I wasn't sure if this book would get me like the others. Devlin was kind of a prick in the other books and Ani I just found annoying, but I feel in lo...moreI wasn't sure if this book would get me like the others. Devlin was kind of a prick in the other books and Ani I just found annoying, but I feel in love with both of them. Two characters definitely worthy of their own book.(less)
This is an ARC, so it might have changes that would effect my opinion on it when it is completely polished and ready for stores. With that said, I fo...more This is an ARC, so it might have changes that would effect my opinion on it when it is completely polished and ready for stores. With that said, I found the beginning of the book had no rhythm and was patchy. I really couldn't get myself to keep reading it for any period of time. That was until I reached chapter 6, about half way through that chapter the book turned around for me. I was finally able to understand the characters and care about the story. I'm not big on war stories, so I can't say I loved this book. World War II plays a huge role in this book, so if you enjoy reading about that time in history you might enjoy this book. I really didn't care for Frankie and as I kept reading nothing every got me to want to know her. The last few chapters I could relate to her a little. But I really wish their was more to the story of Iris and Emma instead of so much focus on Frankie. In the end I'm glad I read it. I think we should all read something that isn't what we would normally read. I learned some things I didn't know about that time in history.
"The Enchanted never allow themselves to be known. They are merely women who have suffered. They want to be left alone. They know what happens to witc...more"The Enchanted never allow themselves to be known. They are merely women who have suffered. They want to be left alone. They know what happens to witches in this world. Every little girl does."
I love that Alice Hoffman continued Green's story. If you haven't read Green Angel read it first. Green Witch is the conculsion to Green's story, although I think she could write another book about Green and I hope she does. This is a very short, fast, read type of book, both are actually. It's whimsical and lyrical. A perfect little fable.
"What you dream, you can grow. Someone told me that, but I didn't believe it. I said I had nothing and that people with nothing are unable to dream. But I was wrong. Dreams are like air. They never leave you. It takes less than nothing to begin. Start with a pile of rocks. Moonstones, night stones, stones the color of snow. Start with heartache, thorns, vines. Let there be mud on your clothes, nails in your boots, ink on your skin, pain deep inside you. Let it grown and don't be afraid."(less)
Thought it was really good. Will be reading the entire series. At first I thought this was about some kind of vampires from the 80's or something with...moreThought it was really good. Will be reading the entire series. At first I thought this was about some kind of vampires from the 80's or something with all these huge dudes, with long hair, wearing leather. I was kind of worried about beginning a book that had a little dictionary, with all the vampire lingo, in the first few pages. But it wasn't confussing. It actually added to the story, gave it history. I liked all the brothers in the brotherhood and was left wanting to read about each of them. (less)
I loved this book. The Opposite of Love was a great read. It was so well written and funny. Great humor, I read it with a smile on my face most of the...moreI loved this book. The Opposite of Love was a great read. It was so well written and funny. Great humor, I read it with a smile on my face most of the time. The novel is threaded beautifully with humorous moments and tear jerking scenes. You feel Emily struggles and are rooting for her all the way. Emily's life is so f@cked up, by her own doing, but you can totally relate to her. "Come on Emily get it together" you want scream at her. I guess it is catagorized as Chick-Lit., but it is written so much better than most of the Chick-Lit. I read. I can't imagine being disappointed by reading The Opposite of Love. Highly recommend.
This book series of faeries is a dark one and this book was way darker than the first. It almost seems like it might not fit into the YA genre. I woul...moreThis book series of faeries is a dark one and this book was way darker than the first. It almost seems like it might not fit into the YA genre. I would not recommend this for younger teenagers. More violent than the first book containing: drugs, sex, rape, and violence. None of it is graphic or anything, just mentioned or implied. This book is about the faeries of the Dark Court, so of course it has to be darker than the first book. I found the beginning a little confussing. The book dragged a bit but picked up at the end. I liked Leslie, the main character, and even liked the bad guy, Irial and was happy the main characters from Wicked Lovely had pretty big parts in this book as well. Now I'm off to read the third book in this series:)(less)
This is a perfect book to take on vacation. Being full of short stories by some of your favorite YA authors its perfect for when you want to have a qu...moreThis is a perfect book to take on vacation. Being full of short stories by some of your favorite YA authors its perfect for when you want to have a quick read. I loved the size of the book and the remake of the cover.
SUMMARY/OPINION: The Exterminator's Daughter by Meg Cabot
LENGTH: 51 pages
SHORT SUMMARY: Mary is the "Buffy" vampire slaying type of girl. After her mother was turned into a vampire, Mary has taken on the role she has left behind as the exterminator. She slays vampires. Her father is locked away in his study trying to come up with a cure to vampirism.
Mary is pretty much a loner, but she does have one friend, Lila. When Lila suddenly dumps her boyfriend, which she was crazy about moments ago, and is now in some sort of love trance with this stranger named Sebastian, Mary reads the signs and steps in to save her friend. What she didn't except was for someone to save her, and that someone would be Adam. Mary learns it feels good for someone to have your back, as Adam saves her life yet again from Sebastian Drake, a direct descendant of Dracula himself.
OPINION: Great short story. Loved the characters and the writing. Was left wanting more.
SUMMARY/OPINION: The Corsage by Lauren Myracle
LENGTH: 41 pages
SHORT SUMMARY: Frankie drags her friends, Yun Sun and Will, to a physic in the hopes that Madame Zanzibar will get a reading on how Will and Frankie are meant to be together and this will make him finally ask her to the prom. Frankie is so ready to get out of the friends zone with Will and senses he does too but he just needs a little push.
Madame Z doesn't give the clear cut answers Frankie was hoping for, instead she gives them some cliche lines of wisdom, the type you get in a fortune cookie. Looking around the strange objects on the walls Frankie notices an old corsage. Madame Z is reluctant to talk about the corsage but eventually tells the kids that it will grant three wishes. When Frankie is hell bent on taking the corsage Madame Z just gives her a simple warning, "no good will come of it."
When Frankie makes the first wish, "I wish for the boy I love to ask me to prom," she has no idea how her and her friends life is about to change. After one wish gone bad, then another to try to fix the mistake, Frankie is left with her last wish, a wish no one would want to make.
OPINION: Spooky great little tale. Be careful what you wish for. Reminded me of a really good Twilight Zone episode.
SUMMARY/OPINION: Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper
LENGTH: 63 pages
SHORT SUMMARY: Madison has been forced to go live with her father and forced to go to prom with some jerk her dad has set her up with in this small podunk town. When the mystery guy, Seth, comes in and sweeps Madison off her feet, Madison can't help but gloat as she sees her so called "date", Josh, get a little jealous.
Madison would have never gotten in the car with Seth if she knew what would happen to her. And who she was actually getting in the car with.
Now, dead, Madison is learning there isn't just grim reapers, but many different levels to the reapers. Some good and some horrifying.
OPINION: I thought the story was little too long and it didn't really have an ending. Didn't really seem like it was meant to be a short story. At the end of the book you get a sneak peek at Once Dead, Twice Shy which is the novel about Madison. You get to read about 11 pages and I liked it much better than the short story.
SUMMARY/OPINION Kiss and Tell by Michele Jaffe
LENGTH: 89 pages
SHORT SUMMARY: Miranda Kiss has super powers, sort of, she has extremely well hearing and is extremely strong. She has kept this secret and has tried to help people in a subtle ways.
When, what was suppose to be an ordinary day of work, picking up a client from the airport, turns out to be hassle, Miranda pokes her nose in where maybe it doesn't belong. Sensing danger for her fourteen-boy kissing-annoying client after dropping her off, Miranda returns to save the day. She fights off the goons and rescues Sibby. But she learns Sibby is not your average annoying fourteen year old, she's some sort of golden child. Supposedly Sibby is a prophet and not only is she worshiped by some cult like people, others see her as nothing more than something that can be sold at a valuable price.
Together they kick a little butt.
Miranda and Sibby confide in one another and Miranda is able to let go of the past a little that has haunted her.
OPINION: I didn't get into this story. There wasn't enough about the boy Miranda liked in it.
SUMMARY/OPINION: Hell on Earth by Stephenie Meyer
LENGTH: 57 pages
SHORT SUMMARY: Gabe has the urge to save someone, Sheba has the desire to destroy everyone and everything. When a demon comes to the high school prom to cause mayhem you can only hope one of the good guys shows up before its too late.
OPINION: Entertaining read. Characters where very well described. (less)
I know a lot of people really loved this book, but it was kind of lost on me. I wouldn't have even finished it if someone hadn't given it to me to rea...moreI know a lot of people really loved this book, but it was kind of lost on me. I wouldn't have even finished it if someone hadn't given it to me to read, so I felt obligated to finish it. It just wasn't my kind of book and didn't touch me like it has others. It was an interesting story though. I'm sure many will find it very touching and can bring them peace in their own lifes, especially those trying to forgive and move on from a tragedy.(less)
This book seemed a little cheesy to me. Maybe a little to much "young" in the YA genre. Nothing much happens in the book. I really don't understand ho...moreThis book seemed a little cheesy to me. Maybe a little to much "young" in the YA genre. Nothing much happens in the book. I really don't understand how, with so many people dying at the school, they still attend classes and worry about dances. I really don't understand Cassie's actions most of the time. At one point I thought there was going to be a love story but that kind of fizzled too. Wasn't even a, "I love you. No we mustn't. No I must have you. Chase me, chase me." Nope. All you get is, "You're my soulmate. We mustn't. Ok then." I heard The Secret Circle: The Captive Part 2 & The Power is a much better read. I ordered it before I even finished this book. I want to know the end of Cassie's story. So, for that, I'll give it 3 stars. It might be cheesy but I like a little cheese every now and again. (less)
A mystery paranormal romance filled with humorous moments and surprise twists. It takes Jaclyn losing her own life to figure out what she really wants...moreA mystery paranormal romance filled with humorous moments and surprise twists. It takes Jaclyn losing her own life to figure out what she really wants in life and who she wants to be. Solving her own murder Jaclyn finds true friendship, love, herself, and the shocker of them all, who actually had her killed. (less)
Its a older book I have never heard of and is celebrating its 35th anniversary. I knew this book was going to be about incest, but boy I was not prepa...moreIts a older book I have never heard of and is celebrating its 35th anniversary. I knew this book was going to be about incest, but boy I was not prepared for what I was about to read. The story is told in first person by the victim of incest by her brother. We never learn her name. The characters are not named, besides "turtle", the main characters husband. And I guess there is really no need for their names. This sick, disgusting book is written almost lyrically. It is almost like reading a journal of a mad deranged woman. The book is full of long flowing sentences, that are beautiful, insane and funny at times. I was expecting to feel sorry for this character, but I felt nothing for her. She was/is just a sick twisted individual. She enjoyed her sexual relationship with her brother, who is just a horrible individual. I think she was just born into an odd family to begin with. Her sisters suicide is something that haunts her her entire life making her ask constantly "Does it run in families?" Although her relationship with her brother has ended years ago, she still longs for him, looks for him in every man she sees. The ultimate dream is to be with him. It was like looking it to the mind of someone I would want nothing to do with. I found the book just so disturbing I can't even tell you. I stopped a few times and didn't think I would be able to finish it even though its not even 200 pages. When I read, like most of you probably, I see it like a movie in my mind. I see the action, the places, the characters, usually their faces are blurry, but I see them. Well now I'm stuck with some images I wish I could erase. Around page 70 or so with the whole dog. Yes I said dog. Lord some of it was just so sick. And this is where I stopped reading the second time. "Nope. I just can't do it," I said out loud. Took me three times of stopping to actually go back and finishing the book. I was feeling bad about thinking of what I was going to say about this book. I don't like to be negative. But then I thought, well I'll just tell the truth and maybe someone will say "I wonder if I would find it as disturbing?" and read it. Be prepared to be left with some images you might not like to have stuck in your brain. (less)