I blinked, and fall in love with Abandon, the first in this series. Then I promptly ordered the next two books from amazon.
Ahh, I love this series. MegI blinked, and fall in love with Abandon, the first in this series. Then I promptly ordered the next two books from amazon.
Ahh, I love this series. Meg Cabot seems to share the same love for Hades and Persephone as I do. Though this is a modern retelling there was some wonderful links to the myth, with Cabot's own style, with her own take and an intriguing plot line.
Like I said before, I love me some John Hayden. He can drag me to the underworld any day. Is it just me or does he remind anyone else of John Bender(Judd Nelson) in the breakfast club? Not in appearance (I have the perfect image of John in my head, Judd Nelson will be used for some other book) but in the dangerous quality about him. Pierce is as usual her entertaining self, and since I've already read the last book, let me tell you She gets wayyyy better and funnier.
My only problem with "Underworld" is that, I wish we got to see John and Pierce in the underworld much longer than we did. ...more
I read this book, way, WAY, WAY, back in the day! I was like 8?10?11? I sure as hell don't know, but I remember really loving this book. I found it at oI read this book, way, WAY, WAY, back in the day! I was like 8?10?11? I sure as hell don't know, but I remember really loving this book. I found it at our local library, and even at that young age I adored Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice.
'The Secrets Of Love' is a quirky modern take on Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility but with added humor. If you do,indeed, love Jane Austen as much as I do, you should give this book a go. I was rather surprised when I saw this book was not on any Jane Austen related lists, ergo why not alot of people know about it.
Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Anything at all. One. Two. Three. Blink.
I blinked, and quickly became infatuated with Meg Cabot's Abandon. Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Anything at all. One. Two. Three. Blink.
I blinked, and quickly became infatuated with Meg Cabot's Abandon. I had long since stop reading Meg's books as I felt I was too 'old' for them-Which technically, I'm not. As the heroine,Pierce and I share the same age. Anyway, I have been OBSESSED with the Greek Myth of Hades and Persephone. And Have read a few books based on them. So when I saw that Meg had created a 're imaging' of their tale, I was on board.
Though it has taken awhile on my behalf to get around to reading this, I can't say that I regret reading 'Abandon', which I found incredibly entertaining and oddly relatable. I was reminded of how much I LOVED Meg's earlier works, which I had been reading since I was 10 and I couldn't believe I had stopped reading her books for any length of time.
Pierce, I really related to. She was confessed and obviously recovering after all the crap that happened in her life.No wonder, she puts her self in a 'glass coffin'-figuratively. She basically isolates herself from others after her NDE. As a person who has struggled with depression etc. I related to her need for isolation and even her critical/in depth thoughts. She has an ability that-most people-often lack. The ability to care for others more than one's self. This, I feel, Is what attracts John Hayden to her.
''AS I live and breath'' I say while fanning myself with my left hand(fancying myself as one of those southern belles) whilst typing simultaneously. ''JOHN-HAYDEN!''
He is dark, mysterious, quick tempered and dangerous. But underneath it all, he is a battered and bruised soul. I found myself anticipating when he would show up. I was just waiting for him to appear out of no where a lot of the time-I found his character magnetic and I couldn't wait to see him through out the book.
I loved Pierce and John together. The sexual tenison is like in my face :P Loved their relationship and I can't wait to see more.
'Abandon' had some surprising twists to it which had me like:
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I enjoyed Cut by Patricia McCormick, however, I found it much to short and I found I wanted something more dramatic to happen. I did like the comradesI enjoyed Cut by Patricia McCormick, however, I found it much to short and I found I wanted something more dramatic to happen. I did like the comradeship of the girls in 'Sick Minds' and thought this book had an interesting concept that, given the chance, could have evolved into a more full and rounded story. I liked how the characters were written and how with each one of them I saw a potential friend. 3 stars, because It just wasn't long enough and I had hoped for a more dramatic twist as to why Caille(The protagonist) was in 'Sick Minds'.
I don't even know what to say about this book...its gripping and thought provoking. Its unbelievable...to most Hannahs reasons may seem childish at firI don't even know what to say about this book...its gripping and thought provoking. Its unbelievable...to most Hannahs reasons may seem childish at first but as the book goes on you see how everything connects and breaks down.
But...I hated it. I really really hated this book. It's not from the style of writing or plot line or anything. It's because I hated Hannah. She was just...No. I couldn't feel sympathy for her because I thought she was being ridiculous.
I didn't feel as if the author was talking from experience for Hannah's parts. I mean, as a recovering suicidal person, there was bits and pieces that I felt were...just No. Like how Clay was basically saying Hannah wanted all her troubles, or rather this specific trouble towards the end of the book. And that just rubbed me wrong and its so typical of a person (from my experiences) condemning the suicidal or dead person... What I don't think Jay and Clay understood was how for a person that has sunken to such depths sees the world in a completely different way. And this SPECIFIC TROUBLE OR REASON that I was talking about above which is the thirteenth reason SPOILER: Hannah lets herself get raped or consented to her rape. This reason, in my opinion is completely unrealistic As i would like to think that even the most suicidal person in the world would not consent to letting his or herself be sexually abused even though they plan to to kill themselves.
That reason just felt like...lets heap more shit on Hannah. Basically, I thought that part could have been left out as rape had already made an appearance before this one. (No, hannah wasn't raped before hand, if anyone was wondering.)
I'm giving this book two stars, as it was an interesting concept and had much potential but in the end it just fell flat. ...more
Very good book, about two people who try to learn how to handle the world around them-and being forced to take responsibility for things they had notVery good book, about two people who try to learn how to handle the world around them-and being forced to take responsibility for things they had not done. I think this book is pretty realistic-how they are trying to understand themselves as well as the tragedy that has happened to both of them. There romance comes around at the WORST possible moment for both of them-but at the same time the BEST possible time. Their meeting helps the heroine chose(in my opinion) the right side-to tell the truth. The hero learns to LOVE in a romantic sense for the first time. He was basically drifting through life, sleeping with girls he didn't care about and trying to figure life out-when the heroine comes into the picture-he can only see himself being with her.
Its a good story-but i really wished the writer, Jenny Downham had taking us into the court-to see who won the case and how that turned out for both of them....more
11/03/2013: Madison(in my minds eye) Played by Emilie De Ravin:
Simply amazing.Miss Me Not is a heart wrenching, gut ripping read-It had my heart11/03/2013: Madison(in my minds eye) Played by Emilie De Ravin:
Simply amazing.Miss Me Not is a heart wrenching, gut ripping read-It had my heart in tatters then had me begging for more. I was crying by the end-literally sobbing, snot running from my nose kinda sobbing-not a pretty sight but what can you do-and this gut wrenching sobbing BARELY happens to me when reading-the only time I remember crying this hard was when reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Suicide/wanting to die will, not matter what, be a hard subject to write about-aswell as touching. this book is just, amazing. There is no other word for it.
Madison is a shadow-or that's what she considers herself to be. Madison and james,her best friends made a well thought out suicide pact-which is shot to hell when another student, Mitch takes his own life. Beating them to it. This leads Madison-who believes its her fault for her horrid past and her parents not loving her-to reconsider taking her own life. Madison's teacher WhoreCat(Mrs.Jones)makes her go to tutoring-Enter Dean, Sweet, loving and JUST PLAIN PERFECT! This is all I can say about Dean:
He is just perfect and funny and kbfhufbashjgbjashbshbs-Just....Marry me please.
I loved how Madison learned to open up after being shut down for years, her character development is amazing-She is a completely different person by the end. The only thing about Madison that I didn't like is how when she started hanging out with Dean, she forgot all about her 'Suicide Buddy' James. It didn't seem like her to just forget him like that-But in away-if you think about it, she was trying to avoid the person she used to be-and I think that is totally understandable. From The start I kind had the feeling of what was going to happen to James by the end of the book-and I wasn't to surprised though I was really upset.
Madison's mother is an EVIL Pyscho B I T C H- I WANT HER DRAGGED THROUGH THE STREETS, ROCKS THROWN AT HER AND SPAT ON--Or better yet-just hit her with a Bus. She was a mother who should NEVER have been a mother-HOW DEAR SHE? My God-I wanted(and still do) Kill her. Just NO maternal instinct in the least. She did the WORST possible thing to do in the situation Madison when she was 13.
Miss me Not is a book that should not be missed-I bought it on Kindle but now I'm gonna get it in paperback. I will force my friends to read this AMAZING book. Realistic, emotionally gripping and hits home every time.
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I read this book I was 11 years old and i LOVED it. Joan O'Neill put so much detail into the heroine Ellie's clothes and designs. I remember loving theI read this book I was 11 years old and i LOVED it. Joan O'Neill put so much detail into the heroine Ellie's clothes and designs. I remember loving the romance and always re-reading the bits from it. MUST-re read soon.~07/08/12...more
I read this when I was a child and It scared the Sh*t out of me. I couldn't sleep and had to sleep with my mom. Good Job, Terry Deary. I owe most of my cI read this when I was a child and It scared the Sh*t out of me. I couldn't sleep and had to sleep with my mom. Good Job, Terry Deary. I owe most of my childhood horrors to you! Well done!
I still remember the story's--and I believe that this quote is from this one or True Horror stories. " THE BOOTS ARE DANCN' ON THE BELT!" ...more
This book can only be described in one word. 'Beautiful'. The perfect mixture of love and drama. The character's are real and relateable-if sometimes rThis book can only be described in one word. 'Beautiful'. The perfect mixture of love and drama. The character's are real and relateable-if sometimes really naive. The heroine still has an innocent view of the world even through all she has suffered.
Kate is a seventeen year old girl-who is used to being alone and abused-at school and at home. Her only happy memories are to when she was 9 years old. When she was in Kindergarden, she met Henery Jamison. Henery Jamison is the kinda guy who draws people to him naturally-always kind to everyone. As the story progress's love blooms between them.
This is a real tear jerker! Go read...NOW!
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Despite the title and the mesmerizing cover, Alice in Zombieland really has nothing much to do with Alice in Wonderland. ThereOFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!
Despite the title and the mesmerizing cover, Alice in Zombieland really has nothing much to do with Alice in Wonderland. There are a few references here and there but It stands on its own, making it a unique story. Gena Showalter puts her own twist on zombies and delivers something a little different to what most of us have come across before. Alice in Zombieland is a fun filled adrenaline ride, full of thrilling, engaging and explosive scenes While I was a tad bit disappointed that there wasn't alot of Alice in Wonderlandish stuff going on, I ended up loving the whole book. Ali's crazy dad, her adorable little sister, and her loving mother are all taken away from her in an instant where she learns that her father’s frantic whispers of monsters are closer to reality than she first suspected, her life is turned upside down. Losing everyone she ever cared about, Alice is put into the care of her Maternal Grandparents leaving all she had ever know behind her.
Enter Cole Holland.
I knew he was strong, determined, protective, and that he cared about his friends more than he cared about himself. He obeyed no rules but his own. In the Wild West days, he would have been an outlaw.
Cole is the leader of the zombie slayers, a total badass, and extremely irritating/intensely attractive to Alice--No seriously, The moment their eyes meet, a steamy vision takes over them, where they can touch and taste one another.
Though Cole is a bit of asshole, he grows as a character, subtly changing his ways for Alice.He proves his worth a million times over when he kills zombies, protects Alice, and puts up with her stubborn streaks along with her seemingly constant questioning. ( Which HE FINDS ADORABLE!! *FANGIRL SCREAM*)
Ali is not your typical sit-back-and-take-it heroine she is head to head with Cole, not taking his shit no matter how intimidating and super smexy he may be.I LOVED how protective he was of Ali! You could see how much he didn't want her hurt, how much he wanted to protect her. Another thing I love about Cole/Alice is that it isn't Insta-Love, their relationship is built up on trust and actually getting to know each other.
With reference to Alice in Wonderland, I surmise that Cole is the mad hatter--As he wears 'caps' often. That's only a guess, but I like it.
The 'Zombies' exist only in the spirit realm, they cannot be seen or touched by just anyone, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do real harm. In order to fight them, Cole and the gang have to separate their spirits from their bodies, and it’s the first thing Ali had to learn as well.
All in all, I really enjoyed Alice in Zombieland and look forward to reading the sequels.
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I remember reading this in 4th class or 5th, and I remember adoring it. Everyone in the class loved it. We all wanted to know if Karl and Judy would eI remember reading this in 4th class or 5th, and I remember adoring it. Everyone in the class loved it. We all wanted to know if Karl and Judy would evr fall in love and kiss. As a 10-11 year old girl in class room full of girls, romance does seem to over shadow the war, yet its always there above the horizon and we were all aware and waiting for the bombs. I remember the teacher giving this to me, and the classmates started reading it to one another one by one. We all had a Page each or paragraph if it suited the teacher. From the beginning of the book i was caught! The Homework was to go home and read the next chapter. I read all the way to the middle of the book, and forced myself to stop. I adored it. Even in class when I would speed ahead of everyone else being a chapter or so ahead of them, I reached the ending before they did. EVERYONE was gobbed smacked. We all just sat there in silence until finally the teacher asked us what we thought. Everyone thought it was brilliant. Just recently i was talking to my friend who was in the other class and had to read it as well,and how unfair it was that they got to read more books then we did. She mentioned Far away home. We went off to talk about how good it was and how much we loved the characters. We went as far as to ask some of the other girls who read the book with us what did they thinik, surprisingly they all remembered it, all sung its praises saying how fantastic it was and how they wished it was longer.
soooooo, Yup....Go read this like now. No matter what age!! The characters were so indepth and it was just amazing. It blew my 10 year old mind. Since i loved the history behind WW2, i really knew what was happening, but not the whole story. Not about what happened at the camps or how jews were treated. It left a lasting impacted on all the girls and I....more