I breezed through this book because it was so good I literally couldn't put it down. Abby Abernathy and her best friend America have moved away from WI breezed through this book because it was so good I literally couldn't put it down. Abby Abernathy and her best friend America have moved away from Witchita and are freshman in college. There America has a boyfriend Shepley, (I think I spelled that right) and his cousin Travis is instantly taken with Abby after seeing her at one of his fights. Travis is the school manwhore. He brings'em back to his place, bags'em on the couch and he's done with them. After taking a liking to Abby, who he nicknames Pigeon, she does everything to dissuade him from liking her. She goes w/ America to his apartment, (her boyfriend lives there too) and she dresses in sweats, hair in a big mess on her head, no makeup and switches her contacts for glasses. This doesn't even seem to phase him. When she informs him that she'll be friends with him and that she'll never sleep with him, he agrees.
And they become fast friends. So close, everybody thinks they're really going out. Then at one of his fights, Abby loses a bet that he won't even get hit once. Travis wins her staying at his place for a month. She is the only girl who has ever even been in his bed, and they still have a platonic relationship.
But this relationship is just disfunctional. He freaks when she agrees to go out with someone else, yet she won't date him when she really likes him more than anyone else. It seems Abby has a bit of a past that involves her Dad, and she doesn't want to be with anyone that resembles him even slightly in any way and she thinks Travis does. Yet she can't seem to stay away and Travis can't seem to even function without her in his life.
This is a story of two really disfunctional people who can't seem to get together, but can't seem to be without eachother at the same time. IT's a will they or won't they game throughout most of the book, but throughout its ups and downs are a lot of funny situations, dramatic situations and crazy ones too. A lot of fun to read and extremely hard to put down....more
Well, as far as trilogies go, I really enjoyed this one. And I really loved how this book wrapped everything up into a love story that left me smilingWell, as far as trilogies go, I really enjoyed this one. And I really loved how this book wrapped everything up into a love story that left me smiling.
That said, I didn't say there was no drama! In this final installment, Anna is pregnant with Griffin's baby and the D-Bags are going on tour, having signed with a label to make their first record! Kiera has finished up college and is going on the road with them. With her career going into the writing field, she can do that anywhere, (much less to the dismay of her parents). When the last book ended, Kellan and Kiera unofficially "married" themselves at Pete's bar. While they plan on making things official, they still refer to themselves as husband and wife. That kind of irks me just because it sounds so childish. They're engaged, not married! Anyway, the record label wants Kellan the the other D-Bags to record a duet with Sienna, a very beautiful singer whose initial claim to fame was a sex tape. And they're gunning for a Sienna/Kellan pairing to rev up fans for not only both of their tours, but their album sales as well.
Things get way out of hand with the Kellan/Sienna rumors. Even being there while they make their steamy music video, Kiera doesn't like it, but she doesn't want to be part of the spotlight either. Kellan is always denying the pairing, but no one believes him. This is the biggest conflict in the story, and it really makes being a rockstar not so much fun for Kellan.
I really liked how the story started to change a little more than halfway through when the media and fans got outta control, Anna started having contractions, and Kiera was found by a photographer to be "the other woman." So can Kellan and the D-Bags survive the rockstar life? And will Kellan and Kiera ever make their "marriage" official? You've gotta read it to find out!
Very much enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to other stories from this author....more
I thought this was better than the first book. My biggest complaint is the book style. This book was bigger than a normal sized ya book. and the textI thought this was better than the first book. My biggest complaint is the book style. This book was bigger than a normal sized ya book. and the text on the pages was a lot smaller than normal. So what was a 330+ page book, it was really like reading one over 500 pages.
But they were awesome pages! Kiera is now with Kellan and these two are completely infatuated, in lust/love with eachother. They do have trust issues though, and insecure Kiera is always doubting his ability to stay faithful to her.
So when the D-Bags get a six month tour with a few grade a rock bands, Kiera is devastated that he'll be gone while she's at school. Will he stay faithful to her, or back to his man-whore-ish ways? And Kellan is equally worried since when Denny left Kiera, she cheated on him with Kellan, so who's to say she won't find a replacement while he's gone?
These two characters really do grow in this second installment of this story. Kiera does grow up but she still has some insecurities and makes some bad decisions. Kellan is the same way. But man, he's a true romantic in so many ways. He's also very childish too. I mean, these two can get into a huge fight over the dumbest things, yet they can also get so hot and heavy the reader is turning pages so fast they're smoking!
Even though it felt like it took a long time to read this because of the small text and big pages, I really did enjoy every bit of it. I'm kinda sad, hoping there will be a third book, but I don't think it's in the cards. Side note: I also loved the supporting character storylines as well, especially Kiera's sister Anna.
HOLY CRAP!!! I just looked for the hell of it, and lucky me!!! The 3rd book comes out in just a few weeks!!!!! I can't wait to read it : )...more
This book was VERY LONG and took me a while to get through it. I think the fonts on the pages must be smaller than usual because I felt like I was reaThis book was VERY LONG and took me a while to get through it. I think the fonts on the pages must be smaller than usual because I felt like I was reading forever but getting nowhere. where I would normally be over 200 pages in after one day, I'd barely gotten to page 100.
In any event, it was a good story, just a little drawn out. The first 100 pages or so went kinda slow too. Kiera is a normal girl from Ohio and she is leaving to be with her boyfriend Denny to live in Seattle. She met him at college and he has gotten a job in Seattle as she is still in college and got herself a scholarship in Washington to be with him. Denny even got them a place to live, renting a room with his friend Kellan, who is in a band.
So they go to the bar Kellan is playing at to get the key. She isn't even sure which one he is in the band. Hoping he is the quiet looking, teddy bearish drummer and not the super sexy, super hot singer, she learns that of course he is the singer. As bashful and easily embarrassed Kiera is over any little thing, this will be a challenge to live with someone who is so astonishingly beautiful and hot.
Well, as circumstances would have it, after only being in Seattle a short time, (she hasn't even started school yet) Denny has to leave town on business for two whole months. Kiera is petrified, as she moved her to be with him and now he is leaving. She got a job at Petes, the bar Kellan and his band play at weekly and hang out in daily, but that's all she's got. So while Denny is away, Kellan tries to help Kiera adjust, taking her to the college campus to show her around, taking her to one of their gigs at another bar, and spending some time with her at home. Suddenly before she even realizes it, Kiera begins to develop feelings for Kellan. She looks forward to seeing him everyday, hugging him, cozying up to him on the couch, holding hands. Their innocent flirting starts becoming anything but innocent.
Then one night when Denny calls telling her that his internship has become to much more, and the company wants him to run the new division for the first two years, she's had enough! There's no way she can be away from Denny for 2 years! So she breaks up with him on the phone and immediately gets drunk. This is where the story gets good and things start spiraling way out of her control.
Before she knows it, Kiera is in love with two men. Never even having a boyfriend before Denny, she is so confused as to what to do. Should she stay with him because she does love him, or does she want to be with Kellan? And kellan, well, he's another story in himself. Being beaten daily as a child and never truly loved, he has his own demons to wrestle with and he feels as though Kiera is the first person he's ever really wanted a relationship with, someone he could really love, and he wonders if she could possibly be the first person to ever love him.
This complicated love triangle shows just how stupid young 20's can be. Kiera has no idea how easily the multiple mistakes she has made with this situation could've been easily remedied. The author sure did a good job with the writing about the naive minds of someone so young. Sometimes I just wanted to throw the book at the wall, telling her to stop her constant crying and open her stupid mouth! I was really aggravated with Kiera for a lot of this story, but of course, I had to keep reading to see if she finally came to her senses and made a rational decision for a change.
And of course, I have to read the next book in the series to see if these characters actually do end up with a happy ending....more
This trilogy of books was the best zombie series I've read. Not to say I've read many, but I can't imagine any zombie story better than this one.
*****This trilogy of books was the best zombie series I've read. Not to say I've read many, but I can't imagine any zombie story better than this one.
*******AS I AM SUMMARIZING THE STORY, I MAY GIVE AWAY WHAT SOME PEOPLE WILL CONSIDER SPOILERS, SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!******************************* I DO NOT HOWEVER, GIVE AWAY ANY BIG SECRETS OR PLOT TWISTS IN THIS SUMMARY, JUST GENERALLY WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT IN THIS THIRD AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THIS SERIES.
And Siege was right up there with the other two books it followed. Jenni and Katie are still in the fort and Katie is now pregnant and married to Travis, while Jenni and her son Jason and dog Jack are with Juan. As are all the supporting characters from the other books such as Nerit, (love her!)Ken, Lenore, Peggy and the Mayor. We are also introduced to some new characters that have some real spirit to them, including Rune, who comes in on his motorcycle with his bag of grenades. And he can see dead people too!
Only in this book, there are a lot of casualties, as unexpected. And we finally find out who the Vigilante is, and it wasn't anyone I would've ever considered. Unfortunately, Blanche Mann and her husband are in this book as well and that bitch makes nothing but trouble for everyone, resulting in a run to the zombie-infested hospital to get some necessary supplies for surgery and infection. A couple of our friends are ambushed on the way back and when they wake up, they're in a mall with a bunch of survivors, about 400, and they're being treated like slaves by the Senator, (who is a woman). She believes they will restore the traditional American ways, with the men working, the women planting, cooking and cleaning, and also bearing children once every two years. This bitch is whacked. And she has plans to take over the fort. So when Travis and Katie find out about this place and try to make contact, they are picked up by military helicopter and flown to the mall. As they come to find, 99% of all the people want to come back to the fort with them, fed up by the treatment they are receiving and most are starving and smelly, only allowed to take one 2 minute shower per week. As the Senators plans go awry and she decides to leave on her own, she blows up the mall and leaves w/ the military men who are still on her side. The remaining survivors are being killed by the thousands of zombies outside of the place. It is up to Travis, Katie and the other 2 from their camp (I won't say who) to help them get everyone to the roof as they are evacuating by helicopter and also by military cars. This was the hardest part of the book for me, as the casualties were great and one character comes to the end of his/her (you guess) story. It's heartwrenching.
But, half of the mall people are saved and are welcomed into the fort by the others, some even being reunited with loved ones they thought were dead. The next obstacle for these fort people are the fact that there are about 20,000 zombies on their way. They have a good amount of time before they arrive, but everyone is wondering if their walls can withstand the attack of that many undead, as the people of the fort are also beginning to fight amongst themselves. Some leave, some find other ways to not deal, but this is one crazy, emotional story from beginning to end and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this trilogy to anyone who loves a good zombie story loaded with tons of drama and action!...more
I LOVED this book and I hope to God there is a third because I want it now!!Just in case you haven't read these books back to back, I'm going to recapI LOVED this book and I hope to God there is a third because I want it now!!Just in case you haven't read these books back to back, I'm going to recap the characters from Dark Inside that are in this book so you can keep the characters straight. This will also help me in the future if/when there is a book 3.
Aries: The leader of the group. She was on the bus with Sara which is where she initially met Daniel. The kids from the school drama club are in her group, Jack who is now blind, Colin, who does nothing and is a pain in the ass, Joy, Nathan and Eve.
Clementine: Searching for her brother Heath. Parents were killed by Baggers at the town meeting.
Michael: Was with the now dead Evan. They witnessed an accident where the cops killed innocents.
Mason: Mom died in the hospital after a car accident. Has no other family and thinks he himself has "Bagger" tendencies, although not proven.
This second book gives an insight to where these characters were 3 weeks before the earthquakes. Then it goes back to present time and these characters are all together and trying to survive.
Another story that is broken up in chapters by each character. There are a lot of seperations in the group, some casualties and some new faces. Raj is a new face that I was happy to read about. An optimist and happy to help out, as well as Larissa. There are some characters that get caught and are taken to the Bagger territory. Some get caught up at the University and learn of other survivors who are hiding in plain sight with a leader that acts like a tv evangelist. This book moves very fast and there are a lot of regrets along the way when some people just can't be saved. Aries is a true leader and she and Clementine are my favorite, strongest characters in the book. And we learn much, much more about Daniel and the Bagger camp.
Waiting impatiently for another installment in this series. I don't know how I'll ever stand waiting this out! ...more
This was possibly one of THE best books I've read this year. I haven't given a 5 star rating in a while and this one was well deserved. Very well writThis was possibly one of THE best books I've read this year. I haven't given a 5 star rating in a while and this one was well deserved. Very well written, very well executed and I was even teary eyed at points in this book, and no book has ever made me cry.
So that said, Echo is one messed up chic. Her mother is a psycho and one night that Echo can't remember, an incident happened with her mother that left Echo with horrible scars all over her arms and her mother a trip back to the hospital. Her Dad, now married to her former babysitter, who is now pregnant, is very controlling of her. She feels alone and all she wants to do is get her late brother's car running like he wanted before he went into the Marines and was killed in Afghanistan. So now she sees a counselor at school to deal with the aftermath of her mother's actions so she can remember what happened to her and move on, hopefully ridding herself of the night terrors she has experienced since.
Then we have Noah. His parents died in a house fire and he was placed in foster care with numerous families. He is away from his two younger brothers who are also in foster care and he'll do anything to get them back once he graduates. He is also in counseling with Miss Collins.
Miss Collins is one cool counselor. I love her character from the beginning. If there are more people like her in that field that are that cool, then I'm all for counselors because she rocks.
Noah and Echo have 3 classes together and she's supposed to help him get his grades up. These two are kind of thrown together and they have some mutual things in common as far as eff'd up families go. And their chemistry is wild. This books is a wonderful story about growing up, relationships with their ups and downs and doing the right thing. I give it a thumbs up all the way around. I need more books to read by this author....more
I LOVED this story!! A real page-turner. This would make an excellent movie in my opinion.
Meg and her best friend Minnie are going to a party at WhiteI LOVED this story!! A real page-turner. This would make an excellent movie in my opinion.
Meg and her best friend Minnie are going to a party at White Rock House on Henry Island. Its a private, hush hush party and they're going from Friday night to Sunday morning. When they get there, they learn there are 8 more people at the party, yet the hostess won't be there until the next day, as she got caught up at school and didn't make the last ferry.
So we have Meg and Minnie, T.J., who Meg has been in love w/ forever but out of respect for Minnie, who has a mad crush on him, she hides her feelings and even turned down his invitation to the school dance. Then Ben, the hostess's "boyfriend" although he seems very interested in Minnie. Gunner, who is TJ's friend and dated Minnie for 4 months, (as she was trying to make T.J. jealolus). Gunner brought a girl, Kumiko, his new girlfriend from another school, as well as Lori, Vivian, Nathan and Kenny.
At first it's fun and T.J. is flirting w/ Meg. But then Ben almost dies at dinner from a food allergy. Meg finds his epi-pen and saves him and by then everyone is ready to watch some tv then bed. But the only DVD they find is a home-made obscure video, with the numbers counting down from 10 to 1 with slashes going through them while strange music played in the background. This totally freaks out Lori, who tells Vivian "they know what we did" and "who did this?" She is freaked and everyone goes to bed.
waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bedroom, Meg screams in horror as she sees Lori's body hanging by a noose from the stairwell. From this point on, this group is being picked off one by one. With a raging storm outside and no phone or internet service, they're stuck until the ferry comes by on Sunday, and no one knows who can be trusted.
There are clues along the way that makes Meg believe that there may be a killer on the island and that they're all in danger. Can she put the clues together in time to save what is left of the dwindling group of ten?
This was very well written and I didn't see the twist at the end coming. And I definitely didn't figure out who the killer was until the reveal, which was awesome. Loved this book!...more
I wasn't sure what I was going to be reading when I picked this book, but I'm glad I did. I thought it was going to be a zombie book but it's not.
TheI wasn't sure what I was going to be reading when I picked this book, but I'm glad I did. I thought it was going to be a zombie book but it's not.
The chapters are divided up between five core characters: Aries, Daniel, Clementine, Michael and Mason. There are supporting characters as well, but they don't get their own chapters. There are also very short 1-3 page chapters for "Nothing." Who this person is, well, I have yet to figure out.
There is a great apocolypse. Earthquakes are massive and most of the general population has either died or "turned." When I say turned, it is like, the most evil, bad part of any person kind of takes over their bodies and turns them into evil. the characters call these people "baggers." What the Baggers do is kill anyone that isn't a Bagger. And there are many. there is also a character named Daniel who has most contact with Aries. She met him on the bus at the beginning right before the massive earthquake. He knows a lot about what is going on. She isn't sure how he knows, but he is helpful, but also disappears a lot. the meetings she has with him in the future are chance, (or is it)?
Every character has issues, but along the way they all find some inner strength that keeps them going and it surprises them all at how they have come to adapt to their current surroundings of hiding, looking for food and shelter and just trying to live.
One by one, these people are in dangerous situations and by the end of the book, they are all brought together, and they vow to fight until they find a safe haven and for some, find family members. I'm very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series, as this was a page turner and very entertaining....more
Loved this book from the very first pages. Sloane is a teenager in high school and her life is hell. After her sister took off without her, she is lefLoved this book from the very first pages. Sloane is a teenager in high school and her life is hell. After her sister took off without her, she is left in a home with an extremely physically abusive father. After 2 weeks off of school to heal from a beating, Sloane is ready to go back to school. Only this morning, everything changes. A crazy woman breaks into their house and tries to bite her father. She sees this as her opportunity to get away from him, like she was supposed to do with her sister Lily, but LIly left her behind. So she runs.
And when she gets out all she sees is horror. The streets littered with bodies, with the dead walking, chasing her, cars everywhere and utter devastation. Fast forward to Sloane and a group of high school kids barracading themselves into the school. We've got the tough guys, Cary and Rhys, the fraternal twins, Grace and Trace and a new kid, a freshman, Harrison, who does nothing but cry. And then there's Sloane. And all she wanted to do was to kill herself. She just wants it to end, but she's not selfish enough to do it in the school where the rest will have to deal with what to do with her body.
This is more than a zombie story. Because the threat is almost always outside of the school. What was interesting about this book is how these six teenagers deal with being around eachother and not knowing if they'll ever get rescued. The twins are already at odds with Cary because when he told them an alley was clear on their way to the school, their parents went down that alley and were swarmed by zombies. So they hold him responsible for their parents deaths. We learn about these characters individually and we care about all of them in different ways. Some of them we can even rationalize why they are the way they are because of what we learn along the way. But they are all broken and they are all stuck together. The only comfort is that the school is stocked with food and water, and because of a water tower, they have showers, (cold ones anyway).
There are dangers within the walls of the school and it keeps you reading to see if one will turn on the other and if they really are safe. Then, after weeks of being in the school, the radio informs them of a safe place to go for medical help and govt. relief, and they have to figure out if trekking 100 miles into the unknown is worth it, or do they just wait it out and hope to be saved?
Very good book. It kept me right there with them, waiting to see what would happen next. And when an event takes place, it's never pretty and it's always unexpected and its always with consequence. I'm really getting into this author's books. She writes with the skill that keeps the reader interested and captivated. My only gripe is the end of the book. I wanted more than she gave and I wasn't happy about that. This book could've been a series of 2 books, and I wish it was, because as far as I'm concerned, there is more story to tell....more
Man, I've had a really lucky streak lately of getting my hands on some good books and this was is no exception. I started it at lunchtime yesterday anMan, I've had a really lucky streak lately of getting my hands on some good books and this was is no exception. I started it at lunchtime yesterday and between work and going home and cooking etc., I couldn't go to bed lastnight until I finished it because this was a book I couldn't put down.
****May contain what some people consider spoilers, but I'm just summarizing what the book is about*******
So the book begins with Jacqueline, who is a sophmore in college, trying to leave a party that she didn't want to go to in the first place. She was her roommate Erin's designated driver and Erin is with her boyfriend so Jacqueline is ready to go. She just got dumped by her boyfriend of 3 yrs. and is no mood to party.
On her way to her truck, she is attacked from behind and 2 seconds away from being raped when the weight of "Buck" is lifted off of her and he's beaten to a pulp by a boy she doesn't even know. He recommends she call the police and she doesn't want to, she just wants to get home. But after such an attack she is shaking and in a state of shock so this boy drives her in her truck to her dorm. She doesn't even know if this is a good idea considering she doesn't even know who he is, but he is a gentlemen and sees her to her door to make sure she is safe.
She doesn't tell anyone what happened and tries to move on, by finally going to her economics class the next day. She hasn't been there for 2 weeks and even missed the midterm but was avoiding the class because her ex Kennedy is in it.
So, she gets to class and notices that her rescuer sits in the back. She also learns his name is Lucas. After speaking with her teacher about changing seats, (she sat next to Kennedy) she asks to get caught up and he gives her the email address of the tutor, Landon and says he'll give her a project to do in lieu of the midterm that was missed.
She then notices that Lucas is also the guy she buys coffee from at the campus StarBucks. All of a sudden she notices him everywhere, even at the club Erin drags her to. They share a few dances and she is kind of smitten with him. He is very good looking and has tattoos, nothing like Kennedy. But she is also kind of attracted to her tutor, who she hasn't even met. As she is busy w/ other classes and tutoring teenaged kids on how to play a big bass, (she was supposed to go to a school for the musical arts, but followed Kennedy to this college) she never makes it to a tutoring session, only emailing her tutor back and forth with worksheets and questions about the class.
That's basically how the book begins. But what follows is so hot! So readable my eyes didn't want to ever leave the pages! Even though Jacqueline wants a relationship with Lucas, and they do get close throughout the book, he has secrets of his own. And then there's the added dynamic of Buck, who doesn't go away, and Kennedy who thinks he may have made a mistake. Through all the twists and turns in this story, it is well worth the read. Maybe even more than once.
This was a very hard book for me to find, seeing it on sites like Half.com ranging in price from $75 to over $200, I was lucky to get it off of ebay for $8. Definitely worth every penny!...more
This book started off a little slow and I was kind of scared that I wasn't going to like it and might even not bother to read it. But it definitely piThis book started off a little slow and I was kind of scared that I wasn't going to like it and might even not bother to read it. But it definitely picked up, got my interest, kept my interest, and ended up being a really good story.
Leah lives in a trailer park next to a small air strip. her mother is really trashy, had Leah at 16 and was always moving from trailer to trailer with the next guy who promises her what she wants to hear. Leah knows better and started working at the airport at age 14 so she could put money away for flying lessons, because airplanes were all she cared about.
By 18, Leah was on her way, working flying banners for the man that trained her to fly. He had 2 18 yr. old twins, Alec and Grayson, who lived with their mother, but were around on some weekends and holidays to fly. Now that their older brother died in a plane crash in Afghanistan, and their father died of a heart attack, Leah thinks her flying days are over.
That is until Grayson decides he is going to run the family business. That's where the book really takes off. these two characters have so much chemistry its ridiculous. And the way they fight makes it even better. Definitely a book worth reading, as I really do like 99.9% of the books written by this author. She tells a good story!...more
I have to say, I LOVED this book! After reading the "Need" series by Carrie Jones, I figured I'd try another one of her books. This is NOTHING like thI have to say, I LOVED this book! After reading the "Need" series by Carrie Jones, I figured I'd try another one of her books. This is NOTHING like the "Need" series and I had no idea what the story even entailed until I started reading it.
I'm a sucker for a good paranormal/supernatural story, but when you pair that with a good YA romance, I'm lovin' it!
So Alan and his mother have moved from Oaklaholma to Maine to live with Alan's aunt and cousin Courtney. His Uncle had died in an accident on the river and even his body was never found. So to help them to keep their house, Alan and his mother decided to move there to help them out. Alan has never known his father, who was part Navajo Indian and he's very much into learning about his heritage. He has done a sweat lodge before and he listens to his spirit guide, a cougar named Onawa. He's also into metal music and wears a lot of heavy metal t-shirts.
THen there is Aimee. Her mother was bipolar and she died in the river as well. Some say she committed suicide, but Aimee isn't so sure. She lives with her Dad, her Gramps, and her younger brother Benji. She is also Courtney's best friend.
Aimee has been dating Blake for a very long time now, and she knows they're really together for no good reason. She doesn't even really like him anymore, and after meeting Alan, she knows she needs to break things off with Blake. Especially since Blake is being extremely racist towards Alan, calling him Squaw and other Indian names. Aimee also notices that everyone in school seems to be very mean lately, not acting like themselves. Courtney especially hasn't been acting like herself at all.
Alan is the first to notice things at the house just aren't right. FIrst he thinks its mice making scratching noises in the floor and in the walls. Then coming home one night he sees a shadow in Courtney's bedroom window. He runs up there and only she is in her room, and she's freaking out that he came in without knocking. Alan and Aimee start talking about Courtney, who is breaking out in horrible acne, her eyes don't seem to be like they are normally, and she's being mean to Aimee, something she never had done before. THen comes the day when she literally throws Alan across the cafeteria.This barely 5 foot tall girl throwing this 200 lb. ex-football player just isn't normal. Then she faints and is taken to the hospital.
Alan and Aimee come to the conclusion that Courtney is being possessed by the River Man, the same evil entity that possessed and killed Aimee's mother. Did I mention that Aimee also has healing powers and sometimes she has dreams that come true? All this factors into what Aimee and Alan have to do to save Courtney from a full blown possession. Are they strong enough to handle this, or will evil prevail this time instead of good winning out?
This was a pageturner that I finished in a day. I couldn't put it down. I may not have given the best review to describe how good this book is, but its definitely worth reading if you like paranormal/possession and some romance thrown in the mix. I'm really starting to love this author's work. Off to see what else she has for me to read! ...more
I can't understand why a lot of the reviews for this book were negative. I liked this book right from the start.
Violet Ambrose is a junior in high schI can't understand why a lot of the reviews for this book were negative. I liked this book right from the start.
Violet Ambrose is a junior in high school and she has had a gift since childhood. She can sense the dead that are not at rest. Not just people, but animals too. When she was 8 yrs. old, she located purely by accident the dead body of a child. She can see &/or hear what she calls "echos" from the body. These certain patterns, which can be anything from musical to colorful auras are not only on the dead, but on whatever it is that killed them. Only her parents, her Uncle, (who happens to be the Police Chief) and her very best friend since they were little, (Jay) knows what Violet can do. Even when she was little she would locate dead animals that were not at rest and bury them in a pet semetery. Only then would their "echos" subside and the animals would rest.
Only now, being a junior in high school are things getting interesting. Jay has done A LOT of growing over the summer and is on every girls radar in school now that its started. This is really getting on Violet's nerves because she is now starting to see him as more than just a friend. And to make matters worse, there is a killer on the loose. Girls Violet's age, girls she knows are being abducted and turning up dead. One she found at the first party of the schoolyear, out on the lake, (while she was with Jay).
Things are so confusing for her now. Jay is being more than nice to her lately, (and she's too dense to figure out that he's into her too) and these murders are really hitting home for her. A 13 yr. old girl Violet babysat is now missing as well, and now violet it set on finding the killer herself. She knows what the echo looked like from the girl she found in the water, and if she can find that same imprint on the killer, she'll be able to identify him. She just needs some help from Jay............
This was a really good read. It was a quick read because I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. Some chapters are written from the killers point of view, even though they do not give away who the killer is until the last chapters of the book. I especially liked the chemistry between Violet and Jay. Will they ever be more than friends? You'll have to read the book to find out, and believe me, you won't be disappointed. I found myself grinning from ear to ear just reading about these too because it made me happy! Very much looking forward to reading the second book in the series. In fact, I'm going to start on it right now! And the 3rd is supposed to be published next year, a book I will definitely want to read as well....more
Wow. I have to put this book in my top 10 favorite books ever. Maybe even #1. I've never read a Deb Caletti book before and I had no idea what I was gWow. I have to put this book in my top 10 favorite books ever. Maybe even #1. I've never read a Deb Caletti book before and I had no idea what I was getting myself into reading this one, but wow. This is a book that every teenage girl should read if she is at the age of being able to date.
This is a very powerful, raw and honest story, (that could totally be believeable as non-fiction) of a girl named Clara, who by chance met a boy named Christian at a high school basketball game. He was there for the visiting team and their eyes met and there was instant chemistry.
Clara found herself being more forward with Christian, something she normally was not. She couldn't get enough of him and he felt the same way about her. Unfortunately, his feelings for her were more of an obsession than her teenage feelings of "love" for him. Soon after dating Clara found Christian to be very insecure, even though he was a very good looking guy that any girl would love to go out with. He would constantly worry that she would leave him, that she would find someone else. He was jealous of her past relationship with another boy. He would critcize her clothes and obsess as to whether or not she pulled down her blinds in her room at night.
This book is a very honest count of a relationship gone bad through the eyes of Clara. You feel bad for this character because she really does love Christian. She makes excuses to herself about his behavior. She really does enable his behavior at times, but being young and not experienced with relationships, she doesn't know that what she is doing is wrong either. She wants the Christian back that she met at the basketball game, not the obsessive jealous boy that she has come to lie to about the most unimportant things as a way to shield him from getting "upset."
This book switches on and off, every other chapter going from her relationship as a senior in high school dating Christian to the present, with her and her father leaving their home after her graduation and renting a summer house to get away from Christian as he is stalking Clara.
This book bares no expense at the emotions a young girl feels when going through a traumatic experience as loving someone who turns out to be all wrong, but refuses to go away. She has to deal with feelings of this being her fault for leading him on, to anger at him not leaving her alone to fear of being found. And then there's guilt of what Christian may do to himself if he can't have her in his life. I also loved the dialogue between Clara and her father when it comes to her situation once she finally comes clean with him about what has been going on. He says everything so right so she know what an unhealthy relationship she is in and that it is not her fault and that ending it as soon as possible is the right thing to do. He also lets her know that people that have obsessions like that are ones that are likely to snap and hurt the ones they claim to love the most, (as in, if I can't have you, no one else can either).
I totally recommend this book to any teenage girl that is new in the dating scene. It is not only a good read, but a learning tool as to what to look for in an unhealthy relationship and how to handle things before they get way out of hand. It's a very powerful story with a message that cannot be ignored by the writer. ...more
What a wonderful ending to a 3 book series. Now, I won't say that it was predictable, but it was like watching part 3 of a movie that you're really enWhat a wonderful ending to a 3 book series. Now, I won't say that it was predictable, but it was like watching part 3 of a movie that you're really enjoying.
Fast forward to Belly being in colleg and 19 yrs. old. She has been dating Jeremiah, who also goes to her school as well. She's happy and content and in love. But, she hasn't had sex yet, not even with Jeremiah.
One night at a party she hears some girls talking about him and one confesses to hooking up with him when he went on a trip to Cabo with his frat brothers. This is where the writer paints Jeremiah in a totally different light. He's a party boy, all frat brothers and everything that goes with it. He doesn't think of Belly's feelings often, but when she hears this she breaks up with him.
Being without him for days drives her crazy, and when she calls him to come over and talk he proposes to her. She accepts, (why we don't know).
So the families are to get together to honor Conrad and Jere's mom's work at a women's shelter. Conrad is now living in California, (pre-med) and he's coming in for the occasion. Their news doesn't go over well with anyone. Belly's mom is downright crazed with this idea of marraige. Conrad is all broken up because he really still loves Belly. Apparently, he's gotten his sh*t together and we find out that he has always loved her.
So what's going to happen? Will she marry the one brother who is into cheating and partying or will she see Conrad in a new light once she moves into the lakehouse for the summer only to find that Conrad is living there as well? Read it and find out. What a good story. I had to buy these books and it was money well spent! Thanks to the author for such good storytelling. I can't wait for more books from this author as this trilogy impressed me!...more
I really enjoyed this book. It is a continuation of the first in the series, "The Summer I Turned Pretty." If you haven't read that, go back and readI really enjoyed this book. It is a continuation of the first in the series, "The Summer I Turned Pretty." If you haven't read that, go back and read it before you start this one.
Belly is still obsessing over Conrad. She is in total love with him but as usual, moody Conrad is just that. His mother has passed and he's having a very hard time dealing. At the funeral reception he and Belly have words when she sees him with another girl and she tells him she hates him and never wants to see him again.
Summer begins and she gets a phonecall from Jeremiah. Conrad isn't at summerschool finishing his final tests. He has disappeared and he wants her help to go find him. She accepts even though she has no idea what she can do. The way they left things was horrible. He took her to her junior prom and it was obvious he didn't want to be there. He ruined the night for her and that was the last time she saw him except for his mother's funeral. They dated for about 6 months and broke up on junior prom night.
So she is out to help Jeremiah find him. And where else would he be but the lake house? He is drunk and moody and states he isn't going anywhere. We later find out why. Jeremiah also pleads his love to Belly and she rejects him, saying she doesn't think of him that way. But.........things could change. You have to read the book to find out why Conrad is really at the lakehouse and who Belly chooses to be with, if any of these two brothers. Two thumbs up. I read it in hours, I couldn't put it down!...more
This was such a fun book to read. I was surprised that some of the reviews didn't care for it. But I couldn't put it down! I literally would've stayedThis was such a fun book to read. I was surprised that some of the reviews didn't care for it. But I couldn't put it down! I literally would've stayed home from work to finish this book if I could have. But reading it in less than 24 hrs. isn't bad either!
Isabell (aka Belly)her brother Stephen and their mother Laurel go to a beach house every summer to visit Laurel's best friend Susannah and her 2 boys Conrad, (the oldest) and Jeremiah, the younger brother. They have been doing this their whole lives.
Belly thinks its cool that she gets to hang with the boys, even though when they were younger they always left her out of their games and what-not. But Jeremiah was a sweetheart and she loves him like a brother while Conrad, she has been in total love with since she was 10 yrs. old.
This summer is going to be different because Belly is weeks away from turning 16 and she has changed, which is something the boys do a double-take at when they first see her come to the beachhouse.
I loved this story of Belly being friends with these boys and their mother, who treats Belly like one of her own. And Belly always wanting Conrad but for some strange and unknown reason, this summer he is dealing with some inner conflicts and starts drinking and smoking and brooding. I won't spoil the story, but there are reasons for this.
My only problem with this book is that Jeremiah is much more suited for Belly and I wish she would love him not like a brother but like a boyfriend. His character is so much more of a man and so much more genuine than that of Conrad, who I don't even particularly like. I'm hoping that maybe in the next installment she will see the light and go for Jeremiah and forget about Conrad!
Read this book! It's a great summer read and you won't be able to put it down!...more
What a good book! Looking at the cover, I was certain this was going to be a book from the perspective of "Anna." I was wrong. Theseus Cassio Lowood,What a good book! Looking at the cover, I was certain this was going to be a book from the perspective of "Anna." I was wrong. Theseus Cassio Lowood, or Cas for short is the main character. He's a 17 yr. old kid who moves from city to city and state to state slaying the dead with his late father's knife. Once he finds the "ghost" that spends its time killing humans, he drags the knife across their throat and rids them of this world.
So Cas hears of Anna Dressed in Blood in Canada, who that's the next destination. He, his mom and her cat Tybalt rent a house and he gets enrolled in school. He grabs the attention of the popular girl and at a "first day of school" party he gets her to tell him the story of Anna. Her very jealous ex-boyfriend Mike and his buddies get in on it and drive Cas and Carmel to the house that Anna supposedly haunts, ripping apart anyone that steps foot inside.
Once there, Cas is tricked and is dragged inside the house and hit in the back of the head with a board, (thanks Mike). This enrages the ghost of Anna and she comes floating down the staircase, dripping blood down her dress as she grabs Mike and splits him in pieces. Everyone is screaming and running out as Cas lays there with a head injury. Lucky for him, Thomas, (a friend that knows the person who tipped him off about Anna in the first place) grabs him and drags him outta the house.
But something isn't right. Anna was right in his face and she didn't hurt him. Once he's back home and cleaned up and feeling better, he goes back to the house. Anna is still there, trying everything she can think of to scare the living crap outta him; she even screams at him to get out, roughing him up a bit and throwing him around the house once he tries to kill her with his knife. He doesn't understand why she won't kill him.
This is such a fun story. IT's perfect for the month of October with Halloween and all. The haunted house, the ghost of the girl and the story of what happened to her, and the conflict of the kids at school who saw and were involved with the death of their friend Mike.
I loved this story, devouring the book in 2 days. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good ghost story with a twist. I'm very much looking forward to the sequel, and wondering if Anna will somehow fit her way into it as well. ...more
Ok, I have to say, I had no intentions of ever reading this book. I'm not a big wolf fanatic so I didn't think I would be interested in the story. HowOk, I have to say, I had no intentions of ever reading this book. I'm not a big wolf fanatic so I didn't think I would be interested in the story. However, I'm into YA books right now and finding good ones has been difficult lately, so I went with every list on this site, seeing this book listed as a favorite over and over again.
And guess what? I wasn't disappointed! Like I said, I'm not big into wolves or anything, but this book was more than just the wolf. OH sure, I'm guessing most of you who read this stuff always compare it to Twilight, but I don't do that and this book was so un-Twilight like in my opinion.
Grace was taken by wolves at a very young age. As they attacked her, she could only look into the beautiful eyes of one particular wolf. This wolf ended up saving her from the rest. From then on, and for the next six years, a now 17 yr old Grace has always been fascinated by the wolves. She could see them from her house in her backyard of woods. And she always saw the wolf that saved her.
One day when a high school boy was killed by wolves, some hunters decided the wolves needed to be put down. Frantic, Grace raced home trying to save them, only to find a bleeding naked boy in her backyard. The eyes gave him away and Grace knew that this was her wolf. His name was Sam he told her. And he had been watching over her for six years as well.
I love how these 2 characters meshed right into eachother and you badly want them to be together. However, unlike the "Twilight wolves" Sam only has so many chances to be human. ONce bitten, the new wolf is human during the warm summer months, but once the weather changes and gets cold, they shift and the wolf takes over. Eventually, after years of shifting, the human no longer shifts away from the wolf and then there's just the wolf. Grace and Sam bond as they're always together and Grace is hoping that this isn't Sam's last time as a human, but he's certain that this is his last year.
I loved this book and where the author went with the story. She even let them give into their passion and do it, which is something I don't see hardly at all in YA books, let alone the first in a 3 book series. that alone made me happy as I like to see my main characters get together. She was very vague about it and not at all graphic, but I didn't care. Just knowing they got their chance made me happy.
The end of the book left it with questions, but happy ones. I'm looking forward to the second book in this series....more
I enjoyed this book maybe even more than the first in the series. It was so bittersweet to me.
three years after Mia's accident, she is already graduaI enjoyed this book maybe even more than the first in the series. It was so bittersweet to me.
three years after Mia's accident, she is already graduated from Julliard as a very accomplished cellist and Adam is THE rising star of Shooting Star, who is now more popular than Lady Gaga. But he is miserable and an absolute wreck. Mia broke up with him not long after going to Julliard. She didn't call, didn't write, just nothing. He never had any closure and with all of that anger and sorrow, he wrote the groups best complete album ever, Collateral Damage. The bandmates are upset with him because every interview with every music magazine in the country only wants to interview Adam and the band is kind of left on the wayside. It's not his fault though, he did write the lyrics and the music, not the band. he's got the hollywood girlfriend and the best selling record in the country, and he's miserable.
This leads to him staying behind for a couple of days while the band is on a plane to London to start off the first leg of their tour. He sees a poster of Mia with her cello at Carnegie Hall and decides to go and listen.
Once Mia sees him there and calls him out, THAT'S where the story begins. These two spend an evening with eachother, not really facing up to why they split up in the first place, both being cordial and catching up with eachother. Then finally, Adam explodes with everything that's been building up within him over the past 3 years.
This book was such an amazing read about the relationship of these two characters. I liked how the book was written from Mia's perspective in the first book, but in Adams for the second installment. The characters get down to why they split up in the first place and as to how they feel in the here and now. I LOVED the end! Only took me less than 24 hrs. to read this book and I wish there were more in the series for my own selfish reasons, but another book is really not needed. The story has been told, and told exceptionally well. Thanks for the good read!...more
This was a good book, and a good followup from "Wake." Janie and Cabel are still in their senior year of high school and they can't let anyone know thThis was a good book, and a good followup from "Wake." Janie and Cabel are still in their senior year of high school and they can't let anyone know they're a couple since the drug bust is still court pending.
Now the Capt. has a new assignment for them. Someone called in anonymously to the student hotline and a sexual predator is suspected within the school system in the form of a teacher. Cabel and Janie are to keep their eyes and ears open to find out what's going on.
And that Janie does. She also is given a box of journals from the late dream catcher, Mrs. Sumlin. She begins to read this until she finds a warning in the notebook about not reading any further unless you're ready to hear the consequences of being a dreamcatcher.
I liked the part of this book where Janie and Cabel come a lot closer in teir relationship. Their characters have grown intimate and they really learn a lot about eachother and grow as a couple.
The end comes as climactic when Janie finds herself at a party hosted by her chemistry teacher, who has been coming on to her pretty heavily lately. Is he the sexual predator, or are things not always as they seem?? You'll have to read the book to find out. You won't be disappointed.
My only regret in reading this book is that Janie does decide to read further into the notebook and finds out the good and bad things that the life of a dreamcatcher entails. I'm hoping for a happy ending in the last book, but I"m skeptical it's going to end the way I want it to. But then again, that's life....more
To say I loved this book is an understatement. I read "Leaving Paradise" in a few hours and started right on this one. These are THE BEST 2 books I'veTo say I loved this book is an understatement. I read "Leaving Paradise" in a few hours and started right on this one. These are THE BEST 2 books I've read in a long time.
This book picks up 8 months after Leaving Paradise left off. Caleb is now livng in a drug house just to keep a roof over his head. The place is busted and he finds himself back in the hands of his juvie officer, Damon. Caleb is then placed in his care and is to spend the next 4 weeks on a bus with teenage kids who go on a tour visiting other camps and colleges giving talks on how drinking and driving impacted their lives. What Caleb soon finds out is that Maggie is on the same bus going on the same tour.
These 2 butt heads in the beginning. she's hurt because he left her and didn't even come clean about not being the one who hit her with the car, causing her a permanent limp. Caleb doesn't even know that she knows the truth about the accident. He's upset because his life is completely out of control and he has noone to turn to, but he can't get Maggie out of his mind.
This was such a wonderful story and I give the author much credit for the storytelling. Each character played a major part in the book plot and the story was played out with perfection. You can't help to cheer for these two characters that desperately want to be together and have such passion for eachother, yet there are so many circumstances in their way.
My only regret about reading this series is that it's only 2 books long. I want more! READ THIS SERIES AND YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED : )...more
I LOVE this book! I read it in just a few hours because I couldn't put it down. It was an amazing story and I loved every word of it. Maggie is goingI LOVE this book! I read it in just a few hours because I couldn't put it down. It was an amazing story and I loved every word of it. Maggie is going through physical therapy after being hit by a drunk driver, her next door neighbor Caleb, who just happens to be her best friend's twin brother.
So now it's been almost a year and Caleb is out of juvie and Maggie finished her junior year being home schooled and is ready to go back to school for her senior year. And they're bound to run into each other. And that the do.
Both of these characters are suffering in very different ways. Maggie is dealing with her limp, her absentee father, who divorced her mother, moved away and remarried, and the scrutiny of being called a maimed freak by everyone in school. She doesn't even have a best friend anymore, as that friendship ended the night her brother hit Maggie in a drunk driving accident. And Caleg, he's dealing with coming home to find his twin sister a black-clad gothic zombie and her mother a pill-popping mess.
These two find eachother under strange circumstance. Maggie gets a job with Mrs. Reynolds, an elderly lady, helping her clean up her house and plant in her yard. Maggie met Mrs. Reynolds while at the coffee shop where her mother works as a waitress. Mrs. Reynolds is the boss's mother.
Caleb also ends up working for Mrs. Reynolds as part of his community service while he's on probation. Here these two are forced together and then things get interesting.
IN this book we learn things are not always as they seem, and the end of this book wants me wanting more. I'm now onto "Return to Paradise" and after that I don't know what I'll do because I want this story to go on forever!...more
I am surprised at the negative reviews for this book. Trust me, I LOVED Evermore, completely HATED the 2nd book, "Blue Moon" and almost just stopped tI am surprised at the negative reviews for this book. Trust me, I LOVED Evermore, completely HATED the 2nd book, "Blue Moon" and almost just stopped there. I'm glad I didn't, because after that 2nd book in the series, it really did get better from there.
This 5th installment of the Immortals series left me with hope. We start the book off with Ever and Damen training for the fight that they know is coming with Haven. After Jude killed off Roman in book 4, Haven is on the rampage, completely blaming Ever for his death and vowing revenge on her and Jude.
So Ever is dealing with the repercussions of Roman's death, trying to protect Jude, trying to deal with things at home as Sabine completely disbelieves Ever has psychic abilities after her near death experience, and also trying to find the one thing that will bring her and Damen together: the antidote to the antidote. She needs the shirt Romans was wearing when he was killed, as the antidote was spilled all over it and it's the only way she can find out what was exactly in it.
I liked the way this book was written. I always have seen Haven as the crazed girl in the movie "The Craft." She reminded me so much of her that's who she became in my head at least.
I'm very much looking forward to the 6th book, due out in June and I'm hoping for that happy ending. I guess I don't have that long to wait, but it's a book I will have the day it comes out. Happy reading, this one was worth it....more
These books are definitely getting better. This book, (although quite honestly after reading one after the other, they're all running together for me)These books are definitely getting better. This book, (although quite honestly after reading one after the other, they're all running together for me) Ever deals with telling the now immortal Haven that she saved her life and turned her immortal. Haven of course, doesn't take her seriously at all. I mean, she's happy about it, but she doesn't head any warnings about her new powers. And she turns more towards Roman for guidance instead of her friendship with Ever.
Ever is still trying to figure out how to get the antidote to the antidote from Roman as well, turning to the dark book of magic that she has no idea how it works. She unintentially does a binding spell that in turn, binds her to Roman instead of binding him to her. She becomes completely 100% infatuated with Roman, resulting in not only infuriating Haven, but putting herself in some dangerous situations when it comes to Roman.
One thing I can say I actually learned from this book is this. When you as a person think negative thoughts all the time and obsess over the negative in your life, it brings more negative things to yourself. Negative brings negative, it's like a magnet. YOu can only be truly happy if you rid yourself of constant negative thoughts and look towards the good in things. Bad karma breeds bad karma. Good karma breeds good karma. I can't believe a fictional book actually made me think in a different way, but it's true. If you think negatively all the time, then negative things only follow. I, from now on, am going to try and be positive and think good thoughts just from reading this book.
However, the books didn't end well. I won't ruin it for those who are going to read it, but I was once again disappointed in the Ever and Damen getting together thing. I guess that's why there are 2 more books in the series right? But definitely a good read....more
Pleasantly surprised with this book. It started off a little slow, but definitely took off.
Kylie is scared to death. She's having night terrors and isPleasantly surprised with this book. It started off a little slow, but definitely took off.
Kylie is scared to death. She's having night terrors and is even seeing the "army dude" now when she's awake; although no one else seems to see him lurking, getting closer everytime he appears. After going to a crazy teen party with a girlfriend and ending up in jail due to drugs and alcohol found on the scene, (although she wasn't involved in it) her now divorcing parents decidee to take her shrink's advice and put her in a summer camp for troubled teens.
Only what Kylie doesn't know, (or her mother for that matter) is that this camp isn't for just troubled teens, it's a camp for the gifted. The vampires, werewolves, fairies, shapeshifters and witches.
Kylie has a very hard time believing that she even has a gift, because even the camp counselors can't figure out exactly what she is. And with her not even believing she has a gift, it makes for an interesting time at camp, especially since she's rooming with a vampire and a witch.
Then there's Derek, the half fae, (fairy) who has taken an interest in her. As well as Lucas, the sexy vampire whom she remembers from childhood, but was afraid of at the time, thinking he was responsible for the death of her cat.
She's attracted to both of these guys, she's upset about her parents divorce, feeling not wanted by either of them, and then there's her fresh new breakup with her high school boyfriend who she wouldn't put out to but it now at the neighboring camp apologizing and wanting to get back together. What is a girl to do?And on top of ALL that, she now learns she has some special gift that no one knows exactly what it is, but she doesn't want it anyway.
THis was a good book that kept me interested. An easy read and the storyline did flow and the conclusions were ones I that made me happy because that's exactly where I wanted the writer to go. Some say that it's predictable, but I like an ending that leaves me happy with the conclusion. At least, the conclusion to this point. I'm very much looking forward to the second book in this series that pretty much picks up right where this one left off....more
I have to admit, being completely aggravated and disappointed in "Blue Moon," I almost didn't read this book. I saw no reason to go on. Shadowland wasI have to admit, being completely aggravated and disappointed in "Blue Moon," I almost didn't read this book. I saw no reason to go on. Shadowland was definitely worth reading, much better than Blue Moon in content.
So, Ever is still reeling from being deceived by Roman and putting her blood in the antidote to save Damen, resulting in the fact that they can no longer touch eachother without Damen dying. It was Roman's ultimate revenge.
In this story, Ever is convinced that she can find an antidote for the antidote that saved Damen. Roman has one, but it completely unwilling to give it up. Ever and Damen still find ways to be together. He summons a "veil" between the two of them so thin that they can still hug and kiss and touch with it between them. While looking for answers in Summerland, Ever learns that she was once with another man through all of her past lives. One that she knows now. Ever finds a job working at the store where she found all of the crystals and herbs she needed for the antidote to save Damen in Blue Moon. Jude, a 19 yr. old kid is now watching the store for his vacationing grandmother. Jude also happens to be the "other man" Ever was involved with in her past lives.
While Damen decides to do the noble thing and step aside to let Ever consider her feelings, she is determined that the only one for her is Damen.
by the end of the book, Ever is faced with a choice, one controlled by Roman of course. She can save her friend from death by giving her the immortal juice, or she can let her die and Roman will give her the antidote for Damen so they can be together. Which will she choose? Will she finally realize she's supposed to be with Jude and not Damen, or is he really the one she was destined to be with after all? You'll have to read the book to find out.
Oh yeah, and there is also the return of the Summerland twins, Rayne and Romy, who have found themselves earthbound ever since the end of Blue Moon. They are taken in by Damen who is trying to help them regain their powers so they can return to Summerland if that is what they choose to do. They play a small part in this book, although they are quite entertaining. Moving on to the next book in the series, "Dark Flame." I'm hoping the antidote to the antidote finds its way into this book so Damen and Ever can finally consumate a 400 yr. old relationship. It's about time don't you think????...more