I did like this book, but it wasn't my favorite by James Patterson. It was a quick read for me like all of his books are. This book takes place in the...moreI did like this book, but it wasn't my favorite by James Patterson. It was a quick read for me like all of his books are. This book takes place in the 1900's and deals with slavery and racism. the book is very graphic in some places, but what more do you expect from James Patterson? That is what makes his books great. I was hoping, and thinking, that the book would be told by Alex Cross's great uncle Abraham Cross. But instead it is told by a man names Ben Corbett, who is a lawyer.(less)
This book was very good. I liked how it went by chapters, one chapter Desiree, aka Shrimp, will be talking and then the next chapter it is Benny. And...moreThis book was very good. I liked how it went by chapters, one chapter Desiree, aka Shrimp, will be talking and then the next chapter it is Benny. And they talk about the same things, only in their own words. So it is like hearing two stories about the same thing coming from the people talking about them. I really enjoyed that. And to me, it seemed like Benny and Shrimps relationship was so normal, when they first get together it is pure love and they are together all of the time. Then as the relationship goes on, then comes the fighting and not wanting to be together all of the time. I also love how it starts around a cemetery. They are both going to see someone they lost. I do wish that Benny & Shrimp would have shared who the people were that they lost, and why they visited them all of the time. I think it would have brought them closer. And it would have went with the story perfect since they met in the cemetery.(less)
I LOVED this book. I laughed out loud while I was reading this. It is about a woman named Sammi who has a problems dating. She tends to hurt her boyfr...moreI LOVED this book. I laughed out loud while I was reading this. It is about a woman named Sammi who has a problems dating. She tends to hurt her boyfriends. One had broken ribs after I date. So when FBI agent Chase Jones fills in for his brother, Luke, that is in the witness protection program for witnessing a murder, Chase takes over his Life Coach business. You get to meet Horace, who is a 44-year-old man who stills lives with is controlling mother who has to know exactly what Horace is doing at all times. Horace calls the life coach, who is supposed to be Luke but is actually Chase to see what he should do. These parts of the book were SO funny.. Horace plays the accordion and writes rap songs that he sings to Chase over the phone. Then you get to meet Sammi. Chase is intrigued by her and tells her where to go for a run and he ends up going there himself to see what she looks like. But Sammi's dog, Joe, ends up tackling Chase and this situation in the book is very funny. I loved Sammi and Chase's relationship in the book. This is just an all around great book that I could talk about for hours!! (less)
I really liked this book. It was a great YA vampire book. High School drama with a twist. This book kept me entertained until the end. And I have to s...moreI really liked this book. It was a great YA vampire book. High School drama with a twist. This book kept me entertained until the end. And I have to say that I did not see the end coming. The book starts off at AJ's mom's wedding. The kicker is that AJ's mom is marrying her ex-boyfriend's dad who she had to break up with because her mom and her ex Ryan's dad decided to get married. You then get to hear about AJ's vampire side and what the backwards S means on her neck. Also Ryan and his family don't know that AJ and her side of the family are vampires. But like I said at the beginning of my review, I never expected the ending. AJ's mom then tells her a little about her past, and her dad, who is not around. So AJ goes to her teacher, Mr. Charles to learn more about vampires, only to find herself in a lot more trouble then she thought. This was a great read. I am hoping there are more books!! And I loved the cover of this book. (less)
I loved this book. If you go back through my reviews I have only used the word love a couple of times in my reviews. This book had everything that I...more I loved this book. If you go back through my reviews I have only used the word love a couple of times in my reviews. This book had everything that I looked for in a book, lots of humor, romance, and the pages kept moving. I love when I can pick up a book and not want to put it down. The book starts off with Hayden-or as Nick calls her, Hoyden- and her and Nick have been kicked out of class for talking and are sitting in the hall. Hayden and Nick had dated in 7th grade but broke up when Hayden found out she was just a bet because she was the new girl in town. Since then her and Nick are friends, but fight all of the time. Through out the book Hayden and Nick get together, then they break up. And the break ups are always funny. There is so much humor in this book I found myself laughing out loud. I also learned a lot about snowboarding. I have never snowboarded or even attempted any such sport in the snow. The furthest I have gotten is snowball fights. But this book has everything you need to know about snowboarding. And even though there is a lot about it in the book you don't get bored by it. This is just an all around awesome book and I think that everyone should read it.(less)
What a strange, strange book. I am still shaking my head about it. But i'm not saying strange in a bad way, it just was a very different book than I h...moreWhat a strange, strange book. I am still shaking my head about it. But i'm not saying strange in a bad way, it just was a very different book than I have ever read before. You seriously do not know what is going to happen. Hanna shows up at her mother's house, who she has not seen in many years, covered in blood. She then tells her mom that she hit her Aunt-who she was living with-over the head because her Aunt wanted to send her back to the insane asylum. Yes, this is how the book started off. So, right there should have told me something. All the way through the book I was guessing what was going to happen next. There was hidden doors, crazy things in the windows, and magical cards that killed the creatures. Oh, and Hanna talks to her Poppa, and he is dead. This really was a good book, and I kept wanting more. But it was just strange... That is the only word that I can find to describe this book.(less)
The book starts off with Callie, she is in class and get's called out to go to the vice principal's office. When she gets there there are two other ki...moreThe book starts off with Callie, she is in class and get's called out to go to the vice principal's office. When she gets there there are two other kids from her school, Hal and Nia. Callie and Hal used to be friends a long time ago but their friendship died, so Callie was really confused when she gets called into the office and there are two people sitting there that she doesn't talk to. The vice principal then informs them that they are in trouble for vandalizing his car. Of course none of them did it but they all get in trouble and must do Saturday detention's and clean the vice principal's car. The vice principal then asks them the question that starts the whole book, "Where is Amanda Valentino?" Amanda is the weird crazy girl in school who lied to Callie, Hal, and Nia about everything. Where she lived, where she grew up, who her parents were. Then one day she disappears and leaves Callie, Hal, and Nia in a lot of trouble. Through out the book they all join together to search for Amanda and in the process they learn more about themselves and each other and Callie makes a big decision about the I girls. The I girls are what the book was named after, each popular girl in school had an I in their name. Callie didn't to begin with until they changed that. But as the book goes on Callie realized that it wasn't everything to fit in when you weren't happy. This is the first book in the series, I can not wait for the others!(less)
I thought I liked this book, and then the middle and end happened. I really liked the idea of this book. that a young boy is proven guilty of murderin...moreI thought I liked this book, and then the middle and end happened. I really liked the idea of this book. that a young boy is proven guilty of murdering his family and is sent away. only to get out at a young age and live his life. he meets a woman with children and they marry. that part of the story was great. but what weird writing by the author! it was like she was mixing old English with new. no one talked that proper in 2007 which was just a few short years ago. it was like reading a book set in the 1800's at times. It also seemed the author threw a lot of stuff in at times that made no sense. and the parts about the fortune teller were beyond confusing.
I had kind of guessed towards the beginning what had happened but I wasn't sure until the last few pages. I think this book would have been better told in half the pages and not as much of the nonsense in between. it felt like I was going to go crazy reading this book and trying to stay focused to understand what was going on.
The book did skip back and fourth between the 70's when it all happened and then to 2007 which was present day. also in between those jump backs there were journal type entries about other killings,-- real ones. like Andrea Yates.
Like I said. I really liked the idea of the book. But it was just a little too out there for me.(less)
I really liked this book. This might be my favorite out of the series so far. I guess I am just a romantic because I am waiting for Bill to step up hi...moreI really liked this book. This might be my favorite out of the series so far. I guess I am just a romantic because I am waiting for Bill to step up his game with Sookie and they fall madly in love. But it seems like when they get close something happens and their relationship stays the same. I guess I am waiting for this "romance" and every time a new guy is mentioned in the book I am hoping Sookie will get with him. But then as soon as Bill is in the picture again I am rooting for them. I need to remember that this series is more suspense than romance. I found a lot more humer in this book than I did the others. For example, after Sookie rescue's Bill, Sookie is mad at him for leaving her to go to another vampire, and cheating on her. Eric ends up driving Sookie home since Sookie and Bill are fighting. Eric and Sookie stop for gas where Eric is caught, but he get's away. Sookie is in the store with two gunman who have the store clerk held at gunpoint. The gunman don't know where Sookie is in the store so she goes out the back door. After not finding Eric she creeps around the side of the building and sees the gunman beating the clerk. This is a really good series.(less)
Any book that has to do with witches is a great book to me. I have always liked witches, and I really love reading about them. This book was a perfect...moreAny book that has to do with witches is a great book to me. I have always liked witches, and I really love reading about them. This book was a perfect young adult witch story. It had a lot to do with Tasmin's life and how she doesn't fit in with the rest of her family because she never got her powers when she was supposed to. Her and Gabriel find themselves liking each other, and also getting into trouble together-like time traveling when they aren't supposed to be. This book held my interest the whole time. It especially got good when the professor gets involved and takes Tasmin's sister. (less)
his book started off with, Kate and how determined she is to do well. She wants to go to Yale to be with her boyfriend, Paul. She has great grades but...morehis book started off with, Kate and how determined she is to do well. She wants to go to Yale to be with her boyfriend, Paul. She has great grades but doesn't take the time to have fun. Then one morning she wakes up to find another one of herself in her room, her computer look alike, Rina. But Rina doesn't turn out to be what you think she will, and wants to ruin Kate's life so she can take it over. I really liked Kate's relationship with Jake in this book. They used to be friends but then Kate changed into a study snob, and they stopped talking. I really enjoyed their relationship by the end of the book. And I liked how Kate starts to take life and live it to it's fullest instead of working so hard all of the time. This was a fun YA book. It kind of reminded me of a Disney movie I watched when I was younger. I can't remember the name of it, but it had, Tyra Banks in it and she was a Barbie doll that came to life. This was a really good book and I enjoyed it. (less)
It is very rare that I pick a movie version over the book. The book normally wins every time. Not the case for this book. I for sure liked the movie b...moreIt is very rare that I pick a movie version over the book. The book normally wins every time. Not the case for this book. I for sure liked the movie better. Not saying that I have anything against reading about religion. But that was pretty much what the whole book was about. Just not what I expected...(less)