I was kind of disappointed in this book. Maybe it was just so hyped up I was expecting more. I loved the beginning and middle, but the last hundred pa...moreI was kind of disappointed in this book. Maybe it was just so hyped up I was expecting more. I loved the beginning and middle, but the last hundred pages were just so crazy. All the people involved in this secret, the time frames for the events, and some of Luce's action just seemed insane to me and way out there. I liked the epilogue and the book cover is beautiful. I hope Torment explains more of what is actually going on here.(less)
"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)
Holly LeCraw is a mastermind at creating characters. The loneliness, the innocent, the lusting, the betrayed and hurting characters are so well writte...moreHolly LeCraw is a mastermind at creating characters. The loneliness, the innocent, the lusting, the betrayed and hurting characters are so well written you can't hate them. You sense what has driven each character to the place they are today and even though you might find some of them morally wrong it is hard to pass judgment on them when you hear how tortured they are within their own minds and how they just long to be punished. Jed's sister, Callie, I found particularly interesting. She was in college, just as Jed, when she lost her mother. Now with the lose of both parents and the arrival of a new baby, life has just swallowed her whole. This is a character I would normally hate but Holly wrote her so well I could understand her maddening world she was living in. A book of mystery. Just when every character seems to have gotten their answers and some sort of peace the book takes a twist and nothing is what it seems. Perfect beach and summer read full of mystery, love, desperation of believable characters. (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.
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)
The chemistry between the main character Seth and Shannon was HOT, HOT, HOT. Sexy Indian? Check. Sexy shower scenes? Check. Intense romance? Check. Th...moreThe chemistry between the main character Seth and Shannon was HOT, HOT, HOT. Sexy Indian? Check. Sexy shower scenes? Check. Intense romance? Check. This book had all of those. These two are always at each other, in the sense, if they were pieces of candy they’d eat each other alive. I really don’t think they could ever, in a lifetime, get enough of one another. Seth has a beautiful mane, mysterious eyes, rock hard tanned body. Shannon is beautiful with eyes you could swim in. If you could rely on Seth to do one thing, that would be to scoop Shannon up. He was always carry her and sweeping her off her feet. There is no doubt the author was able to betray how crazy these two where for each other. She made me blush a time or two. I had a problem with how fast Shannon fell for Seth. She was in a previous marriage where her husband was abusive. Her parents basically sold her when she was sixteen to be a sex slave. So, with all this abuse she once endured I figured she’d be more reserved instead of basically meeting Seth one day, and what seemed like a week later, planning their wedding. I also didn’t understand how Shannon was so quick consider Irene and Paddy family. With all the abuse I figured Shannon would be a little more guarded towards people and especially towards men. One of the main problems I had with the book is it was full of errors, the story was a little choppy and the switching between pov’s was confusing. It was more in the shape of arc, not a polished book. That would be fine, but I paid $18 for a soft cover book. The book needed editing desperately I thought. There where points where Seth’s temper made me think Shannon was crazy for being with him. The time frames some of the events happened where just so unbelievable. I was under the impression this was a small town. How did Seth practically build a whole downstairs apartment, with huge wall length windows, having time to pick out ever little detail like Shannon’s art smock, within the short time she was in the hospital.? I had to just make myself stop questioning so much and just sit back and enjoy the story. Once I stopped trying to rationalize it was quite an enjoyable read. I believe the book is self published, and for that, I’m glad I purchased the book. I also noticed the epilogue was written more smoothly. The flow was much better. And I thought the ending was great. I was left with wishing there were more chapters to come. The author is very good at portraying the intense love scenes. I will definitely read one of her books again and wish her much success. (less)
When I first started reading this book I thought it was going in the same direction as M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village." After reading a few chapter...more
When I first started reading this book I thought it was going in the same direction as M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village." After reading a few chapters I realized it was nothing like that movie. I totally got sucked into Mary's world. I could hear the Unconsecrated, a.k.a zombies, constant moans. I wondered, with Mary, is the ocean real in her world, would she ever taste the salty water. Mary struggling to come to terms with the fact that life inside the village was not about love but about duty was heartbreaking. She was Bound to a man that loved her, while she longed for the love of his brother, who was promised to her best friend. Mary loses so much I couldn't see how she kept going. Her world is turned upside down but she holds on to her dream. In the end is it worth it? What kind of world is she really living in? It was a great read. I really loved it. I wanted to laugh, cry and scream "RUN MARY RUN!!!" in some parts. (less)