Cassie really was a sweet romance story, as advertised. While I did enjoy reading this book (in about 3 hours), I was a little put off by how easily tCassie really was a sweet romance story, as advertised. While I did enjoy reading this book (in about 3 hours), I was a little put off by how easily the strong-willed characters were changed; Nathanial went from an indifferent drunk in the first few chapters with bad habits, to changing his ways within a day. Cassie was dead set against the marriage both Her mom and Nate's mother were plotting, and was rather immature about it most of the time; then like a coin, she flipped and was all about Nate. The most enjoyable parts of this novel were the times when Cassie and Nate were together; Carre White can write a good kissing scene....more
I'm going to have to apologize in advanced, because I already know that keeping this review to five sentences is going to be very difficult, so I'm noI'm going to have to apologize in advanced, because I already know that keeping this review to five sentences is going to be very difficult, so I'm not even going to try.
The Red Queen started popping up in my newsfeeds and emails a couple months ago, and despite the hype, mentally I was prepared to be disappointed. I was finding it compared to The Selection Series and Graceling, both books (series) I have read, and both of them I started out loving and ended up not very happy with them for different reasons. Also, with big named publishers, books tend to get a lot of hype and advertisement because of who is backing them. What I'm trying to say is, I wasn't buying into the hype. I saw the book on my library's Overdrive Ebooks list and thought it was at least worth a chance.
I.want.to.own.these.books. ...and book 1 is the only one out.
So, I can see the relationship to The Selection and Graceling, and I would add The Hunger Games in the mix too, because of the arrogant turning their noses on those who provide them basically everything. The world building was absolutely excellent! I didn't feel lost or confused about what was going on or why. I also really enjoyed that none of the characters were perfect, every last one of them had their strengths and flaws making the story feel more believable, and is a bit rare in these dystopian type books - usually at least one of the characters is a little extra special. I did find that much of the book was predictable; due to foreshadowing I really wasn't surprised by much of the story at all, but I absolutely LOVED reading it through. If I were to pick a favorite part, I would say it would be the conversations between Mere and Cal and Mere and Maven, the Princes of the kingdom; and how while the book was about the ruling class of super-humans and the normal humans living as a secondary slave class, both sides of the spectrum feel trapped and confined by their lives. It really plays in the whole "grass is not always greener on the other side" concept, although there truly is a lesser more oppressed side.
The biggest downside of this series....now the wait for book 2 has begun!...more
I am loving this cute series that takes me right back to High School - only difference, the Florida beaches. I love the back drop, and the high schoolI am loving this cute series that takes me right back to High School - only difference, the Florida beaches. I love the back drop, and the high school banter, but most of all, Jennifer Echols ability to suck you into characters' lives and make you want to live there has been perfected....more
I really, really enjoyed the story line of this book. Characters got my attention and wanted me to continue to unravel their story. I really think andI really, really enjoyed the story line of this book. Characters got my attention and wanted me to continue to unravel their story. I really think and editor is needed to iron out the kinks though, and that would make this a great read!! (Just my personal suggestion)....more
Five Line Book Review: These Broken Stars was a good adventure of twist and turns, a new planet, and budding love, and I look forward to reading the reFive Line Book Review: These Broken Stars was a good adventure of twist and turns, a new planet, and budding love, and I look forward to reading the remainder of The Starbound Triliogy. At the start of the book I almost felt like I was back on a cruise ship with all the different decks, entertainment options; but I felt the book really took off once Lilac and Tarver landed on the unknown planet. As for the characters, I really enjoyed Lilac and Tarver’s relationship, it was fun at the beginning with each of them trying to display uninterest and disdane, and then growing into fondness with obvious attraction into something more. I did love Lilac and Tarver (who doesn't love star crossed lovers...literally), but I think the best aspects of this book were the world building and the story line/emotional roller coaster that the authors took you on.
Rated: PG Genre: Young Adult Rating: 3.5 Stars - While I did love the world building, the travel time/time between action seemed kind of lengthy...more
I really enjoyed the story progression of Ignite, the new threats and some of the mystery. It was that, and really only that which kept me reading thiI really enjoyed the story progression of Ignite, the new threats and some of the mystery. It was that, and really only that which kept me reading this book. I was over Alexia’s angst and wavering before she even got started. Even when the scene was suppose to be all passionate and wonderful, her internal thoughts drove me absolutely nuts, still yet, I want to see her and Dameon together and a happily ever after. Will that get me to read the 3rd book, I’m not sure. Don’t let me sway you though, it’s my normal to not like a 2nd book in a series, and it is even more normal for me to not like any kind of love triangle (which this one was still trying to grasp at, a bit), and as I said, there is a new threat and a bit of a cliffhanger that will make you wonder what’s going to happen now?...more
I picked up this book because I loved the idea of a paranormal Sherlock Holmes, however it took me quite a while to really get invested in this book,I picked up this book because I loved the idea of a paranormal Sherlock Holmes, however it took me quite a while to really get invested in this book, and I think that was because this felt more like watching a TV series than a movie. As a reader you get a pretty decent idea of the characters and who they were, Jackaby being the easiest since we all know Holmes pretty well, but I didn't really feel like I really knew any of them. Jackaby's character was my favorite because while he did echo all the parts of Sherlock everyone loves, he was very much his own character exibiting a bit more compassion and personably attributes that Holmes lacked. I enjoyed the diversity of characters and the legends/theories/stories presented; they made the discovery of 'who-did-it' more enjoyable, though I had figured it out a bout 3/4ths of the way in. I believe that people who enjoy Sherlock Holmes, and (in my opinion a better comparison than Dr. Who) the TV Series Grimm, this book (series) will have a lot of appeal....more
I’m a fan of paranormal books, although I usually like to know when I’m reading one, The Law of Moses took me by surprise in that area, and between thI’m a fan of paranormal books, although I usually like to know when I’m reading one, The Law of Moses took me by surprise in that area, and between the way that it is lightly paranormal mixed with real life written so well, and the way the relationship between Moses and Georgia unfolded made this book very difficult to put down. At first I thought the book was going to take the well worn story line of bad boy, trouble maker chasing after and ultimately winning over the nice, ‘perfect,’ innocent town girl; so I was happy when the story started down a different road all together and was filled with love, heartache, mystery and suspense. In this story it was Georgia doing all the initiating, making all the first moves and practically throwing herself at Moses, to which he eventually relents. The “bad boy” persona of Moses is all drummed up gossip while he’s truly a stand-up guy who just wants to protect those people he actually cares for, and this makes him all the more appealing. Though, what I absolutely loved were the words forming the sentences making the book; this book was like reading one of the paintings Moses was plastering to the wall – very lyrical and colorful, one of those books that is very easy to picture in your imagination.
Rated: Pg-13; some sensuality a bit of cussing I think…the rest of the book was so entrancing I can’t remember much cussing. Any and all scenes of intimacy are spoken of emotionally rather than descriptions of the act. Genre: New Adult Rating: 5 Stars - Beautifully Written...more