This one was only okay. I wanted to love it but the premise was hardly built for success and you just knew it would all blow up in Avery's face at somThis one was only okay. I wanted to love it but the premise was hardly built for success and you just knew it would all blow up in Avery's face at some point. I liked Avery, but she was a bit too OTT sometimes and not willing in the slightest to hear people out and was only ever focused on the bad things.
I loved Zac though. He made the book for me, he was just adorable. ...more
Wow!!!! What a book! Captive is one of the most captivating (sorry) books I've read this year. From beginning to end I didn't want to put it down, becWow!!!! What a book! Captive is one of the most captivating (sorry) books I've read this year. From beginning to end I didn't want to put it down, because it was just so pulse pounding. It's one of those books you just can't put down, and I was hooked. I love a good kidnapping tale, especially with a feisty heroine, not willing to just give up and roll over and Robyn was amazing. If I were to ever be kidnapped, I want her spirit.
I loved the fact the novel was about a prime minister's daughter, too. Very rarely are there books set in that world and it was a nice insight, though for what it's worth I would hate to be the prime minister's daughter. Talk about pressure! Especially with all the angry people willing to kidnap you... ;)
Captive was such a good read. So, so good. And I even loved the thing, whatever it was, between Robyn and Talon. It was intriguing and also a bit weird but also really nice. What can I say, I see the romance in every situation. I'm a hopeless romantic, even if it is someone who helped kidnap you. Am I weird? No, let's not go there!
I loved the book so much. I read it in a few hours, almost start to finish, and was barely able to put it down, it's one of those books that reinvigorates your love of reading because it's just that good and you can just lose yourself in their world so easily. I easily got lost in Robyn's world, and I was so, so sad when I got to the end because I just wasn't ready to say goodbye. ...more
This was an interesting read, but also disappointing. I expected a sort of Mean Girls kind of book, and while Alexis was a tiny bit mean she was hardlThis was an interesting read, but also disappointing. I expected a sort of Mean Girls kind of book, and while Alexis was a tiny bit mean she was hardly full on Regina George. I think the book spent more time on her and Brett and less time on her being evil. Which is fine, but the novel was called Confessions of a Queen Bitch so I expected bitchiness, too.
I liked Alexis - and I loved Brett, it just wasn't what I was expecting and I sort of expected more. Also, the ending was so annoying. Yes, this is the first in the series, but seriously? Alexis, are you crazy???? I couldn't believe what she said to Brett. I would quite happily steal him from her haha.
I'll read the second book in the series if only to see where the whole Alexis/Brett thing goes because when they were together they had crazy awesome chemistry. ...more
This one was a "meh" read for me. When I read it was all about a character killing herself off in a bid to rid herself from an actual, fictional charaThis one was a "meh" read for me. When I read it was all about a character killing herself off in a bid to rid herself from an actual, fictional character, I thought it sounded awesome, but it took FAR too long for the actual killing to take place, and instead it focused more on Pandy's defunct relationship that ended in divorce - and because it ended in divorce, and we already knew it, I had no interest in hearing about it, ya know?
I wanted to love this book, and I'm still not quite sure if it was meant as an actual book or as some sort of parody (perhaps based on Cadance herself and her very successful Sex & The City books that turned into the TV show and movies, etc?).
This just wasn't my cup of tea and the names - oh good Lord - Pandy? REALLY??? Sondra Beth Schnowzer???? That's what made me suspect parody, because the names were just so silly. I was just disappointed really. This wasn't the book for me, it had the right idea, but it just wasn't utilized correctly. ...more
This book was so cute. Sigh. Can I have my very own Xander, please? I love books that cross the rich/poor divide, not that that should be a thing in tThis book was so cute. Sigh. Can I have my very own Xander, please? I love books that cross the rich/poor divide, not that that should be a thing in this day and age, obvs, but I understood why Caymen and her mom were wary of rich people - when you get done over the way they did by Caymen's dad, you're going to hate on rich people regardless of whether it's right or not. I loved their relationship, too. They get on so well, and it was nice to see that because it was just the two of them, they were so tight (for the most part...)
It was so nice to read a book that was light and summery. Something I didn't need to put too much thought into, but still gave me the warm and fuzzies and boy, did this novel give me the warm and fuzzies. Xander and Caymen were so cute together and I LOVED Caymen's dry humour. Any girl who does sarcasm is a girl after my own heart, and any boy who appreciates sarcasm is freaking awesome.
I can't wait to read more of Kasie West's YA novels. I loved Split Second, but I love her contemporary novels too. She's a fabulous writer and I loved The Distance Between Us. ...more