It took me so long to finish this book and not because I didn't like it, but because it was so hard for me to read. I wanted so badly to cry with CaitIt took me so long to finish this book and not because I didn't like it, but because it was so hard for me to read. I wanted so badly to cry with Caitlin and so badly to punch Rogerson (How ironic...) But instead I was forcing myself to keep reading, hoping for a happy ending. The writing was simply real and raw. The characters were troubled and as real as anyone can get.
When Caitlin's perfect sister,Cass, goes missing, she uses that as an opportunity to find herself and step out of her sister's shadow. She misses Cass but despite it she find new activities and new friends and new relationships that her sister never had. In all the self discovery she starts dating Rogerson, who in my opinion creeped me out from the beginning. Rogerson is different, but dreadlocks and brilliant green eyes don't hide his family issues and his wicked personal demons. Caitlin falls into an all familiar angst ridden and difficult position when Rogerson goes too far and exhibits his demons, bringing them to light acting out towards Caitlin. Caitlin, of course, decides to believe the better in him, hoping and holding onto the good moments.
In the end, things get worse and Caitlin is forced out of the mess and forced to confront herself. By this, she learns more about who she is and find her true self, apart from Rogerson or her sister Cass. The ending left me teary eyed when a truly beautiful reunion emerges at just the right time, making it that much more special.
I recommend this book to anyone, but be warned it is difficult and hard, sometimes even depressing. I had to put this book down multiple time because it hit so close to home, yet I was intrigued by the hope of a better tomorrow and better end to Caitlin's story. Which I got. ...more
When Is tarted this book I was instantly hooked. Rachel Caine does an amazing job of capturing you and not letting you go. Ever. Even with the last chWhen Is tarted this book I was instantly hooked. Rachel Caine does an amazing job of capturing you and not letting you go. Ever. Even with the last chapter, last page, last words you are left on the edge of your seat ,breathless, screaming in anticipation. Every turn of the page you get a new twist a new character or a new action packed thrilling advanture.Not only was the story exciting and fun to read but cliff hangers...OMG! Can you say torture? The ending leaves you hanging, drooling to know what happens next.
The characters are quirky, fun and real. They have real issues(as real as it gets in Morganville) and the relationships are touching and sometimes unexpected. Claire is my favorite of all the characters, she is so strong-willed and determined that she doesn't let bullies stand in her way of helping out a friend. These characters have real courage to go through what they do and every reader can't help but admire them for it.
The writing was easy and it flowed making it easy to understand and allows you to spend time more on the plot instead of on the knick knacks of bad writing. Caine did a reat job of focusing our attention on the story an di have nothing bad to say about this book. Excpet perhaps... omg what happens next?
I give this book a 93/100 A- Characters-20 Plot- 18 Writing-20 Originality-15 Re-Readability- 20
Laini Taylor’s fairy book, The Faries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer is nothing short of magical. From the first page you are pulled into a world of fantaLaini Taylor’s fairy book, The Faries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer is nothing short of magical. From the first page you are pulled into a world of fantastical faeries, demons and Djinns and best of all it’s filled laced with magic. Magpie Windwitch is a young fairie, but a fairie that I consider to be street smart. She’s spent most of her life in companion with crows traveling and hunting demons. She’s independent and strong but best of all has a heart of gold!
It would do you no good for me to sit and gush over this main character or how brilliantly Laini’s written her characters and world but I will gush about how much fun this book was, how entranced I was in the action, mystery and adventure of this book. Magpie’s world is colorful and brilliant and full of surprising creatures and happenings. I didn’t see anything coming and with each page turned I fell more and more in love with the world of Never Nigh!
Must read for lovers of fairies or even any lover of fantasy! You won’t be disappointed! The writing is colorful, swift, and wonderfully illustrated with words! I ate it up!...more
I had a hard time reading this book, honestly. Although the story itself had its suspenseful and intriguing points I still had a difficult time gettinI had a hard time reading this book, honestly. Although the story itself had its suspenseful and intriguing points I still had a difficult time getting over the harsh writing. The dialogue sometimes was broken as if I was coming into a conversation, missing important detail. The descriptions though full of imagery seem overwritten forcing a certain kind of emotion of image instead of just allowing it to happen. Don't get me wrong, Black does have a knack for writing some great imagery filled kick ass force and I greatly enjoyed those. Some of the characters fell a little flat and to my disappointment since the book does have potential and could have delivered brilliant characters. I wish I knew more about Roiben and about the faerie friends, Lutie-Loo, Spike, and Gristle. the book leaves me wanting more since unfortunately the ending isn't as a surprise (to me) as I wished it was.
Although the book is not for everyone and the themes are more mature than other YA book older audiences could definitely enjoy the edgy story....more
This book took me for a ride. I couldn't get enough of Janie's dysfunctional personal and family life. Janie's character is was having such a difficulThis book took me for a ride. I couldn't get enough of Janie's dysfunctional personal and family life. Janie's character is was having such a difficult time, and I wanted to cry with her so many times. I felt her frustration and pain.
The writing though simple didn't fail to suck me in. I was worried when I started that the writing was so simplistic, so easy that I might feel like a child reading and would get caught up in it and wouldn't be able to get past it. But I did, and the story was so intriguing, the twists and turns of Janie's everyday life and the dreams she experiences left me breathless, on an emotional roller coaster.
I am especially fond of dreams, not what they mean as much as what they look like, how they are experienced and so on, so this book was an experience to read. Every dream Janie went through was electrifying. I wanted more. The curiosity in me wanted to be nosy some more, to see what people were dreaming.
The main characters were mt favorite. Cabel and Janie were so good together. He balanced her so well. She was the distant girl. He--the troubled accessible yet secretive love interest. The heartache of each one was as real as the words on the page and with each turn of the page I fell more and more in love with them and their story. The ups and downs of Janie and her relationships were dynamic and were at the heart of the story. Janie is a driving force to be reckoned with. No, not with a car but with her mind and her talent, or rather her curse?
I absolutely cannot wait to get "FADE" the way this ended and the new excerpt I read looks I want more more more! Anybody wanna let me borrow it? pretty please?
In the end I was left breathless, the action that was packed in the last chapter or so felt utterly exhilarating. I was left begging for the next event, even for the next paragraph or words....more
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brenna take you into a world we can’t even imagine. This book is holds a dark and twisted world full of pain, scaryThe Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brenna take you into a world we can’t even imagine. This book is holds a dark and twisted world full of pain, scary beings taking residence where they shouldn’t great characters. Demon’s Lexicon tells the story of two brothers who are constantly on the run hiding from a powerful magician who seeks to destroy them. Things turn worse when Nick’s older brother Alan ends up with a demon’s mark. And worse he’s got two demon marks- three and you’re out! Alan though does this out of the goodness of his heart. He ends up with the marks to help save the life of a younger boy who’s well ahead in his count of demon marks and does this to buy him some time. Trick is, in order to stay alive they must each kill a magician. Things turn from bad to worse as the story progresses, their luck runs out; they meet some mysterious and scary characters and are still on the run.
The plot is a bit slow at times but the world is intriguing enough to keep you in it and around it. I was more so interested in the characters Nick and Alan and as brothers they had an intense connection that was fascinating to read about. Nick is tough and rigid and strong but despite it all is complicated with a soft side that sneaks up on the reader like a spider in a corner. Alan is a leader; caring, kind and selfless. But despite it all he’ll throw you a few curve balls leaving you literally GASPING!
I have mixed feelings about the book: it was a slow beginning. Not too slow where I would lose interest but slow enough where it took me longer to read. I can’t be sure about this, but there were some “huh?” moments and mostly due to the British English differentiation(since I had the UK ARC) and not in fault of the writing itself since the writing was smooth and well written. The good thing is… the book is so worth reading, just for that climatic and dramatic ending that leaves you huffing like you ran a marathon. WHAT?!?! SERIOUSLY? That ending just insured that I will read the next book. ...more
“City of Bones” is the debut book of Cassandra Clare. In this fast paced whirlwind of a tale we met young Clary, a down to earth red head who goes on“City of Bones” is the debut book of Cassandra Clare. In this fast paced whirlwind of a tale we met young Clary, a down to earth red head who goes on an adventure of her life. After witnessing a strange death at a local nightclub she is dragged into the mess that becomes her life. Problem is, she can’t do anything about the death because she’s the only one who can see the murders. After some close calls to her own life, Clary comes to know some secrets of her own. Her mom is missing, the killers are in fact Shadow hunters, they kill demons and Clary…well, Clary has to get some answers now. Clary has her own talents and skills, unbeknownst to her. She emerges from the shadows of ordinary Mundie life and learns about her true self. More importantly, she learns about her family and the secrets that lie beneath.
City of Bones is a thrilling ride that has you sitting, waiting, and wishing. You are rooting for the characters as the battle an evil that hits close to home, so dangerous that you would rethink your family’s dynamics.
The characters are full of life, and although we might have a few things figured out before them they are still a joy to read about. A story full of secrets and hidden agendas is bound to hold you, captivating your imagination. Not to mention the complex and utterly fantastical world Cassandra Clare has created. I find it completely fascinating and just couldn’t get enough!!!...more
It has been months and month now that friends have been recommending this series to me. And no wonder! I fell in step with the plot and the charactersIt has been months and month now that friends have been recommending this series to me. And no wonder! I fell in step with the plot and the characters were fun and engaging.
THE SUMMONING set the stage for us to get to know Chloe Saunders, a misunderstood, troubled and haunted teenager, who comes to learn more about herself that she could have ever imagined. When she starts seeing ghosts and is dumped in a teen group home to be treated as anything but Necromancer, with the help of the other “gifted” teens Chloe comes to terms with who she is.
I was enthralled by the mystery and the dark suspense of the otherworldly happenings and with each page I started rooting more and more for this cast of characters. From Simon to Derek to even Tori and Liz, I wanted them all to succeed! But most of all I was much impressed with the well paced story-telling of Kelley Armstrong that made the book so easy to love! ...more