This is the first Dessen book that actually really enjoyed. I have read Just Listen and Lock and Key and while I liked them I thought the plot tendedThis is the first Dessen book that actually really enjoyed. I have read Just Listen and Lock and Key and while I liked them I thought the plot tended to drag a lot. While with Dreamland I found it interesting and entertaining from start to finish.
There is no doubt that Dessen has beautiful prose. Some times a little too wordy for my liking but definitely thoughtful and gorgeous writing.
The characters were well developed and likeable. I even had a bit of a crush on bad boy Rogerson at the beginning until he did the unforgivable. So I liked that you could clearly see what Caitlyn was attracted to Rogerson in the first place.
Overall, this book has definitely encouraged me to read more of Dessen's work. Just a really good read. ...more
Glass Houses was an action pack read. It is about Claire at 16 year old who is attending college in Morganville. Claire lives in the Dorm where she isGlass Houses was an action pack read. It is about Claire at 16 year old who is attending college in Morganville. Claire lives in the Dorm where she is be bullied. Claire seeks out other accomodation off campus and moves into the Glass House with Shane, Eve and Michael. Claire learns that Morganville has a secret that comes out at night time.
This book had lots of twist and turns that made you want to read the book quickly. So much happened in 239 pages. The book also finished on a big cliffhanger leaving me wanting the next one. The characters really look out for each other making you love them. There is a little bit of romance in the book but it does not play a major part at this stage in the series but you can see it will definetly develop as the series goes on.
I recommend this for both adults and young-adults who like action pack vampire books.
Overall a good read and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. ...more
This is the story of Sunny who gets dragged to a goth club with her twin sister Rayne and is bitten by a hot vampire instead of her twin. Sunny has onThis is the story of Sunny who gets dragged to a goth club with her twin sister Rayne and is bitten by a hot vampire instead of her twin. Sunny has one week to somehow get the bite reserved so she doesn't become a vampire and bloodmate to Magnus.
This book was okay. At time I just found it a bit too silly and it didn't really capture my attention. I found myself skimming parts of the book as well. I also felt you did not really get to know the characters. There were some sweet moments between Sunny and Magnus that made me smile however.
I not sure if I would read anymore of this series.
Well that was AWESOME! I am surprised how much I loved it. I did hear from quite a few people that the first book is the weakest but I am not sure whyWell that was AWESOME! I am surprised how much I loved it. I did hear from quite a few people that the first book is the weakest but I am not sure why. I admit the world building and trying to remember who is what is a bit hard at times but other than that it is fantastic. I am so excited for the next book now.
Twinie, I am sorry I finished it so fast. I just got addicted. Thanks for the read along :) ...more
Smart, funny and entertaining read. John Green is a brilliant writer. Loved the characters he created especially Hassan, he made me LMAO. This book toSmart, funny and entertaining read. John Green is a brilliant writer. Loved the characters he created especially Hassan, he made me LMAO. This book took me a little bit longer to get into than Looking for Alaska but once I did it was great. It I can't wait to read the rest of his books!...more
"MS. THOMPSON, it said in heavy block letters, PLEASE KEEP YOUR FELINE OFF MY PROPERTY. IF I SEE IT AGAIN, I WILL EAT IT."
Lately I have been reading"MS. THOMPSON, it said in heavy block letters, PLEASE KEEP YOUR FELINE OFF MY PROPERTY. IF I SEE IT AGAIN, I WILL EAT IT."
Lately I have been reading just pretty much young adult books but I thought I give adult urban fantasy a go and I’m so glad I did. Moon Called was action packed, witty, suspenseful and addictive. When I finished it I wanted to run straight down to the bookstore and get the next one but unfortunately I had spent my weekly book budget.
The plot is fast moving although there is a lot of world building but that is to be expected in the first instalment of a series. I liked the world Briggs has created with werewolves, skin walkers, fae, vampires and magic.
I loved Mercy instantly. She is loyal, stubborn, smart, tough and has a lot of sass. Kind of the gal I wish I was. There is a bit of a love triangle happening even if there isn’t a lot of romance in this book. Adam is delicious, he is the alpha male of the pack, need I say more. While Samuel is Mercy first love and another dominant werewolf. I’m still not sure if I can trust him with Mercy's heart. As you can imagine two stubborn werewolves with there eye on the same mate makes for some funny scenes. They other secondary characters are a interesting and entertaining bunch with Zee, Stefan, Warren, Kyle Jesse and Bran.
Overall, I loved every minute of it and I need the rest of the series NOW!...more
" No good morning?" I asked. "What so fascinating? Cheerleaders practising naked in the parking lot?"
I had high hopes for this book since I love Rach" No good morning?" I asked. "What so fascinating? Cheerleaders practising naked in the parking lot?"
I had high hopes for this book since I love Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series. Thankfully Ill Wind didn't disappoint. It was an action packed, witty and unique read that left me craving more.
Rachel Caine writing is never slow, the action starts from page 1 and doesn't stop. She also knows how to surprise you throwing in plenty of twists and turns that you never see coming. The character are interesting and instantly likeable. Joanne is an awesome character - strong, independent, witty and doesn't take any crap. She is easily going on my favourite female character shelf. And David he is a interesting character that left me wanting to know more. I kind of got a bit of a crush on him after the hot tub scene. I loved the romance in this book too, it wasn't the main focus and also was steamy without being smutty. The only problem I had was I found the weather talk a little bit confusing at first but as the book went on it got easier to understand.
Random Thought for my friends at Bookers: I'm not sure what year this book was published but in the story Joanne buys some velvet purple pants (I kid you not) and every time they mentioned (which was quite a lot) all I could think of was this http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/me... thanks to Kim :)
Overall, I really enjoyed this first instalment and I now off to buy the rest....more
This book is written in diary enteries and it sometimes lacked emotion. It was hard to get a feel of what was goinDiary of a Crush was kind of crappy.
This book is written in diary enteries and it sometimes lacked emotion. It was hard to get a feel of what was going on at the beginning. The first half the writing was really choppy and kind of disconnected but the second half had picked up and had a nice flow and started to get that emotional connection that was missing in the first bit.
Edie, she drove me mad. She kept kissing and crushing after Dylan even when he treated her like dirt. The guy is moody and a douche. In one scene they have a major kiss and then he gets all moody and Edie falls over and he doesn't help her up he just looks at like he is annoyed that she fell over. I like gentlemen and not jerks. The both did improve somewhat at the end. Edie started standing up for herself and Dylan started being less of a jerk. The did however have some hot makeout scenes.
Favourite quote:You want to believe in black and white, good and evil, heroes that are truly heroic, villains that are just plain bad, but I've learneFavourite quote:You want to believe in black and white, good and evil, heroes that are truly heroic, villains that are just plain bad, but I've learned in the past year that things are rarely so simple. The good guys can do some truly awful things, and the bad guys can sometimes surprise the heck out of you.
Hi my name is Nic and I am now a Barrons Fever addict thanks to my booker friends. Yes they were all right when they said this series was action packed, funny, had an interesting fae concept and Barron is delicious even when he is being a jackass. Yes they had to go get me addicted to a series where I only bought the first book and now I have to wait patiently for more Barrons :(...more