Okay, so I was really hesitant to read this one. I'm not really into the whole Egyptian thing, especially not reading wise, but I have to say I was suOkay, so I was really hesitant to read this one. I'm not really into the whole Egyptian thing, especially not reading wise, but I have to say I was suprised (in a good way) by this book. Michelle Moran, I don't know how you did it, but you made this book so easy to read. I was afraid we'd fall into a huge love story and nothing else, but thankfully I was wrong. There is minor "love" sections in the book, but it's not what the book is about. I do wonder why she titled the book 'Nefertiti" though, when most of the time we were reading from Mutnodjmet's pov. I guess since everything seemed to revolve around Neffie. I can see how this book wouldn't be for everyone, I really don't know who I would or wouldn't recommend this to. All I can say is pick it up and try it, if you're not sucked in by 100 pages, put it down.
Note to self: Excited to read the next book "The Heretic Queen". other books by Moran: "Cleopatra's Daughter" ...more
well, that was.......... different. This is definitely not for Young Adults, this thing needs a warning label on it. Sex is pretty much on every otherwell, that was.......... different. This is definitely not for Young Adults, this thing needs a warning label on it. Sex is pretty much on every other page...
Miranda Albrigh's Father has passed away, leaving her family with unpaid debts, 3 daughters and no money. Her Mother is basically in denial and refuses to live frugally. It is up to Miranda to figure out a way to make money- this is set back in the 1800's, so of course it becomes a scheme to marry off one of her sisters. To do so, she must have an incredible Season. Miranda derives a plan, a plan to give herself to their neighbor, Ethan Hamon, the Duke of Rothschild. She knows he will except because she has viewed his sexual prowless from a far, hiding in bushes causing something to stir up inside her. She tells no one of their agreement of 90 days. She doesn't even deny to herself she loves the passion. Will this ruin her reputation? Will her family find out? Can she be passionate with this man without falling for him???
Blah, Blah, Blah... it was just too much for me. The story itself is an intruiging idea, but it falls flat. There is WAY to much sex and no where near enough story. Not my cup of tea.
When I bought this I was afraid of it; I was scared of what the title "The Pleasure Palace" would infer into this book. I thought it was going to be lWhen I bought this I was afraid of it; I was scared of what the title "The Pleasure Palace" would infer into this book. I thought it was going to be littered with erotica. I was afraid it would be all sex and no story. I also thought it was going to deal with "the tudors", as in the encore show, as in Anne Boelyn and Jane Seymour, etc....
Wrong on pretty much all accounts. There was hardly any sex in this one at all and the scenes included were very short and left much for you to fill in for yourself. This book had a good story-line and plot. It was actually about a french girl named Jeanne, or Jane aa she would be known to the English Court. Jane and her Mother fled to England in a frantic rush when she was only an 8 year old child. For reasons unknown to us or our young heroine, she is allowed to become part of the royal nursery. She is neither treated as good as family nor as poorly as a servant. She is just Jane. She is brought up in wealth and priveledge, but has close to nothing to call her own. Her Mother dies, leaving her with all these questions of why they had to leave their home, or why the King has taken her in. Jane lives pretty much her whole life full of questions and the feeling of someone breathing down her neck. Our story unfolds itself to answer Janes Questions and to reveal the truth of who she is.
Not exactly a book that took my breath away, but still a lovely story. I want to read the next book in this series. I would recommend this to those of you who enjoy historical fiction, but maybe are tired of the more used story of Henry the 8th and all of his many lovers. ...more
Holy Sex Scenes Batman!!!! This book was..... steamy and had an actual story to back it up. Yes, it's a vampire story, but I didn't feel like I was reHoly Sex Scenes Batman!!!! This book was..... steamy and had an actual story to back it up. Yes, it's a vampire story, but I didn't feel like I was reading Twilight or the like. This felt new and fresh. It's definitely for the adult reader as it has some raunchy scenes every now and again.
I wanted a light, fun, easy summer read that wasn't fluffy chick-lit. This was perfect for lounging by the pool... although if someone had read over my shoulder it would have made me blush.
The ending was a little too peaches and cream for me... it was just too perfect, too happily ever after. I know there's more books to come, but seriously the ending was sap city!!!
3.75 stars..... soooo close to a 4 star-er. Can't wait to read the next in this installment! ...more
no, no, no.... You did not just end like that!!?!?!?!?!?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, up until the last few pages.... Spoiler Alert***** I am not intono, no, no.... You did not just end like that!!?!?!?!?!?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, up until the last few pages.... Spoiler Alert***** I am not into the whole ghost thing, I knew this was coming but I just kept hoping that the book would go in a whole new direction. I am curious how the next book will be with Lucas as a Vampire. Is he going to be angry that he was turned and how is the whole Lucas and Bianca situation going to go??? Now, all I can do is wait for Afterlife to be released!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!...more
Not sure how to even begin to review this bad boy....
For anyone who hasn't read this, it is a 'journal' of a teenage drug user. One you just can't helNot sure how to even begin to review this bad boy....
For anyone who hasn't read this, it is a 'journal' of a teenage drug user. One you just can't help but feel sorry for, yet you just want to scream and shake her. I hate it when in the beginning of a book they make drugs out to be fun or cool or whatever , because what if someone didn't finish your book?!?!? That is the impression that they are left with, you should always start out with some terrible experience. Just sayin'. My parents would have absolutely killed me if i did even half the crap this girl was doing, no her parents didn't really know all of it, but maybe that's the point..... At 15, parents should be a HUGE role in the teens life, I don't care how many kids you have. Kids need structure and disipline. Set Boundaries and consequences. I am glad this book is out there, but on some level I hated it. Yes, I gave it a pretty high rating.... it is an interesting, disturbing read that I couldn't put down. But, that makes it no less sickening. That crap and worse goes on everday in the world we live in. It's so depressing. It makes me a nervous wreck, i have a son. What is life going to be like in 10 years for him, are drugs going to be even easier to get then?!?!?! By no means am i perfect, but people need to get some morals. Parents need to do a better job of raising their kids.
I dispise the ending. What in the world happened? Did she slip back into drugs yet again?!?!? Did she just die from natural causes? Did someone drug her without her knowing again?? Was she just lying even in her own journal? Ahh, drives me crazy. ...more
Awesome bad boy meets good girl book!!! Worth the wait!!! I now see what all the hype was about. Would make a fantastic moI'm going to keep this simple:
Awesome bad boy meets good girl book!!! Worth the wait!!! I now see what all the hype was about. Would make a fantastic movie. Alex is my hero. And, finally a female main character who isn't annoying as hell!!! Yes!!!