Is it a little premature to say this is going to be on my favorite of shelves? I mean considering who is contributing to this the odds of it being onIs it a little premature to say this is going to be on my favorite of shelves? I mean considering who is contributing to this the odds of it being on my "I wish I could unread" is pretty much zero. Just saying....more
This book was so much fun. I was giddy reading about all the little things that went on between the friends. Between the hand signalsNick. Norah. Who?
This book was so much fun. I was giddy reading about all the little things that went on between the friends. Between the hand signals, cubicle of truths, and endless late night banter were perfect. Honestly the whole night was perfect. I have a not so secret confession about going to bed many nights listening to Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and since there's no audiobook of Graffiti Moon (YET?) I'll probably have to find a new book to enjoy and put me to sleep. Honestly at first I drew a couple of connections but then I realized one was just so much more polished and well put together it can no longer hold a candle to it. Even if you weren't a fan of Playlist you should pick this up.
There is something about the energy of this book. Not so much the pacing it's just how events unfold it almost feels like life itself is happening on the page. Let me tell you how I moved from place to place in the house carrying my book with me. Everything else took a backseat to this. I could see epicness happening. Except for in the bathroom I uncharacteristically carried this book with me distractedly leaving lights on in my room, the kitchen, downstairs, the computer room. Around 3 in the morning I tried to make Pop-Tarts forgot about them and found out you can't "retoast" Pop-Tarts. It just doesn't work. Trust me. I know what I was thinking... will you? Clearly it's going in my favorites shelf because I couldn't even function outside of reading this one night.
Even though they're running all over town through the night I liked how even though everyone knows each other it's not unrealistic because everyone *does* know each other. When we meet the "nice attractive man in the silver suit" I was all for it until he told Lucy his name. At that moment again it felt like there was a certain energy that the book had cause it became charged again and even though not everyone was in the know we all felt it.
Overall I was a fan of this book pretty much from the word go, especially after just finishing A Little Wanting Song. I had the ARC before I knew what all the fuss was about but in the time that past I actually got a copy of the Australian retail. There are a few differences and I'm not sure if that means they'll be editing things out or if it's going to be added to the US retail but I'm anxious to find out either way. Besides little things like globalisation to globalization, apologise to apologize, and plaits to braids (got ya), there were entire passages that differ. It's actually one of the reasons when I woke up I started re-reading the entire thing all over again. In truth I really didn't mind one bit. It actually was even more entertaining the second time around.
This is a clear recommendation to any YA fans, especially of the Australian kind. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...more
I loved this book. Suffice to say that there wasn't much I needed to get me to pick this one up, two words really - Australian + YA. I've heard the arI loved this book. Suffice to say that there wasn't much I needed to get me to pick this one up, two words really - Australian + YA. I've heard the arguments as to why but I'm just going to go with whatever is going on with the water down under, damn I wish I had me some. This book is perfect.
Did you really think I was going to gather all my thoughts and type up a real review? Nah. Everyone else has already done that for me. They're all right. Seriously. I am trying not to quote the crap out of this book for fear of ruining pretty much every exchange. There were so many moments where the electricity of the moment was so killer I could barely breathe waiting to see what would happen to these guys. Then others where I was laughing so hard I had just about forgotten how messed up whatever just transpired a few pages ago. Emotional roller coaster and I enjoyed the mess out of the ride. Again. Book. Was. Perfect....more
I have to remind myself that I wished for a many of things when I started this book. Most of them were all here but not in the manner I had expected.I have to remind myself that I wished for a many of things when I started this book. Most of them were all here but not in the manner I had expected. I really had to remind myself at times I had hoped for characters to have the realizations that I thought were pretty obvious in the first part and when it came to the book by the time it happened it was a bit to late.
The Eon duology is funny because at times I think it could've been one book heavily edited and others if some things played out could've had a solid trilogy. The weirdest parts were essentially when they were sitting around just waiting for things to happen. No training or anything was occurring and they literally were shooting the shit essentially just waiting to be caught. Being "the resistance" I felt it a bit silly - do something - please. I try to not compare book like this but when the same moments happen in Finnikin of the Rock you bet there is something going on. They are waiting to pass some time - there is something going on. Characters need to learn a lesson, there's training, hell even someone using their powers to better a better understanding of what's to come so when it's time to move again they're better prepared.
I'm not saying that the book wasn't good, it just was a bit inconsistent at times and it started to show more this time than last. What really was frustrating was in the first book there really was the need to find out what all of the female/male"ness" of being was all about. Now that she's given her true name we're repeating the same mistakes all over again with "how could this be bad / is it what I want / is this what she wants" ad nauseam.
At the end of the day I'd say it fairs better than others but be warned if you've already got a bit of reservations for the first part it's not going to do much better now....more
This was a pretty odd book for me to be listening while at work. Honestly there were times where I just didn't care enough (politics, excessive misundThis was a pretty odd book for me to be listening while at work. Honestly there were times where I just didn't care enough (politics, excessive misunderstanding of the Dragoneyes...) but in the end I was hooked. Between the fighting stances and the lore I was sold. There was quite of bit of action that I wasn't expecting considering the lack of training Eon(a) had but it was fun. Favorite character hands down was Chart. If there isn't more of him in book two I'm calling it. That is all. Enjoy your day folks....more
Alright, let's be honest here, what more can be said about Marchetta's books that haven't been said already? I was a fan of this simply because she toAlright, let's be honest here, what more can be said about Marchetta's books that haven't been said already? I was a fan of this simply because she took a leap (not a dive - or of faith) into my favorite genre. It doesn't start off with the familiar feelings I've gotten accustomed to in her writing but once you start it comes into its self and what a ride it is.
I really can't spoil anything here. All the moments are there of course there are surprises but overall I'm just amazed at how she is able to craft yet another world without it seeming too deliberate or unreal. I appreciate her understanding of "the rules" and she plays the game well.
Highly recommended as usual and look out cause none of her characters are pushovers so I expect bigger and better when the next part comes whenever Marchetta is finished with it :-)...more