Amazing story, characters and plot with some twists and turns made this a book that I just didn’t and couldn’t put down. I was lucky enough to be ableAmazing story, characters and plot with some twists and turns made this a book that I just didn’t and couldn’t put down. I was lucky enough to be able to read this book in one sitting (which I suggest everyone plan on doing) and loved it from beginning to end. It’s dark and mysterious, romantic and sweet all wrapped up in a shiny pretty cover. Bree Despain without a doubt writes a great story.
The characters felt so real, as if they were about to leap off the pages. Grace is the typical good girl who has a heart of gold. Drawn to Daniel and a world she never thought existed; Grace is pushed to learn more about all that’s happening around her. Daniel is our bad boy of the story who only tries to be that way… because really he’s just a good guy who needs help from the only family he’s ever really had. He’s looking for many things and healing from his past is a huge part of that. Without giving away too much of the plot and story I’ll just say this….
I never really knew what was around the corner with this book. There was always so many ways that the story could go, different choices that each of our main characters could have taken. Honestly, the only part of the story that had me worried about reading this was the religious side of things. I’m not a hugely religious person and I’m not one for preachy people and this book didn’t do anything like that. I was relieved and surprised at just how it all flowed throughout the story, never over bearing, just the right touch to fill in all the pieces of Grace being a Preachers daughter.
The ending wrapped up everything nicely, however it did leave me wanting more and questioning just what might happen to the characters next. I know that there’s a sequel in the works and I for one am more then looking forward to it. Bree Despain has made a fan out of me, now it’s your turn…. Be sure to pick up this great book soon, you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy!
What can one say about such a beautifully written story and chaFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
What can one say about such a beautifully written story and characters with such realistic personalities that they leapt from the pages and found a nice little spot in my heart?
I didn’t know just what to expect but found myself in awe and wishing for the book to be longer. It’s a story about loss, love, change, understanding, family…. It’s about so much more that there are not enough words within one review to tell you about everything held within its pages. I don’t even think that this review will do the book justice. Without giving too much away…. I’ll just say a few things. Well, I’ll try to keep it at a few things without any spoilers.
Each character was a puzzle piece that fit perfectly around our main character Lennie. They all played a part in the telling of how Lennie’s grief changed not only her, but them as well.
Nelson’ debut novel is both poignant and lyrical. She knows how to write the many emotions throughout, not only the grieving process but also how to add in a little humor in along the way.
Lennie tries hard to hold on to who she was before her sister’s death that she almost misses out on some amazingly wonderful moments with her family and friends – new and old. It’s through writing poetry and notes on various pieces of paper that she leaves in the wind, under a rock in the garden…. Written high on a branch in the tree tops… well you get the point - that we hear just what she’s thinking and feeling. These notes and poems are such a huge part of the story that without them I’d feel like a massive part of Lennie was missing.
Her family- Gram and Uncle Big are quirky people that I’d be happy to call my own. They are both grieving in their own ways; and it’s their story throughout the book that shows us all that everyone handles death and loss in their own ways. Then we have Toby, Lennie’s sister’s boyfriend. He’s at a loss as well and via their grief - Toby and Lennie found themselves drawn together. Neither really understanding why there is such a confusing yet magnetic pull towards each other as they try to find their way through their loss.
We can’t forget to mention Joe, sweet and mysterious new boy fresh from Paris. He was such lightness in the story. He was the healing in the story… without him the lighter and darker side of the sadness from the loss would have blurred together into something harder to contend with. Joe was a force for Lennie and her family in their time of need. One thing I have to say that I loved about him… he was so free in all that he gave to the whole family. Everyone needs a Joe in their life.
All in all Nelson has written something beautiful with so much heart I can’t see anyone not feeling the sunshine from it pages. Poetic from the first word to the last, with so many favorite line’s and quote’s I wouldn’t know where to start. I’m already looking forward to re-reading and can’t wait to read more from her in the future. ...more
Well, Patricia Briggs has done it again! I love this series & these characters!!! Great book & I can't wait for the next one. Full review to fWell, Patricia Briggs has done it again! I love this series & these characters!!! Great book & I can't wait for the next one. Full review to follow. ...more
5 Stars - I’ve been trying to write this review for a couple days now and the words just don’t want to come to me. Not because this book was bad, it w5 Stars - I’ve been trying to write this review for a couple days now and the words just don’t want to come to me. Not because this book was bad, it was far from it. It was amazing. It’s not often that I find a book that I love a much as this one – examples of books that fall in this same category for me would be Shiver, The Twilight Saga and handful of other books out there.
From the dark, beautiful and mysterious cover to the fact that anyone born post Shift can see and talk to ghosts…. To our main characters, Aura, Logan and Zachary everything just flowed and fit together like every great story should.
When Aura’s boyfriend Logan dies it’s hard not to feel for both of them as the emotions of what their each going through almost jump off the page. Seeing him come back as a ghost was a different kind of pain that only any post Shift born would understand. She’s a strong character with a strong voice, and watching her struggle and deal with the aftermath of Logan’s death was tough with all those emotions that come through on each page. My heart ached for her and Logan often throughout the story and I’m sure anyone who loved or will fall in love with this book as I have will understand.
Then we have Zachary, the new student at school who just moved from Scotland who is patient and kind and helps to take Aura’s mind off of things for a while. During their time together working on a school project about Megaliths, she’s able to find some peace from how painful life has become since Logan's death. With this project, Aura is secretly trying to solve a mystery of just how or what or even who might have created the Shift in the first place. All she knows is that there has to be a reason and won’t stop until she finds the answers she’s looking for.
See, that’s where the mystery part of the story comes in. No one knows how it happened or why it happened, just that one day the world was normal and then the next POOF anyone born after said date and time can see and talk to Ghosts.
With a Ghost of the person you love the most trying to deal with his death at the same time you are, Aura was bound to have mixed emotions over Logan and Zachary. Which then finds them in the never prefect, often heartbreaking Love triangle. It was hard to pick or choose who Aura should end up with since I loved both boys… well as equally as you can love them both when ones a ghost.
The end left us with a HUGE cliffhanger on many different levels, and left me asking more questions. I had a feeling there was one around the corner since there was still so much to learn about when it comes to our characters and then I mean the Shift itself, but those last couple lines in the book… WOW, huge! For me even a little bit epic. I mean yeah, I loved this book THAT much.
Smith-Ready has made a fan out of me, I can’t wait to read her other books and then see what happens in this series from her when the sequel – Shift comes out…. But that’s not until May 2011. I have a long time to wait and wonder where she’ll lead us next in her characters lives. Now, I have to say that if this was one of those books for you that has caught your eye, don’t pass it up when it hits the bookshelves in May. I think after many read there will be much more love of this series found, looking forward to hearing what you guys all think, Happy Reading.
I really enjoyed this book and the whole idea of the story. I read it in one sitting and just didn't want to put it down. It was a nice change to readI really enjoyed this book and the whole idea of the story. I read it in one sitting and just didn't want to put it down. It was a nice change to read about fallen angels, and the storyline had drawn me in that I couldn't wait to find out what was about to happen next.
The characters were written in a way that really showed each of their personalities. Patch, at least for me was mysterious in ways that I never really got a clear view of him in my mind. Dressed head to toe in black with black eyes he always appeared more of a shadow, or a silhouette, someone that wanted you to remember them for how snarky they were instead of remembering them for what they looked like. Well, at least for me that's how I felt. I can understand why Nora would have been both drawn to him yet also wanted to run from him. With these feelings she seemed to always be a mixed bundle of nerves and emotions, always edger to try to sort them out, to make light of if all.
There were only a couple things throughout the book that had me questioning things, however for the most part none of them took away from the overall story in the least. It would have been nice to have a bit more background on the whole fallen angel thing and angels in general in the world that Becca Fitzpatrick has created for us. I just hope that we see more of that in the next installments. The only other thing was that I felt it all ended too soon! Isn't always a good thing when a book leaves you wanting more?
Action, mystery, love and a bit of suspense, helped to make this a great read. One that I'm sure I'll read again. I'm looking forward to the next in the series that, and as always, it won't be out soon enough. If you haven't read this one yet, be sure to pick it up soon. Happy reading!
5 Stars - Maggie Stiefvater’s Mercy Fall’s series quickly becaFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
5 Stars - Maggie Stiefvater’s Mercy Fall’s series quickly became one of my favorites within the first few pages of Shiver. I was eagerly awaiting the release of Linger and I have to say that I never thought I could fall in love further with a book or books then I did after reading the second in this Trilogy.
The lyrical majesty that Maggie created in Shiver flows right through to Linger making the characters richer, the woods fuller and the story even more magical. Sam and Grace are faced with obstacles big and small as they each try to figure out how they fit into their new lives. The emotion’s of each character leap off the page which made me feel as if I was sitting in the golden woods right with them.
In Linger we read from four different points of views – Sam, Grace, Isabel and new-comer Cole. Each of the four characters is going through something, growing with the changes that have happened over the fall and winter. Sam trying to find his place in his new life, Grace dealing an illness and inner turmoil, Isabel and her guilt and grief over her brother and new comer Cole and his… well Cole as a character is complex and has a lot going on, so I’ll just leave it at that. I loved hearing more from Isabel. Her sharp and sometimes harsh wit more then fit against new comer Cole’s cockyness. The moments between Sam and Grace are full, rich and often breathtaking.
From beginning to end I just couldn’t get enough, and boy, what an ending that was. I was in shock, I think I even gasped out loud as the events unfolded into an ending that I never saw coming.
All in all Maggie knows just how to pull at a person’s heart strings when it comes to the love and emotions of her characters. I have to admit that my heart was heavy throughout Linger for many reasons. I’m sure if you’ve read it you might know what I’m talking about. I just can’t seem to say enough about how amazing this series. I am on pins and needles waiting for the last in the series – Forever which is out next summer. I can say without a doubt that the beauty in Linger is something that I’ll continue to carry with me for a long time....more
5 Stars - Shadow Hills was all I was hoping it to be and thenFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
5 Stars - Shadow Hills was all I was hoping it to be and then some. With a mysterious yet thrilling story and characters, I found myself swept away and lost within its pages. Hopcus was able to incorporate history, mystery, magic, science, romance and much more into an exciting plot that flow and fit together with ease.
Phe is the main character and early in the book we learn how she comes to Shadow Hills and Devenish Prep school. With haunting dreams of a place she doesn’t’ know and her late sister Athena’s own obsession with getting into the school, Phe take’s it upon herself to figure out why they were both drawn to this the mysterious town.
The magnetic draw between characters either works or it doesn’t and for Phe and Zach it’s like puzzle pieces locking together. The writing is what makes the pull these two feel powerful and honest. Phe needs answers to the questions that started with her sister and Zach just might be the only one who can help her get them. He’s the all around good guy who’s a local to Shadow Hills and has links to all its secrets. Through supernatural forces they are brought together and it’s only the two and some well meaning, quirky and amazing friends, that allow Phe and Zach to work to solve a mystery of what could just be pretty epic for all in Shadow Hills. With an unknown evil and a council with all its rules against then, they need to work quickly to get the answers they’re looking for.
The mystery aspect of the book was written wonderfully with its ever twisting plot turns and left me guessing right until the end as to what the outcome would be. One thing I need to point out was that I had no clue what was going on with the people from Shadow Hills and kept questioning who or what they really were.
In the end, I can easily see this being the beginning to a series and if so, I can’t wait to see what happens next. Shadow Hills has become one of my favorite books in 2010. Anyone looking for something different when it comes to YA fiction should grab this book with both hands and not let go!...more
Hourglass from author Myra McEntire is in one word – AMAZING!For more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Hourglass from author Myra McEntire is in one word – AMAZING! With exquisite writing and characters, McEntire is one of the newest rock stars to join the others within the ranks of the Young Adult genre. How can I sum up my love for this book… I’ll try but I highly doubt my words will even touch the surface of my love for this book or will even comes close to what McEntire has done with her words.
Life for seventeen year old Emerson hasn’t been easy. She sees things that no one else can see, people from the past, ghosts from another time, which all started right after her parent’s death. She lives with her loving, caring brother and his wife who are concerned about these visions – as any one would be - and as a result her overall health. I was quickly drawn to Emerson and wanted to know – just as she does – the reasons behind why she can’t stop seeing people and places from a different time. She’s extremely caring and has a strength about her that made me in turn care about her as a character. Her strength makes her one of those characters that shows just how much she can hold her own and won’t take being pushed around. She has her fair share of great lines throughout the book – many moments that I ended up with a huge smile plastered on my face and even a few moments where I laughed out loud. And really, it’s all part of what makes a great book even better.
Her brother Thomas and his wife Dru only want the best for her and while they don’t understand what she’s going through, they try hard to find a way to help Emerson. Through many different people who have said they could help, she’s ready to give up. Her relationship with her brother and sister in law was close in many ways, yet distant in others. They each wanted to protect the other, as families do, but this one had more to loose due to all that had happened to them in the past with the death of their parents.
When Emerson’s brother comes to her with something else to try that could just help her, she’s against it. She’s tired and burned out on all the false hope. I mean I would be too if I was in her shoes, that’s when Michael, from the Hourglass institute walks into her life. He’s mysterious and gives us little to go by as to really who he is, but I can say he turns out to be an amazing male character.
While reading the book we chipped away at both Emerson and Michael to get to the root of who they really are. It was through their relationship – professional that it was, as the rules were laid out by Thomas – we find out more than just who they are, but also the what and the why of all Emerson’s visions. Michael might be a little older by a couple of years but nonetheless, the attraction is there. It’s one of those attractions that smolders and lingers, that you just wait with bated breath to catch fire and set off into a massive blaze. Darn those rules set by her brother!
There are tons of twists and turns throughout, it’s more than a rollercoaster ride that’s for sure! I can honestly say that I had no idea what was about to happen numerous times. I was shocked and thrilled over and over again and was always looking for the next helping after each chapter.
It’s easy to fall head over heals in love with this book, not to mention the characters. I did and still find myself thinking about the world McEntire has shared with us and of time travel. Without a doubt, this is a new favorite of mine that I’ll be able to read over and over again and look forward to more in not only this series but truly anything that this author writes, I’ll read it. If you are looking for amazing wrapped in nice warm blanket of epic with a double shot of win, look no further than this book, right here with the pretty cover. I’m so eager for the next book, I have no idea how I’ll deal with the wait. ...more
Lauren Oliver has created something epic with the first book iFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Lauren Oliver has created something epic with the first book in her new trilogy Delirium. You know from the first page right through to the very last that you are reading something… special? Yes. Stunning? A thousand times over. Easily making this one of the single best books I’ve read. Oliver has taken words and made them submit to her in this now, beloved by many, dystopian story surrounding a society hell bent on curing… Love.
Who would have thought that a book telling the story of a single girl – Lena – and her path to being cured of “Love” or in Oliver’s world “amor deliria nervosa” would have had the effect that it did not only on me, but so many other readers. It’s hard to imagine a world where love is medically cured at the age of 18, but Oliver’s writing, characters and story make falling head first – your heart following soon after – into its pages inevitable.
Lena is just a few months away from being cured and while she’s questioning things because of her past, it’s her present and what’s ahead in her future that ultimately changes her. She knows being cured is what comes next and is what is expected when you turn 18 years old. Once cured you are married to your perfect match and go on to live a normal if not mundane life. Her struggles to accept things on either side… the cure vs. Alex are what nudge her on and into a decision that’ll ultimately change the world for her and those around her forever.
And then there’s Alex. He’s different and Lena knows it. She’s not sure exactly why, but it’s there. It was quick to see how they were drawn to each other. Some secrets about Alex come out and in many ways force Lena to see the world, love and her life through different eyes and in the end giving her many different options that were never there. Alex was the perfect blend of good guy. Their relationship was thrilling and sweet and full of many emotions that you’re able to experience right along with the two.
With the date of Lena’s cure approaching fast the two are faced with some hard choices. It’s a thrilling end and a heartbreaking last few pages to say the least. Oliver has taken such an emotion as love and turned it upside down, inside out and changed it from head to toe. How is that possible you ask? Well, you’ll have to read Delirium to see for yourself....more
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live wFor years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
This book IS AMAZING! I LOVED it! WOW! Talk about heartbreaking.... I've wanted to read this book since I preordered it right after Christmas this last year and can say that it didn't let me down.
I had a huge smile on my face with tears filling my eyes throughout most of the book. It took me a couple days to read because I just didn't want it to end. I can say that this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's one of those books that you keep with you for a long time after you read it. It was just beautiful from dust jacket to turn of the last page.
I really felt for both of the main characters - Grace and Sam on so many different levels. Author Maggie Stiefvater did a great job bring the angst of what they were going through in just right amount. Neither character were to mushy or depressing and I thought it was pretty amazing how no matter how hard things were getting for Grace and Sam and all that they were up against that she (the author) never let the angst get to carried away and turn what was written so beautifully into a pity party.
This is one of those books that I'll be picking up over and over again to read. I'm looking forward to the next 2 installments with baited breath! Fall of 2010 is just way too long to wait for the next book Linger.
If you haven't read this yet, be sure to pick it up and fall in love with this story as easy as I did. You won't be disappointed in the slightest.
Beta'd this one and LOVED IT! Not giving a FINAL star rating right now since it's still a work in progress with the author and I'm about to do anotherBeta'd this one and LOVED IT! Not giving a FINAL star rating right now since it's still a work in progress with the author and I'm about to do another read through but... seriously, it's REALLY, REALLY GREAT!!! LOVING these characters and their journey!
ETA: First read through, 4.5 Stars!!!
***Will edit with star rating after second reading.***
ETA: The last copy I beta read is pretty awesome! LOVE IT! And I'm hoping some pretty amazing things come from this. We shall see *fingers crossed* Full review to follow on my blog for the blog tour - A Life Bound By Books...more
Kristie Cook is destined to take the self publishing world byFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Kristie Cook is destined to take the self publishing world by storm with her first novel in the brand new Soul Savers series – Promise. Thrilling, action packed, with rich and endearing characters, mystery and a love story unlike most others, this book has all the key ingredients and then some to quickly become the book everyone wants to read.
Alexis and her mother are on the move again. When everyone including yourself thinks you’re a freak because of your strange abilities and your mother doesn’t seem to age, you tend to move around a lot. With starting college it’s the perfect time to make a fresh start and begin again. Moving to Florida would be perfect, just no one was expecting it to be life changing.
Alexis is a strong level headed character and when Tristan enters her life you just know they are destined. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow into something epic. What’s interesting is that this wasn’t a love at first sight type of love, it was a love that grew from friendship which was a breath of fresh air. Alexis has her guard up and has good reason to and Tristan has some secrets as well. That’s where the beauty of their relationship comes in. They took the time to sort through things and listen and learn about each other, to figure out that what they needed most might just be what the other is willing to give.
Tristan is fierce and loyal and has his own set of problems to deal with and he wants nothing more then to be a better person for not only himself but for Alexis and a whole race of people. He might have a lot of history to make up for, but wants nothing more than to do just that. The inner battles he faces are part of what makes him perfect to me. Knowing a character is flawed and watching their internal struggle to be better and overcome them is something that always draws me in.
With a war looming above Alexis, Tristan and everyone around them they must figure out a way to keep Alexis safe and keep their love secret from the evil forces at work. It’s a war between good and evil with little to no way to stop it.
The story flowed easily from one page to another with the descriptive writing, strong characters that were easy to cheer for and a love story to leave your heart tingling - Kristie’s Promise is a book bursting at the seams - with an ending that’ll leave you wanting more. ...more
The My Blood Approves series by author Amanda Hocking third tiFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
The My Blood Approves series by author Amanda Hocking third title – Flutter – just keeps getting better and better. So far, this is my favorite book in the series. Thrilling from beginning to end!
Flutter picks up a few weeks after we last left Alice, Jack and the rest. Alice had a lot to deal with in the previous book, which had a few huge twists and turns and an ending that was shocking the say the least.
There’s a lot going on in Flutter, including Alice going with Ezra to Finland to try to save Peter who is on a mission of madness. There are evil vampires out there, totally unlike Jack and his family and Peter went to the worst kind to look for his own way out.
With evil lurking around every corner, it’s only a matter of time before it finds Alice and company and wow, much craziness ensues.
With additional new characters popping up in each book, and the return of a few others, such as Jane and her continuing troubles… guh, that girl needs a good swift smack upside the head. And Mae… she’s dealing with issues that I felt bad for her about on so many levels. However, this part of the story is totally shocking and heartbreaking. What she chooses to do, just… wow. And then we have Ezra, who was a strong presence in this book and it was his strength in all things that was a huge part in the story.
As mentioned above, this is my favorite book so far in the series. The events that unfold surrounding one of the family members will leave the lives of many damaged for a long time to come. I look forward to see just where the many plot twists and turns take us next in Hockings further continuation of the series in Wisdom....more
Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg was easy to fall inFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg was easy to fall in love with. Eulberg’s modern take on Pride and Prejudice was a perfect retelling of the classic story fit for this era. Eulbergs characters and story do justice for Austin’s original telling and had this reader falling head over heels for both the classic and this retelling over and over again.
Our main character Lizzie Bennett is at an exclusive all girls’ private school. Sent there on a scholarship – she faces problems with her fellow classmates at every turn. She’s the outsiders and the ruthless rich kids who also attend never let her forget it. With her friend and roommate Jane by her side, she manages to deal with the onslaught of horrible treatment. Lizzie was a strong character with spunk that never let herself get to down about things. And Jane was a great friend who stuck by her side and was one of very few people who treated Lizzie as an equal.
When Jane’s love interest – Charles – comes back to town, the two introduce her to Will Darcy. He’s a character who’s perfected the brooding, silent type who without a question puts Lizzie right into the same category as everyone else who attends the all girls’ school.
Sadly both Lizzie and Will have prejudices about each other that they have to learn to recognize and see past. And Jane and Charles have some bumps along the way as well. And with Prom creeping close and closer, an event that is more than special to the private schools will each of our four characters be able to find a way through their problems and make it to the be all and end all dance?
I enjoyed the writing and the flow of the story. It was easy reading along and watching the characters struggle and change from beginning to end. Eulberg version of the much loved classic is a perfect read for fans of teen chick-lit. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. Enjoy!...more
AMAZING! This series just keeps getting better and better. It’s even more interesting and entertaining with now the second book in a Trilogy and the tAMAZING! This series just keeps getting better and better. It’s even more interesting and entertaining with now the second book in a Trilogy and the turn of each page! I didn’t know where Collins would take us in the second installment and was shocked and shocked some more as I read. As like with The Hunger Games I couldn’t get enough. The twists and turns were written perfectly. The characters all seemed to grow even before my eyes. The things that each character has to endure just were heartbreaking and breathtaking all rolled into a nice & shiny pretty orange book.
The way Collins writes is as if painting a picture or developing film before my eyes. The scenery is so easy to imagine as our hero’s face unimaginable and unbeatable odds over and over. The strength comes through in huge amounts as these people are faced to live in such a hard time. Each district is so vastly different from the other, however they are all faced with the same troubles.
From the horrible misuse of power within the Capitol and its ruthless President to each person living within the districts this book is something that shouldn’t be missed by any reader. As I’m sure just about everyone on the planet has read the first two books, I have to say if you haven’t you are missing out on something that’s more then a story, but a thrill ride from start to end. You won’t be disappointed. Go TEAM Peeta!
(This review has been kept short and to the point so I don’t give anything away.)
Forgotten by Cat Patrick is hands down one of the best books IFor more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Forgotten by Cat Patrick is hands down one of the best books I’ve read in 2011. From its synopsis, cover to cover this book had me excited and kept drawing me in until I found that I had read it, in it’s entirety in one sitting.
London is a strong female lead character. There’s no other way she can be with what she’s dealing with. She can’t remember her past, even today she’ll forget when she sleeps and a future she remembers but is doomed to forget, which really is all pretty confusing and rough, right? That’s where her strength comes in. To live with this, to function and deal with each day as she does… wow! She is pretty attached to her phone, being able to make notes in it to help remember and then she writes notes to herself each night, I can understand her worry about what’s important forever afraid she might leave something out.
When Luke enters the picture London has some pretty big choices to make, some which are much harder then others. He’s a great guy, mysterious underneath it all. However, he’s one of those good guy characters that’ll leave many readers in a puddle after reading. He’s caring, sweet and is there for London even though he doesn’t really know what all she’s dealing with.
When London start having disturbing dreams that seemed to start right around when Luke came into the picture, she doesn’t know just what to make of it all. With only glimpse, she can only assume the worst is yet to come in these dreams of the future.
The relationship between London and Luke worked when it should have been more than an uphill battle due to London’s affliction. I mean, don’t get me wrong there are some major bumps along the way that I didn’t see coming, but the London really made it all work.
Patrick has masterfully weaved a story so full of mystery and romance that easily made this a favorite for me in 2011. With characters I loved and events that are real a mystery that’ have you holding your breath and twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat, Forgotten is bound to find a place on everyone’s favorite’s shelf. I can’t wait to see what Patrick has for us next… she’s one of those authors that whatever she writes, I’ll be eagerly awaiting to read. Enjoy!...more
Loved the book! Sarah Dessen has done it again with Along for the Ride. I have been reading her books for awhile now and can say that this is now up tLoved the book! Sarah Dessen has done it again with Along for the Ride. I have been reading her books for awhile now and can say that this is now up there in my favorites from her. I was really excited to read it and was not let down by the story or the characters.
She has a way to make you feel like the people are not only real, but that there is a part of you in one if not more within her stories. It's always nice to read something where just about everyone can relate to something or someone.
I for one will continue to read her books until she stops writing.