This story was cute and predictable which is to be expected. A nice light read that will get you cheering the romance all the way. Pretty forgettable,This story was cute and predictable which is to be expected. A nice light read that will get you cheering the romance all the way. Pretty forgettable, but overall a refreshing retelling.
I must say, I rushed like a tornado through this book to get to the end, and will most likely re-read it to pick up what I missed. This was a thrillinI must say, I rushed like a tornado through this book to get to the end, and will most likely re-read it to pick up what I missed. This was a thrilling conclusion to an exciting series. These books are good if you are trying to pass the time with some kick-butt thrills. However the writing style isn't fantastic, and this one felt particularly rushed as it had many spelling and gramatical errors. The characters were also fairly dramatic and would have detailed, repetitive conversations about their feelings during epic battles. It felt that the author was trying to jam anything she could possibly think up in the plot. The plot was complex though (if mildly predictable) and had many mentions to the previous books, so you might want to read them again. I have to say the end satisfied, and the series is good if your expectations aren't too high. If you are already into the trilogy, this one won't disappoint. ...more
This book was absolutely amazing. It was thrilling, entertaining, funny, and smart. I'll bet you'll learn a thing or two about Greek mythology. I coulThis book was absolutely amazing. It was thrilling, entertaining, funny, and smart. I'll bet you'll learn a thing or two about Greek mythology. I couldn't put it down. The best book in the series, and the series is perfect for anyone.
Yes, this book is very Twilight-esque. Patch and Nora are even biology partners. My teenage girl self loved this book. The more logical part didn't liYes, this book is very Twilight-esque. Patch and Nora are even biology partners. My teenage girl self loved this book. The more logical part didn't like it. For one, some parts just seemed completely unrealistic. Like when Vee calls in a bomb threat? I don't know about that. Two years ago there was a bomb threat at my school, and everybody was freaking out, with police cars and everything. The day the bomb was supposed to go off, some parents even kept their kids home. Obviously, nothing happened, but the on-campus pay phones were disconnected as a result. Other things were just too coincedental and were obvious plot devices. I loved the characters, but didn't believe in the romance between Nora and Patch. For her it was just lust, and other than that, no real romance. I also think Fitzpatrick got to the supernatural stuff a little to late in the book. Fitzpatrick was also given the chance to make some kick-butt scenes, but seemed to shy away from the hard fantasy-battle stuff. Yes, it was very entertaining, but that's all it was. It does have potential, though. ...more
Everyone had read this book but me, so I needed to give it a try.
This book is about Grace, who was attacked by wolves when she was 11 years old. EverEveryone had read this book but me, so I needed to give it a try.
This book is about Grace, who was attacked by wolves when she was 11 years old. Ever since then she has been obsessed with the wolves that live in the woods behind her house- especially her yellow-eyed wolf- the one that saved her all those years ago. Every summer her yellow-eyed wolf becomes a yellow-eyed boy named Sam, but his time as a human is being numbered. Now that Sam and Grace have met and confronted their feelings, nothing will keep them apart.
I didn't love this book, but I definitely liked it. My first impression of this was that it was Twilight for Jacob fans, but that's not exactly true. The only thing that made me think of Twilight was the whole "sleeping together without actually sleeping together" thing. If my mother read this book, she would be checking my room 10 times a night, making sure I wasn't getting cozy with some strange-eyed boy. The writing was much better than Twilight however, and Grace was a much better heroine. Enough of the comparisons though.
Books like Shiver get my hopes up. I mean, boys like Sam don't exist. And if they do exist, they are gay. Sam likes cooking, poetry, writing sentimental love songs, taking girls on dates to candy shops and book stores.....
Grace is cool. Even though her parents need a stern talking to. Jeez, they might be a plot device, but they are a plot device that needs parenting classes. I liked Isabel though. I can't wait to see more of her and read more about her "perfect ringlets". Trust me, if you read this book, you are never are lacking in detail. Every thing is described very well. Some would even say beautifully.
Overall, a good YA fantasy book. While I won't rant and rave about it, it didn't make me run for the hills.
Oh, and the cover is very good. I didn't even see the wolf on there until I had the book in my hands. And the drop of blood is a very nice touch.
This was a great, entertaining first novel in what is sure to be an enthralling series for teens. This book is made for teenage girls, obviously, butThis was a great, entertaining first novel in what is sure to be an enthralling series for teens. This book is made for teenage girls, obviously, but any teenage girl will find something to enjoy in it. There is fashion, cliques, good vs. evil, vampires, mystery, a tad of romance, history, and chills all around. There is plenty of brand dropping, which is the part of the novel I liked the least, but the vampire lore was some of the best I read. There was plenty of surprises, I kept changing who I thought the bad guy was, so I doubt you will get bored. Anyway, there is great groundwork for even better books in the series. ...more
It had potential but fell utterly flat. The series started out okay, with a flawed heroine that we felt would progress, and an interesting take on vamIt had potential but fell utterly flat. The series started out okay, with a flawed heroine that we felt would progress, and an interesting take on vampyrism. But as the series went on, the books got worse and worse, as you can see because after the third book, they no longer put critic's praise on the cover. Zoey our "heroine" became more and more self-absorbed and slutty. I don't see why she is so darn special, she isn't exactly a nice person. For one, she is kinda slutty, no matter how much she denies it. Having four love interests at the same time, and telling all of them that she loves them just isn't cool. She never learns and just makes the same mistakes over and over. And she brings up her attractions all the time, even when she is in peril. She would be lying there dying and still think "god, he is so hot, but don't tell my other boyfriends I said that". She brags about her powers, which I think are pretty underserved, and is completely shallow. She is immature, as are the other characters and are completely inappropriate. If there is a big bad vampyre coming after you don't you think you should be focused on that, instead of joking around and getting caught up in your own personal drama? Also, about 90 percent of the novel is dialogue, most of it not even relevant, just your average teen banter. The other 5 percent was reserved for Zoey fretting about her problems, without doing anything to solve them. The authors also tried waaayyy to hard to make this story relatable to the modern teen, by putting in so many pop-culture references (Zac Efron, I Am Legend, Project Runway, etc.) that it isn't in the least bit timeless, and will be out of date in the next ten years. The authors must have been held at gun point to put "brown pop" on every page, because I don't know any people in their right mind that would talk about that much otherwise. The time frame was small, probably a couple days, and I just wish it would get on with it. The plot went absolutely nowhere, just added more drama to Zoey's life without any resolution. The authors at this point are just trying to get money, and it is painfully obvious. They even went as far as to issue this one in hardcover, which in my opinion, isn't worthy of it. However, I did get caught up in it, and read it in a matter of a couple of hours, and have a new favorite (Stark). The original concept was good, but the authors got led astray. If you read the rest of the series, read it, but if you haven't started the series yet, don't invest your time in a series that isn't worth it. ...more
The movie was so much better. Compared to the movie (and I usually hate movie adaptions), this novel was dull. The romance between Tristran and YvaineThe movie was so much better. Compared to the movie (and I usually hate movie adaptions), this novel was dull. The romance between Tristran and Yvaine was practically nonexistant, there was absolutey no climax, the witch wasn't even evil, the lords were killed off right away, and all the adventures were dull and the ending was weak. It was just BLAH. I have so much respect for the creators of the movie, because they had so little to work with. Oh, and what was with the sex scene? Completely unnecessary. ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book even more than the first. The narrator is kick-ass, but still manages to progress throughout the book. This time aroundI thoroughly enjoyed this book even more than the first. The narrator is kick-ass, but still manages to progress throughout the book. This time around, she really learns from her mistakes and is wiser than in the first one. Even though I didn't think much was going on plot wise in the first half of the book, I thought the ending was surprising. I was also grateful for the change of scenery. My only problem with this book is Lissa. I still don't see why Rose wants to protect her so much....she doesn't seem that great to me. In fact, Lissa was barely present in this one, which was both good and bad. It was good because I dislike Lissa, but bad because if she keeps making such sparse appearances, I will never learn to like her. It was better than the first, but needs a little bit more work to make it fantastic. ...more
This book was very dry. It never caught my attention, and I finished it just to finish it. The characters were completely 2-dimensional, and acted morThis book was very dry. It never caught my attention, and I finished it just to finish it. The characters were completely 2-dimensional, and acted more like pawns than actual people. The writing wasn't very descriptive, and I often didn't know what was happening. The writing itself lacked humor and actual creativity. The story was okay, but it was rushed through. I wouldn't recommend this unless you are really into fantasy. I don't remember a single thing about this collection except that there was a lot of snow. ...more
I really do enjoy this series. The plot is really good and intricate, with surprises on every page. The vampire lore is also very interesting and origI really do enjoy this series. The plot is really good and intricate, with surprises on every page. The vampire lore is also very interesting and original. The writing isn't the best though, and I'm not a fan of all the fashion brands mentioned everywhere. I'm not invested in the characters, and couldn't care less what happens to them. I am interested in the plot though, and will continue to read the series to see where it goes. ...more