I really love to see good, urban young adult novels and this book fits that! Xavier's story is like many. Typical teenage struggles including love, fiI really love to see good, urban young adult novels and this book fits that! Xavier's story is like many. Typical teenage struggles including love, fitting in and trying to stay out of trouble. It's a great storyline, has a good flow and is about the perfect length. I also love this book is set in Detroit. I would recommend it to any teen who loves urban books!...more
It's been awhile since I've read a good thriller, so when I discovered I won this book through First Reads on Goodreads, I was super excited!!
Elizabeth Haynes tells a great story, that's disturbing at the same time. The book itself is slow moving, but there's enough to keep you interested, and eventually it hooks you.
I love that the book alternates between the main characters Annabel and Colin. It also tells the stories of the victims, and it turns out there are many of them. Annabel is a police analyst and Colin is a loner who is creepy as all get out. People are dying left and right from what looks like natural causes, but there is much more than meets the eye. Annabel and Colin eventually meet, the story takes more twists and turns, and eventually everything falls into place.
The ending is edge of your seat, and the book is very good overall. If you like a good thriller, then this book is for you!
I really loved this story. It was very well written and I couldn't wait to read the next twists and turns in Charlene and Raven's stories. Charlene abandoned Raven, she then was raised by Charlene's parents. Raven gets to the point in her life where she wants to know more about her mother, and starts digging for answers. At the same time, it seems like Charlene could give a crap less about her daughter, and is only on a selfish mission to stardom in Hollywood.
Truths come out, lies are kept hidden and there is some drama along the way. Raven falls in love, Charlene also falls in love, but both of their relationships are complicated in completely different ways. Through this book we read each of their stories, from their point of view and it keeps the pages turning. This book did not disappoint and I am excited to read the second part in the series. I am so glad the author contacted me, otherwise I may never have found this great story. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a great story....more
I just love when you finish the second book in a series, and it's just as good as the first. That's the case with Miss Scandalous. Raven and Charlene are back again, with more drama and heartache. This book sucks you in from the beginning, and once again I couldn't put it down. I love how Nicole's writing and characters are so real. You feel a wide range of emotions when reading about their life, and wonder if things will ever be "normal" for them, after all they've gone through. I highly recommend this book and the first in the series, Miss Nobody. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
I was excited to read this book since I'm a huge lover of memoirs. Poetry isn't really my thing, but I'm always willing to give any type of book a try.
This book was average compared to other memoirs I've read in the past. Parts of Amber Dawn's story were very interesting, but overall it lacked a complete memoir in my opinion. The poetry was good. I love how when reading about someone's life, you learn about people who's life is so very different from your own. This book is overall a decent read, I just wish it would've been a little longer, and more in depth.
I won this book from First Reads on Goodreads. That has not influenced my opinion in any way....more
I was super excited when I found out I won this book through First Reads on Goodreads. I am a huge fan of dystopian fiction, so this was right up my alley. The book was just average in my opinion, and read more like a mystery, than dystopian books I've read previously. That was my misunderstanding though. The story moved fairly slow and was somewhat predictable. It's not a waste of time, but I've read much more interesting stories. It was my first Finnish crime book, so I definitely found that interesting as I love to read different types of books.
Overall I rate this book 2.5 out of 5 stars....more