This book was a lot better than Christ the Lord. It was still christian fiction and was very historical but there was some supernatural mixed in as weThis book was a lot better than Christ the Lord. It was still christian fiction and was very historical but there was some supernatural mixed in as well, which made me happy. Their was a plot (yea!) and the lead character was relatable. I didn't really begin to enjoy the story until the Angel moved the main character back in time to answer the prayers of a family of medival jews. That part was interesting to me, the rest of was ok. Still not as good as her Vampire series but it's getting better. Will probably read the next one to see if this new series gets better or worse....more
**spoiler alert** Young Adult books are either hit or miss for me, I either really hate them or love them. I've been avoiding reading this series beca**spoiler alert** Young Adult books are either hit or miss for me, I either really hate them or love them. I've been avoiding reading this series because the description on the back reminded me too much of P.C. Cast's young adult series and I don't really for it. However, I loved this book once I gave it a chance! This could of easily been a really bad book, but the characters were awesome. I hate young adult books where the characters are naive and simple. They're called young ADULT books not young CHILD books, young adults cuss and think about sex and have real emotions. I loved the main characters in this book because not only were they believable, they were people that I would want to get to know in real life. So I definately give this book 5 stars and will definately look forward to starting the next book in this series! ...more
Alright Anne, seriously...I understand that you found Jesus. I'm cool with that, Jesus is my home-boy too, but omg...
This book bored the shit out of mAlright Anne, seriously...I understand that you found Jesus. I'm cool with that, Jesus is my home-boy too, but omg...
This book bored the shit out of me, what the hell happened to you?? I like historical fiction, I can deal with being really into the time and events that this book took place in. I LOVED the Red Tent, so it's not that. Read The Red Tent, you will like it. Take notes, pointers, anything...
I didn't like the main character...I understand that he's confused about his origins and that everyone is keeping his birth a secret from him to protect him but the entire book?? Really?? I listened to this on audiobook and he was the same person for 7 out of the 8 discs. No change, no excitement, no enjoyable storyline. Disc 1 = I'm confused, Disc 2 = I'm confused but mom and dad are not helping me, Disc 3 = Mom and Dad know something but they're not telling me, Disc 4 = Why are mom and dad not telling me, etc; Disc 8 = I found out and now I"m really overwhelmed and awed by it. The very end of the book something exciting happens and you end the book on it...The story should have been condensed to the first 100 pages of some other book that explains what he plans on doing with this supernatural powers now that he knows he's the son of god. I really didn't need to listen to 8 discs worth of him trying to find out who he was. He's the son of god, not the son of the village idiot. I can't believe it took him 8 discs to figure this out and he couldn't even figure it out on his own, his mother had to tell him...Jesus did not grasp context clues? I can make clay sparrows come to life, I'm the only one who can do this, hmmm.....I brought someone back from the dead, now who's the only other person who can do that...I don't know...I'm so confused maybe mom will give me hint...Hey Mary, can I buy a vowell or something I'm lost on this one!!
Where the hell did Lestat go??? You can be a Christian and still write vampire novels, just don't turn into Stephanie Meyer...If you make Lestat sparkle I will disown you completely...
OK, so that's my rant. I'll probably read the next one too because I'm sentimental and need closure, but I'll probably gripe about that one too...
Read Lamb by Christopher Moore, that one was hysterical!...more
Very glad I waited to read this book. My husband and best friend read this book when it first came out and when they finished they were in agony becauVery glad I waited to read this book. My husband and best friend read this book when it first came out and when they finished they were in agony because of the cliffhanger at the end. So I decided to wait until the 2nd book came out before I started the series. I thought this book was very well written, very detailed. Ironically for 660 pages, not a lot happened timeline wise. This novel introduced the main character, his background and the beginning of his adventures. A lesser writer could've condensed this down to 100 pages but it would not of been as good. I enjoyed every page, but I'm not "dying" for my husband to finish reading book 2 so I can start it. Both books are very long and they are very detailed, you have to pay attention to the book while you're reading it, if that makes any sense, because you will miss clues.
The only thing I can criticize is the Dragon bit at the end felt very rushed. I think he could of filled that part out a bit more, because if you're already on page 600-something, another 20 pages to explain a crucial part of the story is not going to make that bit of a difference. Maybe it was an editing thing by the publishing company who knows... At any rate, I liked it very much even though it was very long. I think I might stick to comic books for awhile til my attention span recovers......more
To me, reading a Sarah Addison Allen novel is like warming myself up in a comfy throw in front of a fireplace in my favorite chair. With a latte in onTo me, reading a Sarah Addison Allen novel is like warming myself up in a comfy throw in front of a fireplace in my favorite chair. With a latte in one hand and a cat on my lap, I am in heaven! If I could give her novels 6 stars, I would!
This novel was about a teenager who looses her mother in a car accident and moves to a small town to meet her grandfather for the first time. She discovers a town that is enchanting and whimsical and learns that the mother she had known was redeeming herself for living a selfish childhood. Her next door neighbor has lost her father and has inherited his BBQ restaurant that is heavily indebt. For the last 2 years she has been managing the restaurant inorder to sell it and move back to her happier life in Baltimore. She is anxious to forget the past but living in her hometown again reminds her everyday of the sullen and angry teenager she was and of all the things she has lost.
Both of these characters were endearing and beautifully written. All of Sarah's characters have a touch of magic to them, for instance the grandfather is really a giant who is 8 feet tall and the next door neighbor has the ability to bake emotion into her cakes. Other townsfolk have other magical abilities, but I won't spoil them for you. Her novels read like an adult fairy tale, the story is not ABOUT the magic but has magical qualities, like sprinkles on a cupcake.
I read this novel in less than 24 hours and I can't wait to pick up her next book!...more
I love Adriana Trigiani and all her novels. Her words are very poignant and her stories are filled with personal growth and family. This was the lastI love Adriana Trigiani and all her novels. Her words are very poignant and her stories are filled with personal growth and family. This was the last of the Big Stone Gap series and it was sad to see it end!...more
Suspend your disbelief a lot and you will enjoy this book! I love MaryJanice Davidson, she's silly snarky and funny. However, she doesn't make a verySuspend your disbelief a lot and you will enjoy this book! I love MaryJanice Davidson, she's silly snarky and funny. However, she doesn't make a very good psychiatrist. I think her descriptions of people with certain disorders are a bit off, like Aspergers. However, if you over look all that and just go with it, it's an enjoyable read. ...more
I liked this book a lot even though there were points in the plot that were a little over the top and not realistic.
The only problem I had was the deI liked this book a lot even though there were points in the plot that were a little over the top and not realistic.
The only problem I had was the description of Jemima as an ugly duckling. The author states that she was Morbidly Obese at 5'7'' and 217 lbs. She couldn't fit into chairs and doorways. This is not accurate. I'm 5'8'', 200lbs (size 16) and I'm curvy. I'm not morbidly obese and I fit into chairs and doorways just fine. I can relate to not finding clothes in my size that I like and look good on me. I'm in that weird middle ground where I'm too big for regular clothes at the mall and not big enough for the clothes at Lane Bryant. Jemima is very similar to my weight and height I'm not a huge fat cow like she describes Jemima. I had NO problem loosing my virginity and boyfriends were not hard to come by.
I think the author should've done a bit more research on obesity. At least talked to someone who was morbidly obese because the numbers in this book were completely off. I'll give her some slack because this book is almost 15 years old and set in London so maybe the attitudes towards obesity were different, but in America being 217lb in 2015 is nothing to be ashamed of and is not the end of the world. ...more