I didn't know what to expect with this one... goblins? Was I interested in goblins? I was thinking of the "goblins" in Final Fantasy XI, particularlyI didn't know what to expect with this one... goblins? Was I interested in goblins? I was thinking of the "goblins" in Final Fantasy XI, particularly the one named Flix Blix from the Rank 5 mission that I grew fond of. Except these goblins were nothing like Flix Blix and really had no intention on saving the human race (or whatever good deed it was Flix was doing, I don't remember but it was tragic and sad). Sorry, totally went off into game player mode there lol.
I LOVE this book, this is one of the top five books I've read this year. I finished it in 24 hours. I've never finished a book that fast. Tyger Tyger is a very addicting read. I'm not familiar with Irish mythology but after reading this, I wouldn't mind reading more of it! The world that Kersten created sounded both beautiful and dangerous. The journey that Tea took in that world gripped me. I wanted to know more about her mom, about her mom's promise, about what was really going on. And the crazy part for me was that I never saw any of this coming! I'm having such a hard time putting this review into words (especially since it's been awhile since I finished reading it), but I really enjoyed it and I can't wait for the next book in the series.
The only thing I didn't like about the book was that I wasn't really sure what was going on with Tea and Finn, if there was suppose to be romance there, I didn't really sense it. Not that I minded, the adventure and action in the book satisfied me enough! And my favorite scene in the book would have to be the scene with her dad telling stories and what the crow said about it. It was a bit creepy but intriguing. I also liked all the songs that Aiden would sing!...more
I'm a huge huge fan of the musical Wicked (in fact I've seen it a total of 14 times in the last 2 years). Felicia was our Elphaba standby in San FrancI'm a huge huge fan of the musical Wicked (in fact I've seen it a total of 14 times in the last 2 years). Felicia was our Elphaba standby in San Francisco when they were here from 2009 - 2010 and although I never had the pleasure of seeing Felicia on stage as Elphaba, I was a huge fan of the blog she kept up while she was here. As a fan of a production and cast, you're always curious to know if they're normal people like us (okay, tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this!) and what is it that they do on their free time.
Unnaturally Green covers all those, and more. Felicia takes us on her journey to becoming the green girl from the very beginning up until her very last day in San Francisco. While I was lucky enough to see Behind The Emerald Curtain (while it was hosted by the amazing Nicolas Dromard) and to tour backstage, there is still a lot to be curious about and Felicia does a great job with taking you step by step with how everything comes together.
And maybe it's just me but I totally squealed when there was any scene having to do with Nic or Neka or Etai or Eden lol.
Unnaturally Green is a great read for those who are fans of not just Wicked but theater as well and are curious to know what life is like on and off stage. Felicia's memoir is full of humor and laugh out loud funny moments (like the conversation with her and Neka about her... problem lol) and rich memories....more
Backstage Pass rocked my socks off (pun totally intended)!
Myrna irritated me in the beginning, I mean I'm all for a strong and independent characterBackstage Pass rocked my socks off (pun totally intended)!
Myrna irritated me in the beginning, I mean I'm all for a strong and independent character but it just irritated me how she acted like she knew the guys. Silly reason, but honest! She grew on me after awhile though, especially after knowing her history. I really liked Brian (and hello! Isn't Sinclair a sexy last name?), I loved how sweet and protective he is over Myrna and how he you could tell he was really into her. I loved how close the band are to each other (I never know if I should write it as past or present tense lol) and how they look out for each other.
Backstage Pass was an addicting read, I'm not a huge fan of rock bands but this really held my attention. I don't know what took me so long to read it! The sex scenes were hott! When people say that the scenes were hot, they were not lying! The passion between Myrna and Brian was obvious and made you wonder how Myrna couldn't see it! Eric was my favorite out of all the band members, he has a cute younger brother vibe to him and we share a common interest: banging our head on walls/tables lol.
Backstage Pass is an addicting read of two people who have been burned before in the past and letting go of their hurt and their fears and learning to trust again. I absolutely enjoyed every page of this book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series (even though Sed isn't my favorite band member lol)....more
Of Poseidon is a book that I knew I had to read as soon as I saw the cover (shallow much? Yep!), but I think I was expecting a bit of Greek MythologyOf Poseidon is a book that I knew I had to read as soon as I saw the cover (shallow much? Yep!), but I think I was expecting a bit of Greek Mythology as well.
I loved the mythology behind the Syrena's and how solid it was. How they viewed humans, their history and all of that. I enjoyed putting the pieces together with Galen about how Emma is how she is and why she is what she is. The whole mystery behind Emma's DNA and who the mystery stalker was kept me flipping pages. The romance between Galen and Emma seemed a little... weird. Emma was always trying to rebel against Galen even he painfully obviously meant well. How hard is it for females in YA to understand he just wants you to be safe! There's a stalker in the water they can't identify, STAY OUT OF THE WATER. NO ONE KNOWS WHO/WHAT YOU ARE! I mean COME ON Emma! Aside from that, I kind of really liked their relationship, it was cute in a you-know-you-like-him-quit-lying sort of way. The thing with Chloe though, just sucked. While the pacing of this read wasn't too fast (in my experience), it was entertaining and funny.
Emma sort of bugged me. One minute she had a million questions and seemed to really really like Galen, the next she seemed like she literally could not stand being two feet from him. The girl made my head spin. I get that maybe it was a defense mechanism since she wasn't completely sure how Galen felt about her, but no need to be a beezy to him all the time! Her emotions were constantly all over the place and she could do some really hurtful crap. I think Emma needs some anger management classes lol.
I loved Galen. I know everyone's getting on him about this stalking thing, but honestly I didn't see what was the big deal since he JUST found out that Paca "had the gift" I understand his desperate need to get to Emma. But at the same time, isn't this partly Emma's fault too? For not hearing him out the first time and just turning her back on him? Galen does his job, it's a crappy job to do, but it's something has to do and I couldn't imagine being torn in that way. To fall in love with someone and have to give them up to your brother because that's just how shit works? That sucks yo. But I loved how he handled things, for the most part stayed in control and how much he really liked Emma and how he was always gentle with her.
Honestly, I hated Rayna in the beginning. Then I liked her, then I hated her again. She needs to learn to filter her mouth. Talk about a princess, geez. I was cheering for Emma when she threw Rayna into the wall. Serves her right! I loved Toraf! He was definitely the comic relief in the whole thing and I loved his loyalty to Galen.
Can I just talk about the cliffhanger for a minute? OMG RU*(#&*#&$#$^T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, did NOT see that coming. I'm totally itching for book #2 now, this is insane. THIS IS INSANE!!!!
Overall, I did enjoy the read. It was a refreshing twist on mermaids with enjoyable characters (well, most of them lol) and a shocking surprise twist. And a really really hot kissing scene! The only thing that bothered me wasn't the alternate view points, but the face that Emma was told in first person and Galen was told in third. This confused me for a good chunk of the book....more
It's hard to review a memoir since it's about someone's life.
It's been awhile since I've been in high school, but just because I'm out of high schoolIt's hard to review a memoir since it's about someone's life.
It's been awhile since I've been in high school, but just because I'm out of high school doesn't really mean the teasing stops. Reading Rae's story brought me back to middle school, a memory I think I had forgotten where people who I thought were my friends one day, spent the rest of the year talking about me within earshot distance and throwing spit balls at the back of my head. I was brought back to the days when I'd call in sick to school because I couldn't face it. And the whole time I was reading her story, I couldn't help but feel bad for her. Like I wanted to somehow end up in that room and tell her it's okay.
Reading about her panic attacks also hit close to me. I constantly think about death, or well, I did. Sometimes I still do. And it's horrible. For a few years I had a fear of leaving the house on Halloween. I avoid road trips or long drives. I don't usually get panic attacks on airplane rides, just where there's a lot of turbulence. But all these feelings and all these thoughts are horrible and they make some days far worse than the rest.
The part that surprised me the most about reading this was that Chelsea is a fellow book blogger! She mentioned a road trip with her and Kristi at the end of the book which I remember reading on my news feed on Twitter not too long ago!
I love the idea behind the "Louder Than Words" series and I can't wait to read the rest of them!...more
Ash is a retelling of Cinderella. All of the basic Cinderella elements are there; the death of her parents, the wicked step mother, the bratty step siAsh is a retelling of Cinderella. All of the basic Cinderella elements are there; the death of her parents, the wicked step mother, the bratty step sisters, the stroke of midnight and the ball.
The difference in this re-telling is that the girl's name isn't Cinderella, it's Aisling. There is no fairy godmother but there are fairies. And they do grant wishes, but with a price. And I have to admit, I grew fond of one of her step sisters, Clara. I wish there were more scenes with the two of them together. The journey that Ash takes in this story is interesting and it held my attention well. There were so many twists that sometimes I felt like I wasn't reading a re-telling of Cinderella anymore, but an entirely different story all together. I admired Ash for her bravery, for never backing down when it came to her wicked step mother and for going after what her heart desires. No matter which way it took her.
I must warn you, this isn't your typical love story. I know a lot of people complain because it didn't turn out to what they thought it would be. But if you keep an open mind and just follow Ash's journey along with her, I think you'll enjoy it just as much as I did!...more
I fell in love with the cover to this book when it was released last year. You don't see many YA book covers with boys on the front! I'll admit, I wasI fell in love with the cover to this book when it was released last year. You don't see many YA book covers with boys on the front! I'll admit, I was expecting a light fluffy read with this one. But I didn't get that.
Payton's world is nice and neat. Organized, just the way she likes it (and at her age, I'd probably be excited to buy a planner, sounds nerdy right but hey, it IS exciting) until something in her family happens and her entire organized world is shattered and flipped upside down.
I liked Payton. I liked her organized tendencies, I loved being in her mind and hearing her sarcastic thoughts. She's a very likable character and easy to relate to, and that's always nice. I also admired her concern with her teacher. I liked/hated Jac, you could tell she had the best intentions but she just didn't play them out right. I thought the Valentines thing with Sean was wayyy over the line! I would had been just as embarrassed as she was. Maybe more. I probably would had crawled into my locker and never came out, literally. I LOVED Sean! I loved that he was a real boy with goals and flaws! I loved that he had flaws (is it just me or are there too many flawless boys in YA)! I loved how he treated Payton, how he pushed her but too enough to be pushy. And I absolutely loved how their friendship bloomed (not to mention he had me saying aww out loud a few times). I liked how Payton comes from a strong family. He parents, her brothers, they're all supportive of each other and really close.
The only thing I didn't like was Payton's reaction to her father's illness. I mean, it is wrong to find out you were the last to know but everyone gave her their reasons why and it just annoyed me how she brushed it off and still stomped around like she her reaction was right.
I enjoyed reading about Sean Griswold's head. This is another super adorable contemporary novel that YA needs more of!...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
I really wanted to LOVE Everneath, I did, really. Because for one, I love Greek Mythology. For two, I love retellings. And for three, LOOK AT THAT COVI really wanted to LOVE Everneath, I did, really. Because for one, I love Greek Mythology. For two, I love retellings. And for three, LOOK AT THAT COVER! IT'S GORGEOUS! But I just... didn't.
That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. I just didn't LOVE it like I thought I would and I'll tell you why. Nikki wasn't the most pleasant of characters to be around. After the feeding she sort of shut herself out from everyone at school. Which didn't really make much sense since wasn't the whole reason why she returned to the Surface was to say goodbye? I understand that she felt the distance between her and her friends, but half the time it didn't seem like she made an effort. Nikki had bi-polar thoughts; one minute she would be optimistic and try to make the best of her six months, then out of nowhere she would get low and gloomy and blah. She was pretty much blah the majority of the time and I mean, if I had six months left, I know I wouldn't be the happiest of people but I would at least not be all... blah.
So Nikki's gone for six months and she suddenly, out of thin air, comes back. No one's really freakin out, her dad didn't attempt to chain her to the house and demand questions and her boyfriend/ex boyfriend Jack? He's totally acting like it's cool she just vanished one day and now she's suddenly back. It was kinda just... unrealistic. To me at least.
I don't know where to put this, so I'll just start randomly talking about Cole. I thought he would be one of those characters I really hate in the beginning then somewhere through out the story he'd redeem himself and I'd fall madly in love with him. No. Not really. If you see my notes on Goodreads the majority of them consists of me calling Cole stupid. Cause he was and he was just everywhere. Like dude, don't you have a life, or someone to snack or something? GTFO! He wasn't a horrible guy, just not my favorite. And really Nikki? Is it that hard to see how Cole feels about you?
Another blogger (I wish I could remember who!) mentioned in their review that once they got to the point where the book tells you why Nikki went through with the feeding that it was hard to buy. And I agree, it was. There were so many other options.
What I did like was how the author described the Everneath. I mean it sounded sort of creepy but cool at the same time. I like the twist in the whole Everneath thing but how it still pretty much stayed on the lines of the Persephone/Hades myth. I liked how it wasn't just a Persephone/Hades myth but a retelling of other myths too. Ones I haven't heard of, so that's always interesting! Also, how cool is it that their high school gets to take a mythology class? Uh, so unfair!
I LOVE Jack. My heart literally broke for him several times. The way he still cared about Nikki, the way he'd do anything for her. His persistence is getting her to open back up to him after not even knowing where she was or why... poor guy, he went through so much and ugh, Nikki sometimes just really frustrated me when it came to Jack! I loved the romance between Jack and Nikki, I wish we got to know more about how they were together. It looked like they had a really sweet story to tell. I also really liked Mary, my heart broke for her too, she deserved better than that!
And finally, I liked how Everneath switched from present day and the past, both with countdowns. That really did build the anticipation! ...more
Sed. Sed.... Sed. I hated Sed in Backstage Pass. And I hated Sed in the beginning of Rock Hard but as much as I don't want to admit... Sed grew on me.Sed. Sed.... Sed. I hated Sed in Backstage Pass. And I hated Sed in the beginning of Rock Hard but as much as I don't want to admit... Sed grew on me. It was nice to have a bit on insight on why Sed is such a big huge jerk and why he acts the way he does. I really liked Jessica. And the two of them together? You could tell they had an insane amount of chemistry.
Just like with Backstage Pass the hot scenes were hott and the emotional scenes really pulled at your heart. There was so much more emotion in this one than the last. What happened with Trey shows how close the band is and I lovelovelove those scenes (probably a lot more than the hott scenes, I know, I know! But really, they're adorable -- how close the band is, not the hott scenes lol). What happened with Sed shows how much Jessica really still cared about Sed no matter how much she denied it to herself, the whole time, she still cared. It was also nice to see Sed shut up for once!
The ending was sweet. I loved it. I just hated how it almost made me tear. Almost :)....more
All These Lives is about Dani, a girl who's convinced she has nine lives while her twin sister who is diagnosed with cancer only has one. I've never rAll These Lives is about Dani, a girl who's convinced she has nine lives while her twin sister who is diagnosed with cancer only has one. I've never read a book about someone with cancer... wait no, that's a lie, I read For Better, For Worse, Forever when I was a kid and loved it for some reason and I read The Notebook in high school. But this doesn't feel like either of those books. All These Lives is more about Dani and how badly she wants to fix her sister and her family and how she thinks she knows exactly how to.
The plot for All These Lives is an interesting one; because of something Dani's mother said to her as a kid she now thinks she has nine lives. Kindaaaaa strange, but alright, we can work with that. Dani's sister Jena is in the most depressing stages of cancer and chemo, she's pretty much wasting away and Dani hates it. She's convinced that if she sheds a few of her lives, one with float and save Jena. While the book was pretty slow paced, filled with ways that Dani could shed these lives and her family sending her to a shrink because well, they don't know what to do with her and dealing with the blessing that is high school it was still engaging. You can't help but feel sorry for Dani, for her family, for her whacktastic way of thinking but you can't really blame her either.
I can't say that I really liked Dani, one minute she was all about saving Jena's life and the next minute she was basically thinking to herself that Jena should man up and bounce back to her old self already. But I can say that I can relate to her. My dad just started chemo for the same type of cancer that Jena has. Thankfully my dad isn't in the stage that Jena is in but it was a pretty uncomfortable glimpse of what's to follow. What I did like about Dani was her sarcasm, and her comebacks. She had a bit of a IDGAF attitude to her and while I get that it's a bit of a defense mechanism, it was entertaining. Especially every scene that had to do with Dani and Candy. OMG. Priceless. I liked the bond Dani shared with her dad, I think daughter/dad bonds are fantastic and her dad seemed to really care about his girls. I wasn't digging her mom though, she was a kookoo for Cocoa Puffs, seriously. Chill out mom. Geez. I kinda sorta liked Jack, I wish Dani would had given him more of a chance.
While All These Lives is a pretty intense read, it was also entertaining and funny. Because I've never really reviewed a book about cancer, it's a little hard for me to form closing thoughts. Apologies! But I will say this, yay for a book about cancer that doesn't require you to have a box of tissues nearby! ...more
I didn't really know what to expect when I started reading this book. I've heard so many great things about Summers (I actually own both Cracked Up To I didn't really know what to expect when I started reading this book. I've heard so many great things about Summers (I actually own both Cracked Up To Be and Some Girls Are) so I guess I was expecting more than what I got.
The book circles around death. The death of Eddie's father. And it's mentioned so much that there's no way you could ever forget it. But that's how Eddie feels. There's no way she can forget this. It haunts her, it follows her, she's consumed by it and by a single question, why? And the lengths she goes to get her answer.
It's so easy to get caught up in Eddie. She's a relate-able character. She has the same thoughts that anyone else would have if they had to go through what she's going through. I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of Beth through out the book, not until the very end. Maybe she isn't so horrible, maybe she just doesn't know what else to do either. Maybe this is her way of coping. I really really liked her best friend Milo. He was such a sweetheart and it kind of irritated me how blind Eddie was to how much Milo cared and why he hid the things he did from her. I don't really know how I feel about Culler, I guess I just expected more from his character.
I was totally looking forward to the big twist everyone was talking about. I think reading that there was a big twist ruined the twist. Sorry in advance to anyone I just ruined the twist for. I didn't think it was that epic.
I enjoyed Fall For Anything but sadly not as much as I thought I would. It's a great book about a girl coping with her loss and it's easy to relate to because at some point we've all lost someone. Maybe not exactly the way she did... but I know for me, I've been trying to piece together a broken friendship and I find myself going back to our old conversations or old blog entries or even to the places where we hung out to try to find some sort of answer to why it's gone now. And that's exactly what Eddie did. The ending left me unsatisfied because there was no answer, but the more I thought about it... the more I realized that's just life. There really isn't an answer most times. And maybe I was just disappointed because I want answers just like Eddie does....more
I feel incredibly awkward rating someone's personal experience.
Alexis takes us on the journey of what it's like to be seduced by an online predator.I feel incredibly awkward rating someone's personal experience.
Alexis takes us on the journey of what it's like to be seduced by an online predator. I had a few mixed feelings about this book... I've been on the internet for years, and maybe it's just me, but I've never given out my real name to someone I don't know. The only time I've given out my name online was on a forum my real life friends were on, but even then, I gave out only my nickname. To me, the funny thing about the internet is, you can be whoever you want to be. And when I was younger, I wanted to be someone else. So I always was (to be completely honest right now, Marie isn't my real name, but it is half of my real name so I guess I'm not exactly lying). I wondered through out the book why she would give out her real name or real life information, but I guess (after discussing this with my husband) it's common for people to not really think about it.
The signs that Alexis' predator gave were obvious ones and she even admits that she eventually knew where this would lead, but yet she still came back for more. She still craved his attention, even though he knew her requests were wrong. What he was doing was wrong. And I can't help but think, she could had easily logged off, or easily turned off the laptop. I know that her addiction to him was hard and unexplainable, but somewhere in there you have to realize that he's married and this is wrong. And just let it go. I hate how that statement made me sound like a jerk, I don't want it to sound like I'm saying "oh well it's just that easy" because I can imagine it's not. I was happy with the outcome and that she eventually did release herself from that situation. I was curious to know what happened to the predator after.
Internet experiences are... crazy. I guess I was lucky enough that my first online "relationship" (which was with a guy, across the country) wasn't anything crazy, but we're now Facebook friends and we still do talk a lot from time to time. And another online "relationship" which ended up much more awkward (and I have to admit, I did form an addiction to this guy at several points, but we're around the same age) is that he completely lied about who he was. His name, his race, his age, and what he looked like. It wasn't until 6 years after I knew him (and keep in mind, we kept in touch all those years!) that I tracked down his real MySpace and confronted him about it. Which resulted in him not speaking to me for a few days because he didn't know what to say. But in the end, I'm glad to know who he really is. At least all other events in his life weren't false. At least, I'm hoping they weren't...
I do recommend this book for younger teens, especially in these times where they're spending more time online and on social networking sites (I mean come on, my husband's 5 year old sister's TV shows talk about MySpace and she goes online!) which can be so much more dangerous than forums and chat rooms! I recommend it to parents with teens who spend a lot of time on the internet as well, just to be informed of a real life experience of something that can really happen....more
Meant to Be follows Julia on a Spring Break school trip to London over the course of a week. Her best friend wasn’t able to make it out with her and iMeant to Be follows Julia on a Spring Break school trip to London over the course of a week. Her best friend wasn’t able to make it out with her and if that’s not bad enough, her travel partner is Jason the class clown and king of breaking rules. Julia does NOT break rules, she doesn’t believe in it! She also doesn’t believe in not being prepared. Which is why she picked Mark as her “MTB” (Meant to Be).
Julia has been looking forward to this trip FOREVER. She’s marked up her travel guides with places she needs to visit and Jason makes some of those places incredibly difficult to get to. Instead he’s more interested in sticking his nose in his school issued phone, ditching Julia, going to parties and sneaking out after curfew. And while Julia thinks this is the worst thing ever, I’m sure she can’t deny that Jason ended up taking her to some pretty cool places.
Julia was a bit of a frustrating character because everything had to be planned (OMG is this how my husband feels about me?!) and within a time line (OMG I think it is!) while I get that this time in a different country is crucial I think she should had gotten lost once or twice just for fun. Her obsession with Mark was a little strange. She thinks she knows these things about him and he has all these qualities of her perfect guy (reads Shakespeare, likes The Beatles...) only to not really know for sure if he posses these qualities but she’s been “in love” with him forever!
Jason was just as frustrating. He was a jerk one minute then the next he seemed like he wants to be her friend and other times -- more than her friend but then he goes right back to being a jerk! Especially when Mark somehow shows up to London and wants to hang out with Julia (be still my heart!) he is especially a jerk then. Like, the biggest jerk on the face of a jerky planet jerk. It really annoyed me. I mean, if he didn’t think too highly of Mark maybe HE SHOULD HAD JUST SAID SO. I mean, he sort of did but he also sort of didn’t. But then I’m sure even if he did Julia probably would had just brushed him off as stupid. Another thing I didn’t like about Jason was that his actions were a little too abrupt for my liking. Like he’d make some jackass move then he’d just leave. Just like that. Also apparently Jason was this really smart sweet guy who likes helping other people but sticks Julia with all the assignments! What’s that about?!?
While I didn’t love Meant to Be like I thought I would, I did enjoy it. The journey that Julia goes on to really figure things out and realize that life can’t be planned was amazing to see her go through. I loved the places the author described in London (I haven’t read a book based in London before!) and it made me want to visit it sometime even more! All the historical places were interesting too!
If you’re looking for a cute contemporary in an oversea country and an unlikely romance, I would recommend Meant to Be!...more
**spoiler alert** Fallen Angel is a fast read and not many books for me are. There were a lot of questions and secrets in the beginning that are answe**spoiler alert** Fallen Angel is a fast read and not many books for me are. There were a lot of questions and secrets in the beginning that are answered in the end, but even after finishing the book, I felt just as confused as Ellie concerning what exactly she was. I thought the whole flying thing was kinda weird and a little hard to picture in my mind. And that that some of the situations she was in were a bit unrealistic. I did like the little history lesson of the difference between the angels who want redemption and the fallen ones.
As for the characters, I didn't really feel the romantic connection between Ellie and Michael. I think Michael is a bit of a creeper and that Ellie can do so much better! I find it a little unreal the Ellie's best friend would just be okay with her super power and why was she so clingy?! As for Ellie's parents, I think they should just had spilled everything to her when they had the chance.
I can't see myself re-reading this book but even though the big bad ___ is gone, I'm curious to see what other obstacles Ellie will face in the following books. I'm also curious to know what she's going to do with herself now that she knows what she is.
And as always, my low rating should not stop you from reading this yourself. If you like fallen angels and action, then I suggest you give this a go. And if you do, let me know what you thought of it!...more