I loved this book as much the second time around as I did the first. I think this is considered a horror story, but its not like a hack em horror book...moreI loved this book as much the second time around as I did the first. I think this is considered a horror story, but its not like a hack em horror book. I don't think you ever suspect the true intent of this book until the very end and then you sit back and are like whoa, never saw that coming.
The book is about Bonnie Winter and her business of cleaning up after death. Of course you meet her family and all their problems. There is also Dan Munoz on the police force and Ralph, the cheating husband and of course Itzpapalotl an Aztec legend, a demon.
I think this book is so well written and so captivating. The chapters are short and easy, which moves the reading right along. As I said this is a horror story, but not in a bloody hacker way, more like the horror of what the mind can create. Very like Edgar Allan Poe and some of his stories, like The Black Cat.
If you like horror give Masterton a try. If you like a book with charming characters that is a bit dangerous and frightening, give this book a try. I love it, I highly reccomend it and I look forward to reading other work by this author.
This was the first book that I ever read by John Saul, I was hooked from page one. This is quite possibly for me one of his best books. I am not a hug...moreThis was the first book that I ever read by John Saul, I was hooked from page one. This is quite possibly for me one of his best books. I am not a huge fan of horror books and yet I can never pass up one of his books. I have read this book several times and it never fails to send chills up my spine. Saul is a master writer and this book in particular has many twists and turns that you don't see coming, absolutely one of the best for twisted horror!(less)
My 15 year old son enjoys reading, and he liked this book so much he bought it so I would read it. I probably wouldn't have picked this book up on my...moreMy 15 year old son enjoys reading, and he liked this book so much he bought it so I would read it. I probably wouldn't have picked this book up on my own but you never know. However, I really enjoyed this book, it was a good story written by a person who understands the teenage mind and how it works. I laughed a lot, cried some and got mad a little. I am looking forward to reading the next book. Which I am having to wait for as it wasn't out yet last time I checked. I got through it in a couple of days, it was just a really easy and enjoyable read. (less)
My mom bought this book and gave it to me when she was done saying it was really good. So it sat around the house for awhile and then I picked it up o...moreMy mom bought this book and gave it to me when she was done saying it was really good. So it sat around the house for awhile and then I picked it up one day finally. I didn't think I would enjoy it as it started slow for me. But it only took a couple of chapters and I was flipping through the pages. What I loved best about this book was that he took real people and places and events and made it into an amazing story. When it was over, I was so sad, I didn't want it to end. I didn't even realize that it was a series when I finished this book. It was some time before I realized there was another book out there! My oldest son and I are reading it together now and my younger son read it during school this past year and is waiting eagerly to get his hands on the next book in the series. (less)
I am not a big fan of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series but I love his stand alone novels and this one is no exception.
This story was full of twists...moreI am not a big fan of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series but I love his stand alone novels and this one is no exception.
This story was full of twists and turns and its a bit sad here and there. I truly hope that the future is not this as its a bit scary really. The storyline itself is very unique and brilliantly written, at least I think so. I enjoyed all the characters, some more then others.
The end of the story was left so that if a he wanted to create a sequel it would be very easy to do so. But if no sequel ever came about, you can imagine what the group did with their futures.
If you like Eoin Colfer's work or futuristic stories with crazy odds, then give this book a try!(less)
I was not looking forward to reading this book very much as the first one didn’t really move to fast for me. However, I found the second book much mor...moreI was not looking forward to reading this book very much as the first one didn’t really move to fast for me. However, I found the second book much more enjoyable then the first one. It moved along much quicker for me. I have listed it as a romance again, and though its another year in the life of Bridget. This time she has found love but this books take us through her year long struggle to keep it despite all her short comings and issues and to regain it once she has lost it. As before I enjoyed the diary format and wasn’t bothered by Bridget’s continuous obsession with weight, cigerettes or anything else. Honestly, I think if Bridget were a real person I would like her. She is a bit scatter brained but all in all she portrays a very real type of woman, many of us would be able to relate to her. Plus she is just a genuinely kind and caring person, very real. If you have read the first book or seen the movie, you know she gets the guy, book two takes us into the next year. Bridget is still Bridget and doesn’t have much confidence and fears losing Mark to another woman and of course there are all the other mishaps and problems Bridget always has in her life. This book was filled with all kinds of problems, I laughed out loud many times. If you are the type of person who doesn’t like it when a movie is very different from a book or missing parts, you might want to skip either the book or movie. I was very surprised not only by parts left out of movie but at the blatant changes in some other parts, such as the trip to Thailand and the problem with Rebecca. As I mentioned in the review of the first book, I think the movie is better and again I think the movie was better then the second book. I did find the second book so much better though and so much funnier. I don’t know that I would re-read it as it was still a bit slow for me but I definitely would say it’s a good read at least once. You might even find that you learn something from all of Bridget’s self help theories!!
This has been my favorite book so far in this series, I love these ladies! I haven't read the books for awhile now but plan on re-reading them soon so...moreThis has been my favorite book so far in this series, I love these ladies! I haven't read the books for awhile now but plan on re-reading them soon so I can read book 4 and 5 now as well. These ladies are great and so funny, and I would love to just drop by their shop and visit with them. If you like mystery and humor give these books a try. (less)
These were really cute books, I think its a series of 5 now. The writing is funny, and paced well enough though a bit slow at times. The main characte...moreThese were really cute books, I think its a series of 5 now. The writing is funny, and paced well enough though a bit slow at times. The main characters are really cool women that you would love to know! This first book was like I said a bit slow for me but not so much that I didn't keep reading on to the next book or that I would never re-read it. Its a very light-hearted, fun book. In fact all the books in this series that I have read so far are that way. (less)
I had first heard about a series called Maximum Ride on Yahoo Questions and it sounded really good. As it was geared towards teens and young adults, I...moreI had first heard about a series called Maximum Ride on Yahoo Questions and it sounded really good. As it was geared towards teens and young adults, I picked it up for my older son to read. He loved it as did many of his friends and so I thought I would also like to give it a try. In looking for the order of the books I stumbled across Max again in When the Wind Blows and the sequal to it, The Lake House. Thinking this was the beginning, I read these books first. Now if I had read the authors note in the beginning of the Angel Experiment I would have known that these books were not part of the series. The only similarities are a girl named Max and a group of kids who are not quite human escaping from a horrible place called the school. Actually, there are one or two other common points in these books. However, I will let you figure those out for yourself. If nothing else, When the Wind Blows will give you an idea on how awful the school is for either Max. Where the Maximum Ride series is geared towards teens and young adults, When the Wind Blows is for adults. Its a wonderful book, I could not put it down. I have never read anything by James Patterson and now I find myself wondering why. I was drawn in from the word go on this book. I'm not sure what genre this book would go under, suspense maybe, mild horror, not sure. One thing I do know is that it was really, really good. Non-stop action, edge of your seat suspense, tears, romance, laughs, justice, you name it and this book seems to have it. I was completely appalled by the place called the school and what it was doing and found myself wondering if anything like that was going on in the real world. I am a firm believer in, if one person can think it up and put it on paper, another person can be looking for a way to create it in the real world. When you think about the possibilities, this book could really scare you! (less)