Sigh... I hate it when books end like that. And was it just me, or were the last two volumes kind of all over the place? It almost felt like I was misSigh... I hate it when books end like that. And was it just me, or were the last two volumes kind of all over the place? It almost felt like I was missing entire chapters of the story.
I was always a Wanichin fan, didn't like Simone much to be honest.
But then, I'm always routing for the guy with the tortured past! Bad habit of mine =D
Eimi was hilarious throughout the story. I like that she didn't immediately fall at Wanichin's feet in a drooling heap. I like that she was pretty much unaffected by his gorgeous looks and wasn't put off by his moody persona.
And I liked the way Wanichin's character played out - he was a moody, bad boy, but whenever Eimi needed him, he never hesitated.
The dorm girls trying to interfere and get her to like Simone rather than Wanichin annoyed me to no end - I'm a big fan of people making their own choices, even if those choices lead to a mistake. It's how we learn.
Apart from that, I loved the artwork and the dialogue, it was a good number of volumes that made for a super quick read. Now all I have to do is go out and buy them so I can add them to my collection! ...more
OMG!! I actually don't know why I'm still reading this series. It's totally pissing me off. After every chapter I come so close to snapping my laptopOMG!! I actually don't know why I'm still reading this series. It's totally pissing me off. After every chapter I come so close to snapping my laptop in half (reading online) and then next thing I know I'm clicking on 'next chapter'. I guess I just have to know how it ends. Hopefully my laptop survives the ending!
Good god, Hina is pissing me off! I just want to murder him. What a nasty little freak! What is he, deaf? Mio keeps telling him she only sees him as a brother and it's like all her hears is "I want you to, Hina!" Get your ears checked!
And the Prince! For gods sake, stop acting like a spoiled little brat. Grow up! Stop living off Daddy's money and be a man. And instead of trying to trap Mio with your little plots, why not try to show how much you love her There's such a thing as too controlling you know. If I was her I'd have killed myself already. Brings a whole new definition to smothering.
Mio. Well, where do I start. How dumb can on person be? How does she keep getting herself into these situations? Has she never heard of history repeating itself? Stupid, stupid, stupid! She needs to get it through that thivk head of hers that Hina wants her as more than a brother and that the Prince is never going to just give up. Oh and the one time she thought he had given up she goes and pines over him! Make up your mind. You either want him or you don't. And if you do, stop saying "NO!" everytime he touches you.
Haha so this is more of a venting session than a review but oh well. On to the next chapter!...more
Bareback by Chris Owen was a very interesting read for me. It was definitely way out of my comfort zone and a far cry from something I would normallyBareback by Chris Owen was a very interesting read for me. It was definitely way out of my comfort zone and a far cry from something I would normally read. I am actually very glad I read it, it has definitely opened my eyes in more ways than one.
As the name suggests there is a lot of explicit sex scenes between the two main character Jake and Tor. And while I enjoyed the novel, I must admit I skipped the majority of these because I was a little uncomfortable reading them. But that is not to say that I won't be picking up another gay romance novel, and actually someday soon I hope that I become comfortable enough to read them from cover to cover.
The story itself was really well developed. The characters had great depth and one thing I must say I loved was the fact that Jake and Tor were not your stereotypical, arty type homosexuals with a craze for fashion. No, these two men were your average cowboys, working on a ranch, real manly men. The relationships between characters were really well thought out, and also had a lot of depth. Nothing in this novel was done half assed. Everything was well developed and left nothing to be desired. I especially like the emotional turmoil that came about when Tor and Jake split up. I found myself broken hearted that the two were seperated and longed for them to make amends and get back together. It's not often I find a novel where I am so caught up in the emotions of the characters that I am unconsciously turning the pages at a fast pace and am surprised to find myself at the end. And also surprised to be left wanting more. Yes, Chris Owen definitely brought these characters to life - they really jumped off the pages for me and I was a little sad when the book was over.
Chris Owen did an amazing job with this novel and I think I will be picking up the second in the series sometime soon....more
What to say, what to say? While I absolutely idolise Kenyon and her God given talent for creating a world I desperately want to be a part of, I’m not sWhat to say, what to say? While I absolutely idolise Kenyon and her God given talent for creating a world I desperately want to be a part of, I’m not so sure I loved Infamous as much as I should have.
There were definitely some parts in the story that left me baffled and turning back pages to see if I’d somehow missed a chunk of it. But no, I’d just stumbled across a piece where it was so jumpy and sketchy it took a few seconds to make sense of everything.
But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself here, so let’s break it down a bit, shall we?
PLOT Weird. Very, very weird. Like, I get the overall goal and what they were trying to accomplish, but it just played out a bit weird. One second I thought Grim was going to teach Nick silkspeech, but after one short lesson we never heard from Grim again until the very end. Then I thought the focus would be on the surfacing material at the school, but again, the story jumped from that to keeping Nick out of the Nether Realm (Did I get that right?) but oopsie-daisy, he end sup there anyway. There was no explanation on what the Fringe Realm Nekoda kept dragging him into was which was disappointing. There was also no real transition from Nick in hospital to Nick being drugged by the nurse/Adarian in disguise to Nick back in the Nether Real to Nick four days later alive and healthy. I mean, call me highly suspicious, but wouldn’t Acheron have been the least bit aware of what’s going on? The guy is supposed to be ALL POWERFUL AND ALL SEEING! He couldn’t even make out a demon possessing a nurse to drug a teenage boy to lure him back to the Nether? And after all the shit went down in the Nether and Nick returns and we MISS four days of his life, it’s just business as usual.. It really felt like I was missing a chunk of the story and I even had to glance down at the page numbers to see if they were still counting upwards correctly.
The ending happened way to fast, and was a bit muddled. Things were brushed over, almost like Kenyon was in a hurry to finish it. More detail and explanation would have been great, even if the story did end at 468 pages.
The suspenseful ending: Nice touch! Talk about getting a girl eager for the next instalment. How’s Nick gonna react? Will he believe death? Will he confront her? Ooooh, it’s doing my head in thinking about it!
Nick Gautier: In the Dark Hunter series Nick was one of my favourite characters - until he went over to the Dark Side that is - and it’s easy to see how Nick in his own series is just like Pre-Dark-Side Nick from the DH series. Fifteen years old, he has all the normal worries of a teenage boy, trying to please his girlfriend, stay on his mom’s good side, and get through high school without being clobbered to death by the bullies. His utter devotion to his mother had me going “awww” throughout the series. That boy would do anything to keep his mama happy, even if it meant ending up in the hospital with a bashed in face (yes, it totally happened and it was ALL her fault! Sorry Cherice, but you told the boy not to fight and as a result he let some little snot beat him to within an inch of his life with a plank of wood!) I liked that the Lord of Sarcasm also had a mature side where he rationally and calmly explained his side of things to his mother - who was so stubborn about her opinions it would take nothing less than a severe concussion followed by an extreme case of amnesia to sway her in her opinions and beliefs.
And that brings us to Cherice:
Mixed feelings. I understood her need to be stern with Nick, but she did tend to overreact, and despite her insistence that Nick was a good boy, anytime something went wrong and Nick was a suspect, she immediately thought the worst of him and was quick to punish him for things he hadn’t actually done. The glimpse into the past that showed us how close she was to taking the easy way out endeared her to me, simply because most fourteen year old girls would have jumped at the opportunity to relieve themselves of an 18year burden and Cherice showed she had the backbone to take a horrible situation and make the most of it, even if it meant giving up a certain lifestyle.
Nekoda and Caleb: Kody and Caleb were great throughout the book, especially Caleb and his unfailing loyalty to Nick. I mean, I know he supposedly has ulterior motives and no choice but to watch Nick’s back, but I believe Caleb has come to like Nick more than he should and would gladly - okay well not quite gladly, more like grumbling and moaning about what an idiot Nick is - follow him to battle. I love how Caleb becomes all badass demon and slaughters everything trying to get at Nick, but also knows when to step back and let Nick learn for himself. Kody’s a bit of an enigma. I like her, but I don’t. And her situation isn’t quite black and white, nor is it clear. I know the basics of what she’s doing in Nick’s life, but I’m yet to find a clear definition of who and what she is, and who or what she’s working for. Her reluctance to answer any of Nick’s questions also grates on my last nerve - whenever he gets close to finding something out and she shuts down I’m like, “Nooo! I just wanna know!!”
The Dark Hunters: All I can say is, IT IS SO UNFAIR THAT THEY ONLY APPEARED FOR LIKE, TEN SECONDS! When I saw Ash’s name, I was like *hyperventilate, SQUEEE, hyperventilate* Him and Kyrian definitely needed more spotlight time. Oooh, but Ash and Kyrian being all badass when Adarian was in Nick’s hospital room was O for OOORSUUM!!!
My favourite line out of the entire book had to come from Bane. “Yes. The baddest ass in all the universe is attacking us with big giant bugs. Help me, I’m being clobbered by a flea. Quick, Malphas, fetch the Raid.”
The Program by Suzanne Young is just... it's just... how do you say... ONE OF A FREAKING KIND!!!
It was a coWhere do I even start with this little gem?
The Program by Suzanne Young is just... it's just... how do you say... ONE OF A FREAKING KIND!!!
It was a complete emotional roller-coaster from beginning to end, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat - sometimes literally! - and biting my fingernails, unbearably waiting to see what would happen next.
The characters were just so real, and their tumultuous emotions had me all over the place. I wanted to cry, and punch something, and laugh, and cry again.
Sloane is a very well developed character, and although I prefer my main protagonists to show a little bit more of a backbone, Sloane grew into herself and slowly started to realise she could count on herself instead of the people around her.
Cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel! I will be looking out for it every time I enter a bookstore from now on.
And yes, this review is pretty pathetic, but I've been rambling on about this book to anyone who will listen for days now. Dare I say I've finally run out of words to describe this amazing book?...more
Loved it form beginning to end, it was a hard book to put down. Very heart breaking, I found myself really connecting to the main characters - When AnLoved it form beginning to end, it was a hard book to put down. Very heart breaking, I found myself really connecting to the main characters - When Anna or Frankie were sad, i was sad. When they were happy, I was happy right there with them. Sarah Ockler is an amazing author and i found myself deeply caught up in the emotional whirlwind that she portrayed and I was very satisfied with how the story ended.
Sorry, I find it hard to review a book without going into too much detail and revealing everything, so I'll just leave it at that. I'm sorry if this doesn't help much....more
Evermore by Alyson Noel was a bit disppointing actually. The writing wasn't especially good and the characters seemed a bit undeveloped. It was lackinEvermore by Alyson Noel was a bit disppointing actually. The writing wasn't especially good and the characters seemed a bit undeveloped. It was lacking in more ways than one and I found the ending to be a bit anti climatic. It felt like there were a lot of gaps in the story and i wasn't fully satisfied with the half explanations that were given.
But to be fair I gave it 3 stars as it does seem to have potential and I will keep reading the series to see if it improves, and to see if the gaps in the story are filled in....more
OMG I’m such a hypocrite! Here I am complaining about Mio’s thick headedness and major stupidity, when I should look in the mirror. Because, seriouslyOMG I’m such a hypocrite! Here I am complaining about Mio’s thick headedness and major stupidity, when I should look in the mirror. Because, seriously, I actually thought the storyline was going to improve and the characters were going to learn their lessons. This proves I am two things: thick headed and stupid! Maybe Mio and I should switch roles!
Although I must admit, she may be improving a tiny bit. The Prince proposed marriage to her and she didn’t just blindly accept. She called him out on the reasons of his rushed proposal - which by the way, what a moron Prince! Proposing because she has a brother complex and thinking if she marries you, at least he will still be her brother by marriage. And I’m soooo loving the way Prince expresses his love to Mio. NOT! God I swear if some guy ever walked up to me and said something like “you belong to me” I’ll show him what that means: A good smack over the head and a great view of me walking away and not looking back. Ass! Once again, he needs to grow up and learn the meaning of the word mature.
And come on, Hina is using the Prince’s family power and money to hunt down Mio. Good god, it didn’t take him long to get comfy with his new status did it? He goes from being a male prostitute (one still in junior high school I might add - which ew! Who sleeps with a 14 year old for money? That’s just gross on so many levels.) with a sick mother who’s struggling to help his sister pay rent, to the youngest son of a mega rich guy who has lots of power. You’d think he’d need some adjustment time from poor to rich but nope. He just dives right in and starts the evil plots. Talk about a psychopath in the making!
*Sigh* The story is just getting more ridiculous by the page. Yet even as I’m complaining my butt off, I know I’m going to keep turning the pages (figuratively speaking as I’m reading online) and finish the series. I think my laptop will be much relieved when that happens - no more taking my frustrations out on it.
On to the end! Pray for the safety of my laptop and wish me luck!...more