I wasn't so much impressed with this book. Over 500 pages long, it was basically the same exact book as the first in the series, only from Kellan's poI wasn't so much impressed with this book. Over 500 pages long, it was basically the same exact book as the first in the series, only from Kellan's point of view. And you know what? I didn't enjoy the story as much as I did the first time around.
I was pretty upset about it actually. From his point of view, I saw Kiera as a bratty, immature kid. Oh Kellan, have sex with me. Oh Kellan, I love Denny, I can never leave him. Sleep with me I love you and I want only you, but tomorrow you'll hear me having sex with Denny.
Puke! Really? And Kellan, who should come off as a sexy rock star, comes off as a total wimp. Oh Kiera, why don't you love me? Stay with me! I worship you for being a spineless cheating bitch who will sleep with me in my room while your boyfriend sleeps across the hall. I can't live without you, I'll share you!
In the end, I guess they both deserved each other, but as the reader I always have to wonder if she really would've picked her choice in the end if the circumstances didn't push her in his direction and her choice wasn't really made for her....more
This was a good follow-up book to the series. It details how Abby (Pigeon) and Travis hop on a plane to Vegas and get married in a chapel, Elvis in atThis was a good follow-up book to the series. It details how Abby (Pigeon) and Travis hop on a plane to Vegas and get married in a chapel, Elvis in attendance. It also documents Abby getting a tattoo, and a year later how they end up getting married again for their friends and family to attend. A very short, easy read....more
I LOVE Colleen Hoover! She has the ability to get the reader interested by page one and just keep turning the pages until the book is over, even whenI LOVE Colleen Hoover! She has the ability to get the reader interested by page one and just keep turning the pages until the book is over, even when you wish it wasn't.
This is a great story as I expected nothing less from this author. She gets you as the reader to care for her characters so much that you just want to speed read to find out what is going to happen next. She sometimes makes me want to crawl into the book myself and help the characters that need it. She will never write too many books and I will read every one that she puts out.
This story, Auburn is 15 yrs. old saying goodbye to her dying boyfriend Adam. Their last days together while he dies in the hospital are heartbreaking. And his family is very unsympathetic to her because she is only 15. But she loves Adam like she knows she'll never love another man.
Fast forward and Auburn is 20 yrs. old and moving to Texas. This is where Adam was the last days of his life, his family moving there because that's where their entire family lived. We're not quite sure why yet Auburn as returned, but she went to cosmetology school and now cuts hair and lives with a room mate who works at the salon she is currently employed with.
And one night on her way home, she notices a help wanted sign and stops to inquire. She works the night for Owen, an artist who opens his gallery once a month and makes a killing on his paintings. His paintings are inspired by the "confessions" people leave in his mail slot. And he is good! For a night of helping him ring up people's purchases and getting their shipping info, Auburn is $200 richer. But she would give up all of the money just to spend more time with Owen. He's the first guy she's felt a connection with since Adam.
The conflict in this book is in regards to Adam's mother Lydia and her son Trey. They have a hold on Auburn that we find out about in this book and it makes things extremely difficult for Auburn and eventually, for Owen as well.
This is a definite HAVE TO READ story and a page turner. So pick it up on a day when you have time on your hands because you won't want to put it down. I can't wait for Ms. Hoover's next book because she is one of the best story writer's in my opinion and I cannot get enough of her work....more
This book did not disappoint. I won't lie, I liked the one previous to it in this series, but it was a good story.
This one revolved around the eldestThis book did not disappoint. I won't lie, I liked the one previous to it in this series, but it was a good story.
This one revolved around the eldest Maddox boy, Thomas. He was the one Cami was with in the last book. He is an FBI agent and enthralled with the new hire in his department, Leesa. She just moved in from Chicago and leaving behind a fiancée that she never really loved. Now, after a one night stand with Thomas, (who neither had any idea they were boss/employee yet) things are getting pretty messy pretty fast.
And to top things all off, Leesa is supposed to help Thomas convince his brother Travis, so become an undercover FBI agent to help them break a case instead of doing time in prison for a fire that broke out while he was fighting in an illegal match.
A good page-turning book with a good story. Definitely enjoyed this one from this author....more
This was a really good follow-up to book one in this two book series. Davy, Sean, Gil and Sabine are all living in a trailer, waiting for the day whenThis was a really good follow-up to book one in this two book series. Davy, Sean, Gil and Sabine are all living in a trailer, waiting for the day when they cross over into Mexico where they can live some kind of "normal" life. Davy is having the hardest time, still feeling guilt over the man she was forced to kill to save Sean. At first, she was close to Sean. Now seeing him only brings back the memories of the man she killed, the man who she sees as a shadow in her room every single night, haunting her.
Once they get ready to leave though, all hell breaks loose. Not only are they shot at while trying to cross a body of water, but Davy is shot and is separated from her group. Thinking she is surely going to die from blood loss, she makes it to land and promptly passes out.
Waking up in a dark cave with an unidentified man, she is weak, but the only thought in her mind is getting the hell outta there to find her friends. But this guy, won't let her go. She is too weak and she passes out as he carries her to safety. She eventually wakes up in an underground camp of people like her, with the killer gene. A Dr. helps heal her and she finds out the man that saved her is the one in charge and his name is Caden.
As he would like her to stay at the camp and help them exist and get supplies and help others out there, Davy's only purpose is to find out if her friends made it to Mexico and to join them.
Lots of action in this book. A very well told story, especially about Davy and self discovery about her new self, since she was diagnosed with the killer gene and how she went from a sweet, somewhat spoiled teenager to the girl she has grown into. Glad I picked this up, it was worth the read....more
I just couldn't finish this book. The cover and synopsis looked decent, but I just did not like the main character. She came off as a spoiled rich kidI just couldn't finish this book. The cover and synopsis looked decent, but I just did not like the main character. She came off as a spoiled rich kid who had everything and whined about having to spend the summer w/ her parents while they lived out their dream: to open a vineyard. They first left her home for the summer, only to arrive back home a few hrs. later to their house being trashed by a huge party. And she wonders why they ended up taking her with them for the summer? Because she's spoiled and not to be trusted for two seconds after they're out the door? The references to her expensive clothes, shoes and sunglasses just put me off. If there is anything I hate in a main character is one that comes off spoiled, clueless and into nothing but expensive toys who also has no regards for anyone else's feelings except for their own ones with their selfish ways. This book is going back to the library where it should've stayed....more
I always like a good Gayle Forman book. And although I don't ordinarily read books on depression and suicide, this was a good story that kept me readiI always like a good Gayle Forman book. And although I don't ordinarily read books on depression and suicide, this was a good story that kept me reading and interested.
Cody's best friend Meg had committed suicide. She did it in a very organized fashion, sending out timed emails to her family and to Cody. Drinking industrial strength cleaning solution in a motel where she left the maid a hefty tip to not touch anything and call the police when she was found.
But Cody doesn't understand why she did it. Sure, they grew up together and planned on going to college together. But when Meg got a full ride to a college and Cody stayed behind to do the community college thing for a year or two until she could move to Seattle w/ Meg, things changed.
Going to pick up her belongings in Seattle, Cody meets Meg's roommates and finds out more from them about her friend than she knew. Including Ben, the musician Meg was infatuated with, who ends up helping Cody figure out what exactly happened to Meg and if she was somehow helped or encouraged to kill herself.
This was a really interesting book from beginning to end. Glad I picked this one to read, as I've been in a rut lately not finding much of interest. Hopefully the next book will be as entertaining as this was....more
Any book written by Colleen Hoover is guaranteed to be a spectacular book. This one isn't very long, only about 150 pages, but geez, to just leave meAny book written by Colleen Hoover is guaranteed to be a spectacular book. This one isn't very long, only about 150 pages, but geez, to just leave me hangin' like that at the end is so mean!!
Charlie, (a girl) is in her 4th period class when another girl's books are knocked to the floor. This is the first thing Charlie remembers. She has no idea who she is, her name, or where she even is. It's like she has forgotten everything about herself, yet she can remember books she's read, famous people's names and song lyrics. Then there's Silas. The same exact thing happened to him at the exact time it happened to Charlie. At lunch, they realize they are boyfriend and girlfriend. After a little probing, they both figure out that each of them has no memory of each other or their families or anything else in their lives.
What they have figured out by the end of the book is that their parents used to be in business together. Now, Charlie's dad is in prison and they live in a poor neighborhood while Silas's parents live in a rich one. They are not supposed to be together as his father blew a gasket when he learned Charlie was in their house and Charlie's alcoholic mom almost called the police when Silas came into her house.
This book is a real page turner and leaves the reader on a huge cliff hanger, just waiting in misery until part 2 of this book comes out. I hope it's soon because I NEED TO KNOW what happens next!...more
As much as I liked the first book in this series, I couldn't finish this one. I see the direction the author was going and I didn't want to go along fAs much as I liked the first book in this series, I couldn't finish this one. I see the direction the author was going and I didn't want to go along for the ride.
In the first book, it was more about Parker and his friends and how to get him to be able to sleep. Now in the second installment, his friends are on vacation, this kid with the skull jacket is back and claiming to know Parker's long gone father, who was also a "watcher." And this kid is one as well. Now Parker starts learning more about the watchers and the other levels of their kind out there, some that are very bad and can inhabit the bodies of the dreamer.
It starts getting very sci-fi and I honestly have intentionally found other things to do besides read because the book just doesn't hold my interest. I have up after Chapter 9....more
This was a good story but it was a little slow to start. Picking up where things left off in the first installment, Violet is now living with PrestonThis was a good story but it was a little slow to start. Picking up where things left off in the first installment, Violet is now living with Preston and paying him for living there by dealing for him again and also doing some of what she considers to be "vile and disgusting things." No sex, but close to it. She has started school again and she misses Luke even though she does see him in one of her classes.
Luke is a mess. Drunk 24/7 and back to cheating at gambling. Luke and Violet find themselves in the same predicament one night as he is at a high stakes gambling game and she is there to deal Preston's drugs. He is found cheating and she is in the bathroom with him at the time they both escape. They are followed to Luke's apartment where he is beaten up and told he owes them $9,000 or they will beat him within an inch of his life.
So Luke decides to go on the road to Vegas to get with his uncle, (who is also a cheating gambler) to make some money. Violet, not wanting to go back to Preston to tell him she messed up his drug deal, begs to go with Luke.
The investigation into her parents murders has been reopened with the help of Luke calling to narc on his own mother being involved. Now that she and Luke are headed to Vegas, she is getting some pretty bad texts from an unknown caller who seems to know a lot about the murders and Violet's whereabouts.
This is a pretty good story and of course ends with another mini cliffhanger, as this author wants you to read on into the next installment of the series so see what happens next. Since I purchased this book and the next one in the series, I will be doing just that....more