I don't get it. Lottie and Zan have absolutely ZERO chemistry. If someone who hates Zan as much as Lottie does is going to start dating/fall in "love"I don't get it. Lottie and Zan have absolutely ZERO chemistry. If someone who hates Zan as much as Lottie does is going to start dating/fall in "love" with him, then they better have some serious chemistry. To me, though, their interactions were totally flat. I couldn't see why either would ever be interested in the other. Why on earth did Lottie fall for him? Zan, to me, was a pushover. A totally uninteresting and totally whipped pushover. He let Lottie treat him like garbage. I don't care what her "reasons" were for treating him that way--if these people are going to be in a relationship, neither can treat the other like crap.
At one point Zan actually says to Lottie that she is "in charge." Ugh, that's just really gross. I guess 'cause I'm female I'm supposed to swoon, thinking how UHMAZING it would be to have a guy wrapped around my finger, but really it just made me sick. Come to think of it, who WAS Zan, anyway? Despite Cameron listing various interests he had, he felt like a non-person. Lottie wasn't much of anything either. To me, she was simply a pissed off girl obsessed with the past.
And Zan's constant "pretty girls" and "beautiful girls" were just waaaay too much for me. And what's up with all these poetry-quoting guys? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for deep, emotional guys, but the poetry quoting, especially while high/plastered etc., comes across as ridiculous.
Then there was the whole "Brothers of Doom" stuff. No. Having every character in the book threaten to murder/maim/torture the hero, as well as warn the heroine away from him and blather on about how he's evil blah blah blah...like I said, no. First off, it's just unrealistic. That's not how life works. Pretty sure when I was in college, the guy who treated me like crap was loved by the entire campus, including my best friend. This dude pretended to want to date me, then laughed in my face later on, saying it was all a big joke and why would he date me? But did ANYONE AT ALL chase after him, name-call him, threaten to hide his body? Nope. But my "best friend" did become bffs with him and post pictures of them together all over Facebook.
I mean, REALLY, the part in which Trish freaks out because Zan, GASP, becomes friends with her brother!!!!!!!!! God forbid the guy have a single friend!
Point is, it's just unrealistic and weird. And about Lottie calling Zan "Alex" so she could pretend she was dating someone else? Does no one else see how wrong this is? We talk about red flags in relationships when it comes to abusive guys, but I guess it's fine as long as it's the girl who is abusive. Speaking of Lottie, can the girl ever shut her mouth, or does every breathing person need to know all her business. Woman, you don't have to tell everyone you meet about your sad past. It's pathetic.
I just don't believe that Lottie would ever date, let alone fall in love with Zan. Nor do I believe that every character would be calling Lottie "Lot." I've gone my whole life without anyone ever giving me a nickname--and there are certainly no nicknames for my nicknames.
When they have sex for the first time, Zan's all "this is your show, pretty girl." Really? REALLY? I'm unconvinced. And then they start talking in poetry blah blah blah. Maybe I just can't do romance anymore, because it all seems so sickly and over-the-top. Reading about Zan doing...that...to Lottie. Was it supposed to be hot? Maybe I'm an ice-queen, but I'll pass on sex scenes between these two non-humans.
Also, enough about Katie. I frankly don't care. This girl is an absolute imbecile, and I'm sorry but I fail to feel sympathy for you. No matter what bad thing Cameron decides to have befall you, I'm still not gonna care. You remind me of my former best friend, and have her name, too. And her obsession with pink.
I thought Will and Lottie's relationship was sweet at first, but then it became too much. And Will, nope, just didn't do it for me. In fact, I didn't like a single character in this book save Stryker, who ends up with, um, that...particular girl...name starts with a K. How nice for him. I hope he enjoys his life as Katie's whipping boy.
Honestly, how many times do I have to read about this or that person "ripping out" some guy's "spine" in defense of some girl. I get that it is impossible to write a romance novel in which at least two people do not threaten to murder/maim the hero, but in this one we've got not only the hero being maimed and murdered for no reason, but also his friend and various other side characters. It's just too much. I'm not touched by it. I'm creeped out by it. If my friend threatened to rip out some guy's spine just because he was baking cookies with me, I think I'd be like, "Friend - you crazy?" and then never speak to her again. 'Cause really. Who acts like this?
Really wish I hadn't spent money on this book. I made the mistake of thinking I could like books once more after reading Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters. ...more
One of her "misses." Malic is ridiculous and unlikable and spends more time cuddling with the supposed enemy than with his love interest, who he treatOne of her "misses." Malic is ridiculous and unlikable and spends more time cuddling with the supposed enemy than with his love interest, who he treats like crap until the last chapter. It barely feels like a romance, considering Dylan isn't even in the book that much. There is no plot. It's just a bunch of random things happening to Malic, as if I cared. I was relieved when it ended.
Dylan. Who the heck IS he, anyway? No, really. We know next to nothing about him, and he's as flat as paper. Come to think of it, Malic is pretty flat himself. He's a scary, muscle-man and that's about it. Dylan is a clingy, horny teenager. That's about it. ...more
The hypocrisy in this book is absolutely immeasurable. Emma dates guys based on how hot she thinks they are, or how good their hair looks. She does noThe hypocrisy in this book is absolutely immeasurable. Emma dates guys based on how hot she thinks they are, or how good their hair looks. She does not care a single ounce, nor even LIKE the guys she dates. She simply dates them so she can have a boyfriend and doesn't once consider their feelings. Does her bff Kellen condone her for this? No. Does Kellen even acknowledge this? No. And yet when Josh agrees to ONE date with Sydney, Kellen is all on his butt telling him he's a jerk for accepting when he doesn't even know if he likes her and that no girl deserves to be hurt like that.
In Kellen's world:
1. It's okay for girls to use guys. 2. It's not okay for guys to use girls. 3. You're already supposed to be in love w/ someone before your first real date. 4. A guy should wait around and date no one while the girl he likes dates the whole world without a thought to his feelings.
Emma goes off to frolic with Cody. Does Kellen get angry at her for this? No. She just worries about her. But Josh is not allowed to date people, even though Emma has already rejected him. What the heck?
Emma kisses Josh in order to change her future. She does this KNOWING that Josh has a crush on her, and does not care that she's playing with his feelings. Does she apologize for this? No. Guess what? JOSH apologizes to her for calling her on her bullsh*t, and it's made out like HE was the bad-guy in the situation. How this was co-written by a man I'll never know. I'm hoping he had no say in the lady's half of the story because otherwise he's down on his own gender, which is just sad.
Emma is just so freaking annoying. She shows no development. The book and authors seem to think her behavior is okay. I was praying for Josh to move on from her. But no. She actually decides to break up with her boyfriend because he got a hair-cut, and she thinks to herself that the only reason she dated him was because he had nice hair. She's shallow and utterly unlikable, but she gets away with it because of her gender.
But really, what does it matter? The characters are all so fake and flat, it's difficult to care. Josh is utterly static, even moreso than Emma. Emma ALMOST learns something, but Josh is just...nothing. Emma realizes that she has POSSIBLY made mistakes--but not of course toward Josh, whose feelings she never ONCE considers throughout this whole novel because she was too busy dwelling on herself and throwing self-pity parties like a pathetic little whiny loser with no life. Josh learns nothing, develops not at all, and is just there to aid Emma in her supposed learning quest that never actually occurs. ...more
It's my own fault. I expected way too much. There's nothing wrong with the book, but what threw me off personally is how similar the writing style isIt's my own fault. I expected way too much. There's nothing wrong with the book, but what threw me off personally is how similar the writing style is to my own, and for some reason I kept feeling like I was reading something I had written. I'm not saying it's exactly the same or anything, but it had a similar feel. So if you're anyone other than me, you most likely won't have this problem and will enjoy the book.
My one problem was I felt like Ryan was simply one thing: the person who took things from Travis and broke them. I am aware he's a secondary character, but I couldn't take him seriously when he was so...one-dimensional. It's like that trait was all he was, and it was so distracting for me. As for the dad, he was so...all I saw was the cliche sports dad with a stick up his butt.
However, since these people are side characters, it can be overlooked. I didn't feel the same adoration toward Harper that everyone else did, but then I'm never a huge fan of female characters in general, so what do I know? She was pleasant, kind, but I didn't fall in love with her. Which is cool, because Travis did, and she's good for him.
I liked the regular-old-guy feel Travis had, but that being said, he didn't stand out. It's not that he wasn't tangible or real to me, but he's not likely to haunt me for years. That sounds like a negative, but since this is contemporary YA, this is actually not a bad thing, because real people aren't necessarily the quirkiest, most interesting beings ever, so it is more realistic this way. I suppose.
So, nothing wrong with the story, just not my personal cup of tea. (Which is crazy 'cause I would totally write this book)......more
Apparently, women are horses who are constantly "tossing their heads" and "flaring their nostrils." Apparently, chemistry, conversation, or any interaApparently, women are horses who are constantly "tossing their heads" and "flaring their nostrils." Apparently, chemistry, conversation, or any interaction at all, is not necessary to build a relationship. Apparently, when people die, no one cares. Apparently, people become mean, uncaring bastards ready to commit murder under the mildest of strains....more
Two and a half stars for me. This book is awful. There is no romance in it whatsoever.
Let's talk about Chastity. She is a cardboard cut-out with no sTwo and a half stars for me. This book is awful. There is no romance in it whatsoever.
Let's talk about Chastity. She is a cardboard cut-out with no spine and no interesting qualities. I don't believe I've ever read of a character who felt more fake. She is flat and simple and stupid and pathetic. She falls under Thane's spell every time he approaches her. Then, after one night of sex with him, she suddenly loves him for no reason. All she does in this book is go around thinking, Oh, woe is me! I'm losing my virtue!
Thane. Okay. I don't understand why people find him attractive. He thinks of Chastity like an object, and just wants to have sex with her. Yes, he's Lust, but that doesn't mean he couldn't express love, which he does not. He claims to love Chastity, yet they do not converse, do not know anything about each other. They participate in foreplay and sex and nothing else throughout the whole book. How is this a romance? I do not know. He plays with her mind, her emotions, and treats her, as I said, like a an object that he can bend to his will. He claims otherwise, but does he ever prove his words? No.
Let's talk about the fact that 90% of the scenes of from Chastity's POV, 3% from Kian or Mercy, 5% from Chastity's father, and 2% from Thane's POV. Also, the only scenes from Thane's POV with the expection of maybe one scene, also have Chastity in the scene, so basically we get no real idea of what he's like. He's just...lustful...he has no real qualities, nothing interesting about him.
This books is all about sex and nothing else. There's hardly any plot, and what plot there is is squished beneath the heavy weight of lust. One sex scene goes on for a good 20 pages.
On top of that, the book is just plain boring. AND, Chastity's idiot sister Prudence thinks the Seelies are the good ones simply because they have golden hair instead of dark hair. She's a real smarty-pants, that one. Plus, Featherstone's dialogue was annoyingly repetitive in this book. Her characters would say things like "Do you not? You own this house, do you not?" Not a big deal, but kind of jarring for me.
Summary of Lust:
Thane spies on Chastity. Chastity hates Thane at first sight because he's a "man." Thane stalks Chastity, then forces her to make-out with him. Thane wipes away Chastity's memories. Thane hides his essense in a perfume bottle and uses this essense to essentially rub himself all over her when she uses the perfume. Evil baddies conspire against the Unseelie Court. Chastity's bumbling idiot of a father realizes he's a bumbling idiot. Thane tricks Chastity into meeting up with him so he can rub himself over her. Chastity resists Thane's advances--barely. Thane has dream sex with Chastity then erases her memory Thane kidnaps Chastity and has sex with her while she suddenly falls in love with him, because he's oh-so-appealing and, as an added bonus, she has no idea who he really is. Thane has invisible sex with Chastity while she's in a carriage with her sisters and the baddies. Chastity really loves this creepy, perverted stalker! He's a hottie! Chastity and Thane have sex for about 50 pages. Chastity declares her love for her stalker for no reason. Randomly, Thane decides she's too good for him and tries to throw her away. Chastity whines and protests like the pathetic worm she is. Chastity's brainless dad barges in to display his idiocy, hand-in-hand with the baddie. Chastity suddenly realizes she doesn't love Thane and decides to go live forever with the baddies. Thane kidnaps Chastity again, because he can't make up his mind. Thane shows his demonic self dundundundun!!!!!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!!!!!!! *swoons* Chastity: Egads! I am horrified. *shrugs* Oh well, whatevs. I love you for no reason, so I'll stay with you forever. Let's get jiggy, even though that's all we've been doing for the past week or so. Thane randomly realizes Chastity doesn't love him. A lightbulb goes off in Chastity's head: GOLLY, I DO LOVE HIM! I have no idea why, since I know nothing about him, but, man, he makes me hot! I want to spend the rest of my life with him. More sex. Some more sex, with lots of moans and groans and, gee, true wub!!! Chastity suddenly gains confidence for no reason and decides to become a different, yet still boring person. Thane ruins everything for everyone because he's a selfish dumbass. Fake words of love for no reason, since these characters have no chemistry. More of the same. Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. Fake love, sex. Chastity becomes a new woman because she's had wild sex with a personality-less rock.
Was the sex hot? I didn't think so. Why? Because these characters have no chemistry, feel like one-dimensional nothings, and are unlikable.
This book was riciculous. It had no descriptions. It was mostly dialogue with nothing else. The characters felt sooo fake I couldn't forget for one seThis book was riciculous. It had no descriptions. It was mostly dialogue with nothing else. The characters felt sooo fake I couldn't forget for one second I was reading a book. I felt no connection between Jake and Rebecca. It was forced and stupid.
Katie, their daughter, had no personality. She was just there.
What annoyed me the most was that Katie was NEVER told that Jake was her father! I mean, are you kidding? That's the whole reason I kept reading the book!
The resolution was rushed and silly and anticlimactic. I'm not sure how anyone could enjoy this book. ...more
This was really nothing special. I don't understand the rave reviews.
It felt like an outline of a book rather than an actual book, which was weird coThis was really nothing special. I don't understand the rave reviews.
It felt like an outline of a book rather than an actual book, which was weird considering its length.
The characters were flat and had no development, save for Bryn. Devon was a stereotypical cardboard cut-out of a theater guy who dresses all fancy and in-fashion and talks in annoying movie lines. So was Lake, whose only trait was her love of guns and protectiveness of *gasp* Bryn. Chase was less than even that. His only line was basically "Bryn, mine, protect," or some variation of that. He acted like a wolf throughout the entire book, which got tiresome, and he had no personality whatsoever. He was obviously created to fill the position of Bryn's mate, and no thought was put into his character.
Ali was the only remotely interesting character, though I can't even say I liked her. She was a good mother figure to Bryn, but not much more. I liked how she "stuck up" to Callum, the pack Alpha, though.
The plot was...easy? I don't know, there was just nothing special about this book. Maybe I was expecting too much from it?
I didn't really find the Were lore to be all that unique, despite what others have thought. Maybe I've read too many werewolf books to feel like anything relating to them is new?
And then Bryn. I didn't like her. It annoyed me how she referred to her dead father as "the one I called Daddy" instead of "my father." Just because he died when she was four doesn't mean he wasn't her dad.
And she was supposedly so messed up from being there while her paretns were killed by the werewolf, but she never actually acted like it. Barnes just kept repeating the same "big bad wolf" is coming to get you line, and "blood-blood-blood," and it was supposed to be some big emotional thing. Well, it wasn't. I didn't feel for her at ALL. She really felt sorry for herself.
Oh, boohoo for me, I could have been killed etc..I have such a traumatic past wahwahwah. Now I'm gonna cry.
Overall, just...not the best. It keeps you entertained and you want to know what happens next, but, really, you're not missing much if you skip over this one....more