I am really torn on this one! I just cant seem to decide if its a winner or not so I am going to break it down and give you the things I liked and the...moreI am really torn on this one! I just cant seem to decide if its a winner or not so I am going to break it down and give you the things I liked and the things I loathed about this book.
I liked the mythology of the book. There is a complex world that blends with the human world that is full of supernatural beings. I did not like that the folklore wasn't well fleshed out. There is one point where all of a sudden there are a whole bunch of new creatures literally coming out of the woodwork, with no explanation as to why or how they exist. We learn what is supposed to happen at this sacred wolf union of two packs, but we never really know much more than that. The author leaves a lot up to the imagination, yet I found myself not caring enough to imagine anything at all.
I disliked Shay, the main male character in the book. Calla is supposed to be joined with Ren, another alpha wolf from a rival pack. Ren is charming, sexy, and exciting to get to know, I really enjoyed his character. Shay on the other hand is something totally different, I can't say much more without giving a lot away. Shay falls for Calla also and visa versa, but I never find myself rooting for Shay. I believe I would have enjoyed this book a whole lot more if his character was more like Ren. Shay always strikes me as the "other guy" so it is strange to have him as the lead male in the book.
I hear the next book out will be a prequel. I find this really strange! The book starts out in a reasonable place and I don't really care what happened before Nightshade starts. I would much rather find out what happens after it ends. Overall I wouldn't bump this one too high to the TBR list.(less)
This book is exactly what you would expect it to be, a tale of Beauty and the Beast. There were some sections of the book that had me seeing scenes fr...moreThis book is exactly what you would expect it to be, a tale of Beauty and the Beast. There were some sections of the book that had me seeing scenes from the disney movie even! Modernized to spark interest, Beastly could have used a bit more grit to bring it even more up to date. As it stands this adaptation of the story was funny and charming at times. I particularly liked the chatroom support group that the beast joins. It is full of other former people, under dark spells cast by various witches. I am also looking forward to the film, and plan to head to the theaters to see it. (less)
A really interesting and unique concept for a book! I was really excited to read this book, simply because I haven't read anything like it before. The...moreA really interesting and unique concept for a book! I was really excited to read this book, simply because I haven't read anything like it before. The book started out slow and I ended up taking quite a long time to read it. I put it down a few times to read other books, but always came back wanting to know what would happen.
The story is quite superficial at times, but surprised me on a few occasions with a bit of depth. I would have liked the ending to be more developed. I kind of felt like a lot of effort was put into the individual stories and then the resolution was only a few pages long and left me unsatisfied.
Overall I really liked the idea behind the book, but the execution could have used a bit of work. Fans of Gossip Girl, or Pretty Little Liars would probably like this book. (less)
What an absolutely excellent book! Fat Vampire is chocked full of metaphors on teenage life in general, making it a step deeper than the average super...moreWhat an absolutely excellent book! Fat Vampire is chocked full of metaphors on teenage life in general, making it a step deeper than the average supernatural teen read. A refreshing change of pace, I can imagine both male and female teens to really enjoy this book. It is relatable in a way that doesn't sock you in the face. A sense of humor is valuable while reading this book as a lot of the jokes can be quite dry at times. I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I particularly love when the fat vampire takes his very first date ever to a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing. Read this book, and then urge your friends to read it as well!(less)
Joanne Kennedy delivers the perfect recipe for romance in One Fine Cowboy. We have a man and a woman absolutely butting heads at every turn, creating...moreJoanne Kennedy delivers the perfect recipe for romance in One Fine Cowboy. We have a man and a woman absolutely butting heads at every turn, creating all sorts of tension. We also have unforeseen circumstances forcing these two people to be stuck together in the short term and having to find a way to get a long. The hand they have been dealt pushes these two opposites to understand each other. What happens when they start letting their guards down and start letting each other in, is a whole lot of romance! Cowboys are usually sexy, making a great leading man for a romance novel. Kennedy writes an engaging story that will pull you in from the start. She writes characters with depth and brimming with emotion, an excellent quality in a romance novel. This one is not to be missed.(less)
This little ebook was every bit as exciting as the first book in the series The Iron King. We get a lot more insight into the Ash and Meghan relations...moreThis little ebook was every bit as exciting as the first book in the series The Iron King. We get a lot more insight into the Ash and Meghan relationship, their dynamic really evolves in this novella. I am assuming that the story will pick up in The Iron Daughter where this book left off, so if you don't read this book you won't be lost at all, but you will have missed out a great deal on the evolving relationship between Ash and Meghan. Its free, download it and enjoy!(less)