Black is back, and he’s not kidding around. Nope. He may bark a lot, but he follows through with real bites.
First whole book to read on my new KindlBlack is back, and he’s not kidding around. Nope. He may bark a lot, but he follows through with real bites.
First whole book to read on my new Kindle and I gobbled it up in a couple of days (hey, the weather's fine, friends are home and I couldn't not go out). I was so into it I literally slept cuddled up with Daemon (you have a dirty mind - I fell asleep as I was swiping away pages, but a girl can insinuate, wishful thinking and all that).
What can I say, I so totally loved it. The book lived up to all expectations and jumped above. As much as I adore the previous instalments (there's little more sexy than the Kat and Daemon snarkytalk that dominated book 1), I couldn't give them the full set of stars because there were always those funny moments that felt just kind of... slightly forced, implausible considering the types of characters and their circumstances. A couple of times I thought something else would have been more ‘to the point’ so to speak, but there are no such harsh implausibilities in Origin which finally gave me the green light on the full constellation.
Getting really down and dirty into the story, don't fret, gals - there's a load of over six feet hotness going on, and our fave crazy couple is mostly sharing the lime light - they aren't separated for all that long. The sweetness/snarkiness/partnership going on between Kat and Daemon is out of this world, literally and metaphorically, and you wouldn’t believe the stuff they’d pull for and on each other. As for Daedalus, well, the things that you'll learn will disgust you (big, tasty brownie points to Miss Armentrout for villainous imaginatively. Yep, I really said that.). I loved the concept of the Origin – it was equal parts creepy and awe-inspiring, and totally not what I expected (spoiler alert, if you think it’s what will call the other Luxen to Earth as I did, I have to pat you too on the back, oh you misguided little thing). There’s a lot of mind-boggling truths and lies flying around at an amazing frequency, but the ass-kicking does not relent to the mind-boggles. The climactic action toward the end will have you singing “Viva, Las Vegas”, or maybe “Burn, baby, burn”.
Disclaimer: laughs, gasps, scoffs and swears are bound to permeate your thoughts and may even be expelled from your lips. It’s quite possible your teeth might fall out under the influence of so, SO many lovey-dovey scenes, even as hot as they are.
And I thought Opal ended on a hell of a cliffy... I mean, WTF, and that's not counting all the conflicting stuff right before the last page. To makes things even more interesting, at the beginning Daemon swears to burn down the world to get Kat back, and he quite managed to do so; at the end of Origin he swears again, and I’m telling you, that boy will end the series with an even bigger bang (can’t quite imagine how, but he will). Oh boy.
Soooooooooo… (big, watery, pleading eyes) when can I get the next one? ...more
I believed the story. It read as a good biography might. I believed the characters. The voice. The notions. I didn't think 'fiction' I believed it.
I believed the story. It read as a good biography might. I believed the characters. The voice. The notions. I didn't think 'fiction' once. I was pulled in and submerged.
All this sounds pompous. Yep, to me, too. But John Green has written an honest story. He works out mortality depths through the 'simple' life of a sick sixteen-year-old girl. He creates love and relationships that are unbelievably non-fictional.
It is a simple YA story that's not simple at all.
I don't think I could write anything that would live up to what I feel reading this book. It made me feel. Made me think. And it made me aware of every breath I took. It makes the reader notice the universe, both on the inside and out.
This reads so much like one of those cheezy, blown-out wall posts Hazel and I both hate, but it's what I truly believe. And while I revel in reading a plot that just makes me live an interesting life, and mostly rate books on how much I'd enjoyed and believed them, I seem to have focused on the meaning behind the plot this time round. On Hazel and Gus and Isaac's thoughts and revelations about life. And I loved that even more.
So I'd say read this book eleven years in the making - however briefly, it will touch you....more
Graphic. Tactile. Honest. Sensual. And very parisienne.
This book swept me back to Paris (where I went) and forward to New York (where I want to go nGraphic. Tactile. Honest. Sensual. And very parisienne.
This book swept me back to Paris (where I went) and forward to New York (where I want to go next), all while making me fall in love with the discovery of self and others and life. It is an incredibly flowing read, written in gorgeous petite bites, easy to follow and even easier to enjoy. And though it tackles the lives of young adults, in its core this book is very adult. A journey and a discovery.
I have to say I liked the whole trilogy, and fans will adore the pop-ins of Etienne, Anna, Cricket, Lola, Meredith. And as much as I loved the spirit and chemistry of the other books, I must note that the story, the world-building and the character arcs of Isla and Josh were the ones best woven. I felt gaps and not-quite-rights in the previous books, but this one seems to have outgrown them. Great work, Stephanie Perkins.
And aside all the serious, the romance was seriously adorable. Their scenes were amazingly sweet in a very artsy, nowhere-near-corny way. And I loved them thoroughly.
So. Read the book. It's is so very, very worth the wait and the love of Miss Perkins' fans....more
!Notice: This is not another teen romance. It's much, much more =)
Really, really loved this one =) It was nothing like what I'd expected it to be, and!Notice: This is not another teen romance. It's much, much more =)
Really, really loved this one =) It was nothing like what I'd expected it to be, and returned my faith in YA books (I was kinda getting sick of them, and wondering if I'd outgrown the genre. Turns out, happilly, I haven't - there just aren't as many good YA books out there as I'd thought). Totally deserves the high ranking.
So I'm going to tell all of you out there who care for good YA - pick this one up, you won't regret it....more