I fell in love with this book as soon as I laid eyes on it.
I'm 22 now, but I picked up this book when I was 12.
And love at first, grew into somethingI fell in love with this book as soon as I laid eyes on it.
I'm 22 now, but I picked up this book when I was 12.
And love at first, grew into something more deeper. Everytime I turned the page, I was entering another dimension where I didn't want to get out. This book was a definite pageturner. I was in awe by the magnificent way J.K Rowling wrote this book. I was secretly wishing I was studying in Hogwarts too! It was silly, but I was simply enraptured by Harry Potter.
So maybe twilight really is a young teen's book? And maybe Stephenie Meyer's writing really isn't compelling. Her writing is too easy to comprehend. HSo maybe twilight really is a young teen's book? And maybe Stephenie Meyer's writing really isn't compelling. Her writing is too easy to comprehend. Hell, this book wouldn't really happen in real life. And I don't think a person as clumsy as Bella could actually exist!
But still I found this book a pageturner. I loved the plot.
Sorry people, but blame it to the hopeless romantic in me. :)...more
First and foremost, I would like to applaud Audrey Niffenegger, for the beautiful writing of The Time Traveler's Wife. The writing is implicitly exquiFirst and foremost, I would like to applaud Audrey Niffenegger, for the beautiful writing of The Time Traveler's Wife. The writing is implicitly exquisite, and the plot is absolutely unique.
I bet everybody knows Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire's love story and the miseries they share, since Henry clearly can't stay in one place in one time.
However, despite all these praises, this book just wasn't enough for me.
(1)The plot was interesting, but still I was bored, that it took me seven days to finish it. And when I say seven days, that is absolutely slow for me, since I am a voracious reader.
(2)There were some parts of the book that disturbed me. One example is when 35 year old Henry visited 13 year old Clare and noticed her
"breasts and legs and hips, all newly minted."
(3)The mention of cunt and cock, felt pornographic for me, this made me uncomfortable. It's not that I'm a prig, but the aforementioned words seemed inappropriate in this book, since Henry and Clare's love story was decent.
(4)I also appreciate Audrey Niffenegger's desire to sound really smart, using: monoaminergic antagonist blah blah. That does sound smart, however, I caught one detail wrong. The book says that agranulocytosis is the destruction of the body's ability to make white blood cells. granular white blood cells - neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils agranular white blood cells - lymphocytes and monocytes <-cytosis> - increased cell count therefore: agranulocytosis is the increased count of agranular white blood cells, mainly lymphocytes and monocytes. thus it could also mean decreased count of granular white blood cells, BUT NOT ALL white blood cells. *If we're talking about the body's inability to make white blood cells, in general, she could have said aplastic anemia instead, where the body fails to make red and white blood cells.
(5)Almost everybody knew of Henry's genetic disease but I would it a wonder that he wasn't made into a media freak show. Also, how was he able to keep his job, if he disappears in the middle of his shift and reappears in all his naked glory?
(6)Lastly, I failed to sympathize with the characters, which I think is vital for me to appreciate the book.
It saddens me, that despite the beauty of the words Audrey Niffenegger uses (with the exception of cunt and cock of course), this book failed to wow me. Somewhere along the way, it just didn't work for me, and I could say, it's completely my loss....more
It's unfair to compare this book to the Harry Potter series.
This book had a different tinge of magic in it. I watched the movie first, and the book tuIt's unfair to compare this book to the Harry Potter series.
This book had a different tinge of magic in it. I watched the movie first, and the book turned out to be something very different. It was better compared to the movie.
I really, really liked the plot though. However, Rick Riordan's writing style wasn't very compelling. Blame it to my age of 22, or either to the fact that this is classified as a kid's book. So, it wasn't actually a pageturner. But reading it wasnt a torture either. It was just something in between. Something you could leave and not die of not knowing what would happen next. ...more
Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrl
Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame. Blood and Chocolate is a masterpiece of adolescent angst wrapped in wolf's clothing, and its lovely, sensuous taste is sure to be sweet on the teenage tongue. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert
Does this sound like a book for 13 year olds?
Was she Aiden's soulmate? Vivian wondered up in her room. Wouldn't she know if she were? Maybe if she made him the mate of her flesh first, then she would know.
Aside from that, there us also mentioning of biting off of buttons and searching for dark corners in the theater.
Doesn't sound like a book for young adults, right? And it is definitely not suited for anyone of 13 years old.
And overlooking the part where Vivian is presumably sixteen or a little older than that, we have a pretty decent love story.
Vivian Gandillon, is far from a normal teenager. She's a loup-garou/ werewolf. She's trying to fit in within normal society but fails, since she has zero friends. Until, she approaches Aiden, the poet/ meatboy. She feels the connection. She feels that Aiden understands her, despite not knowing what she is since he did write a poem about werewolves. They date. Vivian is in love. Everything was perfect.
Until she decided to tell Aiden the truth of what she was.
She thought she was beautiful in both her skins. Human and wolf form. But Vivian in her wolf form wasn't enough for Aiden to love her. ____
However, despite me not recommending this book to young adults, this book is enjoyable. At times, sweet like chocolate. And at times, bitter like blood (or rather coppery). But still, a book to be devoured by romance enthusiasts like me. :) ...more
Artemis Fowl. I can't say I love him. Couldn't say I hated him either. Though conscience should tell me that I must loathe him, because he's a scheminArtemis Fowl. I can't say I love him. Couldn't say I hated him either. Though conscience should tell me that I must loathe him, because he's a scheming and manipulative bastard.
But anyway, this book has a unique plot, having a 12 year old genius / thief / criminal mind at our disposal. But Artemis Fowl has endearing qualities as well. He has a large heart (for family that is), but probably even our hero (or should I say villain) doesn't know yet.
Expect Artemis Fowl to be a treasure coming from a tiny package.
But I also have to tell you I wish Artemis Fowl has the martial arts skills to go with the huge brain of his. :)...more
Sundays at Tiffany's was a good book. A very simple and fast read. It's simplicity was heart warming. And I love how Jane had found love in the form oSundays at Tiffany's was a good book. A very simple and fast read. It's simplicity was heart warming. And I love how Jane had found love in the form of her imaginary friend, Michael.
This book made me regret that I never had an imaginary friend of my own, but who knows? Maybe we're really supposed to forget them after they say goodbye? And Jane and Michael were a one-time, special case?
To you James Patterson, for being the 1st book I ever read on my brand new ebook reader, I offer you 5 stars for a job well done, and to my reader, I give you six stars for delivering this book to me wonderfully! ♥ ...more