This book, on it's own, is okay. However, I have some major problems with it.
First of all, Bella Swan. I don't think that there is a character I coul...moreThis book, on it's own, is okay. However, I have some major problems with it.
First of all, Bella Swan. I don't think that there is a character I could dislike more than her. I've thought about it and she is the most annoying character I can think of. She's whiny and so messed up that I don't understand how Edward could like her at all. She makes me think that a rock could have personality and that is stretching it.
Next, Edward. Don't get me wrong, I love vampires who are broody and angsty, and Edward has that in spades. No, the problem I have with Edward is that he is almost too perfect. He loves Bella to a point of obsession and almost creepy. My other problem with Edward is him falling for Bella. I'm all for a good vampire romance, but pick a girl with some personality already.
Next, the whole sparkly vampire thing. Don't get me wrong, I applaud that Stephanie Meyers took the vampire myth and put her own twist on it. That isn't what bothers me. What bothers me is that vampires are creatures that feed off humans/animals and need blood to survive. Rather than making them darker by making something insane happen when they enter the light, she makes them sparkle and shine like wonderous creatures that anyone would want to be. The way the scene is set up you expect something horrible to happen, but then he sparkles like he swam in a tub of body glitter. They can be in the light, that's cool, but don't make them wonderful creatures when they are meant to be feared and dangerous. Edward telling Bella that he's dangerous while he's sparkling like a fairy isn't really all that strong a message.
Overall, the book was okay, and I did want to pick up the next in the series,in fact I have attempted to read New Moon, but was seriously put off by Bella's whole "I miss Edward" craziness that went on and on and on.
I will probably, eventually, maybe, read the other books in this series, just so I can validate my claims that this series is not worth the time to future readers.
I am an avid book lover. I hardly ever read a book that I don't enjoy, but this series has thrown that out the window. (less)
**spoiler alert** Out of the three books in this series, this one was the most boring.
Because they were already in love there was no fighting thier f...more**spoiler alert** Out of the three books in this series, this one was the most boring.
Because they were already in love there was no fighting thier feelings or fighting thier ideas on things. It was like the only thing they were doing was taking it slow to see how things progressed. The best character was the REEF (who I was so happy to discover had his own story later on) and the fact that in the end he wasn't such a bad guy. I was actually sad when I thought he had died.
Now, if I were going to write this I wouldn't have had her admit that she was in love with him that quickly. Sure she thought about him and all, but that didn't constitute love or anything. The love story just went too fast for me.(less)
I just re-read this book after a few years. It is still just as sweet and funny as I remember it being.
Jackson is the best nerd ever. I love how real...moreI just re-read this book after a few years. It is still just as sweet and funny as I remember it being.
Jackson is the best nerd ever. I love how real he is. He's not mainstream handsome and he isn't afraid to admit if he has faults. I absolutely love how he admits that he isn't perfect, admits his failings, his embarrassment at being color-blind. He is just the most wonderful character and I love him for it.
Genevieve isn't bad herself. She tries to change herself into something she's not and realizes that she doesn't have to be different to be liked. I love how she grows and she helps Jackson grow with her.
The two really compliment each other and I love it.
This is one of my favorite books ever, and I just want to read it again and again.(less)
This book was funny and sweet all wrapped up into one package. Warning: There may be spoilers ahead!
I love the idea that a man would be so good-lookin...moreThis book was funny and sweet all wrapped up into one package. Warning: There may be spoilers ahead!
I love the idea that a man would be so good-looking and sexy that he would wish he wasn't like that anymore. I also love that as soon as he gets that wish he wants it back to get what he wants from someone else.
Sean is the town hottie, and women all over town just want to find their way into his bed. Sean, after living with this all his life, is ready to get away from that and just wants to be left alone. That is where magic comes into play.
After being stripped of his ungodly sex appeal Sean meets the one woman who makes his body hot and she is also after his childhood home.
Maggie wants to use the land that his childhood home is sitting on to help save her job. The land is perfect for a one-stop shopping mega store and Maggie is desperate to have it or lose her job.
Now Sean has to win over Maggie using good old-fashioned charm that he has had to rely on before. Will she see through his odd ways and find the sweetheart beneath or is Sean simply nothing other than a pretty face?
I have to say that I love Sean. He seems like a really interesting guy and I like that he has to do so much to win Maggie over and despite everything learns that good looks aren't everything.
That is one thing I really love about Vicki Lewis Thompson's books. The characters are so real. In most romance novels it is a sexy guy and a sexy girl who would be sexy regardless of anything, but Thompson brings real life into the picture. Whether it's a nerd or a werewolf or a mortal being pulled around by a matching-making witch and wizard, they still retain that humanity.
The girls are beautiful, but they don't make normal girls feel unimportant or ugly. The guys are good-looking, but they seem to be realistic and the reader could feel like they could walk outside and see this guy on the street.
What I also like about Sean is that he had to find his own way. In the past it was the girls pursuing him, now he has to pursue her. It's new and unfamiliar territory for him and he treads on it lightly.
I also like Maggie because she too is real and can see past Sean's looks to find the guy underneath. I think this was a great book and can't wait to read the next in the series.(less)
Vicki Lewis Thompson has done it again. I loved this book. I love that she brought back the nerdy character that...moreThis is the second in the Hex series.
Vicki Lewis Thompson has done it again. I loved this book. I love that she brought back the nerdy character that made me pick her books up in the first place.
Jeremy is a wonderful character who is both nerdy in a way and also very sexy too. He is so charming and shy, you can't help but love him. Then he gains some confidence, mostly due to a bit of magic, and is able to talk and romance the woman that he has been in love with since high school. Isn't that sweet?
Annie is also an interesting character. She starts off reminding me of that one girl in high school that you love to hate because everything came so easily to her, she dated the high school hunk and then married him, and she got the title of Dairy Queen that all the girls wished they could have. Now she's fallen on harder times and you want to be happy for that, but you can't with Annie because she really is a nice girl. You would assume that Annie would be meaner or have something from her past that she wants to apologize for, but she really is a nice girl that everyone can like very easily.
She hates small town life, Jeremy loves it. She can't wait to leave Big Knob, and he wants her to stay. They know that they only have one week together and they do their best to make it hot and steamy. Does true love weasel it's way into what is supposed to be a no strings attached relationship?
We also can't forget about the side story going on about Dee Dee, the lake creature, and how her loneliness is causing the resident magical folk to struggle to find an answer. Does Dee Dee every find true love?
I really liked this book. It was funny, romantic, and had that element of magic that I love.
Gwen was a wonderful character. She reminded me of myself...moreI really liked this book. It was funny, romantic, and had that element of magic that I love.
Gwen was a wonderful character. She reminded me of myself in so many ways and that made her easier to relate to. She is the perfect compliment to Marc and the two together is just perfect.
Leo is an interesting character too, but I wish that he had come to the conclusion that he needed to change as well. Even at the end he wasn't thinking with his head and that made him less likable. I know that we aren't supposed to completely like him, but at the same time I would like to know that he learned something and grew as Gwen did.
On top of that, I was expecting more danger or more of fight between Marc and Leo, but it never happened. There wasn't a real battle for Gwen's affections that I had really expected. However, such a battle would be strange coming from Marc whose character isn't the type to treat women as objects to be won, unlike Leo who would be.
Overall, I really liked this story, but I would have liked more of an interaction between Leo and Marc that could have made the final confrontation more dramatic and interesting. (less)