As I often say, I really wanted to love this book. I was looking for something fun to read and it was not anything like I was expecting. I couldn't ge...moreAs I often say, I really wanted to love this book. I was looking for something fun to read and it was not anything like I was expecting. I couldn't get into the book at all, not at all. I also felt that the main characters fell a bit flat, even the talking cat --come on how much fun is a talking cat? was not fun either. I was sad I didn't enjoy this book. I liked the premise though...would have been amazing if I could have gotten into it.(less)
I really really really wanted to love this book. I love reading about strong women in history, even infamous women. I love to learn about different er...moreI really really really wanted to love this book. I love reading about strong women in history, even infamous women. I love to learn about different eras and people but not like this. This book read like an encyclopedia entry and I am sorry to say it but I couldn't finish it, got about half way and had to stop, well...after looking at the pictures of course. This is a wonderful subject, the book is written like it was amazingly researched, it just wasn't my cup of tea.(less)
I am still in shock over how much I adored this book. I started reading and I was hooked, no doubt about it. I love Kitty's personality, snarkiness, a...moreI am still in shock over how much I adored this book. I started reading and I was hooked, no doubt about it. I love Kitty's personality, snarkiness, and family. They are all so amazingly written. Ok, now I will try to articulate the awesomeness.
The characters in this story know exactly what they are about. They know what they want, where they are going, and who their enemy is. I admire that in a character. They all are also so snarky and sarcastic, including Kitty's parents and I love snarky sarcastic people too. Not to mention everyone is smart and sexy. The emotions the characters felt also felt real for me as a reader. The anger and sadness Kitty felt over Cox, I felt too, even though I didn't know him either. The bad guys, oh, the bad guys, are vile...my opinion on the aliens as a whole was that the author made their evilness portrayed on the outside, they were ugly because they were evil and all the gorgeous aliens were great people on the inside so they were beautiful on the outside.
The plot moves fast...there was not waiting around for anything. It was like "oh look, a bad guy", "oh look, a bad guy" and then it rinsed and repeated. I loved everything, there was so much action and so many smart moves in order to get rid of the bad guys. I adored this book so much, now I want to cry while I wait for the next because it doesn't come out until December.
I also think I should say I dislike science fiction. I don't aliens and spaceships and all that stuff, I just don't like reading it, BUT, this book blew me away. Simply amazing!(less)
I am enjoying travel memoirs more and more lately. I really enjoyed this one. I found the author wrote with a sensuality for life and for home that ma...moreI am enjoying travel memoirs more and more lately. I really enjoyed this one. I found the author wrote with a sensuality for life and for home that made me long to have something like that. She really made me want to move to a small cottage in France and just be.
I got sucked into this book early on and I found myself rooting for the characters, hoping she found that one guy who would treat her the way she deserved. One thing I didn't enjoy was the feeling that the book had no peek...just keep waiting for it and then it was over. Was an excellent book and will recommend it to my friends who enjoy this sort of thing.(less)
This book is the eighth book in the 'Bitter Creek' series by Joan Johnson. I have to be honest though, I got lost numerous times, because I haven't re...moreThis book is the eighth book in the 'Bitter Creek' series by Joan Johnson. I have to be honest though, I got lost numerous times, because I haven't read the previous books and because there was just a ton going on, it was hard to keep up with it all. The characters are strong and intricate, they intertwine so well, you have no idea where they will end up and with whom. The plot is fast paced and the author keeps you on your toes with a ton of action and suspense. If you know the series and the author already than I am sure this book will be awesome to you, otherwise read the rest of the series before this one...but be prepared for a wild ride.
As a writer I get why Ward felt the need to include all these extraneous plot lines, somewhat. As a reader, I feel betrayed in quite a few ways, somew...moreAs a writer I get why Ward felt the need to include all these extraneous plot lines, somewhat. As a reader, I feel betrayed in quite a few ways, somewhat like JM when Lash shoved up against the shower wall.
I couldn't give a flying leap about Trez, Iam, Sola, and Assail...I skipped over all of those parts past the first one. This book was supposed to be Qhuay and I feel like we got 1/4 Qhauy, 1/4 Layla, 1/4 Trez, and 1/4 Sola and Assail. So basically I paid 30 bucks for about half of the book I wanted.
That being siad, the plot line driving Blay and Quinn was thin and reaching at best. The Warden originally said she might do Qhuay as a novella and I think she should have. We would have gotten a truer story and less crap. I love the fact that Quinn and Blay were to have thier own book...but really, they didn't.
This book got all hyped up and then nothing. Like I said, I feel betrayed. I also feel that Blay and Quinn should have gotten thier ceremony at the end for the official mating.
Overall, I'm disappointed, JM's book was the last book I loved and even then it was still not up the calibre as the original brothers. I honestly don't know if I am going to read the next book.(less)
I purchased this book because there was a lot of talk about it on twitter and I hadn't known of it's existence, which is off because I am a big fan of...moreI purchased this book because there was a lot of talk about it on twitter and I hadn't known of it's existence, which is off because I am a big fan of Megan Hart. Anyway, people were talking so I thought, why not, check it out. I didn't have the same reaction that everyone else seemed to have. Yes, it was an excellent book, but I didn't get the same emotional connection that everyone else did.
Ms. Hart writes fabulous erotica that has a slight twist to the plot or ending and it's never cookie cutter, this book is definitely not cookie cutter and it has a lot of emotional depth. There is a development level to the characters that is astounding. I didn't get a strong connection to Joe, he just seemed like an asshole through the whole thing, I did connect with the heroine but not as closely as everyone else seemed to.
The sensuality in this book is top notch, there are few erotica writers who are the same level as Megan Hart and I have enjoyed almost every book she has written. If you like a darkly sensual erotic fiction with strong emotion undertones this book is for you.(less)
I recently got the fifth book in this series and decided I need to start from the beginning of the series in order to truly appreciate book five. So…t...moreI recently got the fifth book in this series and decided I need to start from the beginning of the series in order to truly appreciate book five. So…that is why I started this book and I was very very glad that I did. This book has that kick-ass, high speed action, thrill-ride feel. I couldn’t put it down from page one. I was actually quite surprised and amazed at how much I enjoyed this book.
I enjoyed the characters of this book immensely. They are all very vibrant and the type of characters that stick in your mind for a long time after reading. Mira is a kick ass vampire, Danaus is a kick-ass hmm…something (we don’t know yet) and the Naturi are seriously bad guys! I assume they are going to keep getting worse as the series progresses. I also noticed the nice heat that is starting to build between Mira and Danaus…a little Romeo/Juliet situation there.
The writing in this book is dark and broody, the normal kind that is consistent with a paranormal urban fantasy. There is some great imagery used throughout the story as Mira travels here there and everywhere to do everyones bidding. There is also a tiny bit of sensuality, enough to show the reader the author’s skill with sensuality and enough to tease you to read more of the series.
Finally, the plot in this book, as I said before, is pretty much a thrill-ride. You start reading and then get thrown head first on looping roller coaster of awesome. There is always something happening and always something you have to pay attention to. There are some great fights, some awesome sights, and some steamy men. Don’t miss out on this book. (less)
I still can't quite put my finger on, after reading three of Ms. Dahl's books, how she can write so that when I read I feel drawn in and comfortable....moreI still can't quite put my finger on, after reading three of Ms. Dahl's books, how she can write so that when I read I feel drawn in and comfortable. Reason number one why I love her work. This book (and this series) have a the great feeling of comfort reads, books you want to relax into after a long hard day or take with you to the bathtub with bubbles.
The characters in all of Ms. Dahl's book are what make the book worth reading. She unfurls each and every one of them slowly and lets you get to know them at your own pace. They are all strong and yet each of them has a flaw that makes them equally human. I love Molly in this book because she is fun and she is the comic relief, everyone else is so serious, her humor is her strength and her flaw. I also equally love our hero Ben; he is sexy, dreamy, and oh-so-naughty in all the best ways...and that cowboy hat, yes, sir!
The plot in this story is equally complex and simple. Boy meets girl, girl has problem, boy helps with problem, happily every after, yet there is so much more going on. I love the twists and turns Ms. Dahl throws in the book that make the plot just as enjoyable as the sensual side of the story.
I already covered the comfort the author brings through her writing and she also has a smooth writing style, easy to understand and follow. She also writes some of the hottest sensual scenes around...the only author I can match her in heat with is Kresley Cole, and she is the hottest in my book. Definitely give this book a try, you won't regret it! (less)
WOW! This book was awesome. Why, might you be asking? It had a strong, fast moving plot, dynamic and perfectly depicted characters, and some nice sarc...moreWOW! This book was awesome. Why, might you be asking? It had a strong, fast moving plot, dynamic and perfectly depicted characters, and some nice sarcasm and humor (when appropriate). I have to say, once I got into the book, and started to learn more about Kaylee's particular situation, I was socked, I have never read a book with this particular paranormal uh...trying not to spoil anything...situation, maybe. You will have to read it to get it, and I don't want to give it away. This book is awesome, and I am already in love with Nash. 100%. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★(less)
When I first started reading I was like, Oh great mysterious eye contact just like every single other YA book I have been reading lately. I was pleasa...moreWhen I first started reading I was like, Oh great mysterious eye contact just like every single other YA book I have been reading lately. I was pleasantly surprised this book definitely stands on it's own. It took me a little bit to get hooked because I wasn't feeling very genuine about Will yet, he just seemed, MEH. I gave it a few chapters and he started to get his groove and then I started getting into the story.
I like that even though Ellie is this bad-ass fighter she is still totally trying to be just a normal teenager. I also want to know what the hell is up with her dad, he has to have something to do with something, and probably not a good something. I don't like him at all. I did like the chemistry between Ellie and Will, it was gradual not like an immediate OMG I LOVE YOU. I was thankful for that.
I liked the world int his book most of all. I am fascinated by biblical legend and myth, probably because of my own religious affiliations, but I really enjoyed the way Ms. Moulton laid out her lore carefully and constructed it so everyone could understand it. I think the world that Ellie lives in is what will keep this book out of the "every other YA book" category. Will definitely watch for book two.(less)
First off, this book is supposedly classified as mystery fiction and Christian fiction...which makes no sense because there are Christian themes as we...moreFirst off, this book is supposedly classified as mystery fiction and Christian fiction...which makes no sense because there are Christian themes as well as Bible passages found through out the book and gypsy magic. The last time I looked Christianity doesn't play well with the supernatural, but what do I know. *rolls eyes* The plot was pretty good in its self but I often found I didn't know what was going on so I would have to go back a few pages and re-read, that got frustrating after a little bit. I also had no idea what was with some of the characters, they were just ok, the author doesn't really provide support and development to form them to the good and evil we are supposed to see. Eh...just didn't care for it this one much.(less)
I, like three-quarters of the reviews on here, am speechless about this book. I LOVE that Ms. Collins didn't hold back on this one. War is a dark dark...moreI, like three-quarters of the reviews on here, am speechless about this book. I LOVE that Ms. Collins didn't hold back on this one. War is a dark dark place and soldier don't come out of it shiny and clean. I'm so glad Ms. Collins delved into the darker side, even if it meant some gritty themes and such as I read.
I enjoyed this book, read it straight through in one shot, and I am happy I finally read the final two book in this series...it only took me awhile.(less)