I was excited for this because it's been almost 2 years since I've left the Twilight world and Eclipse was one of my favorites from the series. Also,I was excited for this because it's been almost 2 years since I've left the Twilight world and Eclipse was one of my favorites from the series. Also, who isn't curious to know about what went on in other characters minds? The cool thing about Twilight is that there are so many characters and so many different point of views, so many different stories within the story, it's fascinating really. And yes, at some point I was a twi-hard but not so much anymore. But I will admit, I miss that feeling you got when you were reading Twilight, like the entire world just stopped and it was just you and the book. I swear, there's crack dusted on the pages. I can assure you, there was no crack dusted on the pages of this Novella.
A lot of people don't remember Bree, but for me, how could you not remember her? Sure she had a total of maybe 3 minutes of page time but her ending was tragic! Damn you Jane! Bree is a newborn made for Victoria's army to destroy the Cullen's. That part we got, there really wasn't much extra details in this book that we didn't already know. There was the friendship between her and Diego and the friendship but non friendship between her and Fred. There was more of an insight on what the newborns were doing and the lies Victoria was feeding them.
For some really weird reason I was expecting to see some Cullen action in this and was sadly disappointed. As my husband pointed out "it's about Bree, not the Cullen's", point made dearest.
I guess this Novella didn't suck me in like the rest of the series because for one, we already know Bree's fate. We all know how the story is going to end (and was anyone else hoping that Meyer would maybe... oh I don't know... change the ending for Bree? No? Just me? Oh... okay...), so I guess in a way I was trying to not become attached to her. After finishing it, I was curious to know what ever did happen to Diego? What would had happened if Bree listened to Fred? And whatever happened to Fred? I felt we were set up for some unanswered questions... maybe she's working on a Novella for Diego? Maybe that's just hopeful thinking.
While this was a nice add on to Eclipse, as much as I don't want to admit it, I wouldn't read this again. Sorry Bree!...more
Everlasting takes place in San Francisco in 1855. Camille is set to marry Randall, a man she doesn't know if she loves and a man who she knows doesn'tEverlasting takes place in San Francisco in 1855. Camille is set to marry Randall, a man she doesn't know if she loves and a man who she knows doesn't give her that burn or that rush when she's around him and she spends a lot of time wondering why. She grew up without her mother, who her father had told her had died while giving birth to her. So all she knows is her father, his business and the one thing she loves the most - sailing the sea with her father. Oscar is a kid her father had raised for years. It's unclear if he and Camille were raised together or if Oscar lived elsewhere but they've known each other since they were kids and Oscar is Camille's fathers right hand man.
As Camille sets sail for her final voyage on sea with her father before her wedding (apparently it isn't lady or wife like to be on sea so much once you're married... oh how I'm glad I wasn't born in those days!), she comes across something that will change her life and all the secrets start to unravel from there.
I love history and this was pretty much my first historical fiction read, it was a little weird getting use to the lingo used in the 1800's. But other than that, it did not disappoint! I loved how strong of a character Camille was, how she never gave up and how far she pushed herself for her father. I loved Oscar's character and how much of a gentleman he was to Camille the whole time. I loved the sparks between the two, and wished Camille would just open her eyes! The unexpected twists and turns in the book kept the plot going, and oh my were there a ton of them!
Everyone says Everlasting has a bit of a Indiana Jones feel to it, and it does but I was thinking more along the lines of Pirates of the Carribean! Maybe it's just because I'm a fan but also because Ira reminded me a little bit of Jack Sparrow and because they ended up on a island in the middle of nowhere. I enjoyed this book and even though a few parts scared me (I know, I get scared extremely easily), I'm really glad I finished this book!...more
**spoiler alert** Miranda is smart and great at science. It reminded me of the days when I was a kid and I wanted to be a scientist, so reading all th**spoiler alert** Miranda is smart and great at science. It reminded me of the days when I was a kid and I wanted to be a scientist, so reading all the little science-y facts throw in made me geek out. Through out the book, I always imagined Miranda to be close to going to college and forgot that she was only 16.
We're introduced to Miranda's mom as soon as she reaches Selkie Island and just as soon we're introduced to her mother's childhood friend and later her daughter CeeCee who's an exact image of her mother. The girl gave me anxiety every time she talked, I thought she was going to com bust right there, during the heir party and gobble Miranda up from excitement. Then there's T.J. Mr. I'm-too-good-for-a-full-name. I don't know why, but this group of characters really annoyed me. Everything they were saying and doing seemed so unnecessary. And I guess it annoyed me how CeeCee just assumed she knew what was good for Miranda and how Miranda didn't stand up for herself, she just allowed herself to be set up with T.J. by pretty much everyone.
I loved Leo, he was mysterious and he seemed real compared to the rest of the island. I loved his cute and sweet efforts and how much of a gentleman he was.
The story was a little odd, there was a lot of arguing over what seemed like trivial things. Misunderstanding and no effort in clearing up those misunderstandings. I found myself screaming for Miranda to explain what she was really feeling instead of just going along with what everyone else wanted. Also, you never find out why everyone talks bad about the Fisherman's place.
While I did enjoy this read and I did look forward to scenes with Miranda and Leo, their relationship wasn't at all rushed and I really liked that... the ending left me feeling incomplete. It left room for a sequel, but I haven't heard of anything as far as a sequel goes. I'm really hoping for one, I wouldn't mind seeing more of Leo :)...more
In my opinion, this erotica novel was different than any other that I've read. It didn't have much of an "introduction" and it didn't spend much timeIn my opinion, this erotica novel was different than any other that I've read. It didn't have much of an "introduction" and it didn't spend much time building up to the story. But it didn't make it any less good! Just as a fair warning, it's a little spoiler-ish, but I think the summary gives it away anyway :)
Lauren has been divorced for two years and is now working for her ex-husbands best friend, Noah. She recieves a note on her desk from a secret admirier promising to maker her fantasies come true.
The book switches off from Lauren's point of view to Noah's. I personally think the intentions behind his actions as Mr. Mysterious were cute and sweet (in an erotic kind of way) but I would honestly be confused and creeped out if it had happened to me. It was obvious Mr. Mysterious knew her, knew his way around her house and the fact that he sounded familiar should had set things off a bit. I liked who Noah was when he wasn't Mr. Mysterious and how he tried to get Lauren to open her eyes. I admit, I was frustrated towards the end with the way Lauren acted towards Noah, it didn't make much sense. Besides the fact that since her divorce she was now bitter about the idea of "forever" and "love". But if she had known that her husband didn't really care for her all those years, what's there to really be bitter about? I loved the parts of the book where they'd share memories together, it was like being the same room as them while they were reminicing. And their memories were adorable.
Like I said, there wasn't much of an "introduction", it kinda just jumped right into their everyday lives, which made me feel like a huge part of the story was missing. But as you go on, it starts to not matter so much. For an erotica, this was a really cute and fast read....more
I'm probably the only person who wasn't blown away by Spells.
Laurel spends the summer studying in Avalon and spending a little bit of time with Tam (wI'm probably the only person who wasn't blown away by Spells.
Laurel spends the summer studying in Avalon and spending a little bit of time with Tam (whooo!! Team Tam!!). It frustrates her how she know's that at some point of her life, she knew all of this stuff and is now having to re-learn it all. It also frustrates her to know that everyone in school knows her... or knew her, before she took on her mission but she doesn't remember any of them... Spells takes us on the journey of Laurel learning more about herself, about her world, and about the Trolls. There's more action in Spells than there was in Wings, and Laurel is required to make much bigger decisions.
I enjoyed the world that we were brought into while Laurel had the chance to walk around and explore Avalon and I enjoyed knowing more about Tam's background. I was just as frustrated as Laurel was about the silly Fall/Spring faerie rank and how they went about that... but in a sense, I also understood it. It's just the way the world worked. And if it works, why not?
I was a bit disappointed in the ending, with the decision she made... I'm eager to read the third one! I'm hoping it'll answer all the questions that Spells left us with....more
Can I just say that the book cover represents the book itself perfectly? It displays how Cassia feels, like she's trapped in a bubble. Silly me, at fiCan I just say that the book cover represents the book itself perfectly? It displays how Cassia feels, like she's trapped in a bubble. Silly me, at first glance I thought the book had something to do with pixies! But it doesn't.
Cassia disappointed me a few times through out the book. Mostly with things people trusted her with, she was always trying to be safe but you could tell that's not what she wanted. Still the fear of being caught would always take over. Though I could understand her fear for her family and the people she cared about. Ky was a very interesting character. His knowledge, his mysterious-ness, and his thought process was interesting. Xander, started off as a main character, but then he slowly faded into someone in the back of your mind. Xander who? I how he cared about his friends and how much he cared about Cassia, enough to let her choose on her own. And one of my favorite quotes come to mind, If you love someone, you want them to be happy. Even if it's not with you. I loved the way Ky and Cassia's story unfolded, as much as I hate slow paced books, I appreciate how well this was crafted.
Matched was a thought provoking read for me. It reminded me of the movie "Equilibrium", everyone had daily pills, everyone looked the same, no one was allowed to think. This book frustrated me a lot. But not in a negative way, it frustrated me because of the rules. People aren't allowed to create? People aren't allowed to choose? No one knew how to write with a pen?! No one knew what a pen was?! I couldn't imagine! The Officals made me want to reach through the page and strangle each and every one of them. Every time the word "officials" were on a page, my eyes would narrow. Ugh! But, with that being said, it's what made the book good. For me at least. I love when a book can provoke thought or emotion from me.
Matched is a slow paced book, it felt like an endless struggle. It wasn't until after page 150-ish that I started to be interested in the story. Overall, I did enjoy this book and it did make me stop and appreciate the freedom to do what we want. To eat what we want, when we want. To choose what we want to do with our lives and where we want to go. ...more
Avery doesn't remember what happened the night her parents were murdered. She remembers being there, she remembers their blood flowing towards her andAvery doesn't remember what happened the night her parents were murdered. She remembers being there, she remembers their blood flowing towards her and making her shoes sticky (she remembers that part a lot), she doesn't remember what happened before that and barely what happened after that. She's sent to live with her grandmother who she use to love but after conflicts between her father and her grandmother (a huge misunderstanding if you ask me), she grew up without her grandmother. Avery has a hard time dealing with the loss of her parents and with her new friend turning her back on her... then there's this new kid, Ben. And he has silver eyes. The silver sparks a little bit of her memory and why is she so attracted to Ben? And why is he so attracted to her?
I don't really know how I feel about this book, some parts were interesting and other parts were not. There was an excessive use of the hyphen and there would be a lot of times where Avery would lose her train of thought and it would just go into "...." and the subject would completely change. Which I mean, there's nothing wrong with but every three pages? The girl can't keep her mind straight! I'm not a huge fan of werewolves (and if you must know, I'm not a huge fan of vampires either) but for someone who isn't, I still found myself enjoying certain parts of Low Red Moon. The plot was a bit slow at first, since Avery is trying to make sense of everything and then the pieces start to fall together and she starts to remember more and more and that's when the plot starts to really pick up.
I LOVED the twist at the end! But I felt that the romance between Ben and Avery wasn't very clear and was rushed through. I also felt like there was something huge lacking in the book. Overall, it was a decent read but I don't see myself re-reading this any time soon....more