This is a Love or hate read. if you like paranormal romance books etc. there may be a chance of you loving this-but there is also a chance of you not l...moreThis is a Love or hate read. if you like paranormal romance books etc. there may be a chance of you loving this-but there is also a chance of you not love or even like this book. For me, it was quite average, I read it a little after 'Twilight' the movie, first came out and bout it after seeing it since I had already finished all the books in the Twilight Saga. Also, In some magazine, my friend got, it had a small book with chapters 1-3 in it. They seemed readable so I bought it. I liked the Heroine, she was really relatable and just dandy. But Patch...I didn't seem to get the feel of 'badboy' off him. Of course he smokes, drinks etc. but that didn't change my opinion. He seemed to good, even if he was a tad bit unsocial, to be bad. I also didn't feel the 'romance' aspect of the novel either. It was there, don't get me wrong, but it was very limited...I felt as if it was trying to catch on to the teenage angst or something. For me, Becca Fitzpatrick, didn't catch it. So-This is a sorta mixed reviewed book. I say take your chances--Its always in the libary :P since its so popular with young adult readers.Look at it that way--if you like it, buy it and support the author. I bought it, because I thought it would be wortht he buy and i was standing a book shop with money in my hand and nothing else appelled to me. All In ALL! It is an average read-but good for summer days etc. oir if you just need something to read. Average: 3 STARS!!(less)
This was my mom's favorite book- and since i was little she has always preached to me about how much i would love it and why it was brilliant. She lov...moreThis was my mom's favorite book- and since i was little she has always preached to me about how much i would love it and why it was brilliant. She loved it so much that by the time it got into my hands, it was worn and tattered-broken in half and pages taped in and taped back together-which made it a difficult read. I found this to be true-this was my second Kathleen E.Woodiwiss novel-My first being The Flame and the Flower-which i loved, so i decided to tackle this 672 paged book-the largest amount of pages I had read at the time. It did become one of my favorite books. I loved Ruark (the hero) and couldn't understand why he feel in love with Shanna When he could have been with me at the beginning-with her being a spoiled brat only thinking about herself- but he knew she could changed and loved her for her good aspects instead of the bad-I liked how he could forgive so easily even with all the pain she puts him through-but he won't give up. This book to me was written as if it was meant to be formed in Poetry--I love the dialogue ad have doggy eared my favorite pages. I felt myself grow with Shanna-because at the beginning all i could describe her as was, selfish, naive, childish. But she grew-and everyone noticed-including her father who was well aware of her faults and didnt put them aside like Ruark did. Shanna grew to be a woman-mature, grown up and Radiant -having been strong-willed the whole time-nothing much changed there. She became more accepting and loving to Ruark who always deserved her love. The Love scenes are intense-the dialogue beautiful. I will forever love this book. OH! and Goodreads--WHY YOU NO HAVE ThIS COVER!!
Thats my cover--Does anyone else have that version? I think my mom bought in in South Africa when it first came out-It is a first addition. I like this cover a lot-but i do Lover the other covers aswell. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss You Are EPIC! 5 STARS!!(less)
Some reviewers had a problem with Amy Malory, The heroine's, persistence. But frankly, I found it very refreshing! I don't think Warren Anderson, the...moreSome reviewers had a problem with Amy Malory, The heroine's, persistence. But frankly, I found it very refreshing! I don't think Warren Anderson, the hero, would have ever found someone if they hadn't pushed him. Their story is sweet and romantic, with Warren trying to resist Amy. Amy has been in love with Warren since she first saw him. She makes no bones about it and tells him--''I want you, Warren Anderson'' She is bubbly, spirted and funny as well as beautiful. Warren is still his grumpy old self, the same since we saw him in 'Gentle Rogue' which was James Malory's and Georgiana Anderson's tale. We see James and 'George' again, and George is giving birth to their first child. Amy literally fights Warren to be WITH Warren. She uses very amusing tactics, which i mostly laugh out load at. Johanna Lindsey wrote a wonderful story of a resisting man, who has been hurt in the lowest way possible and the woman who could pick him back up again.
Listen to the audiobook then bought the book- i really enjoyed this. Another classic by the Wonderful Johanna Lindsey. I always pictured Carole Lombard...moreListen to the audiobook then bought the book- i really enjoyed this. Another classic by the Wonderful Johanna Lindsey. I always pictured Carole Lombard and Clark Gable as The Hero and Heroine [image error]
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I love Johanna Lindsey--My Mother loves Johanna Lindsey, therefore she loved this book but lost it when she was younger so i hadnt been able to read i...moreI love Johanna Lindsey--My Mother loves Johanna Lindsey, therefore she loved this book but lost it when she was younger so i hadnt been able to read it til now- and with all my moms ravings i thought this might top (which, by the way, i my ultimate effing favourite by Johanna:P) but i came out disappointed- with the ending anyway-- everything else was good--but the ending really peeved me off :/ still can't help but love Johanna Lindsey.(less)
Absolutely beautiful-Emilie Autumn, can protray love, hate, heartbreak, admiration, amusement, in these brilliant poems. reccomended for All Muffins an...moreAbsolutely beautiful-Emilie Autumn, can protray love, hate, heartbreak, admiration, amusement, in these brilliant poems. reccomended for All Muffins and Plague Rats aswell as poetry lovers.(less)
WOW!While Reading the Book I wasn't sure if I like it, but as soon as I got into it I was enamoured, Erin Morgenstern puts so much detail into the cir...moreWOW!While Reading the Book I wasn't sure if I like it, but as soon as I got into it I was enamoured, Erin Morgenstern puts so much detail into the circus that you can see it around, hear and taste it scents and sounds. It’s absolutely magical in that degree. I felt transported to a different time, and quite frequently lost track of the time will reading it. (It also helps her name is my name. which is childish but true.)
The Girl: Celia is sent to her father as a child, after her mother commits suicide. She was born with the ability to perform magic, and is a kind yet mysterious woman. Her Father is sadist and cruel only caring about the competition and not of he's daughter. She and Marco are trained differently. She is taught by example and if she can't do something right her father isn’t accepting of the inability to do a trick-- She actually refuses to ever fall in love, yet she does.
The Boy: Marco, A orphan, is adopted for by Mr.A.H for the main reason of being put into the competition. He is treated with coldness and indifference. Not getting the Love that a young boy craves, rarely being let out of the apartment. He is left to study and learn by himself-keeping notebooks and practising by himself. He is a handsome man with Green-grey eyes. Who instantly falls for Celia.
Main Couple Together : Celia and Marco together are electric. There is always a small flirtation between them from the beginning. When they touch sparks fly. It’s incredibly romantic in there scenes together. They are always together even when they aren’t; their making of the tent is there way of being together and loving one another from a distance.
Favourite Character: Celia, Marco or Poppet. I can’t decide. But I love them all, really. All the characters bring something to the table, which is actually really rare to find In book.
Overview: I Absolutley Loved this book, and could understand the hype of it. Having said that, this book is not for everbody, expecially if you want a quick read,then this isnt the book for you. I Give This a 5/5 because of the way it is Magical Circus-that truly is a dream, the romance between Celia and Marco, Bailey and Poppet. Note: The romance element has been judged harshly by other readers which made me notice that this book also depends on a person view on love-this love is spirtural--which some people would not really get. Thus calling the romance bland-but like i said it is the persons OWN view of Love.
Would I Read another book by this Author?: Hells Yes! If it is as good as this then bring on the next book!
A Song that really suited the story: (in my own cheesy way, Expecially the romance scenes.) Céline Dion-If Walls Could Talk. Within Temptation-Iron In this Moment-Her Kiss Within Temptation-All I Need-- chapter:impace(i thought goes with this part best. Within Temptation - The Last Dance KidneyTheives-Before Im Dead Paramore-Love's no a competition but im winning(less)
"My Week with Marilyn" is gives an interesting and sympathetic view on Marilyn Monroe.
One good thing about "My week with Marilyn" is that it gives MM...more"My Week with Marilyn" is gives an interesting and sympathetic view on Marilyn Monroe.
One good thing about "My week with Marilyn" is that it gives MM fans a rare glimpse and portrayal of Marilyn on a movie set. Marilyn is famous for her late appearances to set and Colin Clark gives context and a young insight into Marilyns work on "The Prince and The Call girl". It was interesting to read about Marilyn's anxiety and nerves on set-the interference of Marilyn's acting coach and the conflicts on set. But other than that-the "Romance" between Marilyn and Colin seems unrealistic. Sort of like a fairy tale adventure of a boy falling in love with an iconic movie star. I don't know if it's the way that it is written or what but I was sort of skeptical about the whole goes on with Marilyn and Colin.
Colin protrays Marilyn as child like-this is popular belief- he does paint a sympathetic and sweet view of Marilyn Monroe-not the icon but the "women child" underneath the sex goddess persona.
Lots of images of the fabulous Marilyn Monroe-Has some infomation on her life, her rise to fame, jobs and marriages. Its a good book to have if your a...moreLots of images of the fabulous Marilyn Monroe-Has some infomation on her life, her rise to fame, jobs and marriages. Its a good book to have if your a fan or admirer of Marilyn. Really cheap as well- I got it for 4euro in Easons.(less)
A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER is my first Kresley Cole book, and definitely not my last.
Emmaline Troy is an Innocent Half Vampire, Half Valkyrie who is sudd...moreA HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER is my first Kresley Cole book, and definitely not my last.
Emmaline Troy is an Innocent Half Vampire, Half Valkyrie who is suddenly made Lachlain MacRieve, a Lykae's fated Mate.
Lachlain MacRieve is the king of all Lykae and he has been tortured for decades by vampires, his clan’s greatest enemy. When he catches the scent of his destined mate, he does everything in his power to be freed from his imprisonment-he breaks the chains that have kept him imprisoned for 150 years and goes after her. However, He does not go away unscathed-He escapes with 150 years of Mental anguish and loses a limb-which with time, will be regenerated. When he finds her,he is disgusted and furious to find out that-the woman, his fated mate, that he had been waiting for, for almost a thousand years is a vampire. Even though Lachlain despises what she is-His instinct-which knows that this is the only woman who would ever make him whole and the only woman who could ever bear his children-has brought them together and that she is his. He has searched for her for years,decades and centuries and now that he has her he plans to keep her.
Emmaline Troy is a timid and shy half vampire that has been sheltered her entire life, She yearns for a place to belong.Though she has lived her very short-in Loren terms-life with a Valkyrie coven-who are her aunts, She doesn't feel she belongs with them, no matter how much she loves them. Emma is half Valkyrie, half vampire-She is very timid,naive and innocent. He takes her by surprise, kidnaps her, after realizing she is his mate-much to his apparent disappointment. He does NOT tell her, she is his mate and convinces her to travel to Scotland with him, where all the real romancing happens. Lachlain is unaware that she is an innocent-a virgin-who hadn't even had her first kiss until she met him.
My Casting choice for Emma.
Emmmaline Troy~Emilie De Ravin
I loved the development of the characters-How Emmaline grows from a timid and shy lass to a Headstrong and bad ass (yet still kinda shy)woman. She becomes self confident, grows stronger and more resilient and more accepting to her vampire-side.It was great to watch her go from Emma The Timid to Emma The King Killer.
Kresley Cole is a fantastic writer. I was drawn into the story from the first sentence, and could barely but it down-reluctant to even eat my food, because I was so enclosed in the world of Lachlain and Emmaline.
“He stalked up behind her to clench her hips, and she stilled. In a breathy voice, she asked, "You're going to make love to me again, aren't you?" In answer,he lifted her onto the counter, tore off her shift, then pressed her naked body back into the blooms.”
Lachlain and Emmaline's relationship begins off rocky, yet it becomes such a strongly bound and loving relationship. I loved the steamy and intense chemistry between Lachlain and Emma. Kresley Cole can't go wrong with a sexy, hot highlander Lykae. I adore how WILD Lachlain is. He doesn't act modern because he isn't--And he acts possessive and wild because he's not human(he is a freaking Lykae-Which I don't think some reviews understand. 5 STARS!! They only made it to an empty hall before he pressed her against the wall, cupped her neck, and demanded once again, “You’ll stay with me?” “Always.”
Playlist: Lacuna Coil-Spellbound Skillet- Monster (w/growl)my link text Skillet - whispers in the dark HIM-wicked game Sia- My Love William Control-Deathclub RED-Forever Red-Let Go
Once again, Mrs.Cole has rocked my world with this heart wrenching and adorable book! I simply loved the pairing of Murdoch and Danii. I read this in O...moreOnce again, Mrs.Cole has rocked my world with this heart wrenching and adorable book! I simply loved the pairing of Murdoch and Danii. I read this in ONE day(ebook). I related with the sense of longing that Danii has through out the book, she is so completely alone even when she wasn't- Mrs.Cole really packs emotion into this, you feel all the sorrow, Danielle's and Murdoch's yerning for one and other. The Emotion as are really REAL.It was almost painful for them(and for me as a reader) not to touch,yet they couldn't because it painful for Danielle, The Ice Maiden. Its not some colored in flowers book. It relateable. It shows what distance does to a couple-how longing and wanting something your know is untouchable can almost break them. Mrs.Cole Ties in all the Wroth brother stories together.This is my first time meeting Conrad...oh, my,god...i think im in love with him-GAH! something about him, he just got under my skin...in a good way. The Girl: Danielle, The Ice Maidin, Danielle, The Ice Queen. I actually loved her, she surprised me because i expected her to be Cold and unyeilding. Yet she wasnt't, she wants Murdoch the moment she lay eyes on him. She snares and crumples the belief she is shy. She isn't. But she is vulnerable, very vulnerable. With the two thousand years of not being touched, not being loved in the way that she should be she is lonely, and resents being an ICERE most of the time. She resents she has to listen to her wanton sister(who i adore)talk and talk about their lovers, while she is unable to even touch another besides from her own kind, who are trying to kill her.
The Boy: Murdoch Wroth, i love you, you unbearabley sexy Vampire. I Have to admit I love him, yet at times, he was a real ass. He says he dosent act this way around other woman. He takes his time in admiting he loves her- not realising that he does. He is sexy possessive!He is one of those guys(Much alike My Beloved Lachlain From 'A Hunger Like No other) who is like 'your mine!no man can have you but me' which i always find hot. He does have his 'Oh my god, Murdoch what are you doing?' moments. But he always makes up from it knowing when he is wrong. I Love his determaination yet still wanted to slap him upside the head a few times :)
The Story: WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME KRELSEY COLE!! If i knew you i'd hug the crap outta you and thank you for haveing such a god damned incrediable mind. I mean, this is soooo good! Im Actually going to by the book- i loved it that much. Krelsey Cole, You must never stop writing these books :) I kept seeing the Icere like this :
Playlist: LIGHTS - Ice Pat Benatar - Fire And Ice Michele de Wilton - Ice Maiden my link text Trading Yesterday - Shattered Within Temptation - Fire And Ice Within Temptation - Frozen Might Edit More in soon.(less)