“Too bad there’s no popcorn,” Kit said, as blood sprayed the thin tent walls.
One quote that about sums it up. Along with:
“Please. Call an ambulance. I’...more“Too bad there’s no popcorn,” Kit said, as blood sprayed the thin tent walls.
One quote that about sums it up. Along with:
“Please. Call an ambulance. I’m bleeding!” “I know,” Kit said with exaggerated slowness, as though the prowler were feeble. “I stabbed you.”
Yeah, that crazy. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I know it’s going to sound strange form someone who liked Bleeding Violet but Slice of Cherry was honestly too much for me. The beginning was pretty good, but the more I read the more I felt that only a total psychopath would and could like this book.
Bleeding Violet used killing as a tool not as a purpose. Bleeding Violet had a nice and sweet romance. Slice of Cherry had only a lot of blood, murderous siblings and screwed up relationships – all in one package. It felt like emo/sadist ultimate guide on how to be a serial killer. A serial killer that does not only kill paedophiles who deserve it but smashes on the head everyone who just looks at you the wrong way. I strongly discourage reading it outside of your own house – I swear that during reading one of the scenes in public transport I was oh so grateful that I don’t do breakfasts.
What would it take to be at least a little bit bearable? Some plot. Something other than random string of gruesome events. Sure it was very imaginative – letting people travel through teacups, having a crush on the hostage in your cellar (serious Stockholm syndrome alert), getting a fanmail form fans of your dad - the serial killer. Nothing can be as bizarre as thinking that your sister is a mushroom. Honestly – a plot is a requirement - its not optional. (less)
I’ve read Fallen not more than a week ago and I’ve already forgot about a half of the plot along with the character names. Some self-preservation mech...moreI’ve read Fallen not more than a week ago and I’ve already forgot about a half of the plot along with the character names. Some self-preservation mechanism I guess. I’m not saying it’s the worst book that has seen the light of the day, my rating just reflects how enjoyable the reading was for me. Yeah. Not. Enjoyable. At. All.
I can’t give point for characters, plot, narrating, premise, ending. Actually I think I’m not able to find any positives and that’s infuriating, because a medicated girl seeing shadows sent to a reform school (secret code for a mad house) full of challenged teenagers had such a potential! Unfortunately all the possible coolness was buried under unnecessary unrealistically overdone dramatic surrounding consisting of gothic school full of cameras with graveyard for serving detention and a pool inside of an old cathedral. Did I mention that some of the students wore monitoring devices giving shocks?
Ad some clichés, two hot guys fighting over the main heroine, accusing one another of not being good for her (obviously we all knew who was the right for her), half of the school secretly knowing about their timeless incredibly romantic ehm... let’s call it a “relationship” – because some unwritten rule about how many characters at once can hide their supernatural heritage and identity was broken and fate of all the world was depending on romantic affair of two incredibly boring people one of them being a regular stalker Googling a guy she’s just met like crazy.
I’m not trying to be bitter or mean - I do regret those hours of my life spent over this book, but not as much as screwing up my carefully built GR rating average. (It did suffer a major blow because of Fallen)
spoilerish For crying out loud – even an adult can get baptized – wouldn’t that solve all her problems? If you tell me Luce gets baptized first thing after getting off that plane, I’ll go up whole one star! end of spoilerish
Review dedicated to a reading buddy of mine with the best approach to “challenged books” :) I envy you. Now I see I'm not capable of that.(less)
**spoiler alert** Warning: contains major spoilers and serious sarcasm
Although I've finished this book in less than three (school) days in a row, I ha...more**spoiler alert** Warning: contains major spoilers and serious sarcasm
Although I've finished this book in less than three (school) days in a row, I haven't liked it so much as that implies. Maybe I´ve just waited for something that would change my mind. That something hasn't showed up. This book was a big disappointment for me. In the following review I'll try to explain myself, please note that I'm not usually that harsh, I'm just in a mood for being difficult, I guess.
Prologue is always important for me, it sets the entire atmosphere of the book and it lets you know what to expect. I loved the prologue – until I realized it was a dream - and that should have tipped me off to expect melancholic tragedy/happily ever after(?)
It was so full of adjectives, cheesy comparisons, descriptions of someone's eyes and expressions of affection – less is more (so much more in this case) – it made me want to skip whole paragraphs. I'm also super sensitive about repeating words – if I read phrase "my wolf" once again I will throw (whichever) book out of the window.
Plot holes and inconsistencies! Everywhere! ►I don´t know which one of them bothered me the most. Maybe Grace's relationship with her parents. Not only they weren't able to do anything right as parents, they had no problem with living at the edge of a forest although a boy was killed by a wolf recently and their own daughter had been attacked by a pack of wolves and dragged to the forest few years ago?
►First intention of all fantasy+paranormal+romance teenage book is to get rid of the parents of the main protagonist (preferably parents of both of them). Since Harry Potter no one uses that orphan strategy anymore but the substitute strategies should be used carefully. Sam's parents didn't show any signs of violence before his first change yet after that they had no problem with the drastic solution? Grace's parents – new trend of parents neglecting their children. Grace has to cook so they do not suffer from starvation...oh come on, what did they eat while Grace was a little girl not able to hold a saucepan?
►The author in her interview said that she wanted to write books because she wanted to make people cry. I guess that she has reached her goal, the whole thing about star-crossed lovers couldn't have been sadder, more emotional. But you can't just "write emotions" and build the whole world around so carelessly with so much plot holes, it's all just going to crumble on one pile, the emotions will seem shallow and artificial.
►Shy Olivia had no problem with taking close-up pictures of wolves? ►Grace brought wounded boy who had signs of attempted suicide or abuse all over him to the hospital and no one gave a damn when he disappeared? ► She disturbed a whole hunting party because her friend (supposedly) was in the woods yet no one even called to make sure her friend was okay? ►Grace's miraculous recovery from the lycanthropy disease – wasn't it obvious from the beginning? Grace didn't have to think so hard when she really needed to find it out, did she? ►Flatness of Isabelle's character. As much as Grace was white from the beginning, Isabelle and her brother were quite obviously the black part of jin and jang. I would expect something different from a girl who (supposedly) lost her brother. She did show some emotions in the end, but that is not enough. ►Do you want to find out if you can trust someone? Invite them over to your house and make a quiche! How simple. I mean really, was that necessary? ►Grace – she knew Sam about 12 hours and she let him not only sleep in her room, but with her in her bed. Does that seem strange even to me? They just dived into their relationship too quickly and I'm not talking just about that bed thing. ►Sam almost lived with Grace in her house, in her room, he used their bathroom, ate their food... and not even once anybody noticed? ►Beck made it very clear how much he regretted biting Sam, how sorry he was about taking human life away from him. And at the first sign of Beck's betrayal Sam turned his back on him, thinking he would have done it again? ►And please, just tell me where to find group of kids willing to trade their life for a lifetime in a wolf form, in a supermarket? ►Olivia was bitten by a wolf, possibly infected and Grace didn't even try to immediately reach her, help her? Call her? Best friends forever...
I haven't been so torn about rating a book in a long time, I have mixed feelings, there were 1★moments as well as 5★. At the end 2★ are more than generous of me I think, good book shouldn't make me feel so perplexed.
P.S. I´m sorry Kay, I just couldn't...the more I wrote, the more holes I found. Maybe it's just my current mood.(less)