're looking for a book with great characters and a book that will most likely make you laugh and cry, then I recommend this book to you....more
I did like the book, but I just wasn't feeling it when it came to certain things (like parts of the story and some of the characters). There were timeI did like the book, but I just wasn't feeling it when it came to certain things (like parts of the story and some of the characters). There were times where I just felt lost & confused. I especially felt that way when I read the ending. I'm a little envious of the people who liked the book more than I did because I wanted to feel that same way after reading it too....more
(view spoiler)[In Shadowland, Ever tried to use magick to bind the evil, immortal rouge Roman to herself so that she could have control over him. But since she's horrible at following instructions and loves to do things her way, she screwed up the magick and she ended up being bound to Roman instead. So in Dark Flame, we find out that the binding spell (and apparently her dark shadow side) has caused Ever to have forbidden thoughts and dreams about Roman. Basically, she is obsessed and wants to have sex with him.
Throughout the entire book, Ever seriously kept making STUPID decisions! Every. Single. Time! And throughout most of the book, she was either trying to break the binding spell or trying to stay away from Roman. She failed on both things, of course. When she asked for help/advice, she continuously would NOT follow the steps given to her exactly, and then she would blame the person, who gave her the advice, for it not working properly! With Roman, she couldn't stop herself from going to him, even when Damen or Jude were around ((that was actually pretty hilarious)). She almost lost her virginity to Roman. Seriously, she was this close.
The one person she never asked for help from was Damen. It wasn't only because the magick spell wouldn't allow her to say anything to him, but Ever believed that if she told him what was going on he would finally lose patience with her and blahwahhwahh. She was wrong though. I wish she wasn't. Damen let her get away with everything! He never pushed answers out of her, and when she finally did admit that she was in some shit, he was all like, 'It's okay, Ever. I still love you.' WTH. Take control, old man! (I guess that's why he was barely in the book!)
In the end, Ever got over her Roman obsession with the help of meditation stuff and maybe some other things that made no sense to me. She also managed to convince Roman to give up the antidote ((the antidote that would allow Ever/Damen to FINALLY touch each other again & to FINALLY have sex)), but only after she showed Roman where Drina was at. Not surprisingly, it did not work. Because Jude came in the room, thought Roman was taking advantage of Ever, and killed Roman, hitting the charka spot located over the same area on Roman's shirt where Roman kept the antidote, which broke the glass vial & caused the antidote to spill out. So nope, Ever and Damen still can't have hot smex. *rolls eyes*
Other things that happened: -Ever kept mentioning that Jude makes her calm, while Damen gives her tingle and heat. Claims she only loves Damen. -Haven, the attention-whore, seems to have strong immortal powers. She hates Ever. Especially after Roman was killed because Haven was in love with him. So she's most likely going to be the villian in the next book. No surprise there. -Ava is the reincarnation of the twins' aunt. Who cares. And who cares about the other non-immortals. -Ever took Jude to Summerland. Jude went to the Great Halls of Learning and found out everything about his past. Jude makes up his mind that he isn't giving up on Ever this time.
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So different from what I imagined it would be like. I went through so many emotions reading this book. Just like the previous two books. But I got to say that while reading some of the last few chapters of this one...I wanted more. I wouldn't say it was rushed. Maybe I didn't want it to end. Maybe I was reading too fast. I don't know how to explain it. It probably needs to sink in, and I might need to reread it again. :'(
Anyway, yes, I loved it. Mockingjay had some really amazing moments. And of course, there were a lot of dark, sad, scary moments that shocked me and almost made me cry. I could go on and on, but I need to eat and am still a bit shocked. So I will say that the ending was bittersweet. Got a bit teary-eyed. It was a great, interesting end to an awesome series....more
Gemma is a 16-year-old from London. She and her parents are at the airport in Bangkok, preparing to catch a flight to Vietnam, when she meets a man, TGemma is a 16-year-old from London. She and her parents are at the airport in Bangkok, preparing to catch a flight to Vietnam, when she meets a man, Ty, who steals her away and changes her life forever. Stolen is a letter written by the victim to the captor. Gemma's letter reveals what happens between her and Ty during her captivity in the Australian outback.
Throughout the book, I had conflicting feelings towards Ty. Which were kind of similar to the way Gemma felt about him. Ty was patient with Gemma and kind to her. I believe he did care deeply for her. But he had some serious issues. There were glimpses of instability and moments where I thought that he could be capable of hurting her. I also think he was a bit delusional, and I don't believe he was completely honest about every single thing he claimed to know about her.
So I was a bit surprised when I realized that I was starting to sympathize with Ty, just like Gemma, by the end of the book. We got to know Ty and learned some of his story. But it made me wonder if I was sympathizing with him because I was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, which was brought up in the book. Or was it something else? I'm not sure. It's really a confusing feeling.
Overall, I thought Stolen was a unique and captivating story. Even though I want to know what happens next with these characters, I'm not sure I'm ready to know. Not yet, at least. I think I need to get over this Stockholm Syndrome-ish feeling first. :(...more
Really great book. It had some sad moments, but it didn't leave me feeling all depressed after I finished because there were a lot of happy moments/meReally great book. It had some sad moments, but it didn't leave me feeling all depressed after I finished because there were a lot of happy moments/memories from Anna that made it all better. I liked that. :)
Random: I love postcards. So I thought it was cool that it was mentioned throughout the book. XD...more
You know when you read a book's summary and you start assuming & imagining what is going to happen, and then you actually read it, and it's not anYou know when you read a book's summary and you start assuming & imagining what is going to happen, and then you actually read it, and it's not anything like you expected it to be? Well, that's what happened when I read this book. lol I liked it; I thought it was different and unique. I got annoyed by something though. Actually, it was a certain someone. ;p I was disappointed in this person. Not gonna say this person's name, but it wasn't the main character Cassandra....more