I loved it. Everything I had been speculating is as I thought. I tore through this book in once sitting, that's how good it was! It was also kinda coo...moreI loved it. Everything I had been speculating is as I thought. I tore through this book in once sitting, that's how good it was! It was also kinda cool reading the mini past affairs that Georgina has had with these particular men at different times in her existence again. I do have my theories on those but I will wait til the next, and last :( book to see if they are as I suspect. (less)
I may be overreacting, but I'm almost positive it may kill me to wait for the next book. I loved it and I can't wait to discover everything about Tess...moreI may be overreacting, but I'm almost positive it may kill me to wait for the next book. I loved it and I can't wait to discover everything about Tessa and all the secrets about Will. And dear God, I hope something is done for darling Jem!(less)
**spoiler alert** My heart does not feel heavy after reading this book. Where in The Forest of Hands & Teeth left me heart-broken over the loss of...more**spoiler alert** My heart does not feel heavy after reading this book. Where in The Forest of Hands & Teeth left me heart-broken over the loss of everyone Mary loved, especially Travis, The Dead-Tossed Waves left me with the spark of hope. Hope that this world we've come to be so emotionally involved in will somehow survive and become more than what is. That maybe someday it can get back to what it was before the outbreak. It leaves me with hope that Gabry & Elias will find each other again someday and get to live their lives together and in love, and have a family. That Gabry will find Annah. That maybe Catcher will find a purpose for what he's become. And that Mary & Harry can finally live peacefully. (less)
Since I haven’t done an actual review for What Happened to Goodbye (and at this rate, I’ll probably never get to it), I wanted to at least showcase the boy. :) Jeans, faded flannel or plaid shirts, beat-up Adidas, dark wavy hair that he keeps tucked away under a knit cap, and bright blue eyes...ladies and gentlemen, that’s our Dave Wade. Dave seems to have a lot of the better traits of other Dessen boys all mixed into him. He’s smart. I mean, like, total genius, as were Jason (The Truth About Forever) and Gervais (Lock and Key), who we actually see and/or hear about in this book. His humor is engaging, like Dexter (This Lullaby), but Dave’s is a more dry, deadpan kind. He’s really nice and welcoming to everyone from the start, like Nate (Lock and Key), but even being so, he’s still a little bit on the sweet-but-awkward side, like Norman (Keeping the Moon). He has the same amazing listening and understanding qualities as Wes (The Truth About Forever), Eli (Along for the Ride) and Owen (Just Listen). Yet, even with all these similiarties, he still stands out as his own person. He's still different from the rest. Still a great guy. How does Sarah Dessen do this?!
There isn’t much mystery to Dave’s story. He’s pretty upfront about his life. The reason for this is that he hasn’t really led a very exciting life. In fact, it’s been very...vanilla. He went to a school for gifted kids, during the summers went to Brain Camp, spent his free time with his parents (geniuses themselves; both are scientists). He had but one friend! Sad face. So he wakes up one day, and as fate would have it, decides it’s time for a change when he sees a “Help Wanted” sign and applies for work at local smoothie shop. He also then decides to transfer to public school, where he knows just his one friend. And by the time our protagonist, Mclean, comes into his life, he’s been arrested for underage drinking...but just the one time, he’s not a delinquent or anything. He’s still paying for that mistake when we meet him.
Although he may not be as swoon worthy as other Dessen boys, Dave Wade is not to be out done. He creates one of the most romantic gestures for Mclean. I thought it was up to par with Wes and Macy’s big moment in the end of The Truth About Forever. Loved the little people, but "Stay"?! That was swoon-worthy!! There’s no way I could not spotlight him. Another Dessen boy steals my heart. :)
Oh! Side note...I totally crushed on Mclean's dad, Gus!! Am I alone here?! LOL(less)
To me, Ink Exchange is a story about 3 people trying to find themselves and happiness in the situations they are in. Leslie is dealing with a broken home and a family who doesn’t keep her safe. In fact, her own brother puts her in the most vile situation, all for drugs. Niall has been trying to find redemption ever since leaving the Dark Court for things that were happening to mortals that he didn’t know about. He thinks himself dangerous and not good enough for Leslie. Irial is trying to find a way to maintain his court’s strength. He thinks he finds the perfect solution with Leslie, but he doesn’t anticipate what she’ll do to him. These three are in a complicated “relationship” because they all care for each other and this book’s ending doesn’t resolve it. It does leave all them in a new place in their lives though. Some happier than others.
I love Melissa Marr’s writing. It’s so poetic! This is probably my favorite book in the series so far. I really can’t wait for Darkest Mercy.(less)